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Russian figure skating sensation Zagitova crowned ‘Olympic style champion’ — RT Sport News

Russian Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova picked up a title of a different kind after she won an online vote on the Games’ favorite style icon.

Zagitova – who was crowned ladies’ champ at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang – is building a budding reputation as a style icon to accompany her prowess on the ice. 

That fact has been recognized by the official Olympic Channel Twitter account, as the 18-year-old star won a vote to find social media’s favorite Games style icon – beating American skating hero Johnny Weir into second place by picking up 62 percent of the vote. 

The poll, which was shared with the account’s 406,000 followers, mobilized Zagitova’s army of fans as they gave their backing to the Russian sensation. 

Zagitova had reached the showdown with Weir by seeing off Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the semi-finals, picking up a similarly resounding 68 percent of the vote. 

Zagitova’s competitive skating career is currently on hold after she announced a break at the end of last year, but she has an active Instagram account with over 700,000 followers on which she often posts selfies and photos of her life in skating. 

Testament to Zagitova’s growing style status was her recent appearance on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine in Russia, while she’s also made her mark on the beauty industry, becoming the face of Japanese makeup and skincare company Shiseido.




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Zagitova has a sponsorship deal with sportswear giant Puma, promoting its products on her social media accounts, and in 2019 was named athlete of the year by Glamour magazine in Russia.

The Izhevsk-born world and European champion was also included in the Forbes Russia list as one of the nation’s highest-paid athletes, with an annual income of almost US$1 million.

On turning 18 earlier this month, she was congratulated personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin. 




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ICC people should stay out of planes after Pompeo’s gangster style warning – Veterans Today

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor interviewed by Press TV

Mike Pompeo is warning that there will be consequences if the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates Israel. It sounds like a gangster style warning. Warning about ‘consequences’ actually is often code for ‘we will kill you and your family’ among organized crime figures, and the people in politics who are basically organized crime types.

A famous example is when Dick Cheney threatened that there would be the “most extreme consequences for yourself, and the state of Minnesota” to Paul Wellstone.  He said if Paul Wellstone continued to pursue the path he was on, opposing the invasion of Iraq – this was in 2003 – and also, threatening to try to investigate 9/11—well that part wasn’t public—there would be extreme consequences and less than a week later, Wellstone, his wife, his daughter, and his entire campaign staff died in an extremely suspicious plane crash in perfectly good weather when the media apparently was ordered to report that there was bad weather.

So that’s an example of the kinds of threats that high level American politicians in Republican neocon dominated administrations like to toss around. And I suppose they mean it.

So the people at the head of the ICC probably should stay out of private planes for the next couple of months.

So why is Pompeo so insistent that the ICC shouldn’t investigate Israel? Well, the answer to that, of course, is that Mike Pompeo is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the International Crime Syndicate, the ICS, otherwise known as the Kosher Nostra, which is an ethnically Jewish Zionist ideologically organized crime syndicate, that is located in many places in the United States, both east and west coast.

But, it now has control of a state or a fake state, the bogus and completely illegitimate so-called state of Israel, which is nothing but a front for this international crime cartel. Now that crime cartel put Trump in office. It owns the Trump administration. It’s basically represented by the neoconservative faction here in the United States.

And so these extremist Likudnik Zionist organized crime figures are not happy that people who oppose crime would be looking into their war crimes because this crime syndicate has been committing genocide in occupied Palestine since 1948, if not before.

It was committing terrorism before that and then it accelerated to genocide in 1948, and they have been routinely massacring civilians, including children.

Chris Hedges wrote an excellent article called Gaza Diary explaining how he actually watched Israeli snipers luring children to within range of their gunsights and then murdering them for sport. He said he’d seen horrors and atrocities in war zones all over the world, but he’d never seen anything like that.

And I could go on about the Israeli war crimes— dropping white phosphorus on civilians, blowing up and bombing hospitals, ambulances, United Nations installations and all kinds of other civilian targets on a routine basis, also being the only state in the world that legally allowed and encouraged torture, until Israel took over the United States and September 11, 2001, and instituted that same regime here.

So that the crimes and the war crimes of Israel are just off the charts. But the criminal syndicate that owns Israel as well as much of the world, the Western world’s financial infrastructure—we’re talking about the world’s biggest banksters here, among other things—these people have so much power that they’ve essentially taken over the United States.

Their most rabid figures represent the Republican neocons. They own this Trump administration.

So they’re using a gangster-like Pompeo to threaten the people who run the ICC. It’s absolutely disgusting. The world needs to rise up against this. We need a global Intifada against this crime syndicate, and we need to overthrow these criminals.

We need a virtual Quds Day. The whole world should be observing Quds Day. Maybe it would even be easier to do that in kind of solidarity and working together online if people are not out in the streets, but of course it is very convenient to the Zionists, as well as to all sorts of other people in power, that in so many parts of the world, people are no longer allowed to protest. So it’ll be interesting to see what happens on Quds Day. This would be a great time for people to really take a stand at least online.

 

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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Trump Campaign Launches New True Crime Style Video and Website Aimed At Joe Biden

The Trump campaign has launched a true crime style website and YouTube show aimed at former Vice President Joe Biden titled “The Truth Over Facts.”

The website aims to uncover “the truth behind Joe Biden’s never-ending, seemingly incomprehensible statements.”

The branding is likely a play on a gaffe Biden made during a speech in Iowa last year, saying “we choose truth over facts.”

“If you have any tips related to the discovery of truth over facts, text TRUTH to 88022,” the website says.

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The Trump campaign told The Wrap that they will be trying to “unlock the secrets behind Joe Biden’s incomprehensible babbling.””

“The American people deserve to know the truth behind Joe Biden’s delirious and nonsensical claims on the campaign trail,” said Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign’s communications director. “When he’s mangling the text of the Declaration of Independence or calling someone a ‘lying, dog-faced pony soldier,’ is he really speaking a language that only he and a select group of others understand? This campaign for president cannot be allowed to continue for one more minute until we try to unlock the secrets behind Joe Biden’s incomprehensible babbling.”

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