After losing father and sister to ALS, Illinois man swims nearly 20,000 strokes to raise funds
CHICAGO — When Doug McConnell reaches 100 swim strokes, he thinks about his father. At 400, he thinks about his sister.He thought about both of them this week when he swam 19,220 strokes in Lake Michigan from Evanston, Ill., to downtown Chicago to raise funds toward finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal disease with no cure. He lost his father in 2006 to the disease, and in 2018, his sister.“That’s always a lift, when you’re cold or you’re tired or your shoulders are aching or your legs are cramping,” he said.The swim was part of the group A Long Swim, which he and...
Paris Hilton's sister 'interrogated' filmmaker ahead of her documentary
Paris Hilton's sister Nicky Hilton "interrogated" the director of her documentary, because she worried Paris would be painted in a bad light.The 39-year-old socialite and businesswoman is the subject of a YouTube documentary titled 'This Is Paris' and the film's director, Alexandra Dean, has explained that Paris' younger sister Nicky, was sceptical at first, as she wanted to make sure the project would "tell the whole story" of Paris' life.In the documentary, Paris opens up about the alleged abuse she suffered whilst attending Provo Canyon School as a teenager, and Alexandra says she connected...
COVID-19 survivor in the UAE thanks health authorities and recounts his experience
It was 6pm on July 8, Arthur Marasigan had just dropped his sister off at the Dubai International Airport. She had recently lost her job, and was returning to the Philippines. That is when the Filipino expat got a call. “You have been tested positive,” said a Dubai Health Authority official on the other end. Recalling his experience, Marasigan told Gulf News: “I froze for a good minute. Sure, I had been feeling slightly off, but coronavirus was the last thing I was expecting.”Marasigan, who lives and works in Abu Dhabi, was only visiting Dubai, to spend some time with his sister before she lef...
Women of the Wall – your sisters invite you to dialogue – opinion
Dear sister, the Women of the Wall,Your open letter “Extending forgiveness...” to everyone who has wronged you, landed in my inbox exactly as I was leaving the Western Wall plaza after praying in the Western Wall tunnels. It was in these same tunnels that seven years ago I had the epiphany that had led me to write an article inviting you to pray in the tunnels. That article snowballed into a movement – Women For the Wall – which has since inspired tens of thousands of women, between 1,000 and 5,000 every Rosh Hodesh, to join us in a traditional prayer service at the Kotel.It was in these Kotel...
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Bollywood reacts to Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister, who is yet to gain closure from her brother’s death in June, hailed Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau, but a section in Bollywood warned that her arrest on September 8 does not prove that she murdered her alleged boyfriend.“God is with us,” tweeted Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti.Actress Ankita Lokhande, the former girlfriend of Rajput, echoed those emotions and posted emojis supporting the development with a succinct tweet ‘Diii’ [sister].Chakraborty was arrested by the NCB on Tuesday afternoon, but not all are convince...
Cardi B hits out at group of 'racist MAGA supporters' after they allegedly harassed her sister
Cardi B has hit out at a group of "racist MAGA supporters" after they allegedly harassed her sister over a parking space.The 27-year-old rapper directly called out US President Donald Trump and blamed him for the alleged aggressors boldness as she shared a video of the altercation involving her 24-year-old sister Hennessy Carolina.She claimed: "Meanwhile not only you got racist maga supporters that are linching ,racist cop shootings and killing black men all cause their leader make them feel like they could do so ."My sister couldn't even park her car today with out this man harassing her girl...
Riley Keough wishes for 'one more minute' with late brother
Benjamin Keough was just 27 when he took his own life on 12 July, and his sister admitted she was shattered and heartbroken in the wake of his passing.The Mad Max: Fury Road star is still struggling to come to terms with his loss, and on Monday (07Sep20), she posted an old photo of the pair pulling funny faces on Instagram."Two months without you," she wrote in the caption. "I would give anything for 1 more minute with you little brother."Riley previously remembered her "angel" brother with social media snaps on the one-month anniversary of his death, while showing off a new tattoo of his name...
My first day out and digital literacy
My first day out and digital literacyThis is by no means a recommendation to flout the rules stay home, wear masks, observe social distancing. But yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the day out on the invitation of my sister to have dinner with two of her friends.After staying home since lockdown, even the streets lined with trees in our village were a welcome sight. My driver and companion told me – Ma’am a face mask is not enough. We are also required to wear a face shield before we can pass the guards. Even with each of us wearing face mask and shield was not enough; there was also a ...
I Heard My Sister Crying On Phone… T’di Girls Witness
Ruth Love QuaysonA sister of one of the Takoradi girls that were kidnapped and later killed has said she heard her sister crying on the telephone the kidnappers used to contact them.Rita Quayson, who is the fifth prosecution witness in the case of kidnapping and subsequent murder of four Takoradi girls, told a Sekondi High Court on Wednesday that her younger sister, Ruth Love Quayson, whom DNA results conducted by the police showed she is dead, had begged her family to find GH¢500 for the kidnappers for her to be released.She told the court presided over by Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong that ...
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She's COVID free: Sharon Stone's sister tests negative for coronavirus
Sharon Stone's sister has tested negative for coronavirus.The 62-year-old actress revealed earlier this month her younger sister Kelly - who suffers from autoimmune disease lupus - had contracted the virus and been hospitalised, after only leaving her house to go to the pharmacy.And thankfully, Sharon has now confirmed that both Kelly and her husband have tested negative for coronavirus "for the first time" since their battle began, meaning the illness is no longer in their system.Sharon tweeted on Monday (31.08.20): "My sister @kellystonesingr & her husband finally tested Covid negative today...