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Kanye West’s love interest Juliana Nalu declares she’s ‘single’ after rapper’s shocking antisemitism row

Kanye West has been condemned for his antisemitic comments on social media (Picture: GC Images)Kanye West’s latest love interest, Juliana Nalu, has confirmed that she is single in the wake of his antisemitic behavior. The Praise God rapper sparked widespread outrage over the last few months after making antisemitic remarks on social media, leading to bans on Twitter and Instagram. In a shocking interview, the 45-year-old praised Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler before doubling down on his efforts to run for President. Brazilian model Nalu was questioned about their budding romance on Instagram following the controversy surrounding the dad-of-four, and made sure to distance herself from him. When a follower questioned how she could associate with someone who held his beliefs, Page

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One in 10 young people don’t plan on working in their lives

Young people are being locked out of a tough jobs market, a new report has claimed (Picture: Getty)Many young people ‘feel totally excluded’ from the jobs market and are ‘rapidly losing hope’, according to a new report. Youth unemployment is ‘chronically high’, with 16% of all 18-24-year-olds (859,000) not in work. Nearly one in 10 young people (227,000) not currently in employment or studying say they never intend to work a day in their life. The findings are based on a survey of 5,000 people commissioned by City and Guilds, a skill-training organisation.  It paints a bleak picture in which many feel excluded in a jobs market which can seem hostile or geared against those looking to get a foot on the ladder. Almost a third (30%) of young people stated they don’t think the...

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Florida political leaders misrepresented research before ban on gender-affirming care

Behind Florida’s decision to block clinical services for transgender adolescents is a talking point — repeated by the state’s governor and top medical authorities — that most cases of gender incongruence fade over time. The Florida Board of Medicine voted Nov. 4 to approve a rule that barred physicians from performing surgical procedures on minors to alter “primary or secondary sexual characteristics” and from prescribing them medication to suppress puberty and hormones. The rule included an exception for patients who were already receiving those treatments. Two days later, Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, said gender-affirming care is “an example of ideology overtaking the practice of medicine,” touting that he worked with the board to take a stand against it. “Over 80% of the

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There’s nothing feminist about opposing trans rights – they are part of the same fight

Trans people simply wish to be able to express themselves without being defined by body parts (Picture: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images)Last week, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) passed a motion at their conference supporting trans people’s ‘right to self-determine their gender’ – and it was a truly heartening moment.  After watching many anti-trans activists attempting to claim there’s a conflict between trans rights and women’s rights, it was great step to see such a prominent feminist group show they stand with trans people. Other campaigning organisations now need to follow suit.  Because, my lived experience has shown me that trans rights do not infringe upon women’s rights, despite the relentless fear-led narrative that dominates parts of the media.  It’s obvious

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Cheryl fans obsessing over resurfaced Ghost Hunting with Girls Aloud clip as star makes West End debut

Cheryl will be making her West End debut next year (Picture: InstagramIt seems like Cheryl fans are living for her upcoming West End debut after a clip of her hunting ghosts resurfaced online. The Crazy Stupid Love singer, 39, is starring as Jenny in the supernatural production 2:22 A Ghost Story, a role previously fronted by Lily Allen, Giovanna Fletcher, and Laura Whitmore. Cheryl will step into the role from January to April at the Lyric Theatre in London. Sharing a snap of herself looking suitably terrified on Instagram, Cheryl wrote: ‘Hey!!! .. I am SO excited to be starring in the west end thriller @222aghoststory !! ‘I will be playing the role of Jenny from January – April! I went to see the show with a previous cast and LOVED IT ! It is a totally new and exciting exper

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Bay Area News Group high school football predictions: CIF state championship weekend

We’ve reached the finish line, the 16th and final weekend of the 2022 high school football season. The outcome of this all-in-fun picks Bay Area News Group competition has been decided. Yours truly will finish first, Mike Lefkow second and The Kid — aka Joseph Dycus — will take third. But we aren’t done with the picks. We predict winners in seven California Interscholastic Federation state championship games this weekend that include teams from our coverage area. The Bay Area filled all five Northern California slots in the upper divisions. Those teams — Serra, De La Salle, Pittsburg, McClymonds and San Ramon Valley — will play championship games at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. Two others — Bellarmine and Santa Teresa — will play title games in San Jose on Saturday night. In our vi

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Over-the-counter hearing aids consumer guide: everything consumers need to know

Hearing aids like these are now available over-the-counter, without a doctor’s prescription. Alan Youngblood / AP It’s now a lot easier — and cheaper — for many hard-of-hearing Americans to get help. Hearing aids can now be sold without a prescription from a specialist. Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids started arriving in October at prices sometimes thousands of dollars lower than prescription hearing aids. There are about 30 million people in the United States with hearing loss, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration, though only about 20% of those who could use a hearing aid seek help. WHO OTC HEARING AIDS MIGHT HELP The FDA approved OTC hearing aids for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. That can include people who have trouble hearing phone calls or w

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Accountants spend £100,000 on parking row that’s lasted seven years

The Soares family own two spaces, while the Kotharis own one in the middle (Picture: Champion News)Two accountants have ended up spending £100,000 in a seven-year long legal battle over a ‘few feet’ of parking space. It all revolves around three parking spaces outside their homes in Harefield, west London. Two are owned by Ivan Soares, 53, while a third sandwiched in the middle is owned by his neighbour Manish Kothari, 41. Mr Kothari, 41, and his relatives have accused Mr Soares, 53, of ‘selfish parking’, claiming cars are deliberately left inches from theirs. But Mr Soares and his wife have accused their neighbours of trespassing on their own parking space. The two neighbours used to have a ‘swap arrangement’, where they used spaces closest to their homes, but this deal bro

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Weeks later, ‘many unanswered questions’ remain about babies found frozen in Boston condo

They’re listed in the naming convention for victims whose identities remain a mystery: Jane Doe A, John Doe A, Jane Doe B, John Doe B. Their relationships to each other? “Unknown,” per the latest police report. Weeks after the ghastly discovery of the frozen remains of two male and two female infants in a South Boston condominium, the identities of the babies and information about how they ended up in a freezer remain out of reach. Police reports are sparse and search warrants remain under seal as rumors fly. Maureen Dahill, a longtime South Boston resident who runs the Caught in Southie neighborhood publication, told the Herald this case continues to be the “talk of the town,” particularly because official word has been so scant. “There is a lot of speculation and theories circulating in

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Wildlife district: City Hall aims to save the big cats in LA’s metropolis

Los Angeles and Mumbai are the only two metropolises in the world where big cats — mountain lions and leopards respectively — live in dense urban areas. That co-existence, scientists say, puts wildlife at risk. Only this year, four mountain lions have been struck and killed by cars in a study underway by the National Park Service in and around the Santa Monica Mountains north of Los Angeles. A 2016 study by UCLA and the National Park Service found that the mountain lion population in the Santa Monica Mountains faces a steep decline and possible extinction in the near future. “We don’t have regulations in effect that ensure that woodlands aren’t destroyed,” said Jamie Hall, a land-use attorney and vice president of the Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council, a neighborhood that would be

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SF Giants reportedly lose out on Aaron Judge to Yankees: Where do they turn now?

The Giants identified Aaron Judge as their top free-agent target, and he gave them enough consideration to visit for a long set of in-person meetings, but like past high-profile pursuits, it appears San Francisco has finished runners-up. According to reports Wednesday morning, Judge has decided to re-sign with the New York Yankees for nine years and $360 million. The figure matched the contract reportedly offered by the Giants. President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi told reporters at the GM meetings that, “from a financial standpoint, there’s nobody that would be out of our capability to meet what we expect the contract demands will be.” Throughout the winter meetings this week, the Giants have expressed optimism at their chances of prying him away from New York. It’s impossible to

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Avatar: The Way of Water’s young stars on the massive movie taking almost 5 years to make

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The young stars of Avatar: The Way of Water have spoken about what it was like to dedicate four and a half years of their lives to the project ahead of its release. Trinity Jo-Li Bliss stars as Tuktirey, the youngest of the Sully clan, while Jack Champion is Spider, Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri’s (Zoe Saldana) adopted human son who was left behind on Pandora as part of a small human contingent after being too young to travel back to Earth. The movie introduces the family – also comprised of Jamie Flatters’ Neteyam, Britain Dalton’s Lo’ak and Sigourney Weaver’s 14-year-old Kiri – as it sets up their life among the Na’vi years after the ev

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‘Matilda’ Star Mara Wilson, 35, Cries Meeting Little Girls Dressed as Matilda

While Hollywood star Emma Thompson is promoting the Broadway musical Matilda on daytime talk shows, actress Mara Wilson (who played the little girl with special powers in the 1996 film with Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman) is greeting fans at Comic Cons around the world. Matilda is based on the 1998 Roald Dahl book of the same title. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mara Wilson (@marawilson) When Wilson (who also starred in Mrs. Doubtfire with the late great Robin Williams) shared the photos below taken at the Comic Con convention in Liverpool, UK, she thanked “all the mums and dads who helped their daughters dress as Matilda! As you can see in this photo, I was in tears over it. TOO CUTE!” Be sure to swipe, to see Wilson, now 35, with the l...

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Analysis: How Mitch Haniger fits into SF Giants’ plans

SAN DIEGO — In their first major move of the offseason, the Giants didn’t sign the guy everyone wanted, but they did improve their roster by adding a respected veteran with local ties who will bring a much-needed everyday presence to their lineup. Mitch Haniger, at $43.5 million over three years, is a good first move. But it can’t — and, by all accounts, won’t — be the Giants’ last. As the world waits for Aaron Judge’s decision, the Giants are still involved in the market for starting and relief pitching, one more outfielder and, perhaps, one of the three remaining shortstops on the board. How does Haniger, the soon-to-be 32 alumnus of Archbishop Mitty (San Jose), fit into their plans? President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi explained from the Giants’ suite at the Manchester Grand Hy

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John Waters Shares His 10 Favorite Films of 2022, ‘Peter Von Kant’ Tops List

John Waters officially unveiled his semi-annual list of top 10 films of the year, filled mostly with sex-laden dramas and yes, one Polish existential donkey movie. Waters awarded the top honor of 2022 to François Ozon’s “Peter Von Kant,” calling the Rainer Werner Fassbinder-inspired feature “by far the best movie of the year” in a list shared with Artforum. “Fassbinder’s classic lesbian melodrama is appropriated and remade as a gay Frenchman’s love letter to the original version,” Waters wrote. “Hilariously stilted, often overwrought, but always highly entertaining, this cock-eyed tribute will make you swoon when Hanna Schygulla finally makes an appearance and Isabelle Adjani soon follows. My God, it’s just plain Douglas Sirk perfect.” Waters’ second pick, “EO” by Jerzy Skolimowski, is an

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