Judges ‘dealing directly with rowing couples’

Who gets legal aid? Legal aid network ‘decimated’ by cuts Voices of children ‘lost in family courts’ Adviser sent to improve children’s social services Asked on BBC Radio 4’s the World At One programme how cuts to legal aid have affected the system, Sir Andrew said: “What it means for the court is that the judges and magistrates are often having to interact with these individuals directly, and that’s a different skill-set from interacting with a professional lawyer. “But what’s needed is a major public education programme about parenting and how to be a parent once you and your partner have fallen out. “The sort of thing I have in mind is the approach that was taken to smoking or …

Nicki Minaj Drops Saudi Arabia Show Amid Outcry From Human Rights Activists

Nicki Minaj has canceled “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest,” the rapper said in a statement. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.” On Friday, the Human Rights Foundation, a nonprofit based in New York and collaborating with activists worldwide, “If you move forward with this performance for a festival sponsored by the Crown Prince, you will be in league with the people who respond to freedom of …

24-Year-Old Biochemist Wins Miss Virginia Title After Doing A Science Experiment As Her Talent

24-year-old biochemist Camille Schrier was crowned the new Miss Virginia recently, after showcasing her talents onstage in the form of a science experiment. Virginia beauty pageant contestant Camille Schrier showed a rather unusual talent for these kinds of shows Image credits: “Elephant Toothpaste” reaction. Rick Myers / Miss Virginia Ms. Schrier said that it was the recent overhaul to the competition, which now places greater value on true talents and social impact over appearance, that encouraged her to enter the pageant circuit again. “The evolution of the Miss America competition, which reflects greater inclusiveness, and an opportunity to make a difference and win scholarships inspired me to step forward this year and compete,” she told  Image credits: She won not …

Everyone thinks Halle Berry has been cast as ‘The Little Mermaid’

(CNN)When news broke that Halle Bailey had been cast as Ariel in the upcoming live-action version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the internet grew confused. A few hours after Berry’s tweet, Bailey replied, “this means the world. happy to share names with you … love you lots.” Bailey, 19, forms half the R&B duo Chloe x Halle. It will be exciting to see her take on Ariel, who trades in her beautiful singing voice for human legs. Bailey tweeted that landing the role is “a dream come true.” Rob Marshall is set to direct, and Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are in talks to star. The film is produced by John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. “After an …

What happened when my flight was invaded by ants

Little did I know that after tweeting about my nine-hour saga, the story would go viral around the world and I would find myself embroiled in a freedom of press issue Thats odd, I thought when a large, fat ant strolled across my pillow as the plane lined up for take-off from Venice to Newark last week. The flight, as I would discover shortly into the nine-hour journey, was infested. Midair, I tweeted about the saga, partly to take my mind off the creepy crawlers, but mostly for the benefit of my sisters, who would, like all good siblings, inevitably find great mirth in my absurd predicament. Little did I know that, by the time we landed, a TV crew …

Joe Biden Expresses ‘Regret’ For Comments About Working With Segregationists

Joe Biden apologized Saturday for remarks he made regarding his past work with segregationist lawmakers, acknowledging that they may have hurt some people.  he said during a speech in Sumter, South Carolina. “I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain or misconception maybe I caused anybody.” Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Biden said Saturday that he hoped “that misstep” wouldn’t “define 50 years of my record for fighting for civil rights, racial justice in this country.” Biden  However, Biden was criticized as being The candidate has since launched a full-throated defense of his past, Biden told the crowd in South Carolina that both he and the nation have evolved. “I’ve grown and I think it’s good to be able …

The Guardian Weekly is 100 years old

Our seven-day print edition was first published on this day in 1919 Around 10 million people across the world read the Guardians journalism online every day. But, before it was possible to read our reporting instantaneously, the introduction many of our international readers had to the Guardian was through the Guardian Weekly, which was first published 100 years ago today. The Weekly has been providing a snapshot of world affairs for a century; for Guardian readers who left the UK behind as well as those who had never stepped foot in the country. The Weekly began, in the wake of the first world war, by reproducing articles from what was then the Manchester Guardian for readers around the world. It …

Citizens’ Assembly to ‘reinvigorate democracy’

Six UK parliamentary committees have also proposals for a citizens’ assembly to discuss how the UK should tackle climate change. Ireland’s has been seen as instrumental in the liberalisation of the country’s abortion and same-sex marriage laws. Ms Jones said having contact with the institution will empower people in Wales and hopefully bring new thinking into the democratic process to help “reinvigorate our democracy once again for the next 20 years”. Image caption Neil Hamilton said Wales doesn’t “need another body meeting statically made up of a handful of people” However, UKIP AM Neil Hamilton said setting one up in Wales was an admission of failure by the assembly. “A national assembly should be a true citizens’ assembly, it should …

30 Of The Funniest Cat Jokes Vet Clinics Put Up On Their Signs

The following list is a collection of hilarious signs from various vet clinics that decided to have some fun with their customers by making up some pawsome cat jokes. From super corny puns about cat behavior to clever observations about felines, these signs are sure to have you in stitches. Scroll down and don’t forget to upvote your favs! #1 Veterinary care in 2016 was variable by pet species and other factors, with 82.8 percent of dog-owning households and 54.3 percent of cat-owning households making at least one visit to the veterinarian. Total spending on veterinary care for all types of pets was $27.8 billion during 2016. #4 #5 Among cat-owning households that visited veterinarians 89.1 percent had a “regular …

Two dead after being hit by train in south Wales

Network Rail faces questions after workers struck on tracks near Port Talbot Network Rail is facing demands for answers after two workers were killed by a train in south Wales. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said there would be an investigation into how the incident occurred on Wednesday morning near Port Talbot. A third person was treated for shock at the scene but uninjured. British Transport Police (BTP) said it was too early to confirm whether the section of railway between Pyle and Port Talbot was being treated as a crime scene, but confirmed forensics officers were in place. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

What’s With Mainstream Outlets Spoiling ‘The Bachelorette’ This Season? Betches

If you couldn’t guess from the headline of this article, today we’re going to be discussing spoilers for this season of The Bachelorette! So uh, if you’re one of the 10 people who doesn’t know about the ending of this season yet, feel free to stop reading now. *moment of silence so hopefully I don’t get yelled at in the comments for spoilers* Okay, we back. So at this point, it’s not really even a spoiler to say that Jed had a girlfriend when he went on The Bachelorette. I feel like I practically know the woman at this point, and there’s no doubt that Jed is a lying piece of sh*t who only wants to promote his equally sh*tty music. The thing that is still …

Trump at his rainy July 4th event: Americans ‘part of one of the greatest stories ever told’

(CNN)With jets roaring overhead and a poncho-clad crowd before him, President Donald Trump implored Americans to come together Thursday in a show of national pride — a rare unifying message from a deeply divisive President that came after days of controversy and criticism over his precedent-shattering military spectacle on the National Mall. But by Thursday evening, a soggy mass of onlookers — many wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats — had assembled near the Lincoln Memorial to hear the President deliver what was ultimately a message of national pride. “As we gather this evening in the joy of freedom, we remember that we all share a truly extraordinary heritage,” Trump said in remarks that did not veer off-script. “Together, …