‘My six-year wait for dental braces’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThomas Kendall needs orthodontic treatment but has been waiting since he was 12 to receive it When Thomas Kendall was 12 he was told he needed an orthodontic brace, but six years later he is still waiting. Thomas said he was now desperate to receive the treatment he needs as he is due to start university next year. He has had an initial assessment, but needed to make a 90-mile (145km) round trip from his home in Llanbadarn, near Aberystwyth, to Carmarthen – where the only NHS orthodontist under the Hywel Dda University Health Board is located. Thomas contacted BBC Wales to ask how many young people in west Wales are in …

Prince Andrew’s friends claim photos with Epstein were fake: report

Photo from 2001 that was included in court files released last week shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre who says Jeffrey Epstein paid her to have sex with the prince. Andrew has denied the charges. In the background is Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. (U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals) Giuffre, now 35, claimed in her first televised interview on “Dateline NBC” in September that she had sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17 at Maxwell’s London townhouse. She said Maxwell, who recruited her as Epstein’s “sex slave,” also propositioned her to the prince despite the royal knowing her age.  Prince Andrew has vehemently denied the allegations. The source said an analyst …

Veterans For Impeachment Score With Signs At World Series

Veterans for Impeachment staked out a high visibility site for their message at Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros: right behind home plate.  Donald Trump watched the game. When the president and first lady appeared on the Jumbotron as well, the crowd booed him and chanted “ Common Defense, an organization of veterans opposed to Trump administration policies, told HuffPost that the signs were visible for about 15 minutes during the fifth inning before security confiscated them. Two other large red banners reading “Impeach Trump!”— apparently not linked to the veterans’ group — were also spotted at the game hanging from the bleachers in both the left and right field. They were also …

Pro-independence protesters clash with police after massive peaceful rally in Barcelona

A Catalan police officer aims his weapon against demonstrators during clashes in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Catalonia held its first vote for independence in November 2014. At the time, 80.8 percent of voters said they wanted Catalonia to be an independent state. Today Catalonia’s 7.5 million residents are divided roughly in half between those opposing and those in support of secession. Spain’s government has told Catalonia’s separatists that the national Parliament would have to amend the Constitution, which considers the nation indivisible, to make secession legal. POPE FRANCIS PROPOSES FEMALE DEACONS, MARRIED PRIESTS AT AMAZON SYNOD Catalonia was an independent state until the early 1700s with the birth of modern-day Spain. The region was granted …

WeWork Board Accepts $10 Billion Takeover Plan From SoftBank

Reuters reported on Monday that SoftBank had offered a package worth nearly $10 billion to WeWork and its shareholders under a plan that would keep the company afloat and lead to the exit of its Chairman Adam Neumann. WeWork did not immediately respond to request for comment. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Startling Giant Times Square Ad Shows Marine Vet With Hogtied ‘Trump’

Donald Trump in front of the White House.  slammed in a tweet by The 30-foot-high ad features a Trump look-alike being trussed up with red, white and blue rope as the vet steps on his face. The ad was unveiled in Manhattan last week by NEVER condone violence of ANY KIND.” It’s intended to “artistically express the frustrations we believe many women share,” the statement added. blocking federal funds to Planned Parenthood health providers who “We are on the Other ads in the Dhvani campaign show clothing models taping Trump’s mouth — a reference to the Trump administration’s gag rule blocking reproductive health care information. giving a voice to women,” Brown told The Washington Post. “Our intent is for our brand …

PM has numbers to pass Brexit deal, says Raab

The government has vowed to press ahead with the legislation – the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) – to implement the Brexit deal next week. Why has the PM asked for another extension? Having reached a new Brexit deal with the EU last week, the prime minster had intended to bring it to Parliament and ask MPs to approve it in a so-called “meaningful vote”. However, in the first Saturday sitting in the Commons for 37 years, MPs instead voted in favour of an amendment withholding approval of the deal until all the necessary legislation to implement it had been passed. Brexitcast: Super(ish) Saturday… Brexit date downplayed in government ad shift Tabled by Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin, the amendment was …

Cambridge don readmitted after sexual harassment

He faced complaints of nearly a dozen “inappropriate” incidents in 2014 and 2015. Ex-Cambridge fellow leaves after sexism apology University fellow sorry for ‘inappropriate’ behaviour UK universities face ‘gagging order’ criticism In 2017, Trinity Hall said he had permanently withdrawn from any further involvement with the college after breaching sanctions imposed on him after the initial complaints. At the time, a Trinity Hall spokesman said: “We can confirm Dr Hutchinson has withdrawn permanently from any further involvement with college affairs, including from his role on the finance committee. “He will not be present in college at any time in the future.” Dr Hutchinson told the BBC that there had been “no legal finding of harassment” and emphasised that this was …

Justin Amash Claims ‘Hillary Clinton Is A Donald Trump Asset’

Justin Amash (I-Mich.) is speaking out against Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is being positioned by Donald Trump’s hands. Controversy has brewed over Clinton’s remarks since the Friday release of a “is being groomed “to be the third-party candidate.” denied that interpretation on Friday, arguing she was instead referring to Republicans. New York Times article reporting that Russian state media has focused significant attention on her White House bid. Gabbard also appeared to lash out against CNN analyst Bakari Sellers, who recently claimed ― again, without evidence ― that she “ Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, later seemed to use that same message in her interview. Both Stein and Gabbard vociferously rebuked Clinton’s comments. Stein tweeted Friday. aggressively promoted Stein’s candidacy in the lead-up to the …

Sacha Baron Cohen Nails The Problem With Zuckerberg’s Freedom Of Expression Defense

Sacha Baron Cohen used a metaphor involving a restaurant owner and neo-Nazis to tear into Facebook CEO champions freedom of expression. pranked numerous political figures with his satirical Showtime series “Who Is America?” and “I’d like to help Facebook better understand the challenges #MLK faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians,” King replied, a reference to Facebook’s Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Before a Fort Worth police officer shot Atatiana Jefferson in her home, relations with the community were already tense

(CNN)Before a Fort Worth police officer killed a woman in her home on Saturday, the department was already under scrutiny. City officials said they had been moving forward with those recommendations when officer Aaron Dean shot Atatiana Jefferson in her home. Officials plan to interview candidates for the independent police monitor position in November, City Manager David Cooke told reporters after interim Police Chief Ed Kraus announced Dean’s resignation. People understand officers have tough jobs and have to “make snap decisions,” Fort Worth Assistant City Manager Fernando Costa said in an interview. “But at the same time, they realize, we realize, that there are some officers who will occasionally use very poor judgment, violate policies and procedures and do things …

Edinburgh students leave Egypt amid safety concern

“We have a responsibility to act in the best interests of our students and to take decisive action when there are concerns for their safety and wellbeing. “We therefore required all nine of our students in Egypt to leave the country. All students have now left Egypt or are in the process of doing so.” The students were spread between the American University of Cairo and the city’s International Language Institute, undertaking Arabic degree programmes. The spokesman added: “We are working closely with the students to minimise the impact of any disruption to their studies and to provide alternative placements.” Following anti-government protests in Egypt last month, several foreign nationals have been detained, released and deported amid a crackdown by …

Ex-Trump Adviser Says It’s Inappropriate For President To Seek Foreign Political Interference

H.R. McMaster said it was “absolutely” inappropriate for a U.S. president to seek foreign interference in an election when asked about the matter by a reporter on Thursday.  “And of course, what has to happen here is seeing our democracy play out, our separation of powers play out,” McMaster added. “And for the American people, through their representatives in Congress, to make a judgment of whether that happened.” “In all the conversations, in all the meetings I was ever privy too, there was never any incident of the president soliciting any kind of assistance for anything domestic politics,” he said. resisting an impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats after details of a call between Trump and the president of Ukraine …

Wife died after being left in filth

‘Horrendous’ odour The mother-of-two was rescued after Wallach alerted the Elms Medical Centre on 24 August 2017, as she was “babbling”. The court heard how paramedics found Mrs Wallach sitting in a chair at their home on Gwendoline Street, covered in urine, faeces and flies. The odour in the house was described as “horrendous” by the emergency services. Image copyright Crown Prosecution Service Image caption Firefighters and paramedics had to fight their way through piles of rubbish During the trial, Wallach told jurors he looked after her to the best of his ability. Kenneth Grant, defending, said Wallach is a “senior citizen who lived a quiet, unassuming, uneventful, blameless life”. “He is now held criminally responsible for the death of …