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Sunday October 7th, 2018 night edition

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A rapist who tried to cheat justice by claiming he was too fat to appear in court died of obesity, an inquiry has ruled.

Stanley Sandison, from Lossiemouth, preyed on a string of young girls in the 1960s and 70s and was jailed for seven years in 2015.

A special sitting of the high court had to be convened in Elgin because the morbidly-obese 69-year-old – who tried to claim he was unfit to stand trial – was incapable of travelling further.

A fatal inquiry was held, and the court heard the cause of Sandison’s death was obesity and heart disease.

Sheriff David Mackie has now ruled that there were no reasonable precautions which could have been taken to avoid the death.

The inquiry heard that Sandison had lost more than seven stone after embarking on a diet in prison but could not be saved.

“During his period of incarceration he had lost almost 45kg of weight as a result of a healthier diet and exercise. »

Funnel-web spider can kill melanoma cells and Tassie devil tumours

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A peptide from an Australian funnel-web spider has been found to kill both human melanoma cells and cancerous Tasmania devil facial tumours that are threatening the survival of the species.

The research, started at Brisbane's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, also found that the funnel-web compound had almost no negative effects on surrounding healthy cells in either case.

Up close and frightening ... a female funnel-web spider at the Australian Reptile Park. »

Teresa Kok: Govt to stop oil palm expansion, maintain forest cover

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — The government will not allow any more expansion of oil palm plantations in the country, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said today.

She said Malaysia's forest cover was over 50 per cent and the government was committed to maintaining it.

Asked the impact of the government decision on its long-term revenue, Kok said the decision will be up to palm oil producing companies. »

Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing in the fraud trial against her, in which she is alleged to have misused state funds in ordering catered meals.

The prime minister, who himself is embroiled in corruption investigations, has called the allegations against his wife absurd and unfounded.

Sara, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, arrives to a court hearing in the fraud trial against her, at the Magistrate court in Jerusalem October 7, 2018. »

When you post a skeleton meme to Reddit in October : Simulated

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Post your favourite fluid, smoke, soft or rigid body simulations here.

Feel free to ask post here asking for advice, no matter how small your problem!

It's helpful if you know what sort of animation you'd like to make, and even better if you have a specific style you would like to emulate. »