Puerto Rico crowds hail governors resignation, but say there are still a lot of corrupt people’ to remove

People celebrate outside the governor’s mansion after Ricardo Rossello announced that he is resigning Aug. 2 after nearly two weeks of protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. (AP) ABANDONED BOAT SPOTTED IN PUERTO RICO HELD $3.7 MILLION IN CASH, BORDER PATROL SAYS More than a dozen officials have already resigned since the chats were leaked, and prior to Rosselló announcing his own departure, lawmakers made threats of impeachment. Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives is now considering going through the impeachment process anyway, as its president told the Radio Isla station Thursday that he has doubts that Rosselló will keep his word. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez is …

Glasgow hosts colourful LGBT rights celebration

However, the Glasgow Mardi Gla Pride march has been organised by a separate organisation – the LGBT Co-op. The parade of walkers and decorated floats is set to leave Kelvingrove Park at 11:30 BST. They will make their way from Kelvin Way to Sauchiehall Street, Blythswood Street and West George Street before ending up in George Square. As they reach the central square, they will see the distinctive rainbow flag, adopted by the Pride movement, flying above the Glasgow City Council chambers. Related Topics Glasgow LGBT Pride Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Jon Stewart, 9/11 First Responders Speak After Vote On Victim Compensation Fund

Jon Stewart joined 9/11 first responders and lawmakers at a press conference Tuesday after the Senate “This has been the honor of my life, to work with the men and women behind me,” the former “The Daily Show” host said. “They lifted this 9/11 community on their shoulders and they carried them home, and I will always be so proud to have been associated with it. We can never repay all that the 9/11 community has done for our country, but we can stop penalizing them.” Stewart has long been involved in the effort to secure the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, most recently repeatedly out politicians for halting the legislation’s progress in the weeks that followed. New York Daily News …

Inventor to cross English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

Zapata CEO Franky Zapata flies a jet-powered hoverboard or “Flyboard” during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue Avenue on July 14, 2019 in Paris, France. (Getty Images) The “flying soldier” told the French news outlet that he’d gotten approval from civil aviation authorities but not maritime officials, who said that stationing a ship to refuel the flyboard would pose a risk in the busy shipping corridor. “We have advised against the crossing because it is extremely dangerous given the traffic in the Channel, one of the busiest (shipping) straits in the world,” the French maritime authority reportedly said. “This has made the challenge 10 times more difficult,” Zapata said, adding that he will refuel once midway …

The Biggest 2019 Emmy Nomination Snubs And Surprises

2019 Emmy Awards were … actually good? But, of course, we still have some complaints.  nominations Tuesday morning, and there we some major snubs ― Julia Roberts for “Homecoming”! ― and a dozen welcome surprises ― “Schitt’s Creek”!   SNUB: “The Good Fight” for literally everything  SURPRISE: “Schitt’s Creek” SNUB: Susan Kelechi Watson, “This Is Us”  HBO Emilia Clarke in “Game of Thrones.”  “Game of Thrones” scored a whopping 32 Emmy nominations for its eighth and final season, but one stood out among the pack: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for Outstanding Writing for the series finale, “The Iron Throne.” Sure, this show is beloved by many, and SNUB: “The Masked Singer” for Outstanding Competition Series “The Masked Singer” took TV by …

Stars pay respects at Justin Edinburgh memorial

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Teddy Sheringham attended the service Former England players Rob Lee and Teddy Sheringham, Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore and Salford City boss Graham Alexander also attended. Report End of Twitter post by @leytonorientfc Image copyright PA Media Image caption Edinburgh’s son Charlie shakes hands with Glenn Hoddle outside the service Fans entered a ballot for tickets to sit inside the cathedral, with those unsuccessful able listen to proceedings from outside. Many turned up in football shirts of Edinburgh’s former clubs, while there were also floral tributes left in the shape of the Tottenham club crest. Edinburgh had previously managed Northampton Town, Gillingham and Newport County before moving to Orient in November 2017. Image copyright …

Man named as UVF leader ‘met police in bonfire row’

Image caption Graffiti threats to contractors who were asked to remove the bonfire appeared in east Belfast A week-long dispute about the bonfire – built in the leisure centre car park – ended on Friday when Belfast City Council dropped its plan to clear the bonfire site. Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Simon Byrne denied police leaked details of contractors who were asked to remove the bonfire Mr Bryson told the BBC on Monday that Stephen Matthews was among the members of the East Belfast Cultural Collective who engaged with senior police officers about the bonfire. “He played an extremely positive role as part of the collective in ensuring we had a peaceful cultural celebration at Avoniel,” he added. “Stephen …

Welsh street confirmed as steepest in the world

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Sorry New Zealand but it’s now our time to shine” A street in north Wales has been declared the steepest in the world. Residents in Harlech, Gwynedd, are celebrating after Guinness World Records verified the gradient of Ffordd Pen Llech at 37.45%. The title had been held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, with a gradient of 35% at its steepest. Campaigner Gwyn Headley said: “I feel utter relief – and jubilation. I feel sorry for the New Zealanders – but steeper is steeper.” “I’ve been covering high jinx and stories to do with Baldwin Street since 2008, there’s been lots of interesting things happen on that street, many of which …

Javid warns of ‘naked populism’ in US

“I know how I’d feel but I’d like to think most of society would think that’s just completely unacceptable in a modern liberal democracy, to have that kind of situation and not be appalled by it.” Public figures must also “moderate their language” as part of a greater effort to tackle extremism, he said, adding that everyone had a “part to play” in stopping the spread of poisonous ideologies. Do rally taunts mark new Trump strategy? Other Americans told to go home His words follow the publication of a poll suggesting 52% of respondents had witnessed extremism. He said: “I know what it’s like to be told to go back to where I came from, and I don’t think they …

Painted stone record attempt for cancer girl

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIsla Tansey wanted people to make and share stones to help remember her The family of a seven-year-old girl who died from spinal cancer are hoping to break a world record based on her love of painted stones. Before her death last year, Isla Tansey, from Hinckley, Leicestershire, inspired people around the world to decorate and hide stones. Her family now want to set a new record for the most painted stones in a single display. The attempt will take place at a family fun day in her memory later. Her love of painted stones prompted the #islastones appeal, in which she encouraged people to paint and hide stones for others to …

Solange shines at London’s Lovebox

It’s an abstract, complex record, with none of the instant hooks of its predecessor, 2016’s A Seat At The Table. But the audience, instead of being alienated, seemed enraptured by the snaking, jazz-like arrangements, and Solange’s sunlit harmonies. Wisely, the singer peppered the set with more-recognisable songs from her back catalogue – the street funk of Losing You, and the soaring ballad Cranes In The Sky – and threaded the new record’s most memorable earworm, Things I Imagined, throughout the set as a musical motif. Skip Youtube post by SolangeKnowlesVEVO Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report The band was crisp and clear, with a brass section that brought a fresh, New Orleans vibe to the material; highlighting Solange’s …

Jennifer Lopez To Gay High School Valedictorian: I’m ‘Always Standing With You’

to reveal he was gay in a commencement speech got some one-on-one time with Nat Werth graduated from Sheboygan Lutheran High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in May. Though the 18-year-old finished at the top of his class, school administrators rejected his planned commencement speech because he’d used it to open up about his sexuality to classmates.  he told BuzzFeed in June. “I knew that they wouldn’t let me say that at graduation, but I put it in the rough draft because for me it was part of the writing process and how I was reflecting on my high school career.” noting, “Because they knew that I was gay, they chose not to let me give the speech.”  The Sheboygan Press, as well …

Park Service Directed To Shift $2.5 Million In Fees To Help Pay For July 4 Parade: Report

The White House has been preparing for the president’s “Salute to America” on Thursday, a grand parade meant to showcase what Trump has called the “strongest and most advanced” military on the planet. Tanks have been shipped from Georgia, and a flyover by Air Force One is scheduled, as well as a promised “biggest ever” fireworks display, according to Trump. Such fees are often used on maintenance and improvements across the national park system. The entire National Park System, which covers 418 national parks, currently has nearly $12 billion in deferred maintenance due to a budget shortfall.  Trump has long touted the idea of a Fourth of July parade featuring U.S. military assets. After watching France’s Bastille Day parade in …

Pride in London marks 50 years of protest

The Red Arrows carried out a flypast at 13:25 BST. Image copyright AFP Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actor Sir Ian McKellen marched through Piccadilly Circus Image copyright PA Media Image copyright EPA ‘Smallest Pride parade’ celebrates marches Pride in London: What do all the flags mean? Are businesses using Pride without giving back? Image copyright EPA Image copyright PA Media All pictures copyrighted.

‘My parents told everyone I was dead’

In 1980 a baby girl was given up for adoption for being the wrong colour – she was mixed-race, her parents were white, and this was apartheid South Africa. But being brought up by a white couple in the UK left her searching for her place in the world. She only found it when she returned to the country of her birth. As the plane touched down in Johannesburg, Sara-Jayne King caught her breath. More than 25 years had passed since she had last seen South Africa. She had no conscious memories of it. She had left Johannesburg as a seven-week-old infant, to be deposited by her biological mother in England. The years in between had not been easy. Sara-Jayne …

Trump sings praises of American exceptionalism in elaborate July 4 salute

“Today, we come together as one nation with this very special Salute to America,” a smiling Trump said. “We celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag — the brave men and women of the United States military.” ‘SALUTE TO AMERICA’ CRITICS FUELED BY ‘HATE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’: KAYLEIGH MCENANY From George Washington leading the Continental Army to the Apollo 11 moon landing, Trump rattled off a list of American accomplishments and inventions in the name of freedom, while surreptitiously sneaking in a boast about his administration’s accomplishments. “Americans love our freedom and no one will ever take it away from us,” Trump said to chants of “U-S-A.” “Our nation is stronger today than it ever was …