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Lebanons sovereignty independence stability and security are key – UN officialLebanons sovereignty independence stability and security are key – UN official


These points were stressed as Ibrahim Gambari held separate meetings with senior Lebanese officials and leaders of the country’s religious communities.Following his talks with Lebanon’s Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Elias Murr, Mr. Gambari told reporters they had discussed cooperation by the Lebanese Government with the UN on both the investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the implementation of other UN resolutions on Lebanon, particularly Resolution 1614, which calls for the extension of government control throughout the country.


Wilmer Flores cut loose by MetsWilmer Flores cut loose by Mets


NEW YORK — The Mets failed to offer a 2019 contract to Wilmer Flores, allowing the infielder to become a free agent.Flores hit .267 with 11 homers and 51 RBIs in 126 games this year, when he made $3.4 million. He endeared himself to Mets fans when he got emotional during a game against San Diego on July 29, 2015, believing media reports he had been traded to Milwaukee. The proposed swap for Carlos Gomez fell through, and two days later Flores hit a game-ending 12th-inning homer to beat Washington.New York did offer a contract to catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was limited to four early season games this year by a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that required Tommy John surgery. D’Arnaud, on the disabled list for the fifth straight season, had a $3,475,000 salary.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more


Jailed Agadoo singer led a conga in prisonJailed Agadoo singer led a conga in prison


first_imgHe was freed with a tag after ten weeks, and after release told The Sun: “Everyone wanted to sing Agadoo with me.”It was so surreal singing the party song about pushing pineapples and shaking the tree in such grim circumstances.”But people were obsessed. At night, the entire wing was singing in chorus ‘Agadoo doo doo’.”The 59-year-old added: “When terrifying criminals tell you to do something you do it, we had a conga snaking around the jail. All the murderers and drug dealers wanted to be my mate.” Black Lace frontman Dene Michael has claimed he led a giant conga in prison involving 60 inmates dancing round an exercise yard.The star, famous for the Eighties hits Agadoo and Do The Conga, was jailed in June for claiming nearly £25,000 in benefits saying he could not walk despite performing “vigorous” dance moves on stage. 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. People were obsessed. At night, the entire wing was singing in chorus ‘Agadoo doo doo’Dene Michael Behind bars Betteridge, of Garforth, West Yorkshire, said he wrote new songs while at the tough Leeds prison and plans to release an album. He also hopes to star in Big Brother.The entertainer, jailed under his real name Dene Michael Betteridge, told the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that he was unable to walk unaided and was effectively housebound.His wife, Karen Betteridge, was also sentenced for benefit fraud after claiming more than £2,000 in carer’s allowance, saying her husband could not look after himself.Black Lace are best known for their hit song Agadoo and other party standards like Superman and Do The Conga.Betteridge was not part of the original line-up, but joined in 1986.In 2015, he took part in BBC TV talent show The Voice and has appeared on the ITV legal show Judge Rinder.last_img read more


Cheese and red meat are back on the menu after study suggestsCheese and red meat are back on the menu after study suggests


Cheese and red meat are back on the menu – as an international study suggests eating around twice as much as health officials advise.The study of 220,000 adults found that eating three portions of dairy and one and half portions of meat a day could cut the risk of early death by one quarter.Scientists said the findings “challenge conventional wisdom” after decades of advice to cut down on full-fat dairy and red meat.Current NHS guidance says dairy should make up just eight per cent of a person’s daily recommended calorie intake – allowing just one yoghurt or two small slices of cheese.And red meat consumption should be limited to 70 grams (2.5 oz) a day, it says.The new global study by McMaster University, in Canada found that far higher levels of intake were linked to a far lower risk of early death.Those having three portions of dairy – which could mean two slices of cheese, a full-fat yoghurt and half a pint of whole milk – and one and half portions of red meat daily fared best. This equates to around 20-25 per cent of calories coming from dairy.Their rates of early death were 25 per cent lower than those of people consuming less, with 22 per cent fewer heart attacks.The amount of meat being consumed amounted to around 4.5 oz daily – the equivalent of a small steak. This certainly challenges the conventional wisdom to limit whole-fat dairy intake.Dr Andrew Mente Senior author Prof Salim Yusuf said: “Our results show that dairy products and meat are beneficial for heart health and longevity. This differs from current dietary advice.”Professor Jeremy Pearson, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation said: “Eating well means looking at your diet as a whole, rather than focusing too much on individual elements. Meat and dairy can contribute to a healthy, balanced diet as long as they’re eaten in moderation along with plenty of fruits and vegetables, pulses, wholegrains and nuts.”Until two years ago, Public Health England advised that around 15 per cent of calories should come from dairy. But two years ago it cut this to 8 per cent – and recommended consumption of low-fat versions. Dr Andrew Mente, presenting the findings at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich, said the saturated fat contained in meat and dairy appears to protect the heart.In addition, those eating more fat were likely to be eating less carbohydrates, much of which was likely to be processed, and sugary, he said.“This certainly challenges the conventional wisdom to limit whole-fat dairy intake,” he said.People should aim for a diet which was varied and full of unprocessed foods, he said.The global findings did not include white meat, such as chicken, but Dr Mente said separate analysis suggested it would have similar benefits as red meat, in protecting against early death. 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. read more


Barminco gets four year contract at Round Oaks Mt Colin underground copperBarminco gets four year contract at Round Oaks Mt Colin underground copper


first_imgLeading global hard-rock underground mining services provider Barminco Holdings Ltd has been selected as the preferred contractor at the Mt Colin underground copper mine by owner, Round Oak Minerals Pty Ltd. Under the four-year, approximately A$95 million contract, which includes a one-year option to extend it to five years, Barminco will provide the full suite of underground mining services including mine development and production.The Mt Colin copper project is located between Cloncurry and Mt Isa in north-west Queensland. Barminco will employ approximately 65 staff at the project, with mobilisation already underway ahead of works anticipated to start next month. Barminco Chief Executive Officer Paul Muller said the contract added to the strong platform of projects being delivered across the business.“We look forward to working closely with the Round Oak team as the Mt Colin mine heads into underground production after open-cut mining ended in 2015,” Muller said. “This long-term contract adds to our presence in north-west Queensland, having operated at the nearby Dugald River zinc project for more than six years. It also comes at a time when we are seeing a significant increase in tendering activity for hard-rock underground mining both here in Australia and overseas.”“Resources companies are increasingly demanding service providers who can reliably deliver safe, innovative and productive underground mining services. Our deep capability in people, equipment, systems, processes and expertise developed over three decades of national and international experience leaves us well placed to deliver value for mine owners.”last_img read more


Opinion poll gives SYRIZA a 202 per centOpinion poll gives SYRIZA a 202 per cent


first_imgRuling coalition partner SYRIZA leads by 20.2 percentage points over main opposition New Democracy (ND) in voting intent according to an opinion poll conducted by Palmos Analysis on behalf of private TV station SBC, published on Thursday.According to the survey, 36.7 per cent of participants chose SYRIZA, 16.5 per cent said ND, 6.1 per cent Potami, 5.4 per cent Golden Dawn, 3.9 per cent Communist Party (KKE), 3.1 per cent Independent Greeks (ANEL) and 2.5 per cent PASOK.Asked on who they believe is more suitable for prime minister, 57 per cent prefer Alexis Tsipras and 21 per cent chose ND leader Antonis Samaras, while 18 per cent said ‘neither’.Questioned whether they believe there will be an agreement between Greece and its creditors, 46 per cent said ‘yes’, 29 per cent said ‘probably yes’, 9 per cent said ‘no’ and 10 per cent said ‘probably not’.Asked whether they believe the government’s ongoing negotiation can be described as ‘tough’, 43 per cent of respondents said it’s ‘tough’, 29 per cent said it’s ‘non-existent’ and 22 per cent called it ‘mild’. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Oakland Park house catches fire no injuriesOakland Park house catches fire no injuries


first_imgOAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters in Oakland Park battled fierce flames after a fire broke out inside a home.Cellphone video sent in by 7News viewer captured flames and thick smoke coming from the house located along Northwest 53rd Street, near Second Avenue, Friday afternoon.It took Oakland Park Fire Rescue crews about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze.No one was inside at the time.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: senditto7@wsvn.com.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img


RBI Adopts New Digital Supply Chain PlatformRBI Adopts New Digital Supply Chain Platform


first_img“The new platform improves the ability to tag all assets, which in turn improves our SEO. That was one of our primary business objectives,” said Magnotta. Another objective for RBI was to reduce operational costs at the development level. Nstein’s solutions also “empowered the editorial teams with enhanced functionality, which reduces the workload of our IT department,” he said. Reed Business Information announced that it will use Nstein’s Web solutions to upgrade its digital content supply chain.According to a release, RBI initially sought to simply replace its legacy CMS, but later decided to streamline its entire approach to the content supply chain, implementing Nstein’s content management, text mining and digital asset management systems. Depending on functionality, client involvement and channel outputs, this digital content supply chain can cost publishers anywhere from $100,000 to $2 million, which Nstein looks for media companies to pay off within 9 months, said a Nstein spokesperson. “We began evaluating alternative solutions two years ago,” said Brian Magnotta, RBI’s chief technology officer. “We had to replace our legacy platform since it wasn’t scalable and didn’t meet our long-term business objectives. It wouldn’t allow us to build the many features and functionality we need, including ‘Web 2.0’ functionality, community and social networking capabilities, as well as rich media.”RBI opted to use Nstein’s “linguistic” solutions to re-tag articles to fit multiple categories. Under its legacy system, not all of RBI’s assets were tagged. By doing so, editors are able to more easily determine the subject matter of content for use across its network, and on the front end, readers can easily find related content, consume more pages—and increase page views and, hopefully, revenue for the publisher. last_img read more


Seminar on Blood Transfusion Medicine held in VizagSeminar on Blood Transfusion Medicine held in Vizag


first_imgVisakhapatnam: Life Share Blood Bank, a unit of Vemulapalli Kodanda Ramayya (VRK) Trust, organised a seminar on ‘Challenges in the field of Transfusion Medicine’ to create awareness among physicians and nurses in the city over the precautions to be taken before transfusing blood to patients, once they are delivered from blood banks. The Blood Bank will be giving blood free of cost to patients suffering from thalassemia, sickle cell and hemophilia in August and September. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Patients who need blood should register with blood bank prior to the delivery. Other patients will be given each unit of blood at Rs 600 for the same period. Speaking at the seminar, in-charge of transfusion cell of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hopsital, Mumbai, Rajesh Sawant said that many a times people were unaware that under what conditions blood should be stored and given to patients. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us “Different blood components are to be stored in different temperatures, like RBC has to be stored in 1.0 to 6.0 degree Celsius and platelets in 24 degree Celsius. It is utmost important that we focus on post blood usage among all the medical staff. The over transfusion of any of the blood components may lead to serious repercussions, including death of the patient,” said Rajesh Sawant.last_img read more


Baltimore City 5 Correction Guards Others Plead Guilty in Black Guerilla FamilyDetentionBaltimore City 5 Correction Guards Others Plead Guilty in Black Guerilla FamilyDetention


first_imgAnother chapter in the sex, drugs and corruption scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center unfolded last week, as five former correctional officers, an inmate and a drug supplier entered guilty pleas, and another correctional officer was sentenced, for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy run by the Black Guerilla Family.The city was rocked last year by the news of the BGF gang’s extensive illegal enterprise, including smuggling drugs, cell phones, tobacco and other contraband into the downtown jail and other facilities. The investigation has, so far, swept up BGF leader Tavon White and 43 other defendants, including four correctional officers who were impregnated by White.U.S. District Judge Ellen L.  Hollander on Sept. 13 sentenced defendant Sean Graves, 48, of Windsor Mill, Maryland, to 28 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for participating in the conspiracy.Earlier last week, four former correctional officers, Angela Johnson, 35; Antonia Allison, 28; and Javonne Lunkin, 29, all of Baltimore; and Kevin Armstrong, 27, of Gwynn Oak, Md., pleaded guilty to participating in the illegal enterprise. And the week before that former correctional officer Tiffany Linder, 28; former inmate Derius Duncan, 24, both of Baltimore; and Linnard Wortham, a/k/a “Stu,” 29, of Pikesville, Maryland, pleaded guilty to the racketeering conspiracy. Wortham also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.The former correctional officers admitted they smuggled tobacco, marijuana, Percocet, Suboxones and other prescription pills, along with other banned items into the jail for distribution by BGF inmates. They also warned White of impending searches and he, in turn, warned other gang members. In return for their assistance, the officers received payments, gifts or a share of the profits.Wortham supplied contraband, including marijuana, that was smuggled into BCDC. Officers such as Jasmine Thornton and Kimberly Dennis received the contraband from Wortham and then smuggled the contraband to BCDC inmates, including Duncan and Jamar Anderson.  Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Wortham’s residence on Nov. 20, 2013, and seized crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $4,000.Sentencing dates for have been set for January and February. The defendants face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for the racketeering conspiracy. Wortham also faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison for the drug offense.To date, 34 of the 44 defendants charged in the conspiracy have pleaded guilty, including White and 21 correctional officers. One defendant has died.  Trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 17, for the remaining defendants.Investigations into the gang’s activities and the network of those who assisted them are ongoing, officials said.last_img read more


Screenshots of iOS 13 Dark Mode Leaked Ahead of WWDCScreenshots of iOS 13 Dark Mode Leaked Ahead of WWDC


first_img Less than a week before Apple is expected to unveil new versions of its operating systems at WWDC, 9to5Mac published a sneak peek at iOS 13.Users can expect updates including Dark Mode, better screenshot-editing tools, a revamped Reminders app, and a unified Find My Friends/Find My iPhone service.I’m most excited about an official Dark Mode, which can be enabled in the Settings app or via Control Center, according to 9to5Mac.AdChoices广告Based on screenshots shared “exclusively” with the tech blog, it appears the feature comes with, as its name suggests, a dark Dock background (to replace the familiar light grey one).It is also possible Cupertino will introduce new wallpapers better suited to a reverse color scheme.There is no word on how far the function will reach; one can assume all Apple-based programs—App Store, Camera, FaceTime, Maps, Photos, Safari, Wallet, etc.—will get the same eclipsed treatment.9to5Mac saw a screenshot of the Music app in Dark Mode, reporting that “Apple is using a true black background, which looks great on an OLED device.”The change should also affect battery life (for the better), as the display won’t need to much power to light up black pixels.Screenshots reveal revamped Reminders app (via 9to5Mac)iDevice owners can also expect more lift-like annotation tools after taking a screenshot; the new interface shows a blurred version of your background with more colorful tools to choose from.A redesigned Reminders app, meanwhile, gives iPad users more space to take notes and refresh their memory; a large sidebar makes it easy to organize thoughts and search for notices.9to5Mac also showed off the icon for a new “Find My” app, which includes all the features of Find My Friends and Find My iPhone in one place.You’ll have to wait until next week to see what else Apple has in store; the tech titan will likely announce iOS 13 during its opening keynote on Monday. The first developer beta will follow, with a public beta starting soon after.More on Geek.com:Apple Updates iPod Touch, But What About iPhone SE?Australian Teen Hacked Apple Twice Hoping for a JobRare Apple-1 Computer Goes Up for Auction, Could Fetch Up to $650,000 Apple Brings Contactless Student IDs to More UniversitiesCelebrate World Emoji Day With Diverse New Characters Stay on targetlast_img read more


Beetles bright colors may influence new light technologyBeetles bright colors may influence new light technology


first_imgThese scarab beetles have structural defects that cause their bright colors. Credit: Brink, et al. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Decades later, scientists discovered the reason for this asymmetrical preference. The beetle’s shell consists of many layers of microfibrils aligned parallel with each other, which causes a preference for light polarized along the direction of the fibers. Each layer is rotated slightly relative to the layer above, forming a heliciodal stack twisting in the left direction. This alignment of the layers reflects left circularly polarized light, which is defined by the wave’s spiral shape rotating in the left direction.“Why nature may have given the scarab beetles the characteristic of reflecting only left-handed light is a difficult question,” scientist Johan Brink, who was part of a recent group investigating the phenomenon, told PhysOrg.com. “Coloration in insects is usually some kind of trade-off between camouflage and an attempt to find a mate. In some cases (usually with yellow, black and red), it is a warning to predators that they are poisonous. My feeling is that these scarabs are trying to make themselves more visible by broadening the reflection band. At this point, however, it is only an idea which has not been proven in depth.”Along with Brink, scientists Nick van der Berg and Linda Prinsloo from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and Ian Hodgkinson of the University of Otago in New Zealand have explained why this exceptionally bright-colored scarab species exhibits a reflectance spectrum of peaks that differs from other scarabs’ smooth and less-bright spectra. “From the mismatch between calculations of the measured spectra and calculations based on a perfect chiral structure, we suspected something had to be ‘wrong’ in the structure,” Brink said. “By trial and error, we discovered that one could simulate the actual spectra quite closely by assuming some defects in the organization of the layers. Only when we had some idea what to look for, we discovered exactly how the beetles did the trick.” In studying the bright green and red colors on a species of scarab beetle, scientists have found that the unusual reflection spectra is caused by defects in the structure of the exocuticle, or hard shell. Understanding how this structure causes the bright colors may help scientists design nano chiral reflectors for use in display and laser technologies in the future. By shining a light on the exocuticle and analyzing the reflected light, the scientists observed deep modulations in the spectra resulting in well-defined peaks, indicating the existence of perturbations in the heliciodal layers of the exocuticle. With a scanning electron microscope, the group found an interesting defect: while the layers of microfibrils appear at first glance to be evenly spaced, the scientists identified a point where the layer spacing suddenly changes by about 10% on the micrometer level. According to the scientists’ model, this period jump broadens the reflectance band by up to four times the width obtained from a perfect heliciodal stack. The scientists also investigated why some scarabs are red and some green. Assuming both varieties consist of the same material, the only difference lies in different thicknesses in the exocuticle layers. Alternatively, different colors on individual beetles—such as the green edges on a red beetle, or blue edges on a green beetle—occur when the angle of incidence increases.“We suspect that the green specimens grow a bit more slowly, possibly due to more arid conditions,” said Brink. ”The red specimens are found predominantly in wetter (and greener) areas, where they grow faster and produce thicker layers. This is then in line with the idea of making themselves more visible.”The scientists also suggest that understanding how nature’s “imperfect” engineering enhances the optical properties of the scarabs could lead to applications for display and laser technology.“Possible applications of this kind of ‘defect engineering’ could be broadband laser reflectors for semiconductor lasers, and narrow-band spike filters that are sometimes used in spectroscopy to identify and classify materials and minerals,” Brink explained.Citation: Brink, D. J., van der Berg, N. G., Prinsloo, L. C., and Hodgkinson, I. J. “Unusual coloration in scarabaeid beetles.” J. Phys D: Appl. Phys. 40 (2007) 2189-2196.Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.center_img Citation: Beetles’ bright colors may influence new light technology (2007, April 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-04-beetles-bright-technology.html While more than 30,000 species of scarab beetles exist throughout the world, the species studied by the scientists was Gymnopleurus virens, which is found mainly in southern Africa. In the early 1900s, scientists found that this scarab beetle reflected almost entirely left-handed (left circularly polarized) light, and almost no right-handed light—the only known example of this phenomenon in nature. Best-candidate supernova erupting every year and on the brink of catastrophe This electron micrograph image shows a cross-section of part of an exocuticle of the green scarab beetle. The white line at right marks the point where the separation between layers increases by 10%. Credit: Brink, et al.last_img read more


Last day to join the South African Police Service so apply NOWLast day to join the South African Police Service so apply NOW


first_imgToday (June 15) is the last day you can apply to join the South African Police Service (SAPS).An official advert has been published and can be found on the SAPS website www.saps.gov.za under the careers section, and in various newspapers nationally, provincially and locally.Young people who possess the required  leadership skills and who regard themselves as honest, focused and driven individuals, and are passionate about policing, are encouraged to apply.Initial story: Want to join the South African Police Service? Vacancies are up for grabs, so apply ASAPThose who have a criminal record or any pending criminal charges, or have previously served in a government department and were dismissed due to misconduct, should not apply.“To ensure that we enlist the ‘best-in-class’, all applicants will be subjected to fitness, psychometric and integrity testing, as well as medical evaluations during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process,” say the SAPS.Successful applicants will report for training in January 2019 for a period of 21 months. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Remuneration for the Induction Phase and Basic Training Phase will be a stipend of R4500.Do you meet the requirements?Between the age of 18 and 30In possession of a Grade 12 certificateProficient in at least two languages, of which one must be EnglishPrepared to take the oath of officeNO CRIMINAL RECORD/NO PENDING CRIMINAL CASESIf you answered yes to all these requirements, then apply while you still can! The closing date for applications is June 15, 2018, which happens to be today, so get moving!For more information, you are encouraged to seek application forms at your nearest police station or  visit www.saps.gov.zaMedia enquiries: Colonel Athlenda Mathe on 0820408808 or send your enquiries to Mathea@saps.gov.zaSpokesperson for the SAPS Commissioner: Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo on 0825674153Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter Scenic has partneredGo back to the enewsletter Scenic has partnered


first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Scenic has partnered with the London Palladium production of The Sound of Music to celebrate the launch of one of its newest Enrich experiences for 2016: the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’, an exclusive production of the timeless film of the same name performed in the hills of Salzburg.Hosted by the Scenic sales and marketing team, a lucky group of travel agents and media attended one of the show’s first performances last night at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, where they enjoyed all the Sound of Music classics, including Edelweiss and Do Re Mi.Michelle Black, GM Sales and Marketing, commented: “We are delighted to honour the 50th anniversary of such a classic film with an exclusive performance for our guests as many of them will be fans of the original film. It has been two years in the making so we are really excited to share the final product with our guests next March.”Scenic guests travelling on the Rhine, Main, Danube will enjoy a full day trip to Salzburg, a guided tour of this picture book Austrian city followed by a traditional Austrian lunch and musical performance which has been created in partnership with Salzburg Orchestra and Classic Art Vienna exclusively for Scenic. Many of the world famous songs will be paired with Mozart and typical folk music of the region.The 90 minute performance features a professional cast of seven actors including a children’s choir, and a 16-strong orchestra. Impressive stage sets that fit perfectly with the well-known scenes of the film help create an authentic experience for Scenic guests.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more


8 Cadair Idris Snowdonia National Park The stomp8 Cadair Idris Snowdonia National Park The stomp


first_img8. Cadair Idris, Snowdonia National ParkThe stomping ground of Welsh giant Idris, this part of Snowdonia National Park is packed with myth and legend. Besides the grizzly giant, be careful if visiting any of the surrounding lakes, many of which are believed to be bottomless and a night on the banks could leave you dead, a madman or worse, a poet.9. Shervage Wood, SomersetIf you go down to the woods today you’ll find the final resting place of fire-breathing dragon, Gurt Worm. Slain and cut in two, his body is believed to form the two halves of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. 10. St. Fillan’s Cave, FifeThe Scottish saint who supposedly lived in this cave had the power to heal the sick, and he worked by the light which glowed from his left arm. Not convinced? Visit the cave in east Scotland to see for yourself. Want to know more about the world’s most magical places, then read on:10 of the most magical places on the planet in pictures From a milkshake lake to a land of fairies, from Scotland to Senegal, be amazed at 10 of the world’s strangest and prettiest places.9 creepiest ghost towns in the world Do you dare explore the world’s scariest ghost towns? Come with us on a spooky historical tour.7 of the world’s most extraordinary phenomena in pictures Make your holiday memories a little bit extra special by seeing these seven spectacular natural events. From solar eclipses to the northern lights, these magical occurrences will make your trip even more memorable.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedReaders’ tips: even more beautiful villages in the UKScotland’s most picturesque villages – The prettiest fishing ports in Cornwall – Photogenic film and TV locations in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire – And of course, the best traditional pubs and quaint tea rooms to keep you fuelled up15 unbelievably beautiful places to visit in CornwallFeasting on fresh seafood, sunbathing beside crystal waters and chancing upon romantic ruins: forget flying to the Caribbean or finding a far-flung exotic escape, just visit Cornwall! Throw in a few gorgeous film locations from hit TV show Poldark and we defy you to find 15 more stunning spots in…Everything you need to know about where to go and what to see in the UKWe can’t all jet set halfway across the world every time we need a break. Sometimes we just need a long weekend that won’t take much organising, something to keep the kids entertained during half term holidays, or a last minute weekend getaway to recharge with fine food and some… 4. Elva Hill, CumbriaMeaning ‘place of elves’, you can imagine what you might find on Elva Hill. Head to the southern side of the hill for the best chances of spying some of these fabled fairies, and marvel at the mysterious Neolithic stone circle also found here.5. The Forbidden Corner, North YorkshireNo fools allowed in this fantasy world of follies, passageways and strange statues. Visitors to the Forbidden Corner in Tupgill Park and invited to solve a series of riddles and follow directions through this beguiling maze of odd statues and perspective trickery.center_img 1. Puzzlewood, GloucestershirePuzzle at the strange ancient rock formations, known as ‘scowles’, and natural underground cave systems in this enchanted forest. Fans of TV fantasy shows, such as Merlin and Dr. Who, may recognise this place, being a popular set for British TV makers.2. Tintagel, CornwallOn the coast of north Cornwall, Tintagel is the birthplace of Britain’s most famous legendary leader, King Arthur. The fabled medieval monarch was supposedly born in Tintagel castle, whilst magical wizard, Merlin, lived in a cave below the fortress. Be transported back to a time of chivalrous knights and heroic battles and explore the castle ruins which still stand upon a windswept Cornish cliff. When you’re not starring in your very own Arthurian legend, check out these other beautiful spots in Cornwall that you might just recognise from the small screen.3. Margate’s Shell Grotto, KentDiscovered in 1853 by a boy digging a duck pond, the origins of this maze of underground tunnels and chambers covered in 4.6 million shells remains a mystery. The shells come mainly from the UK, but some have washed up from as far afield as the Caribbean. Still no one knows how or why this amazing grotto was built. 6. Cheddar Gorge, SomersetPack the Branston and head to the caves beneath the gorge – this is where cheddar cheese is matured, hence its name. These craggy cliffs also make up England’s largest gorge and is where Britain’s oldest complete skeleton was found in 1903. The mystery of this place continues; it was believed to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien and his depiction of Helm’s Deep in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.7. Mermaid’s Pool, DerbyshireGet yourself down to Derbyshire this Easter Sunday and keep your eyes peeled for a water-nymph who like to bath in a bog near Hayfield Village. If you manage to spot her, you may be granted immortality. Certainly sounds like an alternative Easter egg hunt!last_img read more


FILE In this Dec 1 2017 file photo Demi LovatFILE In this Dec 1 2017 file photo Demi Lovat


first_img FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Emergency officials confirm Tuesday, July 24, 2018, they transported a 25-year-old woman who lives on Demi Lovato’s block to the hospital amid reports that the pop star suffered a drug overdose. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jul 26, 2018 4:20 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Fire officials have released redacted audio of a 911 call that led to Demi Lovato’s hospitalization earlier this week.The four-and-a-half-minute call does not include details of what led to paramedics to transport Lovato to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday. Multiple outlets, including TMZ and People, have reported it was because of an overdose.At one point, the caller requests that paramedics do not use their sirens while responding to the house. The dispatcher tells the woman he doesn’t have any control over that, and that “this is definitely a medical emergency for her.”He says paramedics have to get to the home as fast as possible.Lovato’s publicist did not immediately return a message Thursday about the call or an update on Lovato’s condition.center_img Officials release redacted 911 call about Lovato emergencylast_img read more


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