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PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As wildfires continued to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. It matched California’s record for deaths in a single fire.

Another 228 remain unaccounted for as crews stepped up the search for bodies and missing people. Two people were killed in a wildfire in Southern California.

Ten search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated last week — and in surrounding communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Authorities called in a DNA lab and teams of anthropologists to help identify victims.

Statewide, 150,000 remained displaced as more than 8,000 fire crews battled wildfires that have scorched 400 square miles, with out-of-state crews continuing to arrive. Whipping winds and tinder-dry conditions threaten more areas through the rest of the week, fire officials warned.

“This is truly a tragedy that all Californians can understand and respond to,” Gov. Jerry Brown said at a press briefing. “It’s a time to pull together and work through these tragedies.”

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Cathy Fallon stands near the charred remains of her home in Paradise, Calif.

Brown, who has declared a state emergency, said California is requesting aid from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump has blamed “poor” forest management for the fires. Brown said federal and state governments must do more forest management but that climate change is the greater source of the problem.

“And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we’re now witnessing, and will continue to witness in the coming years,” he said.

Drought and warmer weather attributed to climate change, and the building of homes deeper into forests have led to longer and more destructive wildfire seasons in California. While California officially emerged from a five-year drought last year, much of the northern two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry.

Firefighters battling fire with shovels and bulldozers, flame retardant and hoses expected wind gusts up to 40 mph (64 kph) overnight Sunday.

In Southern California , firefighters beat back a new round of winds Sunday and the fire’s growth and destruction are believed to have been largely stopped. Malibu celebrities and mobile-home dwellers in nearby mountains were slowly learning whether their homes had been spared or reduced to ash. Two people were killed and the fire had destroyed nearly 180 structures.

Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby stressed there were numerous hotspots and plenty of fuel that had not yet burned, but at sunset he said there had been huge successes despite “a very challenging day.”

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Firefighters Jason Toole, right, and Brent McGill with the Santa Barbara Fire Dept. walk among the ashes of a wildfire-ravaged home after turning off an open gas line on the property in Malibu, Calif.

Celebrities whose coastal homes were damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the state’s deadly blazes, and gave their gratitude to firefighters who kept them safe. Actor Gerard Butler said on Instagram that his Malibu home was “half-gone,” adding he was “inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters.”

Flames also besieged Thousand Oaks, the Southern California city in mourning over the massacre of 12 people in a shooting rampage at a country music bar Wednesday night.

In Northern California, where more than 6,700 buildings have been destroyed, the scope of the devastation was beginning to set in even as the blaze raged on.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the county consulted teams of anthropologists because, in some cases, investigators have been able to recover only bones and bone fragments.

In some neighborhoods “it’s very difficult to determine whether or not there may be human remains there,” Honea said.

Public safety officials toured the Paradise area to begin discussing the recovery process. Much of what makes the city function is gone.

“Paradise was literally wiped off the map,” said Tim Aboudara, a representative for International Association of Fire Fighters. He said at least 36 firefighters lost their own homes, most in the Paradise area.

“Anytime you’re a firefighter and your town burns down, there’s a lot of feelings and a lot of guilt and a lot of concern about both what happened and what the future looks like,” he said. “Every story that we’ve heard coming through has been that way, like ‘I wish I could have done more, What’s going to happen to our community, Where are my kids going to go to school?’”

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Plumes of smoke loom in the sky several miles away, seen behind a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Others continued the desperate search for friends or relatives, calling evacuation centers, hospitals, police and the coroner’s office.

Sol Bechtold drove from shelter to shelter looking for his mother, Joanne Caddy, a 75-year-old widow whose house burned down along with the rest of her neighborhood in Magalia, just north of Paradise. She lived alone and did not drive.

As he drove through the smoke and haze to yet another shelter, he said, “I’m also under a dark emotional cloud. Your mother’s somewhere and you don’t know where she’s at. You don’t know if she’s safe.”

The 29 dead in Northern California matched the deadliest single fire on record, a 1933 blaze in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, though a series of wildfires in Northern California wine country last fall killed 44 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes.

Firefighters made progress against the blaze, holding containment at 25 percent on Sunday, but they were bracing for gusty winds predicted into Monday morning that could spark “explosive fire behavior,” California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Bill Murphy said.

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Sheriff's deputies recover the remains of Camp Fire victims on Saturday in Paradise, Calif.

Fire officials are bracing for potentially more fires in Southern California’s inland region as high winds and critically dry conditions were expected to persist into next week.

“We are really just in the middle of this protracted weather event, this fire siege,” Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott said.

He said officials were moving resources and preparing for “the next set of fires” as winds are expected to pick up. The chief warned that fire conditions will continue until the parched state sees rain.

“We are in this for the long haul,” Pimlott said.

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PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As wildfires continued to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. It matched California’s record for deaths in a single fire.

Another 228 remain unaccounted for as crews stepped up the search for bodies and missing people. Two people were killed in a wildfire in Southern California.

Ten search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated last week — and in surrounding communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Authorities called in a DNA lab and teams of anthropologists to help identify victims.

Statewide, 150,000 remained displaced as more than 8,000 fire crews battled wildfires that have scorched 400 square miles, with out-of-state crews continuing to arrive. Whipping winds and tinder-dry conditions threaten more areas through the rest of the week, fire officials warned.

“This is truly a tragedy that all Californians can understand and respond to,” Gov. Jerry Brown said at a press briefing. “It’s a time to pull together and work through these tragedies.”

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cathy Fallon stands near the charred remains of her home in Paradise, Calif.

Brown, who has declared a state emergency, said California is requesting aid from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump has blamed “poor” forest management for the fires. Brown said federal and state governments must do more forest management but that climate change is the greater source of the problem.

“And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we’re now witnessing, and will continue to witness in the coming years,” he said.

Drought and warmer weather attributed to climate change, and the building of homes deeper into forests have led to longer and more destructive wildfire seasons in California. While California officially emerged from a five-year drought last year, much of the northern two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry.

Firefighters battling fire with shovels and bulldozers, flame retardant and hoses expected wind gusts up to 40 mph (64 kph) overnight Sunday.

In Southern California , firefighters beat back a new round of winds Sunday and the fire’s growth and destruction are believed to have been largely stopped. Malibu celebrities and mobile-home dwellers in nearby mountains were slowly learning whether their homes had been spared or reduced to ash. Two people were killed and the fire had destroyed nearly 180 structures.

Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby stressed there were numerous hotspots and plenty of fuel that had not yet burned, but at sunset he said there had been huge successes despite “a very challenging day.”

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Firefighters Jason Toole, right, and Brent McGill with the Santa Barbara Fire Dept. walk among the ashes of a wildfire-ravaged home after turning off an open gas line on the property in Malibu, Calif.

Celebrities whose coastal homes were damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the state’s deadly blazes, and gave their gratitude to firefighters who kept them safe. Actor Gerard Butler said on Instagram that his Malibu home was “half-gone,” adding he was “inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters.”

Flames also besieged Thousand Oaks, the Southern California city in mourning over the massacre of 12 people in a shooting rampage at a country music bar Wednesday night.

In Northern California, where more than 6,700 buildings have been destroyed, the scope of the devastation was beginning to set in even as the blaze raged on.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the county consulted teams of anthropologists because, in some cases, investigators have been able to recover only bones and bone fragments.

In some neighborhoods “it’s very difficult to determine whether or not there may be human remains there,” Honea said.

Public safety officials toured the Paradise area to begin discussing the recovery process. Much of what makes the city function is gone.

“Paradise was literally wiped off the map,” said Tim Aboudara, a representative for International Association of Fire Fighters. He said at least 36 firefighters lost their own homes, most in the Paradise area.

“Anytime you’re a firefighter and your town burns down, there’s a lot of feelings and a lot of guilt and a lot of concern about both what happened and what the future looks like,” he said. “Every story that we’ve heard coming through has been that way, like ‘I wish I could have done more, What’s going to happen to our community, Where are my kids going to go to school?’”

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Plumes of smoke loom in the sky several miles away, seen behind a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Others continued the desperate search for friends or relatives, calling evacuation centers, hospitals, police and the coroner’s office.

Sol Bechtold drove from shelter to shelter looking for his mother, Joanne Caddy, a 75-year-old widow whose house burned down along with the rest of her neighborhood in Magalia, just north of Paradise. She lived alone and did not drive.

As he drove through the smoke and haze to yet another shelter, he said, “I’m also under a dark emotional cloud. Your mother’s somewhere and you don’t know where she’s at. You don’t know if she’s safe.”

The 29 dead in Northern California matched the deadliest single fire on record, a 1933 blaze in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, though a series of wildfires in Northern California wine country last fall killed 44 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes.

Firefighters made progress against the blaze, holding containment at 25 percent on Sunday, but they were bracing for gusty winds predicted into Monday morning that could spark “explosive fire behavior,” California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Bill Murphy said.

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Sheriff's deputies recover the remains of Camp Fire victims on Saturday in Paradise, Calif.

Fire officials are bracing for potentially more fires in Southern California’s inland region as high winds and critically dry conditions were expected to persist into next week.

“We are really just in the middle of this protracted weather event, this fire siege,” Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott said.

He said officials were moving resources and preparing for “the next set of fires” as winds are expected to pick up. The chief warned that fire conditions will continue until the parched state sees rain.

“We are in this for the long haul,” Pimlott said.

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The Internet Has Fallen In Love With These Ridiculously Adorable Unlikely Animal Friendshipshttps://topnews2.pw/the-internet-has-fallen-in-love-with-these-ridiculously-adorable-unlikely-animal-friendships/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:46:53 +0000 https://topnews2.pw/?p=3465

Animals are more like us than we like to imagine. They fall for the same tricks, enjoy the same music, and even pull the same pranks as we do. And it turns out, just as humans can form unbreakable bonds with our cats and dogs (and even our black bears pretending to be dogs), the animal kingdom has its fair share of cross-species comrades – and they are some of the most adorable partnerships we’ve ever seen.

Last week musician Karl Kuehn posted a photo of his pets, Hamberton the cat (Ham for short) and Candace Tortie Kuehn (she goes by Tortie) settling down for dinner.

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Unsurprisingly, the Internet loved the cute scene, and his images quickly went viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views, and prompting Kuehn to tweet out an encore.

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“Ham is obsessed with Tortie,” Kuehn told Teen Vogue. “Now that Tortie’s inside for the winter, he’s basically always checking in on her.”

Although a feline-testudine connection may seem unlikely, plenty of commenters replied with photos of their own surprising friendships. There were more cats with reptiles:

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 Dogs with reptiles:

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And even one horse-tort pairing:

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We were also treated to friendships featuring birbs:

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And one pet owner shared a snap of a shared moment between his dog and… opossum?!

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this kind of excruciatingly adorable interspecies camaraderie. Last year, the Metro Richmond Zoo in Virginia set up the friendship of a lifetime for cheetah cub Kumbali when they introduced him to Kago, a Labrador support puppy who had been rescued from a kill center in Alabama. The pair celebrated their joint third birthday this year, and by all accounts are still as tight as ever.

Meanwhile, in a safari park in the farthest East of Russia, Amur the tiger became friends with Timur the goat – despite Timur originally being put in his enclosure as lunch.

“I would have not believed it if someone told me,” park director Dmitry Mezentsev told the Siberian Times in 2015. “But this is a reality. They are friendly and they are inseparable.”

“Look at these pictures and say who do you see: are they a victim and a predator, or are they the best friends?”

The pair started eating together, strolling together, and Amur would even hiss at humans who got too close to his new pal.

Unfortunately, the star-crossed friendship was not to last, and after a couple of fights with his big cat bodyguard Timur was moved over 9,000 kilometers (more than 5,500 miles) away to Moscow.

And speaking of goats – who can forget the G.O.A.T. mixed-species gang: Shere Kahn the tiger, Leo the lion, and Baloo the bear (oh my!)

Whatever the species, animal friendships will never fail to be utterly adorable – spawning countless internet fan pages dedicated to their wholesome connections. And it seems our fixation on the unlikely pairings may be more to do with human nature than animal.

“It goes back to the idea of why we’re so interested in pets,” psychologist Gordon Burghardt told The Atlantic. “That interest in other species and having relationships with them is meaningful to us, so the idea that other species may also find them meaningful is, I think, pretty interesting.”

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Animals are more like us than we like to imagine. They fall for the same tricks, enjoy the same music, and even pull the same pranks as we do. And it turns out, just as humans can form unbreakable bonds with our cats and dogs (and even our black bears pretending to be dogs), the animal kingdom has its fair share of cross-species comrades – and they are some of the most adorable partnerships we’ve ever seen.

Last week musician Karl Kuehn posted a photo of his pets, Hamberton the cat (Ham for short) and Candace Tortie Kuehn (she goes by Tortie) settling down for dinner.

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Unsurprisingly, the Internet loved the cute scene, and his images quickly went viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views, and prompting Kuehn to tweet out an encore.

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“Ham is obsessed with Tortie,” Kuehn told Teen Vogue. “Now that Tortie’s inside for the winter, he’s basically always checking in on her.”

Although a feline-testudine connection may seem unlikely, plenty of commenters replied with photos of their own surprising friendships. There were more cats with reptiles:

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 Dogs with reptiles:

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And even one horse-tort pairing:

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We were also treated to friendships featuring birbs:

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And one pet owner shared a snap of a shared moment between his dog and… opossum?!

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this kind of excruciatingly adorable interspecies camaraderie. Last year, the Metro Richmond Zoo in Virginia set up the friendship of a lifetime for cheetah cub Kumbali when they introduced him to Kago, a Labrador support puppy who had been rescued from a kill center in Alabama. The pair celebrated their joint third birthday this year, and by all accounts are still as tight as ever.

Meanwhile, in a safari park in the farthest East of Russia, Amur the tiger became friends with Timur the goat – despite Timur originally being put in his enclosure as lunch.

“I would have not believed it if someone told me,” park director Dmitry Mezentsev told the Siberian Times in 2015. “But this is a reality. They are friendly and they are inseparable.”

“Look at these pictures and say who do you see: are they a victim and a predator, or are they the best friends?”

The pair started eating together, strolling together, and Amur would even hiss at humans who got too close to his new pal.

Unfortunately, the star-crossed friendship was not to last, and after a couple of fights with his big cat bodyguard Timur was moved over 9,000 kilometers (more than 5,500 miles) away to Moscow.

And speaking of goats – who can forget the G.O.A.T. mixed-species gang: Shere Kahn the tiger, Leo the lion, and Baloo the bear (oh my!)

Whatever the species, animal friendships will never fail to be utterly adorable – spawning countless internet fan pages dedicated to their wholesome connections. And it seems our fixation on the unlikely pairings may be more to do with human nature than animal.

“It goes back to the idea of why we’re so interested in pets,” psychologist Gordon Burghardt told The Atlantic. “That interest in other species and having relationships with them is meaningful to us, so the idea that other species may also find them meaningful is, I think, pretty interesting.”

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White House announces 7 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, among them Elvis, Babe Ruth and Justice Scaliahttps://topnews2.pw/white-house-announces-7-presidential-medal-of-freedom-recipients-among-them-elvis-babe-ruth-and-justice-scalia/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:25:50 +0000 https://topnews2.pw/?p=3462
Seven people – including Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump, the White House announced. (Getty)

Seven people – including Elvis Presley, lengendary slugger Babe Ruth and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump, the White House announced.

The award will be bestowed upon the “distinguished individuals” on Nov. 16, according to a news release Saturday.

“This prestigious award is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, which may be awarded by the President to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” the news release said.

The White House noted Presley’s accomplishments in the music industry and described him as “an enduring American icon 4 decades after his death.”

“Elvis also served nearly 2 years in the United States Army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his fame,” the news release said.

The “legacy” of baseball legend Babe Ruth “has never been eclipsed,” the White House said, while recognizing his various records and victories with the New York Yankees.

“Off the baseball field, he created The Babe Ruth Foundation and tirelessly raised funds for the war effort during the Second World War,” the news release added.

The White House also praised Scalia, who died in 2016, as “one of the greatest Supreme Court justices in American history” and “a champion of the Constitution.”

Additional recipients include Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Miriam Adelson, Alan C. Page and Roger Staubach, the news release said.

The White House commended Hatch’s time in public service and noted his record of sponsored bills that have been voted into law, saying it surpassed that of “any other living Member of Congress.

Hatch, the longest serving Senate Republican, announced in January that he would not be seeking re-election.

Adelson “is a committed doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian,” the news release said. She has been an active part of the American Jewish community and, alongside her husband, Sheldon, she “established the Adelson Medical Research Foundation, which supports research to prevent, reduce, or eliminate disabling and life-threatening illness,” the White House said.

Page, a former NFL player who’s in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, earned his degree in law while on the Minnesota Vikings roster “and practiced law during the off season,” the news release said.

“After retiring from the NFL in 1981, Justice Page practiced law full-time before winning a seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992,” a seat he held for more than two decades, the White House said. “Since 1988, his Page Education Foundation has provided scholarships to nearly 7,000 students."

And Staubach, a “hall-of-fame quarterback,” also played in the NFL and claimed two Super Bowl victories, according to the news release.

After his time playing professional football, Staubach went on to become an accomplished businessman and “a champion for many charitable causes,” the White House said.

Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.

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Seven people – including Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump, the White House announced. (Getty)

Seven people – including Elvis Presley, lengendary slugger Babe Ruth and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump, the White House announced.

The award will be bestowed upon the “distinguished individuals” on Nov. 16, according to a news release Saturday.

“This prestigious award is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, which may be awarded by the President to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” the news release said.

The White House noted Presley’s accomplishments in the music industry and described him as “an enduring American icon 4 decades after his death.”

“Elvis also served nearly 2 years in the United States Army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his fame,” the news release said.

The “legacy” of baseball legend Babe Ruth “has never been eclipsed,” the White House said, while recognizing his various records and victories with the New York Yankees.

“Off the baseball field, he created The Babe Ruth Foundation and tirelessly raised funds for the war effort during the Second World War,” the news release added.

The White House also praised Scalia, who died in 2016, as “one of the greatest Supreme Court justices in American history” and “a champion of the Constitution.”

Additional recipients include Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Miriam Adelson, Alan C. Page and Roger Staubach, the news release said.

The White House commended Hatch’s time in public service and noted his record of sponsored bills that have been voted into law, saying it surpassed that of “any other living Member of Congress.

Hatch, the longest serving Senate Republican, announced in January that he would not be seeking re-election.

Adelson “is a committed doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian,” the news release said. She has been an active part of the American Jewish community and, alongside her husband, Sheldon, she “established the Adelson Medical Research Foundation, which supports research to prevent, reduce, or eliminate disabling and life-threatening illness,” the White House said.

Page, a former NFL player who’s in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, earned his degree in law while on the Minnesota Vikings roster “and practiced law during the off season,” the news release said.

“After retiring from the NFL in 1981, Justice Page practiced law full-time before winning a seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992,” a seat he held for more than two decades, the White House said. “Since 1988, his Page Education Foundation has provided scholarships to nearly 7,000 students."

And Staubach, a “hall-of-fame quarterback,” also played in the NFL and claimed two Super Bowl victories, according to the news release.

After his time playing professional football, Staubach went on to become an accomplished businessman and “a champion for many charitable causes,” the White House said.

Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.

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‘SNL’ Music Video Encourages National Unity By Listing Things We All Hatehttps://topnews2.pw/snl-music-video-encourages-national-unity-by-listing-things-we-all-hate/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:52:48 +0000 https://topnews2.pw/?p=3459

The country is said to be as divided as ever along political party lines. But there are things that can bring us together: stuff we all hate.

On this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” the cast got together for a singalong where, in the face of political division, they run through a list of things that we as human beings can all agree are terrible. From the words “moist” and “crotch” to bees that follow you around and people who say “the book was better.”

The song’s called “Unity.” Now, let the healing begin.

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The country is said to be as divided as ever along political party lines. But there are things that can bring us together: stuff we all hate.

On this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” the cast got together for a singalong where, in the face of political division, they run through a list of things that we as human beings can all agree are terrible. From the words “moist” and “crotch” to bees that follow you around and people who say “the book was better.”

The song’s called “Unity.” Now, let the healing begin.

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‘Fake fanbase’ band cancels Belfast gighttps://topnews2.pw/fake-fanbase-band-cancels-belfast-gig/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:30:06 +0000 https://topnews2.pw/?p=3456
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Image caption Jered Threatin, of the rock band Threatin, in a still taken from the music video for Living is Dying

A Belfast concert featuring a Los Angeles band accused of faking its fanbase has been axed at the last minute.

Jered Threatin is the singer and sole full-time member of rock band Threatin.

Promotional material for the planned Sunday gig at the Empire says "his memorable songs quickly captured the attention of fans worldwide".

However, according to music magazine NME, a seemingly popular UK tour is not all that it seems.

It reported that tiny numbers turned up to gigs in a number of venues in England, despite claims by the band's promoter that dozens of tickets had been pre-sold.

On Sunday afternoon, the Empire tweeted that Threatin had cancelled his Belfast show.

It is not known how many tickets have been sold.

NME quoted The Underworld in Camden, London, who posted on Threatin's Facebook page: "What happened to the 291 advanced ticket sales your agent said you'd sold? THREE PEOPLE turned up."

It also quoted a member of a supporting band who played with Threatin at the Bristol Exchange.

He said they were told 180 tickets had been sold in advance, but by 20:45 GMT only a handful of people were there.

The concert did eventually go-ahead, with Threatin's performance described as "energetic, despite the empty room" and that "his session musicians were very good".

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Image caption Jered Threatin, of the rock band Threatin, in a still taken from the music video for Living is Dying

A Belfast concert featuring a Los Angeles band accused of faking its fanbase has been axed at the last minute.

Jered Threatin is the singer and sole full-time member of rock band Threatin.

Promotional material for the planned Sunday gig at the Empire says "his memorable songs quickly captured the attention of fans worldwide".

However, according to music magazine NME, a seemingly popular UK tour is not all that it seems.

It reported that tiny numbers turned up to gigs in a number of venues in England, despite claims by the band's promoter that dozens of tickets had been pre-sold.

On Sunday afternoon, the Empire tweeted that Threatin had cancelled his Belfast show.

It is not known how many tickets have been sold.

NME quoted The Underworld in Camden, London, who posted on Threatin's Facebook page: "What happened to the 291 advanced ticket sales your agent said you'd sold? THREE PEOPLE turned up."

It also quoted a member of a supporting band who played with Threatin at the Bristol Exchange.

He said they were told 180 tickets had been sold in advance, but by 20:45 GMT only a handful of people were there.

The concert did eventually go-ahead, with Threatin's performance described as "energetic, despite the empty room" and that "his session musicians were very good".

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