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Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home, First Lady injured

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Hatii — Haitian President Jovenel Mose was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday, calling it a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.”

First Lady Martine Mose was hospitalized following the overnight attack, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. The nation of more than 11 million people had grown increasingly unstable and disgruntled under Mose.

“The country’s security situation is under the control of the National Police of Haiti and the Armed Forces of Haiti,” Joseph said in a statement from his office. “Democracy and the republic will win.”

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, the streets were largely empty in the Caribbean nation’s capital of Port-au-Prince, but some people ransacked businesses in one area.

Joseph said police have been deployed to the National Palace and the upscale community of Pétionville and will be sent to other areas.

Joseph condemned the assassination as a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.” He said some of the attackers spoke in Spanish but offered no further explanation.

Haiti’s economic, political and social woes have deepened recently, with gang violence spiking heavily in the capital of Port-au-Prince, inflation spiraling and food and fuel becoming scarcer at times in a country where 60% of the population makes less than $ 2 a day. These troubles come as Haiti still tries to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew that struck in 2016.

Mose, who was 53, had been ruling by decree for more than two years after the country failed to hold elections, which led to Parliament being dissolved. Opposition leaders have accused him of seeking to increase his power, including approving a decree that limited the powers of a court that audits government contracts and another that created an intelligence agency that answers only to the president.

In recent months, opposition leaders demanded the he step down, arguing that his term legally ended in February 2021. Mose and supporters maintained that his term began when he took office in early 2017, following a chaotic election that forced the appointment of a provisional president to serve during a year-long gap.

Haiti was scheduled to hold general elections later this year.

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‘Growing up to be beautiful young woman’ Lady Louise Windsor wears Philip’s jacket at show

“Lovely family,” another wrote.

One commenter wrote: “Louise looks like a young Rosamund Pike!”

Rosamund Pike is a British actress who has played a Bond Girl and also Jane Bennett in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice adaptation.

Lady Louise will be competing in the events tomorrow.

Last year, age just 16, she came third in the event.

Sophie Countess of Wessex said of her daughter: “She is naturally so good at it, she really is. It’s something that she has taken to very well.”

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First Lady Jill Biden to visit COVID-19 vaccine event at Minute Maid Park

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff are expected to visit Minute Maid Park Tuesday to get a look at the new Astros COVID-19 vaccination event, according to White House officials.

Officials said Biden and Emhoff are staying to watch the Astros take on the Orioles that evening.

Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke at a vaccine clinic Saturday hosted by the Fountain Life Center and stressed the importance of the First Lady and Second Gentleman’s visit.

Turner praised the city for finding different ways to administer the vaccine by going where the people are.

“We are finding creative ways of getting it out, and I think they recognize that and that’s the reason why they’ve added Houston to their list,” Turner said.

The city partnered with Kroger to let people choose among any of the three vaccines approved in the U.S.

Turner remined Houstonians that vaccines are still available and encouraged everyone to continue wearing masks.

Right now, one-half of the city has at least one dose of the vaccine.

SEE RELATED STORY: 40% of Texans are fully vaccinated as daily COVID deaths drop to lowest point in more than a year

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Lady Louise Windsor health: The Queen's granddaughter's 'quite profound' eye condition

Delivered by emergency Caesarean section, following placental abruption – which causes severe blood loss to mum and baby – Lady Louise Windsor was born weighing 4lbs 9oz and was later found to have esotropia. Esotropia is a squint in one eye that turns inwards towards the nose, the NHS explained. “Premature babies can often have squints because the eyes are the last thing in the baby package to really be finalised,” Countess Sophie told The Sunday Express.

“She’s fine now – her eyesight is perfect,” her dutiful mum added – who is now the Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

Prior to surgery, the NHS stated that children with esotropia may need to wear an eye patch.

“The patch will help to improve the vision only in the squinting eye and will not improve the appearance of the squint,” the national health body explained.

Most children with the condition will need to attend the eye clinic on a regular basis to monitor the condition before surgery.

Examples of eye complications include:

  • Inability to process 3-D vision
  • Loss of thorough image perception
  • Developing amblyopia – a condition which involves the decrease of clear vision in the child’s crossed eye.

Other eye complications can include “seeing double (diplopia)”, “problems with seeing images in depth and with clarity”, and a “decrease in binocular vision”.

Esotropia may also be treated with prescription glasses, vision therapy, and Botox injections.

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Margaret Thatcher’s team ‘made secret deals with Scargill’ – but Iron Lady stood firm

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Mrs Thatcher’s reputation as the Iron Lady, a nickname bestowed on her by the Soviet press, was cemented after she took on the miners in the mid-Eighties and won. The year-long strike that stretched between 1984 and 1985, led by Mr Scargill as president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), changed the face of Britain forever. A behind-the-scenes account of how Mrs Thatcher defeated the miners, with contributions from Downing Street insiders, will air on Channel 5 this evening.
And ahead of the documentary’s release, unearthed reports cast light on Mr Scargill’s alternative narrative of events.

Speaking 25 years after the strike, Mr Scargill claimed a negotiated settlement was actually agreed by Mrs Thatcher’s Government – and further argued that then Labour leader Neil Kinnock would have become Prime Minister if he had thrown his weight behind the miners.

Mr Scargill, who noted that the deals were kept strictly secret, insisted that the NUM actually negotiated five separate settlements.

Four of them, he said, were “sabotaged or withdrawn following the intervention of Mrs Thatcher”.

Margaret Thatcher and Arthur Scargill

Margaret Thatcher’s team ‘made secret deals with Scargill’ (Image: GETTY)

Arthur Scargill during the miners' strike

Arthur Scargill during the miners’ strike (Image: GETTY)

On a fifth occasion, in October 1984, he claimed he was told by an unnamed minister that the Cabinet had agreed to “settle the strike on the union’s terms” – until the pit deputies’ union abandoned its pledge to join the industrial action.

Mr Scargill, speaking to The Guardian in 2009, remained defiant and unapologetic despite the accusation from former Tory minister Norman Tebbit that he had “declared war on democracy”.

Mr Scargill rejected claims he had refused to hold a national ballot and defended his decision to concentrate mass picketing at the infamous Orgreave coking plant in Yorkshire.

He also hit out at his critics, arguing that the likes of Mr Kinnock tried to smear him to “cover up their own guilt” in failing to give British miners the support that could have “changed the political direction of the nation”.

Mr Scargill claimed: “If Mrs Thatcher had lost, the Tories would have dumped her as they did in 1990.

“Mr Kinnock didn’t see what Mr Wilson did and even Mr Foot did in 1981.

“If he had supported the strike openly and called on other workers to support it, I believe Mrs Thatcher would have fallen and Mr Kinnock would have become Prime Minister.”

READ MORE: Margaret Thatcher brilliantly summed up what is wrong with Labour

Miners' strike

Miners clashed with police during the strike (Image: GETTY)

At the time of the 1984-5 strike, more than 180,000 Britons worked as miners in 170 collieries.

It was called off in March 1985 and, by 1994, only 8,000 miners were left at 16 collieries.

When Mrs Thatcher took office as Britain’s first female Prime Minister in May 1979, she took the reins of a nation mired in economic turmoil.

She started an economic revolution built around her firm belief in the independence of the individual from the state and limited government interference.

The Iron Lady later reflected that her goal had been to turn the country from a “dependent to a self-reliant society, from a give-it-to-me to a do-it-yourself nation”.

Her war with the miners was a natural consequence of her focus on privatising state-owned industries – such as steel and coal – that relied heavily on Government subsidies.

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Miners' strike

The miners’ strike lasted for almost a year (Image: GETTY)

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher won three general elections and her victory over the miners was critical (Image: GETTY)

She also set out to curb the power of Britain’s trade unions after witnessing the devastating impact of the last major miners’ strike that brought down Edward Heath’s Government in the Seventies.

On March 6, 1984, the National Coal Board announced its plan to cut the country’s coal output by four million tonnes in an effort to stem catastrophic annual losses.

Mr Scargill and the NUM estimated the plan would mean the closure of 20 pits and the loss of at least 20,000 jobs.

On the day of the announcement, miners at a colliery in South Yorkshire walked out on the job and Mr Scargill used this as an opportunity to call a nationwide strike.

Using aggressive picketing tactics, the striking miners managed to shut down many pits across Britain.

But unlike in the Seventies, Mrs Thatcher took steps to stockpile enough coal and coke to keep the country supplied for at least six months.

She had also made secret deals with non-unionised drivers to transport the coal, ensuring that power outages would not cripple the country as during previous strikes.

Neil Kinnock

Neil Kinnock could have been PM if he’d backed the miners, according to Arthur Scargill (Image: GETTY)

Some of the worst violence occurred in South Yorkshire, including a standoff at the British Steel coking plant in Orgreave on June 18, 1984.

What later became known as the “Battle of Orgreave” involved 10,000 miners and 5,000 police officers.

Dozens of miners were arrested, but the Government’s prosecution of them fell apart after it emerged that the police had fabricated evidence.

On March 3, 1985, Mr Scargill announced that the strike was off.

He insisted that the campaign against job losses was to continue but conceded that miners would return to work.

The NUM’s final vote was 98 to 91 in favour of a return.

By 1994, when the coal mining industry was ultimately privatised, Britain had just 15 collieries.

When Mrs Thatcher died in 2013, only three remained.

Mrs Thatcher vs the Miners airs on Channel 5 at 9pm this evening. It will also be available on My5.

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‘He loves fame and fortune’ Prince Harry is ‘deluded’ over US move says Lady Colin

“It’s hard to do but for me, it comes down to awareness.

“I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go, ‘Okay, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?’

 “And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first,” he finished.

Prince Harry quit working as a senior member of the Royal Family at the beginning of last year.

He has since moved to Los Angeles with his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten.

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Llano County man indicted for ‘Lady in the Lake’ murder from 15 years ago

Llano County man indicted

LLANO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A man was indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge May 3 in connection with the death of a Buchanan Dam woman who went missing nearly 15 years ago.

The Llano County Sheriff’s Office said Jimmy Don Wolfenbarger is accused of murdering Holly Marie Simmons, who originally went missing from her home in Buchanan Dam in November 2006. Her remains were found July 2009 in Inks Lake.

Simmons’ brother, Paul Wishman, and sister, Deb Sherwood, spoke with KXAN on Wednesday and both said they were “relieved” after waiting 15 years for something to happen in her case.

“There was always that little glimmer of hope that it would happen,” Wishman said.

“Our mom had been in contact with a Detective Williams for the last 15 years, calling him once a month, getting, you know, updates and whatnot,” Sherwood said. “The phone call came in Monday morning, just before 11 o’clock, saying that, you know, they had him that he was arrested and was going to be indicted.”

Holly Marie Simmons went missing from her home in Buchanan Dam in November 2006.
Holly Marie Simmons went missing from her home in Buchanan Dam in November 2006.

Wolfenbarger turned himself in to the Lubbock County Jail Wednesday. He was released after posting a $ 2 million bond, according to the sheriff’s office. He was also ordered to turn in his passport.

Sherwood and Wishman said they weren’t surprised when they learned Wolfenbarger had been arrested for the murder. Simmons had been living on his family’s property, and he was her landlord at the time of her disappearance.

“What we’ve been told over the past 15 years is he was the main suspect,” Sherwood said. “But, there wasn’t enough evidence.”

The siblings were both disappointed Wolfenbarger bonded out of jail.

“I don’t think he should have ever been able to have bond,” Wishman said. “He should be behind bars.”

“Hopefully he doesn’t get away, and hopefully they’ve got a good case, and justice will be served for her, her kids, her grandkids and the rest of the family,” Wishman said.

A case that started in 2006

On Nov. 29, 2006, Simmons, who was 45 at the time, was reported missing “under suspicious circumstances” from her home, located at 216 Cortez Trail in Buchanan Dam. She was last seen the day before sending her daughters off to school just before 7 a.m.

Both the sheriff’s office and the Texas Rangers have been investigating the case.

“Her purse, her cell phone, her car were at the house when her daughter came home that afternoon, but she was missing at the time,” said Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn in an October 2015 interview with KXAN.

Nearly three years later on July 7, 2009, possible human remains were reported to be in Inks Lake, which is east of Buchanan Dam off Highway 29 about 6.7 miles away from Simmons’ home.

The sheriff’s office, Texas Rangers and personnel with the Lower Colorado River Authority responded to the call. Some recreational divers had found the remains at the bottom of the lake, near its center, under the Highway 29 bridge, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators previously told KXAN the body was 18 feet deep and weighed down by 600 pounds of concrete.

Two days later on July 9, 2009, the Texas Department of Public Safety Dive Team recovered the remains, the sheriff’s office said. The remains were taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office, as the case turned into a homicide investigation.

“There was physical evidence that something did occur at the house,” Sheriff Blackburn said in the past interview. “We don’t think she left the house alive.”

Almost two months later, on Sept. 1, 2009, the medical examiner’s office was able to identify the body as Simmons through dental records. Her death was then ruled a homicide.

Today, Simmons would’ve been 60 years old. According to a KXAN Investigation from October 2015, investigators believed she had been murdered violently in her home — and that she knew her killer.

“I will say that is was a personal type of death… it was someone she knew,” Blackburn said in 2015.

With few clues and evidence, investigators had little to go on for 12 years. It is not yet clear how the case was broken after or who came forward with more information.

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
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Meghan Markle gave Princess Anne 'concerns' before wedding to Prince Harry says Lady Colin

Lady Colin Campbell, 71, has said Princess Anne, 70, believed Meghan Markle, 39 to be an unsuitable match for Prince Harry, 36, in a new 38 minute long YouTube video. The I’m A Celebrity star and aristocrat alleges the Princess Royal had “grave concerns” over how the Duchess of Sussex would take to royal life.
Lady C claimed: “Princess Anne was the champion in terms of, ‘Don’t marry that girl, she is unsuitable.’

“She is wrong for us, she is wrong for the country, she is wrong for the job.’ Well, it’s turned out to be true.”

Lady C also alleged the Queen’s second child and only daughter accused Meghan of “flagrantly attention-seeking”.

“It just absolutely turned Princess Anne off,” she said.

“Because she couldn’t stand Meghan’s constant, ‘Uh, uh, me, me me, me’.”

The royal author also spoke on Meghan and her husband Prince Harry’s claims of racism against a member of the Royal Family during their Oprah Winfrey interview last month.

Lady C insisted the Royal Family are entirely not racist, as she said there were “no concerns” over Meghan’s biracial heritage.

She continued: “No one is the guilty party in terms of racism.”

In the interview with Oprah, the Duchess had said there was a comment from a senior member of the Royal Family, about “how dark” her son Archie Mountbatten’s skin may be. However, there is no suggestion that Anne was the unnamed member to remark on Archie’s skin colour.

Meghan told Oprah: “They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security.

“This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I was going, hold on for a second.”

According to the Duchess, the decision for Archie not to have a title nor security was made in tandem with “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born”.

Buckingham Palace spoke out in the days that followed and said issues would be addressed “privately”.

A statement added Harry and Meghan would always be “much loved” by the family.

Prince William told reporters the Royal Family was “very much not racist”.

Lady C was previously married to Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, son of the 11th Duke of Argyll and has written a book on Princess Diana before.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the video when approached by The Mirror.

The Daily Express has contacted representatives of Meghan and Prince Harry for comment.

Happy 35th Birthday, Lady Gaga: See Her Wildest Looks Of All-Time — Meat Dress & More

Over the years, Lady Gaga hasn’t shied away from wearing outrageous look on the red carpet and out in public.

When it comes to making a fashion statement, no one does so quite like Lady Gaga[1]. Over the years, Gaga hasn’t been afraid to take risks and rock outrageous looks, and we love the way she so effortlessly makes just about ANYTHING qualify as an outfit. In honor of the singer’s 35th birthday on March 28, we’ve rounded up some of her wildest and wackiest looks from over the years.

2010 MTV Video Music Awards

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Lady Gaga wearing a meat dress on the VMAs red carpet. (Shutterstock)

It’s no secret that one of Gaga’s most outrageous looks of all-time was what she wore to the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards. The singer literally showed up on the red carpet in an ensemble made out of raw beef. This wasn’t only a super fierce fashion move, but it was quite a brave one, too. Obviously, Gaga was the talk of the night in her outfit, and to this day, it remains her most memorable look.

2017 Grammy Awards

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Lady Gaga in a revealing outfit at the 2017 Grammy Awards. (Shutterstock)

The Grammy Awards may be the most prestigious night in music, but Gaga hasn’t been afraid to make a big fashion statement at the show. In 2017, she showed up on the red carpet[2] in a crop top that barely covered her chest and put her entire midriff on display. She paired the dramatic top with leather shorts and fishnet tights, along with fierce, thigh-high leather boots. Oh, and she also wore sunglasses, which is always a bold move!

2020 Pre-Super Bowl Event

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Lady Gaga at Super Saturday Night in 2020. (Shutterstock)

At the beginning of 2020, Lady Gaga attended Super Saturday Night ahead of the Super Bowl in Miami. Before performing[3] at the event, she walked the red carpet in an insane bodysuit, which featured long sleeves and wrapped all the way down to her feet. She also had bright blue hair and wore a dramatic headpiece to add some more flair to the ensemble.

2019 Met Gala

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Lady Gaga at the 2019 Met Gala. (Shutterstock)

At the most high-profile fashion event of the year, Lady Gaga literally took red carpet photos in lingerie — and it totally worked. At the 2019 Met Gala, Gaga was one of the hosts of the event alongside Anna Wintour. She was one of the first big stars to show up on the carpet, and she was wearing a dramatic, pink, parachute dress. As she made her way inside, though, she began stripping down[4] to another outfit…and another…and another! By the end, she was in a sequined bra and short shorts, along with sky-high boots and sparkling tights. Whoa!

There are plenty of more amazing Gaga looks where these come from, though. Check out the gallery above to look back at some of the singer’s wildest and wackiest outfits over the years.

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Piers Morgan scolded by elderly lady for Meghan remarks on 7-mile walk with Simon Cowell

“‘You annoyed me so much with what you said about Meghan this morning!’ an elderly lady scolded me,” he stated.

“‘You’re laughing as you say that, though,’ observed Simon,” the outspoken journalist continued.

“‘Yes!’ she chuckled. ‘Piers is naughty, but I like him… apart from this morning!'”

Piers went on to say others they encountered were “a bit weird”, which saw Simon explains his reason for quitting Twitter.