ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A calendar of bearded, mermaid-tailed Newfoundlanders has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mental health.Last year, around 30 burly guys donned sparkly mermaid tails to pose as “merb’ys” — a portmanteau of “mermaid” and “b’y,” a Newfoundland term meaning “boy” or “buddy.”The whimsically dressed models posed by the sea, at a barber shop and in a pumpkin patch for the 2018 calendar.The Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club said it would donate proceeds from their sales to a Newfoundland therapy service.Organizer Hasan Hai tweeted a photo on Sunday of people rejoicing around a giant cheque for more than $300,000 made out to Spirit Horse NL, a service that builds mental health and life skills for children and adults as they ride and care for horses.“Fins well-donned, me Merb’ys,” tweeted Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan, who is the MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl.Before the grand total was revealed at an event Saturday night, Hai told the crowd that the project was intended to break down barriers and promote a broader definition of masculinity.“We’d take our shirts off, and put some tails on,” Hai said, according to a Facebook video of the event. “We stepped outside of our own comfort zones, sometimes showing our lumps and our bumps.“We presented ourselves in a very vulnerable way physically and emotionally, and showed the world that it’s okay.”He said the admittedly silly project went from an idea to a printed calendar in a little more than two months, and eventually became a global hit.
WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is implementing a new harassment policy following allegations that a former NDP cabinet minister tickled and groped female staffers.Progressive Conservative Premier Brian Pallister says the policy’s “no wrong door” approach gives employees more options to report complaints, including the independent clerk of the executive council and the civil service commission.The policy will also cover employees outside the legislature — those with Crown corporations, municipalities, universities, schools and in the health system.The premier made the announcement at a news conference Thursday alongside Rochelle Squires, the minister responsible for the status of women.“I don’t care who you are. Harassment is not on,” said Pallister.“The woman who comes here every morning and cleans the railings on the stairs is as important as Rochelle to me on this. Everybody deserves to feel safe in the workplace. Everyone.”Several women who came forward earlier this month said Stan Struthers, an NDP cabinet minister from 2003 to 2014, tickled them, groped them or made sexual remarks. They also said Struthers touched them in front of others.Former NDP premier Greg Selinger has apologized, but said he never witnessed inappropriate behaviour and was unaware at the time that anything had happened.He announced this week that he will resign his legislature seat on March 7.Two women who worked with Struthers have said they complained to their boss and were told that matter was taken to Selinger’s chief of staff. They said they were later informed they would have to “suck it up.”The NDP earlier announced that it was appointing two women to lead a commission that will develop a safe workplace policy for the party. NDP Leader Wab Kinew said Thursday that a draft policy has been completed.He said the policy change had been in the works long before the accusations against Struthers.“This is something that transends party lines. We all have to do better,” said Kinew.Pallister said he will make respectful workplace training mandatory for all his cabinet, caucus and political staff.Employees need to feel respected and heard, and not fear reprisal or an impact on their careers, he said.“There’s been a culture where there was at least a perception that people in senior positions were untouchable,” said Pallister.“It was a culture of concealment … and it is over.”Provincewide employee consultations are to be held so officials can learn about past harassment, added Squires. An external consultant will also be hired to review the government’s policy and make any further recommendations.Pallister said the policy also requires the government to release an annual, public report listing the numbers and types of harassment complaints it receives.
Gurugram: The decision on the candidates of AAP is expected to be taken on April 16, the date in which its alliance partner Jan Nayak Janata Party will announce its candidates. With strong voters base, it is believed that Gurugram will be certainly one out of three crucial seats where the AAP will field its candidates.According to insiders, the party’s Nuh district president Anees Khan was the front-runner for the Gurugram seat until the alliance came through. Changing political dynamics after the formation of the alliance, however, have compelled the party to reconsider its options. Three new names, who have contested elections from the Gurgaon seat in the past as members of other political parties, are among the front-runners for the seat this time, party members familiar with the matter said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAll three potential candidates are from different regions of the state. One is from Rewari, while the other two are from Mewat and Gurugram respectively. “All three names being discussed are strong leaders. They have been associated with electoral politics, and have contested elections from Gurugram in the past,” said a party leader, who did not wish to be named. One of the three potential candidates is a Muslim face who enjoys positive traction among voters in Mewat, a party member said. A conference call with the three candidates was arranged on Saturday to discuss details. The final list of candidates is expected to be released by April 16. “We have formed a joint action committee to finalise who will contest from which constituency. Talks are underway and the final word will be out in two or three days,” Sudhir Yadav, the party’s Haryana spokesperson, said.
TORONTO — The Canadian dollar closed up sharply Thursday amid a sharp drop in the greenback after U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke reassured markets the central bank is in no rush to pull the rug on its stimulus measures.The loonie was up 1.21 cents at 96.29 cents US. It had surged to an intraday high of 96.43 cents US after Bernanke said in a speech late Wednesday that the U.S. economy still needs help from the central bank’s low interest rate policies.[np_storybar title=”Markets are rallying around the world after Fed cools talk of pulling the punchbowl” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/07/11/markets-are-rallying-around-the-world-after-fed-cools-talk-of-tapering/”%5DFed chairman Ben Bernanke’s message that stimulus will keep flowing was enough to snap markets back into buying mode. Find out more [/np_storybar]The Fed chief said it’s because unemployment remains high and inflation is still below the Fed’s target.“The reaction to chair Bernanke’s comments played out relatively violently in currency markets, with the U.S. dollar weakening against all the majors,” observed Scotia Capital chief currency strategist Camilla Sutton.“The dramatic U.S. dollar drop highlights how one-sided (U.S. dollar bullish) the market had become and how quickly traders raced to close out long U.S. dollar exposures.”The Canadian dollar had weakened considerably since late May when Bernanke initially indicated that the Fed would likely slow its bond purchases later this year and end them around mid-2014 if the American economy strengthens.The Fed has been buying $85 billion of financial assets a month to keep interest rates low and encourage borrowing and spending. That stimulus has driven global stocks higher, so the prospect of reducing it has created market volatility in recent weeks.Bernanke’s latest comments came after the release of minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting, which showed that about half of the Fed’s 19-member policy-making committee would support an end to the bond-buying program late this year.But many also agreed at the meeting last month that the job market’s improvement would have to be sustained before the Fed would reduce the purchases.The meeting was held prior to the release of a stronger-than-expected U.S. employment report for June, which came out last Friday.Gold prices also shot up following Bernanke’s comments, with the August contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ahead $32.50 to US$1,279.9 an ounce.Gold prices have enjoyed a sharp increase in recent years as a result of quantitative easing by the Fed and other central banks worldwide. But those prices have fallen sharply in the weeks since Bernanke initially indicated the Fed could move towards tapering those purchases.The lower dollar also helped boost metal prices with September copper ahead nine cents to US$3.18 a pound.The lower U.S. dollar lifted commodities because a weaker greenback makes it less expensive for holders of other currencies to buy oil and metals, which are dollar-denominated.However, the August crude contract on the Nymex backed off $1.61 to US$104.91 a barrel after a report from the International Energy Agency said oil supplies would exceed the expected rise in demand in 2014, partly because of growing production in North America.Prices had closed at a 15-month high Wednesday after the American Petroleum Institute said that U.S. crude inventories fell by nine million barrels last week, much higher than the 3.8-million-barrel drop that analysts had expected.The Canadian Press
In his message to the Seventh Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Secretary-General said the adverse impacts of climate change endangered economic and social progress and that the world community’s response to it would require significant, long-term changes in economic and social behaviour.He also emphasized that following the agreement last July in Bonn on the climate change treaty, joining forces against global threats to human society and the planet has never been more important.”Success in Marrakech would sustain this momentum, generating hope that the Kyoto Protocol could be ratified by the industrialized countries and enter into force in time for next year’s Johannesburg Summit,” Mr. Annan said, referring to the UN conference on sustainable development, in the statement delivered on his behalf by Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).Meanwhile UNEP warned today that harvests of some of the world’s most important food crops could fall by as much as a third in some crucial parts of the planet as a result of climate change, with the decline coming at a time when there was an urgent need to raise yields to feed a growing global population.In addition, key cash crops such as coffee and tea in some of the major growing regions would also be vulnerable over the coming decades to global warming, forcing desperate farmers into higher, cooler, mountainous areas and resulting in greater pressure on sensitive forests and threatening wildlife and the quality and quantity of water supplies.Scientists have found evidence that that rising temperatures, linked with emissions of greenhouse gases, can damage the ability of vital crops such as rice, maize and wheat, to flower and set seed, UNEP said in a statement. The new studies indicated that yields could tumble by as much as 10 per cent for every one degree Celsius rise in areas between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, including large swathes of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Kate Winslet accepts The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards 2018Credit:David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images At the time, Winslet was promoting her role in Wonder Wheel, Allen’s latest film. She had been touted as a potential Oscar nominee, but did not make the best actress list when it was announced last week.Winslet has previously criticised Harvey Weinstein, who produced The Reader, the film for which she won an Oscar in 2009. (L to R) Anna Smith, Kate Winslet, winner of The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, Rich Cline and Jude Law attend the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards 2018Credit:David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, gave a television interview earlier this month repeating her claims that Allen sexually abused her as a child. He has denied the allegations.Following that interview, Colin Firth said he would not work with Allen again. Rebecca Hall and Timothee Chalamet said they would donate their salaries from working in the director’s forthcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York, to charity.Winslet appeared in Roman Polanski’s 2011 film Carnage, which was made after he was released from house arrest.Polanski fled justice in 1978, leaving the US after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Kate Winslet has expressed “bitter regrets” about working with “individuals whom I wish I had not” in the wake of Hollywood’s sexual abuse allegations.The actress was careful not to name names, but she has appeared in films by Woody Allen and Roman Polanski. Until now, she has heaped praise on both directors.Appearing on stage at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, she said: “There are directors, producers and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded for their highly regarded work by both this industry and moviegoers alike. Indeed, many actors have had flourishing careers due in part to roles played in their films. The message we received for years was that it was the highest compliment to be offered roles by these men.”As women around the world and from all walks of life marched last weekend, once again joining together to speak out about harassment, exploitation and abuse, I realised that I wouldn’t be able to stand here this evening and keep to myself some bitter regrets that I have at poor decisions to work with individuals with whom I wish I had not.”It is not known what caused Winslet’s change of heart, because only last month she told the LA Times that Allen was an “extraordinary writer” who writes “extraordinary” roles for women. “Nobody should be exempt from having a right to speak in support of vulnerable people. There are those who can speak so powerfully for those who are not able to do so themselves, and let us please not make this about which people express public regret.” In September, asked directly about working with Allen, she told the New York Times: “I don’t know anything about that family.” She went on: “Having thought it all through, you put it to one side and just work with the person. Woody Allen is an incredible director. So is Roman Polanski. I had an extraordinary working experience with both of those men, and that’s the truth.” In her speech last night, made as she accepted The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, Winslet broke off mid-way through as if overcome by emotion. She turned her back on the audience, gave a dramatic pause then returned to her notes.”It almost feels uncomfortable to receive an award at such a time, but being up here does give me the opportunity to say some things that matter to me,” she said.”It has become clear to me that by not saying anything I might be adding to the anguish of many courageous women and men.”Sexual abuse is a crime. While it rests with the rule of law to pass judgment, it lies with all of us to listen to the smallest of voices and to never stop listening. Also those who do have a voice are becoming afraid to say anything because of intense scrutiny and criticism.
HC Dinamo MinskMKB VeszpremRK GorenjeRK MetalurgSG Flensburg After HSV Handball, three other teams are qualified for the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 8. The easiest job had Hungarian TOP team, MKB Veszprem against Ademar Leon 33:25 (15:14) – first match 23:20.VESZPRÉM: Alilovic – RODRÍGUEZ 2, Sulic 3, NAGY L. 4, Schuch, Terzic 2, UGALDE 7, FAZEKAS, GULYÁS P. 5, Császár 5 (5), Laluska 1, Iváncsik G., DZSAMALI 4, PesicsLEÓN: Malumbres – Cabanas, Vrazalic 1, RUESGA 8, VRANJES 4, Goni, Carrilo 3 (1), Asanin, Campos 4, Pineiro 1, Castro 4, Golubovic, TatarincevMacedonian Metalurg made the biggest success in club’s history, but also of Macedonian handball with progress to TOP 8. Even 7000 fans in “Boris Trajkovski” couldn’t help their players to broke resistance of Belarussian TOP team Dinamo Minsk 24:22 (11:12) until the end. Metalurg won first match in Minsk – 26:23.Metalurg: Stanić (15 saves), Mitrevski, Alušovski, Batinović 1, Dimovski, Doder 1, Georgievski 3, Jonovski, Koražija, Kozlina 3, Levov, Markoski, Mirkulovski 2, N. Mojsovski 3, Rakčević 4, Vugrinec 7.Dinamo Minsk: Pejanović (4 saves), Mijatović (2 saves), Bogdanov (7 saves i 1 7 meter), Atman 7, Brouka 1, Cepulis, Doroščuk, Nikolić, Nikulenko 4, Onufrijenko 2, Rutenka 1, Ševaljević 2, Ševelev 2, Skopincev 1, Stetsjura 2.SG Flensburg had a lot of problems to beat Slovenian RK Gorenje 27:25 (13:14), who came to Germany with -3 from the first match (25:28). Slovenians were in lead in 47th minute with 23:21, close to the TOP 8, but team of Ljubomir Vranjes found a way to happyend…SG Flensburg-Handewitt – RK Gorenje Velenje 27:25 (13:14)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (14 saves) – Karlsson, Eggert (4/3), Glandorf (9), Mogensen (3), Svan Hansen, Weinhold (1), Heinl (2), Gustafsson (4), von Gruchalla (2), Kaufmann (1), Knudsen (1)RK Gorenje Velenje: Gajic (18 saves) – Melic (1), Medved (3), Bezjak (6/1), Pucelj, Dolenec (5), Cingesar, Cehte (8), Miklavcic, Golkar (1), Dobelsek (1), Gams, DujmovicResults: 0:1 (1.), 2:1 (4.), 3:3 (7.), 5:3 (12.), 6:4 (14.), 6:6 (15.), 7:7 (17.), 7:9 (18.), 8:10 (22.), 10:10 (24.), 11:11 (27.), 12:12 (28.), 13:13 (30.) – 13:16 (32.), 17:16 (37.), 17:19 (39.), 19:19 (42.), 20:20 (43.), 21:21 (45.), 21:23 (47.), 23:23 (49.), 24:25 (55.) ← Previous Story Mocsai choose Hungarians for Croatian challenge! Next Story → EHF CL: Vive Kielce, Barca, Atletico Madrid and THW Kiel make it to the quarter-finals!
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram You may have caught wind that there will be an inquiry into the financial system early in the new year. Whilst this news is probably snooze inducing for most people, there are plenty of reasons why you should pay attention. The financial system takes our deposits and lends us money for a home or a small business. It can help determine whether we get wealthier or poorer – and it can affect whether we can afford to fulfil lifelong dreams of buying property or retiring with some comfort. The inquiry will address some key problems with the system and Australians have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get involved. Here are some of my thoughts so far to make the system fairer and better for the hardworking people that it is meant to serve. First, we need to see transparency in interest rate advertising required in legislation to protect Australians from ‘too good to be true’ deals. People need to have the ability to make informed decisions and compare apples with apples. After all, a mortgage is probably the biggest debt you’ll ever take on. You want to make sure you’re getting the fairest deal on it. Second, the two Australian dreams – a home and a comfortable retirement – are becoming unachievable for so many people. We’re taking on larger mortgages, later in life, and for longer. But given we know that one of the best indications of security in retirement is owning your own home, the system needs to take better account of that as well as the current focus on retirement income streams. It’s not one or the other – it’s both. Thirdly, every Australian should have the ability to master his or her own finances. If you’re one of the few that can, either you were lucky enough to have parents that taught you these skills, or you have sought out professional financial advice. We need reform of our systems to make financial education a priority for all people, and from a young age. My fourth point is that there needs to be more competition in the lending market. Smaller players can provide tailored, competitive and secure services and keep the system competitive and consumer-focused. In the past, government and the regulators have favoured the bigger ‘too big to fail’ players at the expense of their competitors. Yet size does not equal safety in financial systems – the GFC proved that – and as any economist will tell you, when there isn’t enough competition, Australians end up paying more. Finally, our system is not geared for women, young people, small business owners, or for people that have irregular, interrupted income due to family, consultancy work or other situations that fall outside the 9-5 norm. Accumulating an income to retire on seems like a fantasy in these cases and that’s why reform of superannuation contribution rules is necessary. They are five simple points that I think will give us a fairer, stronger and more competitive financial system. If you have some ideas, I’d love to hear from you. *Mark Bouris is the executive chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries you may have or check www.ybr.com.au for your nearest branch.
Around a quarter (24%) of respondents that work from home experience back aches, according to research by Bupa.Its survey of 2,000 UK adults, released to mark National Work from Home Day (Friday 19 May), also found that 38% of respondents who work from home receive help from their employer to ensure they have a suitable home-based workspace.The research also found:58% of respondents that work from home build exercise in to their day, and a 58% eat more healthily when home working.20% of respondents who work from home experience neck ache.66% of respondents who work from home are able to take regular breaks from their work area.25% of respondents who work from home do not have a dedicated workspace, and 40% regularly work from their bed or sofa.51% of respondents who work from home have sustained injuries, aches and pains as a result of their working environment, compared to 46% of respondents that work in a traditional workplace.Damian McClelland, clinical director for musculoskeletal services at Bupa UK, said: “Working from home is a flexible benefit which is growing in popularity, however there are physical risks involved if people do not take the same precautions as they do in the workplace.“Employers [should] ensure their employees have an appropriate workspace at work, if someone doesn’t regularly work from home they may not have ergonomic furniture or the correct technology needed to avoid physical health issues, such as neck and back pain.”
About 100 cities and boroughs in Alaska levy a sales tax. Many also levy taxes on hotel accommodations, alcohol, tobacco, commercial fish harvests, car rentals and more. Combined, the taxes raised over $350 million for cities and boroughs in 2016. Join us as we discuss local taxes — and the local debates about raising them.LISTEN HEREHOST: Larry PersilyGUESTS:Dan Dickinson – Former director, State Tax DivisionParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to email@example.com (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Asia Durr was having a big day and No. 2 Louisville was rolling, up 20 points midway through the third quarter.Then it was Virginia Tech that grabbed the momentum, and it took Durr and fellow senior Sam Fuehring to help the Cardinals hang on.Durr scored 34 points and Fuehring had 21 points and 13 rebounds as the Cardinals overcame a near-collapse in a 72-63 victory Sunday.”I got some good shots out there,” Durr said after making 11 of 21 shots overall, including 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line. ”My teammates found me on the court. My coach was calling some great plays to free me, so that’s all I was trying to do was make a play.”The Cardinals (23-1, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their ninth in a row. Fuehring made consecutive driving baskets in the final quarter after the Hokies had closed to within 62-56 with under four minutes to play, allowing Louisville to avoid an upset.”That was a huge win for us,” Durr said. The 30-point game was the 12th of her career.That the Hokies made it interesting was no surprise to Louisville coach Jeff Walz.”They’re a really good basketball team. They can make shots in a hurry and there’s some years you just don’t get the bounces,” he said. ”You can sit there and probably take 10 minutes out of their 10 conference games and instead of them being 2-8, they could easily be 7-3. I mean, it’s something else and that’s really what I tried to explain to our kids throughout the whole game.”Dara Mabrey scored 17 points to lead the Hokies (15-8, 2-8), who scored the last 11 points of the third quarter to get within 51-42, then scored six straight midway through the final quarter to get within 62-56. But Mabrey missed a pair of free throws with 3:49 to play that would have pulled Virginia Tech within 62-58. Regan Magarity, who had 14 points and eight rebounds, scored inside with 34 seconds left to make it 66-63, but Durr hit a pair of free throws with 25 seconds remaining for the Cardinals, boosting their lead back to five.”We have to get rid of those moments in games when we kind of lose focus,” the Hokies’ Taylor Emery said. ”We’ve been saying the same thing over and over again, but this game, I feel, we played very well about three, three-and-a-half quarters and we kind of let them go on a run. We came back, but if we wouldn’t have let them go on a run, it would have been a closer game and we wouldn’t have had to come back.”Durr hit two more free throws with 13.2 seconds left to keep the Cardinals on top of the ACC standings.BIG PICTURELouisville: With most of the team shooting poorly, seniors Durr and Fuehring saved the day. They combined to make 19 of 33 shots, while the rest of the Cardinals were 8 for 28. The pair was 12 for 12 from the line, and Durr accounted for all five of Louisville’s 3-pointers.Virginia Tech: The Hokies have talent, but nowhere near the depth necessary to compete with the nation’s elite programs without a lot going right. In the first half, Virginia Tech had eight turnovers that the Cardinals turned into 11 points, while the Cardinals had just one turnover. In the end, cleaning that up could have meant the difference for the Hokies.UP NEXTLouisville: The Cardinals are home next Sunday to face No. 25 Miami.Virginia Tech: The Hokies will be on the road to face Duke on Thursday night.Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) Story Links
Posted by Share Thursday, October 19, 2017 Clients save $150 on all Exodus tours in 2018 Travelweek Group TORONTO — Every guided and self-guided trip in Exodus’ 2018 lineup is on sale as part of a new promotion to ‘Make 2018 Your Year of Adventure’.Valid on new bookings made from now until Dec. 1, 2017, the promo offers clients savings of $150 per person when booking any guided or self-guided itinerary in 2018. Exodus boasts over 600 tours to more than 100 countries worldwide.New itineraries include a week of alpine walking and yoga practice in the French Alps, an island-hopping adventure across three Hawaiian Islands, two weeks of cycling and temples in Japan, and wildlife and wineries in South Africa.In addition to the savings, clients will have their first pick on journeys that sell out months in advance, such as Exodus’ best-selling tour, ‘Walking the Amalfi Coast’.For more information go to exodustravels.com/2018AdventureLaunch Tags: Exodus Travels << Previous PostNext Post >>
Share LONDON — Interest surrounding the romance and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has been a boon for Britain tourism – and that’s ramped up exponentially with the impending arrival of the couple’s first child.As the due date approaches Harry and Meghan may be keeping plans about their baby under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped everyone in Britain from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child.If Britain’s bookmakers are to be believed, it’s definitely a girl – and Diana may well be one of her many names.The William Hill agency closed the betting on the baby’s gender a few days ago after an “avalanche” of bets poured in from people convinced the royal couple is having a girl.“The secret’s out, as far as we’re concerned,” firm spokesman Rupert Adams said. “It could be because someone somewhere has seen the scan, or someone has heard something.”While Adams acknowledged there’s always a chance the surge was based on nothing, he said average betting patterns over the years suggest there’s usually some truth in rumours.So far, Diana is topping the bookmakers’ list as a front-running name _ William Hill has put the odds at 4/1. Victoria, Alice, Grace and Elizabeth are close behind, while Albert, Arthur and James are popular guesses for a boy.“A ridiculous number – 80% of bets taken – are for the name Diana,” Adams said. He said he personally doubts Harry would choose a name that so directly evokes his iconic mother’s tragic death in 1997 but added: “There’s every chance of it being a middle name.”Carolyn Harris, a royal historian who teaches at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, agrees that Diana could be a middle name. That’s what Harry’s brother, Prince William, and his wife Kate did for their daughter, Princess Charlotte (the 3-year-old’s full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana).More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at sea“The choice of Diana as a first name would place a lot of pressure on the royal baby, as the press would constantly compare her to her famous grandmother,” she said.Harris believes Harry and Meghan may adopt a similar approach to the naming of other recently born royal children lower down the line of succession: Choosing a moniker that’s traditional, but one that doesn’t frequently appear within the royal family.She also thinks a possible middle name could be Ruth – after one of Meghan’s great-grandmothers, as well as Diana’s maternal grandmother, Lady Ruth Fermoy.Some observers speculate that Meghan, who has long spoken out about women’s rights, could go for a name that evokes strong women in history – a theory Harris thinks has substance.“A name associated with prominent female historical figures in Britain and/or the United States is certainly a possibility,” she said. Eleanor, for one, could honour both Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of England in the 12th century.Harry and Meghan haven’t announced the baby’s gender or the due date, which is widely believed to be sometime in late April.The pair declared Thursday they are keeping the birth private and won’t be sharing news about the baby’s arrival until they’ve told family and friends. That has led many to jump to the conclusion that they are planning a home birth at their new residence, Frogmore Cottage, close to Windsor Castle outside of London.Home birth or not, the scenario will be quite different from the media circus that lasted for days outside the London hospital where their sister-in-law Kate’s three children were born. That will significantly dampen the name and gender betting frenzy, according to William Hill, which reported taking “hundreds of bets a minute” every time palace officials announced that Kate had gone into labour.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyWhatever name they choose, the new baby will not automatically have the official title of prince or princess. Those titles were given to all three children of William, the eldest son of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne.Instead, Harry and Meghan’s baby is expected to be styled the Earl of Dumbarton if a boy and Lady Mountbatten-Windsor if a girl. That said, the child’s great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, could change that if she wants the baby to be a prince or princess.Harry’s first child will be seventh in line for the throne, bumping down Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew.Some punters have been having a laugh with their royal baby bets. Ladbrokes reported that 2 pounds ($2.60) have been staked on the name Brexit – with odds of 500/1. The name Donald is at 250/1. Meghan, as any reader of British tabloids knows, is no fan of the current U.S. president.One thing British betting agencies are not seeing: lots of money being placed on quirky, New Age or celebrity-driven, unique monikers.“Harry is a traditional guy at heart, we think he would like a relatively traditional but not absolutely turgid royal name,” Adams said.“(Meghan) would like to convey herself as regal _ we feel she would not go with a weird name like ‘Sunshine,’” he added. By: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, April 15, 2019 Diana? Alice? Elizabeth? Britons bet on new royal baby name Tags: Britain, United Kingdom
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