Jess Glynne blames anxiety for festival no-show

“The last thing I ever want to do is let people down, I am sorry to anyone who I upset, it was not my intention.” Festival organisers tweeted on Sunday to explain Glynne was “physically exhausted”. Skip Twitter post by @IsleOfWightFest From Jess Glynne @JessGlynne pic.twitter.com/PQi6wcS998 — Isle of Wight Fest (@IsleOfWightFest) June 16, 2019 Image Copyright @caradeee @caradeee Report Report Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

Passenger numbers rise at NI airports

“Increasing our passenger numbers by more than 2.2 million in just five years is an impressive achievement,” a spokeswoman for the International airport said. “Of course, much more could be achieved without the burden of Air Passenger Tax (APD) and we will continue with our campaign to get rid of this hugely unfair tax that places Northern Ireland airports at an enormous disadvantage to the Republic of Ireland where no similar tax applies.” Related Topics City of Derry Airport Belfast International Airport Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Corbyn challenges UK’s Iran accusations

The US military released video footage which it said proved Iran was behind the blasts – something Iran has categorically denied. Gulf of Oman tanker ‘attacks’: What we know Why would Iran attack tankers in the Gulf of Oman? Tanker attacks: Your questions answered The UK Foreign Office said it was “almost certain” that a branch of the Iranian military – the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – attacked the two tankers on 13 June, adding that “no other state or non-state actor could plausibly have been responsible”. “These latest attacks build on a pattern of destabilising Iranian behaviour and pose a serious danger to the region,” Mr Hunt said. However, in a tweet Mr Corbyn questioned that assessment. Image Copyright …

Newly Revealed Emails Support Lawsuit Accusing Nicholas Sparks of Racism and Homophobia

A lawsuit from a former employee accusing recently obtained as part of an extensive report by The Daily Beast a previous article in The Daily Beast Diego Corredor/MediaPunch/IPx Bestselling novelist Nicholas Sparks co-founded a Christian school in North Carolina. Sparks, who has written more than a dozen novels about heteronormative love stories, vehemently denied the accusations after the lawsuit’s filing. But the emails obtained by The Daily Beast appear to back at least some of the claims. Benjamin said in his lawsuit that he was faced with resistance while working to diversify the school’s student population, which allegedly had just two black students enrolled in 2013, the year the plaintiff started as headmaster. Sparks reportedly wrote in a November 2013 …

‘5B’ Goes Inside The First Hospital Ward That Treated AIDS Patients With Dignity

AIDS epidemic broke out in America, a group of nurses at San Francisco General Hospital established a ward to treat gay men who’d contracted the disease with the kind of dignity they couldn’t find elsewhere. While the government and many other health care providers saw AIDS as a moral disgrace, these medical professionals stepped in to provide radical compassion. 5B,” which opens in limited release on Friday. Using archival footage from inside the ward and interviews with caregivers and survivors, directors Dan Krauss and Paul Haggis examine the early AIDS landscape from the vantage point of those who were quietly rebelling against the nation’s homophobia. Other HIV-related documentaries, like 2012’s “How to Survive a Plague,” revolve around the activists who …

Several New Coup Attempts Thwarted In Sudan, Military Rulers Say

thwarted several coup attempts and that some officers had been arrested over the deadly dispersal of protesters at a sit-in in Khartoum earlier this month. ASSOCIATED PRESS In this file photo from May 18, 2019, Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti, kneeling center, is the deputy head of the military council that assumed power in Sudan after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir. An area outside the defense ministry in Khartoum became the focal point of fresh protests as demonstrators demanded that the military hand over power to civilians. Stalled talks between the council and an alliance of opposition groups over who should control a transition towards elections then collapsed after security forces crushed the protest sit-in on …

Julian Castro admits Hatch Act ‘mistake,’ calls for Kellyanne Conway’s termination, in Fox News Town Hall

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act, a watchdog found Thursday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Castro was responding to a question from Katie Couric in an interview that focused on HUD policy before pivoting to the then-upcoming 2016 presidential race. “Now, taking off my HUD hat for a second and just speaking individually, it is very clear that Hillary Clinton is the most experienced, thoughtful, and prepared candidate for President that we have this year,” Castro told Couric. The Obama White House took no action, and OSC did not recommend Castro’s termination. Castro, pressed by Baier, argued that his case was different from Conway’s, primarily because his violation was an isolated …

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the measure minutes after the final vote. The law takes effect immediately but will give unvaccinated students up to 30 days after they enter a school to show they’ve had the first dose of each required immunization. With New York’s move, similar exemptions are still allowed in 45 states, though lawmakers in several of them have introduced their own legislation to eliminate the waiver. The issue is hotly contested and debate around it has often been emotional, pitting cries that religious freedom is being curtailed against warnings that public health is being endangered. After the vote in the Assembly, many of those watching from the gallery erupted in cries of “shame!” One woman yelled …

Why Are So Many People Protesting in Hong Kong?

Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowds as anger about a contentious extradition bill spilled into violence. If you haven’t been keeping up with the news, here’s the lowdown on why the bill has sparked such a large scale protest. ASSOCIATED PRESS In 1997, the former British colony became a special administrative region of China when Britain’s 99-year lease of the New Territories, north of Hong Kong island, expired. However, China’s ruling Communist Party has been seen as increasingly reneging on that agreement by forcing through unpopular legal changes. ASSOCIATED PRESS Hong Kong secretary for security John Lee, right, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, center, and secretary of justice Teresa Cheng listen to reporters questions …

Trump Administration Denies U.S. Embassies Permission To Fly Pride Flag: Reports

The Pride Month. U.S. embassies in Germany, Israel, Brazil and Latvia requested permission from the State Department to fly the rainbow flag on their flagpoles and were denied, NBC News reported . Nonetheless, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who is gay, told CNN he plans to hang a “huge banner on the side of the Embassy” during Pride Month. “The President’s recognition of Pride Month and his tweet encouraging our decriminalization campaign gives me even more pride to once again march in the Berlin Pride parade, hang a huge banner on the side of the Embassy recognizing our pride, host multiple events at the Embassy and the residence, and fly the gay pride flag,” Grenell said in May to …

Why The United States Will (Or Wont) Win The 2019 Womens World Cup

The United States is once again entering the World Cup as the world’s top-ranked team and the odds-on favorite to win it all, but to do so, the USWNT will have to weave its way through the deepest and most talented field in women’s soccer history. Here’s a look at why the United States will ― or won’t ― win their fourth World Cup title in France, and at a few key players whose performances will determine how far the Americans advance. U.S.-Thailand, Tuesday, June 11 (3 p.m. ET/Fox) U.S.-Sweden, Thursday, June 20 (3 p.m. ET/Fox) who scored six times at the World Cup four years ago, for reinforcements or tactical shifts. Throw in Jessica McDonald, the leading American-born goal …

Trooping the Colour marks Queen’s birthday

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Louis and his siblings joined other members of the Royal Family on the Buckingham Palace balcony The Queen’s official birthday has been marked with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. She was joined by members of her family and thousands of spectators to watch the display in Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex all attended. The Queen celebrated her 93rd birthday in April. Twins parade together Guardsman first to wear turban at parade Famous names in Queen’s Birthday Honours The Duchess of Sussex made her first appearance in public since giving …

Teens graduating in California town nearly destroyed by fire

The school is still standing. But most of the buildings around it were destroyed. The senior class will graduate on the football field, a tradition dating back to at least the mid-1960s. Senior Lilly Rickards says it’s fitting for the senior class to end where they began. Many gathered there Wednesday night to watch the sun set. Former Paradise Mayor Steve “Woody” Culleton said the high school is a community focal point.

Employee called ‘hero’ after saving hot pizza from falling on the ground

Christian Alfaro was working at the local pizza chain in Camarilla, Calif., when he walked behind a coworker just as they were pulling a pizza out of the 500-degree oven. (iStock) However, some of them shame him for not using proper restaurant etiquette, which could have potentially avoided the situation in the first place. “His own fault, didn’t call behind,” one person wrote. “Rule #1 of the kitchen: use safe words like “behind,” “corner” or “swinging”. Both need to be retrained on kitchen safety,” another commented. Some also took issue with the fact that he wasn’t wearing gloves. “Yuck he still touched it,” one wrote. “My guy still handled the Pizza. The bacteria on his hands are now transferred to …