WASHINGTON DC – It is one week until election day. As of now, there is no new COVID-19 stimulus plan coming out of Washington DC. The country is weathering a pandemic.
But, not to worry: U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are hard at work playing video games.
The two far left leaning congresswomen set streaming records on Twitch with more than 435,000 people watching them play “Among Us.”
USA Today reported that the game was part of a voting outreach effort largely targeted to millennials and Gen Z-er’s on the gaming platform.
To spur voters to the polls, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar played the video game Among Us on the livestreaming platform Twitch. At the peak, more than 400,000 people tuned in, making it one of the service’s most-watched streams. https://t.co/0SBE6JivwB
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 21, 2020
The supposed get-the-vote-out event last week involved “uber-popular” streamers Pokimane and Hasan Piker. Piker is a former employee of the left-leaning news site and commentary group the Young Turks.
As The Blaze reported, he’s perhaps better known as the activist vlogger who said last year:
“America deserved 9/11.”
The highly controversial statement came during a video attack on U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw. In it, the Young Turks criticized the Texas Republican who lost his right eye while serving in Iraq in 2012.
In full, The Blaze reported that Piker said:
“America deserved 9/11, dude. F**k it, I’m saying it.”
— Jack Brewster (@jbruce218) October 21, 2020
Later on, he rapidly tried to walk back his statement. With backlash hitting both Piker and the Young Turks, he said:
“I didn’t say Americans deserved 9/11. I said America deserves 9/11.”
He reportedly called his own word choice “inappropriate” and poorly executed “satire.”
His bosses had even more to say about it. Cenk Uyger of the Young Turks called his statement “incredibly crass” and “wrong.”
That’s when Piker decided to try to the blame game instead:
“Maybe you can chalk it up to English being my second language or whatever you want to chalk it up to.”
Twitch even went so far as to suspend Piker for his comments in 2019.
What is unclear now, after the headline grabbing screw-up, is why two U.S. lawmakers would align with the controversial figure for the recent get-out-the-vote event.
Neither acknowledged how they connected with the event, beyond Ocasio-Cortez mentioning at the beginning of the stream that Piker “wrangled” the group together at the last minute.
Her Minnesotan counterpart directly addressed voters as the game began. According to various media outlets, including USA Today, Omar said:
“If you are able to vote, we are here. Make sure you have your voting plan. If you can’t vote, if you’re under the age of 18, if you don’t live in the United States or any other reason for not being able to vote, make sure you talk to someone that can vote and try to get them direct them to IWillVote.com and make sure that they get their voting plan in place.”
Over 430,000 people tuned in simultaneously to Twitch tonight to watch AOC play a hit video game as part of an effort to promote voting https://t.co/53zppRjhE9
— Axios (@axios) October 21, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch debut stream has broken records as one of the most viewed on the site ever.
She reportedly beat the record set in 2018 by rappers Drake and Travis Scott who played the game “Fortnite” with well-known gamer Ninja.
The site is known as a platform that draws young audiences.
USA Today said that in a now deleted 2017 report from the streaming platform, which is mostly oriented toward gamers who livestream themselves playing, Twitch said that nearly 55% of its audience was between the ages of 18 and 34.
One of the two lawmakers falls within that demographic: Ocasio-Cortez is 31. Omar is 38.
The two women refer to themselves as a “squad” along with other young, female lawmakers.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez shared an article from Teen Vogue featuring her squadmate Omar. She captioned the post:
“[email protected] opens up about surviving Congress with the help of her #Squad (@AOC, @RashidaTlaib + @AyannaPressley): “It is a spectacle. It is insane. But our sisterhood and friendship is real.”
.@IlhanMN opens up about surviving Congress with the help of her #Squad (@AOC, @RashidaTlaib + @AyannaPressley): "It is a spectacle. It is insane. But our sisterhood and friendship is real." https://t.co/eFyyBzXVvS
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) October 27, 2020
She does not appear to have yet tweeted about her connection to Piker and his 9/11 comments.
《癌症：众病之王》(Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies)，PBS，3月30日播出。该剧由《斯科茨伯勒：美国的悲剧》(Scottsboro: An American Tragedy)与《美莱》(My Lai)的导演巴拉克·古德曼(Barak Goodman)执导，肯·伯恩斯(Ken Burns)担任执行制作人，这部六小时的剧集是根据普利策获奖书籍、悉达多·穆克吉(Siddhartha Mukherjee)医生的《众病之王：癌症传》(The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer)改编的。
Presidential candidate and her girl AOC want CBP and ICE eliminated from America
July 4, 2019
8. A lovely flower doesn’t belong to the one who appreciates it, but to the dunghill it grows on. (“To stick a lovely flower in the dunghill” is a popular Chinese saying, normally used to describe the common social phenomenon of a pretty girl marrying an ugly but rich guy).
“As the economy enters the ‘new normal’, the industry sector faces increased downward pressures, unreasonable structures and weak innovation capability,” Mao Weiming, vice-minister at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said at a press conference.
French authorities said in December that they have dismantled about a dozen networks that were sending people to fight in Iraq and Syria.
Texas was one of the first states to emerge from the recession and it continues to attract companies on the basis of its low tax burden, predictable regulatory environment and skilled labor force. Texas employment is expected to expand 3% annually through 2017, according to Moody’s. (Arizona’s forecasted rate is a microscopic 0.04% better). Texas has attracted a lot of attention from California companies and Governor Rick Perry has not been shy about contrasting the business climates of the two states. California firms EBay and Electronic Arts have both chosen Texas for large expansions in recent years. Austin has been a hotbed of activity this year with Accenture
What would he try for his solo move: "Sweet Creature" and "Ever Since New York" are intimate acoustic ballads; while "Kiwi" lets him strut his Oasis-style self at top volume. "Two Ghosts" is a break-up lament .
China will "fasten the seat belt" and prevent any "acute outburst" of financial risks on the track for maintaining medium-high growth speed.
She called for Congress to eliminate border patrol agencies.
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2. “闪光的密切：纳撒尼尔·多斯基与杰罗姆·希勒的电影”(Luminous Intimacy: The Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler)。赞美纽约电影节，感谢纽约电影节，举办了这样一次令人赞叹的双人回顾影展。
Box office sales in the world's second largest film market have posted average growth of 35 percent year on year since 2003. In 2015 alone, it grew a whopping 48.7 percent, according to the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).
In 2015, the number of migrant residents living in Shanghai dropped for the first time in the past 15 years, Shanghai Television reported Monday.
As the cameras cut away to the cast and crew of "La La Land" hugging, Beatty could be heard saying something such as, "It says Emma Stone," with Dunaway replying, "What?" As the La La Land cast were walking on stage to accept the accolade, a stagehand standing in the wings could be heard saying "Oh ... Oh my god, he got the wrong envelope".
No one in Detroit has forgotten the snowstorm of 1999, when airplanes were mired for hours on the tarmac at Detroit Metropolitan International Airport. Likewise, US Airways encountered its own holiday mishap in 2004-05, when more than 72, 000 bags were lost or damaged.
Just 21 millimeters long, 16 millimeters high, and 4 millimeters thick, the amulet, of which part is missing, has a “raised decoration” on it with a loop at one end that allowed it to be worn on a cord around the neck.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
Apple Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is shown in this combination photo of file photographs dating (top row L to R) July 2000, November 2003, September 2005, (bottom L to R) September 2006, January 2007 and September 2008. Jobs will take a medical leave of absence until the end of June because his health problems are "more complex" than he had thought, shocking investors and sending the company's shares down as much as 10 percent on January 14, 2009.
In month-on-month terms prices rose only 0.6 per cent nationwide, the first time growth fell below one percentage point in three months and well down from a peak of 2.1 per cent in September.
I experienced this pessimism personally in Davos in January 2014. Several leading western intellectuals asked me whether war would break out between China and Japan. I was so confident that there would be no war in east Asia that I offered to take bets with ten-to-one odds against myself with eminent western journalists. Two took up my bets. And I will be collecting on these bets when I return to Davos in January.
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Much joy to you in the up coming year. May the warmest wishes, happy thoughts and friendly greetings come at New Year and stay with you all the year through.
Fair enough. Let's put the Kings in the “maybe” file. I'll drop the Nuggets in there, as well, as they are in basically the same place as a franchise, give or take some dysfunctional elements. The Wizards have to go in there, too, much as I am down on them at the moment.
The total number of qualified applicants reached 31,220 in the first 24 hours, up from 25,000 over the same period last year, according to figures from offcn.com, an education organization that offers training for the civil servant exam.
Best chances: A best film nomination looks certain. Darkest Hour's Gary Oldman is the favorite for best actor, but if anyone can beat him it's probably Chalamet.
They confiscated my phone, and they were all armed. I’m 5’4”.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
An investigation is continuing into how La La Land was wrongly named Best Picture rather than the triumphant Moonlight.
In 2018, more business leaders will channel a potent combination of digitalisation, generational change and growing diversity, to streamline their hierarchies, distribute responsibility, and transform their organisations.
The study was based on 3,095 questionnaires from 2016 graduates and 1,661 questionnaires from employers across the country.
Strong in many categories, but without quite managing to be a front runner in any. Perhaps Timothee Chalamet's performance is its best chance of awards success.
Economic forecasters are counting on 2014 to be a breakout year. But whether the economy finally moves past its sluggish growth will rest on several forces playing out differently than they have since the recovery began. Some of the key questions:
3. Learn from others.
Paramore, 'After Laughter'
Coke's Kent is not the only chief executive who spoke out in 2013 about the merits of immigration reform for big business.
I can't stop thinking that these children are my age, that it makes a tremendous difference where you are born, that I could be one of those children living in the Favellas of Rio; I could be a child starving in Somalia; a victim of war in the Middle East or a beggar in India. 我永远不能忘记这些和我同龄的孩子，当你出生的时候，他和我们真的很不相同，我也许生活在贫民窟，也可能是终日饿着肚子的小孩，也可能是中东战争的牺牲品，或者印度的小乞丐。
For the first time a Bond girl’s storyline will be followed beyond her fleeting experience with 007, with the return of Pussy Galore.
Lian Ping, chief economist with the Bank of Communications, said rising producer prices may push up consumer prices in the longer term.
That even at a lower profit margin (say, 40%) and a 1/3 cannibalization rate (i.e. customers buy one third fewer full-priced iPhones), the cheaper iPhone would increase Apple'srevenue and gross profits (see her spreadsheet above).
Celebrities throughout Hollywood have been doing just that over the last few weeks, especially when it comes to picking up some pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch.
This is not to take anything away from Tesla, which has demonstrated that it can create and manufacture a complex and sophisticated product with demonstrated customer appeal. But its own internal forecasts, as well as the swelling of its share price, are based on the expectation that the future will unspool in an orderly fashion identical to the recent past. That’s a dangerous assumption to make – for several reasons:
The result doesn't look much like a nose—it's a bottle filled with liquid nutrient that cultivates bacteria. But give the “nose” a blood sample and let it sniff for a few days, and the bottle's dots will change color to indicate what bacteria, if any, it identifies.
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There is even is a standard demagogic playbook.
There is still tremendous untapped potential in China-Russia economic and trade ties and the two economies are highly complementary. The goals set for the two-way trade can be achieved.
The University of St Gallen’s domination of the Financial Times’ ranking of masters in management courses continues for another year.
最佳竞技真人秀：《美国之声》(The Voice , NBC)
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Employment growth exceeded projections.
A witness who spoke with KTSM at the scene said he estimated a group of approximately 300 migrants attempted to cross the bridge, chanting, “vamos a cruzar,” Spanish for, “We’re going to cross.”
“The US economy is likely to grow by 3 per cent plus this year as well as next year.
BROAD CITY (Comedy Central, Jan. 14) Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson return for a second season of satirizing the poses, compromises and sheer physical grossness of life in New York when you’re underemployed and self-absorbed.
这个领域的创新速度非常快。自从Fitbit于2008年成立以来，各家公司已经发布了五到六个完全不同的产品。三星（Samsung）则在九个月内发布了可穿戴设备Galaxy Gear的三到四个衍生产品。索尼（Sony）、Pebble、谷歌和Facebook的头戴式虚拟现实设备Oculus Rift也紧随其后。
We will take comprehensive steps to improve product quality.
This Noah Baumbach Netflix film is both funny and award-worthy, which means you can feel really smart while you chuckle.
The term was first devised by psychologist Johan Denollet from Tilburg University who created a quiz to identify a type D personality.
After all, during the last round of collections, the most striking pieces — from Louis Vuitton, Dior, Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez — had a streamlined momentum that wasn’t dragged down by any decade-related reference, or identity. They were clothes that went striding into the future, freed from the weight of the past.
Reflections of a Director
Beijing is banning Chinese tour groups from visiting South Korea, the latest retaliation against the planned Korean deployment of the US-built Thaad missile shield, according to two people with knowledge of the plans.
Back in the movie wasteland of last January, no one could have guessed what a bounty of good films the year would bring. Not just good films, but several that measure up to our idealized notions of what the medium once was. Two candidates for the top of the heap pretty much chose themselves. For sheer entertainment, the clear call is 'American Hustle,' David O. Russell's joyous celebration of 1970s-era con artists and their intricate cons. For innovation-a new theatrical experience born of new technology-'Gravity' whirls in its own orbit. With the understanding that there's nothing to be said against 'American Hustle,' and everything to recommend this screwball comedy for the ages, I think 'Gravity' is the best movie of the year.
James Bond Themes 9. "The Man with the Golden Gun" by Lulu
THE SLAP (NBC, Feb. 12) Jon Robin Baitz and Lisa Cholodenko are producers of this adaptation of an Australian mini-series about the fallout from a momentary loss of control at a backyard birthday party. The impressive cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton, Brian Cox and Melissa George (who also appeared in the original).
However, its alumni are the most mobile internationally, with 85 per cent of the class of 2014 having worked abroad.
Perhaps my favorite profile this year was Kiki Zhao’s stirring depiction of the remarkable Yu Xiuhua, now one of China’s most read poets, a woman with cerebral palsy who lived most of her 41 years on a farm, writing at a low table. She never finished high school, and says she “could write before she could read.” Now, she is invited to places like Stanford University and fends off comparisons to Emily Dickinson.
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According to the list, ge (哥, older brother, big brother) is without doubt the hottest net word of the year. Both of the top two cited lines use the word. In Chinese, ge here is used more like the first person pronoun (like the English, “Can a brother get a break?”)
1. Cannes has a dirty underbelly
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Whatever she needs to invoke the weightlessness of life in our new not-normal, she takes. "Is it the end of an era? Is it the end of America?" she intones in "When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing." "No, it's only the beginning."
Japanese cities have seen a lowering of costs, despite being some of the most expensive cities over the past 20 years, Tokyo and Osaka have dropped to 11th and 14th place, respectively.
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