“I really, really hope this deal will materialise because the suffering of civilians on both sides has been immense,” said Pawel Krzysiek, head of media at the International Committee of the Red Cross, who was in Aleppo. “There is a human tragedy happening all over the city. People who lost everything are suffering here enormously.” … [Read more...] about Aleppo: Russia-Turkey ceasefire deal offers hope of survival for residents
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'Please tune in this Wednesday to the Dr. Oz show to learn about living with a mental disorder that many people do not understand,' she continued. 'I am very grateful to Dr. Oz, Dr. Modir, my mother and all of you that have supported me and wished me well through some difficult times. … [Read more...] about Saved By The Bell star Lark Voorhies says she is ‘hurt’ that she was left out of the show’s reboot – and believes her ‘puzzling’ mental health struggles are to blame for the snub
Written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, a pairing who also scripted 2016’s smart, fresh and quietly progressive comedy How to Be Single, the film offers the potential for a similar balance of humor and life lessons. But while their previous attempt managed this with ease and a light touch, there’s a frustrating absence of both here, the end result feeling more like an awkwardly assembled attempt to recall high-concept hits from the 80s. There’s a bit of Working Girl as Renee tries to climb the corporate ladder of a cosmetics company using her experience outside of the beautiful bubble. There are elements of body swap farces like Vice Versa and Like Father Like Son as she gets used to her new look. And, as the film references, there’s a heavy debt owed to Big. Yet Kohn and Silverstein can’t quite figure out if it’s a parody of such fare or an earnest examination of the shallow nature of society. … [Read more...] about I Feel Pretty review – Amy Schumer’s self-image comedy falls flat
United’s surprise improvement had qualified them for the new Scottish Premier League – contrary to McLean’s expectations, who felt it a season too soon, and contrary to the wishes of those steering the restructure, who felt the club an irrelevance. In the event, they avoided relegation only by virtue of a point gained at Ibrox on the final day, sending Dundee down into the bargain. Things would have been less tense had Hamish McAlpine, their goalkeeper, not hit the post from the penalty spot, but potential calamity was averted thanks to McLean’s meticulousness: he had two players primed for precisely such circumstance, converging on the opposing keeper to prevent the launch of a counterattack. … [Read more...] about The forgotten story of … Dundee United’s glory years under Jim McLean
I hope not, as I have been there, staring death in the face, desperately alone. On a night in mid-July 1995, Serbian soldiers took us to the field where we were to be executed. They stripped us and tied our hands behind our backs. Lined up, five by five, rows and rows of dead bodies before my eyes, already shot, lives snuffed out in a single bloody instant. I was shot in my stomach, right arm and left foot and felt an incredible pain, as the gasping last breaths of men filled my ears. When the butchers left, I realised I was not dead and managed to escape with another man. For days we kept running, hiding in the woods and sleeping in graveyards until we eventually reached the safety of Bosnian-controlled territory. I wondered then how the world could let this happen. … [Read more...] about Aleppo’s people are being slaughtered. Did we learn nothing from Srebrenica?