A Mississippi woman has been arrested for repeatedly slamming her 8-week-old baby on a city street in front of stunned passersby, police say. The incident took place on Bierdeman Road in the city of Pearl at around 2 p.m. on May 12. The police said the suspect, Makaylia Shaylynn Jolley, 20, was seen forcibly and repeatedly throwing the infant on the road. By the time officers arrived on the scene, the severely-injured baby was being held by a bystander while the mother fled into a nearby wooded area. Pearl Police Department said on May 12 that "Pearl Police have arrested and currently charged Makaylia Shaylynn Jolley, 20, of Pearl, with attempted murder and felony child abuse of her 8-week-old daughter. Makaylia Shaylynn Jolley, 20, was arrested and charged with the attempted murder and felony child abuse of her 8-week-old daughter on May 12, 2022, in Pearl, Mississippi. Pearl Police Department/Zenger "Several 911 calls came in to Pearl Police at 2 … [Read more...] about Mississippi woman repeatedly slams baby on road in front of horrified onlookers: police
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Click here to read the full article. While we don’t yet know what the hottest red carpet accessory will be on the famed steps of the Cannes Film Festival ’s Grand Théâtre Lumière, we can tell you what it’s not: a surgical mask. Like most of the world, France has relaxed its safety protocols around COVID-19 despite the ongoing transmission of the highly-infectious Omicron variant, and that extends to the annual celebration of cinema on the French Riviera. Kicking off on Tuesday, industry players and Hollywood stars began pouring into the coastal city on Monday feeling twinges of excitement at the most robust Cannes lineup since the pandemic first struck – though many fear the event itself will be a super-spreader. More from Variety 'Domingo and the Mist': Watch First Clip From Cannes Un Certain Regard Selection (EXCLUSIVE) David Cronenberg Breaks Down Cannes Walkouts, His New Film's Sexuality, and Why Netflix Turns Him Down Protagonist Pictures, '1917' … [Read more...] about Is Cannes Destined to Become Next COVID Super-Spreader?
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been a vocal critic of Finland and Sweden since reports emerged that they were seeking to join NATO in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since Russia invaded its neighbor on February 24, both Finland and Sweden have been considering ending decades of military neutrality to join the 30-nation alliance, contradicting Putin's war aims while doing so. Putin has repeatedly said that the eastward expansion of NATO was the reason why his country invaded Ukraine. The war has killed thousands of people on both sides and displaced millions more. Sweden followed Finland on Monday and confirmed it will apply to join NATO. Finland has an over 800-mile border with Russia and has fought two wars against the country in the past, and it has become increasingly concerned about its security following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly warned that there will be "retaliatory steps" to the two countries' move to join the … [Read more...] about What Vladimir Putin has said about Finland and Sweden joining NATO
I’ve thought about Jim Obergefell often since we first spoke nine years ago, after his historic marriage to his husband on an airport tarmac outside Baltimore. He’s come to mind mostly during big moments in my own life as a gay man in America. I thought of Jim and his late husband, John Arthur, when I first considered proposing to my husband, Aaron, and the promises — in sickness and in health, till death do us part — that I’d be making. I thought of Jim and John again when Aaron and I exchanged vows in San Francisco City Hall in 2018, with our families around us and the bust of Harvey Milk nearby . We chose City Hall for its beauty and ease, but could have been anywhere in the country — a right Jim and John won us by overcoming a mountain of obstacles just to reach that tarmac. Advertisement I thought of Jim again last week, around the time I was emailing our lawyers about the next set of paperwork to file in our pursuit of U.S. citizenship for Aaron, who is … [Read more...] about Hearing threat to Roe vs. Wade, I thought of my gay marriage — and Jim Obergefell’s fight
Listen to this episode of The Times: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts Roe vs. Wade is expected to be struck down this summer, which would mean abortion will no longer be a federally protected right. If that happens, about half the states will probably ban abortion altogether, or make getting one a lot more difficult. But for those who live in Texas, especially in the Rio Grande Valley, it’s already hard to get an abortion. Today, we look at how Texas has made it nearly impossible for low-income women to get an abortion. And how other states want to copy that. Read the transcript here . Host: Gustavo Arellano Guests: L.A. Times Houston Bureau Chief Molly Hennessy-Fiske More reading and listening: Advertisement Even with Roe vs. Wade in place, low-income women struggle to get abortions in Texas Podcast: Future of Abortion Part 1 | Medicine Future of Abortion Part 2 | Church … [Read more...] about Podcast: The Future of Abortion Part 3 | Money
Two Sikh businessmen were shot dead on May 15 by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the latest targeted killing of the minority community members in the restive province bordering Afghanistan. Saljeet Singh (42) and Ranjeet Singh (38) died on the spot after being attacked by two bike-borne assailants in the morning of May 15, according to the police. The two Sikhs were in the business of spices and had shops in the Bata Tal bazaar in Sarband, about 17 km from Peshawar. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the killing. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan condemned the attack and directed the police to take immediate steps to arrest the culprits. Mr. Khan said that the incident was a conspiracy to disrupt the inter-faith harmony in the province. The Chief Minister said that justice will be provided to the families of the deceased. About 15,000 Sikhs live in Peshawar, mostly in the Jogan Shah neighbourhood of the … [Read more...] about Two Sikh businessmen shot dead in broad daylight in Pakistan
Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha’s forthcoming Telugu film directed by Shiva Nirvana borrows its title from the 2000 Tamil film Kushi starring Vijay and Jothika (also remade in Telugu in 2001, starring Pawan Kalyan and Bhumika Chawla). The new Kushi is billed to be a romantic comedy. The team unveiled the first look poster, bursting with pops of colours and featuring the lead actors. Vijay shared the poster on Twitter and described the film as, “An explosion of happiness, laughter, love and family bonding,” and added, “An epic romantic comedy in the making.” Samantha stated, “a grand family experience.” Kushi is scheduled to release in theatres in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam on December 23, 2022. Actors Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma, Lakshmi, Ali, Rohini, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishna, Srikanth Iyengar and Saranya are also part of the film. Written and directed by Shiva Nirvana, the film is produced by Naveen Yerneni and Ravishankar Yalamanchili. The … [Read more...] about Vijay Deverakonda, Samantha’s romantic comedy titled ‘Kushi’
The schools in Mysuru wore a festive look as they reopened for the new academic session, on Monday. The teachers and staff of the schools, particularly the government schools, specially greeted the children on the first day of their school, and the children looked excited to return to their classes, after summer vacation. However, rain played spoilsport as some schools had to suspend special outdoor sessions they had planned as part of greeting the children for the new academic year. Stationery kits donated by some donors were distributed while schools had arranged sweets and chocolates to make the day special for the children. The welcome arches of the schools were specially decorated with buntings and specially drawn rangolis welcomed the children. At a government higher primary and high school in Hootagalli here, more than 732 children attended the first day of their school even as representatives of an industry presented stationery kits. The members of SDCMs from both the … [Read more...] about Schools reopen as kids get ‘special’ reception in Mysuru
After a full two years of idling rooms, dwindling guests, and shrinking services, hotels across Asia are turning on the fairy lights once again. Returning guests gratefully collapsing at the altar of this renewed five-star devotion would do well to examine the miracles of 2022 with a healthily jaundiced eye. As with the nouvelle cuisine trap, the art of the restart revolves around the promise rather than any proffered tangibles. That one buttered pea rolling around your expensive bone china plate in an orgy of solitary ecstasy and the boast of a brand marquee that excites smartphone shutters, is considered enough to silence any dissenting murmurs. But we do recall that 500-thread count linen in finest Egyptian cotton, the Bose surround sound, the Carrara marble that moans, “prego” every time you step on it with calloused feet, and the butler service (to turn on your taps): “I know naathing... I’m from Barthelona.” Well, perhaps we might do the flamenco as someone explains to me … [Read more...] about The disappearing hotel: Where has all the service – and the butter – gone?
If travel and adventure are synonymous to you, it is quite understandable that you are often chasing the adrenaline rush. From paragliding to water sports, there are many things that one can pursue while travelling. To add to that list, you can also plan a visit to glass bridges that offer a direct glimpse from a nerve-wrecking height. These glass-bottom bridges are located around the world. Let us take a look at some of these glass bridges: Gulongxia Glass Platform, Qingyuan, China Home to the world’s longest glass-bottom bridge, Qingyuan, in Guangdong province, is the perfect place to visit. In 2018, the cantilevered glass platform and a glass-decked footbridge were opened to visitors. The Gulongxia Glass Platform does claim to be the longest of its type at 72 metres. Wansheng Glass Platform, China Located in Chongqing Province at Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park, this glass-bottom bridge is seemingly floating in the sky, in a V shape. The walkway extends 80 metres from the … [Read more...] about 5 Glass-Bottom Bridges that Guarantee a Vertigo-Inducing Sensation