Tomi Lahren Ticks Off Twitter With ‘Purse’ Dig At Biden’s Mask-Wearing

Don’t forget Leslie O’Brien’s long Bank of England career

Your article (Andy Haldane: the funnyman central banker who’s not great at maths, 1 October) states incorrectly that if Andy Haldane became governor of the Bank of England, he’d be the first non-Oxbridge governor. How about Leslie O’Brien, governor from 1966 to 1973, who joined the Bank straight from school in 1927 and worked his way to the top through the ranks?

I knew Lord O’Brien in his latter career as chair of the House of Lords committee for which I was clerk, in 1982. He was a delightful man to work for and his watchwords of integrity and prudence would serve many a banker, and indeed many an Oxbridge graduate in public life, very well.
Caroline Kay
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Circle Of Confusion Promotes Coordinator Trio

Circle of Confusion has promoted Katie Abbott and Casey Minella to managers in the literary department, and Megan Herring to director of development in the production department. All three had been coordinators at the management and production company.

Abbott, who first started at Circle of Confusion as an intern in 2015, worked on the desk of Brad Mendelsohn, Partner and Co-Head of the Literary Department and had taken on responsibilities of the TV Literary Coordinator.

Minella has grown her writer and director roster after she was promoted to Film Literary Coordinator from assisting founding partner Lawrence Mattis, where she worked with clients like Jon Spaihts and Gary Whitta and on projects like Showtime’s Work In Progress.

Herring worked at Abrams Artists Agency (now A3) and Magnolia Entertainment before production assisting showrunners Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She joined Circle starting as Head of Production Matt Smith’s assistant before being promoted to production and development coordinator.

“We are so excited about the next generation here at Circle, all three bring strong and passionate voices, points of view, and know-how to our clients, projects and teams.” the Circle partners said. “These promotions validate the hard work, strategic thinking and incredible energy they bring to the company every day.”

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Twitter Thinks 15-Year-Old Claudia Conway Is the Whistleblower of Our Time

As President Donald Trump continues his recovery from COVID-19, and the White House and Trump’s doctors provide conflicting reports about his condition, a surprising new source about how the POTUS is really faring has emerged on TikTok. Claudia Conway, Kellyanne Conway’s progressive 15-year-old daughter, made it clear in her posts that actually, Trump is not doing as well as he’s letting on.

She commented on her TikTok last night, “guys lmao he’s not doing ‘better’,” and “he is so ridiculous. apparently he is doing badly lol and they are doing what they can to stabilize him.”

College football graduate transfers making immediate impacts – The Denver Post

K.J. COSTELLO, QB, MISSISSIPPI STATE

KHALIL HERBERT, RB, VIRGINIA TECH

D’ERIQ KING, QB, MIAMI

FELEIPE FRANKS, QB, ARKANSAS

BRENDEN SCHOOLER, WR, TEXAS

Crude Oil Futures Close Sharply Higher Again

Crude oil prices moved higher on Tuesday and the front-month futures contract settled with strong gains for a second successive day as supply disruptions in Norway and expectations of a U.S. stimulus plan supported the commodity.

News that Tropical Storm Delta has strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane and is set to make a landfall on Thursday between Louisiana and Florida, contributed as well to oil’s uptick.

West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures for November ended up $1.45 or about 3.7% at $40.67 a barrel.

Brent crude futures moved up $1.40 or about 3.4% to $42.69 a barrel.

On Monday, WTI futures for November ended with a gain of $2.17 or about 5.9% at $39.22 a barrel.

The strike by oil workers in Norway is likely to significantly impact crude output from the country. According to the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, the strike could cut Norway’s total output by about 8%.

According to reports, energy companies have shut offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

On coronavirus relief bill talks front, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are expected to continue their discussions today to work out a deal on legislation.

The two reportedly spoke by phone for about an hour about coronavirus relief on Monday, but emerged without an agreement.

Tomi Lahren Ticks Off Twitter With ‘Purse’ Dig At Biden’s Mask-Wearing

Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren got savaged on Twitter Monday for suggesting that Joe Biden wearing a mask was somehow womanly.

Biden posted a tweet blasting President Donald Trump’s theatrical mask removal upon his return to the White House while still contagious from COVID-19. The clip featured a dual screen of Trump taking off his face covering and the Democratic nominee putting one on.

“Masks matter. They save lives,” the caption reads.

Lahren somehow made the message a gender issue. “Might as well carry a purse with that mask, Joe,” she wrote.

Critics on Twitter accused Lahren, a conservative media personality known for her hot takes, of “misogyny” and “toxic masculinity.”

“It’s almost as if you’re implying that being a woman makes one weak and inferior. Weird,” one user wrote.

Read some of the responses here: