Frustrated senators send the President a strong message with their votes on tariffs

For the second day in a row, the Senate pushed back on President Donald Trump, showing stiff resistance to his key policy decisions on tariffs and NATO even as the President is at a summit in Europe wrestling with allies over those same issues.


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'Detroit: Become Human' review: Strong characters make your choices matter

'Detroit: Become Human' review: Strong characters make your choices matter“Detroit: Become Human” is a game that wants all of your choices to matter. From how you reply to other characters, to the split-second decisions you make during a scuffle, to whether you peer into an open doorway, nearly every action you make in “Detroit” feels as though it would impact the game’s narrative and, eventually, its final outcome. It’s not a perfect game — I had problems with the controls at times and quick-time events that felt overwhelming— but this is easily the best title to date from developer Quantic Dream.



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Strong pupillary light reflex in infancy to later autism diagnosis

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Strong relationships in midlife may offset health risks for victims of childhood abuse

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Celebrity Stylist Ilaria Urbinati Teams With Strong Suit

NEW YORK — Expect to see Armie Hammer sporting a black-and-white hopsack sport coat on a red carpet sometime soon.
The jacket is part of a collaboration between celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati and the Little Rock, Ark.-based Strong Suit that will be launching for spring.
The pair was introduced around two years ago by actress Cameron Richardson, and the result of that meeting will be a collection of men’s suits, sport coats and dress shirts under the Strong Suit by Ilaria Urbinati label that will launch at Nordstrom’s new men’s store slated to open in New York in April. The collection will also be carried at the retailer’s Los Angeles store at The Grove.
“Ilaria is genuinely looking for the best style for her clients,” said Jamie Davidson, founder and creative director of Strong Suit, which was purchased one year ago by Oxford Industries. “She cares about the substance of the clothes, not the branding. So I’m incredibly grateful that she decided to work with a little start-up from Little Rock.”
The negotiations with Nordstrom, which carries Strong Suit’s regular men’s collection at several stores, started over a year ago. But once they saw the collection, “they were totally on board with it,” he said.
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Black Panther broke its first box office records: Marvel has another huge hit on their hands, as Black Panther opens this weekend and already kicked things off with the MCU's second-best preview screenings gross ever. Read more here.

 

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The Wait Continues for Mikaela Shiffrin as Strong Winds Delay Women’s Slalom

(PYEONGCHANG) — The start of Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid for multiple medals at the 2018 Olympics was delayed yet again when the women’s slalom was postponed from Wednesday to Friday because of strong winds.

It’s the third time in four days an Alpine skiing race was shelved because gusts made it too dangerous for competition. That complicates matters for someone such as Shiffrin, who could try to enter up to five individual events but now has less time to rest and prepare between them.

Based on the sport’s original 11-event program for South Korea, Shiffrin would have raced on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in Week 1, with full days off to help in the transition from her preferred technical events of slalom and giant slalom to the speed events. As of now, she would have zero days in between, racing three days in a row from Thursday through Saturday.

“Well, it compresses the schedule, so it makes for a more hectic five, six days as we approach into the speed events,” U.S. women’s head coach Paul Kristofic said. “So that’s something we’re considering as we move forward. It’s a consideration, absolutely.”

Shiffrin was supposed to get started with the giant slalom on Monday; that race was rescheduled for Thursday and will now be her first at these Winter Games. Under the current plan, next would come the slalom, a race she won at the 2014 Olympics at age 18, followed by the first women’s speed race, the super-G, on Saturday.

Weather permitting, that is.

“The wind is supposed to settle down the next couple of days and the slope itself is in perfect condition, so we have that going for us,” Kristofic said.

The men’s downhill, which was supposed to open Alpine skiing on Sunday, also was shifted to Thursday, when the forecast calls for a lessening of the swirling and blustery winds that have been creating problems.

Friday also will be a double-competition day, with the women’s slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Center that hosts technical races, and the men’s super-G at the Jeongseon Alpine Center speed hill about 30 miles (50 kilometers) away.

That super-G was originally scheduled for Thursday but was pushed to Friday once the men’s downhill was moved.

On Wednesday at Yongpyong, snow was falling and wind blowing this way and that. Already facing a bit of a time crunch because of all of the weather issues, organizers kept pushing back the first run of the two-run slalom until eventually deciding to call it off about an hour after the start time.

“The No. 1 thing is safety. And the second thing is: Have a good, fair race. Neither of those were really achievable today,” Kristofic said.

Shiffrin has dominated the slalom for five years, including her Olympic gold as a teenager and the past three world titles.

Whenever she does get to head down the hill through the gates, the 22-year-old American will be attempting to become the first athlete to win the slalom at two Winter Games in a row.

She is expected to be one of the superstars of the next two weeks, considered a medal favorite in slalom and giant slalom, a strong contender in the combined and a possible entrant in the other two women’s individual races, the downhill and super-G.

Among the women who could challenge Shiffrin in the technical races are Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, who claimed silver in the slalom and gold in the Alpine combined event at last year’s world championships; Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, owner of three world championship medals in the slalom; and Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova, who has won two World Cup slaloms this season.

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Cardi B & Offset’s Romance Is Going Strong – Check Out Their Affectionate Posts On Social Media

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Shonda Rhimes is sick of the phrase ‘strong female leads’ and to be honest, she’s got a point

”Women’ are not a TV trend’

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Even if you’ve never heard of Shonda Rhimes, you’ll definitely have taken a trip to Shondaland before. The veteran TV producer is the brains behind powerhouses such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder – all great character driven shows that have made a huge impact. So when she took to Twitter to blast the entertainment industry for marginalising female characters, people sat up and listened.

Yesterday night, Shonda tweeted, ‘Okay. Entertainment industry, time to stop using the phrases “Smart Strong Women” and “Strong Female Leads”. There are no Dumb Weak Women. A smart strong woman is just a WOMAN. Also? “Women” are not a TV trend — we’re half the planet.’

Given that Rhimes’ popular shows are led by some incredible characters such as Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope, Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating and Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey, she’s played a major hand in how women are portrayed onscreen. We’re sure many of her characters have been called ‘strong female leads’ before, however the act of specifying that a woman is ‘smart’ or ‘strong’ implicitly suggests that it’s out of the ordinary for women to be so. And well, we ALL know that’s not true.

You’ll hardly hear leading men referred to as ‘smart strong men’ and to be honest, it’s a little condescending. While male characters are celebrated for their complexity, there’s less of a focus on the nuanced portrayals of women onscreen beyond the ‘strong’ moniker.

Case in point: sit down and watch Brie Larson in Room as she struggles to overcome her traumatic experience. She’s all at once driven, broken, powerful, resourceful and loving – a portrayal that scored her an Oscar for the performance.

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Just give us well-written women. Women burning with defiance, women who would rather slink into the background, women who fall madly in love at the drop of a hat, women who women who feel too deeply and women who weave global conspiracies with confidence.

To be honest, now that Shonda Rhimes’ production company has been commissioned to produce original content for Netflix – we probably won’t have to wait too long. Bring on the TV marathons.

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Strong iPhone prices, cash plans buoy Apple shares after muted outlook

(Reuters) – Stronger iPhone prices and hints by Apple Inc on Thursday that it could return more than half of its $ 285 billion in cash to shareholders eased concerns among investors, even as the world’s biggest technology company gave a disappointing revenue outlook for the current quarter.


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(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Thursday gave a disappointing revenue forecast for the first three months of 2018 and its sales of iPhones over the holiday quarter missed Wall Street’s expectations, deepening concerns that enthusiasm for the iPhone has permanently waned since its 2015 peak.


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Black Leaders Issue Strong Reactions to Trump’s State of the Union Address

On Tuesday night, President Trump addressed the nation in his first State of the Union address. In his 80-minute speech, he pushed the Republican, “American First” agenda, and touched on subjects including immigration; the low rate of African American unemployment; and his self-described “massive tax cuts” policy.

While political analysts, including those at The Washington Post, observed that the President, on a surface level, tried to make the speech one of bipartisanship and unity; there were moments where Trump veered into right-wing talking points. After honoring a child, Preston Sharp, who was there at the president’s invitation, for his work at decorating fallen soldiers’ graves with flags, the president took a not-at-all thinly veiled swipe at Colin Kaepernick and other #TakeAKnee protesters.

“Preston’s reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us of why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem,” said Trump.

After the speech, several black leaders offered their reactions:

Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:

Once again, President Trump missed an opportunity to unify the country with his polarizing and divisive speech. From subtle digs at peaceful demonstrators who are speaking out against racial injustice and police shootings, to the failure to recognize the spike in hate crimes across the country to the silence on issues such as voter suppression, the President’s speech was tone deaf to the core concerns of African Americans and other minority communities. While the President referenced concern regarding prison reform, the reality is that under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this administration has reignited the War on Drugs and brought criminal justice reform to a grinding halt. Moreover, his racially-coded language smearing immigrant communities and unreasonable policy proposals for DACA recipients awaiting a path to citizenship stands to set back bipartisan efforts to achieve immigration reform.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04): 

This evening, as I sat in the well of the House of Representatives during President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, I listened to him boast about his administration’s “incredible progress” and “extraordinary success.”

“The state of our union is strong because our people are strong,” said the president.

He’s right. The state of our union is indeed strong, as are the people who call it home. And despite what my Democratic colleagues might think, I do believe President Trump deserves credit as well — just not for the reasons he thinks.

The president’s first year in office has been tumultuous to say the least. Most of his administration’s legislative goals have been mired by self-sabotage; his mental fitness and moral clarity have been questioned by both parties; special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation haunts the White House at every turn; and President Trump’s vulgar anti-immigrant comments have sent shockwaves across the globe. However, these shameful transgressions have done more to unify our country than any policy the Trump administration claims to have championed during its short tenure.

Take, for example, the president’s efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: After making clear his intention to scrap protections for approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to our country as children, faith communities across America stood up to take action. Recently, dozens of rabbis and Jewish clergy members staged a sit-in under the Russell Senate Office Building rotunda to protest the president’s efforts. They called for the passage of the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide a path to citizenship for those with DACA or Temporary Protected Status.

A total of 82 people were arrested and escorted off the premises in handcuffs.

“Welcoming the stranger is an important part of our identity,” said Barbra Weinstein, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, one of the groups that organized the protest. “We are all descendants of immigrants. It’s on all of us to support these DREAMers. They grew up here, this is the only country they’ve ever known, many of them serve in the military, this is their home.”

Even conservatives deep in the heart of Trump country have made the decision to rise above the president’s anti-immigrant agenda. Residents of Volusia, Fla., where President Trump received 54 percent of the vote in 2016, recently elected Michael Chitwood — a progressive reformer with a strong pro-immigrant outlook — to serve as county sheriff. Sheriff Chitwood isn’t your typical red-state law enforcement official: He’s ordered his deputies to reject the racial-profiling tactics supported by the Trump Justice Department and has even lobbied Congress to find a solution to protect our DREAMers.

During tonight’s speech, the president echoed Sheriff Chitwood’s sentiments, taking a break from his usual caustic, anti-immigrant rhetoric to express optimism in finding a bipartisan compromise on DACA. “It is time to reform these outdated immigration rules, and finally bring our immigration system into the 21st century,” said the president.

As lovely as that sounds, the validity of such a sentiment quickly degrades against the backdrop of reality. Let’s not forget that just weeks ago, in the vilest of manners, the president turned his back on a proposed bipartisan Senate immigration compromise. “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?” President Trump asked a group of senators in the Oval Office.

Ignorant viewpoints like that and the president’s corresponding policies have helped spur a surge of opposition at the ballot box, from support for candidates like state Delegate Danica Roem, D-Va., and Senator Doug Jones, D-Ala., to ordinary Americans running for office and taking matters into their own hands. And I’m proud to report that women are at the very tip of the spear.

Women across the country have united in an unprecedented wave of first-time candidates taking to the campaign trail. In the last year, more than 26,000 women have contacted Emily’s List — the largest national resource for women in politics — about getting involved in public service. (I also turned to Emily’s List during my first bid for Congress in 2004, and I continue to work with them today.)

The administration’s intolerance, however, isn’t the only factor that has inspired everyday Americans to take a stand. In fact, many of the country’s most vulnerable joined forces against the president to oppose what is now considered his administration’s only major legislative achievement to speak of —the Republican tax plan.

Last December, as members of Congress debated the plan, those representing America’s disabled converged on the capitol in droves to sound the alarm over the dangerous impact the Republican proposal would have on Medicaid. With a clear understanding that the tax plan would add $ 1.5 trillion to the national debt, disability rights activist knew Republicans would target programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, as a means to offset the price tag.

Devastating cuts to these vital programs — $ 1 trillion from Medicaid and $ 500 billion from Medicare — is nothing short of a death sentence for Americans with disabilities. It was with this in mind that activists of all ages from across the political spectrum (some connected to ventilators) literally threw their bodies in front of the president’s agenda. They hoisted themselves out of their wheelchairs onto the floor of the Rayburn House Office Building and pleaded with their elected representatives to reverse course. It was a striking display of heroism that I will not soon forget.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” I believe the same could be said for our country.

And in the face of an administration determined to vilify immigrants, ignore women, belittle communities of color, and put the desires of the wealthy before the needs of the vulnerable, courageous acts of defiance have only strengthened our collective resolve. In spite of President Trump and his administration, the state of our union has never been stronger.

 

 

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Blue Ivy Had a Strong Reaction to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Clapping at the Grammys

Nobody tells Beyoncé what to do — except her six-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Blue Ivy was in attendance at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden with her mother and father, Jay-Z. During “Havana” singer Camila Cabello’s speech about the importance of Dreamer children, Beyoncé tried to clap — but Blue Ivy wasn’t having it.

The six-year-old was caught on camera appearing to shush her mother before warning her father not to clap as well.

The interaction only lasted a few seconds, but it was not missed by a number of Grammy viewers, who shared their thoughts on social media.

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‘These Girls Grew Up to Be Strong Women Who Destroyed His World.’ Gymnasts React to Larry Nassar Sentencing

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who has become an advocate for the sexual abuse victims of Larry Nassar, sentenced the osteopathic gymnastics doctor to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday. Immediately after, many of the 156 victims, who made statements at the sentencing, hearing expressed relief that their reports were finally heard.

Kaylee Lorincz

“It’s the right sentence. You go through so much and it feels like such a long time; I can’t believe how fast it went, and how much I went through in this 18-month process. But I want answers, I want accountability. These people need to step up. I will fight for the answers; I won’t stop until I get the answers that I want.”

Lorincz, a gymnast, said she was abused by Nassar when she was 13, but that she and her mother did not think anyone would believe she was abused because Nassar was so powerful in the gymnastics community

Kyle Stephens

“He’s going away for a really long time, he’s not practicing medicine any more, and he’s not fooling anyone any more. All of these girls grew up to be strong women who destroyed his world,” Stephens said.

Stephens was the first, initially anonymous, person to report sexual abuse by Nassar, who was a friend of the family. The abuse began, she said, when she was in kindergarten.

Lindsey Lemke

“One down, hope the rest of you are ready,” the gymnast posted on Twitter Wednesday.

Rachael Denhollander

“It’s absolutely the right sentence,” the former gymnast, and one of the first to go public with allegations, said right after Nassar’s sentencing. “But this is the biggest sexual assault scandal in history and we should want to know why it happened. If we don’t, things are not going to get better.”

 

 

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(Reuters) – The S&P and the Nasdaq rose on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from Netflix spurred gains for the highly-valued technology sector, while the Dow came under pressure from declines in Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.


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‘Jumanji’ stays strong, topping ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ with $20 million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has won its third weekend box office title with ease, topping newcomers “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves,” with $ 20 million at 3,704 North American locations.


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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s strong romance

OHMYGOSSIP — Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s time away from each other has helped their relationship grow stronger.
The couple recently reunited to celebrate New Year’s in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, after being forced to be in different states because of filming commitments.
A source said: “They have figured out a life that works for them. Her life with Justin is great … This has not hurt their marriage at all, it seems to help. They love and respect each other and do spend a lot of time apart. For them, it is a healthy part of their romance …
“Justin often spends a few days in NYC by himself. When he is in NYC, Jen will catch up with friends and enjoys her own life. When Justin is in LA, it’s very special for them. They socialise together with friends. They often go out to dinner or have people over. They both seem very happy. By not spending every minute together, it’s like their honeymoon is lasting longer.”
Jennifer and Justin have been hosting friends for their annual holiday in New Year’s.
An insider added to People magazine: “Jen and Justin rang in the new year with friends. For the past few days, they have enjoyed the sunny Cabo weather. They have hosted friends by the pool and for dinner. They both seem great and very happy.”
Meanwhile, Jennifer previously revealed she likes her men to be “man-scaped”.
She shared: “He steals my shampoo, my hair paste … whatever product I put on my face, he just does the same for him. You know, he likes to dabble. He kind of manscapes, which I actually enjoy. I enjoy a nicely man-scaped partner.”

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Now that we’re about a week removed from the iPhone X launch, it’s become clear that Apple has yet another hit on its hands. Despite reservations about the notch design, not to mention the removal of the tried and true home button, interest in Apple’s latest iPhone is at a level we haven’t seen in years. Even better, Apple has seemingly worked around early production issues which led to relatively limited supply on launch day.

That said, a new research note from reputed analyst Ming Chi-Kuo relays that iPhone X production during the current holiday quarter will fall somewhere in the 25-27 million range. Kuo’s note, which was originally obtained by 9to5Mac, further adds that production is set to increase by upwards of 45% during the first quarter of 2018.

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Blake Lively has some strong words about the Weinstein controversy

‘It’s important that women are furious right now’

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As we continue to learn new and disturbing details surrounding film executive Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, more and more celebrities are speaking out against the behaviour.

The latest to do so is Blake Lively, who has addressed the allegations against Weinstein by saying: ‘It’s devastating to hear.’

Lively has known Weinstein professionally for some time, working with him on a film business panel in 2013 with other influential people, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, who says she is ‘disgusted’ by her ex-friend.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lively said: ‘That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever, and I think that if people heard these stories … I do believe in humanity enough to think that this wouldn’t have just continued.’

She added: ‘I never heard any stories like this — I never heard anything specific — but it’s devastating to hear.’

Lively was quick to point out that the most important thing to do now is to listen to the victims.

‘The number one thing that can happen is that people who share their stories, people have to listen to them and trust them, and people have to take it seriously,’ she said. ‘As important as it is to remain furious about this, it’s important to also say that this exists everywhere so remember to look everywhere.

Blake Lively with Harvey Weinstein in 2015

‘This isn’t a single incident. This cannot happen, this should not happen, and it happens in every single industry,’ she said.

On Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgia Chapman said she is leaving him. A spokesperson for Weinstein has said: ‘Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.’

Lively added that women are sexually harassed so often that they are essentially conditioned to ignore it. “It happens to women all over the place, all the time, to the point where women don’t even think that this is a real assault,” she said.

‘I’ve had plenty of things happen to me whether it be trying on a dress for prom at some clothing store, to a director being inappropriate, to a guy walking down the street where you don’t think, “Oh well, that wasn’t actually sexual assault — this guy just, like, grabbed my butt.”

‘It’s important that women are furious right now,’ she continued. ‘It’s important that there is an uprising. It’s important that we don’t stand for this and that we don’t focus on one or two or three or four stories, it’s important that we focus on humanity in general and say, ‘This is unacceptable.’”

Women everywhere deal with sexual harassment; from catcalling, to unwanted touching, to online encounters, and everything in between, and it’s by no means limited to the entertainment industry.

Our hearts are with victims everywhere. We are listening, and you are not alone.

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10 Ways to Help Establish a Strong Banking Relationship

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Entrерrеnеurѕ dоn’t consider соmmunісаting with thеіr bаnk оn regular basis, whісh could mean раѕѕіng up grеаt орроrtunіties fоr profitable future ventures. Perhaps you should consider уоur consulting with your bаnkеr when looking for аnѕwеrѕ, seeking increased productivity, and when you are in need of a gеnеrаl аѕѕеѕѕmеnt оf уоur buѕіnеѕѕ аnd financial system.

The fоllоwіng are fеw tips tо guіdе уоu thrоugh thе рrocess of forging strong, quality relationships with your banker:

1. Find thе Rіght Bаnkеr

 

To effectively take advantage of your bаnkеr’ѕ асtuаl раrt аѕ a consultant, уоu should begin bу fоrmіng аnd kееріng up a stable relationship, and at thе heart of this rеlаtіоnѕhір, there must bе truѕt аnd соmmunісаtіоn. 

You mау know аnd wоrk wіth a banker уоu lіkе аnd truѕt, and if so, that is incredible. However, it would behoove you to аudіt the remaining tips tо guаrаntее that уоu аrе gеttіng the most out of that relationship.  If, by any chance, you do not have a relationship now, then set аѕіdе thе time to dіѕсоvеr your bаnk, аnd find a fіnаnсіеr who will work bеѕt fоr уоu and your business.

2. Get Rеfеrrаlѕ

 

An incredible аррrоасh to begin selecting the right banker and banking institution іѕ tо get some information about your friends and colleagues own bаnkіng rеlаtіоnѕhірs. Which banks do they use? What hаѕ bееn their еxреrіеnсе? Would thеу рrеѕсrіbе thеіr own bank to others? Cоmраnіоnѕ аnd аѕѕосіаtеѕ аrе аn awesome рlасе tо ѕtаrt.

3. If You Own a Small Business, Find a Bank With a Small Buѕіnеѕѕ Fосuѕ

 

Make inquiries about thе dеgrее to which your bаnk has worked for and supported ѕmаll businesses. Whаt kіnd of сuѕtоmеrѕ dо they have? Whаt ѕоrtѕ оf рrоduсtѕ and ѕеrvісеѕ do thеу offer tо small businesses? Whаt fіnаnсіаl and bаnkіng сhаllеngеѕ dо thеу ѕее small companies соnfrоntіng, and hоw wоuld they help ѕmаll businesses аddrеѕѕ these issues?

4. Consider Your Industry аnd Geography Before Choosing a Bank

 

Search fоr a bаnkеr whо соmрrеhеndѕ уоur іnduѕtrу аnd the geographic dіѕtrісt of уоur business. It’ѕ еѕѕеntіаl thаt уоur bаnkеr has a firm handle on thе buѕіnеѕѕ and financial environment identified via уоur іnduѕtrу and gеоgrарhу.  

5. Present Yоurѕеlf аnd Your Business to Your Bank

 

The іnіtіаl phase іn utіlіzіng уоur banker аѕ аn аdvіѕеr іѕ реrmіttіng tіmе fоr them tо bесоmе more асԛuаіntеd with уоu аnd уоur buѕіnеѕѕ. Regardless of thе роѕѕіbіlіtу thаt уоu’rе a long lasting сlіеnt, welcome уоur banker tо уоur office оr place оf operation fоr a meeting.

6. Give Back to Your Banker

 

Whіlе іt’ѕ еѕѕеntіаl for the bаnk tо find out about уоur operations, after ѕоmе tіmе, it is also іmроrtаnt fоr уоu tо gіvе bасk whеn іt’ѕ duе. In a decent banking relationship, the bаnkеr wіll acquaint уоu wіth directors and key сhіеfѕ іn the bank, but in thе event that thе introductions are not оffеrеd, you can still request a mееtіng. Thе mоrе individuals уоu knоw аt the bаnk, thе mоrе probable уоur оrgаnіzаtіоn wіll become a соmmоnlу recognized nаmе. In addition, you will bесоmе mоrе аcquаіntеd with who mаkеѕ the сhоісеѕ, and hоw thеse decisions аrе made.

7. Utilize Yоur Bank for Regular Cоunѕеl

 

Lіkе уоur lеgаl аdvіѕоr or ассоuntаnt, you can utіlіzе your bаnkеr аѕ a genuine ѕресіаlіѕt. Onсе уоu’vе buіlt uр a rеlаtіоnѕhір and уоur bаnkеr comprehends your buѕіnеѕѕ, requеѕt that he or she аudіts your buѕіnеѕѕ ѕtrаtеgу. This is one of the mоѕt іdеаl аррrоасhеѕ tо using уоur bаnk’ѕ assets.  

8. Exploit Your Bank’s Prоduсtѕ аnd Services

 

At lеаѕt оnсе еvеrу year, you оught tо tаkе a ѕеаt with your banker tо audit the products уоu’rе utilizing. Maybe уоu’rе paying expenses for a рrоduсt уоu only use оnсе іn a while, or  your business is using tесhnоlоgу  that hаѕ evolved, with mоrе nоtеwоrthу proficiency and ассеѕѕіbility. Having this type of review wіth уоur bаnkеr can help teach you new ways to save саѕh аnd tіmе.  

9. Know That Bаnkіng іѕ Abоut Mоrе Than Crеdіt

 

Trу not tо lоѕе ѕіtе оf thе wау bаnkѕ offer mоrе thаn credit аnd lоаn сhоісеѕ—bаnkѕ can hеlр уоu with ѕеrvісеѕ tо deal with уоur аѕѕеtѕ аnd provide іnfоrmаtіоn tо hеlр уоu dеvеlор your buѕіnеѕѕ. Pаѕt a сhесkіng ассоunt, уоur banker should have thе сарасіtу to оffеr оthеr cash mаnаgеmеnt tооlѕ such as mobile banking services, credit саrd processing, fіnаnсе аdmіnіѕtrаtіоn, аnd оthеr services. Lіkеwіѕе, mаnу banks nоw offer online tооlѕ аnd аѕѕеtѕ for your business beyond bаnkіng. These іnсоrроrаtе tірѕ and expert advice оn еvеrуthіng frоm аdvеrtіѕіng аnd human resources tо social mеdіа, frаud prevention action, аnd e-commerce.  

10. Have an Ongoing Evаluаtіоn With Your Bank

 

Aѕсеrtаіn thаt you and уоur bаnkеr аrе both сlеаr on your fіnаnсіаl оbjесtіvеѕ. Aѕѕеѕѕ these no lеѕѕ than a соuрlе tіmеѕ еасh year wіth fоrmаl meetings, wіth either fасе-tо-fасе оr telephone dіѕсuѕѕіоnѕ. Email іѕ advantageous, but аn individual аѕѕосіаtіоn buіldѕ a ѕоlіd lоng tеrm аѕѕосіаtіоn. In раrtісulаr, these сhесk-іnѕ create an excellent opportunity for you tо еvаluаtе your rеquіrеmеntѕ аnd hоw these rеԛuіrеmеntѕ mау hаvе сhаngеd. Thеn you can make any of the іmроrtаnt mоdіfісаtіоnѕ deemed necessary.  

 

Thе соrrесt bаnkіng rеlаtіоnѕhір will not only  make your lіfе еаѕіеr, іt саn also hеlр уоu adequately mаnаgе аnd develop уоur buѕіnеѕѕ. It is crucial that you lосаtе thе correct bаnkеr fоr уоur оrgаnіzаtіоn. Once you do, ѕtер uр with rеgаrdѕ tо influence, and еnсоurаgе the kind of rеlаtіоnѕhір that will rесеіvе thе most in rеturn.

 

 

 

 


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Why do Hollywood men still think women can’t be strong AND glamorous?

Unintentional sexism is still sexism

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It’s 2017, yet sexism is still rife. Yes, we know that feels like an oxymoron but there you go.

This week alone, the conversation about women-only train carriages hit UK headlines as a reaction to the increase in harassment against women on public transport and now, Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins, is having to defend herself after being accused of taking a ‘step backwards’ for female characters in film.

(And don’t get us started on the continuing and infuriating Hollywood gender pay gap conversation.)

Titanic director James Cameron recently told The Guardian: ‘All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided,’

‘She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor [From Terminator] was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious.’

What strikes me first is his use of ‘beauty icon’ in a derogatory way because why do the two need to be mutually exclusive?

And, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins hit back on Twitter (like a total badass) saying:

‘James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman.’

‘Strong women are great. His praise of my film Monster, and our portrayal of a strong yet damaged woman was so appreciated. But if women have to always be hard, tough and troubled to be strong, and we aren’t free to be multidimensional or celebrate an icon of women everywhere because she is attractive and loving, then we haven’t come very far have we. I believe women can and should be EVERYTHING just like male lead characters should be. There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman. And the massive female audience who made the film a hit it is, can surely choose and judge their own icons of progress.’

And I couldn’t agree more; especially considering James Cameron also stated in the same interview that ‘the downside of being attracted to independent women is that they don’t need you’ (when referring to his four failed marriages before his current wife Suzy Amis.)

Although I am personally a huge fan of James Cameron’s films and the women who have lead them, I can’t help but feel that it’s actually his unintentionally sexist and misogynistic comments that are a step-back for women everywhere.

Because, according to his quotes, if you’re pretty, or quote ‘untroubled,’ then you can’t be a hero. And you surely can’t be an example of a strong women to girls everywhere because you’re merely going to be objectified.

Well, who is it that’s doing the objectifying?

Wonder Woman first appeared in 1941, having been created by American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston after he was inspired by feminist contraception pioneer Margaret Sander, and isn’t that a huge feminist act in itself?

There are scenes in the film where Gal Gadot’s character dresses up in regular womenswear of the time and she asks: ‘how can I fight in this!?’ and isn’t that subversively feminist? Yes, she has her thighs out, and yes, she has her arms on show, but who cares really?

Cast your mind back to the marathon and you’ll remember most people running in shorts and vests – it’s not to objectify themselves, it’s just practical. I’d have another argument if she was fighting in heels, but she’s not.

Yes, her character is stunning and yes, she’s in a reimagined iconic outfit of Wonder Woman – but isn’t it the same as casting muscly, ripped, attractive male actors as heroes and putting them in skintight leotards?

At the end of the day, any woman that leads a film is a hero in my eyes, and if she becomes a sexual object under the male gaze, well, then it’s men who need to be re-educated in understanding what they should be taking from the film, because a woman shouldn’t need to be damaged or a bad mother, or like in Monster, a serial killer, to be considered a strong lead.

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AP FACT CHECK: How strong is America’s nuclear arsenal?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s tweet Wednesday that America’s nuclear arsenal is “now stronger and more powerful than ever before” is debatable.

While the U.S. has daunting nuclear power, the Pentagon’s program has been beset with morale, training, discipline and resource problems. And the modernization effort that started under former President Barack Obama hasn’t been altered by the Trump administration. His claim of the credit is entirely unjustified.

Here’s a look at Trump’s statements and how they hold up:

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TRUMP: “My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before.”

THE FACTS: Trump did order a new review of the U.S. nuclear posture, in an executive order in January. The order said the review should ensure America’s nuclear deterrent is robust, ready and tailored to address 21st century threats.

But the review isn’t complete. There have been no significant changes in America’s nuclear power as a result.

While Obama pledged billions of dollars to modernizing the arsenal, the program is in its early stages.

It is aimed at all three elements of the nuclear triad: Air Force bombers and Navy submarines capable of launching nuclear bombs and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Today’s force is largely the same as the one Trump inherited on Jan. 20. The primary difference is there are actually fewer ICBMs now after a planned reduction that was directed by Obama.

Today’s force is largely the same as the one Trump inherited on Jan. 20. The primary difference is there are actually fewer ICBMs now after a planned reduction that was directed by Obama.

Trump also initially proposed a 2018 budget that would cut $ 340 million from missile defense programs intended to deter a potential strike by North Korea, Iran or other countries. Congress has been taking steps to safeguard some of that funding.

Trump’s statement about overall nuclear strength is debatable.

The Associated Press documented a range of problems in the Minuteman 3 missile force starting in 2013, including numerous morale, training, discipline and leadership shortfalls that have beset the nuclear force in recent years, especially among those who operate, maintain and protect the weapons.

The Air Force began implementing what it calls a “force improvement plan” to boost morale, increase resources and attempt to eliminate the stigma that had become attached to the nuclear missile career field, which many saw as a dead end and much less rewarding than being a pilot.

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Last year, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the Pentagon would invest $ 108 billion over the next five years, saying the department was committed to correcting decades of short-changing the nuclear force. The funding would be used to sustain and improve the force and for developing a new generation of weapons.

There also are questions about missile defense.

Some experts argue the current strategy for shooting down ICBM-range missiles, like those North Korea is trying to perfect, is overly expensive and inadequate. Instead of the silo-based interceptors being used, some argue a more fruitful approach would be to destroy or disable such missiles before they can be launched, possibly by cyberattack.

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Officially retired from the NFL, he’s still heavily invested and involved in the game

The Shadow League recently caught up with retired NFL quarterback Michael Vick at his V7 Elite Playmakers Showcase Series in Dallas, Texas.

As he transitions away from his active NFL career, Vick is looking to pass along his insights and knowledge to the next crop of promising young athletes who share his passion for the game that he loves. He is conducting the showcase events in strategic locations across the country, intent on providing a camp setting where some of the top middle and high school athletes around the country can receive quality instruction from some of the best prep, college and pro coaches and players, along with constructive evaluation tools while motivating them to improve and sharpen their skills

Here are excerpts from The Shadow League’s interview:

The Shadow League: Talk about the V7 Elite Playmakers Showcase and what you hope to accomplish with this.

Michael Vick: It’s a showcase where we bring in some of the top athletes from around the country. We want the best of the best to come put and compete, to get the proper schooling and the proper teaching. The kids that want to be the best can come out and learn, doing fundamental drills and learning different techniques through passing drills and one-on-one instruction.

It’s about becoming engaged in the game from a competitive standpoint. The most important part is teaching competition and letting kids know that this is a serious game. We want to make sure that the next generation gets the proper schooling and the proper teaching. 

TSL: This is bigger than sports for you. What are, from your perspective, the most important elements of coaching in terms of the physical and mental aspects of the game, along with growing into manhood?

MV: Growing up,I always kept things in perspective, and every kid is not the same. Every kid is not going to be like me. Their attitudes and temperament may be different, or the way they carry themselves. I want kids to understand that it takes a certain level of discipline to get to the next level. Not the NFL, but college because that’s what’s next for them. If they can understand those main core principles: school first, ball second, being respectful around the school, being respected by your teachers and peers, being a leader at a young age: then I think it gives them an opportunity to broaden their focus, to understand what is most important.

TSL:  What do you bring to these young people that makes you walk away at the end of the day and puts a smile on your face, saying to yourself, “You know what? I’ve been through what I’ve been through, but I can now give so much?”

MV: I like to let them know that I’m approachable, that I’m real. I’m not just showing up. I want to see them succeed. I work with the quarterbacks. I work with the defensive backs, I work with the receivers, I work with the running backs. I know and understand all the positions. I understand the game. I’ve played with the best, and it’s all about giving them that experience and letting them understand that, “Hey, I really do care and want you to succeed.”

TSL: Why do you love football so much?

MV: It’s just a fun game. I had my moments, I had my time and I enjoyed it. And now I get to watch young kids do it all over again. Now I get to focus on the next generation, and I think that’s important.

TSL: What is it about the game, from the beauty of it to the beast, that teaches kids life lessons that they might not understand now but can benefit them down the road?

MV: It’s a violent game, but it’s also a work of art. With all that it entails and what you have to do in terms of structure, it’s a beautiful game. When the kids get it and understand it, you can help them to get better. There are going to be various moments where you’re going to faced with adversity, but those are the moments that are going to bring out your character. That’s the ultimate measure, of a kid and of a man, in terms of what you do when your character is in jeopardy. It happens on and off the field and in all different walks of life.*

*Read the interview in its entirety at The Shadow League 

 

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Gilmore Girls Star Danny Strong Engaged to Girlfriend Caitlin Mehner

Danny Strong capped off his 2016 with a marriage proposal.

The Gilmore Girls star asked his girlfriend Caitlin Mehner for her hand in marriage during the couple’s vacation in Hawaii. On Friday, Strong, 42, announced the happy news with an Instagram photo of his bride-to-be showing off her new diamond ring.

“3 and a half years ago I saw the cutest girl I’d ever seen and got up the nerve to talk to her. She gave me her phone number but it was missing a digit. I was convinced she had to have made a mistake (delusional?) so I tracked her down and asked her out,” the Empire co-creator recalled his first meeting with Mehner.

“Then last night I got up the nerve to ask her to marry me and she said yes! The moral of the story is never be deterred by a missing digit. Love you @mehns,” he concluded.

Strong was one of the many Gilmore Girls stars who reprised their roles for the four-part Netflix series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. His character Doyle McMaster, who appeared in the spring and summer episodes, was the editor of the Yale Daily News and a love interest for Paris Geller, played by How to Get Away with Murder‘s Liza Weill.

Mehner, who was featured in an episode of The Blacklist, also shared a photo from their Hawaiian getaway, posting a shot of Strong enjoying the sandy beaches.


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Pornhub’s New Christmas Ad Sure Arouses Some Strong Feelings

Finally, a Christmas ad that could inspire a lump in the throat and a bump in the trousers.

At least, that’s the goal behind a new Christmas ad for adult website Pornhub.

The ad is set to a slightly revised version of “Silent Night, Lonely Night” with lyrics emphasizing the lonely aspect.

The ad’s characters are all people who are all by themselves on Christmas Eve, including a security guard, a cleaning woman, a student, an elderly man, and a woman who misses her train.

At the moment when all seems lost, the sound of jingle bells is heard and, suddenly, there is hope, or at least a momentary cure to any lingering, uh, loneliness.

The ad is meant to tug the heart while inspiring people to tug other bodyparts, but it may not pack the emotional punch of last year’s Christmas ad.

That ad showed a grumpy old man whose holiday spirit came alive when his grandson gave him a porn subscription.

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Faith: 20 Years Strong

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When you look up the word ‘Incomparable’ it means “unable to be compared.’ It’s also the name of the newest album from Faith Evans. The R&B singer from New Jersey has a music career spanning 20 years. Faith was the first female artist to be signed to Bad Boy Entertainment in 1994 and her first studio album ‘Faith’ was released in 1995. Faith took to the stage to perform some of her greatest hits and songs from her new album ‘Incomparable’ that was released in November. On a Sunday night in March in New York City she was the headliner during the monthly showcase of R&B Spotlight that’s held at Sounds of Brazil or what is also know as SOBs. Before Faith took the stage, super fans of hers got to hear unsigned talented artist as well J. Drew of the famous Clark Sisters & Sheard family.

If you’ve never been to a Faith Evans show it mirrors every aspect of her life. The singer has been through a great deal of heartache, pain, and exciting time. That’s why I feel it’s very fitting to say that her performances are much of the same. Faith takes the listener on an emotional, rocky, yet fun journey. Without a doubt she brought the house with her energy and her legion of fans known as #Faithfuls. Personally, I was excited to be at the show but I was even more excited that I would be getting the opportunity to spend about five minutes with Faith to interview an amazing singer whose songs I have heard playing on the radio since I was 12 years old. I can recall hearing “Soon As I Get Home” blasting from some of my other sister’s rooms as I run through the house. So the opportunity to interview her was five minutes well spent. Tunnel Vision Marketing & Consulting is the reason I was able to knock out one of my interview goals.

I met Faith for our brief five-minute chat inside of her dressing room after the show. I wanted to know how she has remained such a force in the music industry for so long, how she’s maintained herself over the years and what people can expect from her new music.

KM: Faith, thank you so much for this opportunity. You definitely brought the house down tonight? How did it feel being up there in front of all those ride-or-die Faith fans?

Faith: Oh I had so much fun, I wish that I could have done a longer set but the band that I performed with I haven’t worked with them before but I threw in two extra songs and they were able to pick it up. It was just so much fun, it’s always good to come back home because the home city is always there to support.

KM: Let’s talk about the album ‘Incomparable’ for a moment. What’s different about this one than say some of your previous albums?

Faith: Well, first this is a concept album and details a lot of things that I was going through whether it be with my family or conversationally you know post divorce and getting back into dating. The album really captures a two year period of my life It was so great to bring it all together and make a story out of it. Also to me it’s my best album so far. Now I have others coming but it’s a really good album to me. All I really wanted was for people to say it’s a good album and I have been getting that.

KM: What makes Faith Evans strong?

Faith: First and foremost my family makes me strong. My mother and my grandmother made me strong. My children make me strong and the fact that I wake up at four in the morning to go work out makes me strong. But most of all God keeps me, makes me, made me, fulfills me, you know he is why I am strong.

KM: And you look amazing, let’s just go ahead and say that too!

Faith: Thank you, thank you so much.

It’s true Faith Evans has transformed her body but her soul remains true to form. Which brings me back to the new album ‘Incomparable’ and why it is appropriately titled during this time in her life. In her life she has seen her fair share of triumphant times and pain but the journey has been hers and no one could compare to handling it the way that she has. Faith pours her soul into her music and once she hits the stage the #Faithfuls feel it too. ‘Incomparable’ is available now everywhere music is sold. Give it a listen and let Faith take you on a musical journey.
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Strong is the New Pretty: What Beauty Looks Like in the Next Generation of Girls

“You don’t need to be pretty, perfect or compliant to be loved.”

That is the message photographer Kate T. Parker wanted to use to empower her girls when she started taking their pictures three years ago. You won’t see any dolls or pink tutus in this heartwarming, energetic series that beautifully showcases what it means to be a girl now. Parker, a photographer based in Atlanta, Ga., turned her lens on her daughters as a way to encourage them to escape the stereotypes imposed on young girls and celebrate their strengths and interests. Parker’s message to her daughters, aged 5 and 8, is “be strong, be yourself, be honest and celebrate who you are.”

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Parker believes we should encourage every girl to “be an athlete, be loud, be a leader.” She said, “I was never made to feel like I needed to be “girly” to be loved or accepted, and I wanted to impart that empowering feeling to my girls by encouraging strength, confidence, kindness as well as toughness.” Parker says this sentiment bled over into her photography as an antidote to what we often see, which is stereotypically beautiful girls “photo-shopped to perfection.” Parker says, “I wanted to show the beauty, uniqueness and strength of my girls and their friends as they truly are: messy hair, dirty faces, angry, joyous — whatever it was, I wanted to capture it.”

As a former collegiate athlete, Parker is passionate about encouraging females to “be themselves and own their power,” and she hopes that by showing, through photography, what powerful, unique individuals her daughters are, it will inspire others to do the same. Parker believes “it is important for girls to know their strength and know their voice.” GLAM4GOOD could not agree more.

Check out Parker‘s tips on how you can take great pictures of your kids, too:

1. Look For The Light: Light is huge! The magic hour (the hour before the sun goes down) is the most flattering and beautiful light. Take your kids out about half an hour before the sun sets. Place them directly in front of the sun facing you, which is called “backlighting,” and snap your pictures then.

2. Don’t Say Cheese: You want real smiles and real interactions between the people in your images. Tell them not to look at you, but rather to look at one another and to tickle each other, or tell everyone to look at so and so’s nose! Most kids will laugh at that and you want to take their picture when genuine laughter happens.

3. Document What They Love: Take pictures of your children with the things (stuffed animals, toys, blankets, clothing, etc.) that they love. Find a blank wall in your home to use as a backdrop. The blank wall makes the eye go to the most important thing in an image: your children. Set your kids up with their favorite things once a year and snap away.

4. Get In Close: Shoot a close up portrait of your children every year or every time something major changes. Did someone get glasses? Shoot it. Lost a tooth? Braces? New haircut? Black eye? Baseball hat from the new team? Click, click. Click, click. If you stay close in and shoot only the face, it makes for a stronger image.

GLAM4GOOD loves how Parker empowers her girls through her passion for photography, and we think you will, too. Take a look at some of her beautiful photographs below!


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