KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Mariupol but Kyiv was silent about their fate, while a pro-Russian separatist leader said commanders were still holed up in tunnels beneath the Azovstal steelworks. More than a day after Kyiv announced it had ordered its garrison in Mariupol to stand down, the ultimate outcome of Europe's bloodiest battle for decades remained unresolved. Ukrainian officials halted all public discussion of the fate of fighters who had made their last stand there. "The state is making utmost efforts to carry out the rescue of our servicemen. Let's wait. Currently, the most important thing is to save the lives of our heroes," military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzaynik told a news conference. "Any information to the public could endanger that process." Russia said 694 more fighters had surrendered overnight, bringing the total number of people who had laid down arms to 959. The leader … [Read more...] about Moscow says more Mariupol fighters surrender; Kyiv silent on their fate
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A dad-to-be has been slammed for demanding to give his daughter a "hideous" name, with the mom claiming he'd vetoed all her options. The mother of three took to Mumsnet to vent her fury over her husband's name choices, posting under username DeflatedBeachball, claiming he'd chosen Prudence Sunita. The mom, expecting her fourth child, wrote: "My DH [dear husband] is adamant on using a name I quite frankly find hideous. "I would be more open to the idea, if the name what honouring a family member or we even had any link to India. "But we don't, and he won't budge, any suggestions for names he may be more open to?????????" The mom, who calls herself Michelle, added more details in the comments, saying: "He has already vetoed my suggestion of Margot Nova. Sad times." She was open to similar options, such as Primrose, but flatly rejected Prudence, saying: "The name is hideous in my opinion and I'm not lumbering that on my child, he is being quite forceful and manipulating me … [Read more...] about Internet slams dad demanding to give daughter “hideous” name: “The horror”
A man has shared the "greatest email" he ever received, from DoorDash, as they seemingly offered him $0 compensation over a botched order. Pheenoh shared a screenshot of the communication to Twitter on Monday, where it's since been liked more than 631,000 times. Pheenoh ordered from Shake Shake earlier this month, but the delivery—which was fulfilled by DoorDash—went wrong. The email says: "We sincerely apologize that due to technical issues your order from Shake Shack [redacted] on 5/1/22 may not have been delivered to the standard you expected—you trusted us and we let you down. "We will be issuing you $0 in DoorDash credits toward your next order in the hope that you give us another try." The subject of the email also highlighted the amount, saying: "We're sorry, please enjoy $0 off your next order." The hilarious email, suspected to be a technical error, was met with hilarity by Pheenoh, who captioned the tweet: "This is the greatest email I've ever received." … [Read more...] about Man shares “greatest email” from DoorDash giving $0 credit for order glitch
PTI New Delhi May 14, 2022 21:51 IST Updated: May 14, 2022 21:51 IST PTI New Delhi May 14, 2022 21:51 IST Updated: May 14, 2022 21:51 IST Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday unveiled the GatiShakti Sanchar portal that will centralise and speed up approvals for laying of fibre and tower installations, boosting upcoming 5G roll out, and said a legal backing for the Right of Way (RoW) will be in place by December. The GatiShakti Sanchar portal will facilitate centralised Right of Way (RoW) approvals. An online platform for the industry to apply for RoW approvals as they build telecom infrastructure, including for 5G services, the GatiShakti Sanchar portal offers a unified, integrated, centralised approach covering all states and UTs, and central government ministries. For players, it promises to reduce the days involved in getting stipulated permissions, lower costs, and facilitate ease of doing business. Unveiling the portal, Mr. … [Read more...] about Vaishnaw says legal backing for RoW by Dec.
New research shows that dominant or upright postures can help people feel and even behave more confidently. An analysis by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the University of Bamberg, and The Ohio State University, has confirmed what other studies supported. The team evaluated information from 130 experiments with a total of 10,000 participants. The results disproved the claim that certain poses influence the hormone levels of a person. Body language and posture are popular tools studied in psychology. Psychologist Robert Körner said: "In therapy, they can help people feel secure and experience positive feelings." The research focuses on the extent to which very bold poses influence a person's feelings and self-worth. The victory pose with outstretched arms is a common example which is meant to increase self-confidence. Körner adds: "However, many of these studies are inconclusive and were conducted with small samples. Moreover, studies sometimes have … [Read more...] about Winning pose: Standing like Superman or Wonder Woman gives you super confidence
Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino skippered the giant liner like a Ferrari driver, a colleague claimed yesterday. Officer Martino Pellegrino accused his boss of being an authoritarian – and his former captain called Schettino a daredevil. Mr Pellegrino said: “If I had to make a comparison, we got the impression he would drive a bus like a Ferrari.” Schettino, who has been slammed as a coward for abandoning the stricken liner before his passengers were safe, told a senior magistrate he ended up leaving when he fell into a lifeboat. Although reports in Italy say he was in the boat with his second in command, Greek Dimitri Christidis, and Silvia Coronica, the third officer. The skipper, 52, said he had been caught among thousands of panic-stricken passengers after Friday night’s crash. He added: “They were pouring on to the decks, taking the lifeboats by assault. “I didn’t even have a life jacket because I had given it to a passenger. I was trying to get people into … [Read more...] about Costa Concordia: Captain drove ship ‘like it was a Ferrari’, says former skipper
Majority of political parties in Tamil Nadu welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict ordering the release of A.G. Perarivalan, one of the seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. However, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) K.S. Alagiri said the Supreme Court had released Perarivalan on legal grounds. It was the Supreme Court that had earlier found the seven guilty in the assassination case, he pointed out. BJP’s Tamil Nadu president K. Annamalai said he accepted verdict. ”At the same time we hope the Supreme Court does not compromise on issues surrounding the nation’s security and unity,” he added. MDMK general secretary Vaiko, who had taken up the case of the convicts in the past, also expressed happiness over the verdict and called for release of other six life convicts in the case. He also recalled the role played by late jurist Ram Jethmalani and the arguments but forth by him in the case. Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani … [Read more...] about Most political parties welcome SC verdict on Perarivalan; Alagiri says convicts not innocent
Tuesday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson defended prior statements regarding so-called great replacement theory pertaining to the U.S. electorate and how Democrats had openly claimed shifts in demographics would be to their political advantage. Carlson’s remarks come in the wake of the Buffalo, NY shooting in which the suspect allegedly used the theory for justification for actions. Many on the left had attacked the FNC host, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who Carlson called a coward for declining to appear on his FNC show. Transcript as follows: Last May, a 17-year-old high school senior called Payton Gendron received an assignment in his economics class. The assignment asked, “What do you want to do when you retire?” He answered, “Commit murder-suicide.” Gendron’s teacher immediately reported his threat to authorities who sent him to the emergency room for a psychiatric evaluation. Gendron was there for just 20 hours, as he … [Read more...] about Carlson: Democrats Have Decided Rather Than Convince You, They Will Change the Electorate
Posts on social media suggested that the mother of a Nevada teenager was cut off at a school board meeting for reading "pornographic" material that her daughter was supposedly "required" to recite in class. The video, which was shared by the Twitter account Libs of TikTok and spread widely on Tuesday, claims the student was "required" to read from "a graphic assignment," which the mother began to cite before being "cut off" for inappropriateness. The incident added fuel to broader debate over the censorship of books and educational material across the United States. The Claim On May 17, 2022, Twitter account Libs of TikTok posted a video that it claimed showed a mother of a Nevada student being "cut off" while reciting a "graphic assignment" given to her daughter at school. In the video, the woman says "I'm going to read you an assignment given to my 15-year-old daughter at a local high school. This will be horrifying for me to read to you but that will give you … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Was Clark County mom silenced over “graphic” school assignment?
Prince William and Kate Middleton have been hit by a fake break-up rumor picked up and spread by MSN.com. There is nothing to suggest the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are experiencing marital problems and they appeared happy together during a visit to Scotland on May 11. However, an article on French-language website Oh My Mag wrongly suggested Kate had walked out with the couple's three children, the website's publisher told Newsweek . MSN.com then ran a translation hosted on its own website, while a link to the story was posted to its 227,600 Twitter followers on May 17. Outlandish conspiracies about the British royal family appear in the world's media from time to time but what is notable about this example is the role MSN.com played in giving the story the potential to reach a mass audience in Britain and America. A spokesperson for Groupe Cerise, which owns Oh My Mag , told Newsweek : "This story is indeed false and has been published by accident. We are … [Read more...] about Prince William and Kate Middleton false break-up story spreads