• JOE.ie

    Miley Cyrus, Curtis Pritchard, and the continuing battle with biphobia

    In the last few weeks, the topic of bisexuality has become a big talking point again. The more things change, the more things stay the same. We can look around and say things are getting better for folk in the LGBTQ+ community, but all it takes is for something to rock the boat even a little bit, and true colours start to show. Off the back of his appearance on Love Island, and during an interview on ITV's Lorraine, Curtis Pritchard (perhaps forever known as the other-half of Maura Higgins) refused to rule out that he might ever be in a relationship with a man. "I can never ever say what will happen in the future. I wouldn't rule anything out." That seems pretty woke, but far from an open admission

  • TheJournal.ie

    'I promise not to do this': Donald Trump tweets picture of Trump tower on Greenland

    US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has jokingly promised not to build an enormous hotel in Greenland, two days after he spoke about buying the Danish territory. On Sunday, Trump confirmed he was interested in buying Greenland, but said it was not a priority for his administration. “Strategically it's interesting and we'd be interested, but we'll talk to (Denmark) a little bit,” he told reporters, adding that he viewed it as a “large real estate deal.” “It's hurting Denmark very badly because they're losing almost $700 million a year carrying it… and strategically, for the United States, it would be nice,” he said. After the US President's comments, a meme was circulated showing a Trump tower on the island,

  • JOE.ie

    Here are the best pubs and bars in Ireland, as voted at the Bar of the Year Awards

    You may have had a drink in these places. Cask in Cork has been named as the Bar of the Year at the recent Bar of the Year Awards. Since opening in February 2017 on MacCurtain Street in Cork city, the venue has proven to be extremely popular due to its original and innovative cocktail menu. Award-winning cocktail consultant ​Andy Ferreira​ has helped to shape the menu and their cocktails are based around ingredients that grow in Ireland. Elsewhere, The Old Orchard in Dublin won the award for Local Bar of the Year, while Trad Bar of the Year also went to another Galway bar, Lowry's. With over 25 categories and awards up for grabs, the winners of all the following categories, chosen by a specially

  • Big News Network.com

    Chinese missiles threaten American bases on its doorstep

    Hong Kong, Aug 20 (ANI): China has the ability, through conventional missiles contained within the arsenal of the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF), to decimate US military installations around Asia in places like Guam, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Of course, retaking Taiwan - either forcibly or otherwise - remains the core strategic imperative for China, but the PLA also seeks to deter any American military involvement in such a process. Published just this month by the United States Study Centre at the University of Sydney, a 102-page report entitled "Averting Crisis: American Strategy, Military Spending and Collective Defence in the Indo-Pacific" warned that China's "massive investment in conventionally armed ballistic and cruise missiles is the centrepiece of China's 'counter intervention' efforts."It said, "Over the past 15 years, the PLA has systematically increased, upgraded and extended the range of its inventory of missiles and launchers in what the US government has called 'the most active and diverse ballistic missile development program in the world'."Such is the extent of this missile build-up that the USA may now have to choose whether to enter a conflict that is "enormously costly and dangerous".

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Johnson Says EU Too 'Negative' After Merkel And Tusk Trash His Brexit Offer

    The German leader said that she was ready to find '“ractical solutions” to the Irish border issue, but sent a stark warning that any compromise could only come in the future declaration on EU-UK relations - something Tory and DUP MPs have ruled out. “We don't need to open up the withdrawal agreement. It's a question of the future relationship,” she said. Norbert Rottgen, an ally of Merkel's, was even more withering, declaring “the letter to the president of the European Council is not a serious offer, and Boris Johnson knows it”. EU Council president Tusk was just as blunt, tweeting that the UK government's failure to propose “realistic alternatives” would cause real problems on the Irish issue,

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Sudden Infant Deaths Have Halved Since 2004 - And This Could Be Why

    Sudden infant deaths, where babies die unexpectedly before their first birthday, have halved since 2004, according to a report from the Office of National Statistics. Records of what used to be called 'cot death' began in 2004, when the rate was 0.5 deaths per 1,000 births (i.e. one in 2,000 infants). The 2017 figure is 0.27 per 1,000 births - more like one in 4,000. The total figure for 2017 across England and Wales was 183 deaths. The drop is thought to be down to parents taking on advice about better sleep practices, as well as fewer parents smoking - which is said to be a “large risk factor”. The term 'cot death' is no longer used, due to the suggestion that it can only happen when a baby

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Rape Victim Cleared Of Homicide In El Salvador

    A young rape victim, Evelyn Hernández, was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide in El Salvador. She has now been acquitted by a judge at a retrial, in a case that has attracted international attention to the country's strict abortion laws.