Lifestyle Their documentary, American Factory, is the first product of a multi-year collaboration between Netflix and the production company they formed last year. 22 Aug 2019 08:07AM Bookmark Barack and Michelle Obama made their Hollywood debut on Wednesday (Aug 21) with a documentary set in industrial Ohio that film reviewers are calling compelling and timely.American Factory, the story of what happened when a Chinese company took over an abandoned General Motors plant, is the first product of a multi-year collaboration between Netflix and Higher Ground, the production company formed last year by the former US president and first lady."A good story gives you the chance to better understand someone else’s life. It can help you find common ground. And it’s why Michelle and I were drawn to Higher Ground’s first film," Obama said in a Twitter posting on Wednesday.The documentary traces the lives of thousands of workers laid off from their auto … [Read more...] about Barack and Michelle Obama make their Hollywood movie debut
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While speaking to students advice at a Beat the Odds summit, Former First Lady, Michelle Obama may have accidentally insulted the Queen. Reportedly, Michelle Obama spoke to 100 university-bound students as part of an annual tradition that began in the White House as part of her Reach Higher initiative. Michelle told the students not to be intimidated by classmates as she drew from her own experiences. She went on to explain "they're not smarter than you" as she referenced meeting world leaders. According to ABC News, Mrs. Obama said: "You always think that somebody else knows more than you do. I've been at probably every powerful table there is to be at.....I have been on boards with some of the top CEOs....I've had dinner with the frickin' Queen! I've been to the summit of world leaders....They're not smarter than you. I've met these people." The statement doesn't sound like a snub, though it could be construed as such. Michelle Obama may have merely mentioned that she met the Queen … [Read more...] about Did Michelle Obama inadvertently insult the Queen?
WASHINGTON, United States - Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice Friday to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump's attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying "there's a place for all of us." "What truly makes our country great is its diversity... Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there's a place for all of us," Obama tweeted, without mentioning Trump. "We must remember it's not my America or your America. It's our America." Trump has come under intense fire after he attacked four first-term Democratic congresswomen known as the "Squad." In a rare move, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday rebuked Trump for "racist comments" after he said the four should "go back" to their countries of origin if they are not happy in the United States. But chants of "Send her back!" directed at Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar broke out at Trump's "Make America Great Again" rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday … [Read more...] about ‘It’s our America,’ reminds Michelle Obama
Kids can code The Singapore government is making it mandatory for all school kids to learn how to code, and if you ask us, about damn time too — it’s an essential skill that’s pretty much future-proof. To ensure a steady pipeline of tech talent for the digital economy, the powers that be are making all upper-primary school pupils undergo a 10-hour coding class from next year onwards. Aside from arming young’uns with an important language for the digital age, experts have assured that learning to code helps to strengthen children’s communication skills and foster creativity in problem-solving. On the older side of the educational spectrum, the Singapore University of Technology and Design is developing a new bachelor degree in design and artificial intelligence. Set to roll out next year as well, the 3½-year degree programme will be the first of its kind in the country to equip students with the know-how of machine learning and other … [Read more...] about This Week in Tech: Kid coders, Juggalo virtues and tetchy Trump
WASHINGTON, July 4 () - With US fighter jets flying overhead, President Donald Trump praised the military and urged young people to join the armed forces on Thursday in a celebration of Independence Day that critics accused him of turning into a political event. Trump, a Republican who was inspired to hold the flashy event after seeing a similar display in France, dismissed concerns ahead of the ceremony about the expense and militaristic overtones of the event outside the 97-year-old Lincoln Memorial, a symbol of national unity. "Our nation is stronger today than it ever was before. It is its strongest now," Trump said from a platform in front of the famous memorial, echoing a theme he uses at campaign rallies. Flanked by Bradley fighting vehicles, Trump steered clear of divisive political rhetoric, in a departure from the majority of his speeches. At times, an enthusiastic crowd could be heard chanting: "USA! USA! USA!" Trump, 73, praised American military might despite having … [Read more...] about With pomp and flyovers, Trump embraces military in July 4 salute