'24' star Gregory Itzin dead at 74
'24' star Gregory Itzin dead at 74
Sir Ralph Halpern, the businessman, who has died aged 83, was the colourful chief executive of the Burton Group during the 1980s who turned the ailing tailor into a “multi-niche” high-street retailing group valued at £1.6 billion; to tabloid readers, however, he was the “Bonking Burton Boss” who featured in a notorious kiss-and-tell story that painted him as a “five-times-a-night” stallion.
Four seals celebrated their rescue anniversaries in August in an aquarium in Mooloolaba, Queensland, and received a selection of their favorite treats to mark the special occasion.Nelson, Moana, Sly, and Saturday were all rescued due to injuries and now reside in SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium.“Despite their good health, these seals have been deemed unfit for release into the wild and reside at the aquarium where they are ambassadors for their species,” the aquarium said. “They help educate the public about the need for the conservation and protection of marine animals.”Video released by SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium shows the seals receiving a variety of ice, gelatin, and fish treats. Credit: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium via Storyful
Police in England have warned residents not to leave dogs in hot cars after an officer had to smash a car window to get to a shih tzu in distress in Nottingham on Monday, August 8.Body camera footage shows police coming to the dog’s aid on the 81-degree day, and rushing the animal to the vet.“The small black shih tzu was barking and panting inside a locked car,” Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement. "The windows were left slightly open but it was not enough to prevent the dog collapsing.“Thankfully, police arrived just in time to save his life,” the department said. “They smashed the car’s window, gave him water and rushed him to a local vet in the back of a police car.”The dog’s body temperature reached 102.4 degrees Fahrenheit (39.1 Celsius) but the canine was “making a good recovery,” police said.A heat-health alert due to high temperatures was extended for another week on Friday. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police via Storyful
Tyson Fury has announced his second retirement from boxing after failing to entice Derek Chisora into a trilogy fight. The 34-year-old revealed he would step back into the ring and had publicly revealed he was keen to face Chisora, who he has twice beaten before. Fury turned 34 on Friday and posted a message on social media saying: "Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years & after long hard conversations (I’ve finally) decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say Bon voyage."
HOSTENS, France (Reuters) -European nations sent firefighting teams to help France tackle a "monster" wildfire on Thursday, while forest blazes also raged in Spain and Portugal and the head of the European Space Agency urged immediate action to combat climate change. More than 1,000 firefighters, backed by water-bombing planes, battled for a third day a fire that has forced thousands from their homes and scorched thousands of hectares of forest in France's southwestern Gironde region. "It's an ogre, a monster," said Gregory Allione from the French firefighters body FNSPF said.
Boris Johnson has doubled down on his insistence that it is for his successor to "make significant fiscal decisions" after talks with energy bosses ended with no new measures to ease the cost of living crisis. But Labour accused the government of showing a lack of urgency and of being "missing in action".
Thirteen contestants have so been confirmed for the upcoming series.
Hundreds of tourists bobbed in a packed pool wearing rubber rings on the 7th of August at Daqing Heiyu Lake Water Park. The scene looked like a bowl of Froot Loops, but was in reality, an uncomfortable scrum. The crowd had come to escape the heat, but even staff said the pool was over capacity.
NFU deputy president Tom Bradshaw said the situation was ‘hugely challenging’ for farmers.
In a remote working world, emails have become the norm. However, some common email sign-offs and greetings can come across as passive aggressive. Euronews spoke to an expert and looked into some of the phrases that can cause upset and discovered some neutral alternatives.
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Ten people, including two children, were killed when a man went on a shooting rampage through the quiet streets of the western Montenegro city of Cetinje. The gunman used a hunting rifle to first shoot the two children, aged eight and 11, and their mother, who lived as tenants in his house. Montenegrin police chief Zoran Brdjanin said the attacker was a 34-year-old man identified only by his initials, VB.
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<p>Dramatic footage has captured the moment an endangered giraffe makes its grand entrance into the world - by falling more than two metres (6ft) to the floor.<br></p><p>Incredible CCTV footage shows the adorable newcomer - a Rothschild's giraffe - fall onto a bed of soft straw, causing a bump that brought the rest of the herd to its feet.</p><p>The calf - born on Saturday at Chester Zoo - is tiny in comparison to mum Orla, but was born already towering above staff at 6ft tall and weighing a whopping 72kg (11st).</p><p>He has been named Stanley after Mount Stanley, the tallest mountain in Uganda in Africa, where the zoo’s conservationists are fighting to boost giraffe numbers.</p><p>The incredible CCTV footage also shows the moment the newborn stands up and takes his very first steps and enjoys his first feed.</p><p>Zookeepers say the first feed is ‘vitally important’ for the bond between mum and baby.</p><p>Giraffes are listed as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - the world’s authority on the state of the natural world. </p><p>Although Rothschild’s giraffe numbers are now increasing due to conservation efforts, fewer than 2,500 remain in East Africa.</p><p>Giraffe team manager Sarah Roffe said: “Mum-to-be Orla was stood next to Dagmar, another experienced mum, for the delivery as she readied herself for the final push. <br></p>
The actress suffered a ‘severe anoxic brain injury’ following a car crash last Friday.
England’s Abby Dow enjoyed a watching brief as Twickenham threw open its doors to the public for a Red Roses open training session.
With Scotland recording the biggest increase in home working of all the UK regions during the first quarter of this year, one recruitment expert is warning of a growing divide between the “haves” and “have-nots” of hybrid employment.
An alleged member of the IS terror cell known as "The Beatles" appeared before a British court on Thursday charged with trying to smuggle 20,000 euros to Syria.
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