The world's richest woman dies
Uncategorized / September 22, 2017

Liliane Bettencourt, the world’s richest woman, has died, her family said Thursday. Bettencourt, who was 94, was the heiress of the French cosmetics company L’Oreal. She was the daughter of the company’s founder, Eugene Schueller. Both Forbes and the Bloomberg Billionaire Index considered Bettencourt the world’s richest woman. Her net worth was estimated at around $44 billion. The Bettencourt family currently owns 33% of the L’Oreal Group, which is home to brands like Lancome, Garnier and La Roche-Posay. “We all had a deep admiration for Liliane Bettencourt, who always looked after L’Oreal — the company and its employees, and was dedicated to its success and development,” Jean-Paul Agon, L’Oreal’s president, said in a statement. Related: Best companies for women execs in 2017 Bettencourt joined her father’s company at age 15 as an apprentice, and inherited his stake in 1957. She was actively involved in running the cosmetics giant, and served on the company’s board until 2012. She stepped down at the age of 89 and was replaced by her grandson amid a bitter legal dispute with her daughter, who argued Bettencourt was not mentally competent to handle her own affairs. Born in 1922, Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller grew up surrounded…

Jimmy Kimmel continues fight with Sen. Cassidy's new health care bill
Uncategorized / September 21, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel was ready for the second round of his fight with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, saying on Wednesday night that the senator “either doesn’t understand his own bill or he lied to me.” “Last night on our show I took a senator from Louisiana, Bill Cassidy, I took him to task for promising to my face that he would oppose any health care plan that allowed insurance companies to turn people with pre-existing conditions away,” Kimmel said opening his ABC broadcast on Wednesday night. “He said anything he supported would have to pass what he named the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Test,’ which was fine… but unfortunately, and puzzlingly, he proposed a bill that would allow states to do all the things he said he would not let them do.” Kimmel then said that Cassidy made “a total about face” and that meant that “he either doesn’t understand his own bill, or he lied to me.” The comedian then showed a clip of Cassidy telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day” Wednesday morning that Kimmel “does not understand” the bill. “Oh, I get it. I don’t understand because I’m a talk show host, right?” the host said before breaking down the…

Jimmy Kimmel takes on new health care bill, says Sen. Cassidy lied 'right to my face'
Uncategorized / September 20, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel didn’t pull any punches when it came to the Senate’s new health care bill and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, saying that Cassidy lied “right to my face.” “A few months ago after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the air, a politician, a Senator named Bill Cassidy from Louisiana was on my show and he wasn’t very honest,” Kimmel said opening Tuesday night’s show. Kimmel then explained how Cassidy came up with what the senator called the “Jimmy Kimmel Test,” which according to the host was a test that said that “No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise because they can’t afford it.” “He agreed to that,” Kimmel said. “He said he would only support a healthcare bill that made sure a child like mine would get the health coverage he needs, no matter how much money his parents make.” Shortly after Cassidy’s May 2017 appearance on Kimmel’s show, Cassidy spoke to CNN about a separate healthcare bill he had just introduced, and had co-sponsored with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. Unlike the Graham-Cassidy bill, that bill would have avoided lifetime coverage limits, and extended protection to those with…

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection
Uncategorized / September 19, 2017

Toys ‘R’ Us is filing for bankruptcy protection. The toy retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States, it said in a statement on Monday. Meanwhile, it said its Canadian subsidiary will “seek protection in parallel proceedings” in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Source link

Brian Stelter: Why newsrooms must keep fact-checking Trump
Uncategorized / September 18, 2017

I didn’t think we’d have time for this segment on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources.” We already had more than an hour’s worth of media stories to cover. So I didn’t think we’d have time to cover President Trump’s latest errors and exaggerations. But in our show meeting on Saturday, we decided we would make the time. And that was the point of this segment — journalists must keep making time to point out Trump’s fact-free assertions. Why? Because the Trump White House’s credibility crisis affects the country every day. And it affects how world leaders perceive the United States, too. We saw that this week when British prime minister Theresa May scolded Trump. Here are a few examples. On Thursday morning, the president promoted his decision to seek a deal with Democrats about DACA by saying, “Look, 92% of the people agree on DACA.” “92%?” While polls indicate that most Americans want “Dreamers” to remain in the country, no poll backs up Trump’s “92%” claim. It sounded made up out of thin air. That was Thursday morning. The president then went to Florida, toured damage from Hurricane Irma, and flew home. And that evening, he misspoke about the storm. “In Florida,…

Woman arrested for vandalizing Wall Street's famed bull statue
Uncategorized / September 17, 2017

A woman was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing the famed “Charging Bull” statue that has decorated Wall Street for nearly three decades. Courtney Fallon, 33, was arrested Friday and charged with two misdemeanors, according to the New York Police Department. The stunt was part of a political protest against the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, according to a statement posted from Draw the Blue Line, an activist movement Fallon founded. In a statement posted on the @DrawTheBlueLine Twitter handle, Fallon takes credit for the vandalism. “I also tarred and feathered the sculpture of ‘Charging Bull’ with corn oil and powdered blue chalk which I photographed and captioned, ‘Be bull-headed in the face of climate change denial and demand action now,’” the statement says. Fallon’s tweet said a “Suffragette-style sash” was draped across “Fearless Girl,” a separate statue that was installed across from “Charging Bull” earlier this year. Related: NYC mayor to ‘Charging Bull’ artist: ‘Fearless Girl is staying put.’ Fallon said in her statement that she “chose the corn oil and chalk specifically because they wouldn’t cause any harm,” hoping it “would therefore not be perceived as an act of vandalism.” “That was idiotic of…

Facebook handed Russia-linked ads over to Mueller under search warrant
Uncategorized / September 16, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are now in possession of Russian-linked ads run on Facebook during the presidential election, after they obtained a search warrant for the information. Facebook gave Mueller and his team copies of ads and related information it discovered on its site linked to a Russian troll farm, as well as detailed information about the accounts that bought the ads and the way the ads were targeted at American Facebook users, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN. The disclosure, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, may give Mueller’s office a fuller picture of who was behind the ad buys and how the ads may have influenced voter sentiment during the 2016 election. Facebook did not give copies of the ads to members of the Senate and House intelligence committees when it met with them last week on the grounds that doing so would violate their privacy policy, sources with knowledge of the briefings said. Facebook’s policy states that, in accordance with the federal Stored Communications Act, it can only turn over the stored contents of an account in response to a search warrant. “We continue to work with the appropriate investigative…

Quest: China is planning for the future while the West bickers
Uncategorized / September 15, 2017

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Melhor Curso de Memorização Para Prova da OAB
Uncategorized / September 15, 2017

To improve your memory, make certain to remain centered on what you are learning.  Distractions such as television or loud music could make it tough to remember the subject at hand.  Actively attending to the information will make you much more most likely to recollect it, and retain it for any longer period of time.   Prevent cramming all of your materials into one particular brief examine session.  Scientific studies present that data is greater retained, when you take some time to understand it.  You are able to do that by scheduling brief examine sessions in the days and weeks, prior to an examination.  Cramming all the things into one sitting will only prove to get counter productive. Please stop by our website now: LotoFacil When striving to commit a significant amount of information to memory, obtaining several shorter study sessions is significantly improved than acquiring a single extended review session. The reason for this is often that it requires several separate circumstances of reviewing the material as a way to commit the materials to extended phrase memory. Holding the information in prolonged term memory will make it possible for you to far more readily recall the knowledge than if…

Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Spicer talk facts, Trump and inauguration crowd size
Uncategorized / September 14, 2017

In his late night debut Wednesday night, Sean Spicer spoke with Jimmy Kimmel about President Donald Trump, facts and the White House press conference that started it all. “So right off the bat, your first ever press conference, you get in there and it’s the day after the inauguration, right? And you are charged with the job of going in front of the press and saying the inauguration crowd was the biggest crowd ever,” Kimmel said to Spicer. “If it was up to you would this have even been a topic?” “You know, if it was up to me I probably would have worn a different suit,” Spicer said, speaking to the jacket he was wearing during the press conference that many said was oversized. In a wide ranging interview, Spicer and Kimmel touched on Spicer’s former role as White House press secretary — a post he left in July — as well as Spicer’s feelings toward facts. Following a clip of Spicer telling the press that he’d never knowingly say something that wasn’t factual as press secretary, but “sometimes we can disagree with the facts,” Kimmel asked, “Can we though disagree with the facts?” “You can look at a…