By Shaimaa Khalil Published 1 day ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Olivia Newton-John was a UK-born, Australian-raised recording artist who shot to superstardom in the US. It's no wonder that Hollywood is mourning her and that tributes have come from her star friends from Britain as well. But Australia has and will always claim her as its "darling" and "sweetheart". Obituary: Olivia Newton-John This is where she started her musical career, even though she grew up wanting to be a vet and then a policewoman. Newton-John formed a girl group with three other school friends at 14 and started performing in a café run by her sister's boyfriend. Australians grew up with a young Olivia Newton-John on their screens. She appeared on many talent shows. She sang Summertime aged 15 on a televised talent competition and landed a role on the TV … [Read more...] about Olivia Newton-John: Australia mourns a national sweetheart
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The Global Liveability Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reveals the world’s best and worst places to live in 2022 and Karachi is among the top 10 worst places , once again. The index analysed and marked 172 cities for five factors: infrastructure, health care, education, culture, and entertainment. The most liveable cities in world were mostly in Europe and Canada due to good infrastructure and stability. The index, as quoted by CNBC , said that these cities provided good health care and multiple opportunities for entertainment. Austria’s city Vienna topped the list of top 10 places to live in the world. It achieved an overall rating of 95.1/100 where it scored a whopping 100 for education and infrastructure. Vienna held the top position in 2018 and 2019 as well. Three cities from Canada alone made it to the list of top 10. Following are the best places to live in 2022. 1. Vienna , Austria 2. Copenhagen, Denmark 3. Zurich, Switzerland 4. … [Read more...] about Karachi makes it to list of worst places to live in, again
Family killer Chris Watts described murdering his family in grim letters from behind bars and said he took two attempts to kill his own daughters . Speaking to author Cheryln Cadle from the Dodge Correctional Institution, Wisconsin, in the US, Watts described how he had been "thinking about killing" his wife for weeks , as reported by the Mail. Infamously, Watts murdered his wife Shannan, 34, and smothered his two daughters Bella, 4, and Cece, 3. He then buried Shannan at a work site around 40 miles away, before dumping the bodies of his daughters in crude oil barrels. The crimes stunned locals and people across the world as they gained notoriety, particularly when the Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door was released. Chris Watts tried to hide his crimes, but revealed all when behind bars ( Image: ABC) Watts smothered his daughters unsuccessfully before moving on to his wife, saying "her eyes filled with blood". He noted how he … [Read more...] about Twisted dad Chris Watts’ harrowing description of killing wife and kids in sick letters
Published 1 day ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Olivia Newton-John, who has died aged 73, began her career as the sweetheart of country-flavoured pop. It all changed when she donned black spandex for Grease, one of the most successful film musicals of all time. Her new raunchy image found its peak in her 1981 album, Physical. But a diagnosis of breast cancer saw her move to an introspective style and she devoted more time to humanitarian causes. Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73 Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge on 26 September 1948. Her Welsh father had been an MI5 agent during World War II attached to the Enigma project at Bletchley Park. Her mother was the daughter of the German Nobel laureate, Max Born, and had fled with her family when the Nazis came to power in 1933. In 1954 her father took up a post as a … [Read more...] about Obituary: Olivia Newton-John
By Justin Parkinson Published 15 April 2015 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing In 1955 the first McDonald's franchise restaurant opened in the US. Now it is the world's biggest fast food chain, employing 1.9 million people. The word "McJob" has become a term of derision, but what's it like to actually work there? "Hello, can I help you?" asks the smiling young woman behind the counter. Within about 20 seconds of receiving the order, an Egg and Sausage McMuffin is on the counter. The woman smiles again and moves on to the next customer. The restaurant's only part-full but the serving area is still busy. That's the way McDonald's likes it. Staff are set time targets for service. Efficiency and profit margins are key. It's fair to say that, in the 60 years since the first franchised McDonald's restaurant opened, portrayals of its workplaces have not been universally … [Read more...] about What’s it really like to work at McDonald’s?
By Jonathan Amos Published 14 February 2014 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii , which can cause blindness in people, has been identified in Beluga in the western Arctic. The discovery by University of British Columbia scientists has prompted a health advisory to Inuit people in the region who eat the whale's meat. Researchers say it is an example of how the warming of the Arctic is allowing the freer movement of pathogens. Icier conditions in the past acted as an obstruction to infectious agents. “Ice is a significant ecological barrier and it influences the way in which pathogens can be transmitted in nature and your risk of exposure,” said molecular parasitologist Michael Grigg. “What we’re finding with the changes ongoing in the Arctic is that we’re getting new pathogens emerging to cause diseases in the region … [Read more...] about Cat parasite found in Arctic Beluga
By Richard Black Published 19 February 2012 comments Comments Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The government should increase support for wave and tidal power to preserve the UK's global leadership, say MPs. The Energy and Climate Change Committee says the UK had in the past lost its early lead on wind power through lack of support, and must not make the same mistake again on marine energy. Its report recommends increasing funding and improving links between UK and Scottish programmes. The Carbon Trust recently said marine power could create 10,000 jobs by 2020. By 2050, it said, the global market could be worth £340bn, with the UK claiming about one-fifth of the business. And with the UK possessing seven out of the eight large-scale prototypes deployed anywhere in the world, it was well-placed to lead the global race, the MPs said. … [Read more...] about Wave and tidal power need support, say MPs