All posts tagged: Triumph

Stormy Daniels testimony reveals the triumph of #MeToo

Stormy Daniels testimony reveals the triumph of #MeToo

[ad_1] Until her long-anticipated testimony at Donald Trump’s Manhattan fraud trial Tuesday, the mainstream media had leaned on misleading terms like “affair” and “tryst” to describe the alleged 2006 sexual encounter between Stormy Daniels and the criminal defendant. So I was braced for callous reactions to her time on the witness stand, where the adult film actress described an encounter with Trump far more harrowing than titillating. While making it clear that she was “not threatened either verbally or physically,” what Daniels described also doesn’t meet any common sense definition of the word “consensual.” Trump, she said, bullied her. She didn’t want it but didn’t say no. “My hands were shaking,” she recounted, telling the court that she felt “ashamed that I didn’t stop it.” Still, she does not consider it assault. I worried, in that case, that her description would be treated as permission by the press to ignore some of the most alarming and uncomfortable aspects of what Daniels testified happened to her nearly two decades ago in Lake Tahoe.  But when I …

The Guardian view on MPs crossing the floor: a triumph of political theatre over substance | Editorial

The Guardian view on MPs crossing the floor: a triumph of political theatre over substance | Editorial

[ad_1] Surveying recent election losses, some Conservatives have concluded that the problem is a deficit of radical Conservatism – a prospectus defined by commitment to always cutting taxes, public spending and immigration. Natalie Elphicke would once have been considered a likely proponent of that approach, but on Wednesday the MP for Dover expressed her frustration with Rishi Sunak’s leadership by moving in a very different direction – to cross the Commons floor and join Labour. Ms Elphicke’s politics, rooted on the hard right of her former party, gave no indication of propensity for conversion to Keir Starmer’s creed. Setting policy differences aside, some Labour MPs are queasy about the concerted effort their new colleague put into supporting Charlie Elphicke, her predecessor in the Dover seat and now ex-husband, when he faced allegations of sexual assault – offences for which he was jailed. Ms Elphicke was among a group of MPs whose lobbying of a judge in the case was deemed a breach of the code of conduct by the parliamentary regulator. Had her defection not come with a …

The Responder series two review – another total TV triumph | Television & radio

The Responder series two review – another total TV triumph | Television & radio

[ad_1] Two years ago, the former police officer and debut screenwriter Tony Schumacher gave us five of the most riveting and harrowing hours of television there have been for many years. The Responder was the story of Chris Carson (a career-best performance from Martin Freeman), a man slowly being driven to despair by the pressures of his job as a frontline officer answering emergency calls on night shift and the futility of trying to hold back the tide of crime perpetuated mostly by people who are desperate, destitute or mentally ill. “It’s like playing whack-a-mole,” he said. “Except the moles wear trackies. Every night, there’s blood on my boots and spit on my face and it never, ever stops.” There was a compelling, perfectly worked plot involving a missing bag of drugs and Chris’s corrupt connection with a local drug dealer who was murdered in pursuit of the vanished stash. But the meat of the thing, its genius, was the credible deterioration of Chris and the portrait the series painted of a society at the …

Pogacar solos to Liege triumph

Pogacar solos to Liege triumph

[ad_1] Tadej Pogacar destroyed the field with a stunning solo attack to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday, the Slovenian’s sixth Monument victory of his career. Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) attacked with 34km remaining of the 254km trek as the field tackled the iconic Cote de la Redoute and he then surged clear. He finished one minute 39 seconds ahead of Romain Bardet while Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel won a sprint to claim third. It was the second Liege victory for Pogacar and made up for last year when he crashed. He also departed the 2022 edition of the race after the death of his fiance’s mother. “It was quite emotional for me all day riding on the bike, thinking of Urska’s mother two years ago and we had to go home,” Pogacar said. “Then last year when I broke my hand so the last two years were really difficult.” Pogacar said the plan to attack on the Cote de la Redoute had been worked out before the race. “We rode hard on the climbs, and …

Al Gore Thinks Trump Will Lose and Climate Activists Will Triumph

Al Gore Thinks Trump Will Lose and Climate Activists Will Triumph

[ad_1] Former Vice President Al Gore was in New York City over the weekend for a leadership training convened by the Climate Reality Project, his nonprofit organization. On Saturday, before thousands of attendees, Mr. Gore highlighted mounting climate perils but also spoke of progress. He slammed fossil fuel companies for ramping up plastics production and promoting technology to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which he called “utterly preposterous.” Afterward, Mr. Gore explained in an interview why he was not surprised that major oil and gas companies have walked back their pledges to decarbonize. And he said he believed that former President Donald J. Trump would lose his campaign to return to the White House. Here are excerpts from that conversation, edited and condensed for clarity. Oil and gas companies recently gathered in Houston for the industry’s annual conference. Many of the major companies have walked back their promises to decarbonize. In Houston, the head of Saudi Aramco said the “fantasy of phasing out oil and gas” should be ditched. I don’t think their pledges …

‘Codmother’ of Calshot to stock her crabcakes at Aldi after TV triumph

‘Codmother’ of Calshot to stock her crabcakes at Aldi after TV triumph

[ad_1] Calshot-based fishcake maker Hayley Elston has reeled in a national supermarket deal after winning Channel 4 TV show Aldi’s Next Big Thing. Hayley set up the Fabulous Catch Company in 2012 to help a group of Isle of Wight fishermen sell unwanted brown crab meat, creating a zero-waste product by using every edible part. Now, some 12 years on, the business is set to become a whole different kettle of fish with a contract to stock a new product, the ‘Crabulous Crabcake’ at Aldi. An estimated seven million viewers watched the nail-biting finale last night as Hayley was told by show hosts Anita Rani and Chris Bavin that she had beaten hundreds of applicants to secure the deal. Visit Hampshire Biz News for bright, upbeat and positive business news from the county “It’s completely surreal,” said Hayley, who works with her business partner, Michelin-starred chef Herbert Berger, to develop her range of products. “We’ve known for a little while that we were winners but had to keep it under our hats! “Watching myself on the TV …

Noble Audio FoKus Triumph TWS wireless earbuds 9

Noble Audio FoKus Triumph TWS wireless earbuds $369

[ad_1] Noble Audio, a renowned name in the high-fidelity audio industry, has recently unveiled its latest offering: the FoKus Triumph True Wireless (TWS) earbuds. These earbuds are set to revolutionize the wireless audio market, combining cutting-edge technology with exceptional sound quality. Priced at $369 USD, the FoKus Triumph is designed for audiophiles who demand the best in terms of performance and are willing to invest in a premium listening experience. The FoKus Triumph’s outstanding audio performance is thanks to its hybrid driver system. This innovative setup features a custom 6.5 mm dynamic driver paired with the groundbreaking xMEMS Cowell solid-state driver. The result is a sound that boasts unparalleled phase coherence and an expansive treble range, delivering a listening experience that is both clear and rich in detail. The earbuds have been meticulously tuned by Noble Audio’s acclaimed acoustic designer, known as “The Wizard.” With years of experience in crafting high-end audio products, The Wizard has ensured that the FoKus Triumph produces a sound signature that is both accurate and engaging, catering to the discerning …

A tale of two child stars: The tragedy and triumph of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan

A tale of two child stars: The tragedy and triumph of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan

[ad_1] Child stardom can be as fleeting as its young stars’ rapid, meteoric rise.  But the price paid for childhood fame sometimes results in long-lasting emotional damage stemming from unspeakable traumatic experiences. Just look at current Netflix rom-com star Lindsay Lohan, a symbol of resilience from the child actor’s plight. Lohan survived the Disney machine – ever since achieving acclaim in the “The Parent Trap” remake – and even transitioned to respectable teen stardom in films like “Freaky Friday” and “Mean Girls.” Unfortunately, she then became party girl tabloid fodder alongside starlets like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. A string of arrests and DUIs, in addition to public battles with her parents over control of her finances only continued this impression. In adulthood she lost a series of roles, was panned for numerous performances and eventually entered rehab. Nevertheless, more than a decade after her very public downward spiral, Lohan has rebounded personally and professionally. She is now married and gave birth to her first child. Her comeback has made way for the actress to become a …

Inspiring, true story of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, his personal descent into darkness, and the triumph of new hope and life through Jesus

Inspiring, true story of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, his personal descent into darkness, and the triumph of new hope and life through Jesus

[ad_1] ‘The Blind,’ A Streaming Exclusive, Only On Great American Pure Flix March 22 NEW YORK — “The Blind,” the true story of Duck Commander Phil Robertson’s darkest moments and the redeeming love of Jesus that changed his family forever, is now a streaming video-on-demand exclusive on Great American Pure Flix, beginning March 22. “The Blind,” starring Aron von Andrian and Amelia Eve, had a limited theatrical run in Q4 2023, opened at #4, extended its release five times by popular demand, and is still the most successful release in Fathom Events history. “The Blind” will now stream exclusively on Great American Pure Flix starting Friday, March 22. “The message of ‘The Blind’ is wherever a soul is on life’s journey, it is never too late to find redemption. We are honored to be the exclusive streaming home to such a high quality movie, said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media.   “When I ran up on Jesus all those years ago, I didn’t know a movie about my worst moments would help …

Simona Halep’s ‘triumph of truth’ after doping ban significantly reduced | Simona Halep

Simona Halep’s ‘triumph of truth’ after doping ban significantly reduced | Simona Halep

[ad_1] Simona Halep’s four-year ­doping ban has been reduced to nine months after the court of arbitration for sport (Cas) ruled that she was not guilty of intentional doping. She will be allowed to resume her career and return immediately to professional tennis. Halep, a former world No 1 and two-time grand slam title winner, had received the suspension last Septem­ber after testing positive for roxa­dustat. The ruling marked one of the most significant doping bans in the history of tennis and the sport’s first anti‑­doping rule violation via the athlete biolo­gical passport (ABP) programme. At 32, a four-year ban would likely have meant the end of Halep’s career. The independent tribunal had dealt Halep two separate ­anti-doping rule violations for both the ­presence of the blood-boosting drug ­roxadustat in a test administered on 29 August 2022 following her defeat in the US Open first round and irregularities with her athlete biological passport. Halep appealed immediately against the charges to Cas. After hearing Halep’s case on 7-9 Feb­ruary in Lausanne, the Cas panel opted unanimously to reduce to …