THANK god British engineer Robert Mansfield-Hewitt has been released from prison this month. It is unfathomable that a UK citizen could have been locked up for SEVEN months without even being charged.Incredibly, he was forced to wait a further four months for his day in court before being released more than a month later.And all in an EU country and very close ally to Britain no less! How many other cases like Robert’s have there been? There was no evidence connecting him to the drugs and least of all no workable motive, given his decades-long career with the British government. All the while, there seems to have been no investigation launched into the owner of the property where the drugs were found. The case seems mired in corruption with local police apparently deciding to try and pin it on Robert from day one. Either way, we are delighted that the pressure we have maintained on the authorities throughout this year, appears to have had some … [Read more...] about OPINION: Justice at last!
Looks like the notorious “Storm the Area 51” flashmob received a worthy successor. More than 19,000 people reportedly signed up for an event to storm the Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious part of the Atlantic northeast of Cuba, rumored to be swallowing ships and even airplanes. In addition, some 25,000 people are listed as “interested.” Mirroring the Area 51 event’s sentiment that “the guards can’t shoot all of us,” the new event’s organizer, Anthony Carnovale, says the mysterious place “can’t swallow all of us.” Scheudled for 1 October this year, the event even has its own crowdfuding page, as Carnovale seeks to raise some $175,000 to “provide boats and scuba gear” for the attendees. If the campaign fails, Carnovale vowed to return the money. So far, it has only raised $85. If successful, however, Carnovale promises to throw in a party with “live music, entertainment, and a beach party.” The … [Read more...] about Storm the Bermuda Triangle Event Goes Viral on Social Media
Three men and a woman were killed while another woman was injured in a shooting on Saturday at a dancing party in a western neighborhood in Mexico City, local authorities confirmed, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The incident, reported at around 2:30 a.m. local time (0730 GMT), occurred in the Penon de los Banos neighborhood, near the Mexico City International Airport, the city's Attorney-General Office tweeted. It is still unclear whether the shooting was specifically targeted to the victims, the authorities said. According to local media, those at the venue for a patronal feast celebration, began running out when they heard a series of shots. From January to May in 2019, 651 intentional homicides were registered in Mexico City, the highest figure in the last five years, according to data from the National Public Security System. In June, the local government created a special tactical group inside the police department to fight against criminal gangs. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only … [Read more...] about Dancing party shooting kills 4 in Mexico City
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21 Trend: XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival is starting in Baku today, on July 21, Trend reports. The festival will be held at 12 sports facilities July 21-27. The festival will be attended by 3,900 athletes from 48 European countries. 52 percent of the participants are males, and 48 percent are females. Athletes will compete for 135 sets of medals. A total of 930 medals are prepared for the winners, including 300 gold, 300 silver and 330 bronze medals. 122 athletes will represent Azerbaijan at the festival. Athletes will compete in ten kinds of sports - gymnastics, athletics, basketball, cycling, handball, judo, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. In each of these sports, Azerbaijan will be represented by 18 athletes. In addition, 12 athletes in judo, 4 athletes in rhythmic gymnastics, 6 in cycling, 4 in tennis and 6 in swimming will compete for medals. In team sports, 12 athletes are included in each of the country’s … [Read more...] about XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival starting in Baku today
Voters across Japan began casting their ballots on Sunday in the upper house election, which is expected to be a barometer of public opinion on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's six and a half years in power, Trend reports citing Xinhua. In most parts of the country, polling stations will close at 8:00 p.m. local time and vote counting will start as soon as the voting ends. Members of the upper house serve six-year terms, with about half the seats up for grabs every three years. In Sunday's election, 124 seats are up for grabs, including three that are newly added. With a total of 370 candidates vying for the seats, key platform issues include amending the Constitution, hiking the consumption tax, and the state's pension system. Abe has said his victory line for his Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito is to maintain a majority, or 123 seats, of the slots in the 245-seat chamber. Holding 70 of the seats in the uncontested half, the coalition needs to win 53 to keep … [Read more...] about Voting begins in Japan’s upper house election