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Watch: Virginia school finds student’s lost wallet after 70 years

Watch: Virginia school finds student’s lost wallet after 70 years

Business
March 24 (UPI) -- Officials at a Virginia school where a wallet was found during a remodeling project are returning the item to the woman who lost it as a student nearly 70 years earlier. Poquoson City Public Schools officials said a contractor working on the renovation project at Poquoson Middle School was going through the rubble of the building's demolished gym when he found a wallet in some duct work. Advertisement The wallet's contents included 85 cents, some Santa Claus stamps from 1951, a 1951 calendar and a pair of photos. Information found in the wallet identified the owner as Ester French, 85, who moved to Connecticut in 1957. School officials were able to contact French through a relative who still lives in the area, and the woman said she remembered losing her wallet during th...
Ashley Judd: I would have died or lost leg without African rainforest ‘heroes’

Ashley Judd: I would have died or lost leg without African rainforest ‘heroes’

Entertainment
Actress Ashley Judd has said she might have died or lost her leg without the help of locals who came to her aid when she suffered serious injuries in a fall in the African rainforest.The Hollywood star, best known for films including Heat and Double Jeopardy, said she broke her leg in four places and suffered nerve damage in the incident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sharing pictures and a lengthy post on social media, Judd, 52, said she spent five hours "in primal pain" on the rainforest floor before having her bones manipulated back into a position so she could be moved. She was then carried for three hours to a dirt road before being transported on a motorbike for six hours.The actress had travelled to the country to take part in a research camp looking into bonobo apes."Frie...
Lost birds can use Earth’s magnetic signature to get back on track

Lost birds can use Earth’s magnetic signature to get back on track

Science
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of studies have shown many species, especially those that travel long distances, rely on Earth's magnetic fields to orient themselves. It turns out, magnetic field lines don't just act like guard rails or straight-line guides for a bird's migration path, they can also help birds that wander off course get back on track. Advertisement For reed warblers, the Earth's geomagnetic signatures offer directional cues that keep working far from home. To better understand how birds regain their bearings after becoming blown off course mid-migration, researchers kept several reed warblers in captivity for a few weeks before releasing them into the wild and exposing them to the magnetic signatures of locations several thousand miles away -- far from their natural migratory cor...

Dyche responds to McGinn ‘s*** coat’ story, Van de Beek ‘lost’ at Man United, new McTominay role, Bayern love Salah, Conte in bust-up with Juventus chief – football news and reaction LIVE

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news and gossip, as well as expert opinion and reaction to all the biggest talking points. We’ll bring you all the reaction as Manchester United progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup by beating West Ham at Old Trafford as well as the latest transfer […] talkSPORT
Shop closures hit record level as ‘golden quarter’ lost to COVID

Shop closures hit record level as ‘golden quarter’ lost to COVID

Business
A record percentage of retail space is lying empty as the coronavirus crisis places intolerable pressure on businesses, according to industry data.The latest BRC-LDC vacancy monitor, which excludes stores forced to shut their doors because of COVID-19 restrictions, found 13.7% of all shops were empty in the final quarter of 2020. Store vacancies had stood at 13.2% in the previous three months to September - a time when the sector had hoped to be in a position to recover lost sales in the run-up to the so-called golden quarter of Christmas. But a renewed tightening of restrictions UK-wide to control the spread of the virus, including lockdowns, since has meant that many retail businesses missed out on the chance to fully cash in.Retail parks fared best with no change at 10% though shopp...