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Aldi row explodes as woman rants at ‘annoying’ shoppers packing trollies at the till

The woman shared her thoughts on the Aldi UK Shoppers Facebook group, which has almost 170,000 members. She wrote: “Why do people that use Aldi not understand you don’t pack a trolley full of food into your bags at the till! That is the whole point! Annoying…very annoying.”

The post provoked hundreds of fellow shoppers to share their opinion, with more than 800 responding before admin turned commenting off, NorthWalesLive reports. 

One user said: “I agree. I used to do this pre-pandemic but my store stopped us doing it last year. I now pack straight into my car.”

Another echoed: “Aldi is all about speed …. That is why there is a packing bench … yes very annoying.”

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Justin Fairfax Accuses Terry McAuliffe of Treating Him Like Emmett Till

Terry McAuliffe, the leading candidate in this year’s Democratic primary for Virginia governor, faced a flurry of attacks from his rivals at a debate on Tuesday night as they aimed to diminish his broad support from Black voters. In the most extraordinary broadside, the state’s Black lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, accused Mr. McAuliffe of treating him like George Floyd[1] or Emmett Till[2] after Mr. Fairfax was accused of sexual assault by two women in 2019.

Mr. McAuliffe, a white former governor of the state who has the backing of many of the state’s top Black elected officials, issued a public call that year for Mr. Fairfax to resign.

Mr. Fairfax’s remarks on Tuesday — in which he compared himself to two Black people killed in episodes of white violence — were the most pointed attempt by one of the three Black candidates in the race to draw a racial distinction between them and Mr. McAuliffe, who is aiming to reclaim the office he held from 2014 to 2018.

The accusation came at the end of the debate, the first for the five Virginia Democrats running for governor. Responding to a question asking the candidates to envision the future of law enforcement in Virginia, Mr. Fairfax said theoretical descriptions were unnecessary because he was a living embodiment of the harm that false accusations and a rush to judgment can produce.

“Everyone here on this stage called for my immediate resignation, including Terry McAuliffe three minutes after a press release came out,” Mr. Fairfax said. “He treated me like George Floyd, he treated me like Emmett Till, no due process, immediately assumed my guilt. I have a son and I have a daughter, and I don’t want my daughter to be assaulted, I don’t want my son to be falsely accused. And this is the real world that we live in. And so we need to speak truth to power and we need to be very clear about how that impacts people’s lives.”

Mr. McAuliffe did not respond to Mr. Fairfax on the debate stage. His spokesman declined to address the remarks.

In February 2019, amid a concurrent scandal involving a medical school yearbook photograph of Gov. Ralph Northam in blackface, two women[3] accused Mr. Fairfax[4] of sexually assaulting them in separate episodes — allegations that Mr. Fairfax has always denied. Mr. Fairfax faced a torrent of calls for his resignation. Weeks later, in a speech on the floor of the Virginia Senate, he compared himself to lynching victims[5].

Mr. Fairfax was not the only candidate on Tuesday night to try to cleave Black voters from Mr. McAuliffe. The scant public polling of the race has found Mr. McAuliffe holding sizable leads over his four opponents, and no survey has shown him with less than a two-to-one advantage over his closest rival.

Jennifer McClellan, a state senator who is running for governor, accused Mr. McAuliffe of underfunding the state’s parole system, cutting deals with the National Rifle Association during his term as governor and being a late advocate for racial justice.

“Racial justice is about more than criminal justice reform,” said Ms. McClellan, who is Black. “It is embedded in every system we have in government, and I did not need George Floyd’s murder or the Unite the Right rally to teach me that.”

Mr. McAuliffe, during his turns to speak, emphasized his relationships with Mr. Northam and President Biden, two Democrats who both owe their offices to strong relationships with and support from Black voters. He highlighted his move to restore the voting rights[6] of 206,000 felons in the state and said every police officer in the state should wear a body camera “so we can see what’s going on.”

“Thank goodness we had all those individuals there who had those cellphones when George Floyd was murdered,” he said.

Mr. McAuliffe barely mentioned his rivals during the debate, except to remind the audience that Ms. McClellan was a frequent partner of his when he was governor. But Mr. Fairfax, by the debate’s end, sought to define himself as the chief rival to the loquacious former governor.

“There appears to be two sets of rules up here, one where the governor can talk as long as he wants to and do whatever he wants, and one for everybody else,” Mr. Fairfax said. “I think that’s part of the issue, that we do have so many disparities in our society.”

References

  1. ^ George Floyd (www.nytimes.com)
  2. ^ Emmett Till (www.nytimes.com)
  3. ^ two women (www.nytimes.com)
  4. ^ accused Mr. Fairfax (www.nytimes.com)
  5. ^ he compared himself to lynching victims (www.nytimes.com)
  6. ^ restore the voting rights (www.nytimes.com)

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Darren Till suffers broken collarbone as Marvin Vettori rages at cancelled UFC showdown

Darren Till has been forced to withdraw from his middleweight clash with Marvin Vettori after suffering a broken collarbone just 11 days out from his return to action. The pair were set to meet in the octagon on April 10 in Nevada but the Italian has now been left furious as his bad luck with opponents pulling out continues, although Kevin Holland is now being eyed to replace Till.
The Gorilla has now released a statement confirming the devastating news, venting his frustration at the freak injury sustained while “drilling”.

“I’ve been sat here for a good few hours debating how to say this and put into words what I’m feeling,” he said on social media.

“I’m just going to say it straight… I’VE BROKEN MY COLLARBONE!

“I’m out my fight next week against Marvin. Every person who is around me or who has been around me knows I train on a daily basis with f***** up knees, lower back, shoulders, hands and the list goes on.

“Yesterday while drilling I fell and straight away I knew I’d broken something.

“To say I’m f****** destroyed by it is an understatement.

“I’ve literally put my heart, soul, mind, physical body, cash, nutrition, sleep, recover and then some into making sure I went out there next week and took his head off. And I 100 per cent sure I was going to with ease!!!

“I’m sure he was thinking the same thing but ah well… I am sorry @marvinvettori I hope you get a new opponent and we can do it sometime soon in the future, I respect you highly as a competitor.”

Whispers emerged that the bout could be off around 30 minutes before Till confirmed he would not be fighting.

The Italian hit out at his opponent in a foul-mouthed tweet that showed just how frustrated he was with the news, less than two weeks away from fight night.

Vettori tweeted: “Always do my part 100% and these bunch of p****** can’t make it.

“Im next in line for the title, whoever has something to say show the f*** up in 2 weeks so I can whoop your ass and shut you off for good.”

Thankfully for Vettori, reports claim Holland is now being lined up to replace him.

The Trailblazer, who is nicknamed ‘Big Mouth’ by Dana White has already claimed he will be stepping in for Till.

Holland tweeted, replying to Vettori: “I already accepted the fight an hour ago….. #callbigmouth”