Horoscopes: April 21, 2018

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Tony Romo, 38; Rob Riggle, 48; Andie MacDowell, 60; Iggy Pop, 71.

Happy Birthday: Getting along with others will be difficult this year. Emotions will be close to the surface, and dealing with matters that concern elders or those in positions of power will lead to choices you aren’t prepared to make. Don’t sit back and let someone else take over. Stand up for your right to make your own decisions. Your numbers are 2, 10, 16, 25, 36, 39, 46.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A family problem will leave you in an awkward position. Choose your words carefully, or you may hurt someone’s feelings. A tactful approach will help you avoid feeling regret for words you cannot take back. Choose peace and love over discord. 2 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A social event, a trip or a family gathering will give you the opportunity to share your latest plans and to get the feedback you need to make a good decision. Learn from those with more experience. Romance is in the stars. 4 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look over your personal papers and double-check the entries on your tax return. Taking precautions will ease your mind, and it may save you a little cash. Someone will try to stifle your input. Question his or her motives. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let little things get you down. Focus on what you can accomplish that will make your personal life, relationship and home environment more inviting. Reconnecting with someone from your past will give you insight into new possibilities. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Taking on too much debt will lead to worry and stress. If you feel strangled by your current living arrangements, make a change that will suit you better emotionally and financially. Lift …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

Word Game: April 21, 2018

TODAY’S WORD — VIOLENCE (VIOLENCE: VYE-uh-lens: Physical force exerted to damage or abuse.)

Average mark 32 words

Time limit 40 minutes

Can you find 46 or more words in VIOLENCE? The list will be published Monday.

YESTERDAY’S WORD — JUBILATE jail jibe jilt jute utile bail bait bale bate beat beau belt beta bile bite blat bleat blue bluet built late lieu lute abet able abut albeit albite alit table tabu tail tale teal tile tuba tubal tube etui

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RULES OF THE GAME:

1. Words must be of four or more letters.

2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed.

3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible.

4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

Contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe at kzsaxe@gmail.com.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

Former assistant sues Ingraham claiming discrimination

By Keith L. Alexander | Washington Post

WASHINGTON – For nearly 16 months, Karolina Wilson worked as a personal assistant for Fox TV host Laura Ingraham. Wilson handled Ingraham’s scheduling, oversaw her travel arrangements, responded to emails and even worked with Ingraham’s household staff.

Her job, she said, kept her in constant contact with Ingraham via phone or email, sometimes seven days a week and sometimes late into the night or early morning.

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“I think things were going very well. Laura is a very demanding person who is not easily satisfied, but I always satisfied her and she was always happy with my work. She never complained to me about anything. I was tired. It was a lot, but I loved that kind of work. That’s why I do it,” Wilson said in an interview.

Then in March 2017, Wilson, now 28, announced that she was pregnant with her first child. And that, according to a lawsuit filed in District of Columbia Superior Court, is when things began to become difficult, with the ultimate result that she lost her job.

Wilson is suing Ingraham and her company, Ingraham Media Group, alleging pregnancy discrimination under Washington’s Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and its Family and Medical Leave Act.

Ingraham, through her attorney, has denied the allegations.

Wilson alleges that the conservative talk show host became hostile toward her once she became pregnant and then fired her on her first day back from maternity leave. Ingraham allowed Wilson to remain with the company for about three weeks so that Wilson could eventually collect unemployment insurance. During that time, Wilson alleges, the company refused to set up a private space for her to pump breast …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

‘Jeopardy! College Championship’: And the winner is …

(SPOILER ALERT: The following post contains the final results of the “Jeopardy! College Championship,” which concluded on Friday).

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Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University, won the “Jeopardy! College Championship” on Friday, claiming the $100,000 grand prize and earning a berth in the next edition of the game show’s Tournament of Champions.

Los Altos resident William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University in Massachusetts, finished in second place and captured $50,000, while Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida, came in third and collected $25,000.

“Nobody can really walk into a competition like this with 14 other incredibly talented and brilliant students and immediately expect to win it all. I know I certainly didn’t,” Gaur said after his win. “The idea of winning the whole tournament didn’t even cross my mind until somewhere during the first game of the finals. I was really just trying to take it one step at a time.”

Scott, who plans to major in computer science and quantitative economics at Tufts, said it is “surreal” to have performed so well in the tournament.

“Meeting all of the contestants right before the competition, I was really impressed and somewhat intimidated, so I definitely didn’t expect to do that well,” he said. “Looking back, the other contestants probably felt the same way as I did. And, as anyone who has competed on or watched ‘Jeopardy!’ will likely tell you, the right categories make a huge difference.”

Scott said spending time with his fellow contestants was one of his favorite parts of the competition.

“’Jeopardy!’ somehow manages to select a group of some of the most kind, funny, intelligent, and interesting people I’ve ever met,” he said. “As for Dhruv and Hannah, we of course had some healthy competition during the finals, but Hannah and I were both really happy for Dhruv …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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