Son of López-Cobos rising at his old orchestra

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has made two appointments for September 2019: François López-Ferrer will be the Assistant Conductor for the CSO and May Festival. Wilbur Lin will be Assistant Conductor for the Cincinnati Pops and Conductor of the CS Youth Orchestra Philharmonic. François López-Ferrer is the son of the late Jesús López-Cobos, who was music […]

Megan Rapinoe calls out Trump: ‘Your message is excluding people’

Megan Rapinoe has some blunt words for Donald Trump. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, Rapinoe was asked what message she would share with Trump.  “Your message is excluding people. You’re excluding me, you’re excluding people that look like me, you’re excluding people of color, you’re excluding Americans that maybe support […]

Yes, the nodding meme guy is Robert Redford not Zach Galifianakis

Large swaths of the internet were today years old when they learned the nodding GIF guy is actually Robert Redford. The classic reaction GIF, which is generally used to convey approval, is sourced from the 1972 film Jeremiah Johnson, in which Redford plays the titular role. Turns out, though, a nonzero number of people thought […]

Alaskan moose chills out next to sprinkler during record heat wave

If you’re trying to beat the heat, there’s always air conditioners, ice cream, and ceiling fans. But with no electric bill (or opposable thumbs) some wild animals have to get a bit creative.  A video surfaced this weekend of a moose in Anchorage, Alaska just chilling next to an oscillating sprinkler. According to the video’s […]

Venezuela : un troisième round de dialogue sans grand espoir d’avancée

Des représentants du gouvernement de Nicolas Maduro et de l’opposition menée par Juan Guaido sont arrivés sur l’île de la Barbade, où se tient le dialogue commencé en mai à Oslo. source

My Grandma and I Both Shop at Zara—Here’s What We Want for Summer 2019

My Grammie Dianne has taught me many things: A love of convertible cars, that Elvis really is king, and, most of all, a sense of style. We’ve been keen shoppers for as long as I can remember, and she’s always been sure that I knew my own tastes. My confidence—or perhaps, stubbornness—in knowing my style came […]

There’s a serial crapper stinking up Tokyo’s Akihabara by pooping on the street

Local merchants, and their noses, are offended by the months-long string of piles of vandalism in Japan’s otaku mecca. Once, Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood was a place to do one thing and one thing only: shop. You got off the train at Akihabara Station, walked into a store, walked out with a bag full of video […]

China will not turn to global financial crisis stimulus playbook to offset US trade war, says Beijing adviser

China will not introduce another “giant stimulus programme” similar to the one seen during the 2008 global financial crisis to offset the ongoing trade war with the United States and its weakening economy, according to a leading Chinese government researcher.Liu Shangxi, head of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, an important think tank under the […]

US must stop treating China as an enemy, says son of former president George HW Bush

The US should adopt a “honest, direct and targeted” approach in engaging China and not to treat the country as an enemy, according to Neil Bush, son of former president George HW Bush.Speaking in Hong Kong on Wednesday at a forum organised by Tung Chee-hwa, former chief executive of Hong Kong, Bush said that demonising […]

Is Vanuatu’s deportation of six Chinese nationals an erosion of its democratic rights at Beijing’s bidding?

The Chinese police officers touched down at Vanuatu’s main gateway, Bauerfield International Airport in the capital Port Vila, on a Wednesday afternoon. A little over a week later, on July 6, the law enforcement officers, dressed in plain clothes and accompanied by Vanuatu police, marched a half-dozen Chinese nationals onto a chartered jet bound for […]

Xinjiang camps: UN ambassadors urge China to end detention of Uygurs in open letter

Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uygurs in Xinjiang, the first such joint move on the issue at the UN Human Rights Council, according to diplomats and a letter seen by Reuters.UN experts and activists say at least 1 million Uygurs and other Muslims are being […]

S&P 500 hits 3,000 for the first time as Powell’s comment lifts rate cut hopes

The benchmark S&P 500 breached the 3,000 points mark for the first time on Wednesday, as hopes of an interest rate cut later this month were lifted by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell’s comment that the central bank would “act as appropriate” to sustain record U.S. growth. Read More More: