DONALD Trump could be set to avoid London to dodge furious protests by activists at his visit. Following a cancelled trip earlier this year, the US President will have a "working visit" on Friday 13th July, after travelling to Europe for a NATO summit. But it could be a sense of deja vu for the President, who avoided visiting at the start of the year after more than 1.8 million people signed a petition protesting at Theresa May's state visit invitation. Activists now say they will 'take to the streets' in anger at his July visit, with commentator Owen Jones urging Brits on Facebook to come out in their masses to protest. It is thought that Trump, who is expected to meet the Queen on his visit, may now meet Her Majesty and Theresa May outside of London to avoid the nightmare protests. The talks with the Prime Minister could instead take place at her Chequers country retreat rather than in the capital. MPs and campaigners have also vowed to protest over the trip, with London Mayor Sadiq … [Read more...] about Donald Trump may meet Queen and PM outside London to avoid nightmare Friday the 13th protests
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Today is Friday the 13th, when everyone fears bad things will happen to them. The fear of the date actually has a name – paraskevidekatriaphobia – which comes from the Greek words paraskevi (meaning Friday) and dekatreis (meaning 13). Whether you are superstitious or not, Friday the 13th does hold trepidation for many of us, in one way or another. The origins of the Friday the 13th superstitions, which have gone on to spawn books, songs and a horror film franchise, are disputed by historians. Some say it is because there were 13 people at the Last Supper. A widely held view is that it dates from October 1307, when hundreds of the Knights Templar were arrested by the King of France, then tortured and burnt at the stake. Some notable bad things have happened on Friday the 13th – in January 2012 the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off Italy, killing 30 people and three years late,r a terror attack in Paris on Friday, November 13 2015 claimed the lives of 130 … [Read more...] about If you’re scared of Friday the 13th, you’ve got this phobia
Friday the 13th is often considered an unlucky day in some cultures. This superstition actually dates back to the Mayan Calendar but is so common today that fear of the number 13 is a recognized phobia. Of course, other cultures think just the opposite. Italy for example, considers the number 13 very lucky and use the expression fare tredici or “to do 13”, to mean to hit the jackpot. This leaves only one important question: Will one lucky person in Malta “do 13” and hit the jackpot? The chances of winning a prize in the EuroMillions is 1 in 13. The chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160 and the jackpot rolls over until somebody wins. And now, we can take get in with these odds from Malta thanks to Jackpot.com Jackpot.com is a global platform, regulated by Malta Gaming Authority, that lets people bet on 19 of the world’s biggest lotteries. That freedom lets people chose which lottery they want to bet on based on its odds of winning … [Read more...] about Will the EuroMillions Friday the 13th Bring a €17 Win to Malta?
Ready Player One is jam packed full of Easter Eggs...even ones that Spielberg worked to keep out. The idea of Ready Player One was to adapt the book for the big screen, pulling on the 80s nostalgia to create something that kids and adults would both want to watch. But the director didn't want his own movies referenced, but a few got by him - including the little Gremlins. We've gathered as many references and Easter Eggs as we can - there's more being found everyday - covering homages, nods in dialogue and characters appearances. With so many, you, and even Spielberg, would be forgiven for not catching them all. The Gremlin reference was all thanks to the effects and production design team who, despite Spielberg's instructions, popped in a nod to his movie. Jurassic Park also makes an appearance, though the director told EW that it was OK as his ban was for his 80s movies specifically. There are, of course, other exceptions, like the DeLorean, but The Goonies restaurant was a no-go. … [Read more...] about Pretty much all the Ready Player One Easter Eggs, even the ones Spielberg missed
Another Friday the 13th is coming, so the trains might be a little less packed than usual and the roads a bit quieter. Apparently, five per cent of people are so desperate to avoid bad luck, they won’t leave their home until Saturday comes. This sounds like a crafty excuse for a long weekend, but paraskevidekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th) is a real thing. A survey of 2,000 Brits for Mecca Bingo also found 80 per cent of people admit to at least being superstitious on this infamous date. MORE: 7 reasons why Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky date Meanwhile, a separate Travelodge survey of 2,500 adults has found three-quarters of people report suffering from bad luck on a previous Friday the 13th. Forty per cent of respondents said they will be taking some form of proactive action tomorrow to avoid any form of bad luck coming their way, such as not travelling, rescheduling important meetings and keeping away from mirrors and ladders. The top 10 … [Read more...] about Friday the 13th is coming