1. UK political parties were in the thick of electioneering when the worst happened. Before Salman Abedi seized the narrative, Theresa May’s incontinent manifesto-making and an unlikely Corbyn surge dominated the news. In the wake of the deadly suicide bomb attack on the aftermath of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, political parties declared a moratorium on electioneering. Two days later, the moratorium would be lifted, hostilities renewed. Basking in the new, rare positivity surrounding his leadership prospects, Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, fired the opening salvo: there could be no excuses for such savagery, he maintained, but, crucially, it was impossible to untangle UK foreign policy from the current state of events. For his troubles, Boris Johnson labelled him “absolutely monstrous.” There was contempt for Corbyn’s speech “across the aisle,” from the Conservative Theresa May to Manchester’s own Labour mayor. … [Read more...] about Does “Stay With Me” Stay with You?
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Coronation Street fans are celebrating the news that newcomer Alexandra Mardell will be sticking around on the cobbles for a while longer. Alexandra’s bubbly character Emma Brooker burst on the street in April to start work at Audrey Roberts’ salon - and the sweet-natured hairdresser quickly won the hearts of viewers. The actress has now been rewarded with a new six-month contract on the ITV soap , and viewers are thrilled that the hairdresser will be staying. Tweeting her delighted Alexandra said: “Thanks everyone for your lovely messages! Super, super chuffed to be sticking around the cobbles for a while longer!! Having the best time playing Emma along side the corrie fam! Happy as Larry!!! Xxx” Fan Darryl Jason told her: “Great scenes in tonight’s episode! You’re doing a terrific job! Loved the way you answered the phone in the salon lol brilliant! I’ll be in sometime soon for a short back and sides.” Debra Smith commented: … [Read more...] about Corrie fans celebrate Emma staying
Istanbul Jazz Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is celebrating its 25th year in 2018. Hosting Istanbul music lovers for a quarter of a century, Istanbul Jazz Festival will be welcoming more than 250 local and foreign artists in 27 different venues in Istanbul between June 26 and July 17. FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH A SPECIAL CONCERT The festival will begin with a special tribute to the Turkish jazz scene. A group of stars will bring together main artists of Turkish jazz and perform at the opening of the festival, which will certainly be historic. The galaxy of stars, consisting of milestones from the Turkish jazz stage and TRT Light Music and Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Kamil Özler, will be performing various songs from different composers with various vocalists. The group will include Ali Perret, Ateş Tezer, Ayse Gencer, Ayşegül Yeşilnil, Ayşe Tütüncü, Deniz Dündar, Emin … [Read more...] about Upcoming festival a complete feast for jazz lovers
There are plenty of summer weekend destinations other than the Hamptons. Courtesy Mohonk Mountain House Now that summer is in full swing, city dwellers are eager to flee the dungeon of despair that is the heat and concrete of New York for the next three months.For some, taking advantage of those weekends means heading out to the Hamptons. Alas, after Memorial Day, more than a few weary travelers are ready to take a breather from the offensively overcrowded towns. Maybe it’s the endless hours of congested cars on the LIE, or the infuriating traffic on the single road that is Montauk Highway. Perhaps it’s simply the desire for a getaway where securing a dinner reservation is not an activity akin to The Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favor.Luckily, there are plenty of other equally attractive weekend destinations, all within four hours of Manhattan. For those who need a break from the Hamptons for now, or who don’t enjoy the trek out there in … [Read more...] about The Best Summer Weekend Destinations That Aren’t the Hamptons
Hair loss is not just a problem for men. An estimated one in three women suffer from thinning hair, with numbers rising to around 50% over the age of 60. There’s even a condition called female pattern baldness. So, if your hair is not the crowning glory it once was you’re not alone. Leading UK hair and scalp specialist Eva Proudman says the distress caused by hair loss is often underestimated by members of the medical profession and many sufferers don’t seek expert help until it may be too late for restorative treatment. “People will go to their GP, but most doctors don’t have training in hair and scalp conditions,” she explained. “Doctors see hair loss as a cosmetic thing.” And yet the most common hair problem she encounters, telogen effluvium (a general thinning of the hair) is entirely treatable. The former owner of global hair extension company Raccoon International, Eva is now a qualified trichologist who works peripatetically at … [Read more...] about Expert tips for looking after your hair and scalp