By Steve Peoples Deepti Hajela And Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press Wed., June 27, 2018 NEW YORK — As Donald Trump’s party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president’s hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions. Crowley, the No. 4 House Democrat and until Tuesday considered a possible candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi as leader, becomes the first Democratic incumbent to fall this primary season. He was beaten by underfunded challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders organizer who caught fire with the party’s left wing. Crowley’s loss echoed across the political world, sending the unmistakable message that divisions between the Democratic Party’s pragmatic and more liberal wings may be widening heading into the high-stakes November midterm elections. It also exposed a generational divide … [Read more...] about Liberal activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts veteran Democrat Joe Crowley in New York primary
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Business U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher opening for Wall Street on Tuesday, supported by slight gains in beaten-down technology stocks, but Amazon remained on track to open lower after dragging down the markets on Monday. 03 Apr 2018 07:55PM Bookmark REUTERS: U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher opening for Wall Street on Tuesday, supported by slight gains in beaten-down technology stocks, but Amazon remained on track to open lower after dragging down the markets on Monday.Facebook , Netflix and Alphabet rose marginally in premarket trading after steep declines in recent weeks.The main U.S. indexes wiped out their gains for the year on Monday and dipped below their key support levels following a selloff in technology stocks and renewed trade war fears.China's ambassador to the United States said Beijing will take counter-measures of the same proportion and scale if Washington imposes more tariffs on Chinese goods from a trade probe, state television … [Read more...] about Futures inch higher after tech-led slide
By JOHN KOBLIN The New York Times Mon., March 26, 2018 Known for its bold designs and its big marketing campaigns, Apple relishes its status as a dominant force in the corporate world. So it was noteworthy when one of its executives, Eddy Cue, struck a note of humility during a discussion earlier this month at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. “We don’t know anything about making television,” said Cue, a senior vice president who oversees the team in charge of the company’s original programming initiative. “So what skills does Apple bring to that? And the viewpoint is: very little. There’s other things we bring. We know how to create apps, we know how to do distribution, we know how to market. But we don’t really know how to create shows.” As Cue’s words suggested, Apple’s new venture has taken the company far from its Silicon Valley comfort zone and thrust it into alien territory: Hollywood. … [Read more...] about Will Apple’s new Hollywood venture have a happy ending?
Indonesia is one of the most popular tourist locations in the world, known for its incredible landmarks, beaches, temples, marine life, land animals and of course, its thousands of islands just waiting to be explored. If you’re a traveler looking to experience all that "remote" Indonesia has to offer, eastern Indonesia is the place to go. The beaches of eastern Indonesia are second to none, with crystal clear, warm water lapping clean, soft sandy beaches. Eastern Indonesia is also known for budget-friendly accommodation and food. With all that it offers, it's not hard to understand why eastern Indonesia is on most travelers' bucket lists. It's certainly the place to go if you’re looking for exceptional experience, rough and raw travel, genuinely lovely people and places far from tourist traps. How to get there By air Jakarta and Bali are both international hubs, so if you’re flying to Indonesia from North America or Europe, you’ll most likely land at … [Read more...] about Essential guide to remote travel in eastern Indonesia
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015