Welcome to the school cigars built. Well, cigars and a few of their famous friends. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and NFL Hall of Fame member Dan Marino each gave at least $2,000 to a school in the Dominican Republic run by the famed hand-rolled cigar maker Carlito Fuente of Arturo Fuente Cigars. Various donors affiliated with the cigar industry make sure Fuente’s school stays open to serve about 400 kids with nowhere else to go except to lives of poverty and crime. Australian lawmakers, however, are putting this school at risk. The Caribbean nation is currently awaiting a ruling — that will come between the end of May and mid-June — from a panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) about a dispute with Australia over a plain packaging law the country passed for all tobacco products in 2012. If the WTO rules in the Dominican Republic’s favor, it would be recommended by the organization that Australia alter its plain packaging law so as to be in accordance with … [Read more...] about This School Built By A Cigar Legend Is Helping Save Dominican Children From Poverty
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), the only freshman Republican congressman who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, has been defeated by Trump-endorsed challenger John Gibbs in the GOP primary for his House seat. Key Facts The AP called the 3rd Congressional District primary for Gibbs at 3:03 a.m. EDT. With 99% of votes counted as of 4:00 a.m. EDT, Gibbs had 51.8% of votes, according to CNN . Meijer has long blasted fellow Republicans who pushed “lies and deceptions” that there was widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election, while Gibbs openly supports conspiracy theories concerning election fraud. Gibbs faces Democrat Hillary Scholten in the November general election in what’s expected to be an extremely competitive race. The old 3rd District boundaries had slightly favored Republican candidates but the redrawn district appears to give Democrats about a … [Read more...] about Rep. Peter Meijer—Republican Who Backed Trump Impeachment—Ousted In Michigan
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The 2022 edition of NBA free agency is mostly over, but front offices still have plenty of work ahead. Beyond filling out their remaining open roster spots and continuing scout work on the 2023 draft class, they must plan for the long-term future, too. In particular, the 2025 offseason has the potential to upend the NBA landscape, much like the halcyon summer of 2016 did. The NBA's national television rights package expires after the 2024-25 season, and the league could be looking at a massive windfall in its new deal. Last March, CNBC's Jabari Young reported that the NBA would "seek a $75 billion rights package, up from its current $24 billion deal, which pays $2.6 billion per year." If the league succeeds in that mission, the salary cap will soar in the ensuing years. “I think there’s going to be a huge jump,” longtime NBA agent Mark Bartelstein told Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. “The NBA is as hot as can … [Read more...] about Why NBA Teams Should Already Be Planning For The 2025 Offseason
(CNN) American producer, writer and director Norman Lear, creator of such iconic 1970s television characters as the bigoted blowhard Archie Bunker in the sitcom "All in the Family," turns 100 in July. On Thursday, at an early celebration for Lear at the Life Itself conference, a health and wellness event presented in partnership with CNN, he told the audience his secrets to living to a ripe old age: Lox and bagels, the love of his family, laughter and a life of invigorating work. "I like getting up in the morning with something on my mind, something I can work on ... to some conclusion," Lear said. JUST WATCHED At 99 years, what does aging mean to Norman Lear? Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH At 99 years, what does aging mean to Norman Lear? 01:33 Over the last century, Lear has done it all. He was executive producer of the cult movie classics "The Princess Bride" and "Fried Green … [Read more...] about At 99, iconic producer Norman Lear doesn’t want to quit working. Can work help us all live longer?