A HEARTBROKEN dad today revealed his son was one of the victims killed in the London Bridge terror attack. Jack Merritt, 25, was remembered as a "beautiful spirit" after he and a woman were killed in the knife rampage on Friday afternoon. Jack was a course counsellor for Learning Together, which was hosting the event at Fishmongers' Hall in central London when terrorist Usman Khan , 28, unleashed his horror attack while wearing a fake suicide jacket. The terrorist was out on licence following his release from prison in December last year after being convicted of terrorism offences when he carried out the attack. Grieving dad David Merritt today paid tribute to his son as a "beautiful spirit" - and referenced his son's extensive work with inmates. Writing on Twitter, he said: "My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily. "R.I.P. Jack: you were … [Read more...] about London Bridge attack – Jack Merritt, 25, remembered as ‘beautiful spirit’ as dad names him as victim of terror attack
A Jack Russell, who had been missing for three days, has been rescued by a search volunteer and his own pet dog. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and coastguards were called to Skinningrove in North Yorkshire last week, after the terrier's owner was reported missing, along with his dog. The man was found on Friday using thermal technology in an operation that involved police, mountain rescue and members of the public. Rescuers couldn't find the little pet at the time, but RNLI volunteer Ed Thomas had more luck when he returned to the site on Monday. He said: "When the search finished on Friday night, of course we were delighted to have found the missing man. But the fact his dog was missing left a real bittersweet taste." Advertisement Despite "fearing the worst", Mr Thomas took his dog, Olly, for a walk in the direction of the rescue. The pair managed to locate the frightened Jack Russell trapped under rocks, when Olly reacted to … [Read more...] about Jack Russell found trapped under rocks three days after it went missing
It seems that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are everywhere right now, with more companies jumping on the NFT bandwagon to offer one-off digital assets for sale. Special feature Special report: How blockchain will disrupt business (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, looks at how blockchain is shaking up the economy and changing the way individuals and enterprises conduct business. Read More Non-fungible tokens are used to verify unique items such as digital art and digital ownership of other items. Now, NFTs can be used to verify ownership of physical items. Several stories have recently caught my eye, as companies scramble to lead the way with unusual NFT sales and auctions. But do Americans view the emerging concept of NFTs positively, or do they think the impact on climate change means that celebrities should act responsibly when offering NFTs for sale? Celebrities such as Jack Dorsey, Beeple, and the Kings of … [Read more...] about Are NFT collectibles the new trading cards or a hype bubble soon to burst?
Memories The good : After three years racing in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel category, Brittany Force won her first race in the Monster Energy dragster at Gainesville last year, one of three Wally trophies she’d bring home in 2016. One of John Force Racing’s “Next” drivers and the second of three daughters to John and Laurie Force, Brittany is the only Force racer to drive a rail - everyone else in the family races a Funny Car. Last year’s initial victory came one race after she lost to Leah Pritchett in Phoenix, as she did again last month. Brittany Force would love history to continue repeating. The bad : In 2007, the Gatornationals were tragic for the Medlen family and the Force team. Eric Medlen, whose beloved father was his crew chief at JFR, was also regarded by team owner John Force as the son he never had, and already had six wins to his credit. After bowing out in the first round of Funny Car eliminations that weekend, the crew elected to … [Read more...] about Good, bad and ugly dominate Gatornationals memories