Sam Smith: My Pronouns Are ‘They/Them’

Sam Smith, who identifies as genderqueer and nonbinary, has embraced gender neutral pronouns.  “I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try,” Smith wrote. “I hope you can see me like I see myself now.” “I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be nonbinary but I can’t wait for the day that I am,” they added. “So for now I just want to be VISIBLE and open.”  a March interview with “I Weigh” movement founder Jameela Jamil, they explained how hearing the stories of other nonconforming people helped them identify as genderqueer and nonbinary. Smith said. “Nonbinary, genderqueer is that you do …

Vandal owns up and pays for D-Day plaque attack

Police were called to investigate but no arrests have yet been made. But, Mr Turner said he felt it was a “satisfactory conclusion” and wanted the police to “consider the matter closed”. The money received in the letter will go towards new plaques and an information board that will be placed next to them. Related Topics Bristol D-Day Original Article : HERE ;

Florida day care worker charged in death of 2-year-old left in hot van, officials say

The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested Engrid Thurston, 46, on Friday. She has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the July death of Noah Sneed.  (Broward Sheriff’s Office) Detectives said Thurston picked up Sneed and other children on July 29, adding that she had disengaged a safety alarm in the van that would have alerted her if she left anyone behind. FLORIDA BOY, 2, DIED IN SWELTERING VAN AT DAYCARE CENTER AFTER DRIVER TURNED OFF SAFETY ALARM, REPORT SAYS Thurston allegedly shut off the alarm – which would make a sound if passengers were left inside – before letting children out of the van that day. Sneed was found dead in the parking lot of Ceressa’s Daycare & Preschool in Oakland Park …

Serial killer’s dealer jailed for Grindr murder

The pair met through the Grindr app and took a cab back to Mr Michels’ flat on 18 August 2018. The link between a Grindr murderer and a serial killer Passing sentence, the judge said Matovu, who now identifies as female, was a “highly dangerous predator”. He was jailed for a total of 39 offences relating to 14 victims. Image copyright Met Police Image caption Brandon Dunbar admitted using Mr Michels’ card and taking £300 from his account Co-defendant Dunbar, of Forest Gate, east London, was jailed for 18 years and told he must serve at least two-thirds in prison. The judge also imposed an extended sentence of five years, to be served on licence. Jurors were not told about …

Estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos is set to appear in court on new charges in her disappearance

(CNN)The husband of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut woman who’s been missing since May, is due to appear in court Thursday on a new charge of evidence tampering outlined in a police warrant with shocking new allegations in the missing woman’s case. Fotis Dulos’ girlfriend Michelle Troconis told police he had the truck cleaned days later, “because the body of Jennifer at some point was in there,” according to the warrant. Investigators also found what police called “alibi scripts” in Dulos’ business office, notes handwritten by Dulos and Troconis about activities and phone calls on the day Jennifer Dulos disappeared and the day after that turned out to be inaccurate and included “alibi witnesses who were later determined to be false,” …

Todd Palin Reportedly Files For Divorce From Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s husband, for divorce from the former Alaska governor and the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee. a document in Anchorage Superior Court on Friday asking the marriage be dissolved, The newspaper reported that the divorce filing used initials instead of full names, but the marriage date matches up with publicly available information. The filing asks for joint legal custody of Trig, the couple’s only child not of legal age. They have four other children. The Anchorage Todd Palin, filed a separate document asking the court to designate the divorce confidential. Craig Medred, who first reported about the divorce filing, said the Palins have been dogged by rumors of marital discord for at least a decade. He wrote unlike in the …

Going the distance for a plastic-free ocean

Cape Town, South Africa (CNN) Sarah Ferguson is creating awareness about plastic pollution one stroke at a time. This record-setting endurance swimmer is not preparing for a race or aiming for a world title. She’s putting in countless strokes and sacrifices for something much larger than herself, or anything else — the ocean. A cleaner, plastic-free ocean. Ferguson completed the grueling 65 kilometer swim in a little over 19 hours, becoming the first person ever to swim the entire perimeter of the island. “Having a language barrier, being so remote, there were a lot of challenges. But that’s where the teamwork came in,” she said. Humble and inclusive, she credits a worldwide team for the success in their mission and …

Jim Mattis Says He Regrets Strong Criticism Of Joe Biden In New Book

Jim Mattis on Sunday expressed regret for criticizing Margaret Brennan, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” read an excerpt of Mattis’ book, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead,” in which he suggests Biden ignored advice from intelligence officials who cautioned against the Obama administration’s withdrawal from the Iraq War.  Mattis told Brennan he had begun writing his “history book” in 2013 and was unaware that Biden ― now a Democratic front-runner whose candidacy was long suspected ― would actually run. “The intelligence community was very clear,” he said. “They forecasted the rise of a group ― you and I know it as ISIS, and we should have taken their advice on board.” Mattis said Tuesday when the time’s right.” He offered no …

New blood test catches cancer before symptoms show

Deprived areas see fewer early cancer diagnoses Spying on cell eating habits ‘may help cancer diagnosis’ Glasgow is ‘lung disease death capital’ Lung cancer is the most common cancer that kills in Scotland, and is attributed to a quarter of the country’s cancer-related deaths. About 85% of patients in the UK are left undiagnosed until the disease has spread to other parts of the body. However the Early Detection of Cancer of the Lung Scotland trial found the test could detect the illness four years or more before standard clinical diagnosis. How did the trial work? In what is believed to be the largest trial of its kind in the world, 12,209 patients from Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Tayside were recruited …

Serena Williams Misses Out On History, Falls To 19-Year-Old Bianca Andreescu In US Open Final

Williams fell 6-3, 7-5 to Andreescu in the US Open final on Sunday. The win is the 19-year-old Andreescu’s first career Grand Slam, and the fourth straight loss in a Grand Slam final for Williams. Star-making performance from Bianca Andreescu The second set looked like it would a runaway win for Andreescu after she broke Williams twice in a row to take a commanding 5-1 game lead. Williams responded with the fire that has brought her to the brink of history and fought back to tie the set at 5-5. Andreescu is both the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam and the first player born in the 2000s to capture the honor. Between Andreescu, last year’s champion Naomi Osaka …

NOAA Warned Staffers Not To Contradict Trump On Dorian: Report

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned staffers last week not to contradict President false claims about according to The Washington Post.  tweeted that Alabama “would most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated” by Hurricane Dorian, even though projections at that time showed no such thing. A staffer who spoke to the Post on the condition of anonymity said it was clear to employees that “social media posts” referred to a tweet from the National Weather Service station in Birmingham, Alabama, which contradicted Trump. “This is the first time I’ve felt pressure from above to not say what truly is the forecast,” the NOAA meteorologist told the Post. “It’s hard for me to wrap my head around. One of the things …

A Woman Saved 97 Stray Dogs From Hurricane Dorian. They’re Now Living In Her House.

Hurricane Dorian hit Chella Phillips took 97 dogs into her has killed at least five people in the islands ― ravaged the archipelago, multiple media outlets reported. “It has been insane since last night, poop, piss non stop but at least they are respecting my bed and nobody has dared to jump in,” Phillips wrote in a Facebook post that has gone viral. “Each island has [an] abundance of homeless dogs, my heart is so broken for the ones without a place to hide a CAT 5 monster and only God can protect them now,” she added. told ABC News it was “either leave the dogs on the street to fend for themselves…or do something about it.” Phillips runs She did …

Ex-Labour MP Berger joins Liberal Democrats

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBerger: Lib Dems “unequivocal” on Brexit Former Labour MP Luciana Berger has joined the Liberal Democrats, saying the party is “unequivocal in wanting to stop Brexit”. She said leader Jo Swinson had offered “a vital, positive alternative” to Labour and the Conservatives. Ms Berger left Labour in protest at the handling of anti-Semitism allegations. Along with six other MPs she formed Change UK, but left after disappointing results in the European elections earlier this year. Tory MP defects ahead of crucial Brexit vote MP Chuka Umunna joins Lib Dems PM’s brother quits as Tory MP and minister Ms Swinson said she was “delighted” to welcome Ms Berger to the Liberal Democrats. Image …

Republicans Want To Elect More Women Just Not Fewer Men

Rosemary Becchi is exactly who the Republican Party says it’s looking for.  Becchi (pronounced “Becky”) is running for one of the House seats Democrats snapped up in the blue wave of 2018 and that Republicans are eager to snatch back in Republicans say they are desperate to recruit, to speak to the voters they are desperate to win back.  But when Becchi met with a party official at National Republican Congressional Committee headquarters in Washington, he asked her not to run. NRCC officials already preferred another Republican in her New Jersey district, he said: Tom Kean Jr., the son of that state’s popular former governor from the ’80s.  “One of the first things they said to me was, ‘Why don’t …

Ryanair pilots vote for further strikes

18-19 September for 48 hours 21 September for 24 hours 23 September for 24 hours 25 September for 24 hours 27 September for 24 hours 29 September for 24 hours Balpa said its members want the same kind of agreements that exist in other airlines on pensions, loss of licence insurance, maternity benefits, allowances and pay. “While this action has considerably disrupted Ryanair, forcing them to engage contractors and bring in foreign crews to run its operation, it has had limited impact on the public’s travel plans,” said Balpa’s general secretary Brian Strutton. “Ryanair should stop dragging its feet and get back to the negotiating table.” Ryanair said most of its pilots had flown during the strike action in August …

An iPhone 11 Pro? What to expect at Apple’s big event

New York (CNN Business)Apple (AAPL) will likely unveil new iPhones during a closely watched media event on Tuesday but don’t expect anything foldable, 5G capable or radically different from the year before. The decline came as the company grappled with consumers waiting longer to upgrade their smartphones and a trade war denting demand in China, once one of Apple’s most promising markets. If the rumors ahead of this year’s event are true, it may have a hard time reversing this concerning trend. “Apple tends to perform well when it changes the design of the iPhone in a drastic way,” said ABI Research analyst David McQueen, referencing the transition from the iPhone 5S to the iPhone 6. “However, it cannot do …