LOVE Island – it is what it is then. Though what exactly that expression means, I’m still not entirely clear. But we’re over a week into this year’s series and it’s almost the only thing anyone says. Starting point was Sherif, when none of the girls took a step forward to be partnered by him, on the opening night. “It is what it is, I guess.” Since then it’s spread like fake tan on a duvet. Joe responds to Tommy making a move on Lucie: “It is what it is.” Amber ditches Michael: “It is what it is.” Tommy reacts to Anton announcing he wants to “get to know” Molly-Mae better. Well it is what it bloody well is, isn’t it, Tommy? So you can probably just about tell it’s a bottled-up expression loaded with quietly seething discontent that pretty much sums up my own feelings about a series which got off to a bad start when Lucie arrived with a buzzword she clearly thought was going to take the … [Read more...] about Love Island… it is what it is but it’s certainly not ‘Bev’
Ambitions debt is paid
By Stefanie Eschenbacher and David Alire Garcia MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December vowing to revive state-owned energy company Pemex and put the brakes on foreign investment to give the public a bigger cut of the country's oil wealth. The leftist oil nationalist's ambitions include building a new $8 billion refinery, refurbishing existing refineries and reversing a steady decline in crude production. The problem is that such expensive plans - for the world's most indebted oil company - have alarmed credit rating agencies, which are threatening to downgrade Pemex bonds to "junk" status. A downgrade could cripple the president's bold energy agenda, along with his plans to use new oil revenue to help finance social welfare programs. It could also imperil Mexico's sovereign creditworthiness. With $106 billion in financial debt, Pemex would likely see borrowing costs soar as many investors dump its bonds. After Brazilian state oil … [Read more...] about Mexico’s rising oil nationalism faces debt-rating crisis
Then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. as they arrive for a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (The Associated Press) TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2019 list reveals exactly who is backing who in Washington, D.C., with former and current Democratic presidential candidates rallying behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, penned a short praise for Pelosi for winning back the House and standing up to President Trump. “Too often it seems we have a surplus of bluster in our national politics and a deficit of action. But then there’s Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Clinton wrote. “There’s a saying that goes: ‘If you want something done, ask a busy woman … [Read more...] about TIME magazine’s ‘most influential’ list reveals just who is on whose side in Washington
Going to medical school today takes more than ambition, good grades in biology in college, and an appetite for hard work. It takes a willingness to incur a crushing amount of debt. Student debt in general is in crisis in this country. All told, borrowers owe $1.5 trillion, more than people owe in credit card debt or car loans. People have borrowed money to attend medical school for decades, but the scale of the debt has skyrocketed in recent years, along with just about every other cost in health care. The average medical student now graduates with a debt burden as big as a home mortgage. It's a tradition on the very first day of medical school, the so-called white coat ceremony, a rite of passage for 24-year-old Joe Babinski and his hundred classmates at New York University. Joe Babinski: It's kinda this transition point where you go from being a potential student to a member of the medical community even if you're at the bottom rung of the ladder still. Lesley Stahl: (LAUGH) … [Read more...] about How the NYU School of Medicine is going tuition-free
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Nick Ayers Is Rising Fast in Trump’s Washington. How Far Will He Go? Supported by ByKenneth P. Vogel and Katie Rogers Nov. 21, 2018 WASHINGTON — To a president who likes his aides to have a certain kind of central-casting mien, Nick Ayers definitely looks the part. A floppy-haired, dimple-chinned political operative with a disarming Southern drawl, Mr. Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, resembles an ambitious “House of Cards” character who wandered onto the set of the Trump reality show. It is no accident that his name keeps resurfacing as a possible twist in the plotline. And that twist is the belief among many Republicans in Washington that Mr. Ayers, 36, is simply biding his time working for Mr. Pence until the day he moves up to work for Mr. Trump … [Read more...] about Nick Ayers Is Rising Fast in Trump’s Washington. How Far Will He Go?