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There are 56 countries which still have the death penalty, including Egypt, where executions are carried out by hanging. We ask a retired Egyptian executioner what made him pursue this morbid career and what the job entails.
General Farm Worker $12.65 an hour Temporary Jeevanjot Natt, 304 Road 20, Oliver BC is seeking 2 full time seasonal agricultural workers to start May 5 to November 30 2019. Duties will include, but are not limited to planting, thinning, weeding, harvesting, sorting and examining produce for quality and preparing for market, other general farm work. No formal education or experience is required. Minimum 40 hour work week. It is a fast paced environment. You must be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, handle repetitive tasks and heavy loads. The work is physically demanding and involves combination of sitting, standing, walking, crouching and kneeling.
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EnglishConnect is made up of several English courses. Learn English Now is for novice speakers without internet access. It helps learners build conversational skills through both classroom and at-home study. Speak UP! is used to teach similar skills using classroom and online study. EnglishConnect Intermediate is an online course for learners who have mastered the conversational skills taught at the novice level. It includes instruction in reading and writing in preparation for academic course work in Pathway L. Pathway L Version builds more advanced English skills while helping learners pursue higher education and better employment. These courses also give learners opportunities to learn more about the fundamental teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if they desire to do so. This book will help learners during the Learn English Now course. It contains activities for each lesson and other helpful resources. However, learners cannot learn English from this book alone. For this reason, it is important that you practice English diligently in between classes. As learners and instructors work together in EnglishConnect classes, each experiences the blessings of sacrifice, work, self-reliance, and love. Your positive attitude, preparation, and dedication to these lessons will improve your life and the lives of others. Best wishes!
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Sidhu Family Farms is seeking 2 full time fruit farm workers from February 25 to October 25, 2019, 2 workers from March 15 to November 15, 2019 and 6 workers from June 15- December 15, 2019. Duties include tree planting, thinning, winter and summer pruning, harvesting tree fruits, orchard maintenance and other general orchard work. Must be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, for 40 hours per week, 5-6 days per week. The work involves kneeling, crouching and the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Orchards located in Lake Country.
Terrifying True Stories Behind Hollywood’s Scariest Horror Movies Horror movies are all inherently scary, but the ones that feature the cryptic “based on a true story” tagline seem to incite a deeper kind of fear in people. The idea that the sociopathic serial killer rampaging on screen is borne out of true events is enough to paralyze even the most seasoned horror flick fan with terror. With that said, check out these 13 myths and horror movies based on true stories… if you dare.
The true story behind 1973’s The Exorcist begins in the late 1940s with a 13-year-old boy referred to as “Roland Doe” (the boy’s actual name is unknown). After the death of his beloved aunt, Doe began to experience odd situations. His mattress would move, a mysterious liquid dripped from the walls, and scratching noises came from the floor of his room.
His worried parents enlisted the help of a local priest to perform an exorcism on their son. However, the exorcism was never completed because Doe slashed the priest with a spring from his mattress. Doe’s parents then took him from their home in Maryland to St. Louis for another exorcism where mysterious scratches appeared on Doe’s body and his mattress moved violently. The priests also noted that Doe would enter trance-like states and speak in a guttural voice. They claimed that objects flew around the room and the boy would have extremely violent reactions when faced with a sacred object. At one point during Doe’s possession, an “X” was mysteriously carved into Doe’s chest, leading the priests to believe that he was possessed by ten demons. One final exorcism took place a few weeks later at the Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis and this time it was successful. After coming out of his trance Doe simply said, “He’s gone.” Some plot points in The Exorcist were embellished, for example, Doe’s head never spun around and he never vomited green matter, but the heart of the story is —nevertheless— true.
The real-life hauntings that inspired 2013’s The Conjuring and 2015’s The Conjuring 2 are so terrifying that it seems like only Hollywood writers could have created them, and indeed, we may wish that was the case, but it isn’t. The film franchise is based on the horrifying true experiences of Ed and Lorraine Warren. Ed was a self-proclaimed demonologist and his wife, Lorraine, claimed to be a medium who could communicate with the demons that her husband located. Indeed, many horror movies based on true stories that will appear in this list are thanks to the Warrens. The couple gained a pretty robust clientele after they established the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952. In fact, one of their most famous cases of demonic possessions became the basis for the 2013 film.
When the Perron Family moved into a 14-room farmhouse in Rhode Island in January 1971, they began to notice strange things right off the bat. There would be mysterious noises, odd smells, and missing objects, and the family didn’t really think anything of it until they learned of the house’s history. Allegedly, the house had been in the same family for eight generations and a great number of them died under suspicious circumstances. One of the most horrible spirits, Bathsheba, was depicted in the film. It turns out that she was a real person and Satanist who lived on the property in the mid-1800s.
The Perron family believed that the spirit of Bathsheba tormented their family. Over a decade-long period, the Warrens visited the home multiple times. But during one seance performed by Lorraine, the Perron children’s mother, Carolyn, became possessed. She rose from the ground and spoke in a demonic voice and tongue. The family reportedly remained in the house despite these hauntings until the 80s. Once they moved, the possessions and strange goings-on ended. The Warren’s had a similar experience with the Hodgson family in England in the late 1970s. These visits provided further inspiration for The Conjuringfranchise’s second film. The family reported that their furniture was inexplicably moved without being touched, that objects flew around the room of their volition, and that odd noises would sound throughout the home. The hauntings spontaneously ended just two years after they had begun and the family had no explanation for this.
The Slender Man myth is a new addition to the world of horror folklore. It is also the first one to be born on the Internet. It was first conceived in 2009 and already has spawned a movie – as well as a bloody history.
The couple evaluated the doll after its 28-year-old owner suspected that something was terribly wrong with it. The woman had received the doll as a gift and noticed that it started to change positions on its own.
She and her roommate then began to see mysterious notes written on paper that they didn’t keep in the house and that said things like, “Help me, help us.”
Once the doll began to leak blood and pop up in different rooms of their house, the women called a medium. That medium told them that the spirit of a young girl named Annabelle Higgins was occupying the doll.
The real-life doll that terrorized the woman and her roommate bears little resemblance to its cinematic version. The Raggedy Ann doll is sweet and child-like and gives no indication about the potential evil that controlled it.
“Looks are deceiving,” Lorraine Warren told USA Today in 2017. “It’s not what the doll looks like that makes it scary; it is what has been infused within the doll: evil.”
The Warrens agreed with the medium and said that “an inhuman presence” possessed the doll and was looking for a human host. They sprinkled holy water on the doll and placed her safely inside a glass case in their Occult Museum with a sign that warns anyone against touching the innocent-looking doll.
“We have a priest come in and bless the museum, including Annabelle,” Warren said. “These are prayers that bind the evil — much like an electric fence for a dog.”
Paranormal horror movies based on true stories have the Warrens to thank for yet more inspiration.
Halloween. My least favourite holiday. Don't get me wrong, I will happily indulge in the sweet rewards of my children's efforts trick or treating. Only once they're tucked into bed of course. And you mustn't forget to even out the candy between the two, so they won't suspect anything the next morning. But as for the cheaply made 'spider webs' draped over letterboxes and eerie animatronics littering neighbouring yards, I just don't see the attraction. Even as a child I adamantly refused to dress up and run the streets with my friends. (Although, toilet papering Mr Swanson's car on Halloween when I was 9 was the best thing I've ever done.) On this Halloween however, the neighbourhood had been suspiciously quiet. With the kids at a friend's place, my wife and I settled down to a nice hot drink and some 'quality time' together. A rarity. We were not long getting into it when we heard a quiet knock at our front door. I'll admit, in our laziness and lack of costumes (and overall clothing at this point) we had left a large bowl of sweets on the steps for any ghosts, vampires or fairies who may stop by. Surely the bowl couldn't be empty already? Leaving my wife in the living room I dressed haphazardly and answered the door. Our visitor couldn't have been more then 6 or 7 and she was alone, wearing a long white nightgown and clutching a ragged brown teddy. I silently cursed her parents for picking this costume, obviously I've seen far too much TV. All she was missing now was the fake blood spatter and the bedraggled black hair. Gotta love a good jump scene. Getting down to her eye level I pointed to our candy in the bowl and asked how she would carry it home. "I forgot HOW to get home" she said quietly, shifting her weight from one foot to the other. She seemed frightened. Cold. I pulled one of my windbreakers from the coat rack inside and put it around her slight shoulders. "What's your name?" I asked her more gently. "Rose" she whispered. "Honey, just going to help Rose find her family" I called out to my wife before closing the front door behind us and leading Rose down the steps. "They must be here somewhere, wouldn't they come out trick or treating with you?" She nodded, and began walking with more purpose, a smile almost returning to her troubled face. As we walked further, Rose told me her parents names and all about her dog, Sammy. After 2 or 3 blocks she suddenly recognised her surroundings and pointed towards her house. A long tree lined driveway in a gated community. As we approached the gate she started to shrug off the jacket. "Keep it" I pushed it back into her hands, "I'll come by tomorrow and pick it up". She smiled and pressed her cold hand into mine. Then turning on her heel, she headed up the driveway into the trees. Satisfied with my good deed for the evening I headed for home. The next two days were a whirlwind of activity with band practice drop off's and an important teleconference at work, I hadn't had the time to return for my jacket. When I finally had a few hours to spare I drove over to the house and rang the intercom at the gate. "Im just here to pick up my jacket, I lent it to Rose?" the gate buzzed as it slowly crept open and I pulled up to the front door. A pale, frowning young woman who appeared to be in her early 40's stood at the open door watching my arrival. "Are you Sharon?" I asked, mentally crossing my fingers that I hadnt forgotten her name. "What do you want?" she interrupted my thoughts abruptly. I explained that I had lent Rose my jacket only a few days before and would like it back. Incredibly, Sharon seemed flushed with anger. "Do you think this is funny?!" she blurted, wringing her hands and stepping away from me. I was dumbfounded, maybe she had misunderstood me. I slowly explained the story again, from the beginning. Rose appearing on my front step, lost. Our conversation on the way home, the jacket. Sharon looked panicked as she listened, eventually prompting me to ask her if I'd said something wrong. She sighed softly, "Our daughter Rose died 3 years ago. In a car accident. I buried her on her 7th birthday." ..."Thats impossible" I stammered, How could I know all of this if I hadnt actually met her? Sharon motioned me to follow her into the house. Picking up a frame from the mantle piece she pushed it in front of me, "This is Rose." A family portrait, two young children, a boy and a girl. With rosy pink cheeks and smiles, there was no doubt in my mind they were one and the same. Numbly, I followed Sharon upstairs to Rose's old room. As the door creaked open I scanned the Flowery wallpaper and stuffed toys, and immediately caught sight of my jacket, laying over the back of a chair. Chills pricked the back of my neck. Sharon also gasped softly beside me, realising this must be the jacket I mentioned. We went our separate ways after that. I grimly noticed the makeshift stones for a small grave on the way to my car. "Sammy" carved into the mossy stone face. Happy Halloween to me. I've told my wife next year, we're going to travel instead.
mask collection Throughout the world masks are used for their expressive power as a feature of masked performance – both ritually and in various theater traditions. Masks are a familiar and vivid element in many folk and traditional pageants, ceremonies, rituals and festivals, and are often of an ancient origin.
The mask is normally a part of a costume that adorns the whole body and embodies a tradition important to the religious and/or social life of the community as whole or a particular group within the community. Masks are used almost universally and maintain their power and mystery both for their wearers and their audience.The continued popularity of wearing masks at carnival, and for children at parties and for festivals such as Halloween are good examples. Nowadays these are usually mass-produced plastic masks, often associated with popular films, TV programmers or cartoon characters – they are, however, reminders of the enduring power of pretense and play and the power and appeal of masks.
"The degree of civilization in a society," goes Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky's deathless phrase, "can be judged by entering its prisons." But perhaps that phrase also applies to another class of institutions meant to house those deemed unfit for society: mental asylums. And for centuries — right up until the present day, in some places — the quality of most mental asylums, at least those in the European tradition, revealed little degree of civilization at all. It wasn't until the very end of the 18th century that just a few doctors in France and England, including Philippe Pinel and William Tuke, first brought forth the then-revolutionary notion of doing away with chains and corporal punishment. It wasn't until England's Lunacy Act of 1845 that a government first officially designated the mentally ill as actual patients in need of treatment. And it wasn't until the middle of the 19th century that France, England, and the United States first established public, state-run asylums with government oversight and committees in place to investigate abuses — the full extent of which will never be truly known. Of course, abuse, neglect, and mistreatment inside mental asylums hardly ended in the middle of the 19th century — on the contrary. While facilities for the mentally ill had now become institutionalized, the late 19th and 20th centuries brought many new problems. For one, the growth of psychiatry as a discipline meant more diagnoses and thus patients to fit into facilities that were growing ever more overcrowded. Likewise, the growth of psychiatry meant more doctors developing more procedures that seemed increasingly radical throughout the early and mid-20th century, which gave us electroshock therapy and the lobotomy, among others. At the same time, the rise of fascism and totalitarianism in Europe gave rise to a wave of politically-motivated abuses in mental asylums, with powerful regimes including those in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Bloc, and apartheid-era South Africa summarily institutionalizing suspected enemies of the state and/or creating eugenics programs to weed out those who truly were mentally ill. But even in cases not nearly so extreme, even in the garden-variety mental asylums (a term itself that has now fallen out of favor) of 20th century Europe and America, the institutional conditions were often startling by today's standards: lobotomies performed with repurposed ice picks, patients chained to concrete slabs, children in straight jackets tied to radiators, and worse. Let the harrowing photos above return you to a comparatively benighted era in psychiatric care — one that wasn't actually all that long ago.
People Who Took Halloween Costumes To Another Level
Halloween is right around the corner! By now you really should’ve gotten your costume idea down and ready to go, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with something creative and original, without clearing out your bank account. Enter Bored Panda. We have helpfully compiled a list of some of the awesomest and most creative costumes we could find, so you can get some last minute inspiration.