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24 Jun 19
Today's Sports Update

Dear Sports Media, Your coverage expanded like no other over the past decade, let alone century. The need to release the story first is a desire that constantly gets fulfilled. Deadlines make media one of the most stressful jobs in the history of the workforce. Yet, we still have a ways to go regarding our […]

24 Jun 19
datenBrad Journalism

Social anxiety is not pretty for anybody involved. There’s a lot of pain and the feeling of not being good enough for other people. So, why does Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu manage to portray it in such an adorable manner? Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu, to be referred to as Hitoribocchi from here on out, follows […]

24 Jun 19
my vices and weaknesses

Death takes a Holiday at Pemberley by Kelly Miller, what a title, don’t you think? Intriguing at least and scary too. We do not want death around our lovely and loved characters. Just in case anyone may be thinking it, this has nothing to do with Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. That is a […]

24 Jun 19
Fidelitos

My Journey with wildlife photography continues. I hope also you continue to be a part of that journey and maybe even enjoy some of my work and maybe even share your thoughts/comments if I really get lucky. A rare visit by a good friend 🙂  About the Bird (Wikipedia): The Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus) is […]

24 Jun 19
Thoughts Stained With Ink

Hello, lovelies! SPFBO 5–or, the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off–is officially a go, with 300 entries received, all ten judges signed up and only a week away before the reading officially begins! For those of you in the community, you’ll know that I joined in late last year to help out another judge and I positively […]

24 Jun 19
Hyperallergic

An interview with the Jorge Iván Cevallos (Crazy Horse), the founder, general director, and producer of the Intercontinental Biennale of the Indigenous Arts.

24 Jun 19
pourquoi pas?

I am in the country of female liberation, I am in the country of the “rights of the woman and the citizen”. I am in the country home to Simone de Beauvoir. Yet, things that these women fought for and are considered to have won – yet there are 2 things you don’t want to […]

24 Jun 19
The Sun
LOVE Island returned with yet another explosive episode tonight following Maura and Tom’s shock fallout. And the announcement of another recoupling left islanders on the edge, with the boys choosing which girl would stay, but who ended up leaving? Love Island held yet another recoupling in episode 19 What happened in tonight’s episode? Maura certainly wasn’t happy when she rushed to the girls and informed them about what she had overheard Tom saying in the garden. All of the male islanders encouraged Tom to speak with Maura, having hoped that she would forgive him for his banter talk. During their the conversation, however, the grid girl was angered knowing that someone she was getting to know had talked about her in a derogatory manner. When Tom stressed that there had been a miscommunication, Maura vented, saying: “What do you mean miscommunication? You said what you said!” Maura filled the girls in on what she had overheard in the garden The Irish bombshell became irritated with Tom after he denied ever saying anything bad, leading Molly-Mae Hague to intervene. As Tom made an exit, Molly comforted Maura, but it seemed that the situation was all a little too much for her to handle. She gushed: “I’m not going to let anyone talk about me like a piece of garbage. He’s trying to be a lad out there in front of all the boys. “I don’t want a lad, I want a gentleman. Someone who is going to talk about me with a bit of respect.” Later on, Anton Danyuk tried having a word with Maura about the incident, and while he had mentioned that Tom was simply repeating what the other guys in the villa had said, Maura had deemed him to be a gentleman. The Irish beauty didn’t want to hear Tom’s apology “I just think that is completely wrong. I’m so glad I came down because he is the last person I want to spend the night with. That’s the truth,” she argued. In quite the desperate attempt to win her back, Tom tried his luck once again by apologising and wanting to talk to Maura, but she wasn’t having any of it. As the night progressed and islanders relaxed in the garden, Maura received a text, saying: “Islanders. Tonight, there will be a recoupling. The boys will choose, and the girl not picked to be in a couple will be dumped from the Island. #ByeFelicia #GirlCrushed” In the Beach Hut, Danny Williams shared his concerns after having developed a connection with Arabella Chi but still sharing feelings for Yewande Biala. [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5″ pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.4/componentLoader.js?107692″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.4%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F107692%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5.json”] Things had escalated over the week, with neither girl knowing where they actually stood with the hunk from Hull – but the leading lady he was going to choose was certainly going to make things very clear for Arabella and Yewande. Completely puzzled with the decision he was going to make, Danny said in the Beach Hut: “If I pick Yewande and it goes back to how it is then I’ve only got myself to blame. I could be missing out something quite special with Arabella.” In the end, Danny opted to save Arabella which subsequently saw Yewande pack her belongings and leave the villa. This meant that the new couples were as follows: Tommy and Molly-Mae Curtis and Amy Michael and Amber Tom and Maura Jordan and Anna Anton and Lucie Danny and Arabella Yewande was devastated after finding out she’d been dumped What days in the week is Love Island on ITV2? You can catch Love Island every weekday and on Sundays on ITV2 from 9pm. Saturday nights sees Love Island: Unseen Bits replace the main show, offering viewers a round-up of all the best moments from the week. You can also watch Caroline Flack’s spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun on Sunday nights from 10pm on ITV2, where she discusses the latest action with famous guests. [bc_video video_id=”6051756586001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The boys accuse Maura Higgins of ‘double standards’ after row with Tom Walker on Love Island”]
24 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
LOVE Island returned with yet another explosive episode tonight following Maura and Tom’s shock fallout. And the announcement of another recoupling left islanders on the edge, with the boys choosing which girl would stay, but who ended up leaving? Love Island held yet another recoupling in episode 19 What happened in tonight’s episode? Maura certainly wasn’t happy when she rushed to the girls and informed them about what she had overheard Tom saying in the garden. All of the male islanders encouraged Tom to speak with Maura, having hoped that she would forgive him for his banter talk. During their the conversation, however, the grid girl was angered knowing that someone she was getting to know had talked about her in a derogatory manner. When Tom stressed that there had been a miscommunication, Maura vented, saying: “What do you mean miscommunication? You said what you said!” Maura filled the girls in on what she had overheard in the garden The Irish bombshell became irritated with Tom after he denied ever saying anything bad, leading Molly-Mae Hague to intervene. As Tom made an exit, Molly comforted Maura, but it seemed that the situation was all a little too much for her to handle. She gushed: “I’m not going to let anyone talk about me like a piece of garbage. He’s trying to be a lad out there in front of all the boys. “I don’t want a lad, I want a gentleman. Someone who is going to talk about me with a bit of respect.” Later on, Anton Danyuk tried having a word with Maura about the incident, and while he had mentioned that Tom was simply repeating what the other guys in the villa had said, Maura had deemed him to be a gentleman. The Irish beauty didn’t want to hear Tom’s apology “I just think that is completely wrong. I’m so glad I came down because he is the last person I want to spend the night with. That’s the truth,” she argued. In quite the desperate attempt to win her back, Tom tried his luck once again by apologising and wanting to talk to Maura, but she wasn’t having any of it. As the night progressed and islanders relaxed in the garden, Maura received a text, saying: “Islanders. Tonight, there will be a recoupling. The boys will choose, and the girl not picked to be in a couple will be dumped from the Island. #ByeFelicia #GirlCrushed” In the Beach Hut, Danny Williams shared his concerns after having developed a connection with Arabella Chi but still sharing feelings for Yewande Biala. [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5″ pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.4/componentLoader.js?107692″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.4%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F107692%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5.json”] Things had escalated over the week, with neither girl knowing where they actually stood with the hunk from Hull – but the leading lady he was going to choose was certainly going to make things very clear for Arabella and Yewande. Completely puzzled with the decision he was going to make, Danny said in the Beach Hut: “If I pick Yewande and it goes back to how it is then I’ve only got myself to blame. I could be missing out something quite special with Arabella.” In the end, Danny opted to save Arabella which subsequently saw Yewande pack her belongings and leave the villa. This meant that the new couples were as follows: Tommy and Molly-Mae Curtis and Amy Michael and Amber Tom and Maura Jordan and Anna Anton and Lucie Danny and Arabella Yewande was devastated after finding out she’d been dumped What days in the week is Love Island on ITV2? You can catch Love Island every weekday and on Sundays on ITV2 from 9pm. Saturday nights sees Love Island: Unseen Bits replace the main show, offering viewers a round-up of all the best moments from the week. You can also watch Caroline Flack’s spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun on Sunday nights from 10pm on ITV2, where she discusses the latest action with famous guests. [bc_video video_id=”6051756586001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The boys accuse Maura Higgins of ‘double standards’ after row with Tom Walker on Love Island”]
24 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
LOVE Island returned with yet another explosive episode tonight following Maura and Tom’s shock fallout. And the announcement of another recoupling left islanders on the edge, with the boys choosing which girl would stay, but who ended up leaving? Love Island held yet another recoupling in episode 19 What happened in tonight’s episode? Maura certainly wasn’t happy when she rushed to the girls and informed them about what she had overheard Tom saying in the garden. All of the male islanders encouraged Tom to speak with Maura, having hoped that she would forgive him for his banter talk. During their the conversation, however, the grid girl was angered knowing that someone she was getting to know had talked about her in a derogatory manner. When Tom stressed that there had been a miscommunication, Maura vented, saying: “What do you mean miscommunication? You said what you said!” Maura filled the girls in on what she had overheard in the garden The Irish bombshell became irritated with Tom after he denied ever saying anything bad, leading Molly-Mae Hague to intervene. As Tom made an exit, Molly comforted Maura, but it seemed that the situation was all a little too much for her to handle. She gushed: “I’m not going to let anyone talk about me like a piece of garbage. He’s trying to be a lad out there in front of all the boys. “I don’t want a lad, I want a gentleman. Someone who is going to talk about me with a bit of respect.” Later on, Anton Danyuk tried having a word with Maura about the incident, and while he had mentioned that Tom was simply repeating what the other guys in the villa had said, Maura had deemed him to be a gentleman. The Irish beauty didn’t want to hear Tom’s apology “I just think that is completely wrong. I’m so glad I came down because he is the last person I want to spend the night with. That’s the truth,” she argued. In quite the desperate attempt to win her back, Tom tried his luck once again by apologising and wanting to talk to Maura, but she wasn’t having any of it. As the night progressed and islanders relaxed in the garden, Maura received a text, saying: “Islanders. Tonight, there will be a recoupling. The boys will choose, and the girl not picked to be in a couple will be dumped from the Island. #ByeFelicia #GirlCrushed” In the Beach Hut, Danny Williams shared his concerns after having developed a connection with Arabella Chi but still sharing feelings for Yewande Biala. [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5″ pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.4/componentLoader.js?107692″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.4%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F107692%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190603-carousel-d6Tx0RIY5.json”] Things had escalated over the week, with neither girl knowing where they actually stood with the hunk from Hull – but the leading lady he was going to choose was certainly going to make things very clear for Arabella and Yewande. Completely puzzled with the decision he was going to make, Danny said in the Beach Hut: “If I pick Yewande and it goes back to how it is then I’ve only got myself to blame. I could be missing out something quite special with Arabella.” In the end, Danny opted to save Arabella which subsequently saw Yewande pack her belongings and leave the villa. This meant that the new couples were as follows: Tommy and Molly-Mae Curtis and Amy Michael and Amber Tom and Maura Jordan and Anna Anton and Lucie Danny and Arabella Yewande was devastated after finding out she’d been dumped What days in the week is Love Island on ITV2? You can catch Love Island every weekday and on Sundays on ITV2 from 9pm. Saturday nights sees Love Island: Unseen Bits replace the main show, offering viewers a round-up of all the best moments from the week. You can also watch Caroline Flack’s spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun on Sunday nights from 10pm on ITV2, where she discusses the latest action with famous guests. [bc_video video_id=”6051756586001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The boys accuse Maura Higgins of ‘double standards’ after row with Tom Walker on Love Island”]
24 Jun 19
UFO DAYS

By Ashley Steinbrink. Reposted from Whoonew Imagine if you spotted a UFO or had a run-in with an extraterrestrial. Would you tell anyone what happened, or would you keep your mouth shut so nobody called you crazy in the head? Steven Spielberg’s 80s film, E.T., was the closest I’ve ever come to an alien encounter. E.T. Phone home… I […]

24 Jun 19
The Tea Reader

Title: Kickin’ It (Red Card, #2) by Rachel Van Dyken Publication Date: June 11, 2019 Publisher: Skyscape Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Format: ARC, 252 pages Synopsis: Love breaks the offside rule in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s irresistibly sexy Red Card romance. Successful, high-profile sports agent Matt Kingston thinks he can handle anything. […]

24 Jun 19
WTAJ
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers said Monday they have struck a compromise spending plan that uses surplus dollars to spread around modest spending increases, hold the line on taxes and make a substantial deposit into a relatively bare budgetary reserve. Votes in the Republican-controlled Legislature were expected later this week, as the fiscal year winds down and legislative aides scramble to prepare hundreds of pages of budget-related legislation before lawmakers leave Harrisburg for the summer. The bill emerged from the House Appropriations Committee on a 27-9 vote, with every Republican in favor and Democrats split. Democrats who voted against it issued various criticisms, including its failure to include a minimum wage increase and the elimination of a Depression-era cash assistance program that temporarily provided $200 a month to people deemed unable to work. Pennsylvania is in its strongest stretch of tax collections since the recession a decade ago, bringing a reprieve from a string of tight budget years and deficits. “What we’re facing right now with our increased revenues, we don’t know if it’s an anomaly or if it’s a trend, and if it’s an anomaly, we have to still be careful in our spending,” said Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland. “Although the wish list is great and we would like to do a whole lot more, we have accomplished a great deal in this budget.” The $34 billion plan is similar to the $34.1 billion plan Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf floated in February. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor, R-York, said the package does not rely on any increases in fees or taxes. All told, the package authorizes almost $2 billion in additional spending through the state’s main operations account or 6% more than the spending lawmakers authorized last year, counting cost overruns in the current fiscal year. Much of the extra spending covers new discretionary aid for public schools, plus extra amounts to meet rising costs for prisons, debt, pension obligations and health care for the poor. Public schools will receive $160 million more for general operations and instruction, a bump of almost 3%, although school advocates had pressed for more, saying districts are struggling to keep up with rising costs. Community colleges and state-subsidized universities, including Penn State and Temple, will each get another 2% in aid, an increase from what Wolf had proposed. The Legislature will renew a $60 million school and community security grant program it began after last year’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. In addition, almost $300 million is slated for a deposit into the budgetary reserve, hitting on a key criticism of credit rating agencies that Pennsylvania lacks reserve cash. Still, budget makers are using various cash maneuvers to veil the true cost of government operations, moving hundreds of millions of dollars in costs to outside accounts. Budget makers also have a recent history of low-balling spending estimates for health care services on the front end of the fiscal year, costs they must make up at the end of the fiscal year. Lawmakers on Monday were continuing closed-door discussions to resolve a variety of budget-related disagreements. One is Wolf’s request for $15 million to help counties cover the cost of new voting machines. Republicans have protested Wolf’s stated intent to decertify voting machines in use last year, while some lawmakers have asked for more cash, sooner, to help counties foot the bill. Legislation with a package of changes to election laws was expected to be tied to cash for voting machines, but House Democrats last week protested a provision to eliminate the ballot option for voters to simply select a straight-party ticket in elections.
24 Jun 19
MMA Junkie

Artem Lobov has gone from being cut by the UFC to becoming the new face of bare-knuckle fighting in a matter of months.

24 Jun 19
scrapheapstuart2

The people of the Orkney and Shetland Islands are extremely irritated by atlas publishers. Why is this? It’s because their real location is hardly ever properly shown on  a map of Britain. They are usually stuffed into separate boxes to the right of the main map, giving the impression that they are just off the […]

24 Jun 19
Pradyot

I am writing to you after a short gap. The reason is that I was busy reading Tomichan Matheikal’s new book “Autumn Shadows: Memoir” and it was very difficult to interrupt the reading to pen down any of my own thoughts. So I decided to first finish the task at hand and then share my […]