Andrew faces a ban from attending Prince Philip's funeral service

The Duke of York is likely to have a low-key anniversary event after a dramatic week in which it was confirmed he will never return to royal duties following an out-of-court settlement. (Author: Gardener)

PhilipIt has been more than two decades since Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein first crossed paths. That meeting would set in motion years of damaging allegations, embarrassing interviews and eventually a US lawsuit against the Queen's third son. For the next 23 years, Epstein abused and expelled young girls around the world on his private jet with his Madame Ghislaine Maxwell - the woman who introduced financier Prince Andrew - at his side. Although he would take his own life in prison while awaiting trial for his sex trafficking crimes, ultimately robbing his victims of justice, the consequences for those around him would continue. Maxwell would end up in a US prison and himself be found guilty of sex trafficking for Epstein, while Prince Andrew would be charged with sexual assault by an Epstein victim, Virginia Giuffre. Determined to clear his name, Prince Andrew agreed with a BBC claiming he couldn't have had sex with Ms Giuffre because he was with Pizza Express at the time. But Giuffre would continue to pursue the king and eventually launch a US civil case against him - which has now ended in a settlement. 1999: Andrew first met Epstein, allegedly through his friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell. Andrew later says he sees Epstein "rarely," adding "probably no more than once or twice a year." Epstein and Ms Maxwell attend a party at Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen to mark Andrew's 40th birthday, the Princess Royal's 50th birthday, the Queen Mother's 100th birthday and Princess Margaret's 70th birthday. 2001: Virginia Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew "three times, including an orgy," the first encounter allegedly taking place at Ms Maxwell's London townhouse after they met at the Tramp nightclub on March 10. Andrew recalled the alleged meeting is said to "sweat profusely." The Duke later claimed in his infamous BBC interview that this could never have happened because he was at a children's party at a Pizza Express branch in Woking. In the same interview, he says he has a medical condition after being shelled during the Falklands War that left him "unable to sweat" because Ms Roberts, who was 17 at the time, claimed they and he danced together I was "sweating profusely". Ms Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew on two other occasions, at Epstein's home in New York and at an "orgy" on his private island in the Caribbean. Andrew is photographed with the disgraced Epstein in New York's Central Park. Years later, footage, reportedly taken on December 6, 2010, emerges of him at Epstein's Manhattan mansion, peering out of a large door on the property and waving goodbye to a woman after Epstein left to get in to get into a chauffeured car. 2015: Buckingham Palace denies Andrew committed any impropriety after being named in US court documents linked to Epstein. A woman, later reported to be Ms. Roberts, alleges in papers filed in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, which is under the age of consent in the state. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Andrew responded in his first public appearance since being implicated in the allegations, saying: "First of all, I feel that I have to and want to comment on the events that have taken place over the last few weeks. In April, the charges against Andrew are dropped from the US civil court case after a federal judge rules. 2019: Newly released legal documents show that Johanna Sjoberg, another alleged Epstein victim, claims Andrew touched her chest as he sat on a couch in the US billionaire's Manhattan home in 2001. Buckingham Palace says the allegations are "categorically false". Epstein will be found dead in his jail cell on August 10, having killed himself after being accused of sex trafficking. Later that month, a pilot on Epstein's private jet claims Andrew was a passenger on previous flights with the financier and Ms Roberts. The Sun newspaper reported that David Rodgers, in testimony released in August, said that Epstein, Andrew and the then 17-year-old traveled to the US Virgin Islands on April 11, 2001, 'inconsistencies' and said that Andrew was in some cases on was another continent. Following Epstein's death, a palace statement said Andrew was "appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes." Andrew broke his silence on the subject for the first time since 2015, then released a statement on August 24, saying, "At no point during the limited time I have been with him (Epstein) have I had one." Behavior seen, observed or suspected that later led to his arrest and conviction.' On November 16, the prince gives a "disastrous" BBC interview in which he discusses his friendship with Epstein and addresses allegations of his own sexual behavior. After his TV appearance, he faced a barrage of criticism, with the king being accused of a lack of empathy for Epstein's victims. During the interview, Andrew, who was questioned by Newsnight host Emily Maitlis, twice stated that his relationship with Epstein, who died in prison while facing sex trafficking charges, had some "seriously positive outcomes" that gave him the opportunity to Meeting people and preparing for a future Trade Ambassador role. The royal claimed he had no memory of meeting Ms Roberts and did not spend time with her at Tramp Nightclub in London on March 10, 2001, following which she claims the couple had had sex for the first time. The Duke denies sleeping with her on three separate occasions and said the 2001 encounter did not happen as he had taken his daughter Princess Beatrice to a party at Pizza Express in Woking and they spent the rest of the day together . He also said a medical condition after being shelled during the Falklands War left him "unable to sweat" because Ms Roberts, then 17, claimed they danced together and he "sweated profusely" . The Duke of York said: "I was with the children and I had taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party I would guess around 4 or 5pm. However, he continues to strongly deny any wrongdoing and claims he has never met Ms Roberts, who is now a mother of three living in Australia and goes by her married name Virginia Giuffre. After the disastrous interview, which is widely planned, Prince Andrew announces in November that he will be stepping back from his royal frontline duties for the “foreseeable future”. He says he has deep sympathy at the time for the victims of sex offender Epstein and anyone who "wants some form of closure." 2020: With the Covid pandemic occupying much of the news and the minds of the British public, Prince Andrew is given a chance to hide out in Windsor Castle, which he does. Andrew hired Gary Bloxsome, a British criminal defense lawyer, earlier this year, just weeks after his Newsnight car crash. Though he keeps a low profile, talk in newspapers such as The Telegraph and The Times continues to say he is planning a "rebrand" and hopes to one day return to royal front-line duties. One said it showed a "maturity" from Prince Andrew. Despite trying to keep a low profile, headlines remain for Prince Andrew. In February, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, prosecutors and the FBI made repeated contact with the Duke of York's attorneys, following up on his earlier pledge that he "stands ready to assist any appropriate law enforcement agency." In November, Lisa Bloom, who represents six of Epstein's alleged victims, asked Andrew to comment on an interview with the FBI as part of their investigation into Ghislaine Maxwell. 2021: In August, Virginia Giuffre files a lawsuit against Andrew in the United States, accusing him of sexual assault. In the civil case, she alleges she had sex with Andrew and that he knew her age. She also claims to have been a victim of sex trafficking when she was forced to have sex with him in 2001. The powerful and wealthy are not exempt from being held accountable for their actions," she said in a statement through her lawyers in August this year. Andrew continues to vehemently deny the claim. His lawyers claim the king was not properly served. Giuffre's lawyers allege the legal papers were handed over to a Metropolitan Police Officer on Duty at the main gates of Andrew's home in Windsor Great Park on August 27. David Boies, representing Giuffre, said the complaint was "served at the defendant's last known address." A previously secret 2009 settlement between Giuffre and Epstein is being thrown up. Prince Andrew's lawyers claim the settlement protects the king from a lawsuit from Giuffre. Lawyers for the Duke of York are also filing a filing alleging that Giuffre currently resides in Australia, leaving the court with no jurisdiction to pursue the lawsuit. But her attorneys argue that the civil suit was properly filed in Manhattan federal court because she is a Colorado citizen and some of the sexual misconduct she alleges took place in upstate New York. Meanwhile, a jury in New York found Epstein's former Madame Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of sex trafficking. Her legal team is asking the prince's lawyers to prove to a court filing that he can't sweat. The request comes in the context of the claims made by Prince Andrew in his disastrous 2019 Newsnight interview. The filing reads: "If Prince Andrew really has no documents regarding his communications with Maxwell or Epstein, his travels to Florida, New York or various locations in London, his alleged medical inability to sweat, or anything that would support alibis, that he gave during his BBC interview, then it won't be at all difficult for him to proceed with the discovery. 2022: The 2009 agreement between Giuffre and Epstein is unsealed. It shows Giuffre agreed $500,000 with Epstein. In the settlement, Giuffre reportedly agreed not to pursue "other potential defendants," defined as "second parties." His legal team says he is among "other potential defendants" and is asking the judge to drop the case. In addition to attempting to use the Epstein agreement to shield Prince Andrew, his legal team alleges Giuffre failed to sufficiently allege violations of the New York Criminal Code. They also argued that Giuffre's allegations would have been statute-barred had it not been for the New York Child Victims Act of 2019, which they called "unconstitutional," and that Giuffre's allegations were not detailed enough in their complaint. But in a major blow to the Prince Andrew case, a New York judge is throwing out his legal challenge to dismiss the lawsuit, ruling it can go ahead.


India beat West Indies by 8 runs to win the series 2-0

LIVE India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Get the live cricket scores, ball-by-ball commentary, latest match updates, full scorecard, match highlights and latest news while India in the 2nd T20 - International match against West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (Author: Gardener)

West Indies11 runs in 2 balls 19.3 Powell hits it for a six, 17 runs in 3 balls 19.2 Only a lone on second ball Harshal Patel has to defend 25 runs in 6 balls West Indies 162/2 in 19 overs. So the equation is 29 barrels in 12 balls. Kumar to throw the penultimate over. 100 run partnership for the 4th wicket between Pooran and Powell. Ravi revives when he makes an excellent catch from Pooran, he previously dropped a catch. Excellent over from Kumar to end his spell just four runs away. West Indies 158/2 in 18 overs Harshal to bowl the 18th and the 20 over. Powell completes his fifty in just 28 balls, four limits and three sixes in his innings. Eight runs from the end when Pooran finishes it with a border. West Indies 150/2 in 17 overs Of four rubs, two are thrown by Harshal Patel and one each by Kumar, Chahar. West Indies 134/2 in 16 overs India also has slow overrate to worry about. Powell hits him for a line right on the ground. Kumar drops Powell. Rohit kicks the ball in frustration and gives up another run. The ICC website states: “A fielding side must be able to pitch the first ball of the last over of the inning by the scheduled or rescheduled time for the end of the inning. If not in such a position, one less fielder is allowed outside the 30-yard circle for the remaining overs of the innings." West Indies 124/2 in 15 overs Ravi is here to throw his last over. So far only 21 runs in three overs Powell will try to attack him Pooran joins Powell with a four West Indies 113/2 in 14 overs Harshal Patel will roll the crucial death overs for India Powell gets an edge and the ball runs up to the border.India take a check as they believe it hit Powell on the pads.DRS shows Bowling slice the bat West Indies 103/2 in 13 overs 100 for West Indies as Powell hits another six, this time against Bishnoi WI running away with the game if India wants to make a comeback they need wickets West Indies 91/2 in 12 overs Deepak Chahar is back on the attack A border from Pooran and a six from Powell in the over West Indies 79/ 2 in 11 O vers Ravi Bishnoi throws another brilliant over as he only gives six runs in the over. WI needs 12 runs from each of the next nine overs with eight wickets in hand. West Indies 73/2 in 10 overs Pooran continues to attack as he knocks Chahal out of the park. Powell inflicts another sweep, this time it's a four. Rohit Sharma is angry with his outfield players but the ball went too far. West Indies 60/2 in 9 overs Impressive Bishnoi comes in. Brandon King's sluggish innings come to an end, tries to break ties and finally mixes it up in the air. SKY makes a good catch at Long-On. Just one run from there. West Indies 59/1 in 8 overs West Indies play sensibly against Chahal. They might try to attack the other bowlers to cover it up. Chahal threw another excellent over to keep the score in check. West Indies 54/1 in 7 overs Pooran greets Harshal Patel with a maximum and then the following boundary. Rohit could have brought in young Bishnoi as his quick broken legs could have created problems for the WI batters. Harshal should stick to his plan to bowl more slowly, which may give the hosts another breakthrough. West Indies 41/1 in 6 overs Yuzi Chahal draws first blood for India. Good decision bringing Chahal early as the dew might have affected his bowling later on. Mayers left for 9 runs after returning the catch to the bowler himself. The in-form Pooran comes in and opens his account with a limit. West Indies 34/0 in 5 overs Chahar returned for Bhuvi. Good Yorkers are advertised with the new ball. The ball slid away at good height, with Iyer running after for a sensational catch near the border. But in the end a border to King. West Indies 28/0 in 4 Overs Spin introduced. Chahal comes into the power play overs to open the wicket column for the men in blue. Another good over for the Indians as Chahal wasted just 6 runs. West Indies 22/0 in 3 overs Bhuvi should try to get a wicket off the good momentum he's getting as the early wicket can open doors for the hosts. He constantly causes the batters to miss the edges. Good tight bowling as visitors find it difficult to center against these tight lines. And again, a good over is spoiled by the bowler's last delivery. West Indies 14/0 in 2 overs Deepak Chahar starts at the other end. He started well, making King miss two balls by a hair's breadth. WI openers should try to calm down before attacking the Indian bowlers. King spoils Deepak's first over by hitting a line on his final delivery. West Indies 8/0 in 1 via West India openers Brandon King and Kyle Mayers take watch as Bhuvneshwar begins proceedings for Indian bowling. Bhuvi rolls a gifting wide border on his first over. India 186/5 in 20 overs Romario Shepherd eliminated for 33. The southpaw only needed 17 balls to hit some quick runs. He smashed four limits and a six in his innings. Harshal Patel joined Pant in the middle. His innings consisted of seven limits and a six. India 179/4 in 19 overs Iconic one-handed six by Pant! The racquet change worked for Pant. Pant Paddle sweeps the fourth ball for another limit. India 164/4 in 18 overs Iyer converts a full ball into a full throw by dancing down the lane and hitting it for a boundary. India 152/4 in 17 overs Venkatesh Iyer along with Pant will give India a solid finish. 54 runs have come from the last four overs. India 139/4 in 16 overs Iyer's border leaves everyone in the dugout not because they want to applaud but because they were afraid the ball might hit them. Iyer pulls another in the air and gets a border. Pants finish the over with a border. India 124/4 in 15 overs Kieron Pollard is in attack. Pant greets him with a border. Pant drives another ball towards covers for a boundary. India 110/4 in 14 overs Jason Holder drops a catch from Virat Kohli on the boundary ropes. Faster from Rostan Chase and Virat is bowled clean. Venkatesh Iyer joins Pant in the middle. He also starts the innings with a boundary. Four over 25 runs and three big wickets. India 98/3 in 13 overs Odean Smith comes on the attack. Virat Kohli cuts him for a border. India 88/3 in 12 overs Just three runs from Roston Chase's third over. He bowls an excellent spell. Two wickets to his name so far with just 13 runs. India 85/3 in 11 overs Current run rate is just over 7. India needs to get quick runs, bowling in the second innings won't be that easy. Pant shows good intentions as he hits Holder for a boundary towards cow corner. India 76/3 in 10 overs Chase picks the second wicket in his second over as he removes SKY for 8. The off-spinner is in his second over and has already picked two wickets, giving away just 11 runs. Rishabh Pant has joined Kohli in the middle and starts with a border. India 69/2 in 9 overs Suryakumar Yadav has joined Virat Kohli in the middle. Akeal Hosein is back for his fourth over. SKY hits the first ball of the inning for a nice third man-point boundary. India 60/2 in 8 overs Successful for WI as Rostan Chase removes India captain Rohit Sharma for 19. Brandon King eventually revives himself by making a good catch. India loses the second wicket. India 56/1 in 7 overs Akeal Hosein is back in attack and Kohli hits him on the first ball for a boundary. Fifty for Team India. The current run rate is around 8.20, both players should try to increase it. Seven runs from the end. India 49/ 1 in 6 overs back to back limits for Virat Kohli. Kohli hits with a strike rate of 169.23. When was the last time you saw something like this from Virat early in the innings? Rohit ends the over with a six. Misses but lands just over the ropes. India 34/1 in 5 overs Virat Kohli greets Jason Holder with a border. The former India captain is in no mood to play defensive shots. India should try to get the most power play overs. A border from Rohit's bat, 11 runs from over. India 23/1 in 4 overs Rohit Sharma gets a life when Brandon King drops a hook at deep point. They don't drop Rohit Sharma in Eden Gardens. Smashes another ball towards the spot, King gets it with his hand but the ball sprints away to the limit. India 18/1 in 3 overs Two strange but aggressive shots from Virat Kohli in this over. Once a paddle sweep and a flick to start the innings. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. Eight runs from the end. India will definitely have all guns blazing as they bat first and the rope will play a big part in the second innings. India 10/1 in 2 overs An eventful over comes to an end. First, the West Indies team opts for a check where there was a nearly 5 to 6 inch gap between the ball and Ishan's stick. Pooran backed Sheldon Cottrell but the review proved the West Indies team wrong. On the next ball, Kishan shoves it in the air and Kyle Mayers takes an easy catch on the square leg. India loses the first wicket in the 2nd over. Only 10 runs from the first two overs with the second being a maiden. India 10/0 in 1 over Akeal Hosein bowls two no balls and a wide boundary in his first over. Both Rohit and Ishan had the opportunity to face a free kick each, but both found fielders at depth. Well over for India, especially for Ishan Kishan who struggled in the last game. India will continue with Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma to open their punches while West Indies start with Akeal Hosein. West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the draw and challenged India to take first place in the second T20I of the three-game series here at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. The hosts are unchanged from the last game while the visitors have made a change as Fabian Allen is out and Jason Holder gets a game in his place. India leads the series 1-0 after winning the first game of the series. Both team captains in the Rohit Sharma draw We need to get back to basics. Strike free and see what we have to do after the power play. Whether we finish the game clinically or not, we have to improve. Kieron Pollard Looks like a good track. India captain Rohit Sharma lavishly praises Ravi Bishnoi - Watch video Debutant Ravi Bishnoi chats with team-mate Yuzvendra Chahal after overwhelming victory over West Indies in 1st T20I - Watch video


“Why we must take very good care of this planet”

The 95-year-old Austrian naturalist, environmental activist and broadcaster talks about the latest series The Green Planet, which focuses on the importance of plant life around the world, visiting rainforests, deserts, water worlds and even the Arctic Circle. BY DANIELLE WOLFE and JOANNE SAVAGE (Author: Gardener)

95-year-old© Sir David Attenborough in a creosote bush in California's Mojave Desert. The unmistakable voice of Sir David Attenborough floating across the dewy lawns of London's Kew Gardens has made countless passing visitors do a double take. After all, it's not every day that you see the 95-year-old naturalist and broadcaster sitting casually on the gnarled root of an old oak tree. © Sir David Attenborough notes that he has witnessed a 'worldwide revolution in attitudes towards nature'. BBC Studios' renowned Natural History Unit is on hand on this overcast spring morning. It's been five years since filming began on the five-part BBC documentary series The Green Planet - a period in which the team has traveled the world capturing images of the rarest and most fascinating plant life imaginable. 'The world has suddenly become plant conscious', reflects Sir David, adding 'that in my lifetime there has been a revolution in attitudes towards nature around the world'. We have seen, he explains: “An awakening and an awareness of how important nature is to all of us. “The awareness that without plants we would starve, that without plants we could not breathe. "The world is green - it's an apt name (for the series), the world is green. © Sir David brings home a cockatoo for his daughter Susan (3) in 1958. It's a concept that the show's executive producer, Mike Gunton, agrees with. "I wanted to do 'Planet Earth' for plants - because obviously your first thought with plants is 'It's going to be like Gardeners' World, it's going to be boring,'" says the Bafta-winner, glancing over at Sir David as the network rehearses his lines . There are tropical worlds, desert worlds, water worlds, seasonal worlds and human worlds.” As the first-ever Creative Director of the BBC's Natural History Unit, Gunton played a pivotal role in the production of hit BBC documentaries such as Planet Earth II, Dynasties and Africa. It's a proven track record that sees him ideally placed to take on The Green Planet's mammoth challenge. After reuniting with Rupert Barrington, producer of the Dynasties series, Sir David returned to screens as series narrator in the series, which premiered in Glasgow on the eve of the COP26 summit in November. © Sir David Attenborough addresses the COP26 conference in Glasgow November 1, 2021. Sir David hopes that after watching the series people will begin to understand the primal importance of plants in human life. The veteran naturalist describes the world of plants as "a parallel world upon which we depend and which we have hitherto largely ignored, speaking on behalf of the urbanized man". “According to the UN, more than half of the world's population is urbanized, lives in cities, sees only cultivated plants and never a wild plant community. Gunton recalls how the series' proposal was greeted with the words "We plowed a new furrow" by Sir David and says he knew the project needed to be an immersive viewing experience to engage viewers' minds. "The green ecosystems are an incredibly powerful web that underpins all life -- and because it's so complex and so powerful, it's an unassailable Jenga tower," says Gunton. "What happened is we pulled out the bricks, but because we're plant-blind, we didn't really care or realize that we pulled out those bricks. “As we know, a Jenga tower collapses if you pull out the last brick. "What we're saying is, better watch out for those Jenga blocks, because if you tear down that tower, they're curtains." Noting the ever-present challenge of bringing the natural world to life, Gunton explains, like the department developed a never-before-seen technology that led to a new approach to filmmaking. Based on a widely used technique known as time-lapse photography - a process in which a moving object is continuously photographed over a period of time and when played back appears as fast-forward video - the concept came about after producer Paul Williams struck a tragedy had on a YouTube video uploaded by American visual engineer Chris Field. Already a fan of botanical photography, Field had tinkered with existing electronics to create a custom camera capable of capturing the movement of plant life. Along with the BBC's in-house team, they set about developing the technology to not just capture a simple time-lapse, but to allow viewers to travel alongside plants and insects along the rainforest floor. It's a project that also saw the Natural History Unit use drone technology - a greener and more inclusive alternative to helicopters. Harnessing the skills of two competitive first-person-view drone pilots, the drones were able to weave through the rainforest canopy at high speeds and capture footage like never before. Recounting how the team - including Sir David - traveled the world in search of exotic plants during five years of production, it becomes clear that for the seasoned naturalist, age is just a number. "David's in his 90s so we had to be pretty careful with the number of places and the amount of time we were away, but we managed to visit all the habitats," says Gunton, counting a number of trips around the South on America and Europe. "We've been to rainforests, deserts, water worlds and the Arctic - we've even been to the Arctic Circle." The team also traveled to Costa Rica and visited the La Selva Biological Station - and what they saw there should inspire hope as the research center has become famous is because it has returned large parts of their land to the natural rainforest. "Plants will rewire land for you, and David says so," says Gunton. "The planet is healing itself, we just have to give it the chance." "I SWAN AROUND THE WORLD TO VIEW THE MOST FABULOUS INTERESTING THINGS": AN IN-DEPTH BIOLOGY OF SIR DAVID Sir David Attenborough was born on May 8th, 1926 in Isleworth , Middlesex, and grew up in College House on the campus of University College, Leicester, where his father Frederick was Rector. He spent a lot of time on the university campus. Around the age of 11 he heard that the zoological department needed a large supply of newts which he was bidding through his father to supply for 3d each. In 1936, Sir David and his brother Richard attended a lecture by Gray Owl (Archibald Belaney) at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, and were influenced by his advocate for conservation. According to Richard, David was: "Overwhelmed by the man's determination to save the beaver, by his profound knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Canadian wilderness, and by his warnings of ecological catastrophe should the delicate balance between them be upset." "The idea that man endangered nature by ruthlessly plundering and plundering its riches was unknown at the time, but it is one which has remained part of Dave's own creed to this day." Sir David attended Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester and in 1945 received a scholarship to study geology and zoology at Clare College, Cambridge. In 1950 Attenborough married Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel. Robert is a lecturer in bioanthropology at a university in Canberra and his daughter Susan is a former primary school principal. Sir David was fitted with a pacemaker in June 2013 and a double knee joint in 2015. Despite his impressive age, the exuberant naturalist and broadcaster's passion for what he does remains undiminished. “I fly around the world and look at the most incredibly interesting things. “TOGETHER WE ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SAVE THIS PLANET,” SIR DAVID SAID AT THE COP26 CONFERENCE At the COP26 Summit in Glasgow on 1 November last year, Sir David Attenborough called on world leaders and climate change campaigners to: "to be guided by hope instead of fear" to avoid the climate catastrophe. At the conference's opening ceremony, before an audience that included US President Joe Biden, the broadcaster and naturalist said humanity was "already in trouble." He also called on political leaders and heads of state gathered for the two-week summit to pledge to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the lower of two limits set by the Paris climate agreement were set in 2015. Sir David said: "Everything that we have achieved in the last 10,000 years has been made possible by the stability [of the climate] over that time. “The global temperature has not fluctuated more than plus or minus one degree Celsius during this period – until now. He added his voice to mounting calls for world leaders to push through a commitment to the 1.5 degree temperature limit and urged young people to "rewrite our history". “Perhaps the fact that the people most affected by climate change are no longer an imagined future generation, but young people living today, perhaps gives us the impetus we need to rewrite our history. "To turn this tragedy into a triumph - we are, after all, the greatest problem solvers that ever walked the face of the earth. We now understand this problem, we know how to stop the increase in number and do vice versa. Attenborough also stressed that "no nation has completed its development because no advanced nation is yet sustainable" and called for "all nations have good living standards and modest [carbon] footprints". He concluded: “People living now and the generation to come will look at this conference and consider one thing – has the number stopped going up and down because of the commitments made here? "If we work separately we are forces powerful enough to destabilize our planet, but if we work together we are certainly powerful enough to save it." The Green Planet can be viewed on BBC iPlayer. Thank you for reading this story on our website. With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently our revenue - we rely more than ever on you taking out a digital subscription. 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Forest Knock Out Holder in Explosive FA Cup Tie

Sportswriter Ben Oakden reports an upset in the FA Cup as Nottingham Forest passed Midlands rivals Leicester City in the fifth round (Author: Gardener)

Ben OakdenNottingham Forest have caused another upset in the FA Cup with a 4-1 win against East Midlands rivals Leicester City. Although it didn't feel like it that day, Forest vs Leicester is seen as something of a sideshow in the colorful array of Midlands football rivalries. That's because of his perception that he lacks the historical intensity to do justice to the geographical proximity between the sides, with Forest fans enjoying clashes with Derby County and even Sheffield United over the Foxes. That's not to say there haven't been memorable encounters over the years; Forest's record league win was a 12–0 win over Leicester in 1909 when the Foxes players showed up to the game hungover, and in a 2007 League Cup game Forest's Paul Smith scored the fastest ever goal after Leicester allowed The Reds free Goal after the previous game was postponed due to a medical emergency. Most Forest fans will also fondly remember that on the final day of the 2012/13 season, Leicester beat their side to a final play-off spot in the Championship with a dramatic 3-2 win. Leicester shocked the world by winning the 2015/16 Premier League title while Forest repeatedly failed to end their 20-year exile from the top flight. Excitement at the returning Derby was palpable, but things took a lopsided turn ahead of the game. Leicester fans attacked and threw chairs at several Nottingham shops including The Fat Cat, a restaurant over 2 miles from the City Ground which served shoppers and families. However, the majority of the fans were focused on the game itself, creating a loud and exciting atmosphere that only added to the intensity on the pitch. Leicester actually started brighter, attacking on purpose and sending several half-chances wide, but the first big chance came for Forest when Aston Villa loanee Keinan Davis chested the ball down and hit the ball against the bar. The goal delirious A Block, the unofficial general admission area of ​​the City Ground, with bodies flying everywhere - your trusty Redbrick Sport reporter has the bruises to prove it. Just when the celebrations had died down and my view of the pitch was restored as the fans climbed down from their seats in front of me, I couldn't quite believe my eyes as I saw Leicester right-back James Justin misjudg a back pass to send Johnson cleanly through. The young winger sent the ball through the keeper's legs to send Forest fans off the field. Leicester, known for poor set pieces defence, were punished again by a corner from James Garner which was guided home by Joe Worrall. As the Forest Academy product and youth fan drove away in celebration, the mood of Leicester supporters went from stunned silence to anger. A 19-year-old fan ran onto the field and punched the celebrating Forest players, an act that will earn him a lifetime football ban. The Foxes made the tie a bit more edgy just before half-time when idiosyncratic goaltender Brice Samba swerved too far from his box, allowing Kelechi Iheanacho to circle him and get a cool finish from a tight angle. The fans ensured Leicester were frustrated with every mistake; James Maddison takes special abuse for every misplaced set piece. Djed Spence established the tie for Forest beyond doubt, with the right-back marauding forward and bringing home a back pass from Zinckernagel, capping an impressive victory for the Championship side. For Leicester, a team who have crashed the 'Big Six' in recent years, this defeat will cap a disappointing season of regression. In contrast, it's another impressive win for Forest, who looks completely different under Steve Cooper and was rewarded with another home game against an equally revitalized Huddersfield Town in Round 5. While my tongue was (mostly) mischievous as I sang about the Reds making it as far as Wembley, Forest fans are now hoping that will be the case after beating Arsenal in the last round and just two points adrift of the Championship play-offs is the case Loving Feel is on the way back to Trentside.


3 Ipswich Town players who could be sold or loaned in the summer

Ipswich Town is enjoying life under manager Kieran McKenna, who has certainly helped the Tractor Boys find an extra gear following his appointment in December. (Author: Gardener)

Ipswich TownCurrently on the periphery of League One play-off positions, Ipswich will believe the unlikely prospect of league football could be achievable with a favorable fixture schedule at the crucial stage of the season. With the forward-thinking McKenna trying to imprint his own ideas on the squad, the prospect of a summer reshuffle is likely, especially if Ipswich fail to win promotion this season. Here we take a look at three Ipswich Town players who could be on sale or on loan at the end of the season... After a stellar season for Tranmere Rovers led by Micky Mellon, Norwood made a deserved move to Ipswich in 2019 following his goals stint on Merseyside. The League Two Golden Boot winner during the 2018/19 season reached heights many would have believed as he netted 32 goals in Tranmere's consecutive promotion wins after improving his National League tally from 23. With keen interest in acquiring the 31st year of service, Norwood chose Ipswich as his next destination. After his explosive start, the former Eastbourne Town goalscorer struck 11 times in 30 league and cup appearances without reaching the extraordinary heights of the second tier. 43 games later with a credible 14 goals under his belt, Norwood is currently at a crossroads. His Ipswich career currently boasts a wealth of talent in the last third. Norwood was placed on the club's transfer list and demoted from the club hierarchy to the club's Under-23s before unexpectedly finding himself back in first-team favor during interim manager John McGreal's brief tenure. With Ipswich currently holding the option to extend Norwood's contract for another year this summer, Norwood's time at Portman Road could end early should Ipswich decide to cash in. A player of undoubted technical ability and talent, academy graduate El Mizouni is someone you think would benefit from regular first-team football. Having pledged their long-term future to the club through at least 2024, Ipswich certainly won't have any plans to sign the 21-year-old on a permanent basis any time soon, making a potential loan move more appropriate. Ipswich, who is currently on loan at Salford City from the second division, will certainly have a big decision to make about the 22-year-old's future in the summer. With Salford boss Gary Bowyer adding to the defender's qualities, could extending the loan period beyond this campaign be beneficial to all parties?


Jota Double keeps Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership

Match report where Jota scores winner to keep Celtic at the top of Scottish Premiership; Celtic led 2-0 at half-time; Christian Ramirez and Lewis Ferguson pulled Aberdeen back up to par; Celtic lead Rangers in the title race by a point (Author: Gardener)

CelticCeltic remain top of the Scottish Premiership after Jota's double secured the points in a five-goal thriller in Aberdeen. The Portugal winger slammed the ball in at the back post after a poor home defense before Matt O'Riley's deflected second put the away side firmly in front. However, two goals five minutes into the second half from Christian Ramirez and Lewis Ferguson brought the hosts level. It's another big win for Ange Postecoglou's side who are now unbeaten in 20 league games. Aberdeen, who last won the Scottish Premiership on Boxing Day, falls to ninth place. It was another frustrating night for the home side and their fans, who haven't seen a Pittodrie win against Celtic since 2016, while Postecoglou's side showed off their skills. But the savvy visitors, who had brought Jota and O'Riley on board for Giorgos Giakoumakis and Tom Rogic, remained calm. Indeed, Celtic should have taken the lead in the 12th minute when overlapping right-back Anthony Ralston found Daizen Maeda with a spot-on cross, but the Japanese striker headed wide from 12 yards out. But just five minutes later, Aberdeen keeper Gary Woods and defender Calvin Ramsay were denied by an O'Riley cross from the right, and Jota snuck in at the back post to put the ball in from close range. The Dons soon had more problems when O'Riley's shot from the edge of the box, after switching to a pass from Maeda, was deflected off Aberdeen defender David Bates and landed behind Woods. Stephen Glass made changes at half-time and Funso Ojo and Matty Kennedy replaced Ramsay and McGeouch early in the second half - and what an impact they made. The Dons got back in the game when Ojo set up Ramirez and he swept a drive low past Hoops keeper Joe Hart. Suddenly there was hope and moments later Ramirez had the ball back in the Celtic net but the offside flag was up. It was all at right angles in the 61st minute, however, when Ojo's free-kick was thrown in from Ferguson's right. The home fans were still celebrating as Celtic ran up the park a minute later and Jota went over to a Ralston header before deflecting a shot past Woods to make it 3-2. Referee Willie Collum stood firm against protests from the Aberdeen players, who are believed to have claimed that Liel Abada was originally flagged for offside. There was more goal-scoring action at either end as both sides continued to aim for goals, with Ferguson parrying a Hart header before flashing a free-kick just over the bar. Maeda and Reo Hatate made room for Giakoumakis and Nir Bitton in the 75th minute to thwart Aberdeen's pursuit of a third goal and although the Dons can draw some encouragement from their second-half performance, Celtic once again showed they know what they're doing it takes to get the job done. Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass: “I was too [angry at the goal]. He looks offside from the side but still fouls Batesy and keeps him from running back to deal with Jota, who scores the goal." I was warned or informed at the end of the game by the fourth official (Craig Napier) not going on the pitch and talking to the referee but he didn't tell both managers, he told one manager and maybe because he realized he had made a mistake. “The fourth official was told to tell me not to speak to him on the pitch after the game but both managers were not treated equally so maybe there is a reason. It's very easy to be beaten by a very good Celtic team but we were much better in the second half." Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou: "It was a big part of the way we work, we obviously want to be a team that plays the game dominates and scores goals. We had to do that again today, we've had two tough away games since the derby and we took six points from them." That's positive from our point of view, but the second half showed that we can still improve. Everyone was good in the first half, but in the second we had to do better. Aberdeen meet Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in the fifth round on Saturday.


Shaken up this morning as Alison and Dermot head to the Saturday Night Takeaway set

This Morning, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary traded sets for a Saturday Night Takeaway special with Ant and Dec (Author: Gardener)

this morningGet daily celebrity exclusives and behind-the-scenes house tours straight to your inbox. Get daily celebrity exclusives and behind-the-scenes house tours straight to your inbox. 'This Morning' experienced an unexpected jolt during the ITV daytime program on Friday (18 February) as presenters Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond walked out of the regular studio. Instead, the Friday duo headed to the Saturday Night Takeaway stage in a different area of ​​the ITV site, where they caught up with NTA legends and presenter duo Ant and Dec for a chat. With their interview and cue cards in their hands, beaming were Alison, 47, and Dermot, 48, who were caught up in a hilarious name mix-up by Loose Women panelist Kaye Adams on Thursday as they settled down to chat with the boys about her new series, which is set to return this weekend. Viewers used the comments to share their thoughts on the change. Get the daily newsletter from OK! exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox. One person joked, "Think Alison & Dermot are staying #thismorning there." While noting that the presenters were a lot more excited about the show change, another viewer commented, "Bet Ant and Dec are mad they left at 10am." had to get up for Alison and Dermot to yell at her #thismorning." "Don't worry Allison, if I ever met Ant and Dec I would be totally uncool," encouraged another fan. "In fact, like a baby, I probably would # Crying ThisMorning.” Others were unimpressed by the preparations for the return of 46-year-old Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly's popular Saturday night entertainment show. "I won't bother watching Saturday Night Takeaway. Time for a movie instead #ThisMorning,” shared one viewer. Another laughed, "I don't really watch Saturday Night Takeaway but I need to see Jeremy Clarkson get pranked on #ThisMorning." "I used to enjoy Saturday Night Takeaway but the last series wasn't the best, too bad written and childish. #ThisMorning,” opined a third person, followed by others who claimed it was “past its sell by date.” Unconvinced viewers notwithstanding, the show attracts huge audiences each year, with Ant and Dec remaining two of Britain's most popular presenters. Sign up for our daily newsletter for the BEST celebrity home tours and BIGGEST exclusive interviews. During the chat, as Ant and Dec reflected on some of the pranks they've pulled on celebrities in the past and what's to come throughout this series, Dermot also asked the TV stars if they were worried that the People get their own back when they're "out for dinner" or have other activities. "You live your life in a paranoid state," Dermot laughed as Dec explained that unfortunately they do. "And it's when the thumb gets a little too close to you, you know what, you're like, 'Wait a minute, that's an undercover.'" Ant nodded. "I didn't know we were going south of the river," Dermot chimed in through the hysteria, as Dec teased, "Wait, I know those hands," and Alison ended the hilarious conversation by joking, "Those aren't pillows! This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway returns on ITV on Saturday 19 February at 7pm. For updates on all your favorite stars and TV shows, subscribe here for our daily newsletter.


Who is Robobunny on The Masked Singer UK? All hints and theories

Who could Robobunny be under the costume in Season 3 of The Masked Singer UK? Here are all the clues and theories for when the finale arrives. (Author: Gardener)

RobobunnyThe Masked Singer UK has had the nation putting their guesses on, particularly when it comes to star performer Robobunny on Season 3 of the hit ITV show. The bizarre character has wowed viewers with her performances, including her heartbreaking cover of Whitney Houston's 'Saving All My Love For You.' Judges Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall racked their brains after the performances trying to guess which celebrity might be underneath the costume. Robobunny has now made it to the finals alongside Panda and Mushroom, which means her identity will be revealed soon. So what are all the clues and theories that are pointing to the star who has taken on the Robobunny personality so far? * They initially had a Cockney-sounding accent, which the judges thought was wrong. * Her last clue during the first episode was, "I may be metal, but that doesn't stop me from making a splash. * In her second VT, Robobunny entered a warehouse showing a police badge, cowboy boots, a Native American headgear, and a builder's hat. While the judges initially thought she might be an actor, Mo pointed out that each of the objects was related to the Village People music group. * Robobunny said, "Nothing makes me happier than standing on my deck with nothing around me but a bit of land," leading the judges to think they might be from another country. * They also revealed that they love a little bit of dancing and relate to line dancing. For her two lies and one truth, Robobunny said... * It was a mind-blowing performance that kick-started my career. *The VT started with Robobunny doing some gardening, suggesting this is a pastime of theirs. * They said, "Rabbits come from big families, this rabbit is no exception" - so what big families in showbiz can you think of? * A pair of boxing gloves were emblazoned with the initials "MA," which some think may represent boxing legend "Muhammad Ali." * They also referred to the "truth of the gospel" so they may have a background in gospel music. * Robobunny also said that people often say, "Isn't she good" - so are you a female celebrity after all? * Cup of Joe - maybe a famous Joe or someone who starred in Joseph * References to Grease - maybe someone who appeared in the musical? So who did the judges pick as possible singers behind the mask for Robobunny? * In Robobunny's first VT of the finale, the character was featured in a retro video game, a possible indication of a connection to the 80's or 90's. * After her performance, the QR code on her back teased, "Winning The Masked Singer would be my biggest second win," leading Mo to think it might be Donny Osmond, the US runner-up on The Masked Singer would. Many viewers are convinced that Robobunny is Westlife singer Mark Feehily. Some said they recognized his voice immediately, while others suggested the line dancing references may have been a connection to his home in Sligo, which had its own ranch. Someone with a tough outside who's really soft on the inside - of course Vinnie Jones comes to mind. People might be surprised to know that he also has a musical past, releasing his single Wooly Bully in 1993 and his album Respect in 2002. The mention of Robobunny having "control" prompted the jury to link the points to Drake's song Controlla from his fourth studio album views. All the mechanics that make up Robobunny's costume could be a reference to another show with machines... aka Top Gear, which Paddy McGuinness is the host of. When you look at Robobunny and imagine a famous person who is heavily involved with robots, your mind naturally goes to Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla. During Robobunny's second performance, her VT made several references to country music and dance. Of course, Billy Ray Cyrus, the lead singer of Achy Breaky Heart, was also mentioned. Several symbols in Robobunny's VT indicated that the singer was an actor, with the judge noting that the actor had read scripts and therefore the singer could be none other than Danny from The Script. Mo took one look at Robobunny's name and took the letters RB, leading him to think it might be his friend, actor and rapper Richard Blackwood, whom he described as an "all-round entertainer". With all the references to line dancing in Robobunny's video, it shouldn't have been surprising that Kevin Bacon, who starred in the 1984 classic film Footloose, was brought up as a suggestion. Not only did Will Smith play Muhammad Ali in a biopic — who the MA boxing gloves might point to in a Robobunny VT — but he also has an established music career. After performing BTS' Dynamite at The Masked Singer UK, Jonathan floated the idea that it could be Jason Derulo since the singer had a hit with the band. One of Robobunny's hints in the finale was, "Winning The Masked Singer would be my biggest second win." Donny Osmond was a runner-up on The Masked Singer season one in the US, so Mo figured that might be a connection. Not only did the judges think they could hear an Irish accent from Robobunny, but the costumed singer also referred to "zones" in her VT in the finale, leading Jonathan to suspect it might be a reference to Boyzone . What do you think? The Masked Singer UK ends on ITV tonight at 7pm If you have a celebrity story, video or pictures please contact the entertainment team by emailing us at [email protected], call 020 3615 2145 or visit our content submission page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Joel Dommett 'lost his mind' over The Masked Singer finale reveal: 'It comes out of nowhere'


Sophie Wilding is the latest candidate to be fired

Sophie Wilding became the youngest contestant to be fired from The Apprentice after a disastrous driverless vehicle challenge on Thursday. (Author: Gardener)

SophieSophie Wilding became the youngest contestant to be fired from The Apprentice after a disastrous driverless vehicle challenge on Thursday. Lord Sugar gave the 32-year-old bar owner her marching orders after her 'Star Pod' vehicle failed to match sales from the opposing team's 'Bee Pure' offering, with Sophie accused of changing her mind about the style of the pods. Meanwhile, fans tuning in to the episode branded her "rude" after she got up and left without "thanking" Lord Sugar for the opportunity. The two teams were tasked with designing an innovative driverless vehicle that they would use to target large corporate customers in order to generate big sales. In the end, Lord Sugar, who had previously described Sophie's offer as a 'pimp mobile', had made up his mind, stating that the task's failure was 'crystal clear', noting it was a 'bad idea' that had been 'poorly executed' . ' But while all the other evicted contestants usually thanked Lord Sugar for his time, Sophie suddenly got up and walked out of the room, a move that didn't sit well with fans. "Sophie didn't even say thank you to Lord Sugar from the boardroom! With another sharing: "Ooh Sophie what no thanks Lord Sugar for the opportunity or Karen and Tim. Bit grumpy.' 'Sophie didn't thank Lord Sugar for the opportunity... Tut Tut!' tweeted a third. A fourth shared: "How bloody rude was Sophie, she didn't thank Lord Sugar." With another agreeing: "Sophie didn't say 'Thank you Lord Sugar for the opportunity blah blah blah' just rude." Meanwhile, the fired star opened up about how she believes some of her former co-stars are on the show for "fame" - after becoming the boardroom's seventh victim. The boutique cocktail bar owner from Cheltenham insists she took part in the BBC One series to do business with Lord Sugar rather than for exposure and the possibility of further TV opportunities. Sophie, who was fired by Lord Sugar after failing to impress as project manager, told MailOnline she's put "blood, sweat and tears" into her business, while some people on the show are "not on it for the right reasons". . ' "I didn't go into the show for fame, I wanted the investment. I've invested hundreds of thousands in my business and I've poured blood, sweat and tears into it. I wanted to go into the show for the investment and be mentored by Lord Sugar to expand and learn quickly. "I've done everything myself so far and I wanted to keep learning, so I feel like I went in with 100 per cent the best vision, but if everyone was like me it might not be an entertainment show, so you really need a mix of individuals . "Maybe these people aren't in it for the right reasons, they're in it for fame but that's why it's fun and laughing and it's an entertainment show." The Apprentice continues on BBC One on Thursday at 9pm, followed by You're Fired on BBC Two. Watch live and on demand on BBC iPlayer.


Families are devastated after deadly mudslides in Brazil

Gardening tool in hand, Gisela Arcaminate searched through the mud and debris on Wednesday in hopes of finding her daughter. (Author: Gardener)

BrazilPETRÓPOLIS, Brazil -- Holding a gardening tool in hand, Gisela Arcaminate searched through the mud and debris Wednesday in hopes of finding her daughter. Arcaminate, along with other volunteers, are still searching for people who are missing after torrential rains caused flooding and mudslides, destroying homes, roads and much of the infrastructure of the city of Petrópolis north of Rio de Janeiro. In Morro da Oficina, where Arcaminate was searching for her relatives, 80 houses disappeared in a few minutes. As of Friday, 117 bodies had been found, and more than 100 people are still missing. Maicon Pinto, 39, a businessman, said he lost an aunt in the mudslide that sped through the hill at a height of nearly 26 feet. "The sheer size of the wave even made it impossible to dig up the debris by hand," he said. Located almost 3,000 feet above sea level, Petrópolis has a population of around 300,000 and is a major tourist destination in the region. Less than an hour away from the famous capital, the city attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is also known for its summer rains. The latest storm to hit the area delivered a month's expected rain in just three hours, according to meteorologists. The deluge also hit a very specific part of the city, soaking the already thick ground that overlies a layer of rock. The massive weight triggered mudslides that tumbled down the steep slopes, destroying dozens of homes and quickly inundating the city's historic center. Similar storms and floods hit Europe in July, with climate experts warning such storms will become more frequent as Earth's atmosphere warms. PICTURED: Rescue teams and local residents search for survivors after a mudslide in Petropolis, Brazil, on February 16, 2022. Stories like Pinto's can be heard across the city. Josimar da Silva, a longtime friend of Pinto, said he lost three sons and his wife. A local lawyer, João Barreto, was stuck in a building during the disaster and said once the water receded, many bodies could be seen in the main streets. Luciane Esteves, 41, a bank teller, said heavy rain in the summer is so common that it took many by surprise. The entire commercial district was destroyed and many areas of downtown are still vulnerable," she said. Many residents said events repeated what happened 11 years ago, when a similar downpour triggered massive landslides, killing nearly 1,000 people in the area. Romário Portilho, 30, a geography student, said the differences between the two events are crucial. This one, he said, seemed more destructive. "What happened recently focused on five neighborhoods," he said. Once a thriving industrial city, Petrópolis suffered during Brazil's economic crisis of the 1980s and saw many of its factories and jobs disappear. The decline in the population's income and rising unemployment contributed to the irregular houses being built on the slopes and hills of the city, which is located in the Atlantic Rainforest. This urban sprawl has helped create the scenario for the current destruction, with these precarious dwellings weakening an already thick layer of earth. Paulo Artaxo, a physics professor at the University of São Paulo and a member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said although the rain was unusual, the disaster's toll could have been fewer. Image: Aerial view after a mudslide in Petropolis, Brazil, on February 17, 2022 during the second day of rescue operations. He noted that those affected by the disaster are among the poorest and most vulnerable, making their recovery even more difficult. "Here in Brazil, there are extreme event warning systems that work all the time, and in such cases, cities are warned," Artaxo said. "Public authorities have the scientific information to make decisions, for example removing people from risk areas during rain." He added that this disaster is also an example of the effects of climate change. "Anomalous events like these rains, which used to be rare, are happening more frequently here and around the world," Artaxo said. The local response to the disaster was the target of heavy criticism. Rio de Janeiro state governor Cláudio Castro was booed during a visit to the affected area. He said at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon that preventive measures were needed to prevent these tragedies from repeating themselves, but admitted he was indebted to the city's citizens. The body of her 17-year-old daughter was found Wednesday afternoon along with her other relatives and friends.