British actor Sam Gannon – who appeared in TV soap Emmerdale – has died suddenly while travelling in the U.S., his family has announced. Gannon, aged 31, was visiting relatives in California when he passed away, his family revealed. The cause of death was not yet revealed, although his mother told the BBC her son had suffered from a heart condition from birth which had “reared its ugly head” recently. The actor played Kev in the popular soap in 2019. In addition, he appeared in TV series Tales of Bacon , and the film Babes with Blades . Gannon’s family has created a crowd-funding page to appeal for money to help bring their son home to Yorkshire in the UK. The sum raised has already reached £7,600 ($9,175) of its £17,000 ($20,520) target. … [Read more...] about British Former Soap Actor Dies Suddenly On Holiday In California
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There was a time when one could often find Mandela Barnes on MSNBC. His hits peaked in late summer 2020, when Wisconsin ’s 33-year-old lieutenant governor took to the liberal airwaves to register his outrage over a police shooting in Kenosha. Those appearances left a strong impression, as Barnes — young, Black, equal measures charismatic and unapologetic — condemned law enforcement’s accounts of how one of their own shot Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man. ”We’re being told not to believe our eyes,” he said on the network. “If we have the accountability we deserve … we wouldn’t be in the place that we are with this racial reckoning.” It was an era when Democratic Senate candidates were fixtures on MSNBC, preaching soundbites to the liberal choir and hoovering up millions of dollars’ worth of donations, a reward for taking on a reviled Trump toady. Fast-forward two years, and Barnes is now a Democratic Senate candidate himself. But he’s appeared on the liberal cable network … [Read more...] about The Hot New Strategy for Unseating Trump Republicans: Don’t Make It About Trump
T he black Cadillac pulls into the diner’s parking lot in Queens. Built in the 1950s, the building looks like it only exists on a rainy day, the rock-lined exterior out of another time. I step out of the Uber and look up at the restaurant where, in 1983, my father was arrested after escaping federal prison. He had spent two years on the lam, and was brought down by the U.S. Marshals after eating breakfast with his longtime mistress. He had just come from organizing a new shipment from Colombia. I imagine the day was also rainy. Almost 40 years later, I am there to meet with the Drug Enforcement Agency officer who tracked him for nearly a decade, trying to bring down one of the biggest mari juana kingpins of the 1970s, the man I once called “Daddy,” and one of the architects of the modern drug trade: Dan McGuiness. When the Cadillac arrived at my hotel, I had to laugh. The last time I saw my father, he, too, was driving a black Cadillac. He had just arrived in Los Angeles … [Read more...] about Learjets, Mistresses, and Bales of Weed: My Dad’s Life as a Drug Kingpin
It was the first hour of November 3rd, 1980, as the Learjet left behind Miami’s city lights and headed west over the dark of the Everglades. Aboard were two principals, each flanked by their respective henchmen . Until this hour, they had never met. The one who had leased the plane was a thirty-six-year-old drug-smuggling kingpin named Dan McGuiness. He had a penchant for ordering up Learjets on short notice. Once, after striking up a conversation with a young woman in a Boston bar, he went, on impulse, over to a pay phone and called up a Learjet from Miami to take the two of them to Jamaica for the weekend. McGuiness had pulled off enough successful smuggling deals to be able to afford little luxuries like that. The other man, forty-two-years old, was well known in smuggling circles as Theo Poulos, a specialist in providing highly specialized off-loading services to “mother ships” coming up from Co l ombia laden with marijuana . The aircraft was now headed for a … [Read more...] about Inside Operation Grouper: the DEA’s War on Marijuana Smuggling
“ Handmaid’s Tale was not supposed to be a roadmap,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said of states enacting extreme abortion bans without exceptions for rape or incest in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade . Mace, her state’s only female member of Congress, criticized the “extremities” of both sides of the abortion debate, arguing for a middle ground during a Sunday appearance on Meet the Press. While Mace describes herself as “staunchly pro-life” and claims “there were issues with Roe in terms of the constitutionality of it,” she believes that extreme abortion bans enacted by states , including her own, have gone too far. EXCLUSIVE: Kansans rejected a ballot initiative to diminish abortion rights. The results could show how voters feel ahead of November. @RepNancyMace (R-S.C.): "Both sides have these extremities. … There has to be a place in the center for this very emotional issue." pic.twitter.com/m7Vcp0Ao4p — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) … [Read more...] about ‘Handmaid’s Tale Wasn’t Supposed to Be a Roadmap:’ GOP Congresswoman Bashes Extreme Abortion Bans
For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now Nithya Menen వెంటపడిన కుర్రాడు ఇతనే.. అలా అయితే అసలు ప్రేమించే వాడిని కాదని సమాధానం.. View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Must Watch హోమ్ న్యూస్ News | Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 14:20 [IST] నెమ్మదిగా కరోనా కేసులు మళ్ళీ పెరుగుతున్నాయి. నాలుగో దశ అంటూ పలువురు పేర్కొంటున్న నేపథ్యంలో సినీ ప్రముఖులకు కరోనా కేసులు సోకడం ఇప్పుడు సంచలనంగా మారుతుంది. ఇప్పటికే పలువురు సినీ నటులు కరోనా బారిన పడగా ఇప్పుడు ఆ జాబితాలో సినీ దిగ్గజ దర్శకుడు మణిరత్నం కూడా చేరారు. ఆయన తాజాగా కరోనా బారిన పడినట్లు సమాచారం. దానికి సంబంధించిన వివరాల్లోకి వెళితే రంగం సిద్ధం సౌత్ లో మణిరత్నం సినిమాలకు మంచి క్రేజ్ ఉంది. చాలా సాఫ్ట్ లవ్ స్టోరీలతో ప్రేక్షకులను అలరించి ఆయన ఈ మధ్య కాలంలో సరైన హిట్ కొట్టలేదు. చివరిగా నవాబ్ అనే సినిమాతో ఒక మోస్తరు హిట్టు అందుకున్న మణిరత్నం ఇప్పుడు పోన్నియన్ సెల్వన్ అనే తమిళ నవల ఆధారంగా ఒక భారీ బడ్జెట్, … [Read more...] about తమిళ ఇండస్ట్రీలో కరోనా కలకలం.. స్టార్ డైరెక్టర్ కు కరోనా.. హుటాహుటిన హాస్పిటల్ కు తరలింపు!
Leslie West , the towering guitarist who created the hard-rock milestone “ Mississippi Queen ” with his band Mountain , died Wednesday morning. West’s brother, Larry West Weinstein, confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone. He was 75. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. On Monday, West was rushed to a hospital after suffering cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida, where he never regained consciousness. Released in 1970 on Mountain’s debut album, Climbing! , “Mississippi Queen” was two and a half minutes of boisterous bliss built around West’s burly yowl and guitar blasts and drummer Corky Laing’s completely unironic cowbell. One of those never-say-die songs of the classic-rock era, “Mississippi Queen” has been featured in countless soundtracks, TV shows ( The Americans , The Simpsons ), and in Guitar Hero III . In an interview with Guitar Player earlier this year, West said the song “has just everything you need to make it a winner. You’ve got … [Read more...] about Leslie West, Mountain Guitarist Who Belted Out ‘Mississippi Queen,’ Dead at 75