Missing cat reunited after 10 years

They had done their best to keep Peanut inside when they moved to Watton from their Ely home in 2009, but “Peanut was quite a butch cat and didn’t like being inside, so he broke through the locked catflap”, Miss Terry said. The moggy was missing for 10 years, until he was taken in to Cats Protection in Dereham. Image copyright Terry-Harris.com Image caption …But he was passed gently to his owner Image copyright Julie Terry Image caption Peanut before he went missing Related Topics East Dereham Ely West Dereham Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

El Chapo’s lawyers concerned by juror misconduct allegations

NEW YORK – El Chapo’s lawyers are raising concerns of potential juror misconduct after a member of the jury told a news website that several jurors viewed media coverage of the Mexican drug lord’s trial against a judge’s orders. VICE News published an interview Wednesday with a juror who said at least five other members at Joaquin Guzman’s trial had followed news coverage of the proceedings, including potentially prejudicial material made public before deliberations. Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo said the issues raised in the article “are deeply concerning and distressing” and, if true, “make it clear that Joaquin did not get a fair trial.” Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : …

‘I’ve Gotta Be Me’ explores Sammy Davis Jr. career and contradictions

(CNN)“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” captures an entertainer who was a mass of contradictions, showcasing his prodigious and remarkably varied talent, juxtaposed with his often tone-deaf forays into politics. More than a mere appreciation, this look at Davis’ personal journey through a tumultuous period in US history makes this an especially rich “American Masters” documentary. What no one could deny, ultimately, was Davis’ talent, from dancing to singing, acting to impersonations — including spot-on renditions of white actors, like Humphrey Bogart, which he was told in no uncertain terms not to do. (There’s an anecdote about Bogart himself counseling Davis on how to portray him.) As Billy Crystal notes, Davis was a “diminutive man” who looked huge when …

Police hope for new leads in 1989 murder

“DNA technology has moved on and there are questions I’ve not got the answers to,” he said. Image copyright Crimewatch Image caption There was a Crimewatch appeal in a bid to get more information Mr Guy said: “She had no connections to Norfolk and Suffolk and was deposited in a ditch totally out of context. “There were no witnesses and no forensic clues to take you anywhere. “But there could be someone out there who knows something and that could turn things around very quickly.” He said the person who dumped her body most likely had connections with the north-east Suffolk area. The case featured on BBC One’s Crimewatch in May 1989 in an attempt to get more information, but …

Labour warned more MPs could quit party

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMPs resign from Labour over Brexit and anti-Semitism More Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned. Following the decision of seven Labour MPs to walk out on Monday, colleagues expressed anger with the leadership during a “tense” meeting in Parliament. Corbyn-critic Ian Austin said others would “think hard” about leaving unless it fixed its anti-Semitism problem. The BBC has been told two Tory MPs are thinking about joining the ex-Labour MPs’ independent group in Parliament. The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a small number of Conservatives were considering their futures amid unhappiness over the government’s Brexit policy. Mr Austin said Mr …

Nigerian parties condemn last-minute election delay

Abuja (CNN)Nigeria’s two main political parties have condemned a last-minute decision by the country’s electoral authority to delay presidential and national assembly elections by one week. Elections for governorships, state House of Assembly and area councils are on hold until March 9, INEC said. The announcement was made only five hours before the polls were supposed to open. Many Nigerians had traveled long distances back to their home city or state in order to vote, only to find that the election was postponed.Some may not be able to repeat the journey next weekend. The delay is likely to ratchet up tensions in what is a crucial vote in Africa’s most populous nation. Normal life had been put on hold for …

New Yorkers fleeing to Florida need to leave their terrible blue state policies behind as well

In a recent press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a $2.3 billion budget deficit in New York on the compounding effect of federal tax reform on the state’s sky-high taxes. And according to the Wall Street Journal, “(Cuomo) specifically mentioned Florida as an attractive option for New Yorkers who are unhappy with the change in the tax law.” AMAZON’S NEW YORK HQ2 CANCELLATION DRAWS FIERY RESPONSES FROM LAWMAKERS, TECH WORLD The Journal article also points out, “Preliminary data show a jump in Florida home purchases by buyers from high-tax states.” Governor Cuomo’s Sunshine State promo follows on the heels of a Census Bureau report late last year detailing the states that lost residents due to high taxes, overregulation and dwindling opportunities.  Leading the …

Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77

ATHENS, Greece – Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker released a statement Sunday expressing his respect “for an exemplary European citizen” who showed “rare generosity and sensitivity towards the hundreds of unfortunate immigrants.” Juncker said: “My Europe is the one Dionissis Arvanitakis symbolized.”

Concern over Universal Credit council cost

What is universal credit? Rudd links food bank rise to benefit mess Universal credit mental health warning Universal Credit has to be applied for online, and will eventually replace housing benefit, income support and other payments. At the moment councils can reclaim some money for each person they help who needs support with digital skills and budgeting to cope with the new system. Wales’ 22 councils estimated the total bill for providing that help was more than £1.2m last year – even after claiming payments from the DWP. ‘Frustrating’ Related Topics Benefits Universal Credit Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Lorena’ goes beyond tabloid trappings and to the heart of Bobbitt case

(CNN)The Lorena Bobbitt story launched a thousand jokes, from late-night comedians to Howard Stern. The four-part documentary “Lorena,” however, goes beyond the headlines about the woman who cut off her husband’s penis, yielding a thoughtful, comprehensive look at domestic abuse and how the media covers high-profile stories. At first glance, four hours seems like a lot of time to devote to the story. But “Lorena” uses that time to contextualize events that surrounded the case, from Anita Hill’s testimony to the Tailhook convention to the O.J. Simpson trial, all of which touch upon sexual politics and how the media processed sexual-assault and harassment allegations, including the question of marital rape. Nobody covering the story comes off particularly well; still, a …

Chicago police say person questioned in connection with Jussie Smollett attack has been on ‘Empire’

Chicago (CNN)One of the two men investigators have questioned as persons of interest in the alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett has appeared on the show “Empire,” Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that Uber and Yellow Cab were helpful in tracking the men’s whereabouts on the night of the attack. Smollett, one of the stars of “Empire,” told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who yelled “racial and homophobic slurs.” Smollett alleged that one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him before running away.

America’s fight with Huawei is messing with the world’s 5G plans

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The US-led offensive against Chinese tech firm Huawei is creating big problems for mobile operators as they start building the next generation of wireless networks. The international rollout of 5G has become a front line in the broader clash over advanced technology between the United States and China that is reshaping the relationship between the world’s top two economies. The United States doesn’t have a heavyweight globalcompetitor to Huawei in telecommunications equipment. The Chinese firm’s biggest rivals are Ericsson (ERIC) of Sweden and Nokia (NOK) of Finland. But they have struggled for years with losses and job cuts while Huawei has powered ahead, generating annual revenue of more than $100 billion, building a strong base in China …

Crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 die from toxic hooch in India

New Delhi, India (CNN)Indian police have launched a crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 people were killed drinking toxic moonshine in the country’s north, police said. In a press conference Tuesday, Khanduri said police have arrested two suspects accused of selling the illicit liquor. Indian moonshine deaths raise concerns over food safety “From our investigations, we have found that the chemical was transported from Haridwar to Saharanpur,” he told CNN, adding that authorities were waiting for test results to confirm the chemical used. The investigation into the poisonous liquor is ongoing and eight people, including the two sellers, have been arrested, police spokesperson Shalin Sharma said. About 400 liters of illicit booze was seized during joint operations by police in …

Howard Schultz: Americans need more opportunities

(CNN)It is difficult to find Americans who believe the government is working for them. Luckily, I inherited my mother’s optimism that I could make a better life for myself. I also grew up at a time when access to education and a first job helped me earn success. After I became the first in my family to go to college, I got a job in sales, where I learned what it means to be accountable. Since then, and throughout my career, I have worked with teams of talented people to address many of our country’s challenges by making opportunities like access to health care, jobs, and education available to more people. Over its history, Starbucks has employed some 3 million …