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Month: July 2021

Curfew for cats introduced by Melbourne council

Residents in Melbourne's This could be punished with costly fines if your cats wander away from your home at any time.The 24-hour cat curfew is being implemented in the City of Knox and will go into effect on October 1.But some locals find the rule unfair, including two-year-old Franklin rag doll, who loves to explore the great outdoors.Franklin enjoys the outdoors and sunbathing when he gets the chance and sometimes visits the neighbors. (Nine)"We try to keep our cat in our yard, but sometimes he's mischievous and runs away or runs into the neighbor's yard," Franklin's owner Madeline White told 9News.As a resident pet of the Knox City Council, you will now be confined to the home and backyard 24 hours a day under the curfew for cats."We accompanied him with a kind of advantage, and ...

China celebrates 100 years of the Communist Party

Chinese president Xi Jinping today marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Communist Party by declaring that only socialism can save China.In a keynote speech, Xi said the party has been instrumental in China's growth success and that attempts to separate him from the people "would fail," reports the BBC.A highly selected audience of 70,000 people gathered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square for the celebrations. A crowd of 70,000 people gathered in central Beijing for the Communist Party of China centennial celebrations. (AP)Today's celebratory events included military aircraft flights, cannon salutes, and patriotic music.In July 1921, in a small brick house in the old French concession of Shanghai, Mao Zedong and about a dozen other delegates secretly met to form a ...

Miami building collapse loss ‘too big to bear’ as rescuers find children

More human remains emerged from the rubble of the collapse Florida condo tower, the dead this time included the first children, ages four and ten, a loss the Miami-Dade mayor called "too great to bear."Mayor Daniella Levine Cava made the announcement Wednesday (local time) nearly a week after the Florida building collapsed.After some preliminary remarks at a press conference, he took a deep breath to compose himself and looked at his notes.Search and rescue personnel work on the rubble at the Champlain Towers South condominium building. (AP)She gasped and said the revelation came with "great pain, real pain.""So any loss of life, especially given the unexpected and unprecedented nature of this event, is a tragedy," he said.But the loss of children was an even heavier burden.Miami-Dad...

Criminal charges are expected for the company of Donald Trump, chief of finance

Donald Trump's company and his former finance chief is expected to be charged today with tax crimes stemming from an investigation in New York into the former president's business dealings, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.The charges against the Trump Organization and the company's chief financial officer, Allen weisselberg, appear to involve non-monetary benefits that the company bestowed on top executives, possibly including the use of apartments, cars, and school fees.The individuals were not authorized to speak about an ongoing investigation and did so on condition of anonymity. The Wall Street Journal He was the first to report that charges were expected today.Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Ohio last week. (Bloomberg)The charges against Weisselber...

Australian coach Justin Langer confronted negative feedback from players head on and has vowed to change

Justin Langer with Aaron Finch. Picture: Phil HillyardAustralian coach Justin Langer confronted negative player feedback “head on” during a two-day talk-fest on the Gold Coast recently and vowed to change his ways to better manage the new Covid-impacted world. Reports of tension between Langer and some players surfaced after the Test series loss against India last summer which resulted in a review by leadership consultant Tim FordNational limited overs captain Aaron Finch, now in the West Indies with Langer for a series of white-ball games, said the issues were thrashed out when the Australian players gathered for a team camp before departure.Read NextFinch said the issues put to Langer were “confronting” but he accepted the feedback and the players were all “100 per cent” behind the co...

Triad tour shines light on Singapore’s gangland past

Now known for its clockwork orderliness and having one of the world's lowest crime rates, Singapore was once a gritty port plagued by rival mobstersA reformed gang member points out what were once opium dens and brothels on a tour of Singapore's financial district that explores the squeaky-clean Asian business hub's seedy criminal past. Now known for its clockwork orderliness and having one of the world's lowest crime rates, the city-state was once a gritty port plagued by rival mobsters.He recalled wandering the area as a child during the 1970s, among street food vendors pushing carts, gambling halls, and the distinctive smell of opium wafting down to the street from illicit upper-floor dens.Read NextThe massive influx from China swelled the city's population, and their descendants now...

Texas inmate faces execution after killing three family members

TO Texas The inmate faces execution today after killing his pregnant wife, five-year-old daughter and father-in-law more than a decade ago in what prosecutors called "a senseless and brutal attack."Authorities say John Hummel stabbed his wife, Joy Hummel, more than 30 times in December 2009.He then used a baseball bat to beat his daughter, Jodi Hummel, and her 57-year-old father-in-law, Clyde Bedford, to death, who used a wheelchair.Authorities say John Hummel stabbed his wife, Joy Hummel, more than 30 times in December 2009. (AP)He then set fire to his home in Kennedale, a suburb of Fort Worth.Prosecutors They say he killed his family because he wanted to run away with a woman he met at a convenience store.Investigators say he confessed to the murders.Hummel, 45, who had worked ...

Xi hails ‘irreversible’ rise of China at 100th birthday of Communist Party

As it marks its 100th year, China's Communist Party has delivered a selective version of its historyPresident Xi Jinping hailed China's "irreversible" course from humiliated colony to great power at the centenary celebrations for the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday, in a speech reaching deep into history to remind patriots at home and rivals abroad of his nation's -- and his own -- rise.Speaking above the giant portrait of Mao Zedong, which dominates Tiananmen Square, from the podium where the famous chairman proclaimed the People's Republic of China in 1949, Xi said the "era of China being bullied is gone forever" praising the party for uplifting incomes and restoring national pride.The era of China "being slaughtered and bullied is gone forever," said Xi, wearing the 'Mao-style' j...

Actress Allison Mack Gets Three Years In Jail In NXIVM Sex Slave Case

US television actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the scandal-plagued cult group NXIVM, has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of manipulating women into sex slaves of the group's spiritual leader.Mack, best known for her role as a close friend to a young Superman on the show. Smallville - had previously pleaded guilty to the charges and began to cooperate against NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere. The US prosecutors credited him with helping them gather evidence showing how Raniere created a secret society of brainwashed women who were marked with his initials.At his sentencing in federal court in Brooklyn, Mack resigned from the self-improvement guru.Actress Allison Mack l has been sentenced to three years in prison for manipulating women into sex slaves. (AP)"I ...