Mark Wahlberg and Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Jimmy Butler have known each other for years. However, Butler says his “best friend” isn’t Marky Mark himself, but a younger member of the Dorchester native’s family. In a conversation between Wahlberg and Butler published by Interview Magazine, the actor noted the lengths that Butler has gone in order to befriend Wahlberg’s daughter Grace, 9. “You’ve spent probably five years trying to win over my daughter’s friendship, literally going by yourself to watch her horse-riding competitions,” Wahlberg said. “Now you’ve become friends.” “That’s my best friend in the world, I’m not gonna lie,” Butler responded. “Once she trusts you, she’s on your side.” Butler also revealed that he took a cameo role in the 2016 comedy “Office Christmas Party” at Wahlberg’s suggestion, not realizing that Wahlberg … [Read more...] about Jimmy Butler says Mark Wahlberg’s 9-year-old daughter is his ‘best friend in the world’
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THE Sun Military Awards are back to salute the finest Armed Forces in the world, who have again performed jaw-dropping heroics at home and around the globe. Today we showcase the elite, shortlisted by judges from hundreds of readers’ nominations. The winners, revealed tonight at Banqueting House in London, were picked by a judging panel of former top brass, Forces’ supporters and celebs. One extra award, selected by the panel, will be unveiled at tonight’s ceremony.Hero at home: unit RAF Mountain Rescue Service: This year, the RAF Mountain Rescue Service celebrated 75 years of life-saving heroics. It was created during World War Two to save downed aircrew in remote and inhospitable corners of the UK. Top brass were learning to their dismay that pilots were surviving the crash, then falling victim to the harsh environment – so the service was born. During this year, the team of volunteers has responded to 66 call-outs. They have come to the rescue of injured … [Read more...] about Here are the selfless heroes nominated for The Sun Military Awards as we salute the finest Armed Forces in the world
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Middle East Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Middle East | The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House Supported by ByDavid D. Kirkpatrick, Ben Hubbard, Mark Landler and Mark Mazzetti Dec. 8, 2018 Senior American officials were worried. Since the early months of the Trump administration, Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and Middle East adviser, had been having private, informal conversations with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son of Saudi Arabia’s king. Given Mr. Kushner’s political inexperience, the private exchanges could make him susceptible to Saudi manipulation, said three former senior American officials. In an effort to tighten practices at the White House, a new chief of staff tried to reimpose longstanding procedures stipulating that National Security Council staff members … [Read more...] about The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 11:15 11 November 2018 Steve Russell A parade passing from Norwich Road into St Matthews Street, at Barrack Corner, Ipswich, to mark victory in the First World War. It was held in the summer of 1919, judging by the date on the photograph. Picture: DAVID KINDRED COLLECTION Dave Kindred Peace at last, and the lights blaze again across Suffolk and Essex. We celebrate with bands and bunting, parades and patriotic songs, and girls dancing around a fountain Momentous news, understated presentation Picture: ARCHANTNo mobile phones. No Twitter. No Snapchat or FaceTime. Not even massed ranks of TV and radio reporters back in 1918. Unimaginable now, isn’t it?Colchester was one of the places where confirmation that the war was over came from the mayor, at the town hall. It was done with style, with military trumpeters sounding bugles just before. Mayor George Wright said: “The armistice is signed, and this is the greatest day … [Read more...] about Why did a soldier hurl a flag in the mud on ‘the greatest day in the world’s history’?
NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump said she could be “the most bullied person” in the world. She made the remark during a television interview in which she promoted her Be Best initiatives, which tackles online bullying. Critics have pointed out that her husband, President Donald Trump, routinely rips people for their looks, and what he says is a lack of talent or intelligence. “I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world,” Mrs. Trump said in the ABC News interview, broadcast Thursday on “Good Morning America.” Mrs. Trump said her Be Best campaign is focusing on social media and online behavior in part because of “what people are saying about me.” “We need to educate the children of social emotional behavior so when they grow up … they know how to deal with those issues,” she said. The first lady also revealed that there are people in the White House that she and the president can’t … [Read more...] about Melania Trump: ‘I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world’