Suspected serial killer appears in British court

Friday, May 28, 2010

A man accused of being a serial killer has appeared in Bradford magistrates court in West Yorkshire today charged with three counts of murder. 40-year-old Stephen Griffiths is accused of killing Suzanne Blamires, 36, Susan Rushworth, 43, and Shelley Armitage, 31, all prostitutes.

Griffiths, a former van driver with a degree in psychology and studying for a PhD in criminology, gave his name as “Crossbow Cannibal” when asked. He has been in police custody since Monday when police were alerted to a CCTV recording that appeared to show a murder.

A caretaker had been reviewing footage from the flats where Griffiths lives when he saw footage of a woman and a man enter a flat early on Saturday morning. Two minutes later, she ran out and was followed by the man, who beat her to the ground and shot her in the head with a crossbow. Over the course of the weekend, the man was seen several times with bin bags and a rucksack.

On Tuesday, the day after the arrest of Griffiths, Blamires’ remains were found in the River Aire in nearby Shipley. She had been cut into several pieces and her head was located in a rucksack. Police continue to search for the other two alleged victims; Rushworth has been missing since June last year and Armitage vanished in April.

Police have searched much of Bradford’s red-light district, where Griffiths’ third-floor flat is located. Forensic investigations at the flat are expected to last around three weeks. There are plans to search landfill sites for bodies, and police may yet expand the inquiry to cover three more cold cases, although at present they have not been linked to the current inquiry.

Sniffer dogs have been used throughout the city, and police have been taking away plastic evidence bags. Some alleyways remain closed off. Police charged their suspect yesterday.

Griffiths was known as “the lizard man” in his block of flats owing to his habit of walking his two pet monitor lizards in the area. One neighbour is reported to have quoted him as saying he was studying for “a PhD in murder and Jack the Ripper,” and he has spent time in a high-security psychiatric hospital. During his five-minute court appearance he did not enter a plea, kept his head bowed and fidgeted with his cuffed hands. He said “Here, I guess,” when asked for his address.

As he stood in the glass-fronted dock, guarded by three security officers, he was watched by the families of Rushworth and Armitage, who were accompanied by police family liaison officers. Blamires’ family chose not to be present, but the victim’s mother Nicky Blamires, 54, has told the press that Suzanne was a “much-loved” family member even though she “went down the wrong path and did not have the life she was meant to have.” “Nobody deserves this,” she said. “All these girls were human beings and people’s daughters.”

Griffiths’ morning court appearance was followed by a second one this afternoon, at Bradford Crown Court. This time, he confirmed his name without incident. He was remanded into custody until next month, when he will appear in court again.

British media has been quick to compare the case to Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed the “Yorkshire Ripper”. Sutcliffe was a Bradford killer responsible for thirteen murders and seven attempted murders, including several prostitutes. Since his 1981 conviction he has spent most of the last three decades in Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital near London.

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Consider Metal Fabrications For A Quality Product

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If you are a business owner, it is certain that you are searching for quality products. You need machines that function properly and you also need to make sure that the product that is being built is something that people are going to want to buy. Therefore, you don’t want to settle for anything less than the best especially when it comes to Metal Fabrications. Take the time to visit the website Usmachineservices.com today. This will help you to understand more about hiring someone to build a quality product.

Of course, it is necessary to have some form of plan about what the product should look like. After this is available, the welder can get started with bonding metal together so that it can be transformed into something amazing. It is surprising to learn of the many things that have been built due to Metal Fabrications. Basically, anything that is made out of metal has been fabricated in one way or another. If it has been bent into something which will form a product, it is considered to be fabricated.

Because this is something that is very common, it needs to be something that is built to last. You want something that is going to last a lifetime for customers. Clearly, they are going to take their business elsewhere if you were to supply them with a product that is not sturdy. It doesn’t matter whether it is bedroom furniture, a kitchen table, or even a shelf for a laundry room. Either way, this is something that needs to be carefully built by someone with experience.

Visit this website today and learn more about how to get started with placing an order. It won’t be long before someone who is extremely skilled in metal fabrication will get started with building this product. They understand the details of the situation and they are going to work hard to accommodate to the needs of their customer. It doesn’t matter whether only one product is needed or if a mass order has been considered. Either way, they have the tools and the help to get the job done right.

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Brad and Angelina’s bodyguards arrested after allegedly saying racial slurs to parents

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s bodyguards have been accused of saying racial slurs to parents of an Islamic school in south Mumbai, India. The parents have told the media that the bodyguards said “YOU BLOODY INDIANS AND YOU BLOODY MUSLIMS” when they came to pick up their children from the school. The 3 bodyguards were arrested and later released on surety of Rs 25,000.

Brad Pitt appeared in an interview with NDTV and denied all charges on the bodyguards. He said that the bodyguards were fathers too and would never say such a thing. Pitt also said that he would have never even chosen bodyguards who weren’t tolerant towards other religions. “I have to say that we are horrified by these allegations,” Pitt said in an interview for NDTV, which will broadcast tonight.

The incident occurred when the gates of the school, in which they were filming, were opened up to allow parents to pick up their children.

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HMV Canada to finally sell iPods, to avoid fate of Sam’s, Music World

Friday, December 7, 2007

Many of record store HMV‘s Canadian locations have started to stock iPod portable music players, in a move to stay relevant.

HMV Canada President Humphrey Kadaner commented “While the majority of purchased music continues to be in physical form, it’s clear the listening experience of many Canadians is evolving to also include portable music and for the majority of those consumers the digital player of choice is the iPod. As the country’s leading music retailer, it only makes sense that we provide a full music experience for our customers by selling Canada’s leading digital music player.”

“Many people think the world of CDs and the world of iPod are incompatible and it just isn’t true. Not only are they compatible, they are now cohabitating at many HMV stores across the country. The addition of iPod in HMV stores is another step in HMV’s evolution from a music retailer to an entertainment retailer.”

In mid-November this year, Canadian chain Music World announced it was closing its stores as of the new year. The franchise has 72 stores across the country, and 648 employees who have been able to keep their jobs during liquidation, which is expected to continue through until Christmas. The store’s website now contains nothing but its logo for months.

Previously, the last remaining location of Sam the Record Man closed down, in downtown Toronto. Sam once had 130 stores nationwide, then the record. There is a store in Belleville and Sarnia, once part of the chain, but now simply known as “SAM”.

The last American locations of HMV closed in 2004.

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Canada’s Don Valley East (Ward 33) city council candidates speak

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Saturday, November 4, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Don Valley East (Ward 33). One candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Zane Caplan, Shelley Carroll (incumbent), Jim Conlon, Sarah Tsang-Fahey, and Anderson Tung.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

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Money Saving Solutions For Purchasing Tobacco In Melbourne, Fl

byAlma Abell

Whether you’re trying to kick the habit, or you’re constantly purchasing tobacco in Melbourne FL, there is a suitable vendor that will meet all of your needs. With the price of tobacco products continuing to rise, more and more individuals are looking for alternative measures that will help them quit or save money. Many vendors are aware of these concerns and, as a result, have begun to stock products such as roll your own cigarettes and e-cigarettes to meet your needs.

Roll Your Own Cigarettes

Tired of having to pay for a pack a day? Well truth be told, many tobacco users are. While you can’t change the prices regulated by the government, you can do something that will help you save a few bucks along the way. Roll your own cigarette options allow for consumers to purchase an apparatus, cigarette wraps, and Tobacco, and create their own packs for a fraction of the cost of buying them in stores.

Options

There are three options that can be considered when rolling your own cigarettes, including a manual injector, electric table injector, or the option to join a club and roll your own cigarettes on site. Each of these has their own benefits. The manual injector option allows you to manually roll your own cigarettes. It takes about an hour and a half to complete a carton’s worth. This is the more economical choice. The electric injector option is a bit faster than the manual option. Using a similar apparatus, you can likely roll a carton of cigarettes in about a half hour. For faster results, however, going to the nearest location and rolling your cigarettes on the spot is the best option.

E-Cigs

For those who’d rather kick the habit completely, e-cigs are a great solution. These electronic cigarettes allow you to kick your addiction to nicotine by slowly reducing your exposure to it. They are very beneficial, and have been proven to be safe for smokers looking to quit, as well as those who might experience secondhand smoke.

So if you’re looking to save money on tobacco in Melbourne FL area, then visiting a local shop is the best way to go about it. You can find roll your own machines, including the manual or electronic options, as well as electronic cigarettes for those looking to kick the habit altogether. Be sure to only buy from a quality vendor that promises fresh products daily.

Coalition ups ante on Australian school tax rebates

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott has pledged private school relief if the Liberal/National coalition wins the upcoming federal election. The pledge came in response to the Australian Labor Party leader, and current Prime Minister, Julia Gillard proposing a uniform and school equipment tax break expansion.

Abbott’s proposal includes an offer of tax rebates for sending a child to a private school. For students in primary school, prep to grade 6, the rebate will rise to $500 Australian a year per student and families will be then able to claim 50% rebate up to $1000.

“We are expanding the rebate so it can be claimed for school fees and also for other educational costs such as tuition and special educational costs for children with, for instance, dyslexia,” Abbott said at a press conference in Brisbane.

Before the election was called, Gillard had aimed to pledge $220 million over four years to expand the current tax breaks to cover refunds each worth $390 for primary school uniforms and $779 for high school uniforms, as well as refunds for other school equipment like texts books and computers.

“We all know that uniforms can be an expensive part of sending kids to school, but this change, along with the existing refund for textbooks and computers, will help families with that cost,” stated Gillard.

An opposition spokesperson claimed that the “obvious flaw in Labor’s policy is that it only applies to stationery, computer expenses and uniforms […] You know as a parent that you need help for a whole range of expenses. Extra teachers for children with dyslexia or the costs of doing music and all the other expenses like excursions and so forth.”

The expansion is expected to cost $760 million in total and one that Abbott claims needs to happen as “cost of living pressures tend to be greatest when your kids are at school”.

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Wikinews interviews Democratic candidate for the Texas 6th congressional district special election Daryl Eddings, Sr’s campaign manager

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Wikinews extended invitations by e-mail on March 23 to multiple candidates running in the Texas’ 6th congressional district special election of May 1 to fill a vacancy left upon the death of Republican congressman Ron Wright. Of them, the office of Democrat Daryl Eddings, Sr. agreed to answer some questions by phone March 30 about their campaigns and policies. The following is the interview with Ms Chatham on behalf of Mr Eddings, Sr.

Eddings is a federal law enforcement officer and senior non-commissioned officer in the US military. His experience as operations officer of an aviation unit in the California National Guard includes working in Los Angeles to control riots sparked by the O. J. Simpson murder case and the police handling of Rodney King, working with drug interdiction teams in Panama and Central America and fighting in the Middle East. He is the founder of Operation Battle Buddy, which has under his leadership kept in touch with over 20 thousand veterans and their families. He was born in California, but moved to Midlothian, Texas. He endeavours to bring “good government, not no government”. Campaign manager Faith Chatham spoke to Wikinews on matters ranging from healthcare to housing.

An Inside Elections poll published on March 18 shows Republican candidate Susan Wright, the widow of Ron Wright, is ahead by 21% followed by Democrat Jana Sanchez with 17% and Republican Jake Ellzey with 8% with a 4.6% margin of error among 450 likely voters. The district is considered “lean Republican” by Inside Elections and voted 51% in favour of Donald Trump in last year’s US presidential election. This is down from 54% for Trump in 2016’s presidential election, the same poll stated.

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005

A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not a statistically significant sample.

If this surgical procedure is as successful in large-scale studies, it may lead the way for the use of robotic surgery in even more delicate procedures, such as heart surgery. Note that this is not a fully automated system, as a human doctor controls the operation via remote control. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a treatment for obesity.

There were concerns that doctors, in the future, might only be trained in the remote control procedure. Ronald G. Latimer, M.D., of Santa Barbara, CA, warned “The fact that surgeons may have to open the patient or might actually need to revert to standard laparoscopic techniques demands that this basic training be a requirement before a robot is purchased. Robots do malfunction, so a backup system is imperative. We should not be seduced to buy this instrument to train surgeons if they are not able to do the primary operations themselves.”

There are precedents for just such a problem occurring. A previous “new technology”, the electrocardiogram (ECG), has lead to a lack of basic education on the older technology, the stethoscope. As a result, many heart conditions now go undiagnosed, especially in children and others who rarely undergo an ECG procedure.

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Landscaping With Tall Trees, Flowers And Other Artistic Elements

Submitted by: Caroline N. Moon

There is no other better way to wake up in the morning than to hear the sound of songbirds in the garden. Wherever you live, you will be surprised at the variety and number of birds you can attract by giving them the basic necessities- water, food, and tall trees for shelter and nesting place. This is one of the benefits that tall tress can provide you in your garden. Another one is the shade, with those large trees; you can relax in your garden without too much sunlight. Some people complain that nothing will grow in the shade of the trees in your backyard. The key in working with large existing trees is not to take its shade as a liability, but an asset. Lawn grass needs full sun and struggles to grow under trees, so put colorful plants that flourish while under the shade. This is what we call flower border.

Flower Border features shade-loving perennial and ferns, fits under existing trees and blooms from spring to fall. The charming flower border full of perennials grows through a low evergreen grand cover, which keep the garden beautiful even in winter, when the perennials are dormant. If trees have very dense canopy, some of the branches can be selectively removed to thin and trim trees and create filtered shade underneath. Tall trees can cover your garden that can give you privacy from the outside. It can also lessen the noise coming from the outside. Your garden with tall trees and plants can refresh your air in your outdoor area so it can be a best place to relax.

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Feel free to add amenities whatever you like in your landscape. You can put a canopy, gazebo, trellis, bench, tables, sheds, playhouse, garden path or paving stones. The amenities depend on your hobby or family members. If you have children it would be better to put playhouse, sandbox, swing and other play structures. It would be safe for your children to play inside the garden than play at the streets outside because it is a perfect and secured place for running and leaping with the help of some grass. You can add a canopy, gazebo, table or bench where family members can bond or eat outside together. Other amenities such as mini fountain, pond or birdbath offer more beauty and they are functional at the same time as they attract more birds to come.

Your landscape can be very functional depending on the essential elements that you will add. It can be a perfect setting for an outdoor party where you can celebrate special occasions. It can be a perfect place to unwind and rest or a relaxing place where family and visitors can socialize. Just be creative and combine all this elements in your garden. It can provide you a clean air and at the same time, you are being environmentally friendly. Your garden can serve as a haven and the right place to remove your stress from the noisy and polluted place environment outside.

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