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If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Charities and councils support the move but question how much funding will be available. Bafta TV Awards: Wins for Killing Eve, Ant and Dec and Benedict Cumberbatch The BBC thriller Killing Eve had a good night at the Bafta TV Awards, taking three trophies. Meanwhile, Ant and Dec and Benedict Cumberbatch were celebrating. Find out who won what here. We’ve put together eight things we learned on this glitzy occasion. Plus, we have a full list of the nominees and winners and pictures of the arrivals on the red carpet. Eurovision 2019: What the songs say Michael Rice becomes the latest British hopeful to try their luck at Eurovision, …

Dallas police raid Catholic diocese properties in investigation of alleged sex abuse by clergy

(CNN)Dallas police searched the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and other properties Wednesday as part of the church’s widening sex abuse scandal, police and church officials said. The diocese said in a statement that Paredes and the other four priests who were the subjects of Wednesday’s search warrant were on a list of accused clergy that Bishop Edward Burns released in January. Burns said the diocese has been cooperating with investigators even before the list was made public. “We recognized throughout our collaboration with the police there are some who are not satisfied and want to look for themselves,” he said. “We know we have given them the files. And so we say by all means look.” The …

Hockey mask man pointed AK-47 at boys

Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police Image caption Monger used a Kalashnikov rifle to threaten the children The judge said he had been told of “the very considerable distress and enormous anxiety” Monger had inflicted on his victims. “You threatened a group of 11-year-old schoolchildren with a rifle in your hand while shouting at them to get on the ground. “The children thought you were about to shoot at them,” he said. The judge commended Mr Weirs for his bravery and courage and awarded him £1,000 from the Sheriff’s Fund. Monger pleaded guilty to using an imitation firearm to cause fear of violence and possession of prohibited weapons.

Susan Sontag was true author of ex-husband’s book, biography claims

Sontag: Her Life says she wrote Freud: The Mind of the Moralist by Philip Rieff, whom she married at 17 A new biography of Philip Rieffs seminal work Freud: The Mind of the Moralist. Out in September, Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser lays out textual and anecdotal evidence that Sontag was not only the unofficial co-author of the 1959 analysis of credit her as Susan Rieff with special thanks in the preface, but by 1961 any acknowledgement of Sontag had been dropped. According to Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliography, their 1959 divorce settlement stipulated she agree to Rieffs claim of sole authorship. While writing Sontag: Her Life, Moser was given permission by her estate to study the parts of …

The best of British press photography

From wars and riots to world cups and red carpets, the press photographer is on hand to capture in a split second the moment that tells the story. Members of the British Press Photographers’ Association are showing off their best work from the past couple of years at the Bargehouse Gallery, central London. Here is a selection of those on show. Image copyright Henry Nicholls / Reuters Image caption England football fans enjoyed an amazing summer as their team made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup. Here, they watch the game on television as England go out to Croatia. Image copyright Samir Hussein Image caption Taylor Swift was pictured on stage at Wembley Stadium, north-west London, by photographer …

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness: Symptoms, Treatment, & What To Do If You Might Have It

By Jennifer Reeves Updated May 17, 2019 Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that are caused by the body’s immune system malfunctioning. For most individuals who are diagnosed with HS, symptoms begin in puberty, though it is possible for it to start at any point in time. The first symptoms are usually bumps or infected lesions on the inside of the thighs or underneath the arms. These may be confused for pimples at first. However, HS typically evolves into larger, painful abscesses that can rupture. These abscesses can be very painful, and interfere with day-to-day function. HS can impact both men and women, however, it often develops both where hair grows and where that skin rubs against …

33 Tips For Night Owls Who Want To Wake Up Earlier

By Claudia van Zyl If you’re sick of sleeping until noon, here are some tips from Ask Reddit on how to wake up earlier. By Claudia van Zyl 1. Have something you look forward to doing. Like making yourself a breakfast you really enjoy or doing an exercise you love. 2. Make a morning playlist that’s exactly as long as you want to spend getting ready. Make it full of songs that pump you up. 3. Set up thinner curtains to let the rays enter in. The sunlight will help adjust your internal clock. 4. Take care of yourself the night before. Prepare an easy breakfast/meal prep. Set aside the clothes you want to wear for the next day. 5. …

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Bribery Case – And She’s Facing Real Jail Time! – Perez Hilton

Felicity Huffman Macy just walked into a Boston courtroom Monday morning, apparently to make things official: she’s pleading guilty to her role in the college admissions scandal. According to media reports, the former Desperate Housewives star is one of 14 parents  Officially, the actress pled guilty to a single count of  Regardless… today marks a major moment in the ongoing college admissions bribery case, as it has officially found culpability in one of the most high-profile people accused in the set of allegations. Beyond Huffman Macy’s own potential jail time and the fall-out from all that, today’s guilty plea must also certainly leave Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, wondering: if those who bow to the feds and take the plea are …

New See-Through Frog Species Discovered Thanks To Its “High-Pitched Trill In Colombia

A glass frog with a call like no other has been discovered in the coastal mountain range of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. Biologist José Luis Pérez-González heard the high-pitched trill while camping near a creek on a survey expedition of harlequin toads, some of the last-remaining in high-altitude ecosystems. Unable to make it back by nightfall, the team decided to pitch tent nearby.  “We got bored and went to explore the creek where we found a glass frog – but the frogs’ calls were markedly different from the call of the species we already knew, the endemic Magdalena giant glass frog,” said Pérez-González, the vice president of Global Wildlife Conservation’s (GWC) partner Colombian NGO Fundación Atelopus, in …

Puppy farm ban set to be confirmed

The story of the dog behind Lucy’s Law Rogue puppy farmers hit with £1m tax bill What are conditions like inside a puppy farm? The rules, which will apply to England, are also designed to deter smugglers who abuse the Pet Travel Scheme to bring young animals into the UK to be sold. Named after Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who died in 2016 after being poorly treated on a puppy farm, the ban is scheduled to come into force on 6 April next year, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said. Can you help me spread my message? STOP puppy farming #adoptdontshop #rescue #rescuedog #lucytherescuecavalier #dog #dogsofinstagram #cavaliers 😘💗x A post shared by Lucy The Rescue …

414 million pieces of trash found on remote islands near Australia, study finds

Marine biologist Jennifer Lavers published a study Thursday about plastic debris she and her colleagues found on seven of the Cocos Keeling Islands in 2017. Pictured: (A) eastern side of South Island, (B) north side of Direction Island, (C) beach-back vegetation along the north-east side of Home Island, (D) micro-plastics along the eastern side of South Island.<br> (Nature.com) The outlet reported Lavers did her research in 2017 on seven of the islands. According to the study, she and her colleagues chose the Cocos Keeling Islands because, as uninhabited locations, the plastic they found wouldn’t be from the islands themselves and no one would have been there to remove any of it. MELTING GLACIERS ON ALASKA’S DENALI WILL UNLEASH TONS OF …

Woman’s viral thread about a stranger on the train asking her for help is a must-read.

via Shutterstock It’s hard enough asking for help from your closest friends and family, let alone a complete stranger. But for some people, relying on the kindness of strangers is a necessity. A woman recently shared an eye-opening thread on Twitter about how a stranger on the train who suffers from epilepsy reached out to her for help, and she complied. The woman, named Erynn Brook, initially shared the whole story as a distraction from her cat getting an ultrasound. I’m waiting on kitty ultrasound results and trying to distract myself a little bit so I’d like to tell you a story about something that happened last night, in the hopes that I can process my feelings around it. I …

50 Stupidly Simple Things That Are Making You Look Like An Asshole

By Erik Mclean Don’t do any of these things mentioned on Ask Reddit or you’ll look like a complete asshole. By Erik Mclean 1. Be super sarcastic all the time no matter the situation. 2. Interrupting people when they talk. It’s very annoying, and people will think you’re being rude if it’s constant. 3. As soon as you meet them say some crap like: “I’m just letting you know right now, I’m brutally honest. Like no offense but I’m just brutally honest.” 4. Constantly try to see their phone screen even if they tell you to fuck off. 5. Refer to yourself in 3rd person. 6. Be on your phone while at dinner. 7. Grab food off their plate. For …

Report: College Board will introduce ‘adversity score’ for SAT test takers’ social and economic backgrounds

(CNN)The nonprofit group that administers the SAT will assign an adversity score to each student who takes the test to reflect their social and economic backgrounds, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The news comes against the backdrop of a bombshell college admissions scandal, which saw a slew of indictments against wealthy and powerful parents who allegedly paid their kids’ ways into elite universities. The scandal reignited the debate surrounding race and economic background and what role they play in college admissions. Some parents were found to have paid bribes to have the SAT taken by others for their children. Not all the students were aware of the cheating arranged by their parents, according to the criminal …

Pollster Predicts Sanders Will Be The 2020 Democratic Nominee

Frank Luntz is ready to make a prediction about who will win the 2020 Democratic nomination. And if he’s right, Vermont Sen. “The Democrats who have moved to the left are in tune with the Democratic Party,” the longtime Republican pollster told Fox News. “They’re just not in tune with mainstream America.”  Donald Trump win in 2016.  “The public is really frustrated about being forgotten or left behind. And those two emotions, which elected Donald Trump, are alive not just on the right but also on the left. It’s the reason why Bernie Sanders did so well in 2016 and why, I’ll be blunt with you, I think he is the most likely nominee in 2020.” “Republicans should want that,” Luntz …

Queen is thinking about throwing a massive concert to fight climate change.

Photo by Rogers / Getty Images From 1983 to 1985, a famine ravaged Ethiopia leaving over a million people dead. Over 400,000 people were forced to leave the country and nearly 200,000 children were orphaned. To raise funds for the humanitarian crisis, Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldoff organized two benefit concerts on July 13, 1985 in London at Wembley Stadium and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. The concerts would go on to raise $245 million. The line-ups at both events were staggering. London’s concert had David Bowie, Queen, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, The Who, and U2. Philadelphia’s featured Madonna, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Duran Duran, and a reunited Led Zeppelin. However, no matter how many watts of …