Friday, October 31, 2014

New York Bus Driver Arrested For Masturbating While Driving A Student To School

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A New York bus driver is in jail and without a job after allegedly masturbating during his early morning route — with a student on board.
Robert Bertart, 60, was driving a young student to religious school Tuesday morning when the giant mirror over his head foiled his alleged attempt to spice up his route.
The bus’ lone teen on his way to a church school early Tuesday morning allegedly caught Bertart in the act after glancing at a large mirror aimed right at the driver’s lap, the newspaper added. Bertart had his genitals exposed during the brief, but disturbing 7:30 a.m. incident, according to a statement released by Ramapo Police Department.
Bertart was promptly fired by Vel Coach Company after his employer learned of his arrest. He faces charges of public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child.
Lewd acts by bus drivers are nothing knew for the upstate community. Two male drivers in the Ramapo area were arrested over the summer on sex charges with minors.
Ryan Perry | Uproxx

Diss | Wendy Williams Calls Tiny out for Lightening Her Eyes

Wendy Williams
A few days ago American rapper T.I’s wife Tiny confirmed that she had permanently coloured her eyes to a light grey as she had grown tired of wearing contact lenses.

With Tiny’s confession came a lot of backlash from her fans and her Instagram followers with a lot of people stating that it was unnecessary.
Well, talk show host Wendy Williams is known for her candour and she has called out Tiny on her talk show ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ while describing Tiny’s actions as a form of self-hate that can be likened to people who bleach their skin.
People on social media are however also coming for Wendy who has always been open about her breast implants and liposuction.
Watch her share her opinion (from the 11:20 mark)! 

'Being gay is God's greatest gifts God' - Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Tim Cook

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has revealed to the world that he is gay. Apple Inc CEO, Tim Cook, 53, revealed today October 30th that he is gay. Tim, who became CEO when he succeeded Steve Jobs on August 24th 2011, has never discussed his sexual preference in public before today but said that many of his colleagues knew he was gay.

Tim, who is worth an estimated $500million, came out as gay in an editorial for Bloomberg Business Week, stating: "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he said.

Here’s an excerpt from his revelation:
“Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them.

Prince Charles donates to families of slain Canadian soldiers

Prince Charles donates to military fund
Prince Charles talks to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos as his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall stands by during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP / Fernando Vergara)

Prince Charles has made a donation to the families of two Canadian soldiers killed in recent attacks in Ottawa and Quebec, Clarence House has confirmed.

The Canadian Press reports that the donation is “substantial,” but Clarence House did not disclose the exact amount.

The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation made the contribution to the True Patriot Love Foundation which is managing donations coming through the Stand on Guard Fund for the families of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.

Cirillo was killed last week as he stood guard at the National War Memorial. The gunman then stormed Parliament Hill and was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police and security inside Centre Block.

Two days earlier, Vincent was struck by a car and killed at a strip mall parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.  The assailant was killed by police after a brief chase.

Ottawa man wins gold in world moustache competition

Colin Geitzler, a.k.a. Snidely Mansfield
Colin Geitzler, a.k.a. Snidely Mansfield, competes with an English-style moustache at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Oregon on Oct. 25, 2014. (Colin Geitzler)
Sporting a waxed, pointed moustache that spans 45 centimetres, an Ottawa man claimed a top prize at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Oregon.

Colin Geitzler, who competes as Snidely Mansfield, took home the gold medal in the English moustache category while competing against more than 300 other competitors from all around the world over the weekend.

It was the first time Mansfield has ever competed. Many of the competitors were from Oregon and Washington, but almost every U.S. state was represented and others flew in from countries as far away as Iran.

Ebola News: Blackmailers Threaten to Release Virus in Czech Republic

Milos Zeman Czech Republic President
Milos Zeman, President of Czech Republic
Some blackmailers, who are being referred to as terrorists, are threaten to unleash Ebola into Czech Republic unless the government pays them a ransom of €1m (£788,000, $1.26m) in bitcoins.
The blackmailers have also threatened to launch a viral smear campaign on social media, to reveal to the world “how negligent the Czech offices are,” International Business Times reports.
They intend to use Ebola virus as a biological weapon if their demands are not met.
Sources say the unidentified individuals are demanding that the money should be paid in 3 installments – The first on November 3rd, the second on November 5th, and the third, after they have given up the infected material.

Tech Giant, Microsoft Lays off 3,000

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 Elizabeth Weise, USATODAY
Microsoft laid off 3,000 workers Wednesday, finishing a round of 18,000 layoffs that the company announced in July.

"The reductions happening today are spread across many different business units, and many different countries," a Microsoft spokesman said in an emailed statement.

The majority of those who lost their jobs, close to 70%, were former Nokia staffers, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella said in a blog post.

Microsoft purchased the Finnish company's handset business for $7.5 billion in April. Microsoft scrapped the Nokia X Android phones, shifting them to become Lumia products running Windows, Nadella said.

The rest of the layoffs were part of a strategic shift in direction to help Microsoft "become more agile and move faster," Nadella said.

His goal is to simplify the company, ending up with a flatter organization with fewer layers of management that will result in "more productive, impactful teams," he said.

The 18,000 employees who have lost their jobs represent about 14% of Microsoft's overall staff.

Of the 3,000 let go Wednesday, 638 were in the Seattle area where Microsoft is based.

Oh Yes! 'My boyfriend said I was too fat for sex so I dropped 30 stone'

A cruel comment from her boyfriend during a romantic getaway made 22 year old Paige Way to drop from a whopping size 28 to a size 12. Paige said her boyfriend told her that belly was too fat for them to have sex. The comment from her boyfriend shamed her into shedding a lot of weight.
"It was absolutely mortifying when my boyfriend told me that my belly was getting in the way, but it gave me the push I needed to finally do something about my weight. I'd always been big as a child, and then I was 'the fat one' in my bunch of friends. Men would say horrible things about me on nights out, like "God, look at the size of her."

Prime Minister unveils family income splitting

Prime Minister Stephen Harper does arts and crafts with a student at the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan, Ont., on Wednesday, October 30, 2014. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press
Jennifer Ditchburn
The Canadian Press
Three months before millions of Canadians get their voter information cards for the 2015 federal election, they’ll find something else in their mailboxes: a cheque from the Conservative government.

A $60 monthly tax benefit for families with children aged six through 17 is the kind of targeted, easy-to-understand government initiative that helped the Conservatives claim victory in 2006. They’re hoping the same “keeping money in your pocket” message will keep them in power after the vote on Oct. 19, 2015.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper also announced Thursday the government will press ahead with income splitting for families with kids under 18 — a multibillion-dollar Conservative election promise from the 2011 election.

Those potential savings will kick in as soon as Canadians file their taxes in the spring.

Wow! Girl's present from dad turns her into a multimillionaire on her 19th birthday

19 year old Deisi Ocampo from Chicago is now a multimillionaire after accepting and scratching two lottery tickets her dad gave her as birthday present on October 6th.

Deisi told ABC News exactly what happened
"I rarely play the lottery. My dad buys tickets once in a while and thought it would fun to get me two tickets for my birthday. The following day, I didn’t think much of it when I scratched off the first set of numbers. But when I finished scratching the second ticket, I began to shake and sweat out of nervousness. I just couldn’t believe it was real.”
 The birthday girl had won $4 million dollars.

Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Now Battling Pneumonia

The tumour in Rob Ford’s abdomen hasn’t shrunk with chemotherapy treatments, doctors say – but it hasn’t grown either. And now he’s also been diagnosed with pneumonia.
Ford told the Toronto Sun’s Joe Warmington on Thursday that because his tumour hasn’t changed in size, surgeons are still not able to operate on it. Despite the “bad news,” the newly elected Etobicoke councillor is staying optimistic.

“I see that as a positive and am approaching it that way. The growth of the tumour has been stopped in its tracks,” he said. “It hasn’t grown in seven or eight weeks. It is the same size it was.”

The newspaper reports he’s been prescribed a “heavy dose of antibiotics” to treat his pneumonia.

The Toronto mayor was diagnosed with a “fairly aggressive” case of malignant liposarcoma in September after complaining about abdomen pains.

US increases government security after Ottawa shooting

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared in Washington on 23 October 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the increased security measure
BBC - The US has announced bolstered security measures at government buildings across the nation in the wake of an attack on Canadian parliament.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Federal Protective Service will enhance its presence at various sites in Washington DC and elsewhere.

The action has been described as a precautionary step to safeguard US government personnel and facilities.

It comes one week after a gunman opened fire in Ottawa, killing a soldier.

"The reasons for this action are self-evident: the continued public calls by terrorist organisations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere, including against law enforcement and other government officials, and the acts of violence targeted at government personnel and installations in Canada," Mr Johnson wrote in a statement on Tuesday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Beautiful Attraction and Distraction of the Feminine Gender

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Have you ever considered the world made of only men? That would have been the most unimaginable boring world. In popular old culture, the masculine gender runs the show. They are everywhere, from the factory, office to the fore front of technological advancement. Could this be that the ‘man’ is the only entity that can keep the human race and animal world fuelled.

When you look into history either through the lens of the evolution of man by Charles Darwin or creation as documented in the book of genesis. The man is a product of the woman, yet the woman is the by-product of the man, so the man is intertwined with the woman. ‘Wo-man’, not only is a man with womb but a man with much width- the curves and cleavages. Say no more, son!

A full man cannot resist the sight of a beautiful woman. As I traverse the road to work every morning in my rugged steel grey Toyota, I can’t but pause to notice and see beautiful women driving past me. This almost got me a photo radar ticket. Was this attraction or a distraction? Speed fines will tell? Got about three now, oh pity me! The man naturally is insufferably turned on the sight of a beautiful woman. What of the non-beautiful woman. To be honest, I have never met one. There is just some about the feminine gender. The beauty lies is different packages and the beholder. The beauty of some women are crystal clear and glaring to those who have eyes, others had to be the voice. Some women unique virtues lies in their culinary skills, others dressing, some their wifely attributes or home management.

CBC Reports On Why Foster Homes Are Relatively Rare In Manitoba First Nations

Laurie Ferland, a foster mother from the Misipawistik Cree Nation near Grand Rapids, Man., says she has applied to adopt the little girl she has cared for for nearly four years. Then, she plans to give up her foster care licence.
Laurie Ferland, a foster mother from the Misipawistik Cree Nation near Grand Rapids, Man., says she has applied to adopt the little girl she has cared for for nearly four years. Then, she plans to give up her foster care licence. (Karen Pauls/CBC)
Karen Pauls, CBC News
Foster parents and aboriginal leaders say it's difficult to get foster homes licensed on First Nations communities, forcing workers to send vulnerable at-risk children to cities like Winnipeg.

"The thing that was keeping me back from becoming a foster parent was we didn't have a home. We were living in and out of [my husband's] parents' home and in and out of my parents' home, taking turns finding a place to sleep," said Laurie Ferland of the Misipawistik Cree Nation near Grand Rapids, Man.

"I asked for some help because I really wanted this little girl" — an extended family member for whom she has been caring, she said — "to have a home to grow up in, and I was very lucky that our band here helped me with a home."

It's a problem many potential foster parents face. Even if they're not that far from major cities, some reserves are on bad roads or are fly-in only.

Nurse About To Quit Quarantine Saying She Will Not Be Bullied

Kaci Hickox, a nurse who arrived in New Jersey on October 24 after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, speaks to her lawyer Norman Siegel from a hospital quarantine tent in Newark, New Jersey, October 26, 2014, in a photo provided by attorney Steve Hyman. REUTERS-Steve Hyman-handout via Reuters
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who arrived in New Jersey on October 24 after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, speaks to her lawyer Norman Siegel from a hospital quarantine tent in Newark, New Jersey, October 26, 2014, in a photo provided by attorney Steve Hyman. CREDIT: REUTERS/STEVE HYMAN/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS
Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court.

The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless precautions or violating civil rights.

Hickox, 33, tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in West Africa. She previously blasted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie after she was taken from Newark's airport and put in quarantine in a tent before being driven to Maine to spend the rest of her 21-day quarantine at her home.

"I truly believe this policy is not scientifically nor constitutionally just, and so I am not going to sit around and be bullied around by politicians and be forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public," Hickox, speaking from her home in the small Maine town of Fort Kent along the Canadian border, told NBC's "Today" program.

Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 to reconstruction of Gaza schools

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education campaigner shot by the Taliban, has donated $50,000 (nearly £31,000) towards the reconstruction of schools in Gaza, The UK Guardian reports.

The Nobel peace prize winner, speaking after receiving the World Children’s Prize for the rights of the child in Marienfred, Sweden, on Wednesday, said the money would be channelled through the United Nations relief agency UNRWA to help rebuild 65 schools in the Palestinian territory.

Malala, who now lives in the UK and has her own fund to help small-scale organisations in a number of countries, including Pakistan, told journalists that children in Gaza had suffered from conflicts and war. The money would help children get “quality education” and continue their life, knowing they were not alone and that people were supporting them, she said.

She is the first person to receive the children’s prize and the Nobel in the same year. The Sweden-based organisers of the children’s prize said millions of children around the world had voted for Malala.

The children’s prize also announced two honorary laureates. John Wood, who quit his job as a Microsoft manager, has spent 15 years working for books, school libraries, and schools for millions of children, through his Room to Read organisation, while Indira Ranamagar from Nepal has fought for 20 years for the rights of the children of convicts to education and to live outside of prisons.

In remarks published on the UNRWA website, Malala said the organisation was performing “heroic work” to serve children in Gaza.

Jennifer Lopez Comments On Why She Left Marc Anthony

The actress and singer has revealed that she left Marc Anthony in 2011 after 7 years of marriage after suffering a panic attack during a photo-shoot. Jennifer Lopez detailed her split in her new book titled True Love, which will be out on November 4th. She writes;
'As I sat there getting made up, my heart was beating out of my chest and I felt like I couldn't breathe... I became consumed with anxiety. What was happening to me? I leaped from my chair and said to my dear manager Benny Medina, "Benny, something is happening! I feel like I'm going crazy." My mom was there and she rushed to my side too. 
'It was one of those moments when you're so scared you can't even scream. In a blur of fear and panic, I looked at Benny and my mother and blurted out the words: "I don't think I can be with Marc anymore." Then I burst into tears. 

Ebola Update: Ebola ‘may have reached turning point’

Ebola treatment teams
Dr Jeremy Farrar says there has been a step change in urgency from the rich world. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP
 | Guardian
The Ebola epidemic in west Africa may have reached a turning point, according to the director of the Wellcome Trust, which is funding an unprecedented series of fast-tracked trials of vaccines and drugs against the disease.

Writing in the Guardian, Dr Jeremy Farrar says that although there are several bleak months ahead, “it is finally becoming possible to see some light. In the past 10 days, the international community has belatedly begun to take the actions necessary to start turning Ebola’s tide.

“The progress made is preliminary and uncertain; even if ultimately successful it will not reduce mortality or stop transmission for some time. We are not close to seeing the beginning of the end of the epidemic but [several] developments offer hope that we may have reached the end of the beginning.”

Farrar’s comments come as the World Health Organisation confirmed that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia has started to decline, with fewer burials and some empty hospital beds. But the WHO warned against any assumption that the outbreak there was ending.

Ebola News | US Military Under Ebola Quarantine in Italy told to go Home

Luca ZaiaVeneto President Luca Zaia on Wednesday said  Italy should not allow U.S. soldiers returning from Ebola-stricken Liberia to be quarantined in Italy.
Since Sunday, 11 soldiers back from active duty in the West African nation have been kept in isolation at the U.S. army base in Vicenza, a town in north-east Italy about 40 kilometres from Venice.
“I am stunned, why should we be stuck with these soldiers who are at risk.
“They should pack their bags and go home, there is no way we can become a leper hospital,’’ Zaia added, arguing that Italy has once again shown itself as spineless by allowing the U.S. soldiers into its territory.
Zaia is a member of the Northern League, a right-wing, anti-immigration party that has in the past called for the secession of Italy’s wealthiest northern regions from the poorer south.
However, the U.S. soldiers were slated to be quarantined for 21 days.
Those under the regime include Darryl Williams, Commander of U.S. Army forces in Africa, said that they felt great.
He explained that he and the other soldiers were checking their temperature twice a day and that the plastic cutlery they use for their meals was being burned.
Williams said that 75 more U.S. soldiers were due to return from Liberia this week to be quarantined at the army base in Vicenza.

Awareness | Five Canadian federal laws for fighting extremism

The Canadian Press A runner makes his way towards Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
Some federal laws police and spy agencies can use to fight extremism:

Anti-Terrorism Act: Significant changes passed following the 9-11 attacks. Defines terrorism, provides for listing of terrorist entities, spells out penalties for taking part in, facilitating, financing terrorism. Strengthens security of information law.

Investigative hearings: Police can ask judge to have someone with information relevant to investigation of past or future terrorist act appear before court and answer questions.

Recognizance with conditions: Police can seek order for court appearance of someone suspected of planning terrorist attack. Judge then considers whether to impose restrictions on the person.

Leaving Canada to commit terrorism offence: Criminalizes going abroad to receive terrorist training, take part in extremism, or facilitate terrorism.

Security certificate: Immigration tool for detaining and deporting non-citizens deemed security threats.

The Canadian Press

Guy Scott Sworn In As new Zambia President Following Death Of Sata

...and Zambia gets a White President...
Guy Scott (pictured above with his wife and the Obamas) was sworn in today as the interim president of Zambia following the death of Zambian president Michael Sata yesterday Oct. 28th. This makes Mr Scott, who is of Scottish descent but born in Zambia, the first white president in Africa since apartheid.

Guy Scott, 70, became vice-president of Zambia in 2011 and will serve as interim-president pending when the country holds fresh elections for a new president within 90 days. The Zambian constitution makes it impossible for Scott to be president because his parents were not born in Zambia.

Meet Former Escort Who Had To Fake Orgasm For $1000 Per Hour

Winning: A former high class escort - rated among the top one per cent in her field - has detailed her carefully calculated seduction strategies (stock image)

A former high class escort - rated among the top one per cent in her field by The Erotic Review, 'the Yelp of the commercial sex world' - has detailed her carefully calculated strategies.

Svetlana Z, as she refers to herself, moved to New York from Chelyabinsk, Russia, when she was 19 years old and had $300 to her name. Lured by the promise of quick money, she entered the escort industry and soon made a small fortune by catering to investment bankers, 90per cent of them married.

'Mostly, I offered understanding,' she wrote for Medium. 'The truth is, even for guys who hire me for three or four hours, the sex usually only takes about 15 minutes.' Not bad for $1,000 an hour.

Svetlana - who describes herself as 5ft 7in, 119lbs, with long legs, hazel eyes, full lips and a slender figure -  remarks that when it did come to sex, however short-lived, massaging her client's ego was key.

Around 98per cent of men wanted to perform oral sex on her, and 80per cent of them would ask if she'd had an orgasm, or insist she had multiple orgasms before they did. This wasn't about her pleasure, of course, it was their need to 'prove themselves.'

Svetlana faked orgasms with relative ease and presumably on nearly every occasion. Her mind, she says, was always in business mode.

She refers to one instance in which a client asked to pour honey all over her before they had sex. She agreed - but only after he agreed to pay triple her hourly rate - and she spent the whole rampant session mulling over cleaning the sheets and re-doing her hair and make-up.

KimYe & North West Crowned First Fashion Family

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Former Editor at Large at Vogue, Andre Leon Talley, crowned reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, rapper/designer Kanye West and their baby North West as the “First Fashion Family” in a recent write up for Zappos Couture.
“It’s the new FFF: First Fashion Family – Kimye and Baby North. The three were a force of iconic moments as they pivoted around Paris, the mecca of fashion during the last fashion shows this month. The Nick and Nora Charles of our time, the Liz and Dick Burton, without the brawls.”
Also on their style, Kim recently defended her sexier clothes since motherhood to Grazia, saying,
“I don’t think I’ll be that mum that is frumpy,”
‘That’s not really me. Apparently [dressing sexier] is typically what happens when you have a baby… My style has become sexier since becoming a mum. I’m more bold. You would think that I would tone it down and wear sweats and flats all day but I don’t feel good wearing that. It’s just how I like to dress. It’s the same thing since I got married.”

Imagine If Canada Had 36 Provinces, What It Might Look Like

Canada has had no shortage of proposals for new provinces, territories and regions throughout its history.

Washington, D.C.-based geographer Alexandr Trubetskoy imagined what it might look like if many of them came to fruition.

Last week, he posted the following map to Reddit, where it drew plenty of comments.

Explaining the map, Trubetskoy said he included "every new province proposal since the late 19th century that gained any significant political support."

Ebola Update: Epidemic Spread Reducing in Liberia – WHO

Residents Of Quarantined Town Near International Airport Endure Ebola Epidemic
World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday in Geneva that the spread of Ebola in Liberia appeared to be slowing compared to the “heavy traffic” in the past.
Bruce Aylward, who is in charge of WHO’s efforts to fight the disease in West Africa, said there were indications that the actual number of newly reported cases was beginning to decline in Liberia.
He said that hospital beds in the capital Monrovia had been freeing up, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases had remained stable, and the number of burials had fallen.
Aylward stressed that the analysis was preliminary, and that there was a chance that the development might be due to a lack of reporting of new cases or people not seeking treatment

Ebola News: Family sues Connecticut school after daughter banned

Health workers of the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) take part in a pre-deployment training for staff heading to Ebola areas 29 October 2014
In Geneva on Wednesday health workers trained for deployment to Ebola-hit areas; Nigeria has had no new confirmed cases since August
A man in the US state of Connecticut has sued after his daughter's school barred her from attending amid fears she may have been exposed to Ebola.

Ikeoluwa Opayemi, seven, who visited Nigeria with her father this month, was told to stay home until November.

Nigeria has had no new cases of Ebola since late August, and the family says the ban was a response to panic.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon has ordered US troops deployed to Ebola-hit countries in Africa quarantined for 21 days.

Ebola has killed roughly 5,000 people out of about 13,700 cases, with all but 27 cases occurring in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The virus is only spread through close contact with the bodily fluids of an ill Ebola patient.

Blatter Defends Synthetic Pitches for Women’s World Cup In Canada

FIFA President Joseph Blatter has dismissed criticism of the decision to use synthetic pitches at the 2015 women’s football World Cup in Canada.
Blatter told Germany’s Sport Bild, magazine published on Wednesday, that artificial surfaces are “the future of football.’’
The head of football’s world governing body said he could well imagine the men’s World Cup also being staged soon on synthetic pitches.
“We are open to the suggestions of the respective local organisers and this has been possible for years for the men’s World Cup in line with FIFA regulations,’’ he was quoted as saying.
A group of leading players filed a lawsuit at the beginning of the month claiming sexual discrimination over the decision to use synthetic pitches for the women’s tournament in Canada.
The players include two FIFA Women’s Player of the Year winners, German Nadine Angerer and American Abby Wambach.
Players claimed the synthetic pitches pose unique safety risks and are considered inferior for international competition.
Blatter said the decision was not about men’s or women’s football, but rather about providing professional conditions for a world championship.
“We guarantee that in terms of quality the women’s World Cup will not be inferior in any way to men’s World Cup.’’

Canada 'grateful' to Cpl Nathan Cirillo

The casket of Cpl Nathan Cirillo is carried by pallbearers at his regimental funeral service in Hamilton, Ontario 28 October 2014

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told thousands of mourners the nation was deeply grateful to a soldier killed by a gunman in Ottawa last week.

Mr Harper spoke at a funeral for Cpl Nathan Cirillo, 24, who was shot by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau while standing guard unarmed at Canada's war memorial.

Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, then entered Canada's parliament and fired dozens of shots.

Mr Harper choked back tears as he addressed Cirillo's five-year-old son, Marcus Daniel Cirillo.

"May time ease the searing pain of today," Mr Harper said. "And may [Marcus] some day find comfort in the fact that our entire country looks up to his dad with pride, with gratitude [and] with deep abiding respect."

Separately, US Secretary of State John Kerry has paid his respects in his first trip to Canada as America's top diplomat, laying a wreath at the National War Memorial in honour of the Canadian soldier.

Hot-or-Not | Rihanna & Miley Cyrus Nude Inspired Outfit at amfAR Gala

Miley Cyrus Rihanna 2014 AmFar (2)
A lot of Hollywood celebrities gathered a few hours ago at the 2014 amfAR Los Angeles Inspiration Gala in a bid to celebrate men’s fashion and style while raising money for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs.

Some of the celebrities spotted at the event include Lea Michelle, Tom Ford, Miley Cyrus, Camille Belle, Rihanna, Ashley Madakwe and a host of others but Miley Cyrus and Rihanna have certainly stood out on the red carpet.
Rihanna, who was at the event to also present an award to designer Tom Ford, rocked a sultry white Tom Ford cut-out dress that had sheer lace over her breasts and purple gems covering her more delicate bits.
Miley with her mum...

San Francisco Giants Wins World Series

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John Rieger/USA TODAY Sports
The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and earn their third championship in the last five seasons. Though starting pitcher Tim Hudson could not escape the second inning in the game, the Giants’ bullpen shut down the Royals the rest of the way to lead San Francisco to yet another World Series win.

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his postseason legacy with a third victory this Series.

After center fielder Gregor Blanco misplayed Alex Gordon's drive for a single and two-base error, Bumgarner got Salvador Perez to pop foul to third baseman Pablo Sandoval for the final out.

The Giants ended a Series streak that had seen home teams win the last nine Game 7s. San Francisco took this pairing of wild-card teams after earning titles in 2012 and 2010.

Celibacy Doubles Risk of Prostrate Cancer While Sleeping with Multiple Women Reduces Risk

According to a new study conducted in the UK, males who sleep with multiple women are approximately a third less likely to develop prostrate cancer.
Researchers discovered that men who had 20 or more sex partners reduced their risk of prostrate cancer by 28%, Daily Mail reports.
In addition, the study revealed that “men who have slept with more than 20 women reduced their chances of getting the most aggressive tumours by 19 percent.”
Also, it was disclosed that celibacy doubles the risk of the disease.
Speaking on the study results,Professor Parent, from the University of Montreal said:
“It is possible that having many female sexual partners results in a higher frequency of ejaculations, whose protective effect against prostate cancer has been previously observed in cohort studies.”
The study has caused quite a stir in the medical community, as it is the first to proffer that the number of female sex partners rather than the amount of sex (or masturbation) that could lower the risk of prostrate cancer.

Nathan O'Brien Parents Establish Charity To Honor Missing Son

The parents of a five-year-old Calgary boy who disappeared in June have set up a new charity to honour his memory.

Four months after Nathan O’Brien vanished, along with his grandparents, his parents have established the Nathan O’Brien Children’s Foundation with the help of a man in North Carolina who was touched by the family’s tragic story.

The five-year-old had been staying over with his grandparents, Alvin and Kathy Liknes, on the weekend the trio went missing. Their disappearance prompted a massive search.

Though their bodies have never been located, Nathan and his grandparents are presumed dead. Douglas Garland has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one charge of second second-degree murder in connection with their deaths.

The family says they want to help their son’s spirit live on by helping other children fulfill their dreams.

Nathan’s father, Rod O’Brien, says the endowment fund is also an opportunity for his family to heal.
“We’re exchanging grief for hope, and we’re moving forward as a family, we’re reinventing ourselves,” Rod O’Brien said in an interview with CTV Calgary.

Many people were touched by the tragedy, including William Neisler, of North Carolina, who reached out to the family. Neisler has donated $1 million to establish the charitable foundation.
“Just seeing the picture of Nathan; that innocent, angelic face of his,” Neisler said. “It just tugged at my heart.”

OMG! Shrien Dewani caught on camera handing over cash to hitman he hired to kill his bride

In 2010, newlywed British national Shrien Dewani and his 28 year old wife Anni Dewani were in South Africa for their honeymoon and while riding in a taxi in Cape Town on Nov. 13th, Anni was shot dead by two men who hijacked the taxi. The men involved in the murder were later caught and they shockingly confessed that the new husband had hired them to attack them in the car and kill his wife.

The wealthy businessman who had since left South Africa back to the UK, was extradited back to South Africa to face murder charges. Of course Shrien denied having a hand in his wife's death but today a footage of him handing money to the hitman he allegedly hired to kill his bride, taxi driver,  Zola Tongo, who is serving 18 years in prison for his role, was played at his murder trial. The poor woman didn't know her husband was planning to have her murdered.

One video clip shown to the courtroom, Dewani is captured leading Tongo down a hotel corridor to a quiet room, carrying a small bag of money

Glee Cast Jane Lynch Divorce Settlement

Jane Lynch is now officially free ... but her divorce sure wasn't ... she's paying her former wife millions.

Jane's divorce from Dr. Lara Embry became final Monday. In the property settlement -- obtained by TMZ -- it's apparent gay divorces are just like all the others ... the breadwinner has to give up half.

Lara -- a psychologist -- gets a lump sum of $1.2 million, spaced over over a 2-year period.

But Lara gets a lot more, including:

-- half of several bank and trust accounts, totaling $847,485

-- half of a 401K, totaling $315,079

-- half of the proceeds from their Mulholland Tennis Club membership

-- half of all royalties from Jane's TV appearances, including "Glee"

-- half of their $56,810 tax refund

Lara also gets their L.A. Yacht club membership.

But wait, there's more. Lara gets Francis the dog.

Marriage, worth fighting for ... sometimes.

Ebola Crisis: Obama defends US Ebola guidelines

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the U.S. response to Ebola from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington October 28, 2014. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the U.S. response to Ebola from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington October 28, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE
As the second of two nurses infected while treating an Ebola patient left an Atlanta hospital, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said policies adopted in the United States should not discourage Americans willing to fight West Africa's outbreak.

Obama weighed in for the first time since states including New York and New Jersey imposed automatic 21-day quarantines on doctors and nurses returning from the three countries at the heart of the outbreak - rules that go beyond federal guidelines.

"We don't want to discourage our healthcare workers from going to the front lines and dealing with this in an effective way," Obama told reporters at the White House South Lawn.

Obama said that these medical workers, often volunteers for international humanitarian groups, should be "applauded, thanked and supported."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oops! US Father Scolds 10 Year Old Daughter on Facebook for Dating Boys & Lying about Age

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An angry father, Kevin Jones, scolded his 10-year-old daughter on Facebook this morning for lying about her age, dating boys, and having social media accounts.
In addition to embarrassing her on social media, he is making his daughter wear a t-shirt with the inscription, “I am 10 years old” on the front, and “5th Grader” inscribed on the back.
Jones’ Facebook post and the photo of his daughter wearing the shirt have since gone viral. The post reads:
Since my beautiful daughter Janiya wants to be grown & lie about her age. Saying she is 14,15,16, & 18 years old. She claims to be in love and going out with a boyfriend, which is completely against my rules!!! I uncovered that she has been doing this for quite some time. She also has snuck and obtained social media accounts, also against my rules!!! Here are the consequences for her actions. An age defining tshirt. Yes people she is 5’9 & 10 years old. #BuddiesBarrettesBallBalls

Aww! Wiz Khalifa laments lost love, bad character and fake friends

Wiz Khalifa laments lost love, bad character and fake friends
Looks like he feels betrayed by estranged wife, Amber Rose. See more tweets after the cut...

Music | Taylor Swift’s New Album Is About To Make History

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This is panning out to be a pretty big week for Taylor Swift (and it’s only Tuesday). Besides becoming New York’s official celebrity ambassador, hosting rooftop and living room listening parties for fans, hanging out with her cats and serving as mentor on a little show called The Voice, the country princess turned new Queen of Pop just released her highly anticipated fifth studio album 1989 and it’s already breaking records.

According to Billboard, the latest album had an initial sales forecast of 750,000 which was upped to 800,000 and finally anticipated to sell 900,000 records in its opening week but now, after only one day of sales, 1989 is on track to break the million mark by the end of the week. If that holds true, Swift will be the first artist to have three albums sell that many copies in one week (both Red and Speak Now also broke that threshold). Those numbers will also make 1989 the 19th album to break one million in one week since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991 and first studio album to sell one million copies in 2014.

Ebola Is a Poor Man’s Disease, Must Be Halted In Africa Says Kofi Annan

Ghanaian Diplomat Kofi Annan is speaking up about the Ebola Virus Disease and epidemic that has been getting worse over the past months.

The spread has since extended beyond West Africa but Kofi Annan is of the opinion that the only way the world can combat the virus is by going through West Africa and by sending health workers to West Africa. In this interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, he talks about why it has taken so long for drug makers to produce Ebola medication.


Ashton Kutcher Diss Charlie Sheen: ‘I’ve Got A Great Job, And It’s Thanks To You Not Having It Anymore’

Media | YouTube considering ad-free subscription service

YouTube is looking at creating a paid-subscription model that would allow users to skip the ads on their videos, according to a top executive.

The popular online video service has grown to more than one billion users a month with ads paying for the content and the service.

But Susan Wojcicki, a former Google ad executive who was named head of YouTube earlier this year, said a paid-subscription service is being considered as an option for those who don’t want to see ads.

'We’re thinking about how to give users options'- YouTube's Susan Wojcicki
“There are going to be cases where people are going to say, ‘I don’t want to see the ads,’” she said at the Code Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., late Monday.

Many mobile apps now offer an option to users to pay to avoid exposure to ads.

“That’s actually a pretty interesting model because it’s giving users choice,” she said, according to Reuters. “We’re thinking about how to give users options.”

Ebola Outbreak: Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman leaving Guinea at the border with Mali in Kouremale, October 2, 2014.  REUTERS-Joe Penney
 A health worker checks the temperature of a woman leaving Guinea at the border with Mali in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. 
Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatized healthy people and would make it harder to fight the disease.

Australia's ban on visas for citizens of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea followed decisions by the U.S. military to quarantine soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission and some U.S. states to isolate aid workers. The United Nations said such measures could discourage vital relief work, making it harder to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

"Anything that will dissuade foreign trained personnel from coming here to West Africa and joining us on the frontline to fight the fight would be very, very unfortunate," Anthony Banbury, head of the U.N. Ebola Emergency Response Mission (UNMEER), told Reuters in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urged Australia to reconsider its travel ban.

"Anytime there's stigmatization, there's quarantine, there's exclusion of people, many of whom are just normal, then those of us who are fighting this epidemic, when we face that, we get very sad," she told a news conference.

Ottawa Shooting Aftermath | This is what happens to racists in Canada

This is what happens to racists in Ontario: After playing the part of an Islamophobe for a YouTube video 'social experiment' this man was left with a bloody nose after he was punched in the face by an angry Canadian
This is what happens to racists in Ontario: After playing the part of an Islamophobe for a YouTube video 'social experiment' this man was left with a bloody nose after he was punched in the face by an angry Canadian
A video experiment has shown most urban Canadians will leap to the defence of a Muslim person singled out for abuse, even in the wake of the country's recent Islamist terror attack.

One angry resident of Hamilton, Ontario, punched a man playing the part of an Islamophobe having a go at a man wearing Muslim-style clothing at a bus stop.

He was left bleeding from his nose for the part he played in what the YouTube filmmakers called a 'social experiment'

'This is based on the events that happened in Ottawa,' said YouTube filmmaker Omar Albach, referring to recent bloodshed in the Canadian capital.

'We're going to see if people feel safe to be around Muslims or people that look like Muslims.'
Within seconds of the filmmakers beginning their first charade - which involved a one telling another one wearing Muslim-style clothes he can't board a bus - a middle-aged man objects to the apparent racism.

'You know what? You can't stereotype and judge people by their clothes,' the casually dressed, silver-haired white man objects. 'Or their nationalities or anything else, you know what I mean?'