Drill Team’s Surprise Steals Limelight at Basketball Game When Lights Go Off Mid-Dance

To come up with a classic or something that is crowd pleasing, it requires the coordination and co-operation of all involved. This holds true to a certain extent even with high school performances.

The Dodge City High School Drill team, from Dodge City, Kansas, put on a show that left the crowd awestruck. The school’s basketball team made it to the finals of the competition, but it was the drill team who ultimately stole the limelight.

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The Bulletproof Vest Inventor Will Always Be Remembered for Her Life-saving Discovery

An inventor who “accidentally” discovered the material used in bulletproof vests will be remembered for an invention that has since saved thousands of lives.

Stephanie Kwolek, an avid chemical scientist who had a keen eye for detail, discovered the life-saving material in 1964 while searching for an alternative to steel wires used in car tires. The aim was to make tires lighter and therefore more fuel efficient amidst an impending gasoline shortage that occurred in the 1970s.

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A 71-Year-Old Grandmother Walked Miles to Donate to Cyclone Survivors—Zimbabwe’s Richest Man Noticed

A selfless act by a 71-year-old woman has caught the attention of Zimbabwe’s richest man, who called the grandmother’s several-mile trek while carrying clothing and household items for cyclone survivors “one of the most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen.”

Plaxedes Dilon is being praised in Zimbabwe and beyond after she lugged the aid on foot to the Highlands Presbyterian Church in Harare, where volunteers have been coordinating relief efforts for thousands displaced since Cyclone Idai struck southern Africa in mid-March. read more

Catholic Mom Says in Controversial Letter Leggings Are a Problem Only Women Can Solve

A concerned mother has pleaded with women to consider ditching their leggings, saying in an open letter on March 22 that the fashion trend makes it harder to teach her sons that women are someone’s daughter or sister.

Catholic mom Maryann White said she thought it was “strange” that the fashion industry has made leggings such a popular item among young women.

White said her comments were not to insult or restrict anyone as she expressed her views that she said she had long kept to herself, waiting in vain for fashion trends to change. read more

“Toto, I Don’t Think We’re In Kansas Anymore”

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com,

Recently, an American colleague commented to me, “We no longer live in a democracy but a dictatorship disguised as a democracy.”

Is he correct?

Well, a dictatorship may be defined as “a form of government in which absolute authority is exercised by a dictator.”

The US today is not be ruled by dictatorship (although, to some, it may well feel that way.)

But, if that’s the case, what form of rule does exist in the US? read more

Americans Are Only Now Starting To Seek Higher Deposit Rates… Just As The Fed Prepares To Cut

Even though the Federal Reserve has been raising its benchmark interest rate somewhat consistently – it at small increments – most accounts are still not earning meaningful interest. In fact, as the chart below from Bloomberg  shows, accounts at traditional money centers banks are earning next to nothing: Citigroup is paying 0.04% and JP Morgan is paying just 0.01% interest, despite rates rising.

This is mostly a result of clients not caring about getting paid more – they continue to deposit new money, so banks haven’t felt pressure to raise rates. It goes to show how attitude on yield for your money in this country has shifted significantly from a focus on interest-bearing accounts to deploying capital in investments like stocks and bonds. It’s almost as if, due to insane low rate Fed policy, the country has forgotten that depositors are supposed to be “rewarded” for saving and putting their capital in a bank’s hands. read more

The States In America That Use The Most (And Least) Glyphosate

Submitted by Priceonomics

With the recent second verdict where a jury ruled that Roundup weedkiller contributed to a man’s cancer, controversial pesticides, herbicides and fungicides are once again in the news.

These chemicals, particularly the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) have long played a role in American agriculture, but their health risks are only now being understood. As a result, thousands of cancer lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, the company that invented Roundup, and Monsanto’s new parent company, Bayer AG. read more

Venezuelan Regime Says Guaido Barred from Public Office for 15 Years

CARACAS—The Venezuelan regime said Juan Guaido, the country’s head of congress and recognized by U.S. and others as the legitimate president, would be barred from public office for 15 years on March 28.

Guaido has called for fresh protests on March 30 against regime leader Nicolas Maduro, following a blackout this week that left the country without power for days.

Cities across Venezuela recovered electricity on March 28 after the blackout, the second major one in less than a month.

Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, has challenged Maduro and his socialist party for power. He invoked the country’s constitution to assume the interim presidency in January, arguing Maduro’s May 2018 re-election was illegitimate. read more

Al Shabaab Car Bomb Outside Somali Hotel Kills at Least 15: Medics

MOGADISHU, Somalia—A car bomb exploded near a hotel and restaurants in Mogadishu on March 28, killing at least 15 people in a busy area of the Somali capital previously targeted by ISIS terrorists, rescue services said.

The afternoon explosion sent smoke billowing into the sky and destroyed two restaurants and some cars parked in the area.

A Reuters witness counted six dead bodies.

“So far 15 people have died including five women. Seventeen others were injured in the blast,” Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Amin Ambulance service, told Reuters. read more

WWE’s Next Battle Royale: Investor Fans vs. Shorts

A brawl between World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.’s bears and bulls could reach a peak this year as the company renegotiates overseas contracts.

While a large contingent of short sellers have been betting that the stock will fall, WWE’s most ardent Wall Street fans say it will continue to rise even after outperforming the stock market last year and for much of 2019.

Shares in WWE soared 144 percent in 2018 as U.S. TV license deals blew past analyst expectations with a 3.6-times hike in average annual value from its previous agreements. read more