The Affair star Dominic West and his wife Catherine FitzGerald released a handwritten statement to reporters saying that they were “very much still together” after photos of West kissing actress Lily James emerged online.
The initial photos of West and James, who are set to costar in the BBC miniseries The Pursuit of Love, were taken in Rome, where the two explored the city and had lunch with their manager Angharad Wood. According to E! News, the two appeared to engage in PDA throughout the day and photographs captured West kissing James’ neck.
But on Tuesday, West and FitzGerald stood outside of their home and posed for photos after they handed reporters a handwritten note.
“Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you,” the note read, which West and FitzGerald both signed.
It’s a celebrity gossip story that feels like it’s fresh out of 2005, the kind that links several otherwise random rich and famous people together by random circumstance and a potential affair. FitzGerald is descended from an Irish royal dynasty. Just a few months ago, James was spotted in London with Chris Evans. And West’s turn on The Affair, which explored how extramarital affairs affected those involved, is somewhat on the nose.
On one hand, while the photos of West and James that emerged online went viral, you could argue that the ultimate reach wasn’t very wide. James trended more than West on Twitter, thanks in part to people slut-shaming her for having an
- You can send any kind of file using Skype on your desktop. On your phone, you can only send photos.
- To send files on the Skype desktop app, you can simply drag files into the app.
- Skype has a 300 MB limit on files that can be shared.
Skype makes it easy to share files with your contacts, whether you’re in a chat, conference, or call. On a desktop computer, you can share any kind of file, but if you’re using a phone, your options are more limited.
How to send files on Skype using the desktop app
Open the Skype app and begin a text chat with the person you want to share a file with.
There are two ways to share the file:
- Find the file on your desktop and drag it into the Skype app. You should see a message in Skype that says “Drop file or contact details to send.” After you drop the file in the app, click the Send message arrow to complete the transfer.
- If you prefer, click the “Add Files” icon to the right of the text message field. In the “Open File” window, choose the file you want to send and then click “Open.” Click the “Send message” arrow to complete the transfer.
You can send more than one file at a time, but note that you have a maximum file size limit of 300MB. If you try sending larger files, you will see an error message.
Also, if you are in a video chat or conference meeting, you need to open the chat window to send a file.
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- Twitter said it is limiting its reliance on machine learning that helps it decide which part of a photo to crop on its platform.
- Online users have reported racial bias on the social media firm’s image cropping tool, which automatically focuses on the part of a photo it thinks the viewer will find most interesting.
- One Twitter user recently highlighted how the face of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is white, was routinely centered in automatic image crops, while that of former President Barack Obama was cut out.
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Twitter is making changes to its photo cropping function after an investigation into racial bias in the software, the company said on Thursday.
The announcement comes after users on the platform repeatedly showed that the tool — which uses machine learning to choose which part of an image to crop based on what it thinks is the most interesting — cuts out Black people from photos and centers on white faces instead.
Tony Arcieri, a cryptography engineer, posted a series of tweets in mid-September showing how the platform’s algorithm routinely chose to highlight the face of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is white, instead of former President Barack Obama’s in multiple photos of the two. The experiment prompted others to try similar experiments with the same result, and led to the company launching an investigation into its systems shortly after.
—Tony “Abolish (Pol)ICE” Arcieri 🦀 (@bascule) September 19, 2020
The social media company implemented its machine-learning-powered image cropping system in 2018. The system “relies on saliency, which predicts where people might look first,” Twitter’s chief design officer, Dantley Davis, and its chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal, wrote in the company blog post on Thursday.
They said in the post that Twitter will
Amy Coney Barrett University of Notre Dame
An obscure religious group tied to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has scrubbed photos and mentions of her from its website ahead of her Senate confirmation hearings and interviews with lawmakers.
The New York Times reported last week that Barrett and her husband, who are the parents of seven children, are members of People of Praise, an obscure Christian sect which opposes abortion and teaches God has willed men to assume authority over their wives and family.
The Associated Press on Thursday reported that a search on the Internet Archive revealed that the group had removed content featuring Barrett and her family from its website in the summer of 2017, when she was on Trump’s short list for the seat later filled by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The deletions included back issues of the group’s magazine, “Vine & Branches,” which had birth and adoption announcements for some of the Barrett family’s seven children, as well as several articles involving the federal judge or members of her family.
The group deleted more photos, articles and blog entries last week when Barrett again appeared as a likely nominee. A group spokesman confirmed to the AP that the organization had indeed deleted content.
“Recent changes to our website were made in consultation with members and non-members from around the country who raised concerns about their and their families’ privacy due to heightened media attention,” he said.
According to The Times, People of Praise describes itself as a “charismatic Christian community” whose members swear “a lifelong oath of loyalty, called a covenant, to one another, and are assigned and are accountable to a personal adviser, called a ‘head’ for men and a ‘handmaid’ for women.”
The “heads and handmaids
WASHINGTON — A religious organization tied to Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sought to erase all mentions and photos of her from its website before she meets with lawmakers and faces questions at her Senate confirmation hearings.
Barrett, a federal appeals judge, has declined to publicly discuss her decades-long affiliation with People of Praise, a charismatic Christian group that opposes abortion and holds that men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Former members have said the group’s leaders teach that wives must submit to the will of their husbands. A spokesman for the organization has declined to say whether the judge and her husband, Jesse M. Barrett, are members.
But an analysis by The Associated Press shows that People of Praise erased numerous records from its website during the summer of 2017 that referred to Barrett and included photos of her and her family. At the time, Barrett was on Trump’s short list for the high court seat that eventually went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Last week, when Barrett again emerged as a front-runner for the court, more articles, blog posts and photos disappeared. After an AP reporter emailed the group’s spokesman Wednesday about members of Jesse Barrett’s family, his mother’s name was deleted from the primary contact for the South Bend, Indiana, branch. All issues of the organization’s magazine, “Vine and Branches,” were also removed.
Sean Connolly, People of Praise’s spokesman, confirmed in an email that information was being wiped from the group’s website.
“Recent changes to our website were made in consultation with members and nonmembers from around the country who raised concerns about their and their families’ privacy due to heightened media attention,” Connolly said.
The deletions come at a time when Barrett’s background is under intense scrutiny by