BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 31 July, 2017


31 July, 2017

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[178 days in a row]


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from Bruce

Josh Marshall: Leslie Nielsen and the Meaning of Life (TPM)
While there's life, there's hope, as the aphorism has it. And humor, which Nielsen gave us so much of, is one of the things that makes life both joy (at the high moments) and endurable (at the low). You will never know till your life is over entirely what it meant or fully who you were. And sometimes not even then. There is always possibility.

Josh Marshall: Taking Stock Of Trumpcare's Epic Collapse (TPM)
The ego wound suffered […] by President Trump will make him hunger for people to hurt and things to destroy. His clearest domestic outlet for vengeance is sabotaging the Obamacare marketplaces. All of this is still to come. With all this, however, if you called, if you showed up at a town hall, if you chose to act, tens of millions of your fellow Americans have you to thank for what happened last night. You may even have saved yourself.

Henry Rollins: Has Trump Used "Magnitsky Act" in a Sentence Yet? (LA Weekly)
The White House is increasingly less and less forthcoming, busy lawyering up. There's a lot going on, and while I acknowledge my relative powerlessness in affecting the outcome, I think part of the reason the bad guys operate so brazenly is because they've factored in a certain level of apathy from the electorate.

Froma Harrop: The Sadly Public Last Days of Charlie Gard (Creators Syndicate)
The parents, the world, are now on a death watch. As for Charlie, doctors don't know whether he is feeling pain. To the extent that he is aware of anything, Charlie should know this: He is loved. [Charlie has since died.]

Rachel Cooke: Livestock by Hannah Berry - Graphic Novel review (The Guardian)
A government uses teen stars to spin the message in this timely satire on pop and politics

A Conversation with Henry Rollins (Bookslut, October 2011)
Q: Are you still not reading fiction these days?
A: Yeah, mainly staying with the nonfiction. Janeane Garofalo begged me to read some fiction. She said, "Don't stop reading fiction, you'll die," and gave me Turn, Magic Wheel. She said, "I'm giving you this because [Dawn Powell] was Hemingway's favorite female writer."
Q: DAWN POWELL!!! I spend chunks of my life telling people to read her books!
A: I loved it, too. Janeane was right. Now I want to read it all.

Noelle: Dancin' In The Dark (Cover)
Former lead singer of Damone sings Springsteen.

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Trivia Question of the Day

This American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over five decades was born Vincent Damon Furnier. By what name is he better known?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

On the TV series Dobie Gillis, Maynard G. Krebs suffered from Ergophobia. What does Maynard fear?

       Work                                                      Source

Maynard G. Krebs is the "beatnik" sidekick of the title character in the U.S. television sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963.

The Krebs character, portrayed by actor Bob Denver, begins the series as a stereotypical beatnik, with a goatee, "hip" (slang) language, and a generally unkempt, bohemian appearance. His abhorrence of conventional social forms is signified by comical reactions to three words: "work", "marriage", and "police". For example, whenever the word "work" is mentioned, even in passing, he yelps "Work?!" and jumps with fear or even faints.        Source

Ergophobia or ergasiophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of work (manual labor, non-manual labour, etc.) or finding employment. Ergophobia may also be a subset of either social phobia or performance anxiety. Sufferers of ergophobia experience undue anxiety about the workplace environment even though they realize their fear is irrational. Their fear may actually be a combination of fears, such as fear of failing at assigned tasks, speaking before groups at work (both of which are types of performance anxiety), socializing with co-workers (a type of social phobia), and other fears of emotional, psychological and/or physiological injuries.

The term ergophobia comes from the Greek "ergon" (work) and "phobos" (fear).        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Maynard G. Krebs, along with all right-thinking people, avoid that four letter word starting with "W" and ending with "O-R-K."

Randall wrote:
   fear of WORK

  ...I wouldn't say I suffer from it...

Larry E said:

Alan J replied:

mj responded:
   His voice went up an octave
  And he spoke with a tone of fear whenever he enunciated his fear of WORK, usually accidentally.

Adam answered:
   Fear of work

zorch wrote:

Harry M said:

Billy in Cypress replied:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Ergophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of work (manual labor, non-manual labour, etc.) or finding employment.

Ed Krebs answered:
   My cousin Maynard had a fear of work. I inherited the same gene.

Deborah said:
   Ergophobia is the fear of work.
  I was too young to appreciate Dobie Gillis at the time. My parents didn't watch it so I know very little about it.

Dale of Hot Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
   Maynard Krebs, a Hollywood Beatnik, was allergic to work! We in the Bay Area in the 50's and 60's had the real thing…even in our neighborhood, some roamed.

Joe S     answered:
   Maynard and I suffer from the same phobia, the fear of work. WORK! Don't send me disparaging e-mails, I'm retired. I'm entitled to my phobia. But regardless, I loved the show and I learned a lot of new words like propinquity.

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Gene took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  July 31 Birthdays - Celebrities Born July 31 | Famous Birthdays

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Michelle in AZ

Forget Breitbart: the White House has a new favorite rightwing media outlet | Media | The Guardian

Palantir: the 'special ops' tech giant that wields as much real-world power as Google | World news | The Guardian

The scandal of the missing children abducted from India's railway stations | Global development | The Guardian

The Observer view on Donald Trump's unfitness for office | Observer editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

Hackers break into voting machines in 90 minutes at competition | TheHill

Has anybody heard of the Blue Dot in Texas?
     Trigger warning: Language

BBC - Future - The polygamous town facing genetic disaster

Trump's Base Sticks With Him - Except in the South - NBC News

'La Bamba' At 30: Director Luis Valdez, Esai Morales Talk About Film that Redefined Latino Roles - NBC News

Border Wall Push Creates Flap in House - and at the National Butterfly Center - NBC News

Open thread for night owls: Police departments nationwide distance themselves from Trump's speech

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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House | Vanity Fair

Does a Serial Liar Become Truthful Under Oath? | Bill

Homeland Security's John Kelly is unhinged - The Boston Globe

Here's The Scaramucci 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Parody We All Sensed Was Coming | HuffPost

Pro-Trump trolls silent after "alt-right" ship detained in Mediterranean for apparent human trafficking

Leader Of Voter Fraud Probe Really Doesn't Want To Release Trump Meeting Documents | HuffPost

Mika Brzezinski Pans Trump's Awful Week: 'Welcome To Failure Friday' | HuffPost

Boy Scouts president Randall Stephenson has been lobbying Donald Trump to approve the AT&T-Time Warner merger - Quartz

Report: Reince Priebus literally got kicked out of the presidential motorcade - Vox

The Trump administration's chaos has reached an astounding new level - Vox

How Barbara Lee Became An Army of One - POLITICO Magazine

We're Not Going to Like Our First Female President | Dame Magazine

Why Anthony Scaramucci's Attack on Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon Matters | The New Yorker



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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Last Night

Saw some TV commercials for Henry Repeating Fire Arms on Bonanza (ME-TV) - have never seen guns advertised before.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a RERUN 'Superior Donuts', then a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN 'Life In Pieces', then 'CBS: On Assignment'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Matthew McConaughey and Vanessa Bayer.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Chris Bosh, Mark Duplass, and Jay Duplass.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH 'Midnight, Texas'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Idris Elba, Ali Wentworth, and Tame Impala.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Molly Shannon, Matthew Rhys, and Bleachers.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/2/17) are Carrie Coon, Deap Vally, and Bassem Youssef.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH 'To Tell The Truth'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Channing Tatum, Elisabeth Moss, and the Killers.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Hooten & The Lady'.

Faux has a FRESH 'So You Think You Can Dance', followed by a FRESH 'Superhuman'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.

A&E has 'Intervention', another 'Intervention', followed by a FRESH 'Intervention', then a FRESH 'Dope Man'.

AMC offers the movie 'Focus', followed by a FRESH 'Preacher', then a FRESH 'Loaded'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 3-Victory of the Daleks
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-The Time of Angels-Part 1.
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 5-Flesh and Stone-Part 2.
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 6-Vampires in Venice
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Amy's Choice
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-The Hungry Earth-Part 1.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 20-Think Tank
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 21-Juggernaut
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 22-Someone to Watch Over Me
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 23-11:59
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 24-Relativity
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 25-Warhead
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 26-Equinox, Pt. 1
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-Equinox, Pt. 2
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Survival Instinct
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Barge of the Dead
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 4-Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 20-Think Tank
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 21-Juggernaut
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 22-Someone to Watch Over Me
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 23-11:59
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 24-Relativity
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 25-Warhead
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 26-Equinox, Pt. 1    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'OC Social', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Sweet Home Oklahoma', 'A Night With My Ex', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Kathryn Bigelow.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Chris D'Elia, Brian Posehn, and Yassir Lester.

FX has the movie 'The Gambler', followed by the movie 'World War Z', then the movie 'World War Z', again.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers: Bonus Buys', then a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', followed by another FRESH 'Pawn Stars'.

IFC  -   
 [6:04PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-What Is and What Never Should Be
 [6:35PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Heartbreaker
 [7:06PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Ramble On
 [7:37PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Over the Hills and Far Away
 [8:08PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hot Dog
 [8:39PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Thank You
 [9:10PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Everybody Loves Casey
 [9:41PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Love, Wisconsin Style
 [10:12PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Going to California
 [10:43PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Can't Quit You Baby
 [11:14PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-What Is and What Never Should Be
 [11:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Heartbreaker
 [12:30AM]    ELEKTRA

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H-For the Good of the Outfit
 [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
 [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Kim
 [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H-L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel)
 [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Trial of Henry Blake
 [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Dad ... Three
 [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Sniper
 [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Carry On, Hawkeye
 [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Incubator
 [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Deal Me Out
 [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Hotlips and Empty Arms
 [11:30AM]    Friday Night Lights
 [2:00PM]    Gridiron Gang
 [5:00PM]    Man on Fire
 [8:00PM]    Lawless
 [10:30PM]    The Town
 [1:00AM]    Thunderheart
 [3:45AM]    The Ledge    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Swamp Shark', followed by the movie 'Mississippi River Sharks', then the movie 'Sharknado'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 6/12/17) are Will Arnett, Rory Scovel, and Luis Fonsi.

TCM spends the night paying tribute to Diane Keaton
 [6:00 AM]      Hollywood Without Make-Up (1966)
 [7:00 AM]      The Legend Of Lylah Clare (1968)
 [9:15 AM]      The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
 [11:15 AM]      The Cameraman (1928)    SILENT 
 [12:45 PM]      Show People (1928)    SILENT 
 [2:15 PM]      The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
 [4:30 PM]      Day For Night (1973)
 [6:30 PM]      F for Fake (1973)
 [8:00 PM]      AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton(2017)
 [9:30 PM]      Reds (1981)
 [1:00 AM]      AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton(2017)
 [2:30 AM]      Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
 [4:30 AM]      AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton

Tuesday   -  08/01/17

TCM spends 24 hours with Marilyn Monroe
 [6:00 AM]      Ladies of the Chorus (1949)
 [7:30 AM]      Clash by Night (1952)
 [9:30 AM]      The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
 [11:30 AM]      Some Like It Hot (1959)
 [2:00 PM]      Love Nest (1951)
 [3:45 PM]      There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
 [6:00 PM]      Bus Stop (1956)
 [8:00 PM]      The Seven Year Itch (1955)
 [10:00 PM]      Niagara (1953)
 [12:00 AM]      River of No Return (1954)
 [2:00 AM]      How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
 [4:00 AM]      The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

TNT has a FRESH 'Will'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from July 31, 1981) - Angie Dickinson, Dom DeLuise, and Tommy Lasorda.

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Comet TV

Cozi TV

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Find Justice - Justice Network

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Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff


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A mural is seen on a wall of a shop in Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, June 10, 2017.
Photo by Feisal Omar


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


The Origins of Hunter S. Thompson's Loathing and Fear


Federal Cuts Will Sink Some Stations


The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed as called for by Donald Trump (R-Corrupt).

"PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," CEO Paula Kerger said Saturday. "There is no Plan B for that."

PBS' share of the roughly $450 million in federal funds allocated for public TV and radio goes largely to support public TV stations nationwide, a number of which rely on it for up to 50 percent of their budgets and can't survive without it, Kerger told a TV critics' meeting.

Many of those stations are in rural and underserved areas, she said, with residents who either don't have access to cable or satellite or can't afford it and who rely on over-the-air broadcasting.

There's an irony that this potential existential crisis for some public TV stations comes as the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act approaches in November, Kerger said. The 1967 act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides grants to about 1,500 locally owned-and-operated public TV and radio stations nationwide.



Smoke fills the sky above a burning hillside as tourists relax on the beach in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France, July 26, 2017.
Photo by Jean-Paul Pelissier


From the Batmobile to the Bath-mobile, He Built them All


It's Called Irony

Tomi Lahren

Conservative talking head Tomi Lahren appeared in conversation with liberal comedian Chelsea Handler at Politicon on Saturday, and during the sometimes heated exchange, she dropped a surprising tidbit of information.

The Daily Beast reports that in the middle of the conversation, Tomi, who often blasts ObamaCare, aka the Affordable Care Act, let it slide that she is actually benefits from one of the health care plan's key features - the ability for kids to stay on their parents' coverage until they reach 26 years of age.

"Luckily, I am 24, so I am still on my parents' plan," she said. The crowd immediately booed her hypocritical stance, but Chelsea asked them to stop making noise because at least Tomi was "being honest."

After admitting to benefiting from a key component of the Affordable Care Act, Tomi still said it was in a "death spiral."

Tomi Lahren


Newhead News


Art Auction Triggers Ethics Dispute

Berkshire Museum

A Massachusetts museum's decision to part with 40 artworks, including two by illustrator Norman Rockwell, has touched off a debate over whether it's ever ethical to sell pieces of the collection to pay the bills.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield has come under intense national and local pressure after announcing it's auctioning the art.

Critics say it's violating a cardinal rule of museums: Don't sell stuff to pay the bills.

The money raised will help establish a $40 million endowment and pay for $20 million in renovations as the museum refocuses its mission to become a more interdisciplinary and interactive institution more dedicated to history and science.

The art being auctioned includes works by Albert Bierstadt, Alexander Calder and Charles Wilson Peale, but it's the Rockwell oil paintings that have stirred the deepest emotions.

Berkshire Museum


A demonstrator holding a rudimentary shield that reads "Miraflores on fire," poses for a picture before a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela, May 24, 2017. She said: "I'm protesting because Venezuela is beautiful and it's sad that everyone has to go. I fight because I don't want to leave Venezuela, I want to grow here."
Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins


vintage everyday: Brigitte Bardot at 18: Rare and Stunning Color Photos of the Budding Young Film Star in 1952


Gender Pay Gap

Financial Times

'Journalists at the Financial Times are reportedly preparing to go on strike over the newsroom's gender pay gap following the huge row at the BBC.

Women at the FT are said to be furious after discovering they are paid on average 13 per cent less than their male colleagues.

The newspaper's union called a meeting this week after deciding the issue was being brushed under the carpet by senior management, according to Sky News.

The gender pay gap in FT editorial is nearly 13 per cent - the biggest shortfall in a decade - and the company's 'ambition' to reach equality by 2022 is worse than the BBC's present target of 2020," said Steve Bird, father of the FT's National Union of Journalists chapel, in an email to 600 staff at the organisation.

Financial Times


Digby's Hullabaloo


Hackers Hack In Less Than Two Hours

Voting Machines

Security flaws in U.S. voting systems were apparent when Russian hackers managed to breach it in 21 states in the presidential election in 2016.

Now some participants were able to successfully hack the software used in U.S. voting machines Friday at DEF CON, a 25-year-old hacking conference in Las Vegas, with one doing it within 90 minutes, the Register reported.

Hackers got a crack at 30 computer-powered ballot boxes kept at the conference. In less than 90 minutes, one of the hackers was able to breach the software of the machines. One of the machine was later hacked wirelessly, reports said .

The machines that were used for the hacking were either brought at government auctions or from eBay. An analysis of the machines revealed that while some of them were running on old software, others had open ports that could be used to instal other softwares and tamper with the voting.

Carsten Schurmann, who broke into the machines in minutes, said that he could turn the machine on and off, read the data stored in it and felt that he could even change the votes, Forbes reported.

Voting Machines


A mural on the wall of a fast food store illustrates food and drinks in Wabari district of Mogadishu, Somalia, June 8, 2017.
Photo by Feisal Omar


When LIFE Magazine Received Pics Of Still-Unknown Marilyn Monroe, They Replied "WTH Is Marilyn Monroe" | Bored Panda


Congratulated Estranged Wife By Text Message


Anthony Scaramucci's (R-Stronzo) wife filed for divorce while she was nine months pregnant and, when their son arrived on Monday, he congratulated her by text message, according to reports in the United States.

The new White House communications director, who in the space of a week has gone from being a little-known financier to a household name - thanks largely to his expletive-laced rant about his new colleagues - is yet to confirm the divorce.

The New York Post reported that Deidre Scaramucci, 38, filed divorce papers on July 6 in Nassau County Supreme Court, in New York.

Married for three years, she gave birth to their first son, Nicholas, in early 2014.

Their second son, James, arrived on Monday in New York City, while Mr Scaramucci was at a Boy Scout jamboree with Donald Trump (R-Crooked) in West Virginia.



Kattenstoet: The Cat Throwing Festival | Amusing Planet


Oil Drilling Attacked By Scientists

Amazon Coral Reef

Plans to drill for oil near the newly discovered Amazon Reef - one of the largest in the world - have been attacked by leading scientists, conservationists and explorers.

The reef extends for about 600 miles off the north coast of Brazil, near the mouth of the mighty Amazon river, and covers an area about half the size of Wales.

Oil companies BP and Total plan to drill for oil in the area and there is concern that any spills would damage the "precious and unique ecosystem".

Now a group of scientists and others have signed a statement calling the reef, the existence of which was only revealed last year, to be protected.

The signatories include Sylvia Earle, the former head of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as other scientists from the US, Brazil, Colombia, the UK, Spain, Australia and the Philippines.

Amazon Coral Reef


Flames of an approaching forest fire are seen near the village of Carvoeiro, near Castelo Branco, Portugal, July 25, 2017.
Photo by Rafael Marchante


Santa Muerte - Mexico's Saint of Death ~ Kuriositas


Declares New Anglican Province

Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday declared Sudan the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, six years after the predominantly Christian south gained independence from the north.

The Anglican church in Sudan, a majority Muslim country, has been administered from South Sudan since the 2011 split which followed a civil war that left more than two million people dead.

Sunday's ceremony in Khartoum added Sudan to the 85 million-strong worldwide Anglican communion's 38 member churches -- known as provinces -- and six other branches known as extra provincials.

Welby said that creating a 39th Anglican province with its own Khartoum-based archbishop was a "new beginning" for Christians in Sudan.

He installed Ezekiel Kondo Kumir Kuku as the country's first archbishop and primate at a ceremony in the capital's All Saints Cathedral attended by American, European and African diplomats and hundreds of worshippers.

Archbishop of Canterbury


Dolphins in the Wild - Photo Special | The Ark In Space


Weekend Box Office


"The Emoji Movie" survived negative reviews but couldn't conquer "Dunkirk," which had enough fight left to conquer the box office for a second weekend in a row.

Down only 44 percent from its first weekend, director Christopher Nolan's World War II film earned $28.1 million to take first place, according to studio estimates on Sunday. "Dunkirk" has grossed $102.8 million domestically to date.

Sony Pictures Animation's "The Emoji Movie" finished second with $25.7 million. The film featuring the voices of T.J. Miller and Anna Faris as anthropomorphized emojis got pummeled by critics. It's currently resting at a dismal 8 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences still turned out.

Also holding on quite well is Universal Pictures R-rated comedy "Girls Trip," which fell a miniscule 36 percent from its debut weekend to take third place with $20.1 million.

Even in weekend two, "Girls Trip" beat out the splashy new Charlize Theron actioner "Atomic Blonde," distributed by Universal's boutique label Focus Features. "Atomic Blonde" opened in fourth with $18.6 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1."Dunkirk," $28.1 million ($45.6 million international).
    2."The Emoji Movie," $25.7 million.
    3."Girls Trip," $20.1 million ($2 million international).
    4."Atomic Blonde," $18.6 million ($3 million international).
    5."Spider-Man: Homecoming: $13.5 million ($19.7 million international).
    6."War for the Planet of the Apes," $10.4 million ($20.5 million international).
    7."Despicable Me 3," $7.7 million ($36.1 million international).
    8."Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," $6.8 million ($13.7 million international).
    9."Baby Driver," $4.1 million ($8.4 million international).
   10."Wonder Woman," $3.5 million.



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