Saturday, September 05, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
While the suspect was locked up in 14 Division yesterday, awaiting an appearance at Old City Hall for charges of theft over $5,000 and assault with a weapon, the booking officer saw what he thought was a picture of the same suspect on the morning news. It was a photo taken from a Yonge bus that went up in flames in a bizarre incident Wednesday morning, just hours before the arrest. All TTC are now armed with security cameras.
The guy might as well have left his wallet on the bus for investigators.
Copies of the 'secret' documents that cost Maxime Bernier his cabinet post last year have been released under the Access to Information Act. The 560 pages, much of it blacked-out by Access to Information Act censors under an exemption to protect national security, appear to contradict government assurances that the material was mostly routine background information.
Mr. Bernier left the documents at the home of his former Montreal girlfriend, and was relieved of his duties as foreign affairs minister after the lapse was made public.
Montreal's Le Devoir newspaper, after examining the blacked-out pages, described them in a report Thursday as “a mine of crucial information for the enemy.”
NATO's relationship with a “resurgent Russia,” expansion to the Balkans, Afghan prisoners, arms control in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, AECL reactors in Estonia and the presence of Al-Qaida in Pakistan are just some of the sensitive subjects addressed.
At the time, the Conservatives played down the significance of the information. So now it seems that the country was misled. The fact that Bernier was allowed to run as a Conservative candidate in the 2008 election is quite offensive.
This is Bruce Willis' latest wife, Emma Heming. She seems really nice. There’s just something very inviting about her. I’ve only been gawking staring fantasizing looking at her picture for a few hours now and I feel like I’ve known her a lifetime. She seems like the type that would enjoy hanging out with Bruce's daughters Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout. I be she will make a great mom.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
It is no secret that golf is a male-dominated sport. So when I heard about Eye Candy Caddies I wasn't surprised, but I think this company missed a huge opportunity.
Eye Candy Caddies is a British company with the slogan "Golf Made Gorgeous." Through Eye Candy Caddies, golfers can book a gorgeous (and strong) gal caddy to lug around their clubs while providing some caddy insight from the training they receive. These gal caddies also wear a sexy, pale pink uniform to the course. Some of the caddies are golfing gals themselves and the website claims one plays to a 2-handicap.
However, one of Britain's largest golf firms, Leaderboard Golf, is now banning the Eye Candy Caddies from their courses. Leaderboard Golf owns several courses in the UK, including The Oxfordshire Golf Club.
According to the DailyMail, a Leaderboard spokesperson said, “Exploiting outmoded notions of golf as a male bastion is not 'just a bit of fun'—it damages the reputation of the sport as a whole as well as its appeal to members of the younger generation of either sex.”
Some of the caddies' profiles do look more like steamy bedroom scenes rather than golf stats. However, the photos of the uniforms look pretty harmless to me.
For centuries country clubs could exclude you from the course based on your color, your religion, your gender, your socio-economic background. Now they can keep you from earning a living by carrying someone’s bag for the sin of being a good looking woman.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
A central Pennsylvania man said he robbed a bank in 2007 to go to jail and get away from his overbearing wife. At a sentencing hearing Monday, 39-year-old Anthony Miller said he robbed a bank in Ephrata because he wanted to leave his then-wife but she had threatened to commit suicide if he did.
Defense attorney Robert Beyer said Miller approached tellers with a BB gun, asked for money and told them to call the police. He said Miller even asked for updates on their efforts to reach authorities.
Miller pleaded guilty in June. Lancaster County Judge Louis Farina sentenced him to three to six years in prison on Monday.
Beyer said the couple divorced within the last year.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
The Philadelphia Eagle online store has a wide range of Eagle merchandise including hats, jerseys, underwear, lamps, mugs, calendars, dog jerseys. Yes I did say dog jerseys.
So how many dog jerseys will the Eagles sell with Michael Vick's number on it?
People are already taking sides without knowing all the facts in the tragic road rage accident in which it appears Michael Bryant was a participant. I don't think anyone could have seen this coming.
An almost nonexistent infrastructure for bikes, ill-mannered and frustrated drivers and bicyclists, and heavy traffic create friction between motorists and cyclists every single day. Cars cutting off bikes. Cyclists kicking cars. It's always out there. But last night two people just totally lost it, so it appears with tragic consequences. One life lost and the other likely ruined.
There are already suggestions that the cyclist, Darcy Allan Sheppard, who had the altercation with Michael Bryant had been drinking. Certainly that might assist his legal defense but it will not likely keep him out of jail and won't save his political career.
I've already noticed many comments suggesting Bryant will walk away from this. Not likely. Even after he was charged I noticed comments on blogs suggesting he would never be charged. However, thee police, crown attorneys and judges do not want to be accused of being soft on the former Attorney General, their ex-boss.
I'm not going to comment on who was at fault here. I really don't know many facts beyond what was reported by eye witnesses. It sounds like both men were pumping out a little too much adrenaline. Neither pulled back but in the end a 20 kg bicycle is no match for a 2,000 kg car.
A Nigerian woman was arrested last week for allegedly killing a 75-year-old grandfather with too much sex.
The 22-year-old woman, identified only as “Blessing,” was in police custody after Baba Sali was found dead outside a hotel in Ikotun where the couple had just had “rounds” of sex, Online Nigeria reports.
Sali, a known patron of the Ashee Hotel near Lagos, was last seen drinking a bottle of beer before going into the suspect’s room, a hotel staffer, who wanted to remain anonymous, said.
The employee claimed that the elderly man had stayed inside the room for a long time having sex with Blessing before he was later found dead in front of the hotel.The hotel manager called police who arrested the woman.
The recent announcement that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Adam Pacman Jones to a one-year contract is a surprise and shock.
The issue with Jones, who turns 26 on Sept. 30, has never been physical skills; it has been off-the-field incidents.
He pleaded no contest to one count of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct and received a one-year suspended sentence. Jones was later suspended by the NFL for the entire 2007 season, and the Titans traded him to Dallas prior to the 2008 campaign.
The 26-year-old is notorious for his multiple run-ins with the law, which led to two separate suspensions by the NFL. He has been arrested at least six times and interviewed by police on at least a dozen occasions since being drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the sixth overall pick of the 2005 NFL draft.
Jones ran into more off-the-field trouble while with the Cowboys, getting into an alcohol-related conflict with a team-appointed bodyguard at a Dallas hotel in October. The incident led to a four-game suspension from the NFL, and Jones spent part of his time off taking part in an alcohol rehabilitation program.
Several NFL general managers said in the last week that Jones has the skill set to be a productive player, but one added: "He's already got 2 1/2 strikes against him, so he's just not worth the time."
Jones is free to join the Blue Bombers because he isn't currently serving an NFL suspension and as a free agent can sign with any team. After the Toronto Argonauts' signing of Ricky Williams in 2006, the CFL changed its rules, banning suspended players from coming north.
It's incredible that Jones has never done any jail time which is exactly what he needs. I don't understand how he could get a Canadian work visa considering his history with the law. He is the last thing the CFL needs.
Hope he enjoys Winnipeg winters which begins in about a month. Yes it does snow there as early as October.
UPDATE: Looks like Pacman isn't being allowed into Canada. Best news of the week.
A woman who won over £1.9 million ($3.67 million) as a teenager says she never should have been allowed to spend her fortune at such a young age.
Callie Rogers, 22, won the lottery when she was 16 years old and proceeded to go on a "never-ending spending spree", News Of The World reports.
The second-youngest British person to win lotto spent the money on booze, two boob jobs and almost $500,000 of cocaine. About $400,000 was spent on a family holiday while a large amount was also spent on a string on boyfriends.
Sweetheart I like your style though!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Everything bad is being banned so add kilts to the list. Scandalized by shrinking skirts among its female student body, a Catholic high school in Mississauga is going to great lengths to ensure the school's code of modesty is covered. Kilts, whose varying lengths frustrated policing teachers as skirts were furtively rolled up or subject to guerrilla hemming, are henceforth banned from the uniform altogether.
Of the district's 25 Catholic schools, all but six have phased out their kilts, largely for the same reason: Students were continually flouting length rules, creating headaches for teachers charged with monitoring them. Starting next month, pants are the order of the day.
They are destroying a long term practice in our schools. Bastards!
The Ontario government plans to ban the current bulbs and what it calls other inefficient lighting technologies by 2012 in an effort to reduce the province's electricity consumption and lower the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Europe begins phasing out incandescent bulbs starting tomorrow.
So how are Europeans dealing with the restrictions? By hoarding the banned bulbs. In particular, the Germans, who sometimes see themselves as guardians of the environment, are hoarding energy-guzzling ahead of a looming European Union-wide ban.
I better start making storage room for those light bulbs in basement.
The entire incident was caught on the dashboard camera inside an officer's car. But it was what they found behind the wheel surprised all of them.