Labour ‘to end youth rate minimum wage’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “We will abolish the youth rate of the minimum wage” Labour will extend its plans for a higher £10-an-hour minimum wage to include workers under the age of 18, party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Currently, under-18s are entitled to a minimum wage of £4.35 per hour, compared with £8.21 for over-25s. But under a Labour government this “youth rate” for the minimum wage would be ended in 2020, Mr Corbyn said. One business group said there was value in having the minimum wage set by an independent group, as it is now. Mr Corbyn had already pledged to raise the National Living Wage – a legally binding hourly rate …

Uber workers told to ignore ‘pessimistic voices’ as shares slide

CEO defiant in email but downward spiral continues after stock market debut The chief executive of Uber has urged employees to ignore pessimistic voices after shares in the company slumped again on their second day of trading since Fridays disappointing trade tension between the US and China, Ubers stock market value fell below $63bn (49bn), just over half the $120bn that its investment bankers $UBER employees today: “There are many versions of our future that are highly profitable and valuable, and there are of course some that are less so. During times of negative market sentiment, the pessimistic voices get louder, and the optimistic voices pull back” China hit back at the US with further import tariffs in the latest …

Constance Wu says her outburst after her show’s renewal was badly timed

(CNN)Constance Wu did not seem excited by the news that her show “Fresh Off the Boat” will be back for another season. “Saying ‘dislike’ to this news is a slap in the face to everyone who works behind the scenes to make your show as powerful and groundbreaking as it truly is. Because the show was renewed an entire crew gets another year taking care of their families, putting their kids through college, getting medical insurance and saving for retirement. This reeks of someone out of touch and ungrateful,” one user said. Later, the actress attempted to clarify her messages in a series of tweets. “Y’all are making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying,” she tweeted. “And …

Mastering momentum: exploring the anatomy of amazing comebacks | Andrew Anthony

Psychological momentum helped Spurs and Liverpool reach the Champions League final, even if they did not realise it Whatever you think about Jos Mourinho, most would agree he knows a thing or two about football. Surveying the two epic semi-final second legs of the Champions League, he came to two very different conclusions about Liverpools and Tottenhams unlikely victories. In the first case, he said, losing 3-0 in the first leg to mentality, specifically the mentality instilled in the team by Jrgen Klopp. In the second, he thought Spurs three second-half goals to snatch the tie against Ajax were all down to tactics, namely playing long balls up to Fernando Llorente. Both analyses have their merits but they miss out …

Kim Kardashian Visits Former Prison Inmate With Kanye West, Vows To Help Remove His Facial Tattoos! – Perez Hilton

In the post she shared on Tuesday, which featured a series of snaps of her and her brother meeting the Wests (above), Azaria explained that her bro had asked for the reality star’s address while he was locked up so he could thank her for the prison reform work she’s been doing lately. “Recently my brother was released from central prison where he served an accumulation of 7 years. Throughout my brothers time in prison he shared his dreams, aspirations, and goals with me- I always thought some were unrealistic & silly.⁣.. He asked me for Kim’s address so he could send her a letter & I rolled my eyes & never sent I. Eventually my mom sent it to …

Wild Troop Of Chimps Caught Picking On A Leopard, Then Stealing Its Kill

For the first time ever, a troop of wild chimpanzees were caught warding off a leopard and eating its freshly killed prey, lending more insight into how humans may have evolved to eat meat and develop the skills to communicate and coordinate together. The event was captured by researchers working in the Mahale Mountains of Tanzania in November 2016. They had been watching the group for several hours before spotting a leopard sitting in a nearby tree. A female chimp started giving off aggressive “waa barks” and was joined by another after some time. Within an hour, the group and its alpha male, naturally named Primus, joined the other two chimps at what appeared to be the leopard’s kill site. …

Sandra Bland FILMED The Traffic Stop That Led To Her Death In Jail & People Now Want Her Case Re-Opened! – Perez Hilton

The 40-second video (below) starts mid-altercation, after had already pulled the 28-year-old Chicago-area woman over for a failure to signal near Prairie View A&M UniversityEncinia havingBland, who was in the driver’s seat, as she asked: This line of questioning prompted Encinia to draw out his stun gun and stick it right in Bland’s face as he shouted: Bland then proceeded to exit the car while making sure to keep recording the trooper as he ordered her onto the sidewalk, all while keeping his stun gun pointed at her. After he instructed her to get off the phone, Bland replied: The video ends seconds later, after Encinia told bland to put the phone down. See it all for yourself (below): Local …

Cliff edge ‘newlyweds’ spark warning

Fresh warnings about the dangers of the south coast’s crumbling chalk cliffs have been made after a couple were seen apparently posing for a wedding shot at Birling Gap. The National Trust and coastguards have repeatedly warned that the chalk can collapse without warning. Signage using words and symbols is in place to warn people, the charity said. It comes days after a man was seen holding a child inches from the edge at Seven Sisters, near Eastbourne. Sue Lockhart, from Eastbourne, said she took the picture from the car park at Birling Gap, after she saw what she believed to be a newly married couple “right on the edge of the cliffs, with another guy lying down looking over …

Saturday Night Live: Adam Sandler returns for a ‘Family Reunion’ and reprises Opera Man

Sandlers return after 23 years exceeded most expectations, a reminder that when his heart is in it, hes a great performer A returning Saturday Night Live initially opens with live C-SPAN coverage of Capitol Hill, but since attorney general refused to give testimony last week, we cut to Celebrity Family Feud: Avengers v Game of Thrones edition. The Marvel team is comprises Scientologist Thor (Alex Moffat), swole Grimace Thanos (Beck Bennett), Okoye (or as host Steve Harvey calls her, Okee-Dokee), and Groot (Leslie Jones, wearing a simple tree trunk hat and a brown long-sleeve shirt), while the Thrones faction includes an awkward Brienne of Tarth (Kate McKinnon), a high-strung Tormund Giantsbane (Mikey Day), new Maybelline cover girl Melisandre (Cecily Strong), …

30 People Explain Why They Said No To A Marriage Proposal

One Reddit user zp1995 recently asked people who declined a proposal why they did that. And within the next 24 hours, replies flowed non-stop with some acquiring as many as 31k likes. From simply sad to somewhat bizarre, people shared many stories where a marriage proposal was the main focus. So, scroll down to read some of the best ones and don’t forget to comment and vote for your favorites!  #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30

After a 24-year-absence, Adam Sandler returned to SNL and sang a touching tribute to Chris Farley.

“Saturday Night Live” tied its season high for ratings on Saturday, May 4th with an episode that marked the return of comedian Adam Sandler. The “Billy Madison” star was fired in 1995 after a five-year run on the show, and returned to host for the first time. During his monologue, he joked that after his firing his eventually won out when his films grossed a combined $4 billion. Sandler’s appearance came on this heels of his popular Netflix special, “100% Fresh,” which marked the comedian’s return to stand-up comedy. In the “Romano Tours” sketch, Sandler played an American tour guide who fights back against negative reviews of his Italian tours. “If you’re sad now, you might still feel sad there, …

Pope issues law to force priests and nuns to report sexual abuse

All Catholic priests and nuns will be required to report abuse and cover-ups by superiors Pope Francis has decreed that all Catholic priests and nuns must report sexual abuse and its cover-up to church authorities, including wrongs committed by bishops and cardinals. His groundbreaking edict promises protection for whistleblowers and requires all dioceses to have a system in place to receive claims confidentially. The new law, which applies retroactively, could unleash a fresh wave of abuse allegations and revelations in the global church. It is the latest move by the pontiff in his struggle to get on top of the issue of sexual abuse which has rocked the Catholic church over recent decades. Wave after wave of scandals have discredited …

Half-Naked Men, Basketball Tricks, & A Pathological Liar – Get Your Official ‘Bachelorette’ Trailer HERE! – Perez Hilton

Get ready for plenty half-naked men, nifty basketball tricks, and sexual tension so thick you can “cut it with a knife” on Hannah Brown‘s season of The Bachelorette! ABC‘s hit franchise show returns next week on Monday, May 13, and if the latest trailer is any indication of the juicy drama to come, Bachelor Nation is in for another wild ride. Video: See Tears, Drama, & More In A New Teaser For ‘The Bachelorette’ As the Alabama former beauty queen proclaims in the trailer, “part the seas, Hannah B. is coming at you”! We guess this means that fans of the show will get to see the real force of nature that is Hannah B. in all of her glory …

El Chapo’s attorney asks a judge to intervene over ‘cruel and unusual’ prison conditions

(CNN)An attorney for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman asked a federal judge to intervene over what she described as “cruel and unusual” prison conditions for the drug kingpin who is in custody in a federal prison in New York. He’s been in US detention for 27 months, and is in solitary confinement in a 10-by-8-foot windowless cell in Manhattan, according to his defense attorney, Mariel Colon.

Barack Obama’s Memoir Won’t Be Released Until At Least 2020

Publisher Penguin Random House started alerting foreign partners and others about the status of Obama’s book on Tuesday. The former president has been writing the book himself, handwriting a first draft on legal pads, the same technique he used for numerous White House speeches and his first best-seller, “Dreams from My Father.” The timing of the former president’s book release is trickier. A 2020 book launch could thrust Obama back into the spotlight just as Democratic voters are choosing a presidential nominee, prompting fresh discussion of his legacy and putting him on the spot about the candidates hoping to build on it. The publisher did not give its partners any updates on a launch date, according to a person with …