‘Mr Gay Syria’: film documents lives of LGBTI Syrian refugees

June 24, 2017

… LGBTI community in Syria and Turkey? I am not an expert on Syria in terms of numbers, but there are lots of hate crimes where people are beaten up or thrown into jail. They’re facing extremist groups, they’re hated by the regime, and they really have no space to breath. In Turkey, the LGBTI community has NGOs and support groups that are working for their lives, but of course hate crimes are still a problem. They constantly experience harassment and abuse, because conservative …

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Beyonc Gives Birth To Destiny’s Children

June 19, 2017

Beyoncand husband Jay Zhave welcomed twins in Los Angeles, according to multiple outlets. The sex of the twins is currently unknown, as well as exactly when the singer gave birth. The couple are, of course, already parents to Blue Ivy, 5, who, if you havent heard, is about the most adorable girl on planet earth. We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… access to Canadian and Mexican consumer markets, and parts suppliers elsewhere in North America. Of course, experts disagree about the net employment effects of this bilateral trade, let alone its benefits for consumers. Some 17 percent of the value of Mexican automotive exports to the U.S. comes from components, chemicals and services that originated in the United States, according to an estimate by the economic think tank Bruegel. The type of NAFTA reform that Bozzella said the AGA …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. First two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… togetherness. Congressional baseball players: We must unite “We are dealing with a deeply entrenched, deeply ingrained system that has been perpetuated for a long time, so is it easy to change? No. But can we, of course we can, we just have to have the will to do it,” Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick told CNN’s Phil Mattingly. Plenty of members of Congress, shocked at what happened Wednesday morning at baseball practice in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, and deeply …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… traditional Labour areas, which Mrs May was banking on to win a big majority. Like the social care U-turn, or the pledge to bring back grammar schools, it may have given anyone flirting with backing the Tories for the first time in their lives a reason not to switch their vote. 10) Events Theresa May wanted the election to be about Brexit but the terror attacks in Manchester and London changed the course of the campaign. Suddenly it was all about security and anti-terror policy. This should have …

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Hackers steal Twitter accounts to spread fake news

June 11, 2017

… switching the username. The hacker then creates a new account under the original username and oftentimes uses the same profile picture and display name, according to The Verge. Because of this “DoubleSwitch,” the original user is unable to recover the original account. They do not know the old account’s new account name and their original account name is now registered to the hacker. Why the takeover? Hackers are using these accounts to spread fake news. Of course, the …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… Corbyn’s historic campaign,” she wrote. “Changing course and embracing the new, youth-driven left politics would mean alienating the big money interests that keep them afloat personally — and also admitting that all their basic assumptions about the world might be wrong.” Clearly, as the one-year anniversary of the last Democratic primary contest nears, this latest clash among competing factions on the left and center-left — hardly a recent or American …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… Roundup. His request was based on of documents released in the course of a lawsuit against Monsanto alleging glyphosate causes cancer, and that the company may have spun research and hired scientists to cover this up. As you are aware, there is considerable public interest regarding allegations of such collusion, in his response to Lieu, dated May 31 The EPA and Lieu did not immediately return requests for comment for this story. released in the lawsuitmentioning Jess Rowland, who was …

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Snapchat snaps startup to help it with location tracking

June 7, 2017

… Cosmopolitan editor, now Snap board member Joanna Coles. Thats really important to us. Of course, the location tracking is all opt-in. Snap also will put in place data-sharing, privacy, and security guidelines so that advertising data is not shared between Snap’s own services like “Snap to Store” and the company Placed. Placed has more than 100 employees, according to GeekWire. The company will operate independently from Snap, maintaining its offices in Seattle, New York, and …

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Twitter has some ideas for the real ‘problem with Jared Kushner’

June 4, 2017

… other White House no business, except maybe a wholly owned and rather tawdry and occasionally bankrupt casino operation would be run this way,” the editorial board wrote. The piece, headlined “The Problem With Jared Kushner,” made a compelling case for the many problems Kushner poses as a member of the Trump administration. The headline was trending on Saturday, and Twitter, of course, came up with many more problems with Jared. The problem with Jared Kushner is that the …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… refreshment drinks based on birch sap. At the moment, the business is based in Estonia and our idea is to bring it to the UK. However, Brexit really makes us think twice. How would we be able to sustain the business if Brexit happens without a deal? It might be hard for us. It’s quite frustrating not being able to vote, especially if you like being here and you are helping the economy to grow. Of course, British people’s opinions should be prioritised as this is their home, after …

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I had to wait 11 days to be told of my daughter’s death – BBC News

June 3, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images One of the things Sarah remembers most clearly about this period, as the family waited together, was how her son Barnaby would go to buy pizza in the evening, which no-one could eat. Every day they threw away boxes of uneaten pizza. Sarah wondered what the rubbish collectors would think. Although she knew that the helpline staff were taking her concerns seriously, she says it wasn’t made clear to the family that they had been logged as a priority case. …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… ambitious goals with the hope of staving off the most catastrophic effects of global warming. Trump did not discuss climate science nor the dire consensus among nearly all peer-reviewed climatologists that emissions from burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and deforestation have put the planet on course to warm beyond the point where the climate will be irreversibly changed by the end of the century. By that sheer omission alone, the speech was misleading. Here are nine more things that …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… over the last few years. What was your biggest disagreement? I think her joining the Lib Dems. I do think it is a bit odd. She has joined a euro-fanatic party and yet she is not really one. What was her most convincing argument? That business was quite happy before [Brexit], or at least big business was quite happy before. Well, yes, of course, if you’re doing well in life you don’t want any change at all. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Farage …

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25 awesome pins to prove that your soul belongs to food

May 30, 2017

… memory of Top Ramen? Whether it was the hip snack you ate dry and still in the packaging in school or the only thing you could afford to eat in college, instant ramen occupies a special place in everyone’s hearts and minds. We are forever thankful for you, ramen. Price: $7 5. Pizza pin Image: WildflowerandCompany/etsy You had a feeling that you’d see pizza on this list, didn’t you? Of course you would. We’re not in the business of disappointing our readers. Pizza is …

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EXCLUSIVE! Model Who Claims Drake Got Her Pregnant Shows Off Baby Bump, Sonogram, & Unbelievably Drake-Centric Due Date!

We wonder if Drake and his reps will have a better response this time… Sophie Brussaux, the model/artist who claimed Drizzy asked her to get an abortion after getting her pregnant has shared her very first public baby bump photo (above) exclusively with PerezHilton.com! Video: Drake Gets Us Soaking Wet With Explosive Performance At The Billboard Music Awards! In addition, you can also see her sonograms (below)! Of course, you can’t really see the resemblance to the Hotline Bling …

May 25, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… on sharing the news of his daughters death, but due to the high-profile nature of his job, he had no choice. Joss Whedon will replace Zack Snyder on “Justice League.” What they are going through is unimaginable, and my heart our hearts go out to them, Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich said.Were not introducing any new characters. Its the same characters in some new scenes. Hes handing the baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe …

May 24, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… for refugees and mutual recognition are no closer to being solved. “Everybody wants peace, they just want it on their terms,” Senator George Mitchell who worked on peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians in 2010, told CNN. “I don’t think it’s a case of finding people who want to make peace. If you said to everyone: ‘do you want peace?’ then of course they’ll say they want peace. But they define peace differently and want it according …

May 22, 2017
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All the best photos from Pippa Middleton’s decadent wedding

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock On Saturday, Pippa Middleton married hedge fund manager James Matthews. Now, of course, the internet is thirsty for photos of the lovely affair. Some fast facts: The wedding took place at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Pippa’s dress was made by British designer Giles Deacon. And yes, yes, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in attendance. Now let’s get to the good stuff. SEE ALSO: Why Prince Harry and Prince William are truly the …

May 22, 2017
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The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs – BBC News

… who provided him with the stable and loving family life he craved – and a refuge from his stepfather. “Of course, coming back from the war and finding his wife with a black child must have been a great shock,” John acknowledges. “And they never had any children together. But there was no love at all for him from me, because of what he did to my mother. She was effectively kept in a position of restraint, and I’d see her go through depression because she wanted to …

May 21, 2017
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