Roger Moore, the dapper British actor
who brought tongue-in-cheek humor
to the James Bond persona in seven
films, eclipsing his television career,
which had included starring roles in
at least five series, died on Tuesday in
Switzerland. He was 89.
The death, attributed to cancer, was
confirmed in a family statement on
Twitter. His family did not say where
in Switzerland he died.

Mr. Moore was the oldest Bond ever
hired for films in the official series —
although David Niven was in his 50s
when he played Bond in the spoof
“Casino Royale” — taking on the role
when he was 45. (Sean Connery, who
originated the film character and with
whom Mr. Moore was constantly
compared, was 32 when the first Bond
film, “Dr. No,” was released.) Mr.
Moore also had the longest run in the
role, beginning in 1973 with “Live and
Let Die” and winding up in 1985 with
“A View to a Kill.”

When he became 007, the author Ian
Fleming’s sexy secret agent with a
license to kill, Mr. Moore was already
well known to American audiences.
After playing the title role in a British
medieval-adventure series, “Ivanhoe,”
shown in the United States in
syndication in 1958, and starring in
“The Alaskans,” a short-lived (1959-60)
ABC gold-rush series, he replaced the
departing James Garner in the fourth
season (1960-61) of the western hit
“Maverick.” His decidedly non-
Western accent was explained away
by the British education of his
character, Beauregard Maverick, the
original hero’s cousin.

From 1962 to 1969 Mr. Moore was
Simon Templar, the title character of
“The Saint,” a wildly popular British
series about an adventurous, smooth-
talking thief. It did so well in
syndication in America that NBC
adopted it for its prime-time schedule
from 1967 to 1969. Two years later,
Mr. Moore and Tony Curtis starred in
ABC’s one-season series “The
Persuaders” as playboy partners
solving glamorous European crimes.

After surrendering the Bond role to
Timothy Dalton, Mr. Moore appeared
in a half-dozen largely unexceptional
movies, made a few television
appearances and did voice work in
animated films. Mostly, however, he
turned his attention elsewhere,
becoming a Unicef good-will
ambassador in 1991. He was made a
Commander of the British Empire in
1999 and was knighted in 2003.

Roger George Moore was born on Oct.
14, 1927, in Stockwell, South London,
the only child of George Alfred Moore,
a London police officer who dabbled
in amateur theater, and the former
Lily Pope. Early on Roger expressed
interest in becoming a commercial
artist and worked while a teenager at
an animation company. But he fell
into movie extra work, was
encouraged by a director to pursue
acting and entered the Royal Academy
of Dramatic Art in 1944.
He was drafted during the final year
of World War II, serving as a second
lieutenant in the Royal Army Service
Corps. After the war he did stage work
in London and Cambridge, England,
and appeared in mostly uncredited
movie parts. He left for the United
States in 1953.

Mr. Moore made his American
television debut that year playing a
French diplomat on an episode of
NBC’s “Robert Montgomery Presents.”
His first credited film role was a small
one as a tennis pro in “The Last Time
I Saw Paris” (1954), starring a young
Elizabeth Taylor. His second movie
was the romantic melodrama
“Interrupted Melody” (1955), with
Eleanor Parker. But he soon returned
to Britain and spent the rest of his
career doing a mix of British,
American and European projects.

During his tenure as James Bond, Mr.
Moore played almost a score of
unrelated acting roles, most notably
“The Cannonball Run” (1981), the car-
race comedy with Burt Reynolds, and
the television movie “Sherlock Holmes
in New York” (1976), in which he
starred as Holmes and John Huston
played Professor Moriarty.
Mr. Moore’s only visits to Broadway
were brief and, in different ways,
unpleasant. In 1953 he had a small
role in the British drama “A Pin to See
the Peepshow,” which opened and
closed on the same night. Exactly 50
years later he appeared as the mystery
guest star in Hamish McColl and Sean
Foley’s comedy “The Play What I
Wrote” and collapsed onstage. He
received a pacemaker at a New York
hospital the next day. (He was already
a 10-year survivor of prostate cancer.)

In between, Andrew Lloyd Webber
cast him in his 1989 musical, “Aspects
of Love,” in London, but Mr. Moore
dropped out a month before the
opening. (He said at the time that he
was unhappy with his singing voice,
but he later said that he had left at Mr.
Lloyd Webber’s request.)
His last film appearance was a
supporting role in “The Carer” (2016),
about an aging and ailing British actor
(Brian Cox).

Mr. Moore married four times and
was divorced three. He met his first
wife (1946-53), Doorn Van Steyn, at
acting school in London. He married
Dorothy Squires in 1953 and left her
in the early ’60s for Luisa Mattioli,
whom he had met making an Italian
film, but their divorce was not final
until 1968. He married Ms. Mattioli
the next year and had three children
with her. They divorced in 1996, and
in 2002 he married the Swedish-born
Kristina Tholstrup, who survives him.
He is also survived by his sons,
Geoffrey and Christian; a daughter,
Deborah; and grandchildren.

Mr. Moore had definite opinions about
playing heroic adventurers long
before he became Bond. “I would say
your average hero has a super ego, an
invincible attitude and an overall
death wish,” he told The New York
Times in 1970. “He’s slightly around
the twist, isn’t he?”
“In theatrical terms, I’ve never had a
part that demands much of me,” he
added. “The only way I’ve had to
extend myself has been to carry on

Correction: May 23, 2017
An earlier version of this obituary
misspelled the given name of Mr.
Moore’s wife. She is Kristina
Tholstrup, not Christina.
Correction: May 23, 2017
An earlier version of this obituary
misstated the ages of both Sean
Connery and Mr. Moore when they first
played James Bond. Mr. Connery was
32, not 33, when “Dr. No” was
released; and Mr. Moore was 45, not
46, when he began filming “Live and
Let Die.”

Greater Manchester Police said children are among the dead after the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night

At least 22 people have been killed and 59 injured after a suspected terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena.

Thousands of gig-goers were packed into the venue to see American singer Ariana Grande when the exploxipon.

Multiple witnesses reported hearing "huge bangs" at the venue shortly after US singer's gig finished at around 10.30pm on Monday evening.

The area around the arena was swamped with police and emergency services and approach roads were cordoned off.

Minutes later eyewitnesses described seeing people "running and screaming" from the arena, with some covered in blood.

Greater Manchester Police say that children are among the dead.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said it was believed that the attacker - who died at the scene - was carrying an improvised explosive device.

Swarms of armed police were joined by a bomb disposal unit as teams from across the region worked to secure the area and help the injured.

Mum of missing girl: 'I don't even know if she's alive yet'

kmaxenews - Is reporting of a fire that has broken out at a building along Cason Road this afternoon (May 22).

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Kmaxenews is trying to obtain more information from the Ekurhuleni Emergency Services regarding the fire.

William Ntaldi from the Emergency Services has said multiple buildings are on fire and fire-fighters are on the scene.

No injuries have so far been reported.

Three climbers have died on Mount Everest and another is missing in a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest mountain, officials and expedition organisers said.

An American climber died near the summit and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the top following a successful ascent, expedition organisers said.

Roland Yearwood, 50, from Georgiana, Alabama, died on Sunday but details were not immediately known, said Murari Sharma of the Everest Parivar Expedition agency, based in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital.

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Indian climber Ravi Kumar fell sick on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp, though his accompanying Nepalese Sherpa guide did reach camp, said Thupden Sherpa of Arun Treks and Expedition.

The guide was sick but had managed to drag himself to the camp at South Col, located at 26,247ft, he said, adding that the guide had frostbite and was receiving oxygen.

Kumar and his guide reached the 29,035ft-high summit about 1.30pm local time on Saturday, which is considered late, and not many climbers were around when they were returning back.
Three Sherpa rescuers were flown by helicopter to Camp 2, from where they were climbing up the mountain to help search for the missing climber.

A Slovak climber Vladimir Strba, 50, also died on Everest on Sunday, Tourism Ministry official Gyanendra Shrestha said. His body was brought the South Col camp.
Australian climber Francesco Enrico Marchetti, 54, from Queensland, died on the Chinese side of Everest, according to the Himalayan Times newspaper. Other details were not available.

The number of climbers who have died on Everest during the current spring climbing season, which began in March and runs through this month, has now reached five with one missing.
More climbers are also expected to attempt to reach the peak on Monday.

The Nepalese Tourism Department issued a record 371 permits this year to people to scale the mountain. The increased number of climbers this year is likely because many people were unable to climb in 2014 and 2015, when deadly avalanches disrupted the climbing seasons.
Climbers who had permits for the 2014 season were allowed to receive a free replacement permit until 2019, while climbers with 2015 permits were given only until this year.

EU member states and Norway contributed to the investigation, which was supported by Europol's European Cybercrime Centre.

Twenty-seven people have been arrested across Europe as part of an international investigation into so-called ATM black box attacks.

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Black box attacks are when criminals connect an unauthorised device to an ATM's controller, which sends commands to the cash dispenser telling it to dispense all of the money inside.

The attack requires the criminals to have physical access to the controller, often achieved by drilling holes or melting through the cover of the terminal.

Perpetrators responsible for this new and sophisticated method of ATM fraud were identified in a number of countries in 2016 and 2017, with the most recent arrest in Spain this month.

The black box phenomenon first appeared in Western Europe in 2015.

Losses from successful attacks can be significant, according to Europol, stretching into the hundreds of thousands of euros.

A recently published report from the European ATM Security Team (EAST) reveals that criminals carried out ATM black box attacks in 10 reporting countries during 2016.

According to EAST, there were 58 such attacks in 2016 - almost quadruple the amount in 2015, when there were 15.

Losses linked with overall ATM-related fraud rose 2% over the same period, up from £280m to £284m.

Europol has been cooperating with the ATM industry in order to detect black box incidents properly.

The agency says most attacks are now unsuccessful as public and private cooperation in the security domain is improving.

There were four operational meetings in 2016 and 2017 at The Hague, in which 20 countries including the UK and the US discussed how to share intelligence to tackle the rising threat.

According to Europol, perpetrators involved in ATM black box attacks come mainly from countries such as Romania, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

The agency states investigations are still ongoing and further arrests are expected in the near future.

Kmaxenews -  A 17-year-old Guinean national arrived at an asylum centre in Sydney claiming she had been kept in a room and regularly sexually assaulted by a number of men.

A teenager has told police in Australia she was held as a sex slave for weeks before making her escape with the help of a Good Samaritan.

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She told staff she had arrived in the city in April after meeting a man in her home country who had offered to bring her to Australia to work as his cleaner.

The man drove her to a house at an unknown location, believed to be in Sydney's metropolitan area, where she was held captive and abused by him and others, police said.

In the early hours of 27 April, the teenager managed to escape from the house and ran until she was picked up by a woman known as 'Nicole', who then drove her to the asylum centre.

The teenager was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and has now been placed in the care of local authorities.

New South Wales Police are appealing for information to identify 'Nicole', said to drive a small red hatchback, as a key witness in identifying the location of where the woman was held.

The force's acting superintendent Mick Haddow said: "This person has done the right thing, absolutely done the right thing, looked after the girl, took her in her vehicle and then conveyed her to that centre."

Mr Haddow revealed language issues meant it had taken days for the teenager to complete a statement, and made locating the house difficult.

The Australian Federal Police's human trafficking unit and Australian Border Force are also working on the case.

Commander Chris Sheehan, from the Australian Federal Police, said: "Obviously how she got here, the passport she travelled under and who she travelled with are critical lines of inquiry for us."

Adding five things to your day usually means taking more time out of it

When the five additional tasks are tailored to give an efficient and healthy trajectory to your day, the result is actually the opposite: more time to do what you love, with less stress, a calmer mind and a body that feels damn good.

Here are your five action steps to feel less burned out and more accomplished when the day is over:

1. Drink warm lemon water:

Jump starting your day with hydration is always a good thing.
Warming it up and adding lemon activates digestion and sets you on the right track having made your first decision of the day in the direction of your health.

2. Move: 

Stretch, go for run, do yoga, whatever your flavor. Giving your body some movement first thing in the morning is an energizing, stress-relieving and mind-clearing way to start your day.

3. Meditate (visualize, project, manifest, envision, etc.):

Set the tone of your day with a positive intention and you'll be surprised at how far that feeling carries you.

Whether it's reciting an affirmation or sitting in stillness for two minutes, you'll lift your mood and put a smile on your face. Guaranteed. Visualizing your awesome day ahead of you allows you to create your most ideal day before you even step out the door. Yes, please!

4. Schedule your to-dos:

Yeah, yeah, everyone has a to-do list, that's nothing new. Turning it into an actionable plan is the crucial factor. Here's how:

At the beginning of each week, take your running to-do list and assign each task to the day of the week when it's most likely to be accomplished. Then put them in order, starting with tasks you'll do before work, then on your lunch break, then after work. Start with the most important and go from there. You might find that some of them aren't urgent enough to add, so those can wait.

Adding a few doable tasks to each day takes the anxiety out of what seems to be a never-ending list. Checking off four things in a day feels more accomplished than hacking away four off a long list of 20 that just keeps building.

Planning each task you wish to complete makes your schedule more manageable, helps you remember and gives you someone to be accountable to — yourself! Anytime you can take out on-the-fly decision-making and potential anxiety, it's a good thing.

Allow me to contradict myself for a moment: flexibility is also a key factor here. If you find yourself with less time than expected, don’t sweat it; just find a place to renegotiate where it might fit later in the week. OR, perhaps you didn’t make time for it because it’s not as important to you as you thought ...

5. Eat breakfast (and pack a lunch!):

It’s really a no brainer: a hungry person isn't as effective at work, nor is she that fun to talk to. Do yourself (and everyone around you) a favor and at least start your day off at baseline — fed.

As for lunch: when you BYO to work you're doing three things for yourself: saving money, ensuring you're packing a healthy meal and keeping yourself from the starvation-induced impulsive 3 p.m. lunch, which for me can turn into a 30-minute debate on where to go and what to get. What a waste of time!

Now go on with your productive, healthy and happy self.