Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and its online version, MailOnline, in a libel lawsuit relating to articles about his relationship with the British armed forces. Harry sued Associated Newspapers for libel over two articles published in October which claimed he had snubbed the Royal Marines after stepping down as a senior royal. Harry has served for a decade in the British army, and his lawyers said the articles caused considerable damage to his reputation and credibility with veterans. His honorary military titles have been put on hold after he and his wife, Meghan, stepped down as working royals and moved to the U.S. in early 2019.last_img read more

Samantha Soule & More Will Star in The Other Thing Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments The cast is now set for the previously announced world premiere of Emily Schwend’s The Other Thing. The Second Stage Uptown production will star Samantha Soule, John Patrick Doherty, John Doman and Bhavesh Patel. Performances will begin on May 12 at off-Broadway’s McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Opening night is set for May 21. Lucie Tiberghien will direct.The play follows Kim (Soule), a journalist who follows a father and son team of ghost hunters to a haunted barn in rural Virginia. Her assignment turns into an unforgettable night as they prepare for ghost sightings.Soule has appeared on Broadway in The Philanthropist, Dinner at Eight and Coram Boy, and off-Broadway in And I And Silence, Detroit ‘67, Dining Room. Doherty’s credits include Macbeth on Broadway and The Coward off-Broadway. Doman can be seen on the small screen in The Wire, Gotham and The Affair. Patel’s stage credits include Indian Ink, War Horse, Hayden’s Seven Last Words and RadioLoveFest.The Other Things will feature scenic design by Kris Stone, costumes by Beth Goldenberg, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Broken Chord.last_img read more

Sturridge back with a bang for Reds

first_img The 25-year-old had been missing for five months – 33 matches and 3,030 minutes of football in total – with thigh and calf injuries but showed he had lost none of his clinical finishing skills with an angled strike past Adrian to complete a 2-0 victory over West Ham. His short-term stand-in Raheem Sterling had scored his fifth goal in 10 matches, which is not a bad return for an only-recently converted centre-forward, to put the Reds on the road to victory but Sturridge applied the finishing touch to put the result beyond doubt. Striker Daniel Sturridge enjoyed the perfect return from injury as he scored within 12 minutes of coming off the bench to give Liverpool’s Champions League ambitions a timely boost. However, the West Ham defence could not get near the England forward for his goal six minutes after half-time when he slotted Coutinho’s brilliant through-ball past Adrian. It had all the hallmarks of a genuine striker’s cool finish and was a reflection not only of Sterling’s continued improvement in front of goal but also the growing understanding between himself and Coutinho, another of the Reds’ bright young things. Rodgers has frequently described the Brazil international as a “magician” and his ability to produce the trickery to unlock defences as tight as West Ham’s will be something Sturridge will relish as he makes his way back into the action. He certainly took full advantage after coming off the bench in the 68th minute. Having received a rapturous reception from an Anfield crowd starved of his goal threat for far too long he rewarded them with an angled strike after exchanging passes with Coutinho. It was almost like he had not been away but it was evident there was some rustiness when he snatched at the rebound from fellow substitute Jordan Ibe’s shot. Where Liverpool would have been now had Sturridge been fit for the majority of the season is a hypothetical debate but this result meant they moved ahead of their opponents, who have not won at Anfield since 1963. Where they are now is eyeing a Champions League spot, buoyed by the return of their first-choice goalscorer, with fourth-placed Southampton just points away, albeit with a match in hand. Press Association Sturridge’s 22-minute run-out, having replaced Lazar Markovic, could not have gone better and it ensured another England striker did not grab the headlines on his return to Anfield. Exactly four years to the day Liverpool signed Andy Carroll in a still staggering club-record £35million deal but having been unceremoniously dumped by Brendan Rodgers the big front man arrived with a point to prove. The only points he made in the first half, however, seemed to come from his elbow as he caught Emre Can in the mouth and Markovic in the face either end of the half. His first indiscretion, which left the Germany Under-21 international with a bloodied mouth, appeared to carry more intent than the second, accidental knock, but referee Andre Marriner saw nothing he felt warranted a foul. Aside from one header, easily saved by Simon Mignolet, at a corner that was the sum effort of his afternoon. After the break his clumsiness continued when he was booked for catching Emre Can with a late, sliding tackle. He appeared to injure himself and was replaced by Carlton Cole soon after. Liverpool showed many familiar traits; quick passing, neat build-up until the final third and a lack of threat inside the penalty area. Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana – back in the starting line-up for the rested Steven Gerrard – and Markovic (twice) had their best opportunities while Sterling wanted a penalty just before the break after Joey O’Brien appeared to haul him to the floor. last_img read more

Clippers’ Doc Rivers remembers emoji-filled ‘fun day’ with DeAndre Jordan

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers was happy to revisit a “fun day” three years ago that will live forever in NBA – and social media – lore on Thursday, before his team tipped off against former Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who was back to see his old team on his old home court for the first time.Rivers said he wasn’t yet hip to Twitter in 2015, so he didn’t realize the ruckus that was happening outside of the house where he and other important Clippers personnel were hanging out with (or holding hostage, depending on who’s telling the story) Jordan, the star center who this summer actually signed with the Dallas Mavericks whom he’d spurned back in July 2015.As was well-documented then, the Clippers really didn’t want him to sign with Dallas, so they visited him in Houston to let him know. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “We had a good meal, food was great; D.J. went out and got fried chicken,” recalled Rivers, who was joined that day by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, as well as Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Paul Pierce. “It was funny watching Steve Ballmer eating fried chicken and collard greens.“It was a weird day, but I think it was far weirder on the outside of the room than on the inside of the room,” Rivers continued. “… on the inside of the room, there was not a lot of stuff going on. I mean, basically D.J. basically told us he was staying within five seconds.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“Paul Pierce came up with the grand idea, ‘OK, we don’t believe you and we’re just going to stay until it’s time to sign.’ I actually thought we were going to leave right away, and it was smart by Paul because D.J. had (already) proven he could change his mind. ANALYZE THISBilly Crystal is a Tony and Emmy-Award winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director and a nine-time host of the Academy Awards – and on Jan. 31 he’ll finally have landed the role of Clippers color analyst.Crystal will join Ralph Lawler – the play-by-play broadcaster who plans to retire following this, his 40th and final season calling Clippers games – on the mic when they call the team’s game against the Lakers on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.“The fact that he decided he wanted to do this just tickled the heck out of me,” said Lawler, who said he was approached about the pairing recently by Gillian Zucker, the Clippers’ president of business operations.“Our team president came to me and said, ‘Ralph, I’ve got something I’ve got to ask you about.’ I said, ‘Yeah?’ ” Lawler said. “ ‘We have a season ticket holder who just loves you so much and would like very much to sit in with you on a broadcast.’Related Articles “It was a fun day. We actually watched the summer league games on TV, we ran out of things to watch. We ate two or three different times.”All the while, participants in the drama (and outside of it) tweeted a series of updates – using a creative assortment of emojis. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img “I was oblivious to the social media scene at that point,” Rivers said. “I didn’t know all that was going on until the next day when I got home and I saw. It was pretty funny.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “I said ‘a season ticket holder? Is this important to the ballclub we do this?’“And she said, ‘It’s very important.’ And I go, ‘OK, I guess so.’“She said, ‘Do you want to know who it is? … Billy Crystal.’“I said, ‘Oh! That would work!’ ”Current Nets analyst Mike Fratello also will join Lawler on Jan. 23 in Miami and Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown will do the same for the March 24 game against the New York Knicks.“I wasn’t looking forward to the farewell-tour kind of a thing,” Lawler said. “But it’s working out, and it’s going to be very, very nice.”last_img read more

Relief as abandoned kittens spared from being put to sleep

first_imgAn appeal for an emergency adoption was launched earlier today in which two abandoned kittens were due to be put to sleep if not adopted within an hour.Thankfully several people came forward to express interest in adopting the kittens, and they are now currently on their way to their new home in Convoy.The lady who found the kittens said that she received three calls within twenty minutes of the appeal being published, and they will now live and long and happy life with their new family. Thank you to all who shared the appeal and helped get these little kittens a home to call their own.Relief as abandoned kittens spared from being put to sleep was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more