Peacocks

24 Feb 19
This is Really How Life Works?

Forget the ~sexist~ saying that dog’s are “Man’s Best Friend” dogs are 5sure Woman’s Best Friend. OoOOookay they are both but I’m a woman and my dog(s) are/have been my best friend. From the time I was old enough to realize what dogs were and the fact that my family didn’t have one, I was […]

24 Feb 19
Advocatetanmoy Law Library

Forwarded to the Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India by M. Jagannadha Rao, Chairman, Law Commission of India, on ay May 11, 1956. Chairman, Law Commission, New Delhi May 11, 1956. My Dear Minister, 1. I have great pleasure in forwarding herewith the First Report of the […]

24 Feb 19
KTSW 89.9

By Cordel FinleySports Reporter A wise man once said, “If you’re not first then you’re last,” and that seemed to be the motto of the Texas State men’s basketball team as they took the floor today. The Bobcats are in sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt Conference after defeating the Ragin’ Cajuns of […]

24 Feb 19
Adventures of The NOLA Kitty

  Pineapple Peacock Shawl in Parrot Stripe color. I am in love with the way the colors change on this shawl.  This is only half done, and it hasn’t been blocked but look at those colors!  I will be posting a picture of the finished product really soon. I am currently edging my Virus shawl, […]

24 Feb 19
Boston Herald
JUPITER, Fla. — The “zombie-like” victims in the South Florida spa sex case in which Patriots owner Robert Kraft is entangled could be part of a $20 million human trafficking ring with ties to China where “the men are the monsters,” a local sheriff says. One spa worker is currently in protective custody while others are being helped and none, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said, will be prosecuted. He said he is willing help to protect the women from deportation, as their cooperation is crucial. “Over my dead body will any of these women be prosecuted,” said Snyder, adding that the women are currently undergoing mental and physical examinations at local treatment facilities. Snyder told the Herald he is investigating other leads in the case including a $20 million money trail to China, connections in New York and videos of men with Asian women meeting at Palm Beach International Airport who were later seen at massage parlors. As previously reported in the Herald, more than 170 people are facing charges in a South Florida human trafficking and prostitution sweep. Ninety percent of the men who entered the illicit day spas were there for sex, according to Snyder. “The men are the monsters in this case … I think they should all get the max sentence.” Snyder walked the Herald through the case, which he said started with a tip from the health department detailing reports of women who appeared to be living at the spas. “I made the decision at the very beginning that we would actually go after the traffickers,” said Snyder, “I had every intention of treating the women as victims.” He said another 12 to 15 potential victims are in Martin County. Snyder said it was clear the women were trafficked, hoping to silence talk of the possibility they were consensual sex workers. “These women are treated as human chattel and they are moved around. “Any notion out there that this is some kind of local prostitution or that these women are willing participants is categorically untrue,” said Snyder. Fletcher Peacock, a South Florida federal assistant public defender, said that the legal determination of sex trafficking versus consensual prostitution comes down to the use of force or coercion. “If there is any kind of solicitation, facilitation or incentive offered by a pimp such as money or drugs or housing or whatever, that qualifies as sex trafficking. With an adult, there has to be the element of force or intimidation,” said Peacock. Snyder is trying to locate more victims by searching massage therapist licenses, many of which he said were fraudulent. “Full, unprotected sex,” was happening in the spas according to Snyder, not just “happy endings.” Snyder said entering the spas and seeing the victims was shocking. “They were almost in a zombie-like appearance, it’s really sad. Their lives are ruined,” said Snyder. The women were performing sexual acts on a minimum of eight johns a day, according to Snyder, with no breaks or days off. “There are men that went in there and utilized these women’s services that would not have allowed their dog to be in such wretched conditions,” said Snyder. Snyder puts more blame on the johns than on the traffickers. “This was an onerous and malevolent enterprise … I believe that the vast majority of men knew what they were doing.” Other dangers lie ahead for the trafficking victims. “The risk is that barring a miracle, they will end up back in the trafficking trade,” said Snyder. In the past two days, Jupiter residents have repeatedly expressed shock at how the alleged sex trafficking operation functioned in open view. There were few telltale signs. Even the day after the public revelation of the operation, the victims seem sequestered away in various county jails. The Jupiter Police Department is closed down, gone are the giant television crew trucks and blaring lights that crowded the parking lot the day before. Jupiter Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Florida and the office of Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg all declined to share any further information regarding the victims when contacted by the Herald.
24 Feb 19
Wow look at that!
24 Feb 19
music to do nothing to

I have now published an album, called Edel. https://spencerpeacock.bandcamp.com/album/edel Each track is named after an elemental Noble Gas, meaning that it has Neon, Argon and Xenon on it – as well as four others not on SoundCloud. Help a poor musician out. More uploads to resume shortly now that this project is finished.

24 Feb 19
The Communitarian

By Alexis Marshall Autumn Cornell, a studio arts major at DCCC, poses in vaudeville costume back stage at Tellus360, following her solo performance for The Circus School of Lancaster showcase. Photo by Alexis Marshall The backstage area of Tellus360 bar is buzzing as the performers prepare. Wherever you look, people are putting on makeup or […]

24 Feb 19
Brambles and Roses

Johnny’s big river keeps on rolling Don’t have any damn idea where it’s going But figured out ain’t going to stop the flow So might as well just let it’s muddy waters roll Sit a little longer at the table and shake the bones Probably going to exit this boat all alone Never been given […]

24 Feb 19
à la folie,

a day late HAHA yesterday passed really fast. like, i woke up at 8am, had a call with N., went back to sleep till 10.. cleaned the house (while my 26 year old sis slept), shifted some stuff, went to mama’s house, went back to 287 and suddenly it was 4pm. came back home around […]

24 Feb 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1604112-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1604112-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1604112-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1604112-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Lady Gaga arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “A Star Is Born,” at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles in September 2018. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Lady Gaga, right, and Mark Ronson perform "Shallow" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Lady Gaga performs during her “Jazz & Piano” residency at Park Theater at Park MGM on Jan. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Park MGM Las Vegas) Lady Gaga performs with Tony Bennett during her “Jazz & Piano” residency at Park Theater at Park MGM on Jan. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Park MGM Las Vegas) Las Vegas Strip tourists can now groove to Lady Gaga along with “Luck Be a Lady” at Fountains of Bellagio. Gaga’s “Bad Romance” is being added to the rotation of classic tunes played for the dancing waters at Lake Bellagio. The song debuts at 6 p.m. Monday. The shows begin at 3 p.m. on weekdays. The addition of “Romance” brings the total number of numbers to 27 (not including its special holiday medley) played in rotation at the famous Strip-side attraction. No songs are being dropped. #LittleMonsters get ready. The Fountains of @Bellagio are officially going #GagaVegas. Debuting Monday, February 25. #WelcomeToTheShow @ladygaga pic.twitter.com/8UQ0Qa80Wt — MGM Resorts (@MGMResortsIntl) February 23, 2019 Among the familiar songs played to the dazzling water show are Elvis’s “Viva Las Vegas,” Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman; “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” by The Beatles; Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood,” Gene Kelly’s “Singin’ In The Rain,” and Tiesto’s “A Town Called Paradise.” MGM Resorts officials approached Gaga last year, in the run-up to her residency headlining run at the Park Theater, about possibly using one of her songs in the show. Gaga chose her hit from 2009. Peter Kopik, associate designer and director of choreography for Southern California-based WET, then went to work on designing the watery dance show. Hotel officials are thrilled to further reinforce their relationship with Gaga, who has been on a tear lately after her appearance in “A Star is Born” and the launch of her dual “Enigma” and “Jazz & Piano” shows. “We are so excited and proud that she is a part of the MGM Resorts family now and wanted to celebrate our relationship with the iconic fountains,” MGM Resorts spokeswoman Jenn Michaels said in a text message Saturday. “It’s been an amazing few months for Lady Gaga … We wanted the magic to continue. Lady Gaga’s little monsters from around the world will enjoy seeing her music interpreted in an entirely new way.” Gaga, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in Sunday’s Oscars telecast, is back onstage at Park Theater on May 30. Pack o’ puppetry Terry Fator has a pack of new puppets lined up for his 10th anniversary at the Mirage. He’s developed an actual Rat Pack of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Willie Nelson and Stevie Wonder are also new to the show in time for his anniversary celebration March 15. Fator announced the quintet Friday morning on “Fox & Friends,” adding that he has rewritten the entire production with “more characters, more impressions and more comedy.” His most popular figure remains Donald Trump, who in the updated version of the show will be summoned at the top and then live-tweet his opinions of the proceedings throughout the night. His tweets will appear on the big screens on either side of the stage; no word if responses will also be displayed … ‘Le’ Comida Duran Duran front man Simon LeBon and Mark Stoermer of The Killers ducked into La Comida on Fremont East on Thursday night, hitting the Mexican restaurant and budding hot spot at about 10:30 p.m. Smashing Pumpkins tour manager Tommy Lipnick and Johnny O’Donnell of The Morton Group joined the party. The restaurant made news on Feb. 1 when Gaga rolled in with about 50 members of her entourage, including then-fiance Christian Carino. It turned out to be one of the couple’s last public appearances before they broke their engagement. Oh, Donny! We’re calling it: Donny Osmond is the Peacock in “The Masked Singer” Fox-TV competition series that has to be the greatest bad show ever. Has to be him. Clues from Wednesday’s episode included a cut-away of the Peacock where a pink Flamingo was visible in the background. The character also referred to his “partner” (Marie? Anyone?) and his fans as “soldiers of perfection” (he recorded “Soldier of Love” in 1989). He also said he was known “the most well-rounded of the flock,” a possible reference to the vast Osmond family of entertainers. The Peacock also told judge Robin Thicke he’d been inspired by Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” on one of his albums. Thicke instantly felt that was from Weird Al Yankovic, who recorded a parody of the song in 2014. But Osmond has said that his 2013 cover of “Peg” by Steely Dan actually sounded like “Blurred Lines,” saying, “I just did it my own way, very much like ‘Blurred Lines’ that is popular at the moment.” The Peacock’s identity will be revealed this Wednesday in “The Masked Singer” finale — and I’m betting on Osmond. John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.
24 Feb 19
Tin Whistle Crafts

I’m really enjoying entering more card challenges this year. This card is for the current AAA Cards Case Game #134. Images Stamped Penny Black Jazzy Cats image onto paper appropriate to use with coloured pencils with Versafine Nocturne ink. Colour with Prismacolor coloured pencils. Cat – 945 Sienna Brown, 997 Beige, 944, Terra Cotta, 937 Tuscan […]

24 Feb 19
The Inquiring Mind

It has been virtually impossible to ignore the presence of Jordan Peterson in NZ these last few days. NZ media have deluged us with articles, though some do not deserve that description, plus interviews ‘ So let’s have a round up. We will start with this from One News Breakfast Show Frankly getting Hayley Holt […]

24 Feb 19
The Sun
NOW that spring has sprung it’s time to fall in love with your skirts all over again. If you’re on a budget, then fear not as you can turn one hero item of clothing into five different looks just with some savvy styling. Step into spring with this green skirt which is giving us peacock vibes Skirt, Anonyme, £105 – buy now On the Run Throw together this stylish selection and look effortlessly fabulous all day Shoes, Geox, £125 – buy now Heavy-Weight T-Shirt, Arket, £35 – buy now Bag, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams, £69 – buy now All Hands On Raincoat, Sister Jane, £89 – buy now Spring has Sprung Introduce vibrant florals for a fresh look Embellished Collar White Shirt, Oliver Bonas, £49.50 – buy now Bag, River Island, £22 – buy now Shoes, Dune London, £80 – buy now Colour it in Complement easy, breezy green with pack-a-punch purple Jacket, Nasty Gal, £60 – buy now Jumper, Oliver Bonas, £55 – buy now Bag, Lindex, £24.99 – buy now BROOKE White Western Boots, Miss Selfridge, £30 – buy now   Keep it casual Team with wardrobe classics for an everyday, anywhere outfit Headband, Oliver Bonas, £18 – buy now Jacket, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams, £55 – buy now T-shirt, Zara, £12.99 – buy now Trainers, Oasis, £26 – buy now Work it, GIRL! Make your skirt look the business with a block-colour blazer Jacket, Mango, £69.99 – buy now Top, Arket, £59 – buy now Bag, Next, £34 – buy now Burgundy Block Heel Knee High Boots, Next, £65 – buy now [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”363″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Photography: Wilfried Haubenberger Stockists: Anonyme (Anonyme.it), Arket (Arket.com), Debenhams (Debenhams.com), Dune London (Dunelondon.com), Geox (Geox.com), Levi’s (Levis.com), Lindex (Lindex.com), Mango (Mango.com), Miss Selfridge (Missselfridge.com), Next (Next.co.uk), Oasis (Oasis-stores.com), Oliver Bonas (Oliverbonas.com), River Island (Riverisland.com), Sister Jane (Sisterjane.com) [bc_video video_id=”6003518655001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”M&S unveils its new denim collection, their Best Ever fit jeans”]
24 Feb 19
picksntips's Blog

#Fontwell 1350 Compadre 5/1 ew 1450 Lil Rockafella 8/1 ew #Naas 1400 Livingstones Quest 20/1 ew 1430 Peacocks Secret 12/1 ew (NB) 1500 Milan Native 7/1 ew 1605 Edelweiss De LAube 33/1 ew (4p)(3B) 1635 King’s Song 5/1 ew #Carlisle 1410 Green Zone 10/1 ew 1440 Pretty Miss Mahler 11/1 ew 1510 Allonok 4/1 1545 […]

24 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
NOW that spring has sprung it’s time to fall in love with your skirts all over again. If you’re on a budget, then fear not as you can turn one hero item of clothing into five different looks just with some savvy styling. Step into spring with this green skirt which is giving us peacock vibes Skirt, Anonyme, £105 – buy now On the Run Throw together this stylish selection and look effortlessly fabulous all day Shoes, Geox, £125 – buy now Heavy-Weight T-Shirt, Arket, £35 – buy now Bag, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams, £69 – buy now All Hands On Raincoat, Sister Jane, £89 – buy now Spring has Sprung Introduce vibrant florals for a fresh look Embellished Collar White Shirt, Oliver Bonas, £49.50 – buy now Bag, River Island, £22 – buy now Shoes, Dune London, £80 – buy now Colour it in Complement easy, breezy green with pack-a-punch purple Jacket, Nasty Gal, £60 – buy now Jumper, Oliver Bonas, £55 – buy now Bag, Lindex, £24.99 – buy now BROOKE White Western Boots, Miss Selfridge, £30 – buy now   Keep it casual Team with wardrobe classics for an everyday, anywhere outfit Headband, Oliver Bonas, £18 – buy now Jacket, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams, £55 – buy now T-shirt, Zara, £12.99 – buy now Trainers, Oasis, £26 – buy now Work it, GIRL! Make your skirt look the business with a block-colour blazer Jacket, Mango, £69.99 – buy now Top, Arket, £59 – buy now Bag, Next, £34 – buy now Burgundy Block Heel Knee High Boots, Next, £65 – buy now [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”30″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Photography: Wilfried Haubenberger Stockists: Anonyme (Anonyme.it), Arket (Arket.com), Debenhams (Debenhams.com), Dune London (Dunelondon.com), Geox (Geox.com), Levi’s (Levis.com), Lindex (Lindex.com), Mango (Mango.com), Miss Selfridge (Missselfridge.com), Next (Next.co.uk), Oasis (Oasis-stores.com), Oliver Bonas (Oliverbonas.com), River Island (Riverisland.com), Sister Jane (Sisterjane.com) [bc_video video_id=”6003518655001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”M&S unveils its new denim collection, their Best Ever fit jeans”]
24 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
NOW that spring has sprung it’s time to fall in love with your skirts all over again. If you’re on a budget, then fear not as you can turn one hero item of clothing into five different looks just with some savvy styling. Step into spring with this green skirt which is giving us peacock vibes Skirt, Anonyme, £105 – buy now On the Run Throw together this stylish selection and look effortlessly fabulous all day Shoes, Geox, £125 – buy now Heavy-Weight T-Shirt, Arket, £35 – buy now Bag, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams, £69 – buy now All Hands On Raincoat, Sister Jane, £89 – buy now Spring has Sprung Introduce vibrant florals for a fresh look Embellished Collar White Shirt, Oliver Bonas, £49.50 – buy now Bag, River Island, £22 – buy now Shoes, Dune London, £80 – buy now Colour it in Complement easy, breezy green with pack-a-punch purple Jacket, Nasty Gal, £60 – buy now Jumper, Oliver Bonas, £55 – buy now Bag, Lindex, £24.99 – buy now BROOKE White Western Boots, Miss Selfridge, £30 – buy now   Keep it casual Team with wardrobe classics for an everyday, anywhere outfit Headband, Oliver Bonas, £18 – buy now Jacket, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams, £55 – buy now T-shirt, Zara, £12.99 – buy now Trainers, Oasis, £26 – buy now Work it, GIRL! Make your skirt look the business with a block-colour blazer Jacket, Mango, £69.99 – buy now Top, Arket, £59 – buy now Bag, Next, £34 – buy now Burgundy Block Heel Knee High Boots, Next, £65 – buy now [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Photography: Wilfried Haubenberger Stockists: Anonyme (Anonyme.it), Arket (Arket.com), Debenhams (Debenhams.com), Dune London (Dunelondon.com), Geox (Geox.com), Levi’s (Levis.com), Lindex (Lindex.com), Mango (Mango.com), Miss Selfridge (Missselfridge.com), Next (Next.co.uk), Oasis (Oasis-stores.com), Oliver Bonas (Oliverbonas.com), River Island (Riverisland.com), Sister Jane (Sisterjane.com) [bc_video video_id=”6003518655001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”M&S unveils its new denim collection, their Best Ever fit jeans”]