Easter Weekend Bombings In Sri Lanka Kill 290 At Churches, Hotels

Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. A government source said President Maithripala Sirisena, who was abroad when the attacks happened, had called a meeting of the National Security Council early on Monday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would attend the meeting, the source said. Sri Lanka had been at war for decades with Tamil separatists but extremist violence had been on the wane since the civil war ended 10 years ago. ASSOCIATED PRESS A view of St. Sebastian’s Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne) Soldiers …

Nipsey Hussle’s activism lives on as merchandise orders pour in

Teams at the rappers Marathon Clothing store say soaring sales arent just about fashion: People are trying to change and thats what Nipsey pushed for The death last month of Nipsey Hussle, the Crenshaw-based rapper and community activist, prompted an outpouring of grief. Tickets for a Los Angeles the Marathon Clothing store in 2017. Since he was shot dead there on 31 March, at the age of 33, sales have soared. Outside the store last week, employees were busy fulfilling orders. Sales had increased at least 100%, I know for sure, said Boutabag Wicced, 32, who identified himself as a member of the Rolling 60s gang and said he had been involved with the store for more than a month. …

Maine Legislature OKs Bill To End ‘Food Shaming’ Students Who Can’t Afford Meals

The The legislation also says school officials must communicate with a parent or guardian about a student’s meal debts, rather than directly with a pupil. One of the bill’s co-sponsors, state Rep. Janice Dodge (D),  State Sen. Marianne Moore (R), who also co-sponsored the bill, Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Whitney Port Weighs In On Spencer & Stephanie Pratt’s Intense Feud – ‘They Kind Of Want You To Pick Sides’ – Perez Hilton

Whitney Port isn’t getting involved in the never-ending drama between Spencer Pratt and Stephanie Pratt, but that doesn’t mean she can’t give her two cents! The Hills: New Beginnings star weighed in on the “really intense” sibling drama to E! News two months ahead of the anticipated revival premiere. The 34-year-old, whose husband Tim Rosenman and son Sonny “won’t really be a big part of the show,” explained: “They have some deeply-rooted issues that I would love for them to work out, but I’m not sure they’re at the place themselves where they want to work it out yet.” She continued, sharing that it was “hard” for her to pick sides, which is why she isn’t going to: “There is this …

Denise Richards Admits She ‘F**ked Up A Lot’ During Her Marriage To Charlie Sheen! – Perez Hilton

Denise Richards is opening up about her four-year marriage to Charlie Sheen. On Tuesday night’s episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the 48-year-old actress got emotional when discussing her union to the Two and a Half Men actor. The Bravolebrity revealed: “It’s surreal when you start to see your kids become adults. It makes me cry… I just feel like I f**ked up a lot with their dad. I don’t want them to look back at their childhood and remember [arguments].” The two were married from June 2002 to November 2006, and share two daughters: Sam, 15, and Lola, 13. The World Is Not Enough vixen added: “My girls have been through a lot… How I chose to relate to the dysfunction that …

‘I am a gaffe machine’: a history of Joe Biden’s biggest blunders

As the former vice-president enters a crowded 2020 field, will his well-documented past of confusing and embarrassing moments work against him? After months of speculation and hinting, Joe Biden but polls in recent weeks have consistently shown him leading the pack, perhaps because of his experience and lengthy record in office. But unlike some of his much younger opponents, its his decades in the public eye, and in particular his well-documented history of confusing or downright embarrassing gaffes and misstatements, that may end up working against him. He even made a gaffe about his intentions to run for the White House. Just last month he seemed to put his hands on his wife Stephanies shoulders, rubbing them and appearing to …

Florida Man Stabbed Nephew For Hogging Bathroom: Police

Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies and DeLand police arrived Tuesday to find the 29-year-old victim with wounds in his stomach and back. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Johnson was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and is being held without bond. ___ Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Key events in Egypt since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising

Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of nationwide protests against his nearly 30-year rule. The military takes over, dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution after the uprising leaves hundreds of protesters dead in clashes with security forces. Nov. 28, 2011-Feb. 15, 2012: The Muslim Brotherhood wins nearly half the seats in multi-stage elections for the first post-Mubarak parliament. June 30, 2012: The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi takes office as Egypt’s first freely elected president. Aug. 12, 2012: Morsi removes the defense minister and military chief, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, and replaces him with Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Nov. 22, 2012: Morsi unilaterally decrees greater powers for himself, a move that sparks days of protests. …

Ancient Crusaders Lived, Loved, And Fought Alongside Lebanese

For the first time ever, DNA sequencing of ancient human remains thought to belong to 13th-century Crusaders reveals that the ancient warriors lived, loved, and fought alongside local residents of what is now Lebanon. Between 1095 and 1291, the Crusades brought hundreds of thousands of Europeans south to settle along the eastern Mediterranean coast in an attempt to settle Christian states through religious warfare. Historical records indicate that the causes were often led by nobility, but little is known about the lives of ordinary soldiers who traveled, lived, and died for their beliefs. “Historical documents tell us the names of the nobility who led the Crusades, but the identities of the soldiers remained a mystery,” said researcher Chris Tyler-Smith in a …

Donald Trump set for state visit in June

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRemember President Trump’s last UK visit in July 2018? US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. He will also have official talks with the prime minister at Downing Street. Mr Trump previously met the Queen at Windsor Castle when he came to the UK in July 2018 on a working visit. The White House said the upcoming trip would reaffirm the “steadfast and special relationship between the United States and …

Exhausted Mom Lists Societys Impossible Expectations Shes Supposed To Fulfill

“Don’t settle for second best, you can have it all!” These kinds of positive, motivational slogans are often used to empower women, to show that there are no limits to ambition and that a woman needn’t have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling family life. But is there a danger of these good-intentioned attitudes actually doing more harm than good? Many women now feel an intense pressure to live up to these high standards, and ‘show’ society that hard work, dedication and superhuman organizational skills can make ‘having it all’ a perfectly achievable goal. But rarely do we see the reality behind the carefully curated Instagram accounts, Pinterests and perfectly maintained smiles of these uber-moms, many of …

Younes Bendjima ‘Is Still Smitten’ With Ex Kourtney Kardashian Amid 40th Birthday Party Invite! – Perez Hilton

Kourtney Kardashian‘s birthday party included a few surprise guests. As However, the reality television personality also invited her exes, including Luka Sabbat, baby daddy Scott Disick, and Younes Bendjima! According to an E! News source on Friday, the mother-of-three is “on good terms” with Bendjima, which is why he was invited. The insider explained: “Kourtney invited all of her exes to the party including Scott Disick—who brought Sofia Richie—and Younes Bendjima… Kourtney and Younes have been on good terms recently and have been texting here and there. He’s reached out several times since they split to check in… Kourtney thought it would be nice to have him around and wanted to see him, so she invited him.” Apparently, Kourt and the …

Asia will feel the pain if US sanctions shut down Iran’s oil exports

Dubai (CNN Business)Asia’s biggest economies are scrambling to find new sources of oil after the United States said it would no longer grant exemptions to sanctions on Iranian crude exports. Some countries that were granted waivers have already found alternative suppliers. Italy, Greece and Taiwan haven’t loaded any Iranian barrels since November, according to the International Energy Agency, which cited data from Kpler, a company that tracks oil shipments. China, India and South Korea are still buying from Iran. India, for one, appears to have a plan to replace its lost Iranian oil. “There will be additional supplies from other major oil producing countries,” Minister of Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted on Tuesday. Some of those could come from America, or …

Humans Were Losing A Knee Bone. Now Its Making A Rapid Return

Some people have an extra bone in their knee, known as a fabella. No one has identified a purpose for it and it increases the risk of arthritis, so it’s hardly surprising it was becoming increasingly rare. Yet a study of human knees over the last century and a half has revealed the fabella is bouncing back at a rate too fast to be natural selection. Dr Michael Berthaume of Imperial College London led a team that looked at 58 studies of human knees, including records of 21,000 individuals, starting from 1875. At the start of that period, 17.9 percent of people whose knees were examined had a fabella, which grows in a tendon behind the knee. By 1918, this …