An American big-game hunter who boasted of gunning down local animals while visiting a Scottish island is now facing criminal charges. Larysa Switlyk, 33, 'a world-renowned hunter' from Sarasota, Florida, was accused of 'trophy hunting' wild animals on the island of Islay, Scotland in September after she posed for a series of Instagram photos during the hunt. Now, Police Scotland have confirmed that the hunter, who regularly posts photos of her hunts alongside her boyfriend Jason, has been reported for firearms offences, along with a 41-year-old man also from the US. While she was pictured with slain goats, stags and sheep on Islay, hunting animals in season is not illegal in Scotland and she is facing a charge under Section 11a of the Firearms Act, which relates to how you can use borrowed shotguns legally. In November, Ms Switlyk also caused controversy after she was pictured in Norfolk posing next to a sheep she had just killed and holding up a blood-covered sex … [Read more...] about US big game hunter who boasted of gunning down goats and stags on trip to Scottish island and posed with blooded sex toy next to dead sheep faces criminal charges
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George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon Martin's family, claiming that they engineered false evidence in his homicide trial for shooting dead the unarmed black teen in 2012 George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the 2012 fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, is suing Martin's family and Florida prosecutors, claiming that they engineered false evidence in the homicide trial. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Polk County Circuit Court seeks $100million in civil damages for defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy. It alleges that the prosecution's key witness in Zimmerman's 2013 murder trial, Rachel Jeantel, was an imposter coached by the family and their lawyers. The lead defendant in the suit is Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother. Fulton became a nationally-acclaimed advocate for social justice and reducing gun violence in the wake of her son's death, and is now running for a seat on the Miami-Dade County … [Read more...] about George Zimmerman SUES Trayvon Martin’s family and Florida prosecutors for $100MILLION, claiming they engineered false evidence in his homicide trial for shooting dead the unarmed black teen in 2012
News that an academy trust founded by the Conservative peer Lord James O’Shaughnessy is advertising for unpaid volunteers to fill key roles in its two primary schools was met with disbelief and dismay by teachers earlier this month. The Floreat Education Academies Trust is looking for full-time and part-time volunteers to fill the jobs of finance assistant, office administrator and personal assistant to the chief executive, Janet Hilary, who was paid £128,768 in 2018. Andrew Morrish chief executive, Victoria Academies Trust, West Midlands “No, schools shouldn’t rely on volunteers – although with funding levels at an all-time low, I can understand why school leaders are having to make such difficult decisions. We are at a cliff edge. There are more than 300,000 additional pupils in the system since 2015, the education services grant for academies has been scrapped to the tune of £600m, and almost a third of local authority secondary schools are in … [Read more...] about Should schools fill key roles with volunteers?
Genetically-edited 'mighty mice' are being sent up to the International Space Station today as experts investigate how to limit muscle and bone loss in low gravity. Tweaked to have enhanced muscle growth, the ripped rodents will ride on-board a ship being launched by Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX. The mission had been scheduled to launch yesterday, but rough winds detected in the upper atmosphere forced a one-day delay for safety reasons. Lift-off of the Falcon 9 rocket is now expected to take place at 12:29 EST (19:29 GMT) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It's 'Dragon' capsule will go on to dock with the space station on Sunday. Scroll down for video Genetically-edited 'mighty mice' are being sent up to the International Space Station today as experts investigate how to limit muscle and bone loss in low gravity Hailing from the Jackson Laboratory in Maine, a non-profit biomedical research facility, the mice have been genetically manipulated in order to enhance … [Read more...] about Genetically-enhanced ‘mighty mice’ will be launched to the International Space Station today to help scientists understand how to limit muscle and bone loss in low gravity
Most people recognise Dara Hayes for her statement fluorescent blue hair, killer smile and incredible dance tunes. The 26-year-old from Sydney - who goes by the stage name DJ Tigerlily - has a chaotic schedule because of her trips abroad and late night sets in pubs and clubs, which makes staying healthy difficult. 'I used to be kind of unhealthy... lots of drinking, eating junk food at bad times of the evening (3am after my DJ shows) and not exercising regularly,' she explained in her latest Instagram post. Scroll down for video DJ Tigerlily admitted that adopting a wholefood plant-based lifestyle and doing weight training three to five times a week was all it took But by changing her diet and training she was able to sculpt the body of her dreams. 'I changed two things in my life and my body (and mind) changed accordingly... can you guess what they are? Small steps day by day create huge results over time,' she said. Dara revealed that adopting a wholefood … [Read more...] about ‘I’m fitter, healthier and stronger’: Global superstar DJ Tigerlily, 26, shares the two lifestyle changes that helped her transform her body in months