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'A police helicopter was scrambled in the hunt for a man believed to have carried out a sex attack on a cow.
Officers launched a hunt for the suspect, who was reportedly seen "committing a sexual act" on the farm animal in Hertfordshire.
The man, in his mid-20s, had been spotted interfering with a cow near Denham Way, in Maple Cross, early on Saturday morning.
But despite the ground search and help of the police helicopter, the suspect was not found.
Police are CONTINUING to search for the man, who is believed to have carried out the attack at about 7am.
Inquiries are ongoing and witnesses are being sought.
Police said the suspect is described as an Asian man in his mid-20s, around 6ft tall and of slim build.
by Ethio / 220 Views
Beyonce's pregnancy announcement portrait is now the most liked Instagram post of all time. But who is the artist behind the image? The photo of Beyonce wearing a veil and cradling her stomach has now been liked over eight million times.
This might not be a big deal for the 35-year-old singer. But it's a huge accomplishment for Awol Erizku, the artist who took the famous photo - and the entire series of pregnancy photos that Beyonce has since uploaded to her website. Here are five things you should know about him. Who is he? Born in Ethiopia, 28-year-old Awol grew up in the South Bronx area of New York.
In 2014, he graduated from Yale University with a masters in fine art and his work often fuses photography, video installations and sculpture. And while he's now responsible for the most liked picture on Instagram, Awol has a humble following on his own social media accounts. He has a strange way of using social media to share his work If you've tried to find more of his work on Instagram after seeing his portrait of Beyonce, you probably know already that his page is closed for business.
The 28-year-old treats his Instagram account like an art gallery, where he hosts Instagram-only art shows. For example, his account has detail about "gallery" opening hours: timings for when his feed is opened up for public viewing. He combines his art with music With each of his exhibitions, Awol has released what he calls a conceptual mixtape. Think of this as a kind of soundtrack to the artist's latest creations. One of Awol's most played mixes was released alongside a film and photo project called Serendipity, which was a response to the Black Lives Matter movement in America.
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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed an executive order placing a quota on the number of visas to be issued by the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa to Ethiopians.
The executive order, which bans seven countries from visiting the United States granted Ethiopia only 100 visas per year. This means that the embassy is entitled to issue visas to only 100 lucky applicants yearly until may be a new government takes over to make changes to such laws.
Also, Ethiopians who hold dual nationality will be banned from entering the United States if their other passport is from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — the seven Muslim-majority countries “of concern”.
A lot of attention has been on the temporary visa ban on citizens of the seven Muslim-majority countries, but the impact on Ethiopians is far more than previously thought.
United States visas to the lucky 100 people would be valid for only three months as a clause in the order requires reciprocity.
Section 9 of the Executive Order states: “The Secretary of State shall review all nonimmigrant visa reciprocity agreements to ensure that they are, with respect to each visa classification, truly reciprocal insofar as practicable with respect to validity period and fees, as required by sections 221(c) and 281 of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1201(c) and 1351, and other treatment. If a country does not treat United States nationals seeking nonimmigrant visas in a reciprocal manner, the Secretary of State shall adjust the visa validity period, fee schedule, or other treatment to match the treatment of United States nationals by the foreign country, to the extent practicable…”
Given that the Trump order takes immediate effect, Ethiopians holding valid long term US visa are most likely to be affected.
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We have seen questions on Facebook about a quota system for Ethiopian visa applicants.
Last week, the President of the United States initiated a review of national security procedures which applies to visitors and potential immigrants from seven countries. Ethiopia is not among those seven countries and Ethiopian citizens are not addressed nor affected by the President’s executive order.
The U.S. Government remains committed to facilitating legitimate travel for international visitors. In fact, in 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa issued more than 18,000 non-immigrant visas, with the majority to Ethiopian applicants.
For more information on the recent Executive Order or on the application process for U.S. visas: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html