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Angelina Jolie relates to ‘Maleficent’ motherhood issues

Angelina Jolie relates to ‘Maleficent’ motherhood issues

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- In Maleficent, Disney made the evil queen from Sleeping Beauty the heroine of her own story. In the sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, she struggles with insecurities in her new role as a surrogate mother. And Angelina Jolie is back in the lead role. In the first film, Maleficent (Jolie) took revenge on Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) because her father stole Maleficent's wings. Jolie related to that film's theme, in which Aurora's love redeemed Maleficent in the end. "Maleficent was harmed in her life and she had lost herself and lost her ability to, I think, be soft or feel loved," Jolie said at a press conference in Los Angeles. "The love of a child in my life, being a mother, brought out something in me that completely transformed me." The first film p...
British Airways parent firm issues profit warning on £121m strike hit

British Airways parent firm issues profit warning on £121m strike hit

Business
The parent firm of British Airways has issued a profit warning on the back of costly strikes at the airline and weaker bookings.International Airlines Group (IAG) said the 48-hour action by pilots earlier this month, which forced the airline to scrap almost all its flights over the two days, cost it an estimated €137m (£121m). It also pointed to a €33m (£29.2m) cost from further passenger disruption as a result of threatened strikes by staff at Heathrow Airport.
Whirlpool issues urgent appeal over 435,000 dangerous dryers

Whirlpool issues urgent appeal over 435,000 dangerous dryers

Business
Hundreds of thousands of tumble dryers that pose a fire risk are still in people's homes.Whirlpool has issued an urgent appeal for owners of the faulty machines that have not yet been replaced or modified to come forward. The firm launched a full recall involving 500,000 dryers in July, but said only 65,000 owners have so far come forward.The company said it was vital owners got in touch "as a matter of urgency".The recall, which was ordered by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), relates to certain models of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline dryers built between 2004 and 2015. Advertisement Ahead of the recall, some 1.7 million had already been modified during a safety campaign laun...
Bury expelled from EFL: C&N Sporting Risk say financial issues ‘insurmountable’

Bury expelled from EFL: C&N Sporting Risk say financial issues ‘insurmountable’

Sports
The businessmen who pulled out of a plan to take over Bury say they could not overcome the financial problems faced by the club.C&N Sporting Risk withdrew their bid for the League One club on Tuesday.And the Shakers were later expelled from the English Football League. "We were just going to face challenges that were insurmountable to allow us to do what we wanted to do if we took over the club," C&N's Rory Campbell told BBC Radio 5 Live.Bury expelled from English Football LeagueReaction as Bury are expelled and Bolton get 14 days to find mew ownersC&N said the club's complicated financial structures were too difficult for it to sort out before the English Football League's deadli...
Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

Technology
US supermarket chain Walmart and Tesla are working to solve the issues which allegedly caused solar panel fires in seven of its stores, Reuters reports.It follows a lawsuit launched by the retailer, alleging "widespread negligence" when the panels were installed on roofs.Clean energy firm SolarCity had installed panels on 240 Walmart stores, and was bought by Tesla in 2016.In a joint statement, the firms said they were addressing the concerns.Every system needed to operate safely, they added.The firms said they were looking to "re-energise Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed"."Above all else, both companies want each and every system to operate reliably, ...