Constance Wu says her outburst after her show’s renewal was badly timed

(CNN)Constance Wu did not seem excited by the news that her show “Fresh Off the Boat” will be back for another season. “Saying ‘dislike’ to this news is a slap in the face to everyone who works behind the scenes to make your show as powerful and groundbreaking as it truly is. Because the show was renewed an entire crew gets another year taking care of their families, putting their kids through college, getting medical insurance and saving for retirement. This reeks of someone out of touch and ungrateful,” one user said. Later, the actress attempted to clarify her messages in a series of tweets. “Y’all are making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying,” she tweeted. “And …

Mike Pence Tells Evangelical Grads They Will Face Discrimination For Being Christian

During a commencement speech at Virginia’s Liberty University on Saturday, the vice president encouraged the Class of 2019 to “be ready” to face opposition because they live in a time when “it’s become acceptable and even fashionable to ridicule and even discriminate against people of faith.”  “You’re going to be asked not just to tolerate things that violate your faith; you’re going to be asked to endorse them. You’re going to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture,” he added. United Kingdom governments that suggest Christians are the world’s most persecuted group. He also mentioned recent attacks against houses of worship ― including the deadly attacks on Christian churches in Sri Lanka and on three …

How do you decide on a baby name?

Sarah Redshaw, managing editor of parenting website BabyCentre, urged parents to spend some time alone testing the name they choose. “You don’t want to regret it a year down the line,” she said. “We sometimes see posts that they have named a baby, then a year down the line they don’t like it.” Image copyright Donna Slater Image caption Welsh mum Donna Slater used her country’s rugby team for inspiration “I was kind of surreptitiously on my phone looking at the Welsh rugby team. ‘What about Gareth?’ and he’d say ‘no, I don’t like that one’”. She eventually got to Toby – after player Toby Faletau – which they both liked. Donna did not tell her English husband how she’d …

First They Told Their Stories. Now They Want Their Money.

Mila was in the prime of her Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Southern California in November 2014 when she says an adjunct professor sexually assaulted her. The assault resulted in an unwanted pregnancy, which she terminated. “My assailant harassed me while I faced that abortion,” she said. Six weeks later, Mila did exactly what victims are told to do: policy described feelingsome lawmakers Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Mila says she lost $43,960 because of a sexual assault when she was a student at the University of Southern California. “The trauma I experienced due to this assault took away two years of my life,” she said. And she’s one of many survivors taking on both the legal system and …

Denver Decriminalizes ‘Magic Mushrooms,’ Preliminary Results Show

The citizen initiative was behind in early election results Tuesday evening and into the next morning but passed on Wednesday afternoon by a slim margin of The numbers are still unofficial until the state certifies the municipal election results on May 16. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and District Attorney Beth McCann both opposed the measure. Organizers of the psilocybin initiative said their primary goal was to prevent Denver residents from being jailed for using or possessing a substance some use to “No one should go to jail, lose their children, lose their job, and lose their citizen’s rights for using a mushroom,” the Decriminalize Denver campaign The federal government classifies psilocybin as a Schedule I drug, which means it’s legally …

Former Xinjiang teacher claims brainwashing and abuse inside mass detention centers

Almaty, Kazakhstan (CNN)Overflowing toilets in overcrowded cells. Food and sleep deprivation. Forced injections. “I knew that all people there were not guilty of anything,” she said. “I could do nothing to help them avoid suffering. That’s why I decided that one day I would publicize what’s happening there.” China tries to thwart CNN probe into detention camps Policy of sinicization Sauytbay is an ethnic Kazakh, raised in Xinjiang. In 2016, her husband and two children left the Chinese region for neighboring Kazakhstan, but Sauytbay stayed behind. As a Kazakh who was also a member of the ruling Communist Party, she said her travel was restricted. She was running a kindergarten when she said the authorities demanded she relocate to one …

The word that made history this week

(CNN)Every presidential investigation gives us new phrases that stick. “What did the President know, and when did he know it,” Sen. Howard Baker asked during the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. “Snitty” turned out to be an apt word for much of the reaction to this week’s events. Our legal analysts couldn’t have differed more strongly on what it all meant. Paul Callan wrote, “Barr did not deserve Mueller’s snit nor any of the snitty abuse heaped on him for doing his job. His interpretations were a defensible analysis of a report that was poorly written.” Elie Honig painted a much different picture. He called Barr’s testimony before a Senate committee “a master class in obfuscation, backtracking …

Muslim Man Was Fired From UnitedHealth When He Spoke Up About Mistreatment By His Boss

A year ago at the UnitedHealth Group offices at 1 Penn Plaza in midtown Manhattan, Wali Omarkheil, a 43-year-old regional marketing director, gathered with five of bias during interviewstargeted 2013 Carnegie Mellonnegotiate better treatment grow out their beards Demetrius Freeman for HuffPost Omarkheil says that for several months, Peluso verbally abused him and used hostile comments about his faith. Once he sought help from human resources about the rising workplace discrimination, the targeted harassment intensified. The Targeted Harassment Intensifies Peluso gave Omarkheil menial tasks not normally required by managers, such as pitching tents for work events and delivering flowers. During a midday meeting with a client, who happened to be a friend of Peluso, the client and Peluso began drinking alcohol. …

Prison’s ‘nursery rhyme bush’ cut down

His widow was made aware of the appeal for tree cuttings and was “delighted to assist with this project”, the prison said. The original mulberry died through beetle infestation and canker, a Prison Service horticulturalist found. Prison officer Simon Richardson, who helped to remove the dead tree, said: “It became a project because [the mulberry] is so important to Wakefield prison, it’s instrumental in the place, everything revolves around it. “Unfortunately it’s dead, but the aim is to replace it – we’ll have one here where the original was and possibly another one at the other end of the jail so everyone can see it.” Cuttings will be taken from the 30-year-old mulberry and attempts will then be made to …

The woman teaching African companies the art of closing deals with the Chinese

(CNN)Lucia Hau-Yoon has spent nearly 30 years teaching Africans the art of mastering business dealings with the Chinese. Improving communications with Chinese business partners is at the top of the agenda for Hau-Yoon and her team at the Mandarin Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa’s capital. Hau-Yoon says she set up the training center in response to the increasing demand for Chinese cultural awareness by Africans who work with partners from China — an indication of how influential China has become in Africa in the past two decades. According to a report by McKinsey & Company there are presently more than 10,000 Chinese businesses operating in different countries on the continent, including Ethiopia, South Africa, and Kenya. And in infrastructure …

‘Trash Girl’ moves schools over bullying

She turned the “Trash Girl” slur on its head and embraced the nickname because it made her feel “like a superhero” – attracting more than 4,000 followers on social media. Image copyright Creative Nation Image caption Nadia was depicted as a superhero in a cartoon by Creative Nation in January last year Image copyright Paula Sparkes Image caption Nadia (far left) hopes to start a regular community litter-pick Nadia had a “brilliant” start at Reepham after the Easter break and proudly wore her uniform made from recycled plastic bottles. “She is literally wearing litter, it’s like it’s meant to be,” said Mrs Sparkes. Nadia’s new school is about 11 miles from her home but she hopes to continue litter-picking en …

Some cozy birds, a curious whale and a childhood dream come to life

(CNN) Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Our favorites this week Get going with some of our most popular good news stories of the week Warm and cozy Baby. Birds. In. Knitted. Nests. Need we say more? The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Indian Trail, North Carolina, recently asked its Facebook followers to put together some knitted or crocheted nests to accommodate the more than 3,000 (!!!) orphaned and endangered baby birds that will come through their doors this year. And wouldn’t you know, people were more than happy to oblige! The rescue is now positively blanketed with thousands of adorable …

Shareholders ‘not stopping excessive pay’

It found only 11% attracted “significant” levels of dissent of over 20% of shareholders. Shareholder revolts ‘up by a quarter’ Chief executive pay jumps 11% to almost £4m This was despite median levels of chief executive pay in the FTSE 100 reaching £3.9m in 2017 – about 137 times the annual salary of the typical UK worker. Luke Hildyard, director of the High Pay Centre said: “There are big problems with the business culture in the UK and putting shareholders in charge of the system has failed. “We now need to be much bolder about giving workers’ representation on company boards and ensuring that when companies do well, all staff get a share of the profits.” ‘Say on pay resolutions’ …

Ted Bundy, True Crime, And Why Women Obsess Over Serial Killers

released the trailer in January for its upcoming Ted Bundy biopic, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” which has Zac Efron playing the infamous serial killer. At the time, critics feared the true crime thriller would only romanticize  But this phenomenon isn’t just happening on-screen. Look at all the love letters Chris Watts, the Colorado man who admitted to killing his wife and daughters, has received in prison. Women Who Love Men Who Kill,” love true crime. Her upcoming book, “Notorious: Our National Obsession with Outlaws and True Crime,” explores these factors. Hollywood’s romanticization of violence — as seen in the upcoming Netflix Ted Bundy biopic — is one factor that encourages the female fascination with killers. Plus, historically, America has always had …

All About Arya’s Deadly Leap On ‘Game Of Thrones’

Rowley Irlam may be a little-known name to most “Game of Thrones” fans, but he performed two of the hit show’s most important roles behind the scenes: coordinating Maisie Williams’ show-stopping leap, and making sure wights didn’t plop down on top of Kit Harington when they weren’t supposed to. Extra-special attention was paid to that dramatic leap, when Williams crept up on the Night King and lunged, dagger in hand.  “She into him, and him into her,” Irlam said. Take two. Take one. Kit.) Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss noted that they had known Arya would be the one to land the final blow in the battle between the living and the dead for “probably three years now.” they …

Guardian records operating profit

A massive reversal The scale of the turnaround is striking. In 2015, when Pemsel and Viner took the helm, the Guardian’s projected losses were forecast to rise to £83m, on a cost base (across editorial and commercial) of around £300m, with headcount expected to rise to around 2,000. That £83m figure is an operating loss alone: if the cash payments funded by the Scott Trust were included, the total forecast loss in that year would have risen to over £110m. In the end, The Guardian posted a loss of £57m in the financial year 2015/16. Today, its small operating profit comes with both the highest revenues (at £223m for Guardian News & Media) since 2008/9, before the effects of the …