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Nigeria says West Africa bloc backing WTO pick

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 13:10

Nigeria on Monday said West African regional body ECOWAS had backed its choice to head the World Trade Organization (WTO) as the continent looks to get behind one candidate. The WTO this month kicked off the process for selecting a new director-general, after its current chief Roberto Azevedo decided to leave a year early. Diplomats acknowledge that Africa may be in line for the post since the continent has never before provided a WTO director-general.

The Best Oil Paint Set for Your Next Masterpiece

ArtNews News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:43

Whether you are a professional artist, hobbyist or student, there are many high quality oil paint sets on the market. These sets come in vibrant arrays of colors, sizes and combinations. They are portable, compact and convenient. There are many types of paintings and projects you can create with classic oil paints including portraits, landscapes, abstract designs, and crafts with kids. Get ready to channel your inner Bob Ross. Check out our recommendations below. Grab a canvas and medium and get started!

Watchdog eyes violent routing of protesters near White House

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:41

An Interior Department watchdog office will investigate law enforcement and security forces’ violent clearing of protesters from a square in front of the White House earlier this month. The Interior Department’s U.S. Park Police and other forces released chemical agents and at times punched and clubbed a largely peaceful of crowd of demonstrators to drive the public from Lafayette Square on June 1, during nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd. Three Democratic lawmakers — Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Debra Haaland of New Mexico — had asked Interior Department Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt to investigate the actions that night of the Park Police, who oversee some of the nation’s most iconic national monuments.

The Best Kneaded Erasers Will Bend to Artists’ Needs

ArtNews News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:41

A kneaded eraser is an artist’s best friend and an essential tool for painters and draftspeople alike. More forgiving than a gum eraser, it serves a multitude of purposes and creates a variety of effects. It is made of a flexible gummy material that you can mold to any form or take a small piece of to access hard-to reach areas. Use it to blur edges, lighten your page, and even clean your workstation and tools. A kneaded eraser is gentle on canvas and paper, so you don’t have to worry about tearing or pilling your surface material. Browse our selection of the best kneaded erasers below. 

The Best Wax Seal Kits and Accessories for Adding a Personal Touch to Your Letters and Artworks

ArtNews News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:41

Wax seal stamps can imprint a wide array of designs into hot wax, such as initials, symbols, and short phrases. During the Middle Ages, wax seals were used to authenticate legal documents, but today they are an elegant finishing embellishment for personal correspondence, invitations, gifts, and certificates. They may also be used in cooking, crafting, making soaps or chocolates, and more. Browse our picks of the best wax seal kits and accessories below.

The Best Glue Pens for Mess-Free Crafts

ArtNews News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:40

Avoid sticky fingers and gluey globules with a glue pen. The refined cousin of the glue stick, a glue pen circumvents squeezing, smearing and wrinkling. Write messages with a glue pen and cover the marks with glitter or paper confetti. Easily apply rhinestones, google eyes and foam shapes with precision. Useful for a variety of craft, art, and DIY projects, a glue pen is a must-have tool. Stick with us. Browse our selection of the best glue pens below. 

New Democratic ad ties voter suppression to white supremacy in U.S.

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:37

The Democratic Association of Secretaries of States (DASS) is trying to flip the seats of chief elections officers in five states and kickstarting the effort with the release of a digital ad Monday.

An Indian businessman just became the first Asian member of the world's 10 richest people. Meet the Ambanis, who live in a $1 billion skyscraper and mingle with royals and Bollywood stars.

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:29

Mukesh Ambani is worth $44.6 billion. His family made headlines in 2018 for throwing one of the most lavish wedding celebrations in recent memory.

Meghan McCain: This Image Will ‘Haunt the Trump Campaign’

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:21

Meghan McCain, The View’s resident conservative co-host, said Monday that the now-infamous footage of a sullen President Donald Trump shuffling off Marine One after his lightly attended Tulsa rally will “haunt” his campaign and could be the “writing on the wall.”Following days of hype from his campaign that hundreds of thousands of supporters reserved tickets and an overflow crowd was expected for his rally in Tulsa, only 6,200 people attended the event—less than one-third of the capacity at the arena where it was held. The president, who was reportedly “furious” over the embarrassing crowd size, was seen later that night walking off Marine One with his tie undone and a crumpled MAGA hat in his hand.After View colleague Joy Behar jokingly said she’d seen a bigger crowd “at a Carrot Top performance in SoHo,” McCain declared that she had “so much to say” about the disastrous rally, noting that she had spent Saturday evening texting Behar and fellow co-host Sunny Hostin about it.“She loved it so much,” Hostin confirmed.“I was, like, inject this into my veins,” McCain exclaimed. “The Trump campaign has been braggadocios, saying a million people were going to show up, and have 6,200 people show up, whatever the reasoning is... to say it was far below expectations is putting it very mildly.”Referencing other notorious moments that have tormented other politicians’ careers, such Howard Dean’s scream, McCain claimed that the image of a downtrodden Trump after the rally “is going to stick with the American public.”“Does he look confident in getting re-elected?” McCain continued. “No. He looks like a depressed person that realized maybe, just maybe the writing is on the wall right now, and this is the image that’s going to haunt the Trump campaign. They can spin this any way they want. Kayleigh McEnany was trying to spin it. Fox & Friends was not having it.”She went on to say that she couldn’t believe that Trump’s handlers let him get off the helicopter looking like that before reiterating that this could be the moment where the “reality-show presidency” came to an end.“Was it this weekend where the audience is over it?” McCain continued. “Where you want a new show? And I think maybe the American public with how serious COVID and the economy are, and how serious social unrest is, doesn’t want a reality-show anymore. And I was texting you this. This is the first time I think the writing could be on the wall for this. I don’t count him out, but this is bad news optically all the way around.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

Coronavirus: Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:12

Growing political unrest adds to Brazil's woes, days after confirming over a million Covid-19 cases.

New York City police chief blames protesters for 'worst rioting' in years

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:09

New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea testified on Monday that his officers had been attacked with bricks, knives, trash cans and bottles during recent protests against racial injustice, saying it was some of the "worst rioting" in the city for years. Shea's testimony was part of a series of online public hearings held by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is investigating the police response to widespread protests following last month's killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Last week, scores of protesters testified that New York Police Department officers kicked or shoved them, hit them with night sticks, doused them with pepper spray or cuffed wrists so tightly that hands turned blue.

After George Floyd, students sick of ‘lip service,’ want action from colleges over racism

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:04

After George Floyd's death, universities condemned racism. But many students say the statements are empty rhetoric; what they want is action.

Pompeo urges China to release detained Canadians after 'groundless' charges

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:03

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called for the immediate release of two Canadians charged by China for alleged espionage, saying the United States was "extremely concerned" and that the two men's detention was unjustified. "These charges are politically motivated and completely groundless," Pompeo said in a statement. Chinese prosecutors announced the charges on Friday against former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, who were arrested in late 2018.

Russia Will Hate This: B-2 Stealth Bombers and F-35 Flew Together in Arctic

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 11:48

Last week, B-2 Spirit stealth bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, took part in an integration and interoperability training exercise with Norwegian F-35 Lightning II fighters as part of a long-range, long-duration strategic bomb mission north of the Arctic Circle.

Hackers just leaked sensitive files from over 200 police departments that are searchable by badge number

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 11:46

Police departments have been sharing information about COVID-19, George Floyd protesters, and even tweets critical of the police.

Vast ocean under Pluto's surface raises fresh hopes of extraterrestrials, study suggests

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 11:37

A vast ocean buried below Pluto's surface has raised fresh hopes of extraterrestrial activity, a study has suggested. Deep beneath an ice shell over 60 miles thick, the ancient body of water could hold the ingredients to life beyond our planet. Analysis of images from NASA’s New Horizons mission shows that Pluto was hot when it first formed, rather than a celestial snowball as previously thought. The ocean is thought to have existed for around four and a half billion years - older even than the seas on Earth. Planetary scientist Carver Bierson said: "Even in this cold environment so far from the sun, all these worlds might have formed fast and hot - with liquid oceans. "By examining Pluto's features today we can begin to understand its birth four and a half billion years ago. "We are pretty sure water is one of the ingredients for life.” Suggestions of an underground ocean Pluto were explored in 2016, yet this new study gives a fresh indication of how it came to exist. Previous theories of its formation suggested that the dwarf planet began melting slowly over time due to radioactive decay. "Instead, Pluto has had an ocean that has been slowly freezing for all of solar system history,” said Mr Bierson. Astronomers have long presumed that life would only be found on planets such as Earth, which are found in an area of space which is not too hot or too cold to sustain life - dubbed the ‘Goldilocks zone’. Publishing their findings in the journal Nature Geoscience, the researchers from California University in Santa Cruz said this gives fresh hope of life elsewhere on icy planets known to us. Their research suggests that other objects at the edge of the solar system were once hot with oceans, meaning similar bodies of water could still exist today. Mr Bierson said: "The long-term chemical interactions between these oceans and the rocky materials below may have implications for ocean chemistry and the potential habitability of these distant icy worlds."

Iran to send black boxes from downed Ukrainian airliner to France: Zarif

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 11:28

Iran shot down the Ukraine International Airlines flight on Jan. 8 with a ground-to-air missile, killing 176 people, in what Tehran later acknowledged as a “disastrous mistake” by forces on high alert during a confrontation with the United States. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will send the black box of the Ukrainian airplane to France in the coming few days in order to read its information,” Zarif said, according to IRNA.

Tulsa rally failure may spark Trump campaign team shakeup

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 11:20

Poor attendance at his rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday night has President Trump increasingly frustrated with his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, and considering shaking up his reelection team, according to sources familiar with the issue.

Who could be Joe Biden's running mate?

Yahoo - Art News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 11:20

There are a lot of talented female politicians in the running - and they each have a special power.


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