‘I think wine is in my blood’

A company with an undeniably posh reputation, around it are numerous private members clubs, two of the UK’s most exclusive cigar shops, and a store where you can buy a made-to-measure shotgun ahead of the start of the grouse shooting season. Image caption BBR can help you spend a fortune on wine, such as a bottle of Romanee-Conti red burgundy for £25,000 After World War Two, Lizzy Rudd’s grandmother Ethel Rudd became chairman. Had it always been an ambition for her to follow in her nana’s footsteps? “No, I never assumed that I’d become chairman, there was never any pressure or expectation that I’d join the business,” says Ms Rudd. When Ms Rudd first joined the family firm in the …

Oklahoma: family says inmate died of appendicitis as pleas for help were ignored

Lawsuit says Joshua England, 21, made five written requests for medical help only for staff to film his distress The family of a man who died in a Oklahoma prison last year are suing correctional officials and medical staff for allegedly ignoring his repeated pleas for help as he died from untreated appendicitis. Joshua England, an attorney for the family. In 2019, no one should die in prison of appendicitis. If he had been given the most basic medical treatment, Joshua would still be alive today. England was serving a 343-day sentence for Oklahoma overtook Louisiana to have the highest incarceration rate in the US. With more than one in every 100 people in prison, the state has one of …

U.S. Army’s Memorial Day Weekend Tweet Elicits Heartbreaking Replies From Vets

Memorial Day weekend, the The tweet was well-intended, apparently aimed at celebrating the sacrifices service members make for the country. Some people responded with stories of growth, saying their time in the military “bravest, most self-sacrificial and humblest men and women” they’ve ever met. These stories shed light on the pain that lingers after service members return home. The stories reflect the devastating statistics linked to war. U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, about 30% of Vietnam veterans, 12% of Gulf War veterans and 11 to 20% of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom veterans are living with post-traumatic stress disorder. disproportionate rates: More than 6,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 to 2016. Between 2013 and 2014, an The military …

Stop Boris Johnson campaign launched by Tory moderates opposed to no-deal Brexit

Former foreign secretary attacked as dishonest by leadership candidate Rory Stewart A campaign to stop Boris Johnson becoming prime minister and Tory contest to succeed Theresa May in Downing Street. After May bowed to pressure on Friday and announced she would resign as Tory leader within two weeks, justice secretary David Gauke and international development secretary Rory Stewart condemned Johnsons readiness to embrace a no-deal, saying it would be hugely damaging to the national interest. The move, part of a concerted anti-Johnson push by opponents of a hard Brexit, followed comments by the former foreign secretary on Friday, soon after Mays resignation speech in Downing Street, that the UK would definitely leave the EU deal or no deal on 31 …

Last known US slave ship found in Alabama

The Clotilda was found by SEARCH Inc in collaboration with the Alabama Historical Commission The last ship known to smuggle slaves from Africa to the US has been discovered in Alabamas Mobile River, nearly 160 years after it was deliberately sunk, a historical commission has said. The Alabama Historical Commission, in a post on its Facebook page, called the effort to locate the ship, the Clotilda, a year-long scientific investigation.. The Clotilda was discovered by a company called SEARCH Inc in collaboration with the commission and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Historians have documented the Clotilda as the last ship known to bring African captives to the US. It operated in secret, decades after Congress …

Seth Meyers on Trump: ‘Treat him like he’s a grandpa in a nursing home’

Late-night hosts focused on the strange battle between the president, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Late-night hosts focused on Donald Trumps snap press conference on Wednesday as well as the controversy over Democratic candidates appearing on Fox News. Seth Meyers The Late Night host Seth Meyers took a closer look into the events of the day, starting with the strangeness of the presidents press conference. You knew right off the bat this was going to be a weird one because before Trump even got there, he had a sign printed up in front of the podium with the words No collusion, no obstruction on it, he said. I have a feeling the staff at DC Kinkos voted for Hillary. During …

I lost my arms and legs – stop it happening to others

He had had a successful career in corporate banking and was in the process of setting up a business with his pregnant wife, Nic, when he fell ill. His sepsis – thought to be caused by a cut to his gum during a trip to the dentist, combined with a chest infection – came on rapidly and led to vomiting and a high temperature. But it took five hours at the hospital he was admitted to before the condition was diagnosed. He spent months in a coma, during which time his wife Nic gave birth to their second child, Freddy. Related Topics NHS Sepsis Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

What went wrong at Jamie’s Italian?

In an email to staff on Tuesday morning, Mr Oliver blamed “the well-publicised struggles of the casual dining sector and decline of the UK high street, along with soaring business rates,” for the company’s collapse. Administrators KPMG echoed this rationale, citing a tough trading environment. Image copyright PA Image caption Former employees at Fifteen say Oliver deserves more credit Once seen as competitors to Jamie’s, Italian chain Strada is down to just three branches, while Carluccio’s has been forced to close approximately a third of its restaurants, after losing tens of millions of pounds. Burger brand Byron, French cuisine chain Cafe Rouge, and pizza outlet Prezzo aren’t faring much better. But staff at Jamie’s were still hopeful that a turnaround …

UK expats fear postal votes will not count

The UK will go to the polls on Thursday, between 07:00 BST and 22:00 BST. Expat voters who want to participate in European elections can register in advance to have a postal vote in the British constituency where they or their parents were last registered to vote. But they must have their completed ballot paper returned to the local electoral returning officer by the time polls close on election day. It is believed, based on the number of eligible voters, that thousands of Britons living in France could be affected. European elections: What you need to know Party-by-party guide to the UK’s European elections Ann Bone, who lives in Maury in the Pyrenees Orientales, said her postal vote did not …

Gorsuch sides with liberals as Supreme Court rules in favor of Native American rights in Wyoming hunting case

Washington (CNN)The US Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming Native American tribe, ruling that a 19th-century treaty between the tribe and the state did not expire when Wyoming became a state. In the majority opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor — joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Gorsuch — wrote that an 1868 treaty between the Crow Tribe and the United States in which the tribe ceded most of its territory in modern-day Wyoming so its members would have a right to hunt on “unoccupied” parts of the land did not expire after Wyoming gained statehood. “There is also no evidence in the treaty itself that Congress intended the hunting right to expire at statehood, …

Court ruling undermines Trump’s congressional blockade

Washington (CNN)The judicial branch just delivered a sharp jab to the chin of President Donald Trump, in a foreboding omen for his strategy for thwarting investigations that threaten his presidency. Trump is appealing the decision, and long court battles loom — so Monday’s ruling was a setback in a much longer war, a factor that offers Trump a significant political advantage. And typically, his response signaled that he has no intention of backing down and will take each bout in his battle against Congress as far as he can, potentially to the Supreme Court. But Monday put down an early marker in the separation-of-powers feud between Congress and the White House and may hint at how other court battles between …

Democrats say some GOP members ‘twist’ Iran intel

Washington (CNN)As the Trump administration prepares to brief lawmakers Tuesday on the threat posed by Iran, Democrats are charging that Republicans are misrepresenting intelligence to make the danger from Tehran seem more dire than it actually is. Senate and House lawmakers have called on the administration to brief them on the extent of the threat after tensions between Washington and Iran sharply escalated in recent weeks and senior administration officials hinted at a willingness to take military steps to counter Iran. The US has sent a Navy carrier strike group and bomber task force into the Persian Gulf as officials have warned of Iranian plans to attack US personnel. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, and …

Tears, honesty and flirty games: how we escaped our married sex rut

After 15 years and three children, my husband and I found ourselves stuck in an intimacy impasse. Could a therapist help us sizzle again? Its usually when I have my head in the dishwasher that my husband will come up and say, Hey love, do you fancy a cuddle tonight? I dont know how, but somehow cuddle has, over the years, become the cute (but loaded) word for sex in our house. And I, often wanting just a cuddle one that doesnt involve an erection, merely a straight up, PG cuddle often simply clam up. We have a shared craving for closeness but opposing strategies to reach it. While Jim would happily shag his way to a chat, I want …

China wants us to forget the horrors of Tiananmen as it rewrites its history | Louisa Lim and Ilaria Maria Sala

The state is enforcing a collective amnesia about not only recent political events but those that happened thousands of years ago Remembering the deaths of burden and an Zhang Xianling, said she had once managed to hold a small act of remembrance at the spot where her 19-year-old son, Xinjiang scholars: with one million Uighurs held in retrofits its history into a vision that starts in the stone age and ends with the Communist party, a single continuum that serves to legitimise the current leadership and its narrative of the past, the present and the future. Beijing is not alone in this exercise of left Africa for China earlier than previously assumed. The debates can get arcane and heated for …

‘Women will die’: how new abortion bans will harm the most vulnerable

Women of color and poor women will be disproportionately affected by new restrictions across the US, opponents say On the floor of the Alabama state senate this week, a robotic voice read nine pages of legalese that would define a new reality for women in the state: abortion would be a crime, starting from the moment a woman knows she is pregnant. Doctors who perform the procedure could face up to 99 years in prison. Then senators names were called one by one, and they cast their votes. There were 25 yes votes, enough for the bill to pass easily. Every single one was cast by a white man. Those most hurt by the ban, by contrast, will be women …