China’s Xi Jinping is officially the most powerful leader since Mao

24 Oct , 2017 Business

The name of President Xi Jinping has been written into China’s constitution. This makes Xi the most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. The change was supported by 2,300 Communist Party members at the close of the party’s congress on Tuesday. President Xi Jinping has become China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. Xi’s name was […]

Domestic violence vigil remembers slain, offers advice for victims

24 Oct , 2017 World

OREM — Drawing on the “me too” campaign’s spotlight on sexual assault and harassment, anti-domestic violence advocates gathered for a vigil at Utah Valley University Monday evening. A group of about 50 held candles in tiny plastic cups as they marched behind a bagpipe, honoring survivors and remembering loved ones who have died of domestic […]

Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke admits she doesn’t know what she’d do without the BBC dance show as it helps her cope with grief following her mother’s death

24 Oct , 2017 Culture

Alexandra Burke has wowed fans with her stunning performances and now she’s opened up about how important Strictly is to her [BBC] Alexandra Burke received a near-perfect 39 out of 40 from the Strictly Come Dancing judges for her dance routine to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary last weekend with professional partner Gorka Marquez. But the […]

District says teens disciplined for shouting racial slur in video

24 Oct , 2017 World

OGDEN — Five Weber High School students who shouted a racial slur and expletive in an Instagram video that surfaced last week have been disciplined, district officials reported Monday. Weber School District said “the video that was made created a substantial disruption at Weber High School and adversely affected many students, including some of our […]

Utah notes: Whittingham expects Utes to be resilient, as usual

24 Oct , 2017 Sports

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s slide from a 4-0 start has now reached three games. Saturday’s 30-10 loss to Arizona State followed close setbacks to Stanford (23-20) and USC (28-27). The situation, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham explained, requires the Utes to be resilient — same as every week. “When you drop a football game or […]

BYU volleyball: No. 8 BYU battles No. 18 San Diego for first place

24 Oct , 2017 Sports

No. 8 BYU women’s volleyball faces off against No. 18 San Diego on Friday night for a battle of first place in the West Coast Conference standings. The Cougars (21-1, 10-0 WCC) currently sit one match ahead of the Toreros (16-4, 9-1 WCC), having defeated them in four sets earlier this season in San Diego. […]

Gemma Collins praises Love Island stars Marcel Somerville and Jamie Jewitt for rescuing her as she reveals her legs were almost ‘CRUSHED’ by machinery underneath the stage during terrifying fall at Radio 1 Teen Awards

24 Oct , 2017 Culture

Gemma Collins initially confessed she was in agony following her fall [Gemma Collins / Instagram] The day after Gemma Collins’ shocking fall through the stage at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards, the The Only Way Is Essex star revealed she was still recovering from the painful incident, during an interview on This Morning, “The seriousness […]