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JetBlue goes hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines

JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking Spirit shareholders to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by Frontier Airlines. Spirit shareholders are scheduled to vote June 10 on the Frontier bid, which is favored by the Spirit board. Spirit has cited uncertainty about regulatory approval of JetBlue’s $3.6 billion offer for the Florida budget carrier. JetBlue said Monday that Frontier's offer is high risk and low value. JetBlue's stock rose 2% before the market open, while shares of Spirit jumped more than 12%. Frontier's shares climbed more than 3%. ...read more Source:: Headlines News4jax...

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Pete Doherty reveals BOTH his earlobes have been bitten off in gruesome exchanges

The musician has revealed the horrific exchanges (Picture: Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns)Pete Doherty has revealed how two historic incidents led to both his earlobes being bitten off. The 43-year-old indie legend opened up on a pair of gruesome altercations – one allegedly with a photographer, another with someone in the pub – and insisted he’s got ‘chunks missing’ all over his body. ‘I’ve got chunks missing all over the place. I was swinging at the paparazzi in Italy – the guy took his camera, had me by the throat and bit off part of my earlobe,’ he said. ‘Someone else bit off part of my other earlobe in a pub in Stoke. I think he just wanted a souvenir.’ The Libertines star – who has been open about his battle with addiction over the years – admitted he’s ‘hedged [his] bets’ dur

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Amy Duggar GOES OFF on Anna Duggar: Have Some Self-Respect! Your Husband is a Liar and a Cheater!

At this point, it's become very clear and very troubling: Anna Duggar isn't going anywhere. Despite her husband having cheated on her... and despite her husband having been convicted of child sex abuse in December... multiple reports have indicated that Anna isn't planning to divorce Josh Duggar. According to various reports, she even thinks Josh is innocent. Yes, still. In response to Anna's decision, along with her remaining belief in her husband, Amy Duggar has finally had enough. The niece of Jim Bob Duggar, Amy hasn't been close to her famous relatives in years -- but she rarely talked in public about them and/or never really had a cross word to say about the Duggars. But then Josh got arrested for downloading sexually graphic photos and videos of children under 12 ...

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‘It’s such a beautiful club’ – Mohamed Elneny wants Arsenal stay this summer

The Egyptian midfielder has covered well for Arsenal in recent games (Picture: Getty)Arsenal contract rebel Mohamed Elneny has made it clear he wants to stay at the north London club this summer. The Egyptian, 29, is out of contract at the end of the season and looked set to leave the club as he rarely featured for the Gunners for much of the current campaign. However, an unexpected recent resurgence has seen Elneny become a regular starter in the absence of Thomas Partey and, according to reports, manager Mikel Arteta now wants to keep the midfielder in his squad for next term. Speaking to Sky Sports this week, Elneny expressed his affection for Arsenal but suggested he was waiting for the club to offer him an extension. He said: ‘I’ve said before, if Arsenal want me, it’s

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In downtown or the suburbs, corporate offices lose their way

The Boeing Co. is expected to reduce its space at 100 N. Riverside Plaza.Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Time file If you examined the office markets in downtown Chicago and the suburban nodes and were inclined to see only the positive or negative, you would have a lot of evidence to go on. Let’s say you wanted to make the boosterish case for the business climate. The construction zone known as Fulton Market gives you all the clues of urban vitality that you need with companies young and old, and frequently new to the Chicago area, flocking to it. Or if you came to bury Chicago’s economic outlook rather than praise it, you would cite the high office vacancy rates, 20% at least and at or near record highs depending on the real estate firm doing the measuring. You would throw in cutting re

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McDonald’s to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

McDonald's said Monday that it has started the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people, making it the latest major Western corporation to exit Russia since it invaded Ukraine in February. The fast food giant pointed to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying holding on to its business in Russia “is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values.” The Chicago-based company announced in early March that it was temporarily closing its stores in Russia but would continue to pay employees. On Monday, it said it would seek to have a Russian buyer hire those workers and pay them until the sale closes. It did not identify a prospective buyer. CEO Chris Kempczinski said the “dedication and loyalty to McDonald's” of...

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Want to work from home? Spot the scams first

These days, working from home is pretty common. It’s a win-win for both those hoping to avoid a commute, and companies looking for talent from all over the world. You might even get a call or message about a job opportunity — but how do you know it’s legit? If a company asks for sensitive info (like your Social Security number) before they hire you — or they say they need you to make an upfront payment — it’s a scam. Scammers have been reaching out to people, pretending to be companies that offer at-home employment. These scammers are supposedly hiring for positions in data processing, among other fields. But after interested applicants finish long interviews, the interviewer says to give their Social Security number and other personal info. Then, the “company” sends them a check to “buy ...

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Sleep Away Dementia? Lack of sleep may cause emotional distress, slower response times

According to the Mayo Clinic, adults should get at least seven hours of sleep per night. In the short-term, lack of sleep may cause emotional distress, slower response times, and increased stress levels. And now, long-term effects may include some irreversible health problems. According to the CDC, the United States is becoming a sleep-deprived nation. Jagdish Khubchadani, Ph.D., a professor of public health at New Mexico State University, told Ivanhoe, “In 2008, some 25 percent of Americans slept less than seven hours which is required. By 2018, those numbers have become a third of Americans are sleeping lesser than they should.” The negative effects of that shortage of sleep are long. Khubchadani detailed, “Anxiety, your reflexes become poor, your judgment becomes poor, anger management...

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Ole, ole, ole, ole, how do you like it, hot, hot, hot

It may not be summer on the calendar, but it is on your thermometer.  Warm mornings followed by hot afternoons with limited showers, storms today and Tuesday. Today:  Partly cloudy and hot today.  Isolated showers, storms, driven by the sea breeze, possible after 2pm, 10-20 percent.  Afternoon highs in the upper 80s to low 90s inland, 80s along our beaches.  Feels like around 92-85 degrees.  Wind SW/SE 5-10 mph.  Patchy fog late, overnight. Tuesday:  A warm start with patchy fog.  Morning lows in the upper 60s to low 70s.  Partly cloudy with a slight better chance of showers, storms along a stalled cold front near the State line, 20-30 percent.   Afternoon highs in the 90s inland, 80s along the sandy showers.  Patchy fog with warm temperatures overnight. Looking ahead:  A hot, mainly dry ...

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Hide from your neighbours, Jeremy Clarkson fears people will turn to cannibalism amid food shortages

Jeremy Clarkson is having sleepless nights over the food shortage crisis (Pictures: Reuters, Getty)Jeremy Clarkson has a grim, Hunger Games-style view of the future and it apparently involves eating your neighbours.  The Grand Tour presenter is proud owner of The Diddly Squat Farm in Oxfordshire, which sets the stage for his popular Amazon Prime Video series.  However, the current food shortage crisis is starting to give Jeremy sleepless nights as he’s concerned that the rising costs of fertiliser will cause other farmers to fallow their fields for a year instead.  It’s all linked to the ongoing war in Ukraine after Russian forces invaded the country in February, causing destruction in major cities and millions being displaced after fleeing to safety. Last week, it was reporte

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Gears Of War remaster collection rumoured for June reveal and 2022 release

There are no details on which games would be included (pic: The Coalition)With still no official word on Gears Of War 6, it’s claimed that a compilation title similar to Halo’s will release this year. Earlier this year, there were rumours of either Gears Of War or Fable getting the remaster treatment. About four months later, the source of that same rumour is now suggesting that it’s the former. Not only that, but they believe this Gears Of War collection could release later in the year, which means a proper reveal would most likely take place at the Xbox showcase happening in June. It’s described as being similar to the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Although there’s no mention of which games will be included in the Gears Of War version of the idea. There are five mainline

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Ask Amy: She’s been freeloading for months, and my husband says let her stay

Dear Amy: My daughter is 34 years old, single, with no children. She’s intelligent and well-educated. Amy Dickinson Six months ago, she quit her job in another state and moved into our house. We welcomed her, but it was supposed to be temporary. She seemed reluctant to come here to begin with, saying that she didn’t want to intrude into our lives. However, since arriving, she hasn’t even been looking for a job. She says that she doesn’t know what she wants to do or what her abilities are. She’s been sitting around on her phone all day and every day. She gets depressed about her life, but she’s not doing anything to try to change or improve her life. My husband doesn’t want to push her. I feel that the longer we give her a free ride, the worse her life is going to be. What should we do? – A

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Dan Walker’s morning routine revealed and he’s thrilled to be ditching his 3am alarm clock for BBC Breakfast

Dan Walker sure won’t miss his early starts for BBC Breakfast (Picture: BBC)Dan Walker has shared his morning routine ahead of his last day at BBC Breakfast, and we’ll never complain about having to get up early ever again. The 45-year-old presenter will front his last show on the programme on Tuesday before he heads to Channel 5 where he will replace Sian Williams as the lead anchor on 5 News. It’s fair to say that Dan is definitely looking forward to having a lie-in after he posted the five alarms he has switched on in order to wake up in time to get to the BBC studios. His first alarm, which is aptly labelled ‘GET UP, STAND UP!’ goes off at 3.01am before another one is scheduled four minutes later at 3.05am with the warning ‘FEEL THE BURN’. Two minutes later, another is set

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EU’s Russia sanctions effort slows over oil dependency

The European Union’s efforts to impose a new round of sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine appeared to be bogged down on Monday, as a small group of countries opposed a ban on imports of Russian oil. Since Russia invaded on Feb. 24, the bloc has implemented five rounds of sanctions on Moscow. President Vladimir Putin, senior officials, more than 350 lawmakers and pro-Kremlin oligarchs were hit with asset freezes and travel bans. Banks, the transport sector and alleged propaganda outlets were targeted. What could have taken years in the past has been achieved in less than three months — relative light speed for the 27-nation bloc. But limiting Russia’s energy income by weaning their dependency off its oil — not to mention gas supplies — is proving a tougher nut to crack. The E

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Israel’s top Catholic prelate condemns police funeral attack

The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa told reporters at St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem that Friday's incident, broadcast around the world, was a “disproportionate use of force” to the Palestinian flag-waving crowd of thousands proceeding from the hospital to a nearby Catholic church in Jerusalem's Old City. The attack drew worldwide condemnation and added to the shock and outrage of Abu Akleh's killing as she covered a shootout in the occupied West Bank. The police attack, Pizzaballa told reporters, “is a severe violation of international

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