Mom wins largest individual Powerball in Australian lottery history

(CNN)A mom from Sydney won Australia’s biggest individual prize in history on Thursday, cashing out with more than $107 million. “All the win gives me is a chance to go and do the things I have always wanted to do,” the winner said. The Lott confirmed the winning ticket was bought online, and the winner said she picked the winning numbers of 20, 18, 33, 22, 11, 26 and 4, plus the Powerball number 9, randomly. “I’m not sure how I will be able to sleep tonight, but for now I’m going to go have a cheap glass of chardonnay.” Australia’s Powerball is modeled after the US version, but players can win by only matching one number. The Lott said …

Newspaper Apologizes After It Removed Trump Dig From 87-Year-Old Woman’s Obituary

has apologized to a local family after his publication refused to print an 87-year-woman’s obituary unless a criticism at President Donald Trump was removed.  her obituary to Louisville’s Courier-Journal in the days following her death. It described Williams, who died Nov. 21, 2018, as a “very, very spirited woman” and “a passionate Democrat” who loved animals and Elvis Presley and “did not suffer fools gladly.” a contentious line: “Her passing was hastened by her continued frustration with the Trump administration.”  “We are not able to publish the obituary as is, due to the negative content within the obituary text,” the obituary office at the Courier-Journal’s parent company, Gannett, reportedly told the family in an email.  told The Washington Post they “didn’t understand” Gannett’s reasoning, they opted to omit …

‘Frail’ couple face removal to Iran

The Home Office has said they have no right to remain. Their final appeal against removal is due on 25 February. Since April 2000, Mr Saberi and Ms Habibimarand have held several visitors visas. However, with their own health deteriorating and their desire to watch their 11 grandchildren grow up, they made a human rights application to stay in the UK in April 2013. Related Topics Iran Home Office Immigration Deportation Edinburgh Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The Killers Savage Trump’s America In New Protest Song ‘Land Of The Free’

The rock band’s frontman, Brandon Flowers, sings about institutional racism, immigration, incarceration and gun violence in the track released Monday. “Down at the border, they’re gonna put up a wall, Concrete and Rebar Steel beams (I’m standing crying), High enough to keep all those filthy hands off, Of our hopes and our dreams (I’m standing crying), People who just want the same things we do, In the land of the free.” “The news was devastating,” he wrote. “Heart wrenching. A gut punch. But, sadly not as shocking as it should have been.” Check out the post here: Flowers added in a swipe at the Trump administration’s immigration policies that Americans “dishonor our values, our ancestors and our heritage when we tear gas our …

Two ties and more surprises at the Critics’ Choice Awards

(CNN)Hollywood’s award season festivities continued Sunday with the Critics’ Choice Awards. The historical comedy-drama “The Favourite,” starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, took the lead with 14 nominations and took home the award for best acting ensemble. Mahershala Ali and Regina King, who each won Golden Globe awards one week ago, were acknowledged again for their respective performances in “Green Book” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” It was a big night for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” Darren Criss won the best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series for his role as Andrew Cunanan and the show took home the award for best limited series. The big prize of the …

There’s Something Wrong With That Viral Study About Fake News

The spread of fabricated stories on social media has taken the world by surprise, and everyone from the social media giants to governments don’t really know how to tackle it. There have been suggestions that the problem is so great it may have even swung the election in favor of Donald Trump by depressing Hillary Clinton’s voter turnout on election day. Fake news is a real problem. Which is why scientists are trying hard to understand the extent of fake news properly, as well as how and why lies spread so effectively online.  In 2017 a study on fake news went viral, being covered by many big sites and newspapers, which offered some clues. The study, published in Nature and covered by everyone …

Police Raid Home For Meth And Also Find Dead Bald Eagle

58 grams of methamphetamines, a gun, a stolen ATV and a stolen horse trailer. FourStatesHomePage.com. McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall said the dead bald eagle was found in a freezer in one of the homes and according to The Joplin Globe. according to KSFM TV. Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Someone Created A New Cards Against Humanity Version And Fans Of The Office Will Be Happy

Attention all ‘Cards Against Humanity’ and ‘The Office’ fans – this news is for you. Recently, one shop started to sell Cards Against The Office – the game’s expansion pack for all the devoted legendary TV show’s (the US version) aficionados out there. The card pack features all of your favorite lines, including the Stanley’s famous “Did I stutter?” and Michael’s declaration of bankruptcy. This should really cheer up your gloomy January evenings and is guaranteed to fill in that void in you after the series ended. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits:

No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers

UK drivers living in the EU urged to get new licence How will Brexit affect my holidays to Europe? It means Green Cards would be required under EU regulations as proof of insurance if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal deal. The documents are supplied by insurers and anyone who drives without one may be breaking the law. Meanwhile the government is still pressing for the European Commission to give the Green Card-waiver a green light. A spokesperson from the Department for Transport said: “The UK meets all requirements to remain a part of the Green Card-free circulation zone when we leave the EU, and we urge the Commission to issue a decision which would ensure UK motorists …

British expat: What a predictable bloody mess

(CNN)So, that’s cleared that up. One Brexit option down, only four (by my conservative count) possible scenarios left. Tuesday’s historic defeat for Theresa May and her European Union withdrawal plan leaves the British people and their government with 72 days to come up with a Plan B before the March 29 deadline. Of course, America has its own political problems. It has its own trouble with populism. But Britain’s descent into polarized point-scoring has exposed a fractured politics that simply does not exist in the United States. It all feels a bit big voices, small Parliament. There’s no shortage of loud-mouthed Brexiteers content to heckle May from the backbenches, but none of them seems ready to dump her and steer …

A hilarious technical glitch put cartoon subtitles over a Swedish political debate.

The Rikstag via Neil Howard/Flickr Imgur user The Blonde Swede must have lost his mind when he saw the leader of Sweden’s Liberal party make a surprising declaration in the Rikstag, the country’s national legislature: “Greetings, earth creature.” Is Åsa Romson some sort of extra-terrestrial being that has manifested as a Swedish politician? via TheBlondeSwede / Imgur Things only got stranger when Jonas Sjöstedt, Chairman of the Left party, proclaimed, “Ants! Ants?” via TheBlondeSwede / Imgur The Blonde Swede must have thought he had accidentally taken something he shouldn’t have. But the insanity didn’t stop there. The Rikstag then burst into a full-blown debate over the shapes of dinosaurs, underwater trains, and dolls. Which seems a lot more entertaining than …

Trump claims ‘obviously’ Mexico isn’t going to write a check for a border wall

(CNN)President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that his oft-made 2016 campaign promise that he would build a wall and Mexico would pay for it didn’t mean it would be a direct payment, despite outlining just that scenario during his campaign. Using a broad interpretation of the post-9/11 USA Patriot Act, Trump wrote in the memo that he would threaten to issue new regulations that would compel money transfer companies like Western Union to verify a client’s identity and legal status before authorizing a wire transfer. Trump now claims his renegotiated trade deal with Mexico and Canada would result in Mexico “indirectly” paying for the wall. But the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal has not yet been approved by Congress and even the perceived …

Inflation at lowest in nearly two years

Inflation is being outstripped by average UK pay growth, with the most recent available figures showing that wages excluding bonuses were up by 3.3% for the three months to October 2018. Analysis: Andy Verity, BBC economics correspondent The price of petrol fell by 6.4p per litre on the month to 121.7p, which was the lowest price since April 2018. Diesel fell by 4.6p to 131.9p per litre, the weakest since July 2018. These downward effects were offset by upward contributions from a variety of categories, including accommodation services and, to a lesser extent, mobile phone charges, games, toys, hobbies and food. Raw materials Inflation peaked at a five-year high of 3.1% in November 2017, but is now at its lowest …

CES Organizers Take Back Innovation Award For Sex Toy, Calling It “Obscene”. Founders Call It Sexism

This is the Osé personal massager. A female-centric sex toy that can mimic the feel of a human mouth, tongue, and fingers, created by an almost exclusively female team and selected for a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) award in robotics – until that award was revoked and the product was banned from display at the conference, sparking talk of sexism and gender bias. On the company website, Lora DiCarlo describes the product as “the only product designed for hands-free blended orgasms”. It uses advanced micro-robotics “for an experience that feels just like a real partner,” adapting to the user’s body for a personal fit. Features that clearly impressed the judges, who selected Osé as one of its honorees for the CES …