Few people in this world can say they would jump into a frozen lake, shave their hair off or go on a hunger strike for money, even during a skint month, but those people aren't Alex Newby. The 34 year-old Brentford born man, who is now living in Denmark, recently issued a challenge on the internet - stating "I will do almost anything for money". And this is not money he will be spending on himself. He is crowdfunding for a small children's centre called Feathers Tale, which supports vulnerable children and their mothers in Tanzania. Read More Latest headlines But why go so extreme for a small charity thousands of miles away? Well, he is in a rather unique position as he's no stranger to overcoming difficult struggles and coming out strong. Addiction Alex is a recovering heroin addict who was inspired to get clean from watching Feather's Tale founder John St Julien talking about his dream of a safe village for Tanzania's most vulnerable. Alex became determined to get more funds to … [Read more...] about This Brentford man will do almost anything for money
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Oklahoma regarding where the state has jurisdiction in criminal cases involving Muscogee (Creek) Nation tribal members.The case involves Patrick Dwayne Murphy, 49, who successfully challenged his conviction and death sentence in a 1999 McIntosh County murder on the grounds that the state of Oklahoma did not have the jurisdiction to prosecute him.Both state and federal officials say the August ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, which determined that Congress had never disestablished the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s tribal boundaries, has far-reaching implications beyond the Murphy case.“Oklahoma stands on the brink of the most radical jurisdictional shift since statehood,” attorneys for the state of Oklahoma argue in a reply brief filed April 23 with the Supreme Court.“The State could lose jurisdiction over all crimes involving Native Americans in the eastern half of the … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court to hear Oklahoma case on criminal jurisdiction involving tribal members
por Manuel Arroyo A partir de la encuesta del 2018 de JD Power, dio una lista de las 10 marcas de automóviles con la calidad inicial más baja, clasificadas por la cantidad de problemas informados por cada 100 vehículos. Según los resultados del análisis Vehicle Dependability Study 2018, del estudio de confiabilidad del vehículo, realizado JD Power and Associates, Lexus es la marca de autos más confiable en Estados Unido por séptimo año consecutivo, mientras que Porsche y Buick ocupan el segundo y tercer lugar, respectivamente. El estudio recoge el número de problemas sufridos por los propietarios de vehículos nuevos durante los doce meses siguientes a la adquisición del automóvil. Para el estudio del 2018, J.D. Power analizó los vehículos del modelo 2015.Según el análisis, que es uno de los más respetados del sector en término de calidad y que se hace desde hace 29 años, los propietarios … [Read more...] about Qué marcas de autos tienen más problemas reportados por sus compradores.
Volvo will instead use more environmentally-friendly biodegradable products. Volvo is going green, and not just with its cars. The Swedish automaker announced on Monday that it will remove all sing-use plastics from its offices, cafeterias and events across the world by the end of next year.In place of single-use plastic items such as cups, food containers and cutlery, Volvo will use more sustainable options, like biodegradable products made of paper, pulp and wood. The automaker estimates the switch will remove the equivalent of 500 plastic items per employee per year. "Plastics pollution is one of the great environmental challenges of our time," said Stuart Templar, Director for Sustainability at Volvo Cars. "We take our responsibility seriously. We must play our part in helping tackle this global problem."By the end of this year Volvo will eliminate all plastic items from global events, as well as from the company's facilities in China, Belgium, the United States, Sweden and … [Read more...] about Volvo tossing single-use plastics at all events, facilities
Despite the E-Pace and F-Pace SUVs dominating Jaguar’s sales worldwide, the British marque remains committed to sports cars. A replacement of the current F-Type is now being discussed internally, and alongside the two-seater model, Jaguar might also revive the XK, and offer it as a 2+2 GT. The information is not exactly new, as it was hinted by the brand’s design chief Ian Callum last year, but it appears to be backed up by the JLR head of product strategy, Hanno Kirner, Autocar reports. “The F-Type has been a huge success. We love sports cars – and I use the plural quite deliberately”, he said. “Whether that is delivered by a body variant or something else remains to be seen, but for now let’s just say that the body type is very important to us.” Also Read: Take The Ride Of Your Life In Jaguar’s F-Type SVR And XJR575 ‘Ring Taxis It’s been understood that before pulling the plug on the XK in 2014, Jaguar already had a … [Read more...] about Jaguar XK To Return As Brand’s Sports Car Flagship Model
Porsche continues to make progress in developing its Mission E electric sports sedan, and apparently it's made enough of them to let former F1 driver and recent Porsche 919 Hybrid endurance car driver Mark Webber take a turn behind the wheel. The company got his test drive on video, along with his impressions. He seems quite pleased. In the video, Webber notes that it feels a bit like the 919 race car when the 919 is running in full EV mode. He also likens the view over the Mission E's front fenders to that of the view in the 918 Spyder hypercar. Besides that, he says it feels quite nimble for being so heavy, and he seems to confirm that the car will have about 600 horsepower. The concept was shown with a claimed power of 590 horsepower, and there have been rumors of multiple versions with power ratings of 402, 536 and 670 horsepower. Webber's statement seems to contradict the rumored outputs, but we also wouldn't be surprised if Porsche still offers multiple versions with different … [Read more...] about 600-horsepower Porsche Mission E gets Mark Webber’s seal of approval
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Comic Riffs by Michael Cavna by Michael Cavna Email the author May 21 at 8:30 AM Email the author Ryan Reynolds returns as king of the box office, in “Deadpool 2.” (20th Century Fox.) “DEADPOOL 2” opened big worldwide over the weekend, though not as massively on its home shores as the franchise’s first film — a foreign-market twist that, it turns out, is precisely on trend. “Deadpool 2” won the weekend with a domestic debut of $125 million, according to box-office estimates Sunday — slightly off “Deadpool’s” surprise opening total of $132.4 million in 2016. … [Read more...] about ‘Deadpool 2’ opens to $301 million worldwide, with a huge assist from overseas audiences
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Karla Adam by Karla Adam Email the author May 21 at 8:43 AM Email the author Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leaves Windsor Castle after getting married on May 19. (Chris Jackson/Pool/Reuters) LONDON — Meghan Markle does not appear to be reining in her feminist views since becoming the Duchess of Sussex following her traditional-yet-modern nuptials to Prince Harry. On her new page on the British monarchy’s official website — in pulled out quotes — Markle says “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” referencing a line from a 2015 speech she made to the United … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle declares herself a feminist on the British monarchy’s website
Now that Ford's hacking its U.S. car lineup down to the Mustang and the not-exactly-a-car Focus Active, we'll spend awhile getting to read about hot cars for other markets. First up: Motoring predicts that Ford is finally preparing a Fiesta RS. We've had four years of rumors about the super-hot hatch with nothing to show — or we could cite 14 years of hankering if we go back to the 2004 Fiesta RS concept. Motoring believes this's for real because when it asked Ford Performance Europe boss Leo Roeks about the possibility, Roeks put on a big grin and responded, "I can't tell you, but I'm very busy." True, a grin and a deferral do not a Fiesta RS make. Even if Roeks' teams are working on a hotter mini than the Fiesta ST (pictured) it could be something not quite an RS, like the 2016 Fiesta ST200. That was a Fiesta ST with a Ford-approved Mountune kit to provide 212 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. A higher-powered Mountune kit boosted proceedings to 280 hp, but that didn't … [Read more...] about Ford rumored to be working on a Fiesta RS, but not for U.S.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Arts and Entertainment by Emily Yahr by Emily Yahr Email the author May 21 at 6:00 AM Email the author Now that we’re officially out of Hollywood awards season, did you forget about the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night? Here’s everything you need to know: 1) The Sante Fe tributes. At the top of the show, BBMAs host Kelly Clarkson was in tears as she talked about the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday, where eight students and two teachers were killed. Clarkson said the producers of the show wanted her to start with a moment of silence, but she decided to speak up instead: “Why … [Read more...] about Billboard Music Awards: 5 things to know, from Janet Jackson’s emotional speech to the Avicii tribute