Walter Decker climbs his way to the top at 92

In 2015 Walter Decker became the oldest person to climb the stairs of the CN Tower. It took him just under 46 minutes to go up the 1776 stairs.“First thing in the morning, seven days a week, I do 60 pushups”, and “depending on the weather, I may go for a walk. At least 2 k’s.”Two days a week he climbs the Kenilworth stairs, going up and down 5 times.Now at 92, Walter, and hundreds of others, will climb the steps of the Stelco Tower. He’s expecting to be the oldest participant.“I’m hoping, if there’s someone out there that thinks they can join me, I’d welcome meeting them.”The Stelco Tower is the second tallest building in Hamilton, with 533 stairs from the street to the top. It should be a breeze for 92 year old Walter Decker.“Everything is a bit of a challenge. I can do it. If I can do it they can do it.”Other than exercising regularly and eating healthy, Walter has one other routine.“I enjoy a cocktail before dinner every night. Mostly vodka orange juice, sometimes a martini.”The Steeltown Stairclimb is Saturday February 4th. You can sign up or make a donation at on.lung.ca. read more

Liam Neeson says he carried a cosh and planned to kill a

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He said: “There’s some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl’s knee, or something, and suddenly they’re being dropped from their program, or something…it’s a witch hunt.”The Telegraph has contacted Liam Neeson’s representatives for comment. Liam Neeson has admitted to carrying around a cosh and hoping to come across a “black b——” to kill with it after his friend was sexually assaulted.The 66-year-old actor said he felt strong urges to carry out a racially-aggravated attack after learning that the man who attacked his friend was black.The Taken star said he had come back home from overseas to find a close female friend had been raped.He has declined to disclose the name of his friend, or to give further details about the attack.Neeson said he felt “ashamed” of his past “awful” urges after disclosing that for a week he walked around hoping someone would provoke him so that he could attack them.”She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” he told The Independent.He explained his mindset at the time, adding: “But my immediate reaction was… I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.”I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some black b——d would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.” The actor shared the startling story after being asked about his insight into his character in his new film, Cold Pursuit, who has a thirst for revenge after his son is killed by a drug gang.Neeson said he felt remorse for his actions, explaining:  “It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the f— are you doing’, you know?”He added that he understands the need for revenge because he grew up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles: ” I come from a society – I grew up in Northern Ireland in the Troubles – and, you know, I knew a couple of guys that died on hunger strike, and I had acquaintances who were very caught up in the Troubles, and I understand that need for revenge, but it just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing, and Northern Ireland’s proof of that.”All this stuff that’s happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know. But that primal need, I understand.”The actor has become more candid in interviews of late, last year telling Ireland’s Late Late Show that the #MeToo movement had turned into a “witch hunt”. read more