Ask Amy: Backing out of deal with volatile real estate agent who’s also a friend presents a ‘no-win’ situation
Dear Amy: “Sophie” is a very close friend. Recently, I put my home on the market, and against my better judgment, I asked Sophie to be my agent. She did give me some advice about staging my home, and also sent me listings for places to rent. – Better NowDear Better: The outpouring of support for “Surviving” has been beautiful. You can email Amy Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.mlive.com
Michigan’s Potter Park Zoo welcomes prehensile-tailed porcupine for first time
LANSING, MI – A new lady has moved into Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Zoo staff announced Thursday the arrival of the park’s newest resident – a female prehensile-tailed porcupine named Sophie, who arrived recently from Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska. The species is a newcomer to Potter Park Zoo. This adaptation is shared by a few other species at Potter Park, including the Binturong and Spider Monkey. The prehensile-tailed porcupine can be viewed in the bird and reptile building alongside the golden lion tamarins.mlive.com
Sophie, pioneering Grammy-nominated Scottish musician, dies at 34 after climbing accident
British singer-songwriter Charli XCX, who had been pursuing a successful but more conventional pop career, abruptly changed direction with the release of her Sophie-produced 2016 EP, “Vroom Vroom.” Charli, who with collaborator A.G. Cook was awarded Variety’s Hitmakers Innovator award in December, said she had long been seeking a more aggressive pop sound in her music. “It was only when I met Sophie and then A.G. that I finally found what I was searching for,” she said. “We just immediately spoke the same language -- we didn’t even have to talk.”chicagotribune.com
EU tries to sell migrant pact amid claims the hardliners won
European Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritas Schinas, speaks during a media conference on the New Pact for Migration and Asylum at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The leaders of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland affirmed their hardline stance at EU headquarters on Thursday. I am asking you to understand it,” European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said as he was grilled by EU lawmakers. EU officials reject claims that they might pressure these countries, but the commission will draw up a report on how cooperative they are in accepting their nationals back. “It’s good that the European Commission is trying to bring EU countries together to achieve meaningful change.
Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas greet first child
FILE - Joe Jonas, left, and Sophie Turner attend the World Premiere of "Chasing Happiness," in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019. Turner and Joe Jonas have had their first child. The 24-year-old Game of Thrones star Turner and the 30-year-old singer Jonas announced the birth Monday. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have had their first child. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby," they said in a statement released through his label Republic Records.
New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck wrote in her review that Garner, Does a lot with a little. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICSnoop Dogg vs. DMX: Its the battle of the canines in the latest Verzuz series. Rap icons Snoop Dogg and DMX will go toe-to-toe Wednesday on Instagram Live at 8 p.m. EDT. That changes with Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist, which is downright daring in its approach if not content.
Trump says U.S. and Canada to continue to coordinate closely on coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a press briefing with members of the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said on Twitter he had a conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and that the United States and Canada will continue to coordinate closely on the coronavirus outbreak. Trump said in a tweet that it was great to hear that Trudeaus wife Sophie is doing very well after the Canadian prime ministers wife tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.feeds.reuters.com
Fleece & Thank You Delivers Hope To Kids Facing Hospital Treatment
Farmington Hills, MI (CBS Detroit) Fleece & Thank You was inspired by a friend, Sophie, 4 years old and battling neuroblastoma. Sophie had her childhood stolen from her, and Nicholas Kristock saw this disconnection and needed to do something about it, and that is where Fleece & Thank You was born. Fleece and Thank You is a 501(C3) non-profit that has a mission to serve every single child facing extended stays in the hospital with comfort and connection, explains Nicholas Kristock, Founder and Executive Director of Fleece and Thank You. And then we enter with this bright, colorful piece of hope. We are always in need of people making blankets for kids in the hospital, because thats a huge amount.This blanket is such an important piece of hope in a childs journey.detroit.cbslocal.com
Meet the winner of the #PicMyPup All 4 Pets Facebook Group contest
She was the randomly picked winner from all the entries of the #picmypup All 4 Pets contest. And thanks to all who posted pictures. Sophie loves anything squeaky that she is able to chase. The contest called Pic My Pup was on our All 4 Pets Facebook Group. People posted pictures of their dogs with the caption #picmypup.
Sasha Obama arrives in Ann Arbor to start classes at University of Michigan
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Sasha Obama attends a State Dinner at the White House March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by President and First Lady Obama, the dinner was in honor of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Lady SophieANN ARBOR - Sasha Obama, the daughter of former President Barack Obama, is set to start classes at the University of Michigan, according to The Detroit News. University of Michigan spokesman Rick Fitzgerald would not comment on Obama's enrollment. Sasha Obama, whose real name is Natasha, is the first of her family to attend a Big Ten public university. Classes at the University of Michigan begin Tuesday.