The presenter is an avid social media user and shared the special moment with his loyal legion of followers. The BBC posted a hilarious video containing presenter Des Lynam. The post was used to celebrated Des’ birthday.
Taking to Twitter, Dan also wished Des well before dropping the adorable story.
He posted: “I wrote Des a letter when I was 11 asking him how to get his job.
“He wrote back with some brilliant advice.
“What a pro.
Des turned 76 years old on September 17.
He was renowned for his work on television and racked up numerous sports roles during his career.
Des presented the likes of Grandstand, Match of the Day and Wimbledon, while also working on the World Cup and Olympic Games.
He also had other TV roles, hosting Countdown and How Do They Do That?.
Dan followed in Des’ footsteps by occasionally hosting Match of the Day and the weekly BBC One show Football Focus.
Dan first took his place on the BBC Breakfast sofa as one of the main presenters after Bill Turnbull, 63, announced he was leaving following 15 years on the show.
His BBC Breakfast co-host is Louise Minchin.
In a recent interview with The Daily Mirror, Dan and Louise spoke out about their friendship.
Louise has claimed that they regularly help each other out of tight spots on air.
The Staten Island teenager who was arrested for marijuana possession in Russia while on a vacation with her mother in July has been released from jail, authorities said this week.
Audrey Lorber, 19, was sentenced to time served and fined 15,000 rubles — a little over $230 — after being found guilty of “attempting to import marijuana purchased in the US into Russia,” the Moscow District Court of St. Petersburg said Monday.
“Given the length of the detention, Lorber was released from serving her sentence, as well as from custody,” the translated statement said.
The Pace University film student was arrested at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg when Russian agents found her with 19 grams of weed, which is worth about $375 in the US.
She had a prescription for medical marijuana in the US and produced the court documents to prove it, but the script did not, “apply to the territory of the Russian Federation,” according to local authorities.
Lorber and her mother, retired New York City school teacher Rochelle Lorber, were on vacation in the Eastern European nation when Audrey was caught with the pot.
The Tottenville High School graduate will be required to stay in St. Petersburg for 10 days before she is able to head home, court officials told CBS News.
During that period, Lorber or the government have the right to appeal the ruling.
Russia imprisons more people per capita for drug crimes than any other European nation, according to the Moscow Times. Most are arrested for violating the same law Lorber was sentenced for: Article 228 of the Russian Criminal Code.
The law’s nickname in Russian translates to the “people’s article” — because of the enormous number of people jailed for violating it. A quarter of all of Russia’s prisoners are in jail for drug-related crimes, according to the paper.
After the bosses of the sketch comedy show announced their decision on the newcomer’s fate, the ‘Killing Eve’ star turns to social media to express her approval.
AceShowbiz -“Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh has saluted bosses at “Saturday Night Live” for firing a new cast member over his slurs against the Asian community.
The sketch show’s newcomer, Shane Gillis, was axed after video of him poking fun at Asians during a stand-up show emerged.
“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining ‘SNL’,” a spokesperson said on behalf of producer Lorne Michaels. “We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.”
Following the news, Oh took to Twitter to applaud the decision.
“Glad 2 see @nbcsnl decision NOT (to) legitimize/give platform 2 purveyors of racist homophobic content (sic),” she wrote on Tuesday, September 17.
Oh made her debut as a host on the show earlier this year, becoming only the third Asian-American woman to front the comedy programme.
Ironically, the footage of Gillis’ offensive appearance on Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast appeared on the same day “SNL” bosses cast the show’s first Asian-American comedian, Bowen Yang.
Game of Thrones may have only been available to 35% to 40% of the viewing population, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a cultural phenomenon. When the show wrapped its final season, there were a few complaints, but the majority of fans were sad to see the epic fantasy series leave the airwaves. The Emmy Awards is something of a farewell tour for the cast and crew that worked so hard on the show. They are already being rewarded, and the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards’ main categories are still several days away. Game of Thrones has already been honored at a two-day ceremony, and they cleaned up during the event.
How many awards did Gameof Thrones win at the Creative Arts Emmys?
There were plenty ofbig moments during the 71st Creative Arts Emmy Awards. 97-year-old,Norman Lear became the oldest winner in Emmy history. Rachel Bloom announcedher first pregnancy while accepting her award, and The Simpsons securedtheir 34th Emmy. Everything thereafter seemed to be a bitfantastical in nature. Game of Thrones proceeded to haul in 10individual Emmy awards, and the big categories haven’t even beenannounced yet.
The show won ineverything from editing categories, to visual effects. Game of Thrones crewmembers also took home prizes for makeup, costumes, stunt coordination, titledesign, and music composition. The team was also awarded trophies for castingand sound mixing.
How many awards is Gameof Thrones nominated for?
With ten winsalready squared away, Game of Thrones is set to make more Emmy history. Theseries already has the most nominations for any show ever locked up. The previousrecord-holder, NYPD Blue,received 26 nominations back in 1994. Now, as fans await the more viewer-friendlycategories, Game of Thrones is poised to have another huge night.
The ceremony, whichairs on Sept. 22, will likely be ‘Thrones heavy again. The series’ castis nominated in a staggering nine main categories. The show, as a whole, is alsonominated for Oustanding Drama Series. According to a TV Line poll,it’s the front runner to take the category with 23% of respondents believing theshow deserves to win. Killing Eve is the runner-up in the survey, with20% of respondents believing the show should take home the prize. HBO’s secondsubmission in the category, Succession,received the fewest votes.
What categories isthe show most likely to win in?
Even with its ten-awardhaul already, Game of Thrones still has a lot of competition to competeagainst in the main categories. Inverse argues thatthe show will likely take home the Oustanding Supporting Actor and Actress categories,but may fall flat for Oustanding Drama Series.
That’s not to saythe show isn’t worthy of the major award. It has won several times in the past,but the category is pretty competitive this year, and each submission hasmanaged to hone its craft flawlessly. With this being Game of Thrones’final eligible year, it might be time for the show to make room for newcomers.
A “Jersey Shore” star turned-Staten Island EMT was hounded for sex and groped by one of her supervisors — and pestered by another boss about how many guys she’d slept with on the hit MTV show, she alleges in a new federal lawsuit.
Angelina Pivarnick, 33, claims Lt. Jonathan Schechter sexually harassed her while she was at the EMS’ Rossville Station on Staten Island in 2017 and 2018 — and that she was punished when she spoke up, according to her complaint filed Monday in Brooklyn federal court.
“Schechter incessantly subjected Pivarnick to unwelcome sexual advances, as well as comments about her body and physical appearance,” including in a slew of lewd text messages, the suit states.
Even after Pivarnick — one of the original castmembers of the reality TV show — told her supervisor she wasn’t interested, he allegedly texted her that “you still owe me something naughty,” the suit claims.
“Your ass is amazing and I wish I wasn’t working or in uniform because I definitely would’ve kissed those amazing lips,” the suit claims he texted her in September 2017.
On May 2, 2018, Schechter then allegedly “grabbed and squeezed her buttock” in a parking lot outside the station and “made contact with her vaginal area.”
The former contestant on VH1’s “Couple’s Therapy” “made it clear” that Schechter should never touch her, but later that day he allegedly texted: “That ass! If you only knew the thoughts I had in my mind,” the suit says.
When she wasn’t friendly to him, he put her on clean-up duty or other bad assignments, the suit claims.
Meanwhile, another lieutenant — who is not named as a defendant — “apparently believed that he could speak to Pivarnick at work in sexually graphic and vulgar terms … [because] the program Jersey Shore was revived in 2018, and Pivarnick participated in several episodes of the new season,” the suit alleges.
In March 2018, he allegedly asked, “How many guys on ‘Jersey Shore’ have you f–ked?,” according to the suit.
He also allegedly asked Pivarnick if she “f–ked [her] man” on another occasion and cautioned her on the job: “Make sure no f–king today.”
Pivarnick claims she filed Equal Employment Opportunity complaints against both men and was told by the FDNY’s EEO Office that they were “credible.”
However, it’s unclear what, if any, disciplinary action was taken against the lieutenants.
And Pivarnick claims she was retaliated against for filing the complaints by other brass at the station, including threats of reassignment and being denied her preferred shifts.
New York City Law Department spokesman Nicholas Paolucci said the agency would review the case.
The FDNY referred questions back to the Law Department. Schechter couldn’t immediately be reached for comment
In a statement to The Post, Pivarnick said: “It should go without saying that what I experienced has nothing to do with television or entertainment.”
“Like all women, I am entitled to be treated with dignity and respect at work,” she said. “And I should not have to accept unwanted sexual advances, crude comments about my body or physical assault.”
A bus driver who was struck down by bladder cancer claims he has been slapped with a three-month verbal warning for having time off for treatment.
Duncan Hadfield, 49, from Hull, praised the initial support offered by Stagecoach East Midlands, who allowed him to take days off to receive vital treatment, which included having his entire bladder removed.
But he said this support did not last when he returned to the depot and was left “gobsmacked” when he says he was pulled into a disciplinary interview just a month into his full time return to work.
His employers have since told Hull Live they are "investigating how the situation has been managed, including reviewing the decisions which were taken".
Mr Hadfield had to have his bladder and prostate completely removed in a bid to rid his body of the cancerous cells after the diagnosis a year ago.
“I have been through a very tough 12 months. I kept work informed of my hospital appointments and when I needed time off, which they let me have,” he told the title.
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“Unfortunately there were days off after treatment that weren’t planned as I didn’t know then how recovery would pan out."
Mr Hadfield’s treatment went to plan following surgery in February and he was able to return to work for Stagecoach in June this year.
However, he was left “dumbstruck” by what happened a month into his full time return when he claims he was given a disciplinary letter about his days off.
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"I've had to have my bladder out. I've had my prostate out and I now have to live with a urostomy bag for the rest of my life.
“I did inform work about these procedures. They were quite supportive to start with.”
Mr Hadfield has been employed by Stagecoach East Midlands for the last five years.
He claims he was called to a meeting that he says was then cancelled, meaning he had to return to the day job “very stressed and confused”.
“I turned up on said date only to be told it was not going ahead.
"I carried on with my job driving a bus that day, now very stressed and confused. I returned to work the following day and was told that management wanted to see me but it wouldn’t be a disciplinary."
However, Mr Hadfield claims that is exactly what happened and he was taken into a disciplinary meeting.
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“I was gobsmacked. I was confused to start with because of how they messed me around.
“They gave me a three-month verbal warning for being off with cancer.
“I actually left it for about four weeks because I was dumbstruck but they have since just ignored me.
“I’ve had supervisors email them and they have just ignored it.”
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A Stagecoach East Midlands spokesman said: "We know that our people can face health challenges during the course of their employment and we always aim to treat these situations sensitively.
"Our policy as a responsible employer is to help them through what can be a very stressful time, as well as working with them as appropriate to help with a phased return to work.
"We are unable to comment on specific cases in detail, however we can confirm we are currently investigating how the situation involving one of our employees has been managed, including reviewing the decisions which were taken.
"Stagecoach are working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, to help raise money throughout the East Midlands to help care and support cancer patients and their loved ones.”
Tropical Storm Imelda has quickly strengthened from a tropical depression, with maximum sustained winds of 40mph. The weather system has now made landfall in Texas, and if predictions ring true, could dump the heaviest level of rainfall from one storm on the Houston area since 2017’s hurricane Harvey. Imelda was first noticed on Tuesday afternoon and is expected to track across Texas with heavy rainfall and strong winds.
CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said: “Many of the forecast models are suggesting 6 to 10 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts across the region.
“If the forecast holds, the amount of rain to fall would be the highest storm total rainfall since Hurricane Harvey in 2017.”
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), a tropical storm warning has been issued along the Texas coast from Sargent to Port Bolivar.
There is also a flash flood warning covering an area of more than six million people, including Houston and Galveston.
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Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Texas includes the following counties
Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula
Southern Liberty and Wharton
This warning is likely to last throughout Wednesday and extend into Thursday.
The NHC has warned Imelda is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through early Wednesday.
A north-northwestward motion is expected Wednesday night and Thursday.
On the forecast track, the centre of the depression will move inland over the upper Texas coast later today and move farther inland tonight and Wednesday.
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The depression is expected to produce total rainfall accumulation of 5 to 10 inches with an isolated maximum of 15 inches across the upper coastal region of Texas into far southwest Louisiana through Thursday.
This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash floods.
Tropical storm conditions are also expected somewhere within the warning area this afternoon and evening local time.
The National Weather Service wrote: “The difference of just a few miles could be the difference of several inches of rain.”
The weather experts explained rainfall totals are highly variable given the nature of thunderstorm-driven rainfall totals.
Schools have begun cancelling classes in the wake of the storm, with Galveston ISD tweeting: “After careful consideration of weather conditions concerning the eminent rain event in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston ISD is announcing the decision to cancel classes for students Wednesday, September 18, 2019.”