March 4 (UPI) — A Welsh utility firm stated staff excavating a trench for relocation of a pole on a buyer’s property made an uncommon discovery — a beforehand unknown medieval tunnel.
Western Energy Distribution stated members of the corporate’s East Wales staff have been working in Tintern, within the Wye Valley, after a buyer requested relocation of a pole on their property.
The employees have been excavating a trench after they found what they initially believed to be a cave.
“I’ve been concerned in different excavations the place we now have found previous wells and cellars not proven on any plans, however nothing as thrilling and spectacular as this,” WPD technician Allyn Gore stated.
“Additional investigation revealed it was a man-made tunnel round 4 toes in peak,” Gore stated.
He stated the tunnel runs beneath a sidewalk parallel to the Angiddy Brook, and seems to comply with the brook’s path.
Gore stated the staff supervisor referred to as in a consultant from Cawd, Wales’ historic and cultural heritage service.
“He was very impressed with the sheer scale of the tunnel and fairly fascinated to see it. In his opinion, it might probably be linked to the iron work ruins beforehand found within the space,” Gore stated.
The Tintern Abbey iron works ruins, situated close by the positioning of the tunnel’s discovery, date from the 1100s.
Gore stated analysis into the world’s historical past didn’t unearth any mentions of the tunnel in ordinance survey maps relationship again to the 1700s. He stated it additionally doesn’t seem in any public information.
WPD stated work on the venture was halted whereas Cawd archaeologists take over the investigation.
“For now, we now have back-filled the ditch and reinstated all the things and we’re planning another route for the shopper. It might take years earlier than the investigations are concluded,” Gore stated.
March 4 (UPI) — A Rhode Island man who misplaced his highschool class ring on the seashore simply two days after receiving it was reunited with the merchandise 47 years later.
Steven Allen, of Westerly, stated he was on the seashore with mates in Weekapaug in 1974 when he misplaced the Westerly Excessive College class ring he had acquired simply two days earlier.
“I do not know the precise day, nevertheless it was Might and we have been over on the Weekapaug Seaside and my mates and I have been getting a tan as a result of commencement was in June,” Allen informed WJAR-TV.
“We have been on the brink of depart, we shook the blanket and I stated, ‘Oh, my God, the ring!’ As a result of I knew it was on the blanket. We appeared for hours, and we could not discover it.”
Todd Holtman, of Woodbury, Conn., stated he and his household have been visiting Westerly City Seaside about two years in the past after they made a shocking discovery.
“We have been strolling again, and my spouse really kicked one thing that was shiny. We picked it up and it was an previous ring,” Holtman stated.
Holtman cleaned the ring and was capable of make out the varsity’s Bulldog mascot and the initials “SGA.” He stated he tried calling the varsity, however “nothing ever got here of it.”
The ring was left behind at his in-laws’ dwelling in Westerly, and two weeks in the past Holtman and his household returned for a visit and he determined to resume his seek for the ring’s proprietor.
Holtman discovered a Westerly Excessive College 1974 yearbook and recognized Allen because the ring’s probably proprietor. He referred to as faculty officers, who have been capable of put him in contact with one among Allen’s family.
Holtman hand-delivered the ring to Allen. The boys theorized the ring will need to have ended up within the ocean and traveled from Weekapaug to Westerly.
“I used to be shocked,” Allen stated. “I used to be extra shocked due to the form that it was in after within the ocean. That the stone was in good situation. I used to be simply shocked I bought to see my highschool ring 46 years later.”
A Florida man was not too long ago reunited along with his personal class ring after a good longer time period — 53 years. Doyle Smith stated he misplaced his ring in 1966 whereas serving within the Military at Ford Island, Oahu, Hawaii.
The ring was discovered by a U.S. Navy service member stationed in Hawaii from 2000-2003. The veteran, Pat Appleton, enlisted a good friend in 2020 to assist him discover the ring’s proprietor, and after some on-line detective work the merchandise ended up being mailed to Smith.
March 4 (UPI) — An Australian athlete broke a world report when he ran a marathon in 16 hours and 12 minutes — whereas pulling a 1.6-ton truck.
Corey Phillpott, 23, of Glenbrook, pulled the three,300-pound Ford Ranger truck for a distance of 26.2 miles by Jamison Park in Penrith, New South Wales, to take the brand new world report title for the World’s Strongest Marathon.
Phillpott’s time of 16 hours and 12 minutes was sufficient to beat the earlier report of 17 hours, which was held by U.S. athlete Justin True.
“I’ve bought no accidents, I really feel nice, I am going to go for a run tomorrow,” Phillpott informed the Blue Mountains Gazette after the try.
Phillpott stated the feat is not eligible for a Guinness World File.
“It will not get ratified by Guinness as a result of they needed us to tug a metropolis automotive, half the scale,” he stated.
Phillpott stated he needed to tug a truck as a result of he was impressed by Ross Edgley, the British man who set the unique World’s Strongest Marathon title whereas pulling a truck in 2016. He completed with a time of 19 hours and 36 minutes.
Phillpot’s feat served as a fundraiser for charity ChildSafe Australia.
March 3 (UPI) — A Kansas girl purchased her first lottery ticket simply 4 days after her 18th birthday and gained a $25,000 jackpot.
Sloan Stanley, 18, informed Kansas Lottery officers she was on the Nation Harvest Apple Market in Meriden 4 days after her birthday and determined to purchase her first lottery ticket, a $5 Money Cow scratch-off recreation.
“I purchased the Money Cow ticket as a result of I like cows and thought it was cute,” Stanley stated.
The ticket turned out to be a $25,000 winner.
“I used to be in shock that the primary ticket I ever purchased ended up profitable $25,000,” Stanley stated.
Stanley stated her father did not imagine her newbie’s luck till he noticed the ticket for himself.
“My household is all tremendous excited and completely happy for me, and so they nonetheless cannot imagine it,” she stated.
The winner stated the cash will come in useful this fall when she begins at Fort Hays State College.
“I am excited to begin faculty later this yr and I hope it will assist me graduate with out debt,” she stated.
March 4 (UPI) — A kangaroo nicknamed “Jack” after escaping from its handlers in a small Alabama city was recaptured two days later, police stated.
The kangaroo was imagined to spend a couple of days at a farm in Winfield earlier than persevering with on to the house of a purchaser in Tennessee, however the marsupial slipped free from one among its handlers Monday and fled.
The Winfield Police Division posted a photograph Wednesday displaying the recaptured kangaroo in custody. The division stated the animal was wholesome and unhurt.
Braxton Basinger, a member of the unique animal transport crew, stated the group has expertise with quite a lot of species, however solely restricted expertise with kangaroos.
Native resident Tiffany Perry captured video of the kangaroo hopping free Monday night. She stated she tried to method the animal, nevertheless it fled into the close by woods.
(Huffington Submit) A doorbell digicam captured the second a brand new fridge turned a return ― and it occurred earlier than the equipment even reached the shopper’s door.
Watch what occurred within the video above.
“This was an LG fridge and it was round $4,200,” Chad Jones of Tallmadge, Ohio informed the native ABC station. “Fortunately, we stored our previous fridge.”
Jones informed native Fox station WJW the employees tried to ship it anyway, claiming it was broken by the producer ― not realizing the complete incident was caught on video, together with some spontaneous dance strikes.
“Though it was his fault as a result of he did not strap it down or look forward to his co-worker, he was already having a nasty day,” Jones informed WJW. “I simply let it go.”
The employees ultimately took again the broken fridge and Jones is awaiting a alternative.
TOKYO, Japan — It has been stated that if you happen to outlaw weapons, solely outlaws can have weapons—however that is not true in Japan, which has a number of the strictest legal guidelines on the books forbidding the possession of weapons, and imposes even harsher penalties for utilizing them. In the event you hearth a gun at somebody right here, you are prone to spend greater than 20 years in jail. The extreme penalties even deter the yakuza, Japan’s organized crime syndicates, from utilizing firearms. In 2017, there have been solely three individuals killed by gunshots in the complete nation.
However human beings will at all times discover methods to kill one another and, because it seems, while you outlaw weapons in Japan outlaws will resort to different lethal weapons—like crossbows.
Now, the Japanese authorities is contemplating banning most individuals from shopping for, promoting, or proudly owning these semi-automatic bow and arrows. After a sequence of horrific crimes utilizing the weapons there at the moment are pending revisions to Japan’s legal guidelines which can restrict their utilization to sports activities and tranquilizing animals. The brand new revisions are anticipated to be handed within the present session of the parliament.
The brand new legal guidelines shall be retroactive, so these outlaws on the market who have been planning malfeasance with their useful crossbows are going to have to show them in to authorities, or get a allow, or face jail-time. In the event you have been planning to take a shot at being a real-life (homicidal) Inexperienced Arrow—assume twice. The penalties for utilizing it as a weapon are prone to be extreme. Nonetheless, if you happen to’re utilizing a crossbow for a respectable objective—like crossbow taking pictures—you may be allowed to maintain it, if you’re granted a allow.
There have been a number of grisly murders over the past decade that supplied the impetus to crack down on the dealing with of those potential weapons. Based on Japan’s Nationwide Police Company, within the final 10 years there have been 32 instances of crossbows being utilized in crimes, with six individuals killed and 11 individuals injured.
Of those murders, essentially the most horrific was a familicide that left three individuals lifeless and one particular person in essential situation.
Final summer time, Hideaki Nozu, a troubled 23-year-old residing in Takarazuka Metropolis in western Japan, reportedly bought a crossbow and used it to shoot his complete household. Based on experiences in Sankei Newspaper and different Japanese media, he went on a murderous rampage on the morning of June 4, taking pictures his youthful brother twice within the rest room at point-blank vary, his mom in the lounge, and his 75-year-old grandmother in her bed room.
Every shot was fired to the pinnacle and pierced the cranium. Later that day, he summoned his aunt to the home. When she arrived and opened the door, he shot her within the neck on the entrance. She ran out of the home with the arrow nonetheless lodged in her neck and referred to as for assist. Having efficiently eliminated one of many arrows, his youthful brother was nonetheless respiratory when police arrived, however died at a hospital seven hours later.
Throughout a interval of self-imposed isolation and attainable psychological sickness, Nozu had reportedly blamed his household for all his troubles, together with having to drop out of school as a result of he was unable to pay for tuition. He was indicted on homicide and tried homicide expenses and reportedly informed police that—with the target of killing his complete household—he had practiced with the crossbow a number of instances at dwelling earlier than placing his plan into motion.
The crossbow killings unleashed a volley of copy-cat crimes. One incident, which occurred on July 26, prompted Hyogo Prefecture to make an ordinance proscribing the gross sales and possession of crossbows. It concerned an unemployed housewife who shot her husband with a crossbow whereas he was sleeping. Fortunately for the husband, the arrow solely grazed his head, and he awakened earlier than his spouse might end the job by trying to slit his throat with a kitchen knife. The crossbow-bearer informed police investigators that after dropping her job and being trapped at dwelling due to the pandemic she had turn out to be more and more irritable. She had heard of the murders dedicated in June of that month and determined to buy her personal crossbow to make use of on her husband.
The next month there was one other incident: a 28-year-old unemployed girl used a crossbow to shoot an aged social employee, piercing his proper arm. Thankfully, he lived, and the assailant was arrested for tried homicide.
Below the pending legal guidelines, crossbows—that are normally known as “bow weapons” or “Western bow and arrows” in Japan, although they’re formally referred to as crossbows in parliament—shall be strictly outlined as a bow that makes use of a locking mechanism to carry down the string after it has been drawn, and may launch an arrow with sufficient power to hurt a residing human being.
9 months after the anti-crossbow invoice turns into regulation, residents who need to get their palms on the weapons must get permission from the native public security fee and maintain the bows locked away when not in use. Crossbow use will solely be allowed at firing ranges and different particular venues. Just lately launched ex-convicts, drug addicts, and people beneath the ge of 18 is not going to be allowed to personal crossbows.
Unlawful possession of a crossbow might be punished with a jail time period of as much as three years or a superb of as much as 500,000 yen (about $5,000). Restrictions on the shopping for and promoting of crossbows are being fine-tuned because the invoice heads in the direction of finalization, however crossbow sellers who don’t do correct background checks or fail to substantiate whether or not the client is licensed, will resist six months in jail or a superb of as much as $2,000.
If there was a Nationwide Crossbow Affiliation in Japan, they’d be fuming. The Day by day Beast did ask the Nationwide Bowgun Capturing Affiliation for touch upon the pending regulation however as of press time that they had not responded.
March 3 (UPI) — Staff at a Goodwill retailer in Texas stated it took weeks of looking out to seek out $5,000 money that was mistakenly left within the pocket of a jacket that was donated to the shop.
Goodwill Fort Value officers stated a person got here into the thrift retailer chain’s location in Hurst in early February to report that his spouse had mistakenly donated an previous jacket that had an envelope containing $5,000 money within the pocket.
“We roughly get donated anyplace from 50 to 200 donations a day, so when the shopper had are available in, I defined to him that we needed to go and kind by bag-per-bag,” retailer supervisor Rhonda Davis stated in a video posted to YouTube by Goodwill Fort Value.
Davis stated staff searched by donations for a number of days with out success. She stated the search was slowed when icy climate pressured the placement to shut for a number of days.
The supervisor stated worker Maqayla DeLaPena lastly discovered the envelope three weeks after the search started.
The money was returned to the shopper and DeLaPena was rewarded with a bonus and the Goodwill Medal of Integrity.
“Thanks, Makayla, in your unbelievable integrity,” Terry Willet, the Goodwill retail director of Fort Value, stated whereas bestowing DeLaPena with the medal. “And thanks for letting Goodwill stand out, in addition to your self.”
(Market Watch) In the event you love guacamole, E.L.F. Magnificence Inc. ELF, -2.42% has the attention shadow for you.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG, -4.29% and E.L.F. have teamed up for E.L.F. x Chipotle, a limited-edition assortment that features the Chipotle Eyeshadow palette, Make It Sizzling lip gloss, and the Additional Guac Face Sponge Set that is available in an avocado form. The gathering shall be accessible March 10 on the E.L.F e-commerce website, on the Chipotle Items website and on cellular purchasing digital platform NTWRK.
“There’s nothing tastier or prettier than the mixture of burritos and make-up,” stated Kory Marchisotto, chief Advertising Officer, E.L.F. Magnificence, in a press release.
Chipotle has beforehand stepped out of its meals specialty with issues like hoodies and athleisure gear. And the fast-casual chain beforehand labored with E.L.F. on a spring 2020 collaboration. Tressie Lieberman, Chipotle’s vp of digital advertising and off-premise, says that equipment offered out in lower than 4 minutes.
With out an workplace, get together or different occasions to go to throughout COVID-19, make-up has taken successful. Now that vaccines are rolling out and there is speak of a restoration on the horizon, consultants and make-up corporations are making ready for individuals’s social lives, and for enterprise, to choose up.
“The excellent news for magnificence is that spending on experiences will come again. Demand has not waned for experiences; we’re simply pressured to forgo them for a time period,” wrote Larissa Jensen, magnificence business adviser for NPD Group, in a January 2021 report.
“Whereas this can be a risk to retail general with a shift in spend, it might deliver a much-needed increase to magnificence as shoppers look to our merchandise once more after they prep for a well-deserved night time out.”
Many different retailers appear to be making ready for these highly-anticipated nights out as effectively.
Kohl’s Corp. KSS, -4.89% has partnered with Sephora for retailers that may roll out later this yr. Kohl’s Chief Govt Michelle Gass calls the partnership “a recreation changer” for the division retailer retailer.
Goal Corp. TGT, -2.10% has partnered with Ulta Magnificence Inc. ULTA, -2.99%, which can deliver new manufacturers within the magnificence class to that retailer.
And L’Oréal S.A. OR, +1.04%, throughout its final earnings name, expressed optimism about what’s to return.
“We’re assured that like within the Roaring 20s there shall be an enormous magnificence get together as soon as the pandemic is over. And as a frontrunner, we are going to ensure to cater for it,” stated Nicolas Hieronimus, deputy chief government officer for divisions at L’Oréal, on the corporate’s earnings name, based on a FactSet transcript.
D.A. Davison analysts price E.L.F. Magnificence and Estee Lauder Inc. EL, -1.52% shares at purchase.
“L’Oreal is anticipating a growth in make-up within the post-pandemic interval, when ladies’s elevated utilization of lipstick and mascara will sign a brand new unconstrained world,” analysts led by Linda Bolton Weiser wrote in a February word.
Estee Lauder introduced not too long ago that it’s growing its stake in Deciem, a skincare firm.
Make-up could not bounce again in 2021 in fairly the way in which that magnificence corporations would love. Information compiled by the buyer and retail group at enterprise advisory agency Alvarez & Marsal exhibits that 4 in 10 U.S. ladies polled do not anticipate to return to their pre-COVID make-up buy ranges. And 20% who stopped shopping for make-up as a result of pandemic do not plan to begin up once more as soon as the pandemic is over.
“Whereas it’s arduous to really grasp what the ‘new regular’ will seem like for magnificence in a post-pandemic world, manufacturers should embrace that issues will proceed to vary,” the report stated.
For E.L.F. and Chipotle, a model mashup is an opportunity to achieve Gen Z shoppers in quite a lot of methods. Moreover the merchandise, there may also be the Eyes. Chips. Face. Bowl, a vegan entrée accessible on March 10 made with rice, pinto beans, guacamole and different gadgets.
Trixie Mattel, singer, actor and “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” winner, will characteristic the collaboration in a YouTube video. Trixie Mattel has practically 1.3 million YouTube subscribers.
And E.L.F.’s Marchisotto and Chipotle’s Lieberman will come collectively on March 8 on the social media platform Clubhouse for Worldwide Girls’s Day.
Chipotle inventory has soared 74% over the previous yr. E.L.F. shares have gained practically 48%. And the benchmark S&P 500 index SPX, -1.34% is up virtually 20% for the interval.
EDMONTON — Edmonton police found one thing uncommon in a southeast faculty late Monday afternoon.
Police say simply earlier than 5 p.m. Monday officers responded to a report of an unknown particular person contained in the ceiling of a faculty within the space of 28 Avenue and Lakewood Street.
Once they arrived, officers discovered a lady contained in the ceiling of the varsity.
With some help from Edmonton Fireplace Rescue Service and EMS, the lady was faraway from the ceiling.
No accidents have been reported.
Officers say the lady, who’s in her 30s, had no connection to the varsity and was arrested and charged with obstruction and mischief hinder lawful use of the property.
It is not identified why the lady was within the ceiling, or how she managed to get within the ceiling.