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‘Black widow’ who drugged and robbed businessmen arrested

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Authorities in Argentina have filed charges against a crew of four so-called ‘black widows,’ including a 17-year-old, who were wanted for drugging and robbing businessmen they met in public and through social media.

Sabrina Cynthia Novillo, 36, and Pamela Sosa, 17,  and a 29-year-old man were arrested July 20 at a clandestine party in the Buenos Aires town of Quilmes that was held despite social distancing measures that have been set in place since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Novillo’s sister, Macarena Novillo, and her sister-in-law, Karen Nieva, were also apprehended in the following days.

Novillo and the rest of the group are tied to at least five robberies that occurred between 2018 and 2020. 

Police say Novillo was present for the alleged robberies committed May 2-3, 2018; June 27-28, 2018; October 19, 2019; March 15, 2020; and May 25, 2020. 

Authorities say Sabrina Cynthia Novillo was part of a group that targeted wealthy men in Buenos Aires, Argentina, befriending them before drugging their drinks and robbing their belongings

Authorities say Sabrina Cynthia Novillo was part of a group that targeted wealthy men in Buenos Aires, Argentina, befriending them before drugging their drinks and robbing their belongings

Sabrina Cynthia Novillo (middle) received a three-year suspended sentence in 2019 for her involvement in seven robberies

Sabrina Cynthia Novillo (middle) received a three-year suspended sentence in 2019 for her involvement in seven robberies

Their captures came on the heels of a three-month investigation into the robbery of a 52-year-old restaurant businessman in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Recoleta.

The man, whose name was withheld, told authorities that on May 25 he invited Novillo and Sosa to his apartment after meeting them via WhatsApp and had his chauffeur pick up the pair.

The victim told the police that the gathering was centered around a business proposition. After a few glasses of champagne, one of the two women allegedly slipped him a pill of benzodiazepine, a psychoactive drug, that completely put him to sleep.

He woke up the following morning to find $70,000 missing along with a Rolex and Hublot watch and his iPhone. The woman took his car keys and fled in his Toyota Corolla. 

Cops in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Quilmes went to break up a clandestine party July 20 and arrested Sabrina Cynthia Novillo (left), a 29-year-old man who was part of the gang which targets wealthy men, and 17-year-old Pamela Sosa

Cops in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Quilmes went to break up a clandestine party July 20 and arrested Sabrina Cynthia Novillo (left), a 29-year-old man who was part of the gang which targets wealthy men, and 17-year-old Pamela Sosa

Sabrina Cynthia Novillo was present for alleged robberies committed May 2-3, 2018; June 27-28, 2018; October 19, 2019; March 15, 2020; and May 25, 2020

Sabrina Cynthia Novillo was present for alleged robberies committed May 2-3, 2018; June 27-28, 2018; October 19, 2019; March 15, 2020; and May 25, 2020

Walter Busse was Sabrina Cynthia Novillo's highest profile victim. He took her and another woman to his apartment on April 26, 2011 and was drugged. He woke up the following afternoon and saw his dog had been stolen along with other personal items

Walter Busse was Sabrina Cynthia Novillo’s highest profile victim. He took her and another woman to his apartment on April 26, 2011 and was drugged. He woke up the following afternoon and saw his dog had been stolen along with other personal items

According to Infobae, Novillo and Sosa also lured a 48-year-old construction company owner October 19, 2019 after meeting him at restaurant.

The divorced man, identified by authorities as M.T., engaged the women in a friendly conversation at approximately 3am and invited them to his home at about 5am. Over a few drinks, the man bragged to the women about owning a home in the Buenos Aires affluent neighborhood of Nordelta.

He told investigators that he initially opposed taking Novillo and Sosa to the Nordelta home before he finally gave in. The arrived at his second residence at about 7:40am and had a couple of more drinks before one of the two women placed a pill in his drink that knocked him out.

Sabrina Cynthia Novillo received a three-year suspended sentence in February for her role in seven robberies from 2009 to 2012

Sabrina Cynthia Novillo received a three-year suspended sentence in February for her role in seven robberies from 2009 to 2012

Authorities link Sabrina Cynthia Novillo to robberies committed May 2018; June 2018; October 2019; March 2020; and May 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On each occasion, Novillo would accompany men to their homes before they were drugged and robbed, police say

Authorities link Sabrina Cynthia Novillo to robberies committed May 2018; June 2018; October 2019; March 2020; and May 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On each occasion, Novillo would accompany men to their homes before they were drugged and robbed, police say

Authorities arrested Sabrina Cynthia Novillo at a clandestine party held at a residence in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Quilmes on July 20

Authorities arrested Sabrina Cynthia Novillo at a clandestine party held at a residence in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Quilmes on July 20

The women took his BMW and returned to his apartment and stole at least $70,000, plus 30,000 Argentine pesos and three luxury watches.  

Novillo made news for luring Argentine soccer player Walter Busse after meeting him on April 26, 2011. Busse took Novillo and another woman to his home before he woke up the following afternoon and found his pet dog missing along with a laptop, iPad, two Blackberry phones, a camera, his television and Mini Cooper.

Novillo received a three-year suspended sentence in February 2019 after spending eight months in a federal jail during the investigation of her role in seven robberies she participated in from 2009 to 2012.

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Clive Tyldesley ‘sacked by Soccer Aid after he was slammed for fat-shaming Tom Davis and Chunkz’

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Veteran commentator Clive Tyldesley has reportedly been sacked from featuring on future Soccer Aid matches after he was criticised for ‘fat-shaming’ players during this year’s event.

The match was aired on ITV in September and featured former players and celebrities taking on each other in an England vs Rest of the World clash in a bid to raise money for charity.

But according to The Sun two players among the England team in Tom Davis and Chunkz were left ‘devastated’ after being ‘fat shamed’ by Tyldesley during his commentary of the game.

Commentator Clive Tyldesley has reportedly been sacked from his role on Soccer Aid

Commentator Clive Tyldesley has reportedly been sacked from his role on Soccer Aid

The 66-year-old has been accused of 'fat shaming' Tom Davis (left) and Chunkz (right)

The 66-year-old has been accused of ‘fat shaming’ Tom Davis (left) and Chunkz (right)

Chunkz came on a first half substitute for Davis during the clash at Old Trafford

Chunkz came on a first half substitute for Davis during the clash at Old Trafford

Chunkz was a first half substitute early on, replacing comedian Davis in attack during the encounter at Old Trafford which England lost on penalties following a 1-1 draw that raised £11million.

As the rapper, 24, came on, Tyldesley said: ‘Tom Davis is about to be replaced, and by somebody bigger than him.’

Later jibes at Chunkz included Tyldesley saying he was so big you could ‘take guided tours around him’.

An insider told The Sun: ‘Clive’s been told he won’t be back for next year’s Soccer Aid because of the comments he made.

‘It was clear that while Clive thought he was just having a laugh, no one really found his jokes funny, let alone Tom and Chunkz who bore the brunt of them.

‘Soccer Aid raises millions for children and is watched by kids and young people across the UK. Having them listen to someone like Clive then mocking players for their weight seems totally unacceptable.

‘Clive understands why he won’t be back. 

Tyldesley has broadcasted some of the biggest games in football over the last 22 years

Tyldesley has broadcasted some of the biggest games in football over the last 22 years

Tyldesley shared a video online earlier this summer, saying he was baffled by the decision to take away the lead ITV football commentary job and replace him

Tyldesley shared a video online earlier this summer, saying he was baffled by the decision to take away the lead ITV football commentary job and replace him 

‘And it will be put forward as them bringing in new blood when it comes to the commentators on next year’s game.’

The news caps off a miserable year for the 66-year-old having already been replaced as ITV’s No 1 commentator following 22 years in the role back in July.

Tyldesley was replaced by Sam Matterface as the channel’s lead commentator and expressed his disappointment in the decision during a statement.

A self-made video, in which he spoke of his upset over the move, was viewed almost 10 million times.

Tyldesley has since been signed by Americans CBS Sports to lead their Champions League commentary – along with former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.

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Video shows F-35 stealth fighter crashing into the ground after colliding with a tanker mid-air

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Video footage has emerged showing the moment a F-35 stealth fighter jet fell out of the sky and exploded on the ground after hitting a tanker in a mid-air collision. 

The US Marine Corps aircraft crashed near the Salton Sea in Imperial County, California on Tuesday afternoon after accidentally clipping a KC-130J during a refueling operation. 

A video clip posted on Aviation Daily shows the $100million combat jet exploding into a massive fireball upon impact shortly after the pilot managed to parachute to safety.

The aircraft is seen rapidly plummeting hundreds of feet before smashing into a a ball of flames in a remote field. 

Bystander footage shows the F-35 fighter jet rapidly falling from the sky in Imperial County, California after colliding with a tanker on Tuesday

Bystander footage shows the F-35 fighter jet rapidly falling from the sky in Imperial County, California after colliding with a tanker on Tuesday

The $100million aircraft bursts into a ball of flames immediately upon impact

A witness who took the video can be heard in the background saying: 'Oh my God! You guys!' as she alerts her friends' attention to the sky

The $100million aircraft crashes into a remote field before bursting into a ball of flames 

A F-35B fighter jet (circled in stock image) crashed near the Salton Sea in southern California on Tuesday afternoon after colliding with a KC-130J tanker during a refueling (pictured) operation

A F-35B fighter jet (circled in stock image) crashed near the Salton Sea in southern California on Tuesday afternoon after colliding with a KC-130J tanker during a refueling (pictured) operation

A witness who took the video can be heard in the background saying: ‘Oh my God! You guys!’ as she diverts her friends’ attention to the sky. 

The group was far enough to be safe from the impact, but still managed to get a clear view of the explosion.   

The USMC on Tuesday confirmed the pilot survived after ejecting safely and was being treated for his injuries. 

Meanwhile, the tanker was able to make a safe emergency landing at a nearby field by Thermal Airport. All eight crew members escaped unharmed. 

Earlier, alarming audio revealed how the KC-130J crew reported having ‘two engines out… we’re leaking fuel, and likely on fire.’ 

The tanker declared a mid-air emergency to LA flight controllers who asked them to confirm that they were ‘going down now’ after a refueling operation went wrong.  

The tanker (pictured on Tuesday) was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Thermal, California, just east of the airport. All eight crew members on board were unharmed

The tanker (pictured on Tuesday) was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Thermal, California, just east of the airport. All eight crew members on board were unharmed 

The audio recording posted on LiveATC reveals how the tanker, flying with the callsign RAIDER 50, raised the alarm with the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale, California. 

‘LA Center, LA Center, RAIDER 50 declaring an emergency, midair collision with VOLT 93,’ the transmission said. 

‘We have two engines out, we’re leaking fuel, and likely on fire, and in emergency descent at this time. RAIDER 50.’ 

Responding to the emergency, a controller asked the crew to confirm their military operations area, adding: ‘You said you were going down now?’ 

The RAIDER crew replied: ‘We declare an emergency. We still have partial control of the aircraft. Two engines out. We are aiming towards, uh’ – before the transmission from the the tanker cuts out. 

The LA controllers then try to make contact again, while another voice reports a ‘plume of black smoke’ from the time that the emergency was reported. 

The F-35B combat jet (stock image) was reported to have 'disintegrated' after crashing into the ground

The F-35B combat jet (stock image) was reported to have ‘disintegrated’ after crashing into the ground 

Another person says that the impact was ‘prior to his last transmission’, suggesting the smoke was not from the moment the tanker hit a field. 

LA Center then appears to re-establish contact with the RAIDER before the tanker comes to ground, although its crew could not be heard before the recording cut out. 

The US Marine Corps confirmed the collision occurred during a refueling operation, during which a tanker transfers fuel to a receiver mid air, allowing it to remain airborne for a longer period of time. 

At around 4pm local time, ‘an F-35B made contact with a KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling evolution, resulting in the crash of the F-35B. The pilot of the F-35B ejected successfully and is currently being treated,’ The USMC said in a statement. 

‘The KC-130J is on deck in the vicinity of Thermal Airport. All crew members of the KC-130J have been reported safe. The official cause of the crash is currently under investigation.’

Details on the pilot’s condition and the extent of his injuries were not immediately released.  

Eye witnesses took to Twitter to report seeing the pilot parachuting out of the fighter jet before hitting the ground.

Footage shared on social media showed the jet bursting into flames upon impact

Footage shared on social media showed the jet bursting into flames upon impact

The KC-130J was able to make an emergency landing in a field near the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, California

The KC-130J was able to make an emergency landing in a field near the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, California

One user described the F-35 fighter aircraft as being ‘fully engulfed’ in flames by the time it impacted the ground. 

First responders on the ground also reported that the jet ‘disintegrated’ after bursting into flames. 

A Blackhawk helicopter was deployed to the scene in search of survivors, according to reports.   

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II 

The family of American-made stealth fighter jets has three different variants within the US military. 

F-35A (US AIR FORCE)

The F-35A was officially introduced into the US Air Force in 2016.

It is the smallest of the three types and  uses conventional takeoff and landing methods. 

F-35B (US MARINE CORPS)

The F-35B was brought into service by the USMC in July 2015. 

It uses short take-off and vertical landing and does not have a landing hook. 

F-35C (US NAVY) 

The F-35C entered service with US Navy in 2019. 

Its wings are larger than that of the F-35A and it is designed for catalpult-assisted takeoff. 

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Meanwhile, the KC-130, used to transport military equipment including helicopters, landed safely in a field near the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, California. 

Both aircraft were stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, an official said. 

Imperial County is located about two hours drive east of San Diego. 

The family of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth multirole combat jets, one oft the most expensive in the world, have been plagued with issues and have suffered multiple crashes over the years. 

Most recently in May, an Air Force F-35A belonging to the 58th Fighter Squadron crashed while landing at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The pilot survived after ejecting safely. 

Almost exactly two years ago on September 28, 2018, an F-35B crashed outside the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. The pilot, again, managed to eject safely.

The cause of the accident was determined to be from a faulty fuel tube, prompting officials to ground all F-35s to inspect the fleet on October 11.  They were returned to flight status the following day. 

In April 2019, a Japanese F-35A from the Misawa air base crashed off the coast of Japan during a training operation. 

The pilot, Major Akinori Hosomi, had disappeared during the mission and was later found to had crashed in the Pacific Ocean. 

The F-35s were first introduced to the US Military in 2015, with the first F-35B entering the US Marine Corp in July that year.

The aircraft has three different variants, including the F-35A, used by the US Air Force, that uses conventional takeoff and landing, the F-35B, which has a short take-off and vertical landing, and the F-35C, used by the US Navy, that is designed for catalpult-assisted takeoff.

The F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet: How one of the world’s most expensive weapon systems has been plagued with problems

The F-35 family of stealth fighters have been plagued with problems and have suffered a number of crashes over the years.  

In September 2018, an F-35B crashed outside the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, due to a faulty fuel tube. The pilot of the aircraft managed to eject safely.

The accident prompted officials to ground all F-35s to inspect the fleet on October 11, before returning them to flight status the following day.   

In April 2019, a Japanese F-35A from the Misawa air base crashed off the coast of Japan.

 

 

Pilot Major Akinori Hosomi had disappeared during a training mission and was later found to had crashed in the Pacific Ocean. 

In May of this year, a US Air Force F-35A crashed while landing at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

The F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, a ‘fifth generation’ fighter aircraft, has been considered one of the world’s most expensive weapons system, though costs have finally stabilized at an eye-watering $406billion.

There have also been embarrassing reports of operational shortcomings emerging in the US.

In a mock air battle in 2015, the cutting edge plane was defeated by an older generation F-16, a plane designed in the 1970s.

In 2017, the Pentagon tests found 276 different faults in jet’s combat system.

They included the 25mm cannon vibrating excessively and problems with the he aircraft’s ‘virtual reality’ helmet

Overheating, premature wear of components in the vertical tails and vulnerability to fire were also found to be issues.

The US Air Force temporarily grounded dozens its F-35 stealth fighters while it investigated an oxygen supply issue.

The Marine Corps was forced to ground its planes after flaws were found in the  computer system.  

 

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Father’s decades old Harry Potter first edition found to be worth a fortune

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After using it to teach his children English, a father retired his Harry Potter book to its shelf for 21 years.

But he was stunned to find he’d stashed a fortune – after learning it was a ‘seriously scarce’ first edition which could sell for £50,000.

The hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – of which only 500 were printed in 1997 – is a ‘holy grail’ for collectors. 

The seller, a retired British expat who asked not to be named, bought the book to help his children learn English after moving to Luxembourg. 

He plans to pay off his daughter’s student loan after the sale.

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The hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – of which only 500 were printed in 1997 – is a ‘holy grail’ for collectors (file photo)

It will go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers on October 13 with an estimate of £20,000 to £30,000 – but could fetch £50,000 due to its good condition. 

The seller said: ‘I bought the book for my children around 18 months after it was first published.

‘If I remember correctly, I bought it by mail order from Barnes & Noble so I am guessing they had it in their warehouse for a while.’

He added: ‘I needed English books to read to my three children at bedtime as I was on a mission to teach them my native language from an early age.

‘Their mother is Luxembourgish and they were going to state schools here in Luxembourg, so I needed to make a bit of an effort.

‘It’s just been sitting on a shelf ever since with the rest of the Harry Potter books, with no special care.

‘It’s actually been read only once with the date recorded in the back of the book.

‘One of the children stuck Harry Potter pictures in the book when the first film came out.

‘A couple of months ago when JK Rowling bounced into the main news I decided to re-read the Potter series.

‘I knew there had been a few first editions sold recently and Hansons was featured on the BBC website so, just to be safe, I checked the criteria.

‘I was a big fan of the Potter books when I first read them.

‘There are a lot of ethical and human behaviour discussion points in the books and I had a lot of respect for JK Rowling for producing such a polished and nuanced body of work.

‘It gave me the opportunity to explain many interesting situations to my kids, and helped them all on the road to fluency in English.

‘I sent it to Hansons in a tea towel as a little nod to the Hogwarts house-elves, especially Winky and Dobby.’

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, elves wore a uniform made out of a tea towel stamped with the Hogwarts crest.

The seller said: 'I sent it to Hansons in a tea towel as a little nod to the Hogwarts house-elves, especially Winky and Dobby.' (Dobby, pictured)

The seller said: ‘I sent it to Hansons in a tea towel as a little nod to the Hogwarts house-elves, especially Winky and Dobby.’ (Dobby, pictured)

The seller added: ‘I did not think mine would be valuable as it was certainly not purchased when first published.

‘I was very surprised and shocked to see that it did in fact tick all the boxes, but still could not quite believe it until I checked with Hansons.

‘I have decided to sell now as I would like to pay off my daughter’s student loan for her, which will give her a good credit history and help her to apply for a mortgage.’

There are various ways to identify the first issue of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, published by Bloomsbury in 1997, with one clue being the duplication of the phrase ‘1 wand’ on page 53.

Other telltale signs include the word ‘philosopher’ having the wrong spelling on the back cover and the author’s name appearing as Joanne Rowling on the inside page

However, according to auctioneers, the best indicator is the issue number must read: ’10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1′.

Hansons books expert Jim Spencer said: ‘True first issues are seriously scarce. Only 500 were printed, 300 of which were sent to schools and libraries.

‘This is extra rare because it’s one of the remaining 200 and yet this is my fourth one in just over a year.

‘It’s a cliched phrase, but they really are the holy grail for collectors.

‘I’d dreamed of finding one for years before my first magical discovery in Staffordshire.

‘This new copy deserves to do really well because it’s in astonishingly good condition. I would love to see it make £50,000.’

The book paved the way to Harry Potter mania across the world with six sequels, 500 million copies sold and hit movie adaptations starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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