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The house where Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” was filmed is for sale and this is its price | The State

The house located on Calle Tepeji 22, where Alfonso Cuarón filmed part of the film Rome, is for sale in 15 million pesos (763,425 dollars).

The property located in Colonia Roma Sur in Mexico City has an area of ​​175 square meters of land and 245 square meters of construction, according to information provided by the owners.

Although the owner, Gloria Silvia Monreal, He did not want to provide data on the cost of sale, when he asked the telephone number that appeared in the sale announcement that was the information that was received.

The property has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces and 1 1-bedroom apartment at the back of the site.

On Monday, an image was circulated in networks in which a “For Sale” sign appeared on the facade of the house, which has already been withdrawn because the owner already has a formal offer.

However, Monreal has not wanted to give details of the buyer or the capital gain that the property acquired thanks to the Oscar-winning film.

The decision to sell is due to the fact that the owner will change her residence and, she assured, that if the purchase is not completed in the next few days, she will hang the sign again.

Outside, the property has a plaque that certifies the filming of the film starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.

Cuarón made several of the exterior scenes in that place, however, the interiors were made in a residence in Colonia Narvarte.

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Sir David Jason says ‘Still Open All Hours’ finale is yet to be filmed

Talk TV can reveal David Jason’s Still Open All Hours is set to return to the box.

National treasure Sir David has revealed that the finale could be filmed as soon as it’s safe to do so.

It had been reported that the show would be axed for good without getting a proper send-off.

But Sir David (above), 80, who plays shopkeeper Granville, says: “Whether we’re able to do that next year is still a possibility.

“And we’re keeping our fingers crossed so it will bring an end to the lovely silliness of that series.” He reveals that Covid restrictions had prevented the cast reuniting for a finale.

He hopes cameras will roll in the next year so that the programme can wrap up after a seven-year run as one of the Beeb’s most beloved shows.

And during the original run with Ronnie Barker

He admits that being unable to say farewell in 2020 has upset him, saying: “The thing that got me down the most was that shows that I was programmed to do, like the last couple or three episodes of Open All Hours, where we’re going to tie up all of the storylines and who marries who and they’re all going to live happily ever after, we never quite managed to do that because we all went into lockdown.

“That was a very sad time.”

His comments come three months after reports that the axe had fallen on the popular series.

It followed the original Open All Hours, written by Roy Clarke, which ran from 1976 to 1985 and co-starred Ronnie Barker.

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Sir David was voted the nation’s hardest-working actor behind Olivia Colman, 46, and David Tennant, 49, and Dame Julie Walters, 70.

Speaking to Radio 2’s Jason Mohammed, he jokes: “I just wanted to point out that coronavirus stopped me from beating them all.

“I’m only fourth because of coronavirus, which stopped lots of my productions which I was going to be in.

“I am not jealous of any of them.”

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[VIDÉO] A CAQ deputy filmed in the middle of an office party

CAQ MP Denis Tardif is embarrassed after being seen celebrating in a Rivière-du-Loup brewery on Wednesday evening.

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In a video obtained exclusively by TVA Nouvelles, we can see Mr. Tardif at the table with several members of his constituency office at the Aux Fous Brassant brewery. Alcohol seems to flow freely, and no physical distancing rules are followed.

Restaurants and bars in the region were still open Wednesday evening before they went into the red zone on Thursday.

Contacted, the member for Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata admitted an error. “Are you asking me if I made a mistake on the images that are there? The pictures speak! (…) I was wrong, but I don’t really have much more to comment on this, “he said.

“There was a mistake, we know it, I admit it,” he added.

The Prime Minister’s office is talking about a “serious error in judgment”.

François Legault said again during his press briefing on Tuesday evening that we should not organize office parties in the midst of the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Likewise, the prefects of two MRCs in the region recently launched calls for calm after several outbursts.

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Ex-husband of Real Housewives star secretly filmed nanny having SEX, lawsuit claims

Real Housewives of New York star’s ex-husband secretly filmed his nanny having sex at his $6million Tribeca apartment by hiding a camera in her bedroom, bombshell lawsuit claims

  • Daniela de los Rios was hired as a live-in nanny by New York finance executive Bennett Egeth
  • Egeth shares three children with his ex-wife, Jennifer Gilbert, an event planner who appeared in The Real Housewives of New York 
  • De los Rios claims she was secretly filmed by Egeth while she lived at his Tribeca apartment looking after the kids
  • She contacted the police who reportedly discovered a number of video clips on Egeth’s devices
  • Egeth has reportedly been charged with unlawful surveillance; de los Rios has now filed a civil complaint in Manhattan’s Supreme Court  

A nanny for the children of Real Housewives of New York star Jennifer Gilbert says she was secretly filmed having sex while living at a plush Tribeca apartment belonging to the TV personality’s estranged husband. 

Daniela de los Rios filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday claiming a camera was hidden inside her bedroom while she was working for Gilbert’s former spouse Bennett Eget.  

Gilbert appeared on RHONY’s third season back in 2010, serving as a party planner for lead cast member Jill Zarin. 

Gilbert, 51, and Egeth, 59, divorced earlier this year after nearly two decades of marriage. Gilbert says she and Egeth have not lived together for years.

She has not been charged with any criminal offenses pertaining to des los Rios’ case. 

A nanny employed by Real Housewives of New York star Jennifer Gilbert says she was secretly filmed having sex while living at a plush Tribeca apartment belonging to the TV personality’s ex-husband, Bennett Egeth. Gilbert and Egeth are pictured together prior to their divorce 

Egeth, who is a high-powered finance executive, has reportedly been charged with unlawful surveillance, accused of recording his children's nanny inside her private bedroom

Egeth, who is a high-powered finance executive, has reportedly been charged with unlawful surveillance, accused of recording his children’s nanny inside her private bedroom 

Gilbert (far right)  appeared on RHONY's third season back in 2010. She is pictured with stars (from left) Bethenny Frankel, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord

Gilbert (far right)  appeared on RHONY’s third season back in 2010. She is pictured with stars (from left) Bethenny Frankel, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord 

Des los Rios lived at Eget’s home and tended to his three young children between January 2019 and August 2020. 

According to a copy of the nanny’s civil complaint, obtained by the New York Daily News on Tuesday, she says she discovered she was being filmed when Egeth left his iPad on a hallway table in August which showed a live feed of her bedroom. 

De los Rios ‘was horrified and immediately inspected her room to find a digital clock, which apparently concealed a secret video recording device, aimed at her bed’.

The nanny subsequently contacted the NYPD who arrested Egeth in mid-September. He was reportedly charged with unlawful surveillance and was released. He is due back in court next March. 

De Los Rios was hired to reside with Egeth t at his plush Tribeca apartment (pictured) above. It was there she was reportedly secretly filmed inside her private bedroom

De Los Rios was hired to reside with Egeth t at his plush Tribeca apartment (pictured) above. It was there she was reportedly secretly filmed inside her private bedroom 

The new civil complaint alleges that a police search of Egeth’s devices uncovered ‘a number of video clips’ that showed de los Rios inside her room. 

It states: ‘Egeth had in recorded her on many occasions throughout the year and eight months that she lived in the home, including recording her in the nude in the bedroom, and recording her engaged in sexual relations with her then-boyfriend.’

Egeth’s defense lawyer told The New York Daily News that his client ‘denies all the allegations’. 

Meanwhile, Gilbert distanced herself from her ex-husband, telling the publication: ‘We were divorced in the spring. We’re not a couple. We haven’t lived in the home together for seven years.’

Gilbert has distanced herself from her ex-husband, telling The New York Daily News: 'We were divorced in the spring. We¿re not a couple. We haven¿t lived in the home together for seven years'

Gilbert has distanced herself from her ex-husband, telling The New York Daily News: ‘We were divorced in the spring. We’re not a couple. We haven’t lived in the home together for seven years’

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Corrie star’s daughter opens up about sex scenes she filmed in new Netflix show

Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor’s daughter is about to be streaming all over Netflix in big budget period drama Bridgreton – and has opened up about the explicit sex scenes she had to film.

Phoebe Dynevor plays Daphne Bridgerton in Netflix’s upcoming new show.

And she is also the 25-year-old daughter of 57-year-old Sally – who has played iconic soap character Sally Webster on Corrie since 1986

New series Bridgerton is produced by Grey’s Anatomy mastermind Shonda Rhimes and co-stars acting legend Julie Andrews, Broadchurch star Jonathan Bailey, and Doctor Who actress Adjoa Andoh.

Phoebe Dynevor will soon be seen in new Netflix show, Bridgerton

In one racy scene, Phoebe is instructed to pleasure herself by on-screen boyfriend Simon Basset – played by British hunk Regé-Jean Page.

Phoebe has discussed the sexually charged scene with The Sun – revealing all about the TV moment that might be considered be too x-rated for an episode of Corrie.

She said: ““It’s not often you see sex treated in that way. It wasn’t gratuitous.

Phoebe is the daughter of Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor

“It was so essential in Daphne’s journey and sexual awakening.

“I love the fact it is very much the female gaze.”

Bridgerton is based on the novel series of the same name by American novelist Julia Quinn and is set to drop on Netflix on Christmas Day.

Phoebe will play Daphne Bridgerton in the new Netflix show

Phoebe has opened up about erotic scenes she filmed involving on screen boyfriend Simon – played by Regé-Jean Page

Produced by Shonda Rhimes’ production company, Shondaland, the series was filmed in the UK in studios in London and on location around the capital, Bath and Somerset.

The series is set in the competitive world of London’s high society in the early 1800s with the debut episode erected by British theatre, TV and film director Julie Anne Robinson.

Meanwhile, Phoebe’s past work includes roles on Waterloo Road, the BBC’s The Musketeers, and as Clare in US comedy drama Younger – made by Sex and the City creator Darren Starr and co-starring Hilary Duff.

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Man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery murder admits he tried to block unarmed black jogger

The neighbor who filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s murder admitted to police that he tried to block the unarmed black jogger’s path before he was shot dead by a father and son duo, new footage shows. 

In a body camera video obtained by Action News Jax on Monday, William ‘Roddie’ Bryan Jr is seen speaking to officers moments after Arbery, 25, was gunned down by Gregory and Travis McMichael in Georgia on February 23. 

Bryan Jr and both McMichaels are facing murder charges in Arbery’s death. Prosecutors say the three men, who are white, chased the 25-year-old victim after they spotted him running through their neighborhood just outside Brunswick. 

The pursuit ended with Travis opening fire on Arbery, as seen in cellphone footage recorded by Bryan Jr.  

The new bodycam video shows Bryan Jr retelling his version of events to officers who arrived at the scene and admitting that he was more than just a witness. 

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New body camera footage shows William ‘Roddie’ Bryan Jr admitting that he tried to block Ahmaud Arbery before the unarmed black jogger was shot dead in Georgia in February

Bryan Jr recorded cellphone footage of the moment 25-year-old Arbery (pictured) was shot and killed by Travis and Gregory McMichael in the Satilla Shores neighborhood on February 23

Bryan Jr recorded cellphone footage of the moment 25-year-old Arbery (pictured) was shot and killed by Travis and Gregory McMichael in the Satilla Shores neighborhood on February 23

Bryan Jr (left), Gregory McMichael (center) and his son Travis (right) are facing murder charges

Bryan Jr (left), Gregory McMichael (center) and his son Travis (right) are facing murder charges

The video begins with an officer approaching Bryan Jr by his truck and asking: ‘Okay, so you’re a passerby coming through?’

‘Nah, not necessarily,’ Bryan Jr replies.  

He goes on to describe seeing Arbery running by followed by the McMichaels in their white truck and says he suspected that Arbery may have been trying to break into people’s homes.  

He said he yelled out to the McMichaels, asking: ‘Do y’all got him?’ as Arbery continued running down a street. 

‘I pulled out of my driveway and was going to try to block him,’ Bryan Jr says. ‘But he was going all around – I made a few moves at him, you know, and he didn’t stop.’  

The bodycam cuts off there with Action News Jax cutting to its own video of May interview with Bryan Jr before he was formally charged, in which he tells a reporter: ‘Truthfully, I need to be cleared of this because I had nothing to do with it.’ 

The bodycam video begins with an officer approaching Bryan Jr by his truck and asking: 'Okay, so you're a passerby coming through?' 'Nah, not necessarily,' Bryan Jr replies

The bodycam video begins with an officer approaching Bryan Jr by his truck and asking: ‘Okay, so you’re a passerby coming through?’ ‘Nah, not necessarily,’ Bryan Jr replies

Bryan Jr goes on to describe how he tried to block Arbery because he suspected he was trying to break into homes. 'I made a few moves at him, you know, and he didn't stop,' he said

Bryan Jr goes on to describe how he tried to block Arbery because he suspected he was trying to break into homes. ‘I made a few moves at him, you know, and he didn’t stop,’ he said

The bodycam video contradicts what Bryan Jr told Action News Jax during a May interview (pictured), where he said: 'I need to be cleared of this because I had nothing to do with it'

The bodycam video contradicts what Bryan Jr told Action News Jax during a May interview (pictured), where he said: ‘I need to be cleared of this because I had nothing to do with it’

Bryan Jr’s comments on the bodycam were first brought to light during testimony from a senior investigator on the case at a hearing in Glynn County Court on June 4. 

‘[Bryan Jr] made several statements about trying to block [Arbery] in and using his vehicle to try to stop him,’ Richard Dial, the lead investigator for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said under questioning from Travis’s attorney Jason Sheffield. 

‘His statement was that Mr Arbery kept jumping out of the way and moving around the bumper and actually running down into the ditch in an attempt to [avoid] his truck.’  

Dial said that at one point Bryan Jr struck Arbery with his truck, according to a dent, palm print and cotton fibers on the vehicle.   

‘At this point, I would say Mr Arbery was trying to escape,’ Dial said. ‘He’s trying to get away.’

The McMichaels claimed that they began pursuing Arbery because they thought he was a burglar after a spate of thefts in their area, and that he attacked them when they tried to make a citizen’s arrest. 

Defense teams for both Travis, 24, and Gregory, 64, have insisted that the men felt threatened by Arbery and that the attack was not racially motivated.

Bryan Jr told police that after Travis fired three shots at Arbery, he stood over his body and shouted: ‘F***ing n*****.’

But the McMichaels’ attorneys say that never happened, and that Bryan Jr was lying because he wanted to protect himself. 

‘I think Roddie Bryan is incredibly motivated…to keep himself from becoming a murder defendant in a murder trial,’ Travis’s attorney Sheffield told 48 Hours in October.   

Shocking cellphone video captured the moment the McMichaels confronted Arbery in the street

In the footage Travis is seen engaging in a physical fight with Arbery before shooting him with a shotgun

Shocking cellphone video captured the moment the McMichaels confronted Arbery in the street. In the footage Travis is seen engaging in a physical fight with Arbery before shooting him with a shotgun 

Bryan Jr claimed that after Travis shot Arbery he stood over his body and shouted: 'F***ing n*****.' But the McMichaels' attorneys say Bryan Jr is lying and that never happened

Bryan Jr claimed that after Travis shot Arbery he stood over his body and shouted: ‘F***ing n*****.’ But the McMichaels’ attorneys say Bryan Jr is lying and that never happened 

The McMichaels and Bryan Jr were arrested for Arbery’s murder in May, more than two months after the shooting, after Bryan Jr’s cellphone video leaked online, sparking national outcry in a year marked by protests over racial injustice.  

The video showed the truck stopping in the middle of a residential street and Travis getting out before Arbery tries to run around the vehicle. 

Arbery can be seen grappling with Travis over the shotgun and punching him before being shot at point-blank range. 

The three defendants were indicted on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. 

Bryan Jr’s attorney has argued in court motions that the entire indictment should be dismissed as he remains jailed until trial, a date for which has not been set.  

The McMichaels were denied bond last month after prosecutors argued that they had tried to interfere in the investigation.   

The bond ruling followed a marathon two-day hearing in which the defendants brought forth character witnesses to testify that the father and son don’t harbor racist sentiment, while prosecutors introduced explosive text messages, and called on Arbery’s mother to deliver an emotional victim-impact statement.

Prosecutor Jesse Evans showed the court a mysterious coded letter, saying the state had intercepted it in June when Gregory tried to send it from behind bars. 

Gregory (left) and Travis (right) were denied bond after a hearing last month (pictured)

Gregory (left) and Travis (right) were denied bond after a hearing last month (pictured) 

Prosecutors accused Gregory of trying to interfere with the investigation by sending a mysterious coded letter (pictured) to witness Zachary Langford

Prosecutors accused Gregory of trying to interfere with the investigation by sending a mysterious coded letter (pictured) to witness Zachary Langford

The letter was addressed to Zachary Langford, who appeared as a character witness for the defense in one of the hearing’s most memorable moments. 

Evans did not reveal whether investigators were able to decode the letter, or offer any suggestion of what message it might contain.

The prosecutor pointed out that letters written in code are forbidden by the Glynn County Jail policies, and argued the letter demonstrated a ‘significant risk of intimidating witnesses and obstructing justice’.

He also argued that it called into question whether Gregory would be ‘willing to follow the rules of the court if bond conditions were imposed on him’. 

Langford, who is Travis’s friend, took the stand and was questioned by the prosecutor about an incendiary text message exchange from November 2019.

Travis texted Langford about ‘shooting a crackhead c**n with gold teeth with a Hi-Point .45,’ according to the state. 

Langford at first said he didn’t recall receiving the message. Then after reviewing a transcript of the exchange, he answered: ‘He was referring to a raccoon, I believe.’ 

‘A raccoon with gold teeth and a Hi-Point .45?’ the prosecutor asked, referring to the model of pistol. ‘He was being facetious,’ Langford replied.

Evans also cited a photo Langford posted to Facebook last year to which Travis McMichael replied: ‘Sayonara, ch**k f***s,’ using an offensive slur for Asians. 

During the hearing defense attorneys argued strenuously that the father and son had any intent to tamper with witnesses or obstruct justice – but Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley was not convinced.

‘The court heard a lot of evidence,’ he said while delivering his ruling. 

‘I have to comment on the record on what I found to be an absolutely indefensible explanation from one of the witnesses,’ he continued, referring to Langford’s ‘raccoon’ defense.

Walmsey said that Langford’s statement called into question the rest of his testimony, and ‘potentially other testimony’ from defense witnesses.

Zachary Langford (pictured) testified that Travis's November 2019 text message about 'shooting a crackhead c**n with gold teeth' was in reference to a raccoon

Zachary Langford (pictured) testified that Travis’s November 2019 text message about ‘shooting a crackhead c**n with gold teeth’ was in reference to a raccoon

Regarding Gregory, Walmsey expressed concern that he ‘was willing to place the law in his own hands and felt that he had the ability to influence an ongoing investigation’. 

Langford’s wife Ashley also testified, saying that Travis had expressed remorse about shooting Arbery.

‘He told me he wished it never happened like that,’ she said. ‘He prayed for Ahmaud’s mother and his family daily.’  

However, Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, took the stand and gave an emotional victim impact statement saying the McMichaels are ‘as dangerous today as they were on February 23’ and are ‘proud of what they have done’.   

‘They tried to explain that they believed my son was a trespasser… that he was someone engaged in a criminal enterprise,’ she said.

She said the defendants believe ‘their defense of grabbing their guns, chasing, boxing my son in with their vehicles, pursuing him and eventually shooting him to death, ripping his body into pieces’ was ‘the right thing to do’ and she believes ‘if given the opportunity both men would do the same again’. 

Cooper-Jones also told of her grief as authorities continued to find ‘pieces of her son’ in the street after his death.

‘Someone contacted my attorney on behalf of Glynn County this past spring during the course of the GBI’s secondary investigation,’ she told the court.

‘They discovered what they believed to be one of Ahmaud’s bone fragments near to where he was murdered at Satilla Shores. They wanted to know what we wanted doing with those pieces of my son that they were still discovering in the street.’ 

Arbery’s mother urged the judge to deny the McMichaels’ request to be released on bond so they can return home to their families because they ‘refused to let [her son] go home’. 

Wanda Cooper-Jones (center in July), mother of Ahmaud Arbery, gave an emotional victim impact statement where she pleaded with the court to deny the McMichaels' bond request

Wanda Cooper-Jones (center in July), mother of Ahmaud Arbery, gave an emotional victim impact statement where she pleaded with the court to deny the McMichaels’ bond request

‘He ran this path many times and our home was just a light jog away. But, for him, no matter how he maneuvered, no matter how fast he ran or how quickly he turned, these men refused to let him go home,’ she said.

‘They should not go home now to prepare for their defense, to enjoy their children and grandchildren and be embraced by the community.’

She added: ‘Ahmaud wasn’t allowed to go home. Ahmaud wasn’t even allowed the chance to live.’  

Cooper-Jones told how she and her family ‘continue to suffer mentally and emotionally’ as they ‘wait for justice’, with her daughter Jasmine having just had her first baby without her brother ‘and best friend’ around. 

Evans also read out an impact statement from Arbery’s father Marcus Arbery Sr. where he described the McMichaels as his son’s ‘judge, jury and executioner’.  

Prosecutors say Arbery was no criminal but was merely out jogging and the McMichaels acted as ‘vigilantes’ motived by racist views. They also showed the judge photos of a home near the shooting scene that was damaged by gunfire.

‘You can interpret the video in a number of different ways,’ Walmsley told attorneys while denying the men bond at last month’s hearing. ‘But the video tells me there’s a significant risk and danger to the community’.  

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The Bachelor: Take a look inside the luxurious Pennsylvania resort where show is filmed

Take a look inside the elegant Pennsylvania resort this year’s Bachelor will be finding love in.

Matt James, who is the show’s first-ever Black Bachelor, will be searching for his soulmate at the palatial Nemacolin, a luxurious retreat located in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania.

The breathtaking, family-owned resort boasts a spa, a Forbes five-star restaurant, an art collection, and an array of lodging options designed for an upscale vacation experience. 

So romantic: Nemacolin will serve as the site of the next season of The Bachelor 

In addition to the luxurious eateries and healing options available on site, an array of outdoor activities await guests.

Nemacolin guests can enjoy a round of golf on one of the two Pete Dye designed courses, clay shooting, fly-fishing, off-road driving, and even zip lining.

From the many amenities offered to sleeping arrangements, visitors will definitely be living in the lap of luxury during their stay at Nemacolin.

Pictures of the suites showcase the resort’s elegant eye for style, with various refined touches – including a chandelier – on display.

Will you accept this rose? James, who was originally cast for Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette, is the new leading man

Will you accept this rose? James, who was originally cast for Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette, is the new leading man 

Cheers to love! Matt raising a glass to the many women competing for his heart

Cheers to love! Matt raising a glass to the many women competing for his heart 

Sweet dreams: The palatial resort features luxurious sleeping arrangements for guests

Sweet dreams: The palatial resort features luxurious sleeping arrangements for guests 

Refined: Vistiors will be able to relax in their inviting, well-lit room

Refined: Vistiors will be able to relax in their inviting, well-lit room

Private homes offer a cozier, more intimate atmosphere, with a fireplace and kitchen on site.

Photos of the many amenities showcase the many different ways visitors can kick back and relax during their stay.

Guests can get their hair styled at the resort’s salon, and work off some of their five star meal at the resort’s lap pool.

Maggie Hardy Knox, the President of Nemacolin, discussed hosting the cast and crew of The Bachelor during these unusual times.

Luxurious: The bathrooms were equipped with an array of refined, gold touches

Luxurious: The bathrooms were equipped with an array of refined, gold touches 

Kicking back: The resort's decor features a chic, modern touch

Kicking back: The resort’s decor features a chic, modern touch 

Kick back and relax: Guests can feast on berries and a green smoothie from the comfort of their room

Kick back and relax: Guests can feast on berries and a green smoothie from the comfort of their room 

‘We are incredibly proud to be the backdrop for the upcoming season of The Bachelor alongside hosting the cast and crew,’ she said. 

‘During this unprecedented time, we are thrilled to be a safe haven and luxury destination for travelers looking to experience all that Nemacolin has to offer and looking forward to sharing our historic and eclectic property with viewers.’

This year’s season of The Bachelor is already shaping up to be unlike any other.

Cosy: Among the lodging arrangements include private homes, perfect for a more homey, intimate experience

Cosy: Among the lodging arrangements include private homes, perfect for a more homey, intimate experience 

Just like home: This private home boasts a peaceful forest view by the eating area

Just like home: This private home boasts a peaceful forest view by the eating area

Game on: Guests can unwind over a game of billiards by a roaring fireplace

Game on: Guests can unwind over a game of billiards by a roaring fireplace 

Rustic: This private home is outfitted with wooden rocking chairs

Rustic: This private home is outfitted with wooden rocking chairs 

Nice and cosy: A private home boasts a stone fireplace and a deep wooden finish

Nice and cosy: A private home boasts a stone fireplace and a deep wooden finish 

Treat yourself: The resort offers a number of amenities that guests can relax over

Treat yourself: The resort offers a number of amenities that guests can relax over  

Filmed in the midst of a pandemic, the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a departure from where the show is usually filmed, at the world-famous Bachelor Mansion in Los Angeles.

Teasers from the upcoming season show Matt meeting his suitors at the foot of the lavish resort.  

This season is also breaking barriers, with Matt becoming the first Black lead in the show’s 18-year history.

Matt was initially cast as a contestant for Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette, but was elevated to leading man status before her season began filming in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Making a splash! Visitors can take a lap around the indoor pool

Making a splash! Visitors can take a lap around the indoor pool 

Stunning: The resorts offers a beautiful outdoor swimming pool

Stunning: The resorts offers a beautiful outdoor swimming pool 

Though he has not yet appeared on the show, many members of Bachelor Nation are already aware of Matt as a friend of fan favorites Tyler Cameron and Hannah Brown.

An associate at CBRE who played football at Wakefield University, Matt also gives back to his community as the founder of ABC Food Tours, a non-profit which teaches underprivileged youth about healthy lifestyles and new restaurants in their area. 

The Bachelor will premiere on ABC 8pm on January 4, 2021. 

I feel pretty! Nemacolin guests can get their hair done at the resort's salon

I feel pretty! Nemacolin guests can get their hair done at the resort’s salon 

Breaking a sweat: A gym allows guests to keep up with their fitness regimen during their vacation

Breaking a sweat: A gym allows guests to keep up with their fitness regimen during their vacation 

Coming soon: The Bachelor will premiere on ABC 8pm on January 4, 2021

Coming soon: The Bachelor will premiere on ABC 8pm on January 4, 2021

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Paris police filmed violently breaking up a makeshift camp, dispersing hundreds of homeless refugees


French riot police have been accused of using ‘outrageous tactics’ to clear hundreds of homeless refugees from one of Paris’ biggest squares on Monday.

Squads of officers moved into Place de la République, in the east of the city, on Monday night following reports that groups were planning to sleep there.

The refugees, mainly Afghans, had set up around 500 small tents provided by the Utopia56 charity. 

The individuals had been dispersed from other sites in the north of the capital, many from a camp in Saint Denis which was broken up last Tuesday.

Police have disbanded a makeshift refugee camp set up in Paris’ famous Place de la République

The refugees, mostly Afghans, had been moved on from similar encampments in the north of the city

The refugees, mostly Afghans, had been moved on from similar encampments in the north of the city

NGO Utopia56 provided tents and blankets to the around 500 homeless refugees on Monday

NGO Utopia56 provided tents and blankets to the around 500 homeless refugees on Monday

‘They were desperate for somewhere to stay,’ a Utopia56 spokesperson said. 

‘We gave them the tents, and also called on City Hall to provide more permanent accommodation during the Coronavirus pandemic, which makes them particularly vulnerable.’

Yann  Mazi, Utopia56 founder, said that the refugees were supposed to be rehomed in spaces in Ile-de-France after the break up of the Saint-Denis but authorities had drastically underestimated their numbers, leaving hundreds roaming the streets for shelter.

The idea was ‘to make them visible,’ Libération reported Mazi as saying.

Police officers attempt to physically remove a migrant from his tent in Place de la République on Monday night

Police officers attempt to physically remove a migrant from his tent in Place de la République on Monday night

Police said the makeshift settlement in Place de la République was illegal and immediately moved to break it up on Monday.

Officers were pictured speaking with refugees outside of their tents before the removal descended into violence.  

Police used tear gas and baton charges to clear the refugees and their supporters away from Place de la République.

The violent dispersal has been criticised by several politicians including France’s interior minister. 

Police were pictured speaking with refugees in an attempt to remove them from the site before officers adopted more aggressive tactics

Police were pictured speaking with refugees in an attempt to remove them from the site before officers adopted more aggressive tactics

Tear gas was used in an attempt to disperse the crowd of hundreds from central Paris

Tear gas was used in an attempt to disperse the crowd of hundreds from central Paris

Officers were filmed scuffling with people and hitting them with their batons in footage France's interior minister has described as 'shocking'

Officers were filmed scuffling with people and hitting them with their batons in footage France’s interior minister has described as ‘shocking’

Videos shared on Twitter appeared to show police chasing people and hitting them with batons. 

It is not clear whether the people being beaten by police were refugees, supporters or bystanders caught up in the dispersal. 

In one video, an officer scuffles with a man before they are separated. Seconds later, the officer runs back to the man and appears to attack him. 

In one altercation, captured by French journalist Rémy Buisine, a refugee is seemingly physically tipped out of his tent by officers. 

Buisine described the tactics as ‘outrageous’ and ‘inhuman’ and just minutes after sharing the video on Twitter, he became a target himself.

A number of users posted footage from different angles which purported to show Buisine lying on the ground as an officer beat him with a baton.  

Prior to being attacked Buisine said it really ‘hurts my heart to see so much misery, sadness and anger,’ adding that it was ‘hard to find the words’ to describe what he’d seen at the square.  

Rémi Férraud, a Socialist Senator, said: ‘What is happening in Paris tonight is outrageous and overwhelming. Such inhumanity shames the Republic.’ 

The violent confrontation followed French President Emmanuel Macron’s government introducing a controversial ‘global security’ law which bans anyone from publishing images of police that could ‘harm the agent’s physical or psychological well-being’.

Anyone who breaks this law faces one year in prison and a fine equivalent to around £40,000. 

Human rights groups have criticised the measure as too authoritarian, saying it will be used by the police to hide acts of violence. 

A person tries to intervene as police officers appear to beat French journalist Rémy Buisine moments after he posted a video of them tipping a refugee out of his tent

A person tries to intervene as police officers appear to beat French journalist Rémy Buisine moments after he posted a video of them tipping a refugee out of his tent

Buisine is seen lying on the ground at the feet of an officer as onlookers attempt to stop the attack

Buisine is seen lying on the ground at the feet of an officer as onlookers attempt to stop the attack

Despite a new law banning people from filming police, onlookers can be seen recording an apparent attack by officers on a French journalist who was covering events on Monday night

Despite a new law banning people from filming police, onlookers can be seen recording an apparent attack by officers on a French journalist who was covering events on Monday night

France’s Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said he was shocked by the scenes in Paris on Monday night, tweeting: ‘Some images of the dispersal of the illegal migrant encampment on Place de la République are shocking. 

‘I have just requested a detailed report on the reality of the facts from the Prefect of Police by midday tomorrow. I will make decisions upon receipt.’

Darmanin, who is the ultimate head of all security units in France, has been at the forefront of moves to increase police powers, including pushing for the new security bill banning people filming them. 



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Weinstein is ‘being filmed around the clock to ensure he does not meet the same fate as Epstein’


Harvey Weinstein is ‘being filmed around the clock in prison to ensure he does not meet the same fate as Jeffrey Epstein’ who was found dead in his cell

  • Disgraced financier Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell in August 2019 
  • Bed sheets were found around his neck and his death was ruled a suicide 
  • Now Weinstein, 68, who is serving 23 years in prison, is said to have cameras film his every move at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York
  •  A correctional officer follows him carrying a camera at eye level, reports say
  • Sources say the move is to avoid a repeat of Epstein’s death but also to avoid conspiracy theories and criminal liability should Weinstein meet the same fate 

Harvey Weinstein is reportedly being filmed around the clock in prison to ensure he does not meet the same fate as Jeffrey Epstein. 

The disgraced financier, 66, was found dead in his cell in August last year while awaiting trial at New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center. Bed sheets were found around his neck and his death was ruled a suicide.

Now Weinstein, 68, who is serving 23 years in prison for rape, is said to have cameras film his every move at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York, TMZ reports. 

A correctional officer follows the former Hollywood producer carrying a camera at eye level, according to the website. That’s in addition to the standard level of surveillance a prisoner might expect. 

Sources say the move is to avoid a repeat of Epstein’s prison death but also to avoid any conspiracy theories and criminal liability should Weinstein meet the same fate.  

Both a spokesman for Weinstein and the New York State Department of Corrections declined to comment on the claims.   

Harvey Weinstein, pictured in January of this year, is reportedly being filmed around the clock in prison to ensure he does not meet the same fate as Jeffrey Epstein

The body of Jeffrey Epstein is brought out by medical examiners at hospital in New York. Disgraced financier Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell in August last year while awaiting trial at New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center

The body of Jeffrey Epstein is brought out by medical examiners at hospital in New York. Disgraced financier Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell in August last year while awaiting trial at New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center

The alleged extreme levels of surveillance are a sharp difference from Epstein’s cell. 

He was able to kill himself after the guards didn’t check on him all night and the camera outside his cell – there was not one inside – was not working.

Epstein’s death led to a raft of conspiracy theories and speculation that he had instead been murdered.

In January graphic photographs from Epstein’s autopsy revealed for the first time his bloody neck wound with other images taken inside his cell showing several nooses fashioned from bed sheets, pills and electrical cords. 

Weinstein, 68, who is serving 23 years in prison for rape, is said to have cameras film his every move at Wende Correctional Facility, pictured, in upstate New York, TMZ reports.

Weinstein, 68, who is serving 23 years in prison for rape, is said to have cameras film his every move at Wende Correctional Facility, pictured, in upstate New York, TMZ reports.

Weinstein was convicted in February for sexual assault and rape. He is appealing. 

He last week tested negative for the coronavirus while in prison, but is still being closely monitored due to a number of other health issues.

He was transferred to Wende Correctional from Rikers Island in March. 

Epstein’s death led to a raft of conspiracy theories and speculation that he had instead been murdered

Epstein’s death led to a raft of conspiracy theories and speculation that he had instead been murdered

Weinstein is still waiting for his trial in Los Angeles where he will face sexual assault and rape charges involving five women. 

The extradition process has been delayed, due to the pandemic.

In total, Weinstein is facing 11 charges for sexual assault in California. If convicted on all charges, he could face up to 140 years to life in prison.  

DailyMail.com revealed last month that Ghislaine Maxwell also has two cameras trained on her inside her prison cell at all times to ensure her safety. 

The British socialite, who is accused of recruiting 14-year-old girls for Epstein to abuse, has one camera on the ceiling of her 9ft by 6ft cell – and another 4ft away from her.

She is being woken up every three hours and searched to ensure she does also not meet the same fate as Epstein. 

After three months in the grim Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, Maxwell has finally been given a bra so she can exercise. 

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or know somebody who is, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline on 800-273-8255. 

In January graphic photographs from Epstein's autopsy revealed for the first time his bloody neck wound with other images taken inside his cell showing several nooses fashioned from bed sheets, pills and electrical cords.

Epstein, was found dead in his cell at New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, pictured

In January graphic photographs from Epstein’s autopsy revealed for the first time his bloody neck wound with other images taken inside his cell showing several nooses fashioned from bed sheets, pills and electrical cords.

Bed sheets were found around his neck and his death was ruled a suicide.

Bed sheets were found around his neck and his death was ruled a suicide.



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HS2 worker is filmed kneeling on the neck of a protester at the site in Fradley, Staffordshire


A HS2 worker has been filmed kneeling on the neck of a protester who was allegedly catapulting carrots into a work site of the high-speed rail scheme.

Footage shows the worker with his knee on the neck of the hooded man, whose head is pinned against the floor, during the incident at the site in Fradley, Staffordshire.

The pinned-down protester appears to make very little movement during the minute long video, in which a woman can be heard telling the HS2 worker to stop kneeling on the protester’s neck.

Other HS2 workers are also seen standing nearby, with one stopping the woman from getting closer to the incident.

Witnesses claim the protester had earlier been using a catapult to fire carrots into the work site, while police say they were initially called to reports a man was firing pellets at staff. 

Staffordshire Police say the protester has been arrested and that they are investigating the allegations against the HS2 workers.  

A HS2 worker has been filmed kneeling on the neck of a protester who was allegedly catapulting carrots into a work site of the high-speed rail scheme 

Footage shows the worker with his knee on the neck of the hooded man, whose head is pinned against the floor, during the incident at the site in Fradley, Staffordshire

Footage shows the worker with his knee on the neck of the hooded man, whose head is pinned against the floor, during the incident at the site in Fradley, Staffordshire 

The pinned-down protester appears to make very little movement during the minute long video, in which a woman can be heard telling the HS2 worker to stop kneeling on the protester's neck

The pinned-down protester appears to make very little movement during the minute long video, in which a woman can be heard telling the HS2 worker to stop kneeling on the protester’s neck

Local MP Michael Fabricant says he has written to police, ministers and HS2 after ‘several constituents’ reported the alleged ‘excessive use of force’.

He passed on claims the protester was thrown to the ground and kicked by ‘a number’ of HS2 workers before being restrained ‘with a knee on his neck for at least four minutes’.

Bosses at HS2 say its staff have been ‘repeatedly and excessively targeted by political activists’ who have ‘subjected them to violence’.   

Speaking based on what he claimed to be reports from his constituents, Mr Fabricant said: ‘A lone protester had, unwisely, fired some carrots using a catapult over the HS2 fence from the other side of the road.

Local MP Michael Fabricant says he has written to police, ministers and HS2 after 'several constituents' reported the alleged 'excessive use of force'

Local MP Michael Fabricant says he has written to police, ministers and HS2 after ‘several constituents’ reported the alleged ‘excessive use of force’

‘The man was thrown to the ground by a number of HS2 security people, kicked, and held down with a knee on his neck for at least four minutes, someone timed it.

‘During this time a number of passing motorists stopped to protest, but it was not until the police arrived that he was able to get up.

‘My views on HS2 and the destruction of ancient woodlands are well known.

‘Despite my voting against the legislation in Parliament, HS2 was authorised with an overwhelming majority.

‘However, the law does not permit using excessive force by HS2 against protesters.

‘I was not a witness to the event, so I cannot judge whether excessive force was used or, indeed, whether any force was necessary at all. 

‘But several constituents have contacted me about this event and I take their concern seriously.

‘I have, therefore, written to Gareth Morgan, the chief constable of Staffordshire Police, to ask whether there is evidence that HS2 personnel have committed an assault and have also written to Andrew Stephenson MP – the minister at the Department for Transport responsible for HS2 – and the managing director of HS2, Mark Thurston.

‘Lawful protest against HS2 is permitted. Heavy handed tactics by HS2 are not.’  

Police have confirmed they arrested a protester on suspicion of assault and possessing an offensive weapon and are now investigating the allegations against the HS2 workers.

Police have confirmed they arrested a protester on suspicion of assault and possessing an offensive weapon and are now investigating the allegations against the HS2 workers. Pictured: Part of the HS2 site in Denham, Buckinghamshire. The incident took place in Staffordshire

Police have confirmed they arrested a protester on suspicion of assault and possessing an offensive weapon and are now investigating the allegations against the HS2 workers. Pictured: Part of the HS2 site in Denham, Buckinghamshire. The incident took place in Staffordshire

The Government-backed high-speed rail project, which was budgeted at around £60billion but could now cost around £88 billion, is due to connect London with the West Midlands, cutting through Bucks (pictured: Part of the HS2 site in Buckinghamshire) and Oxfordshire

The Government-backed high-speed rail project, which was budgeted at around £60billion but could now cost around £88 billion, is due to connect London with the West Midlands, cutting through Bucks (pictured: Part of the HS2 site in Buckinghamshire) and Oxfordshire

They were called to where the line is being built at Fradley Wood on Sunday, November 15, while workers were clearing a wooded area.   

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: ‘We were called to an incident at around 11.30am on Sunday, November 15 following reports a man had fired pellets at staff working at a site in Fradley.

‘Officers attended the location and a 50-year-old man from Wolverhampton was arrested on suspicion of assault and possessing an offensive weapon.

‘He has since received a conditional caution.

‘Following the incident, we have been made aware of complaints about how the man was restrained by security staff at the location and we are investigating.’  

A HS2 spokesman said: ‘In recent weeks, HS2 has been repeatedly and excessively targeted by political activists who have trespassed on construction sites, endangering themselves, our workers and the general public, subjecting our hard-working employees to violence and anti-social behaviour and placing unnecessary strain on the emergency services during the pandemic.

The HS2 route would initially link London and Birmingham with the second phase of the project then heading north to Manchester and Leeds

The HS2 route would initially link London and Birmingham with the second phase of the project then heading north to Manchester and Leeds

HS2 would allow trains to travel at speeds of up to 250mph. That would mean much faster journeys between key UK cities. The graphic shows times for HS2 passengers (in red) verses the current times (in blue)

HS2 would allow trains to travel at speeds of up to 250mph. That would mean much faster journeys between key UK cities. The graphic shows times for HS2 passengers (in red) verses the current times (in blue)

‘HS2 has been approved by democratically elected MPs on multiple occasions and the project is playing a pivotal role in helping Britain’s economic recovery.

‘There are 13,000 people already working on the project and we recently announced a further 22,000 jobs across the country at a time when it needs them most.’

The Government-backed high-speed rail project, which was budgeted at around £60billion but could now cost around £88 billion, is due to connect London with the West Midlands, cutting through Bucks and Oxfordshire.

Phase 2 is due to then link Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to York and Leeds.

But project has become a major target for eco-activists, who are opposing the damage caused to trees and wildlife by the scheme.

More than 40 designated areas of ancient woodland will be impacted by the development of HS2, according to the BBC.



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