ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal involving former male leaders of the scholarship group.The organization tells The Associated Press it is appointing Regina Hopper as president and CEO of the Miss America Organization, and Marjorie Vincent-Tripp as chairwoman of the board of the Miss America Foundation.Coupled with Gretchen Carlson leading the Miss America Organization's board of trustees, the group is moving on from the email scandal with women firmly in charge."By putting female leadership in place, we hope to send a strong signal." Hopper told the AP. "We want young women to see Miss America as a place where they can come and benefit and be empowered."Hopper, a former Miss Arkansas, attorney and TV journalist, replaces Sam Haskell, whose emails about the intellect, appearance and sex lives of former Miss Americas led to his departure and a revamping of the group's top … [Read more...] about APNewsBreak: Miss America taps women for leadership spots
News / UK and world by Press Association May 17, 2018, 11:42 am Updated: May 17, 2018, 11:46 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Meghan Markle’s father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry, the American star has confirmed. In a statement released by Kensington Palace, the bride-to-be spoke of her sadness that Thomas Markle would miss her big day. “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding,” Meghan said. “I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. “I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. “Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.” Mr Markle is still in Mexico where he is recovering after undergoing heart surgery on Wednesday to implant three stents. The reclusive former TV lighting director, who had been due to walk his … [Read more...] about Meghan makes statement over speculation her father will miss her wedding
WASHINGTON — Police in D.C. are asking the public to help locate a critically missing 9-year-old boy. Jeremiah Mattew Mayo was last seen Wednesday on the 1800 block of Providence Street in Northeast D.C. He is a black male with light complexion, around 4 feet tall and weighing 95 pounds. He has brown hair in a short bush. He was last seen wearing a black short-sleeve shirt with red letters, black shorts and gold and black Nike sneakers. Anyone with information on the boy’s whereabouts should call police at 202-727-9099 or 202-576-6768. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. … [Read more...] about DC police: 9-year-old boy critically missing
STUDENTS across the country are facing the dreaded end of year exams. If preparing for the important tests wasn't stressful enough, uncontrollable circumstances could get in the way of a pupil and their assessment. Here's what to do if you miss an exam or coursework deadline... What should you do if you miss an exam? It's important that students make it to their assessments unless they have specific extenuating circumstances. If you are too sick to attend, you will need a medical specification. The Joint Council for Qualifications outlines which candidates will be eligible for special consideration: Temporary illness or accident/injury at the time of the assessment Bereavement at the time of the assessment (where whole groups are affected, normally only those most closely involved will be eligible) Domestic crisis arising at the time of the assessment Serious disturbance during an examination, particularly where recorded material is being used Other accidental events at the time … [Read more...] about What happens if I miss a GCSE or A-Level exam or coursework deadline and can tests be rescheduled?
A law enforcement source said in a new report Wednesday that he leaked financial records about President Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen because two key goverment reports on Cohen's financial activity were missing. One week after Michael Avenatti released financial records indicating Cohen used the same shell company to pay his client Stormy Daniels and receive payments from firms, The New Yorker published a bombshell report by Ronan Farrow detailing why those records were leaked. The reports about the payments to Cohen drew largely on a "suspicious activity report" or SAR, filed by First Republic Bank. The shell company, Essential Consultants LLC, also did business through First Republic Bank. After the release by Avenatti and new media, AT&T and Novartis soon confirmed they paid Cohen hundreds of thousands of dollars for his insights. AT&T's Randall Stephenson calls hiring Trump attorney Michael Cohen "big mistake" Novartis lawyer steps … [Read more...] about Report: Source who leaked Cohen financial info claims key government reports were missing