Emmerdale Christmas will be "explosive" for some, as the 2019 spoilers and storylines have been confirmed with just weeks to go. There'll be family drama for the Dingles and the Tates it seems, while new romances will also form in the village. Ahead of a shocking death and a whodunnit in January, there's a devastating family secret, two baby bombshells and a surprise kiss under the mistletoe - and that's just Christmas, with plenty more happening in 2020. Producer Kate Brooks told Inside Soap magazine: "We have a few tricks up our sleeves with some twists and turns. On Christmas Day, a lot of secrets will be unpacked and families thrown into disarray. People think they get the Christmas they wanted – but it might not turn out that way. "It’s very family-centric, big on drama with explosive revelations, relationships unraveling, and people getting together. There is a lot going on! We have a lot going on with the Dingles – and Home Farm is one that you should keep your … [Read more...] about Emmerdale Christmas spoilers: Dingles in danger, double baby twist and death
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By CAROLINE NJUNG'E More by this Author Suicide. Such a loaded word, one that our forefathers dared not voice because the act was considered an abomination of the highest order, a curse. It’s only recently that society began talking about this still misunderstood act, but even then, the stigma that surrounds it is still so thick and suffocating that those left behind are unwilling to talk about it, forced to mourn in private.Terry Nzau mourned in private for years after her mother took her life. She could not comprehend the act that plunged her and her three siblings into misery. Now in her early 30s, Terry was just about to sit her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam.It was on a weekday and she was returning from school. As she approached home, she saw a large gathering in their compound.“Those days you only saw such large gatherings during weddings or funerals. It was a weekday so it wasn’t a wedding. I remember asking the friend I was with who had … [Read more...] about Suicide in the family: What happens to those left behind?
Between bursts of machine-gun fire and the crump of explosions – unmuffled in crisp mountain air – the starry sky above the Syrian frontier offers ethereal distraction. It's 3am and the town of Tal Kalakh, less than two miles to the north – just inside the Syrian Arab Republic – is under sustained attack, its residents reportedly refusing to hand over a small band of defectors who have holed up there, trying to bolt for Lebanon to join the insurgents. All around are mountains among which ancient armies have battled for millennia. And below, in besieged Tal Kalakh, a western outpost in the restive governorate of Homs, the Syrian army is once again hard at work, killing its own people. Tal Kalakh has felt the full force of violent repression many times since the Syrian revolt erupted back in March. One day, Tal Kalakh will doubtless appear on the revolutionary roll of honour. For now, this town of 80,000 people doesn't even merit a mention in my guidebook. "We … [Read more...] about Syria’s torture machine
Advertisement How do you feel about motivational videos? You may think that they’re nothing more than glorified, digital pep rallies where overly optimistic people preach empty words of success, victory, and ultimately happiness. And to some extent, you may be right.Personally, I’m not a big fan of anything that is meant to artificially boost your emotions, your sense of worth, your self-esteem, or anything else. Many motivational speakers give off a manipulative vibe, which often detracts from their message – and often times, motivational videos are no better. However, it can be good to listen to something that’s meant to inspire you. Inspiration and motivation can be elusive, and sometimes you need help finding them. Some people look to inspirational quotes while others resort to motivational web sites and services TextMotivate: Get Motivational Text Messages To Remind You Of Your Goals TextMotivate: Get Motivational Text Messages To Remind You Of Your … [Read more...] about 8 Inspirational Videos That Will Instantly Pump Up Your Motivation
The top cop in Houston, Texas, blasted senators Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell and others for their support of the National Rifle Association after he had to confront the reality of losing an officer to gun violence. Houston Police Chief Art Cevado made his upset known on Monday after the loss of Sergeant Christopher Brewster, 32, who was fatally shot on Saturday. The chief said he did not want to see their 'smug little faces', referring to Cruz and McConnell, both Republicans representing Texas and Kentucky, respectively, and others in support of law enforcement after the officer was gunned down. His comments also were specifically directed at John Cornyn, another Republican and senator from Texas. Scroll down for video Houston Police Chief Art Cevado made his upset known on Monday over the loss of Sergeant Christopher Brewster, 32, who was fatally shot on Saturday Brewster died while responding to a 911 call of a woman who said her boyfriend was assaulting … [Read more...] about Houston police chief slams Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell and says he doesn’t want to see their ‘smug little faces’ because they care more about not upsetting the NRA than protecting cops
Gillian Tindall is a high-minded Autolycus, devoted not merely to snapping up the “unconsidered trifles” of past lives but holding them to the light to glean the stories they might conceal. “Most objects, like all people, disappear in the end,” she writes at the start of The Pulse Glass, an excellent suite of essays on transience and remembrance. And yet not everything crumbles to dust; some bits and pieces defy the odds by surviving, and it is Tindall’s delight – albeit of a measured and low-key sort – to describe their escape from “the quiet darkness of forgetting”. Take, for instance, the scrap of tightly folded paper recently discovered in the crack of a wall at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, possibly to stop up a draught; when examined, it turned out to be a fragment of a musical score by Thomas Tallis, from a service held in St Paul’s in 1544. Or the case of an attic clearance in Westminster Abbey where debris was found … [Read more...] about The Pulse Glass by Gillian Tindall review – hidden histories and heirlooms