Canine trouble dogs Valley

first_imgKashmir is finding its stray dogs too ferocious to tame.Bred on an estimated “30 lakh kg of offal” or chicken waste annually, these canines are attacking the residents when not able to find their food.The incidents of dog bites have increased in the winter months forcing the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to start a fresh animal birth control programme for stray dogs.Dr. Muhammad Salim Khan, the Head of Department of the Community Medicine at Srinagar’s premiere Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS), told The Hindu, “It’s (dog attack) increasing. The SMHS has treated 5,262 cases of dog bites in the last 10 months.”‘City outskirts worst hit’The situation is worse in the outskirts where the municipal corporation is not that active is checking the menace. The peripheral hospitals of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir receive around 25,000 cases of dog bites every year, said Dr. Salim Khan. “In comparison, the SMHS has received only 10-15% cases,” he added.According to Dr. Khan, the reason behind the ferocity of the dogs is the high-protein offal they are fed regularly because of the dietary habits of residents of Kashmir, where mutton and chicken are a staple diet.According to official figures, Kashmir imports approximately 5.5 crore chickens from Haryana and Punjab, while around 36 lakh birds are produced locally. “In a chicken weighing 1.5 kg, almost half (750 grams) is thrown as offal. Based on this calculation, Kashmiris annually feed 30 lakh kg of chicken waste to stray dogs,” said Dr. Khan.Alarmed by the rising number of dog bite cases, SMC Commissioner Dr. Shafqat Khan has launched a fresh animal-birth control exercise in the city.The SMC has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Unemployed Veterinary Doctors’ Association to “sterilise 200 dogs a week”.Sterilisation“The move will not only tackle the growing menace of dog bites, but also provide employment to the youths of the State. Scores of dog bite cases are registered every month, especially in winter as the food grows scarce,” said Dr. Shafqat Khan.Dr. Salim Khan, however, is not very convinced with the measures adopted by the SMC. “Our dog sterilisation programme is grossly inadequate as by the time 50 dogs are sterilised, 1,000 more are born,” he said.last_img read more

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Liverpool regains verve with 5-0 thrashing of Watford

first_imgLiverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, left, celebrates with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)LIVERPOOL, England — Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk both scored twice as Liverpool brushed aside concerns about its recent struggles by thrashing Watford 5-0 Wednesday to stay top of the Premier League.In a win built on brilliant performances by Liverpool’s defenders, right back Trent Alexander-Arnold set up three goals — including the opening two for Mane — and left back Andrew Robertson the other two. Van Dijk, a center back, headed in the final two goals at Anfield.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Mane’s double meant he has recorded his best Premier League scoring return of 14 goals, with 10 matches still to go. It was the fifth home league match in succession in which he has scored.The result was exactly the boost Liverpool needed ahead of a short trip to Everton for the Merseyside derby on Sunday. The Reds maintained their one-point lead over Manchester City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Questions were starting to be asked about Liverpool’s credentials after four draws in the team’s last five matches in all competitions. But this performance signaled a return to the verve and inventiveness which Juergen Klopp’s team needed to rediscover.It was typified by Mane’s — and Liverpool’s — second goal of the night, a brilliant back-heel from 12 meters out which caught Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster by surprise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Senegal international had already, somewhat surprisingly, scored with a header having been given the job of central striker in the absence of the injured Roberto Firmino.Firmino’s replacement, Divock Origi, was posted on the left wing to accommodate Mane in his new role, and he added the third goal in the 66th minute that gave Liverpool breathing space. Maria Sharapova pulls out of Miami Open after shoulder procedure Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chieflast_img read more

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Modern fullback needs technique and pace, says Matteo Darmian

first_imgManchester United’s Matteo Darmian believes a greater emphasis on attack has changed the role of the fullback, meaning the modern defender needs lung-busting endurance and intense focus as well as great technique.Darmian has shown his own technical skill by alternating between right and left back at Old Trafford, an ability he honed as a youngster and continues to work on every week.The Italian was converted from a central midfielder to right back at the AC Milan academy, where he was mentored by his idol Paolo Maldini, the master technician, and Brazilian Cafu, known for his pace and energy down the flanks. (Also read: Jose Mourinho defends Manchester United’s performance)The 27-year-old clearly applies a great deal of thought to his position and believes the role of fullback has changed since he started playing.”Now a great full-back isn’t just one who stops every attack, but also gets forward wherever possible because the attacking demands have increased,” he told the club website (www.manutd.com)”We need to help our strikers and wingers more than before, but we have to be focused also behind, because defending is still the most important thing. Those duties mean it is important that you are smart and focused all the time.”Good technique helps and, of course, more and more it is important that you are a strong runner because you have to get up and down the pitch.”If you look around at the best full-backs in the world today, they all have those attributes.”advertisementDarmian believes the best fullbacks around are Real Madrid’s Marcelo, Dani Alves of Juventus and Bayern Munich’s David Alaba as well as his own United team mate Antonio Valencia, a former winger.With Valencia almost a fixture on the right flank for United, Darmian has had to fight for the left back position with Daley Blind and Luke Shaw, who limped off during United’s League Cup quarter-final win over West Ham United last week.”For me it is quite easy to change sides from right to left,” said Darmian, who has started six of United’s last eight games.”When I was younger I did work hard on my left foot to make it stronger and, even now, I think it is important to do that during the week because it is my weaker side and I know that I have to keep improving it.”Sixth-placed United host fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar receives Asian Awards Fellowship

first_imgIndian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar has been honoured with the Fellowship award at The Asian Awards in London.The master blaster, who is looking forward to the release of his upcoming biographical drama “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, attended The Asian Awards ceremony on Friday at the London Hilton on Park Lane.The event honours Asian excellence, and past awardees of the Fellowship honour include Indian musician Ravi Shankar, and actors Jackie Chan and Ben Kingsley.Tendulkar’s journey to international stardom through cricket is an interesting tale told through his much-awaited biographical drama, “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”.Produced by Ravi Bhagchandka of 200 Not Out and Shrikant Bhasi of Carnival Motion Pictures, and helmed by Emmy-nominated James Erskine, the film is releasing on May 26.The Asian Awards also recognised late actor Om Puri’s outstanding achievement in cinema, and child actor Sunny Pawar of “Lion” fame as a rising star.last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Pictou County

first_img Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 -30- PICTOU COUNTY: Construction Delays on Highway 104 Construction on Highway 104 at the Broadway overpass between New Glasgow and Antigonish has reduced traffic to one lane until Friday, Sept. 1. Traffic is controlled by automatic signals, however, delays may occur during peak travel times. Signs are in place marking an alternate route on Trunk 4 between Exit 27 at Sutherlands River and Exit 29 at Barneys River. Use of this alternate route is recommended.last_img read more

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Make your house warming parties more stylish from Momentz

first_imgNew Delhi: A house-warming party is a party traditionally held soon after moving into a new residence. It is an occasion for the hosts to present their new home to their friends, post-moving, and for friends to give gifts to furnish the new home. House-warming parties are generally informal. Usually there are no planned activities besides a possible tour. When it comes to choosing a gift for friend or family member’s housewarming, cast a wide net, from practical to just plain fun. Whether they’ve moved into their first home or simply switched to a new and improved apartment, they’ll appreciate receiving something that will help them settle in and get organized just as much as they’ll take to an indulgent treat. Find kitchen tools, outdoor garden décor, and much more in our housewarming gifts collection. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain Rather than scrolling here and there to find the perfect gift to fit their space, check out Momentz latest house warming collection. The collection consist of candle stand, photo frame, serving tray, tissue holder, glasses, fruit basket, show pieces, book stand, flower vase to name a few. Each product has an external style and gives that extra edge to your house. Every artefact from Momentz has its own look and feel.last_img read more

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Ban congratulates General Assembly Presidentelect

The 75-year-old former Nicaraguan foreign minister was elected by acclamation by United Nations Member States in the 192-member Assembly yesterday.Mr. Ban “looks forward to working closely with Mr. d’Escoto throughout the next session of the General Assembly in bringing UN Member States together to respond effectively to the global challenges on its agenda, which are critically important to the lives of people around the world,” his spokesperson said in a statement. Mr. d’Escoto will take up his post on 16 September, when the Assembly begins its 63rd session. He will succeed Srgjan Kerim.Yesterday, after being elected, he told the Assembly that it was vital for Member States to work together on goals ranging from the maintenance of peace and security to the battle to eradicate poverty and hunger to ensure that the UN lives up to its name. 5 June 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann of Nicaragua on his election as President of the 63rd session of the General Assembly. read more

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UNsecured centres in Burundi ready for exfighters when demobilization begins

“The blue helmets are well deployed in different regions and they will guarantee the security of the three demobilization centres,” said Mbaye Faye, chief of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) section of the UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB).”Security is ready,” he stressed in an interview with the UN News Service.Demobilization could start on 29 November – a date agreed to by the parties and others involved during meetings organized by a World Bank delegation which was in Burundi from 21 to 24 October. This timetable “will be proposed to the President of Burundi in his capacity as head of the National Commission on DDR,” Mr. Faye explained.Joint liaison teams, comprised of representatives of the parties as well as ONUB officials and UN military observers, are also in place to verify the demobilization process, Mr. Faye said.Asked whether the parties are expected to cooperate, Mr. Faye said, “We have no reason to be pessimistic,” and noted that the joint ceasefire commission staffed by the UN and representatives of the parties has been functioning well.ONUB, which was set up by the Security Council in May to help bring about lasting national reconciliation between ethnic Hutus and Tutsis, will have an eventual strength of 5,650 military personnel and up to 1,000 national and international civilian staff. read more

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Middle East UN chief urges calm as IsraeliPalestinian tensions flare

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, the Secretary-General expressed his deep concern about the upsurge in violence and killings over the past few days in Israel and the West Bank. “Violence only deepens distrust, while making more distant the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Mr. Ban said. According to media reports, tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been increasing in intensity over the past few weeks following a series of separate incidents which left a total of three people dead. Earlier today, the press noted, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man at a West Bank refugee camp during clashes between the troops and residents. Mr. Dujarric noted that the Secretary-General called “on all sides to do everything they possibly can to avoid further exacerbating an already tense environment” and added that Mr. Ban’s thoughts were with the families of the victims. read more

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Helper A Railroad Town

Photo from the Sun Advocate archives.By Walt BorlaThe first settler in what is now Helper was a Mormon polygamist Teancum Pratt who came into the area in 1870 with his two wives. He established a homestead here in 1880, living in a dugout on what is now the east side of town. Pratt is believed to be buried in that part of town. He tried farming with the Price River water nearby and reportedly prospected for coal. The town became known as Pratt’s Siding at first.Later, the name Welby was used but the name of Helper came about from the need for helper locomotives to help push the heavy coal trains and freight trains up to the summit west of town. Helper is the only town in the country named after a locomotive. The helper locomotives were detached from the train at Soldier Summit and returned to Helper to await another train to help. During that period of time, there was an urgent need for a rail connection between Salt Lake City and Denver. The Denver and Rio Grande railroad, commonly known as the Rio Grande, had plans to bring the railroad in from Grand Junction, Colo. over a route south of Helper, through southern Emery County, to connect with the Union Pacific (UP) in Central Utah. The present Interstate Highway 70 parallels that proposed route. These plans were changed when the discovery of recoverable coal seams were found in Carbon County. This prompted the Rio Grande to change their plans, bringing the railroad through Carbon County and Helper, over the summit to the northwest of Helper and connection with the UP at Provo. This facilitated the transportation of the coal on their line and, at the same time, lay claim to some of the mining. The coming of the railroad, as they purchased a right of way from Pratt, made Helper the focal point of the rail activity in this area. Helper became a division point for the Rio Grande for the shipping of coal.Originally, the railroad officials picked Solider Summit to be the division point in this area, noting it was halfway between Grand Junction and Ogden. After a trial basis where houses were built and rail activity took place, it was decided that Soldier Summit, with its harsh winters, was no place for such an operation and the move was made to Helper. The houses were transported to Helper and located on the east side of town. The foundations of the houses located in solider Summit are still visible to  this day.In Helper, the railroad built a round house of 12 stalls for the repairs needed on the steam locomotives, a car repair shop and extensive switching yards for the assembly of the coal trains. The railroad established lines to the various mines and the loaded coal cars were brought to the Helper rail yards for assembling outgoing trains. Early on, the railroad developed two small reservoirs in north Helper in an area commonly referred to as Marti, to ensure an ample supply of water available for the steam locomotives. Water was diverted from the Price River to the larger of the reservoirs, which drained down to the smaller one for settlement purposes to eliminate the debris from the water before it was sent onto the water tanks. The larger reservoir still exists and is now known as Gigliotti Pond.Coal miners and railroad workers were recruited from Europe, particularly in the southern Mediterranean countries of Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia and France. In just the rail operations at the Helper rail center, over 500 employees were employed in a 24-hour operation, seven days per week. The influx of these immigrants changed the complexion of something different of what could be found in the remainder of Mormon-dominated Utah. It was said over 20 different languages could be heard on the streets of Helper.Helper became what was known as the hub of the county as coal camps were settled in the nearby canyons: Peerless, Spring Canyon, Standardville, Latuda, Rains, Mutual, Kenilworth, Castle Gate, Consumers, Sweets while Rollap, later known as Royal, became the home and workplace for over 1,500 people. Helper was the center where many of these people came to do their shopping, entertainment and recreation. Two movie houses operated continually and there were no less than 20 taverns in the area among the businesses dotting main street. Helper came to be known as the hub of Carbon County.With the advent of World War Two, Helper was busier than ever. The mines were operation full steam and the railroad had trains running through regularly. These steam locomotives required coal and water for the boilers to be taken on as each stopped in Helper for these essentials. The operating crews were exchanged, either for the trip to Grand Junction or Salt Lake City. The rooming houses and cafes operated 24/7.Helper always had a fascination for passenger trains. Many elders and kids had the pleasure of visiting the depot to watch the coming and going of passenger trains. At one time, there were three passenger trains stopping in Helper, each east and west. The mail for the post office was brought in on the trains and taken out as well. Helper had two US Presidents make stops in Helper as passengers on a train. The first, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was asleep in his Pullman Sleeper in the middle of the night in the late 1930’s when he awoke as the train stopped in Helper. It is said he questioned, “Where are we?”During September of 1948, Harry S. Truman’s Whistle Stop Campaign train came to Helper from Grand Junction. It was a banner day in the history of Helper. All the business houses in town closed for the afternoon. The schools all closed and the students transported to the Helper depot. Hundreds of people were at the Helper depot awaiting Truman, who was campaigning to retain the presidency. A cheer went up when the president train arrived and the president came out on the platform of his car to speak. Immediately, a group of local coal miners ascending the car and placed a miner’s helmet on the president’s head. As the train pulled away, the smiling president remained on the platform waving to the crowds, mine helmet still on.President Truman made one more rail visit to Helper in the autumn of 1952 when he was campaigning for Adlai Stevenson. He spoke briefly from the train before it departed for Grand Junction, introducing his wife and daughter. The late Laurence W. Payne, a local photographer, took several pictures of Truman’s first visit and they can be viewed this day at the Helper City Hall or at the museum.Word War ll brought many service men trains through Helper, particularly the summer of 1945. The war in Europe was ended and combat troops from there were being rushed to the Pacific area for a possible invasion of Japan. As these trains stopped in Helper, it was not unusual to see many of the soldiers rush to the bars on Main Street for a quick glass of beer. The dropping of the atomic bombs saved the lives of many of these servicemen. Helper is still favored with passenger rail service with the Amtrak train stopping in Helper for daily service east and west.In the mid-50s, a dramatic change came about in the railroad activity of Helper: the appearance of the diesel locomotives spelled the end of the steam-fired locomotives and the end of much railroad activity in Helper. There was no need for the roundhouse any more; it was dismantled. Rail crews began making the trips from Salt Lake to Grand Junction or from sending trains to the mines to load with coal, but rather, the mines began trucking the coal to a centralized loading facilities of the railroad. For example, the Wild Cat load outs on Consumers Road and the load out facility south of Price. The daily work day mine runs became a thing of the past. This, along with the worked out coal mines in the immediate area, brought about a dramatic change in the rail activity in Helper.During recent years, a positive change took place in Helper. Noted artists’ began taking up residence in the community and Helper took on the title of an art center. Art galleries grace Main Street as the work of these artists is put on display. A community-wide celebration known as the Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival fills the town with people celebrating the event each August. By Governor’s decree, Helper is Utah’s Christmas Town. A number of Christmas-related events take place in early December, culminated by a gigantic electric light parade put on two successive nights.Helper is also noted for its excellent baseball fields with the only field in Eastern Utah equipped for night play. Games featuring the Helper Merchants, American Legion teams, Carbon High and CEU teams have played there throughout the seasons. There are also two ideal little league fields in the community for the young baseball players. Helper also boasts one of the finest swimming pools in the area, drawing swimmers from throughout the county during the summer. read more

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Free family skate and hockey game on Friday

Brock Sports and Health Management in Human Resources have teamed up to offer an evening of fun for the whole family on Friday, Dec. 2.Staff and faculty are invited to come to Seymour Hannah arena along with their families for a free skate sponsored by Health Management in Human Resources from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.Participants are also invited to stick around after the skate to watch the Brock men’s hockey team take on Laurier at 7:15 p.m. The game is in support of Community Care, and all skaters who bring donations of non-perishable food will be provided with free admission courtesy of Brock Sports. • All children six years and under must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet when participating in public skating. Children will not be permitted on the ice without the approved equipment.• Assistive devices (chairs, pylons, strollers etc.) are not permitted on the ice, except for individuals with disabilities requiring assistance. read more

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Political panel aimed at students will delve into election issues

A political panel planned for Oct. 7 will go beyond the soundbites and help students sift through the messaging around the upcoming federal election.“We’re not trying to tell students or citizens how to vote but we’re giving them the tools they need to make an informed decision,” said Assistant Professor of Political Science Stefan Dolgert.He said Election 2015: Informing Your Vote will be an in-depth discussion of the issues at play when voters go to the polls Oct. 19.“Each of the speakers will be bringing to bear some political science research,” he said.Livianna Tossutti, Matthew Hennigar, Sanjay Jeram and Zachary Spicer – all from the Department of Political Science – will discuss democratic institutions, citizenship, cities and economic issues affecting Niagara.“We will offer an objective perspective on what we know to be true,” Jeram said.He said while politicians claim data to be the truth, the facts don’t always support their assertions.“We want to provide some knowledge base about the bombardment of messages, to help them sift through the vast amount of information out there,” Spicer said, adding the panel will also fill some of the gaps in the discussion.Dolgert said one thing research does prove to be true is that negative campaigning works.“There’s a lot about that type of advertising that is effective,” he said. “It’s ugly but research shows it can shift people to their side.”The panel is aimed at informing students and encouraging them to vote.“They are the group of voters who vote the least,” Spicer said. “There are a lot of issues relevant to them that I’d like to see them take more interest in.”Jeram hopes the discussion, which will include plenty of time for questions, will ignite an interest in students to get involved.“To get people to care is important. We might be grooming a future advocate or we might just be getting them to vote,” he said.Dolgert said the more people engaged in the democratic process, the better the system works.“You get better decisions when more people participate,” he said.•••Election 2015: Informing Your VoteWednesday, Oct. 73:30-5:30 p.m.Plaza 600FEveryone welcome read more

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Ian Brady Myra Hindley was as ruthless as I was and it

first_imgMyra Hindley was just as “ruthless as I was”, Ian Brady claimed, as he revealed that it was his lover who began the knife attack on their first victim.In a series of previously-unpublished confessions made while he was in custody, Brady said that his Moors Murders accomplice was “surprisingly in tune with me”.Hindley, who died in prison in 2002, had always maintained that Brady – who died in a mental health hospital on Monday – manipulated her to murder their five child victims.However, after Brady’s death at 79, it has emerged that he sought to dismiss that claim, which is said to have “infuriated” him.His descriptions of Hindley’s lust for blood are contained in a series of taped conversations with Dr Alan Keightley, an academic who visited Brady in prison every month for years. Opening the inquest, he said Brady’s body will not yet be released. Mr Sumner said he wanted assurances that Brady’s ashes will not be scattered on the same moorland where he and Hindley’s five child victims were buried – a request Brady is believed to have made in his will.”I have no legal means of making that an order, but I think it’s a right and proper moral judgement to make, ” he said. “I think it would be offensive.”Mr Sumner also said he wanted confirmation that a funeral director and crematorium willing to take Brady’s body have been found. In the first account by Brady of the 1960s killings that shocked Britain, the book – which is being serialised in the Daily Mail – tells how he described their meticulous planning of the killings. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. But his lawyer Robin Makin, who visited the killer in the hours before his death to discuss his legal wishes and funeral arrangements, told the Daily Mail: “It’s none of the coroner’s business.” Searchers digging on Saddleworth Moor in the search for victimsCredit: Paul Popper/Popperfoto Court sketch of Ian Brady appearing during a tribunal in Manchester in June 2013 Credit:Elizabeth Cook/PA He said that Hindley had lured Pauline into a van that the couple used to take her to Saddleworth Moor.Brady claimed that Hindley’s “expression was taunting and pitiless” as they abused the girl and said that before he could fetch his knife from the van, his lover was already stabbing Pauline. Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in the back of a police van in May 1966 Credit:Bentley Archive/Popperfoto Brady told Dr Keightley that it was in fact Hindley who attempted to kill their first victim, 16-year-old Pauline Reade, before he did.   Ian Brady appearing  When Hindley died in 2002, no local funeral directors would take her body and the Prison Service later found a firm 200 miles away that was willing to arrange for her cremation. Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in the back of a police van in May 1966 Searchers digging in peat on Saddleworth Moor, near Greenfield, Yorkshire, in the search for victims of the Moors murderers, Brady died at Ashworth High Secure Hospital in Maghull, Merseyside, just after 6pm on Monday.An inquest on Tuesday heard his cause of death was cor pulmonale, a type of heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or lung disease.Senior coroner for Sefton, Christopher Sumner, sought to block the killer’s ashes from being scattered on Saddleworth Moor. In 1966, Brady and Hindley were jailed for life for the killings of John Kilbride, 12, 10-year-old Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans, 17. They went on to admit the murders of Pauline Reade, 16, and Keith Bennett.Glasgow-born Brady had been held at Ashworth since 1985. Hindley died in jail aged 60 in November 2002. Dr Keightley began writing to Brady in 1992 at the suggestions of Moors Murders victim Lesley Ann Downey’s family while he was head of religious studies at a sixth form college in the West Midlands.He turned his archive of their conversations – in person, on the phone and by letter – into a book that he agreed would not be published until the killer’s death.Addressing claims that he had “brainwashed” Hindley to commit the crimes with him, Brady told Dr Keightley: “Our relationship wasn’t master and slave. It was more like teacher and student.”Brady told how Hindley was “surprisingly in tune with me from the very beginning”. He added: “I was never conscious of having to exert myself to coerce her into accepting my belief in relativist morality. Bit by bit we were moving towards an almost telepathic relationship. She was as ruthless as I was.”last_img read more

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Opera singer praised by audience despite having only three hours to rehearse

first_imgMs Puertolas landed the role less than 24 hours before the performance Mr Fernandez added: “This is one of the biggest roles she has had and to get an applause and ovation was incredible. She loves Covent Garden and everyone who worked on the production so it was a very happy outcome for her.” Oliver Mears, director of opera at The Royal Opera, said: “Sabina has performed at Covent Garden twice before, on both occasions exceptionally. This was therefore a great opportunity to acknowledge those performances by bringing her back, so we’re thrilled, but not surprised, at how well her jump in worked out for both her and for us.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Her manager, Alex Fernandez, admits that she was a little nervous having had so little time to rehearse or become accustomed with the other opera singers. An opera singer who had just three hours to rehearse before performing to thousands of people at the Royal Opera House has revealed how she was petrified about singing to British music lovers.Sabina Puertolas, a Spanish soprano, was flown into Britain on the very day she was to step in to perform in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto after the well known English soprano Lucy Crowe fell ill with a throat infection. Ms Puertolas only learned of her role as a last minute replacement the day before the curtain was due to go up and so she was petrified that she would not impress London’s opera loving crowds.She told The Sunday Telegraph: “I got the call from my manager in the afternoon asking me how I was feeling – if I had a cold or the flu? Then, I got a second call to say that I had to be on a flight the next day to London. I knew I had to help the Royal Opera House. I had to remember to pack the score. What happened the next day will remain in my heart as the most emotional moment in my career.”It has now emerged that Royal Opera House bosses had to make more than a dozen calls before finding an accomplished enough singer suitable to perform as Gilda, Rigoletto’s daughter. Some sopranos were found to be already booked while others lacked a visa to work in the UK. Ms Puertolas received a “thunderous” applause for her performanceCredit:Jam Media Ms Puertolas landed the role less than 24 hours before the performance “She was so scared that the audience wouldn’t like her, people come to see a certain soprano so it was a lot of pressure,” he said.However, she proved to be a tremendous hit and received “thunderous” applause, perhaps in part because the audience knew she was a last minute booking.“It was absolutely fantastic,” Ms Puertolas said. “I had three magical and unforgettable hours.”She said she resisted the temptation to dwell on her inevitable fears having had so little rehearsal because she wanted to enjoy singing on one of the world’s most “historic stages”.  Lucy Crowe fell ill and was unable to perform “The applause was the moment when I realised where I was and what I had done. It was such an ovation from the audience I was not expecting it, so I felt overwhelmed and started crying.”John Darlington, an opera lover at the performance, told the Wall Street Journal: “When we heard that the lead soprano wasn’t going to be performing the immediate reaction was your heart drops. You think ‘I came here to hear her [Lucy Crowe]’.“The final curtain call was, for me, the most memorable bit of the whole night actually because she came on stage, she got an absolute thunderous applause, and the whole of the audience was absolutely behind her.” Lucy Crowe fell ill and was unable to performCredit:Rii Schroer Ms Puertolas received a "thunderous" applause for her performancelast_img read more

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Theres another rally for the Quinns in Cavan today

first_imgIt’s a sad country when people are afraid to speak their minds.Organisers have not revealed who will be addressing the crowds at today’s event.Oireachtas committee to discuss State’s liability over Quinn Insurance losses>Pledges of €2 million made to support Quinn family> A LARGE CROWD is expected to attend a rally in support of Seán Quinn and the Quinn family in Ballyconnell in Co Cavan today.A group called Concerned Irish Citizens is organising the event, which is demanding “natural justice for the Quinn family and the citizens of Ireland”.Image: Concerned Irish Citizens/Facebook Maureen Martin, spokesperson for Concerned Irish Citizens told TheJournal.ie that it’s hoped that thousands will turn out in support of the rally (weather permitting). She said the event is being organised “because of what’s going on behind the scenes with Anglo and Quinn”.Referring to the alleged €100,000 spent on a wedding cake for the nuptials of Seán Quinn’s daughter Ciara back in 2007 Martin said that while she agreed it was a “disgusting amount of money”, Quinn was entitled to pamper his daughter in whatever way he saw fit.She also said that the cake is a side issue, distracting from more serious concerns and hinted that efforts have been made “behind the scenes” to push issues such as the wedding cake to the fore in the media.According to organisers there is huge support for the rally, with people offering encouragement from all over the country.Martin said that people like Tyrone manager Mickey Harte had been harassed and abused since appearing at the last event in July. She said that a number of people who spoke at the July rally would be in attendance today, but would not be speaking:last_img read more

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Im fed theres no way out Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris

first_img 51,213 Views Mar 13th 2017, 1:13 PM He duct-taped my face, and that’s when I saw the gun, clear as day, and that’s when I said: ‘I’ve a family, please let me live’.The robbery, which happened on 3 October last, saw Kardashian bound and gagged at gunpoint, before being locked in the bathroom of her hotel.Six men were arrested in connection with the robbery in January, although none of the stolen jewellery has yet been recovered.“They had the gun up to me and I knew they were just going to shoot me in the head,” she said.I was kind of looking at the gun, looking back down the stairs, I was, like, I have a split second in my mind to make this quick decision. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cianan Brennan 49 Comments “I’m f***ed, there’s no way out” – Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery The reality star has spoken for the first time regarding the ordeal which left her bound and gagged in her hotel room last October. Monday 13 Mar 2017, 1:13 PM Source: YoutubeREALITY TV STAR Kim Kardashian has spoken for the first time about her ordeal at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week late last year.On the first episode of the new season of her family’s reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which premiered on US screens last night, Kardashian described to her family the moments surrounding the robbery.The reality star, wife of rapper Kanye West, had millions of dollars worth of jewellery taken from her hotel room during the raid. Source: E! Entertainment/YouTube“They asked me for money, and I said I don’t have any money, and then they dragged me out to the hallway on top of the stairs,” she told sisters Khloe and Kourtney. Share Tweet Email Short URL Am I gonna run down the stairs and either be shot in the back, it makes me so upset to even think about it, like they’re going to shoot me in the back, or if I make it and they don’t, then if the elevator doesn’t open in time, or the stairs are locked, then I’m f***ed.“There’s no way out.”Following the robbery, Kardashian took a three-month long timeout from Twitter and made no public appearances.The five alleged assailants (who range in age from 54 to 72) and the alleged ringleader of the heist, have been described as “old-school gangsters” by French police sources.Read: ‘Ghosts’ drive Brazil’s president from residenceRead: Chinese ‘comfort women’ are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered https://jrnl.ie/3284679 last_img read more

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Vancouver semi driver cited in crash in Albany

first_imgA Vancouver commercial truck driver was involved in a non-injury semitruck accident early Tuesday that dumped scrap metal in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Albany, blocking traffic for more than two hours, according to Oregon State Police.Douglas West, 43, of Vancouver was making a right turn at about 11:35 a.m. from an on-ramp curve from Northeast Century Drive to northbound I-5 when the truck he was driving rolled onto its left side, dumping part of a 36,000-pound load of scrap metal. Both northbound lanes were blocked.The Oregon Department of Transportation coordinated cleanup of the scene and reopened the lanes at about 1:30 p.m.West, an employee of Joel Olson Trucking in Vancouver, was cited by OSP for careless driving.No one was injured in the incident.Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Albany Fire Department assisted OSP at the scene.last_img read more

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 stars Parth Samthaan Erica Fernandes are 13th jodi

first_imgParth and Erica were recently in news for their alleged their breakup. However, looking at their stunning appearance together on Nach Baliye 9, it looks like all is well between them. Erica Fernandes, Parth SamthaanInstagramKasautii Zindagii Kay 2 lead pair Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes became one of the hottest couples on television with their crackling chemistry. And now the two have become the 13th jodi on Nach Baliye 9.In a teaser video shared by Star Plus on social media, Parth and Erica can be seen dressed up dramatically facing each other with their face masks on in a dreamy set up. While Erica was looking no less than a princess in a pink dress, Parth was looking dapper in pink and black suit.As Parth and Erica stood against each other, they took off their respective masks and surprised the audience with their entrance. “Look, who just showed up as Jodi No. 13! Are you ready for this unexpected twist?” read a caption on channel’s post.As the show’s judge Raveena Tandon and host Maniesh Paul welcomed the couple, Urvashi Dholakia, who originally played the role of Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, also made stunning entry hinting at a new twist for the newly formed jodi on the show.Take a look.last_img read more

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NotreDame fire in Paris what we know so far

first_imgSmoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on 15 April potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. Photo: AFPA fire that spread from the attic of Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday has caused its spire to crash to the ground, and devastated Paris’s historical monument.This is what we know so far about the violent blaze:Fire in the atticThe fire began around 6.50 pm (1650 GMT).”I was not far away, I saw the smoke. At first I thought it was the Hotel-Dieu (hospital) but then I realised it was the cathedral. When I arrived, ash was beginning to fall,” said Olivier De Chalus, head volunteer guide of the cathedral.The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. It spread from the attic, and quickly across a large part of the roof.The flames devoured the roof’s wooden frame, which is more than 100 metres in length and nicknamed “the forest”.An investigation was opened for accidental destruction by fire, Paris prosecutors said.Investigators were focussed on whether the fire spread from the site of ongoing reconstruction work on the roof of the cathedral, a source close to the investigation said.Construction workers were spoken to Monday evening by investigators, the department said.People kneel on the pavement as they pray outside watching flames engulf Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on 15 April. Photo: AFPFire ‘under control’ Fire fighters announced early Tuesday the fire was “completely under control” and “partially extinguished”. Only “residual fires” were still burning.Around 11.00 pm (2100 GMT), they announced that the structure of the cathedral had been “saved and preserved”.From the moment the fire was spotted, a major emergency operation was put in place to contain the blaze.Four hundred firefighters with 18 fire hoses, some perched on cranes tens of metres off the ground, battled to contain the fire as quickly as possible.However, using water-bombing aircraft — as suggested by US president Donald Trump — was not considered: “If used, (this) could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral,” France’s civil security service tweeted.Extent of damageAt around 7.50 pm (1750 GMT), the cathedral’s spire — one of Paris’s most famous landmarks at 93 metres high — collapsed.Within a few hours, a large part of the roof had been reduced to ashes.The extent of the damage inside the cathedral was not yet known by around 11.00 pm (2100 GMT).”The fire affected two-thirds of the roof, which has collapsed, as well as the spire,” said Paris fire brigade chief Jean-Claude Gallet, adding that the operation was focussed on preserving the rear of the cathedral where the most valuable works are located.The Holy Crown of Thorns and a sacred tunic worn by 13th-century French king Louis, two irreplaceable artifacts, had been rescued, the cathedral rector Patrick Chauvet said.’Years of work’Restoring the building will take “years of work”, said the newly elected president of the Bishops’ Conference of France, Eric de Moulins-Beaufort.In response to “multiple requests” the Fondation du patrimoine, a hertitage organisation, will Tuesday launch a “national collection” for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, Anne Le Breton, deputy mayor of the French capital’s 4th arrondissement, said in a statement to AFP.Overnight the Pinault family, one of the richest in France, pledged 100 million euros ($113 million) for Notre-Dame.French President Emmanuel Macron, who headed to the scene, said a “national undertaking” would be launched, and that “far beyond our borders, we will appeal to the greatest talents… who will contribute, and we will rebuild”.last_img read more

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Apple iPad Air vs iPad Mini 2019 Which One Should You Buy

first_imgDesignThe iPad mini and iPad Air look so similar that they remind me of small- and medium-size versions of the same shirt. From their color options (silver with white, space gray with black and gold with white) to their machined aluminum backs, they’re only visually distinguished by their dimensions. One benefit of the iPad Air’s larger size is that its bezels don’t look as chunky as the iPad mini’s.And even there, they’re kind of similar, as the iPad mini measures 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches, while the iPad Air measures 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches. So while the devices have different heights and widths, they’ve got the same thickness. The 0.68-pound iPad mini is also lighter than the 1-pound iPad Air.Essentially, this comes down to whether you want a device that’s easier to use with one hand, or prefer the larger format, which is better for split-app view multitasking. Both tablets are good for two-handed typing with your thumbs, provided you use them in portrait orientation.Winner: TieBuy Apple iPad Air (2019) on Amazon.com Winner: iPad Air, barelyThese iPads are similar but different enough for us to name a winner. While the iPad mini edges the Air out in certain categories, the larger tablet’s Smart Keyboard support gives it a clear advantage for power users. But if your bag is on the smaller side, or you need to use your tablet outside and need the brightest screen you can get, I would definitely recommend the iPad mini for your next purchase. But overall, though, the iPad Air is the better of Apple’s latest tablets.Credit: Laptop Mag iPad Pro vs iPad mini vs iPad 9.7-inch: Which iPad is Right for You?MediaPad M5 Lite vs. iPad: Why Huawei Almost Beats AppleApple iPad Guide – News, Reviews and Tutorials Apple’s new iPad mini and iPad Air shake up the company’s tablet line, but they’re quite similar, making it hard to figure out which is best for you. Fortunately, we’ve tested both, pitting them against each other side-by-side to see which new slate wins.So while the bigger iPad Air’s got the advantage of the Smart Keyboard, the iPad mini does beat it in a few categories that you might not expect, considering their similar specs. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ipad-air-vs-ipad-mini-faceoff?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Which iPad lasts the longest? Which packs the brightest screen? Here’s how Apple’s two newest tablets stack up.iPad mini vs. iPad Air Specs CPUApple A12 Bionic SoCApple A12 Bionic SoC  iPad miniiPad Air Storage64GB | 256GB64GB | 256GB Value (10)98 Size8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches Design (10)88 DisplayWatching the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on the iPad Air and the iPad mini, we saw a very slight advantage on the iPad mini’s side. The difference — slightly stronger colors, seen in Miles Morales’ red hood and Kingpin’s seafoam-green super-collider — was so hard to notice, though, that I didn’t see any issue when looking at the iPad Air on its own.Our tests show slight differences that prove out what I saw on my screens. The iPad mini produced a high 135 percent of the sRGB spectrum, a notch or two above the iPad Air’s 132 percent rating. The iPad mini also gets brighter, measuring up to 490 nits, compared with the iPad Air’s 425 nits.MORE: How to Remove or Change the ‘Sent from my iPad’ SignatureBoth iPads sport a fantastic range of viewing angles. Colors stayed strong even when viewed at angles of up to 85 degrees to the left or right.Winner: iPad miniBuy Apple iPad mini on Amazon.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Overall (100)8789 Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Performance (20)1919 Display (20)1917 Special Features (10)610 Weight0.66 pounds1 pound iPad miniiPad Air Battery Life (20)1817 PerformanceArmed with the same A12 Bionic system-on-chip, the iPad mini and iPad Air are equals when it comes to speed. Neither stuttered as I split their screens between half a dozen Safari tabs and a 1080p YouTube video.Their Geekbench 4 scores — the iPad Air earned an 11,471, less than 50 points shy of the iPad mini’s 11,515 — are practically the same. The Air’s 77,385 score on 3D Mark’s Ice Storm Unlimited graphics benchmark was similarly close to the iPad mini’s 78,045.Fortnite ran equally fast and crisp on both iPads, with smooth movement as I rotated the camera around my soldier as they descended from the Battle Bus and ran across the treacherous terrain.Winner: TieSpecial FeaturesOne of the biggest differences between 2019’s iPad mini and the Air is found in its accessory support. While both support the Apple Pencil (a $99 extra), only the iPad Air has the proprietary port needed for using Apple’s Smart Keyboard ($159).While both iPads support external Bluetooth keyboards, access to Apple’s proprietary models is a huge perk. Not only do they pair effortlessly and not need batteries, but they fold onto the face-side of the slate for ultimate portability.Both the iPad Air and mini also sport the same Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which I would have liked to see upgraded to Face ID.Winner: iPad AirBattery LifeThe iPad Air and mini both boast lengthy endurance, but one reigns supreme. The iPad mini lasted 12 hours and 40 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (web surfing at 150 nits), which is almost an hour longer than the iPad Air’s time of 11:54.Winner: iPad miniValueIf size and accessories are no matter, but your budget dictates your needs, the iPad mini is the best option for you. At $399, it’s $100 cheaper than the $499 iPad Air, while still boasting the same processor, a slightly brighter screen and almost an hour of additional battery life.Winner: iPad miniOverall Winner Starting Price$399$499 Audio (10)810 Display7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 pixels10.5-inch, 2224 x 1668 pixels Henry T. 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