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Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon
- December 02, 2016

James Mattis. "I think some of the stuff he says might be straightforward and off the cuff and sure, not what you want to hear, but it's what we need to hear because it's true". Kirsten Gillibrand of NY issued a statement Thursday night that she'll oppose approving such a waiver, saying, "Civilian control of our military is a fundamental principle of American democracy, and I will not vote for an exception to this rule". (more...)
'Cyber Monday' Shatters Records As Online Sales Reach $3.4B
- December 02, 2016

Adobe has just released its 2016 online shopping data for Cyber Monday and the holiday weekend overall. What's more , ADI reports that Cyber Monday social buzz is 82 percent lower this year than last (96,449 mentions in 2016 vs. The five best-selling toys in terms of quantity sold on Cyber Monday were Lego, Shopkins, Nerf, Barbie, and Little Live Pets. Indeed, I swear I saw a 40-inch Sony for $150 somewhere! Meanwhile, mobile devices were responsible for driving the majority of ... (more...)
Australian government breaks legislative stalemate with bill
- December 02, 2016

The ABCC Bill will enable the Government's proposed new Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014 ( New Building Code ) to come into effect (unless it is disallowed in the Senate). But Coalition relief turned to rage when crossbench senators thought to be on-board with a compromise tax rate of 15 cents in every dollar earned by backpackers, jumped ship, siding instead with the opposition. (more...)
Trump Unveils Details Behind Carrier Jobs Deal
- December 02, 2016

U.S. Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders said it will encourage other companies to threaten to eliminate jobs in return for tax breaks, while some corporate advisers said it smacked of coercion. "I am grateful for all of your support", Trump tweeted in promoting the OH event. The Cincinnati stop calls for a victory rally that mirror the ones Trump held during the campaign. (more...)
French President Francois Hollande Says He Won't Seek Re-Election
- December 02, 2016

French network TF1 only said late in the day that the embattled leader would be speaking on its popular 8 p.m. news broadcast, throwing French media into a frenzy of second-guessing as to what he might have to say. The withdrawal means the 62-year-old Socialist leader is the first president of France's fifth republic, founded in 1958, to step aside after only one term. (more...)
Kendall Jenner says her family are 'praying' for Kanye West
- December 02, 2016

She completed her look with white slip on sneakers, no doubt a comfort for her feet after walking the runway in high heels. The best part of her entire look though, was definitely her accessories! The brunette beauty walked the runway in a racy red lingerie set, which was teamed with matching thigh-high suede boots and multicoloured feathered wings. (more...)
Luke Bryan Hits A Heckler At Charlie Daniels Concert
- December 02, 2016

Bryan was one of the all-stars at Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam, which took place at the Bridgestone Arena in Music City. Video footage shows the man in the front row flipping the bird to Bryan while he is performing his hit song "Move", prompting the singer to reach down to hit him, while still holding his mic, before resuming his performance without missing a beat. (more...)
Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created Big Mac dies
- December 02, 2016

Today, we celebrate the 98 inspirational years of Big Mac inventor , Michael "Jim" Delligatti . Delligatti didn't just introduce the Big Mac . "But no way. Now the chain sells over half a billion Big Macs annually and the burger is known as McDonald's signature sandwich around the world. For the company, the Big Mac was a shot across the bow to Burger King's Whopper, created a decade earlier. (more...)
Jim Delligatti, creator of the Big Mac, dies at 98
- December 02, 2016

Delligatti had a Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchise when he invented the chain's signature burger with two all-beef patties, "special sauce", lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Michael "Jim" Delligatti passed away Monday surrounded by family at his home in a Pittsburgh suburb, according to his family. He forced the burger giant's hand by offering his insane new menu item in all of his outlets, and became one the greatest unsung innovators of all time in the process. (more...)
North Dakota protesters defy order to leave North Dakota protesters defy order to leave
- December 02, 2016

A group of 15 to 20 veterans, some wearing camouflage jackets, staged the symbolic protest on Thursday evening to show their solidarity with opponents of the pipeline slated to carry oil from western North Dakota to IL. The order stated, in part, "the United States Army Corps of Engineers has ordered the aforementioned area of Morton County which they manage to be vacated due to public safety concerns related to the inability to effectively provide emergency, medical, fire response services, ... (more...)
11 freed after robber takes hostages at Florida bank
- December 02, 2016

The Associated Press reported an unknown number of people were inside, a sheriff's office spokesperson said. Shortly after 11 a.m., the sheriff's office confirmed 11 hostages were safe. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team and hostage negotiators are on scene. Prior to identifying Humphrey as the suspect, Sheriff Williams incorrectly identified an 18-year-old teller at the bank as the armed gunman. (more...)
Ed Balls is voted off Strictly
- December 02, 2016

Seriously, is there no way he can just dance on our screens every Saturday night? The former shadow chancellor gripped a rose between his teeth as he tangoed across the dance floor with professional dance partner Katya Jones to Rolling Stones' hit (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. (more...)
"Moana" Rules Thanksgiving Weekend
- December 02, 2016

It unseated the Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , ' which fell to second place in its second weekend in theaters, chalking up $45.1 million for a total of $156 million so far. Revenue from the weekend's top 10 films totaled $171 million, which represented growth of 2% year-over-year, according to MKM. Rounding out the top five was the drama " Arrival " with $15.6 million. (more...)
Trump taps Sessions, Flynn, Pompeo for top positions Trump taps Sessions, Flynn, Pompeo for top positions
- December 02, 2016

Retired Army Lt Gen Michael Flynn, who has been asked to serve as Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, account maligned the Muslim faith, shared fake news and interacted with far right and anti-Semitic figures. Michael Flynn, Trump's choice to be his powerful national security advisor, is a former military intelligence chief who sees militant Islam as the biggest threat to global stability. (more...)
Kanye West Hospitalized After 911 Call From Doctor
- December 02, 2016

The rapper, who was reportedly being examined for exhaustion Monday, was never strapped to a gurney or placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold, unidentified sources told People magazine . The latter show left fans so upset that Ticketmaster refunded their tickets. The tour was to have made stops through December 31 in Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., among others. (more...)
First Star Wars Rogue One Clip is an Action-Packed Stormtrooper Showdown
- December 02, 2016

Visual effects legend John Knoll states that Rogue One was always meant to be a self-contained film , even though it is actually a prequel to A New Hope . Deep breaths. Tickets are now on sale for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story special on Jimmy Kimmel Live airs on December 9th on ABC, at 11:35 pm ET. (more...)
Redblacks upset Stampeders in Grey Cup
- December 02, 2016

It was a thrilling end for the capacity BMO Field gathering of 33,421, which witnessed just the third Grey Cup game to go to overtime and the first since Edmonton beat Montreal 38-35 at B.C. Burris played his collegiate football at Temple before joining the CFL, and of all teams, the Calgary Stampeders in 1997. Named an OUA second team all-star last season after completing a successful University career with the University of Windsor Lancers, Beardy was a 5th round draft pick of the Ottawa ... (more...)
Netflix Rolls Out Downloading for Offline Viewing Netflix Rolls Out Downloading for Offline Viewing
- December 02, 2016

If you're using Netflix on mobile, update to the latest version of the app and similarly if you're using the app on your laptop/desktop, then you should be able to utilise the feature. Netflix's new "Available for Download" section in the app's menu. Netflix NZ, which launched in March 2015, had 264,000 paid subscribers at the end of 2015, according to Roy Morgan Research. (more...)
Ryan Reynolds says new daughter brought 'more love' to family
- December 02, 2016

Daddy's little girls! Ryan Reynolds gushed about being a father of two daughters during an interview with Canada's etalk on Wednesday, November 30. "There's more of all that stuff, you know?" "That's been kind of neat to see". "We settled on the right one", he said. Being the only male in his family certainly doesn't bother Ryan. (more...)
Victoria's Secret accused by Cosmo of making 'racist lingerie'
- December 02, 2016

I am grateful for the housewife experience and all it has thought me. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd provided the vocal entertainment on the night, with Gaga in particular doing her best to steal the show from the models in an array of wow-worthy outfits of her own. (more...)

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