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10.08.18  /  Extreme  /   – Avoid Visiting This Hell Hole At All Costs

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10.08.18 Avoid Visiting This Hell Hole At All Costs

A mother has told of her terrifying ordeal of being locked up in a filthy Dubai jail for three days with her four-year-old daughter for drinking a glass of wine on a flight from London.

Ellie Holman, 44, was arrested after being asked by an immigration official at Dubai International Airport if she had consumed alcohol on the eight-hour flight.

The mother-of-three, a dentist, from Sevenoaks, Kent, says she was held in a 'baking hot and foul smelling' airport detention centre – and not allowed to call her husband, Gary.

Now Dr Holman faces spending up to a year in the strict Arab state for her case to be settled.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she said: 'My little girl had to go to the toilet on the cell floor. I have never heard her cry in the same way as she did in that cell.

Dr Ellie Holman and her daughter Bibi, four, both pictured, were held in a Dubai jail cell for three days after she was arrested for drinking wine on an Emirates flight from the UK

Dr Ellie Holman and her daughter Bibi, four, both pictured, were held in a Dubai jail cell for three days after she was arrested for drinking wine on an Emirates flight from the UK

Dentist Dr Holman, pictured with children (from left) Noah, eight, Bibi, and Suri, nine, said her ordeal began when she was surrounded by armed police after trying to film her argument with an immigration official when he claimed her visa had expired

Dentist Dr Holman, pictured with children (from left) Noah, eight, Bibi, and Suri, nine, said her ordeal began when she was surrounded by armed police after trying to film her argument with an immigration official when he claimed her visa had expired

The mother of three said Bibi, pictured, was 'terrified' during the time in jail and was made to go to the toilet on the cell floor after being refused permission to use a lavatory 

The mother of three said Bibi, pictured, was 'terrified' during the time in jail and was made to go to the toilet on the cell floor after being refused permission to use a lavatory

'My passport remains confiscated until the case is settled, which I have been told will take at least a year,' she said.

'So far this situation has cost me around £30,000 in legal fees, expenses and missed work. My practice is closed. All our savings have gone.'

Her nightmare began after she stepped off an Emirates Airlines flight from London to Dubai on July 13th. During the flight she was served a glass of red wine with her meal. Alcohol is served as standard practice on Emirates Airlines on flights from the UK to Dubai.

10.08.18  /  Extreme  /   – China To Implement 25% Tariffs On US Imports

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10.08.18 China To Implement 25% Tariffs On US Imports

China has announced it will implement 25 percent tariffs on $16billion of US imports as the two economic superpowers escalate their trade war.

The Chinese commerce ministry said the retaliatory tariffs will be activated on August 23, the same day the US plans to begin collecting 25 percent extra in tariffs on $16billion of Chinese goods.

The 333 goods on China's list include various fuels, vehicles such as large passenger cars and motorcycles, medical equipment and fiber-optic cables.

China has announced it will implement 25 percent tariffs on $16billion of US imports as Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured, and President Donald Trump escalate their trade war
The Trump administration has accused China of stealing American intellectual property

China has announced it will implement 25 percent tariffs on $16billion of US imports as Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump escalate their trade war

This latest action comes is in response to Washington's promise to impose tariffs on $34billion in goods last month. The final list of good subjected to those tariffs was released Tuesday.

China has vowed to retaliate with equivalent tariffs against any US action, releasing its own final list of goods on Wednesday.

The new list differs from an earlier draft it published in June, which included crude oil. The number of categories of goods subject to tariffs rose to 333 from 114 in the June draft, although the total value is unchanged.

To compensate for the gap on its tariff list caused by the exclusion of crude oil, China added fish meal, wood waste, paper and paper waste, metal scraps, and various types of bicycles and cars, among other products.

'This is a very unreasonable practice,' the Chinese commerce ministry said of the US action on Wednesday as it rolled out China's counter-tariffs.

So far, China has now either imposed or proposed tariffs on $110billion of American goods, representing the vast majority of its annual imports of American products. Big-ticket US items that are still not on any list are crude oil and large aircraft.

Both China and the US are planning to implement the new tariffs on August 23

Both China and the US are planning to implement the new tariffs on August 23

10.08.18  /  Extreme  /  Somalia – FCO Updated Travel Advisory

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10.08.18 Somalia FCO Updated Travel Advisory

Image result for FCO The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland except for the cities of Hargeisa and Berbera to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel. Any British nationals in areas of Somalia to which the FCO advise against all travel should leave. Any British nationals in Hargeisa or Berbera who are not on essential travel should leave.
Any British national visiting Hargeisa or Berbera should exercise a heightened level of vigilance and take care in public places where people gather. Monitor local and international media to avoid any demonstration or disturbance taking place. Leave any area of unrest quickly and don’t attempt to watch or photograph it. Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Somalia. There is a high threat of kidnap throughout Somalia. Terrorist groups have made threats against westerners and those working for western organisations. There is a constant threat of terrorist attack in Mogadishu and terrorists continue to plan attacks against westerners in the rest of Somalia including Somaliland. The consular assistance we are able to offer British nationals who are in Somalia (including Somaliland) is severely limited. The British Embassy in Mogadishu does not provide consular services. If you’re in Somalia (excluding Somaliland) and need urgent help from the UK government (eg if you’ve been arrested or you’re concerned about forced marriage), contact the British High Commission in Nairobi. If you’re in Somaliland, you should contact the British Embassy in Addis Ababa. If you’re in the UK and are concerned about a British national in Somalia (including Somaliland), call the FCO on 020 7008 1500.

10.08.18  /  News  /   – Ford Marks Production Of 10 Millionth Mustang

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10.08.18 Ford Marks Production Of 10 Millionth Mustang

Ford marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang with celebrations at its headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car is made.

A parade of Mustangs from 1964 to the present day rolled into the parking lot at the Dearborn headquarters before making the 30-minute drive - complete with police escort - to the Flat Rock complex.

There the 62 cars were parked to spell out '10,000,000' with the commas represented by the first Mustang produced and the 10 millionth - a 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible.

The 62 cars were parked to spell out '10,000,000' with the commas represented by the first Mustang produced and the 10 millionth

The 62 cars were parked to spell out '10,000,000' with the commas represented by the first Mustang produced and the 10 millionth

The 10 millionth Mustang produced was this 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible

The 10 millionth Mustang produced was this 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible

The first Mustang to ever be sold, bought at the Johnson Ford in Chicago on April 15, 1964, by schoolteacher Gail Wise

The first Mustang to ever be sold, bought at the Johnson Ford in Chicago on April 15, 1964, by schoolteacher Gail Wise

It debuted in the spring, at the 1964 New York World's Fair, far before other companies announced their latest offerings in the fall

It debuted in the spring, at the 1964 New York World's Fair, far before other companies announced their latest offerings in the fall

Henry Ford II poses with the Mustang at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens in  New York, on April 17, 1964

Henry Ford II poses with the Mustang at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens in New York, on April 17, 1964

10.08.18  /  Extreme  /   – Going To Bali? - Think Again

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10.08.18 Going To Bali? - Think Again

A mother on a well-deserved getaway has been left fighting for her life after she was placed in an induced coma while on holiday in Bali.

Abby Hartley's family have launched a desperate plea to raise money for their loved one after her insurance company refused to cover her medical costs.

The New Zealand mother experienced severe pain shortly after arriving in Bali with her husband and was rushed to the nearest hospital.

Mrs Hartley was quickly transferred to ICU in BIMC hospital Nusa Dua to deal with her severe condition.

New Zealand mum, Abby Hartley (pictured, centre), has been in hospital in Bali since August 1 after suffering severe pain from twisted bowel. Doctors made decision to put her into induced coma after she developed acute respiratory distress syndrome

New Zealand mum, Abby Hartley (pictured, centre), has been in hospital in Bali since August 1 after suffering severe pain from twisted bowel. Doctors made decision to put her into induced coma after she developed acute respiratory distress syndrome

The doctors found that Mrs Hartley had a twist in her bowel and was forced to undergo emergency surgery.

Despite spending 48 hours in recovery, Mrs Hartley quickly took a turn for the worst and developed acute respiratory distress syndrome where she was only taking in 70% oxygen.

'The doctors made the call to put her into an induced coma and keep her on an oxygen machine to avoid any further deprivation of oxygen to her brain,' said Mrs Hartley's daughter Sarah.

Sarah has launched an online campaign on givealittle to raise $75,000 to cover the expensive medical bills.

The 'Help Abby Fight' page was created on Thursday and has already received almost $20,000 in donations.

Sarah Hartley (pictured, right) has launched an online campaign to raise money after insurance company refused to pay her mother's hefty medical bills 

Sarah Hartley (pictured, right) has launched an online campaign to raise money after insurance company refused to pay her mother's hefty medical bills

'Our mum is fighting for her life in ICU in a hospital in Bali and unfortunately insurance company is refusing to cover any medical costs,' the campaign reads.

Mrs Hartley has been in hospital since August 1 and her infection has progressed into septicemia which requires expensive medication.

'Yesterday (08-08) we got an updated bill of NZD$35,000 and today due to the sepsithemia and the antibiotics mum needs for 14 days we got handed an extra bill for NZD$40,000,' Sarah said.

The money raised will go towards paying for the 24-hour care and observation of Mrs Hartley and all medications she needs.

'Mum is a fighter and we can all tell she is trying very hard to fight all problems that are thrown her way,' Sarah said.

The family hopes to raise $75,000 to over the 24-hour care and expensive medication. Mrs Hartley is in ICU at BIMC hospital Nusa Dua (pictured)

The family hopes to raise $75,000 to over the 24-hour care and expensive medication. Mrs Hartley is in ICU at BIMC hospital Nusa Dua (pictured)

10.08.18  /  News  /  Australia – New Code Word For Women Needing To Escape Horror Date

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10.08.18 Australia New Code Word For Women Needing To Escape Horror Date

Singles desperate to escape a horror date are being told to use a special code word at the bar to signal for help.

Ordering an 'angel shot' will let bar staff know the person needs assistance in leaving the venue as quickly as possible and without their date's knowledge.

Posters currently doing the rounds on bathroom doors of some of Sydney's bars are advising women to order an 'angel shot' if they're on a date and things turn sour.

The posters say if a woman feels concerned or unsafe at any point during a date she can ask the bartender for an 'angel shot' and they will arrange a taxi.

A poster (pictured) currently doing the rounds on bathroom doors of some of Sydney's bars are telling women to order an 'angel shot' if they're on a date and things turn sour

A poster (pictured) currently doing the rounds on bathroom doors of some of Sydney's bars are telling women to order an 'angel shot' if they're on a date and things turn sour

'We'll handle things discretely and without a lot of fuss (we've been there, and want you to know you're in good hands),' reads a statement on one poster.

Social media has responded positively to the campaign, with those who've seen the posters commenting that they appreciated there was a procedure in place for helping women who feel unsafe while on dates.

One person recently shared a photo to Instagram of a poster they had seen at Holey Moley, a mini golf venue.

Ordering an 'angel shot' isn't a drink, it's a code word to let bar staff know assistance is needed (stock image)

Ordering an 'angel shot' isn't a drink, it's a code word to let bar staff know assistance is needed (stock image)

'I love how they have this protocol for ladies who feel unsafe whilst out and to know that you aren't alone,' the person captioned the image.

'I don't know if all pubs and clubs do this but I truly hope they do!'.

In response to the poster, one commenter explained how using a discreet code not only protected women, but also staff.

'I have been at work in multiple clubs where women have come up to ask for help,' they wrote.

'As soon as the guy sees her talking to a guard all s*** breaks loose and we are left to deal with a situation that wouldn't happen if she gave a simple code to a bartender and they told us over the radio.'

A similar initiative 'Ask for Angela' was launched by the NSW Government earlier this year (stock image)

A similar initiative 'Ask for Angela' was launched by the NSW Government earlier this year (stock image)

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