An Orange County commissioner accused Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer of a “blatant power grab” after a Dyer aide filed to run for the commissioner’s seat.Lori Harris, Dyer’s adviser on homelessness and social services, filed Friday for the Orange County Commission in District 4, which includes Waterford Lakes, Lake Nona and south Orange.Incumbent Commissioner Jennifer Thompson, who is term-limited, is backing her longtime aide Susan Makowski to succeed her. In a Facebook video posted Monday, Thompson said Dyer has been calling influential residents for weeks and asking them to back Harris.“I’m sick to my stomach, and I hope voters will take notice of this,” Thompson said in the video. “This is nothing more than Mayor Buddy Dyer and the city of Orlando and the downtown establishment trying to get control of our local politics so that they can make the decisions … It’s just frustrating to see this kind of political power grab going … [Read more...] about Thompson accuses Dyer of ‘power grab’ for backing adviser in commission race
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Media & CultureEntertainment By Riddhima Kanetkar @rk_cule3 04/11/18 AT 2:17 AM NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson was reportedly seen with a woman at the PH-D Lounge in New York on Saturday April 7, after which they were spotted entering and exiting a Manhattan hotel together. The news of Thompson’s rendezvous came to light just a few days before the birth of his and Khloe Kardashian’s first child, a baby girl. A report in Page Six said the model spotted with the baller at his team hotel, the Four Seasons, was Bronx Instagram model Lani Blair. Several witnesses claimed 27-year-old Thompson and the model spent nearly four hours together at the five-star hotel before leaving together for the Meatpacking District private members club, Soho House.Reports state after their visit to Soho House, both Blair and Thompson were seen … [Read more...] about Who Is Lani Blair? Tristan Thompson’s Mystery Woman Allegedly An Instagram Model
Kareem Copeland, The Washington Post Published 8:02 am PDT, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 The Washington Redskins will have their entire backfield intact when training camp begins Thursday, after Chris Thompson confirmed he'll be ready to go. The sixth-year running back told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he'll be participating when practices begin and won't be placed on the physically unable to perform list. Thompson went on injured reserve after 10 games in 2017 due to a fractured fibula. He was around the facilities and on the sidelines during summer workouts but did not practice with the team. "I'm feeling pretty good right now," Thompson said, according to Pro Football Talk. "I will start practicing with the guys from day one, but just taking it slowly. The focus is to really be ready by that first regular-season game." Thompson is expected to shine in Jay Gruden's offense as a third-down back and in passing situations. The versatile 5-foot-8, 195-pounder can catch the ball out … [Read more...] about Chris Thompson says he’ll be ready for the start of Redskins training camp
Daniel Hannan Follow 27 April 2019 • 5:00pm What does the word “Dickensian” bring to your mind? The Victorian novelist used his books to caricature the social conditions of his time. His stories conjured a grotesque demi-monde of vicious workhouse overseers and underage pickpockets, a world where hungry children were forced into crime and prostitution. Does that sound like modern Britain to you? It does to Emma Thompson. The star of Saving Mr Banks claimed in Westminster that our youngsters were growing up in “positively Dickensian” conditions. “Twenty to 30 per cent of children are living in poverty in the fifth richest economy in the world,” she said. “When I heard about it a year ago, I couldn’t really believe it. And I think one of... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for … [Read more...] about What the Dickens is Emma Thompson talking about?
Updated: Going beyond previous sanctions imposed on a controversial Florida lawyer, the state supreme court today has permanently disbarred Jack Thompson in agreement with a referee’s report (PDF) issued in July that said Thompson repeatedly attempted to harm his opponents’ reputations “with utter disregard to the administration of justice and complete indifference to the consequences his conduct would have on their lives, law firms, judicial careers, clients, families and reputations.”Thompson, who is known for his advocacy against violent video games and pornography, reportedly has 30 days to appeal, and based on his past history is likely to do so. Meanwhile, he has filed (PDF) to seek an emergency stay of the state supreme court ruling in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida. “This type of infringement of the civil rights of U.S. citizens by state governments is precisely why we have federal civil rights laws, and in this instance 42 … [Read more...] about Controversial Fla. Lawyer is Disbarred; Jack Thompson Alleges ‘Enemies List’