Dying with dignity: Photographer’s heart-rending crusade to capture on film the last moments of Taiwan’s doomed shelter dogs
The photographer gingerly places a small, mixed-breed puppy on a platform in his makeshift studio at an animal shelter in northern Taiwan.
The dog looks around two months old, with alert, trusting eyes and a shiny coat. It has no owner and will not get one.
Once its photo shoot is over, it will be taken away by vets to be put down.
read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170107/Dying-dignity-Photographers-heart-rending-crusade-capture-film-moments-Taiwans-doomed-shelter-dogs.html
- New study reveals impact of conflicts on UK’s hard-pressed Armed Forces
- 1,472 new cases of troops needing treatment in first three months of 2012
- Female personnel twice as likely to suffer ill-health than male counterparts
- First figures compiled since launch of MoD’s ’Don’t Bottle It Up’ campaign
Nearly 500 military personnel a month are asking to be treated for traumatic disorders after serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The impact of a decade of conflict on Britain’s hard-pressed Armed Forces is revealed in new Ministry of Defence figures.
A study of the 1,472 new cases of Servicemen and women seeking help in the first three months of the year shows some clear trends. Female personnel are twice as likely to suffer mental ill-health, and lower ranks are more vulnerable than officers.
read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170353/Afghanistan-Iraq-500-troops-seek-mental-health-help-ceaseless-fighting-takes-toll.html
Speed humps torn out of residential street to give Olympic chiefs a smooth ride
Speed humps have been torn out of a residential London street so that Olympic dignitaries can be chauffeured across the city in comfort.
The nine traffic-calming obstacles have been removed from Charlton Park Lane in Greenwich, which is near one of the Olympic venues.
When the Games are over, the humps, which were installed more than 15 years ago, will be put back – at a total cost to the taxpayer of at least £50,000.
The street’s proximity to the Royal Artillery Barracks, where the shooting and Paralympic archery events will take place, has led to it being designated part of the Olympic Route Network, along which competitors and executives from international firms sponsoring the Games will be ferried in BMWs.
read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170367/London-2012-Speed-humps-torn-residential-street-Olympic-chiefs-smooth-ride.html
Fears of Olympic road chaos as main motorway from Heathrow to London is closed for at least FIVE days due to cracked viaduct
- The M4 motorway closed in both directions between junctions 1 and 3 in west London
- Boston Manor Viaduct closed at 8pm yesterday
- Restrictions on heavy vehicles been in place since March when hairline cracks were discovered
The main motorway link between Heathrow Airport and central London has been closed to all traffic after a crack was found in a ‘sensitive area’ of an elevated section.
The M4, part of the Olympic Route Network, will be vital for transporting visitors into the city for the Games later this month and it would be a major embarrassment for organisers if the restrictions cannot be lifted in time.
Predicted to be shut for five days, the full closure of the motorway began at 8pm last night in both directions between junctions 1 and 3.
read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170057/M4-closed-Fears-Olympic-road-chaos-motorway-Heathrow-London-closed.html
A British Airways pilot sacked after he was arrested over an alleged terrorist plot involving an aircraft has lost his employment tribunal case against the airline.
Samir Jamaluddin, who flew Boeing 747s, was judged a security risk after he was questioned by Scotland Yard counter-terrorism officers in 2007.
No charges were brought and the matter was eventually dropped.
‘My husband terrorised disbelievers… And I will incite others’: Chilling terror notes of the 7/7 bomber’s widow who began life as a Home Counties schoolgirl
The British widow of a 7/7 bomber who is being hunted by police in East Africa has revealed that she is raising her children to be Mujahideen terrorists.
In a chilling cache of handwritten notes found by police, Muslim convert Samantha Lewthwaite – nicknamed the White Widow – describes how her eldest son and daughter were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.
The children, then aged eight and five, both said last year that they wished to be holy warriors. Their answers inspired their mother to begin a book, a guide to Jihad, entitled I Want To Be A Mujahid.
It was their father and Lewthwaite’s first husband, Jermaine Lindsay, who carried out England’s worst terror atrocity. During the 7/7 bombings in 2005, he killed 26 people when he blew up a Piccadilly Line Tube train near King’s Cross.
Publicly at least, 28-year-old Lewthwaite, the youngest daughter of a British soldier who grew up in the Home Counties, denounced her husband. Then she disappeared.
read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170301/Sinister-web-diary-British-7-7-bomb-widow-Jihad-obligation-accept-says-blog.html
Great weather for geese: 150 flood alerts across Britain as Met Office warns lives are at risk with more rain expected tonight
- 75 flood warnings and 150 flood alerts in place across the UK and a severe flood warning has been issued in south Devon and eastern parts of Cornwall
- A motorist in his 20s has died after his car came off the road in torrential rain in East Tynedale, Northumberland, today
- River Ouse bursts banks AGAIN, flooding shops and homes in the centre of York… not that the geese seem to mind
Torrential downpours battered the South West of England today causing life-threatening floods as ‘colossal’ levels of summer rain continued.
Devon was worst hit as three severe flood warnings were issued, while a man was killed in Northumberland when his car crashed off a rain-soaked road.
More than a month’s worth of rain pelted parts of the country in just 24 hours, swelling rivers and streams, causing landslides and wreaking havoc on road and rail networks.
Although the sustained downpours are likely to diminish over the weekend and the coming days, forecasters said rain will continue to fall in heavy bursts across the whole country for at least another week.
After more than two inches of rain fell in just 18 hours in Devon, the Environment Agency put parts of the Rivers Yealm, Axe and Burton on the highest grade flood warning, meaning they pose a ‘danger to life’.
Will YOU lose the internet on Monday? Here’s how to avoid malware meltdow
- Hundreds of thousands of PCs still at risk worldwide
- FBI ‘ring-fenced’ the virus late last year – but protection ends on Monday
- See below for advice on checking if your computer has been infected
Tens of thousands of Americans whose computers are infected with malware will lose Internet service on Monday – but the meltdown is preventable by following a few simple steps.
The impending crash will affect those whose computers have been infected with the nasty ‘Alureon/DNS Changer bot’ when the FBI takes down the servers at 12.01 a.m. on Monday, July 9.
To avoid the meltdown, users need to determine if their computer is infected with DNS Changer. Antivirus software will not have offered protection, and Mac computers are also at risk.
read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170393/Malware-meltdown-Heres-avoid-losing-internet-Monday.html
Al Qaeda suspect ‘travelled past Olympic park FIVE times in a single day despite ban by Home Secretary’
A terrorist suspect has been caught repeatedly near the Olympic Games venue.
The 24-year-old is said to have broken a strict ban imposed by the Home Secretary which prevented him from visiting the Olympic park development in East London.
He appeared in court last month charged with five breaches of the order after he travelled across London on a train line which passes close to the Olympic development.
The alleged breaches raise questions as to how he was allowed to enter such a sensitive area as a known terror suspect.
The man, who is of Somali origin – and known as CF – is believed to have tried to get to Afghanistan, allegedly for terrorist training.
read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170382/Al-Qaeda-suspects-trips-Olympic-park.html
LONDON (KABC) – British police have arrested seven more suspects on suspicion of terrorist offenses after a routine vehicle search turned up firearms and weapons.
The arrests come just three weeks before the Summer Olympics.
The arrests, which took place earlier this week, were announced a day after officers in London detained six other terror suspects using stun guns and smoke grenades in early-morning swoops, including one on a home close to London’s Olympic Park.