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  • Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie

    03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 51 replies
    time.com ^ | 3-18-14 | Francesca Trianni
    There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras. The statue depicts the “Drunken...
  • Subway worker caught using the bread oven to dry her WET SOCKS and gloves

    03/18/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 3-18-14 | Emma Glanfield
    Were they six-inches or a FOOT-long? Subway worker caught using the bread oven to dry her WET SOCKS and gloves after she posted a picture of it on her Instagram account. Woman laid her soggy clothes on heated metal racks used to cook bread. Jessica Hinton, a regular customer at the Subway store in the St John’s area of Worcester, spotted the image online and complained. The 29-year-old was then offered vouchers by the store manager - who called her the next day. And she was even private messaged on Facebook by the member of staff in question - who...
  • The miracle Michigan prep basketball playoff game-winner you have to see to believe

    03/13/2014 10:02:41 PM PDT · by rawhide · 3 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3-13-14 | Ben Rohrbach
    Well, this is about the most ridiculous game-winning buzzer-beater you'll ever see. At any point from the moment the ball fired toward the backboard, ricocheted off the glass, bounced once off the floor and sailed passed the 3-point line, a Middleton (Mich.) Fulton High player could have glanced a fingernail across the ball, and the 0.8 seconds left on the clock would have run out. Instead, nobody got a hand on the ball until it ended up in Dustin Neyer's hands -- mid-air, mind you -- and the Mt. Pleasant (Mich.) Sacred Heart senior shooting guard shot the ball back...
  • He Lost a Bet, but He Won a Date!

    03/13/2014 5:43:12 PM PDT · by rawhide · 4 replies
    Andrew Wilcox never loses to his younger brother Ben in basketball, except for that one time he made a bet. About a month ago, the 24-year-old in Provo, Utah challenged his sibling to a round of one-on-one, noting that the loser would have to stand on a busy intersection and dance for a half hour. Turns out, Andrew was the loser. Playing the best out of three, Ben, 22, won every single basketball game. Thus, Andrew found himself booty-popping, flipping and break dancing on a cement island downtown, as documented in a YouTube video going viral this week. "I was...
  • Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production

    03/08/2014 12:55:51 AM PST · by rawhide · 17 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 3-7-14 | By Alwyn Scott and Tim Hepher
    Boeing Co said on Friday that "hairline cracks" had been discovered in the wings of about 40 787 Dreamliners that are in production, marking another setback for the company's newest jet. The cracks have not been found on planes that are in use by airlines and therefore posed no safety risk, Boeing said, adding the problem also will not alter Boeing's plans to deliver 110 787s this year. Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process. He added that the manufacturing change was probably aimed at...
  • Woman Wearing Google Glass Says She Was Attacked In San Francisco Bar

    02/25/2014 8:58:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 87 replies
    San Fran CBS local ^ | 2-25-14 | Joe Vazquez
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A Bay Area woman said she was attacked for wearing the Google Glass wearable computer at a bar in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Tech writer Sarah Slocum wrote on her Facebook page that she was at Molotov’s on Haight Street Friday night. Slocum said she was showing someone at the bar how the high-tech glasses work, when two women confronted her. Then, a man ripped the Google Glass off of her face. “OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at...
  • Link to up to the minute Ukrainian liveblog. With many photos, analysis and news.

    02/22/2014 9:44:21 AM PST · by rawhide · 5 replies
    This is an up to the minute live blog of what is going on in Ukraine. Very informative to all interested parties. With many photos, analysis and news.
  • Ukraine protesters take Kiev (Yulia Tymoshenko released from prison, headed to protest camp)

    02/22/2014 9:07:00 AM PST · by rawhide · 15 replies
    The Big Story ^ | 2-22-14
    Parliament arranged the release of Yanukovych's arch-rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who was on her way to Kiev to join the protesters. Asked by crowds gathered at the hospital where she was released about her further plans, Tymoshenko said, "I will run for president," news agencies reported. She said she will "make it so that no drop of blood that was spilled will be forgotten." Tymoshenko, the blond-braided icon of Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution, was heading from prison in the eastern city of Kharkiv straight to the protest camp, her party said.
  • Incredible graphic footage of Ukrainian protestors coming under sniper fire from government forces.

    02/21/2014 10:59:37 PM PST · by rawhide · 105 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-20-14
    Incredible footage of brave Ukrainian protestors coming under sniper fire from government forces (graphic long video)
  • Ukraine deal promises early elections to end conflict. Still tentative as both sides seek support

    02/21/2014 5:33:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 12 replies
    European foreign ministers have brokered a tentative deal between Ukraine’s government and opposition that would include early presidential elections and a new transitional government formed within 10 days, people familiar with the talks said. The deal, which could end a months-long political crisis that exploded into large-scale violence this week, is due to be signed later Friday, although officials said the deal is still tentative as the two sides in Ukraine seek to win buy-in from supporters. The deal would see Ukraine return to its 2004 constitution within 48 hours, but amendments passed last year to reform the judiciary and...
  • Ennis' 35-footer saves No. 1 Syracuse (college basketball)

    02/13/2014 4:39:45 AM PST · by rawhide · 16 replies
    PITTSBURGH -- Tyler Ennis took the inbounds pass with 4.4 seconds left and dribbled up court, weaving through Pitt's defense. He had the option of shooting or passing to Trevor Cooney. The Syracuse freshman guard decided to shoot. It was the right decision. Ennis made the 35-footer at the buzzer and No. 1 Syracuse remained unbeaten with a 58-56 victory over No. 25 Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. ''I saw someone ran over to Trevor and I just had to beat one guy,'' Ennis said. ''I knew they weren't going to let Trevor get it. I just had to get some...
  • Basketball player with Down syndrome wows crowd (amazing, watch what happens)

    02/10/2014 4:55:35 PM PST · by rawhide · 11 replies
    y sports minute ^ | 2-10-14 | By Angela Sun
    There was no shortage of emotion on display when Kevin Grow got a chance to play for the Bensalem (Pa.) Fighting Owls late in the fourth quarter against Neshaminy (Pa.) Saturday. After all, the senior with Down syndrome has been the basketball team's beloved manager for four straight years. But from the look and sound of it on You Tube, no one in the crowd could have scripted this game's finish
  • Three-Rotor Copters Set to Change Civilian, Military Helicopter Designs Forever

    Its safe to say that the helicopter changed the way that we move passengers, cargo, soldiers and more. The ability for the helicopter to take off and land vertically has always hampered its ability to reach a faster top speed. But that’s all about to change with a new generation of helicopter that can travel as fast as a plane, but still perform all the tasks characteristic of a copter. The origins of the Sikorsky X2 dates back to the S-69 Advanced Blade Concept in 1973. In 2008, this experimental copter made its first flight. Unlike traditional helicopters that use...
  • Belichick on Wes Welker: 'It was a deliberate play ... to take out Aqib'

    01/20/2014 6:53:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 187 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 1-20-14 | By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
    For the second-straight season, the loss of Aqib Talib during the AFC title game affected the way the Patriots defense played the rest of the game, and not coincidentally, New England, without its No. 1 cornerback, lost to the Ravens last year and to the Broncos on Sunday. As soon as Talib, who collided with Wes Welker while trailing Demaryius Thomas on a crossing route, was injured and had to leave the game, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning begin targeting Welker and cornerback Devin McCourty. On Monday, Belichick said in his postseason press conference that Welker -- Belichick's former player who...
  • Chevy Camaro ZL1 owner fights dealership that totaled his car

    01/10/2014 6:48:28 PM PST · by rawhide · 118 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 01/09/14 | By Justin Hyde
    At 580 hp and a starting price of $55,000, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 ranks as the top dog of the Camaro lineup (at least until the Z/28 hits the track.) For Camaro enthusiasts like John Hooper, author of six books on the history of Camaros, it's a dream car — or at least was a dream car, until an employee at a Chevy dealership totaled his ZL1 on an unauthorized joyride. Nearly a month later, Hooper and the dealership have yet to agree on how much that particular top dog was worth. According to Hooper's posts on the Camaro5 forum,...
  • Man Jailed for Gmail Invite to Ex-Girlfriend

    01/10/2014 11:44:30 AM PST · by rawhide · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/14 | By ALAN FARNHAM
    In what one expert on Internet privacy calls "a worst-case scenario," a Massachusetts man was jailed for sending his ex-girlfriend (who had a restraining order against him) an email invitation to join Google+. But Thomas Gagnon contends he didn't send it;Google did,without his knowledge or consent. When his ex-girlfriend received the invitation, according to the Salem News, she went to the police, complaining Gagnon had violated the restraining order by sending her the email. Police agreed and arrested him, the News reported.He was jailed then released on $500 bail. Attorney Bradley Shear, an internationally recognized expert on Internet privacy, told...
  • Obamacare Contractor Blamed for Slow Medicare Payments to Hospitals (Employees not being paid)

    01/02/2014 6:11:31 AM PST · by rawhide · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1-2-14 | By JERYL BIER
    The contractor building the financial management system for Healthcare.gov is being blamed by a Houston hospital for delayed Medicare reimbursements that have caused the hospital to miss payrolls for weeks. Novitas Solutions is the federal government's new Medicare payment processor for the south-central region of the country hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.) ABC-KTRK in Houston reports: According to the CEO Jason Leday, more than 150 employees haven't been paid in nearly a month. "I understand that they have children and a house payment, bills....
  • Kid in black buys meals for strangers (Merry Christmas)

    12/25/2013 5:19:34 AM PST · by rawhide · 9 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 12-24-13 | By Mark Davis
    No one noticed the kid at first, and why would they? On the morning before Christmas, folks grabbing breakfast in the cafeteria at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite surely had other things on their minds. Then, a patron stepped to the register to pay for a meal. The black-clad kid some said he looked like a ninja, but others said, no, he was dressed for church — slipped from behind a counter. His hand was full of cash; his face, full of smile. “Merry Christmas!” he said. “It’s on me!” The startled diner didn’t know what to say,...
  • Obama signs up for health care, selects ‘bronze’ plan in D.C. exchange

    12/23/2013 11:34:21 AM PST · by rawhide · 70 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12-23-13 | Philip Rucker
    <p>President Obama has enrolled in the federal health-care insurance exchanges, selecting a bronze-tiered insurance plan on the D.C. marketplace, the White House announced Monday.</p> <p>In advance of Monday’s key enrollment deadline, Obama signed up for coverage over the weekend during the start of his holiday vacation here in Hawaii in what a White House official described as a “symbolic” act to promote the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislative achievement.</p>
  • Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise...2 years after she died

    12/21/2013 9:13:54 PM PST · by rawhide · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-21-13 | By Ashley Collman
    'I love you whoever you are': Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise with an emotional seal of approval... two years after she DIEDBrenda Schmitz died of ovarian cancer two years ago. She was a wife and mother to four boys One month before her death, she wrote a letter to be sent to a local radio station when her husband fell in love again For the past 20 years KSTZ has been granting listeners wishes, and Schmitz was a fan of holiday program The letter asks for her husband David's new fiancee to be treated to...