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Zoo defends decision to kill escaped snow leopard

Zoo defends decision to kill escaped snow leopard

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A British zoo has defended its decision to kill a rare snow leopard that got out of its enclosure when a door was left open. Dudley Zoo says it had "no other option in the interest of public safety" but to shoot 8-year-old Margaash after he escaped on Oct. 23. The central England zoo issued a statement Friday on the "incredibly sad incident." "Euthanasia is, and always will be, a last resort," zoo director Derek Grove said in the statement. "Efforts to persuade Margaash to return to his enclosure failed and as the animal was close to surrounding woodland and dark was approaching, the vet did not believe a tranquillizer dart was a safe option due to the amount of time the drug takes to work." The zoo said the leopard escaped when a door was left open through "keeper error." It said securi...
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez defends Jamaal Lascelles’ decision to say Mike Ashley is “a nice guy”

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez defends Jamaal Lascelles’ decision to say Mike Ashley is “a nice guy”

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HE MEANS WELL Lascelles made the comments after signing a new six-year deal with the club where he also called on supporters to show a united front following their difficult start to the 2018/19 season Rafa Benitez has urged Newcastle fans not to be angry with Jamaal Lascelles after the captain described unpopular owner Mike Ashley as “a nice guy”. The defender’s comment was part of his plea to the Toon Army for a united front as he signed a contract extension with the club on Thursday. Lascelles signed a new six-year contract with the club This attracted criticism on social media with supporters planning a series of fresh protests against the controversial sportswear magnate’s 11-year tenure in the coming weeks. Benit...
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admits he ‘wants to work with Jose Mourinho again’ and defends Manchester United manager

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admits he ‘wants to work with Jose Mourinho again’ and defends Manchester United manager

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Eden's dream The Belgium international regrets that he could not have worked under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge for a much longer period Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has made a stunning admission about Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, revealing he wants to work with the Portuguese again. Hazard was the Blues’ star played when they won the 2014/15 Premier League title under Mourinho, scoring 14 goals and being named Premier League Player of the Season and winning similar awards from both the PFA and FWA. Hazard played perhaps the best season of his career in 2014/15 However, the Belgium international’s loss of form the following campaign coincided with Chelsea going completely off the rails. Mourinho was sacked in Decemb...
JK Rowling defends casting Asian actress as snake

JK Rowling defends casting Asian actress as snake

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JK Rowling has defended casting an Asian actress as Nagini, the snake-like creature belonging to Harry Potter's nemesis Voldemort, in the latest Fantastic Beasts film. The franchise, which tells the story of Newt Scamander, is a spin-off and prequel to the Harry Potter stories.Nagini featured in the Harry Potter books and until now, fans had believed the character was simply a snake (albeit one that had magical powers - about as average as you get in the Wizarding World).But now, the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald has revealed that Nagini was once a woman - played by South Korean actress Claudia Kim. Critics have been quick to comment on social media, saying that having an Asian actor play the role of Nagini, who is submissive to the evil Voldemor...
Apple CEO defends pricing of new iPhones

Apple CEO defends pricing of new iPhones

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday defended the pricing of the company's latest iPhones in an interview on "Good Morning America." "We want to make an iPhone for everyone," he told Robin Roberts. Cook explained that many iPhone users finance the devices through their cellular carrier, making the costly expenditure more affordable. "Most people pay about $ 30 a month for an iPhone or $ 1 a day," Cook noted. Last week, Apple executives unveiled three new iPhones at its Cupertino headquarters in California -- the tech giant's biggest and most expensive iPhones to date. The Xs starts at $ 999 while the Xs Max has a $ 1,099 price tag. Apple also debuted what the company described as the "affordable" iPhone XR, at $ 749. The Xs Max features the biggest display in the iPhone sphere with a 6.5-in...