Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reviews two books, four highly developed egos

Two years of sublime music and 48 years of rancour in a folk rock saga recounted in biographies by Peter Doggett and David Browne On the day in early 1969 when Stephen Stills and Neil Young, who became the fourth member of the group and its fourth highly developed ego. A brilliant but wilful and unreliable presence (or, more often, absence) with a parallel solo career, Young eventually exceeded the popularity of the original members to the point where the …

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reviews two books, four highly developed egos

Two years of sublime music and 48 years of rancour in a folk rock saga recounted in biographies by Peter Doggett and David Browne On the day in early 1969 when Stephen Stills and Neil Young, who became the fourth member of the group and its fourth highly developed ego. A brilliant but wilful and unreliable presence (or, more often, absence) with a parallel solo career, Young eventually exceeded the popularity of the original members to the point where the …

4 Dead, 2 Wounded In String Of Southern California Robberies, Stabbings

The 33-year-old man from Garden Grove robbed more than half a dozen businesses and killed two men at his own apartment complex during the two-hour wave of violence Wednesday, police said. The violence appeared to be random and the only known motives seem to be “robbery, hate, homicide,” Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said at a news conference. ASSOCIATED PRESS The suspect and all the victims were Hispanic. The two people who were wounded were listed in stable condition …

Dude, I take no pleasure in having been right about Boris Johnson | Stewart Lee

Now every day at Westminster is the Purge, when no politicians behaviour can be judged and all crimes are legal I believe it was I who wrote in June 2017 Hitman 2 every night. And how do I tell the children to be honest and good and hard working, when the highest office in the land is occupied by a lying, lazy cheat who says whatever bullshit flies for him in the moment and believes in nothing? Dude, every summer …

There’s An Awkward Problem With McDonald’s New “Eco-Friendly” Paper Straws

In the wake of the world’s Attenborough-inspired drive against single-use plastic, McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland decided to ditch their plastic straws in favor of paper straws. There’s just one problem: the new paper straws are not recyclable, while their old plastic straws were.  An internal McDonald’s memo, leaked by an insider to The Sun, shows that members of staff in the UK are advised to put the paper straws into general trash along with food and other …

Johnson ‘absolutely’ rules out early election

“We want to, and we are going to, deliver on the mandate of the people, which is to take the UK out of the EU whole and entire on 31 October,” he said. Could there be an early general election? Sturgeon and Johnson hold telephone talks Johnson accused of setting UK on ‘collision course’ The new PM continues to make changes to lower-ranked jobs, following a radical overhaul of his cabinet on Wednesday. Among the changes announced on Friday, Nick …

Viagra and EpiPen drugmakers form a $20-billion-a-year powerhouse

New York (CNN Business)Pfizer and Mylan announced they are combining two of their businesses to create a global powerhouse in the low-price drug market. The management team will include people from Mylan and Upjohn. Mylan’s current chairman, Robert Coury, will be its executive chairman and Upjohn’s current president, Michael Goettler, will be the CEO. Mylan’s current CEO, Heather Bresch, will retire after the deal closes. Mylan’s (MYL) stock is up 15% in early trading. Pfizer’s (PFE)stock is down nearly 3%. …

Some of the world’s largest automakers are cutting emissions even as the US rolls back regulation

New York (CNN Business)Four of the world’s largest carmakers – Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW are going forward with plans to make more fuel-efficient vehicles for the US market, despite the Trump adminstration’s plans to roll back the rules. Automakers are spending billions to develop electric vehicles and more fuel-efficient gas vehicles, and many fear regulatory uncertainty will set back their efforts. They were not thrilled by the Trump administration’s policy shakeup. The Obama rules would have required automakers to …

Malawi reinstates ban on plastic bags as campaigners hail ‘fantastic victory’

Judges overturn injunction won by plastic manufacturers after thin plastic bags were outlawed Malawis highest court has imposed a ban on plastic bags, a huge milestone for the government and environmental charities who beat off challenges from some of the countrys big manufacturers. The government imposed the ban on thin plastic bags Tanzania, Rwanda are among the others. Sangwani Mwafulirwa, a spokesperson for the department of environmental affairs, said the government was very relieved the verdict had gone in its …

50 Epic Design Fails That Youll Find Hard To Believe Actually Happened (New Pics)

Crappy Design’. Here you can find the most artistically depraved and esthetically sinister designs, which will have you wondering just how on Earth any of these things were allowed to get made. #3 Rose Uh ? #4 Sign At A Local Beach According to researcher and author Don Norman, there are principles of good design which help people evaluate whether a product is a boon or a bust. For example, Norman believes all good designs are innovative and push the …