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April 1, 2018

American Idol: Britney Holmes’ Sexy Video With Boyfriend Has 3M Views

Britney Holmes is the 28-year-old vocal coach from Frisco, Texas competing for a spot on American Idol. For her audition she sang the Whitney Houston song “I Have Nothing.” All three judges agreed that Britney has a great voice but they weren’t sure if she was ready for the competition. Lionel Richie urged her to sing with more feeling. Britney left the audition without a golden ticket but was then given another chance. Maybe the judges got a peek at Britney’s “Versace on the Floor” video. (It’s a cover of the…

Red Sox David Price has every incentive to be dominant this year

Only David Price knows what he wants. But we all know that after this season, he has options.   Next winter, Price can choose to either stay in Boston for the final four years of his seven-year, $217 million deal, or he can pack his bags and escape while he has the chance.   Price has an opt-out clause in his contract after 2018. That leads to questions about the future, but also, plenty of optimism for the present.   Full disclosure: I’ve never talked to Price, the Red Sox pitcher. I’ve been part of several media…

Teachers Are Showing The Way to Reinvigorate the Labor Movement

While the Trump Administration’s various outrages have led to mass public protest for the reasons one might expect, another series of protests is garnering less attention–but may be more consequential over the longer term. In red states across the country, teachers are walking out wholesale: Teachers across the country are striking and protesting en masse, shutting down school systems and putting the pressure on state lawmakers to meet their demands. At least four states this year have mobilized, often with …

Kepler caught strange supernova: Sudden surge, rapid decay

Enlarge / Kepler was made to find planets, but it's found other uses. The Kepler planet-hunting telescope was designed to do one thing: gather data from a single portion of the sky often enough to catch rare, brief events. The events it was looking for were slight dips in light that happened as a planet passed in between its host star and Earth. But it captured other transient events as well. Some of these other events were supernovae—the explosion of massive stars—and Kepler captured two just as the

Who Is Candiace’s Fiance Chris on Real Housewives of Potomac? Hint: BBQ

The Real Housewives of Potomac returns for its third season on Bravo on Easter Day (April 1). And a new woman is being inducted into the group. Her name is Candiace Dillard and she knows how to wear a tiara, for real. Candiace won the title Miss United States in 2013. Like many Real Housewives, Candiace owns her own extension hair company; hers is called Prima Hair Collection by Candiace Dillard. She’s not a Mrs. yet but soon (in August) she’ll marry her fiancé Chris Bassett. …because. • • • #loveya…

What Caused Chicago's Spike in Violent Crime?

A new study suggests the so-called ACLU effect might be to blame.Chicago Police guard evidence near a murder scene in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on July 27th, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.Homicides increased by 58 percent in Chicago between 2015 and 2016—a sharp enough rise to elevate the homicide rate for the entire nation in that span. Early in his presidency, Donald Trump threatened to intervene if Chicago couldn't reverse the trend of "horrible carnage."The cause of the spike in murders has remained uncertain.

Rethinking worker benefits for an economy in flux

By Robert Maxim, Mark MuroThe so-called “gig economy” continues to grow. In January, the ride-hailing company Lyft announced it had 1.4 million drivers in the United States, meaning its free agent workforce—which lacks access to common benefits such as employer-sponsored healthcare—had doubled during 2017. And yet, Lyft drivers’ lack of access to basic benefits is hardly exclusive to Lyft and ride-sharing. Looking more broadly, such contracting for work is up all across the economy. For nearly two decades, in fact, the…

ScyllaDB is better than Cassandra, and here’s why. – freeCodeCamp

Database by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock ImagesScyllaDB is one of the newest NoSQL database which offers really high throughput at sub millisecond latencies. The important point is that it accomplishes this at a fraction of the cost of a modern NoSQL database.ScyllaDB implements almost all of the features of Cassandra in C++. But saying it’s a mere C++ port would be an understatement. Developers at Scylla have made a lot of changes under the hood which are not visible to the user but that lead to a huge…

Academy Awards Adding “Best Genre” Categories For Next Year’s Oscars!

Horror invaded this year’s Oscars. While the Academy would like general audiences to think that Jordan Peele‘s Get Out is a comedy, and that Guillermo del Toro‘s The Shape of Water was a dramatic love story, both films come straight from the genre’s heart. Get Out played like a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone”, while The Shape of Water was rooted in the early Universal Monster movies, especially Creature From the Black Lagoon. Like it or not, they’re horror movies, and the…

‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ Time & Channel

The live production of Jesus Christ Superstar airs tonight, with John Legend and Sara Bareilles as the leads. Read on for all the details on what time the show airs, what channel to watch, cast details and more below. AIR DATE & TIME: Jesus Christ Superstar airs on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The show runs from 8 – 10:20 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and 8 p.m. PT. No encore show times have been listed. TV CHANNEL: The show always airs on the NBC network. Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time…

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