Putting Together the ULTIMATE Fantasy Football Draft

There is nothing quite like watching your favorite football team winning on a Sunday afternoon while your daily fantasy team is ALSO doing great. We’re sure there is a chemical reason in your brain for those feelings but we’re only interested in chasing and finding more of them. That is why daily fantasy sports have gotten so popular over the past couple of years. People want to watch football and win money. It’s a simple thing. The rise of DRAFT, a daily fantasy site that opts for snake drafting rather than salary cap drafting, has gotten so popular in recent months. Still, winning is only a possible outcome when you know what you are doing. Today we are going to walk you through the steps to winning your first daily fantasy football contest.                                      Continue reading

Power Outages Persist For Millions In Florida, Georgia And Carolinas After Irma

More than 4 million electricity customers in Florida and other states hit by Hurricane Irma remain without power, complicating efforts to recover from the huge and intense storm. Some areas also lack water service or are under a mandatory boil water order.

The most outages are in Florida, where nearly 3.8 million accounts don’t have power — around 36 percent of the state’s total, according to state agency FloridaDisaster.org.

As of Wednesday morning, Florida Power and Light said1.9 million of its customers were still without electricity, having restored service to 2.5 million out of 4.4 customers impacted by Irma.                                                                            Continue reading

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

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Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for the protection of civilians and Bangladesh seeking international help to handle the crisis.

The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar says its security forces are fighting “terrorists” behind the latest wave of attacks, which began on Aug. 25, and they are doing all they can to avoid harming civilians.

The top U.N. human rights official denounced Myanmar on Monday for conducting a “cruel military operation” against Rohingya Muslims in the west Myanmar state of Rakhine, branding it “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

The United States said the violent displacement of Rohingya Muslims showed Myanmar’s security forces were not protecting civilians. Washington has been a staunch supporter of Myanmar’s transition from decades of harsh military rule that is being led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.                                                   Continue reading

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of travel ban — at least for a day

U.S. officials can at least temporarily continue to block refugees with formal assurances from resettlement agencies from entering the United States after the Supreme Court intervened again Monday to save a piece of President Trump’s travel ban.

Responding to an emergency request from the Justice Department, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy stopped an earlier federal appeals court ruling that had allowed refugees with a formal assurance to enter the country.

Kennedy, who handles cases on an emergency basis from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, ordered those suing over the ban to respond by noon Tuesday, and he indicated that the appeals court ruling in their favor would be stayed “pending receipt” of their response.

The Supreme Court’s decision came not long after the Justice Department asked the justices to act. That filing, by Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall, demonstrated the lengths to which the government is willing to go to impose its desired version of the ban, even before the high court takes up in earnest next month whether the measure is lawful at its core. At issue is whether the president can block a group of about 24,000 refugees with assurances from entering the United States after the Supreme Court decided in June to permit a limited version of his travel ban to take effect. Continue reading

Hurricane Irma in Pictures

Irma churned north into Georgia on Monday as a tropical storm, after lashing Florida with hurricane-force winds and pummeling islands in the Caribbean.

Photographers on the ground have documented the effects of the storm, including leveled neighborhoods, crowded shelters, flooded streets and the caravan of cars moving up the Florida coast as millions of people left their homes. Continue reading

American Apparel’s founder says that ‘sleeping with people you work with is unavoidable’

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In an interview with The Guardian published Sunday, American Apparel founder Dov Charney said that he doesn’t regret any of his relationships with employees.

Dov Charney has a new clothing company— and he says he doesn’t regret any of the behavior that led to his being forced out at American Apparel, a company he founded.

Charney started Los Angeles Apparel in late 2016, two years after he was forced out of American Apparel by his own board and other investors in the company. His removal came after several employees lodged sexual harassment allegations against him.

However, in an interview with The Guardian published Sunday, Charney said that he doesn’t regret any of his relationships with employees, which contributed to his being forced out of the company.                                                    Continue reading