September 29, 2022 - 21:07 BST Today star Jenna Bush Hager has opened up in the past about the ways she has rebelled and the mistakes she has made in the past Jenna Bush Hager has become one of the most beloved members of the Today Show family for her candid nature and bubbly personality. MORE: Jenna Bush Hager wears figure-hugging dress and strappy heels for late night television appearance However, she found fame long before that when she became the country's first daughter after her father, George W. Bush, was elected president of the United States in 2001. Loading the player... VIDEO: Jenna Bush Hager opens up about body image The time proved to be a tumultuous one for Jenna, however, as only a few months after his election, she and her sister Barbara were charged for both possession of alcohol and using a fake ID to purchase alcohol within a five-week period. Jenna has quite openly spoken about it on … [Read more...] about Today’s Jenna Bush Hager’s rebellious past revealed: ‘I had a public failure’
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Good evening. Here is the Thursday, September 30 edition of Today in Slovakia - the main news of the day in less than five minutes. For weekend events and news on travel and culture in Slovakia, see the latest edition of our Spectacular Slovakia newsletter. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement A peek inside a new hospital in Bratislava It is as if you are in the TV show 'House: M.D.' There are rooms with glass doors, single beds, and large en-suite bathrooms. There are also modern operating theatres. The company Svet Zdravia, part of the Penta group, showed the Sme daily what its hospital in Bratislava's Bory district looks like from the inside. Penta will open the hospital, located in the northwest of the capital, next spring. It should be fully operational from the autumn of 2023. Among other departments, the … [Read more...] about News digest: What does Bratislava’s newest hospital look like inside?
Today, our resident horoscope expert Russell Grant tells one star sign to avoid falling vitim to self-doubt, while another should know that if someone has let them down in the past, they are likely to do so again. Russell has plenty more to say after analysing the stars, and below you will find exactly what the universe has in store for you today, Friday, September 30. Aries A run in with someone who should belong to your past will stir up emotions you never thought you would feel again. You will be surprised by your reactions and this incident will cause you to spend some time reassessing what you have. Taurus A youngster’s lively behaviour or amusing comments will make you all laugh. If they see your reaction they could make this a habit, then it won’t be so amusing. A work related matter will annoy you but don’t try to force an issue with a superior. Patience is your best weapon to ensure you get what you want. Gemini Spread gossip and it will only come back on you. … [Read more...] about Horoscopes today: A run-in with someone from the past, impressing people with your talents and getting frustrated
Royal Mail workers have announced a 48-hour strike taking place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. It marks the start of 19 walk outs in total, all taking place over the course of October and November in deteriorating and long-running disputes over pay. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) confirmed the strikes earlier this year, after they were pushed back due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. It is a worry to the UK public, with the walk outs ongoing in the run up to the Christmas period. It leaves many wondering whether or not the Post Office is open all together, as even though the two organisations are separate, they are directly tied to one-another. Is the Post Office open on Friday and Saturday? Post Office workers have been striking since May ( Image: Getty Images) Post Office workers are not striking today, Friday and Saturday, so most branches are expected to be open. The difficultly however is that the Royal … [Read more...] about Is the Post Office open today and tomorrow? — and how will Royal Mail strike affect you?
Last modified on Sep 30, 2022 09:04 BST Hoda Kotb house: see where the Today show host lives with her two daughters following her split from fiancé Joel Schiffman Hoda Kotb has been open about life as a single mom since her split from fiancé Joel Schiffman in January, as they continue to amicably co-parent their two young daughters, Haley and Hope. MORE: Hoda Kotb's love story with Joel Schiffman - how they met unexpectedly The Today star previously revealed that after "really meaningful conversations", the former couple decided they were "better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple". Loading the player... WATCH: Hoda Kotb celebrates birthday inside beautiful private home The former couple owned two beautiful homes together – an apartment in New York, and a four-bedroom waterfront property on Long Island – where Hoda is believed to still be living with the girls … [Read more...] about Inside Hoda Kotb’s two beautiful homes following split from ex Joel Schiffman
Vladimir Putin today announced his annexation of four provinces of Ukraine —four provinces that he does not fully control, that did not vote to join Russia, that have been the site of mass murder and mass deportation since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. With this statement, the Russian president is also declaring war. But this is not merely a war on Ukraine. Putin’s war—Russia’s war—is also a war on a particular idea of world order, and of international law, an idea upheld not just by Europeans and North Americans, but by most of the rest of the world, indeed by the United Nations itself. One core principle of this world order is that larger countries should not be able to grab parts of smaller countries, that mass slaughter of whole populations is unacceptable, that borders have international significance and cannot be changed through violence or on one dictator’s whim. Putin already challenged this idea in 2014, when he annexed Crimea. At the time he also held a sham … [Read more...] about Putin’s Newest Annexation Is Dire for Russia Too
One common way of viewing Björk’s career is as a long descent into the bizarre. After the eclectic earworms of her first three solo albums ( Debut in 1993, Post in 1995, and Homogenic in 1997), she moved through surprising phases, ranging from soft murmuring (2001’s Vespertine ) to splattering noise (2017’s Utopia ) . These days, her work can seem less like pop than, as The Guardian ’s Chal Ravens recently put it , “surreal opera.” Björk doesn’t think in these terms. When I met with the 56-year-old musician in Iceland for The Atlantic ’s recent profile of her , she expressed mystification at people who say her ’90s stuff was more fun. “Maybe they remember themselves in some club doing ecstasy and there were three remixes in a row,” she said. “Overall, the BPM , or the amount of chill, or the amount of experimental, or the amount of pop sugar, or the amount of self-reflective, serious moments—I think it’s actually sort of been the same throughout my albums.” … [Read more...] about How to Listen to Björk, According to Björk
A former Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist has been found to have stolen almost £20,000 in cash to fund his gay rights charity. James Edginton, 39, who appeared on the show in 2010 and reduced judge Amanda Holden to tears with his version of This is the Moment from the musical Jekyll and Hyde alongside his father Graham, is said to have stolen float money and claimed on fake invoices as well as illegally selling complimentary tickets . Edgington pleaded guilty to fraud, attempted fraud and theft after illegally selling complimentary tickets for a one-man show by Lord of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen, as well as diverting proceeds from other productions into his own account. He had been caught while working as Theatre and Events Programmes Coordinator at the Albert Halls in Bolton, Greater Manchester , after a colleague discovered the venue’s float was missing £737 and it was later found that Edginton had gone into the safe seven times without permission to take … [Read more...] about Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist James Edgington stole £20,000 from theatre to fund gay rights charity
When Kate Garraway left the I'm A Celebrity jungle in December 2019, the first thing she and husband Derek Draper planned to do was renew their vows. But fate had other ideas in store, and as the world locked down the following March amidst the Covid pandemic , the couple - who celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary today - both took ill with the virus. For GMB host Kate, 55, the illness was relatively mild, but for Derek, also 55, things quickly took a serious turn and he was rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties. There, he was transferred to intensive care where doctors put him in a coma. Kate - who had to stay at home isolating with their children Darcey, 16, and William, 13 - was told to prepare for the worst and at one point endured a 24-hour wait to find out if he was dead. For more of the news you care about, straight to your inbox, sign up for one of our daily newsletters here. Kate Garraway and Derek Draper had been planning to renew … [Read more...] about Kate Garraway’s Derek two years post-Covid – trapped by brain but with glimmer of hope
Nearly half of the carbon offsets held by energy company Centrica on behalf of its UK business and residential customers have such a poor reputation that the EU banned them from its own emissions trading system in 2013. Centrica, which owns British Gas , says it is committed to a cleaner and greener future. Like lots of companies involved in fossil fuels, Centrica compensates for its own pollution and boosts its climate credentials by purchasing credits from projects around the world that reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. This is called offsetting, and typically involves things like tree planting or nature restoration projects. But it is an industry that has long been criticized for a lack of transparency and consistent standards. House prices warning as growth slows to single digits - Economy latest Now records provided by Centrica to the Open Democracy news website and shared exclusively with Sky News, reveal that 44% of Centrica's credits … [Read more...] about Half of Centrica’s carbon offsets banned by EU emissions trading system in 2013