Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Leicester City sacks manager Craig Shakespeare after only four months in charge


Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester City after only four months in permanent charge of the club following the Foxes’ 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion. Leicester dropped into the bottom three with that result, two points adrift of safety and the club’s Thai owners have acted quickly, despite only eight games being played of the season so far. Shakespeare was called into a meeting on Tuesday following the game on Monday night to be informed of the decision after a disappointing run of just the one win in 10 games.

Facebook acquires TBH, an app for teens


Facebook has bought TBH, an app that lets people give each other compliments by participating in anonymous quizzes. The teen-focused app, which is currently only available in a handful of states in the US, has been the No. 1 free app in the iOS App Store for more than three weeks now.
Facebook did not disclose the amount that it paid for the app. In a blog post announcing the acquisition, the creators of tbh said that it had been downloaded more than 5 million times in the last few weeks. A billion messages have already been sent through the app.
TBH, which stands for "To Be Honest," will continue operating as a standalone app under Facebook, a Facebook spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal.

Prison warder takes own life after her relationship with inmate is exposed


Pictures have emerged on social media where a Losperfontein Correctional Centre employee is seen to be intimate with a prison inmate. The incident has caused the employee to take her own life on Monday morning and a suicide case had been opened. Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said it is unclear how the pictures were shared and who shared them. He further stated that in the case of the inmate involved, an investigation is underway to indicate the violations and to recommend sanctions.

Nicotine in e-cigs is not only addictive, it might also increase your risk of heart disease


Even after puffing on just one electronic cigarette with nicotine, healthy non-smokers were found to have a biological marker known to increase the risk of heart disease in tobacco users, according to a new study. The research, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, shows that nicotine is not harmless, as many people believe. It can affect a smoker’s health in more than one way, and not just by triggering addiction.
“There is this old saying that people smoke for the nicotine, cause it’s so addictive, but they die from the tar,” says study co-author Holly Middlekauff, a cardiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. This belief that nicotine is generally safe led to nicotine-replacement therapies in the 1970s — like nicotine patches and gums — to help people quit. Today, electronic cigarettes have become popular with people addicted to cigarettes, who view vaping as less harmful than smoking.

Tina Turner comes out of retirement to launch new show


 Legend Tina Turner has come out of retirement after seven years to launch her musical, but admits: “I didn’t want to do it”.
The 77-year-old star, who is rarely seen in public, took to the stage in London to unveil the new production, called Tina, about her life. And she confessed to enjoying being out of the limelight to catch up on her sleep and decorating her house, in Switzerland.
She said: “This is going to be a little difficult. I don’t (want this to happen). I don’t need a musical, I don’t need another show.”
And she said of her time away from the spotlight: “I am sure you all want to know what I have been doing in retirement for the last seven years.
“I am very excited to be a part of this. This took me out of retirement. Retirement is wonderful, it’s easy to sleep long. Do what you want, decorate the house two of three times. Easy things that you dreamed about when you were working.”

64-year-old crushes 9-year-old cousin to death by sitting on her as punishment

Veronica Green Posey

A 23-stone (about 146 Kg) babysitter is accused of crushing a nine-year-old girl to death by sitting on her for 10 minutes as punishment. Veronica Green Posey was arrested in Florida following the death of Dericka Lindsay, who is believed to have had a heart attack. The young girl told adults she could not breathe before she died, it is alleged. Posey, 64, who is listed as being the girl's cousin, was charged with homicide and cruelty to a child, the News Journal reports.

La Liga cancels award ceremony for 2016-17 in order to launch new format


The Spanish Football League (LFP) has cancelled its annual Gala Awards Ceremony that honours the top players and coaches in Spain and will instead create a new format that ensures better attendance. The 2015-16 awards winners Lionel Messi (best striker) and Luis Suarez (best world player) of Barcelona as well as Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann (best player of the year) did not attend the ceremony that was held in October 2016 in Valencia.

Morocco replace Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts


The CAF emergency committee met in Lagos and unanimously decided that Morocco will host the fifth edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). Morocco replace Kenya who were stripped of their rights following "accumulated delays" cited by CAF in the country's tournament preparations. Morocco got the nod for the ahead of Equatorial Guinea while third candidate Ethiopia were not considered after failing to provide a letter of guarantee from their government.
The 16-team biennial tournament for locally-based players gets underway from January 12 to February 4. The 1988 Africa Cup of Nations tournament was the last senior CAF competition hosted by Morocco. They were scheduled to host the 2015 Nations Cup but withdrew after fears over the spread of the Ebola virus.

ISIS threatens terror attacks on 2018 World Cup finals in Russia


SIS chiefs have released a chilling threat to attack the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The terrorist group have published an image of a rifle-carrying ISIS fighter and a bomb in front of a football stadium.
 The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played across 11 cities in Russia from 14 June to 15 July, when the final will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Hurricane Ophelia kills 3 and leaves 360,000 without power in Ireland


On Monday, Ireland was hit by Hurricane Orphelia in what officials called an "unprecedented storm" that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools as well as government offices.  A police spokesman said one woman in her 50s was killed outside the village of Aglish, near the south coast, when a tree fell on her car. A female passenger in her 70s suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Another man died in an accident while he was clearing a fallen tree with a chainsaw near the town of Cahir, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) further inland. And the third victim was a man killed on the roads by a falling tree north of Dundalk in the northeast, close to the border with Northern Ireland, police said in a statement.

Wildfires kill at least 35 people in Portugal, and 4 in Spain


A spate of wildfires in Portugal has killed at least 35 people, including a 1-month-old infant, authorities said Monday, making this year by far the deadliest on record for forest blazes in the country. In neighboring Spain, wildfires killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation of thousands in the northwestern region of Galicia, as the remnants of winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned the flames along Iberia's Atlantic coast. The late-season fires returned to Portugal four months after a summer blaze claimed 64 lives in one night. This year's current total of 99 deaths is far higher than the country’s previous annual record of 25, in 1966.

Kenyan lawmaker under fire for 'accidentally sharing sex tips' on his constituency WhatsApp group


A first-time Kenyan Member of Parliament has been asked to apologise after sharing a message with sex tips on his constituency WhatsApp group. Anthony Kiai, also known as Highflyer, appeared to have forwarded the message innocently, and asked members of the group to ignore it after he realised his mistake. The Whatsapp group admin Bernard Chegesaid he asked the MP to say sorry for the “naughty language”.
 Instead, the lawmaker’s personal assistant apologised. The message, in the Gikuyu language, explained in detail how to give a woman an “utterly fulfilling intimate time”, Daily Nation reported. 
 Some people defended the MP, including one who said: "Is sex sin!!??"  Mr Kiai became the MP for Mukurweini following his victory in August's general election.

Graphic pics: Wife and side chick lose their ears over man in Bayelsa state


Two women  were left in pain after they lostt their ears over a man in Bayelsa state, Nigeria. According to reports, a woman named Glory attacked another lady Bridget for dating her estranged husband, Godspower Ben. Glory who feared they were about to get married, stormed Bridget's home on Wednesday, September 27th and cut off the latter's ear during their fight. In retaliation, Bridget's family members held her down and also cut off her ear.
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After privacy complaints, OnePlus will scale back data collection on its devices


Recently, a security researcher discovered that Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus was collecting detailed information from its users, prompting widespread concerns about user privacy. Now, the company has responded to concerns, and says that it will scale back its collection efforts. While many device makers routinely collect some information on how users are using their devices, one security researcher was alarmed at the amount that OnePlus devices were gathering up. He found that the phones collected “IMEI(s), phone numbers, MAC addresses, mobile network(s) names and IMSI prefixes,” as well as wireless network identifying numbers, his phone’s serial number, and data on what apps were being used and when.

Masked teen rapes neighbor at knife-point and offers to do yard work as compensation

Timothy Adam Walding

A mother of two children was left traumatized after a masked man broke into her home and raped her at knife-point.  The Florida suspect was arrested for breaking into his neighbor's house and raping her before asking whether he could do yard work to make up for the assault. 18-year-old Timothy Adam Walding of Boynton Beach, was charged with three counts of sexual assault with a weapon and one count each of burglary and false imprisonment. The victim, who has not been named, told police that she woke up in the middle of the night to find the masked man standing over her.
The suspect placed his hand over her mouth and told her not to scream while holding a knife at her neck. Walding then tied the mother of two in a bed and proceeded to rape her. After the assault ended, the victim said that the suspect began talking to her.

Monday, 16 October 2017

26 bodies of ambushed travelers found in eastern Congo


The bodies of 26 people believed killed after an ambush last week in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been discovered, most of them with their hands tied and their necks broken, a local chief said on Sunday. The victims disappeared a week ago after they were ambushed by militants on the main road in North Kivu’s restive Beni territory, where more than 800 people were killed in dozens of massacres between 2014 and 2016.

My first paid gig just took care of mine and my sister’s tuition - Plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi tweets


Sosoliso plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi is cashing out already and it feels good. She was a finalist at this year's America's Got Talent and she's just tweeted that her first ever paid event has taken care of herself and her sister's tuition fee for the spring!

Pope proclaims 35 new saints including 33 martyrs


The Catholic Church has been given 35 new saints, proclaimed during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square, Rome. Thirty of the saints proclaimed on Sunday are martyrs, including priests and lay people, who suffered anti-Catholic persecution in 1645 at the hands of Dutch Calvinists in Brazil. Three more were children in 16th-century Mexico who were martyred for embracing the Catholic faith and refusing to return to their ancient conditions. The remaining two saints were a priest in Spain in the last century and an Italian priest who died in 1739.
Francis, who became pontiff in 2013, has repeatedly paid tribute to Christians suffering or dying for their faith in current times, especially in the Middle East.

Uber files appeal against London ban


US ride-sharing app Uber on Friday filed its appeal against a decision by London authorities not to renew its licence, the company said.
"We have this morning filed our appeal on the London licence decision at Westminster Magistrates' Court," Uber said in a statement.
London transport authorities last month said they would not renew Uber's licence to operate in the city owing to public safety concerns. Transport for London (TfL) claims that the conduct of Uber, which has about 40 000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in the British capital, had raised concerns.
"While we have today filed our appeal so that Londoners can continue using our app, we hope to continue having constructive discussions with Transport for London," Uber added on Friday.

France to strip Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honour


France will strip disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the prestigious Legion d'Honneur, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday.
"I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d'Honneur (Legion of Honour)" from Weinstein — accused by several women of sexual harassment, groping and rape — Mr. Macron said in a televised interview.
Weinstein was made a knight of the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest award, in 2012 in recognition of the efforts by Miramax, the company he founded with his brother Bob, to boost foreign films in the United States.
On Thursday, Florence Darel, 49, became the fourth French actress to claim she had been harassed by Weinstein. Bond star Lea Seydoux had earlier written her own account of her run-ins with Weinstein and others in an industry that she said turned a blind eye to abuse. Two other French actresses, Judith Godreche and Emma de Caunes, also said they had also suffered at his hands.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Twitter CEO pledges tougher rules on hate speech, violence


Twitter will tighten rules on issues including hate speech amid a boycott over the social media platform’s handling of actress Rose McGowan’s postings on Harvey Weinstein, and criticism of its approach to users who target women with sexual or violent content.
“We decided to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them,” Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said in a tweet.

Imo state governor, Nigeria, honours Jacob Zuma during visit


President Jacob Zuma has concluded his visit to Zambia, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to strengthen socio-economic relations and other co-operations. On Saturday, President Zuma was honoured in Nigeria’s Imo State with his giant statue erected in the city and a street that has been named after him. The state governor also conferred on President Zuma the Imo Merit Award which is the highest award in the state conferred on distinguished personalities who have made a difference in the development of their communities.
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Killed for $3 haircut: Disgruntled client stabs barber ‘with skewer to the heart’


An appalling fatal attack on a young immigrant barber in broad daylight in Moscow was captured on film and uploaded online, causing outrage. The attacker, reportedly a dissatisfied customer who paid around $3.50 for the haircut, has since been detained.  The story was initially shared by State Duma MP Anton Belyakov on his Facebook page. Belyakov says that one of his friends knew the victim and characterized him as a very skillful barber.
The account describes the victim, known as ‘Danya’ among colleagues, as an unassuming young man from the central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan. Media reports have identified him as 24-year-old Dastan Adekhanov. Belyakov wrote that the conflict began after Adekhanov gave a male client a haircut, charging him 200 rubles ($3.49) on Thursday – a low price by Moscow standards.
He [the client] said that he looked in the mirror and didn’t like his haircut,” Belyakov said.
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Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and location to anyone who pays


You may remember that last year, Verizon (which owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch) was punished by the FCC for injecting information into its subscribers’ traffic that allowed them to be tracked without their consent. That practice appears to be alive and well despite being disallowed in a ruling last March: companies appear to be able to request your number, location, and other details from your mobile provider quite easily.

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia's worst bomb attack


Hundreds of Somalis marched in the streets of Mogadishu on Sunday to protest a deadly blast that killed 276 people in a busy shopping district in the country’s deadliest single bomb attack. About 300 others were reported injured in the attack, Information Minister Abdirahman O. Osman said. It occurred when a truck carrying explosives detonated Saturday in a crowded street packed with cars and pedestrians, near government ministries and hotels. Demonstrators on Sunday included many women in flowing gowns, protesting an attack that the Somali government blamed on the Al Qaeda-linked Shabab, a Somali extremist group that has carried out many similar attacks in the past. No one had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Now you can read in the bath as Amazon debuts waterproof Kindle


Amazon.com on Wednesday introduced a waterproof Kindle e-reader long-awaited by enthusiasts, the latest in a string of consumer devices from the online retail giant this year. The device, an updated version of the Kindle Oasis, has a faster 4G wireless connection, six-week battery life, and a brighter 7-inch screen, slightly larger than the previous model. Waterproofing has long been an omission on Kindle e-readers, and will now let people read at the beach or in the bath tub without worrying about damage, Amazon said.

George Weah takes early lead in Liberia election's first results




Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results. The National Election Commission data shared late Thursday show Weah ahead in 14 of Liberia's 15 counties while Vice President Joseph Boakai leads in his home county, Lofa. With 20 candidates in the race, observers expect a runoff election. Commission Chairman Jerome Korkoya warned that the early results represent a small portion of the total vote, and he cautioned candidates' supporters against declaring victory.
Liberia seeks a successor to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who led the country as it recovered from civil war and the Ebola outbreak that killed nearly 5,000 Liberians.

Source: Fox News

#WomenBoycottTwitter: Twitter protest arises following Rose McGowan's suspension


Celebrities and activists have called for a Twitter boycott, after Rose McGowan was temporarily suspended from the platform on Wednesday night. Now, the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter is trending, with a boycott of the platform planned from midnight E.T. on Friday, Oct. 13. McGowan has been a vocal critic of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein over the past week, following allegations of sexual harassment. McGowan found herself suspended from Twitter for 12 hours for violating the platform's rules.
After publicly accusing Weinstein of rape on Twitter on Thursday, McGowan is leading the protest, which has generated support from her close friends, actors and the public alike.

Somalia explosion: At least 75 people killed in Mogadishu


At least 75 people are dead after a car bomb rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu, medical officials said Sunday. Medina Hospital medical official Abdikarim Yusuf told CNN that 75 people died. But Mogadishu Police Capt. Farah Osman put the death toll at 80, and said an additional 200 people were injured in the attack, the first of two bombs in the capital Saturday. The initial vehicle bomb destroyed dozens of stalls and a popular hotel in the heart of Mogadishu.

Powerful Hurricane Ophelia heads toward Ireland


Hurricane Ophelia picked up pace as it marched toward Ireland, where it's forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rains this week. Ophelia weakened from a Category 3 to a Category 2 hurricane early Sunday, with sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour (105 mph). But the storm accelerated on its way to the British Isles and was moving quickly northeast at 56 kilometers per hour (35 mph).
"Preparations to protect lives and property should be rushed to completion by this afternoon," the National Hurricane Center warned in its Sunday 5 a.m ET (10 a.m. Dublin time) advisory.
The center said Ophelia gale force winds were expected in southern Ireland by early Monday, spreading gradually north across the country during the day. Hurricane-force winds are forecast to arrive by Monday afternoon, spreading inland into Monday night.

Inmates donate more than $53,000 for Harvey relief


Inmates serving time in Texas prisons have also found a way to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Officials say Texas prison inmates donated more than $53,000 from their commissary funds to the American Red Cross to be used for hurricane relief. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says more than 6,600 inmates donated money between Aug. 31 and Sept. 30. Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 25. The commissary funds are usually used by inmates to buy food and supplies while they're incarcerated.
This wasn't the first time Texas prison inmates have donated money to help after a natural disaster. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, inmates donated more than $40,000 to the American Red Cross.

Two white tigers kill caretaker in Bengaluru's Bannerghatta park


Two white tigers in Bannerghatta National Park in Bengaluru mauled a keeper to death on Saturday when he entered their den to feed them, an official said.
"Anjaneya, the 40-year-old animal keeper was attacked by two white tigers when he went inside the enclosure to feed them meat," Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife, C Jayaram told IANS here.
"The incident took place around 5.45 pm due to which the animal keeper suffered severe injuries and unfortunately lost his life," he said.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Jilted girlfriend of a banker drives his $100k Benz into pool for ending their relationship


A jilted girlfriend of a Wall Street banker stunned him with an ultimate revenge by driving his 2017 Mercedes S400 into a backyard pool after he ended their relationship. Russian-born model Kristina Kuchma, 24, was pissed at her now ex-boyfriend, business executive Guy Gentile who had promised to finance her own business, ended up breaking up with her during a dinner out near his Bahamas home. The model had wanted to start a marketing business and hoped he would help fund it with a $50,000 gift.
According to The NY Post, Kuchma texted her ex in broken English on Saturday night after the dirty deed.

School in UK gives alarm clocks to its pupils to reduce mobile phone usage


In an attempt to stop mobile phones form disrupting sleep of school children, a secondary school in London distributed free alarm clocks to its pupils. All 700 students enrolled at the Lady Eleanor Holles school were given an alarm clock at a special assembly conducted on the occasion of World Mental Health Day. Heather Hanbury, the headteacher, also advised parents to stop their children from using phones, televisions and computers in their bedrooms.
 As reported in the Independent, Ms. Hanbury told BBC, "Students often claim they need their phone to wake them up in the morning. Young people are regularly online, dealing with social media, distracted by the idea of missing out if they're not online."

Juan Mata gives Old Trafford tour to children from Mumbai slums


Juan Mata gave a guided tour of Old Trafford to a group of youngsters from Mumbai as part of his work with the Oscar Foundation. The Manchester United midfielder visited the slums of Mumbai last year and made the decision to invited several of the children he met on that trip to be given a tour of the club. Mata showed the group around the stadium and introduced them to Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin and took several pictures in the home dressing room.

Man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years for double murder, finally set free

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After being wrongly imprisoned for a double-murder for the past 23 years, Lamonte McIntyre walked out of Wyandotte County Courthouse a free man Friday to cheers from family, friends, and supporters.  On Friday afternoon, just two days into what was expected to be a week-long hearing to consider McIntyre’s exoneration, the Wyandotte County Dustrict Attorney Mark Dupree Sr., shocked the courtroom, when he said the county would no longer contest the facts of McIntyre’s innocence. The courtroom erupted in simultaneous shock and joy.  Lamonte McIntyre, wrongfully convicted in 1994 for a double-murder he never committed, wept at the defense table.

Tesla fires hundreds of workers company-wide amid production struggles


Tesla just made some drastic changes to its workforce. The automaker fired between 400 and 700 workers from its south Bay Area headquarters and production plant this week, the San Jose Mercury first reported. The company claims the employees were fired for subpar job performance rather than laid off.
"Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved, as well as how those results were achieved, during the performance period," a Tesla spokesperson said in a statement. "Performance reviews also occasionally result in employee departures."

South Korean court extends detention of ex-President Park


A South Korean court on Friday extended the detention of former President Park Geun-hye, who is on trial over broad corruption allegations that led to her removal from office and arrest in March. The Seoul Central District Court issued an additional six-month arrest warrant for Park which will take effect once the current warrant expires on Monday, according to a court official who didn't want to be named, citing office rules.

Tesla recalls 11,000 Model X SUVs over possible seat issue


Tesla Inc. is recalling about 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles due to possible issues with their second-row fold-flat seats. Only about 3% of the electric SUVs being recalled are expected to have issues, which the carmaker said it can correct in about 10 minutes with its mobile service operators. The problem, which was discovered in internal testing, involves incorrectly adjusted seat cables. Tesla has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to the problem, it said.

Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam


Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week, in one of its worst natural disasters in years, officials said Friday. The heavy rain in the central and northern regions disrupted transportation in some areas, hampering efforts to rescue the missing. The storm, which hit central Vietnam on Tuesday, also injured 31 people, submerged more than 30,000 houses, and damaged infrastructure and crops, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Friday.

Friday, 13 October 2017

11 Indian crew missing after vessel sinks off Philippines


Eleven Indian crew members are missing today after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines as a typhoon churned in the region, Japan's coastguard said. The 33,205-tonne Emerald Star with 26  Indians on board sent a distress signal early today as the Hong Kong-registered vessel was sailing some 280 kilometres (174 miles) east of the northern tip of the Philippines, said a statement from the Japanese coastguard, which received the distress signal.
Three other vessels sailing near the area rescued 15 crew members but 11 others were still missing, a Japanese coastguard spokesman said, adding that the cargo ship has sunk.
"We have dispatched two patrol boats and three planes to the site but a typhoon has made a rescue difficult," the spokesman added.

Pope Francis wants the Catholic church to change doctrine on death penalty


Pope Francis said the death penalty is "inadmissible" and called for changes to church doctrine to prohibit it, the church's strongest comments yet on the controversial issue.
"It must be strongly stated that condemning a person to the death penalty is an inhumane measure," Francis said Thursday at a conference in the Vatican, CNN reports.

Woman kills three-year-old son for ‘looking like his father’


Australian Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced a mother, who killed her three-year-old son “because he looked like his father,” to no less than 33 years in prison. The mother and her partner, the boy’s stepfather, were found guilty of murdering the toddler after almost two months of abuse in August 2014. Her partner was sentenced to 30 years in jail.

One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression, study finds


Researchers at the Black Dog Institute, based in Sydney examined the exercise habits, along with anxiety and depression levels, of nearly 34,000 Norwegians over an 11-year period. Those whose habits were analyzed were part of the Health Study of Nord-Trøndelag County (HUNT study) conducted between 1984 and 1997. After considering factors such as socio-economic status, BMI, substance use, and demographic traits, the research team found that about 12 percent of cases of depression among the participants examined could have been prevented with a mere hour of physical activity a week.

World-renowned climber watches girlfriend die in an avalanche then kills himself because he couldn't save her




A world-renowned climber who watched his girlfriend die in an avalanche later killed himself in a fit of grief after he was unable to save her. Hayden Kennedy, 27, and his girlfriend, Inge, were climbing on the slopes in Montana when they accidentally triggered an avalanche on Saturday, October 7. Both Hayden and Inge were buried in the snow. Mt. Avalanche's Instagram account explained that Inge had been fully buried by the snow while Hayden had been partially buried.
Mt. Avalanche wrote on their Instagram account: "Both were caught, one fully buried and one partial. The fully buried skier was recovered from scene by Gallatin County Search and Rescue yesterday (Mon)."

Mikel Merino signs for Newcastle from Borussia Dortmund in permanent deal


Newcastle have completed the signing of midfielder Mikel Merino on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old Spaniard joined the club in the summer on loan from Borussia Dortmund but has now signed a five-year-deal at St James' Park.
Manager Rafael Benitez said: "He has made a great impression at the club. He has confidence, but he is still young and has things to improve."
Merino has played in all of Newcastle's Premier League games this season.

Australia skydiving: Three dead after 'mid-air collision'


Three skydivers have died in Queensland after they apparently collided mid-air, say Australian authorities. Paramedics and police were called to Mission Beach, a popular skydiving spot about 140km (87 miles) south of Cairns. Two men in their 30s, and a woman in her 50s, were found dead at the scene, Queensland police said in a statement. Police said initial investigations found one person may have collided with tandem skydivers, and their parachutes failed to deploy correctly. Queensland's ambulance service told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that one skydiver was found in the garden of a residence, and the other two were found close by.
Operating company Skydive Australia told local media that it had suspended its operations at Mission Beach while an investigation took place. The solo skydiver was a "highly experienced instructor who had completed thousands of jumps", while the other two were a customer and another experienced instructor, it said in a statement.

Married father-of-two travels 1,000 miles with 2 pack of sweets and lube to have sex with 9-yr-old girl


A 64-year-old father-of-two, Mark Andrew Nichols was arrested on Saturday after he travelled over 1,000 miles to have sex with a nine-year-old girl, in a sick rape plot. The Texas man drove from his home in Austin to an address in Orlando, Florida, where he was caught with two packets of sweets and a bottle of lubricant.  According to Orlando Police, the 64-year-old had responded to a fake website ad created by undercover detectives posing as parents wanting to “learn new things about raising little ones”.

Scientists find gold worth $2 million in Swiss sewage


Scientists have struck gold in an unlikely place: Swiss sewage and waste water treatment plants. An estimated 95 pounds of gold is flushed through Swiss sewage systems each year, according to a study by the aquatic science institute Eawag. The lost gold is worth nearly $2 million at current prices. The researchers believe the tiny flecks of gold flow into the waste water system from the country's famed watchmaking industry and gold refineries. The study, commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, involved surveys of 64 waste water treatment plants across the country.

Student drowned as friends took a group selfie from Just a few feet away


A college student drowned in a lake as his friends took a group selfie from just a few feet away - apparently oblivious to what was happening. Vishwas G, from Bangalore, died on Sunday while out for a picnic with his pals. A shocking image has emerged showing his friends grinning into the camera as one took the selfie - said to also show his head bobbing on the surface of the water in the background. Vishwas' grieving family later sat with his body outside the National College, where he was a student, in the Jayanagar area of Bangalore, in protest at his death.