Monthly Archives: April 2016

Prince would have been ‘hallucinating’ as no sleep put ‘strain on vital organs’

Sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley said six and a half days without sleep would have been torture Prince would have been in a state of hallucination and putting an immense strain on his vital organs had he stayed awake for 154 hours before his death, according to an expert. The icon famously went without sleep for days at a time working on his early albums, but sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley said six and a half days without sleep would have been torture. “It’s an awfully long time and it would be a seriously difficult thing to do,” he said. “The research in that area is very limited because beyond that it just becomes torture.” In 1964, Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days straight for a study, and...
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Amber Heard pleads guilty to pet smuggling charges

Actor Johnny Depp’s wife Amber Heard pleaded guilty Monday to providing a false immigration document amid allegations she smuggled the couple’s dogs into Australia.
Prosecutors dropped two more serious charges that Heard illegally imported the Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the country last year, when Depp was filming the fifth movie in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. A conviction on the illegal importation counts could have sent the actress to prison for up to 10 years. The false documents charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a fine of more than 10,000 Australian dollars ($9,930).
The hearing in Southport Magistrates Court on Queensland state’s Gold Coast was temporarily...
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Ruling clears way for Katy Perry to buy hilltop convent

A judge has voided the sale of a former Catholic convent to a Los Angeles businesswoman, clearing the way for Katy Perry to purchase the hilltop property. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick ruled that attempts to sell the property to the businesswoman by members of an order of elderly nuns were improper.
Katy Perry (Felipe Dana/AP)
Katy has sought to buy the hilltop property in the Los Feliz neighbourhood for $14.5 million (around £10.2 million) and to relocate an adjoining house of prayer used by priests. Her bid has the approval of Los Angeles’ archbishop but would have to be approved by the Vatican.
 The Roman villa-style convent sits on eight acres.
The Roar singer’s efforts to buy the...
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Carpenter sues after losing fingers in saw accident

A carpenter working on the construction of Limerick tunnel in 2008 had two fingers cut off in an industrial saw and yesterday he began a High Court action. “I took the plank and at this moment, I slipped, I lost balance, the surface was uneven, I stumbled on the uneven surface,” said Mr Jamroziewicz. He told his counsel, Tom Creed, that his left hand went into the saw. He said that, in the months after the accident, he felt angry and was unable to cope with what happened and began to drink to excess. Mr Jamroziewicz said he managed to get some work in the years afterwards but tried to hide his left hand with the severed fingers. He said the prospect of work was initially unrealistic but...
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