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Fionna Murray had seven operations to remove sagging skin after going from 26 stone to 13st in four years

A WOMAN who shed half her weight had to show passport inspectors surgery scars as they did not believe the photo was of her. Fionna Murray has had seven operations to remove sagging skin after going from 26 stone to 13st in four years.

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Fionna Murray had to show passport inspectors surgery scars as they did not believe her passport photo was of her

After the latest op she was forced to strip from the waist up in a room at Izmir airport[1] in Turkey while trying to return home to Deptford, South East London. Fionna, 28, said: I felt violated and victimised.

I was distraught. It was an invasion of my personal space.

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Fionna shed an astonishing amount of weight, going from 26 stone to 13st in just four years

I didn t know these people and I was just trying to go home.

They must have thought I was using a stolen passport[2].

I felt horrible. I felt like they were laughing at me.

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Following the weight loss, Fionna Fionna Murray had to have seven operations to remove sagging skin

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After security refused to believe the passport picture, above, was her, Fionna said: I felt violated and victimised Woman Forced To Strip By Airport Security And Show Surgery Scars After Dramatic Transformation Thanks To 17-stone ...

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Fionna was forced to strip from the waist up in a room at Izmir airport in Turkey while trying to return home to Deptford

Fiona continued: I removed my top and they could see the bandages on my arms from the skin removal surgery.

They never apologised. In the end they just said, come on let s go, your flight is about to leave.

I felt like they dragged out a process and were abusing their power. The whole ordeal was so unnecessary.

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Fionna added: My weight loss journey has seen me come a long way and these people were questioning me as a person

Fionna has used the 2013 passport twice before in Turkey as well as for holidays to the USA, Germany and Italy. Airport officials did not respond to requests for comment.

She added: My weight loss journey has seen me come a long way and these people were questioning me as a person.

I didn t think the passport picture looked too different from me facially.

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  1. ^ airport (www.thesun.co.uk)
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Worcester jail Warden Garry Mumford dies at 57

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Garry Mumford, Worcester County’s jail warden since 2011, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 county officials said. Ben Penserga video

Worcester Jail Warden Garry Mumford Dies At 57

Garry Mumford, Worcester County jail warden since 2011, died on April 22, 2017.(Photo: Rob Korb image courtesy Worcester County government)

Garry Mumford, Worcester County’s jail warden since 2011, died Saturday, county officials said.

“It is with heavy hearts that we honor the memory of our dear friend and colleague, Worcester County Jail Warden Garry Mumford, who passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, after a brief illness,” read a news release from Worcester County officials on Sunday. Mumford, 57, had overseen Worcester’s jail since April 2011 after serving 11 years as assistant warden/security and custody officer at the facility. He replaced former Warden Ira F. Buck Shockley, who had retired. Worcester officials said Sunday that Mumford’s leadership played a key role in the Worcester County Jail having been recognized consecutively for the past 14 years with the Recognition of Achievement Award from the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards for achieving 100 percent compliance with Maryland regulations for the quality of service he and his staff provided.

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Warden Mumford led our team for the past six years, Assistant Warden Donna Bounds said. As our leader, he gave his heart and soul to everyone he encountered on a daily basis. Warden Mumford provided strong leadership and was a great teacher, but most of all a great friend. The Worcester County Jail is struggling today with this tremendous loss of our leader and friend.

Mumford, born Nov. 28, 1959, graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor s degree in social work in 1981, according to the news release. After graduating, he served as a military police investigator, juvenile investigator, and drug investigator in the Army from 1982 to 1987. He joined the Worcester County team in late 1987, as an investigator with the state s attorney s office. During that time, he attended the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy at Wor-Wic Community College, where he earned certification as a law enforcement officer by December 1988. Mumford was especially proud of his staff, county officials said, quickly giving them credit for the high standards to which he held his agency. After receiving the most recent MCCS award, Mumford said of his staff, The county is fortunate to have this wonderful group of employees who care about the quality of services provided at the jail.

In addition to being warden, Mumford was also active in the community. He was a member of the Atlantic General Hospital board of directors and former Worcester County Board of Education member. He is survived by his wife of more than 19 years and retired clerk of court employee, Faith.

Last night Worcester County lost Warden Garry Mumford, Commission President Jim Bunting said. Garry was a dedicated and highly respected leader in our community. On a personal level, we have been friends since we were young boys. I will miss Garry. God bless him and his family.

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Art helps bring people together

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Alfred University student Mawia Elawad of Rochester, N.Y., belongs to the student group Art Force Five. The group uses art throughout the community to bring different people together and create conversation. Olivia Lopez

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Graeme Reid, director of collections and exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, grew up in Scotland and came to the U.S. in 1990 on a scholarship to Indiana State University.(Photo: Mark Hoffman/USA TODAY Network)

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WEST BEND, Wis. – Art museums sometimes have reputations as lofty, elitist, even unapproachable institutions. Graeme Reid thinks art should be accessible to everyone. As director of collections and exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Reid trumpets the talent and dedication of artists in Wisconsin. He judges art competitions and gives tours of the museum on the Milwaukee River.

He believes beauty, in the form of paintings, sculpture, drawings and other artwork, can bring people together.

Art offers you a different view or a different take. Maybe it makes you change your mind, said Reid, 55. Museums tend to unite rather than divide. Museums elevate rather than denigrate. Museums are more relevant now than ever.

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Reid is an American by choice. He grew up in Scotland and was a student at the University of Glasgow when he was offered a scholarship and graduate assistantship at Indiana State University. He worked weekends as a security guard at Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, and began giving lectures and tours before eventually getting hired as a part-time curator. In 2001 he moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to work at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Two years later was hired by the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Reid believes in getting involved in his community. Though he curates professional art exhibitions and has judged competitions on the state and national level, Reid volunteers as a judge for an annual VFW patriotic art contest, home-schooled art competitions, a duck decoy decorating contest and the Lakefront Festival of the Arts in Milwaukee.

After 18 years in America, Reid decided to become a citizen. America had become his country; he wanted to pledge his allegiance. He became a citizen on a Thursday, and the following Tuesday he voted in the 2008 presidential election.

Without sounding awfully cliched, America has been very good to me, Reid said.

What does it mean to you to be an American?

To be an American means I am a citizen. Originally being from the U.K., I was a subject. But I m a citizen here, and I get to participate in every facet of life, political life, and I can vote for the dogcatcher to the president. Being a citizen was something that was very important to me.

What moment touched and motivated you to launch this effort?

What motivated me to be part of the Museum of Wisconsin Art was to get in on the opportunity to give Wisconsin its own museum that focuses on the art and artists of Wisconsin. To be a part of bringing that to not just the people of Wisconsin but also to be part of bringing that to a national audience as well was just a tremendous opportunity.

What gives you hope or what concerns you?

What concerns me I think is the political division and a coarsening of culture. But what gives me hope is the role an institution such as the Museum of Wisconsin Art can do. I think museums provide more unity than division. It also provides an elevation of culture rather than a coarsening of culture.

What do you hope to accomplish through your efforts?

I hope that the art and artists of Wisconsin will appreciate what we do for them. But I think the public will hopefully appreciate what we do for them in terms of recognition of the talent within this state. Not just talent from the past, but current talent and future talent as well.

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