Then his eyes blaze. "My story would have been buried with me." What angers him is not the prospect of dying so much as dying anonymous, forgotten. "Everyone has a story." This is his. Morales was from a middle class home but, shy and awkward, with a clumsy body and goggle eyes, jealous of a brother's effortless success, he started smoking cannabis at 14 to get through weekends. He progressed to harder drugs, dropped out of business college, lived rough, begged, stole, got high. Somehow he found a way back and now, clean, lives in the rehab centre. He mops the floors and gives talks to new arrivals. "It's not much of a story is it?" he smiles. "But I'm glad I can tell it." … [Read more...] about Mexico drug war: the new killing fields
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Experts have warned the virus could as deadly as the post WWI Spanish flu which killed millions The virus has spread to Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and the US UK experts have said they believe the virus could already be in the UK Latest analysis by Chinese scientists suggests virus passed from bats to snake then humans Wuhan in lockdown for a month as public transport and people told to avoid crowd Aircraft from the Chinese city are landing in an isolated area of Heathrow Terminal 4 to limit the potential spread of the infection. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus passengers let into Britain with NO CHECKS and fobbed off with NHS 111 sparking mass spreading fears
Hawks, who was the original Steve to his wife's Slim (even in the film, these are nicknames: the sailor and his livewire girl are Harry and Marie), has claimed that Bogart fell in love with Bacall's character in the film, so she had to carry on playing it all her life. But Hawks had cast himself as Pygmalion to Bacall's Galatea (she has said that he "had a kind of Svengali approach to l'il ol' me"): he made her a star, and by all accounts was keen to make her, so it is not surprising if he tried a little damage limitation when Bogart whisked her away by implying that he was the director in their relationship as well as their film. … [Read more...] about Did Bogie destroy Lauren Bacall?
But Stokes’ unbeaten 135 was one of the greatest individual innings Test cricket has ever seen. With Jack Leach – the last man coming to the crease with 72 runs still needed – blocking out one end, Stokes launched a clean-hitting assault on the most fearsome bowling attack in the game. … [Read more...] about Top 10 sporting moments of the decade from Andy Murray to Ben Stokes
It took the surprise victory of Amir Peretz over Peres in the Labour party, in November, to provide the catalyst for change. Within hours Peretz ordered Labour ministers to desert the coalition; three days later Sharon dropped his own bombshell, announcing the creation of what was to become Kadima. He cited frustration at backstabbing by Likud central committee members and parliamentary rebels. He had urgent reforms in mind, but could not enact any, he claimed. Immediately 13 Likud Knesset members joined him in exile. Some rebel Labourites followed suit, and even Peres pledged support. Opinion polls correctly suggested that Kadima would trounce Likud and Labour. Once more, Sharon, the creator of worlds, had become the destroyer and daring rebuilder, but this time he would not see the consequences. … [Read more...] about Ariel Sharon obituary