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And justice for some

We’ll say one thing for Police Scotland – when it comes to Freedom Of Information requests, dealing with them compared to the Scottish Government or Crown Office is a breath of fresh air. Responses tend to be reasonably swift and you actually get some straight answers, like these. And in this case they’re pretty remarkable answers. Because the case of Woman H appears to be one of the most clear-cut examples of perjury that you could ever identify. She claimed, in considerable and gory detail, that Alex Salmond tried to rape her in Bute House after a dinner. But her own friend, Samantha Barber, who everyone agrees was present at the dinner in question, testified under oath in court that Woman H wasn’t there, and that indeed she COULDN’T have been there because she’d specifically&n...
Comeback not-kid Alex Smith reportedly will soon be out of Washington, so here are his best landing spots
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Comeback not-kid Alex Smith reportedly will soon be out of Washington, so here are his best landing spots

Alex Smith: Coming to a team near you?Image: Getty ImagesThe 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year will not be back in Washington. According to Ian Rapoport and Kim Jones, Alex Smith is expected to be released by the Washington Football Team anytime now. He could be a free agent as soon as [checks notes] today.Last year, the quarterback defied expectations in returning to football after a life-threatening infection and multiple leg surgeries. As a starter, Smith was 5-1 and helped Washington win the NFC East. To return the favor, the impeccably run Football Team will let Smith go.Smith, who turns 37 in May, wants to continue playing, but backup duty may be the best job he’ll get. A second-string position would not be new for the veteran QB. He sat behind a young Colin Kaepernick at Super Bo...
Lana sends heartfelt message to Bobby Lashley; WWE Champion responds
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Lana sends heartfelt message to Bobby Lashley; WWE Champion responds

Advertisement Bobby Lashley’s former on-screen wife, Lana, has congratulated the RAW Superstar following his WWE Championship victory.Lana and Lashley were involved in a relationship angle on RAW from September 2019 to June 2020. Writing on Twitter, The Ravishing Russian put aside her storyline differences with The All Mighty to send him a heartfelt message.As the tweet above shows, Bobby Lashley responded to Lana by tipping her and Naomi to win the WWE Women’s Tag Team titles.Lana and Naomi won a Triple Threat match on February 1, 2021 to earn an opportunity at the Women’s Tag Team titles. Although the win occurred one month ago, they have still not been granted a match against the current title holders, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.Bobby Lashley’s first WWE Championship victory Bob...
‘Justice League’: New Snyder Cut Poster & Banner Tease The Age Of Heroes
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‘Justice League’: New Snyder Cut Poster & Banner Tease The Age Of Heroes

A new poster and banner for the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League offer fans a fresh look at the titular team. HBO Max has unveiled a new poster and banner for the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League ahead of its premiere on the streaming service later this month. The two promotional images feature the Justice League heroes fully suited up and ready for action in black-and-white, the director’s ideal version of the movie. Check them out below. Heroes #SnyderCut #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague pic.twitter.com/IpkArWncoi — Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) March 2, 2021 The Age of Heroes is upon us. 3.18.21 #SnyderCut pic.twitter.com/IPdKaNPVOh — Zack Snyder's Justice League (@snydercut) March 2, 2021 Zack Snyder is currently working on his Justice League cut for HBO Max. Previously, in a c...
Amblin Taps ‘The Act’ Writer Michelle Dean To Pen ‘Stolen Time’; Tells The True Story Of Wrongfully Convicted Death Row Inmate Sonia “Sunny” Jacobs
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Amblin Taps ‘The Act’ Writer Michelle Dean To Pen ‘Stolen Time’; Tells The True Story Of Wrongfully Convicted Death Row Inmate Sonia “Sunny” Jacobs

EXCLUSIVE: Amblin Partners has set Michelle Dean to pen Stolen Time, its biopic telling the incredible true story of wrongfully convicted death row inmate Sonia “Sunny” Jacobs. Juliet Blake is producing. Blake is Head of Television at TED and previously produced The Hundred-Foot Journey with Amblin. Amblin Partners’ President of Production Holly Bario, will oversee on behalf of the studio. The studio recently acquired the film rights to the riveting and timely story of Jacobs, who was in her 20’s when she and her husband, Jesse Tafero, were convicted of the fatal shooting of two law enforcement officers based on the false testimony of the man who actually committed the murders. Sources tell Deadline that as part of the development process, Dean and Blake are reviewing over 2,500...
No, The BBC Isn’t Anti-Semitic. But It Must Realise Jews Do ‘Count’
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No, The BBC Isn’t Anti-Semitic. But It Must Realise Jews Do ‘Count’

This week has seen an explosion of indignation from British Jews after BBC2’s Politics Live asked four non-Jewish panellists to discuss ‘should Jews Count as an ethnic minority?’  For the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the question was insensitive. To others, it was offensive, moronic and grotesque. As both a Jewish woman and someone who has worked at the BBC on and off for decades I am both disappointed and defensive – because I know the BBC is better than this.The reason we are angry is that, as Jews, we live amid constant reminders of anti-Semitism, and not just in hate speech. With the Holocaust still in living memory, and despite lockdown in 2020, there were 1,668 anti-Jewish incidents in the UK. The very real risks mean all our community institutions are heavily guarded, wi...
Strep Throat Doesn’t Worsen Tourette’s, May Affect ADHD
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Strep Throat Doesn’t Worsen Tourette’s, May Affect ADHD

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Strep throat doesn't appear to aggravate Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders in youngsters, according to a new study.But it did find an association between strep infection and increased hyperactivity and impulsiveness among kids with ADHD.People with chronic tic disorders have unintentional repetitive movements and vocalizations. Previous research has suggested a link between strep and tic and behavioral disorders."The link between streptococcus and tics in children is still a matter of intense debate," said study author Dr. Davide Martino, of the University of Calgary in Canada. "We wanted to look at that question, as well as a possible link between strep and behavioral symptoms like obsessive-compu...
Hamilton talks F1 future and his ‘driving force’
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Hamilton talks F1 future and his ‘driving force’

Lewis Hamilton: "I got into racing because I loved racing and that's got to always be at the core of what I do." Seven-time world champion also speaks at the launch of Mercedes' new car about his hope to help drive lasting action and change off the track By James Galloway Last Updated: 02/03/21 7:22pm 4:45 EXCLUSIVE: Take a closer look at Mercedes' new car as technical director James Allison speaks to Sky Sports about some of the changes and improvements for 2021 EXCLUSIVE: Take a closer look at Mercedes' new car as technical director James Allison speaks to Sky Sports about some of the changes and improvements for 2021 Lewis Hamilton has made clear that the winning of a record eighth Formula 1 world title will not determine whether he continues r...
Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Why Bears suddenly are strong bet to deal for Texans QB
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Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Why Bears suddenly are strong bet to deal for Texans QB

The Bears could have drafted Deshaun Watson ahead of Mitchell Trubisky in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Now they might be willing to give up a lot of future draft picks to acquire Watson in 2021. On Monday's edition of ESPN's "NFL Live," analyst Dan Orlovsky suggested that Chicago should go "all in" to complete a trade with the Texans for Watson. Following that up, reporter Jeff Darlington explained that the Bears might be in enough of a desperate state at quarterback to make such a move. The Bears had been mentioned as early suitors for Watson with Trubisky set to become a free agent who they won't try to re-sign. They also don't want to go back to starting Nick Foles, who still has two years left on his contract.MORE: Teddy Bridgewater trade rumors: 49ers rep...
Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Alison Brie, & Merritt Wever Will Star in Apple Anthology Series “Roar”
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Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Alison Brie, & Merritt Wever Will Star in Apple Anthology Series “Roar”

Nicole Kidman’s long-in-the-works TV adaptation of Cecelia Ahern’s short story collection “Roar” has found a home — and will also count Cynthia Erivo, Alison Brie, and Merritt Wever among its stars. Variety confirms the half-hour anthology series, created and showrun by “GLOW’s” Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, landed an eight-episode order at Apple. The project is described as “a series of darkly comic feminist fables.”As previously reported, Kidman will executive produce with her Blossom Films partner Per Saari. Her “Big Little Lies” collaborator Bruna Papandrea will also EP, as will Flahive, Mensch, and Ahern. Endeavor Content is producing. Kidman was last seen in “The Prom” and “The Undoing.” She received a Golden Globe nod for her leading role in the latter. Among the projects on the Osc...