Russia's former President Dmitry Medvedev has claimed he was hacked when a social media post appeared on his account calling for the forced return of the Soviet Union through the invasion of Georgia and Kazakhstan. Now deputy head of Vladimir Putin's security council, Medvedev's post said Russia "will go on the next campaign to restore the borders of our homeland". It read: "All the peoples who once lived in the great and mighty Soviet Union will once again live together in friendship and mutual understanding." Russia would "spare no effort and no means to achieve that" and that it has already "begun to move along this road." The long rant questioned the former Soviet states of Kazakhstan and Georgia ( Image: Ksenia Sobchak / East2west News) The birthplace of Joseph Stalin, Georgia is now a pro-Western democracy on the border with Russia and has future hopes of joining the European Union and NATO. The post also claimed that modern-day Georgia was only … [Read more...] about Ex-president deletes post claiming Vladimir Putin will invade Georgia and Kazakhstan
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Boxing legend Mike Tyson is lashing out against the Hulu biopic “Mike” once again, saying the streaming giant stole the story of his life without permission. “Don’t let Hulu fool you. I don’t support their story about my life,” the 56-year-old former world heavyweight champion posted to his Instagram account. “It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me. To Hulu executives I’m just a n****r they can sell on the auction block.” In the caption, Tyson wrote, “Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master . They stole my story and didn’t pay me.” The day before, Tyson praised UFC president Dana White for refusing to promote the documentary. “Hulu tried to desperately pay my brother @danawhite millions without offering me a dollar to promote their slave master take over story about my life,” Tyson said . “He turned it down because he honors friendship and treating people with dignity. I’ll never forget what he did for me … [Read more...] about ‘Streaming Version Of The Slave Master’: Mike Tyson Furious Over Unauthorized Hulu Biopic ‘Mike’ | The Daily Wire
Chris McKeen/Stuff Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers is an inclusive choir which has been singing from its own song sheet for 30 years now. A lot has changed since rainbow choir GALS (Gay and Lesbian Singers) was formed in 1992. In the 30 years since, discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation has been outlawed, same-sex marriage legalised, laws relating to legal sex changes amended, ‘X’ sex descriptors have become an option on New Zealand passports, and now conversion therapy has been banned . GALS formed when renowned choreographer Michael Parmenter needed singers for his extravagant performance at the first Hero Party in 1992, a precursor to today’s Pride Festival and a way to commemorate heroes fighting against Aids. The Big Gay Out was founded as part of the Hero festival in 2000. Kerry Stevens, who joined the choir in 2001 and later became chairperson, said that although GALS performed in subsequent Hero Parties, the performance in 1992 “was really … [Read more...] about Rainbow choir GALS hits all the right notes as it celebrates 30 years
Hidden first dates on the banks of the river Seine, proposals in front of the Eiffel Tower, couples kissing after attaching an engraved padlock on the love lock bridge – Paris oozes romance. Roaming the streets of the French capital, it’s easy to understand why they call it the city of love, and it’s even easier to understand why anyone without a romantic partner might be unwilling to visit. But visiting Paris with your best friend is the perfect act of defiance against the city’s idealised stereotypes – which often leave people disappointed a la ‘Paris Syndrome’ . And, anyway, who said friendship can’t be romantic? Book a boujee hotel Staying at the Hotel Sonder Atala , with a view of the Eiffel Tower from our bathroom window and a bed so large we woke up each morning feeling as though we had slept in separate beds, Ellie and I tasted luxury like never before. The hotel room had its own private elevator, something neither of us have experienced before, and a … [Read more...] about How to do Paris – the City of Love – with your best friend
Tributes have poured in for Dame Olivia Newton-John following her death at the age of 73. The Grease star was well known and loved for playing Sandy in the musical, starring opposite John Travolta as Danny. She died on Monday morning with her husband, John Easterling, confirming the sad news in a statement. He shared that his wife – whom he married in 2008 – asked for privacy for their family at this time, stating his other half ‘passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California’. Remembering the actress fondly, stars – including co-star John Travolta – have recalled their favourite memories of her, expressing their shock over her death. Grease director Randal Kleiser issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that he will miss the star ‘forever’. ‘I’m heartbroken. She was one of a kind, and so very kind. For over four decades of our friendship she exuded nothing but love to everyone she met. Olivia was exactly the way you imagined her. I will … [Read more...] about Grease stars and fans devastated following death of Dame Olivia Newton-John aged 73: ‘We are forever hopelessly devoted to you’
In the wake of scenes in which she attempted suicide, Coronation Street is to highlight the issues of mental health and the impact of loneliness in older people when Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) confides in her friends that she tried to take her own life. Viewers saw Audrey receiving treatment in hospital last month, telling a doctor that she had accidentally taken too many tablets and this week, she continues to insist that was the case to her own GP. But in emotional scenes, Audrey confides in Roy (David Neilson), Rita (Barbara Knox), Claudia (Rula Lenska) and Ken (William Roache) that the overdose was in fact a suicide attempt. The group of friends have gathered for a belated birthday lunch at a local hotel and are stunned when Audrey tells them that she tried to make an attempt on her life three weeks ago, but a neighbour posting a leaflet spotted her and called an ambulance. As the pals try to come to terms with the shock revelation, they ask her what led to her … [Read more...] about ‘What am I good for?’ Coronation Street episode to explore Audrey’s sad suicide story
Erick Erickson—the editor in chief of RedState.com, a right-wing pundit whom Democrats loathe and Republicans fear, a man known for his intemperate remarks, and arguably the most powerful conservative in America today—eats his chicken wings with a fork and knife. To be clear, the wings Erickson ordered when I visited him in Macon, Georgia, last May were boneless wings, which are really glorified chicken nuggets. Erickson, a fastidious man who dislikes getting his hands messy with finger food, apologized for not taking me to a more authentic local restaurant—“one of Macon’s meat-and-three places” (where you get a choice of three sides to go with a serving of meat). But he had promised his 5-year-old son, Gunnar, a serving of the smiley-face fries at the Wild Wing Cafe. So there we were, at a beer-and-wings chain in a characterless exurban mall. “Father, we ask you to bless this meal,” Erickson said, elbows propped on the table, hands clenched, head bowed as we prepared to dig in. … [Read more...] about Is the Most Powerful Conservative in America Losing His Edge?