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Oprah keeps it unpresidential in address to California grads

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Willy Sanjuan/Invision/ AP Oprah Winfrey speaks with graduates at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Friday, Might 11, 2018|3:28 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Oprah Winfrey paused prior to talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California.

Then she decided it was safe.

” The reports from my last big speech have lastly died down,” she said to laughter and applause.

That speech at the Golden World Awards in January, loaded with fiery rhetoric on the fight for justice and the #MeToo motion, brought weeks of chatter about a presidential run for the 64-year-old media mogul and movie star that she has actually because dismissed.

” The misogyny has to stop!” she screamed at one comparable minute throughout Friday’s start address to graduates of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

She also discussed electoral advocacy, weapon control and climate change, however kept it much more casual and apolitical than at the Golden Globes, primarily sticking to more basic inspiring fare.

She emphasized the value of civil service and asked the future journalists and public communicators to be warriors for truth in a time of widespread false information.

” The truth exonerates, and it convicts,” she said. “It decontaminates, and it galvanizes. The fact has actually always been and will constantly be our shield versus corruption, our shield against greed and despair. The reality is our saving grace.”

Winfrey had an answer for those who wondered why she was speaking at this smaller sized, satellite commencement event at the Shrine Auditorium instead of the school’s main event, where stars of her quality usually speak.

” I was going to be here anyhow,” she said.

Thando Dlomo, among Winfrey’s “daughter-girls,” whom Winfrey has actually mentored and sponsored because meeting her on a trip to South Africa when she the woman was in seventh grade, was in the crowd getting a master’s degree in journalism.

” I was looking for smart, brilliant, offering, durable, kind, open-hearted, women who had ‘it,’ that factor that indicates you keep going no matter what,” Winfrey stated. “She can be found in and recited a poem about her teacher, when she left I said ‘she’s got it.'”

Winfrey unwinded with some normal life tips, consisting of:

— “Eat a great breakfast. It really pays off.”

— “Put your phone down at the dinner table.”

— “Know that exactly what you tweet, post and Instagram today may be asked about in a task interview tomorrow or Twenty Years from tomorrow.”

— “Buy a quality mattress.”

— “Don’t low-cost out on your shoes.”

Using black dress and brilliant red hood, Winfrey led the graduates into the auditorium together with the school’s dean, Willow Bay, as the USC marching band played its fight songs.

Those on the dais with her consisted of Bay’s partner, Disney CEO Robert Iger, who in Winfrey’s existence had an uncommon minute where he wasn’t the richest individual in the space.

Labor commissioner keeps Nevada'' s base pay at $7.25.

Friday, May 11, 2018|11:45 a.m.

CARSON CITY, Nev.– The Nevada Labor Commissioner has decided to keep the minimum wage at $7.25 for workers with health take advantage of their employer and $8.25 for staff members without health benefits heading into the new fiscal year.

The Nevada Appeal reported Thursday that the minimum wage in the state has not increased because at least 2013, the first year that the state Labor Commission started publishing data on its website.

In Nevada, the base pay should be recalculated every year based on boosts in the federal minimum wage or by the cumulative increase in the cost of living if that’s higher.

The commissioner also decided to keep day-to-day rates for overtime the exact same considering that it depends on the base pay.

The fiscal year begins July 1.

President keeps hitting new lows

Friday, April 20, 2018|2 a.m.

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It’s laughable that the male who consistently lied in his very first year as president wants us to believe he, not former FBI Director James Comey, is informing the truth. He has called Comey “a weak and untruthful slime ball” and a “low life.”

This man has actually deteriorated the workplace of the presidency. His Cabinet is a farce, a collection of lobbyists and Fox News rabble rousers.

Our standing in the world has actually dropped significantly, enabling China and Russia to grab larger functions in dictating the future. The White Home is no longer a source of American pride. It’s more of a sleazy shack where payoffs, greed, corruption and deceit reside. Sadly, Congressional Republicans, including our own Sen. Dean Heller, have let this guy go untreated.

More rain, more dead: Harvey floods keeps Houston incapacitated

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Two individuals walk down a flooded section of Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David

Cyclone Harvey Introduce slideshow” HOUSTON– Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story houses

Monday and people might be heard pleading for aid from inside as Harvey put rain on the Houston area for a 4th successive day after a disorderly weekend of rising water and rescues. The country’s fourth-largest city was still mainly disabled by among the largest rainstorms in U.S. history. And there was no relief in sight from the storm that spun into Texas as a Category 4 cyclone, then parked over the Gulf Coast. With nearly 2 more feet (61 centimeters )of rain expected on top of the 30-plus inches(76 centimeters )in some locations, authorities worried that the worst might be yet to come. Harvey has actually been blamed for at least three validated deaths, consisting of a woman killed Monday in the town of Porter, northeast of Houston

, when a big oak tree removed by heavy rains fell onto her trailer home. A Houston tv station reported Monday that 6 member of the family were believed to have actually drowned when their van was swept away by floodwaters. The KHOU report was

attributed to three member of the family the station did not recognize. No bodies have been recovered. Police Chief Art Acevedo informed The Associated Press that he had no info about the report however said that he’s “actually anxious about how many bodies we’re going to find.”Inning accordance with the station, 4 kids and their grandparents were feared dead after the van hit high water Sunday when crossing a bridge in the Greens Bayou area. The driver of the car, the children’s great-uncle, supposedly escaped prior to the van sank by grabbing a tree limb. He told the kids to attempt to get away through the back entrance, however they were unable to obtain out. The disaster unfolded on an impressive scale in among America’s most vast urban centers. The Houston city area covers about 10,000 square miles, an area somewhat bigger than New Jersey. It’s crisscrossed by about 1,700 miles of channels, creeks and bayous that drain pipes into the Gulf of

Mexico, about 50 miles to the southeast from downtown. The storm was producing a quantity of rain that would typically be seen just when in more than 1,000 years, said Edmond Russo, a deputy district engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which was worried that floodwater would spill around a set of 70-year-old reservoir dams that protect downtown Houston. The flooding was so widespread that the levels of city waterways have either equated to or went beyond those of Hurricane Allison from 2001, and no major highway has been spared some overflow. The city’s usually dynamic downtown was practically deserted Monday, with emergency situation automobiles comprising most of the traffic.

Meanwhile, rescuers continued plucking individuals from the floodwaters– a minimum of 2,000 up until now, according to Acevedo, with many more still awaiting rescue. Chris Thorn was among the numerous volunteers still helping with the mass evacuation that began Sunday. He owned with a friend from the Dallas area with their flat-bottom searching boat to pull complete strangers out of the water.

“I could not sit in your home and watch it on TELEVISION and not do anything considering that I have a boat and all the tools to help, “he stated. They got to Spring, Texas, where Cypress Creek had actually breached Interstate 45 and went to work, assisting individuals out of a gated neighborhood near the creek.”It’s never ever flooded here,”resident Lane Cross stated from the front of Thorn’s boat, holding his brown canine, Max.”I don’t even have flood insurance coverage.

“An obligatory evacuation was purchased for the low-lying Houston suburb of Dickinson, the home of 20,000.

Police cited the city’s vulnerable facilities in the floods, restricted working utilities and concern about the weather report. In Houston, questions continued to swirl about why the mayor did not provide a similar evacuation order. Mayor Sylvester Turner has actually defended the decision and did so again Monday, insisting that a mass evacuation of millions

of individuals by automobile was a greater risk than enduring the storm. “Both the county judge and I took a seat together and decided that we were not in direct course of the storm, of the hurricane, and the best thing to do was for

people to sit tight, make the necessary preparations. I have no doubt that the decision we made was the right choice.” He added,” Can you envision if millions of people had left the city of Houston and then aimed to return in today?” The Red Cross quickly set up the George R. Brown Convention Center and other locations as shelters. The center, which was also used to house Cyclone Katrina refugees from New Orleans in 2005, can accommodate approximately 5,000 individuals. At the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, the Army Corps started launching water Monday because water levels were

climbing at a rate of more than 6 inches(15 centimeters )per hour, Corps representative Jay Townsend said. The relocation was supposed to assist protect the

enterprise zone from floodwaters, but it likewise risked flooding thousands more homes in close-by neighborhoods. Developed after ravaging floods in 1929 and 1935, the tanks were designed to hold water until it can be launched downstream at a controlled

rate. In the Cypress Forest Estates area in northern Harris County, individuals called for assistance from within houses as water from a close-by creek increased to the exact same level as their eaves. A consistent procession of rescue boats drifted into the location. Harvey increased slightly in strength Monday as it drifted back over the warm Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Typhoon Center. Forecasters anticipate the system to remain over water with 45 miles per hour(72 kph )winds for 36 hours and then head back inland east of Houston at some point Wednesday. The system will then head north and lose its tropical strength

. Before then, up to 20 more inches (51 centimeters) of rain could fall, National Weather condition Service Director Louis Uccellini stated Monday. That suggests the flooding will get worse in the days ahead and the floodwaters will be sluggish to decline as soon as Harvey finally carries on, the weather service stated. Sometime Tuesday or early Wednesday, parts of the Houston area will probably break

the nearly 40-year-old U.S. record for the most significant rains from a tropical system– 48 inches, set by Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978 in Texas, meteorologists said. The quantity of water in Houston was so unprecedented that the weather condition service

on Wednesday had to update the color charts on its main rainfall maps to indicate the heavier totals. In Louisiana, the images of the devastation

in Houston stirred up agonizing memories for many Hurricane Katrina survivors.”It really stimulated a lot of feelings and heartbreak for individuals who are going through that now in Houston,”Ray Gratia stated as he picked up sandbags for his New Orleans home, which flooded during the 2005 typhoon. In Washington, President Donald Trump’s administration guaranteed Congress that the $3 billion balance in the Federal Emergency situation Management Agency’s disaster fund sufficed to deal with instant requirements, such as debris removal and temporary shelter for displaced homeowners. Trump planned to visit Texas on Tuesday. Harvey was the fiercest hurricane to

hit the United States in 13 years and the greatest to strike Texas because 1961’s Cyclone Carla, the most effective Texas typhoon on record.