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Caitlyn Jenner Reportedly In Talks To Join ‘Sex And The City’ Revival After Kim Cattrall Confirmed To Not Be Returning

Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly one of the top choices for a cameo in the upcoming ‘Sex and the City’ revival after bosses have been looking for ways to make the show more ‘diverse’.

Sex and the City fans may be seeing Caitlyn Jenner, 71, on their screens soon. The transgender icon is at the top of the list for a cameo role in the popular show’s future reboot, according to The Mirror. The outlet claims the consideration is there because the people in charge are trying to make the show more diverse after the original series and films were criticized for not being inclusive.

“Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years. She’s really perfect for an appearance,” a source told the outlet. “They want new faces for the show, but they want people viewers actually know and care about too.”

Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly in talks to have a cameo appearance on the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot. (MEGA)

The news about Caitlyn comes a week after the Sex and the City revival was announced. The exciting new installment, which is taking place over 20 years since the original series debuted, will feature ten episodes on HBO Max and will feature three of the four actresses, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Sarah confirmed that Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones on the series, will not be returning for the revival but also revealed there’s no hard feelings between them.

“No. I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isn’t part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do,” she wrote in response to a fan who brought Kim up on Instagram.

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A scene from ‘Sex and the City’. (Everett Collection)

The original Sex and the City series ran for six seasons with a total of 94 episodes from 1998 until 2004 and was followed up with two feature films in 2008 and 2010. All four ladies from the show reunited in Apr. 2020 to celebrate New York’s healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic and although rumors about a third movie started to swirl, they turned out not to be true. “There will be no progress on a third Sex And The City with the ladies because there is still lots of animosity between them all,” an insider EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife at the time.

“Kim has moved on and is very excited for her new FOX show and sees her career taking a completely different look moving forward,” the insider continued. “There were wonderful times and not so wonderful times with Sex and the same issues still stand between Kim and Sarah so it is best to leave the past the past. They all know they will forever be linked to the show and each other but they also know when it is time to move on and now is that time.”

Almost a year later, it’s great to know things have changed and at least three of the ladies are back on board!

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Nepal for early solution to boundary dispute, India talks development


Sandeep Dikshit

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 15

Nepal said it discussed the boundary dispute with India at the Foreign Ministers’ meeting on Friday under the rubric of the sixth India-Nepal joint commission. The issue found no mention in the Indian read-out of the meeting chaired by Foreign Ministers S Jaishankar and Pradeep Gyawali, respectively.

The Nepalese Foreign office’s assertion did not find a mention in the Indian statement about the joint commission’s proceedings. Rather, it suggested that both sides had kept aside their political differences to focus on bilateral cooperation, including a railway line to Kathmandu, a second oil pipeline, another integrated check-post and funding of two more cultural heritage projects in Nepal.

But the Nepalese Foreign office said not just the boundary issue, but another political matter of revising the Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950 was also discussed.

On Thursday, on being asked if the boundary issue would be discussed, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had said, “Let me say that the Joint Commission meeting and boundary talks are separate mechanisms.”

Later, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali publicly underlined both the political issues. “We should sincerely attend to the issues that we have inherited from the past, address them appropriately and creatively work out the agendas for future,” he said, hinting at the unresolved boundary issue. On a review of the treaty, he said the Eminent Persons’ Group had done its work to review the entire spectrum of Nepal-India relations and “it is our job is to receive their report and implement it”.

Both sides discussed connectivity, economy and trade, power, oil and gas, water resources, and political and security issues.

Revising peace and Friendship treaty

The Nepalese Foreign office said not just the boundary issue, but another political matter of revising the Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950 was also discussed at the Foreign Ministers’ meeting.





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Donald Trump holds talks with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell who brandishes notes about ‘MARTIAL LAW’

Even after acknowledging the upcoming transition, President Donald Trump met Friday with MyPillow exec Mike Lindell – who carried notes into the White House that referenced Martial Law and even a final leadership shakeup at the CIA.

Lindell, a Trump advisor who backed many of his conspiracy theories about massive election fraud, appeared unexpectedly at the White House Friday afternoon. A Marine was stationed outside the West Wing, indicating Trump was most likely there.

Amid a huge National Guard presence in D.C. after last week’s MAGA riots in the Capitol, close-up of Lindell’s notes revealed some bizarre snippets about what may be on his mind. Lindell, like Trump, spoke to the rally crowd before Trump supporters invaded the Capitol.

Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, stands outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. A closeup of his notes revealed tense topics ranging from martial law to the Insurrection Act and the leadership of the CIA

A Washington Post photographer obtained a close-up of papers carried by Lindell. 

One ominous line said ‘martial law if necessary upon the first hint of any.’ The term does not come without precedent. Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn spoke openly about it while parroting Trump’s claims of a ‘rigged’ election – and scored his own White House meeting afterward.

Another line, partly obscured by Lindell’s hand, most likely referenced the ‘Insurrection Act’ – the subject of discussion before after the election about use of forces inside the country. It said to ‘Act now as a result of the assault on the  …’

Other lines hinted at recommended staff moves. One might indicate moving ‘Colson NOW as Acting National Security’ – suggesting a staff move atop the National Security Agency. Other language references Fort Mead and a top cybersecurity lawyer, which could identify Frank Colon, who according to his LinkedIn page is an attorney with Cyber Operations 780th Military Intelligence Brigade.

A Washington Post photographer snagged an image of Lindell's notes, which he did not conceal outside the West Wing

A Washington Post photographer snagged an image of Lindell’s notes, which he did not conceal outside the West Wing

The notes also appear to reference potential cabinet moves just days before Trump is to leave office

The notes also appear to reference potential cabinet moves just days before Trump is to leave office

MyPillow CEO speaks at 'Stop the Steal' rally, accuses Fox News of trying to overthrow Trump administration. Following the rally, a MAGA mob ransacked the Capitol

MyPillow CEO speaks at ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, accuses Fox News of trying to overthrow Trump administration. Following the rally, a MAGA mob ransacked the Capitol

There are also references to ‘Kracken’ lawyer Sidney Powell, who oversaw failed election challenges in court and who has been at the White House post-election. 

‘Move Kash Patel to CIA Acting,’ it says, in a line which could indicate a proposal to oust CIA Director Gina Haspel, and put in her place a Trump loyalist recently moved to the Pentagon. 

 Other lines are mere snippets, but they suggest Trump’s obsession with a ‘stolen’ election – although Joe Biden beat him by 7 million votes, or 306 to 232 in the Electoral College.

‘Been with getting the evidence of ALL the … as the election and all information regarding … among people he knows who already have security … done massive research on these issues,’ the notes say.   

‘Foreign Interference in the election Trigger … powers, make clear this is a China/Iran … domestic actors. Instruct Frank,’ it says. 

The notes mention 'Kraken' lawyer Sidney Powell, as well as other individuals

The notes mention ‘Kraken’ lawyer Sidney Powell, as well as other individuals

The meeting comes days after Trump took part in a scripted video where he finally said: ‘A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20.’ But he hasn’t said outright that Joe Biden won, even as Vice President Mike Pence finally called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and began what appears to be a farewell tour.

Trump has been hunkered down in office, with bizarre White House schedules saying only that: ‘President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.’

A message to Lindell was not immediately returned.  

Trump’s obsession with overturning the results are also reflected in charts that could be seen as trade advisor Peter Navarro walked on White House grounds. It said ‘Vote Irregularities and Illegalities by Category and State.’ 

Trump himself is expected to leave D.C. on January 20th, with no plans for the traditional meeting with President-elect Joe Biden. 

The ominous snippets in Lindell’s notes about the election were contradicted by reality on the ground at the White House Friday afternoon. A procession of aides left the building with boxes, even packing away large framed photos that have adorned the building.

A Marine outside the door indicated the president was most likely there

A Marine outside the door indicated the president was most likely there

US President Donald Trump listens as Michael J. Lindell, CEO of MyPillow Inc., speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2020

US President Donald Trump listens as Michael J. Lindell, CEO of MyPillow Inc., speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2020

Lindell's pillow company regularly advertises on Fox News

Lindell’s pillow company regularly advertises on Fox News

Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn speaks during a rally to protest the results of the election, in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2020. He urged martial law in a post-election video

Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn speaks during a rally to protest the results of the election, in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2020. He urged martial law in a post-election video

A viewing platform for the inauguration already has printed signage for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Biden spoke in Delaware about changes he plans to institute for vaccine rollout, following reports that the Trump Administration Operation Warp Speed name will be one of the first things jettisoned. 

Even lower level aides in the West Wing have already departed, leaving a skeleton crew – even as the nation faced a relentless surge of coronavirus infections and deaths. 

Lindell posted even after the riots with claims about ways to ‘suppress the evil’ and ‘beat the evil’ with claims that Trump supporters ‘broke the algorithms.’

He posted brief comments, which appear to be made aboard a private jet, where he wrote that ‘Donald Trump is going to be your president for the next 4 years.’

Lindell retweeted a tweet by Right Side Broadcasting Network January 10 which bashed the idea of impeachment as pointless. ‘Seems like a whole lot of trouble to go through to impeach someone who, if tradition has its way, will be gone from office in 10 days. What is going on here, Nancy? Seems a little desperate. There must be…other factors at play,’ it said. 

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Govt-farmers talks to take place as scheduled on Friday; Tomar says hopeful of positive discussion


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 14

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday confirmed tomorrow’s talks with farmers as union leaders also said that they will be attending the meeting.

The government’s ninth round of negotiations with protesting farmer unions will take place as scheduled on Friday and the Centre is hopeful of positive discussions, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

“The government is ready to hold talks with farmers’ leaders with an open mind,” Tomar told reporters here.

Clearing the confusion over the fate of the ninth round of talks, which was the only outcome in the last meeting on January 8, in the wake of the Supreme Court on January 11 appointing a four-member panel to resolve the impasse and a key member of the proposed committee subsequently recusing himself, Tomar said the talks between the government and the union representatives will take place as scheduled for 12 pm on January 15.

The farmer unions have been maintaining that they were ready to attend the scheduled talks with the government, even as they have said they do not want to appear before the court-appointed panel and have also questioned its composition.

Earlier in the day, Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann said he is recusing himself from the four-member committee.

Farmer unions and opposition parties had called it a “pro-government” panel, insisting that its members have been in favour of the three laws in the past.

Mann said he is thankful to the apex court for nominating him on the panel but would give up any position to prevent farmers’ interests from being compromised.

“As a farmer myself and a union leader, in view of the prevailing sentiments and apprehensions amongst the farm unions and the public in general, I am ready to sacrifice any position offered or given to me so as to not compromise the interests of Punjab and farmers of the country,” he said in a statement.

“I am recusing myself from the committee and I will always stand with my farmers and Punjab,” Mann added.

The apex court had on Tuesday stayed the implementation of the three central laws till further orders and announced the formation of a committee to hear the grievances of the farmers and the opinion of the government.

Apart from Mann, Shetkari Sanghatana (Maharashtra) president Anil Ghanwat, International Food Policy Research Institute’s Pramod Kumar Joshi and agriculture economist Ashok Gulati were appointed on the panel.

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at the border of Delhi for several weeks, demanding the repeal of the laws they say will lead to the weakening of the minimum support price (MSP) system.

The three contentious laws are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020. — With PTI





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Streamer CriticalBard talks being the temporary face of PogChamp

Last week, Twitch deleted the face of its extremely popular PogChamp emote, Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez, after he called for further violence at the Capitol just after a mob sacked the building. In the aftermath, Twitch responded to a suggestion from the community for the emote — why not have a different face represent hype on Twitch every day?

So that’s what the company did. Three days after the experiment began, Omega “CriticalBard” Jones, a partnered Black streamer who writes music for Critical Role, took his turn as the face of the global emote. The racist harassment came almost immediately.

“At the beginning it was fine. I was nervous. I’ll say beforehand I prepped my mods on Twitch,” Jones says. “And they were like, ‘Well, the person who’s a PogChamp today seems like they’re doing fine. So I think you’ll be fine.’ I said ‘Ha but I’m Black.’” Jones started receiving comments on Twitter from people saying that he didn’t look like PogChamp, that Twitch should bring back the old emote instead, and then “a crap ton of people, you know, saying racist things.” After he went live on Twitch, however, the trouble really began.

Jones was playing Overwatch with friends — “not playing it well, which is why I don’t do competitive,” he says — when Twitch users stormed his chat saying that he didn’t deserve to be PogChamp. “But it got to the subject of Black lives not mattering and other stuff,” Jones says. “And then someone mentioned white Lives Matter, whatever. And I said ‘No, white lives don’t matter because a white life isn’t a thing.’” Someone clipped it.

The clip went viral in places like the Twitch drama subreddit /r/LivestreamFail and across the live stream-watching internet. It was, however, pulled out of its context. “I said you can be proud of being Italian, you can be proud of being Scottish — because those are nationalities,” says Jones, echoing what he said in the full version of the clip. “That’s your heritage.” He continued:

You cannot be proud of being white. Because whiteness is a concept that was only created because blackness became a thing. And the only reason blackness is a thing because we as a Black people were taken away from Africa without our consent, enslaved, and left for dust. Our literal heritage and identity was taken away from us. All we have to hold on to in America — for the most part, most Black people — is our blackness. So, there is a Black culture, there is not a white culture. There was never a white culture.

It’s an elegant way to put a pretty complicated concept, one that people across the internet seem intent on misunderstanding. To discuss race in America is to discuss power dynamics and history, which is something that’s hard to understand if it behooves you to not understand it. Jones says he was trying to explain that to people. “But you know racists gotta be racist,” he said.

Jones says he wanted to be the face of PogChamp because it was going to mean a lot to other people who want to see marginalized people on Twitch. “I can deal with a little bit of bull if that means someone else gets to see something that’s, you know, them. Their color. Or somebody they can identify with,” he says. He was also into the idea of a community-based rotating emote. “The funny thing is people don’t even care about PogChamp as a person. They just care about keeping what they consider to be tradition,” says Jones. “But if PogChamp is about that excitement, it shouldn’t matter who the face of that is.”

Jones’ harassment points to a larger problem on Twitch: the site doesn’t seem to know how to protect its creators from marginalized backgrounds from the toxic elements of its community. Jones told me that the Twitch representative who initially reached out to him about being the face of PogChamp did say the company planned on giving future PogChamp faces additional moderation support in their channels. But Jones says that’s not enough. “What annoys me about that is instead of doing what y’all can do, which is ban these people from your platform — if we want to get into it, you need to start banning IP addresses,” says Jones.

Furthermore, Jones says, it’s not as though the Black Twitch community hasn’t spoken up to the company about the issue in the past. “Like, it wasn’t just yesterday where someone said, ‘Twitch, you need to fix this.’ Racism has been very wild on Twitch for a long time. And they’ve yet to do anything about it,” says Jones. “So it makes us go like, ‘Okay, so what’s the point?’”

Twitch obliquely referenced Jones’ harassment in a Twitter thread yesterday, where the company wrote that it believes in celebrating diversity. A Twitch spokesperson sent me the following statement when I asked for more details:

Highlighting a new PogChamp every day was an idea that came directly from our community and was created in the spirit of celebrating the diversity of creators on Twitch. While we’ve seen an overwhelmingly positive response from both the community and those highlighted, we are also in close contact with the new faces of PogChamp to offer support as needed. We do not tolerate harassment on Twitch, and will take action on any behaviors on our service that violate our rules.

But in Jones’ view, that isn’t enough. “They didn’t even say ‘we were sorry.’ They said, we’re working to make this place more diverse and all this stuff,” he says. “They didn’t condemn anything. They need to start condemning this stuff,” Jones continues. “They need to start saying, ‘This is not what we want as a platform. This is not what we promote as a platform. And people are going to start seeing the repercussions of their actions. Start seeing the consequences of the things that they do.’”

Jones also took pains to clarify that it wasn’t just random Twitch users who came to his stream to harass him. He says it was directed by some affiliates and Twitch partners. “If Twitch is a company that’s saying, ‘We don’t agree with that,’ then you need to show that you don’t agree with that. AKA, terminating them accounts, getting rid of them partner badges. Getting rid of that affiliate status. Because I’m pretty sure in the partner and affiliate rules and all that stuff, you can’t really be, you know, doing hate speech and all that. But I guess, when Twitch is making money, it’s fine?”

The harassment hasn’t fazed Jones, though. Some members of the community rallied to his defense, like Hasan “hasanabi” Piker, a prominent political streamer, who defended Jones on his own stream. “I loved watching the clip of Hasan,” says Jones. “One of the best things that can just give you all the light, the nutrients that your life needs, is watching these folk look up to somebody and expect them to like be on their side, and they’re not.”

He also told me that he saw a large influx of new subscribers — “But I’m not gonna be like, ‘Thank you for being racist,’” jokes Jones — and that he’s still here. “Black folk have had to walk through this world on high alert, since we were practically born,” he says. “So there is literally nothing they can do. I got doxxed. I got death threats. You can say all that behind your keyboard that you barely can afford, with your two viewership. You can say all that, but understand that you’re only fueling me.”

February is Black History Month, and Jones tells me that Twitch has already started reaching out to prominent Black creators about activations. It’s an open question whether Twitch’s overhauled Hateful Conduct policy — which was announced in December and goes into effect at the end of this month — will have an impact on the droves of people who swarm marginalized creators when Twitch gives them the spotlight. As with everything else, the devil is in the enforcement. Will Twitch protect its marginalized creators?

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Tini Stoessel talks about her break with Sebastián Yatra | The State

It has been several months since Tini Stoessel will end his relationship with Sebastian Yatra, but now, the singer talks about this event that left a great sentimental mark on her.

The news of their breakup took fans by surprise, who saw the couple as happiest in the social networks. And even though it was in May 2020, Tini He had not revealed the reasons why both of them made that decision.

And now, in the midst of the success of the release of his new album ‘Tini Tini Tini’, the actress also spoke about what has happened in this time in which they are no longer together.

“We did not speak again or have contact; I hope he is well and being very happy. We didn’t get a chance to speak in person, but the fond memories will remain. It was part of my life and a lot of very beautiful things … “, he commented in an interview for the Mexican newspaper Reform.

Tini noted that in this time of confinement due to the pandemic by the COVID-19, she had the opportunity to find herself and change her life: “I found myself from another aspect. Before things happened to me and I didn’t have time to process them because I was already in something else, in another show, in another country … “.

For his part, the Colombian also gave statements about his breakup last July to Univision: “Obviously it was not an easy moment and it has not been. We continue to love each other and I will always want the best for her, we will always respect each other, we will always have great affection for each other … “

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Exclusive: Apple held talks with EV startup Canoo in 2020

Apple held meetings with California EV startup Canoo in the first half of 2020 as part of the Silicon Valley giant’s secretive effort to advance its own electric vehicle project, three people familiar with the talks have told The Verge. The two companies discussed options ranging from investment to an acquisition, according to two of the people.

Canoo’s scalable electric vehicle platform, or “skateboard,” is largely what drew Apple’s interest, the people said. The platform is different from ones developed by other startups and larger automakers because it integrates more of the car’s electronics, allowing for greater flexibility in cabin design. It also features steer-by-wire technology, which also increases design flexibility and is not yet widely adopted in the industry.

Canoo was more interested in taking on an investment from Apple, two of the people said. Ultimately, the talks fell apart. Canoo has since become a publicly traded company after merging with a blank check fund that was listed on the NASDAQ in late 2020. Apple has made at least one other acquisition in the mobility space in recent years, buying Drive.ai in 2019.

“Canoo doesn’t openly comment on strategic discussions, relationships or partnerships unless deemed appropriate,” Tony Aquila, Canoo’s executive chairman, said in a statement to The Verge. Apple declined to comment.

News of Apple’s interest in Canoo comes as Reuters reports that the tech company is negotiating with Hyundai to make a self-driving electric vehicle as early as 2024. Apple’s vehicle project, codenamed “Project Titan,” has shapeshifted multiple times over the years. But the company has now reportedly refocused on making an autonomous electric vehicle and has been holding meetings with automakers as small as Canoo and as big as Hyundai as it looks to outsource things like technical design and manufacturing.

Hyundai and Canoo previously announced a plan to co-develop electric vehicles in February 2020, though that project appears to be unrelated to the startup’s talks with Apple. Canoo refers to its partnership with Hyundai in recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an “engineering services agreement” that will see the companies co-develop a platform to power a “small segment electric vehicle.” But Canoo has not disclosed whether it has been paid for the Hyundai deal, or whether any work has begun.

Canoo was founded in late 2017 by a small group that split out from struggling EV startup Faraday Future, including multiple former BMW executives. As The Verge first reported, the effort was funded by a Chinese investor who is the son-in-law of a former CCP leader, and the family in charge of Taiwanese tech company TPK, which supplies touchscreen technology to Apple. Canoo plans to make commercial electric vehicles, like delivery vans or food trucks, as well as a consumer-focused van that will be sold on a subscription basis. All of Canoo’s vehicles are powered by that same scalable skateboard technology.

The talks with Apple came at a crucial time for Canoo, which lost $182.3 million in 2019 while working on its first prototype vehicle and entered 2020 with just $29 million in the bank, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Canoo took meetings with a variety of companies from Silicon Valley, China, and elsewhere in 2019 and 2020, the people said. But as deals failed to materialize, the startup needed short-term money. It took a $7 million loan from the government’s pandemic Paycheck Protection Program and, as talks with Apple dragged on, another $15 million total from Pak Tam Li (the Chinese investor) and the Chiang family (the owners of TPK) in March 2020, according to the SEC filing.

Canoo eventually started negotiations with the blank check fund, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV, later in the year. It was one of the first startups to jump on this trend of using a so-called “special purpose acquisition company” to shortcut the traditional path to becoming publicly traded. As that deal was worked out, the Chiang family put another $80 million into the startup, and the soon-to-be executive chairman invested $35 million, according to the SEC filing. Canoo raised some $600 million when the deal closed near the end of 2020.

While Canoo now has the money it sought at the beginning of 2020, that hasn’t softened its ambitions to work with big companies like Apple. The startup said in that same SEC filing that it is “currently in discussions with multiple other blue-chip industry participants interested in leveraging Canoo’s technologies and engineering expertise for their own commercial products.”

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Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay calls US looters ‘freaks’ as he talks claims he was there

Jay Kay has hit out at the US looters after he was accused of storming the Capitol.

On Wednesday, supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building as Congress were completing the proceedings to officially name Joe Biden as the 46th President.

The Jamiroquai singer’s name began to trend on Twitter with pictures of one of the rioters dressed in a costume that got compared to his trademark kooky attire.

He took to Twitter on Thursday to address the speculation, as he codemned the actions of the rioters.

Jay Kay, 51, captioned the video: “Good Morning Washington, loving the headgear, but not sure that’s my crowd. Stay safe everyone, J xxx.”

Jay Kay has hit out at the US looters after he was accused of storming the Capitol

Jay Kay’s name began to trend on Twitter as he was compared to this rioter

“Good morning world,” he started the clip, putting on a fake American accent.

“Now some of you may be thinking you saw me in Washington last night, but I’m afraid I wasn’t with all those freaks.”

Jay Kay then dropped the subject and spoke about the UK lockdown.

He called the rioters ‘freaks’

Yesterday pro-Trump rioters overwhelmed police and stormed the Capitol building while Congress was certifying Biden’s election victory.

Four people died in the riots.

Trump inflamed tensions when he tweeted a video message urging the mob to leave.

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. was breached by thousands of protesters during a ‘Stop The Steal’ rally in support of President Donald Trump

He failed to condemn them and instead called them “very special” and said he knew how they felt.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress.

“The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.”

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Farm protest: What to expect from eight round of talks tomorrow


Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 6

While unions/ ‘jathebandis’ and government are working hard to keep alive the communication channels, after the January 4 meeting it is more or less clear the government has ceded all it intends to persuade farmers to end the agitation. 

As farmers, braving adverse weather conditions, draw elaborate plans for the month for Lohri, January 23—Netaji Subhas Chander Bose’s birth anniversary—and Janaury 26, it seems the government, too, is prepared for a long haul.

Ahead of the January 8 talks with farmers (eighth if the meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah is discounted), top sources say the government has already relented on the proposed Power Act, the Ordinance on stubble pollution and offered amendments to the three Acts and this is about as far it is willing to go on the issue.

“Otherwise, they (farmers) should tell us something new, we are ready to discuss the three Acts threadbare, clause by clause,” they say.

Given the kind of support/traction the agitation has received from common people, the matter has moved out of the hands of union’ leaders for any resolution on a middle path now, this too farmer and government negotiators know well.

“It is now a people’s movement,” says a union leader.

Besides, as Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has pointed on many occasions, it is the matter of the entire country and not just Punjab and Haryana. 

“Politically it is the question of 23 seats in the 545-member Lok Sabha (of Punjab and Haryana),” they say.

The small and marginal farmers comprise close to 85 per cent in the country. Moreover, if the government relents any further, it will only end up opening prospects of more such protests.

The government, “which has visibly toned down/softened on agitators and the agitation”, seems to have offered a “joint committee on MSP”, which unions rejected, sticking to their demand for a legal framework to ensure minimum support price. 

It is not just the three laws, farmers have also junked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim of implementing recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission and are demanding a guaranteed MSP on 23 crops so that they can “diversify” from paddy and wheat. 





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Toño Mauri’s family talks about how he is doing after his medical procedure | The State

Toño Mauri.

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The last December Antonio Mauri He had to undergo a delicate intervention to face the damage left by his contagion of Covid-19 and it seems that his family started the year with good news, as the actor’s state of health continues to improve.

Toño’s son was the one who reported on the progress that his father has had after the double lung operation and that despite the fact that his health outlook was quite complicated, he never lost his spirits, that he already has more mobility and is even walking. , although you must perform physical therapy.

“The doctor is super happy with how everything turned out, he’s already walking, he’s going super well. The lung is already super good, it can come back to life“Antonio Mauri Jr. expressed in an interview for a morning show.

He also added about the importance of donating organs, since without this the actor would not have been able to get ahead, in addition to recognizing the great work on the part of the doctors and staff who assisted him and saved his life.

My dad, like us, is very grateful to God, to the doctors, especially to the donor; We do not know who he is, but we are asking a lot for them, for his family. It is an opportunity to promote how important it is to donate. ”, Said the young man.

And about when his father could return home, he explained: “The doctors estimate that in two or three weeks they will return him here to our home and, well, we will continue to be close to continue monitoring.”

It was at the end of June 2020 when it was announced that Toño Mauri, as well as the rest of his family, had tested positive for the coronavirus and that due to certain complications, the actor had been admitted to intensive care, since in his system There were severe sequelae, such as damage to his lungs, which led to a double transplant.

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