IT’S NOT EVERY day that a fishing boat packed with live halibut parks in the middle of a busy San Francisco street. But since chef Joshua Skenes, of three-Michelin-star restaurant Saison, began working with a local fisherman named Mike 18 months ago, it’s become a more common sight, with kitchen staff regularly maneuvering 50 pounds of live fish into the restaurant’s tanks. Mike is one of about a dozen small-boat California fishermen with whom Skenes has developed partnerships, some with exclusive contracts, over the past... … [Read more...] about The Fish Industry Is Plagued by Poor Quality and Fraud. One Chef Is Working to Combat It
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the European Union’s $5 billion antitrust fine on Alphabet Inc.’s Google is evidence that the bloc has “taken advantage of the U.S.,” and suggested that change is on the way. “I told you so!” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google. They truly have taken advantage of the U.S., but not for long!”... … [Read more...] about Trump Says EU Fine on Google Is Evidence That Bloc Is Taking Advantage of U.S.
By Ben DiPietro Ben DiPietro The Wall Street Journal BiographyBen DiPietro Jul 19, 2018 7:39 am ET 0 COMMENTS Good morning. The €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion) fine levied by the European Union against Alphabet Google highlights the differences with the U.S. in how the two regions view their roles in antitrust regulation, said an attorney who previously worked in the antitrust unit at the U.S. Department of Justice. The fine announced Wednesday shows the EU’s willingness to rein in the operations of big tech companies, whereas the U.S. takes a more hands-off approach. This divergence in philosophy means it’s unlikely Google will suffer any ramifications in the U.S. due to the EU’s decision, said Ben Brown, co-chair of the antitrust practice at law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. The U.S. enforcement agencies have generally “taken a hands-off approach,” said Mr. Brown, while the consensus in the American … [Read more...] about The Morning Risk Report: Google Fine Spotlights Differing Regulatory Approaches of EU, U.S.
Jayme Deerwester USA TODAY Published 2:56 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 There's a new queen of the "NCIS" lab. On Wednesday, CBS announced that recurring guest star Diona Reasonover will join the cast full time as the new forensic scientist in Season 16, which went into production this week. She replaces original cast member Pauley Perrette, who left the series in May. Reasonover, 26, made her debut as Kasie Hines, a grad student and trained forensic scientist that medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" (David McCallum) met while teaching in New York, in a three-episode guest arc that began in March. Though he originally hired her to serve an assistant for a book project about past cases, he ended up bringing her back to Washington when one of those cases was reopened. After Abby (Perrette) resigned, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) hired her as a temporary replacement. That deal has now been made permanent. Reasonover's acting credits include Amazon's "Transparent" and the TBS … [Read more...] about ‘NCIS’: Pauley Perrette to be replaced by recurring guest star Diona Reasonover
Michelle R. Martinelli Published 1:05 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Danica Patrick hosted the 2018 ESPYS on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, opening the show with a seven-minute monologue that received mixed reviews from the internet. She nailed several jokes, but her comedic timing was a little off on others and led to a few awkward moments. And it probably didn't help that the audience didn't seem settled in their seats and fully into the routine. Prior to the show, Patrick told For The Win she prepped by practicing her monologue to ensure the jokes were delivered in her voice. She took plenty of shots at other athletes - including LeBron James, Tiger Woods and the U.S. men's soccer team - and said that when she was often the target of jokes, she took it as a compliment because she was "important enough" to be thought of. "I loved the creative process and coming up with ideas and jokes and putting in my two cents there, along with the help of a dozen highly qualified writers," Patrick … [Read more...] about 12 of Danica Patrick’s best, worst jokes from 2018 ESPYS monologue
Brett Molina USA TODAY Published 2:51 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to walk back remarks he made on a podcast saying some people who deny the Holocaust aren't doing it intentionally. During a wide-ranging interview on tech website Recode, Zuckerberg addressed the spread of misinformation on Facebook and how the social network plans on addressing concerns it's still giving outlets a platform to publish false news for its 2.2 billion users. In one segment, Zuckerberg addresses how Facebook prefers to limit the distribution of misinformation, only removing content if it causes physical harm or personally attacks another user. "I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened," said Zuckerberg. "I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that … [Read more...] about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, rebuked for comments on Holocaust deniers, tries to explain
USA TODAY Published 12:05 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 All abandoned places tell a story. Sometimes it's one of slow decline, other times it's something more sudden. Photographer Matthew Christopher visited Six Flags New Orleans, a theme park so devastated by Hurricane Katrina it couldn't be restored. See his images in the slideshow above. The website Abandoned America documents defunct and decaying sites across the USA. In previous months we've shared images of faded factories and industrial sites, abandoned churches and photos from a trolley graveyard. You can also follow Christopher on Twitter @abandonedameric and see more from Abandoned America in the books "Dismantling the Dream" and "The Age of Consequences." … [Read more...] about Abandoned America: An amusement park devastated by Hurricane Katrina
Tom Schad USA TODAY Published 2:39 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Kazakh figure skater and Olympic medalist Denis Ten died Thursday after being stabbed in an attack in the streets of the country's largest city, a top Kazakh official confirmed on social media. He was 25. Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly wrote in a Facebook post that Ten, the first figure skater from Kazakhstan to earn an Olympic medal, died of stab wounds after thieves tried to steal the mirrors off his car in Almaty, Kazakhstan. An emergency surgery to save Ten's life was unsuccessful, Mukhamediuly added. "This is an unthinkable tragedy and irreparable loss," Mukhamediuly wrote in the post, according to a translation from Kazakh news agency Kazinform. The International Skating Union and International Olympic Committee also confirmed Ten's death on Twitter on Thursday morning. "Denis Ten was a great athlete and a great ambassador for his sport," IOC president Thomas Bach said in a … [Read more...] about Olympic figure skater, medalist Denis Ten dies after stabbing in Kazakhstan
Ashley May USA TODAY Published 2:39 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 A photo illustration blending portraits of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is Time magazine's latest provocative cover image. The mashup for the July issue appears like a Snapchat face swap: Retaining the leaders' light-colored eyes, Trump's signature blonde hair and eyebrows, and Putin's nose. It's a striking cover that comments on the controversy around Trump and Putin's recent summit in Helsinki, Finland. "A year and a half into his presidency, Trump’s puzzling affinity for Putin has yet to be explained," Brian Bennett writes in the Time cover story. The image, created by artist Nancy Burson, is meant to illustrate a "particular moment in U.S. foreign policy," Time said in a statement. That moment is ripe with confusion about Trump's relationship with Russia. During his meeting with Putin, Trump failed to confront the Russian leader about Moscow's meddling in the 2016 … [Read more...] about Eerie Trump-Putin mashup portrait featured as Time magazine’s cover photo
Doug Stanglin USA TODAY Published 1:20 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his first public comments since the Helsinki summit, echoed President Donald Trump's view that the talks were successful, but warned of "forces" in the U.S. that are trying to undermine the results. The Russian leader said U.S.-Russian relations are “in some ways worse than during the Cold War,” but that the meeting of the two leaders Monday allowed them to start on “the path to positive change.” “It’s naive to think that the problems would be solved in a few hours. But no one expected that,” he told a group of senior diplomats in Moscow on Thursday. Putin's blunt warning came in extemporaneous remarks during a scripted speech, the Russian RT news agency reported. "We can see forces in the United States, which would easily sacrifice Russian-American relationship for the sake of their ambitions in … [Read more...] about Putin warns of ‘forces’ in the US trying to undermine successful talks with Trump