To teachers, with love
Ms. Lata’s voice was laden with myriad emotions- of happiness, pride, of being acknowledged and respected. “You remembered me! Thank you so much for taking time out and letting me know his marks!” It seems nobody else had called her. When I saw my son’s board examination grades, the first thing that came to my mind was to call up his teachers, to express my gratitude for all that they had done for him. They have no lofty expectations from the profession that they have dedicated their lives to. Respect and acknowledgment are all they want.With the pandemic came online classes and queer stories ...
2 killed in Rizal shootout
2 killed in Rizal shootoutEd Amoroso,Emmanuel Tupas(The Philippine Star) – September 18, 2020 – 12:00amCAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines — A man and his son tagged in kidnapping and other illegal activities were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Teresa, Rizal on Wednesday night.The fatalities were identified as Rodel Basi and his son Romar. Basi’s other son, who has yet to be identified, was arrested.A shotgun, a caliber .45 pistol and a 9mm were reportedly recovered from the suspects.Police said a search warrant and an arrest warrant for illegal possession of firearms ...
Liam Neeson's son honours late mother Natasha Richardson
Liam Neeson has praised his son's decision to change his surname to Richardson to honour his late mother.The 'Taken' actor's son Micheál paid "a lovely homage" to his late mother Natasha Richardson - who Liam was married to until her sad death in 2009 - and decided to take on her surname and praised the "nice gesture".Speaking to SiriusXM, he said: "I think he did the right thing. I think it was a lovely homage, a nice gesture and he's, you know, he's not saddled with my last name which, I have a certain celebrity status I guess. I'd hate for him to be constantly asked, 'Oh are you Liam Neeson...
Indian father seeks help for cancer-stricken son’s treatment
Dubai: An Indian father is distraught after his youngest child has been diagnosed with leukaemia.Ten days ago, Dubai resident Nazeer Ahamed was in for a huge shock when his youngest child, Aahil Nazeer Ahamed, a boy just over a year old, was diagnosed with leukaemia. Ahamed said his life had gone topsy turvy as a number of pressing issues demanded his immediate attention.“Finance is a major concern. While the hospital bills are being taken care of by my insurance company, there are other expenses that I have to deal with. For example, my son needs to get a bone-marrow transplant in India. This...
Netanyahu's son slammed for support for murderer of Palestinian Dawabsheh family
Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has caused outrage after calling the conviction of an Israeli settler for thetriple murder of a Palestinian familya "disgrace" and sharing a crowdfunding page for his legal support on Monday.The 29-year-old's tweets, in defence ofAmiram Ben Uliel who was found guilty of the murders, which included a baby, were labelled as "surreal" by critics.The plee for funds was posted as he accompanied his father to Washington for thesigningof a normalisation deal with the UAE.Ben Uliel was handed three life sentences plus twenty years o...
Heaven Peralejo thanks ex Jimuel Pacquiao for defending her over money issue
Heaven Peralejo thanks ex Jimuel Pacquiao for defending her over money issueJan Milo Severo(Philstar.com) – September 16, 2020 – 12:27pmMANILA, Philippines — Jimuel Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao’s son, defended ex-girlfriend Heaven Peralejo over claims that the young actress borrowed money from the senator.In his Instagram account, Jimuel posted on his IG story to clarify the issue.“I would like to clarify that the issue posted by Lolit Solis and fashionpulis about Heaven is false. There was no money given and there was no communication,” Jimuel wrote.“We keep getting involved in these issues and I...
Father learned of son's death in Halle attacker's video, court hears
The father of a 20-year-old man who was shot dead during a rampage in the German city of Halle last year learned of his son's death by watching the attacker's own video, a court heard on Tuesday.The man was one of two people killed by a right-wing extremist after the attacker unsuccessfully attempted to gain access to a synagogue full of worshippers on October 9, 2019. It was Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.Footage of the attack was streamed online.The 44-year-old father told the regional court in Magdeburg, central Germany, that he had reported his son as missing on Faceboo...
Living with Children: Struggling with a 'buddy-dad'
Q: My 13-year-old son’s grades and overall respect for me and other adults – teachers, in particular – began going downhill last year (eighth grade), even before the shutdown. He began school this year with the same attitude, if not worse. In response, I have taken away most of his privileges, including his phone and video game. When we divorced four years ago, the judge ruled for split custody, so he spends three or four nights a week with his dad. That, unfortunately, is the problem. His father strives to be what you refer to as a “buddy-dad” and will enforce no rules. When he’s with his dad...
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Cynthia Nixon slams JK Rowling after 'baffling' transgender comments
Cynthia Nixon says JK Rowling's transgender comments have been "really painful" for her transgender son.The 'Sex and the City' star admits her 23-year-old transgender son was devastated when he heard the 'Harry Potter' author's transphobic comments, with Cynthia herself finding the comments "baffling".Speaking to the independent.co.uk, she said: "It was really painful for him because so much of his childhood was tied up with 'Harry Potter'. We're a 'Harry Potter' family. The books seem to be about championing people who are different, so for her to select this one group of people who are obvio...
Willie Nelson told a lie to protect Jimmy Carter's pot-smoking son
The On the Road Again hitmaker shared the tale of his daring 1978 pot break on the roof of the historic presidential property in his 1988 memoir, but refused to name his smoking buddy at the time.It was subsequently revealed Nelson's cannabis companion was actually the President's son, James Earl 'Chip' Carter III, and now Jimmy has confirmed the news."When Willie Nelson wrote his autobiography, he confessed that he smoked pot in the White House one night when he was spending the night with me," the retired politician says in new documentary Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President."And he says tha...