Summer

22 Feb 19
National Post

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Wang’s parents live in the northern China city of Taiyuan and had to listen to English-speaking broadcasts when their son led Penn to an upset over national champion Villanova and scored 23 points against Miami. “They can’t really understand what people are talking about,” Wang said. His highlight reel does the talking […]

22 Feb 19
KALEIDOSCOPE

This you have got to see-A classic summer Pepsi commercial from the late ’80s/early ’90s, I think, featuring that hand gesture that everyone was doing…(and NO, I do not mean a Matt Lauer hand gesture!! Sheesh!!)

22 Feb 19
Paul Lassiter

Table of Contents How to Grow Healthy Blackberries Tame the Wild Blackberry Cultivated Blackberries Anthocyanins Health Benefits High Fructose Content Blackberry Recipes Blackberries have a characteristic dark color indicating a high amount of antioxidants. Like raspberries, they are not technically a berry but rather an aggregate of individual drupes held by fine hairs. Blackberries have […]

22 Feb 19
S/V Indian Summer 1

  We boarded the bus in Nairobi for Rwanda at 5pm and splashed out the grand sum of $44 each for the VIP seats. They were so wide that we couldn’t even sit next to each other but as most of the journey was at night it didn’t matter.  We all had to get out […]

22 Feb 19
National Post

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan coach John Beilein, shaking off the effects of anesthesia, looked at his phone for the first time a few days after having double-bypass heart surgery last summer. As Beilein scrolled through hundreds of texts sent from well-wishers, he noticed Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was among the first to reach […]

22 Feb 19
The Sun
THE teen killer of tragic six-year-old Alesha MacPhail allegedly sexually abused a teenage girl and then showed off explicit pictures to his friends before the murder. The 16-year-old – who cannot be named – for legal reasons was found guilty of Alesha’s murder at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday. Alesha MacPhail was found dead in woodland in July last year on the Isle of Bute, Scotland Alesha was snatched from her bed on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, before being led to the site of a derelict hotel and raped and murdered. The sicko even  tried to pin the brutal murder on Toni McLachlan – the girlfriend of Alesha’s dad, Rab, as he tried to dodge justice. Residents living on the Isle of Bute have claimed the cannabis-smoking teenager was known for his troubling behaviour even before the killing. The Daily Mail reports he is said to have sexually abused a teenager before showing explicit mobile phone pictures of her to his friends. Locals also claim he held another little girl’s head under the water at a local swimming pool so long she feared she would drown. Speaking to the newspaper, the killer’s mother accepted he was a drug taker but insisted he ‘was not a violent boy’. [quote credit=”The killer’s mum”]He wasn’t a violent boy. He was very normal. Yes, he smoked cannabis, but it’s rife among kids on this island[/quote] She said: “I wanted him to grow up in a safe place, a peaceful environment, and get a good education. “He wasn’t a violent boy. He was very normal. Yes, he smoked cannabis, but it’s rife among kids on this island. “I knew he was buying it from Rab [Alesha’s father] and Toni [Rab’s girlfriend], but what could I do? If I went to the police my son would be in trouble.” Alesha’s devastated mum Georgina Lochrane wept as the verdict was returned as later she said she was glad he “will not be able to inflict the pain on another family” she has suffered. A joint statement from the MacPhail family said they hope the teen is caged “for a long time”. Judge Lord Matthews who presided over the case told the 16-year-old rapist the case was “one of the wickedest and most evil crimes in the history of this court”. [article-rail-section title=”most read in news” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He went on to describe his acts as “despicable” and “evil” and as he slammed the “ridiculous” suggestion Toni was guilty. The teen fed jurors a “pack of lies” during his trial – including that Toni had framed him by “planting” his DNA on the youngster using a condom discarded after they apparently had sex. But the jury saw through him and the teenager was convicted after just four hours at Glasgow’s High Court of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha on July 2 last year, leaving her with ‘catastrophic’ sexual injuries. Alesha MacPhail’s mum Georgina Lochrane weeps as she leaves court yesterday Tragic Alesha MacPhail pictured with dad Robert and his girlfriend Toni McLachlan The knife used by the teen to abduct Alesha Jogging bottoms discarded by the murderer that helped link him to the killing Toni McLachlan has been accused by the teen of taking the condom the pair used to implicate him Alesha’s dad Robert stormed out of court previously as the teen made his accusations The youngster had been spending a summer break with her father and grandparents in the house they shared Alesha was abducted, raped and strangled [bc_video video_id=”5812076431001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The 6-year-old girl Alesha MacPhail’s pink coffin being carried out of her funeral”]
22 Feb 19
Brayton's Briefs

Before I moved to Carlisle, I lived in a campground for a summer while working in Keokuk. I didn’t get a chance to continue the WXF, but I did do some running. When I moved to Carlisle, I restarted the WXF routines and began posting my victories. I thought it would help me stay true […]

22 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

The popularity of the President of the Republic has stopped deteriorating. According to the latest barometer produced by BVA for The Tribune, Orange and RTL, the share of French people with a good opinion of Emmanuel Macron stabilizes at 30% against 31% last month. In contrast, the proportion of respondents with an unfavorable judgment is […]

22 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
THE teen killer of tragic six-year-old Alesha MacPhail allegedly sexually abused a teenage girl and then showed off explicit pictures to his friends before the murder. The 16-year-old – who cannot be named – for legal reasons was found guilty of Alesha’s murder at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday. Alesha MacPhail was found dead in woodland in July last year on the Isle of Bute, Scotland Alesha was snatched from her bed on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, before being led to the site of a derelict hotel and raped and murdered. The sicko even  tried to pin the brutal murder on Toni McLachlan – the girlfriend of Alesha’s dad, Rab, as he tried to dodge justice. Residents living on the Isle of Bute have claimed the cannabis-smoking teenager was known for his troubling behaviour even before the killing. The Daily Mail reports he is said to have sexually abused a teenager before showing explicit mobile phone pictures of her to his friends. Locals also claim he held another little girl’s head under the water at a local swimming pool so long she feared she would drown. Speaking to the newspaper, the killer’s mother accepted he was a drug taker but insisted he ‘was not a violent boy’. [quote credit=”The killer’s mum”]He wasn’t a violent boy. He was very normal. Yes, he smoked cannabis, but it’s rife among kids on this island[/quote] She said: “I wanted him to grow up in a safe place, a peaceful environment, and get a good education. “He wasn’t a violent boy. He was very normal. Yes, he smoked cannabis, but it’s rife among kids on this island. “I knew he was buying it from Rab [Alesha’s father] and Toni [Rab’s girlfriend], but what could I do? If I went to the police my son would be in trouble.” Alesha’s devastated mum Georgina Lochrane wept as the verdict was returned as later she said she was glad he “will not be able to inflict the pain on another family” she has suffered. A joint statement from the MacPhail family said they hope the teen is caged “for a long time”. Judge Lord Matthews who presided over the case told the 16-year-old rapist the case was “one of the wickedest and most evil crimes in the history of this court”. [article-rail-section title=”most read in news” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He went on to describe his acts as “despicable” and “evil” and as he slammed the “ridiculous” suggestion Toni was guilty. The teen fed jurors a “pack of lies” during his trial – including that Toni had framed him by “planting” his DNA on the youngster using a condom discarded after they apparently had sex. But the jury saw through him and the teenager was convicted after just four hours at Glasgow’s High Court of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha on July 2 last year, leaving her with ‘catastrophic’ sexual injuries. Alesha MacPhail’s mum Georgina Lochrane weeps as she leaves court yesterday Tragic Alesha MacPhail pictured with dad Robert and his girlfriend Toni McLachlan The knife used by the teen to abduct Alesha Jogging bottoms discarded by the murderer that helped link him to the killing Toni McLachlan has been accused by the teen of taking the condom the pair used to implicate him Alesha’s dad Robert stormed out of court previously as the teen made his accusations The youngster had been spending a summer break with her father and grandparents in the house they shared Alesha was abducted, raped and strangled [bc_video video_id=”5812076431001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The 6-year-old girl Alesha MacPhail’s pink coffin being carried out of her funeral”]
22 Feb 19
Newslanes | The News Hub

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Did you think that this Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony was all figured out and locked down? Oh my sweet summer child, there are still a few days to go and as we’ve seen, this year’s Oscars are a constant work in progress. Today brings with it a bit of bummer news: Best Origi…

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22 Feb 19
High Maintenance Madison

It is Friday, February 22nd at 2:28am. I have just watched The Edge of Seventeen on Netflix. To be honest I did not have any real expectations going into the film. I thought it was going to be just another “I am in high school and have all these problems” movie. I was shocked when […]

22 Feb 19
Dan's Composing the Self Blog

Dear Reader, Have you ever been working on something for an extended period of time, a problem for example, and got to the end of the now solved problem only to see that you were working on the wrong problem the whole time? Did you really waste that much time and effort without thinking about […]

22 Feb 19
World Site News

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2019 13:11 IST Seoul [South Korea], Feb 22 (ANI): Underlining that radicalisation and terrorism are the biggest threats to global peace and security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that time has come for all right-thinking nations to join hands to eradicate terror networks.Modi, who was conferred the Seoul…

22 Feb 19
Trekking NI

By Scott Mairs In October2017 , after finishing secondary school in June, myself and two friends began discussing ideas for hikes further afield than just the UK. So, brainstorming ideas, we brought the options down to Norway or France. With us being students, and the knowledge that Norway was very expensive, we opted for France […]

22 Feb 19
Ajievable Life

In this day and age, women are presented with a lot of choices – choices that are sometimes easy and choices that are sometimes hard. One of those hard choices is choosing between family and career. Some of you might say that you can have both and some might have chosen one over the other. […]