Saturday 25 November 2017

Degraded over dance

A university graduate was left feeling "degraded and humiliated" after being forced to dance with other candidates at an interview for a job with an electronics chain.

Alan Bacon (21) was shocked to be asked to show his moves to a tune by French duo Daft Punk during the interview process for a job with Currys at a store in Cardiff. The store is investigating the incident. Folding car can park

With a click on a smartphone, the experimental 'Armadillo-T' electric car, made in South Korea will park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities.

The quirky two-seater, named after the animal whose shell it resembles, may never see production but it is part of a trend of developing environmentally friendly vehicles for urban spaces.

RECORD GATOR CAUGHT

Mississippi hunters smashed back-to-back records on the opening weekend of the state's 10-day alligator season by bagging some of the biggest critters on the books.

Within hours of the August 30 opener, one hunting party caught the state's longest and heaviest female gator at 10 feet and 295.3lbs (134kg), according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

HUNT FOR SERIAL RAPIST

Police say a serial rapist has attacked six women in the last two weeks and eight in total since June in a Dallas neighbourhood that will host the state fair later this month.

Investigators say the latest victim came forward yesterday to report that she was assaulted on August 28. Major Jeff Cotner says patrols have been increased but that people should be extra careful.

NUNS BLOCK PIPE ROUTE

A company building a pipeline through Kentucky says it will not pass through land owned by a group of Catholic nuns.

The Sisters of Loretto had refused to let pipeline surveyors enter their 780-acre property in Marion County. The new 500-mile pipeline would carry natural gas liquids to the Gulf of Mexico. However, a Williams Company spokesman Tom Droege said yesterday that the proposed route would "stay well to the north of Marion County".

Irish Independent

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