Four-metre python found dumped in lay-by

Officer Clara Scully, who went to collect it, said: “At 13ft long (almost 4m) it would stand almost as tall as a giraffe.” “This snake is in lovely condition so has obviously been a well cared-for pet. “It has been taken in by one of our officers who will offer a permanent home if no one comes forward to claim ownership,” she added. RSPCA scientific officer Stephanie Jayson, said: “Reticulated pythons have been recorded to grow up to 30 ft (9m) in captivity. “It is difficult to provide these snakes with enough space in a home environment. Owners may not realise how large these animals will grow when they first take them on and, sadly, large snakes may be abandoned …

5 reasons to ‘get smart’ about your thermostat

What else belongs in a smart home? Here for 11 smart devices you never knew about before now. What makes a smart thermostat “smart?” Let’s start at the beginning. Set the temperature from anywhere Traditional thermostats work great, but only if you’re around to adjust them. Some thermostats can be programmed, but if you couldn’t figure out a VCR, you may struggle with this function, and you may forget to modify those settings as the seasons change. The main selling point of any smart device is internet connectivity, which means you can change the thermostat’s settings from practically anywhere. You can use your thermostat’s mobile app, or a web browser, or even a virtual assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google …

Jayme Closs describes the night her parents were killed and her 88 days in captivity

(CNN)Jayme Closs and her mother hid in the bathtub after a man dressed in black showed up at their home. A shot rang out as they huddled together. Patterson has confessed to killing Jayme’s parents, James and Denise Closs, in the home outside the city of Barron, and to kidnapping Jayme, according to the complaint. Suspect ‘broke down the bathroom door’ Patterson first spotted Jayme while he was on his way to work one day. He was stopped behind a school bus and watched her board it, according to the complaint. He told authorities he had no idea who Jayme was, but said that “he knew that was the girl he was going to take.” Patterson said he had driven …

‘I 100% think it’s her’: Here’s how 911 callers told police Jayme Closs was found

(CNN)When missing teenager Jayme Closs came to the door Thursday with a neighbor, Kristin Kasinskas called 911 and got right to the point: We’ve found the girl that virtually the whole of Wisconsin has been looking for. Dispatcher: “Douglas County 911.” Kristin Kasinskas: “Hi. I have a young lady at my house right now, and she has said her name is Jayme Closs.” Dispatcher: “OK. What’s your address?” (Kasinskas provides her address.) Dispatcher: “OK, have you seen her photo, ma’am?” Kasinskas: “Yes. It is her. I 100% think it is her.” Dispatcher: “Are you? — OK.” Kasinskas: “100%.” Dispatcher: “Does it look like she’s going to run?” Kasinskas: “No. She’s sitting down. She’s relaxing.” Dispatcher: “OK. Hang on just a …

‘Daily’ homophobic abuse for Big Brother winner

He says the same word was shouted at him in a central London hotel by a group of men who were getting into a lift. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBig Brother’s Cameron reveals he’s gay to the housemates “Somebody, somehow, got my number too. It’s a no-caller-ID and rings me every time I’m on an Instagram live. “They shout a barrage of homophobic remarks and you can’t get a word in edgeways.” Cameron has not reported any of the abuse to the police, even though a friend has advised him to. “The issue with the stuff in the streets is you can report but the likelihood is that it will never be traced back and it’s …

Trump’s very private meetings are a huge favor to Putin

(CNN)Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States, modeled on the President’s Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily. Under his thumb Despite the President and his team’s denials regarding allegations that he tried to conceal the contents of his meetings with Putin, reporting indicating that he went to extraordinary measures to do just that will add to Putin’s perception that he’s in the driver’s seat. More to the point, Putin will feel like he can manipulate any narrative about the meetings. He may even try to spread theories (whether warranted or …

Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill

“I was tired of ‘ignoring it’. I felt this was wrong and I was astounded to learn that upskirting wasn’t a sexual offence. I wanted to change this for everyone, because the least we deserve is to be able to wear what we want without non-consensual photos being taken of us.” Gina was waiting to watch The Killers perform at British Summer Time music festival in London’s Hyde Park when a man put his phone between her legs and took pictures of her crotch. Report End of Twitter post by @CarolineLucas Report End of Twitter post by @ginamartin_uk

5 things to know for January 18: Cohen, shutdown, migrants, Indian guru, food ads

(CNN) 1. Russia investigation President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed. The law enforcement officials told BuzzFeed that Trump directed Cohen to claim negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended months earlier than they actually did. The law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Cohen confirmed to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that Trump issued the order to lie to Congress. CNN has not corroborated the BuzzFeed report. Mueller’s office learned Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization, internal company emails, text …

Illinois fairgrounds denies permit for R. Kelly show, citing security and protests

(CNN)R. Kelly won’t be bringing any bump and grind to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in April after the state denied a permit application for an event to be hosted by the singer. It appears the fiesta will still go on — just without Kelly. Lady Gaga speaks out on R. Kelly For years, the singer has faced allegations of sexual misconduct, including child pornography, giving women sexually transmitted diseases and having relationships with underage girls, but Kelly has never been convicted on the charges. The three-night Lifetime series, “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired earlier this month, put many of these accusations back in the spotlight. The series revisits the allegations via interviews with Kelly’s accusers, witnesses and those close to …

Ariana Grande drops ‘7 rings’

(CNN)Ariana Grande makes one thing clear in her latest single: She doesn’t need a man. Related: Ariana Grande drops song about her exes, and Pete Davidson addresses break up on ‘SNL’ Grande also appears to reference her split with “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson and the death of her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller. “Been through some bad s**t/I should be a sad b***h/ Who woulda though it’d turn me to a savage/Rather be tied up with cuffs and not strings/ Write my own checks like I write what I sing, yeah,” she sings. It doesn’t sound like Grande is looking to settle down again anytime soon. “Wearing a ring, but ain’t gon’ be no Mrs/ Bought matching diamonds for six …

Another good day for Putin as turmoil grips US and UK

(CNN)The news just keeps on getting better for Vladimir Putin. The United States, meanwhile, remains locked in its longest-ever government shutdown, which is now entering its 26th day, is nowhere near ending and is the culmination of two years of whirling political chaos sparked by President Donald Trump. It’s hard to believe that two such robust democracies, long seen by the rest of the world as beacons of stability, have dissolved into such bitter civic dysfunction and seem unmoored from their previous governing realities. The political self-recrimination is a far cry from the days when President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher bonded to face down totalitarian threats to Western, …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Channels Spice Girls In Government Shutdown Tweets

The freshman lawmaker made Spice Girls-themed gags on Twitter early Friday as she continued campaigning for the full reopening of the government, which she also demanded in her debut speech on the House floor. Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Katy Perry reveals she was suspended from 6th grade for ‘humping’ a tree she pretended was Tom Cruise

KATY PERRY PRAISES TAYLOR SWIFT FOR ‘SETTING A GREAT EXAMPLE’ WITH POLITICAL STANCE “At the 2:00 p.m. recess, Katy and four other students were in an ‘off-limits’ area (behind the backboards) practicing a skit. Katy pretended that a tree was Tom Cruise and began making sexual motions (‘pelvic thrusts’) to the tree,” it reads. The message, which Perry recorded her mother reading in full, continued: “She was asked to describe or demonstrate what she had been seen doing on the playground in front of some other students. Katy chose to describe it. Her words were ‘it was inappropriate’ and “‘ike making out.’” KATY PERRY EDGES OUT TAYLOR SWIFT AS HIGHEST PAID WOMAN IN MUSIC The note goes on to detail …

London trams to get automatic brakes

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