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86 and Opening Closet Doors at the Hebrew Home

Today 15:29 GMT

At the start of a recent meeting of the L.G.B.T. & Allies group at the Hebrew Home here, the group leaders Olivia Cohen and Liisa Murray reminded attendees of the ground rules, which they had written on a poster board.

That resident, Mr. Oscar, downplays his role, but acknowledges that, even as he continues to be guarded about whom he tells he is gay — the L.G.B.T. & Allies plays a vital role in his life.

Source: The Guradian

Roger Federer: the more we love him, the nicer he becomes

Today 15:30 GMT

It was at Indian Wells, seeing the huge crowds gather around the practice court an hour before Federer was due to appear for his session, that I started seriously to wonder what it must be like to be Roger.

Like many people, I’d loved Roger for years and then, about five years ago, realised I loved him even more than I had before. Not just to be widely considered the greatest tennis player of all time, but to be so loved, so adored.

Source: Global News

Kate Spade’s ‘heartbroken’ father dies night before daughter’s funeral

Friday 21:06 GMT

The father of fashion designer Kate Spade – who died of suicide only two weeks ago – passed away Wednesday night, a family spokesperson said.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways for getting help if you, or someone you know, is suffering from mental health issues.

Source: Common Domain

Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Deal to Lift Output

Today 15:29 GMT

Oil prices rose by the biggest amount in nearly two years Friday after some of the world’s major oil producers agreed to boost crude output less than many investors had feared.

For U.S. prices, it marked the biggest one-day jump since November 2016 when OPEC agreed to cut oil output for the first time in eight years. Oil prices have risen briskly this year amid improving global economic growth and unexpected supply outages, drawing complaints from big consuming countries, like the U.S.. OPEC said Friday its members had tentatively agreed with their non-OPEC partners to end their overcompliance with production curbs they set in 2016 to add barrels to the market.

Source: Common Domain

How to Buy in Vancouver

Today 15:29 GMT

It is impossible to think about buying in Vancouver as a foreigner without considering the now- infamous tax on foreign buyers and speculators introduced in 2016 to make housing in the region more affordable and cool down an extremely hot market.

The process moves quickly too, and buyers can often close as soon as two months after putting in the deposit, according to Mr. Wang.

Source: Fox News

Incredible talent helps 'Bao' director make Pixar breakthrough

Today 09:59 GMT

“Bao,” an animated short film featured before “Incredibles 2,” has made Domee Shi the first woman to direct a Pixar short film. Shi also wrote “Bao,” which tells the whimsical story of a Chinese mother with empty-nest syndrome who makes steamed dumplings that tastefully come to life and fills her with buns of joy.

Shi was a story artist on Pixar’s “Inside Out,” “The Good Dinosaur” and “Toy Story 4.”. She first began working at the animation company in 2011 as an intern, NPR reported, and then worked her way to becoming today's first female director of a Pixar short.

Source: DW

Eurozone agrees on plan to end Greek bailout

Today 00:32 GMT

Finance ministers from the eurozone's 19 members agreed on Friday on the conditions to end Greece's lengthy bailout program.

The third bailout: The latest bailout was granted in 2015, with European creditors granting Athens €86 billion euros under the European Stability Mechanism in return for more than 450 reforms. Its financial woes saw Greece almost get kicked out of the eurogroup as it cleaved a rift in both the eurozone and the wider European Union.

Source: Global News

Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Nine Inch Nails, Panic! at the Disco and respite for parents from the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack

Today 13:38 GMT

This week’s music picks appeal to a strangely wide age range, which could be very helpful on some of those family road trips.

Singer Bethany Cosentino says that she’s coming to the rescue of parents who have been driven insane by hearing the Frozen soundtrack 200 times in a row. In addition to some original songs, the band also covers material by throwback artists like Frankie Valli and Lesley Gore.

Source: Common Domain

House Narrowly Passes Bill to Reauthorize Farm Programs

Today 00:32 GMT

The House on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also imposing controversial new work requirements on food-stamp recipients, acting on legislation that is important to a critical GOP constituency before the midterm elections.

Top Republican leaders have been driving to pass the farm bill well before the Sept. 30 expiration date of current programs, at which point funding would have lapsed for dozens of smaller programs, including assistance to new farmers, trade and rural development.

Source: New York Times

One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications

Today 15:30 GMT

Women wh o opt for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy have a strikingly high rate of complications, according to a new report.

Although patients are often encouraged to have reconstruction immediately after mastectomy, patients who delayed reconstruction were found to be significantly less likely to develop complications than those undergoing immediate reconstruction. While the new information is helpful, some doctors were skeptical that it would make decisions much easier for cancer patients.

Source: New York Times

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

Today 15:30 GMT

The study, published Thursday in the journal Neuron, found that viruses interact with genes linked to Alzheimer’s and may play a role in how Alzheimer’s develops and progresses.

It has long been a controversial theory about Alzheimer’s disease, often dismissed by experts as a sketchy cul-de-sac off the beaten path from mainstream research. But a new study by a team that includes prominent Alzheimer’s scientists who were previously skeptics of this theory may well change that.

Source: NBC News

A $5 million challenge seeks to encourage citizenship across U.S.

Friday 21:53 GMT

About 9.3 million people in the United States are eligible to apply for citizenship, and a new initiative is offering a financial incentive to cities that can help make this happen.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined in the launch of America is Home, saying in a statement, "We know that they will need to receive the knowledge, tools, and support necessary to guide them as they learn and apply for U.S. citizenship." "Citizenship unlocks better opportunities and a greater sense of security for our communities and our cities,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio added in the same statement.

Source: NBC News

'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro reveals the secret to his weight loss

Today 10:55 GMT

"A lot of people have been asking me how I’ve slimmed down lately so I just wanted to share that I’ve used the Optavia program," Valastro posted. "Im [sic] not being paid to say this and it should be noted that I think every body is different and you should do whatever suits you but this is what I’m doing and I’m very happy with the results so far!". Optavia is a program that provides coaches (many of whom have gone through Optavia themselves) to help clients not only achieve their goal weight but also develop habits for a continued healthy lifestyle.

Source: DW

From divine to downfall: James Levine at 75

Today 06:08 GMT

Levine's stint in Munich until 2004 was highly praised by music critics however, with the Süddeutsche Zeitung writing that he had brought "new splendor to the Munich Philharmonic Hall.". James Levine, born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 23, 1943, was obsessed with music even as a child, staging operas in a wooden box and taking his grandmother's knitting needle to mark the beat to music on the radio.

Source: Common Domain

A Tesla Crackup Foretold

Today 15:29 GMT

Or is this failure just incidental to their questioning of the unspoken premise of the Tesla project, namely the idea that governments will assure Tesla’s success by progressively taking away buyers’ freedom to opt for gasoline-powered cars despite their superior utility over electric-powered cars?

Electric cars were going to remain a niche in any case, but public policy is quickly ruling out the possibility (which Tesla needed) of them at least being a profitable niche.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: Fox News

4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: CBS News

China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: New York Times

Hubert Green, Who Won Golf’s U.S. Open Under a Threat, Dies at 71

Today 00:32 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Nikki Haley: ‘It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America’

Today 02:28 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Nearly three dozen children fell ill at a Florida summer camp, and no one knows why

Today 13:38 GMT
Source: DW

Turkey detains suspected members of Islamic State over election attack plot

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Katie Arrington, GOP lawmaker who defeated Sanford, seriously injured in car accident

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Syrian barrel bomb attack on rebels jeopardises US-Russia deal

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: NBC News

David and Louise Turpin, accused of torturing children, are ordered to stand trial

Today 00:32 GMT

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