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Saturday, October 24th, 2020

 

“Bonnie and Clyde” – Arthur Penn’s iconic gangster film

By Erin Overbey, archive editor, THE NEW YORKER In a 1998 interview, the film critic Pauline Kael responded to a question about her legacy by saying that, if she acknowledged her influence, “I’m an egotist, and if I say no, then I’ve wasted my life.” Kael’s answer perfectly encapsulates her piquant literary style. Between 1967 and 1991, Kael contributed more than five hundred pieces to The New Yorker.  After her appointment as the magazine’s film critic, in 1968, her subjects included the making of Orson Welles’s “Citizen Kane,” the abiding appealRead More


Trump privately tells donors it would be ‘very tough’ for GOP to hold Senate

By THE WASHINGTON POST Oct. 24, 2020 at 5:31 p.m. ADT President Trump privately told donors this past week that it will be “very tough” for Republicans to keep control of the Senate in the upcoming election because some of the party’s senators are candidates he cannot support. “I think the Senate is tough actually. The Senate is very tough,” Trump said at a fundraiser Thursday at the Nashville Marriott, according to an attendee. “There are a couple senators I can’t really get involved in. I just can’t do it.Read More


Teen with van full of guns had checklist to ‘execute’ Joe Biden, authorities say (VIDEO)

By NBC NewsOCT. 23, 202001:09 Authorities alleged that Alexander Treisman posted a meme about killing the Democratic presidential nominee and had a checklist with a note to “execute” him. Suspect accused of plotting to assassinate Joe Biden A teenager who was arrested in North Carolina on child pornography charges this year had a van full of guns and drove within 4 miles of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s home with a checklist to “execute” him, authorities alleged. The allegations against Alexander Treisman, 19, were documented in a detention order filedRead More


UN lets go of Bornwell Kantande as regional director for UNHCR after audit – Uganda refugee corruption scandal

By THE NEW HUMANITARIAN Two years after a scandal, a UN ‘separation’ in Uganda The UN’s refugee agency has “separated” from its senior official, Bornwell Kantande, who was in charge of its troubled Uganda operations, but the fallout from the mass fraud and mismanagement continues. In October 2018, the UN published a tough audit of UNHCR’s work in Uganda.  It found that the agency overpaid contractors, failed to control lists of refugees, and lost control of spending, wasting tens of millions of dollars. The findings alarmed donors; some even suspendedRead More


Austin Barnes Give the Dodgers an Unlikely Lift at the Plate

via @PerilOfAfrica Barnes, a backup catcher, has been a mainstay in the World Series for the Dodgers because of his defense, but he delivered a home run and a timely bunt in Game 3.http://dlvr.it/RkGHWF —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: October 24, 2020 at 02:34PM


Palm oil peril: Is your peanut butter putting primates at risk? – VIDEO, PHOTOS

By AL JAZEERA 24 Oct 2020 Palm oil is found in half of all our consumer goods. But the production of it is destroying rainforests and endangering wildlife. It is tricky to know what we as individuals can do to best help in beleaguered environmental times. We might switch off the lights more often or consider our fashion sources, but it can feel like a meagre and perhaps pointless contribution, wrong though that may be. Food brings it home. If you sit at the dining table and think of theRead More


NTVUganda has added Ruling party seeks reconciliation in Iganga video

Ruling party seeks reconciliation in Iganga A meeting convened by NRM’s top leadership to reconcile members who participated in the September party primaries in Iganga district turned chaotic when some of the losers made accusations of vote-rigging. The meeting held at Iganga district headquarters was presided over by Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari,a member of the NRM central executive committee. It was meant to reconcile and harmonise relations between members to support candidates. The meeting started with members raising the anomalies that marred the elections but chaos erupted when Ezera Gabula, theRead More


NTVUganda has added Government rush to rescue flood victims on Lake Albert video

Government rush to rescue flood victims on Lake Albert Government through the office of the Prime Minister will provide relief to people affected by flooding on the shores of Lake Albert in Bunyoro Sub Region. Ernest Kiiza, the state minister for Bunyoro Affairs State Minister spoke as he carried out an assessment of the floods in the districts of Buliisa, Hoima, and Kikuube.The Minister went to the Landing sites of Wanseko, Butiaba and Ruuki among others. At Tonya Landing site in Hoima District P.7 Candidates sit for their lessons inRead More


Pink Floyd – “Hey You”

Pink Floyd – “Hey You” Pink Floyd – “Hey You”, from the album “The Wall”. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: October 23, 2020 at 11:44PM


Pink Floyd – “Hey You”

Pink Floyd – “Hey You” Pink Floyd – “Hey You”, from the album “The Wall”. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: October 23, 2020 at 11:44PM