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20 Jul 19
Newsy Today

MOSCOW-Russians are still proud to be the first nation to put someone into space. Soviet warrior Yuri Gagarin, who plundered Americans around the Earth in 1961, is a national hero taught to Russian schoolchildren. But since the Soviet Union ever existed when he brought a man on the moon 50 years ago this month, Russia […]

20 Jul 19
The Province

The average life span of a minority government in Canada is 18 months. John Horgan has beat those odds and is poised to keep going. But, in B.C. politics, the unexpected always happens.

20 Jul 19
marygravitt

  THE HIDDEN HAND BEHIND WAR ON IRAN     Vicky Ward in Kushner, Inc. Greed. Ambition. Corruption. (2019) postulates that Jared Kushner is a clandestine agent of Israel.  Bill Priestap, the FBI’s assistant director in charge of the Counterintelligence Division warned Kushner that he was seen as a target for influence by operatives from […]

20 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
IN a tranquil corner of her Devon smallholding, Fiona MacKeown grieved at her daughter’s graveside. After 11 years of torture, Fiona has found some closure. The killer of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling was caged yesterday by a judge in India, nearly 5,000 miles away. After 11 years of torture, Scarlett Keeling’s mum Fiona has found some closure over her daughter’s death Scarlett’s mum Fiona MacKeown at her smallholding in Devon, hopes her family can finally start to move on now that Samson D’Souza has been convicted In the fading light, amid scented wildflowers, Fiona told The Sun: “I spend a lot of time here in Scarlett’s garden, thinking about her and what she might have been. “She would have gone to college, I think. She was very musical and loved to draw. She would’ve ended up doing something artistic.” A decade of trauma is etched into Fiona’s face. While fighting to unearth the truth about her daughter’s death, she was accused of being a feckless mother. After Indian police insisted Scarlett had drowned in the sea in an accident, Fiona sneaked into the morgue where she was held, camera in hand, to photograph her daughter’s bruised and battered body. She said: “It is like one of those nightmares when you are screaming and nobody can hear any sound.” The tragic saga began in November 2007, when Fiona, eight of her nine children and her then-boyfriend Rob Clarke went on the hippy trail to Goa, on India’s west coast. ‘BEING BRITISH, I BELIEVED THE POLICE’ It was a Christmas present to themselves, funded by saving up their benefits and selling a pony. The family had never before left Britain. At the resort of Anjuna, Scarlett befriended 25-year-old tour guide Julio Lobo, handing out leaflets with him and organising boat rides for  tourists to spot dolphins. When Fiona and the family decided to travel further down the coast to Karnataka, Scarlett begged to stay with Julio and his aunts. “She wasn’t abandoned,” Fiona insisted later. “Julio convinced me he was a responsible adult. “I met his aunts and they seemed like lovely, decent people.” Fiona came under fire for her bohemian lifestyle. [quote]Fiona sneaked into the morgue where she was held, camera in hand, to photograph her daughter’s bruised and battered body[/quote] She was branded  “irresponsible’’ and also “a tragic example of baby-boomer parenting’’. An Indian newspaper called the ramshackle group of caravans at Fiona’s plot near Bideford, Devon: “Only a minor improvement on a typical Indian slum.” Fiona said: “I had to ignore it and try not to take it personally. They don’t know me or anything about my children or my life.” She did not know Anjuna has a flourishing drug trade controlled by mafia-like gangs. Fiona was in contact with her daughter via phone every day and Scarlett would often travel the few hours down the coast to stay with her family. After one visit, with the family set to head south again to Kerala, Scarlett begged to return alone to Anjuna for a Valentine’s Day party. Fiona eventually relented. ‘JUST TELL ME SHE IS ALIVE’ Then, on February 18, 2008, Fiona got a text from Julio asking her to urgently call. When she did, she found him barely able to speak. Fiona begged him: “Just tell me she is alive.” The tour guide chillingly spluttered: “I can’t do that.’’ He said Scarlett had been raped and murdered. On the night Scarlett died, Julio felt ill. So Scarlett joined a beach bar crawl with a pal called Ruby, 16. Fiona and her family on Goa beach in 2008, shortly after Scarlett was found dead A crowdfunded appeal orchestrated by Fiona saw barman Samson D’Souza, 36, finally convicted of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ Police officers escort Samson D’Souza after his original court appearance in Mapusa March 10, 2008 – he was later freed Fiona pictured at 15-year-old Scarlett’s final resting place in Devon Ruby would later tell how the pair downed Barcardi Breezers, while Scarlett admitted she was sleeping with Julio. After the friends parted at 1am, Scarlett continued her night alone. She was spotted by Brit Michael Mannion falling over outside Lui’s, a beach bar where tourists would drink and play pool. Mannion, a carpenter, looked on as Scarlett was led into the bar by the owner. He said: “She was wasted, talking gibberish, but she was just about coherent. “I told people to stay away from her because she was clearly very young.” Scarlett would later tell Mannion she had taken LSD, ecstasy and cocaine. When he left Lui’s at 5am, Mannion saw barman Samson D’Souza “lying on top” of Scarlett in the car park. At 6.30am, locals found Scarlett’s half-naked body nearby. Her shorts and bikini bottoms had been removed and her bra top pushed up around her neck. When Fiona and her family reached Anjuna six hours later, the police told her Scarlett, a strong swimmer, had drowned in an accident. Fiona said: “Being British, I believed what the police had told me.” But three days later, Fiona went to the scene of Scarlett’s death. She found Scarlett’s shorts, bikini bottoms and a broken sandal close by. Fiona said: “I knew then there had been violence. I knew the police had lied to me and not looked for any evidence. It was right there. “I was so shocked, it made the ends of my fingers ache.” So began Fiona’s 11-year fight for justice. A first post-mortem examination identified only five bruises on the body, in line with police claims her death had been an accident. Determined to prove her daughter had been murdered, Fiona sneaked into the mortuary while her lawyer was talking to the pathologist. She took photographs of Scarlett’s body “to prove she had injuries on her — they were denying that”. A second post-mortem found 50 cuts and bruises plus evidence of sexual assault. The investigating officer was suspended after allegations of a cover-up. But as Fiona made headway, she found herself under scrutiny. She was summoned to court in India accused of child neglect, though the charges were later dropped. ‘HE SHOULD SUFFER AS WE HAVE, TERRIBLY’ Finally, the trail led back to D’Souza, now 36, the barman spotted with Scarlett on the night she died. He was arrested with fellow bar worker Placido Carvalho, 49, and charged in connection with Scarlett’s death. They were accused of plying the teen with drugs and alcohol, raping her and leaving her unconscious in the water to drown. The case dragged on for years, hampered by the botched investigation and India’s sluggish justice system. It was 2016 before a ruling was made — when both men were cleared. Key witness Michael Mannion, still traumatised by what he had seen, declined to appear. But a crowdfunded appeal orchestrated by Fiona saw D’Souza, 36, finally convicted of “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” on Wednesday. He was also found guilty of assault, destruction of evidence and providing narcotics to Scarlett. But Carvalho’s acquittal was upheld. The years since Scarlett’s death have been rocky for Fiona. It was four years before Scarlett’s body was released for burial from an Exeter mortuary. In 2010, Fiona was given an eight-month suspended sentence following a £19,000 income-support fiddle. She said of the episode: “I learned my lesson and sold half my land to pay that £19,000 back in full.” Scarlett’s older brother Halloran Keeling died from a morphine overdose in 2016, aged 28.  Fiona said of her son: “He just never got over his sister’s death.” Meanwhile, Fiona continued her fight for justice. At her isolated farm, Fiona said D’Souza’s  ten-year jail term was “a year less than it’s taken us to get this far”. The sentence of “rigorous imprisonment” means he must work behind bars. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”15″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] Fiona said: “He should suffer because we have suffered terribly these last 11 years.” In 2016, she said: “My last memory of Scarlett was her nagging me silly to go to that big party on the beach. “I gave in at the last minute and my last memory was her squealing, jumping up and down, hugging me and saying, ‘Thanks Mum, I love you!’ I have got to live with that — but I didn’t murder her. It’s not my fault. “Of course I left her. Of course I will regret that as long as I live. The fact is I let her stay behind.” At Scarlett’s graveside — where she is buried next to her brother Halloran — Fiona told The Sun: “I suppose I do feel vindicated in fighting for Scarlett. But more than anything, I feel relief it’s finally at an end. Our family will never get over our grief. “But now we can at least get on with our lives.” Battling a ‘police cover-up’ Fiona sneaked into the morgue where Scarlett was lying to photograph her daughter’s bruised and battered body Fiona spends a lot of time at Scarlett’s grave, and she cant help but wonder what would have become of her if events had been different Fiona has endured the pain of being attacked  for allowing Scarlett to stay behind as the rest of the family moved further along the coast Scarlett was found dead on a beach in Goa – with cops claiming she had drowned Luis’s Bar, Anjuna beach, Goa, India, where convicted barman D’Souza worked [boxout headline=”The timeline of Scarlett’s death”] February 2008: Scarlett found dead on Anjuna beach, half naked and covered in 50 injuries March 2008: Barman Samson D’Souza, 36, and Placido Carvalho, 47, an alleged drug dealer, were arrested on suspicion of plying her with drugs, raping her and leaving her unconscious on the beach where she drowned March 2010: Charges were filed against both man September 2016: A children’s court clears both suspects February 2017: India’s Central Bureau of Investigation decides to appeal D’Souza and Carvalho’s acquittal February 2018: Scarlett’s heartbroken mum called for Indian detectives to finally solve the mystery of her death once and for all July 2019: D’Souza has finally been convicted for the attack [/boxout]   [bc_video video_id=”6060642647001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Mother of murdered British teen, Scarlett Keeling, accuses Indian police of corruption in 2010″] Additional reporting: Nick Constable GOT a story? 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20 Jul 19
The Sun
IN a tranquil corner of her Devon smallholding, Fiona MacKeown grieved at her daughter’s graveside. After 11 years of torture, Fiona has found some closure. The killer of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling was caged yesterday by a judge in India, nearly 5,000 miles away. After 11 years of torture, Scarlett Keeling’s mum Fiona has found some closure over her daughter’s death Scarlett’s mum Fiona MacKeown at her smallholding in Devon, hopes her family can finally start to move on now that Samson D’Souza has been convicted In the fading light, amid scented wildflowers, Fiona told The Sun: “I spend a lot of time here in Scarlett’s garden, thinking about her and what she might have been. “She would have gone to college, I think. She was very musical and loved to draw. She would’ve ended up doing something artistic.” A decade of trauma is etched into Fiona’s face. While fighting to unearth the truth about her daughter’s death, she was accused of being a feckless mother. After Indian police insisted Scarlett had drowned in the sea in an accident, Fiona sneaked into the morgue where she was held, camera in hand, to photograph her daughter’s bruised and battered body. She said: “It is like one of those nightmares when you are screaming and nobody can hear any sound.” The tragic saga began in November 2007, when Fiona, eight of her nine children and her then-boyfriend Rob Clarke went on the hippy trail to Goa, on India’s west coast. ‘BEING BRITISH, I BELIEVED THE POLICE’ It was a Christmas present to themselves, funded by saving up their benefits and selling a pony. The family had never before left Britain. At the resort of Anjuna, Scarlett befriended 25-year-old tour guide Julio Lobo, handing out leaflets with him and organising boat rides for  tourists to spot dolphins. When Fiona and the family decided to travel further down the coast to Karnataka, Scarlett begged to stay with Julio and his aunts. “She wasn’t abandoned,” Fiona insisted later. “Julio convinced me he was a responsible adult. “I met his aunts and they seemed like lovely, decent people.” Fiona came under fire for her bohemian lifestyle. [quote]Fiona sneaked into the morgue where she was held, camera in hand, to photograph her daughter’s bruised and battered body[/quote] She was branded  “irresponsible’’ and also “a tragic example of baby-boomer parenting’’. An Indian newspaper called the ramshackle group of caravans at Fiona’s plot near Bideford, Devon: “Only a minor improvement on a typical Indian slum.” Fiona said: “I had to ignore it and try not to take it personally. They don’t know me or anything about my children or my life.” She did not know Anjuna has a flourishing drug trade controlled by mafia-like gangs. Fiona was in contact with her daughter via phone every day and Scarlett would often travel the few hours down the coast to stay with her family. After one visit, with the family set to head south again to Kerala, Scarlett begged to return alone to Anjuna for a Valentine’s Day party. Fiona eventually relented. ‘JUST TELL ME SHE IS ALIVE’ Then, on February 18, 2008, Fiona got a text from Julio asking her to urgently call. When she did, she found him barely able to speak. Fiona begged him: “Just tell me she is alive.” The tour guide chillingly spluttered: “I can’t do that.’’ He said Scarlett had been raped and murdered. On the night Scarlett died, Julio felt ill. So Scarlett joined a beach bar crawl with a pal called Ruby, 16. Fiona and her family on Goa beach in 2008, shortly after Scarlett was found dead A crowdfunded appeal orchestrated by Fiona saw barman Samson D’Souza, 36, finally convicted of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ Police officers escort Samson D’Souza after his original court appearance in Mapusa March 10, 2008 – he was later freed Fiona pictured at 15-year-old Scarlett’s final resting place in Devon Ruby would later tell how the pair downed Barcardi Breezers, while Scarlett admitted she was sleeping with Julio. After the friends parted at 1am, Scarlett continued her night alone. She was spotted by Brit Michael Mannion falling over outside Lui’s, a beach bar where tourists would drink and play pool. Mannion, a carpenter, looked on as Scarlett was led into the bar by the owner. He said: “She was wasted, talking gibberish, but she was just about coherent. “I told people to stay away from her because she was clearly very young.” Scarlett would later tell Mannion she had taken LSD, ecstasy and cocaine. When he left Lui’s at 5am, Mannion saw barman Samson D’Souza “lying on top” of Scarlett in the car park. At 6.30am, locals found Scarlett’s half-naked body nearby. Her shorts and bikini bottoms had been removed and her bra top pushed up around her neck. When Fiona and her family reached Anjuna six hours later, the police told her Scarlett, a strong swimmer, had drowned in an accident. Fiona said: “Being British, I believed what the police had told me.” But three days later, Fiona went to the scene of Scarlett’s death. She found Scarlett’s shorts, bikini bottoms and a broken sandal close by. Fiona said: “I knew then there had been violence. I knew the police had lied to me and not looked for any evidence. It was right there. “I was so shocked, it made the ends of my fingers ache.” So began Fiona’s 11-year fight for justice. A first post-mortem examination identified only five bruises on the body, in line with police claims her death had been an accident. Determined to prove her daughter had been murdered, Fiona sneaked into the mortuary while her lawyer was talking to the pathologist. She took photographs of Scarlett’s body “to prove she had injuries on her — they were denying that”. A second post-mortem found 50 cuts and bruises plus evidence of sexual assault. The investigating officer was suspended after allegations of a cover-up. But as Fiona made headway, she found herself under scrutiny. She was summoned to court in India accused of child neglect, though the charges were later dropped. ‘HE SHOULD SUFFER AS WE HAVE, TERRIBLY’ Finally, the trail led back to D’Souza, now 36, the barman spotted with Scarlett on the night she died. He was arrested with fellow bar worker Placido Carvalho, 49, and charged in connection with Scarlett’s death. They were accused of plying the teen with drugs and alcohol, raping her and leaving her unconscious in the water to drown. The case dragged on for years, hampered by the botched investigation and India’s sluggish justice system. It was 2016 before a ruling was made — when both men were cleared. Key witness Michael Mannion, still traumatised by what he had seen, declined to appear. But a crowdfunded appeal orchestrated by Fiona saw D’Souza, 36, finally convicted of “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” on Wednesday. He was also found guilty of assault, destruction of evidence and providing narcotics to Scarlett. But Carvalho’s acquittal was upheld. The years since Scarlett’s death have been rocky for Fiona. It was four years before Scarlett’s body was released for burial from an Exeter mortuary. In 2010, Fiona was given an eight-month suspended sentence following a £19,000 income-support fiddle. She said of the episode: “I learned my lesson and sold half my land to pay that £19,000 back in full.” Scarlett’s older brother Halloran Keeling died from a morphine overdose in 2016, aged 28.  Fiona said of her son: “He just never got over his sister’s death.” Meanwhile, Fiona continued her fight for justice. At her isolated farm, Fiona said D’Souza’s  ten-year jail term was “a year less than it’s taken us to get this far”. The sentence of “rigorous imprisonment” means he must work behind bars. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”328″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] Fiona said: “He should suffer because we have suffered terribly these last 11 years.” In 2016, she said: “My last memory of Scarlett was her nagging me silly to go to that big party on the beach. “I gave in at the last minute and my last memory was her squealing, jumping up and down, hugging me and saying, ‘Thanks Mum, I love you!’ I have got to live with that — but I didn’t murder her. It’s not my fault. “Of course I left her. Of course I will regret that as long as I live. The fact is I let her stay behind.” At Scarlett’s graveside — where she is buried next to her brother Halloran — Fiona told The Sun: “I suppose I do feel vindicated in fighting for Scarlett. But more than anything, I feel relief it’s finally at an end. Our family will never get over our grief. “But now we can at least get on with our lives.” Battling a ‘police cover-up’ Fiona sneaked into the morgue where Scarlett was lying to photograph her daughter’s bruised and battered body Fiona spends a lot of time at Scarlett’s grave, and she cant help but wonder what would have become of her if events had been different Fiona has endured the pain of being attacked  for allowing Scarlett to stay behind as the rest of the family moved further along the coast Scarlett was found dead on a beach in Goa – with cops claiming she had drowned Luis’s Bar, Anjuna beach, Goa, India, where convicted barman D’Souza worked [boxout headline=”The timeline of Scarlett’s death”] February 2008: Scarlett found dead on Anjuna beach, half naked and covered in 50 injuries March 2008: Barman Samson D’Souza, 36, and Placido Carvalho, 47, an alleged drug dealer, were arrested on suspicion of plying her with drugs, raping her and leaving her unconscious on the beach where she drowned March 2010: Charges were filed against both man September 2016: A children’s court clears both suspects February 2017: India’s Central Bureau of Investigation decides to appeal D’Souza and Carvalho’s acquittal February 2018: Scarlett’s heartbroken mum called for Indian detectives to finally solve the mystery of her death once and for all July 2019: D’Souza has finally been convicted for the attack [/boxout]   [bc_video video_id=”6060642647001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Mother of murdered British teen, Scarlett Keeling, accuses Indian police of corruption in 2010″] Additional reporting: Nick Constable GOT a story? 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20 Jul 19
SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA | News, Weather, and Sports
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU)- Friday marks 30 years since the United Flight 232 plane crashed in Sioux City. Many Siouxlanders heading to the air museum today to remember the 112 people who lost their lives that day and honor the 184 survivors The Air Museum has a large memorial area at their facility that includes pieces of the plane, videos, photos, and newspapers articles from the day of the crash 30 years ago. The area is helping visitors remember all who were involved with flight 232. “Today I am definitely here to gain closure and to just get peace in the whole thing,” said Sherri Mckinney a visitor at the Air Museum. McKinney’s is visiting Sioux City for the first time. She is paying tribute to a friend who lost her life on the flight 30 years ago. “Honoring my friend Nina and around my neck, I have a token of our friendship,” said McKinney. A cross recovered from Nina’s suitcase aboard flight 232, it is one of the many treasured memories left behind by those lost in the crash. “Seeing some of the memorabilia, the pictures, just brought back a lot of those emotions from that time,” said Kelly Pomerenke a visitor at the Air Museum. Pomerenke was in his first month as a resident physician in 1989 when he was paged to go to the hospital. “Sioux city was very well prepared they had a disaster, they had drilled in a similar nature and how the whole community and medical community came together to aid these victims,” said Pomerenke. “There are so many people that walked away from this plane crash and they were a miracle,” said McKinney. Many people thanking the pilot and his crew for their bravery on July 19th, 1989. “A really good example of the kind of taking the control of the flight in your own hands,” said Chres Monell a visitor at the Air Museum. As a soon to be pilot, Monell came to honor captain Al Haynes and imagine what must have been going through his mind that day. “Your whole job is to do everything you can from start to finish without any issues and if there is an issue making sure the life on board the plan is the most important thing at the end of the day,” said Monell. Many people at the Air Museum on Friday shared their stories and memories about where they were July 19th 30 years ago and learning more about the crash that had such an impact on the Siouxland community.
19 Jul 19
Arcynewsy

The human remains discovered by the maintenance workers at the bottom of a septic tank are considered to be those of the wife of a farmer who died 37 years ago. The remains were found at Quaking House Farm in Bestmans Lane in Kempsey, Worcestershire last week and were initially thought to be linked to […]

19 Jul 19
UPHINDIA

Pakistan has incurred a loss of over Rs 8 billion due to the closure of its airspace following the Balakot air strikes in February, according to a media report on Friday. Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot in […]

19 Jul 19
Learn English

According to the Office for National Statistics, we Brits are no longer that keen on going to night clubs or buying CDs and DVDs. (The inflation basket, which is used to calculate the cost of living in the UK, analyses the cost of 704 items.  It is an interesting look into trends in the UK, […]

19 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

The human remains found at the bottom of a septic tank in a picturesque village would be those of the wife of a farmer who disappeared 37 years ago. Brenda Venables disappeared in 1982, at the age of 48, from her home in Kempsey, Worcestershire. Interviewers found human remains last Friday at Quaking House Farm […]

19 Jul 19
Welcome to Nma Olebara's Blog

*NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 19TH JULY 2019.* *PUNCH* TECNO sponsors three winners to AFCON final Algeria battle Senegal in AFCON final UBA promotes SME operators NIRSALs commodity initiative gets N70bn boost from Ecobank Atiku gets 55 cartons of documents from INEC, closes case Ruga controversy and Buharis place in history The other side of gender […]

19 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

As two players in full swing, Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias returned to bet this Thursday to see who threw the highest card. At stake, the governance ofSpainand the holding of new elections on November 10. Slope all of a long tug of war. The same day in which Concludes the consultation of United We […]

19 Jul 19
Welcome To Aka Ci News Blog

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY 19TH JULY 2019. *PUNCH* TECNO sponsors three winners to AFCON final Algeria battle Senegal in AFCON final UBA promotes SME operators NIRSALs commodity initiative gets N70bn boost from Ecobank Atiku gets 55 cartons of documents from INEC, closes case Ruga controversy and Buharis place in history The other side of gender […]

19 Jul 19
DemoAdefa's Blog

News Headlines Jul 19, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers Compiled by The Punch Fish out bad eggs among Fulani, Ooni tells Buhari Arrested suspects not yet linked to Olakunrin’s murder — Police Boko Haram kills colonel, captain, four soldiers in ambush Atiku gets 55 cartons of documents from INEC, closes case Anambra police arrest […]

19 Jul 19
The Night Watchman

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as […]

18 Jul 19
IMURNEWS

(Reuters) – Faucets in the Florida city of Fort Lauderdale began running dry on Thursday after a construction firm damaged a water main, forcing the closure of City Hall and a number of businesses on a hot summer day as officials pledged to solve the problem. Residents of Fort Lauderdale, which is 20 miles (30 […]