New species of fly named after ‘Game of Thrones’ villain

Paramonovius nightking is a bee fly named after Game of Thrones’ Night King because it reigns in winter and has a crown of spine-like hairs. The name was chosen by Game of Thrones fan Xuankun Li, a PhD student at the Australian National Insect Collection in Canberra. (Credit: CSIRO) PEOPLE ARE FREAKING OUT OVER THIS SUSHI SPIDER FOUND IN SYDNEY Lessard added that the name came from Xuankun Li, a Ph.D. student at CSIRO and a huge fan of the HBO show, “proving that inspiration for new species names can come from anywhere.” Paramonovius nightking is an apt name for the fly. It only appears in the winter in a small portion of Western Australia and has a crown of …

Trump official blames migrant father for drowning with daughter

Ken Cuccinelli, acting USCIS head, said he wasnt concerned photos would be emblematic of hardline immigration policy A widelyimages that highlight the peril and desperation faced by migrant families blocked from entering the US at the immigration policy. The reason we have tragedies like that on the border is because that father didnt wait to go through the asylum process in the legal fashion and decided to cross the river and not only died but his daughter died tragically as well, Cuccinelli said on Thursday night. The photographs, taken on Monday, show scar Alberto Martnez Ramrez, 26, and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria lying face down in shallow water after dying in the Rio Grande, the river that divides Mexico from …

Mitchell Starc sinks New Zealand after Usman Khawaja lifts Australia

Usman Khawajas dogged 88 and a five-wicket haul for Mitchell Starc steered Australia to an 86-run World Cup victory over New Zealand at Lords Be afraid, England and Wales 2019. The Aussies are coming. Or rather, the Aussies are still coming, after an 86-run defeat of a New Zealand team who seemed consumed by the occasion at Lords. At times in the Black Caps attempts to chase 243 this felt a bit like a Sunday morning junior age group game. Steve Smith sent down some weird, wonky all-sorts. Wickets were greeted with jokey huddles. It took the return of Mitchell Starc to restore a sense of World Cup order, figures of five for 26 reflecting a spell of brutal, high-grade, …

How it feels to play your first Glastonbury

Supporting Circa Waves, playing alongside Young Blood and doing a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 are among the highlights, but Ed reckons Glastonbury will top it all. “I am so excited to be playing. Even if no-one turns up it’s going to be amazing for me.” Skip Youtube post by Ed The Dog Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report Report End of Youtube post by Lauran Hibberd Image Copyright Lauran Hibberd Lauran Hibberd There is one nightmare situation for a band making their festival debut. Being on at the same time as a big name. Nobody wants to go up against Kylie, right? “We clash with Hosier I think, which I’m slightly worried about but not too …

‘House dispute has given me anxiety’

The results suggested that 72% felt “very worried and anxious” about their future, and 17% had had suicidal thoughts as a direct result. Anxiety ‘off the rails’ A leaseholder owns the right to use a property for a fixed period of time – typically between 99 and 125 years for most buyers. But it is the freeholder who owns the property outright, and the land on which it is built. They also decide what service charges are payable and can ask for necessary work to be carried out to ensure the property’s upkeep. In 2013, Lisa and others in her block of 21 flats were served an invoice for major works that initially totalled just short of £100,000 between them. …

Its #TwentyBiTeen, girl-on-girl culture is peaking and its about time

Bisexual chic from Bella Hadids virtual kiss to Ariana Grandes hits is having a moment and the mainstream is embracing it This Pride season, big-name sponsors such as Mastercard, Diet Coke and T-Mobile, and even straight-identifying individuals, take up the cause, the line between inclusion and co-option gets blurrier every year. lesbian sex party for straight women that trivializes queer womens sexuality, Skirt Club is now more explicitly bisexual than ever. According to founder Genevieve LeJeune, members range from decidedly straight to completely gay, though most consider themselves bi-curious and prefer not to label their sexuality at all. LeJeune always openly identified as bisexual, but when she founded Skirt Club, she wasnt looking to get political, and neither were most …

The planet’s on fire but candidates’ climate crisis response remains tepid

The 10 candidates on stage in Miami accurately conveyed the urgency of global heating but missed chances to show how it underlies all key political issues Thursdays Democratic debate demonstrated just how far the the US is from contemplating the climate crisis as a threat that will touch almost all areas of American life and policymaking. Once again, debate moderators where the effects of climate change are already apparent, they missed multiple opportunities to press home how rising temperatures play into other political issues. Extreme heat and climate disasters threaten economy, and crop failures help to failing to do enough to stave off the worst effects.

Woman, 3 Children Died Of Heat Exposure After Crossing Rio Grande: Officials

A law enforcement official close to the investigation told The Associated Press the four were overcome by the heat and foul play is not suspected. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person isn’t authorized to speak publicly about the bodies found Sunday. Authorities believe they may have been dead for days before being discovered. The FBI is leading the investigation into the deaths because the park is on federal land. The names of the four have not been released and authorities are working to determine their country of origin. “It’s a well-known route because it’s so close to the border,” he said. “There’s a lot of brush,” he said. “It’s like ranchland, there’s no difference.” Over a …

Meghan and Harry spent 2.4m of taxpayers’ money on new home

(CNN)Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, spent 2.4 million (about $3 million) of British taxpayers’ money on renovations to their new home, according to the Royal Household’s latest annual financial statement. According to the palace, the only “floating” floor in the cottage was in the main kitchen area and was required by planners to temporarily protect the old flooring underneath during construction. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for salaries of the Queen’s staff, upkeep of palaces and official royal duties, including travel, footed the bill for the renovations. The cost of all fittings, fixtures and furnishings were paid for privately by the Duke and Duchess. Accounts for the Sovereign Grant, which were just released publicly, reveal that …

Friends Stars Post Hilariously Different Versions Of Girls Night Out Together

That’s what Lisa Kudrow proved when they shared vastly different selfies of themselves with Kudrow decided to be more of a traditionalist and posted a nice, flattering photo of the three of them. She also had a clever caption to boot: Cox, on the other hand, took a more kooky approach and posted this selfie. She also posted an equally quirky caption: “Trying to figure out what to say on Instagram…” Cox wrote. But it’s fun to see how two people having the same experience could post vastly different photos. Not to mention that Kudrow, who played the zany Phoebe on “Friends,” seemed to take more of Monica approach to posting a selfie, while Cox, who played Monica, acted a …

Five arrests in Patisserie Valerie scandal

After it went into administration, the cafe chain was found to have overstated its cash position by £30m and failed to disclose overdrafts of nearly £10m. Patisserie Valerie puts butter back in cakes Ex-Patisserie Valerie boss ‘felt like emigrating’ Patisserie Valerie says finance chief arrested Patisserie Valerie black hole grows to £94m Patisserie Valerie’s former chairman, Luke Johnson, who was also its biggest shareholder, wrote earlier this month in his column for the Sunday Times that that he had considered fleeing the UK after the scandal broke and feared becoming “a pariah in the business world”. The Sunday Times reported that Mr Johnson was not among those arrested by the SFO. Butter back “On Tuesday 18 June, as part of …

Heartbeat actor William Simons dies aged 79

Image Copyright @jasedurr @jasedurr Simons, who was born in Swansea, was already 51 when he landed the biggest role of his career, playing Alf Ventress when Heartbeat first landed on TV screens in 1992 as a prime-time vehicle for former EastEnders star and chart-topping singer Nick Berry. Berry played a young London constable who moved north with his family and encountered Ventress as one of the colleagues who helped him build a new life while fighting crime in a rural setting. The show, set in the fictional Yorkshire villages of Ashfordly and Aidensfield, attracted more than 13 million viewers and saw guest appearances by Gary Barlow, Charlotte Church, Lulu, and David Dickinson – and Yorkshire’s legendary cricket umpire Dickie Bird. …

Spanish court lifts ‘wolf pack’ convictions from sexual abuse to rape

Men who attacked woman in Pamplona have jail sentences increased to 15 years The five defendants in sexual attack case have had their prison sentences raised from nine to 15 years each after the supreme court found them guilty of gang-raping a woman at the three years ago. The case known as La Manada, or the wolf pack, after the name of the mens WhatsApp group shocked Spain, prompted major protests and provoked The original proceedings a tweet, she said the verdict was in line with the governments proposals to change the law to distinguish between rape and sexual assault, and sexual abuse. Viviana Waisman, the president of the human rights NGO Womens Link, said the verdict was very important. …