The killer son of Tarzan actor Ron Ely was a Harvard educated quarterback who enjoyed a charmed existence rubbing shoulders with his famous godfather and living at his parent's exclusive property in Santa Barbara, DailyMail.com can reveal. Cameron Ely, 30, was shot dead by officers on Tuesday after police found his mother Valerie Lundeen Ely, 62, with multiple stab wounds shortly after 8pm. His elderly father Ron, 81, who played the title character on the NBC series Tarzan in the 1960s, had identified him as the suspect to authorities. Described as 'supremely intelligent' by university's student newspaper, Cameron often posted pictures of his time studying at Harvard to his MySpace account in the early noughties. Scout.com said the budding footballer had an 'ability to make good decisions'. Scroll down for video Tarzan actor Ron Ely's wife Valerie was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, Cameron, who was then shot and … [Read more...] about REVEALED: How Tarzan star Ron Ely’s son went from Harvard quarterback and rubbing shoulders with his famous godfather to stabbing his mom, 62, to death and blaming his disabled dad, 81, for the crime before being shot dead by police
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Alexandra Adams, 25, is a fourth-year medical student, on track to become the first doctor in Britain who is registered both deaf and blind Well-meaning folk used to tell Alexandra Adams she couldn’t ski. Blind people can’t, they said. People who are blind and deaf certainly can’t. It turns out, though, that determination (or ‘sheer stubbornness’, as she puts it) can triumph over disability. Alexandra went skiing — and not just on the baby slopes. She went full throttle. Frankly, it sounds suicidal. ‘I have no vision in one eye and just 5 per cent in the other, so I couldn’t see anything except white,’ she admits, cheerfully. ‘I couldn’t see where the ice patches were, or the rocks. But I ended up training with the GB Paralympics team. ‘I had a guide who went in front and we communicated via Bluetooth headphones linked to my hearing aids. He’d say: “Ice patch on the right!” or: “Sharp left … [Read more...] about Britain’s first blind and deaf medic says seeing and hearing doesn’t make you a better doctor in an interview that is as humbling as it is inspiring
A new BBC Four show has examined the links between the modern Eleven-plus exam, taken by millions of UK school children every year, and the controversial subject of eugenics. Many British parents see their child passing the exam, currently taken in both state-funded and private schools in 22 UK counties, as a guarantee of ascent into a solid educational establishment. However, the BBC programme, Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal, which aired on Thursday, saw journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson digging into the qualification's uncomfortable heritage. Leading UK academic Dr Bonnie Evans appeared on the show saying today's Eleven-plus can be directly linked to eugenicist principles - the belief that society can be improved by encouraging selective breeding. New BBC Four series, Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal, which aired on Thursday, saw journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson dig into the … [Read more...] about BBC series examines uncomfortable links between the modern Eleven-plus exam and eugenics – revealing the man who created it once helped pluck out ‘feeble-minded’ children from society
The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. This year 100 Women is asking: What would the future look like if it were driven by women?From the architect planning to rebuild her destroyed city in Syria, to Nasa's project manager of the Mars helicopter, many on the list are at the cutting edge of their fields. They give us their vision of what life will look like in 2030. Others, such as the "ghost" politician defying the mafia, and the footballer battling misogyny, are using their extraordinary personal experiences to blaze a path for those who follow. The BBC's 100 women of 2019 You can filter the list using the categories below Precious Adams US Ballet dancer preciousagram Precious Adams spent so much time dancing round the living room at the age of eight, that her mum signed her up for dance lessons. By the age of 16, she had won places at three of the world's most prestigious ballet schools, including the … [Read more...] about BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?