Amiens (France): The suspect for the rape and murder of a young woman in northern France almost two decades ago was under guard in hospital Saturday after he swallowed pesticide in an apparent suicide bid following his conviction. Willy Bardon, on trial over the murder of Elodie Kulik in 2002 in a case that has attracted strong interest in France for years, ingested the substance at the courthouse in the northern city of Amiens late on Friday. Bardon had been sentenced to 30 years jail for kidnapping and holding a person against their will followed by death. He was however acquitted of murder. "The condition of Willy Bardon was stabilised by the doctors during the night," Amiens prosecutor Alexandre de Bosschere told AFP. He said indications given by his family and also an analysis showed that Bardon had swallowed a pesticide in the seconds after the verdict was announced at court in Amiens at the climax of a 13-day trial. "We do not know how he managed to hide that," said de … [Read more...] about Suspect Swallows Poison at French Courthouse after Verdict in 20-year-old Rape and Murder Case
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SKI hats are an essential when you take to the slopes for a fun ski trip. The headwear is essential to keep you warm, but also to protect you from any injuries. So what are the best ski hats available to buy? While some may be looking for thermal head pieces, others may be wanting a stylish number to keep them warm then a cable knit hat as the go to. However, some may want even more insulation for when they go off piste, in which case a balaclava is just the ticket. For those who are looking for extra safety a helmet is a must buy to protect against all the elements. This article and featured products have been independently chosen by Sun journalists. It contains links which are ads, and if you click a link and buy a product we will earn revenue. 1. Best ski thermal hat A thermal ski hat is a must have in the winter, especially when you take to the slopes. This basic design is fully insulated to ensure your head stays warm even on the coldest mountain, and with an affordable … [Read more...] about Best ski hats 2019: For men, women and children
The Citgo Petroleum Corporation headquarters are pictured in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott (Reuters) - Citgo Petroleum Corp, the U.S. refining unit of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, on Friday reported a 76.2% rise in profit for the third quarter, compared with the second, benefiting from increased capacity. Total refinery throughput in the latest reported quarter increased 14.3% to 825,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the preceding quarter, with utilizing rate of 94%. The eighth-largest U.S. refiner by capacity ousted its chief and other top executives earlier this year and severed dealings with PDVSA after Washington levied sanctions intended to force socialist President Nicolas Maduro from office. Some PDVSA creditors expect Citgo to help pay off PDVSA debts that have Citgo shares as collateral. Creditor court actions are threatening the refiner’s assets since the parent company’s bonds defaulted earlier this year. But … [Read more...] about Citgo quarterly profit jumps on boost from higher refining capacity
LONDON is experiencing a rise in violent crime, with 100 suspected murders in the capital since the start of the year. It meant, for the first time, that London's homicide rate momentarily overtook that of New York which has the virtually same population numbers. What is London's murder rate and when did it overtake New York? The London murder rate has hit 131 in 2018 so far. The latest killing was a man who was shot dead in Enfield on December 18. There were 116 murders in the capital during the whole of 2017. In that year New York had 286 - but that was its lowest since the 1950s.In 2018, NYC celebrated its first weekend without a murder or shooting in decades. Shootings are down two per cent on 2017. The city recorded 147 murders between January 1 and June 30, police data shows. During the same period London had 70 - less than half.This means that the NYC figures are higher than London. However, at the beginning of 2018 it was reported that the crimewave in the UK capital was … [Read more...] about London murder rate 2018 – how many murders have there been so far & which city has the world’s highest murder rate?
These are the days of miracle and wonder This is the long distance call The way the camera follows us in slo-mo The way we look to us all —Paul Simon Beyond the ice bucket challenge In recent weeks, a fascinating new “challenge” has emerged on social media, a kind of “before and after” movement to post images of ourselves 10 years ago compared to the present. Doesn't 2009 seem so long ago? Much longer than 10 years? What. The. Heck. Happened? It's a bit of a shocker, and kind of fun, yet undeniably points out the obvious: we're actually mortal. It brings up multiple questions. First, why now? And secondly: Before and after what, exactly? Here where we are perched on the cusp of the 21st century, we think we are advanced. What we fail to consider is the fact that technology is moving so quickly that 50 years from now, maybe sooner, people will look back on us the way we look back on sepia-toned photos from the late 1800s, with their steam engines, … [Read more...] about The 10 Year Challenge and the End of Denial
The battle to tempt mortgage customers with attractive deals is heating up again as major lenders put more rate cuts into action. Barclays is preparing to offer what it said are some of its lowest ever rates, including a three-year fixed rate at 2.29%, a five-year fix at 2.85% and a 10-year fix at 3.49%. All of these deals are aimed at people with 40% deposits and come with a £999 fee. Barclays is also cutting the rate on its innovative family springboard mortgage, which helps people with only a 5% deposit get on the property ladder by allowing their parents to put some money into a savings account which is then linked to the mortgage. The savings money is later released back to their parents with interest, provided that the mortgage payments are kept up to date. The rate on a three-year fixed family springboard deal, which has no application fee, is to be slashed from 3.79% to 2.99%. The bank is also cutting rates on deals aimed at people with deposits of 10%, 15%, 20% and … [Read more...] about UK mortgage battle hots up as banks prepare to slash rates