General election: MPs ready to approve snap poll on 8 June – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… would not be calling an early election, but Mr Corbyn said it was a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”. Opponents also accused Mrs May of ducking out of TV debates during the campaign, after a Downing Street source said she would not be taking part. Analysis After Mr Corbyn had addressed Labour MPs on Tuesday evening, a source close to the leader said the party was in for “the fight of our lives” but there was a “very positive …


United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

… and Maxwell “repeatedly attempted” to sit in Economy Plus, a seating zone that costs extra for passengers. The couple was offered the chance to pay the difference in fare but declined, and they “would not follow crew instructions” to return to their assigned seats. “They were asked to leave the plane by our staff and complied,” spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin said in an email. She added that no air marshal or authorities were involved, and that the passengers …


Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… who has finished no worse than second on his three visits to Augusta. The Texan was 10 shots adrift of Hoffman’s lead after round one, largely courtesy of that nine on 15, but he has made steady progress through the field. His only blemish Saturday came with a three-putt bogey on the short 16th, his first bogey in 30 holes, to slip back to four under. “We’ve really grinded it out to have a chance to win this tournament. It’ll be fun having a new experience coming from …


Wood, fire and metal: How fine whiskey gets its flavor

April 4, 2017

(CNN)“The story of the barrel is one of the overlooked crafts of whiskey-making,” says Jeff Arnett, master distiller of American whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s. Indeed, the type of barrel the spirit is stored in has an enormous influence on its taste, making the art of cooperage — the crafting of the barrels — an essential part of the whiskey-making process. It’s a process that still relies on a huge amount of human skill despite advances in technology …


Sexism is the new clickbait. It’s time to find another route to internet fame.

April 1, 2017

… sexism is a dream-come-true; a chance to go viral; to be the name on everyone’s lips, or tweets, even if it’s for all the wrong reasons. SEE ALSO: The tricky art of marketing women’s empowerment in the era of Trump On an almost daily basis, sexism in headlines, adverts and newspaper front pages is getting taken to task on Twitter. But, by tweeting about those brands and making them go viral, are we giving them exactly what they want? No such thing as bad publicity As Oscar …