Saturday 24 March 2018

Medics drop heart before transplant

Mexican medics are in trouble after they dropped a heart being rushed for transplant. A medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart fell on to the street.

The Health Department confirmed the heart arrived at the hospital. There was no information on whether the transplant was successful.

A US judge has begun sending Amish men to jail for refusing to mark their horse-drawn buggies with reflective triangles for traffic safety.

Ananias Byler was jailed for 10 days for refusing to pay the fines imposed for the offence. Two of his relatives were also sentenced to jail time. Seven other men also face jail.

A Thai customs official has been demoted over a YouTube video that shows him hitting an airport security officer while refusing to be searched.

Footage from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport shows the official striding through a security check, objecting to being searched and then whacking the officer's ears.

Turkish business tycoon Asil Nadir has denied the theft of £33.1m (€39.5m) from firm Polly Peck in the 1980s.

The 70-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey and entered not guilty pleas to 13 counts relating to the alleged theft between 1987 and 1990.

The first professional cricketer in England to face charges over spot-fixing in a county match has admitted corruption.

Mervyn Westfield (23) pleaded guilty to accepting or obtaining a corrupt payment to bowl in a way that would allow scoring of runs. He will be sentenced on February 10.

Actor Neil Morrissey has accepted undisclosed damages over a claim that he was banned from a French bar over "le binge-drinking".

The 49-year-old said he was "very pleased". His solicitor, Peter Crawford, said two articles in the 'Daily Mail' last March wrongly alleged he was banned from the bar because of rowdy, drunken behaviour.

Irish Independent

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