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"You can bet on almost anything today. Elections. Literary prizes. If you have a feeling that, say, Lapuan Virkiä is going to beat Porin Pesakarhut in the women’s Superpesis..."

"... the top professional pesäpallo league in Finland, you can put your money where your mouth is. During the pandemic, as casinos and racetracks closed, you could wager on the evening’s forecast in real time, or on the upcoming winter snowfall.... In 2018, the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, opening the door to online sports betting across 21 states.... Total gambling revenues in the U.S. are set to break the $44 billion mark this year, approaching ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Gambling, Sports, America, Atlantic, Commerce, Crypto, Finland, Fed, Ann Althouse, Lapuan Virkiä, Porin Pesakarhut


Weekend reading: Many shall fall that now are in honor*

What caught my eye this week. T oday would be embarrassing if Monevator was an old-fashioned print magazine (as opposed to an old-fashioned ‘weblog’!) I’d be scurrying past the newsstands. Trying to avoid my cover story – already written by Wednesday due to magazine print deadlines – about the bull market disguising how last year’s mega-winners had cratered in 2021. That post looks less topical this Saturday morning. Because in case you hadn’t noticed – in which case, collect your merit badge ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, UK, Marketing, US, Bloomberg, Bank Of England, Bbc, Atlantic, South Africa, Delta, Warren Buffett, Npr, Jeff Bezos


Britain's pubs are struggling with supply chain challenges and a labor shortage. More than 3,000 closed down since the start of the pandemic.

Getty Global supply challenges and staff shortages have put pressure on British pubs, the Wall Street Journal reports. 3,250 closed between March 2020 and September 2021, according to data cited by the paper. Pubs are the poster boy for wider economic troubles, one owner told the Journal. Long a focal point for communities, there are fresh worries over the future of Britain's pubs in the wake of the pandemic. For the institutions that have survived previous challenges such as a smoking ba...
Tags: Trends, Atlantic, Britain, Liverpool, Wall Street Journal, Kelly, Foley, Stephen Jones, CGA, AlixPartners, Conor Foley, Getty Global, Journal He, Journal Long, Journal Pubs


The 100 best drama movies of all time, according to critics

"The Godfather Part 2"Paramount Pictures We ranked the 100 best dramas of all time based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score. The adjusted score is based on a weighted formula that gives newer movies an advantage. The list includes classics like "Citizen Kane," recent Oscar winners like "Parasite," and blockbusters like "Black Panther." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a cinematic genre, "drama" has taken many forms over the decades.The list we compiled here is ba...
Tags: Florida, UK, New York, Hollywood, London, Viola Davis, Movies, Media, Drama, Entertainment, Iraq, Orson Welles, America, San Francisco, Trends, Cnn


"I’ve done 43 Thanksgivings, and the best one was probably in 1997, when I was 19 and getting sober at Hazelden in Center City, Minnesota."

"I’m here to tell you Thanksgiving is terrible, and if you at least spend the time trying to deprogram your niece, you won’t be bored or depressed (though you might be enraged that Fox News or Infowars has convinced her Trump can 'save America' from Joe Biden’s radical agenda of giving people hearing aids and free pre-K). Maybe it won’t work. Maybe you’ll leave Thanksgiving dinner as divided as you were when you sat down at the table five hours and 4,000 calories ago. Or maybe you’ll plant the s...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Law, Relationships, America, Joe Biden, Fbi, Atlantic, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Hazelden, Infowars, Howard Fast, Ann Althouse, Erica Jong, Annual Nonsense, Molly Jong-Fast


Our Grandfathers Killed Nazis... and Won

A father and daughter duo open carry to protect anti-fascists protesting the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Sunday.in Wisconsin. We are going to see more of this on the left and it will terrify politicians.   As I noted back in 2013, "the quickest way to gun control is if black folks and Hispanics 'Open Carry' handguns to their State Capitols and loiter near the parking lots where state and federal legislators and their staffs park their cars .   "A really smart gun contr...
Tags: Congress, California, Pets, Sacramento, America, Reagan, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Wisconsin, Kenosha, Nra, United States Congress, Panthers, Seale, Bobby Seale, PBurns


Our Grandfathers Were Killed Nazis and Won

A father and daughter duo open carry to protect anti-fascists protesting the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Sunday.in Wisconsin. We are going to see more of this on the left and it will terrify politicians.   As I noted back in 2013, "the quickest way to gun control is if black folks and Hispanics 'Open Carry' handguns to their State Capitols and loiter near the parking lots where state and federal legislators and their staffs park their cars .   "A really smart gun contr...
Tags: Congress, California, Pets, Sacramento, America, Reagan, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Wisconsin, Kenosha, Nra, United States Congress, Panthers, Seale, Bobby Seale, PBurns


Canary Islands: More Than 400 Migrants Rescued in Atlantic

Spanish rescuers have saved and disembarked more than 400 migrants and asylum seekers to the Canary Islands in the past two days as they attempted to reach the Atlantic Ocean archipelago from West Africa on overcrowded and often unsafe boats.
Tags: Atlantic, West Africa, Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean


Reload Founder Stephen Gutowski Named SAF ‘Journalist Of The Year’ 2021

Stephen Gutowski at the Range BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that veteran writer Stephen Gutowski, founder of The Reload, is the recipient of its Journalist of the Year award for 2021. Formerly a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon, Gutowski’s byline has also been seen in the National Review, The Atlantic, The Capitol City Project, MRCTV, and Washington Examiner. At his website, he also notes his work “has been read by millions of peopl...
Tags: Guns, Abc, Senate, Awards, Atlantic, Cbs, Fox News, The New York Times, Usa Today, Washington Examiner, The Foundation, Shooting Media News, Second Amendment Foundation SAF, Bellevue WA, Gutowski, Alan M Gottlieb


Rittenhouse Aftermath: Myths, Lies and Lots of Video Tape

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted but myths and lies about his case persist. (Screen snip, YouTube, PBS) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- ANALYSIS: The Left won’t let go of the myths and outright lies that have been whirling around the Kyle Rittenhouse self-defense case for months, and it is being captured on video where—if the teen’s supporters have their way—it will help in potential defamation lawsuits a’la the Nick Sandmann case in 2019. Acquitted on five charges, Rittenhouse walked out of the Kenos...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, Guns, Washington, America, Cnn, Atlantic, Wisconsin, Gun Control, Fox News, Seattle, Illinois, Msnbc, Hopkins, Kenosha, Reuters


Trump allies are pushing him away from running again in 2024 to avoid a disastrous defeat, report says

Former President Donald Trump.Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump aides are pushing him not to run again in 2024, The Atlantic reported. He has repeatedly indicated that he is considering another run for office, spooking some allies. They are focusing on the risk of his legacy being defined by defeat to dissuade him, per the report. President Trump's allies are pushing to dissuade him from running for president again in 2024 and being handed a second defeat, The Atlantic reported.Trump has rep...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Atlantic, House, News UK, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Trump, Donald, John Bolton, Adlai Stevenson, Gingrich, Thomas Colson, Mary Trump, Donald Trump Win McNamee Getty Images Trump


Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse could fracture the world as we know it — letting people 'reality block' things they disagree with and making polarization even worse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows off his vision for the metaverse during Facebook's Oculus Connect conference on October 28, 2021.Facebook/Handout via REUTERS The so-called metaverse could give us our own virtual echo chambers and tailored realities. Advertisers and third parties could inject someone's virtual world with ads and overlays unique to them. Experts told Insider the result could be a fractured reality where we all exist in different worlds. In the metaverse of the future...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Media, Trends, Tech, Atlantic, Meta, Rosenberg, Shawn Frayne, Ethan Zuckerman, Louis Rosenberg, Tech Insider, Metaverse, Looking Glass Factory, Katie Canales


RE/MAX Names Christopher Alexander President of RE/MAX Canada

RE/MAX, LLC has announced that the company has named Christopher Alexander as the President of RE/MAX Canada. Having recently completed the acquisition of the North American regions of RE/MAX INTEGRA, RE/MAX added the Ontario and Atlantic provinces (approximately 12,000 agents) to its previously owned Western Canada roster (approximately 7,000 agents). Only the Quebec region remains independently owned within Canada. In this role, Alexander will lead the brand throughout Canada, working directly...
Tags: News, Radio, Canada, Atlantic, Quebec, Latest News, Industry News, Ontario, Alexander, Christopher, Bailey, Western Canada, Christopher Alexander, RE/MAX, MAX LLC, Nick Bailey


US stocks close mixed as retail earnings point to consumer resilience but inflation concerns persist

AP Photo/Richard Drew The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended Thursday higher but the Dow Industrials decline in Thursday's mixed performance.  Macy's and Kohl's soared while Cisco weighed negatively on the blue-chips gauge.  Weekly claims for unemployment benefits hit a new low for the pandemic era.  US stocks closed Thursday's session mixed, with technology and retail shares leading the S&P 500 higher and the market generally finding support from economic data that pointed to resilienc...
Tags: US, Trends, Markets, Cisco, Walmart, Atlantic, Stocks, Dow, S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Macy, Kohl, Nasdaq Composite, Labor Department, Richard Drew, Carla Mozee


Link Love: New Sustainable Materials

I’ve been following Fashionista’s “The Future of Sustainable Materials” series with interest: “As sustainability becomes an increasingly pressing priority in fashion and beauty, we explore the innovations that could pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.” Here are three articles to get you started: Milkweed floss, that is six times warmer than wool, could offer a plant-based alternative to down. What makes bison wool so special, and what are the challenges for any brand looking to adopt it. From...
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, Bbc, Atlantic, Gucci, Auckland, Michael Kors, Susan, Nikki, Link Love, Jenni NZ, Maurizio Gucci, Runcarla, Nuancedream, Minaminu, Amanda Hallay


US stocks rise on labor-market optimism as jobless claims hit another pandemic low

A traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images US stocks climbed Thursday after weekly jobless claims and the Philly Fed manufacturing index beat expectations.  New jobless claims and continuing claims for unemployment insurance reached new lows for the pandemic-era.  Macy's and Kohl's turned in quarterly results that surpassed Wall Street's targets.  US stocks moved up Thursday, finding support from a slip in weekly jobless clai...
Tags: US, Trends, Markets, Walmart, Atlantic, Stocks, S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Macy, Kohl, Nasdaq Composite, Labor Department, Carla Mozee, Philly Fed, Getty Images Us, Stock Market News


Canyon Roadlite updates flat bar hybrid city road bike, now in the US in carbon & affordable alloy

The 2022 Canyon Roadlite finally makes its way across the Atlantic, giving US cyclist a quick new flat bar road option for a city runabout or fitness bike. With alloy or carbon frame options, a forgiving fork, room for 30mm road tires, and pricing from under a thousand bucks, the Roadlite aims to make hybrid The post Canyon Roadlite updates flat bar hybrid city road bike, now in the US in carbon & affordable alloy appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: US, Sport, Atlantic, Cycling, Road Bike


Henry Montgomery (of Montgomery v. Louisiana) finally granted parole at age 75

Henry Montgomery back in 2016 won in the US Supreme Court with his claim that the landmark Eighth Amendment decision in Miller v. Alabama must be applied retroactively. But that win only garnered him a chance to be paroled after serving more than 50 years on a murder charge as a teenager in the early 1960s.   Montgomery was in February 2018 denied parole as detailed in this post, and he was denied parole again in April 2019 as detailed in this post.  But I am pleased to now be able to report tha...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, America, Atlantic, Angola, Louisiana, UPI, Montgomery, US supreme court, Miller, Henry, U S Supreme Court, Hundley, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Louisiana Supreme Court


How the World’s First Anti-Vax Movement Started with the First Vaccine for Smallpox in 1796, and Spread Fears of People Getting Turned into Half-Cow Babies

A cartoon from a December 1894 anti-vaccination publication (Courtesy of The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia) For well over a century people have queued up to get vaccinated against polio, smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella, the flu or other epidemic diseases. And they have done so because they were mandated by schools, workplaces, armed forces, and other institutions committed to using science to fight disease. As a result, deadly viral epidemics began to...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Science, Snowden, College, History, BBC News, Atlantic, Current Affairs, Yale, World Health Organization, Philadelphia, Jenner, Royal College of Physicians, Josh Jones


Word of the week: Revenge dress

Revenge dress was all over the celebrity/entertainment news last week, capping a year notable for its revenge compounds. On November 8, photos from the set of Season 5 of the Netflix series The Crown showed actress Elizabeth Debicki wearing a copy of the clinging, shoulder-baring black silk dress worn by the princess to a 1994 dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Elizabeth Debicki (left) in The Crown, wearing a copy of the dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1994 (right...
Tags: Fashion, England, London, Television, Taylor Swift, Wales, Mexico, China, Wikipedia, History, Chinese, Atlantic, Linguistics, Davis, Retail, Khloe Kardashian


Senate Judiciary Committee: Kushner forwarded emails about a 'Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite'

Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, and H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser.AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Jared Kushner has evidently failed to produce documents to lawmakers that they say "are known to exist" about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite" and communications with a Belarusian-American businessman named Sergei Millian.It had not been reported that a "Russian backdoor overture" was discussed in emails that Kushner forwarded, the senators say, or that anyone on ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Abc, Washington Post, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Syria, Fbi, Atlantic, Moscow, Belarus, Wikileaks, Donald Trump


Loyola Chicago to Join Atlantic 10, Leave Missouri Valley

Loyola Chicago has accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic 10 Conference and is leaving the Missouri Valley Conference.
Tags: Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Loyola Chicago, Join Atlantic


Mysterious neurological illness haunts Canadian Atlantic region

The cases have prompted a row between health officials who deny the sicknesses form a true ‘cluster’ and medical experts looking for a link When Roger Ellis fell ill two years ago, his family rushed to the hospital, fearing he was having a heart attack. Doctors quickly ruled that out, but days later, he suffered from a seizure.In the following weeks, the retired industrial mechanic, 64, who lived in the east Canadian town of Bathurst, New Brunswick, grew increasingly anxious and disoriented, and...
Tags: Health, Americas, Neuroscience, Canada, Atlantic, Bathurst New Brunswick, Roger Ellis


Word of the week: Revenge dress

Revenge dress was all over the celebrity/entertainment news last week, capping a year notable for its revenge compounds. On November 8, photos from the set of Season 5 of the Netflix series The Crown showed actress Elizabeth Debicki wearing a copy of the clinging, shoulder-baring black silk dress worn by the princess to a 1994 dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Elizabeth Debicki (left) in The Crown, wearing a copy of the dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1994 (right...
Tags: Fashion, England, London, Television, Taylor Swift, Wales, Mexico, China, Wikipedia, History, Chinese, Atlantic, Linguistics, Davis, Retail, Khloe Kardashian


The US military's 5 worst wartime decisions

US Marines at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. U.S. Marine Corps/Photo What are the biggest disasters in American military history, and what effect have they had on the US? Here are five operational and strategic decisions that worsened the US's military and strategic position. Nations often linger on their military defeats as long as, or longer than, they do on their successes.The Battle of Kosovo remains the key event of the Serbian story, and devastating militar...
Tags: Japan, Isis, Maryland, Congress, North Korea, China, Germany, Virginia, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Iran, Canada, Atlantic, United States


The Nazis built their 2 most powerful warships before World War II. Here's how the British hunted them down.

British Lancaster bombers head toward their target, Tirpitz, upper left, in Norway's Kaa Fjord amid a German smoke screen, September 15, 1944. No. 5 Group RAF/ Imperial War Museums via Getty Images Nazi Germany's two Bismarck-class battleships were the most imposing it built during World War II. The threat they posed to convoys and warships made them a special target for the Allies. British warships and bombers hunted the ships, Bismarck and Tirpitz, across the North Atlantic. Earl...
Tags: Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, International, Trends, Atlantic, Britain, Royal Navy, World War Ii, Raf, Norway, Ussr, Hitler, Air Force, Adolf Hitler


A second mate explains how cargo ships 'race to anchor' outside backlogged ports and vie for spots in weeks-long lines

Touring the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Thomas Pallini/Insider Second mate Bryan Boyle explained the supply-chain crisis from a mariner's perspective. Cargo ships at some ports race to anchor and reserve spots in lines that can span weeks. Boyle describes how cargo ships vie for spots in line in a YouTube video. A merchant marine said the shipping crisis has turned leisurely trips between nearby ports into races.Second mate Bryan Boyle said in a YouTube video that efforts to g...
Tags: Transportation, News, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Atlantic, Boats, Long Beach, Houston, Maersk, Southern California, Shortages, Charleston, Savannah, Container Ship


'Microsteps' are the secret to keeping up with your busy morning routine - here's how they work

Starting with a morning routine that you care less about can lead to positive changes and will help build new habits. MoMo Productions/Getty Images For morning routines to be successful, they have to be consistent. The best way to add change to your routine is to do so slowly and progressively. Removing the pressure to have a perfect routine can also help healthy habits adapt naturally. I recently wrote an article about Google CEO Sundar Pichai's morning routine. For dévotées of AM ri...
Tags: Google, Arianna Huffington, Habits, Trends, Strategy, Atlantic, Exercise, Duke, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Pichai, Nordic, Contributor, Inc.com, Daily Routine, Morning Routines


The metaverse is a source of concern for a Facebook whistleblower.

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said she fears the impact of the metaverse that the social media giant has rebranded to focus on delivering, saying the futuristic virtual reality world would force people to give up more of their personal information, be addicting and give the embattled company another monopoly in the online world. Haugen is a former product manager at Facebook turned whistleblower whose revelations about the company’s practices have drawn global attention. Documents she h...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Atlantic, Whistleblower, Haugen, Metaverse, Frances Haugen


Placebo: ‘It’s not the end of the world. It’s just the end of the human species’

The alt-rockers brought gender fluidity into the 90s mainstream – and are now reckoning with climate apocalypse, surveillance culture and how to escape our horrific realityOn the screen of my phone, Brian Molko is trying to dodge the camera’s gaze. I’m in Colorado, video calling him in London, watching him chain smoke from across the Atlantic. He sometimes casts glances at the lens, mostly doing his best to forget it’s there.Over the past 25 years, Molko’s band Placebo have often grappled with t...
Tags: Music, London, Colorado, Culture, Atlantic, Pop and rock, David Bowie, Belgium, Michael Stipe, Brian Molko, Molko, Stefan Olsdal Molko