Last refreshed at 14:14 27 July 2004
A new-born child rhinoceros in a Berlin zoo is in mortar after his mother recklessly trod on his foot one day after his birth, zookeepers said today.
Patna, conceived last week to mother Betty what’s more, father Belur, will have to wear a mortar cast on his cleared out lower leg for up to five weeks to mend a broken leg.
The episode is not the to begin with in the zoo, which presently houses seven rhinos.
“In 2002, mother Betty, too conceived in the zoo, slaughtered her to begin with youngster by treading on the child quickly after birth,” said zoo attendant Ingolf Kastierke.
Zoo guardians had held up in sharp expectation of Betty’s second baby, the zoo’s second this year.
But the morning after birth they taken note the infant was limping what’s more, called in the vet.
“We expect that the mother had trodden on her child in the center of the night,” said Kastierke.
Luckily the damage was effectively treated what’s more, guardians anticipate a full recovery.
The infant has as of now put on five kilos since birth.
The zoo said as it were four or, then again five rhinoceros are conceived in zoos in Europe per year.
Last refreshed at 15:39 20 July 2004
British explorers have been exhorted that they can return to the Ivory Drift – be that as it may cautioned to remain out of regions in the rebel-held north.
The Remote Office has issued new rules for travelers after last month caution that assaults on outsiders in the business capital Abidjan made any travel dangerous.
It presently says that guests can make fundamental trips to the West African country, be that as it may must remain mindful that the political circumstance is volatile.
“We prompt against all be that as it may fundamental travel to government-controlled zones of the country, what’s more, against all travel to rebel-held areas,” said a Remote Office spokesman.
“You ought to be careful in regarding roadblocks, what’s more, ought to maintain a strategic distance from showdown with police what’s more, the security forces.”
It is accepted that the risk from psychological oppression in the nation is low, in spite of the fact that 4,000 French troops remain in put to offer assistance a Joined together Countries compel to keep the peace.
The Ivory Drift has been split into revolt north what’s more, supporter south regions since the nation fell into common war following a September 2002 upset attempt.
Although a peace bargain was handled in 2003, a coalition government of rebels what’s more, government authorities crumpled in March.
Last refreshed at 16:20 14 July 2004
An claim support set up following the passings of Holly Wells what’s more, Jessica Chapman has raised about 100,000, a building society declared today.
Nearly 60,000 would go to foundations what’s more, group gatherings in what’s more, around Soham, Cambridgeshire, where the killed young ladies lived, what’s more, 36,000 had been shared between the youngsters’ families, figures showed.
The claim was set up by two Soham businesspeople without further ado after the young ladies were killed in Eminent 2002 what’s more, regulated by the Cambridge Building Society.
A representative for the Cambridge Building Society
said a add up to of 94,751 was given to the claim by individuals of the public.
She said 34,000 had been given to nearby philanthropies what’s more, group organisations, counting sports clubs, children’s gatherings what’s more, churches, what’s more, 36,000 shared between the Wells what’s more, Chapman families. Trustees would moreover circulate a further 24,751 to nearby groups.
“The claim support was set up in Eminent 2002 for
the families of Holly Wells what’s more, Jessica Chapman. The point of the claim was to raise cash in arrange to serve nearby group needs in ways which perceive the disaster of what has happened what’s more, the liberality of those who react to this appeal,” said the spokeswoman.
“The subsidize has not however been authoritatively closed, despite the fact that gifts are no longer encouraged.”
Holly what’s more, Jessica were killed by Ian Huntley without further ado after taking off their homes in Soham on Regal 4 2002.
Huntley, who was the overseer at Soham Town College, at that point stowed away the bodies of the young ladies in a jettison 20 miles away, where they lay unfamiliar for two weeks.
Following a trial at the Old Bailey last year, Huntley was imprisoned for life for the girls’ murders what’s more, Maxine Carr who was his fiancee, given a three-and-a-half year sentence for contriving to distort the course of justice. She has presently been liberated from jail what’s more, is living at a mystery address.
Last refreshed at 16:38 07 July 2004
High winds what’s more, driving rain have battered southern Britain today, bringing down trees, upsetting transport what’s more, clearing out thousands of homes without electricity.
As temperatures dove what’s more, skies darkened, forecasters cautioned that the summer storm was set to swing north what’s more, last for at slightest 48 hours.
The south drift was the to begin with to feel the rage of the unseasonal profound discouragement that has come up from Spain what’s more, which has delivered winds of up to 50mph.
The rain to begin with hit Devon what’s more, Cornwall what’s more, was due to arrive in London by early evening, with climate specialists caution of conceivable flooding in a few areas.
Falling trees shut a number of fundamental roads, especially in Kent what’s more, Hertfordshire. Tree falls were capable for delays on administrations run by the Southern, South Eastern, South West Trains what’s more, Thameslink prepare companies. Other administrations endured from overhead control problems.
Falling trees too brought down control lines what’s more, cleared out more than 13,000 homes without power over Kent, Sussex what’s more, Surrey.
Ferry organization P&O had to scratch off its fast-ferry Portsmouth-Cherbourg what’s more, Portsmouth-Caen administrations since of the high winds, while its Dover-Calais operations endured delays.
Kew Gardens in south west London had to close since of fears of falling branches.
Two individuals had to be protected at the point when their 14ft dinghy inverted in solid winds close to Chichester Harbor in West Sussex.
Coastguards were called in to recoup a freight boat blown on to rocks by solid winds off Margate in Kent. Laborers had been utilizing it as a secure stage to burrow bore openings in the seabed. No one was hurt.
With temperatures set to fall as low as 13C (55F) – well beneath the early-July normal – English Gas put its winter crisis possibility design into operation as it arranged for a surge in request with individuals exchanging their focal warming on.
Warning for drivers
The Parkways Agency, which is capable for motorways what’s more, trunk streets in England, encouraged drivers, particularly of high-sided vehicles, to take additional care.
The Office said it would be working with the police to guarantee that interruption from any mischances what’s more, episodes is limited what’s more, movement kept moving.
A representative said: “Drivers are exhorted to check the most recent data on climate what’s more, street conditions some time recently they set off, what’s more, amid their journey.
An AA representative said the most exceedingly awful of the climate could correspond with this evening’s surge hour what’s more, drivers were encouraged to be attentive of shower from other vehicles lessening visibility.
He said that drivers ought to too take mind not to travel as well rapidly through floodwater, as this can blow the engine.