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Maltesers

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – confectionery and chocolate, desserts & ice creams Owner of the brand: Mars, Inc. Key competitors: Reeses’s, Hershey’s, Smarties, Kit Kat, Cadbury

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Unilever plant celebrates diamond jubilee

Unilever plant celebrates diamond jubilee


nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Cleanup efforts for today's 75th anniversary celebration shouldn't have been too daunting at the lakefront Unilever plant. After alll, it does, claim to be the largest bar soap

We Asked People Lining Up for Hillary Clinton’s Book One Simple Question: What Happened?

We Asked People Lining Up for Hillary Clinton’s Book One Simple Question: What Happened?

by Rachel Withers @ The Slatest

Opinions on what happened in the 2016 election are like assholes: everybody has one.

Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election because of Russia but also because sexism; because she didn’t go to Wisconsin but also because of the media; because she wasn’t likeable enough or because she didn’t show her personality enough; because Americans are angry, or gullible, or racist, or simply wanted change; because Comey, because Bernie. Emails, Benghazi, Pizzagate.

Now Hillary Clinton—who might have had a bit more at stake in the election than most—is offering her two cents on why she thinks she lost the biggest race of her life. Though many online pundits wish she could just, like, not, Hillary supporters in New York queued up for blocks Tuesday morning to get their copy of What Happened signed by the author and to hear what she had to say.

I asked those in line for Tuesday’s book signing for What Happened a basic question: “What happened?”

Here’s what they had to say.

Answers have been condensed for length and clarity.

Brian LeBlanc, 24, writer, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

A lot of it was the James Comey letter, a lot of it was WikiLeaks, then a lot of it was Bernie Sanders. I think a lot of the people that voted for Bernie Sanders decided to be part of the scorched earth campaign and then they all stayed home on election night. I think people have had 25 years to develop a hatred for Hillary Clinton, whether or not any of it’s founded (most of it’s not). And then a lot of it is, most people can’t get behind a woman. You know frat bros, it’s very hard to see them being like “yeah Hillaryyy!” whereas they’re cheering shirtless for Bernie.

Luis Cabalquinto, 82, freelance writer/poet, New York (originally from the Philippines)
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

I think three things. Hillary underestimated the people in the rural areas. Second, the Russian connection. And third, the electoral college. Hillary is actually the president—if this election was held in the Philippines, where I am from, she would be the president.

George Begelman, “I’ll pass on the age,” retired life insurance salesman, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

Basically what she said: the email controversy was the thing that really gave her the most difficulty. She could never get past that. I think that was the main reason why she lost.

Elizabeth Tharakan, 32, lawyer, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

I think Hillary Clinton tried to make herself approachable to the public but she didn't succeed in making herself open enough, and connecting well with voters. I think Donald Trump was more authentic, and more believable as a character, and people trusted him more. That's a shame. And I like the fact that Hillary Clinton is now making herself vulnerable, and opening herself up the public.

Lisa Halprin, 55, marketing, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

This may be controversial but I do think there was a Bernie factor, not so much Bernie, but by some of his followers that just never wanted to get behind Hillary in the end. I think that that did some damage. I also think there were a lot of dirty politics at play particularly from Russia. And I think that Comey’s release of the emails from Anthony Weiner’s computer was really a devastating blow at the end. But at the heart of it, I really do think that there’s a lot of misogyny and bias against women, and women being held to a higher standard in order to have to go above and beyond to prove their capability, which she did, in spades.

Jamie Spencer, “way too old to tell you,” currently unemployed, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

Everyone beat up on her. Comey beat up on her. Bernie Sanders beat up on her. Donald Trump, the ultimate toddler and bully, beat up on her…. I think people mistook the presidential election for a popularity contest. Hillary Clinton doesn’t come across very authentically but she was more qualified than anyone else on the ballot, and people thought they were electing someone they liked instead of someone who was going to do a good job, and they were really not thinking with their heads very clearly.

Christine Santisavan, 34, pediatrician, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

What happened? Women are not held to a fair standard in politics. It's completely patriarchal, and it’s misogynistic. If she had run a campaign other than what she ran she would have been burned for it absolutely that much more I believe. It was a perfect storm. Fake news pulled out through social media, the Russians, the email investigation, diverging political ideology in our country. I think it all came together.

Elisa Petrini, 50+, writer, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

I think it was a perfect storm of things. It was gerrymandering, it was voter suppression, it was demonization by Bernie, it was demonization by Trump, it was Russian interference, it was hacking, it was everything. But I think above all, it was that Hillary has been demonized for 30 years. A lot of it is sexism, a lot of it has been sexism from the beginning. I mean the way she was attacked as Bill's wife, for being the first president in history who had a wife who has an actual job and thought that she was going to make a meaningful contribution. She was attacked for that and told that she should be baking brownies and had to change her hairdo and all that stuff because she thought that she could have a role. I think that people are so ambivalent about the role of women and Hillary will never be forgiven for being female. Alas!

Susan Toomey, 69, retired ballet dancer/teacher, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

Russia happened! Russia happened! Yes, Russia happened. He knew [about Russia] at the second debate—when he was practically up her ass walking behind her. (She should have kicked him!) Just as the debate was over, he said something to the effect of he knew he was in. Like I can’t remember his exact words but he knew that he was going to be president. And don't tell me that Donny Baby Junior didn't tell Daddy about his meeting with Russia, at Trump Tower. Don't tell me that Trump didn't know about that. I mean Donny wanted his father to be proud of him, because he's proud of Jared, he wanted him to be proud of him. Give me a break.

Iffat Nur, 19, student, New York
Voted for Hillary in the primary and the general

I do think Bernie Sanders refusing to bow out of the primary after New York was a problem because by staying in the race he kept on implying to his supporters that he still had a chance, and if it didn't change their vote it certainly made them less supportive of Hillary Clinton. He was mathematically eliminated a long time ago but people were still looking to him, and he kept on playing into these conspiracies that were built around his losing, the whole rigging thing, that incident in Nevada where his supporters messed up the rules but he claimed it was actually a rigged primary.... it was stuff like that that depressed the support for Hillary Clinton later on, which turned out to be a huge problem.

Richard Raphael, 63, from Australia
Couldn’t vote

He's a great snake oil salesman, and he's a very good marketer. He's very effective at getting a message across, and I think he used all that charm that he's got—false charm, but charm nonetheless—to appeal to the people that live in fear. The discerning person I can't imagine would vote for Trump... So anyone that's thinking about what's happening would not vote for him. But people who live in fear don't think clearly…

JC di Maria, 16, student, New York
Couldn't vote (but went into the booth with his father)

I know there’s was a lot of different factors but the most prevalent in my opinion was definitely Russian interference. In 2011, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned Vladimir Putin, and Putin is one of the world’s most famous blacklisters. And when she started running I kind of got the feeling that he wasn’t going to let her get away with it, at least not without a fight, and you know, she still won the popular vote, so, she was a strong enough candidate for that.

Amber, 32, writer, New York
Voted for Bernie in primary then Hillary in the general

I don’t think you could go from a Barack Obama figure, someone who was so amazing in terms of what we've seen before, to go back to someone who's so heavily tied to all those politics that we knew prior. I don’t think you can go back.

If it was her time it would have happened in 2008…. I don't think it’s her fault, it’s just the way that it went down.

Will the NFL Ever Stand Up to Trump?

Will the NFL Ever Stand Up to Trump?

by Nick Greene @ The Slatest

For a good chunk of his 71-plus years on Earth, Donald Trump desperately wanted to be an NFL owner. In the 1980s, he tried and failed to buy the Baltimore Colts, and this humiliation prompted his dalliance with the USFL. Thanks largely to his leadership, that second-tier league went bankrupt and disbanded in 1986. In 2014, Trump placed a losing bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills. Unable to make his dream of owning an NFL franchise come true, Trump settled for the presidency, a position he’s now using to take potshots at a club that never wanted him as a member.

At an Alabama rally to (kind of) endorse Luther Strange’s Senate campaign, Trump used a literal bully pulpit to demand NFL owners fire players who protest during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love,” the president brayed, “to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He’s fired. He’s fired!’ ”

Like many low-information sports-radio callers before him, Trump naturally transitioned into complaining that the league has gotten too soft.

This was inevitable. Bashing Colin Kaepernick and “disrepectful” NFL players who make “millions of dollars” is a conservative political gambit whose laziness is surpassed only by its effectiveness. The comments Trump made in Alabama are just a continuation of what he said at a March rally in which he bragged that Kaepernick didn’t have a job in the NFL “because [owners] don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump.” He got to the White House by stoking a culture war, and, after nine months of failed governance, he has no better alternative than to beat the dead horse he rode in on.

Although he couldn’t become an NFL owner, Trump assumes (probably correctly) that he now has sway over those would-be peers. NFL owners are Trump’s base—the rich men who will eventually benefit from the tax cuts he has long promised. Eight owners donated a combined $7.25 million to help pay for Trump’s inauguration. Trump knows he can push these men around on the issue of anthem protests because they’ve already given him tacit approval to do so. By blackballing Colin Kaepernick, the NFL’s owner class aligned themselves with Trump’s side of this fight long before he stepped on that stage in Alabama.

So far, two organizations have publically rebuked the president for his remarks in Alabama. New York Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch called his remarks “inappropriate, offensive, and divisive,” and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross released a statement expressing his disappointment. Until they say otherwise, it can only be assumed that the owners of the league's 30 other teams stand with the man who may one day reduce their marginal tax rates. (Update, Sept. 24, 10:06 a.m.: Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank have released statements defending the players, and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan linked arms with players on the sideline of Sunday’s game in London during the anthem. They may not be the last.)

Trump’s opportunistic comments will spark more protests on Sunday, which was likely his aim all along. Players around the league have been taking to social media to make themselves heard, and the NFL Players Association released a statement arguing that “the balance between the rights of every citizen in our great country gets crossed when someone is told to just ‘shut up and play.’ ” They’re right, of course, and the NFL and its owners could easily fix this problem by responding in a similar manner. But they probably won’t, as history indicates they'll trip over their silk, NFL–logo–patterned Vineyard Vines neckties a hundred times before finally doing the correct thing.

Consider Roger Goodell’s lily-livered response, which neither mentions Trump by name nor brings up any of the specific issues the president brought up during his extended rant about the league.

To call that a word salad would be an insult to leafy greens. This is the language of someone who desperately wants to toe a line he’s clung to for far too long. The league should support its players and not its very worst fan, even if he happens to watch games from the White House.

Gap

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – high street apparel; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: Gap Inc. Key competitors: H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, Levi’s, Benetton, Topshop, Forever 21

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PayPal

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – payment solutions Owner of the brand: PayPal Holdings, Inc. Key competitors: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Stripe, Amazon Payments, Android Pay

Artykuł PayPal pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Fall 2016 Clio features convention roundup

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

The Fall 2016 edition of Clio is ready for downloading. This issue features a roundup of History Division activities at the annual AEJMC convention in Minneapolis, including the minutes of the annual division members meeting. The issue also features a couple of pages of photographs of members participating in convention activities. In addition to the […]

Dr Pepper

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Non-alcoholic beverages – soft drinks Owner of the brand: Dr Pepper Snapple Group (North America), Coca-Cola Company (selected countries) Key competitors: Coca-Cola (North America), Pepsi

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Today in Conservative Media: Trump Gave His Best Speech Yet at the U.N.

Today in Conservative Media: Trump Gave His Best Speech Yet at the U.N.

by Osita Nwanevu @ The Slatest

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media.

Conservatives had mostly praise for President Trump’s speech to the U.N. on Tuesday. One of the more mixed critiques came from National Review’s Rich Lowry, who called the address “Jacksonian”:

In general, Trump defended the American-created and -defended world order, but he did it on his own terms. He emphasized the importance of sovereign nation-states and said we should accept their different cultures and interests. This is fine as far as it goes. In his version of post-war history, however, Trump gives short shrift to how important a vision of liberal democracy was to the United States. And there was a tension between his avowal to accept the ways of other nation-states and his (appropriately) excoriating attacks on the political and economic systems of North Korea, Iran, Syria, and Venezuela. Indeed, George W. Bush could have spoken in exactly the same terms about those rogue regimes, if with more elevated rhetoric.
All things considered and given the alternatives, it was a fine speech. It wasn’t really an “America First” speech — it defended the world order and even had warm words for the Marshall Plan — but in its signature lines about North Korea, it was thematically a very Jacksonian speech. What exactly this means in terms of policy remains to be seen. But everyone is paying attention, if they weren’t before.

The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson called it the best speech of Trump’s presidency thus far. “With President Trump we are not going to get the soaring rhetoric of Barack Obama or the happy smile and sentiment of George W. Bush,” he wrote. “We are not going to get Reagan or Clinton. What we are going to get is a blunt instrument who understands he can occasionally use his bluntness to make real change.”

“Give Trump credit for bringing his authentic self to the United Nations, at the very least,” Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey wrote. “If his supporters worried about the supposed ‘globalists’ on his staff watering down Trump’s approach on foreign policy, the president dispelled all of those worries in his 40-minute address. He made it clear that US policy would take a sharp turn towards self-interest and put nations on notice over trade.”

The American Conservative’s Daniel Larison was critical:

U.S. foreign policy already suffers from far too much self-congratulation and excessive confidence in our own righteousness, so it was alarming to hear Trump speak in such stark, fanatical terms about international affairs. Paired with his confrontational rhetoric directed towards North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and Syria, Trump’s choice to cast these states as the “wicked few” portends more aggressive and meddlesome policies and gives the leaders of all of these governments reason to assume the worst about our intentions. It was similar to Bush’s foolish “axis of evil” remarks in 2002.

In other news:

Conservatives were aghast at a survey of college students on speech just published by the Brookings Institution. “THE END OF AMERICA: Poll Shows 51% of College Students Say It's Fine to Shout Down ‘Offensive and Harmful’ Speakers” was the headline of a Daily Wire post by Ben Shapiro:

That poll shows that 19 percent of college students agree with the notion that using violence to silence a speaker who says “offensive and hurtful things” is appropriate; that includes 22 percent of Republicans. Furthermore, about four in ten Americans said that the First Amendment should not protect “hate speech” – leaving that term of art utterly undefined – and 51 percent backed the proposition that students should shout down offensive speakers.
This is terrifying. Young Americans clearly don’t understand the meaning or purpose of the First Amendment. They believe that their feelings justify interference with the political expression of others. And that opinion is being coddled by administrators who see fit to “protect” students from so-called “microaggressions” with “trigger warnings.” The safe space mentality utterly perverts American freedom.

Commentary’s Noah Rothman blamed the media and academics for fostering anti-speech attitudes and wrote that the survey furnished evidence that “America is lurching toward a civic crisis.”  “Cosseted, well-compensated soft revolutionaries are busy penning hagiography to thugs who commit acts of terror in the name of ‘anti-fascism,’ ” he wrote. “Respectable left-wing journals like the Nation, Mother Jones, and the New Republic have found themselves in the rank agitation business.”

“If you want to see how these realities are playing out on an actual campus,” Hot Air’s Allahpundit wrote, “go read the new Middlebury interim policies for speakers, which explicitly contemplate canceling events if the threat of violence is so high that the safety of people attending the event can’t be guaranteed. The fact that an American university would need to plan for that contingency in the form of an official policy shows you how bad things have gotten."

Summer Clio features convention preview

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

Just in time to add to your summer reading list, the latest issue of Clio is here! The summer issue has a rundown of History Division sessions at the upcoming annual convention in Chicago and profiles of the winners of the Book Award and the Covert Award. Make a note that the division members meeting […]

Dove Drives Its Successful 'Real Beauty' Campaign Into a Wall

Dove Drives Its Successful 'Real Beauty' Campaign Into a Wall


Inc.com

Acceptance is one thing. Asking women to visually categorize their bodies is quite another.

Sky

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – TV & Internet providers, TV channels, streaming services; Telecommunications Owner of the brand: Sky plc Key competitors: Virgin Media, BT, BBC, Channel 4, Netflix

Artykuł Sky pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Airbnb

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Travel & transportation – e-travel; Sharing economy Owner of the brand: Airbnb, Inc. Key competitors: FlipKey, HomeAway, Expedia, Couchsurfing, Booking.com, Agoda, TripAdvisor

Artykuł Airbnb pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Marmite owner: 'No merit' in US takeover

Marmite owner: 'No merit' in US takeover


BBC News

Unilever, which makes Marmite and PG Tips, snubs a £115bn takeover offer from US food giant Kraft.

Porsche

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Automotive – cars, luxury cars, car accessories Owner of the brand: Volkswagen Group Key competitors: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette, Jaguar

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Pizza Hut

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Restaurants – casual restaurants, fast food chains Owner of the brand: Yum! Brands, Inc. Key competitors: McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s

Artykuł Pizza Hut pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Cornell Frat Shuts Down After Black Student Allegedly Called Racial Slur and Assaulted

Cornell Frat Shuts Down After Black Student Allegedly Called Racial Slur and Assaulted

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

A Cornell University fraternity chapter has been shut down as officials investigate the alleged assault of a black student last Friday.

According to a statement from Cornell, one undergraduate student was arrested after a “verbal exchange between Cornell students including the use of racial slurs led to a physical assault.” The alleged victim told the New York Times that when he arrived home early Friday morning, he encountered the group of students arguing with his housemates. When one of the students called him a racial slur as he tried to get them to leave, “he confronted them, and four or five of them turned on him and started punching him in the face.”

John Greenwood, a 19-year-old student at the school, was charged with assault in the incident. He denied the accusations.

The university's statement did not confirm that the students involved were members of the fraternity, and it told The Times it was trying to determine if some or all of the students were members. The school's student newspaper reported that the fraternity's alumni group had denied Greenwood was a member.

But the alumni board of the fraternity made the decision to permanently shut down the chapter of Psi Upsilon. Since 2016, the fraternity, which had a history of complaints over its members’ behavior, had been under a three-year-long ban from the university, meaning it could not take advantage of university benefits and recruit new members.

The fraternity initially had been suspended in 2016 when its president had been accused of rape. He ultimately pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex offense. The fraternity then received its three-year ban when it violated the rules of that suspension by throwing a party.

Earlier this month, a member of a different fraternity at Cornell allegedly chanted “build a wall” near the university’s “Latino Living Center” after Trump ordered the end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

While the fraternity has been shut down, its property and building are undergoing renovations. According to Cornell, when completed it will be used for student organizations “that are dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive student community.”

Twitter

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – social media Owner of the brand: Twitter, Inc. Key competitors: Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn

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What others have that we DON'T

What others have that we DON'T


Red Dirt Soap Company

Now first of we put all our ingredients in a form you can understand not some scientific name. So now the real question is Are you worth it? Lets discuss why our soap is so much better than the others. Now what ours Contain are: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Soybean Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Distilled Water, Aloe, Essential Oil(s), Herb(s). Coconut Oil: Choose coconut oil to moisturize balanced skin, oily skin and hormone reactive skin. The light texture of apricot kernel oil makes it useful in face serums, or mixtures of oils used to moisturize the face. According to Close, apricot kernel oil is especially useful for oily complexions. Apricot kernel oil is light enough that it does not leave a greasy coat on your skin after use. Though coconut oil is most useful for oily complexions, it is gentle enough to use on any skin type. Apricot kernel oil will also help rehydrate dry skin. Choose coconut oil to moisturize balanced skin, oily skin and hormone reactive skin. The light texture of apricot kernel oil makes it useful in face serums, or mixtures of oils used to moisturize the face. According to Close, apricot kernel oil is especially useful for oily complexions. Coconut oil is light enough that it does not leave a greasy coat on your skin after use. Though coconut oil is most useful for oily complexions, it is gentle enough to use on any skin type. Coconut oil will also help rehydrate dry skin.Olive Oil: Olive oil makes for a gentle moisturizer for dry skin, notes The Daily Green, a website for organic life solutions. You can apply it directly to the skin with a cotton ball or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer to amp up its effectiveness. Olive oil has the same healthy fats as avocado, which plumps and moisturizes the skin with a combination of vitamin E and vitamin A. Dry, itchy and inflamed skin is usually the sign of skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis. People with these conditions learn to live with their itchy and uncomfortable skin or they turn to prescription creams and home remedies. Olive oil can relieve some of the discomfort and irritation associated with these skin conditions. Free radicals, sun and pollution can all take a toll on your skin. A study performed by dermatologist Leslie Baumann that was published in a 2007 issue of "The Journal of Pathology" found that vitamin E was successful in fighting free radicals, photo aging and damage to maintain younger looking skin. Olive oil can be applied directly to aging and damaged skin to help maintain a youthful appearance and reduce the toll free radicals takes on your skin.Soybean Oil: Soybean Oilis considered most nutritious and helps in improving our internal system including hair and skin. Soyabean has incredible benefit which improves the quality of the skin.Soybean is an incredible source of vitamins, minerals, proteins and when a protein rich emollient is produced from a product it is called as soybean oil. Because of air pollution, poor diet combined with harmful UV rays from sunlight most people find their skin dull by the mid 30′s .This is when soybean oil comes in.Soybean oil helps in restoring the luster and impart glow to the skin.It helps in healing the damage that is done to the skin by pollution or sun exposure. Soyabean oil contains specific antioxidants which helps in maintaining the skin health and gives the special glow to the face.Antioxidant such as vitamin E and Vitamin B complex prevents the development of appearance of wrinkles. Also, by eating soyabean based products one can protect the skin and maintain skin’s good health.Soybean oil helps in develop more glowing skin and brighter skin but even out the skin tone and improve skin texture as well.Sodium Hydroxide: We only use natural food grade top quality Sodium Hydroxide and in low amounts. There has been studies done showing natural Sodium Hydroxide helps to slow aging. It also help to clean the skin but when it is put in at small amounts it is not drying to the skin. The biggest key factor here is the type you use.Aloe: Aloe vera has a long history of use as a treatment for first- and second-degree burns and minor wounds. Aloe vera appears to increase the speed of wound healing and activate the immune cells responsible for fighting off infection, allowing a burn or wound to heal quickly and cleanly. It can also soothe the pain and irritation of a burn. Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer that is used to hydrate dry skin and smooth age-related wrinkles. When applied directly, it readily penetrates the skin and acts to increase the amount of oxygen brought to skin cells. Aloe contains a wealth of active constituents, including amino acids, fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E, which are important in the process of skin repair. Aloe contains salicylates, anti-inflammatory compounds which are the precursors of salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin. Aloe is used for psoriasis and eczema, acting to calm inflammation and relieve pain and itching. Aloe vera may slow the skin effects of frostbite by bringing extra oxygen to damaged cells. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, application of a 0.5 percent aloe vera cream may help improve the symptoms of genital herpes. Aloe can also be used to treat radiation burns from cancer treatment and soothe the itching of poison ivy and insect stings.Here is an idea of what most of the others contain: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Slearic Acid, Sodium Palmitate, Aqua Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Parfum, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, zinc Oxide, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Alumina, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool. Now how about a little more in-depth of what this all is?•Sodium Lauroyl IsethionateUses: According to DCI it is used as a detergent, wetting agent, and emulsifierAbout This Ingredient: This is a synthetic detergent. It may dry the skin out because if it's degreasing properties. Depending on where you look, this detergent may be listed as a mild skin irritant.How It's Made: This detergent is chemically synthesized in a lab.Summary: This Dove soap ingredient does not appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin (aside from cleaning it), and may dry it out.•Stearic AcidUses: Used as a hardener in soap. According to DCI, it also gives liquid soap a pearly appearance.About This Ingredient: According to DCI and Cosmetics Info it is deemed safe by the FDA and CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) expert panel. DCI states that it is a possible sensitizer for allergic people. Stearic acid is a constituent in some vegetable oils.How It's Made: According to wikipedia, Stearic acid is prepared by treating animal fat with water at a high pressure and temperature, leading to the hydrolysis of triglycerides.Summary: This Dove ingredient does not appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin, and may sensitize you to allergens.•Sodium TallowateUses: Used for cleansing.About This Ingredient: Sodium tallowate is a salt of Tallow (according to Cosmetic Cop's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients it is a substance extracted from the fatty deposits of animals, especially from suet (the fat of cattle and sheep). Tallow is often used to make soap and candles. In soap, because of its fat content, it can be a problem for breakouts). According to The Soapmakers Companion (Susan Miller Cavitch) "Quite a bit of controversy surrounds the use of tallow in soap making. It is thought to clog pores, cause blackheads, and increase the incidence of eczema for individuals with sensitive skin."How It's Made: Sodium tallowate is made my mixing Tallow with Lye (a solution containing water and an alkali).Summary: This inexpensive and readily available Dove soap ingredient cleanses and moisturizes your skin, but may worsen or cause acne.•Sodium PalmitateUses: Used for cleansing and creating lather.About This Ingredient: Sodium Palmitate is a salt of Palmitic Acid (according to Cosmetic Cop's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. Palmitic Acid can be drying to the skin).How It's Made: Sodium Palmitate is made my mixing Palmitic Acid with Lye (a solution containing water and an alkali).Summary: This Dove soap ingredient cleanses your skin, but may dry it out.•Lauric AcidUses: According to Cosmetic Info it is a surfactant and cleansing agent.About This Ingredient: Lauric Acid occurs naturally in some vegetable oils like palm oil. It can be irritating to super-sensitive individuals at high concentrations.How It's Made: Occurs naturally.Summary: This ingredient cleanses your skin. It may irritate very sensitive skin.•Sodium IsethionateUses: It's generally used as a surfactant.bout This Ingredient: This ingredient is a type of detergent surfactant. It's pretty mild and produces a lot of dense lather. Sodium isethionate works equally well in soft or hard water.How It's Made: This ingredient is normally chemically synthesized in a lab.Summary: This ingredient is mild on the skin and non-drying.•WaterUses: Typically used in soap as a solvent for dissolving the oxidizer.About This Ingredient: A solvent is always needed to dissolve the oxidizer. It can be water, milk, or any other liquid containing water.How It's Made: Occurs naturally.Summary: Water is used as a means of dissolving the oxidizer (the thing that combines with the oils to make soap).•Sodium StearateUses: The Stearate salts are generally used for their lubricating properties. They also help to keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components, according to Cosmetic Info.About This Ingredient: According to DCI, this ingredient is about 98% Stearic Acid, and carries the same risks.How It's Made: Made by reacting sodium with stearic acid to create the salt, sodium stearate, according to wikipedia.Summary: This Dove soap ingredient does not appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin.•Cocamidopropyl BetaineUses: Used as a surfactant, according to Cosmetic Info.About This Ingredient: This is generally regarded as one of the more gentle surfactants, although some studies indicate it may be an allergen, according to wikipedia.How It's Made: I wasn't able to pin this down definitively, but I gather that it is synthesized in a lab.Summary: This ingredient cleanses your skin. It may also be an allergen.•Sodium CocoateUses: Used as a surfactant.About This Ingredient: This is a gentle surfactant.How It's Made: Sodium cocoate is produced by hydrolysis of the ester linkages in coconut oil with sodium hydroxide (same as Sodium Isethionate), a strong base, according to wikipedia.Summary: This ingredient cleanses your skin.•Sodium Palm KernelateUses: Used as a surfactant.About This Ingredient: This is a gentle surfactant.How It's Made: Sodium Palm Kernelate is formed by combining Palm Kernel oil with an oxidizer (such as Sodium Hydroxide).Summary: This ingredient cleanses your skin.•Sodium ChlorideUses: Used as a thickening agent.About This Ingredient: Sodium Chloride is the same as ordinary table salt.How It's Made: Occurs naturally. Can be mined or taken from seawater by evaporating it.Summary: This ingredient does not appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin.•Tetrasodium EDTAUses: Used as a preservative and chelating agent, according to wikipedia.About This Ingredient: No known toxicity to the skin.How It's Made: Synthesized in a lab.Summary: This ingredient does not appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin.•Tetrasodium EtidronateUses: Used as a preservative and chelating agent (DCI lists this as a synonym for Tetrasodium EDTA, I'm not sure why Dove lists this twice).About This Ingredient: No known toxicity to the skin.How It's Made: Synthesized in a lab.Summary: This ingredient does not appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin.•MaltolUses: Used as a flavoring agent, according to wikipedia.About This Ingredient: I wasn't able to find any information on the use of Maltol in soap. It occurs naturally in some types of plants. It does have a fragrance.How It's Made: I can't say definitively, but I would propose that it is probably harvested from plant material.Summary: This ingredient does not appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin. It might be used as a fragrance, but maybe not considering Dove claims this bar to be unscented.•Titanium DioxideUses: Used as a whitening agent.About This Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide is thought to have no negative side effects when used externally. However, I have read that people can be sensitive to it.How It's Made: Crude titanium dioxide is purified via titanium tetrachloride in the chloride process, according to wikipedia.Summary: This ingredient does not appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin. It may cause skin irritation.Red Dirt Soap CompanyRt 1 Box 159 Delaware, OK 74027 USPhone: 918-559-9186 Website: http://www.reddirtsoap.net/

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Spring has returned, and with it another edition of Clio, the History Division newsletter. In this edition, division head Michael S, Sweeney has the results of a survey asking members whether the division should take over Journalism History as the journal of the division. Research chair Douglas Cumming draws on personal experience and his father’s files to […]

Report: GOP Is Trying to Buy Murkowski’s Obamacare Repeal Vote by Letting Alaska Keep Obamacare

Report: GOP Is Trying to Buy Murkowski’s Obamacare Repeal Vote by Letting Alaska Keep Obamacare

by Jim Newell @ The Slatest

On Tuesday I wrote that the chances for Senate Republicans’ last stab at Obamacare repeal, Graham-Cassdidy, “may well hang on what offer Republican leaders are willing to make on Alaska’s behalf in the next week” in order to secure Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s pivotal vote. A couple of reports Thursday afternoon show us how that offer may be shaping up. To put it as generously as possible, it’s not subtle.

The first report, from Politico, says that Alaska, along with some other large, sparsely populated Western states, would be exempt from the per-capita caps that Graham-Cassidy would place on traditional Medicaid spending through 2026. In other words, Alaska—at least in the near term—would not be subject to the enormous entitlement reform that just about every Republican health care bill this year has tossed in its repeal-and-replace package. A good start. What else you got, Graham and Cassidy?

Independent Journal Review, citing a “Republican Senate aide,” reports what would be the most incredible package of carve-outs known to mankind. It would allow Alaska—and Hawaii, tossed in as a poor effort for political and legal cover—to keep Obamacare in the Obamacare repeal bill. And then some.

In addition to the per-capita cap exemption that Politico reports, a new draft would allow Alaska and Hawaii to “continue to receive Obamacare’s premium tax credits while they are repealed for all other states.” Not only would they get to keep the Obamacare tax credits flowing, but they would also, according to the aide, still be able to receive the block grant money that Graham-Cassidy replaces those subsidies with. The last provision would increase Alaska and Hawaii’s federal Medicaid match rate.

As IJR writes, the changes aren’t final. (Maybe they’ll toss in a gift certificate to the Sizzler for Murkowski, too.) I’ve reached out to the offices of Sens. Murkowski, Graham, and Cassidy for comment on this overflowing chest of legislative treasures, and will update with any new information if they get back.

Few Republican health care reforms are great deals for Alaska. Republican health care reforms slash federal spending on health care, and Alaska's health care costs are extraordinary. The only way to get Murkowski’s vote for the Republican health care reform, then, is to exempt Alaska from the Republican health care reform. This proposal would let Alaska keep its Obamacare money, reap the Graham-Cassidy money on top of that, boost its Medicaid match rate, and not have to abide by the trade-offs of either bill. Nice deal, if you can swing it. Is it possible to expand this language to include all 50 states and the District of Columbia? Might pick up some votes!

By the way, if a deal like this is presented, shouldn’t that prompt Lindsey Graham himself to jump ship from his own proposal? He did say in June that if leaders started “that crap” of straight-up buying votes for their health care bill then “they’re going to lose me.”

Also in June, Murkowski warned that state-specific efforts to “get” her vote for a bad bill wouldn’t work anyway. “Then you have a nationwide system that doesn't work,” she said. “That then comes crashing down and Alaska's not able to kind of keep it together on its own.”

A Glorious 145-Ton “Fatberg” Has Been Found Beneath London

A Glorious 145-Ton “Fatberg” Has Been Found Beneath London

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

A nauseating stalactite of sewage has been found beneath the streets of East London.

The “fatberg,” as the water company officials call it, is composed of diapers, wet wipes, fats, and oils that have congealed into a giant, repulsive mass. Officials compared the task of clearing it out of the Victorian-era sewer that it blocked—a campaign that they expect to take three weeks—to breaking up a giant slab of concrete.

The mass is more than 800 feet of cooking fats, sanitary products, diapers, and condoms, weighing in at roughly 145 tons. (That’s roughly the weight of 22 African elephants or 70 cars.) This kind of fatberg forms, according to a statement put out by the water company officials, through the repetition of everyday actions like flushing wipes and sanitary products or pouring fats and oils down the drain.

This isn’t the first fatberg discovered in London. In 2013, a “bus-sized” fatberg was found after some residents found their toilets wouldn’t flush. Two years later, an 11-ton fatberg broke a sewer pipe. The New York Times reported the city spent $4.6 million on the problem in one year.

But it’s not just a London problem. Fatbergs have been reported in cities around the—including the U.S.—in smaller sizes. New York City, according to a city report, spent $18 million fighting five years of grease-related sewage backups, the most common type of blockage.

The company responsible for clearing this London fatberg will have to use eight people, manning high-powered hoses, to break up the mass, according to the statement. They’ll then cart away the pieces in a tank truck.

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Today’s Impeach-O-Meter: Voters Bump Trump for Repub Dump

Today’s Impeach-O-Meter: Voters Bump Trump for Repub Dump

by Ben Mathis-Lilley @ The Slatest

The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same.

Our man's approval rating is soaring! Per FiveThirtyEight's approval poll aggregator, he's almost up to the point of being a regular unpopular president rather than a historically despised one:

Wha' happen? A new NBC/WSJ poll indicates that the public was impressed when Trump rejected the typical Republican approach to budgeting—namely, shutting down the government for no reason while threatening to create an economic catastrophe by defaulting on the national debt—in favor of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer's plan to not do that:

Not ruining things on purpose is apparently a better political move than praising the patrons of a white-power torch rally as "some very fine people." Who knew?

Dozens of NFL Players Take a Knee After Trump Criticizes Anthem Protests for Third Day

Dozens of NFL Players Take a Knee After Trump Criticizes Anthem Protests for Third Day

by Daniel Politi @ The Slatest

President Donald Trump seems to be obsessed. The commander in chief woke up Sunday morning with a hankering to fire off a series of tweets once again calling for fans to boycott the NFL “until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country.” For those keeping count that marked the third day in a row the president criticized players who take a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence. It seemed to be a taunt that will assure any protests that were already planned for today would suddenly become much larger.

The defiance was clear in the first NFL game of the day, where players displayed a strong sense of unity as about two dozen Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players took a knee and pretty much all the rest linked arms in solidarity. Among those joining the protest in London was Ravens Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, who also took a knee. And it wasn’t just the players who displayed unity. Ravens coach John Harbaugh, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone, and Jaguars owner Shad Khan locked arms with the players during the national anthem.

The players who were kneeling then stood for “God Save the Queen,” Britain’s national anthem, although the players and coaches remained locked arm-in-arm.

On Facebook, the Jaguars published a photo with Khan at the center and a simple message: “Unity.”

The owner of the Ravens, Steve Bisciotti, also expressed support for the protesters through a statement released on Twitter during the first quarter of the game. “We recognize our players’ influence,” he said. “We respect their demonstration and support them 100 percent. All voices need to be heard. That’s democracy in its highest form.”

The support from the owners continues the largely negative reaction to Trump’s initial statement on Friday night during a rally in Alabama. Even some who have supported Trump in the past expressed their opposition to the president, including Patriots CEO and Chairman Robert Kraft, who donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration. “I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday,” Kraft said. “I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities."

Trump’s three-day marathon of NFL criticism began Friday night, when he harshly criticized owners for tolerating players who he said disrespect the United States by failing to stand up for the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump said.

That statement was met with a chorus of criticism from the sports world but the commander in chief doubled down on Saturday through Twitter: "If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!" He also directly attacked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his (very mild) criticism of Trump earlier in the day. “Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country,” Trump wrote. “Tell them to stand!”

Eight Dead at a Florida Nursing Home That Lost Power After Irma

Eight Dead at a Florida Nursing Home That Lost Power After Irma

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

 

Hurricane Irma caused less flooding than expected when it passed through Florida this weekend, but its threat to the people in the state has not passed. Eight people have died at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, that went without power for days and was evacuated Wednesday morning.

Three patients were found dead at the home, and five others died after arriving at the hospital, according to officials there. About 100 patients were evacuated from the home. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief attributed the deaths to heat-related causes, stemming from a lack of air conditioning in the home.

The nursing home released a statement later Wednesday morning: “The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills has evacuated this morning due to a prolonged power failure to the transformer which powered the facility’s air conditioning system as a result of the hurricane. Unfortunately, early this morning several patients experienced distress.”* Stat is reporting that the nursing home has a history of safety issues, and specifically with problems with its generator.*

Although exact numbers of Irma-related deaths are not yet available, the Associated Press has reported that, apart from the nursing home deaths, 13 people in Florida have died “in Irma-related circumstances.” The AP also reports that four people in South Carolina and two in Georgia have died.

As David Halstead, the former director of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, wrote in an editorial on CNN’s website before Irma hit, powerful storms leave danger in their wake. In an analysis of more than 100 deaths in the state from four 2004 storms, he said, he found that less than a quarter of the deaths resulted directly from the storm:

We have heard the stories of survivors who drove through roads in flooded conditions and their vehicles left the roadway with the occupants of the car drowning in deep ditches. Too many people still think their vehicle is capable of traveling across flooded roads.

Then there are those who die from carbon monoxide poisoning because they run generators in enclosed garages or inside their homes. People can die from clearing debris—especially from their roofs—or from electrocution from downed power lines. They can also die from stress.

But the retirement-focused Florida also has its own particular risk factors as, by some metrics, the oldest state, with almost a fifth of its population 65 or older. Not only are these retirees more physically vulnerable and in need of greater care, but they also, as the New York Times notes, lack family resources that can be so helpful in times of emergency.

After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, agencies had to deal with thousands of older people suddenly found without homes. Before Irma, some senior homes talked about their attempts to prepare. But as thousands of people remain in shelters and millions more are without power, the danger of Hurricane Irma, is not over.

Update, Sept. 13, 2017, 12:10 p.m.: This post has been updated to include a statement from the nursing home. It was also updated after the announcement of a sixth death.

Update, Sept. 13, 2017, 1:38 p.m.: This post has been updated to include information about the cause of the deaths and reporting from Stat.

Update, Sept. 13, 2017, 5:12 p.m.: This post has been updated to note the announcement of eight total deaths. 

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Today's Impeach-O-Meter: We Forgot How Much Trump Hates Jeff Sessions Now

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: We Forgot How Much Trump Hates Jeff Sessions Now

by Ben Mathis-Lilley @ The Slatest

The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same.

Much speculation about Donald Trump's apparent decision to partner with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on DACA-related legislation has involved POTUS' beef with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Trump's decisions are driven by impulsive personal animosity, the thinking goes, and buddying up with Pelosi/Schumer is simply the best way to get back at McConnell for failing to pass a health care bill. The New York Times, though, noted Thursday that the DACA decision is also a stick to the eye of hardline anti-immigration attorney general Jeff Sessions, who angered Trump by recusing himself from the Russia investigation and leaving it under the control of deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein then appointed Robert Mueller, whose public prestige and statutory independence from the administration means Trump can't bully him. And that makes Donny real mad! From the Times:

When the phone call ended, Mr. McGahn relayed the news [about Mueller's appointment] to the president and his aides. Almost immediately, Mr. Trump lobbed a volley of insults at Mr. Sessions, telling the attorney general it was his fault they were in the current situation. Mr. Trump told Mr. Sessions that choosing him to be attorney general was one of the worst decisions he had made, called him an “idiot,” and said that he should resign.

As wild as this is, it's probably a wash for now for impeachment purposes. On the one hand it's a reminder that Trump may well commit the supremely stupid and self-incriminating act of firing the attorney general because he won't let the president obstruct justice. On the other, doing the opposite of what Jeff Sessions wants on every issue would mean embracing sensible, popular positions on issues ranging from DREAMers to asset seizure to weed decriminalization. So ... we'll see!

Live Blog: How NFL Players are Protesting Trump Throughout Sunday

Live Blog: How NFL Players are Protesting Trump Throughout Sunday

by Nick Greene @ The Slatest

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests were never explicitly about Donald Trump, but, thanks to the president’s comments at an Alabama rally on Friday night (as well as an ensuing series of tweets), Trump has made sure that he will be the focus of any and all protests this NFL Sunday. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump said on Friday.

At the early game played in London between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars, dozens of players took a knee and many others linked arms in solidarity. Jacksonville won 44-7, and no one was fired.

We'll be updating this live blog with news of protests around the league as today's games unfold.

Pharma Bro Fraudster Martin Shkreli Is Jailed After Soliciting Lock of Hillary Clinton’s Hair

Pharma Bro Fraudster Martin Shkreli Is Jailed After Soliciting Lock of Hillary Clinton’s Hair

by Elliot Hannon @ The Slatest

Pharma bro fraudster Martin Shkreli was jailed Wednesday after a federal judge revoked his $5 million bail in response to a Facebook post where Shkreli solicited a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair in return for $5,000. Shkreli was convicted in August on three counts of fraud over his running of two hedge funds and a pharmaceutical company and is awaiting sentencing. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Shkreli issued an apology for the post, which is but the latest instance of erratic behavior by the 34-year-old, who first came into public view in 2015 for gleefully raising the price of an AIDS medication 5,000 percent overnight from $1 to $750. “It never occurred to me that my awkward attempt at humor or satire would cause Mrs. Clinton or the Secret Service any distress,” Shkreli said in a written letter to the judge. “I understand now, that some may have read my comments about Mrs. Clinton as threatening, when that was never my intention when making those comments.”

U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, however, wasn’t buying it. “He does not need to apologize to me. He should have apologized to the government, the Secret Service, and Hillary Clinton,” Matsumoto said Wednesday. “This is a solicitation of assault. That is not protected by the First Amendment… There has been a danger presented through this post.”

Shkreli was taken to jail immediately following the hour-long hearing and will likely stay there until his sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for January. Despite his public posture around the bail hearing, if you thought that Shkreli was actually remorseful—about anything—think again. From the Washington Post:

On Facebook, Shkreli has struck a more defiant note. “Lol Hillary Clinton’s presumptive agents are hard at work. It was just a prank, bro! But still, lock HER up. Spend your resources investigating her, not me!!,” he said in a post the same day prosecutors filed their motion to have his bail revoked.

Shkreli’s lawyers argued, unsuccessfully, that the public irritant of a man is not a threat. They did not argue that he is not a bad person. Shkreli’s attorneys even tried to use Donald Trump’s deceitful language and abhorrent conduct on the campaign trail as precedent for why the convicted fraudster was engaging in protected speech. Or more specifically, “constitutionally-protected political hyperbole.”

“During the campaign, Trump used ‘political hyperbole,” Shkreli’s attorneys said, when he said that Clinton, his Democratic opponent, would abolish the Second Amendment if elected… “Indeed, in the current political climate, dissent has unfortunately often taken the form of political satire, hyperbole, parody, or sarcasm,” Shkreli’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said in a letter to the court. “While we do not condone Mr. Shkreli’s comments, his constitutionally-protected political hyperbole does not rise to the level of making him a ‘danger to the community’ when he is not and has never been considered to be a danger.”

Shkreli has indicated he will appeal his August conviction.

McCain, Collins, Murkowski: Where the Big Three Stand on Obamacare Repeal

McCain, Collins, Murkowski: Where the Big Three Stand on Obamacare Repeal

by Jim Newell @ The Slatest

Senate Republicans have been stuck on 48 or 49 votes for their last-ditch health care plan, Graham-Cassidy, since late last week. They continue to be stuck on that number Tuesday. We will know when they become unstuck when Senate leaders begin skipping down the halls, giggling like schoolchildren, to set up the vote. They have until next Saturday to get to 50, and then their ability to pass an Obamacare repeal with a simple-majority vote expires.

So far there seems to be one hard “no”: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who is far more interested in broadcasting his escalating complaints about the bill to as many reporters as possible than he does in seeking some extraction. That means two of the following three holdouts would be necessary, along with all of the other 48 members of the caucus: Maine Sen. Susan Collins, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. These are the three that tanked the Obamacare repeal process last time, in that dramatic late July vote, but none have come out with a firm position on Graham-Cassidy yet.

Here’s how they explained their thinking Tuesday.

Susan Collins

Collins is viewed as the least likely of the three to support the bill. She’s the most moderate member of the caucus, and she came nowhere close to supporting any of the several repeal bills the Senate considered over the summer. Graham-Cassidy, which would replace the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and subsidies with block grants allotted to states, also contains the elements of previous health care bills that most alarmed her: permission for states to gut protections for those with pre-existing conditions, per-capita spending caps on traditional Medicaid, and the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Collins was not prepared to come out as a “no” on Tuesday. But what she’s seen of the bill, she said, “causes me great concern.” Graham-Cassidy has "many of the same flaws of the bill that we rejected previously, and in fact it has some additional flaws,” she told reporters, citing specifically the bill’s treatment of those with pre-existing conditions.

This is not a health care bill that treats Susan Collins’ vote as all that attainable.

John McCain

The pursuit of McCain’s vote is the most slapstick. About one hour after each time McCain makes his criteria known publicly, an effort to meet that criteria suddenly materializes.

On Monday morning, McCain said that the support of his governor, Doug Ducey, was of the utmost importance to him. Shortly thereafter, a tweet appeared on Ducey’s feed offering his support for the bill. It remains unclear what machinations were required to obtain Ducey’s support, since Graham-Cassidy would appear to take money from his state and retains the Medicaid cuts that made Ducey queasy over the summer.

The endorsement, though helpful, wasn’t enough to get McCain to "yes." He insisted, again, that any bill that is to win his support must go through “regular order”: hearings, markups, amendments.

Shortly after McCain said that, both Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced that the committees they chair would hold Graham-Cassidy hearings next week. Johnson’s sudden announcement of a show health care hearing was especially cynical, since he chairs the ... Homeland Security Committee. That one has since been canceled, but Hatch’s Finance Committee hearing is still on for next Monday.

The rushed hearing, which the Democratic ranking member of the committee, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, has called “an abomination on the history of this storied committee," looked just a bit like a stunt put together to give McCain enough cover to claim the process met his “regular order” test.

But McCain doesn’t seem to be taking that cover.

“Do you think that that’s regular order?” he asked reporters on Tuesday. “I always thought regular order was hearings and debates and amendments, and then to the floor with debates and special amendments. That’s what I thought regular order was.”

Expect, then, leaders to set up some sort of Potemkin process of more stunt hearings, debates, amendments, floor debates, and special amendments to get McCain onboard.

Lisa Murkowski

If Collins and Paul oppose the bill, but McCain supports it, it really all comes down to Murkowski. And her vote hinges on the numbers.

“I’m still looking for the data that walks me through how Alaska actually does,” Murkowski told reporters Tuesday following the Senate Republican caucus lunch. “But I don’t have that right now. So those that have asked, ‘Where are you, where are you?’—it’s not that I’m being evasive, it’s that I’m trying to be diligent.”

She cited Alaska’s governor, Bill Walker, in insisting that additional “flexibility” for states is not nearly enough. “My governor has said ‘I like flexibility, but if I get half as much money, flexibility doesn’t help me,’ ” she said. “So, in fairness to my governor, in fairness to Alaskans, the numbers actually matter.”

Well, Walker himself seems to have looked at some numbers and determined that they are, indeed, bad. Walker, an independent, was part of a bipartisan group of 10 governors Tuesday who issued a letter opposing Graham-Cassidy.

“Our country’s Medicaid program has been in place for over 50 years,” Walker told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. “Any proposal to restructure Medicaid goes far beyond repealing the Affordable Care Act.” He noted that “any proposal to shift federal costs to the states would likely result in drastic cuts to our Medicaid program.”

If Murkowski is following Walker’s lead, the fate of this bill, and the future of the country’s health care systems, may well hang on what offer Republican leaders are willing to make on Alaska’s behalf in the next week.

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Dom Pérignon

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Alcoholic beverages – champagne & wine Owner of the brand: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE Key competitors: Nicolas Feuillatte, G.H. Mumm, Laurent-Perrier, Taittinger, Pommery, Piper-Heidsieck, Cristal

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Lego

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Kids products – toys; Media & entertainment – theme parks Owner of the brand: The Lego Group Key competitors: Mega Bloks, Mattel, Hasbro

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Starbucks

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Restaurants – coffee shops; FMCG Non-alcoholic beverages – coffee Owner of the brand: Starbucks Corporation Key competitors: McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Costa Coffee, Tim Hortons

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AXA

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – insurance companies, asset management Owner of the brand: The AXA Group Key competitors: Allianz,  Aegon, Generali, ING, Aviva

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Former Trump Campaign Chief Reportedly Under Intermittent FBI Surveillance From 2014 Until This Year

Former Trump Campaign Chief Reportedly Under Intermittent FBI Surveillance From 2014 Until This Year

by Elliot Hannon @ The Slatest

There are many potential vulnerabilities in President Trump’s legal defense in the multipronged investigation into his Russian ties—Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., Mike Flynn, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, advisers Roger Stone and Carter Page, to name a few in Trump’s orbit—but former campaign chief Paul Manafort, so far, appears to be the biggest liability. On top of all we know already about Manafort’s shadowy overseas political consulting operation, CNN reported Monday that Manafort was under FBI surveillance dating back to 2014, well before he joined the Trump campaign. The FBI eavesdropping continued, although apparently not continuously, until earlier this year, after Trump had taken office. Manafort was fired from the campaign months before Election Day, but continued to communicate with Trump into his presidency.

Manafort caught the attention of the FBI, unrelated to Trump, for his work in Ukraine with the party of Kremlin-backed former President Viktor Yanukovych, who came to power in 2010, but was ousted by nationwide demonstrations in 2014. The FBI surveillance was authorized by a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, a top-secret process that oversees national security cases. For a judge to grant the warrant, the FBI doesn’t need to show evidence of a crime, but it must show that the individual may be working as a foreign agent.

According to CNN, the initial investigation of Manafort fizzled and surveillance was discontinued in 2016. The FBI, however, obtained a new FISA warrant later that year that ran at least into early 2017. "The FBI interest deepened last fall because of intercepted communications between Manafort and suspected Russian operatives, and among the Russians themselves, that reignited their interest in Manafort," CNN reports. "As part of the FISA warrant, CNN has learned that earlier this year, the FBI conducted a search of a storage facility belonging to Manafort. It's not known what they found."

It’s unclear when exactly surveillance of Manafort restarted, but in August, CNN reported that U.S. intelligence intercepted suspected Russian intelligence officers discussing Manafort in the summer of 2016, months before the election. “The suspected operatives relayed what they claimed were conversations with Manafort, encouraging help from the Russians,” CNN reported at the time.

Manafort’s work abroad, particularly in Ukraine, weaved together dodgy political affiliations and murky financial dealings. Manafort’s jazz-like interpretation of American laws, despite the attention of American investigators, may not have been enough to do him in, but then in June 2016 Manafort popped up much closer to home—as the campaign manager of the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. By late August, Manafort was out at Trump headquarters, replaced by Steve Bannon, but Manafort remained a person of interest and when Robert Mueller was designated Special Counsel in June 2017, the former FBI chief picked up the pace and intensity of the probe, particularly of Manafort.

“Dispensing with the plodding pace typical of many white-collar investigations, Mr. Mueller’s team has used what some describe as shock-and-awe tactics to intimidate witnesses and potential targets of the inquiry,” the New York Times reports. “Mr. Mueller has obtained a flurry of subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify before a grand jury, lawyers and witnesses say, sometimes before his prosecutors have taken the customary first step of interviewing them.” In July, federal agents conducted a predawn knockless search of Manafort’s Virginia home, commandeering files that may provide evidence of offshore financial dealings. To obtain the warrant, Mueller would have needed to convince a judge that inside Manafort’s house was evidence of a crime.

Mueller's team hasn't stopped there. From theTimes:

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, then followed the house search with a warning: His prosecutors told Mr. Manafort they planned to indict him, said two people close to the investigation...
Instead of invitations to the prosecutor’s office, [Manafort and Flynn associates] have been presented with grand jury subpoenas, forcing them to either testify or take the Fifth Amendment and raise suspicions that they had something to hide. At least three witnesses have recently been subpoenaed to testify about Mr. Manafort: Jason Maloni, a spokesman who appeared before the grand jury for more than two hours on Friday, and the heads of two consulting firms — Mercury Public Affairs and the Podesta Group — who worked with Mr. Manafort on behalf of Viktor F. Yanukovych, the pro-Russia former president of Ukraine.
Mr. Mueller’s team also took the unusual step of issuing a subpoena to Melissa Laurenza, a specialist in lobbying law who formerly represented Mr. Manafort, according to people familiar with the subpoena. Conversations between lawyers and their clients are normally considered bound by attorney-client privilege, but there are exceptions when lawyers prepare public documents that are filed on behalf of their client.

Mueller’s tactics and pace appear to be born out of a sense of urgency to make significant progress in the investigation before it can be accused of being a fishing expedition and the general sense of impunity of Trump associates, even those under investigation, that might require tougher treatment to ensure compliance.

Look back at the annual convention with the Fall Clio

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

Need a memory refresh on History Division activities from the annual convention? The latest issue of Clio, the History Division newsletter, has you covered with a full rundown of the minutes of the division business meeting and photographs from different division activities in Chicago. There’s much more in the fall issue. One of the issues the […]

The History of Microsoft - 1987

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For Microsoft, 1987 brings the announcement of Excel for Windows, we ship our first CD-ROM application and Microsoft announces the "New Mouse" which is nicknamed the "Dove Soap Bar&qu

LinkedIn

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – social media Owner of the brand: Microsoft Corporation Key competitors: Viadeo, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Medium

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HP

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Electronics & technology – computers, tablets, office equipment; Professional services – technological solutions; Retail – e-retail Owner of the brand: HP Inc. Key competitors: Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Lenovo, Xerox, Canon

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Johnson’s

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – baby care Owner of the brand: Johnson & Johnson Key competitors: Pampers, Huggies

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Marriott Refuses to Cancel Conference Booked by Anti-Muslim Hate Group

Marriott Refuses to Cancel Conference Booked by Anti-Muslim Hate Group

by April Glaser @ The Slatest

One of the largest anti-Muslim grassroots hate groups in the United States, Act for America, is hosting its annual conference on Oct. 2–3 in Arlington, Virginia, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. ACTCON2017 strives to be a massive gathering of people from across the country to strategize how to fight the “leftist Islamic coalition,” which is “waging war against the rule of law,” according to the group’s founder, Brigitte Gabriel.

The group Muslim Advocates, a civil rights organization, sent Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson, a letter on Sept. 11 urging his company to cancel the hotel’s commitment to host ACTCON2017. As the letter points out, Marriott states on its website that “diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our core values and strategic business goals,” which, one would think, might include not hosting a group that works to advance hate speech and anti-Muslim legislation.

Watch the full ACTCON promotional video:

Act for America said in a statement to Slate that Muslim Advocates are unfairly portraying the group as racist, noting that there will be a Palestinian, a Jewish person, and other underrepresented minorities speaking at the conference.

Act for America was behind the more than 20 anti-Muslim protests, dubbed “March Against Sharia,” held across the country during Ramadan this year, where participants, some of whom were armed, marched down streets and in front of mosques with the aim of opposing Islamic law and the presence of Muslims in the United States. The Facebook pages for March Against Sharia were likewise statured with calls for violence toward, and even murdering, Muslims.

But, as a spokesperson from Marriott confirmed for Slate, the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington will not be canceling its hosting. “We are a hospitality company that provides public accommodations and function space,” said the spokesperson. “Acceptance of business does not indicate support or endorsement of any group or individual.”

Marriott’s decision to host ACTCON is particularly curious given the company’s 2010 decision to cancel its hosting of American Renaissance, a white nationalist conference. Sorenson, the CEO of Marriott, previously noted that President Trump’s travel ban focusing on six Muslim-majority countries was broadly perceived as “a big deal” in the Middle East and that “the symbolism is wrong.”

Marriott recently started a new ad campaign called “Golden Rule,” which appears to promote a theme of treating every person with equality and dignity. One of the advertisements, for example, starts with images of strangers helping each other and the line: “It would be great if human beings were great at being human and if all of mankind were made up of kind women and kind men.”

This decision from Marriott comes after Airbnb decided last month to boot off its platform several white supremacists and neo-Nazis who booked nights at homes in Charlottesville, Virginia, for after-parties following the Unite the Right rally. After Airbnb stopped working with the organizers of the Unite the Right rally, which was largely being organized on the alt-right website the Daily Stormer, other online businesses decided to stop doing business with the the Daily Stormer as well, on account of the rampant hate speech hosted there, which violates many web companies’ terms of service. GoDaddy, Cloudflare, and Google all stopped worked with the Daily Stormer.* Later, numerous other web companies, like Spotify, PayPal, and OkCupid, all made efforts to remove accounts of individuals or groups that forward hate speech, too. These decisions give Marriott plenty of social and political cover if it would decide to stop providing a forum for Act for America. But Marriott isn’t using it.

*Correction, Sept. 21, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.: This article originally misspelled Cloudflare's name.

Danone

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – dairy; FMCG Non-alcoholic beverages – water Owner of the brand: Danone Key competitors: Nestlé, Yoplait, Chobani, Aquafina, Dasani

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3 Branding Lessons From Dove for Startups

3 Branding Lessons From Dove for Startups


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Over the last few years, we have seen tons of startups build apps and products. If you’re starting off today, the bigger question is not what you build but how you get people to notice what you do. A lot of FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies face the same issue. After all, a soap is a soap is a soap, right? How do you get people to think of it differently?

Channel 4

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – TV channels, streaming services Owner of the brand: Channel Four Television Corporation (a public corporation of the UK government) Key competitors: BBC, ITV, Sky, Netflix

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Miu Miu

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – luxury apparel; FMCG Personal care & beauty – fragrances; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: Prada SpA Group Key competitors: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès, Ralph Lauren

Artykuł Miu Miu pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Always

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – feminine care Owner of the brand: Procter & Gamble Co. Key competitors: Carefree, Bodyform, Kotex, o.b., Stayfree

Artykuł Always pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

7up

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Non-alcoholic beverages – soft drinks Owner of the brand: Dr Pepper Snapple Group (US), PepsiCo (rest of the world) Key competitors: Sprite

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Oracle

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Electronics & technology – software, communications equipment; Professional services – technological solutions Owner of the brand: Oracle Corporation Key competitors: IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Amazon, Google, Salesforce,

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Dove owner Unilever just posted a jump in sales

Dove owner Unilever just posted a jump in sales


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The maker of Dove soap, Lipton tea and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, said underlying sales rose 2.8% in the first quarter.

PlayStation

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Electronics & technology – video game consoles; Media & entertainment – games, streaming services Owner of the brand: Sony Corporation Key competitors: Xbox, Nintendo

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Who’s More Qualified to Give Opinions About Health Care Policy, Jimmy Kimmel or Donald Trump?

Who’s More Qualified to Give Opinions About Health Care Policy, Jimmy Kimmel or Donald Trump?

by Ben Mathis-Lilley @ The Slatest

In a turn of events that began when his child was born with a condition that required open-heart surgery, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has become the face of public opposition to Affordable Care Act repeal. Kimmel has been specifically critical of the way Republicans have proposed repeal bills that would allow states to waive the ACA's requirement that insurers offer reasonably priced coverage to individuals with pre-existing medical conditions. As he's (correctly) explained, such waivers—like the one in the Graham-Cassidy bill currently looming in the Senate—would likely make it impossible for many families like his whose breadwinners aren't well-compensated celebrities to afford care for their sick kids.

Some on the right have responded by telling Kimmel he should stick to entertainment:

You may have noticed a flaw in this strategy, namely that the nation's most powerful Republican got elected president largely because he starred on a reality show for loud idiots. So: Who is more qualified to discuss public policy, Jimmy Kimmel or president of the United States? Let's break it down.

1. Attitude toward reading complicated material:

Kimmel's detailed Wednesday monologue would indicate that he has done a fair amount of research on the issue of ACA repeal.

Trump famously doesn't like to read briefing papers if they're long and don't involve pictures.

2. Ability to explain health care reform in layman's terms:

Kimmel, again, did this on Wednesday.

Trump has famously never demonstrated, in either public or private, any understanding of how Republican health care plans work.

3. Intellectual pedigree of TV co-stars:

Kimmel worked with a former presidential adviser and Yale Law School graduate on a distinguished high-brow program that involved tests of knowledge in areas such as literature and history.

Trump's Celebrity Apprentice co-stars included Gene Simmons and Jose Canseco.

4. History of being so bad at his ostensible occupation (business, for Trump; being a comedian, for Kimmel) that investors in one of his enterprises insisted shortly before its second bankruptcy filing that he resign from any role in its management:

In 2009, bondholders in Trump's publicly traded Trump Entertainment Resorts organization forced him out of his role running the company shortly before it filed for its second bankruptcy.

This sort of thing has never happened, to my knowledge, to Jimmy Kimmel. His relationships with the other creators of Crank Yankers appear to be solid. The Man Show, its problematic sexual politics aside, never filed for bankruptcy even one time.

My verdict? Neither of these people should probably be president, but especially not Donald Trump.

Facebook Agrees to Turn Over Thousands of Russian-Bought Political Ads During 2016 Election

Facebook Agrees to Turn Over Thousands of Russian-Bought Political Ads During 2016 Election

by Elliot Hannon @ The Slatest

Facebook announced Thursday it will turn over to Congress more than 3,000 political ads that were bought during the 2016 president election and linked to Russian accounts. The move, announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook, comes as evidence continues to grow that Russian-affiliated accounts were able to manipulate the site in a variety of different ways to target American voters. Shady Russian accounts have been known to try to sow division and disorder, but during the election they didn't stop there. A Russian Facebook page called “Being Patriotic,” for example, was able to organize more than a dozen Trump rallies in Florida. Recently, Facebook has shut down hundreds of fake accounts posing as American activists run by a Russian firm linked to the Kremlin. Facebook also admitted it allowed a pro-Kremlin Russian “troll farm” to buy $100,000 worth of ads to target voters during the 2016 election and beyond.

The scope of Russia’s influence on the social media network suddenly appeared to be far more pervasive and Facebook struggled to respond to criticism of its permissiveness and calls for greater transparency. The company balked at handing over too much of its ad data citing concerns for user privacy, but on Thursday changed course offering to turn over the ads to investigators. “The integrity of our elections is fundamental to democracy around the world,” Zuckerberg said. “That's why we've built teams dedicated to working on election integrity and preventing governments from interfering in the elections of other nations... We are looking into foreign actors, including additional Russian groups and other former Soviet states, as well as organizations like the campaigns, to further our understanding of how they used our tools."

Zuckerberg also outlined policy changes to increase security and oversight of political ads, particularly propaganda, and create greater transparency when a political ad shows up in your timeline.  

When someone buys political ads on TV or other media, they're required by law to disclose who paid for them. But you still don't know if you're seeing the same messages as everyone else. So we're going to bring Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency. Not only will you have to disclose which page paid for an ad, but we will also make it so you can visit an advertiser's page and see the ads they're currently running to any audience on Facebook. We will roll this out over the coming months, and we will work with others to create a new standard for transparency in online political ads.

“[W]e are in a new world. It is a new challenge for internet communities to deal with nation states attempting to subvert elections,” Zuckerberg said. “But if that's what we must do, we are committed to rising to the occasion.”

IBM

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Electronics & technology – computers, software, communications equipment; Professional services – technological solutions, management consulting Owner of the brand: International Business Machines Corporation Key competitors: Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Accenture, Amazon

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Beethoven, a Bank and Dove Soap

Beethoven, a Bank and Dove Soap


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by Doug Cumming, Washington & Lee University You may have seen this beautiful online video. It’s called “Best coin ever spent.” On a perfect day last May, at 6 p.m., in the busy central square …

Dove Company History and Review: Real Beauty, Real Soap!

Dove Company History and Review: Real Beauty, Real Soap!


Maple Holistics

Looking to spread your wings and learn how to fly? Learn from Dove! Check out our Dove Company History and Review feature here at Maple Holistics!

Burger King

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Restaurants – fast food chains Owner of the brand: Burger King Holdings (owned by 3G Capital) Key competitors: McDonald’s, Wendy’s, KFC, Subway

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Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Rocket Man

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Rocket Man

by Ben Mathis-Lilley @ The Slatest

The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same.

In honor of Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea if Kim "Rocket Man" Jong-un doesn't stop building and testing nuclear wepaons, our regular Impeach-O-Meter graphic has been replaced today by a photo taken 16 milliseconds after the detonation of "The Gadget" at the Trinity site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945—the first nuclear explosion in history:

Wrote Manhattan Project director J. Robert Oppenheimer of the moments after the bomb went off: "A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent." Have a good night.

American Express

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – payment solutions Owner of the brand: American Express Company Key competitors: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, PayPal

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Kaepernick’s Mom Has Perfect Comeback for Trump: “Guess That Makes Me a Proud B---h”

Kaepernick’s Mom Has Perfect Comeback for Trump: “Guess That Makes Me a Proud B---h”

by Daniel Politi @ The Slatest

The mother of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was one of the many to take to Twitter to respond to President Trump’s criticism of NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a (expletive) off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump said at a rally in Alabama Friday night.

Although Trump didn’t actually name Kaepernick, it seemed pretty clear who his words were directed at considering he was the one who first gained notoriety last year for protesting the national anthem. And Kaepernick’s mom, Teresa Kaepernick, was quick to respond: “Guess that makes me a proud bitch!”

Kaepernick’s parents had already made it clear they were “proud” of their son “and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.”

Trump’s criticism of the protesting players also faced resistance from the NFL leadership and other football players. "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. Although the statement was presented as a response to Trump’s comments, Goodell never actually mentioned the president or what he said in his statement.

The union representing NFL players was much more direct in its criticism of the president. “We will never back down,” DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, wrote on Twitter Saturday morning. “We no longer can afford to stick to sports.”

Several NFL players also criticized Trump’s words. “It's really sad man ... our president is a asshole,” wrote Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy.

Eric Ebron, a tight end for the Detroit Lions, wondered: “Does anyone tell trump to stick to politics, like they tell us to stick to sports?”

The linebacker for the Washington NFL team also called on Trump to stay out of football: “Trump stay in ur place... football have nothing to do wit u.”

Minnesota Vikinks running back Bishop Sankey, meanwhile, took the longer view and didn’t even mention football, focusing on how the commander in chief somehow thinks it’s fine to insult fellow citizens. “It's a shame and disgrace when you have the President of the US calling citizens of the country sons of a bitches,” he wrote.

Despite all the criticism, Trump doubled down on Saturday, using Twitter to repeat the same message he had espoused during Friday's campaign rally: "If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!"

Under Armour

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – sportswear Owner of the brand: Under Armour, Inc. Key competitors: Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma

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The Dove problem

The Dove problem


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In 2004, the Dove soap company launched an ad campaign ostensibly meant to challenge the beauty standard in modern culture.

McGraw-Hill Education

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Education & art – educational resources; Media & entertainment – publishers Owner of the brand: Apollo Global Management, LLC Key competitors: Pearson, Kaplan, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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YouTube

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – digital media, social media, streaming services Owner of the brand: Alphabet, Inc. Key competitors: Daily Motion, Vimeo, Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat

Artykuł YouTube pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Marks & Spencer

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Retail – grocery stores, fashion stores, e-retail; Apparel – high street apparel; Financial services – banks; Energy Owner of the brand: Marks and Spencer plc Key competitors: Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, John Lewis, Next, Debenhams

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Knorr

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – Soups, sauces & seasonings Owner of the brand: Unilever Key competitors: Campbell’s, Maggi, Heinz

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Today in Conservative Media: Go Away, Hillary

Today in Conservative Media: Go Away, Hillary

by Osita Nwanevu @ The Slatest

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media.

On Tuesday, conservatives heaped scorn on Hillary Clinton’s new campaign memoir What Happened and her spate of recent media appearances promoting it. “Its release has been widely anticipated among the I’m-Still-With-Her crowd and all their ‘persist!’ and ‘be the resistance!’ drama,” RedState’s Kimberly Ross wrote. “Yes, we understand that you can’t let her stunning defeat go. It was never only Trump fans who gave in to cult-like behavior. One only needs to look at those like Lena Dunham or Peter Daou to see that Hillary obsession is not only over-the-top but is still alive and well.”

Kristine Marsh at the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters criticized Clinton for calling the media environment “difficult” for Democrats, citing a Media Research Center study showing that Trump had received more negative coverage. “Lest Clinton need reminding, the media coverage of her opponent was not even close to balanced. In the 12 weeks after Trump was announced as the Republican nominee, he received 91% hostile media coverage, on the three major networks,” she wrote. “Yet just 38% of Clinton’s airtime during that period focused on her scandals.

“Fox News, Breitbart, and Infowars are convenient scapegoats for Clinton, but it's abundantly clear that the media is overwhelmingly biased toward Democrats,” the Daily Wire’s Aaron Bandler wrote. “The media is actually one major advantage the Democrats have, which is why so many on the Right have railed against media bias for years. The fact that Clinton lost to Trump despite having an advantage in the media once again shows what a terrible, awful candidate she was.”

Rush Limbaugh criticized Clinton for externalizing blame for her political losses:

This book is out today. She blames Comey. I’m not making this up. She blames Russia, she blames WikiLeaks, she blames Facebook, she blames fake news, she blames voter ID laws and sexism and misogyny for losing. None of those are the reasons why she lost, and you all know what they are. She’s not likable. She’s not charismatic. And, you know, people are offended by this sense of entitlement. I mean, what’s Hillary Clinton done to be president? Seriously. I know you can say the same thing about Trump. But Trump went out and won. What has she done? Her biggest… The reason why the Democrats gave her a chance to run this thing twice… She should have gotten the picture 2008, ’cause 2008, that’s when she was guaranteed to be the nominee, and they had to pay her back.
She saved her husband’s presidency by sticking with him. She saved the Democrat Party by staying with her husband during all of those affairs he had in Arkansas and the White House. By sticking with him, she saved the party. They did owe her. They let her run the first attempt at health care. She botched that. She botched the bimbo eruptions unit. She botched pretty much everything politically. She was not smart, she was not adept, she’s not The Smartest Woman in the World, but the image preceded her.

Also at the Daily Wire, Hank Berrien noted a passage in What Happened in which Clinton compares the denunciations of her at Trump rallies to the public shaming of Cersei Lannister by “religious zealots” in Game of Thrones. “That’s rather tone-deaf from someone who served in the Obama Administration, when the worship of him was so intense that there was a sand sculpture deifying him in Charlotte near the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and the ubiquitous donkey symbolizing the Democratic Party since 1828 was jettisoned in favor of the Obama symbol,” he wrote. “But even more tone deaf in the passage quoted above is the notion that Hillary identifies with the worst villainess the television industry has ever produced; a woman who is ruthless to the point of murdering her daughter-in-law despite knowing that her son adores her; a woman who gets her husband murdered, and a woman who likely ordered the slaughter of the illegitimate babies sired by her husband.”

“Some might say this is the sort of thing that happens when your ghostwriter’s Standing Subcommittee on Popular Culture References had a few too many beers the night before,” National Review’s Jonah Goldberg added. “The thing is that even if you despise the theocrats, Cersei had every reason to be ashamed. She was, in fact, guilty of everything she was accused of.”

Laura Loomer of Canadian alt-right site Rebel Media confronted Clinton at her New York City book signing. The incident was described in a post at the Gateway Pundit:

Laura Loomer live streamed her wait in line on Periscope as she zig-zagged through the line to confront Hillary. “So the American people would like to know, what happened to your 33,000 emails?” What happened in Benghazi?”
Hillary quickly retorted with a fake smile on her face, “Go read the book”.
Loomer then confronted Hillary Clinton about the Haitians who never received their earthquake relief from the Clinton Foundation funds. “What happened to the millions of dollars that was supposed to go to the people in Haiti?”
Hillary then replied, “You know what? I’m so sorry you believe things that are untrue”.
Hillary tried to ignore Loomer by speaking to the next person in line but Loomer continued to ask her questions.
“What happened to Seth Rich? What happened to your health Hillary?” Loomer asked as she was told to leave by security.

In other news:

Multiple conservative outlets ran posts on the vandalism of a Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park. From Hannity.com:

Left-wing vandals desecrated a massive Christopher Columbus statue in New York City’s famed Central Park late Monday night, splashing “blood red” paint over the explorer’s hands and writing “Hate Will Not Be Tolerated” at the base of the memorial.
According to the New York Post, a city employee noticed the defaced statue early Tuesday morning and notified the NYPD and Parks Department. Local law enforcement fear future attacks against city memorials will continue in the coming weeks, noting the vandals left behind a spray-painted threat at the foot of the statue.

Some conservatives sounded off on Twitter.

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Category: Education & art – educational resources, schools & universities; Media & entertainment – publishers Owner of the brand: Pearson PLC Key competitors: McGraw-Hill Education, Kaplan, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Corona

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Category: FMCG Alcoholic beverages – beer & cider Owner of the brand: Anheuser-Busch InBev Key competitors: Heineken, Coors, Miller, Carlsberg, Grolsch, Stella Artois, Fosters

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Edie Windsor, Civil Rights Icon and Hero, Has Died

Edie Windsor, Civil Rights Icon and Hero, Has Died

by Dahlia Lithwick @ The Slatest

Edie Windsor, whose name became synonymous with marriage equality after her landmark legal challenge of the Defense of Marriage Act, died Tuesday in Manhattan at the age of 88. Windsor’s 2013 victory at the Supreme Court eventually opened the door to marriage equality nationwide, by serving as a judicial stepping stone to the national constitutional right to marriage equality, which would come two years later.

When Windsor’s partner of more than 40 years, Thea Spyer, died in 2009, Windsor was her only heir (the two had been married in Canada).

The 1996 federal law known as DOMA made Windsor ineligible for the estate tax exemption a spouse would have received. She was thus required to pay $363,053 in taxes to the federal government and $275,528 to New York State on her inheritance. As Windsor would later say, she wouldn’t have owed the government those estate taxes “if I had been married to a man named Theo” rather than a woman named Thea. She decided to file a suit.

Windsor, born to an immigrant Jewish family from Philadelphia in 1929, was an unlikely civil rights icon; glamorous, wealthy and successful. That was part of her allure, both to young people who stopped her on the streets for a hug, and to a Supreme Court that doubtless saw—in Edie Windsor—that love truly means love.

Windsor and her partner, Spyer, kept their relationship secret for years, as Windsor worked as a computer programmer for IBM, and Spyer worked as a psychologist. They were engaged in 1967—pledging with a brooch, as opposed to a ring, and lived as partners until 2007, when Spyer’s illness made a quick marriage in Canada, where it had already been legalized, necessary. Spyer died two years later.

While Windsor’s case struck down the heart of the Defense of Marriage Act, it only protected marriage equality in those states that already allowed it. The 5-4 decision left in place laws in the 37 states that still banned gay marriage and it wasn’t until 2015 that the high court held definitively that same-sex couples in every state had a constitutional right to marry the partner of their choosing. By then Edie Windsor had become a household name, appearing at rallies, marches, and speeches nationwide. When the Court allowed marriage equality in 2015, Windsor was finally able to exhale, knowing that what she had begun in a New York legal street fight was now protected in Mississippi and Alabama. Windsor remarried in 2016. On Tuesday afternoon, Windsor’s wife Judith Kasen-Windsor released the following statement:

I lost my beloved spouse Edie, and the world lost a tiny, but tough as nails fighter for freedom, justice and equality. Edie was the light of my life. She will always be the light for the LGBTQ community who she loved so much and who loved her right back.

Windsor’s lawyer in the Defense of Marriage Act case was Roberta Kaplan, and the two remained close friends and allies in the years since. Kaplan responded to Windsor’s death with the following statement:

Representing Edie Windsor was and will always be the greatest honor of my life. She will go down in the history books as a true American hero. With Edie’s passing, I lost not only a treasured client, but a member of my family. I know that Edie’s memory will always be a blessing to Rachel, myself, and Jacob. I also know that her memory will be a blessing not only to every LGBT person on this planet, but to all who believe in the concept of b’tzelem elohim, or equal dignity for all.”

Mattel

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Category: Kids products – toys, publishing & media Owner of the brand: Mattel, Inc. Key competitors: Lego, Hasbro

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Mountain Dew

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Category: FMCG Non-alcoholic beverages – soft drinks Owner of the brand: PepsiCo Key competitors: Sprite, Red Bull

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Trump’s Oracular Sermonizing at the U.N. Is a Real Head Trip

Trump’s Oracular Sermonizing at the U.N. Is a Real Head Trip

by Katy Waldman @ The Slatest

As a speechmaker, President Trump is either in the gutter or the stratosphere. He has one mode for riling his base, a style defined by boorish epithets (“crooked Hillary”), colorful insults (“bad hombres”), petulance (“very, very unfair”), and improvised asides. And he has another mode for the global spotlight—delivering his inauguration address, for instance—when he gropes for florid Romanticism, the kind of rhetoric that roils with souls and carnage and valleys of disrepair.

Trump’s remarks to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday fell squarely into the second category, which he might call “presidential” and which George W. Bush would probably term “weird shit.” The finale of the 40-minute speech resembled nothing so much as a sermon from 1720s Protestant New England (“North Korea in the Hands of an Angry President”) or a B-movie incantation to raise zombies. “Now,” Trump proclaimed, “we are calling for a great reawakening of nations. For the revival of their spirits, their pride, their people and their patriotism.” After this alliterative jambalaya came an invocation of history-as-onlooker, who “is asking us whether we are up to the task.” “Our answer,” Trump said, “will be a renewal of will, a rediscovery of resolve, and a rebirth of devotion.” (Strong nouns! But why not a “renewal of resolve, a rediscovery of devotion, and a rebirth of will”?) Having gestured mystically toward some heroic yesterday, the president set himself and his audience a modest goal for the future: “We need to defeat the enemies of humanity and unlock the potential of life itself.”

It’s often said that politicians campaign in poetry and govern in prose. Trump campaigned in insult comedy and, at least on the world stage, wants to govern in Wagnerian opera. He intoned that his was “the true vision of the United Nations, the ancient wish of every people, and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul.” He spoke of “immense promise and great peril.” He warned of “the scourge of our planet,” that “if the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph.”

Reconciling such lofty rhetoric with the enfant terrible who taunts celebrities on Twitter is a bit of a head trip. Does the guy who retweeted a doctored GIF of himself nailing Hillary Clinton with a golf ball have much insight into the aching contents of every sacred soul? (Or does he simply have a speechwriter, Stephen Miller, who jerks off to Ptolemy’s history of Alexander the Great?) Occasionally on Tuesday, the grubby real-estate developer from Queens peeked through the gauze. Trump used an immature nickname, “Rocket Man,” for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He mentioned “loser terrorists.” He whined that Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement was “a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return.”

These moments of candor only made the entire address more bizarre. As mindboggling as it is to hear a modern politician adopt the overheated tones of a Tolkien character on his deathbed, it’s especially mindboggling when that register coexists with reality-TV pettiness. But the truth is that Trump’s rhetorical extremes are opposite sides of the same coin. He likes Miller’s grandiose window dressing because it makes him feel important, just as his bullying makes him feel powerful. Ad hominem attacks are intended to distract listeners from problems he is unqualified to solve; likewise, oracular pronouncements about national destiny obscure those problems outright. When it comes to disguising his inability to do the job, he is happy to either transcend politics-as-usual or tunnel under it.

Trump doesn’t seem to realize how jarring this all is. There is nothing inconsistent, to him, in fulminating on global “decay, domination, and defeat”—or even advocating for “peace for the people of this wonderful Earth”—the day after he used his sacred pulpit to plug Trump World Tower. “Are we still patriots?” he asked on Tuesday morning. Also, would we care to invest in his latest skyscraper?

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A Collegial Reminder to Harvard That Henry Kissinger Leaked Secrets That May Have Gotten 21,000 Americans Killed

A Collegial Reminder to Harvard That Henry Kissinger Leaked Secrets That May Have Gotten 21,000 Americans Killed

by Ben Mathis-Lilley @ The Slatest

Harvard's Kennedy School of Government has a tradition of inviting political and media figures to become "visiting fellows" for short periods of time, which means they hang around campus appearing on panels and falling in love with Minnie Driver and such. This fall, the school invited Chelsea Manning—the Army whistleblower whose prison sentence for leaking sensitive documents was commuted by President Obama in January—to be one of these fellows. Various national security figures attacked the appointment, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo skipped a Thursday speech at Harvard in protest. On Friday, Kennedy school dean Doug Elmendorf announced that he had revoked Manning's fellowship, writing that "many people view a Visiting Fellow title as an honorific" and that he had failed to properly consider how honoring Manning in such a way "fulfills the values of public service to which we aspire."

As has been noted elsewhere, the decision to formally bail on Manning implies the perverse continued endorsement of the "public service" rendered by another current visiting fellow, Corey Lewandowski, the corrupt, screaming thug who helped launch and run the most racist, anti-democratic presidential campaign in modern history. But Elmendorf's statement is also interesting in light of Harvard's friendly relationship with Henry Kissinger—a triple graduate of the institution who has been celebrated by its august dons, including Kennedy School professors, and hosted on more than one occasion on campus. (The Kennedy School scheduled another event with him earlier this year, but it was postponed.)

Manning, of course, committed the crime of leaking sensitive information, but there is no evidence that any U.S. service member or citizen died as a result of her disclosures. It's been established in mainstream works of history, though, that Kissinger leaked nonpublic information about President Lyndon Johnson's 1968 Vietnam peace talks to the Nixon campaign. Nixon subsequently sabotaged the talks under the belief that their failure would help his chances in the election. The U.S.'s involvement in Vietnam then continued until 1975, during which time more than 21,000 U.S. service members lost their lives.

Now, it's impossible to know whether Johnson's peace initiative would have been successful if Kissinger and Nixon hadn't tried to ruin it. But it is possible to say that sabotaging American diplomacy by leaking information to Richard Nixon is not good "public service." Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, j'accuse!

Santander

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Category: Financial services – banks, asset management Owner of the brand: Santander Group Key competitors: HSBC, Citi, Wells Fargo, Barclays

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Emirates Airline

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Category: Travel & transportation – airlines Owner of the brand: The Emirates Group (owned by the government of Dubai) Key competitors: Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways

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Reviewers needed for 2016 conference papers

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

The deadline for submitting papers for AEJMC’s 2016 annual convention is approaching, and that means the History Division needs reviewers for the paper submissions. If you are willing to review papers for the History Division research competition, please contact Division Vice Head and Research Chair Michael S. Sweeney (Ohio University) at sweenem3@ohio.edu and indicate your […]

A South Carolina School Assignment Asked Fifth-Graders to Justify the Actions of the KKK

A South Carolina School Assignment Asked Fifth-Graders to Justify the Actions of the KKK

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

A South Carolina fifth-grade teacher has been placed on administrative leave after she gave students an assignment that asked them to justify the actions of the KKK in the Reconstruction-era South.

The assignment sparked criticism and outrage on social media after a student’s uncle posted a photo of the KKK-focused homework assignment. “You are there,” the prompt reads. “You are a member of the KKK. Why do you think your treatment of African Americans is justified?”

According to the uncle, the student came home crying the day of the assignment. The teacher, Kerri Roberts of Oak Pointe Elementary School in Irmo, South Carolina, was placed on administrative leave the next day. The school district, in a statement to WLTX, said the action was part of a standard investigation and that they were “taking this matter very seriously.”

South Carolina standards for 5th grade require lessons on Reconstruction and discriminatory groups including the KKK. We must teach the standard, but we are taking steps to ensure this particular assignment will never be used again in District Five schools.
We understand the seriousness of this matter particularly in light of the events taking place in our country at this time. We want to ensure that our students, parents, staff and community know that we are giving this matter our full attention.

While it does seem like a particularly charged time to ask students to envision themselves as members of the KKK, as other publications have noted, Roberts isn’t the only one to get in trouble for racially insensitive school assignments. A Los Angeles school gave second-graders a math question about slaves during Black History Month. In April, a Florida teacher gave a diversity-focused worksheet to middle schoolers that really missed the mark.

Devastation From Hurricane Maria Set Puerto Rico Back “Nearly 20 to 30 Years”

Devastation From Hurricane Maria Set Puerto Rico Back “Nearly 20 to 30 Years”

by Daniel Politi @ The Slatest

Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as a Category 4 Hurricane early Wednesday morning but the destruction it caused was so great that the full extent of the damage is only starting to come into focus. To say things are bad would be a gross understatement as some are warning of an imminent humanitarian crisis due to a lack of basic services in certain parts of the island.

So far, the death toll from the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in almost 90 years stands at 10 although it seems certain to rise over the coming days. Some Puerto Ricans are describing the conditions in their communities as “apocalyptic,” according to CNN. Maria killed at least 31 lives across the Caribbean.

Authorities are now working to figure out the full extent of the damage but they’re warning it could take a long while for the island to recover. “The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back nearly 20 to 30 years,” said Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez. “I can’t deny that the Puerto Rico of now is different from that of a week ago. The destruction of properties, of flattened structures, of families without homes, of debris everywhere. The island’s greenery is gone.”

Residents struggled to pick themselves up as most of the island was without cell phone service or electricity. People with relatives in the United States struggled to get a bit of cell phone service to tell their families they were doing OK. The damage to the island’s shaky power grid is so extensive that officials didn’t even dare predict when power would return and some residents are getting mentally prepared to spend up to a year without electricity. Engineers are also inspecting and warning about the possible destruction of a 90-year-old dam in northwest Puerto Rico with the government warning that it could “collapse any minute.”

A group of mayors traveled to San Juan and warned that things could get worse if immediate needs are not met. “Hysteria is starting to spread. The hospital is about to collapse. It’s at capacity,” the mayor of the north coastal town of Manati said. “We need someone to help us immediately.” Around 15,000 people were thought to be in shelters across Puerto Rico.

“This is, without a doubt, the biggest catastrophe in modern history for Puerto Rico in terms of the damage to infrastructure and in terms of damage to the island as a whole,” Governor Ricardo Rossello said. “Our consideration is not a fiscal consideration. It’s restoring people’s security and restoring normalcy.”

Even if Rossello says he’s not thinking about fiscal issues right now, there is lots of concern about how the island’s economy, which was already in a precarious state before the hurricane, will handle the billions in damages. Some have estimated Maria’s economic damage could be as much as $30 billion. “Puerto Rico is in a precarious state,” said Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research.

Hillary Clinton took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize the Trump administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico. “President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens,” Clinton wrote. Trump had said earlier in the week that Puerto Rico was “absolutely obliterated” by Hurricane Maria.

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2016-2017 History Division Officers

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

Michael Sweeney Ohio University Head/Program Chair sweenem3@ohio.edu Doug Cumming Washington and Lee University Vice Head/Research Chair cummingd@wlu.edu Erika Pribanic-Smith University of Texas at Arlington Secretary/Newsletter Editor epsmith@uta.edu Tracy Lucht Iowa State University PF&R Chair| tlucht@iastate.edu Kristin Gustafson University ofWashington – Bothell Teaching Standards Chair gustaf13@u.washington.edu Teri Finneman South Dakota State University Membership Co-Chair fennemte@gmail.com Will Mari […]

British Airways

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Category: Travel & transportation – airlines Owner of the brand: International Airline Group, S.A. Key competitors: Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Virgin, Emirates Airline, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines

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Category: Media & entertainment – TV channels, streaming services Owner of the brand: ITV plc Key competitors: BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Netflix

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Moët & Chandon

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Category: FMCG Alcoholic beverages – champagne & wine Owner of the brand: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE Key competitors: Nicolas Feuillatte, G.H. Mumm, Laurent-Perrier, Taittinger, Pommery, Piper-Heidsieck, Cristal

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Accenture

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Category: Professional services – technological solutions, management consulting Owner of the brand: Accenture PLC Key competitors: McKinsey, Deloitte, BCG, Bain, IBM, Capgemini

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Watch the Raiders' Stadium Go Nuts for Marshawn Lynch's Sideline Victory Dance

Watch the Raiders' Stadium Go Nuts for Marshawn Lynch's Sideline Victory Dance

by Ben Mathis-Lilley @ The Slatest

Running back Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch is one of the NFL's best characters, a bowling ball of adrenaline on the field and a charismatic enigma off it. He's also an Oakland native who came out of retirement this year to play for his hometown team. On Sunday, as the Raiders were well on their way to moving to a 2-0 record with a thunderous, dominating win over the pathetic New York Jets, the stadium's DJ cued up a local jam called "Oakland." As you can see above, it went over very well with both Lynch and the Raiders crowd as a whole.

The Raiders are America's team now. Go Raiders!

Update, 5 p.m.: I forgot to mention that the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas at some point in the next few years because NFL team owners aren't allowed to let their teams play in no-frills, multi-use, public-minded stadiums like the Oakland Coliseum anymore. Good luck getting whatever luxury-box laden upscale mall they'll be calling a "stadium" in Vegas to jump off like that, though.

Unilever

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Mastercard

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Category: Financial services – payment solutions Owner of the brand: Mastercard Inc. Key competitors: Visa, American Express, Discover, PayPal

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Get your Spring Clio here

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

The Spring 2016 Clio is hot off the press and ready to download. Editor Doug Cummings has roundups from two media history gatherings and an excerpt from Leonard Teel’s book Reporting the Cuban Revolution as well as columns from History Division officers. Teaching Standards chair Kristin L. Gustafson presents some video resources for teaching journalism history […]

Budweiser

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Category: FMCG Alcoholic beverages – beer & cider Owner of the brand: Anheuser-Busch InBev Key competitors: Heineken, Coors, Miller, Carlsberg, Grolsch, Stella Artois, Fosters

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Roberto Cavalli

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – luxury apparel; FMCG Personal care & beauty – fragrances; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: Clessidra SGR S.p.A. (90%) and Roberto Cavalli (10%) Key competitors: Gucci, Valentino, Versace, Prada, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana

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Justice Department Will Not Charge Baltimore Officers for Freddie Gray’s Death While in Custody

Justice Department Will Not Charge Baltimore Officers for Freddie Gray’s Death While in Custody

by Elliot Hannon @ The Slatest

The six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody on April 19th, 2015 will not face federal charges due to insufficient evidence, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The DOJ had been pursuing a criminal civil rights investigation after all six officers were cleared of criminal charges brought by the Baltimore prosecutor, ranging from manslaughter to murder, for their role in Gray’s death from a spinal chord injury while being transported in the back of a police van. Gray’s death led to days of protests and unrest in Baltimore.

With the closure of the civil rights investigation, no officer has been held criminally responsible for Gray’s death; all six of the officers are still employed by the Baltimore Police Department. Five of the officers still face internal disciplinary hearings. “After an extensive review of this tragic event, conducted by career prosecutors and investigators, the Justice Department concluded that the evidence is insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Caesar Goodson, Officer William Porter, Officer Garrett Miller, Officer Edward Nero, Lieutenant Brian Rice, or Sergeant Alicia White willfully violated Gray’s civil rights,” the DOJ said in a statement Tuesday. “Accordingly, the investigation into this incident has been closed without prosecution.”

From the Baltimore Sun:

According to prosecutors, Gray died after suffering a fatal spinal cord injury in the back of a Baltimore police transport van following his arrest on the morning of April 12, 2015. Police accused Gray of running unprovoked in a high-crime area in West Baltimore and of being in possession of an illegal knife at the time of his arrest. He was handcuffed and shackled in the transport van, but not restrained by a seat belt…
The [DOJ] said the evidence did not show Gray was given a “rough ride” in the back of a police transport van—a theory of state prosecutors—and did not prove that officers were aware that their failure to secure Gray with a seat belt put him in danger. Evidence did not show that officers knew he was injured and needed immediate medical care, the DOJ statement said.

“The bar for charging police officers with federal civil rights violations is extremely high, and prosecutions are rare,” according to the New York Times. “This year, the Justice Department announced similar decisions in two other high-profile civil rights investigations in which men died at the hands of police officers: the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man in Louisiana, and the shooting death of James Boyd, a mentally ill man in New Mexico.”

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Alec Baldwin Thinks Making Cheesy Movies Is As Bad As Lying for Trump

Alec Baldwin Thinks Making Cheesy Movies Is As Bad As Lying for Trump

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

Backstage after the Emmys on Sunday night, a reporter asked Alec Baldwin about Sean Spicer’s appearance onstage. In Spicer’s cameo he came out grinning and riding a motorized podium, evoking Melissa McCarthy's impersonation, clearly indicating he was aware of the joke and in on it. As Slate’s Christina Cauterucci wrote, the moment can be grouped together with Trump the candidate hosting Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Fallon mussing Trump’s hair on his show. “Laughing with him only dulls the senses to his deeds.”

Considering Baldwin’s win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Trump on SNL and his subsequent taunting speech, one might expect the actor to come down similarly hard on Trump’s former press secretary.

His response, however, was a bit less barbed:

The average person is very grateful for him to have a sense of humor and participate. I mean, Spicer obviously was compelled to do certain things that we might not have respected, we might not have admired, we might have been super critical of, in order to do his job. But I’ve done some jobs that are things that you shouldn’t admire or respect me for either. So he and I have that in common I suppose.

To quote Slate’s Sam Adams: “The difference is that when Sean Spicer sells his soul, it weakens the fabric of democracy, and when Alec Baldwin does it, you wind up with The Boss Baby.”

But let’s take a minute to really compare, for the sake of fairness.

In Blind, released in 2017, Baldwin plays a blind novelist who “rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman." From RogerEbert.com: “One doesn’t need perfect vision to quickly surmise that this sudsy affair among Manhattan swells is a glorified Hallmark Channel melodrama.”

Also in 2017, Sean Spicer couldn’t stop himself from talking about Hitler. When he explained why Trump ordered missile strikes on Syria, he claimed Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s gas attack was unprecedented. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” he said.

Baldwin was so dissatisfied with the only movie he ever directed, the flop Shortcut to Happiness, that he asked the movie be credited to “Harry Kirkpatrick” instead. It was only released six years after being made, and he advised his fans not to see it.

During Spicer’s first White House press briefing, on Day Two of the presidency, he chided reporters and declared that the crowd at Trump’s inauguration was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.”

Baldwin himself called the movie musical Rock of Ages, in which he plays a “shaggy-haired owner of a Whisky a Go Go-type Holywood club” a “complete disaster.” He told Vanity Fair, “A week in, you go, ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ ” Slate writer Dana Stevens had some kinder words for it and wrote that “once you accept the utter and profound inconsequentiality of Rock of Ages, there’s much to enjoy in it.”

Following in Kellyanne Conway’s footsteps, Spicer referenced a nonexistent Islamic terrorist attack in Atlanta to pad statistics to justify Trump’s Muslim ban.

In The Boss Baby, Baldwin voices a baby who’s also a businessman. Sean Spicer toed the party line, even if it meant failing to tell the public the truth.

Upon weighing the evidence, it’s a toss-up.

Call for entries: 2016 Book Award

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is soliciting entries for its annual award for the best journalism and mass communication history book of 2016. The winning author will receive a plaque and a cash prize at the August 2017 AEJMC conference at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel […]

Heinz

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Here Are the Most Trump Things Trump Said in His United Nations Speech

Here Are the Most Trump Things Trump Said in His United Nations Speech

by Jeremy Stahl @ The Slatest

President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations on Tuesday at the body's annual General Assembly. At first, he said a few nice bland things about American global leadership and the history of the U.N. The collected representatives looked almost bored listening to his speech at the start. But it quickly turned into a typically Trumpian address full of fire-breathing threats, random personal boasts, and flamboyant turns of phrase. Here are the most demagogic and Trump-like moments from that speech:

Donald Trump Is Making America Great Again: “Fortunately the United States has done very well since Election Day last Nov. 8.”

Also, You Know, the Stock Market: “The stock market is at an all-time high—a record.”

Dear Other Countries, Stop Ripping Us Off: “We can no longer be taken advantage of or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return.”

Trump Sounded Like Kim Jong-un in Threatening Kim Jong-un: “If [the United States] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”

Used His New Favorite Nickname: “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”

Threatened to Pull Out of Iran Deal in Most Dramatic Terms Yet: “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.”

Called It the Worst Deal Ever: “The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.”

Called Terrorists a Mean Name: “The United States and our allies are working throughout the Middle East to crush the loser terrorists and stop the re-emergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people.”

Said the U.N. Is Ripping the U.S. Off: “The United States bears an unfair cost burden.”

Hell on Earth! “Major portions of the world are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell.”

Described "Socialism" as the Big Problem in Venezuela: “The socialist dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country.”

Slate will have further analysis of the speech later on Tuesday, but those were certainly some of the highlights.

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Dove


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Dove grew from a moisturising Beauty Bar into a global brand with a range of products: body washes, hand and body lotions, facial cleansers, deodorants, shampoos, conditioners and hair styling.

The evolution of Dove

The evolution of Dove


strategy

As Dove celebrates its 50th anniversary, strategy examines how the brand has evolved from a bar of soap to a global master brand. Along the way, we look at how messaging to women has also evolved over this pivotal period in women's history

Barclays

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – banks, asset management Owner of the brand: Barclays Bank PLC Key competitors: HSBC, Citi, Santander, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley

Artykuł Barclays pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Tesla

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Automotive – cars, luxury cars; Energy – energy storage systems Owner of the brand: Tesla Motors Key competitors: Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Shell, ExxonMobil, BP

Artykuł Tesla pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

American Airlines

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Travel & transportation – airlines Owner of the brand: American Airlines Group, Inc. Key competitors: Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Emirates Airline, British Airways

Artykuł American Airlines pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Dove

Dove


Unilever Singapore

Dove grew from a moisturising Beauty Bar into a global brand with a range of products: body washes, hand and body lotions, facial cleansers, deodorants, shampoos, conditioners and hair styling.

Levi’s

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – high street apparel; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: Levi Strauss & Co. Key competitors: Diesel, Wrangler, Pepe Jeans, Lee

Artykuł Levi’s pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Greenpeace

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Non-profit organisations Owner of the brand: Greenpeace Key competitors: WWF, Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy

Artykuł Greenpeace pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Dove

Dove


Unilever Australasia

In a world of stereotypes, Dove Skin, Hair and Deodorant products, recognise that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

Dove

Dove


Unilever South Africa

Dove provides a refreshingly real alternative for women who recognise that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

KitKat

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – confectionery and chocolate, desserts & ice creams Owner of the brand: Nestlé S.A., The Hershey Company (US) Key competitors: Snickers, Toblerone, Cadbury, Hershey’s, Butterfinger

Artykuł KitKat pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Victoria’s Secret

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – high street apparel; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail; FMCG Personal care & beauty – body care, fragrances Owner of the brand: L Brands Inc. Key competitors: Aerie, Agent Provocateur, Triumph International, Intimissimi

Artykuł Victoria’s Secret pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

How beauty giant Dove went from empowering to patronising

How beauty giant Dove went from empowering to patronising


the Guardian

The £3bn toiletries brand was one of the first brands to embrace ‘femvertising’, but its body-shaped bottles have been roundly ridiculed. Can it repair the damage?

Lyft

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Travel & transportation – taxi companies; Sharing Economy Owner of the brand: Lyft, Inc. Key competitors: Uber, Sidecar, myTaxi

Artykuł Lyft pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Lloyds

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – banks, asset management Owner of the brand: Lloyds Banking Group plc Key competitors: HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander

Artykuł Lloyds pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

British Authorities Arrest 18-Year-Old Man in Connection With London Subway Bombing

British Authorities Arrest 18-Year-Old Man in Connection With London Subway Bombing

by Elliot Hannon @ The Slatest

British authorities detained an 18-year-old man Saturday morning in what they’re calling a “significant arrest” in connection with Friday’s botched bombing in the London subway that injured dozens of commuters. The man, who has not been identified, was arrested in the port area of the coastal town of Dover some 75 miles southeast of London. Investigators believe the suspect may have been in the port town trying to leave the country on a ferry, the Guardian reports. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through the group’s Amaq news agency.

“We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, said in a statement Saturday. “Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical.”

It’s not immediately clear what the man’s connection to the improvised explosive device that partially detonated around 8:20 a.m. Friday morning inside a subway car at Parsons Green station in southwest London. The IED was detonated by a timer, not a mobile phone, which have been used for such attacks in the past. British authorities says 30 people were injured in the partial explosion. Friday’s attack was the fifth terrorist attack in London in less than six months.

A’s Catcher Becomes First MLB Player to Kneel During National Anthem

A’s Catcher Becomes First MLB Player to Kneel During National Anthem

by Daniel Politi @ The Slatest

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics thrust baseball straight into the controversy surrounding national anthem protests when he became the first major-league player to kneel during the national anthem on Saturday. The 26-year-old rookie catcher, who is from a military family, made it clear that part of the reason why he finally decided to drop to one knee during the national anthem was at least in part to protest comments by President Donald Trump that NFL owners should fire players who did just that.

“My decision had been coming for a long time,” Maxwell said. “The only way we can come together is by informing. ... To single out NFL players for doing this isn’t something we should be doing—I felt it should be a little more broad.” Earlier in the day, Maxwell, who is African American, criticized Trump’s comments in both Twitter and Instagram. “Our president speaks of inequality of man because players are protesting the anthem! Fuck this man!” Maxwell wrote on Instagram. He also retweeted a message that called on all NFL players to kneel for the anthem Sunday.

Maxwell placed his hand on his heart and faced the flag during the anthem and while no one else joined him, Mark Canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of Maxwell’s shoulders. “Every fiber in my being was telling me he needed a brother today,” Canha said. The teammates hugged after the anthem was over and the A’s released a short statement of support. “The Oakland A’s pride ourselves on being inclusive. We respect and support all our players’ constitutional rights and freedom of expression.”

Maxwell didn’t catch his teammates by surprise as he told them all about this decision to kneel before the game. “He was as articulate as I’ve seen him,” manager Bob Melvin said. “This wasn’t an emotional thing just today for him. Something had been leading up to it and he felt today would be the right platform to do it.”

Although the NFL has seen several players join the protest that began in September 2016, when then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the anthem, Major League Baseball had been silent. That dynamic is hardly surprising considering the league is majority white and only 7.7 percent of players are African-American. “Professional baseball players are, by and large, a politically conservative group,” writes Jon Tayler in Sports Illustrated. “And perhaps more than any other sport, they are encouraged—or at least cautioned—not to speak their minds about politics and the world beyond the diamond.” The question now is whether others will follow Maxwell's lead.

Diesel

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – high street apparel; FMCG Personal care & beauty – fragrances; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: OTB Group Key competitors: Levi’s, Wrangler, Pepe Jeans, Lee

Artykuł Diesel pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Trump Calls on NFL Owners to Fire Players Who Kneel During Anthem

Trump Calls on NFL Owners to Fire Players Who Kneel During Anthem

by Daniel Politi @ The Slatest

President Donald Trump went to Alabama Friday night to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange, telling supporters he had a better chance of beating the Democratic candidate than his primary opponent, Roy Moore. But the commander in chief found it difficult to stay on message, giving a nearly 90-minute rambling speech in which he all but acknowledged that endorsing Strange may have been a mistake and vowed to campaign for Moore if he won the primary.

In one of his many asides, Trump harshly criticized the NFL and its owners for tolerating players who he said disrespect the United States by failing to stand up for the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump said. “You know, some owner is gonna do that. He’s gonna say, ‘That guy disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it. They don’t know it. They’re friends of mine, many of them. They don’t know it. They’ll be the most popular person, for a week. They’ll be the most popular person in this country.”

Trump called on supporters to “leave the stadium” to protest against the political statements by players. “I guarantee things will stop.” The president then went on to suggest the NFL was suffering a drop in ratings because it was being way too strict on hard tackles, seemingly criticizing the efforts to prevent injuries. “Because you know today if you hit too hard: Fifteen yards. Throw him out of the game,” Trump said. “That’s what they want to do. They want to hit. It is hurting the game.”

Commenting on the NFL was hardly the only time Trump got off topic at the rally in Huntsville, where many of the attendees openly told reporters they were only there to hear the president and would vote for Moore. The Washington Post summarizes:

He repeatedly cursed, mocked the leader of North Korea, jokingly threatened to fire a Cabinet member who endorsed Moore, called on professional football team owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem, promised to build a new “see-through wall” on the southern border, called allegations of Russian interference in the election a “hoax,” accused unions of protecting “sadists” who abuse elderly veterans, and repeatedly relived the 2016 election.

Trump also said his supporters should vote for Strange at least in part because if he loses it would be really embarrassing for the president. “If Luther doesn't win, they're not going to say we picked up 25 points in a very short period of time. They're going to say, ‘Donald Trump, the president of the United States, was unable to pull his candidate across the line. It is a terrible, terrible moment for Trump. This is total embarrassment’.” The president also acknowledged that he “might have made a mistake” by endorsing Strange rather than outspoken conservative Moore, who is leading in the polls and has been endorsed by many conservatives, including his former chief adviser Steve Bannon.

Even if Strange loses though, Trump’s supporters shouldn’t worry because he’ll “be here campaigning like hell” for Moore.

Kellogg’s

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – cereals Owner of the brand: Kellogg Company Key competitors: Cheerios, Nestlé, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Weetabix, Quaker

Artykuł Kellogg’s pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Trump Again Pushes Claim That White Nationalists Weren’t Solely to Blame for Charlottesville

Trump Again Pushes Claim That White Nationalists Weren’t Solely to Blame for Charlottesville

by Elliot Hannon @ The Slatest

Donald Trump’s pathological compulsion to never admit he’s wrong has already pushed the president to absurd lengths to squeeze, wring, and bludgeon the truth to render it unrecognizable such that everyone forgets what happened in the first place. On Thursday, Trump again attempted to whitewash the white supremacists' vile behavior—and consequently their even more shameful history—in Charlottesville last month by pushing his argument that “many sides” were responsible for the violence that erupted when counter-protesters clashed with the neo-Nazis literally marching through the city’s streets.

To make Trump’s latest comments more egregious, they came in response to questions about his recent meeting on the issue of his response to white supremacist-provoked violence in Charlottesville with South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. Scott is not only the sole black Republican in the senate, he is the only black senator to be elected in the South since Reconstruction. Scott met with the president for a half hour Wednesday and carefully articulated why equating neo-Nazis to the counter-protesters, namely the Antifa anti-fascist group, was a problem.

“My response was that, while that’s true, I mean I think if you look at it from a sterile perspective, there was an antagonist on the other side,” Scott said. “However, the real picture has nothing to do with who is on the other side…” “It has to do with the affirmation of hate groups who over three centuries of this country’s history have made it their mission to create upheaval in minority communities as their reason for existence,” he continued. “I shared my thoughts of the last three centuries of challenges from white supremacists, white nationalists, KKK, Nazis. So there’s no way to find an equilibrium when you have three centuries of history versus the situation that is occurring today.”

When asked about the meeting aboard Air Force One Thursday, the Trump takeaway was, essentially: I was right all along. “Now because of what’s happened since then, with Antifa, you look at really what’s happened since Charlottesville—a lot of people are saying—in fact, a lot of people have actually written, ‘Gee, Trump might have point,” Mr. Trump said. “I said, ‘You’ve got some very bad people on the other side, which is true.’”

Here’s a fuller excpert of Trump's remarks for context:

"We had a great meeting. Tim Scott's been a friend of mine for a long time. I've been a supporter of his—I was one of his earliest supporters. We had a great talk yesterday. I think especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what's going on there. You have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that's what I said. Now, because of what's happened since then with Antifa—you look at really what's happened since Charlottesville, a lot of people are saying and people have actually written, 'Gee, Trump might have a point.' I said, 'You've got some very bad people on the other side also,' which is true. But we had a great conversation. And he also has legislation, which I actually like very much, the concept of which I support, to get people going into certain areas and building and constructing and putting people to work. I told him yesterday that's a concept I can support very easily."

"Rome wasn't built in a day, and to expect the President's rhetoric to change based on one 30-minute cnversation is unrealistic," Sen. Scott said in statement responding to the president’s remarks. "Antifa is bad and should be condemned, yes, but the KKK has been killing and tormenting black Americans for centuries. There is no realistic comparison. Period."

Serena Williams Revealed Her Daughter’s Name and Shared the Baby’s First Photo

Serena Williams Revealed Her Daughter’s Name and Shared the Baby’s First Photo

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

Serena Williams introduced her daughter to the world in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

The tennis star had remained quiet on social media since she gave birth at the beginning of September, but she posted a homemade video Wednesday and announced her daughter’s name: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., after her father and Williams’ fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Most fans were some combination of delighted and inspired when they found Williams had won the Australian Open while pregnant. She missed the rest of the 2017 season but has continued to practice and has said she intends to return for the 2018 season.

As the New York Times noted, while some tennis players have returned to competitive success after giving birth, none as old as Williams has yet done so. But as they also noted, “she has spent a career defying convention.”

Baby Alexis isn’t the first celebrity child named after the parent of the opposite gender. Will and Jada Smith come to mind; the couple named their daughter Willow and son Jaden. NBA player Iman Shumpert also named his daughter Iman Jr.. But it might be for the best Alexis won’t have her mom’s name. After all, who wants the pressure to live up to the GOAT?

If you want more ways to celebrate Serena Williams today, here’s a video of her playing tennis at seven months pregnant:

SWOT analysis of Dove - Dove SWOT analysis

SWOT analysis of Dove - Dove SWOT analysis


Marketing91

Here is the SWOT analysis of Dove which is one of the strongest brands in the product portfolio of Hindustan Unilever. Dove has presence in various products

Dove's Pro- (not Anti-) Age Campaign

Dove's Pro- (not Anti-) Age Campaign


NPR.org

Women in Santa Monica, Calif., love Dove's older models in its latest "Real Women" ad series. The 60-something models, who show a lot of skin, follow a series that featured models in bras and panties with real-woman curves.

SAP

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Electronics & technology – software; Professional services – technological solutions Owner of the brand: SAP SE Key competitors: IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Salesforce, Sage

Artykuł SAP pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

M&M’s

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – confectionery and chocolate, desserts & ice creams Owner of the brand: Mars, Inc. Key competitors: Reeses’s, Hershey’s, Smarties, KitKat, Cadbury

Artykuł M&M’s pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Jim Beam

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Alcoholic beverages – whisky, whiskey & bourbon, alcopops Owner of the brand: Beam Suntory Key competitors: Jack Daniel’s, Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Jameson, Grant’s

Artykuł Jim Beam pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Tumblr

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – social media Owner of the brand: Yahoo Inc. Key competitors: Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Medium

Artykuł Tumblr pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Toys R Us Files for Bankruptcy as Latest Victim of Retail Crisis

Toys R Us Files for Bankruptcy as Latest Victim of Retail Crisis

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

Toys R Us, the national toy chain that has been around since the 1950s, announced Monday night that the company had filed for bankruptcy, just ahead of the holiday shopping season.

In a statement, the company said its roughly 1,600 stores, which include Babies R Us, will remain open. But the move might also make customers and manufacturers less confident, keeping some shoppers away during the holiday season and causing some toy manufacturers to become more cautious with their deliveries.

In the statement, in which it declared “the dawn of a new era at Toys R Us,” the retailer said its stores will function as before, with its customer programs, sales, and promotions running uninterrupted and its stores fully stocked.

The company said it would use the bankruptcy protection to restructure its $5 billion in debt and put into place new long-term strategies to cope with a challenging world for traditional retail models. According to the New York Times, the company had been saddled with a substantial portion of that debt for years, and in 2005, private equity firms and a real estate firm bought it off the public market for $6 billion. It was left with a considerable amount of debt, and the company was staring down a $400 million debt payment next year.

The rise of e-commerce has struck a blow to most retailers, but Toys R Us also has suffered from competition with other big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target, which can drive down the price of toys. Some big lenders have agreed to provide $3 billion in financing to kick-start some of the company’s restructuring. In order to stay afloat, the company will have to convince investors that it knows what it needs to survive the existential threats to traditional retail stores.

According to USA Today, the store has plans to renegotiate its leases for cheaper rent, convert some of its existing properties into side-by-side Toys R Us and Babies R Us brands, and improve its recently launched online store. But bankruptcy will also allow it to shutter some of its less profitable stores. In the meantime, it will also need to smooth over any wrinkles with suppliers who might have become skittish in the wake of the filing.

Other retailers that have filed bankruptcy this year include Gymboree, Payless ShoeSource, and Rue21.

National Geographic

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – TV channels, magazines; Non-profit organisations; Kids products – publishing & media; Education & art – educational resources; Travel & transportation – tour operators; Retail – e-retail Owner of the brand: National Geographic Partners LLC (a joint venture between 21st Century Fox – 73% and the National Geographic Society – 27%) Key competitors: […]

Artykuł National Geographic pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Unilever campaign questions and answers

Unilever campaign questions and answers


Greenpeace International

Want to know more about the campaign? Get answers to frequently asked questions here. As the campaign progresses we will add more information.

Snickers

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – confectionery and chocolate, desserts & ice creams Owner of the brand: Mars, Inc. Key competitors: KitKat, Toblerone, Cadbury, Hershey’s, Butterfinger

Artykuł Snickers pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Dove (toiletries) | Wikiwand

Dove (toiletries) | Wikiwand


Wikiwand

Dove is a personal care brand owned by Unilever originating in the United Kingdom. Dove products are manufactured in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and United States.

Nescafé

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Non-alcoholic beverages – coffee Owner of the brand: Nestlé S.A. Key competitors: Jacobs, Tchibo, Maxwell House, Folgers, Douwe Egberts, Starbucks

Artykuł Nescafé pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Intel

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Electronics & technology – semiconductors, computer hardware Owner of the brand: Intel Corporation Key competitors: IBM, Samsung, AMD, Texas Instruments, Nvidia

Artykuł Intel pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Xbox

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Electronics & technology – video game consoles; Media & entertainment – games, streaming services Owner of the brand: Microsoft Corporation Key competitors: PlayStation, Nintendo

Artykuł Xbox pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Dove, The Love-Your-Body Beauty Company

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Dove, The Love-Your-Body Beauty Company


Jezebel

Yesterday, when we presented the new Dove commerical, Onslaught, we neglected to mention a few things. Luckily, blogs Feministing and Feministe reminded us of a few facts! For starters, while Dove can be applauded for examining the damaging effects of the beauty industry, its parent company, Unilever, is a major manufacturer of skin-lightening creams marketed in India. (Because, you know, the lighter your skin, the more beautiful you are.) In addition, Unilever makes Axe body spray, whose sexist and just plain stupid ad campaigns and "humilidating" show don't exactly send the message that the Onslaught spot does. And there's more: Unilever spends $809 million on advertising: it markets Dove, which encourages women to love their bodies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, in which you can drown your sorrows if you don't love your body, and Slim-Fast, to make your body thin enough to love.

Tide

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Household products – laundry products Owner of the brand: Procter & Gamble Co. Key competitors: Purex, Arm & Hammer, Persil, All

Artykuł Tide pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Shell

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Energy  Owner of the brand: Royal Dutch Shell plc Key competitors: ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, Total

Artykuł Shell pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Morgan Stanley

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – banks, asset management Owner of the brand: Morgan Stanley Key competitors: Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Citi

Artykuł Morgan Stanley pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Dove, please for the love of God, stop making videos and just make soap

Dove, please for the love of God, stop making videos and just make soap


The Daily Dot

Dove, please for the love of God, stop making videos and just make soap.

Procter & Gamble

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Household products; FMCG Personal care & beauty Owner of the brand: Procter & Gamble Co. Key competitors: Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser Group

Artykuł Procter & Gamble pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Instagram

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – social media Owner of the brand: Facebook, Inc. Key competitors: Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitter, Hipstamatic, Prisma

Artykuł Instagram pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Pinterest

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – social media; Retail – e-retail Owner of the brand: Pinterest, Inc. Key competitors: Instagram, Facebook, Google, eBay, WeHeartIt, Fancy, Piccsy

Artykuł Pinterest pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Smirnoff

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Alcoholic beverages – vodka, gin and other spirits, alcopops Owner of the brand: Diageo Key competitors: Absolut, Khortytsa, Żubrówka, Svedka, Skyy, Grey Goose

Artykuł Smirnoff pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Netflix

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – streaming services Owner of the brand: Netflix, Inc. Key competitors: Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO

Artykuł Netflix pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Canon

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Electronics & technology – cameras, office equipment, healthcare solutions Owner of the brand: Canon, Inc. Key competitors: Nikon, Sony, Konica Minolta, Olympus, Xerox, HP

Artykuł Canon pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Today’s Impeach-O-Meter: The Russia Investigation Is Back, Baby! Here’s the Latest.

Today’s Impeach-O-Meter: The Russia Investigation Is Back, Baby! Here’s the Latest.

by Ben Mathis-Lilley @ The Slatest

The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same.

The Russia investigation! It dropped out of the headlines for a few days there thanks in part to POTUS's sudden friendliness toward Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, but now it's back and better than ever, if by "better" you mean "uncovering yet more evidence that the American election was sabotaged by white-power trolls employed by a hostile foreign intelligence operation." To wit:

1. Facebook has concluded that a 225,000-member anti-immigrant group that attempted to organize anti-Clinton rallies in Texas during the 2016 presidential campaign was "likely operated out of Russia," Business Insider reports. (It's not clear if anyone actually showed up at any of the rallies.) The Daily Beast reported on Monday that a similarly sketchy Russia-connected group targeted an Idaho town where the yogurt company Chobani employs resettled refugees.

2. Relatedly, Bloomberg reports that Mueller's investigation now involves a "red-hot" interest in 2016 social media activity by Russia-linked actors—and in the question of whether any of that activity was coordinated with the Trump campaign. Behold the Red Hot Mueller Peppers!

3. NBC News reports that Michael Flynn Jr., the son of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, is a "subject" of Mueller's probe. Flynn Jr. worked for his father's lobbying firm, the Flynn Intel Group; it's been previously reported that Mueller is looking into whether any of Flynn Sr.'s relationships (financial and otherwise) with figures in Russia and Turkey broke the law. A former federal prosecutor who worked on corruption cases speculates here that investigating Flynn Jr. might be a way to gain leverage and "flip" Flynn Sr.

4. It's been previously reported that Flynn Sr. was involved as a lobbyist in promoting a plan that involved U.S. and Russian companies seeking to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East; the Wall Street Journal now reports that he continued to promote the plan inside the Trump administration after he was named national security adviser. (For what it's worth, the Journal report quotes an anonymous source saying the plan is now "more of an 'American initiative'" rather than a joint initiative.)

Raise the meter for Mother Russia!

Spotify

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – streaming services Owner of the brand: Spotify Technology S.A. Key competitors: Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, YouTube

Artykuł Spotify pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

RedZone is the Cause of and Solution to All of the NFL's Problems

RedZone is the Cause of and Solution to All of the NFL's Problems

by Nick Greene @ The Slatest

 

The NFL is in the midst of an existential crisis. In the words of Jean-Paul Sartre, “Most of the games suck eggs.”

Take today’s early afternoon lineup. Were you in a part of the country that was lucky enough see the Tennessee Titans ease past the Blake Bortles-led Jacksonville Jaguars? Or were you treated to the gourmet football feast that was the Carolina Panthers’ 9-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills? If so, you are three hours closer to death, and all you have to show for it are memories of Graham Gano kicking field goals.

The NFL’s biggest problem is one of watchability. Sure, we’re only two Sundays into the season and this is by definition a premature judgment, but if you sat through today’s Bears-Buccaneers game then you have surely joined me in jumping to this grave conclusion. Of the eight games that started at 1 p.m. ET, only the Arizona-Indianapolis contest was close. It went to overtime, but this is not a virtue; rather, this extra period acted only to prolong this shameful sin of a game.

At the end of today’s early round of matchups, there had been 24 games played in the NFL this season. By my count, only five of those could be described as competitive, in that the viewer didn’t already know who was going to win heading into the fourth quarter. Of those five, just two were contested by teams that could be described as “decent” (Chiefs vs. Patriots and Chargers vs. Broncos). At the risk of sounding like a laconic buffoon: The games are bad. And you can’t blame this on the sport itself, as college football is, for all its many faults, as entertaining as ever.

Sure, some fans will always take pleasure in watching their favorite teams destroy hapless also-rans (hello, New England; goodbye, New Orleans). There will also always be the masochistic types who insist on sitting through the cleat-end of an hours-long beatdown in their pursuit of some kind of Zen-like awakening. But for everyone else, what the NFL is selling in 2017 just isn’t good enough. If the league wants to maintain its perch as the nation’s most popular sport then it will have to cater to these casual fans. Fortunately, the NFL already thought of a way to do this: RedZone.

NFL RedZone, which the league launched in 2009, is a premium network that provides simulcast coverage each Sunday. RedZone, which switches from stadium to stadium to capture the best action at any given moment, is essentially a collage of the day's most exciting events: football without the filler. While it started as a sort-of gimmick for fantasy football enthusiasts with short attention spans, it has become the only way to watch the league without losing your mind.

League-wide ratings are slipping, but there hasn’t been a general consensus as to why. Some have blamed anthem protests, an assertion that, thanks to a misreading of a widely published poll, became heralded as fact when it was anything but. RedZone has also been singled out for cannibalizing the market for individual games, but the league could never admit this is the case. That's because, in doing so, they'd have to concede that a single NFL game must be packaged with at least seven other NFL games to make it anything close to watchable.

This ties the NFL in a pretzel. The commercial-free RedZone channel may help retain fans, but if it's the only thing propping up a dreadful league, then the fumbles and interceptions are going to come home to roost sooner rather than later. Until then, I'll be consuming my Sunday afternoon football via RedZone and RedZone alone. And on Thursday, Sunday, and Monday nights, I'll endure select NFL broadcasts in a manner no man ever should: one game at a time, with commercials, and lots and lots of field goals.

Goldman Sachs

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – banks, asset management Owner of the brand: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Key competitors: Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Citi

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BBC

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Media & entertainment – TV channels, radio stations, publishers, streaming services Owner of the brand: Government of the United Kingdom Key competitors: ITV, Channel 4, Sky, CNN, Netflix

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Convention preview in the Summer issue of Clio

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

If you’re looking for a rundown of History Division activities at the August AEJMC convention, look no further than the Summer issue of Clio. The summer issue has a complete list of the paper and poster sessions (and the time of the division business meeting), there’s also a complete list of accepted papers. Also in […]

Pampers

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – baby care Owner of the brand: Procter & Gamble Co. Key competitors: Huggies, Johnson’s

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Today in Conservative Media: The Failing Emmys Prove America Is Tired of Hollywood’s Politics

Today in Conservative Media: The Failing Emmys Prove America Is Tired of Hollywood’s Politics

by Osita Nwanevu @ The Slatest

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media.

Conservatives sounded off about Sunday’s very political and very underwatched Emmy Awards on Sunday night. “After, last year’s award show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel came in with the lowest numbers in the show’s history, early numbers from Nielsen data show that this year’s star-studded event hosted by Stephen Colbert did just as bad, according to a report Monday by Variety,” the Daily Caller’s Katie Jerkovich noted. “Final numbers for Sunday night were later adjusted showing a 2.5 rating for the [18-49] demographic and 11.4 million viewers. In 2015, the Emmys netted a 3.6 million viewers in the same demographic and 11.9 million viewers total for the star-studded show.”

The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro joined a chorus of other writers in blaming the low ratings on the jokes told at the expense of the Trump administration throughout the night:

Last night’s Emmy Awards crashed and burned in the ratings. And it’s no wonder. Thanks to a combination of Steven Colbert’s “courageous” attacks on President Trump and celebrations of a bunch of shows nobody watches (The Handmaid’s Tale and Big, Little Lies, anyone?), more Americans than ever tuned out. And that follows last year’s debacle, when Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting carried the show to its lowest rating to that point. Hollywood is sliding, and it can’t figure out why.
Politics does have a lot to do with it. That’s because Americans have substituted the culture wars for political dialogue. We no longer care much about policy, apparently — President Trump has spent the last two weeks cutting deals with Democrats, and most Republicans and Democrats don’t seem to be backing off their positions with regard to Trump. Trump may be governing as a centrist Democrat, but Hollywood is still painting him as a pure evil, the future leader of a fascist dystopia; Republicans, meanwhile, continue to paint him as a vigorous, burly warrior on behalf of American values. Rarely has a Republican president made so nice with Democrats; rarely has that same Republican president been treated as Nero by Democratic cultural figures.

National Review’s Kyle Smith agreed. “The co-dependent relationship of celebrities to Trump is like that of two bitter, drunken spouses who hurl abuse at each other before they start making out,” he wrote. “Most Americans, even those who didn’t vote for Trump, are simply getting on with their lives these days, more worried about their car payment or how their kids are faring in school than about Washington politics.”

The Resurgent’s Marc Giller focused on Stephen Colbert’s performance as host, which included multiple barbs at Trump:

He wasn’t there to entertain. Sure, he paid some lip-service to Hollywood’s narcissism and other foilables—but rest assured, everyone knew Colbert was playing to his people. Not the dwindling number of souls who still care about this stuff watching the spectacle from home, but rather his fellow travelers in the auditorium: the self-coronated Tinseltown royalty, whose monolithic politics are exceeded only by their monolithic preening. Colbert worked them all like a Heidi Fleiss call girl working Charlie Sheen, telling them all what they wanted to hear and stroking them in all the right places.

“That Colbert would end up delivering numerous barbs towards President Trump and the GOP throughout the night was a foregone conclusion,” the Federalist’s Brad Slager wrote. “It is rather amazing, though, there could be no material found to skewer Democrats.” A few writers took aim at liberal outrage over a bit featuring former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who former Obama administration official Ben Rhodes criticized on Twitter for “lying to the American people on behalf of the most powerful person in [the] US.”  The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher called Rhodes a hypocrite. “The Obama administration lied about the Iran deal, and Ben Rhodes crafted the lie,” he wrote. “And now, that same guy is outraged because Sean Spicer lied about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration, and the Emmys invited him on to joke about it.” Hot Air’s Allahpundit argued that Spicer was one of the more sympathetic figures of the Trump administration. “He never came off as sinister; far more often he was pitiful, which I’m sure is why the gag he was involved in last night referenced the lie about crowd size in his first press briefing after the inauguration,” he wrote. “That was Spicer’s defining moment: It was so obviously untrue, and so obviously done to soothe Trump’s fragile ego, that he seemed pathetic more so than malevolent.”

In other news:

Conservatives delighted in the misfortunes of Rolling Stone in the wake of news that the magazine is up for sale. RedState’s Brandon Morse wrote that the debunked UVA story “A Rape on Campus” marked an important point in the magazine’s decline.

After dragging both the college through the dirt, and endangering the lives of the Phi Kappa Psi members, the story was proven to be completely fabricated. “Jackie” turned out to be a liar with a history of making false claims for attention. The article’s author, Sabrina Erdely, was discovered to have not fact checked Jackie’s claim, and was discovered to have a history of unethical reporting around rape cases. ...
Whoever buys the flaming pile of feces that is the Rolling Stone has a long road ahead of it. Its partisan reporting, and willingness to endanger innocent lives has black marked a once great magazine into paper people wouldn’t line their birdcages with.

“When did Rolling Stone die?” Breitbart’s Daniel Flynn asked. “When it morphed from newsprint to glossy? When it moved from San Francisco to New York? When it attempted to open up a chain of restaurants in imitation of the Hard Rock Café? When it put the stars of something called ‘Gossip Girl’ on its front page both licking a two-scoop, ice-cream cone or made coverboys of the Backstreet Boys with their pants down to their ankles or posing Sarah Michelle Gellar with her legs akimbo on a Cadillac?”

At the Daily Caller, Ian Miles Cheong declared Rolling Stone another casualty of internet-driven changes to journalism. “The almost 50-year-old magazine has been largely supplanted by online media, which it has refused to properly embrace due to the stubbornness of its founder, Jann S. Wenner, and his death grip of outdated publishing models even as print advertising revenues dry up,” he wrote. “As other companies ramp up their media presence online through videos and breaking news, Rolling Stone continues to focus on long-form journalism. Readers don’t head to it for up-to-date stories.”

Puma

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – sportswear Owner of the brand: Kering Key competitors: Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Under Armour

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Red Bull

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Non-alcoholic beverages – sports & energy drinks; Media & entertainment – digital media Owner of the brand: Red Bull GmbH Key competitors: Monster, Rockstar, Lucozade, NOS, Burn, Mountain Dew

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James’ “U Bum” Tweet Is Way More Popular Than Any of the President’s Messages

James’ “U Bum” Tweet Is Way More Popular Than Any of the President’s Messages

by Daniel Politi @ The Slatest

President Trump likes to talk about how popular he is and how much he is liked (plus, did you know he won an election?). So surely the president is none too happy today to realize that LeBron James’ tweet insulting him is way more popular than anything he has ever written. Turns out, the basketball superstar is better at uniting Americans than the commander in chief.

It all started when Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to uninvite (although they weren’t actually every formally invited) the Golden State Warriors from visiting the White House to commemorate the championship. Trump specifically mentioned Stephen Curry’s public reluctance to go to the White House: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”

Less than three hours later, LeBron James took to Twitter and hit back, calling Trump “u bum” and adding that “going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”

As of Sunday afternoon, James’ message had been retweeted more than 620,000 times. That is way more than the basketball star's previously most popular post that got a paltry 111,820 retweets (“I’m not MJ, I’m LJ”).

James didn’t just beat his own record though. His “u bum” tweet is also way more popular than anything Trump has ever written in his favorite social media platform. Trump’s most popular post on Twitter was his all-caps celebration of his election victory: “TODAY WE MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” That Nov. 8, 2017 message got retweeted 335,657 times.

A few hours after his tweet, James, who was a supporter of Hillary Clinton, released a video explaining his position. "I think it's basically at a point where I'm a little frustrated, man, because this guy that we've put in charge has tried to divide us once again" James said via his digital company platform Uninterrupted. "Obviously we all know what happened with Charlottesville and the divide that caused. Now it's hit home more for me because he's now using sports as the platform to try and divide us."

Prada

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – luxury apparel; FMCG Personal care & beauty – fragrances; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: Prada SpA Group Key competitors: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès, Ralph Lauren

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No, But Seriously, Dove Soap Is Bad

No, But Seriously, Dove Soap Is Bad


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So yesterday, BuzzFeed's editors, in a super duper blatant breach of the tenets of their Editorial Standards And Ethics Guide, deleted a post in which staff writer Arabelle Sicardi criticized toiletries brand Dove for its sleazy, exploitative advertising. Dove, you see, is owned by Unilever—the multinational consumer goods behemoth last seen being an oversensitive penis over the definition of mayonnaise—which happens to be one of BuzzFeed's major advertising partners.

Winter 2017 Clio has lots of “uses”

by Keith Greenwood @ The History Division

We know journalism history is a useful topic, but the Winter 2017 edition of Clio in particular offers plenty of uses of journalism history for readers to consider. Division chair Michael S. Sweeney reflects on using lessons of history to process the 2016 presidential election. Teaching chair Kristin L. Gustafson interviewed the University of Missouri’s Earnest Perry […]

Fox News Contributor Sues the Network Claiming She Was Blacklisted After Making Rape Allegation

Fox News Contributor Sues the Network Claiming She Was Blacklisted After Making Rape Allegation

by Elliot Hannon @ The Slatest

Former Fox political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes sued the network Monday alleging that she was raped by Fox Business host Charles Payne and then faced retaliation from the network after reporting the alleged sexual assault. Hughes says Payne raped her in a hotel room in July 2013 after he “pressured” his way into her room. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, names Payne, Fox News, and its parent company 21st Century Fox, alleging gender motivated violence, gender discrimination, retaliation, and defamation.

From the New York Times:

According to the suit, Ms. Hughes was “shocked and ashamed” and did not immediately report the episode. She said that over the next two years she was forced to engage in a sexual relationship with Mr. Payne. In exchange, she said, she received career opportunities, including increased appearances on Fox News and Fox Business and the promise that Mr. Payne would help her land a contributor contract, a job that can pay several hundred thousand dollars a year. Ms. Hughes never became a paid contributor at either channel.
Ms. Hughes, a regular guest on Fox News and Fox Business from 2013 through 2016, asserted that after she ended the relationship with Mr. Payne, the network blacklisted her. After she reported her allegations against him, she said, the network leaked a story to the news media about a romantic affair between Ms. Hughes and Mr. Payne…
According to the lawsuit, Ms. Hughes experienced a sudden decline in bookings across cable news networks in early 2017 and was told by a booking agent that Fox had blacklisted her because she “had an affair with someone at Fox.” As a result, Ms. Hughes said, she was taken out of consideration for positions in the Trump administration.

“We will vigorously defend this,” the Fox News said in a statement.

Payne was suspended by the network in July, but returned to work this month.

Lynx

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – body care, deodorants, fragrances, hair care Owner of the brand: Unilever Key competitors: Nivea, L’Oréal, Gillette, Old Spice

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Florida Nursing Home Where Eight Died Had a History of Safety Issues

Florida Nursing Home Where Eight Died Had a History of Safety Issues

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

The Florida nursing home where six people died Wednesday morning had a history of safety issues, including ones with its generator, according to a new report from Stat. The six deaths reported earlier today (three occurring at the Hollywood, Fla. nursing home, three after patients were taken to the hospital), are thought to be due to the facility’s lack of air conditioning due to power outages following Hurricane Irma. A criminal investigation has been opened, according to the Hollywood police chief.

The facility, Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in eastern Florida, has been cited twice for violating federal requirements relating to its backup power sources, according to records reviewed by Stat. The records show that last year, the home had only a temporary generator, and was unable to produce documentation confirming its plans to replace it with a permanent one.

Prior to the hurricane, Broward County did not list the nursing home as one of the top priority facilities for restoring power after the storm, the Washington Post reported. A kitchen worker told the Miami Herald that the nursing home was using its generator’s power to cook food but not to power its air conditioning. The temperature in the area at the time was around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

In an online statement, Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged to investigate through local law enforcement and state agencies. “I am going to aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place,” the statement reads. “Although the details of these reported deaths are still under investigation, this situation is unfathomable.” The Miami Herald also reported that the center has a “much below average” health rating and a “below average” overall rating, which combines assessments from staff, fire safety, and health inspections.

According to the New York Times, Florida law requires nursing homes to be prepared for providing emergency power, food, water, supplies, and staff in an emergency. An upcoming federal rule also mandates that the alternative power source must maintain temperatures appropriate for the residents’ health.

Under Obama-era rules, residents who are harmed by inappropriate temperatures could likely sue their care centers for negligence or abuse. But the Trump administration has proposed replacing the rule with one that would make it “almost impossible” to do so, according to NPR. The new rule would allow nursing homes to require that residents agree to arbitration in lieu of a dispute in court, a process that is argued to be more efficient, but also tends to be less favorable for the plaintiff and reward far less in compensation.

The residents at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills are not the only ones at risk. The Florida Health Care Association, an industry group for long-term care, released a statement emphasizing the strain Hurricane Irma has put on nursing homes and care centers. “As with millions of other Floridians, our centers are coping with the loss of power and infrastructure in the communities that were most affected by the devastation,” the statement reads. They estimate that 150 out of the 700 long-term care facilities still do not have full power. Scott also said he would ask first responders to check on other nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the area.

Allianz

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – insurance companies, asset management Owner of the brand: Allianz SE Key competitors: AXA,  Aegon, Generali, ING, Aviva

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Axe

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – body care, deodorants, fragrances, hair care Owner of the brand: Unilever Key competitors: Nivea, L’Oréal, Gillette, Old Spice

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Visa

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Financial services – payment solutions Owner of the brand: Visa Inc. Key competitors: American Express, Mastercard, Discover, PayPal

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