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  • World News 04.04.2014 Comments Off

    WASHINGTON: A suspected serial killer condemned of assaulting a teenage girl to death, was executed in Texas on Thursday. It was performed after his challenge was rejected by the federal appeals court, over the drugs to be used in his lethal injection.
    The state’s Department of Criminal Justice announces that the suspect, Tommy Lynn Sells aged 49 was pronounced dead at 6:27pm CDT at a state prison in Huntsville, Texas after receiving a lethal dose of drugs. He didn’t make any final statement.
    Tommy Lynn Sells
    He was the fifth person executed in Texas and fifteenth in the United States this year. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, this state executes more people than any other in the nation

    The Supreme Court of US denied his last appeals just about an hour before the execution, which says that there were chances of the case being different if only the state were using a drug never before used or unheard of, with completely unknown effectiveness, which actually was not the case. After the denial of the stay, attorneys Jonathan Ross and Maurie Levin said in the statement for Sells, “Without transparency about lethal injections, particularly the source and purity of drugs to be used, it is impossible to ensure that executions are humane and constitutional,”

    According to the documents of court Sells was sentenced of stabbing a girl aged 13 years and a murder attempt to a 10-year-old girl in 1999 on New Year’s Eve at the home of Del Rio, the man who owed him money for drug.

    The documents of courts show that Sells entered Rio’s house with the intention of sexually assault the girl who was sleeping on her bunk bed. He stabbed her multiple times and eventually slashed her throat, killing her after when she awoke. He further slit the throat of the girl who was sleeping in the top bunk, a 10-year-old. The girl managed to walk to the neighbour’s house for help after Sells fled.

    Believing multiple media reports, the culprit confessed to nearly 70 murders, since he was 16 years old.

    After the re-establishment of the death penalty in 1976 by US Supreme Court, Texas has executed 513 people.

  • World News 01.04.2014 Comments Off

    WASHINGTON: 25 Years jail has been declared on Monday to the man who opened fire on the White House having an assault rifle with him after informing his friend’s about being in a mission from God to kill Barack Obama, the President.
    25 Years Jail for the Man who Fired Shots at White House

    The man named Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez drove more than 3,200 kilometres (2,000 miles) to the capital of US from his hometown which was in Idaho in order to carry out his November 2011 attack.

    Believing on the statement of prosecutors, the man, after telling his friend that he was “on a mission from God to take out” Obama, fired at least eight rounds at the White House. Fortunately the president and his family were on living at the White House at the time and there was no harm caused to anyone in the incident.
    This 23 years old, pleaded guilty in the month of September to weapons and terror charges. Additional to his terms in jail, he was ordered to pay the compensation for the destruction done to the White House by his attack. The amount of which is nearly $94,000.

    Ronald Machen, the US Attorney said, “This man drove cross-country to launch an assault rifle attack on the White House”. He further said, “He was motivated by hatred for the president and the desire to start a revolution against the federal government. This 25-year prison sentence demonstrates that anyone who comes to the nation’s capital planning to use violence should expect to spend decades behind bars.”

    The man (Ortega-Hernandez) was arrested by the cops in less than a week after his attack in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Justice Department revealed that Ortega-Hernandez reiterated anti-government statements beginning in 2010, describing Obama “the anti-Christ,” and “the devil” while later describing himself as a “cold-hearted warrior of God.”

  • World News 31.03.2014 Comments Off

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS (NEW JERSEY): According to a new proposal a thread of artificial islands present off the coast of New York and New Jersey could dull the storm surges impact which otherwise proved deadly during sandy superstorm.
    Storm Protection to be offered by artificial islands of NY
    It is a great proposal costing nearly up to $12 billion. Looking at the prospects of how to protect the East Coast which is heavily populated from forthcoming storms, federal officials requested many innovative ideas in this regard.

    A professor at New Jersey’s Stevens Institute of Technology, Alan Blumberg said, “It can save lives and protect property.”

    The US department of housing and urban development sponsored a competition of which The “Blue Dunes” proposal is a part, which came up with innovative and inventive ways to of protection of Americans against the next big storm. Though it is one out of the 10 other projects which will be assessed estimated valued and voted on next week. However, it is still not sure whether the project will get the funding or not. Other ideas include re-establishing oyster colonies in tidal flats, building sea walls around cities to blunt waves and create recreational preserves, water-absorbent nature.

    The plan of artificial islands was created by Stevens Institute, along with West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture and the WXY architectural firm. The idea behind its designing was to dull the effect of Sandy: the storm surge that pounded the coast.

    From New Hampshire to Maryland, New York and New Jersey alone claimed a total of approximately $79 billion in reimbursements. 159 deaths were been recorded due to the storm.

    Blumberg asked, “How do you protect New Jersey and New York at the same time from the storm of the future?” He further added, “Our idea is to build a chain of islands, like a long slender banana. The wave action and storm surge will reflect off these islands and go back out to sea rather than hitting the coast,” The distance of about 10-12 miles off the coast would be uninhabited, though fishing or surfing in the day trips may be allowed.

  • World News 25.03.2014 Comments Off

    LONDON:Geoge Mallory’s ice axe which he used in his Everest expedition in the year 1922 is on sale and Britishers are trying their level best to save it from leaving shores of Britain.It auction of the axe was recently announced by Christie.
    Geoge Mallory's Everest trek axe on sale
    The 1st serious attempt to climb the Everest was held in 1922. During the mission, Mallory with Howard Somervelland Major Edward Norton set the 1st altitude record on Everest on May 21, 1922. They reached a height of 26,800 feet, without the use of any supplementary oxygen.

    His, another attempt with partner Andrew Irvine was on June 8th, 1924 when he covered a height of 26,700 feet on Everest. Momentarily they were seen about 1,000 feet below the summit after which the monsoon clouds moved in and both of them disappeared forever. It was in 1933 that his axe was found andMallory’s body was discovered in 1999.

    They left an unsolved question in the records of History, whether Irvine and Mallory climb Everest before Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary?
    In the view of UK’s mountaineering community, Mallory’s axe being the part of British history’must be kept in Britain’. The community is worried that it will be bought by the US buyer.
    After when he disappeared on Everest, it is believed that Ruth, his wife donated a few of his equipment to the Pinnacle Climbing Club – the first women’s climbing club. It was formed at a time when mountaineering was very much a male preserve.Nancy Carpenter, a pioneering mountaineer (with a few routes in the Scottish Highlands and Alps to her credit) and an early member of the club got the possession of the axe.
    Nancy moved to Matterdale End in the Lake District, in her 80’s, where she actively encouragedWilliam, the son of her neighbours (a family from Threlkeld)formountaineering and Lakeland fells and gave him the axe in order to save his money to buy for an ice axe. She told his the story behind that axe to make him realize how much importance that axe hold, but unfortunately he was killed in 1985 in a traffic accident. After which his family decided that the most appropriate place for the axe was National Mountaineering Exhibition.

  • World News 19.03.2014 Comments Off

    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON:Sergei Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia, told John Kerry, the US secretary of state that the Western sanctions over the dispute of Crimea will bring threatened consequences with it and hence, is unacceptable. In Kremlin, despite an outcry from Kiev and the West, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty making the Crimea peninsula part of Russia which was earlier the part of Ukraine.
    Russia Warns of Consequences and Threatened with Fresh Sanctions from US due to Putin's Crimea Move

    Vladimir Putin was condemned by the White House for this act and it was said that Russia is getting prepared for the fresh round of sanctions as a result of the most awful East-West crisis since the Cold War.

    As per Putin’s statement, he is not into seizing any other part of Ukraine. Besides this Kerry warned that it could be a major challenge for the international community if any further step is taken by Russia for the invasion of any other part of Ukraine.

    The resident of Crimea made their independent choice in line with the UN charter and the international law, which was respected and accepted by Russia. As per the statement of a Russian foreign ministry, “while the sanctions introduced by the United States and the European Union are unacceptable and will not remain without consequences.”

    Putin, in reference to the Lavrov’s remarks said, “Western attempts to frighten Russia with sanctions would be viewed as an act of aggression, and that Moscow would retaliate.” Kerry paraphrased the position of Washington saying the takeover of Crimea and the referendum were unacceptable and illegal. Moreover, Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman said, “We don’t accept them and there will continue to be costs and consequences,” she told a daily briefing. “We are continuing to prepare additional sanctions and we haven’t taken options off the table.”

     

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