Arts&Culture When exactly is the first day of summer?
Author: 0 When exactly is the first day of summer?

That still matters to people even if postmodern civilization is relatively disconnected from nature. We are now "standing still". The summer solstice's counterpart - the winter solstice-takes place on December 21. This feeds into the theory that Stonehenge was built to mark the solstices and equinoxes. In which case, the winter solstice will surely become the day to frolic naked in the forest.

Author: 0 Clamping down, White House puts the 'brief' in its briefing

There are potentially dozens of reasons why White House press briefings are now routinely held off-camera. I don't think that should come as any surprise. Many have been sceptical about Spicer's role in recent weeks, as he has been giving briefing duties to Sarah Huckabee Sanders , his deputy. Politico also reported Monday that David Martosko, U.S.

Arts&Culture Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort
Author: 0 Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

But a loss for Handel would be a warning sign to House Republicans in other suburban districts, many of them among the 23 GOP-held seats where Trump trailed Clinton in 2016. It became vacant after Republican incumbent Tom Price was asked to join Mr Trump's cabinet. Many Republicans , including Donald Trump Jr. and Georgia Gov.

Arts&Culture Deflation risks have definitely gone away, ECB's Draghi says
Author: 0 Deflation risks have definitely gone away, ECB's Draghi says

But the bank's announcement Thursday reiterated that its stimulus in the form of monthly bond purchases could be stepped up if the economic outlook worsens. "We need to continue to accompany the recovery with our monetary policy". Indications of higher interest rates are also expected. Brent crude futures traded at $48.36 per barrel, up 0.6 percent so far on Thursday, though they had fallen 4.1 percent the previous day.

Author: 0 Int'l Yoga Day marked by millions in India, where it began

Stressing on the relevance of yoga in employment too, the prime minister said yoga institutes have come up in large numbers in the past three years and demand for yoga teachers has also grown. Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. At the end everyone in the stadium performed the Common Yoga Protocol.

Author: 0 Patty Jenkins not yet signed on to direct Wonder Woman sequel

With a sequel now in the works, do you think Wonder Woman will beat the success of The Fast and the Furious franchise? The ban is in accordance with a decades-old law that boycotts Israeli products and bars Lebanese citizens from travelling to Israel or having contacts with Israelis.

Arts&Culture Chelsea make transfer enquiry to sign Robert Lewandowski
Author: 0 Chelsea make transfer enquiry to sign Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski was "disappointed like I have never seen him before" over a perceived lack of support in his hunt for the Bundesliga golden boot award, according to his agent. Everton's Romelu Lukaku is expected to return to Stamford Bridge, but could Lewandowski join him? The Mirror further state that Chelsea have made a "serious enquiry about the prolific Pole", however without any further details it's hard to know exactly what that means.

Arts&Culture Father Kills Two Children, Hangs Himself After Father's Day Custody Dispute
Author: 0 Father Kills Two Children, Hangs Himself After Father's Day Custody Dispute

Deputies with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department visited the home of Alvaro Camara, in Santa Rosa , on Monday (19 June) for a welfare check. Camara hung himself in a bedroom; the bodies of his daughter and son were nearby. "There's nothing that we can determine at this particular point that shows there were any threats made suicidal homicidal or that would endanger anybody", said Lt.

Arts&Culture Republican Handel wins Georgia House election
Author: 0 Republican Handel wins Georgia House election

Her protestations aside, Handel often embraced the national tenor of the race , joining a GOP chorus that lambasted Ossoff as a "dangerous liberal" who was " hand-picked " by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Ossoff is running against Republican Karen Handel , who is trying to hang on to a district her party has controlled since 1979. Ossoff led an April primary but fell just short of an outright victory, sending an already costly race into a two-month runoff campaign.

Arts&Culture Amal Clooney's parents 'over the moon' with news of becoming grandparents
Author: 0 Amal Clooney's parents 'over the moon' with news of becoming grandparents

George is sedated and should recover in a few days, ' the rep joked. News of the couple's pregnancy broke back in February as Julie Chen confirmed the big news on The Talk . George Clooney is officially a father! The Clooneys have spent more than a year extensively renovating their 17th-century manor in Oxfordshire ahead of the twins' birth.

Arts&Culture Brain surgeon charged with child sex abuse gives up license
Author: 0 Brain surgeon charged with child sex abuse gives up license

A judge on Monday agreed that Kohut could be released on bail but said he will set the amount later and that Kohut will remain jailed until at least June 28. Police Capt. George Zamora described the tape as "disgusting" and "disturbing". "I'm skeptical that you have presented clear and convincing evidence that he meets any of the criteria for no bail by my reading of our constitutional law", he said.

Arts&Culture Shiv Sena makes a U-turn, says yes to Kovind
Author: 0 Shiv Sena makes a U-turn, says yes to Kovind

Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah today ruled out resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan anytime soon, saying the two countries would continue to play against each other in global tournaments. He added that BJP President Amit Shah had informed him that M S Swaminathan will not be able to contest the poll due to ill health. "The Shiv Sena has always kept away from such vote-bank politics", said Uddhav Thackeray at a rally to mark the party's 51st foundation day ...

Author: 0 WAR LOOMS - US shoots armed Syrian drone targeting American troops

On Sunday, a United States fighter jet downed a Syrian government warplane for the first time in the country's conflict south of Raqqa, sparking an angry reaction from regime ally Russian Federation. The incident also happened just a day after the Russian Defense Ministry rebuked the USA for shooting down a Syrian jet and threatened future US planes that came in their territory.

Author: 0 Surprise hit cleans up at Tony Awards

Michael Aronov was a surprise victor for his lively featured actor performance as an Israeli negotiator in " Oslo ", J.T. Rogers' behind-the-scenes look at the 1993 Middle East peace accords. Broadway's best and brightest couldn't let the Tony Awards go by without getting in a few jabs at Washington, with " Late Show " host Stephen Colbert leading the charge.

Author: 0 Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria

The missiles, which were variously estimated to be between four and six in number, were reportedly launched against Takfiri (extremist) terrorists' key sites in Syria's eastern region of Deir Ez-zor by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Arts&Culture Watchmen TV series in the works at HBO from Damon Lindelof
Author: 0 Watchmen TV series in the works at HBO from Damon Lindelof

An official deal is not yet in place. "From the flashbacks to the nonlinear storytelling to the deeply flawed heroes, these are all elements that I try to put into everything I write", Lindelof has previously said of Watchmen . "It's the most married-to-the-original-text version of Watchmen that could've been made", he told the Observer . Lindelof is in very early talks to develop an adaptation of the comic book series Watchmen for the premium cabler.

Author: 0 Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Trump responded to reporters' questions about Warmbier, who died on Monday. His family said on Monday that he first appeared anguished when he first arrived home, but died "at peace". Doctors have described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause .

Author: 0 Marvel's Captain America Congratulates DC's Wonder Woman on Twitter

With dream team Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins committed to the franchise, fans are excited for the follow-up already. Sources speaking to theHollywood Reporter say WB chose to wait and see how opening weekend went before deciding to negotiate with Jenkins, and that the studio intends to begin talks soon.

Arts&Culture SUPERNATURAL Has Another Spinoff in the Works!
Author: 0 SUPERNATURAL Has Another Spinoff in the Works!

Wayward Sisters will tell the story of Mills, who lost her husband and son to zombies, training a group of young women all orphaned by supernatural attacks. A long-held desire of the Supernatural fandom might be coming to fruition. The show's constituency had been asking for a spinoff built around Supernatural favorites, and that's what Wayward Sisters is about.

Author: 0 Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

President Trump and his wife mourned and expressed their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased Otto Warmbier . It says his family objected to an autopsy. "What I hope to achieve by the end of this year is to draw North Korea out to the table for negotiation through the implementation of various and strong sanctions and pressure", Moon said.

Arts&Culture Trump's job approval rating drops to 36%
Author: 0 Trump's job approval rating drops to 36%

Gallup's tracking poll , meanwhile, pegged Trump's approval at just 38 percent Monday, closing in on the president's lowest point in the survey-35 percent-which he hit in late March . CBS found Trump's approval ratings have been hurt by his reaction to the multiple investigations of Russian interference in last year's presidential election , which he repeatedly has described as a "witch hunt" and an excuse by Democrats to explain former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton's stunning upset ...

Arts&Culture Star Wars Han Solo Film Loses Its Directors 11 Months Before Release
Author: 0 Star Wars Han Solo Film Loses Its Directors 11 Months Before Release

The official announcement from Lucasfilm was released on and it simply let the world know that the untitled Han Solo movie was now without a director. Lord and Miller have been attached to the Han Solo anthology film since July 2015. The two were once attached to WB's Flash film, for which they wrote a treatment; however, it's likely their treatment was overhauled when Dope director Rick Famuyiwa joined the project, though he too departed before production began.

Author: 0 Pakistan wins Champions Trophy: Who said what on Twitter

In Champions Trophy history, 2013 has been the only edition in which the team batting first won the final. But a brilliant century by Fakhar Zaman laid the foundations for an imposing total of 338 for four and Mohammad Amir came up with a devastating opening spell to rip out the cream of India's batting, Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan .

Arts&Culture Why Gal Gadot Was Paid Only $300000 for Wonder Woman
Author: 0 Why Gal Gadot Was Paid Only $300000 for Wonder Woman

Studios in 2014 for a three-picture film deal, the news that Gadot only made $300,000 for Wonder Woman can come as a bit of a shock. A $300k salary is within the range of standard rates for entry-level talent joining a major franchise in Hollywood.

Author: 0 McCain: Travelers to N Korea should sign waiver

He was salutatorian of his high school class and was on the soccer team. Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a com. McCain is the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee. A spokesman for the Hamilton County coroner says Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco's (LAK'-schmee sam-MAHR'-kohz) office has accepted the case of Otto Warmbier, who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital.

Arts&Culture Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42
Author: 0 Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

Mobb Deep was in Vegas performing as part of the Art of Rap tour - a mega-bill of veteran hip-hop stars including Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One and Ice-T. The duo went on to release a series of critically acclaimed albums that included Hell on Earth and The Infamous . The group would release eight albums together, while Prodigy put out a slew of solo and collaborative projects in the 2000s.

Arts&Culture Dutch journalist remain captive in Colombia
Author: 0 Dutch journalist remain captive in Colombia

The authorities in Bogota tweeted a demand for "the immediate release of the two Dutch men" and said the army had sent specialist forces to the region to start an immediate search. They were in the region attempting to track down the biological mother of a Colombian child adopted in The Netherlands, according to news reports . The Colombian Army said it was determined ELN rebels "illegally retained" the Dutch nationals.

Author: 0 Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

FILE - In this January 27, 1989, file photo, actors Adam West , left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo at the "World of Wheels" custom auto show in Chicago. West, who portrayed Batman in the classic 1966-68 TV series of the same name, died on June 9 at the age of 88. Speaking at the event Ward said: 'He was a great family man, a wonderful husband, a wonderful father to his kids, he loved humanity and he loved his fans.

Arts&Culture Baadshaho Teaser Is Out
Author: 0 Baadshaho Teaser Is Out

Although the girls- Esha Gupta and Ileana D'Cruz- have fleeting mention in the trailer, it will be interesting to see what they have to offer in this "army versus badasses" cookout. The six badasses-Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi , Ileana D'cruz, Esha Gupta and Vidyut Jamwal and Sanjay Mishra try to steal gold which is being transported from one city to another.

Arts&Culture Salman Khan is spontaneous and real: Karan Singh Chhabra
Author: 0 Salman Khan is spontaneous and real: Karan Singh Chhabra

Tubelight is all set to hit the theatres in 3 days! So, when I called him and I told him that there is a small role in " Tubelight " which I would like you to do it, before completing my sentence, Shah Rukh said, "I will do it". The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. His last release Sultan was 2 hours 50 minutes long. Helmed by Kabir Khan , ' Tubelight' is based against the backdrop of the Indo-China war.

Arts&Culture More than 7000 Sejals write to 'Harry' Shah Rukh Khan
Author: 0 More than 7000 Sejals write to 'Harry' Shah Rukh Khan

Instead of a trailer, the film will have eight such Jab Harry Met Sejal trails out of which three have already been released. The first mini trail from Jab Harry Met Sejal was titled as "Character Kharaab", the second mini trail continues from the first one, and was titled as "Indemnity Bond", while the third one is titled as "Excuse Hai".

Arts&Culture Daniel Day-Lewis says he's retiring from acting
Author: 0 Daniel Day-Lewis says he's retiring from acting

The 60-year-old has one upcoming film, " Phantom Thread ", which reunites him with " There Will Be Blood " director Paul Thomas Anderson . Considered quite possibly the best actor of his generation, Day-Lewis' three Best Actor Oscar wins, for performances in My Left Foot and Lincoln (along with There Will Be Blood ), have yet to be matched by any other actor.

Arts&Culture Seth Rogen and Stephen Colbert Troll Donald Trump Jr
Author: 0 Seth Rogen and Stephen Colbert Troll Donald Trump Jr

If said person is not following you, you are unable to do this. Seth Rogen and Stephen Colbert used the Donald Trump's favorite form of social media to try and put an end to his presidency Monday night. That means that if Rogen were to follow Trump Jr. back, he would now be able to reach out to him privately, slide into his DM's if you will. Seth Rogen and Stephen Colbert have joined forces online, asking Donald Trump Jr to persuade his father to resign.

Arts&Culture Boy killed by bear identified as Anchorage teen
Author: 0 Boy killed by bear identified as Anchorage teen

The boy had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround on Bird Ridge trail and was on his way down when he texted a family member to say he was being chased by a bear, the race director said. Races actually can be said to cut down on the risk of a bear encounter because so many people are there, making noise and making their presence known, Precosky said.

Arts&Culture Erendira Wallenda hangs by teeth and toes from helicopter over Niagara Falls
Author: 0 Erendira Wallenda hangs by teeth and toes from helicopter over Niagara Falls

The wife of high-wire artist Nik Wallenda hung from a hoop dangling out of the helicopter as it hovered about 100 metres above the falls on the Canada-U.S. Erendira's stunt was unanimously approved by the Niagara County Legislature earlier this year, and $35,000 was set aside for the event. "They make it sound like it's not a big deal because she's done it before", said Kevin O'Brien, from Wheatfield.

Author: 0 'I Probably Would've Convicted': Alternate Juror Breaks Silence About Cosby Trial

Bill Cosby is facing charges of sexual assault . University of Richmond law professor Carl Tobias commented on the prospects for a new trial: "The fact that the case turned substantially on one person's testimony may have made it hard to win and the defense counsel made many efforts to undercut her testimony".

Arts&Culture George and Amal Clooney welcome twins Ella and Alexander
Author: 0 George and Amal Clooney welcome twins Ella and Alexander

The exciting news came just days after Beyoncé revealed that she and her hubby Jay Z were also expecting multiples this year. The actor and his wife welcomed their daughter, Ella , and son, Alexander , on June 6. Being the charming joker we love him for, #GeorgeClooney said in a statement that his family was doing well and healthy. Every day, one of them is like, 'It's going to be today.

Author: 0 British police release footage showing devastation inside London's Grenfell tower

People hold up placards against the Conservative government as they gather in Whitehall, to protest after the fire at Grenfell Tower which engulfed the 24 storey building on Wednesday, in London , Saturday June 17, 2017 . The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed a year ago may have been banned by United Kingdom rules.

Arts&Culture Alleged Shooter Volunteered During Sen. Sanders Presidential Campaign, Vermont's Delegation Reacts
Author: 0 Alleged Shooter Volunteered During Sen. Sanders Presidential Campaign, Vermont's Delegation Reacts

Steve Scalise and three others at an Alexandria, Virginia, park Wednesday morning (June 15) told reporters she had no idea what her husband had planned and was sorry he did it, according to television stations in St. Married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years, she declined to answer questions about his politics and whether they had consumed him. "We now have no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful", the FBI's Washington , D.C., field office and other federal, ...

Arts&Culture Apprenticeship programs should be expanded
Author: 0 Apprenticeship programs should be expanded

President Donald Trump on Thursday is scheduled to speak about his administration's "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow" initiative seeking to establish millions of apprenticeships. Undermines credibility and portability of Registered Apprenticeship among employers . "Graduates of the apprenticeship programs also enjoy a "$300,000 lifetime increase in earnings" without the burden of debt from student loans.

Arts&Culture Prabhas is really cool, down to earth: Varun Dhawan
Author: 0 Prabhas is really cool, down to earth: Varun Dhawan

Prabhas and his Baahubali co-star Rana Daggubati were spotted at Karan Johar's residence last night. Though Karan threw lavish parties earlier, Prabhas went missing for the parties as he was in USA. At this party, Varun enacted the same scene by stabbing Prabhas. " #Prabhas is a really cool down to earth guy more power to him (sic)". However, one man who stole the show was Varun Dhawan.

Author: 0 Hearing scheduled on release of Cosby jury names

He remains free on $1 million bail. The judge is right, justice is real and it lives here in Montgomery County. "I would say we would have voted to convict", he said. McCloskey first came forward to a Pittsburgh radio station. The woman Bill Cosby was charged with sexually assaulting is thanking supporters for an "outpouring of love and kindness" since the trial.