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Leeds students honour organ donor pupil who died last year

More than 1,500 students and staff members have paid tribute to a pupil who died last year by spelling out a special message on their sports pitch. Students at The Grammar School at Leeds honoured 12-year-old Hoshi Naylor, who died after being hit by a car in January 2018. Her organs were donated to four people in need of a transplant after she died. The students stood in formation to spell out the words ‘Be A Hero’, which is the name of the organ donor campaign led by Leeds Teaching…

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Qandeel Baloch: Honour, Murder and her Selfies

This is the story of Qandeel Baloch – a girl that who had dreams to be a star. They called her Pakistan’s “Kim Kardashian”. She divided opinion in socially conservative Pakistan, and had expressed fears for her life as a result. She was a social media sensation, a young woman from a poor village who became famous for her sexually provocative online appearances. After her murder two and a half years ago, a new law against so-called honour crimes was passed but justice for Qandeel appears elusive. Presented by Hani…

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HMV to honour gift cards despite going into administration

Image copyright Getty Images HMV will continue to accept customers’ gift cards so long as stores keep trading, administrators KPMG have said. It comes after the High Court appointed KPMG to run the music retailer, which collapsed for the second time in six years after a sharp fall in sales. In 2013 administrators faced an angry backlash after initially telling customers their gift vouchers would not be honoured – before making a U-turn. KPMG will try to keep all 125 stores open while a buyer is sought. Will Wright, from…

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Prince William and Kate to honour Leicester helicopter crash victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of tributes were left outside the club’s stadium in the days after the crash The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will pay tribute to the victims of the helicopter crash outside Leicester City’s stadium on a visit to the city. Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died when the aircraft came down on 27 October. The couple will visit the crash site, meet players and hear about charities supported by Mr Vichai later, before heading to the University of Leicester. Prince William…

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Wayne Rooney says England farewell game a ‘huge honour’

Rooney is England’s record goalscorer, having netted 53 times for his country Wayne Rooney says it is a “huge honour” to be granted a farewell appearance for England and that it will be his chance “to say thank you to the fans”. The 33-year-old is England’s record goalscorer and will play some part in the game against the United States at Wembley on Thursday. “At the minute, I don’t know how much I’m going to play,” he said. “I’ll speak to manager Gareth Southgate and, whatever he wants me to…

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Beach images across the UK honour World War One soldiers

Giant portraits of soldiers who died in World War One have been etched across UK beaches to mark 100 years since the conflict ended. Volunteers were given stencils and rakes to create the large-scale images. The faces were later washed away by the incoming tide. Pages of the Sea was conceived by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. Source link

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Silver Cross Mother: Parent of soldier who died by suicide gets Canada honour

Image copyright Courtesy Anita Cenerini Image caption Private Thomas Welch in Afghanistan Every Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Legion names one mother of a soldier to represent all mothers who have lost children in Canadian military service. This year, Anita Cenerini, the woman who has been given the honoured post, holds a unique significance. Anita Cenerini did not immediately agree to take on the role of National Silver Cross Mother when she was first approached by the Royal Canadian Legion. “It took me a while to ask the question: ‘Did…

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Kasper Schmeichel ‘shaking’ before emotional Leicester win in honour of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Cardiff 0-1 Leicester: Kasper Schmeichel ‘immensely proud’ of Foxes players Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said he was “shaking” in the warm-up before an emotional 1-0 win at Cardiff. It was the Foxes’ first game since owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in a helicopter crash at King Power Stadium. Schmeichel was one of the first on the scene on 27 October. “I am glad we got three points for him,” said the Dane, 31, who was in tears during the minute’s silence before kick-off. Schmeichel, who was part…

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Honour of Kings uses facial recognition to check ages

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Honour of Kings has more than 200 million registered users One of China’s most popular video games is testing the use of facial recognition to check users’ ages. Honour of King’s publisher Tencent announced the move at the weekend. It said the trial would initially be limited to “thousands” of new players based in Beijing and Shenzhen. The title has been criticised in local media over claims children have become addicted to it. But one expert questioned whether the test could be scaled up.…

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