Prince Andrew Backs Out

Prince Andrew has requested permission from the Queen to “withdraw” from royal family duties due to recent associations with Jeffery Epstein.

The Prince has suffered a great amount of backlash after his recent BBC interview where he admitted to being affiliated with previously passed Jeffery Epstein. Prince Andrew also made it clear that he feels sympathy for the victims and their families.

Big corporations and charities such as Barclays have began to dissociate themselves with the Prince due to his words and actions.

The Duke had made it clear he first met Epstein through his girlfriend back in 1999, who had been a friend since their time at university.

It is understood that Prince Andrew will no longer activity take part in public activities due to this confusion with Epstein.

His final time meeting with Epstein was in 2010, to which the prince described as a “wrong decision”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50496539

Conversation / Description

6ft2, 200 lbs, short but long on top hazelnut hair (often scruffy). Patchy beard which isn’t that long right now. Relatively hunched shoulders, always leaning forward. Soft spoken English accent, typically quite understandable.

I had a conversation with Jonny last night before going to bed whilst throwing some darts (we weren’t playing, just throwing). We were briefly discussing the current NBA season and how teams were performing. Our main focus was on the Timberwolves as they had beat the Spurs a couple hours earlier. It wasn’t a long conversation, maybe 5 minutes tops. We also discussed plans we had for the weekend when we go up to Minneapolis to watch a game. We discussed how to break down petrol costs for the drive there and back and how we plan to split the time up.

Class Mate Story 2

Meet Okan Golge!

As a young kid, Okan would often find himself fixated on his childhood hero; Ronaldhino. Okan would come home and sit in front of his computer watching one of the greatest play for hours and hours. “He could do things with his feet some can’t even do with their hands,” explained Okan. 

Okan comes from a relatively large town called Köln, Germany, where he has 2 siblings back home – a younger brother and an older sister.

Okan is a sophomore here at Morningside College. He is currently here on a soccer scholarship and plays with number 10 on his back. However, he plays more of a 9 role which is a lead striker and this has helped him break a couple of school records. 

Last year, Okan was able to score 8 goals for the Mustangs and also had 3 assists to his name to round off a first successful college season/career. 

When discussing the future of the Morningside soccer team, Okan spoke with great confidence and explained how the team can produce a high amount of success. 

Morningside was able to successfully win a GPAC title against rival side Briar Cliff in a game that ended 3-2. Despite Okan’s absence after a suspicious red card early on, the team was able to pull together and get the job done.

News Story 12

South Western Rail employees announce strike plans for 27 days during the month of December around the London area.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union claims that the workers of SWR are simply left with “no choice” but to take action against the industry.

SWR spoke out and said they were “extremely disappointed” by the plans of the union and their workers.

These plans will dramatically effect peoples plans for both work and the Christmas break. Individuals will have to find alternative methods of transport to get to the city capital if the strike was to go ahead.

Targeting the Christmas period shows the “lack of concern” that the RMT continue to have for South Western’s customers. Many may have to change their holiday plans incase these plans go ahead.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-50307665

Story #3 Draft

Story 1: The science story

Story 2: NCAA allowing students to receive money (https://www.npr.org/2019/10/29/774439078/ncaa-starts-process-to-allow-compensation-for-college-athletes)

Story 3: UK General Election:  (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49826655)

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Story 1:

A seal sustained multiple injuries from plastic waste in the ocean.

Flowerpot was discovered and rescued on a Norfolk beach with its head stuck in a piece of plastic waste left in the ocean.

This was the 51st animal which has been recovered by the RSPCA and taken in for treatment. The charity has said the injuries sustained from this plastic will take months to heal and have caused a considerable amount of pain to the seal (named Flowerpot).

With the use of bone pliers, the RSPCA were successfully able to cut the plastic away from the seals neck and allow freedom. Flowerpot will have to have daily salt baths in order to help heal the deep wound which surrounds the neck area. Flowerpot will also be on antibiotics to ensure a sustainable recovery.

Flowerpot would’ve been “restricted” in the wild which would’ve made the seal very easy prey to predators.

Story 2:

The NCAA has stated they intend to allow their athletes to receive compensation with the use of their name or image.

The board of governors made a decision to vote on the controversial topic. In this vote they were deciphering whether the student athletes should benefit from their name, image and likeliness. 

Michael Drake claimed that the board want to provide “the best possible experience” for these college students and insisted there would be “additional flexibility” within the NCAA.

However, it has not yet been made clear when these new changes will come into full effect. 

Story 3: 

Boris Johnson has called for another General Election to take place on December 12th, 2019

The decision was made in attempt to hopefully end the constant stalemate which continues to grow as the weeks continue.

Parties will compete for 650 seats across the country. 326 will bring a majority to any party. 

It is understood that Johnson has called for an election in order to achieve greater voting power in the House of Commons. Johnson’s Conservative party does not currently hold a majority, but the prime minster hopes this snap election will bring one. 

A majority would mean Johnson could begin to pass legislation on Brexit with far greater ease as his party would hold that crucial majority in the commons.

News Comment 11 – Snap Election

Boris Johnson calls for general election to take place on December 12th.

After another delay in the events leading to Brexit, the prime minster has announced it time to vote for who holds power in the United Kingdom. The Conservatives to be led by Boris Johnson (the standing prime minister) and the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn.

In order for any party to gain a majority, they need to achieve over 326 seats which is over half. There are 650 seats available to MP’s and once any party gains over 326, they hold a majority in parliament (making it easier to pass legislation).

Anyone over the age of 18 is allowed to take part in the vote, and voting will take place between 7:00 and 22:00.

If a party doesn’t win outright, a coalition between two parties must be formed in order to fill the 326 seats forming a majority.

A coalition often results in great controversy as two parties rarely share the same political views which means passing law in parliament is often a hazard.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49826655