Tom Jones: Why Is He Getting DNA Test If He Has Black Ancestors?

Tom Jones is recovering in hospital after he fell ill and was forced to pull out of a concert in Monaco

Tom Jones has revealed that he wants to get his DNA tested to find out if he has any black ancestors, with the music legend admitting that he has “always wondered” if he is mixed race. The 75-year-old is keen to get the test done in the near future so that he can gain a better understanding of his heritage.

Speaking to Times magazine, the star explained: “A lot of people still think I’m black. When I first came to America, people who had heard me sing on the radio would be surprised that I was white when they saw me.  “Because of my hair, a lot of black people still tell me that I’m just passing as white.”

When Tom’s mother, Freda, who is of Welsh and English descent, gave birth to him doctors reportedly asked her if she had any “black blood” after she developed dark patches of skin following her labour.

Tom clarified: “When I was born, my mother came out in big dark patches all over her body.
“They [the doctors and midwives] asked if she had any black blood and she said she didn’t know. I’m going to get my DNA tested.

“I want to find out.”
Well, if the producers of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ are listening, we think we may just have nabbed their first star of the next series…

Article originally published in Yahoo News: https://uk.celebrity.yahoo.com/post/132396368359/tom-jones-is-getting-his-dna-tested-to-see-if-he

Is Google’s Greed Cutting Its Own Throat?

Last year, German news publishers speed their fight to cut of the advertisement revenue that Google earned, when it publishes parts of their news article. In another development, the publishers’ society, filed a suit against the internet search-engine after they refused to negotiate and pay compensation.

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In the past, Google has won a number of legal actions filed against them, but it may be likely that they may not escape the wrath and anger of the European Union this time. After a five year probe, CCTV’s Jack Parrock, in Brussels, filed a report against Google, accusing them of cheating, consumers.

The EU says the internet giant took advantage of competitors and shoppers – by manipulating search results. The dominant Google drives about 90 percent consumers in Europe, unfairly directing the public to its own services. Specifically, this is about shopping, and taking unfair advantage against competitors like Yelp. The issue has been percolating for years, and Google escaped at least three attempts to settle.

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Google’s defense is, in part, that the world has moved on. That mobile is disrupting the ability of even a dominant web power to control much of anything. This view is shared by the International Center for Law & Economics, which says the EU is “still fighting the last war.”

In a free market, consumers and producers want to enjoy flexible services, not monopoly. Will the European Union win this case against Google? Because the giant search engine’s unfairly directing the public to its own service, against their will, means they are depriving the people of free consumer sovereignty, rich level of service and charging high prices for low quality goods and services.