GOP Debate Lineup: Trump And Bush In, Fiorina And Perry Out

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — It’s the first really good news and really bad news for Republicans seeking the presidential nomination: Who’s in the first prime-time debate and who’s not.

In: billionaire businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Out: former tech executive Carly Fiorina, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New York Gov. George Pataki and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.

The largest field of contenders in modern memory challenged debate organizers, who wanted to ensure that the event Thursday night in Cleveland didn’t turn into a 17-ring circus. Fox News relied on an average of five national polls to decide the lineups for the prime-time debate and the consolation prize, a forum four hours earlier.

“We never ever envisioned we’d have 17 major candidates,” said Steve Duprey, New Hampshire’s representative to the Republican National Committee who helped craft the debate plan. “There’s no perfect solution.”

Republican officials were particularly concerned about Fiorina’s status, hoping she would help balance Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton’s push to rally women to her side. Trump’s recent surge in the polls, a surprise to many Republican officials, damaged her chances to make the cut.

A CBS News poll out Tuesday showed Trump with 24 percent of likely Republican primary voters, 11 points ahead of his closest competitor, Jeb Bush.

Some Republicans fear that Trump’s rhetoric on immigration and other divisive issues could hurt the party, but the reality TV star says he’s been defying expectations all his life. Asked to explain his rise, he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday, “I think people are tired, they’re sick and tired of incompetent politicians.”

While Trump was far and away the front-runner in the five most recent national polls that determined the debate lineup, several candidates were grouped together in the single digits, most separated by a number smaller than the margin of error.

For example, in a Monmouth University survey released Monday, Kasich was the 10th candidate with the support of 3.2 percent of voters. But after taking the margin of error into account, Monmouth noted that Kasich’s support could be as low as 1.5 percent, while almost any of the candidates who polled lower could be that high or higher.

In the CBS News poll Tuesday, Christie is in ninth place with 3 percent. He had been in a three-way race with Kasich and Perry for the final two debate slots.

Some candidates looked at the polls on Tuesday, and then looked past the Cleveland debate. Five more party-sanctioned debates are scheduled before primary voting begins in February.

“This first debate is just one opportunity of many,” Amy Frederick, an aide to Fiorina, wrote to supporters. “With many more debates to come, we fully expect that Carly will soon stand on the stage and show America what real leadership looks like.”

Jindal spokeswoman Shannon Dirmann issued a challenge of sorts: “The governor will debate anyone anywhere at any time.”

Candidates have already begun to turn their attention toward Trump, considered the ultimate wildcard on the debate stage.

Asked about Trump while courting religious conservatives on Tuesday, Bush said the businessman’s rhetoric on immigrants is “wrong.”

“We have a different tone and a different view,” he said.

“I respect the fact that he’s the front-runner for the Republican nomination,” Bush continued. “This is a serious thing. But I think to win and govern the right way — we have to unite rather than divide.”

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Alvaro Morata Injury: Updates on Juventus Star’s Calf and Return

Juventus striker Alvaro Morata will be out of action for up to a month after picking up a calf injury during training on Tuesday.

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Morata Out for 30 Days

Wednesday, August 5

The Serie A champions reported the extent of the issue on Wednesday, via their official website:

“Alvaro Morata will be sidelined for up to 30 days after suffering a torn soleus muscle in his left calf during yesterday evening’s training session. Having departed the workout early, the striker underwent tests today [Wednesday] in Shanghai to reveal the full extent of the damage.”

The 22-year-old will be a big loss for the Old Lady as they have the Italian Super Cup against Lazio on Saturday ahead of the start of the new Serie A season on August 23.

Morata netted eight goals in the league last term and played a key role in Juve’s run to the Champions League final, per WhoScored.com.

He is a vital attacking outlet for manager Massimiliano Allegri, while summer signings Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic will now have to take up the slack.

Alvaro Morata Injury: Updates on Juventus Star’s Calf and Return

Juventus striker Alvaro Morata will be out of action for up to a month after picking up a calf injury during training on Tuesday.

Continue for updates.


Morata Out for 30 Days

Wednesday, August 5

The Serie A champions reported the extent of the issue on Wednesday, via their official website:

“Alvaro Morata will be sidelined for up to 30 days after suffering a torn soleus muscle in his left calf during yesterday evening’s training session. Having departed the workout early, the striker underwent tests today [Wednesday] in Shanghai to reveal the full extent of the damage.”

The 22-year-old will be a big loss for the Old Lady as they have the Italian Super Cup against Lazio on Saturday ahead of the start of the new Serie A season on August 23.

Morata netted eight goals in the league last term and played a key role in Juve’s run to the Champions League final, per WhoScored.com.

He is a vital attacking outlet for manager Massimiliano Allegri, while summer signings Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic will now have to take up the slack.

TOMORROWLAND Introduces Its Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Prominent Japanese label TOMORROWLAND has released a Fall/Winter 2015 collection that plays on the juxtaposition of mixing fabrics, shapes and colors. The idea of contrast underlines the collection, which interweaves casual and elegant styles, as well as loose-fitting and more rigid ones. These qualities are realized via muted color tones and traditional tailoring techniques. Key fabrics for Fall/Winter 2015 include felt, fancy tweed and “double face,” all of which are extremely lightweight. These materials are used to create knit jackets, relaxed trousers, overcoats, gilets and classic sweaters.

The collection is available at retailers in North America and Europe, including MR PORTER, Barney’s New York, Selfridges, Liberty, Nordstrom and WANT Apothecary.

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British Museum transports visitors to Bronze Age via virtual reality

The Virtual Reality Weekend is the British Museum's first virtual reality visitor experience

For all the textbooks and museums at our disposal, sometimes it can still be difficult to really imagine what life was like in an earlier time. Visitors to the British Museum this weekend, however, won’t have to imagine. They’ll be transported to the Bronze Age using virtual reality.

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British Museum transports visitors to Bronze Age via virtual reality

The Virtual Reality Weekend is the British Museum's first virtual reality visitor experience

For all the textbooks and museums at our disposal, sometimes it can still be difficult to really imagine what life was like in an earlier time. Visitors to the British Museum this weekend, however, won’t have to imagine. They’ll be transported to the Bronze Age using virtual reality.

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Beautiful 27 Waterfalls, Dominican Republic

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The natural beauty of the Dominican Republic is not surprising given its Caribbean location. Images of bright blue water rushing up white sand beaches are the norm and should certainly be taken advantage of, especially when accompanied by a large range of fruit-flavoured cocktails topped with pink umbrellas. But we’ve got another idea for an activity if you’re looking to spend an afternoon off the beach. 


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If, at anytime during your stay in paradise you feel the universe tugging you away from the island’s perfectly groomed beaches and wish to explore the other treasures of the D.R. then I would suggest you strap on your water shoes and head to the incredible 27 Waterfalls, or 27 Charcos as they are locally known. Situated about 45 minutes drive from Puerto Plata on the island’s northern coast, the falls are a natural feature you don’t want to miss.

It’s common to see the excursion advertised as an organised tour but, if you’re more of the adventurous type then there is no reason to not take the bull by the horns and experience this memorable activity on your own. You can take a taxi or ‘gua-gua’ from Puerto Plata directly to the entrance gate where you’ll pay to visit seven (£4), 12 (£5) or all 27 (£7) waterfalls. All costs come with a life jacket, helmet and guide. And yes, you have to wear the helmet and life jacket. My first recommendation is that you should DEFINITELY do all 27 waterfalls!

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If you’re up for the challenge and are in decent enough shape then getting to the top of the mountain will take you about 40 minutes or so. It’s a fairly steep ascent but the rewards of coming back through the falls make it all worth that little bit of hard work. This brings me to my second recommendation – bring water and some good shoes that aren’t Vans or Converse. Your shoes need to have some grip on them because it does get slippery with all that water.

The experience of coming down through the waterfalls is what you came here for. And that all begins as soon as you end your hike. To put it plainly, making your way back down involves lots of jumping, lots of diving and lots of sliding down naturally formed waterslides. In short, lots of fun. Not the kind of fun you had last Friday night, more like the kind of fun you had when you were 8 years old and you went on a Slip’N Slide for your first time, which is actually the purest fun you could ever have.

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Some of the falls allow you to jump up to eight metres down into cool pools of fresh-flowing water and some falls are little mini falls. Don’t be worried if jumping, diving and sliding aren’t really your thing, there are ways to simply walk down and enjoy the waterfalls in a more relaxing/less dangerous way. Although the waterfalls are the obvious highlight of this excursion, the entire experience is a beautiful one that you’ll be glad you did!

There’s a little cafe at the bottom that has a pretty mediocre lunch buffet and some drinks for purchase. It’s not exactly high-end but it will satisfy you after a few hours of splashing around in the Dominican Republic’s finest waterfalls and natural pools.

 

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