UK volunteers still honor US airmen, 75 years after D-Day

“There’s one thing for certain: If Americans hadn’t come over here and went to Normandy with us in ’44 and the Germans had pushed us back into the sea, we couldn’t have gone back again for another two or three years,” Woodrow, a D-Day veteran himself, said when asked why he put it there. “By that time, Germany would have had the bomb first and they would have won the war. They would have won the war then — if Normandy had failed.” As the wartime allies prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, people around Britain are also remembering the Americans who paved the way for the invasion, including sailors who helped keep supplies flowing across …

Drake Trolls Steph Curry & ‘Trash’ Talks Draymond Green After Game 1 OfNBA Finals – & Twitter Is Here For It All! – Perez Hilton

As Green exited the court with the rest of his Warriors teammates, the 29-year-old passed the Grammy winner and the two seemingly shared a heated exchange, prompting the hip-hop star to supposedly say: Ouch. See the tense trash talking (below): Drake called Dray "trash" immediately after the Raptors won Game 1 😳 pic.twitter.com/vJluvzUCFa — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 31, 2019 His distracting antics — which include ’s shoulders — have sparked outrage from league officials and coaches.  Take last night’s game, for example. Aside from trash talking Green, Drake trolled Warriors star Steph Curry by wearing his father Dell Curry’s jersey from when he played for Toronto. The two went on to have an exchange at one point during the …

Breakdancing to help mental health fight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamie Berry turned to breakdancing as an escape from bullying After years of bullying, when he was just 13 Jamie Berry tried to take his own life. Then Jamie turned to breakdancing – known as breaking – which he says has saved him from suicide numerous times. In Rhondda, he is using breaking to help others in a class which GPs can now refer people to. Public health experts hope community classes like Jamie’s, run by Avant Cymru in Cymmer, could help ease pressure on NHS services. “It’s a way to get the demon off my back and to be free,” he said. Image copyright Huw Dale Photography Image caption Jamie Berry …

People Are Celebrating Kodi Lee On ‘America’s Got Talent’ For The Wrong Reasons

disabilities — despite how well-intended it may be. America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday, the 22-year-old contestant, who is blind and autistic, sang and played piano for the judges and earned the golden buzzer, advancing straight to the live shows. Oprah Winfrey, blogger Perez Hilton and Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles. Lee’s performance was extraordinary, but the way the talent competition show portrayed him — and the way most non-disabled people and media outlets responded to his performance — echoes offensive stereotypes about disability that reinforce Center for Disability Rights, a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities, said in a statement sent to HuffPost that the coverage surrounding Lee is a “perfect example” of …

CBS Ex-Anchor Says He Was Canned After Trying To Flag Hostile Work Environment

CBS and longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent, said Sunday he believes he lost his job as the host of “CBS Evening News” in 2017 Pelley, who appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday to promote his new book, said he is excited about the revamped leadership team at CBS. But for years, a culture of “We’ve been through a dark period over the last several years of incompetent management and sort of a hostile work environment within the news division,” Pelley told CNN’s Brian Stelter while speaking about his new book. “I lost my job at the evening news because I wouldn’t stop complaining to management.” “Scott was expressing his own opinion. We disagree,” a network spokesperson told HuffPost. “CBS News …

Scientists Identify Compound That Works Against Antimicrobial-Resistant Superbugs

Scientists at the University of Sheffield say they have identified a bug-killing compound that can snuff out microbial-resistant bacteria, including potentially deadly strains of E. coli. The study was recently published in the journal ACS Nano. Antimicrobial resistance is a natural process of evolution that occurs when microorganisms, like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, adapt to survive antibiotics and other medication designed to destroy them or slow down their growth – but our overuse of antibiotics is speeding up the process. Between them, antimicrobial-resistant pathogens (or “superbugs”) are responsible for some 25,000 deaths a year in the European Union. Meanwhile, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, published in 2013, found that more than 2 million people in the US develop an antibiotic-resistant infection …

Trump tells The Sun: Meghan Markle is ‘nasty,’ Boris Johnson would do a ‘very good job’ as Prime Minister

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump set the stage for his upcoming visit to the United Kingdom, Ireland and France next week during a wide-ranging interview with the British newspaper The Sun, weighing in on everything from outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit to the contenders vying to replace her to Meghan Markle’s dislike of his politics. “And it is very hard to play well when one side has all the advantage,” he continued. “They had nothing to lose. They didn’t give the European Union anything to lose.” However, he acknowledged, “at the same time, I respect Theresa and she would certainly know the facts a lot better than I know them.” The royal family During his interview with …

Instagrams campaign against self-harm is censoring survivors

People are debating how Instagram is handling potentially harmful images after the platform began censoring pictures showing visible self-harm scars. announcedTo mitigate potential damage from such images to people who shouldnt see them, Instagram introduced sensitivity screens, which blur the picture and give a warning that the material might be offensive or disturbing before a user can click through to see it. This decision came after a teenager took her own life in 2017, and her parents blamed Instagram, finding that she had used the site to easily browse images of self-harm and suicide. Aria Sandvik is one of those people. When she posted a picture celebrating seven years free from self-harm, Instagram put a sensitivity screen over the picture. …

Kindergarteners Discover Mysterious 5,500-Year-Old Burial Mound In France

A bunch of preschoolers stumbled on an incredible discovery that’s become the subject of a study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports – not bad for a day at kindergarten. In 2006, a group of kids stumbled across ancient human remains in their kindergarten playground in the town of Saint-Laurent Médoc, southwest France. The following four years saw a big archaeological excavation in the playground, unearthing a complex burial mound that contained the remains of multiple individuals and their last worldly belongings. Remarkably, the burial mound couldn’t be dated to one definitive time period; it had actually be used as a place of burial by numerous groups of people over a period of around 2,000 years. “We now know people …

Optimization Smackdown: Hustle Porn vs. Zen Porn

This story is part of a series on how we make time—from productivity hacks and long walks to altering the function of our own circadian clocks. Melody Wilding’s hair had started falling out. Her heart fluttered wildly in her chest even in moments of calm, and on the weekends she felt too drained to get out of bed. “I was 20 years old,” she says, “but I felt 70.” The problem wasn’t depression or disease or anything pharmaceutically fixable. It was burnout: a totalizing exhaustion created by Wildling’s self-described “typical type A, overachiever personality” and its hyperdisciplined fixation on productivity. Her mind told her to do more, but her body had had enough. The quest for self-optimization has long consumed …

Taylor Swift Shuns Question She Says Interviewer Wouldn’t Ask A Man

Taylor Swift had no time for a question she deemed sexist, refusing to answer a query about whether she wants to have children someday.  Germany’s Deutsche Presse-Agentur published on Friday, the interviewer mentioned that Swift will be turning 30 years old in December.  Swift wasted no time before pointing out the double standard.  Instead, Swift discussed her excitement about entering a new decade and how she’ll continue to “try and fail [at] things” just as she did in her 20s.  30 things she’s learned before turning 30, with realizations including “trying and failing and trying again and failing again is normal” and “playing mind games is for the chase.” RELATED COVERAGE Taylor Swift Is Sorry For That Time She Went Scorched-Earth …

Meek Mill Blasts ‘Racist As Hell’ Vegas Hotel After Security Refuses To Let Him In & Threatens To Have Him Arrested! – Perez Hilton

Sources told TMZ that the Philly rapper and two members of his security team rolled up to the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Meek took to social media to post a video of himself, his security team and the Cosmo staff discussing why he wasn’t being allowed inside the Sin City resort, where he was hoping to stay to attend The guard said that the decision to bar the rapper was “way bigger” than him, and went on to threaten to have the 32-year-old arrested for trespassing if he entered the hotel. In response, the What’s Free performer asked: See the encounter go down for yourself (below). Arrested for what????? Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina echoed …

Las Vegas hotel apologizes to rapper Meek Mill after he accused them of racism

(CNN)The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas has issued an apology to rapper Meek Mill after he accused them of being “racist as hell.” “Meek Mill has not had any prior incidents on our property,” the statement posted on the hotel’s Twitter page said. “The Cosmopolitan has zero tolerance for discrimination and we pride ourselves on providing an inclusive environment. We look forward to welcoming Meek Mill back to the resort. Earlier this week, the hotel defended its actions by saying the issue was a “matter of security, not race,” and that staff was not allowing Meek Mill entrance due to capacity concerns of a club at the premises. It was unclear whether Meek Mill was trying to enter the club. …

7 of the 8 Spelling Bee winners are Indian Americans. Here’s why that’s not surprising

(CNN)This year, 562 spellers competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and after a grueling 20 rounds, the eight left at the end were named co-champions. South Asian-Americans have come out on top each of the past 12 years. In 2015, Shalini Shankar, a professor of anthropology and Asian-American studies at Northwestern University, told CNN that spelling bees can be a prestige activity for Indian-American parents. Many immigrants from South Asia are well-educated, success-driven professionals and they want their kids to be that way too. “Parents invest a lot of their time with their kids,” she said. “They prioritize education and have the economic means to have a parent stay at home. It’s much more a socio-economic factor than a …

Disney May Stop Filming in Georgia Over Abortion Ban

Greetings, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of entertainment and culture news. It's only been two days since our last installment, and man, a lot has gone down. For one, Disney could possibly stop setting up shop in Georgia if the state's anti-abortion law goes into effect. For another, Jessica Jones' third and final season is heading to Netflix in just a few short weeks. Finally, Tom King is working on the script for Ava DuVernay's The New Gods movie. Let's get to it. Disney May No Longer Film in Georgia Over Abortion Ban The list of Hollywood productions considering leaving Georgia over the state's new abortion ban continues to grow. Netflix voiced its intentions earlier …

Most of us feel sleepy in the afternoon. Why cant work fit round that? | Andre Spicer

Now a third of Britons are sleep-deprived, work should be more flexible, says Andr Spicer, professor of organisational behaviour at the Cass Business School In the early afternoon, I often catch myself listlessly staring into the computer screen. I have things to do, but I cant concentrate. I try writing the same sentence five times and delete it six. During one of these afternoon torpors, I came upon a word: acedia. It seemed to perfectly define my mid-afternoon weariness. I discovered this originally Greek word was widely used by medieval Christian monks to describe a sense of indolence, a mood of lethargy, a feeling of being completely unconcerned about their duties and purpose in the world. Christian mystics who lived …