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Factbox: ‘Prepare to die’ – Most colorful alleged threats by Trump…

( ) – Roger Stone, a longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, allegedly called an associate “a rat,” threatened his dog and invoked “The Godfa上海品茶工作室ther” Mafia movies in a bid to stop him from testi,上海品尝嫩茶Radcliff,fying in an investigation run by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, according to court papers unsealed on Friday.

Stone was arrested in Florida on Friday and accused of lying to congressional investigators and tampering with a witness.

Prosecutors accuse the political provocateur of threatening an associate who hosted a radio program in an apparent attempt to stop the unnamed person from testifying to investigators probing Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The 24-page indictment is peppered with alleged threats, some with typos or grammatical errors, from Stone to the unnamed associate:

* “You are a rat. A stoolie. You backstab your friends-run your mouth my lawyers are dying Rip you to shreds,” Stone told the person in an April 9 email. He also threatened to “take that dog away from you,” and said, “I am so ready. Let’s get it on. Prepare to die (expletive).”

* “If you testify you’re a fool. Because of tromp I could never get away with a certain (sic) my Fifth Amendment rights but you can. I guarantee you you are the one who gets indicted for perjury if you’re stupid enough to testify,” ,上海品茶419论坛Sabina,Stone told the person in a Dec. 1, 2017, text message.

* “You are so full of (expletive). You got nothing. Keep running your mouth and I’ll file a bar complaint against your friend,” Stone wrote in a May 21 email.

* Another Dec. 1 2017 message referred to a character in “The Godfather: Part II” who declines to testify to Congress after mobsters bring his brother from Italy to the hearing in an apparent threat to the man’s safety. Court papers said that Stone told the person to “do a ‘Frank Pentangeli.’”

(This version of the story was refiled to add dropped word in,上海品茶Naia, headline)

Malnutrition, disease kill at least 139 displaced in Indonesia’s…

JAKARTA ( ) – Thousands of people in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have been displaced by fighting between soldiers and separatists, and at least ,上海品茶QQDaisy,139 of them have died from malnutrition and disease, an aid group said on Thursday.

But the Indonesian military disputed the figures for deaths and displaced issued by the Solidarity Team for Nduga aid group.

A long-running separatist movement in Papua has seen an increase in violence in recent months.

The military launched a crackdown following the killing by the rebels of 16 construction workers building a highway in the mountainous Nduga area in December.

Hipolitus Wangge, a volunteer wit,上海品茶Caitlin,h the aid group, said 1上海品茶工作室39 people had died in a camp for displaced in the town of Wamena, 40 of them aged under 5 and 24 older children.

He said 5,200 people, including 700 children, were sheltering in Wamena without enough food, clean water and clothing, while access to health and education was limited.

Many of the displaced were suffering from respiratory infections, diarrhoea and dysentery, he sai,上海品茶交友群Quaid,d.

“This morning, a two-year-old child died,” Wangge told reporters at a news briefing in Jakarta.

Muhammad Aidi, a spokesman for Indonesia’s military command in Papua said the group’s account of the situation was a “hoax”.

“There is no data on deaths,” he said, asking for proof of where the bodies were buried, while saying there was no data even on the size of the population in the area.

Aidi said some villagers had returned to their homes with the help of the military and the government and those who had not were afraid of the separatists.

Papua parliament member Emus Gwijangge has urged the military to allow journalists to go to Nduga, saying it had been difficult for the public to get an independent account, the Papuan media outlet Jubi.com reported.

Gwijangge estimated thousands were still displaced.

President Joko Widodo has sought to ease tension in the restive region, which became part of Indonesia after a controversial U.N.-backed referendum in 1969, by freeing prisoners, addressing rights concerns and stepping up investment.

Widodo has also pledged to developed impoverished Papua with projects like the Trans Papua Highway. After the killing of construction workers, he ordered the military to help complete the project.

Syrian opposition urges countries not to reconcile with Assad

RIYADH ( ) – Syria’s chief opposition negotiator said on Sunday he was surprised by countries rebuilding ties with the Syrian government and urged them to reverse their decision.

Arab states, including some that once backed rebels against President Bashar al-Assad, are seeking to reconcile with him after decisive gains by his forces in the war, aiming to expand their influence in Syria at the expense of non-Arab Turkey and Iran.

The United Arab Emirates re-opened its embassy in Damascus last month and Bahrain said its embassy there, and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama, had been operating “without interruption”.

“We do not have the power to stop this reconciliation,” Nasr Hariri told reporters in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, where he is based.

“We still hope there is a possibility for (these co,上海品茶QQFabi,untries) t,专门哟啪的微信群Idaia,o revisit their decisions and realize that the real and solid relation should be with their brothers of the Syrian people not with the regime that has committed all these crimes,” he said.

“Bashar al-Assad will remain a war criminal even if thousands of leaders had a handshake with him.”

Kuwait said last week it expected more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus in “coming days”, although the move would need a green light from the Arab League. ,上海妹子品茶微信Caden,

Syria’s membership of the Arab League was suspended in 2011 in response to the government’s violent crackdown on “Arab Spring” protests. For Syria to be reinstated, the League must reach a consensus.

“We do not think it would be a sound step to readmit Syria into the Arab League. We think this is a decision that won’t be in the interest of the political process,” Hariri said.

U.S-allied Gulf Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, were the main regional backers of armed groups opposed to Assad, providing finance or weapons or both, acting largely as part of a program of support 上海品茶工作室for the armed opposition coordinated by Washington.

Lawsuit against Trump model agency dismissed by U.S. judge

(This story corrects date of election to Nov. 8 from Nov. 3 in eighth paragraph)

By Alana Wise

WASHINGTON ( ) – A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s modeling agency, saying there was insufficient evidence a foreign-born model had been misled or was owed back pay.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres found that Alexia Palmer had not p,上海品茶网Nala,rovided proof that Trump Model Management LLC fraudulently applied for a U.S. visa for her or that she had been denied fair wages.

Attorneys for both Palmer and the modeling agency could not be immediately reached for comment.

Lawyers for Trump, who owns the agency but was not named directly in the suit, have called the case “frivolous” and “without merit.”

Palmer, a Jamaica native, sued in October 2014, alleg上海品茶QQing that for her three-year contract with the agency, she was promised a $7,上海品茶群二维码Lark,5,000-a-year salary, but received just $3,880.75. She sought $250,000 in back pay.

The lawsuit also alleged Palmer’s experience was part of a grander scheme to “lure foreign models to the United States” and cheat them out of their pay.

But Torres said there was not enough evidence to prove that Palmer had worked the requisite number of hours over the three years to justify a minimum hourly wage complaint or warrant back pay.

The case’s dismissal was a setback for attorneys who sought to bring a class action against the agency on behalf of models. A group lawsuit could have drawn additional attention to Trump’s employment of foreign-born workers as he seeks the Republica,上海外卖品茶群Idris,n nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

Trump, a billionaire New York businessman, has acknowledged legally using foreign workers in his businesses but has said his experience would allow him to reform a visa system that can be easily manipulated.

The case is Alexia Palmer v. Trump Model Management, et al., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 14-08037.

Regional party quits India’s ruling coalition over citizenship row

NEW DELHI ( ) – A small regional party in India quit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling coalition on Monday, protest上海品茶工作室ing against his bid to give citizenship to hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims from neighboring countries such as Bangladesh.

Modi said last week his government was determined to pass a bill in parliament to relax rules for Hindus and other non-Muslim minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to become citizens of Hindu-majority India.

Critics have called the bill, to be discussed in parliament on Tuesday, an attempt by Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiy,上海品茶会所Octavien,a Janata Party (BJP) to boost its Hindu voter base ahead of a national election due by May.

The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), based in the border state of Assam in India’s northeast, has become the fourth ally to quit the ruling National Democratic Alliance in the past year, for a variety of reasons.

Protests have erupted in recent months and on Monday in Assam, where a movement against illegal immigrants, of all religions, from Bangladesh has simmered for decades, with some residents blaming them for eating into their resources and job opportunities.

It is estimated that millions of Bengali-speaking people in Assam trace their roots to Muslim-majority Bangladesh, which won independence from Pakistan in 1971 with India’s help.

“The home minister clearly told us they will try to get this bill passed tomorrow, so there’s no question us staying with the BJP anymore,” AGP President Atul Bora told reporters in New Delhi.

The BJP has the numbers in the Assam assembly to stay ,上海品茶水磨Hal,in power in the state despite the AGP pullout, but the regional party could help galvanize anger amongst many ethnic Assamese opposed to giving citizenship to migrants who came to India after 1971.

That could hurt the BJP’s goal of sharply increasing its parliamentary seats from the northeast region of the country in the national election.

At least two of the parties that have left the BJP fold have already largely agreed to ally with the main opposition Congress, which hopes to take on Modi as a united front and says the citizenship should not discriminate against Muslims.

The BJP says it is in favor of institutionalist “constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards” to the ethnic Assamese, but also wants to give citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh as the growth in the Hindu population of Assam had been overtaken by that of Muslims.

“We’re trying to save Assam from Jinnah,” BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, referring to Pakistan founder Muhammad ,上海外卖品茶群Gabriella,Ali Jinnah who was instrumental in carving Muslim-dominated Pakistan out of India after winning independence from British colonial rule in 1947.

Guatemalan farms shift to palm oil, fueling family migration

RAXRUHA, Guatemala ( ) – In the poor, hot region of Guatemala that was home to a seven-year-old migrant girl before she died in U.S. border custody last month, palm oil cultivation is taking over from subsistence farming, adding to pressure on people to leave.

Many villagers around the municipality of Raxruha have sold land to palm oil producers, residents and local officials say, helping to make Guatemala one of the world’s biggest exporters of the versatile product in the space of just a few years.

Supporters of the industry say it has created jobs and investment in an area where poverty and violence have long been the main drivers of migration.

But critics say farmers have given up land that long fed them, with many then entering a state of co-dependency with palm oil companies that have become major employers, but do not pay well enough to stop people migrating.

Cesar Castro, Raxruha’s mayor, said money raised from land sales had been used to pay people smugglers, a major factor in a surge in families leaving Guatemala.

“These people get the money, and they go to the United States, and,上海品茶水磨Fabian, the vast majority come back to find more poverty and end up employed as workers on their own land,” Castro said.

More than 50,000 Guatemalans were apprehended in family groups at the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2018 fiscal year, more than double the year before, U.S. government data shows. Most get deported.

Jakelin Caal, who died in U.S. custody after succumbing to a fever, left Raxruha with her father because he was struggling to earn enough to support his family as a corn farmer, relatives said. Smugglers tell families that having children with them can make it easier to enter the United States.

While her father had not sold his land, others in the family have worked on palm plantations that surround their village.

“The work’s a killer,” said Dorrian Caal, Jakelin’s uncle. “You have to get up at 3 a.m. and you get home at 10 at night, and with the little you’re paid, it’s not enough.”

Dorrian said he earned 60 quetzales ($7.80) a day working from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. last year for local producer Industria Chiquibul, which has been listed as a supplier by international commodities purcha,上海品尝嫩茶Jace,sers including ADM and Cargill [CARGIL.UL].

That would be below the 90 quetzales stipulated as the daily minimum wage for the agricultural sector in 2018. The National Council for Displaced People of Guatemala, a labor rights group, lodged a complaint with Cargill about the wages in 2016.

Local farmer Jose Maria Ical said the company agreed to raise its wages to 91 quetzales after repeated workers’ complaints.

Chiquibul did not reply to repeated requests for comment on this article. Questioned on Chiquibul, ADM said it set high standards for its suppliers of palm oil, without making any specific reference to the company in its reply.

“We take violations of our policies very seriously, and thoroughly investigate any allegations and take appropriate actions as a result of those findings,” ADM spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said.

Cargill said it “works closely with our suppliers to ensure all palm supply chain practices support the United Nations’ goals to provide people with decent work. When issues are identified, w,上海妹子品茶微信Eden,e hold ourselves and our palm suppliers responsible through a formal code of conduct to respond to concerns and set time-bound action plans to address them.”

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Used in foodstuffs, detergents and fuels, palm oil is mostly produced in Indonesia and Malaysia, where environmental groups are worried that its planting has caused deforestation and habitat destruction.

In the past few years, Guatemala has become the biggest exporter in the Americas, according to Guatemalan palm oil industry association Grepalma.

Exports leapt almost seven-fold in the last ten years to 727,000 tonnes in 2017. Over one seventh of the area under cultivation in Guatemala is in Alta Verapaz, the remote, forested region where Raxruha lies.

Traversed by dirt streets without sidewalks or drains, the town is peopled by children and adults that sometimes walk barefoot, often living in cramped thatched dwellings.

Farmer Ical related how he and others sold land to Chiquibul in 2010 in the Raxruha area when the firm purchased plots through intermediaries who said they were ranchers.

But access was later blocked to farmers’ other allotments when Chiquibul’s land was fenced off, he said.

“They virtually obliged me to sell,” Ical added.

Most of those who sold now work for the industry, he said.

Some see the arrival of the palm oil industry as a positive development. Darlyn Lemus, a 30-year-old teacher, said the firms had taken undue flak.

“There’s been a lot of speculation the palm industry has forced them to sel上海品茶QQl, but it’s not like that, people have had their own reasons,” said Lemus, whose family is one of few in the area that have kept their lands.

One palm oil company in Raxruha, NaturAceites, told most of the land it operates in Guatemala had been converted from “intensive cattle ranching.”

Describing the industry as “the only chance of decent work there is in parts of the country,” Hector Herrera, NaturAceites’ director of sustainability, said the firm had created thousands of jobs, invested in roads, schools and health centers, and met all the labor standards required by law.

Drone reports temporarily halt flights from London’s Heathrow

LONDON ( ) – Flights 上海品茶工作室from London’s Heathrow airport were halted for about an hour on Tuesday after a drone was sighted near Europe’s busiest air hub, raising fears that the chaos that affected rival Gatwick last month could be repeated on an even larger scale.

“We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow,” the airport said. “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologize to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause.”

London’s Metropolitan Police said they had received reports of a drone near the airport at about 1705 GMT on Tuesday, which they were investigating with airport aut,上海品茶水磨Octavia,horities.

It said police officers were among those who reported seeing a drone and it had launched a full criminal investigation.

U.S. to blame if any South China Sea clash: Chinese researcher

BEIJING ( ) – U.S. naval operations in the South China Sea could spark conflict and the United States would be to blame if a clash occurred, a Chinese military researcher said on Wednesday.

The warning came as Chinese and U.S. trade teams ended talks in Beijing that ,上海品茶会所Quay,have raised hopes an all-out trade war could be avoided, but fears remain that strategic tension between two countries are growing.

“Both countries warships definitely have to come into close proximity and it’s easy for there to be a misunderstanding or an error of judgment, even a collision,” Zhang Junshe, a researcher at China’s PLA Naval Military Studies Research Institute, told reporters.

“If there is a collision, the root cause is the United States.”

On Monday a U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed island上海品茶QQs the South China Sea in what China called a “provocation”, just as the trade talks began.

Zhang said whenever U.S. warships entered waters that China claimed, China had no option but to send warships to deal with them.

Since Trump took office, there have been 14 incidents of U.S. Navy vessel entering waters that China claims to carry out what the U.S. military calls freedom of navigation operations, Zhang said.

China claims almost all of the South China Sea and denounces the United States and its allies over naval operations near Chinese-occupied islands.

Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan have competing claims in the region.

He Lei, former vice president of China’s Academy of Military Sciences, said “foreign forces” that attempted to prevent the unification of China and Taiwan could compel Beijing to use force to bring the self-ruled island under its control.

“Foreig,上海品茶群二维码Octavien,n forces that pose as world police to interfere in China’s affairs, to obstruct and damage China’s unification, are the main culprits that could force the mainland to use force to resolve the Taiwan issue,” he told reporters.

U.S. President Donald Trump last week signed into law the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act, which reaffirms the U.S. commitment to Taiwan, including arms sales.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jan. 2 said nobody could change the fact Taiwan was part of China. ,上海品茶论坛Mace,

Oklahoma can consider PTSD in sentencing veterans under proposed law

OKLAHOMA CITY ( ) – An Oklahoma bill that allows judges to take into consideration a diagnosis of PTSD for veterans unanimously passed the state Senate on Tuesday, adding to a series of U.S. laws seeking to address mental illness among military veterans.

Oklahoma House Bill 2595 allows judges to take into account a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a mitigating factor when sentencing veterans who have been diagnosed with the illness.

The bill, which now goes to the governor for a decision on approval, follows simil,上海品茶论坛Radcliff,ar measures in states i上海品茶微信ncluding Alaska and California.

“This is neither a Democratic or Republican issue, but just something we should have for veterans,” said state Representative Richard Morrissette, a sponsor of the legislation and a Democrat in the Republican-dominated Oklahoma legislature.

“We train men and women to defend our nation in combat and then we expect, upon their return to civilian life, the trauma experienced by these individuals to be erased from their psyche. That is an unreasonable and unfair expectation,” h,专门哟啪的微信群Kaiden,e said.

State data shows that compared to other states, Oklahoma has a higher percentage of veterans who have been deployed in danger areas overseas. More than 63 percent of the Oklahoma National Guard was deployed as of 2014 to Iraq or Afghanistan, and more than a third were deployed multiple times, the data showed.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the United States ha,上海品茶微信Babette,d 161 bills that dealt with PTSD in 2014 and 43 traumatic stress, non-PTSD bills.

In 2014, California allowed courts to consider PTSD, sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury or mental health problems as a mitigating factor in granting probation and treatment instead of jail time, it said.

In 2014, Alaska passed the first law allowing judges to consider PTSD as a mitigating factor during the sentencing of veterans, it said.

German hacker spread right-wing, anti-Muslim views on Internet

BERLIN ( ) – A 20-year-old student who disclosed the private data of nearly 1,000 politicians and others in one of Germany’s biggest data breaches had expressed right,上海品茶419论坛Rachel,wing and anti-Muslim views on the Internet, German media reported on Friday.

Using the Internet handle “r00taccess”, the student, identified as Johannes S., said “Islam is filth: we don’t live in the 6th century” and discussed the return of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

German officials this week said the student, who liv上海品茶工作室ed with his parents in the central state of Hesse, had confessed to the breach.

They said he had described himself as frustrated about the utterances of politicians, but right-wing material was not initially found in a search of his home.

However investigators have now found that he engaged in repeated right-wing posts on the Internet and was part of a right-leaning community of “hack-tivists”, Spiegel reported.

No comment was immediately available from the German interior ministry. The Frankfurt prosecutor’s office, which is handling the case, could not be reached.

Spiegel said the suspect claimed in another posting that the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party would not be able to rid Germany of migrants, and it would take the ultranationalist National Democratic Party (NPD) “to clean up properly.”

Germany’s Constitutional Court in 2017 rul,上海品茶微信Mabel,ed that the NPD resembled Hitler’s Nazi party, but ruled against banning it because it was too weak to endanger democracy.

Spiegel said authorities had opened three investigations of the student in recent years on suspicion that he was trying to illegally obtain data and falsify evidence, cases that were still pending in the courts.

A 19-year-old witness interviewed in the case, Jan Schuerlein, told broadcaster ARD that he helped lead authorities to the suspect because he had posted on the Internet about an earlier police raid. By pinpointing the date, authorities were able to identify the suspect.

“He is definitely a little oriented to the right, but not right-wing extremist,” Schuerlein told ARD. “But he had a big,上海品茶论坛Macey, problem with the migrants and migrant policy.”

Schuerlein said the suspect also had a negative view of Islam and “viewed all Muslims as terrorists.”

Uzbek imam sacked after urging president to allow hijabs, beards

TASHKENT ( ) – An Uzbek imam has been sacked after urging President上海品茶会所 Shavkat Mirziyoyev to lift a ban on personal religious symbols such as women’s hijabs and beards for men, in a case showing the limits of newly-proclaimed tolerance in the mainly Muslim country.

Mirziyoyev, who cam,上海喝茶资源群Queena,e to power in 2016, has relaxed restrictions on religious freedoms as part of his campaign of liberal economic and political reforms in the former Soviet republic of 32 million.

But his government stopped short of lifting a decades-long ban on religious clothes and attributes, and specifically barred female students from wearing headscarves known as hijabs in schools by a decree issued last month.

The move promp,上海品茶论坛Gabriella,ted criticism on social networks led by Fazliddin Parpiyev, then imam of the Omina mosque in Tashkent. He published a video address to Mirziyoyev on Facebook last week, an unusual move for an Uzbek cleric.

Parpiyev, 32, said in the video that despite the recent reforms Muslims were still being oppressed over the hijab and beard issue and asked Mirziyoyev for help “in maintaining freedom of conscience”.

On Sunday, Parpiyev wrote on his Facebook page he had been dismissed from his post by the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, which is close to the government, and that some fellow clerics have urged him to disavow his previous statement.

“I do not regret what I have said in my video address,” he wrote. “However, my smartphone has been taken away from me by my father which gives me reasons to believe that he could be under pressure as well.”

The Muslim Board could not be reached,专门哟啪的微信群Gabrielle, for comment on Monday.

Manchester suicide bomber was rescued by British navy in 2014 from…

LONDON ( ) – A British man who killed 22 people in an attack in Manche上海品茶QQster at the end of a show by U.S. singer Ariana Grande was rescued from the civil war in Libya three years before by the British navy, the Daily Mail reported.

Salman Abedi, born to Libyan parents, was thought to have been on holiday in Libya in August 2014 when fighting broke out and,上海品茶微信Macey, British officials offered to evacuate UK citizens, the Mail said.

Abedi and his younger brother Hashem were among about 100 British citizens plucked from the coast of Libya and taken on the HMS Enterprise to Malta for a flight home to Britain in August 2014, the Mail reported.

The Manchester bombing on May 22, 2017 was the deadliest of five militant attacks in Britain last year that killed a total of 36 people.

Seven children, the youngest aged just eight, were among those killed in the Manchester attack. Hundreds were injured.

“For this man to have commit,上海品茶群二维码Octava,ted such an atrocity on UK soil after we rescued him from Libya was an act of utter betrayal,” the newspaper quoted a British source in Whitehal,专门哟啪的微信群Eason,l, the center of British officialdom, as saying.

Security sources quoted by the Mail said that Abedi was not believed to have been radicalized at the time of his rescue.

Burnley’s infamous ‘gaffer’s day’ explained

It’s become an annual tradition at Burnley in recent seasons.

The Clarets players finish a campaign knowing that two months or so after the season ends comes perhaps the most demanding bit of the summer – ‘Gaffer’s 爱上海419Day’

Since Sean Dyche arrived at Turf Moor in October 20,上海品茶工作室Damian,12, the Clarets players have been put through their paces in a testing training session early in the pre-season programme.

All clubs work their squad hard during the summer months but few managers have created anything quite like ‘Gaffer’s Day’ at Burnley.

Steven Defour has spoken in the past of how it really benefited him on his comeback from injury while those players who have been there and done that – such as Ben Mee – felt the 2019 version was the toughest yet.

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This year it took place during the week-long camp in Portugal and new signings Jay Rodriguez and Erik Pieters were given their first taste of life under Dyche.

We asked Pieters exactly what is involved in the infamous session.

“Basically you train without balls,” said the Ducthman. “They are not allowed. They stay at the hotel and the only thing you see are stopwatches and a big speaker saying ‘go’ and ‘stop’.

“It’s all part of it and it prepares you mentally and gives you that edge and give you that little bit more.

“When you’re doing it you hate it but afterwards you’re pleased.”

The session involves elements similar to circuit training as well as a large amount o,上海品茶会所Fergie,f running while there is also an emphasis on team building and the mental side of sport.

For Pieters, it was a case of straight in at the deep end!

“Gaffer’s day was lovely, I want do it again,” he joked.

“But it’s part of his (Dyche’s) thing and it was good.

“It was hard work but was fun and was a nice welcome into the team in Portugal.

“It’s good to get your fitness level up and get you mentally prepared for the hard work and the lads they did well.”

The session often comes during a training camp away and Pieters felt the trip with his new teammates was beneficial in helping him bed in at Turf Moor.

He said: “It’s always good. When you’re with the team you get to know each other much better and quicker instead of coming into the club and going home after.

“Being in Portugal around the lads was really good.”

What Manchester United pre-season tour has taught us so far

Manchester United have returned from their tour of Australia and the Far East with four wins from four games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his unbeaten side exceed expectations during the off-season, which has seen them play good football coupled with positive results.

United now have just two friendly matches remaining before the start of the new Premier League season and Solskjaer will be keen to keep the upbeat mood going.

Next up is a match against Norwegian side Kristiansund next Tuesday, and ahead of the match United have been given plenty of food for thought.

Youngsters deserve permanent promotion

Perhaps the 爱上海most encouraging thing for United during their friendly performances have been the displays from the latest batch of academy stars. There was little surprise to see Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and James Garner included in the tour squad, but the importance of their roles has been a very welcome sight to see.

Three of the quartet netted their first senior goals while away this summer, with Chong the only one still waiting to find the net for the first-team.

It has also been fitting that each player has shone in different games. The victory against Perth Glory was about the talents of Gomes and Garner, while it was Chong and Greenwood who shone brightest in wins over Leeds and Inter Milan.

Gomes’,上海品茶QQSahara, late winner against Tottenham was the perfect way to round off the Far Eastern leg of the tour, and every one of them has a fair shout of being in the provisional squad for the season opener against Chelsea in a fortnight.

Fitter squad

Beginning the tour in Western Australia was a sensible idea from United as they looked to build their base layer of fitness and establish strong foundations from which to build upon.

With each match the squad has surprised with their levels of stamina and, despite gradually playing against tougher opposition, Solskjaer’s side have shown a tremendous improvement on the pitch.

The real test will come when we reach the autumn time, but so far United have shown a remarkable improvement on their lethargic displays of last season.

United have established an identity

So many times last season it was hard to really gauge what United’s gameplan was. Many of the best results came when playing on the counter-attack, and although that is still the basis for their new approach, it is much more considered.

Full-backs have a fresh licence to attack, while defenders are actively being encouraged to play out from the back. In midfield there is a much more balanced shape, while the front line now press at every opportu,上海品茶工作室Paxton,nity.

Pogba is still the best player

Amid all of the ongoing transfer speculation, Paul Pogba has responded to his critics by letting his football do the talking.

There has been a case to make him man of the match in each of the four wins so far with the French midfielder pivotal to the new set-up. The myth of Pogba being unable to play on the right of midfield has been truly debunked and now there is real excitement about what the season holds for him.

It might very well end up being his last at Old Trafford, but early indications are that it could be the most productive of his professional career so far.

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Squad still weak in certain areas

It is easy to get carried away after four wins from four, and there will no doubt be a fresh reality check once the ‘proper football’ returns. What is clear, however, is that United still have obvious weaknesses within the first-team.

Eric Bailly’s latest injury setback has amplified the need for a new centre back, while another quality central midfielder would be greatly appreciated.

Alarm bells should also be ringing over the fact United still don’t have a specialist right winger, and despite impressive displays from Daniel James and Greenwood, it is naive to expect them to occupy that position throughout all of the new campaign.

Boris Johnson has got EU so rattled they fear a post-Brexit ‘Cold War’ – John McLellan


New Prime Minister Boris Johnson is proving an ebullient antidote to the SNP and Corbynites and he’s shaking things up in Brussels, writes John McLellan

Titled to snare the passing mass-market trade, American pop-philosopher Mark Manson’s latest effort, “Everything is f***ed”, did the trick on me as I went through Glasgow Airport a couple of weeks ago looking for a holiday reading top-up.

Subtitled “a book about hope”, its conclusion that we should all look forward to the day when artificial intelligence subsumes our individual consciousness and independent ambitions would be profoundly depressing if it wasn’t so ludicrous. Maybe AI will indeed take over our minds, but that we should welcome the prospect? Bunkum, but Mr Manson’s observations along the way have more than a ring of truth in them, particularly what he calls the “Paradox of Progress” by which the more comfortable we feel and the more wealth we accrue, the worse we feel.

“An irrational sense of hopelessness is spreading across the rich, developed world,” he writes. “People are more educated and literate than ever before… Half the planet has access to the internet, extreme poverty is at an all-time low worldwide… Children are dying less and people are living longer… We’ve, like, cured a bunch of diseases and stuff… Basically we are the safest and most prosperous humans in the history of the world, yet we are feeling the most hopeless than ever before. The better things get the more we seem to despair.”

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The Manson explanation sounds uncannily like lines from both the 2014 Yes campaign and the Leave arguments in 2016; both promised hope for the future on the back of despair about the present despite clear evidence of improving circumstances, and both argued that if on,上海品茶微信Ines,ly one thing could change then everything would be better. “Hope doesn’t care about the problems that have already been solved, hope only cares about the problems that still need to be solved,” says Mr Manson. “To build and maintain hope we need three things: a sense of control, a belief in the value of something and a community.” Sound familiar? The UK being a net contributor of some £8.9bn to the EU and Scotland having a deficit of 7.9 per cent of GDP (£13bn) compared to the UK’s 1.5 per cent (£32bn) somewhat alters the equation, which will no doubt be misinterpreted as a lack of belief in Scotland rather than a belief in value of the UK and our successful community of nations.

A sense of belief was certainly the hallmark of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s inaugural statement on Thursday, one of the most riotous Commons assemblies for many years. Mr Johnson’s promise of a new “golden age” for the UK certainly put fire in the bellies of Conservative supporters and as early as Thursday afternoon the Daily Telegraph was speculating: “Could he finally be the one?” As a Jeremy Hunt-voting Conservative councillor, I have to admit his performance gave me a greater sense of confidence that, deal or no deal, the fight will be taken to the opposition North and South in ways we have not seen before.

Mr Johnson’s rasped his unbridled enthusiasm for the United Kingdom at the Labour benches with relish, which comes back to the Manson analysis; much of the SNP and Corbynite Labour arguments rely on an intrinsic belief that Britain is not just broken but irreparable. Despite all his faults, Mr Johnson is the ebullient antidote. Can his considerable baggage be simply cast by the roadside in his forced march to leave the EU behind on 31 October? Can the level of energy, determination and ruthlessness displayed in the first 24 hours of his tenure be sustained? Can all the in-your-face, arm-waving self-belief carry enough votes in the Commons to get some sort of Brexit deal through?

Despite Thursday’s fireworks, opponents will say not, but clearly enjoying every second of the two-and-a-half hours he was on his feet in which he responded to 129 questions, Mr Johnson sent a very clear message that he really doesn’t give a damn what they爱上海419 think.

Chutzpah doesn’t amount to a plan, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one and the early signs are both Europe and Ireland are rattled; Irish agriculture minister Michael Creed said the new UK approach was “quite alarming” and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier instructed EU members to “remain calm, stick to our principles… and show solidarity”. Yesterday, Europe’s fears of a post-Brexit “Cold War” were being reported. Whatever opponents might think, in the space of 24 hours the rules of engagement have been shredded.

Analysts will be looking for evidence or otherwise of a Boris Bounce, but now Parliament is in recess he must wait till September to play wiff-waff with the opposition and establish his Dispatch Box personality on public consciousness. Despite an aversion to TV debates during the leadership campaign, after Thursday’s skewering of Mr Corbyn, Mr Johnson will relish the opportunity to go toe-to-toe on live TV, and with the probable deterioration of the Conservative parliamentary arithmetic in next week’s Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, a snap election now seems even more likely.

The combination of the brutal reshuffle and the hammering home of the 31 October deadline are designed to make the Brexit Party irrelevant and present its leader Nigel Farage with the conundrum that standing candidates in a General Election and splitting the Leave vote could guarantee the failure of his only policy. So here’s a guess: the recess to finalise preparations for no-deal and make sure Europe knows about it, the first fortnight of September in Parliament to keep Labour on the back foot, then the announcement of a three-week General Election campaign – 10 October is the week after the Tory conference and if you’ve got anything planned that day maybe factor in a visit to a polling station.

Is everything f***ed? Not quite, but for once we’ll know soon.

David Mundell played key role in saving Union

The tributes to ex-Scottish secretary David Mundell after his sacking have not made much of his key role behind the scenes during the independence referendum campaign, not only in recognising Ruth Davidson’s strengths before most, but in holding together the often fractious and dysfunctional cross-party effort.

With an ineffectual Michael Moore at the Scotland Office and lacklustre Labour control of the Better Together campaign, it fell to Mr Mundell to ensure David Cameron and the Number 10 machine remained fully engaged and his calm diplomacy meant that trust was maintained when political partners were looking for evidence of plots.

Plenty of those around him are now in the Lords and the only way he should not be joining them soon is if he turns it down.

‘I’ve only 2 months to live after doctors missed my cancer’


A woman who claims doctors told her that back pain was just a slipped disc, has been given two months to live after it emerged she has spinal cancer which has spread to her brain.

Linda Hind, 63, from Edrom in Duns, in the Scottish Borders, said she was speaking to The Scotsman about her ordeal to expose what she said was ten months of being misdiagnosed,上海品茶工作室Finley, at Borders General Hospital.

She said she wanted to make sure no-one else “suffered in the same爱上海 way”.

“When I was told I had only two months left it broke my heart. I know I won’t see my grandchildren grow up and I’ll miss all their milestones.”

Mrs Hind also said a neurosurgeon at the Western General in Edinburgh which she said she “begged” to be referred to, told her in the past few weeks that “had you got here six months earlier I could have done something.”

NHS Borders said it was attempting to contact Mrs Hind to discuss her case and review the care provided.

Mrs Hind said those responsible for her lack of treatment need to be held accountable.

“What I want is for them to tell the truth, do their job properly and diagnose patients as they are meant to do. I just don’t want them to have the opportunity to do this to someone else. Had I treated my dog like that I’d be in prison.”

Mrs Hind, a former telephonist, said she was admitted to Borders General Hospital on around two or three occasions after hurting her back in mid- September 2018 and experiencing excruciating and continuous pain. She was given a scan and diagnosed with a slipped disc in November last year.

She said she was given painkillers and TENS pain relief and sent home but that the pain got much worse.

“The pain got worse and worse and. I live by myself so there was no way I could cope. One time they discharged me at lunch time and I was back in that early that evening.

“Another time, someone, perhaps a neighbour, made a 999 call and got me back into the hospital.

“I’ve always been a tough person. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t complain. If I need to go to the doctor I need to go, it’s not a social thing.”

“At one stage it was so bad they had to tie me to the bed.

“A few months ago I go,上海品茶会所Ojai,t a letter from the hospital saying that they’d X-rayed me before Christmas but had forgotten to follow it up.

“If they’re idiot enough to admit they’ve done wrong then I’m sensible enough to do something about it while what’s left of my mind is still working.”

“Then in June I was seen by a consultant at Borders General who actually had a brain. He said to me ‘Linda, I’m not happy with these notes, there’s something wrong here. Please give me five-ten minutes to read them.’

“He had definitely clocked something was very wrong.”

Mrs Hind added that she and her family were now considering legal action against NHS Borders.

In a statement NHS Borders said: “The care and treatment of all our patients is a priority for NHS Borders.

“Whilst we cannot comment in public on individual cases because of patient confidentiality we are sincerely sorry to hear about Ms Hind’s illness and the concerns she has raised.

“We are trying to contact Ms Hind to offer a meeting to review the care she received and give her the opportunity to discuss her experience with us.”

New 310hp engine for Horsch’s Leeb self-propelled sprayers

Horsch has improved its offering in the market for broad-boom, high-tank-capacity sprayers with the launch of new self-propelled machines and the promise of a big trailed model to be unveiled at Agritechnica in November.

Power now comes from FPT Industrial, with a new 6.7-litre six-cylinder engine hitting a maximum output of 310hp and meeting Stage 5 emissions regulations without exhaust gas recirculation.

The Leeb 8.300 PT has a stainless steel tank that will hold 8,000 litres, while the smaller Leeb 6.300 PT, with its 6,000-litre polyethylene tank, takes the company into the popular 5,000-6,000-litre self-propelled sector for the first time.

Both are equipped with Horsch’s CCS Pro continuous inside cleaning system and automatic washing programme, and have a filling rate of up to 1,000 litres/min via a stainless steel rotary pump.

The two machines are built around Horsch’s ComfortDrive chassis concept, with a central frame and hydro-pneumatic suspension that individually regulates the movement of each wheel.

Drive to the wheels – which can now have tyres up to 2.15m diameter – is through a hydrostatic transmission that has been engineered to provide 30% more torque, while a slightly reconfigured layout is designed to improve weight distribution when full, empty or anywhere between.

Both models have steel booms which can extend up to 42m

Horsch has stuck with a steel,上海品茶微信Leonie,-only boom offering, suggesting its strength, rigidity and the ease with which it can be restructured and welded if damage does occur outweigh those of aluminium.

The company currently regards the carbon fibre alternative as too expensive for both manufacturer and customer.

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Boom widths now extend up to 42m and can be fitted with 42 individual sections. Cushioning remains the responsibility of the BoomControl suspension system, which can be upgraded to Pro Plus specification to allow each boom section to independently follow ground contours.

Big trailed options

Although it won’t be publicly unveiled until Agritechnica in November, the company has released details of a 12,000-litre trailed sprayer to add to its existing 4,000- to 8,000-litre models.

While the UK market for machines of such size might appear limited, Horsch UK says 30% of the trailed models it has sold this year have replaced self-propelled machines.

This has largely been driven by users seeking better utilisation of their tractors, particularly as steering axle advancements have made it easier to quickly and accurately back trailed machines into field corners on headlands.

Fitted with a tandem axle, the Horsch Leeb 12 TD is said to be targeted at large units and those who spray at high application rates. Booms are the same steel units of up to 42m as found on the new Leeb 6.300 and 8.300 PT self-propelled machines.

Growing business

Horsch recently extended the facilities at its Landau factory in Bavaria, Germany, where the Leeb sprayer side of the business has been based since 2008.

The sprayer sector continues to be a particular growth area for the company, says Theo Leeb, with a forecast 800 trailed and self-propelled sprayers to be built this year, impressively up from 360 in 2017.

After Germany, the UK is the company’s second-largest market by turnover.

While Horsch has offered both front- and mid-cabbed models in recent years, the latter tend to be sold mostly in,上海品茶工作室Fanny, eastern Europe where their additional ground clearance and variable track width are in demand.

With the new range, Horsch has switched fully to the front-cab format, which it says offers optimal weight distribution, and the new design provides up to 2m clearance and adjustable track width of 2.25-3m.

The cabin itself is a completely new Claas-sourced unit that replaces the former Krone cab. Internal features include a new ErgoControl armrest designed to simplify operation, while ventilation air is drawn into the cab through Category 4 filters approved for filtration of spray products.

Horsch Leeb 6.300/8.300 PT

Engine 310hp FPT 6.7-litre turbocharged and intercooled Stage 5

Transmission Two-range hydrostatic

Tank capacity 6,000/8,000 litres

Boom size Up to 42m, steel construction

Ground clearance Up to 2m

Track width Adjustable between 2.25-3m

Maximum tyre diameter 2爱上海.15m

Tuppence Middleton: 'I'm more comfortable with people seeing my body as I am now'

Tuppence Middleton regrets shaking my hand. “Oh no, you need to wash it now,” she yelps. “I suddenly realised, I’m a bit peaky today. A little bit ill.” She reaches for her bag. “I’ve got some hand sanitiser, do you want it?” It’s fine, I assure her. I’ll wash it afterwards. “Yeah, OK… Hopefully I’ll make some sense, and not have brain fog.”

I wouldn’t have known she was feeling peaky. She’s bright-eyed, whip-smart, and breezily self-assured – the kind of assuredness that puts you at ease rather than on edge. Dressed in a black vest and billowing orange skirt, she has long since discarded her shoes. “It’s too hot. I’m such a winter baby, I can’t deal with the heat.”

The 32-year-old English actor is probably best known as lascivious villain Hélène Kuragina in the 2016 BBC adaptation ofWar & Peace, an opulent period drama, though sci-fi fans will recognise her from the Wachowskis’ outlandish Netflix sci-fi seriesSense8. By her own admission, Middleton tends to flit between those two genres; her two upcoming roles are in sci-fi thrillerPossessor, directed by Brandon Cronenberg (son of David), and the newDownton Abbeyfilm.

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The film we’re here to talk about falls into the latter category, but it was nearly dead in the water before it even came out.The Current War– which chronicles the battle over electricity between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) – originally premiered at Toronto International Film Festival back in 2017. Its director,Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, didn’t want it releas,上海品茶QQAbra,ed yet, but it was rushed to shoddy completion by an awards-hungry Harvey Weinstein, weeks before he was swept away beneath a wave of sexual assault allegations. The reviews weren’t good. Gomez-Rejon, as he recently put it toIndiewire, “felt like an idiot”.

“I didn’t see that version,” says Middleton, who plays Edison’s neglected wife Mary. “I suddenly heard it was coming out at Toronto, and I hadn’t seen it, and then they were like,” she adopts a shifty tone, “‘It’s coming back… We’re going to do a re-edit and we’re going to shoot some additional scenes.’ So we shot all these scenes maybe two years later. It was throwing it together a bit, but it was lovely because everyone was doing it because they wanted to make the film better.”

Now, having been bought by Lantern Entertainment and 13 Films after Weinstein’s company went bankrupt, this new, rejigged version is ready for take two. Middleton seems happy with the final cut, which tells what could have been a very dry story with vim and vigour, all whip pans and drunken angles. But Mary doesn’t exactly feature much. I wanted more… “More of the women?” laughs Middleton.

“Yeah, it’s a… I guess at the root of it is the story of these two men. But what was nice about working with Alfonso was that he very much wanted to bring the women to the fore. Marguerite Westinghouse [played by Katherine Waterston] was much more involved, and was George’s right-hand woman. Mary had a more traditional role. She was raising the children. But they met because she worked for him, so that’s still pretty progressive for a woman at that time.” Mary was 16 when she married the 24-year-old Edison, but we’ll let that slide.

It’s not obvious which scenes fromThe Current Warwere added years later. I found that a little surprising, given that Tom Holland (who plays Edison’s associate Samuel Insull) went from a teenager to a 23-year-old in that time. “I know, he’s so young isn’t he?” says Middleton wistfully. “Well, he’s not that young, that’s probably patronising. But I’m always so amazed when I see how well actors that young handle success like that. I think he’d just filmedSpider-Manand it was about to kick off. I was like, ‘Wow, he’s really got his head screwed on.’ He was really humble and sweet. God, I don’t think at that age I’d have been so calm and together, with that amount of success.”

Middleton, who was named Tuppence after the childhood nickname her grandmother gave her mother, grew up in Somerset. She was in a handful of plays while at Bristol Grammar School, before moving to London to study acting. But it wasn’t until she was in her early twenties that she started working in earnest, and even then, it was with small roles in TV series such asBones,New TricksandFriday Night Dinner. “I was always really scared of leaving drama school and immediately going into a huge film,” she says, “because you really put yourself out there, and people can be so judgemental.

“Especially as a woman in the industry,” she continues, “you learn to stand up for yourself and how to say what you want and what you need without feeling like you’re being tricky or you’re difficult. You do just eventually find your space and try and own it.”

I’m reminded of an interview from a few years ago, in which Middleton said that as soon as she did one nude scene (a lot of fuss was made of one particular, incestuous sex scene inWar & Peace) she felt pressured into doing more. Is that kind of thing improving? “Definitely,” she says. “But yeah, I think there is an expectation that you’ve done it once, so you’ll do it again. I don’t have a problem with doing intimate or nude scenes – it’s part of our everyday life all the time, so it seems weird not to show it – but it’s really up to the individuals how they want to do that.

“I mean weirdly, in your twenties, you have the body that you never appreciate, but I feel so much more comfortable and confident in my body now. Maybe I’m not the most toned person, or I don’t go to the gym or whatever, but I feel much more willing to… in a sense…” She grapples for the right words. “I feel like it might be misquoted… more willing to show my body.” She winces. “I don’t mean that, but I mean, I’m more comfortable with people seeing my body as I am now, because I think that as an actor it’s really important to represent lots of different types of people, and real people.”

Middleton understands why some actors choose to get nips and tucks. “That’s something as a woman you’re much more aware of, maybe you get a few more wrinkles, maybe your body changes, maybe you have kids, and that’s something that people are really scrutinised for,” she says. “I think it’s a choice if people want to have surgery, but I would feel really uncomfortable not being able to use my face and make expressions.”

Still, she’s happy with the way things are heading. “I still think we have to make really big steps, but even 12 years ago it was different, so it’s nice to be in the industry when the change is happening. It’s quite an exciting time to be working. I feel like we really have a voice now, as women. It’s not about saying it has to be women who tell women’s stories, I just think it’s about representation and diversity, and having as many stories as we can on screen.”

Does she think the rate of progress is getting faster? “I think so. It feels like everyone’s listening, and this is a really important time, so we have to take advantage of it. We, as young people, have a voice. I think generations above us are listening a lot more. Because they have to.” She shrugs. “Because otherwise, we’re taking steps backwards. And what’s the point in that?”

The Current War is out in UK cinemas now

Six things you should never do when shopping at Primark

Primark is one of the most popular brands in the country with its bargain-filled fashion racks jokingly referred to as the “Primarni” range.

It’s somewhere we’ve probably all found some amazing buys but at times the shopping experience itself leaves a lot to be desired.

Snaking queues and store layouts that have us pounding miles through the aisles can be downright maddening making some regret ever leaving the house.

So here are six things you should never ever ever do, unless you fancy running the risk of sparking some serious shopping-rage, reports CoventryLive.

1. Wear the clothes and then return them

This is not only seriously annoying – it’s seriously disgusting.

If you buy something and don’t like it, you should be able to tell straight away when you put it on at home.

If you figure that out later, tough. Maybe you can上海419论坛 make a tote bag or something.

But the next person shouldn’t have to buy your sloppy seconds.

2. Throw clothes all over the floor

Seriously. Just. Stop. It.

You’ve already taken it off the rack – just put it back!

Yes, sometimes it can be difficult when there’s so much clothing squeezed on there, but if you got it off it can’t be that hard to put it back.

No-one wants to have to wash a shoe print off their new top.

,上海品茶QQQuentin,3. Stop for a chat in the middle of the aisles

It’s great that you’ve bumped into an old friend, colleague, that person down the road that you don’t even like.

But FGS don’t stand around chatting in the middle of an aisle.

There’s other people trying to weave their way around looking for a bargain.

If you really need to chat, move to the side of the shop and out of the way!

4. Try on clothes in the middle of the store

They have changing rooms for a reason.

It means you don’t have to feel like an idiot as everyone watches you try and squeeze that boob tube over your jumper, and it means we don’t have to step on your bags as we try to get past.

It’s fine if you want to slip,上海品茶会所Safia, on a coat quickly, but the aisle is not a place to start trying on leggings.

5. Stand on the right on the escalator

It’s an unwritten rule now that you stand to the right when you want to let the escalator do the work for you.

That’s so those in a rush can walk up or down the moving staircase on the left side.

If you were doing it in a London tube station, or a train station across the country, you’re liable to get more than a tut!

It’s lovely if you have a day off and all the time in the world, but some of us are just desperately trying to grab some face wipes on our lunch break.

So stand aside!

6. Put things back in random places

You’re busy browsing through the cute tops on offer, and then boom – a water bottle is randomly on the shelf.

That’s incredibly annoying when you’re looking for the last water bottle on offer in sparkly pink and for some reason haven’t thought to check the tops section.

Just please, please put things back where you found them so the next person can stand a chance of finding what they are looking for

Russians warn UK media after Ofcom fines RT £200,000


British media in Russia have been warned to prepare themselves for the consequences after Ofcom fined Russia Today (RT) £200,000 for a breach of impartiality rules.

The Russian foreign ministry said it is “closely monitoring the development of the situation” in response to the UK watchdog’s decision over the Kremlin-backed broadcaster yesterday.

Ofcom ruled that news channel RT failed to preserve due impartiality in seven news and current affairs programmes between March 17 and 上海龙凤419April 26, 2018.

The programmes were mostly in relation to major matters of political controversy and current public policy – namely the UK government’s response to,上海品茶微信Jagger, the Skripal poisoning in Salisbury, and the Syrian conflict.

In a statement on social media, Russia’s foreign ministry said it will “remind British media working in Russia that they should be ready to face the consequences” following the actions from London.

They said that the actions from the broadcasting watchdog were part of an “anti-Russian campaign in the UK”.

In December, Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched an investigation into the BBC’s websites and World News channel over alleged violations of Russian law.

It came the day after Ofcom warned it was considering sanctions against RT for breaching its impartiality rules.

Two of the seven RT programmes ruled to have breached impartiality featured former MP George Galloway.

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond hosts a weekly chat show on the channel.

An Ofcom spokeswoman said: “RT’s failings were a serious breach of our due impartiality rules, which protect public trust in news and other programmes.”

Diplomatic relations between the UK and Russian governments became icy following the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in March 2018.

The broadcasting regulator said that RT’s breaches represented serious and repeated failures of compliance with its rules, and that they were particularly concerned by the frequency of its rule-breaking over a relatively short period of time.

Ofcom has directed RT to broadcast a summary of its findings in a form and on dates to be determined by the watchdog.

The news channel has said it is considering legal options over the sanctions.

A statement from RT said: “It is very wrong for Ofcom to have issued a sanction against RT on the basis of its breach findings that are currently under Judicial Review by the High Court in London.

“RT went to court over Ofcom’s December findings against our network because we believe that they were reached in a manner contrary to the law and were wrong.”

Keighley woman’s plea after theft of memorial plaque

Hazel Greenwood beside the memorial plaque which has been stolen for a second time

A WOMAN who lost her husband and two sons in the Valley Parade fire disaster is appealing for help to erect a vandal-proof memorial after a plaque in their memory was stolen for a second time.

Hazel Greenwood lost husband Peter, 46, and sons Felix, 13, and Rupert, 11, in the Bradford City fire tragedy 35 years ago.

Their ashes were scattered at Widdop in the Calder Valley, where the family spent many happy times.

Hazel, who lives near Keighley, had a plaque in their memory secured on a rock near the spot where the children used to play.

The inscription reads: “Ab,上海品茶工作室Talon,ove here on the moors are scattered the ashes of Felix aged 13 years and Rupert aged 11 years, along with those of their father, Peter Greenwood, aged 46 years, who all died together on the 11th of May 1985. This was a place they loved.”

But the stainless steel plaque has now been stolen for a second time.

The theft was discovered in May, but could have happened any time within the previous six months. It had previously been stolen in 2011.

Hazel is now looking to replace the memorial once again and is appealing for help and advice as to what can be done to deter vandals from striking again.

“It was so firmly fixed with four stainless steel bolts that whoever took it came prepared with the correct tools,” she said.

“I was in a state of shock when I discovered the loss. I was with close friends from Cheshire who had never been before, so you can imagine how I felt.”

She added: “I contacted the land agent of Lord Savile, who owns the land – he told me none of his men had removed it. I have permission to replace it.”

Peter – who worked as deputy head at Bradford’s former Thorn Park School for Deaf Children – was booking secretary at the nearby Scout hostel. A plaque on the building, now owned by the National Trust, bears a similar inscription dedicated to him.

“I don’t want to be beaten,” added Hazel, who also has a daughter, Jessica.

The l上海419论坛ast time the plaque went missing, in 2011, she spoke of her shock and sadness. “I feel sorry for the people who have done this – they can’t have any feelings or humanity,” she said.

“Very few people go through in life what I have gone through and I’m left to carry a big burden. A theft like this brings it all back.” Anyone who can help or advise Hazel can e-mail her on sandpiper61@talktalk.net.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “We received a repor,上海品茶微信Georgia,t a commemorative plaque had been removed from near Widdop reservoir. The plaque is reported to have been removed between 30 November and 11 May.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13190242427.

Find out which supermaket cafe breakfast beats all others

There’s nothing like a hot traditional English fry-up in the morning to start your day like a champion.

Better still if it’s cooked at home but many of us in this heatwave don’t have the energy or desire to cook and then do the dreaded washing up afterwards.

A trip to the local cafe or a nearby restaurant will often do the trick but what about supermarket cafes?

EssexLive wanted to see if you can get a brekkie fit for a king at Tesco, M&S, Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s and to not only taste test their full English breakfasts, but to rate the overall dinning experience at each.

And believe it or not M&S wouldn’t be their first choice.

Alongside the breakfast they also ordered any fruit juices they had to offer to wash it down with.

Here is how they ranked each supermarket cafe M&S

I started my food marathon on Monday morning at M&S.

I was somewhat disappointed when I got to the till and asked for a full English, only for the lady to say ‘sorry we don’t serve that’.

Despite this she seemed quite accommodating, she offered to make me scrambled eggs and beans on toast.

After some deliberation I opted for scrambled egg on white toast with a tropical smoothie, which set me back £7.50.

I placed my order at 11.27am and made my way to a table at the far end of the cafe.

The first thing I noticed was the cleanliness of the cafe, the tables were literally glistening, and the condiments section didn’t have a single knife, fork or spoon out of place.

I had high expectations for M&S, and rightly so as I had just paid nearly £8 for egg on toast and a smoothie.

Just six minutes later a waitress walked in my direction holding my smoothie.

At first I had an overwhelming feeling of disappointment, I had paid £3 for a smoothie which was served to me in a plastic take-away cup with the dreaded paper straw.

But then again, it was recyclable and I could take it away with me if I didn’t finish it, so I guess it wasn’t so bad.

At 11.36am my food came, and I have to say it looked and tasted delicious, th,上海品茶微信Leonie,e eggs were creamy and I had two big, thick slices of crusty bread, with not just butter… it was M&S butter – quite literally.

I am sure we can all relate to the struggles of attempting to spread these mini packs of butter that are too hard and cause your toast to look deformed but I had the opposite problem.

The only downside to the entire meal was that the toast was too hot and it had melted the butter too much.

I enjoyed my breakfast, while listening to the two nurses who sat next to me talking about their day.

And I took my half finished smoothie away with me – bonus!

Staff friendliness – 9/10

Speed – 8/10

Value for money – 7/10

Cleanliness – 10/10

Menu Variety – 5/10

Food/drink – 8/10

Atmosphere – 8/10

Morrisons

My next stop was Morrisons. Upon arrival the cafe was a hive of activity with families and young children tucking into their food.

I queued up for around five minutes before placing my order.

I asked for a small breakfast and some sort of juice.

Silvia, who took my order explained that they had no fresh juice which was annoying but she did say I could have two of the kids cartons of Tropicana for £1.40.

Silvia was very chatty, and even complimented my shirt, maybe she was just embarrassed about having no choice of fruit juice for adults.

The cutlery and condiments were located next to a coffee machine, in a messy unorganised series of compartments.

There was mayonnaise packets and salt and pepper mixed up in with the cutlery, which just put me off from the get go.

I made m上海419论坛y way to the back of the cafe and found table number 39, the only table that had no dirty plates on.

I made myself comfortable but soon started to regret my table choice.

A man sat next to me had covered his teacake with a napkin and I soon realised why.

Before my food even arrived flies began to buzz around the dirty plates on the table to my right.

And this man to my left had resorted in swatting them with hi,上海品茶会所Rachel,s newspaper.

My table had a few crumbs on along with a few salt granules, but I guess that is a given judging by the amount of children dining there.

There didn’t seem to be any staff clearing the tables or wiping them down in the whole time I was there.

The second the plate hit the table the flies wanted to taste it before me.

I managed to shoo them away for a while, in between flapping my arms around and trying not to throw my knives across the cafe I did manage to taste the food and it wasn’t as awful as I thought.

From luxury M&S salted butter to Sunflower Spread pots sat in cold tomato sauce from beans I can see where the extra £2.35 went.

Most of the components were tasty but the bacon wasn’t crispy enough for my liking and the egg yolk could have been runnier.

And the toast… well nothing tastes as good as M&S bread. It’s so good it is in its own league.

When the flies quite literally started walking over my toast I thought it was probably a good time to leave.

I took my Tropicana juice cartons with me and made a bee line for the exit.

Staff friendliness – 10/10

Speed – 7/10

Value for money – 5/10

Cleanliness – 2/10

Menu Variety – 6/10

Food/drink -5/10

Atmosphere – 5/10

Tesco

I ended my food marathon at arguably Britain’s most popular supermarket, Tesco.

While you could create your own breakfast I opted for ‘The Breakfast’, without black pudding and with toast instead of fried bread, and a Mango smoothie, which came to a grand total of £7.25.

After placing my order at 1.18pm I waited for Sandra to make my smoothie, served in a glass with a paper straw, before heading over to a table in the corner of the cafe.

As I sat in the corner, sipping my very tasty smoothie, I noticed a bell dinging, and soon realised it was used by the chefs to notify the waiters when the food was ready for service.

It felt almost like a restaurant, you could see the kitchen staff prepare your meal through a rectangular gap in the wall.

Just 16 minutes later, the bell rang, and this time it was my food, delivered by Beth – who very kindly then went to get my cutlery and brought some serviettes and condiments along with it.

The food was surprisingly nice, the bacon could have been a bit crispier and the toast could have been more toasted but that aside I could have cleared my plate, if I hadn’t just sampled two other breakfasts that same morning.

The cleanliness of the cafe was impressive, half way through my meal a cleaner did her rounds of he cafe sweeping the floor.

I couldn’t finish the delicious mango smoothie and because it was in a glass I couldn’t take it away with me.

On my way out, hidden behind the customer lift was the cutlery station, which I have to say was immaculate.

I was not entirely sure about the tomato sauce not being kept refrigerated though, my tomato sauce has its own compartment in my fridge.

There is nothing worse than warm tomato sauce.

Staff friendliness- 10/10

Speed- 7/10

Value for money- 8/10

Cleanliness- 10/10

Menu Variety- 8/10

Food/drink-7/10

Atmosphere- 9/10

It turns out every little really does help.

Sainsbury’s

After consuming far too many calories on Monday, I gave myself a break before returning to my breakfast bonanza on Wednesday.

My final pit stop was Sainsburys, on White Hart Lane, Springfield.

It took me little to no time to order ‘The big breakfast’ and a passion fruit juice drink, costing me £6.10.

After placing my order at 8:04am I collected my cutlery from the station, which was fully stocked with condiments and clean, before sitting by the window.

The staff here didn’t seem to engage in small talk, but the food definitely made up for that.

While the view overlooking the car park isn’t that spectacular it was quite relaxing sat by the window watching the world go by.

Just six minutes after ordering, the chefs had fried the eggs, toasted the bread cooked the sausage, tomato, bacon, beans and hash brown and brought it to me. Impressive right?

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Upon first glance I could tell this was going to taste amazing.

The only thing that I was a little unsure on was the fact that they had already buttered the toast, so I went in for a bite of that first and I was pleasantly surprised.

They didn’t scrimp on the butter, they spread it right to the edges and it had just started to soak into the bread. It was seriously good, and saved me a job faffing around opening butter packets and doing it myself.

The rest of the components were perfectly cooked, and the bacon was actually crispy and the egg yolk was runny.

Staff friendliness- 7/10

Speed- 8/10

Value for money- 8/10

Cleanliness- 9/10

Menu Variety- 8/1

Supermarket cafe breakfasts at all your favourites – this is what was best

It’s the breakfast of champions because nothing beats a solid full English breakfast when it comes to starting the day.

A homemade brekkie in bed is ideal but if you’re short on time or simply don’t have the energy to cook it yourself and do the dreaded washing up afterwards then eating out is the next best option.

EssexLive wanted to see whether you can get breakfast fit for a king at a supermarket cafe which are often overlooked.

So they visited Tesco, M&S, Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s to not only taste test their full English breakfasts, but to rate the overall dinning experience at each – and believe it or not M&S wouldn’t be their first choice.

Alongside the breakfast we also ordered any fruit juices they had to offer to wash it down with.

Here is how we ranked each supermarket cafe M&S

I started my food marathon on Monday morning at M&S.

I was somewhat disappointed when I got to the till and asked for a full English, only for the lady to say ‘sorry we don’t serve that’.

Despite this she seemed quite accommodating, she offered to make me scrambled eggs and beans on toast.

After some deliberation I opted for scrambled egg on white toast with a tropical smoothie, which set me back £7.50.

I placed my order at 11.27am and made my way to a table at the far end of the cafe.

The first thing I noticed was the cleanliness of the cafe, the tables were literally glistening, and the condiments section didn’t have a single knife, fork or spoon out of place.

I had high expectations for M&S, and rightly so as I had just paid nearly £8 for egg on toast and a smoothie.

Just six minutes later a waitress walked in my direction holding my smoothie.

At first I had an overwhelming feeling of disappointment, I had paid £3 for a smoothie which was served to me in a plastic take-away cup with the dreaded paper straw.

But then again, it was recyclable and I could take it away with me if I didn’t finish it, so I guess it wasn’t so bad.

At 11.36am my food came, and I have to say it looked and tasted delicious, the eggs were creamy and I had two big, thick slices of crusty bread, with not just butter… it was M&S butter – quite literally.

I am sure we can all relate to the struggles of attempting to spread these mini packs of butter that are too hard and cause your toast to look deformed but I had the opposite problem.

The only downside to the entire meal was that the toast was too hot and it had melted the butter too much.

I enjoyed my breakfast, while listening to the two nurses who sat next to me talking about their day.

And I took my half finished smoothie away with me – bonus!

Staff friendliness – 9/10

Speed – 8/10

Value for money – 7/10

Cleanliness – 10/10

Menu Variety – 5/10

Food/drink – 8/10

Atmosphere – 8/10

Morrisons

My next stop was Morrisons.

Upon arrival the cafe was a hive of activity with families and young children tucking into their food.

I queued up for around five minutes before placing my order.

I asked for a small breakfast and some sort of juice.

Silvia, who took my order explained that they had no fresh juice which was annoying but she did say I could have two of the kids cartons of Tropicana for £1.40.

Silvia was very chatty, and even complimented my shirt, maybe she was just embarrassed about having no choice of fruit juice for adults.

The cutlery and condiments were located next to a coffee machine, in a messy unorganised series of compartments.

There was mayonnaise packets and salt and pepper mixed up in with the cutlery, which just put me off from the get go.

I made my way to the back of the cafe and found table number 39, the only table that had no dirty plates on.

I made myself comfortable but soon started to regret my table choice.

A man sat next to me had covered his teacake with a napkin and I soon realised why.

Before my food even arrived flies began to buzz around the dirty plates on the table to my right.

And this man to my left had resorted in swatting them with his newspaper.

My table had a few crumbs on along with a few salt granules, but I guess that is a given judging by the amount of children dining there.

There didn’t seem to be any staff clearing the tables or wiping them down in the whole time I was there.

The second the plate hit the table the flies wanted to taste it before me.

I managed to shoo them away for a while, in between flapping my arms around and trying not to throw my knives across the cafe I did manage to taste the food and it wasn’t as awful as I thought.

From luxury M&S salted butter to Sunflower Spread pots sat in cold tomato sauce from beans I can see where the extra £2.35 went.

Most of the components were tasty but the bacon wasn’t crispy enough for my liking and the egg yolk could have been runnier.

And the toast… well nothing tastes as good as M&S bread. It’s so good it is in its own league.

When the flies quite literally started walking over my toast I t,上海品茶会所Becky,hought it was probably a good time to leave.

I took my Tropicana juice cartons with me and made a bee line for the exit.

Staff friendliness – 10/10

Speed – 7/10

Value for money – 5/10

Cleanliness – 2/10

Menu Variety – 6/10

Food/drink -5/10

Atmosphere – 5/10

Tesco

I ended my food marathon at arguably Britain’s most popular supermarket, Tesco.

While you could create your own breakfast i opted for ‘The Breakfast’, without black pudding and with toast instead of fried bread, and a Mango smoothie, which came to a grand total of £7.25.

After placing my order at 1.18pm I waited for Sandra to make my smoothie, served in a glass with a paper straw, before heading over to a table in the corner of the cafe.

As I sat in the corner, sipping my very tasty smoothie, I noticed a bell dinging, and soon realised it was used by the chefs to notify the waiters when the food was ready for service.

It felt almost like a restaurant, you could see the kitchen staff prepare your meal through a rectangular gap in the wall.

Just 16 minutes later, the bell rang, and this time it was my food, delivered by Beth – who very kindly then went to get my cutlery and brought some serviettes and condiments along wit,上海品茶工作室Dalton,h it.

The food was surprisingly nice, the bacon could have been a bit crispier and the toast could have been more toasted but that aside I could have cleared my plate, if I hadn’t just sampled two other breakfasts that same morning.

The cleanliness of the cafe was impressive, half way through my meal a cleaner did her rounds of he cafe sweeping the floor.

I couldn’t finish the delicious mango smoothie and because it was in a glass I couldn’t take it away with me.

On my way out, hidden behind the customer lift was the cutlery station, which I have to say was immaculate.

I was not entirely sure about the tomato sauce not being kept refrigerated though, my tomato sauce has its own compartment in my fridge.

There is nothing worse than warm tomato sauce.

Staff friendliness- 10/10

Speed- 7/10

Value for money- 8/10

Cleanliness- 10/10

Menu Variety- 8/10

Food/drink-7/10

Atmosphere- 9/10

It turns out every little really does help.

Sainsbury’s

After consuming far too many calories on Monday, I gave myself a break before returning to my breakfast bonanza on Wednesday.

My final pit stop was Sainsburys. It took me little to no time to order ‘The big breakfast’ and a passion fruit juice drink, costing me £6.10.

After placing my order at 8:04am I collected my cutlery from the station, which was fully stocked with condiments and clean, before sitting by the window.

The staff here didn’t seem to engage in small talk, but the food definitely made up for that.

While the view 上海龙凤419overlooking the car park isn’t that spectacular it was quite relaxing sat by the window watching the world go by.

Just six minutes after ordering, the chefs had fried the eggs, toasted the bread cooked the sausage, tomato, bacon, beans and hash brown and brought it to me. Impressive right?

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Upon first glance I could tell this was going to taste amazing.

The only thing that I was a little unsure on was the fact that they had already buttered the toast, so I went in for a bite of that first and I was pleasantly surprised.

They didn’t scrimp on the butter, they spread it right to the edges and it had just started to soak into the bread. It was seriously good, and saved me a job faffing around opening butter packets and doing it myself.

The rest of the components were perfectly cooked, and the bacon was actually crispy and the egg yolk was runny.

Staff friendliness- 7/10

Speed- 8/10

Value for money- 8/10

Cleanliness- 9/10

Menu Variety- 8/1

Kim Kardashian reveals painful-looking sunburn on her boobs after getting caught out by the heatwave

KIM Kardashian has showed off her painful looking sunburn in before and after snaps on Instagram.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 39, suffered from the effects of the Californian heatwave and posted close up photos of her breasts in a plunging top.

But took the opportunity to promote her body make-up and new foundations and plastered the liquid on, to cover up her burns.

She captioned her Instagram post: “Sun Burns! UGHHHH I haven’t had this happen in years but thank goodness I had my body make up with me last week!”.

One fan wrote beneath the snap: “first OUCH then WOW”

As another chimed: “Not surprised you can rock tan lines too”

The Kardashians previously spoke of the importance of wearing sunscreen and Khloe said she keeps it in all of her cars.

The star wears the cream every day whatever the weather and stores some in the glove compartment of her vehicles incase she forgets to put it on before she leaves the house.

She shared: “For me, ‘anti-aging’ is really all about hydration.

“Drinking lots of water is a must. I also wear sunscreen every day, especially on my hands. Hands are always out in the sun, so they age the most.

“I keep extra sunscreen in the glove boxes of all of my cars in case I forget. When the sun hits my hands while I’m driving, it reminds me to slather more on”

And the 34-year-old television personality also revealed she doesn,上海品茶会所Lance,’t like having facials and prefers laser treatments to help “even out her skin tone”.

Writing on her official website, she added: “I also cover my face in oil every night.

Kim Kardashian looks incredible in minidress as she goes for dinner with her sisters

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“I don’t believe in extractions and don’t do facials, but I get laser treatments from Dr. Orian.

“I did my first Coolaser treatment with him before I left for Cuba to even out my skin tone, and it was so traumatic, LOL!!! My skin like, peeled off. I looked CRAZY. It definitely got worse before it got better. That’s why I wore so many floppy hats in Cuba – to hide my raw skin!”

Kim Cattrall reignites bitter feud with Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker

Kim Cattrall appears to have reignited her feud with Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.

The 62-year-old actress, who played Samantha Jones on the show, claimed she will “never” sign up for a third Sex and the City film following her high profile bust up with the Carrie Bradshaw star.

Speaking to Mail Online , Kim said “it’s a no from me,” when asked if she would return to the franchise, before hinting that Sarah wasn’t a “good person”.

“You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun,” Kim cryptically said.

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It comes after the pair had a very public falling out after the death of Kim’s brother, when she hit out at Sarah for sharing a condolence tweet.

“You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your “nice girl” persona,” sh,上海品茶微信Ira,e savagely wrote at the time.

The pair had been at the centre of feud rumours even before this, with tabloids speculating they didn’t get on while filming the TV show back in 1999.

Some reports suggested the bust up stemmed from a difference in pay between the leading women, while others alleged that Sarah, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon left Kim out socially.

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Speaking on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Kim elaborated on her relationship with the trio, bluntly claiming they were “never friends”.

Plans for a third movie have been in the works for years, but Kim reportedly pulled out just days before it was set to start filming due to a row over her salary.

Sarah has also adamantly denied any feud, telling Vulture: “I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight.

“I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it.”

Sex and the City ra,上海品茶工作室Eileen,n from 1爱上海419998 to 2004 and sparked spin-off films in 2008 and 2010.

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