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Stranded canyoneer in Utah’s Zion dies while dangling overnight on his rope

A man who became stuck while rappeling in Zion National Park died after spending hours dangling from a rope in a canyon, park officials said. Andrew Arvig, 31, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was in a party of three canyoneers who had set out Saturday on a route through Heaps Canyon. “They had difficulty negotiating the last few rappels in the canyon, which delayed their exit,” said the report Monday from the park. On the last rappel, Arvig went first, descending toward Upper Emerald Pools. He overshot a ledge — the “Bird Perch,” about 280 feet above the pools — where he was supposed to stop and re-anchor the rope for the last part of the descent. He could not get back to the ledge, 20 feet above him, and he did not have enough rope to descend. His two companions employed a backup method using...

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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ adds a doctor: ‘I make women pretty for a living’

Ask Dr. Jen Armstrong how she met the women of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” the reality show which she’ll join this season, and she needs some clarification: personal or professional? “I’ve known Braunwyn for quite a long time; our kids went to preschool together,” she says of Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who left the show before the 16th season, which premieres on Bravo on Wednesday, Dec. 1. “But I was just in contact with so many women through my practice, aesthetic medicine,” Armstrong says of the medical field also known as cosmetic dermatology. “I make women pretty for a living. “So I think that’s how it all came about, like, I have treated a lot of the housewives. A lot of the cast members, current and past, have been patients of mine.” Dr. Jen Armstrong is one of two new c

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Jussie Smollett’s brother expresses support before second day of trial

Jojo Smollett makes a statement to reporters on behalf of his family while his brother, former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, walks into the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, 2021. Jussie Smollett, 39, is charged with lying to Chicago police in 2019 when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and anti-gay attack near his Streeterville apartment. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times“It has been incredibly painful as his family to watch someone you love be accused of something they did not do,” Jojo Smollett said. Jussie Smollett’s family members presented a united front Tuesday as they arrived at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for the second day of the former “Empire” actor’s trial. The 39-year-old actor’s older brother, Jojo Smollett, told reporters that it has been difficult

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Youth football team raises money to compete for national championship: ‘A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

Wolfpack coach Earnest Radcliffe thanks the community for donating to help get the team to the national championships in Florida. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-TimesThe undefeated Wolfpack football team from the South Side raised over $45,000 to travel to the national championships in Florida. When the South Side Wolfpack youth football team qualified for the national championships, the players were not sure they could attend. The program was short on money for travel and hotel expenses. But in a GoFundMe effort, the 13-and-under football team raised over $45,000, surpassing their goal by $15,000. The players are now packing for Kissimmee, Florida, where the team will compete with seven teams from across the country. “I’m ready. I’ve been preparing the whole season to get up to this moment, to

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Hayden Panettiere Soaks Up Sun in Tahiti, Stirs Scream 5 ‘Surprise Appearance’ Rumors

Actress Hayden Panettiere is known for her roles on Nashville (Juliette Barnes), Heroes (Claire Bennett), and in films including Remember the Titans (Sheryl Yoast), I Love You, Beth Cooper (Beth Cooper), and Scream 4 (Kirby Reed). It’s been three years since Hayden has appeared on a TV show (Nashville ended in 2018) and five years since she appeared on the big screen (Custody with Viola Davis was released in 2016). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hayden Panettiere (@haydenpanettiere) Recently, the 32-year-old Hollywood star has returned to Instagram and is delighting her fans with personal photos. The pics above and below are from her stay in Tahiti with her brother (see below). View this post on Instagram ...

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Meet Amadou Haidara: Ralf Rangnick’s no.1 transfer target to transform Manchester United’s midfield

Amadou Haidara is Ralf Rangnick’s number one target (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images)‘We have another absolute top player on our hands, I’ve known [that] for a while.’ Ralf Rangnick, March 2019. Amadou Haidara had just scored on his full debut for the club, but Rangnick needed no further proof that RB Leipzig had a player of huge potential on their books. The Mali international joined RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in 2018 but a knee injury meant he had to wait four-and-a-half months to make his debut for the Bundesliga club. The wait was worth it. Having arrived as a two-time title winner from Austria, Haidara has taken his game to the next level in Germany and established himself as one of the most dynamic midfielders in Europe. Manches

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Arsenal make official €7.5m bid for Romanian wonderkid Ianis Stoica

Arsenal have reportedly made a bid to sign Ianis Stoica (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have made a €7.5m bid to sign FCSB wonderkid Ianis Stoica, according to the Romanian club’s owner.  Stoica has already registered six goals and two assists from 15 appearances in all competitions so far this season, as FSCB sit second in the Liga I table. The 18-year-old winger, who can also play in central midfield, would fit Arsenal’s new transfer approach, after all six of their summer signings were players under the age of 25.  FSCB owner Gigi Becali has confirmed that the Gunners have made a bid for Stoica, but added that he is holding out for more. ‘I currently have [an offer of] €7.5million for Ianis Stoica,’ Becali told as.ro., before confirming that it was Arsenal that had made the bid. ...

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‘Racist fishermen’ blocked lifeboat crews from helping people crossing Channel

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The RNLI has confirmed an attempt was made to stop its lifeboat launching into the Channel just days before 27 people lost their lives trying to cross. A group including young children perished trying to reach England’s south coast last week, a tragedy which has been avoided several times over thanks to brave rescue workers. But the RNLI has come under attack from right wing figures for saving asylum seekers attempting to reach the UK by crossing treacherous water in makeshift boats. Video seemingly of the November 20 incident showed a man shouting ‘don’t bring any more back here’ trying to stop the lifeboat from leaving at a Cha...

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Aaron Carter splits with fiancée Melanie Martin days after welcoming first child

Aaron Carter has split with Melanie Martin after welcoming son together (Pictures: Instagram)Aaron Carter confirmed that he has split with fiancée Melanie Martin, just days after welcoming their first child together. The 33-year-old introduced son Prince to the world last week, while heaping praise on the new mom and sharing how much he ‘loved her’. However, their romance has now crumbled, with Nick Carter’s younger brother sharing the news on Twitter. ‘Due to personal reason Melanie Martin and I have decided to go our separate ways,’ he penned earlier today.  ‘There has been a very big lie and my sister communicating w my ex fiancé ruined everything considering she knew what angel tried to do to me in court thanks angel you ruined my family. God bless.’ In the series of twe

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Punters finally freed from snowed-under pub after four days

Guests are finally free from their long ordeal unable to leave a warm and friendly pub (Picture: SWNS/Tan Hill Inn/Becky Longthorpe)It was either a stressful ordeal or a great excuse to spend Friday night until Monday morning in the pub… but those locked in at the Tan Hill Inn have now been freed. Sixty-one guests and staff had been snowed into the pub in the Yorkshire Dales the whole weekend, as Storm Arwen made the roads impassable with heavy snow and fallen power lines. But the roads are now clear, and yesterday afternoon, the group – including an Oasis tribute band who entertained them during the snowy nights – were finally allowed to leave. It comes after they spend three nights unable to leave Britain’s highest pub, with some guests having to bed down on sleeping bags. ...

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Stocks slip on Wall Street over renewed concerns over virus

By DAMIAN J. TROISE Stocks fell on Wall Street Tuesday after the head of a major vaccine maker expressed concern about how effective current jabs will be against the new variant of the coronavirus. The S&P 500 fell 0.5% as of 10:28 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 287 points, or 0.8%, to 34,849 and the Nasdaq was little changed. Financial companies has some of the biggest losses. Banks fell broadly along with sliding bond yields, which hurts their ability to charge more lucrative interest on loans. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.42% from 1.52% late Monday as investors sought to reduce their exposure to risk. Bank of America fell 1.8% and Discover Financial Services shed 2.9%. U.S. crude oil prices, which depend on a strong economy, fell 2.8% and weighed...

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Barcelona offer Philippe Coutinho to Man City and Man Utd during talks to sign Ferran Torres or Anthony Martial

Coutinho offered around during Barcelona’s attempts to recruit a forward (Picture: Getty)Barcelona have offered Philippe Coutinho to Manchester City and Manchester United as part of their efforts to sign a forward from one of the Premier League giants. The Catalan club are eager to bring in a new forward during the January transfer window have identified a number of options across the Premier League. Barcelona boss Xavi is thought to be a big admirer of Raheem Sterling while Ferran Torres emerged as another possible option last week. Across town at Old Trafford, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani have been considered. According to SPORT, Barcelona dispatched CEO Ferran Reverter and football director Mateu Alemany to Manchester last week to discuss their interest in those play...

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Sandra Bullock’s son told her not to do a superhero movie and he was right

Sandra Bullock is promoting The Unforgivable, which is out in theaters now and is coming to Netflix on December 10th. Vincent D’Onofrio and Viola Davis are also in it! Sandra was on Kimmel and I didn’t realize until I saw her interview how much I missed her. We haven’t seen her since Bird Box, which came out in late 2018, well before we knew how prescient it was. (I haven’t seen it since but I am assuming it will hit differently now.) Sandra was so charming and funny on Kimmel. She was wearing a fabulous deep purple velvet suit. She opened by explaining that her daughter Laila, 9, has seen Miss Congeniality but that her son Louis, 11, has not. Louis likes superhero movies and loves Spider-Man like a lot of kids with excellent taste. He even advised his mom not to take a job on a non-Marve...

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Manchester United face delay with Ralf Rangnick visa

Ralf Rangnick is set to miss Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal on Thursday (Getty)Manchester United are facing a delay in having Ralf Rangnick on the touchline due to work permit issues. United have officially announced that the 63-year-old has been appointed as their interim manager until the end of the season. But the German is not able to take training sessions as he is yet to secure a visa from the Home Office. He will also be unavailable to be in the dugout for United’s Premier League fixture against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday. According to The Telegraph, the delay has been caused by Rangnick’s recent behind-the-scenes roles with Lokomotiv Moscow, RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg as he now does not meet the criteria which would automatically grant him a work permit ...

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I know what Jessie J’s going through – miscarriage as a single mum is lonely

I hope that Jessie will take courage from the fact that one of her embryos implanted, however brief the pregnancy might have been (Picture: Backgrid)The probe ran over my stomach and instantly visible on the screen was my little baby, floating white and motionless.  I anxiously watched the image as the doctor pushed down on my belly, to no reaction. ‘I am sorry,’ he said, ‘the heartbeat has stopped.’  I’d known something was wrong for several days. Then just over 11 weeks pregnant, I went to a clinic for an urgent appointment while I was visiting my mother in Germany.  I had suffered a ‘silent miscarriage’, as the doctor put it. Last week, when I read about Jessie J’s experience, I was instantly taken back to those crushing moments. I was also a solo mum – I had been usin

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