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NY subway tiles with Confederate flag look to be altered

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Transit officials have decided to alter subway station tiles that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is modifying the tiles at the 40th Street entrance to the Times Square subway stop to avoid any confusion about their meaning, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said in a statement. “These are not confederate flags” Ortiz said. The red, white and blue tiles installed decades ago are “based on geometric forms that … Read the referenced story here: NY…

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U.S. Can Win Trade War With China, But It Shouldn’t Try

Ian Bremmer, TimePresident Donald Trump was ready to wage war in Asia this week — but not against North Korea and not with conventional weapons. Instead, it was China at risk and of a trade war. The White House had repeatedly warned that the Middle Kingdom’s persistent misbehavior would lead to more U.S. pressure on the superpowers’ trade relationship, and it seemed finally ready to act. Yet China’s cooperation on U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Koreaearlier in August seems to have bought Beijing some time. Instead of announcing retaliatory…

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Top US General Commits to Work with Tokyo to Strengthen Missile Defense

The top U.S. general and his Japanese counterpart have agreed to work together to strengthen missile defenses for Japan, as Tokyo announced that they will introduce the land-based Aegis Ashore system for additional protection against the North Korean missile threat. General Joe Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a small group of reporters in Tokyo that his meetings with Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed the “extraordinarily healthy military-to-military relationship” between Japan and the United States. “I think this is probably about…

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Android 

Boost website traffic with a lifetime sub to Webtexttool Personal Plus, now just $40

Running a successful website takes a lot of work, and there are many angles that must be covered. One important aspect is search engine optimization (SEO), but learning the ins and outs takes a lot of time and usually costs a decent chunk of change. What you need is a tool that can handle SEO on its own, and ultimately boost readership on your site. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Right now, Android Central Digital Offers has a deal on a lifetime subscription to Webtexttool Personal Plus,…

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US VP Pence: US Wants Increased Trade with Latin America

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday Washington wants more trade and investment with Latin America, pushing back against perceptions in the region that the Trump administration has an isolationist agenda. Speaking during a visit to the Panama Canal at the end of a Latin American tour, Pence said the United States was seeking to keep the spirit of the original North American Free Trade Agreement in the pact now being renegotiated in Washington. Pence said he wanted a NAFTA deal that was a “win, win, win” for the…

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Recipes 

12 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese

This post is brought to you in partnership with Frigo® Cheese. Friends, let us never underestimate the transformative power of cheese. Even just a sprinkle of Parmesan or a crumble of feta can transform an otherwise simple dinner into something truly special. Continue reading “12 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese” » … Read the referenced recipe here: 12 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese

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Travel 

Exploring the History-Book Perfect Romania with the InterContinental Bucharest

If you have been wracking your mind on where your next trip will take you, because it needs to offer the perfect balance between relaxation and off-the-beaten-path adventure, just go ahead and book a flight to Romania.  … via JustLuxe.com … Read there referenced story here: Exploring the History-Book Perfect Romania with the InterContinental Bucharest

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Android 

How to deal with Daydream display flicker on Galaxy S8

Stop the flicker with this tip! You need to be able to see what is going on when you have a VR headset on, but if you have issues with your display then you can give yourself a headache or cause damage to your eyes. Some users have reported an issue where the display on their Galaxy S8 flickers brightly and repeatedly. This is a disorienting issue that absolutely nobody wants to run into, but if you do we’ve got a solution for you! Read more at VRHeads … Read…

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Scholars Say Trump Went Afoul in Lumping Lee with Founders

Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes. “It’s a ridiculous conflation,” said Professor Alice Fahs of the University of California, Irvine. “He’s not a founding father, and it’s as though Trump thinks he is. It’s really astonishing. It’s amazing.” Trump’s remarks on Tuesday came as he was defending those who have sought to preserve the statue of Lee…

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