Prosecutors drop assault case against former US VP Gore

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Former United States vice president Al Gore will not be facing assault charges due to allegations made by a masseuse in 2006, according to the Portland, Oregon district attorney’s office.

Molly Hagerty, 54, claimed Gore “sexually assault[ed] me in his [hotel] room.” Hagerty was called to Gore’s Portland hotel room to give him a massage. Hagerty said Gore pinned her down and “he kept trying to have sex with [her].”

Prosecutors closed the case, but after tabloid National Inquirer interviewed Hagerty they reopened the case. Hagerty refused to take a polygraph test.

Deputy DA Don Rees said there is “contradictory evidence, conflicting witness statements, credibility issues, lack of forensic evidence, and denials by Mr. Gore.”

Rees continued saying Hagerty and her attorneys were uncooperative in the investigation.

Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral.

Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which cost an estimated 20 million Swedish kronor. Victoria wore a wedding dress with five-metre long train designed by Pär Engsheden. She wore the same crown that her mother, Queen Silvia, wore on her wedding day 34 years previously, also on June 19. Victoria’s father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, walked Victoria down the aisle, which was deemed untraditional by many. In Sweden, the bride and groom usually walk down the aisle together, emphasising the country’s views on equality. Victoria met with Daniel half-way to the altar, where they exchanged brief kisses, and, to the sounds of the wedding march, made their way to the the silver altar. She was followed by ten bridesmaids. The couple both had tears in their eyes as they said their vows, and apart from fumbling when they exchanged rings, the ceremony went smoothly.

Following the ceremony, the couple headed a fast-paced procession through central Stockholm on a horse-drawn carriage, flanked by police and security. Up to 500,000 people are thought to have lined the streets. They then boarded the Vasaorden, the same royal barge Victoria’s parents used in their wedding, and traveled through Stockholm’s waters, accompanied by flyover of 18 fighter jets near the end of the procession. A wedding banquet followed in the in the Hall of State of the Royal Palace.

Controversy has surrounded the engagement and wedding between the Crown Princess and Westling, a “commoner”. Victoria met Westling as she was recovering from bulemia in 2002. He owned a chain of gymnasiums and was brought in to help bring Victoria back to full health. Westling was raised in a middle-class family in Ockelbo, in central Sweden. His father managed a social services centre, and his mother worked in a post office. When the relationship was made public, Westling was mocked as an outsider and the king was reportedly horrified at the thought of his daughter marrying a “commoner”, even though he did so when he married Silvia. Last year, Westling underwent transplant surgery for a congenital kidney disorder. The Swedish public have been assured that he will be able to have children and that his illness will not be passed on to his offspring.

Westling underwent years of training to prepare for his new role in the royal family, including lessons in etiquette, elocution, and multi-lingual small talk; and a makeover that saw his hair being cropped short, and his plain-looking glasses and clothes being replaced by designer-wear.

Upon marrying the Crown Princess, Westling took his wife’s ducal title and is granted the style “His Royal Highness”. He is now known as HRH Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. He also has his own coat-of-arms and monogram. When Victoria assumes the throne and becomes Queen, Daniel will not become King, but assume a supportive role, similar to that of Prince Phillip, the husband of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.

Gift Idea For A Friend With Breast Cancer 3 Tips

By Susan Willis

Know someone with breast cancer? When you found out about their diagnosis, you were probably immediately saddened and dismayed. Just as it is for the person who has actually received a cancer diagnosis, their friends, family and co-workers can also experience a feeling of helplessness upon hearing the news.

Breast Cancer Is A Formidable Opponent

And, you are right to be concerned. Breast cancer forces women (and some men) to put up a valiant fight in order to have the chance of overcoming the disease. The treatments for breast cancer can be very trying and hard on the body, and the disruption in one’s lifestyle can add stress to the patient’s life.

The good news is that breast cancer is a very high-profile disease. With organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure and others raising awareness through organized walking events and other fundraisers, a lot of attention and money is put into fighting the disease each year.

The Fight Is Easier With Friends On Your Side

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There is good news for you, too. That is: you can actually make a difference in this person’s life. The good energy that comes from your visits, phone calls, letters, and other forms of attention can enliven their days and encourage progress toward healing.

The very best gift you can give a friend with breast cancer is your time. You may be concerned about visiting or calling too often, and your concerns may be well-founded given that they may not be feeling up to par. But, you can give in other ways. Offer to help run errands for them or take them to and from treatments.

Another way to give is to give an actual gift, of course.

Gift Ideas For A Friend With Breast Cancer

If you are looking for a gift idea for a friend with breast cancer, these 3 tips can help guide your search:

1. Focus on their interests – then go one step further: There is no one-size-fits-all gift. You need to start with the person’s interests in mind. But, take it one step further. For example, if she likes golf, you might NOT want to get her a golf club at this time (see below). But, instead you could get her a golf video, or a golf memento for the home, or a golf-themed crossword puzzle. You get the idea.

2. Express compassion with your gift: Your gift should be all about them – not you. Do not get something for them that you would want to receive. Rather, get them something they want. And, be sure to choose a gift that speaks of your compassion. There should be a gentleness and a thoughtfulness to the gift and to the message in any card you attach.

3. Be conscious of physical limitations: Obviously, you will want to avoid anything that they cannot immediately use or do now. As with the golf club example above, the gift should reflect their current situation. After all, it may be a while before they are able to go back to doing all of the things they love.

Follow these 3 tips when thinking of the right gift ideas for a friend with breast cancer.

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Six killed in UK car crash

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A car crash on the A614 road, in Nottinghamshire, England has killed six people, all of whom are believed to have lived near the scene of the crash.

All six victims died at the scene of the crash, which involved four young adults in a Peugeot 206 and two elderly people, possibly a male and female, who police believe to be in their 60s, in the other car said to be a Ford Fiesta. Rescue workers fought to save the one of the elderly individuals, but were unsuccessful. Both vehicles collided head-on and exploded upon colliding.

Two police officers on traffic patrol discovered the crash, which took place at 23:00 local time (UTC) yesterday. The officers involved were praised by Bruce Cameron, a superintendent for Nottinghamshire Police. “The bodies are very badly burnt and they will have to be identified using dental records. We want to make sure we are absolutely certain as to who was in both cars when the accident happened,” he said.

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Local residents say that the A614 has been the scene of a large number of accidents. One resident, Stuart Stonebridge, told The Daily Telegraph that “we only moved here three years ago and there have been a lot of accidents and some fatalities in that time,” while another resident, Janice Gilbody said that “the people of Bilsthorpe will be in shock, horror and disbelief at the young lives lost.”

Gilbody also said that this accident is “yet again another accident on this road.” She then added that the road was dangerous, saying that “it’s a wonder it doesn’t happen more often.”

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police say weather was not a contributing factor.

Australian government provides $15.8 million for North Adelaide Technical College

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Australian Minister for Vocational Education and Training, Gary Hardgrave has announced the government will provide AU$15.8 million to establish an Australian Technical College in North Adelaide. The minister said the government was entering into a partnership with the Archdiocese of Adelaide and consortium of industrial and manufacturing companies.

The North Adelaide college will be located in Elizabeth and be operated as an independent non-government school. The college is one of 25 to be established across the country.

Enrolments at the college will begin in 2007 and will offer courses in areas where identified skills shortages exist in the North Adelaide region, specifically – engineering, construction, electronics and cooking.

Mr Hardgrave said that the proposed college had been popular among the North Adelaide business community. “This important initiative has been well received by North Adelaide business and industry, and will help to address skills needs and provide opportunities for those in greatest need, including a lot of Indigenous students in the region,” Mr Hardgrave said.

“The fact that this College is being led by local employers, local government and other key stakeholders, means it will be truly industry and community driven,” he said.

Australian Technical Colleges were established to cater for year 11 and 12 students who wish to do an apprenticeship as part of their school education.

The Australian Education Union has expressed a number of concerns about the model put forward by the government. In a report, they claim that trade facilities at TAFE colleges (operated by state governments) will deteriorate as funding is diverted to the ATCs. The union is also concerned that ATCs are supposed to be selective VET schools. According to the union they will have selective entry and preferential funding. It is feared that teachers will be lured away from schools and TAFE colleges to higher paid positions in ATCs.

The Education Union suggested that the government invest in schools that already offer vocational education programs.

Man remanded in custody after allegedly spraying urine on goods in Gloucestershire, UK

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sahnoun Daifallah, of White City, Gloucester, was today remanded in custody by Cheltenham magistrates after being arrested for spraying a “foul-smelling, brown substance” from a sports bottle. The liquid is thought to have contaminated food, books, wine bottles, and other items across several stores in Gloucestershire.

Mr Daifallah, the court was today told, committed the offences over multiple days. The attack on a Tesco supermarket, where frozen chips and wine bottles were contaminated with what Tesco claims to be a “mix of human urine, faeces, and domestic products” happened on Friday. He is also accused of a similar offence in a Morrisons supermarket 4 miles away on the same day. Two days previously, Mr Daifallah is accused of spraying the substance inside a pub near Cheltenham, contaminating food, and contaminating over 700 books in a Waterstone’s bookstore in nearby Cirencester.

Mr Daifallah today confirmed that he was at the locations stated, however he indicated he will be pleading not guilty to the charges. He has been remanded in custody until May 28th, when he will appear before Stroud magistrates via videolink to be committed to Gloucester Crown Court – a decision made by magistrates after the estimated damage by the defendant was given at over £10,000, plus cleaning and replacement expenses.

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There are two types of plastic surgery:

Cosmetic Surgery improves the shape of the body and develop beauty of some parts of the body. Most common parts that undergo cosmetic surgery are nose, eyelids, chin, face, breast, neck, abdomens, and arms.

Reconstructive Surgery One undergo reconstructive surgery to fix the affected part of the body due to an accident.

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Surgical Procedures offered by The Advance Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington Virginia


Face Lift is done to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Face Lift is mostly done in adults. Face lift is also known as Rhytidectomy, facelift can boost appearance and self-confidence.

Neck lift also called platysmaplasty is a procedure to tighten the skin and the underlying muscles to lift the neck as well as improve and sharpen the contour of the jawline. The best candidates for a neck-lift are non-smokers.

Brow lift brow lift surgery can help lift sagging eyebrows, browlift procedure involves making an incision in the scalp, hidden behind the hairline.

Eyelid Surgery Clinically known as Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes sagging skin around the eyes resulting in a smoother, tauter appearance.

Nose Surgery or rhinoplasty is a surgery procedure that corrects and reconstruct the form of the nose.


Breast Enlargement also known as the boob job is a type of surgery that enhance breast size using silicone or saline implants.

Breast Lift Breast Lift or Mastopexy is designed to restore a more youthful appearance to womans breast.

Breast Reduction Breat reduction or clinically known as mammaplasty is the removal of breast tissues.

Breast Reconstruction offers breast cancer survivor hope to reconstruct their breast.

Gynecomastia This is breast reduction procedure for men. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, or the use of certain drugs.


Liposuction This is a surgical procedure done to remove the excess fat from a certain body parts or sometimes from the whole body.

Tummy Tuck Clinically known as Abdominoplasty is use to remove excess abdominal skin and fat to tighten the abdominal wall.

Body Lift Body Lifts are done to remove sagging skin due to aging.

Upper Arm Lift it is a body contouring procedure designed to remove saggy skin and fat from the Upper Arm.

Thigh Lift is the same as body lift and upper arm lift, it is also a procedure that tightens saggy skin around the thigh.

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Yale graduate student who went missing before wedding found dead

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A graduate student attending Yale University who went missing five days before her planned wedding was found dead on Sunday, police said.

Annie Le, an American doctoral student seeking a degree in medicine, went missing on September 8, five days before her planned wedding. Investigators reviewed footage from the security cameras of 10 Amistad, the building where Le last entered, and found no evidence that she had left. Police scouring the building found a body, later identified as Le’s, hidden in a wall. Earlier, police had found bloody clothes in the ceiling, which they think belonged to the killer.

According to the medical examiner, Le had been strangled.

Le was set to marry Jonathan Widawsky, a graduate student studying physics at Columbia University.

Police believe that there was a motive, and that the slaying was not random. A lab technician, who was labeled a “person of interest” by police, had failed a polygraph and had defensive wounds on his chest, was detained and later released. However, no arrests have been made in connections with the homicide, according to a police spokesman.

In December 1998, Suzanne Jovin was found murdered on the Yale campus.

Japanese earthquake death toll surpasses ten thousand

Friday, March 25, 2011

The death toll from the Sendai earthquake has now increased to over ten thousand. In Japan, the National Police Agency has stated that 10,019 are now known to have been killed as a result of the disaster.

The Agency also reported that 2,775 had been injured and the location of 17,541 individuals was unknown. Meanwhile, 1,900 evacuation sites are now thought to be occupied by approximately a quarter of a million people.

When the event happened two weeks ago, 18,000 thousand households were destroyed and 130,000 were damaged by the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. In spite of this, twelve of the fifteen north-eastern ports of Japan have recommenced operating, while the majority of the oil terminals of the country remained open, according to Inchcape Shipping Services.

Amongst the aftermath of the earthquake, plant number 3 at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is suspected to have been damaged and may be releasing radiation. The Japanese government have reported that an ongoing investigation is occurring to attempt to discover the cause of the radiation leak at the power plant. Chinese authorities have reported two Japanese tourists were found to have levels of radiation “seriously exceeding limits” on their clothing and luggage. In Tokyo, the amount of radiation in the supply of water has decreased, however it remains high in various parts of the north of Japan.

According to BBC News Online, two workers were hospitalised because of the leak. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), who operate the building, reported that three employees placing electrical cables at the location were given treatment for being exposed to radioactive water; they had experienced ten thousand times the regular amount of radioactivity. Of those three men, beta rays caused two of them to receive burns. The two individuals did not stop working despite meters advising of unsafe radiation levels. It was later discovered that they were wearing inadequate protective footwear and failed to draw their attention to a radiation alert. TEPCO has since received government orders to improve worker management.

The radiation emitted from the plant has had a significant effect on the Japanese food industry. In the surrounding areas of the plant, shipments of foodstuffs have been prohibited. In Fukushima prefecture, residents have been advised not to consume eleven leafy green vegetable types produced locally due to radiation concerns. There has also been a significant decrease in customer demand at a fish market in Tsukiji.

Japanese product importers have discovered some foodstuffs to have a small radiation amount, which is not thought to be potentially deadly. Numerous Asian countries, the European Union, Australia, Russia and the United States have prohibited milk items, seafood and vegetables from being imported from various Japanese prefectures.

Closing the power plant down may take at least one month to achieve. Speaking to AFP, an individual talking on behalf of TEPCO stated that the company is “still in the process of assessing the damage at the plant, so that we can’t put a deadline on when the cooling operations will work again”. Residents living within thirty kilometres of the plant have been advised to avoid going outdoors to attempt to prevent radiation exposure as far as possible.

Pay At The End Of The Trip When The Client Is Satisfied

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Egypt last minute, Egyptian Travel Company in Cairo by the pyramids of Egypt, launches today a new campaign to attract more tourists

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Egypt last minute holidays and tours in Egypt launches new campaign called no Pre-Payment Needed, Pay at the End of Trip When client is satisfied.

Speaker says No pre-payment needed, Pay at the end of the trip.

The first Travel Agent in world to provide this service and risk, so, Egypt last minute Payment Policy ensures that everyone works extremely hard to give clients the holiday of a lifetime.

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They secure any booking with a credit card, to ensure it, but no money is taken until the client authorizes payment at the end of the tour.

CEO Mr. Yousef said, Its a new way of marketing to make sure that tourists will get the best service when he is in Egypt. Travel agents and tourists from all over the world should encourage Egyptian economy after our great revolution but whats happening now is that I see them punishing us by not visiting us, any way tourists will guarantee an excellent service now, when they just pay at the last minute as if they are not satisfied, they are not requested to pay.

Mr. Yousef CEO of Egypt last minute mentions Since we launched this campaign we received many tourists requests, many booking for this April.

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