News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

ImageRecep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime minister, in 2008. As Mr. Erdogan sought to secure a place for his country in the European Union, he presented himself as a moderate and modernizing Muslim leader.CreditLynsey Addario for The New York TimesNews AnalysisThe West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.Turkey’s...

Jonas Armstrong, Morven Christie to star in new series 'The Bay'

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Ordeal by Innocence actress Morven Christie and Robin Hood actor Jonas Armstrong are to star in ITV's upcoming detective drama The Bay. "Lisa is such a refreshingly real character -- brilliant and flawed, trying to make everything work, and often failing," Christie said in a statement. "I adore her. And I loved Daragh's scripts, rooted...

Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd to appear on USA Network's 'Real Country'

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd and Big & Rich are to appear on USA Network's Real Country competition show this fall. Radio star Graham Bunn is to serve as host of the eight-part series, which features a permanent panel of artists comprised of Shania Twain, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt. The series is to debut on the cable...

Watch: 'Sharknado' trailer has dinosaurs, knights, cowboys

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Syfy has released another trailer for The Last Sharknado: It's About Time. The latest chapter in the franchise sees Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) travel back in time to try to prevent countless natural disasters involving the man-eating fish. Friday's 100-second clip sees a shark attacking a dinosaur, knights battling sharks...

Look: Tallulah Willis shares party photos of parents Demi Moore, Bruce Willis

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Tallulah Willis shared on Instagram photos of her celebrating her sister Rumer's 30th birthday with their divorced film-star parents, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. "Rumer's 30th" is written in the corner of the photo-booth style snapshots Tallulah posted Friday. One image shows her, her mom and her dad smiling for the camera and the...

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas confirm engagement

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Actress Priyanka Chopra and recording artist Nick Jonas confirmed their engagement on social media Saturday. "Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love," Jonas captioned a sweet photo of him and Chopra face to face with Chopra's hand on his chest and a large diamond visible on her ring finger. "The only way to do this... with Family and...

Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' tops the U.S. album chart

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld is the No. 1 album in the United States this week. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is Drake's Scorpion, followed by Mac Miller's Swimming at No. 3, Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys at No. 4 and YG's Stay Dangerous at No. 5. Rounding out the top tier are Juice WRLD's Goodbye & Good Riddance...

Priyanka Chopra, Joe Jonas confirm engagement

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Actress Priyanka Chopra and recording artist Joe Jonas confirmed their engagement on social media Saturday. "Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love," Jonas captioned a sweet photo of him and Chopra face to face with Chopra's hand on his chest and a large diamond visible on her ring finger. "The only way to do this... with Family and...

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party brings new thrills to classic rides

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Walt Disney World's 24th annual Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party brings new thrills and frightening elements to classic rides at the Magic Kingdom park near Orlando, Fla. The family-friendly ticketed event, which takes place on select nights now through Oct. 31, offers unique versions of signature Magic Kingdom rides such as Pirates...

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80.His death, after...

Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It

ImageCreditYuta OnodaSectionsSkip to contentSkip to site indexVitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind ItThe doctor most responsible for creating a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry.CreditYuta OnodaDr. Michael Holick’s enthusiasm for vitamin D can be fairly described...

Netflix cancels 'Joel McHale Show,' 'Break with Michelle Wolf'

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Netflix has canceled its chat programs The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale after their first seasons. Deadline.com blamed low viewership for why the streaming service opted not to renew the series for second seasons. Wolf is an alum of The Daily Show and served as the host of this year's White House...

Kofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

BREAKINGKofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80ImageKofi Annan was the first secretary general to be chosen from the international civil servants who make up the United Nation’s bureaucracy.CreditChristoph Bangert for The New York TimesBy Alan CowellAug. 18, 2018Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became...

Hutt project engineer wins award for women in construction

… of Women in Construction Winners of … construction industry. Jemma is an environmental professional working within the civil construction … highly commended – Excellence in Construction Administration Award … Settle (Leighs Construction) – highly commended – … Read More

New Mexico Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges the Family of a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma In New Mexico to Call Them for Vital Compensation Tips Including Avoiding Law Firm Internet Nonsense

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 18, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- The New Mexico Mesothelioma Victims Center is now urging a US Navy Veteran who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or their family to call the group anytime at 800-714-0303 …Read More

Celebrating inspiring women in construction

… in construction Winners of the … construction industry. Jemma is an environmental professional working within the civil construction … Fletcher (Fletcher Construction) – special merit – … highly commended – Excellence in Construction...

UNC Asheville students in limbo because of disagreement over safety of their dorms

… The State Construction Office, which supervised construction of the buildings, … Friday, officials from the construction office and the … imaging that the State Construction Office is going … walls failed to meet building code specifications for fire safety … Read More

UNC Asheville students cleared to move into dorms after agencies settle safety dispute

… university and the State Construction Office reached an agreement … Friday, officials from the construction office and the university … occupancy from the State Construction Office.” Details of … walls failed to meet building code specifications for fire safety … Read More

19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples wedded at mass wedding ceremony in Sri Lanka

… are employees from China State Construction Engineering Corporation, walked down the isle …Read More

Is New Zealand prepared for artificial intelligence?

… process of contracts, design, earthmoving, construction, cable laying. Wherever there … imagery to identify how far building construction has progressed. Personally, I reckon … way we design, consent and construct infrastructure projects. Embedding artificial …Read More