Ice dancing is a lot more graceful and expressive than figure skating. There’s no need to do lifts, jumps, spins, and spirals. Performers are more focused on creating body movements and footwork to convey dance on ice. This makes it important for performers to pick the right song that’ll allow them to be as expressive as they want to be in their performance. For Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” was the best song choice for their ice dance performance. This song conveys a lot of emotions which a lot of people can relate to.The performance started with the two performers making their way to the center of the ice rink. Gabriella was wearing a beautiful red dress while Guillaume was in a full black outfit. The colors were in contrast with each other but that didn’t stop the pair from showing their connection.Their eye contact and the way they held each other was just simply captivating. You can feel the lyrics of the song in the way they glide through the ice and the way they move in sync with each other. Even the way they spun and turned was perfect. The pair also captivated the audience with their facial expressions. They weren’t just conveying the message of the song through their movements but also how the feeling of it. They were just really marvelous!Indeed, the song was the perfect choice for them. “Perfect” came from Ed’s third studio album which was released in 2017. After its release, the album charted on the UK Singles Chart at number 4 and the song eventually reached the top spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart in December 2017. It also became a hit in several countries, such as New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, and Australia. Ice dancers typically pick songs from the same genre because it allows the performers to really be as expressive as they want to be. And since ice dancing draws inspiration from ballroom dancing, ice dancers need songs that’ll allow them to skate to the lyrics. Gabriella has a solid name in ice dancing. Together with Guillaume, she’s declared as the silver medalist in the 2018 Olympics. She’s also a 3-time World champion and 5-time French National champion. The pair also has 6 gold medals which they won in the prestigious Grand Prix series. The pair holds world records and their performance is one solid proof of their impressive skills and talent as ice dancers.
SOURCE: This Blew My Mind
I had some time off when my site was down for a couple days to rest my brain from politics and it really felt good….I will ALWAYS be a Conservative/Republican, but I just can’t take anymore LIES from Trump! He’s really NOT fit to govern! Then today in an interview with George Stephanopoulos he admitted he would listen to any and all information from Russia or China and basically any country in regards to our elections in 2020 and probably would NOT inform the FBI….That was the deciding factor for me!……Papa Mike
I have to take Harley for a walk……Papa Mike
They’re not melting.
They’re not shrinking.
They’ve had to take down the signs — and they used all this to ramp up tourism and try to get more people in there before there wasn’t a glacier anymore!
Now they’ve had to admit that it’s all BS. Read more »
Gunmen killed nearly 100 people in an overnight massacre in Mali, local officials have said, amid a wave of violence in the Sahel region linked to Islamist extremists.
The attackers entered a traditional Dogon village in central Mali under cover of darkness and started “shooting, pillaging and burning”, local media quoted officials as saying. The attackers are believed to belong to the Fulani ethnic group.
Violence between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders has resulted in hundreds of deaths since January. In March, gunmen killed more than 150 Fulani, one of the worst acts of bloodshed in Mali’s recent history.
Sunday’s raid took place in the Sangha district. Ali Dolo, the mayor, told Reuters that 95 charred bodies had been found so far, and the death toll was likely to rise as much of the village was still burning. “He said only 50 of the village’s 300 inhabitants had responded to a roll call.
The violence between Fulani and rival communities has exacerbated an already poor security situation in Mali’s semi-arid and desert regions, which are used as a base by Islamist extremist groups with ties to al-Qaida and Islamic State.
Militants have exploited ethnic rivalries in Mali and its neighbours Burkina Faso and Niger in recent years to win recruits and extend their influence over swaths of territory.
On Monday, there were reports of a fresh attack in. Read more »
SOURCE: 90 MILES FROM TYRANNY
This guy is something else.
Via Daily Caller:
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta warned conservative media members Monday that there is “no guarantee that you get to stay in power forever,” during an interview with Anderson Cooper.
Acosta was on Cooper’s show to discuss his new book, “Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” which is scheduled to be released Tuesday.
“You’ve been accused, as you are well aware, of making yourself part of the story — of, you know, antagonizing [the White House] to get a sound bite — to have an exchange.”
“The president of the United States, according to the Washington Post, has made approximately 10,000 false or misleading statements since he’s been president,” Acosta stated. “That has put us in the position of being fact-checkers in realtime, and that frustrates the White House, frustrates [President Donald Trump’s] team, frustrates [Trump’s] supporters. But … can you imagine if we spent the last two years never fact-checking him and letting all these statements fly?”
The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on a civil contempt resolution against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn.
Here’s what you need to know about what it means and how it came about:
Democrats vs. DOJ
Democrats, who control the majority in the House, want Barr to give them an unredacted copy of the report filed by former special counsel Robert Mueller on his Russia investigation.
They also want the underlying evidence that Mueller’s office developed.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., issued a subpoena for the Mueller materials. Barr rejected it, recommending that President Trump withhold the documents under the doctrine of executive privilege, which lets a presidential administration conceal some of its internal workings.
The McGahn materials
The White House also invoked executive privilege to shield McGahn from talking to Congress or giving up documents.
The former White House counsel is a key part of episodes uncovered by Mueller’s investigators. In one, Trump asked McGahn to remove Mueller and then, later, the president asked McGahn to cover up the earlier request.
Vote expected Tuesday
Nadler’s committee has voted on contempt and, on Tuesday, the matter goes before all the members of the House. If the measure passes, it will authorize a civil lawsuit on behalf of the House.
Committee chairmen and women also would become empowered to file their own lawsuits in order to seek documents or testimony in investigations into Trump and administration officials.
Democrats are expected to support it. Republicans, who are a minority in the House, will oppose it. In fact, some Republicans may walk out in protest.
What is contempt?
New York (AFP) – A group of American prosecutors pledged on Friday not to enforce strict abortion laws in response to attempts to tighten access to the procedure in parts of the United States.
The 42 elected prosecutors — some of whom come from states that have restricted access, others from where the procedure remains easily available — wrote that the new laws would “violate constitutional rights that have been the law of the land for nearly 50 years.”
The lawyers added that “many of the laws are so vaguely written” anyone involved in the abortion process could be prosecuted.
The attorneys who signed the pledge come from 24 states and the US capital Washington, with 12 being statewide attorneys general and the rest being local elected prosecutors who can make their own charging decisions.
Access to abortion in the United States is governed by the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v Wade decision, which allows for conditions to be placed on the procedure only after the first trimester of pregnancy.
In mid-May, Alabama’s governor signed into law the country’s toughest abortion law, which prohibits the procedure unless the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother or if the fetus has a fatal condition.
Six other states have tightened their legislation in recent months, making it illegal to practice any type of abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected around the six-week mark — when many women aren’t aware they’re pregnant.
These laws aren’t yet being enforced partially because they conflict with Supreme Court precedent, but many of the laws’ supporters say their intention is to spark a challenge in the country’s highest court and give justices the opportunity to reverse Roe v Wade.
The Supreme Court has tilted conservative under President Donald Trump, who has declared himself “strongly Pro-Life.”
Judges in Iowa and Kentucky have already blocked the implementation of newly passed state abortion laws.
With culture around us apparently in decline, it’s worth celebrating uniquely American traditions, especially growing ones. And few activities could be more American than the marksmanship sport of Old West-style shooting.
The increasingly popular shooting matches of the National Congress of Old West Shooters and the Single Action Shooting Society are perhaps more than a healthy sport. Old West-style shooting could be considered the quintessential “American Martial Art.”
(Meredith) — Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow courts to order convicted sex offenders to undergo chemical castration.
The punishment would apply to those convicted of a sex crime against children under the age of 13. The convicted sex offender would be castrated before leaving prison.