Thursday, February 22

Day: April 1, 2017

Facebook post costs North Carolina woman $500,000
ENGLISH, Technology

Facebook post costs North Carolina woman $500,000

    A judge has ordered a North Carolina woman to pay $500,000 in damages after she wrote a false post on social media about an acquaintance and her deceased son. In a Facebook post she penned in November 2015, Jacquelyn Hammond, in reference to a woman she knew wrote I didn’t get drunk and kill my kid, according to a lawsuit cited by WKYC. The target of the malicious Facebook post, Davyne Dial, lost her child decades ago in a gun accident involving another boy. But Dial had nothing to do with her son’s death, so she sued. I think people today don’t recognize the importance of their words, Charlotte attorney Missy Owen told the news station. Just because it is very easy to get your words out there does not mean you should. Because there was no truth to Hammond’s Facebook post,...
Here’s what Meghan Markle’s title will be if she marries Prince Harry
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Here’s what Meghan Markle’s title will be if she marries Prince Harry

    Meghan Markle is an accomplished woman in her own right. She's the star of TV drama Suits,a thoughtful writer, an activist who's worked with the UN, and the creator of an affordable fashion line. She's also dating Prince Harry of the British Royal family a fact that's sent the media into a full-on frenzy. Early tabloid articles about the couple were often invasive and sometimes flat-out racist (one said Markle had "exotic DNA"). Eventually Prince Harry was compelled to release a statement that simultaneously confirmed their relationship and condemned the way the media was covering it. Things have calmed down a bit since then, though paparazzi cameras did capture the couple attending a wedding together in Jamaica. Now royals fans are wondering whether or not Markle and Prin...
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner keep property assets while in White House
America, ENGLISH

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner keep property assets while in White House

    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive on Air Force One to accompany U.S. President Donald Trump for his tour of the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 17, 2017. Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, are retaining scores of property investments while they work in the White House, according to financial disclosures likely to fuel concerns over a conflict of interest. The Associated Press reported that the couple are holding on to assets of at least $240m while the New York Times, making a case that Kushner will continue to benefit from most of his business empire through a series of trusts, gave a figure of $741m. The details came to light on Friday as the White House began releasing financial d...
Revealed: How Isis turns normal towns and villages into theatres and factories of death
Arab world, ENGLISH

Revealed: How Isis turns normal towns and villages into theatres and factories of death

    The Syrian soldiers in this dust-covered, rubbelised town don’t smile very much and their battle fatigue is obvious. They wear an assortment of T-shirts and scarves and black headbands – not unlike their Isis enemies -- and when a radio crackles the news that an officer has been killed by a mine in a neighbouring village, they show no immediate reaction. Combat troops don’t look like the men at headquarters with their neat uniforms and clip-boards and strategic explanations. But in Deir Hafer, these Syrian soldiers are lucky. Twelve hours ago, their Isis enemies – rather than fighting to the death -- suddenly fled for their lives. The crushed buildings and flattened houses of this empty provincial town on the highway to Raqqa show just what happened. The Syrian and Russian...
London shop-worker held at detention centre awaiting deportation after 27 years in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

London shop-worker held at detention centre awaiting deportation after 27 years in UK

    A shop-worker who has lived in Britain for 27 years is facing deportation after being detained by immigration officers. Stojan Jankovic, 52, has worked at Earth Natural Foods in Camden, London for 15 years but is currently being held at a detention centre in Dorset while officials attempt to remove him from the country. Mr Jankovic arrived in the UK in 1991 from the then Republic of Yugoslavia, but his application for asylum is understood to have been refused. It is believed his leave to remain in the country expired in 1999 but he has been working and paying taxes since then without encountering any problems. Mr Jankovic's boss, John Grayson, described him to the Camden New Journal as “kindly, avuncular, cheerful [and] reliable". “I don’t think he’s had a day off sick in ...