All posts tagged: weeks

‘It’s on our doorstep’: Bristol’s fearful parents seek answers after three knife deaths in three weeks | Knife crime

‘It’s on our doorstep’: Bristol’s fearful parents seek answers after three knife deaths in three weeks | Knife crime

Terre Baptiste has been checking her teenage son’s whereabouts compulsively since a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed two weeks ago in a park a mile away from their home in the east of Bristol. “It is very worrying,” says Baptiste, in her living room. “Bristol isn’t a perfect city. But there weren’t stabbings one after the other. It was few and far between. Now it is on our doorstep.” Darrian Williams died after he was stabbed in the city’s Easton area on 14 February. Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with his murder. His death came two weeks after Max Dixon, 16, and Mason Rist, 15, were attacked with knives in south Bristol on 27 January. Four teenagers and a 44-year-old man have been charged with their murders. This bloody three-week period has left parts of the West Country city shocked and uneasy, with the authorities desperately seeking to reassure jittery parents. Last week, Bristol’s mayor, Marvin Rees, and the city’s police commander, Mark Runacres, felt the need to write to parents promising more police …

This is how we do it: ‘Keeping Fridays free for sex helps us get through our stressful weeks’ | Sex

This is how we do it: ‘Keeping Fridays free for sex helps us get through our stressful weeks’ | Sex

Ava, 36 Intimacy gives me the ability to remind myself I am loved and needed, in the face of this constant string of stress Lucas and I met at work four years ago. He came in to do some contract work and by the next year we were dating. Most of the time sex for us is just an opportunity to be close to each other. We both have kids from previous relationships, but his are all over 18 and don’t live with us. My elder son has severe autism, is non-verbal and has to be watched constantly. So I have to juggle all these things – housework, work – while taking care of him. Lucas and I can get so bogged down with the day-to-day that we lose focus on each other. It does affect our sex life, so we prioritise ourselves and our relationship on Fridays. It may sound sad, having to book in time with the person you share a home with, but that’s the only way we can do it. I’m …

After this week’s Julian Assange court hearing, this is clear: extradition would amount to a death sentence | Duncan Campbell

After this week’s Julian Assange court hearing, this is clear: extradition would amount to a death sentence | Duncan Campbell

Which is the more serious criminal activity: extrajudicial killings, routine torture of prisoners and illegal renditions carried out by a state, or exposing those actions by publishing illegally leaked details of how, where, when and by whom they were committed? That is essentially the question that was asked this week at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. It has sometimes seemed during the proceedings that the ornate building at the end of Fleet Street, opened by Queen Victoria in 1882, had become more of a theatre than a court. Outside, vast crowds gathered, chanted, listened to speeches, halted traffic and asked passing drivers to hoot their support. Inside, some of the UK’s leading barristers, watched by journalists from all over the world, spelled out the plot to packed public galleries in overflow courts. This drama started more than a decade ago, yet only now are we approaching the final act. We are talking, of course, about the case of Julian Assange. He has been seeking leave to appeal against the decision to extradite him …

Lucy Letby latest as lawyers to challenge nurse’s sentence within weeks | UK | News

Lucy Letby latest as lawyers to challenge nurse’s sentence within weeks | UK | News

Lucy Letby’s lawyers will challenge her sentence at the Court of Appeal in a matter of weeks. The jailed nurse’s bid to appeal her whole life order sentence will be heard in court on April 25, a spokesperson for the judiciary has confirmed. The 34-year-old, who worked at the Countess of Cheseter Hospital’s neonatal unit, first applied to challenge her sentence last month but it was refused by a judge. Her current sentence dictates that she will spend the rest of her life life behind bars. However, Letby who was sentenced to 14 whole life orders after she was convicted of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of six others, will be allowed to renew her efforts before a panel of three judges at the hearing in two months’ time. During Lucy Letby’s trial at Manchester Crown Court, a jury was unable to reach verdicts on six counts of attempted murder including two alleged attempts on the same baby’s life, and as a result will face a retrial in June on a single …

Parents in England who have lost baby before 24 weeks can apply for certificate | Miscarriage

Parents in England who have lost baby before 24 weeks can apply for certificate | Miscarriage

People who have lost a baby to miscarriage before 24 weeks of pregnancy will be able from Thursday to receive a certificate from the government recognising their grief. Baby loss charities welcomed the move, which they hope will help bereaved parents manage the pain and trauma of their loss. Parents in England who have lost a baby in such circumstances at any time since September 2018 will be able to request a new baby loss certificate through the gov.uk website from 9am on Thursday. Millions of people could potentially apply for a certificate, experts said. The certificate will be an official but not legal document. Victoria Atkins, the health and social care secretary, said: “Losing a baby can be a hugely traumatic event and the introduction of certificates to formally acknowledge the loss of a life is a positive step towards better supporting women and parents affected.” The move means that the government will have finally delivered on its pledge to bring in the certificates, which it first made in July 2022 as part of …

Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on a flight over Oregon

Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on a flight over Oregon

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Wednesday that the head of its 737 jetliner program is leaving the company in an executive shake-up weeks after a door panel blew out on a flight over Oregon, renewing questions about safety at the company. Boeing announced that Ed Clark, who had been with the company for nearly 18 years and led the 737 program since early 2021, was leaving immediately. Clark oversaw the factory in Renton, Washington, where final assembly took place on the Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 involved in last month’s accident. Federal investigators said bolts needed to help keep a panel called a door plug in place were missing after repair work on the plane. Katie Ringgold, a vice president in charge of delivering 737s to airlines, will succeed Clark as vice president and general manager of the 737 program and the Renton factory, according to an email to employees from Stan Deal, the CEO of Boeing’s commercial airplanes division. The company announced several other appointments, including naming longtime executive Elizabeth Lund to the new …

3 weeks’ jail for maid who slapped, kicked 8-year-old special needs boy, as he was slow getting ready for school

3 weeks’ jail for maid who slapped, kicked 8-year-old special needs boy, as he was slow getting ready for school

SINGAPORE: Feeling frustrated at her employer’s son with special needs for being slow in getting ready for school, a domestic helper dragged, slapped and kicked the eight-year-old boy.  Sakinah, a 25-year-old Indonesian national, was sentenced to three weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Feb 21) after pleading guilty to one charge of voluntarily causing hurt to the boy.  The boy’s name and location of the offence cannot be published under a court order protecting the victim’s identity.  WHAT HAPPENED  Sakinah had worked as a domestic helper for the employer since June 2023, taking care of her employer’s four children and doing household chores. Her employer had told her that the victim, who had been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, had special needs and needed special attention.  Three of the children, including the eight-year-old boy, would be picked up on weekdays by their school bus at around 6.20am. Sakinah was responsible for getting them ready for school and taking them to board the school bus.  On Jan 31, 2024, around 6.15am, Sakinah asked the victim and his two siblings …

Weeks After US Journalist Dies In Ukrainian Custody, Biden Uses Navalny’s Death To Push For More Russian War Funding

Weeks After US Journalist Dies In Ukrainian Custody, Biden Uses Navalny’s Death To Push For More Russian War Funding

Update(1748ET): Journalist and geopolitical commentator Aaron Maté explains that despite news of Alexei Navalny’s death in prison driving world headlines and eliciting remembrances and comments from Western government leaders on Friday, he was still largely an unknown within Russian politics and society [emphasis ZH]… What [former United States Ambassador to Russia] Michael McFaul says here is a joke. Navalny was a marginal opposition figure who polled at around 2%. Putin didn’t fear him; it served Putin to have him seen in the West as his main opposition. The Russian gov’t meanwhile has just barred anti-war candidate Boris Nadezhdin. A Russian court has also issued a draconian prison sentence to anti-war sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky. We don’t hear about people like Nadezhdin and Kagarlitsky in the West nearly as much for one reason: unlike Navalny, they don’t collaborate with Western governments. Navalny worked with NATO intel cutout Bellingcat and went through the “Yale World Fellow” program, a regime change training ground. For this reason, we also don’t hear that Navalny was an unrepentant xenophobe who compared Muslim immigrants to …

Review: Two Weeks With the Apple Vision Pro

Review: Two Weeks With the Apple Vision Pro

Today marks the two-week anniversary of the Apple Vision Pro launch, and the last day for returns for those who purchased on release day. With plenty of stories going around from those who decided not to keep the $3,500 device, MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera thought he’d share some of the reasons why he’ll be keeping his headset. We need to have a few Vision Pro headsets on hand to write about them here at MacRumors, so that’s one of the primary reasons that Dan will be keeping his. Apple is already working on visionOS 2, and we’re interested in seeing what changes and updates are in store. We’re also getting new apps on a regular basis, all of which make the Vision Pro a more appealing device. The Vision Pro is the best way to be immersed in a movie, especially 3D movies, and that’s another key reason why Dan won’t be bringing his back to the Apple Store. The Cinema Environment that shuts out the world is hard to beat because it’s basically your …

Despite Navalny, It Will Be Weeks Before US House Considers Ukraine Aid

Despite Navalny, It Will Be Weeks Before US House Considers Ukraine Aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Friday he does not expect the Republican-led chamber will consider President Joe Biden’s request for billions of dollars more aid for Ukraine before mid-March, after it debates broader spending bills. “I don’t want to speak for the speaker, but I do think he wants to get through the appropriations process first- that takes us to March 8 – and then deal with the supplemental,” Republican Representative Michael McCaul told journalists at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. War in Israel and Gaza The Senate, controlled by Biden’s fellow Democrats, passed a$95.34 billion military aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies shortly before dawn on Feb. 13, but Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson said the chamber would not rush to consider the Senate bill. The Latest Photos From Ukraine Backers of Ukraine from both parties urged Johnson to act quickly on further assistance for Ukraine as it battles a nearly two-year-long Russian invasion, citing Kyiv’s urgent need for …