Istanbul: Each year in the run-up to the New Year draw, thousands of people flock to the most famous lottery stand in Istanbul, drawn by the promise on display: “Nimet Abla will make you win.” For 90 years, the lottery booth has drawn large numbers of Turks, filled with hope in these troubled economic times, largely because it has convinced people that it is there that they have the best chance of winning. And so the people flock to the booth, ignoring what is a growing chorus of the pious who consider gambling a sin. Excited customers take a selfie in front of the ticket counters in Eminonu district, close to one of the most beautiful Ottoman mosques in Istanbul, Yeni Cami. A dozen security guards form a cordon around the stall to stop queue-jumpers, redirecting them towards the end of the queue which extends for several hundreds of metres. With a waiting time of up to three or four hours at the weekend, those wishing to buy tickets have to be patient. Fortunately for … [Read more...] about Turkey’s ‘Big Sister Nimet’ lottery selling hope for 90 years
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By Amy Qin The New York Times Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 HONG KONG—It began with a quarrel over cigarettes. Weighed down by loans and the burden of single parenting, a 34-year-old woman often took home leftover food and unopened packs of cigarettes from the banquets she occasionally attended in a nearby village in central China. But one night earlier this month, she discovered that her 12-year-old son had stolen and smoked four packs, and she exploded with rage and beat him, according to local media reports. The next morning, the woman identified only by her surname, Chen (her full name was not released by authorities) was found dead in her bedroom, stabbed to death by her son, police said. When the boy, who has been identified only by his surname, was asked by relatives if he regretted his actions, he said that he did, but that he didn’t think it was a big deal. “I didn’t kill anyone else. I killed my mom,” he was quoted as saying. Article … [Read more...] about 12-year-old in China kills his mother, then returns to school, igniting an outcry
By Bryann Aguilar Staff Reporter Tues., June 12, 2018 Toronto police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect vehicle involved in a collision that killed a woman on Monday. It is reported that a 50-year-old woman was on the roadway in the area of Briar Hill Ave. and Dufferin St. around 3 p.m., when she was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup truck travelling north. Police said the driver stopped the vehicle after the collision and approached the victim. Following a brief conversation, police said the driver returned to his truck and fled the scene at a high speed. He was last seen driving through a residential area. The victim was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition, and she later died from her injuries. Article Continued Below The family has identified the victim as Isabel Soria. The vehicle is described as a grey four-door Dodge Ram pickup truck. Police said there may be damage to the front area of the vehicle. … [Read more...] about Police looking for suspect vehicle after fatal Briar Hill collision
Kyoto - Kiyoko Ozeki, an 88-year-old professor emeritus of Tokai Gakuen Women’s Junior College, was given a doctoral degree Saturday by Ritsumeikan University for her practical studies over more than 30 years of a kind of clothing believed to be the oldest in Japan. Ozeki, who lives in Nagoya, has written academic reports about the clothing, called “angin,” which is believed to date back to the Jomon period (ca 10,000 B.C-ca 300 B.C.). According to Ritsumeikan University, she is the oldest person to obtain a doctoral degree in literature (a field not limited to the study of written works) among the nation’s universities. Ozeki is a native of Aichi Prefecture. She graduated from a school for girls. At the age of about 30, after going through a divorce, she began producing dolls to earn a living. Some officials of the junior college noticed her skills, and Ozeki was employed there as a lecturer in handicrafts in 1964. She worked in that role until 1995. While … [Read more...] about 88-year-old woman earns doctoral degree in Japan
By The Associated Press Fri., March 16, 2018 WATERBORO, Maine — A letter from Jesus Christ might be the affirmation Oprah Winfrey needs to run for the presidency of the United States. WGME-TV reported that an 83-year-old Maine woman who changed her name to Jesus Christ said she began a letter writing campaign 50 years ago to spread a message of faith and peace. Christ said she sent the letter to Winfrey because she likes her, but had no idea it would get so much attention. Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King, who is also one of the hosts of CBS This Morning, posted about the letter to Winfrey on Instagram on Wednesday, asking if it was the sign the former talk show queen was looking for. Winfrey played down any notion of running for president during a 60 Minutes interview, where she mused that if God wanted her to run for president “wouldn’t God kinda tell me?” Christ said she didn’t know there was speculation about Winfrey running for … [Read more...] about Oprah got a letter from a woman named Jesus Christ — is it the sign she’s been looking for?