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Archaeologists in eastern China have found 5,000-year-old skeletons of people experts say would have been unusually tall and strong.
According to the measurements of bones in the graves at the site in Shandong province, a number of the people would have measured at 1.8m or taller, with one man estimated to have been 1.9m, Xinhua news agency reported. That would be equal to 6 feet and 2.3 inches.
Although not particularly unusual by 21st-century Western standards, it is thought their height would have seen them tower over many of their contemporaries.“This is just based on bone structure. If he was a living person, his height would certainly exceed 1.9m,” Fang Hui, head of Shandong University’s school of history and culture, told the agency.
Locals in Shandong see their height as a defining characteristic. A study conducted in 2015 found the average height of 18 men to be 1.753m, compared to the country’s national average of 1.72m.
Confucius, who was born in what is now the Shandong province, was reportedly 1.9m tall.The excavation site in the village of Jiaojia, near Jinan City, has been found to hold 104 houses, 205 graves, and 20 sacrificial pits. A number of colorful pots and jade articles were also recovered.
Archaeologists have been uncovering artifacts and bones from the late Neolithic people since last year, who are understood to have lived mostly off pigs and millet.
The people living in the region 5,000 years ago are believed to have had relatively comfortable lives; the rows of houses that have been excavated suggested their living quarters had separate bedrooms and kitchens, according to China Daily.
The area is also believed to have been the political, cultural and economic center of the Chinese region.
Taller men were found buried in larger graves, which could be due to them having a higher status and having access to better food.
Yesterday, The New York Times reported that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin who claimed to have information that could harm Hillary Clinton. The intermediary tells Trump Jr. that the information comes from high-up in the Russian government — the crown prosecutor of Russia, in fact, who is an appointee of Vladimir Putin (but then again, aren’t they all.)
At first Trump Jr. says it’s all a bunch of fake news. Once The New York Times contacts him about emails corroborating their story, he takes the initiative and releases a four-page email chain feigning transparency. Despite Don Jr.’s posting, nothing in the email is exculpatory. In many ways, the full context is worse than Times’ story. While I’m sure many campaigns — including the Clintons’ — have dabbled in this kind of sordid effort, it’s still unethical.It doesn’t matter if Rob Goldstone, the, um, colorful go-between, was lying about the source of the information. Because the fact is that three trusted members of Donald Trump’s campaign — his son, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort — were willing to take a meeting with a foreign agent to see oppo research they assumed was passed on from another government. Which, aside from all other things, is inconceivably stupid.
Other than that, I’m not exactly sure what people want from Republicans at this point. They’re not going to impeach a president because his son spoke to a Russian lawyer. The Senate voted 98-to-2 (and those two votes were from senators who can hardly be categorized as pro-Trump) last month to effectively check Trump on Russia sanctions. (We’ll see if the House follows suit.) This is an unprecedented rebuke of the foreign policy power of a ruling party’s president. Do Democrats want Republicans to call for a second independent counsel? Do they want Republicans to start up a third investigation in Congress?You can condemn Don Jr.’s actions because they’re sleazy. But there is a long way to go before any responsible person starts making incendiary claims about treason.
The Tennis world is still being dominated by the stars of the 2000’s. In fact, the top 5 ranking Tennis Stars are all over 30. #1. Andy Murray, #2. Rafael Nadal, #3 Stan Wawrinka, #4. Novak Djokovic, and # 5 Roger Federer. Below is a list of the upcoming Tennis Star of tomorrow…
DOMINIC THIEM (Austria)
Born September 3, 1993 (23) is an Austrian professional tennis player who has an ATP high ranking of world No. 7 which he first achieved on 6 June 2016. He has won eight singles titles on the ATP Tour. Thiem lives in his hometown of Wiener Neustadt, Austria. He stands at 1.85m (6’1″)
DIEGO SCHWARZMAN (Argentina)
Born 16 August 1992 (24) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is a professional tennis player competing mainly on the ATP Tour, both in singles and doubles. He reached the semifinals of Istanbul in 2015 and won his first title there in 2016. Schwartzman reached a career-high ATP rankings of world No. 32 in singles on June 1, 2017, and No. 69 in doubles in April 2017. He’s shorter than most players standing at 1.70m – (5’7″in).
BORNA ĆORIĆ (Croatia)
Born 14 November 1996, (20) in Zagreb, Croatia(20) he’s a professional tennis player. On July 27, 2015, he reached his best singles ranking of world No. 33. He’s 1.85cm (6’1″) and lives in Dubai, United Arabs, Emirates.
VASEK POSPISIL (Canada)
born June 23, 1990 (27) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He is the No. 2 male ranked player in Canada, after Milos Raonic. Pospisil has a career-high World singles ranking of 25, and No. 4 in doubles. Along with partner Jack Sock, he won the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and the 2015 Indian Wells Masters men’s doubles titles. He also reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.
GRIGOR DIMITROV (Bulgaria)
Born May 16, 1991 (age 26) in Haskovo, Bulgaria. He’s 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in). Dimitrov is the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player to date, both in terms of ranking reached—as of 2016 he is the only Bulgarian tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 ATP Singles, and prize money won, being the only male Bulgarian player to reach 1 million US$ and later $8m. Dimitrov is also the first (and only) Bulgarian male tennis player to win an ATP title in singles. He lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Born October 9, 1996 (20) in Providence, Rhode Island. He is an American professional tennis player. He now lives in Irvine, California. Jared is a “Next Generation” star on the ATP World Tour of Tennis as he is among a handful of top under-21-years-of-age professional tennis players in the world. heights 1.88m – 6’2″
RYAN HARRISON (USA)
Born May 7, 1992 (25) in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is an American professional tennis player. Harrison has won one career ATP title, his lone victory so far coming at the 2017 Memphis Open. He is currently the 5th-highest ranked U.S.men’s singles player.
MILOS RAONIC (Canada)
Born December 27, 1990 (26) in Titograd, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia. Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in). He’s a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world No. 3 singles ranking on November 21, 2016. His career highlights include a Grand Slam final at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships; two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and 2016 Australian Open; and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals at the 2013 Canadian Open, 2014 Paris Masters, and 2016 Indian Wells Masters. Milos now resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
NORBERT GOMBOS (Slovakia)
Born 13 August 1990 (26) in Bratislava, Slovakia. He’s a Slovak tennis player playing on the ATP Challenger Tour and a member of the Slovakia Davis Cup team. He achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 89 on 12 June 2017.
KAREN KHACHANOV (Russia)
Born May 21, 1996 (21) in Moscow, Russian. He’s a tennis player of Armenian descent, who competes regularly at the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP World Tour. For a time, Khachanov was coached by Igor Bitsenko in Moscow and Vedran Martić in Split, Croatia. He won his first ATP World Tour title at Chengdu Open in 2016. Khachanov achieved his career-high singles ranking of 34 on 26 June 2017. He recently made it to the 3rd RD at this year’s Wimbledon.
Born 20 April 1997 (20) IN Hamburg, Germany, He stands at 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in). He is currently the youngest player in the ATP top 20. He is the son of former Russian tennis player Alexander Zverev Sr. and the younger brother of tennis player Mischa Zverev. In May 2017 Zverev entered the ATP top 10 for the first time after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Italian Open. He resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Born July 18, 1989 (27) in Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia. He is a British professional tennis player of Slovenian descent. He represented Slovenia, his country of birth, until 2015. He now lives in Welwyn Garden City, UK. He is the current British No 4. He has won five Futures and 14 Challenger singles titles. In doubles, he has won one Challenger title and two Futures titles. His highest ranking is No. 45 in singles (achieved on 16 November 2015), and No. 127 in doubles (achieved on 7 October 2013). He stands (1.83m – 6’0″in)
Born 27 April 1995 (22) in Canberra, Australia. He won the boys’ singles event at the 2013 Australian Open and the boys’ doubles event at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. Kyrgios’ biggest achievements to date are reaching the quarterfinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships—defeating ATP number 1 Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet en route—and the quarterfinals of the 2015 Australian Open. Kyrgios is the second player after Lleyton Hewitt to beat Roger Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic in their first meeting. He now resides in Nassau, Bahamas.
Michael Jackson’s first molestation accuser, Jordan Chandler, is being sought by lawyers for other alleged abuse victims…
The lawyers bringing a $100 million sex-abuse lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s former companies are on a worldwide manhunt, searching for the late pop star’s first molestation accuser in hopes of convincing him to testify.
After scouring the U.S., investigators have turned to the UK and other European locales trying to track down Jordan Chandler, who in 1993 received a $20 million payoff after his father brought a suit alleging that Chandler, then 13, had been molested by Jackson at the singer’s Neverland Ranch.
Lawyers for Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck, who, as children, were companions of Jackson, and now claim they were sexually abused by the singer, say that they believe Chandler has left the U.S. to avoid them, according to a source close to the case.
Robson and Safechuck believe that if they can find Chandler — who’s never spoken about his experience with Jackson — they can convince him to end his silence, says the source.
“Wade and Jimmy want to look Jordie in the eye and talk to him about what they suffered,” said the source. “They feel that they may appeal to him to finally tell his story.”
Speaking from his office in Irvine, California, lead attorney Vince Finaldi confirmed that his investigators are on the hunt for Chandler.He’s a key piece of the puzzle surrounding this case, and we’re not going to stop until we find him,” said Finaldi, whose team has tracked down dozens of former members of Jackson’s staff and entourage, including maids, security guards, and Neverland office staffers.
Insiders say they have trekked to Greece to find Jacko’s ex-chief of staff Norma Staikos, who oversaw provisions and contracts for many of Jackson’s child companions and their families.
Robson — who says he was abused dozens of times by the pop star during trips — is one of three plaintiffs making similar claims in related lawsuits against Jackson’s companies. The choreographer, 34, filed an amended complaint in September claiming Jackson and key staffers at MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures ran a “sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation.”Robson claims Jackson and his employees worked in concert to arrange his private meetings with underage fans, covering travel expenses and showering the youngsters with gifts.
A March 2018 trial date for the case has been set.
Born on April 7, 1978, (39) as Duncan Matthew James Inglis. He is an English singer and actor and probably best known as a member of the British band BLUE with Lee Ryan, Antony Costa, and Simon Webbe from 2000 to 2005 and 2011 until present. They reunited after their appearance on The Big Reunion in 2013. The band also represented England at the ESC in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2011 and finished 11th. DJ is also known for guest starring on one episode of the TV-show The Bill where he played the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Dan Coleman. Since earlier this year he’s been on the English soap Hollyoaks as the recurring role of Ryan Knight, a plainclothes police officer. According to an interview, he gave to Gabby Logan on BBC Radio 5 Live on 28 July 2007, he is a great-grandson of Herbert Chapman, the manager of the Arsenal football team of the 1930s. He has a daughter named Tianie Finn (born 26 February 2005) by former girlfriend Claire Grainger. In 2012 interviews he began identifying himself as gay. In separate interviews in 2012 and 2014, James specified that he does have sex with women but still identifies as a gay man, making the claim that “Regardless of if I sleep with women or not, I’m still sleeping with men so I’m gay.”Below is James with his 12-year-old daughter – Tianie Finn James.
Born March 20, 1987 (30) in Southampton, United Kingdom. He’s a British reality Television Personality probably best known for starring as an original cast member in BAFTA award-winning constructed reality series ‘Made in Chelsea’. Locke left ‘Made in Chelsea’ for 4 seasons, in 2013 then made his return in 2015 for the end of its LA series, and is now a regular cast member again. , Locke came out at about the same time he wrote a book called ‘Laid in Chelsea’, which spent 8 weeks at number 3 on The Sunday Times Best Seller list.
Born 11 March 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland, (50). He’s a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter, and writer he moved to the United States with his family in 1975. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes at London’s West End. He’s been married to his 20 + year partner Scott Gill since 2013. Barrowman worked with Stonewall, a gay right organization in the UK, on the “Education for All” campaign against homophobia in the schools. In April 2008, the group placed posters on 600 billboards that read, “Some people are gay. Get over it!” Barrowman contributed his support to the project asking people to join him and “Help exterminate homophobia. Be bold. Be brave. Be a buddy, not a bully.” That same month, Barrowman spoke at the Oxford Union about his career, the entertainment industry, and gay rights issues. The event was filmed for the BBC program ‘The Making of Me’, in an episode exploring the science of homosexuality.John Barrowman with husband Scott Gill holding their wedding license.
Gill’s official name is Sheridan Scott Robert Gill. Is a British architect. Mr. Gill became a licensed pilot in 2013. He was joined in a civil partnership (a commitment ceremony which accords gay couples many of the same rights as heterosexual couples in the UK) to his longtime love, actor John Barrowman, at a ceremony in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday 27 December 2006. The couple has been together since 1991. He also appeared in ‘The Making Of Me’ (TV Mini-Series documentary) as himself. They couple have a Jack Russell terrier named Captain Jack, after John Barrowman’s character on ‘Torchwood’ (2006), Captain Jack Harkness. The couple has homes in London and Cardiff, Wales The couple have a Jack Russell terrier named Captain Jack, after John Barrowman’s character on Torchwood (2006), Captain Jack Harkness. Below: Scott Gill with his husband John Barrowman
Born on January 12, 1986, in Eccles, Manchester, England as Kieron Mark Richardson. He is an actor, known for Hollyoaks, Hollyoaks One Killer Week and Him Upstairs. He won “Best Onscreen Partnership” with Hollyoaks co-star Emmett J. Scanlan at the British Soap Awards in 2013. He has received numerous nominations since then. On September 15, 2010. Richardson revealed on the television program ‘This Morning’ that he is gay, and accepted it at the age of 20. He was inspired to come out by Joe McElderry. In July 2014, Richardson received a torrent of homophobic abuse via social networking site. In April 2015, Richardson married long-time partner Carl Hyland in a star-studded ceremony in the Peak District. In December 2016, Richardson announced they were expecting twins via surrogacy. They recently welcomed a son, Chase and a daughter, Phoebe, on 22 May 2017.Kieron Richardson with husband and long-time partner Carl Hyland.
Born January 7, 1983, in England (34). Husband of actor Kieron Richardson, who’s best known for his role of Ste Hay in the soap opera, Hollyoaks. He and Kieron were together for seven years before getting engaged in July 2014. They married in April 2015. They have twins via surrogacy. The couple endured 18 months of failed IVF attempts with a surrogate mother before they finally revealed they were expecting in December 2016. They recently welcomed a son, Chase and a daughter, Phoebe, on 22 May 2017.
Born: Sep 16, 1972 (age 44). Doyle is an actor who is best known for playing Forensics Technician Ryan O’Halloran in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Doyle also appeared in the season three episode Prodigy as Assistant Medical Examiner Karlan. Mike Doyle’s character died in the episode Zebras when Dale Stuckey stabbed O’Halloran when Ryan O’Halloran found DNA to prove that Dale was a murderer. He’s been in a long-term relationship with actor Andrew Rannells (Since 2011).(Below). Mike Doyle with long-time partner Andrew Rannells.
Born: Aug 23, 1978 (age 38) · Omaha, NE, USA, As Andrew Scott Rannells. He’s an American actor, voice actor, and singer. He is perhaps best known for his Tony-nominated performance as Elder Price in the 2011 Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. As a featured soloist on the musical’s original Broadway cast recording, he won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Rannells received his second Tony nomination in 2017 for his performance as Whizzer in the 2016 Broadway revival of Falsettos. Rannells’ other Broadway credits include Hairspray, Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Jersey Boys. Andrew is in a relationship with the actor, Mike Doyle since 2011. Rannells is openly gay and he knew he was gay since before high school. Rannells said he came out to his family when he was 18, but by then they had already figured it out. He also came out to his theater friends but not the people at his all-boys Catholic school. Rannells currently lives in New York City after temporarily relocating to Los Angeles to film The New Normal.(Below) Andrew Rannells with long-time partner Mike Doyle.
Born 27 July 1993 (23) in Clevedon, North Somerset, England. George Paul Shelley is an English singer, songwriter, radio presenter and actor. He is best known as a former member of the boy band Union J. In 2015, he competed in the fifteenth series of the ITV reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and finished as a runner-up to Vicky Pattison. He co-presents The Capital Breakfast Show alongside Roman Kemp and Lilah Parsons. He also appeared on BBC show Murder in Successville as a sidekick. On 12th April 2017, George confirmed via Instagram that he had been in a relationship for several months with model Matthew Holehouse.(below) – George Shelley with boyfriend model Matthew Holehouse.
(below) – Georges Shelley with boyfriend Matthew Holehouse
Born on March 20, 198, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada sometimes credited as Xavier Dolan-Tadros, is a French Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, editor, costume designer, and voice actor from Quebec. He began his career as a child actor in commercials before directing several arthouse feature films. He first received international acclaim in 2009 for his debut feature I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight. He has won many awards for his film work, including the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Mommy and the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for It’s Only The End of the World. Dolan who’s gay described I Killed My Mother as semi-autobiographical.
MICHAEL J. WILLETT
Born September 11, 1989 (27) in Fresno, California. Michael James Mansel Willett is an American actor and musician. He found a love for art, music, and life – Performing in almost every local talent show, family gathering, and theater, he learned how to sing, act, play piano and dance. Realizing a need for greater opportunities, Michael traveled to Los Angeles and booked his first Little Debbie Commercial at the age of thirteen where he sang “My Girl”. Michael continues to pursue both acting and music, writing and performing his original songs. Willett is openly gay, stating in an interview with The Advocate published on their website that, “I didn’t really ever want to make it a thing … I never saw it being something that separated me from anyone else. If anything, I found that it has given me an advantage in the industry.”
Born 14 November 1981 (35) Russell George Tovey is an English actor with numerous television, film and stage credits. Tovey is best known for playing the role of a werewolf, George Sands in the BBC’s supernatural drama Being Human. His other notable roles include Rudge in both the stage and film versions of The History Boys, Steve in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her, Kevin Matheson in the HBO original series Looking and as Henry Knight on BBC TV series Sherlock. Currently, he stars as Harry Doyle in the drama-thriller series Quantico on the ABC network. During his teen years, Tovey’s homosexuality caused friction within his family.Although he says he came out to himself when he was 15 or 16, he properly came out to his parents when he was 18. Tovey and his father subsequently had a falling out, with his father suggesting that, had he known earlier, he would have asked Tovey to take hormones or undergo some other medical treatment to “fix the problem”. Tovey says his parents were deeply concerned about the possibility he might contract HIV, which might have contributed to the falling out. The birth of Tovey’s nephew Nathan in October 2004 helped them mend their relationship.
Born May 2, 1962, (55). Boyd Tyrone “Ty” Herndon is an American country music singer. After signing to Epic Records in 1995, Herndon made his debut with his number one single, “What Mattered Most”, followed by the release of his first album, also entitled What Mattered Most (1995). The album was followed by the release of his second album, Living in a Moment (1996), which produced his second number one country hit, with the album’s title track. on November 20, 2014, in an interview with People magazine, Herndon came out as a gay man and stated that he had been in a relationship for a few years with Matt Collum. When asked if his two ex-wives knew of his sexuality, Herndon confirmed that they “absolutely” knew.(Below) – Ty Herndon with long time boyfriend Matt Collum.
Born on June 12, 1991 (26) Croydon, London, England, Harry John Cook moved with his family at the age of ten to Sydney, Australia. Being brought up watching countless films and London West End stage shows, Harry’s dream was to become an actor.
It was during those early years in London that Harry caught the acting bug and began acting in StageCoach London theater productions of Oliver and Bugsy Malone.
Harry’s love of acting continued to grow after his move to Australia where he combined his school studies with acting classes at both the Northern Beaches Youth Theatre and the Point Break Drama Academy.
While he had featured roles in an American Nintendo Wii advertisement, as well as a local Foxtel commercial, it was the break of his career when Harry landed the lead role of Larry Conway in the 2009 feature film Accidents Happen (2009) starring opposite Academy Award winner Geena Davis as her on-screen son.