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BBC Death In Paradise’s Neville Parker drops huge clue on replacement as he exits Saint Marie

BBC’s Death In Paradise star Neville Parker, played by Ralf Little, has hinted at who might be taking his place in Saint Marie. Neville has decided to leave the island in search of ‘The One’ after failing to find love and with his ex-girlfriend arriving in Saint Marie, he feels it’s time to travel and find his future wife. Just as Neville plans to leave, DS Florence Cassell calls the Commissioner from witness protection, saying she’s returning to Saint Marie but will she arrive in time to see Neville before he leaves? And what does this mean for Neville’s future on the island? Tonight, Neville dropped a hint about who might take his place. Naomi came to see if he was ready for his trip, but his house was still tidy and nothing was packed, reports the Mirror. She said she thought it would be messier, and he answered: “Tell me about it, I’ve still got loads to do, stuff to buy for my trip, accommodation to book. Plus I need to make a list of Harry’s dietary requirements for whoever moves in next. I was going to make a start on it last night but I got distracted by the case.” Is this a big clue about who will come after Neville decides to travel? Ralf Little, who plays Neville, hasn’t said if he’s leaving the show. But he has talked about being the detective on the show for the longest time. “Episode sixty nine was my first as DI Neville Parker, which is (almost) 7/10ths of the way to one hundred. So, the bulk of it was already there. But the idea that I’d be able to do another thirty one episodes on top of that to reach one hundred is astonishing. If I’m really honest, I was just hoping to get to the end of the first series and for everybody not to hate it. Everything after that was a bonus! ” Ralf said earlier when the show had its 100th episode. “At the risk of sounding like a footballer going, ‘It’s all about the team’, these personal milestones are lovely to reach and they’re incredibly satisfying. But it is all about the show, the people loving it and everyone working together.” He added: “For me to have been here and be lucky enough to lead a stellar cast and be trusted with this legacy is something I can’t believe. I thank my lucky stars every day and feel like I’ve won the lottery.” Get the latest celebrity gossip and telly news sent straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily Showbiz newsletter here.

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Whooping cough warnings continue amid low vaccination rates in rural Alberta

Alberta Health Services is urging Albertans to protect themselves from pertussis after an increase in cases in Okotoks, Alta. and the Calgary Zone in recent months. According to provincial data, there’s a big difference in vaccination rates between rural and urban communities for whooping cough. Seventeen cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have been confirmed in the Okotoks area since November, including one person who was hospitalized. AHS said all the cases were “locally acquired.” Another 22 cases were identified in other parts of the Calgary Zone during the same period, bringing the total to 39 cases. So far this year, 120 lab-confirmed cases have been detected in the province. Currently, the pertussis vaccine is free for children, people who are in the third trimester of pregnancy and adults who have not had a tetanus booster in the past 10 years. The pertussis vaccine also protects against tetanus and diphtheria. AHS says 86 per cent of outbreak and non-outbreak-associated cases were from patients who were not immunized or partially immunized. “Think hard about who in your family is vulnerable. Do you have a baby? That’s a big deal when it comes to whooping cough in terms of mortality and severity of disease. You need to protect the baby and the best way is getting everybody vaccinated including pregnant women,” said Dr. Cora Constantinescu, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Alberta Children’s Hospital. The latest rash of outbreaks began more than a year ago in the Alberta South Zone. The most recent Alberta vaccination numbers show that 70.73 per cent of children have a fourth dose of the pertussis vaccine by age 2. Calgary had the highest rate at 80 per cent. “People used to talk about vaccines being victims of their own success because we don’t see these diseases – well now we are,” Constantinescu said. She said family physicians are a key source of information for parents. “Engaging them and educating them and supporting them as they support their patients is crucial because they are that key to trust with a lot of our vaccine hesitant families,” the physician said. She said she is worried that family doctors may not have the time and resources to talk to parents at length about the importance of vaccines. “Family physicians are already overworked and overburdened. The vaccine conversation is typically not a quick conversation. There’s no good compensation for that for our front-line primary care physicians,” Constantinescu said. It’s not just the pertussis vaccination that’s lower in rural areas – it’s also the HPV vaccine, which is given at schools. “I think a lot of it has to do with education around the benefits of the vaccine and its direct link to helping to prevent cervical cancer,” said Dr. Gregg Nelson, professor and chair of gynecologic oncology at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.

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Exclusive—Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill: Big Tech Censorship Case Heads to U.S. Supreme Court

Ronald Reagan famously said, “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” When it comes to freedom of speech, that could not be more true. One hundred and three pages of fact findings in district court, supported by five hundred and ninety-one footnotes, demonstrate a sprawling campaign of “unrelenting pressure from the most powerful office in the world” to “bend [social-media platforms] to the government’s will.” The Biden administration, however, claims that these platforms aggressively censored American voices because of Biden’s persuasive “eloquence,” rather than its threats and coercion. While the White House insisted that social media platforms view themselves as “partners,” on the same “team,” and benefiting from the government’s “help,” those same officials were subjecting the platforms to relentless abuse, accusations, and blatant threats. Of course, this abusive relationship between Big Government and Big Tech didn’t begin this way. It was a slow burn starting as early 2017, when the FBI began coordinating secret meetings in Silicon Valley with content-moderation officers across seven platforms. Even then, the platforms were threatened with “legislation” if they did not censor more, with encrypted lists demanding mass-censorship flooding their inboxes. This soon escalated to more aggressive practices. By 2018, CISA, or the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, was highlighting “disinformation” from state and local officials to be censored across platforms, and in 2020, the “Election Integrity Partnership” was launched — a colossal mass-surveillance and mass-censorship project that entangled government agencies, the Stanford Internet Observatory, and social media platforms into an Orwellian knot. In time, this would be rebranded as “The Virality Project,” with the capability to monitor tens of millions of social media “engagements” per week and spur extensive censorship. By the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, this shadowy Ministry of Truth had completely embedded itself into the very fabric of our digital communications. As a result, it wasn’t difficult for President Biden to double down on such an insidious system, one conveniently engineered for “the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history.” Like water carving into rock, the unrelenting pressure from the “highest (and I mean highest) levels of the White House” proved too much for these tech companies to bear, with one hand offering them a carrot for compliance and the other threatening the complete annihilation of their business model. One by one, they folded to pressure from the Biden White House, responding with “total compliance,” even when it meant censoring truthful information that did not violate existing platform policies. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty of Louisiana granted an historic injunction in response to our 2022 lawsuit Louisiana and Missouri v. Biden on July 4, 2023. On appeal, the Fifth Circuit affirmed it — twice. Both courts have confirmed that the government’s coordinated campaign to censor domestic speech through private institutions violates the First Amendment rights of millions of Americans. Yet the Biden administration continues to unapologetically coerce platforms into censorship to this day, resulting in an oppressive editorial power that affects every American. Biden’s attorneys have also made it clear that this administration has no intention of ceasing its unconstitutional conduct. Instead, they’ve expressed the firm intention to continue. That is why this case at the U.S. Supreme Court is so important to our nation. These censorship efforts were never vague or abstract but extremely specific, right down to individual speakers and posts flagged for “misinformation” or “disinformation” because they dared to criticize the government’s narrative. But the government does not have the power to secretly distort the marketplace of ideas or actively manipulate public discourse to suit its needs. Moreover, “a state may not induce, encourage or promote private persons to accomplish what it is constitutionally forbidden to accomplish” (Norwood v. Harrison). Our limited discovery has uncovered extensive suppression of speech that goes against the fundamental nature of American liberty. For our government, its institutions, or its officials to actively censor protected speech strikes at the core of who we are as citizens of a free nation with a government created by the people, for the people. I invite you to listen to our oral argument on March 18, where evidence rather than Orwellian “eloquence” will be front and center. Liz Murrill is the Attorney General of Louisiana. She previously served as the state’s Solicitor General and has been with this case from the beginning. The case is Murthy v. Missouri, No. 23-411 in the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Elliot Page: LGBTQQIAAP2S+-Themed Films Are Not ‘Niche’ Because 30% of Youth Identify as LGBTQQIAAP2S+

Transgender actor Elliot Page is blasting Hollywood producers who feel that queer films are not movies for a mainstream audience. Speaking from the stage at BFI Flare, London’s gay film festival, Page insisted that gay films can’t be “niche” because a recent survey claimed that 30 percent of American youth identify a LGBTQQIAAP2S+. If such a large number of kids claim to be LGBTQQIAAP2S+, then, Page said of gay-themed films, “I’m sorry, but this is not niche,” Variety reported. She also recounted the story of how she came out as “trans” to the showrunner of her Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, applauding Steve Blackman for how accommodating he was in rewriting her character. “I hate that I have to say [that I feel lucky] because it should not be the case, and we should have lots of trans actors,” Page remarked. Page is starring in the film, Close to You, the story of a woman who undergoes transition surgery to become a man and encounters a man for whom she had feelings when she was younger. Speaking of the new film in September, the star formerly known as Ellen Page said allowing an audience to know what it was like to play a scene shirtless after the transition surgery, was paramount. Page said it was important to open people’s minds to the gay agenda. Her preferred pronouns are now “he/him” and “they/them,” and Page self-identifies as “non-binary.” Page also reportedly insisted that acting awards need to be “gender-neutral.” Several major awards, including the Oscars, already dumped categories such as “Best Actress” to be more neutral, and Page agrees with the trend. “Yeah, it seems like a good idea,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “And, again, this sort of unusual aspect of that being the only category, right, where that sort of happens? So, hopefully, we start moving beyond that degree of binary thinking.” Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston, or Truth Social @WarnerToddHuston

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Burger King Sued for $15 Million for Allowing ‘Open Air Drug Bazaar’ in NYC Location

A New York City man is suing Burger King for $15 million for allowing a location to be turned into an “open air drug bazaar” that’s ruining the surrounding neighborhood. The restaurant in question is located on Fulton Street, just blocks away from City Hall. Despite its proximity to the office of Mayor Eric Adams (D), local resident Kevin Kaufman says a group of eight to 10 “professional drug dealers” have all but completely taken over the spot. Kaufman, a 69-year-old filmmaker who has lived on the block for 20 years, said in the multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court that the store is a “base of operation” for selling drugs. In a recent investigation conducted by the New York Post, a group of eight men and one woman were seen blocking the store’s location for hours last Tuesday, “with one man acting as a doorman with a cup seeking change.” When people made it inside the restaurant, they appeared to be offered drugs for sale by the horde. Two of the men were reportedly spotted openly drinking vodka as another smoked marijuana and “peddled loose cigarettes to Burger King customers leaving the restaurant, passersby and his associates.” Reporters from the Post even observed the group’s ringleader holding “meetings” while the alleged criminal activities were going on: Members of the group repeatedly entered and exited the restaurant, never ordering food, and used the desolate space as their office. The apparent leader of the group sat at a table while sipping coffee from a Dunkin’ cup and holding meetings with associates. Another member plopped down at a window seat to monitor the traffic outdoors while rolling joints. “We’ve reached out to every direction we can and the only ones that seem to be responsive and listening are the cops,” Kaufman told the publication. “Cops are doing everything they can to get rid of these people, but they’re handcuffed. It’s this idiotic bail reform. They have arrested a couple of people, but they are back within 24 hours.” According to Kaufman, franchise owner Lalmir Sultanzada holds much of the blame. The 66-year-old Long Island resident is an immigrant from Afghanistan who also owns a Popeyes, a Dunkin’ Donuts, and several other fast-food spots around the city. “He doesn’t take responsibility, he throws it on the lap of the cops instead of hiring security himself and policing his own store,” Kaufman told the outlet. His lawsuit is targeting Sultanzada as well as Burger King’s corporate office, accusing the company of violating New York’s private nuisance law. “Fulton Street is now a neighborhood in crisis,” Kaufman wrote, referring to the gang of shady individuals as “professional drug dealers who have long criminal records and are well known among local law enforcement.” According to the filmmaker, Burger King needs to “stop terrorizing his neighborhood and turning Fulton Street into an open air drug bazaar.” Sultanzada says that he believes the group hanging out in his store to be a problem as well, but hiring his own security would be too expensive. “That’s not my problem… It’s up to the police. I’m not selling drugs,” the fast food franchise king fumed. “If I’m going to close the store. Who’s going to be responsible for my loss?” “They’re hanging around, they throw everything inside the stores. A couple of times they hit one of my managers,” Sultanzada continued, adding that the NYPD is not “paying attention.” “It’s not me. Go talk with the government, talk with the police department, talk with the mayor, talk with the governor,” he added. “They have to find a solution for those bums, not me.” Since the beginning of 2023, 143 emergency calls to 911 were placed in relation to that particular Burger King, police said. “This is around the corner from the mayor, his office is right there, and it’s like ‘Dude, clean up your neighborhood,” another disgruntled neighbor who has been living on Fulton Street for 15 years told the outlet. According to the other resident, who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, the store “is never busy, the only people in there are poor, homeless or dealing drugs.” “At least there’d be a mix [if] you go to McDonald’s… you’ll never see people from the neighborhood in there because it’s a shitshow.” A third concerned neighbor questioned how the franchise is even staying in business, “and why isn’t [Burger King] doing anything about it?” “The people that scare me are the people this crowd attracts,” he said. “They’re not mentally safe… There are hours of the night where we no longer feel safe walking our dog. That’s a problem.” He added that he sees people at the store every day who are “clearly fucked up on drugs” and frequently hears homeless people in “an absolute terrorizing screaming match.” A shocking video posted to X by the account “Fulton St Coalition” shows a brawl between two men, with one slamming the other into the pavement outside the Burger King. Totally agree the city is a mess and Fulton St in NYC has now full gangs that have taken over the streets. Open drug dealing and harassment of community members. @BurgerKing is housing the gangs and getting cut. pic.twitter.com/VBg86DVmie — Fulton St Coalition (@Fultonstcoalit) January 5, 2024 An NYPD spokesperson told the Post that “quality of life complaints remain a real concern to residents in all city neighborhoods.” “The NYPD deploys our officers where crime is reported in response to community complaints and will continue to address these conditions as the public demands and expects we should,” the spokesperson added.

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State Department Planning Charter Flight for Americans from Haiti but Warns Trip to Airport Is Dangerous

The State Department on Saturday announced it was arranging a charter flight for U.S. citizens stuck in Haiti departing from Cap-Haïtien International Airport, but warned that they would have to get to the airport on their own and that the nearly six-hour drive from Port-au-Prince is “dangerous.” “We are arranging a charter flight for U.S. citizens with valid U.S. passports from Cap-Haitien to the U.S. Travel to Cap-Haitien is conducted at your own risk,” the State Department’s X account posted. Haiti: We are arranging a charter flight for U.S. citizens with valid U.S. passports from Cap-Haitien to the U.S. Travel to Cap-Haitien is conducted at your own risk. If you are interested in this flight, fill out our intake form (https://t.co/bRo87JkOsI). https://t.co/qzBjoYDrM8 pic.twitter.com/ItUfaVaeAD — Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) March 16, 2024 It added in a security alert posted to its website that the flight depended on whether or not the security situation in Cap-Haïtien remained stable, and noted: The overland trip from Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitien is dangerous. We recommend you consider the Cap-Haitien flight only if you believe you can reach Cap-Haitien airport safely. We cannot provide overland travel from other parts of Haiti to Cap-Haitien. We continue to work on options for departures out of Port-au-Prince and will let you know about them as soon as we are able to safely and securely arrange them. It added: The security situation in Haiti is unpredictable and dangerous. Travel within Haiti is conducted at your own risk. The U.S. government cannot guarantee your safety traveling to airports, borders, or during any onward travel. You should consider your personal security situation before traveling anywhere in Haiti. Only attempt to depart Haiti or travel within Haiti if you believe it is safe for you to do so. It is not clear how many flights will be flown. The alert added that U.S. citizens choosing to depart using “U.S. government coordinated flights” must sign a promissory note agreeing to reimburse the government for the flight. RELATED VIDEO — Rep. Cory Mills Helps Rescue Americans from Haiti amid Gang Violence Anarchy: Office of Rep. Cory Mills/LOCAL NEWS X /TMX The State Department said Thursday it did not know how many Americans were in Haiti. State Department Press Secretary Matthew Miller said: I don’t have an estimate of how many Americans are on the ground in Haiti. That’s always a difficult information – always difficult information for the State Department to have a precise number on because most Americans when they travel to a country — and certainly one like Haiti where we have close ties and there are people that go back and forth — they don’t register with the United States, they don’t register with our embassy to tell us that they are there. So it’s impossible for us to know for sure. He said there were at least several hundred Americans registered to receive information, but that was not an overall number of how many Americans were in the country. Miller had also said there were no plans for any evacuation. It is unclear if the charter flight counts as an “evacuation.” He said on Thursday: We always plan for all sorts of contingencies. But no, we are not planning for any — we are not actively planning for any evacuation. And I would remind you and others that Haiti has been a Level 4 country with respect to our Travel Advisory since 2020. So what that means is for four years we have been telling Americans do not go to Haiti; do not travel there, it’s not safe to do so; and for those who are there, leave as soon as you can feasibly do so without putting yourself at risk. Saturday’s security alert also warned Americans not to travel to Haiti, and if they were already in Haiti, to avoid crowds and areas where violence, demonstrations or disruptions are reported by local media to be happening. “Keep a low profile,” it added. “Be aware of your surroundings. Be prepared to shelter in place for an extended time period. Avoid being outside after dark. Stay alert in areas frequented by foreign visitors. Review your personal security plans. Have travel documents up-to-date and easily accessible. Carry proper identification.” Miller said the State Department was providing $33 million in humanitarian assistance to Haiti, an additional $300 million for a police force that Kenya would be launching in coming “days and weeks” known as the Multinational Security Support Mission. He said some of that money would be provided in transfers of equipment, logistics, and direct financial support. He said $200 million would come from the Pentagon, and $100 million from the State Department. The Pentagon told Breitbart News on Thursday that no U.S. troops would be part of the police force. Follow Breitbart News’s Kristina Wong on ”X”, Truth Social, or on Facebook.

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‘There Is No Evil He Would Not Do For Power’ – War in Ukraine Update for March 18

Overview: Moscow’s troops raise flag in Tonenke, struggle near Stepove Zelensky calls out Russian dictator’s “imitation” of elections, as Putin polling at 88% Iskander missiles destroy homes, injure five civilians in Mykolaiv Air Force downs more than a dozen UAVs, as kamikaze drones terrorize the South AFU repels two more Russian attacks on left bank This imitation of “elections” has no legitimacy, and cannot have any,” Zelensky says As Russian presidential elections start winding down, and exit polls show the incumbent garnering about 88 percent of the “vote”, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Vladimir Putin is nothing short of a dictator, as he stands to overtake Joseph Stalin as the longest-serving leader in Russia since the tsars. “These days, the Russian dictator imitates another ‘election’,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter. “Everyone in the world understands that this person, like many others throughout history, has become sick with power and will stop at nothing to rule forever. There is no evil he would not do to maintain his personal power. “ “There should be a fair response to everything the Russian murderers did in this war to secure Putin’s eternal rule,” Zelensky continued. “Only one thing scares him the most: accountability. This imitation of ‘elections’, has no legitimacy and cannot have any.”

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Nordic trade unions extend support to unions´ strike in Finland

The largest trade union in Norway Fagforbundet and the Swedish Union of Municipal Workers Kommunal expressed solidarity with the ongoing strikes in Finland enforced by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) and its affiliated trade unions in Finland. The Finnish trade unions have been observing a two-week strike since March 11 protesting against the labour market reforms and cuts in working condition undertaken by the Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party-NCP) led four-party alliance government. Fagforbundet and Kommunal on Friday sent separate letters to the Public and Welfare Sectors Trade Union JHL extending their supports to the ongoing strike, said JHL in a press release. Terming the government´s move as cold, hard and cruel, President of Fagforbundet Mette Nord in her letter said that the initiatives taken by the right-wing government must be prevented. She also said that limiting right to strike, cutting adult education and unemployment supports do not belong to the Nordic model. She said Fagforbundet strongly condemned the Finnish government´s move and fully support the workers, who are observing strike to press home their demands. Meanwhile, policyholder representative of Kommunal Johan Engelsog in his letter expressed concern over the Finnish government´s move, which he termed as an attack on workers’ rights and social security. He said that the Kommunal does accept the government´s initiative, which breaks the Nordic model and strongly condemned the it. The two-week long strike is being observed by all the major SAK affiliated trade unions including the Industrial Union, the Public and Welfare Sectors Trade Union JHL, the Finnish Transport Workers’ Union AKT, the Electrical Workers’ Union, the Finnish Construction Trade Union, and Service Union United PAM. Three opposition parties in the parliament on February 16 tabled a no-confidence motion against the four-party alliance government over the ongoing labour market unrest in the country. The reforms include cutbacks in unemployment benefits, increasing opportunities for companies to break away from union tariff agreements, and restricting political or sympathy strikes in the labor market. The government has also proposed a wage model in which wage increases in the export industry would set the ceiling for all other sectors of the Finnish economy. The unions maintain that the reforms solely reflect the interests of employers.

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Two hospitalised after car crashes into St Patrick’s Day parade float in Co Laois

Two people were hospitalised after a car crashed into a float participating in a St Patrick’s Day parade in Co Laois on Sunday. The collision occurred on the Main Street in Stradbally at about 11.30am. A young man was driving a vintage tractor and a woman in her 30s was being pulled in a trailer behind it when a car crashed into them. Locals ran to their assistance. The parade was stopped immediately after the collision. Gardaí confirmed they are investigating. “A woman in her 30s and a male youth were taken to Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise with non-life-threatening injuries,” gardaí said. Listen to our Inside Politics Podcast for the latest analysis and chatSign up for push alerts and have the best news, analysis and comment delivered directly to your phoneFind The Irish Times on WhatsApp and stay up to date

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Leaders Inter held to 1-1 draw by Napoli

MILAN, Italy : Runaway leaders Inter Milan drew 1-1 with Napoli in Serie A on Sunday after Matteo Darmian’s first-half goal was cancelled out by a late header from Juan Jesus. Inter deservedly broke the deadlock two minutes before the break when Alessandro Bastoni delivered a cross into the box and an unmarked Darmian finished first time. While Inter controlled most of the match, their usually solid defence slipped up in the 81st minute as a Napoli corner was deflected to an unmarked Juan Jesus who headed in the equaliser to grab a share of the spoils. Inter are top of the table with 76 points, 14 ahead of AC Milan in second place after 29 matches. Napoli are seventh with 45 points.

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