Keira Knightley Opens Up About Oxfam Trip To South Sudan

first_imgKeira Knightley has spoken to The Telegraph about her recent trip to visit refugees in South Sudan with Oxfam.“We look at people in faraway countries, on television and we can’t quite believe they are the same as us, but they are,” she said. “They love their children as we do, they want an education for them, they want to give them a secure home and the freedom to run about in safety. Instead, they watch, powerless, as their toddlers play by the sewage – there’s nowhere else for them.”To read the full report, visit Telegraph.co.uk.Source:Telegraph.co.uklast_img read more

DAVID BERMAN TO BE CELEBRATED AT TORONTO TRIBUTE SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED

first_img Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisement On August 27 Purple Mountains were supposed to play a show at Lee’s Palace. Sadly, lead singer David Berman – who had recently returned to music a decade after retiring his beloved cult Silver Jews project – died by suicide shortly before his comeback tour was set to begin.Instead, in Toronto, August 27 will be a celebration of the life and work of the poet and singer/songwriter. Taking place at the Tranzac, A Stone For David Berman will be a mix of poetry and music, with performances from local musicians and writers such as Lightning Dust, Deliluh, Lavender Bruisers, Matthew “Doc” Dunn, Carl Wilson and Meghan Harrison. The event will be hosted by journalist Vish Khanna, who had one of the final interviews with Berman on his Kreative Kontrol podcast. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

Rocker Roger Waters lends star power to Ecuadorians 95B Chevron fight

TORONTO — Two groups of Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers, backed by some star power from legendary British rocker Roger Waters, faced off briefly against oil giant Chevron in a Canadian court Tuesday as they fight to collect on a US$9.5-billion judgment awarded to them.But as with almost every other step of the long-running legal battle, the case was delayed a day at the request of one of the groups to allow their new lawyer to get up to speed.The first issue Ontario’s top court needs to sort out is whether the villagers must come up with almost $1 million as a security deposit before they can appeal a ruling that went against them.Pink Floyd co-founder Waters, who was in the courtroom, called the case deeply important.“It’s a fundamental question of whether corporations like Chevron … should be allowed to use their financial muscle to destroy people with an absolute vital claim to reparations for damages that was caused to them over many years,” Waters said before the hearing. “The way Chevron has behaved here is against everything that any of us might believe society ought to be like.”The case dates back decades when Texaco, now owned by Chevron, dumped billions of litres of toxic oil-drilling waters into hundreds of open-air pits in Ecuador. According to the plaintiffs, the affected area sees, among other problems, the highest rates of childhood leukemia in the country and far more cancer deaths and miscarriages than elsewhere.Chevron calls the health concerns a “point of debate,” saying there’s no evidence to tie any issues to Texaco.The lawsuit, filed in 1993 on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorians, took until late 2013 when the courts in Ecuador awarded the Indigenous plaintiffs US$9.5-billion — one of the largest awards ever arising from environmental destruction.The ruling, which Chevron argued was obtained fraudulently, sparked new rounds of fighting in several countries, including the United States. U.S.-based Chevron, which has also long argued Texaco cleaned up the mess, denies any responsibility for the contamination.Because the corporation no longer has assets in Ecuador, the plaintiffs have been trying to get asset-rich Chevron Canada to pay up instead, arguing the Canadian company should be liable.“The judgment that they are trying to enforce through Canada’s judicial system has been found to be a complete fraud in the United States by the U.S. judicial system where it is not enforceable,” Morgan Crinklaw, a spokesman for Chevron, said Tuesday from near San Francisco.An Ontario judge earlier backed Chevron, ruling the Ecuadorians could not “pierce the corporate veil:” Chevron Canada is a separate entity and cannot be held liable. It is that decision the plaintiffs are looking to the Ontario Court of Appeal to overturn, but Chevron wants the villagers to put up cash as security for its legal costs before the appeal is heard.Last month, Appeal Court Justice Gloria Epstein sided with Chevron. She accepted the grounds for the Ecuadorians’ appeal were weak and that the plaintiffs had failed to show they couldn’t afford the security money. She ordered the villagers to put up $945,000 to cover Chevron’s legal costs if the oil company wins on appeal.The plaintiffs, who decried Chevron’s gambit as an abuse of the legal system and another attempt to thwart the villagers, want the Appeal Court to set aside Epstein’s costs ruling.The two sides were to argue the case Tuesday, but lawyer Peter Grant asked for an adjournment, saying he had recently been asked to represent 10 of the 47 Ecuadorian plaintiffs and needed time. The costs hearing will now be heard Wednesday.Also on hand to show support for the villagers was Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Fontaine, who recently visited the South American country, said he was dismayed by what he found.“We saw with our own eyes the terrible conditions,” Fontaine said. “This is an important step in their attempt to seek justice.” read more

Political prisoners to go ahead with fast tomorrow

The prisoners had last week handed over a letter to the Prisons department indicating the decision to stage the fast.The prisoners have stated that if there is to be true reconciliation the political prisoners must be freed. (Colombo Gazette) In the letter the prisoners had noted that the Government has failed to keep to its word on the political prisoner issue. Tamil political prisoners have decided to go ahead with a protest fast tomorrow despite a meeting held with the Tamil National Alliance yesterday.Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Selvam Adaikalanathan met the prisoners at the Anuradhapura prison yesterday. The prisoners had staged a similar hunger strike in December last year but the strike was later suspended following assurances given by the Government.Some of the prisoners were released in stages but most of them are still in prison in jails around the country. The inmates had handed over a letter to the Parliamentarian to be handed over to Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan. read more

UN official says Durban conference must achieve breakthrough on racism

Speaking to journalists at a breakfast meeting in Geneva, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, who is also Secretary-General of the Conference, said there was a growing recognition at the highest political levels of the need to have a successful outcome of the event, which will be held in Durban, South Africa. Responding to questions from the press, Mrs. Robinson said, “if there is an attempt to revive the idea of Zionism and racism, we will not have a successful conference in Durban.” She added that she had expressed this “openly” to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.In a separate statement released today in advance of the event, Mrs. Robinson stressed the need for a breakthrough on racism at the Conference, saying this would require “good will and compromise on all sides.””I am sure that no country or group will walk away completely satisfied, but the time for staking out positions and laying down markers has passed – we are now at the stage where we need to begin reaching agreements.”The Durban meeting would be “nothing less than a conference to discuss the core principles that should underpin this new century,” the High Commissioner said. “It is an important opportunity for the world community to commit, for the first time in the post-apartheid era, to a truly global effort to address the ancient and the modern manifestations of this evil.”The forum’s Preparatory Committee will begin a two-week session on Monday to finalize its work on the draft declaration and programme of action to be considered by the World Conference when it convenes in Durban from 31 August to 7 September. Much of the text that remains to be negotiated is not controversial and relates to victims of racial discrimination and new measures that can be taken to ensure a better integration of marginalized groups in society, including better access to employment, education and housing, as well as assistance and support in obtaining access to the judicial system and public services. read more

Cinemark attorneys want victims to pay 700K in legal fees

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2016 11:25 am MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cinemark attorneys want victims to pay $700K in legal fees CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Attorneys for Cinemark want victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theatre to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the theatre chain.The company’s lawyers say in court filings this month that they need the money to cover the costs of preserving evidence, retrieving and copying records and travel. A judge didn’t immediately rule on the request. But Colorado courts allow the winning side of a court case to recover legal fees.Jurors in May ruled in Cinemark’s favour over 28 victims and their families. The plaintiffs argued the nation’s third-largest theatre chain should have done more to prevent the attack that killed 12 people and left more than 70 others injured.A judge last week dismissed a similar lawsuit in federal court. read more

Ohio State loss to Virginia Tech evokes images of the past

From left: Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, senior wide receiver Devin Smith and sophomore cornerback Cam Burrows sing ‘Carmen Ohio’ following a 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech Sept. 6.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor some Ohio State fans, Saturday’s loss against Virginia Tech might have been a flashback.The last time OSU dropped its home opener, it started a freshman quarterback against a non-conference opponent and turned it over eight times in a 19-0 loss to Penn State.While Saturday’s 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech wasn’t as bad statistically as that September afternoon in 1978, there are some interesting similarities between Woody Hayes’ team and coach Urban Meyer’s current squad.For instance, the last time OSU started a freshman quarterback in a season opener before this season, it was Art Schlichter as he threw five interceptions to the Nittany Lion defense. Redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett made his first start in Ohio Stadium on Saturday and threw three picks.Despite completing just nine of 29 passes, Barrett led the Buckeyes in rushing with 70 yards on 24 carries, averaging 2.9 yards per rush. OSU’s leading rusher in its 1978 loss was tailback Ron Springs, who rushed for 58 yards on 20 carries — which also comes to 2.9 yards per rush.After the loss in 1978, then-OSU coach Hayes said that the ineffectiveness of the rushing game was the biggest problem for OSU, according to a 1978 Lantern article about that game.“The biggest single thing that hurt us … was our inability to establish a running game,” he said. “Penn State’s fine defense had a lot to do with that, but we didn’t help ourselves as we should.”Meanwhile, OSU’s 108 rushing yards on Saturday marked the worst rushing performance the Buckeyes have had under Meyer.Former Buckeye linebacker Tom Cousineau, who recorded a then-OSU record with 29 total tackles in the 1978 loss to Penn State, said after the game that he believed the Buckeyes could run the table despite the loss.“It’s not the end of the world. We still have a chance to come back and win the Big Ten title and maybe even the national championship,” Cousineau said. “We can win the rest of our games and finish with an 11-1 record. That’s not too bad.”Fast forward to 2014.Current junior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington said something similar following Saturday’s loss to Virginia Tech.“Coach Meyer let us know in the locker room that 11-1 isn’t bad,” Washington said. “We just have to come back hungry next week.”Despite the high optimism, the 1978 Buckeyes finished their season 7-4-1, culminating in a loss in the 1978 Gator Bowl against Clemson. Hayes infamously struck Clemson nose guard Charlie Bauman during that game, effectively ending his coaching career, as OSU fired him the next day.Fast forward 36 years, the 2014 Buckeyes are trying to avoid a similar fate.Meyer said after Saturday’s loss that he spoke to his team following the game about moving on to the next matchup.“So anxious to get back to work tomorrow and get a little better,” Meyer said. “We had a good meeting as a team (after the game).”Junior linebacker Joshua Perry — who led the Buckeyes in solo tackles Saturday — said there is plenty of time for OSU to salvage its season.“It’s a long season, and anything can happen. There are a lot of games to be played across America, so we have to wait and see,” Perry said. “We have to play Buckeye football and, if we do that, we will put ourselves in a situation for something. We don’t know what it is yet, but we’re hoping.”The Buckeyes will have to do more than hope if they want a shot at a major bowl game or a chance to make the first-ever College Football Playoff. With Michigan and Michigan State dropping prime-time games against ranked opponents, the Big Ten appears to be on the outside looking in on a playoff spot.Sophomore safety Vonn Bell, who made a diving interception in the second half, said in order for the Buckeyes to be successful, the team cannot become divided.“We need to get better and stay together,” he said. “There’s a lot of things that need to be fixed but we’ll be back to the drawing board tomorrow.”That drawing board will include getting back to the basics and regrouping to turn the loss into motivation, Perry said.“Put in the work, watch film. Make corrections, really study your opponent, be professional,” Perry said. “That’s going to be the one thing is you can’t let this loss get in the way of preparing for future games. We’ve got to keep rolling, because we could make a positive thing out of this.”Later this week, the Buckeyes are set to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes, who are coming off of back-to-back losses to Ohio University and the University of South Alabama to start their season.Kent State coach Paul Haynes spent seven years as an assistant at OSU, including one year as co-defensive coordinator in 2011 when current co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell assumed the head-coaching role after the resignation of Jim Tressel.Haynes and his staff are not only entering Columbus with an 0-2 record, they are also dealing with the death of one of their starters, Jason Bitsko, who passed away just 10 days before the start of the season.Bitsko, who was a high school teammate of OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller at Huber Heights Wayne High School, passed away Aug. 20 because of what police said at the time was an undetermined medical issue.The Buckeyes and Golden Flashes are scheduled to kick off at noon on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

Young Detroit Chess Team Wins Big at National Tournament

University Prep Middle and Elementary School Chess Team (Photo by K. Shabu)Detroit’s University Prep Elementary and Middle School chess teams are flying high after winning big at the SuperNationals VI Chess Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.Students and teachers lined the hallways and cheered Tuesday, May 16, when the team returned with first-place titles in the K6 Under 1,400 and the K8 Under 750 sections of the tournament, making them among the best in the nation.“We are extremely proud of our UPSM elementary and middle school chess teams,” said Mark Ornstein, CEO of University Prep Schools. “These amazing students are a shining example of what is possible with hard work and a passion for the game of chess.”In addition to winning as a team, sixth-grader Cameron Rector scored a trophy in the individual K8 Under 750 section, giving him bragging rights as the best chess player in the nation in that designation.“It’s been really exciting for me,” Rector said. “My parents bought me a new phone [after winning].”Tournament official Russell Harwood (left) and Cameron Rector (Photo by K. Shabu)After losing so many of their top players from last year, Coach Kevin Fite never thought at the beginning of this year that the team would bring home the gold.“Our kids set their goals and worked very hard to achieve them,” Fite said. “As the tournament approached, I felt better about our chances of possibly winning. We ended up winning two national championship titles.”The young champions haven’t let the win go to their heads, though. After celebrating at a party thrown by the school, Cameron, for one, said he’s back to his everyday routine — school, chess and baseball practices, then some video-game playing.Sa’Nya Burton, Photo by K. Shabu“As coach, my job is to keep them humble and to continue to improve on areas where we need extra work,” Fite said. “There’s always room for improvement, so I look forward to continuing this next year by keeping our kids together, working hard and staying modest.”The win isn’t the end for Cameron, who said he hopes to make it to the world championship someday and bring home another trophy. His plan: Take his time and keep practicing. read more

Wilbek invites Olafur Stefansson to work as a coach

Ulrik Wilbek knows who big handball person is Olaffur Stefansson (39). Since he stayed out of the contract with AG Copenhagen, fantastic Icelander has received an offer from the Danish head-coach, who will have a new function in DAnish Handball Federation – Sports manager from October 1. He will help U19 Danish NT.– – I had a meeting with Olafur Stefansson, and the first step in our little cooperation is that he must help our u19 team with coach Claus Hansen during 44 weeks – says Ulrik Wilbek to DHF’s website.Wilbek has strong faith in capabilites of fantastic right back:– Olafur must come up with all the ideas he has. When I chose him is because he is in my opinion, is the world’s smartest handball player and one of the best – says Wilbek. danish handball federationhandball coachOlafur StefanssonUlrik Wilbek ← Previous Story Ulrik Wilbek is the new DHF sports manager Next Story → Johan Sjostrand in Aalborg – Now, Neergaard has to find a new team! read more

Opera cofounder leaves over differences with board

first_imgWhen it comes to desktop Web browsers, Opera has always been an underdog. But with innovation and being first as a driving force, it became a popular alternative with a loyal fanbase — especially abroad, where Opera is among the top two browsers in certain countries.The story is quite different when speaking of mobile and embedded browsers. In those two areas, Opera is a force to be reckoned with. Opera Mini is still the world’s most popular mobile web browser, though its market share dipped slightly as Android began rising in popularity in 2010. Opera is also found on the Nintendo Wii and DS, as well as some set-top boxes.AdChoices广告A big part of those successes has been the vision of co-founder Jon von Tetzchner, though his time in Oslo will soon come to an end. In a joint statement, he and the Opera board of directors have announced that June 30th will be the former CEO’s last day with the company.While the official press release is understandably reserved, certain sources have have tipped that von Tetzchner was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the board’s focus on quarterly results. Current CEO Lars Boilesen has his sights set on half a billion users by 2013, so he’s obviously plenty concerned with Opera’s monthly market share standings — which have remained stagnant for the past several months.As for his next move, there are “ideas about new projects” to be worked on, but no specifics have been revealed yet. July 1 is almost upon us, however, so it won’t be long before we hear want the former founding father of Opera has up his sleeve.via Operalast_img read more

Tough times for Australian VIP to continue Matt Bekier

first_img New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts RelatedPosts “The pattern behind that is strong arrivals but much less risk taking than in the past, so they don’t turn over as much as they have,” Bekier said. “These are very large players who are entrepreneurs and if they’re not certain how competitive their products are going to be from a tax point of view then they are not going to take as many risks with their spare cash.“Those trends continue to persist and as long as there is uncertainty around China’s trade arrangements with the US, that’s not going to turn around.”Despite the downturn, Matt Bekier said the long-term prospects for both Star Entertainment Group – which operates The Star Sydney and The Star Gold Coast and is in the midst of its AU$3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane – and for rival Crown Resorts were enticing.“I think that Crown opening here in Sydney will make destination Sydney even more attractive,” he said in reference to Crown’s AU$2.2 billion Crown Sydney, due to open in 2021. “I think the whole east coast – Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane – will become very, very attractive for VIPs because you will have multiple high-end destinations in very close proximity and independent lines of credit.”Bekier added that the key to Australia’s long-term VIP success revolved around the nation’s unique appeal as a destination.“If that’s how the properties position themselves where they say, ‘You can do stuff here that is truly authentic’ then absolutely we can grow VIP market share,” he said.“We just need to build out the experiences and a lot of the work that we’re putting into Queen’s Wharf is about creating those experiences.“If we’re only competing on gaming it’s a hard destination because we’re a long way away, you need to get a visa and our AML and CTF requirements are pretty robust. You probably wouldn’t have the same questions asked to go to Cambodia or the Philippines, so we need more than just gambling to be competitive.” Load More The Managing Director and CEO of Australia’s Star Entertainment Group has warned of a tough road ahead for the nation’s VIP operators when it comes to the lucrative VIP segment, with lingering uncertainty over China’s trade issues with the United States impacting high roller spend.Speaking exclusively to Inside Asian Gaming, Matt Bekier, who estimated in early June that VIP turnover for the first half of 2019 was down by around 30%, said those trends had continued into the second half of the year.last_img read more

Employee Benefits Awards 2019 entries given final deadline extension

first_imgHR, reward and benefits professionals now have a final chance to put their organisations forward for recognition at the Employee Benefits Awards 2019, following a final deadline extension to Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 5pm.The annual Employee Benefits Awards, in association with Aon, recognise innovation and best practice in the industry and celebrate the benefits strategies that have had the most impressive impact on UK organisations and their employees.There are 19 categories to enter, spanning a wide range of reward areas, including Best employee engagement strategy, Best benefits to support diversity and inclusion, Best mental health strategy, Best pensions communications, Best use of benefits technology and Most motivational benefits.The awards will also celebrate the achievements of an individual who has made a significant mark on the employee benefits industry over the past year. Nominations for the Employee benefits professional of the year award can be sent to eb.editorial@centaurmedia.com.The winners will be announced during a lunch-time ceremony and summer party on Friday 7 June 2019 at The Pavilion at the Tower of London. Here, benefits and reward professionals will be able to network with their peers and colleagues, learn from industry leaders and share ideas at an iconic London venue.Take advantage of this final extended deadline and submit your entry by 5pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019, to ensure your organisation has a chance to be recognised for its successes in the field of employee benefits. Click here to read more and enter the Employee Benefits Awards 2019.last_img read more

KCR to visit Telangana Bhavan today

first_imgHyderabad: Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao will be visiting Telangana Bhavan and talk to the party incharges regarding the progress of construction of party offices in districts at noon today. He would be giving instructions regarding building plans and also release brochure.last_img

Four train passengers killed hit by foot over bridge

first_imgMap of NaogaonFour passengers, travelling on the roof of a Dhaka-Dinajpur train, were killed being hit by a foot over bridge at the Raninagar railway station in Naogaon early Wednesday.Two other passengers were injured and admitted to Naogaon Sadar Hospital.The deceased are Jahangir Alam, 20, son of Abul Hossain from Boro Hamidpur of Chirirbandar upazila in Dinajpur, Aminul Hossain alias Bulbul, 29, son of Abdul Latif from Malipur of Sapahar upazila in Naogaon, Apel Mahmud, 26, son of Ramzan Ali from Titupara of Boda upazila in Panchagarh, and Munir Hossain, 20, son of Mafiz Uddin from Chaitapara of Parbatipur upazila in Dinajpur.Police said six passengers on the rooftop of the Dinajpur-bound Drutajan Express from Dhaka were hit by the foot over bridge while crossing the Raninagar station around 3:00am, leaving four of them dead on the spot and injuring two others.Santahar railway station master has already filed a case with the local Government Railway Police (GRP) station in connection with the incident.last_img read more

Ann Widdecombes Big Brother popularity highlights UKs homophobia

first_imgAnd then she had a fight with bisexual soap actress Amanda Barrie over Ann’s voting record of LGBTI rights.Celebrity Big Brother final 5. | Photo: Channel 5Throughout the season, Ann continually rolled her eyes at Courtney expressing her ideas on gender expression and identity. She also nods disapprovingly every time Courtney’s in drag and says she ‘much prefers’ her as Shane.Ann represents an audience that laments political correctness and ‘social justice warriors.’ She’s a mouthpiece for people who are disillusioned with progressive change in society. Ann tapped into this prominent UK audience, much like Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign tapped into the disenfranchised Republican base.It’s a rise in playing on the seemingly sensitive liberals and rallying against positive discrimination.‘Ann’s views give power to prejudice’Tonight, Ann lost out, but it came down to the wire – leaving many LGBTI viewers wondering why she’s been so popular.As 2016’s controversial Brexit referendum suggested, is the Great British public reacting against progressive and liberal politics? Or is a silent minority grabbing on to any opportunity to make their voices heard?Pride in London 2017. | Photo: Chris Beckett / FlickrAs she’s no longer an active politician, it would be easy to dismiss Ann’s views as unimportant, but that would be wrong. Showing her as a success empowers those who share her views to speak out with impunity.This year’s Celebrity Big Brother has been a thought-provoking, funny, gripping ride. But its finale leaves a sour taste in my mouth. (Congratulations Courtney!)Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) During the month-long social experiment, two clear sides ended up playing out on the show. It was team Courtney versus team Ann.Ann describes herself as a ‘pensioner and defender of the unborn, traditional marriage and the Roman Catholic Church.’Ann Widdecombe campaigning for Conservative MP Mark Coote. | Photo: Michael Findlay / FlickrDuring her time as an MP in parliament, she voted against equalizing the age of consent for homosexual acts. She also voted against allowing same-sex couples to adopt, as well as voted to maintain a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools.But during the show, a dangerous narrative prevailed.Producers of the show framed Ann as the loveable grandma archetype, who adores chocolate biscuits and a cute cuppa tea before bed. Fellow housemates praised Ann for her convictions, as she refused to participate in anything she deemed indecent or immoral.Courtney Act causes stirCue drag queen Courtney Act – an intelligent and confident free thinker with progressive ideals.During her time in the house, housemates criticized Courtney for getting ‘too political’ and constantly challenging Ann.But due to these strong convictions, some of her exchanges with housemates went viral online.She spoke to controversial transgender daytime television host India Willoughby about gender and sexuality being on a spectrum. She also spoke to ex-soccer player John Barnes about ideas surrounding straight men feeling uncomfortable around gay men. Bianca Del Rio labels Ann Widdecombe a ‘c***’ while celebrating Courtney Act’s CBB winCelebrity Big Brother: Courtney Act becomes the first star nominated for eviction this weekCourtney Act calls for Celebrity Big Brother fans to show ‘compassion’ to Ann WiddecombeRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/ann-widdecombe-big-brother-uk-homophobia/center_img What do you get when you cross a gender fluid polyamorous pansexual drag queen with a staunch Catholic ‘scourge of snowflakery’? Fierce public debate, evidently.Former Conservative politician Ann Widdecombe just lost out to Drag Race star Courtney Act in the finale of Celebrity Big Brother UK. And their rivalry seemed to cause a huge storm on social media throughout their time in the house. GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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