Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Murder of Cathy Wayne

Cathy Wayne

Cathy Wayne – Shot – 22-Caliber Bullet


Cathy Wayne an Australian singer had been killed in 1969,by a single .22-caliber bullet when she was onstage in a military base in Vietnam. She was only 19 years old when she died. She had breathed her last in the arms of her boyfriend who played the drums for the band she sang – Sweethearts on Parade.

Catherine Anne Warnes, an entertainer was born on December 7, 1949 at Arncliffe, Sydney and was the second child of three children of George Alfred Warnes, an English-born motor mechanic and his wife Nancy Starnes, from Sydney Cathy had attended Athelstane Public and Arncliffe Girls’ High School and had great interest in performing arts.

 When she was in the primary level she had participated in singing and dancing lessons. Towards the age of 12 she began performing on stage in the local community as well as school concerts. She had been spotted by a talent scout and offered a permanent spot, dancing on television station TCN-9’s programme `Opportunity Knocks’ and at 16, she had won the second prize for singing in the talent quest of Starflight. The competition had been directed by another well-known Channel 9 show `Bandstand’ where she became a steady performer.

F.A.C.E – An Opportunity to Perform


Cathy Wayne started performing in clubs in spite of being under legal age of performing in these premises; she recorded advertising jingles for radio as well as television. Thereafter she joined the `pop’ singer Col Joye on many concert tours across Australia. She used the stage name `Cathy Wayne’. She had travelled with the other entertainers to the Republic of Vietnam – South Vietnam, towards the first half of 1967 on a wartime concert tour that had been sponsored by the Australian Forces Advisory Committee on Entertainment. Since Cathy Wayne was not 18 years it had been essential for the organizer of the tour, Bruce Webber to obtain approval of her parents to take part in the concert. She had leapt at the opportunity to go to South Vietnam. At that time members of F.A.C.E concert parties were not given any payment for their services though were given daily living allowances together with security guarantee.

Lead Singer – Sweethearts on Parade’


Towards mid-1969, Warnes had returned to South Vietnam as the lead singer in `Sweethearts on Parade’ an Australian pop group wherein the tour had been arranged privately by Ingrid Hart, a performer as well as a promoter and was not under the supports of the Australian government That year, on 20 July, at Da Nang, Warnes had been on stage in a club for non-commissioned officers of the United States Marine Corps when she was shot from outside the club which has passed through the insect-screen of an open window.

The bullet had hit her in the chest killing her instantly. Her body had been sent back to Australia and was cremated with Anglican rites. James Wayne Killen, a US Marine had been found guilty of killing her while trying to shoot someone else. He was found innocent after a retrial and released. Don Morrisson, another musician was of the belief that he was aware who had shot her but due to lack of evidence was unable to reveal the name of the person. Wayne’s killer till date remains unknown and anonymous.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Death of Lord Darnley

Lord Darnley

Mysterious Death of Henry Stuart – Lord Darnley


The mysterious death of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley has perplexed Scottish history researchers till date. Darnley belonged to a family which gave him claims to the Scottish as well as English thrones through family bonds with James II of Scotland and Henry VII of England.

 When Darnley was young, he enjoyed his childhood which was bestowed to the few privileged during the 16th century. At the age of 20, in February of 1565, he had travelled to Scotland and had the opportunity of meeting QueenMary who was besotted with him. According to one chronicler it is said that `she took well with him and said that he was the lustiest and best proportioned long man that she had seen’. They were married that July and Darnley became King of the Scots.

Very soon it became obvious that he could not handle himself royally and became foes due to his bad temper, drunkenness and arrogant manner. Mary herself got tired of his company and the couple were often separated though they seemed to get along well to have a son, James who later would rule Scotland as well as England. Their unsteady marriage seemed to continue since Mary was a Roman Catholic and divorce was not permitted. She may have resorted to an alternative solution.
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Huge Explosion at Kirk o’Field


The couple had been staying at Kirk o’Field a large church house in Edinburgh in February 1567 when in the early hours of the 10th were heard two huge explosions that were heard for miles around the place. The Kirk had been almost destroyed.

Later on it had been determined that two barrels of gunpowder had been placed secretly beneath the bedroom of Darnley, where he had been recovering from smallpox, which according to other sources was syphilis.Many had come over to witness the devastation. However, the body of Darnley was not traceable and after some superficial searching by the people, a soldier had located the remains of Darnley together with a servant on the grounds of the Kirk.

On examination, it had been obvious that the death wounds inflicted on Darnley and his servant had not been from the explosion. It seemed that the two of them had been strangled after the gunpowder had done its task. Suspicion increased and the noble families of Scotland needed answers to their queries.

Death of Darnley Remained a Mystery


Mary who had been living at the Kirk with Darnley was not there or could have been away at a wedding on that critical night. However the facts could not be overlooked. Someone had placed the gunpowder under Darnley’s room which had exploded thereafter.

 Darnley perhaps had learned of the danger and had fled into the nightwith only his nightshirt on, where his body had been found. It was observed that someone had overpowered and strangled him to death. Those guilty could have been from the Scottish nobles, probably with the Queen being party to the murder who disapproved of the power Darnley exercised or maybe disliked him.

Mary too had her own problems when she escaped to England only to be imprisoned and ultimately executed in 1587 by Elizabeth I and whatever information she had regarding the death of her husband went down with her in the grave.

5 Science Careers That Don’t Require Lab Work

Working in the science field can give you access to fascinating information and unique daily tasks. For many in science, their work in biology, chemistry, or physical science has them working inside of a lab. Some scientific types thrive in this closed off environment, making new discoveries and helping the world improve. For others, lab work can be a limiting, so they need a different type of environment to practice their scientific skills. Here are five careers in science that work outside of labs.

1. Science Teacher

One of the best opportunities to work in science without stepping foot in a lab is to become a teacher. If you graduate with a degree in one of the many fields of science, you can supplement your credentials by meeting the requirements in your state to be an educator. Then, you can be hired to work in secondary education, with either middle school students or high school students in a science class. Each day, instead of working independently in a quiet lab environment, you get to work with a vibrant room of young people.

2. Science Illustrator

Another great opportunity for someone with a science background is to go into science illustrating. Nonfiction books, magazines, and websites all have a need for detailed and accurate illustrations demonstrating various types of scientific thought. Publications in the biological sciences may need illustrators to draw lifelike pictures of animals, humans, or individual cell parts for use in training medical staff. Additionally, those with a background in physics can help illustrate operating manuals for various engineering projects and machinery.

3. Technical Writer

Having a degree in science also puts you in a great position to work as a technical writer. Technical writers use their background knowledge to write scientific papers, instructions, and other complex material related to science, technology, or engineering products. This type of job is a great way to get yourself out of the lab environment and into a traditional office workplace with a diverse group of colleagues.

4. Geographic Information Science Specialist

Next, you can use your scientific knowledge and apply it for a position in geographic information science. Those in this field work with high-quality mapping technology and satellite imagery. Specialists in this subject are often working in the field outside to determine best practices for geographic placement services. They work with the top technologies in their offices as well. USC Online has a top program in geographic information science for those who have an interest in learning more.

5. Patent Law Clerk

Finally, some individuals with a background in science can choose to go into patent law. If you simply have a degree in science, then being a patent law clerk may be an option. If you want to take on more responsibility in this field, then an additional law degree is required to be a patent lawyer. Patent law examines intellectual property, and those in science can use their expertise in their subject to get a better understanding of things such as inventions, new drug formulas, vaccines, and other science-based items that could be up for patent.
Being a scientist doesn’t necessarily mean working in a lab. There are plentiful opportunities in many other settings for those in this field.

Weight of the Human Soul is 21 grams

Human Soul weight

Experiment to Prove Human Soul has Mass – Can be Measured


A rare experiment had been conducted on April 10, 1901 in Dorchester, Massachusetts by Dr Duncan MacDougall to prove that the human soul had mass and hence could be measured. Dr MacDougall a respected physician of Haverhill as well as the head of the Research Society had been performing work in this field for around six years before the experiment.

 Though his experiment presently would be taken as unethical, it tends to be a peculiarity with plenty of disapproval ranging from methodology utilised in different religious implication. Dr MacDougall performed this experiment on six dying patients who had been placed on specially provided Fairbanks weight scales just before their death. His purpose was to weigh each body before and after death in order to determine any differences by the delicate scales.

The patients had been selected depending of their looming death. Two of the patients had been suffering from tuberculosis, one was a woman and 5 were men. Together with a team of four doctors, Dr MacDougall measured the weight of his first patient cautiously before his death. When the patient died he noticed an interesting thing. He observed that suddenly, coincident with death, the beam end dropped with an audible stroke hitting against the lower limiting bar and remaining there with no rebound.

Loss – Ascertained to Three-Fourths of an Ounce


The loss had been ascertained to be three-fourths of an ounce. The experiment was also conducted on the next patient with the same results. Dr MacDougall sensed that had struck something strange. The following is a quote from the New York Times articles of 11 March 1907 capturing the historical moment : `The instant life ceased the opposite scale pan fell with a suddenness that was astonishing – as if something had been suddenly lifted from the body.

Immediately all the usual deductions were made for physical loss of weight and it was discovered that there was still a full ounce of weight unaccounted for’.Each of the five doctors had taken their own measurements, comparing their results. Though all the patients had not lost the same weight, they did lose something which could be accounted. The results of only four of the six patients could be accounted for owing to mechanical failures or the patients dying before the test equipment were in place.

Consistent Weight Loss - Query


However the consistent weight loss posed a query. Everything from the air in the lungs to bodily fluids had been taken in consideration but there did not seem to be any explanation to this query. However on the third patient, an interesting variation took place, who had maintained the same weight immediately after his death though one minute thereafter he had lost around an ounce of weight.

Dr MacDougall had clarified this discrepancy as - `I believe that in this case, that a phlegmatic man slow of though and action, that the soul remained suspended in the body after death, during the minute that elapsed before its freedom. There is no other way of accounting for it and it is what might be expected to happen in a man of the subject’s temperament’.

After the experiment and in consultation with the other members of the team, it had been certain that the average weight loss of a person was three-fourth of an ounce and the conclusion drawn by Dr MacDougall was that a human soul weighed 21 grams.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Affordable Stay at OYORooms with These Deals


OYORooms
Booking a room through OYORooms is a kid’s play, and with an OYORooms deals you're sure to make savings on their already great rates. All you need to do is simply go to their website or download the app on your Android, iOS or Windows phone.

Once you log on to their site you’ll be straight awaydirected to an intuitive search function that allows you to choose the city or location where you want to visit, the check in and check out dates, how many guests will be arriving, and the number of rooms you require. The system will thoroughly go through its own system and then return with all possible options in the area.

OyoRooms have a variety of rooms to offer from expensive to budget to cheap hotels, all according to your preference. All rooms no matter what the rate of the room will be inclusive of air conditioning, cleaning service, access to breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet connection, washrooms that are always clean, and even cable TV with premium pay options. You can also add other options to your room with extra charge. The standard check-in time is 12 PM and the standard check-out time is 11 AM. You can always pay an extra fee for late check out. Other amenities may also be available for added fees.

With OyoRooms deals and offers available on zoutons you can save even bigger on your accommodation expense. To be updates with OyoRooms deals and offers all you need to do is keep checking zoutons and use the code. Some big money saver deals available on zoutons are:
  • One can get 25% off + 25% off on Oyo Rooms all across India, making your stay light on your pocket.
  • For more budget stays, zoutons offer you an exclusive offer that helps you stay in hotels under only Rs. 499/- per night. 
  • One can also get flat 25% off on any Oyo room booking helping you save mega amount.
  • Exclusive Oyo room deal also gives you flat Rs. 625/- on Oyo Rooms which makes you stay much cheaper than you expected it to be. 
  •  If you plan to stay in a proper hotel the Oyo room has an offer for you as well. One can grab Rs. 500/- off flat on their hotel booking 
  • There are many cash back offers that are available on zoutons which can be redeemed by you on your next booking via Oyo Rooms. 

An Oyo Rooms promo code might only be valid for a certain amount of time or only for a particular hotel or city, so you should apply it right away.

The company will also give you an OYO Rooms discount code if you refer it to a friend. Sing up to the program and you'll be given a referral code that they must enter when making their ow booking. This will then register as a referral and your offer code will then be emailed to you. Examples of Oyo Rooms offers include cashback, straight up discounts, first time discounts, and more.

Once you are happy with your selection you can confirm the booking and enter all of your personal details. It is up to the customer to decide whether to pay up front or authorize payment upon checking out after your stay. Any way, you will need to enter your card details on the website.

If you wish to redeem an OYO Rooms coupon, all you have to do is enter it into the designated promo box before you finalize the booking online, and the total cost of your room or other deal will be applied. Be sure to enter the code correctly, you will see a confirmation message once it's done. You can only enter one OYO Rooms coupon at a time, so be sure to choose the one that makes you the best savings!
Note that upon check-in you will need to provide a copy of the booking receipt, which will be sent via email and a form of ID to confirm it is you. The same card used for making the booking will also need to be on hand.
As long as it's a day before you are due to arrive you can easily cancel your Oyo Rooms and get a full refund of your booking. But, of course if you have used any OYORooms coupons to get a discount you will only be refunded the real amount charged after the coupon was used. To cancel your booking all you need to do is login to your online account on the site or through the app, and you can do so easily from your booking history. Or you can also call up to make your cancellation.