Saturday, 24 February 2018

Lisa Marie Presley sues business manager after her $100m Elvis inheritance reduced to $14,000

 Lisa Marie Presley is suing her former business manager for the loss of almost all her $100 million inheritance – accusing him of “reckless and negligent mismanagement” and claiming she has only $14,000 left.
The only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, she inherited his entire estate on her 25th birthday, in 1993.
Elvis’s fortune had dwindled to only a few million dollars at the time of his death in 1977, but the power of the Presley brand – including the tourist attraction Graceland – meant assets were built back up into the $100m trust.
Yet 25 years later Presley, now 50 and a singer in her own right, claims she has been left with almost nothing thanks to the actions of Barry Siegel.
She accused him, in a law suit filed in Los Angeles this week, of dissipating her wealth “through his reckless and negligent mismanagement and self serving-ambition”.
She also claimed Mr Siegel’s “hopes of attaining his own celebrity in the entertainment industry” led him to place her assets in “risky ventures.” 
In the documents, Presley claimed Mr Siegel sold 85 per cent of her interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises. He then allegedly began liquidating Presley’s assets in order to supplement her trust’s income.
Presley also claimed Mr Siegel’s business decisions left her with $500,000 in credit card debt.
However, Mr Siegel and his company, Providence Financial Management, filed their own lawsuit in response to Presley’s claims, alleging her out-of-control spending led to her financial predicament, and counter-suing for $800,000 in damages.
Leon Gladstone, a lawyer for Mr Siegel, said he had sued Presley first for non-payment.
“It’s clear Lisa Marie is going through a difficult time in her life and looking to blame others instead of taking responsibility for her actions,” Mr Gladstone said.
And the chapter is just the latest legal wrangling for Presley, who still lives in Memphis.
She is currently battling her fourth ex-husband, father of her nine-year-old twins Michael Lockwood, in the divorce courts and claiming she is $16 million in debt – although Lockwood disputes that, saying “she has not disclosed her assets or their values”.
She was previously married briefly to Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage, and for nine years to musician Danny Keough, with who she has two children – a son, Benjamin, and a model daughter, Riley.

Japan to pay travel costs for nuclear attack ‘storytellers’: The Japanese government will fund from April the travel costs of storytellers, both within Japan and abroad, who will share the testimonies given by ageing victims of America’s nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Japanese government will fund from April the travel costs of storytellers, both within Japan and abroad, who will share the testimonies given by ageing victims of America’s nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The cities, devastated by the 1945 bombings in the final phase of the second world war, began training such storytellers in 2012 and have dispatched them to other areas in Japan with recipient entities covering the costs.

To alleviate the financial burden, the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry has earmarked 30 million yen (US$280,000) in the draft 2018 budget to fund the programme. The government will also conduct English lessons for the messengers before overseas trips.

About 100 people – mostly locals, who have been trained to pass on the experiences of the world’s sole nuclear attacks in war – have been assigned by the two cities to give talks in places such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

According to the two museums, there were some 180 requests in 2016 for talks by atomic bomb storytellers at universities and schools. Around 30 per cent came from outside Hiroshima or Nagasaki prefectures, including Fukushima and Akita in northeastern Japan.

But because of the heavy burden of covering transport and accommodation fees, one local government was forced to give up its plan to receive a storyteller.

Sakuko Sasaki, who will become a Hiroshima “atomic bomb legacy successor” in April, said: “I want to inherit the activities of the atomic bomb victims, who have continued to share [their experiences] with the next generations while suffering [at the same time].”

“I am determined to go anywhere if I am requested,” said the 67-year-old.

The National Peace Memorial Halls for the Atomic Bomb Victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki will serve as contact points and receive requests for the storytellers’ dispatch from March 1.

Following the US atomic attack on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, an estimated 140,000 people had died as a result by the end of that year. The second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later is believed to have killed 74,000 people by the end of the year.

The combined number of hibakusha, people who survived either bombing, stood at 164,621 in March last year. Their average age was 81.4, according to the ministry.

Dad turns Son in for Snapchat Gun Posts, Cops find Child Porn on his phone

After the Parkland school shooting that horrified the nation, a Miami father told police he was worried about his son’s disturbing posts with guns on Instagram and Snapchat.
So he gave investigators his son’s smartphones — and they found child porn, cops say.
Miami-Dade Schools police early Friday jailed Sean Mesa, 18, a student at Dr. Michael Krop Senior High, on charges of possessing child pornography, as well as improper display of a firearm.
Mesa’s arrest comes amid the tightening response to online threats in the wake of the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Ex-student Nikolas Cruz, armed with an AR-15 and extra ammo, killed 17 people and wounded 15 more in the worst school shooting in Florida history. 
Before the shooting, Cruz had come to the attention of local and federal authorities for his disturbing online posts with threats and weapons — red flags that were never investigated.  
Since the shooting, police across Florida have arrested a wave of young people who have posted threats about violence online.
Mesa came to the attention of U.S Homeland Security Investigations’ Violent Gang Task Force, which forwarded his Instagram and Snapchat photos “recklessly displaying firearms and pointing them at the camera,” according to an arrest warrant.
Miami-Dade Schools Detective John Messenger went to Krop High on Tuesday to try to “engage in a friendly conversation to understand what Sean Mesa’s fascination with firearms was.” 
Mesa, however, bristled — telling him “he likes guns and it was his right to post on social media whatever he wished.” But Mesa’s father, concerned about his sons’ posts, agreed to give police the teen’s two phones. The U.S. Secret Service examined the phones and found a video of what appeared to be a child under the age of 10 being sexually abused, according to the warrant.
The video had been sent to two others in a group chat, the warrant said.
Using other devices, Mesa continued posting on Snapchat. Another post showed a pistol on his lap with the caption: “now they watching so I ain’t stopping.”
“The latest Snapchat photos have students and staff at Dr. Michael Krop Senior High alarmed and afraid,” according to the warrant.

Trump says security clearance process is actually too rigorous

A week after his chief of staff ordered an overhaul of the process for granting White House security clearances, President Donald Trump on Friday blamed an overly rigorous background vetting process for holding up the approval of his son-in-law’s permanent security clearance.
“It’s a broken system and it shouldn’t take this long,” said Trump during a joint news conference at the White House with visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is one of the president’s top advisers and works on a myriad of high-level and sensitive national security issues such as brokering peace in the Middle East. And more than a year into Trump’s presidency, Kushner continues to work under an interim security clearance, which gives him access to highly sensitive intelligence information.
The issues with granting such access on an interim basis came under scrutiny earlier this month after one of Trump’s top aides, Rob Porter, was forced to step down amidst allegations of spousal abuse that were revealed in media reports. Porter was likewise operating under an interim security clearance, and the ordeal exposed serious flaws and shortcomings in the White House’s handling of those allegations and security clearance process. Several top White House officials were told numerous times about the allegations against Porter and the fact that they were holding up his clearance. 
In a memo distributed to White House staff last Friday, Chief of Staff John Kelly announced that all White House employees with background investigations pending since June 1 will have their temporary clearances revoked as of today, the New York Times reported.   
But earlier this week, White House officials said that crackdown won’t affect Kushner or the work he’s doing, according to a USA Today report that noted Kushner has had to amend a national security questionnaire after he failed to disclose contacts with Russian nationals and others.
Administration officials have tried to portray the delay in Kushner’s security clearance as normal, and told Politico that high level administration officials who require the highest clearance undergo heightened scrutiny.  
But on Friday, CNN revealed that Kushner hasn’t obtained a full security clearance partly because of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, and that Kushner likely won’t receive full clearance while the probe is underway.
On Friday, the Washington Post also reported that a top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that “significant information requiring additional investigation” would further delay Kushner’s security clearance process.
The issues with Kushner’s security clearance process has left some senators concerned, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
Earlier this month, after CNN reported that several dozen other Trump administration appointees lack full security clearance, Blumenthal and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) asked the inspector general for the intelligence community to investigate the Trump administration’s security clearance procedures.
“We are concerned over the apparent low and inconsistent threshold the Trump White House uses for obtaining an interim security clearance,” the senators wrote in the letter.  
On Friday, at the White House news conference, Trump complained that the vetting process takes “months and months and months” even for people who don’t have complex financial issues.
“Do you know how many people are on that list. People with not a problem in the world,” said Trump. “So that will be up to General Kelly… General Kelly respects Jared a lot, and General Kelly will make that call. I won’t make that call.”

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25 Amazing Photos Of Québec That Aren’t Montreal

Gaspé Peninsula

2. Saint-David-De-Falardeau

3. Canyon Sainte-Anne

4. Rawdon

5. Laurentian Mountains

6. Magdalen Islands

7. Gracefield

8. Sainte-Agathe-Des-Monts

9. Montmorency Falls

10. Baie-Saint-Paul

11. Gatineau Park

12. Hôtel De Glace

13. La Mauricie National Park

14. Radisson

15. Saguenay River

16. Montebello

17. Jacques-Cartier National Park

18. Québec City

19. East Bolton

20. Bic National Park

21. Chicoutimi

22. Charlevoix

23. Knowlton

24. Meech Lake

25. La Côte-De-Beaupré

Friday, 23 February 2018

16 Foods To Eat When Suffering From Stomach Ulcers

A stomach ulcer is one of the major problems, affecting any age group. These are the open pores that develop within the stomach lining. Studies reveal that Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection is suggested to be its main cause.
Besides, if someone constantly intakes aspirin and ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, then it can trigger stomach ulcer as well.
So, while you are suffering from stomach ulcer, besides medication, there are certain foods that you must eat and some which you should avoid. Although there is no proper diet that a patient suffering from an ulcer can consume and get cured, avoiding some foods can be beneficial for your health.
A team of researchers also state that there are certainly foods which now show an effect in fighting with the Helicobacter pylori, the main cause of stomach ulcer.
So, let us now take a glance at the food that you must eat during stomach ulcer in addition to consuming acid-blocking medicines and antibiotics and how they can be beneficial for your health.

1. Cauliflower

Cauliflower, a commonly available vegetable in the market, contains sulforaphane that helps in fighting with the H. pylori bacteria. An experiment shows that people who consumed cauliflower twice a day for seven days showed 78% of negativity for the bacteria.
This compound present in cauliflower can destroy the bacteria in the digestive tract. Besides warding off stomach ulcer, cauliflower is also a source of vitamin C and fiber. Have it boiled in your salad plate or cook it in a desi style.

2. Cabbage

S-methyl methionine, also known as Vitamin U, present in cabbage is the factor that can heal an ulcer. It is seen that ulcer arises from an imbalance of stomach pH level and this vitamin helps in alkalizing the body. Besides, cabbage also contains amino acid glutamine, which is beneficial in treating an ulcer.
The presence of this substance aids in the healing of open pores by strengthening the mucosal lining of the gut. You can have it raw or in your salad, at least two cups daily.

3. Radishes

Radish contains fiber that aids in digestion and absorbs zinc and other minerals. Consider eating white radish every day so as to eradicate the causes of inflammation of the stomach lining, difficulty in digestion, and inducing gastric problems.

4. Apples

Consider eating an apple every day and lessen the chances of getting affected by a stomach ulcer. Besides, apples contain flavonoids that inhibit the growth of H. pylori.

5. Blueberries

Eating blueberries early in the morning can help in treating stomach ulcer. They are a rich source of antioxidants and nutrients, which help in improving your immune system and speeds up the recovery from an ulcer.

6. Raspberries

Raspberries and blackberries contain a high amount of phenolic compound and are therefore considered as a rich source of dietary fiber. This aids in the process of digestion and controls gastric inflammation.

7. Strawberries

According to a new research, it is seen that strawberries can act as a protective shield against stomach ulcer. Strawberries contain a high amount of antioxidants that protect the body from an ulcer. Besides, it also aids in strengthening the stomach lining. Eat 1 cup of strawberry every day with cereals or for afternoon snacks.

8. Bell Peppers

Sweet bell peppers are beneficial in warding off peptic ulcer, have it in raw form with your salad every day.

9. Carrots

Carrots can be extremely beneficial in strengthening the stomach lining. The presence of Vitamin A in carrots helps in warding off stomach ulcer, gastric inflammation or indigestion. Have it boiled in your vegetable soup or eat it raw with salad. You can even drink a glass of carrot juice every day.

10. Broccoli

Research suggests that broccoli contains a certain chemical that can eliminate the bacteria which cause stomach ulcer. It is the sulforaphane in broccoli that aids in the process. Have it in your salad plate for lunch.

11. Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the healthiest foods for our body. It contains probiotics, Lactobacillus, and Acidophilus that help in treating stomach ulcer. It creates a balance between the bad and good gut bacteria in the digestives system. Even foods like tempeh, miso, and soy-based ones also contain probiotics.

12. Olive Oil And Other Plant-based Oils

Studies show that olive oil has the potential of treating stomach ulcer. It contains phenols that act as an anti-bacterial agent, which prevents H. pylori from further spreading and affecting your stomach lining.

13. Honey

Honey is not only beneficial for providing a glowing skin and healing wounds, but effects of honey are also seen on the open pores of the stomach lining. Honey inhibits bacterial growth and relieves a stomach ulcer. Consume a tablespoon of raw honey every morning or have it in your breakfast toast.

14. Garlic

A small clove of garlic is capable of keeping a check on H. pylori bacteria that causes stomach ulcer. Garlic contains specific antimicrobial elements that help in treating stomach ulcer. Have 2-3 cloves of garlic every day for better results.

15. Decaffeinated Green Tea

Decaffeinated green tea contains ECGC, a high level of catechin that has the potential to relieve you from a stomach ulcer. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties work best on the ulcer. Have a cup of it every morning and evening.

16. Licorice

Licorice is an ancient-old medication valued especially for its medicinal properties. It has the potential to fight against the stomach ulcer and gastritis. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the stomach.
Thus, it is seen that foods that are rich in antioxidants are beneficial in treating stomach ulcer. It boosts up your immune system and prevents the spread of infection. Besides the food as mentioned above, you can even consume leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale, which contain vitamin B and calcium, almonds, cherries, etc.
Other than this, you will need to take proper medications prescribed by a medical professional. If you are on antibiotics to treat an ulcer, then have probiotic supplements in your regular diet chart.
This will aid in reducing antibiotic symptoms and enhance its effectiveness. Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, and Lactobacillus supplements have shown effective results. However, consult your doctor before consuming any supplement.