Police Defend Violent Arrest of Black Woman at Alabama Waffle House

David Smith, the president of the Mobile County N.A.A.C.P., did not respond to a message seeking comment on Tuesday. In an odd coincidence, the arrest of Ms. Clemons occurred at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, around the same time a man armed with a rifle opened fire in a Waffle House outside Nashville, killing four young people of color and injuring four others. Ms. Clemons, who was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and Ms. Adams, who was not arrested, could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Ms.…

Former N.F.L. Cheerleaders’ Settlement Offer: $1 and a Meeting With Goodell

Ms. Blackwell asked for a response from the N.F.L. by May 4. “We’re not asking them to admit fault, or to admit guilt, or even admit that there is anything wrong,” Ms. Blackwell said in a phone interview. “But if they do want and expect that cheerleaders should have a fair working environment, as they have stated, then it doesn’t make any common sense why the answer would be no.” The letter was sent to Steven Hurd, a New York lawyer at the firm Proskauer who often represents the N.F.L.…

Quick Gym Butt Workout | POPSUGAR Fitness

As convenient as no-equipment butt workouts are, adding weights is what’s really going to enhance your curves. So the next time you’re at the gym and looking to work that booty, try this three-move circuit by fitness influencer Whitney Simmons that also targets your legs. You’ll need heavy weights, a gliding disc, and a heavy plate — and yes, deadlifts are involved. Here’s Whitney’s workout as written in her caption: Three sets — reverse lunge with eight pulses Three sets of eight to 10 sumo deadlifts Superset three sets —…

Call the Midwife series 8 BBC air date cast trailer plot | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Call the Midwife season 7 When is Call the Midwife series 8 released? The seventh series of long-running BBC drama, Call the Midwife has just come to an end. The emotional finale ended with a message from BBC saying that the show would fittingly be back in “nine months”. Aside from its Christmas specials, new seasons typically begin in January every year, but it looks like season eight will be released in November.  Filming is already underway with the official Call the Midwife twitter posting…

Hershey plots its future in snacking

In 1929, he had crafted a deal to merge his namesake chocolate empire with Kraft Phenix Cheese Corporation and Colgate-Palmolive-Peet company, but the plan was scuttled by the Great Depression. The end of that story is often that chocolate got the town through the Great Depression, a savior to central Pennsylvania amid a country in its throes. The postscript, though, is that concern has lingered since 1929. There have been three solutions: broaden the company’s size, its products or its global reach. Efforts at the latter have been challenged. Hershey…

Modigliani nude estimated to sell for $150 million at spring auctions

Sotheby’s Tuesday morning unveiled a painting by Amedeo Modigliani that’s expected to fetch more than $150 million at next month’s auction, making it one of the most expensive ever to go under the hammer. The painting, called “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche),” or “Reclining nude,” adds to the bonanza of high-priced art expected to come up for sale in May at the major auction houses. The grand total during the two weeks could top $2 billion. At least a half dozen works of art are expected to sell for…

The Facebook Fallacy: Privacy Is Up to You

Professor Acquisti and two colleagues, Laura Brandimarte and the behavioral economist George Loewenstein, published research on this behavior nearly six years ago. “Providing users of modern information-sharing technologies with more granular privacy controls may lead them to share more sensitive information with larger, and possibly riskier, audiences,” they concluded. The phenomenon even has a name: the “control paradox.” “Privacy control settings give people more rope to hang themselves,” Professor Loewenstein told me. “Facebook has figured this out, so they give you incredibly granular controls.” This paradox is hardly the only…

Theresa May’s post-Brexit customs plan for EU is ‘completely cretinous’, Jacob Rees-Mogg says

Theresa May’s preferred plan for a post-Brexit customs deal with the EU is “completely cretinous”, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. The arch-Eurosceptic branded the proposal for a customs partnership – under which Britain would collect EU import tariffs on behalf of Brussels – “a betrayal of common sense”. The attack came as Mr Rees-Mogg, a rising favourite of Tory members to succeed Ms May, described her approach to the Brexit negotiations as “enigmatic”. He also claimed the House of Lords against further revolts over Brexit, saying: “I think their lordships are…

Former Dutch pro Karsten Kroon admits to doping during career

Kroon confirmed the revelation that came out in a story published by Dutch sports paper AD Sportwereld Former Dutch professional Karsten Kroon admits that he doped in his career that included stage victories in the Tour de France and Paris-Nice. Kroon, who commentates for Dutch Eurosport, was nudged forward after a story that emerged this morning on AD Sportwereld. “The story is right,” Kroon told ANP. “I’m sorry and I take all responsibility for it. “I was a professional cyclist in a very difficult time and I have a lot…

Maria Sharapova loses to Caroline Garcia at Stuttgart Open

Garcia, who reached her career-high ranking of seventh earlier this year, earned a second win against Sharapova in six meetings Maria Sharapova will drop out of the world’s top 50 after losing four matches in a row for only the second time in her career. The five-time Grand Slam champion, 31, was beaten 3-6 7-6 (7-6) 6-4 by French world number seven Caroline Garcia at the Stuttgart Open in Germany. The Russian spoke this week about her desire to win more major titles after returning from a 15-month doping ban.…