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  • Caption Models at Gattinoni's Rome Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 show

    02/02/2009 9:30:54 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 95 replies · 2,774+ views
    A model displays a creation, bearing the image of U.S. President Barack Obama, during Italian fashion house Gattinoni's Rome Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 show February 1, 2009.
  • Bash Compactor: Getting Laid Off Is Still Getting Laid (laid-off bankers still get around)

    01/24/2009 6:13:18 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 443+ views
    NY Press ^ | 01/23/09 | Matt Harvey
    Bash Compactor: Getting Laid Off Is Still Getting Laid The Fashion Meets Finance Party By Matt Harvey Broke bankers and struggling models mobbed the rooftop of the Empire Hotel last night for the latest installment of Fashion Meets Finance. A tipsy brunette on crutches was trying to put her Burberry coat on so she could leave, but guys wearing suits sans ties kept jostling her as they moved past. Struggling to anchor herself with the crutches she told me her deal. “I was running to work to get there on time when I fell. It’s not funny!” As the tiny...
  • Agyness Deyn is crowned with The Most Annoying Person of 2008 title

    01/06/2009 3:18:36 PM PST · by Mister Ghost · 11 replies · 954+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jan 6th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    We may consider her very pretty, but the British hold her in much less regard. Model Agyness Deyn has been voted as the most annoying person of 2008, according to BBC Three’s Most Annoying People of 2008 list. Deyn heads the top of the list and towers over other contenders Peaches Geldof, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former pop singer Kerry Katona.
  • CA: We're no model - AB 32 fiasco shows state doesn't know best

    12/11/2008 8:27:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,078+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12/11/08 | Editorial
    One of the shabbiest, least satisfying public policy debates in modern California political history is expected to wrap up today in Sacramento with the California Air Resources Board adopting its “Scoping Plan” for the implementation of AB 32. That's the landmark 2006 state law requiring a sharp increase in the use of cleaner but more costly sources of energy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming. It is inevitable that the law will have negative economic consequences, given that California businesses will have higher costs than rival firms in other states and nations without such an edict,...
  • Warming World In Range Of Dangerous Consequences

    09/22/2008 2:34:51 PM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 200+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 09/19/2008 | Staff Writers
    The earth will warm about 2.4 degrees C (4.3 degrees F) above pre-industrial levels even under extremely conservative greenhouse-gas emission scenarios and under the assumption that efforts to clean up particulate pollution continue to be successful, according to a new analysis by a pair of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. That amount of warming falls within what the world's leading climate change authority recently set as the threshold range of temperature increase that would lead to widespread loss of biodiversity, deglaciation and other adverse consequences in nature. The researchers, writing in the online edition of...
  • Ranting Naomi Claims Racist 'Golliwog' Insult Led to her Assaulting Two Police Officers

    06/21/2008 6:21:09 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 32 replies · 1,802+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 06.21.2008 | Richard Simpson and Sophie Borland
    Naomi Campbell last night blamed racism for her outburst on a British Airways jet, claiming she had been called 'a golliwog supermodel'. In an interview with Sky News, Miss Campbell said she was not going to apologise to BA as they were "disgusting." 'I was called a golliwog supermodel, I don’t think that’s really fair do you?' The supermodel did not say exactly who had called her the name only that it was not one of the passengers. When asked who called her the name, she replied: 'Someone on the flight, not the passenger.' She added:'Would you like it if...
  • Muslim gang attacks gay catwalk model (dragged off catwalk and beaten)

    06/07/2008 3:28:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 92 replies · 303+ views
    Pink News ^ | 6/6/08
    Gay people in Holland have been shocked by a public attack on a gay man in Amsterdam. Model Mike Du Pree was taking part in a fashion show to promote tolerance towards gay people when a gang of ten Muslim youths dragged him from the catwalk and beat him. A right wing Dutch MP has called for the youths to be deported. Mr Du Pree's nose was broken in the attack, which was motivated by homophobia. The fashion event was held on a public holiday marking the birth of Holland's late Queen Julianna. Newspaper Gay Krant reports that a bystander...
  • 14-year-old Polish Model Banned From Catwalk in Row Over Sexualising Young Girls

    04/13/2008 6:07:28 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,517+ views ^ | 12th April 2008 | ANDY DOLAN and RICHARD SHEARS
    A model of 14 was banned from the catwalk in Australia yesterday amid continuing controversy over the sexualisation of young girls in the fashion industry. A photo-shoot of Monika Jagaciak by Australian Vogue was also called off after the editor said she had not realised the Polish teenager's age. Organisers of Australian Fashion week in Sydney banned all under-16s from the catwalk after furious public debate over the use of youngsters in an industry already under fire over anorexia and drug use. It follows a similar decision ahead of London Fashion Week last September and brings the Australian event into...
  • Model gets probation for ugly behavior with police

    04/02/2008 2:32:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies · 362+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | April 1, 2008 | Colleen Jenkins,
    TAMPA — It was Dec. 23, and a Temple Terrace police officer had just pulled Rebecca Reyes over for broken taillights, and all the Playboy model wanted to do was hide her boyfriend's Christmas present before he spotted it. One problem: She got out of her truck and ignored officers' orders to get back in. Then she mouthed off when one of them took hold of her arm. She ended up bruised and facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence.
  • Teenage model murdered in broad daylight after police ignored her previous 20 complaints

    03/12/2008 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 18 replies · 2,079+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 11th March 2008 | Unknown
    A teenager today admitted beating and stabbing a 17-year-old model to death in broad daylight. Marc King-Bromley attacked Danielle Johnson behind garages in Bounds Green, north London, on May 28 last year. The hair and beauty student, who studied at Waltham Forest College, died on June 8 in the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. The youngster had been mugged on numerous occasions before her death and had a BB gun held to her head by a fellow student. Her mother, Jan Johnson, claims she went to see police 20 times but was told there was no point in prosecuting the...
  • Japanese model gets off thanks to large breasts

    03/04/2008 12:15:18 PM PST · by jdm · 111 replies · 10,786+ views
    The Metro (U.K.) ^ | March 04, 2008 | Staff
    A bikini model in Japan has been cleared of property destruction after an appeal court heard that her large breasts meant she couldn't have committed the crime. Serena Kozakura – her professional name – was convicted in 2007 of kicking a hole in a man's door and crawling inside, supposedly because she was angry that he was with another woman. However, in her defence, her counsel asked the court to compare the size of the hole in the door with Kozakura's 110cm bust – and suggested that she couldn't possibly have made it through the gap. Kozakura maintains that the...
  • Model Of Easter Island Collapse Might Reveal Message For Today

    02/11/2008 4:04:19 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 207+ views
    Physorg ^ | 2-11-2008 | Lisa Zyga
    Model of Easter Island Collapse Might Reveal Message for Today By Lisa ZygaGraphs based on the researchers’ model, showing the population (top) and resources (bottom). The decline of resources coincides with a sharp population increase, followed by a sharp decrease. Image credit: M. Bologna and J. C. Flores. When a thriving civilization suddenly collapses, it’s often a mystery – and an ominous one, at that. For Easter Island circa 1000-1400 AD, experts believe it was a case of humans overexploiting their natural resources – mostly, the palm tree. But exactly where did the culturally rich Rapanui society go too far?...
  • ‘Dodging IDF paid off big time’

    10/07/2007 8:16:43 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 29 replies · 985+ views
    Ynet ^ | October 2, 2007 | Staff
    In interview with Yedioth Ahronoth, Israeli model Bar Refaeli slams Israel, announces move to Los Angeles, says has no regrets regarding dodging army service It all started a while back, when top model Bar Refaeli said she had no intention of bringing more of her famous friends to Israel, and announced she was entertaining the idea of relocating to Los Angeles. snip Well, now it’s final. In an interview for a special holiday magazine in Yedioth Ahronoth, Refaeli declared that she was moving to the city of angels. snip In her interview, the Israeli model said she was not against...
  • The man with the German Supermodel (Builds 30 ft. replica of Graf Spee battleship from WWII)

    09/25/2007 7:06:58 PM PDT · by Stoat · 62 replies · 9,661+ views
    (Metro (U.K.) ^ | September 25, 2007
    The man with the German SupermodelTuesday, September 25, 2007   This scale model of World War II German battleship Admiral Graf Spee is 9m (30ft) long and weighs 320kg (700lb). It took creator William Terra six years to build and cost £5,000. Made from wood strips and fibreglass, the Spee can reach speeds of 15mph, thanks to its 11.2Kw engine. It also plays music by German composer Richard Wagner through an in-built stereo, said former fire officer Mr Terra, 65, from Maine, US.
  • '$25,000 per day' for Miss 'U.S. American'Beauty queen who had meltdown working for Donald Trump

    09/20/2007 9:37:14 AM PDT · by 2ifbysea · 24 replies · 121+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 9-19-07 | Joe Kovacs
    The South Carolina beauty queen who suffered a geographic meltdown over "U.S. Americans" during last month's Miss Teen USA pageant can now have the last laugh, with the chance to make up to $25,000 a day as a model for Donald Trump. Lauren Caitlin Upton, 18, of Lexington, S.C., reportedly flew to New York City today to begin employment for Trump Model Management. "My lifelong dream has been to travel the world and pursue my modeling career," Upton told WIS-TV. "Randomly, [my mistake] has offered me that opportunity." The station says she'll live in the Trump Apartments in Manhattan, with...
  • Send In the Clowns By All Means : The IBES Valuation Model shows Stocks are Extremely Undervalued

    09/02/2007 8:44:26 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 2 replies · 427+ views
    Gold Digest ^ | August 2007 | Cliff Droke
    The bull market in stocks continues, but to hear various exponents of the bearish persuasion talk, you'd think the party was ending right now. At least that's the impression I get reading some of their weekly rants on various Internet sites. A reader recently directed me to a web site that features the commentary of the distinguished Dr. John Hussman, who runs the Hussman series of mutual funds. Hussman publishes a weekly commentary on various market-related issues on his web site. In a recent commentary published on the Hussman Funds web site he asked the question, "How Much Do Interest...
  • Maxim Features Models From Israeli Army(w. link to pics)

    06/21/2007 4:21:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 8,181+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06/20/07 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    Maxim Features Models From Israeli Army Maxim Features Models From Israeli Army; Many in Israel Call It Inappropriate By MATTI FRIEDMAN The Associated Press JERUSALEM A new public relations effort by Israel's New York consulate wants the country known less for its conflict with the Palestinians or for its myriad holy sites than for its beautiful women in uniform. Or, more accurately, out of uniform. A spread in the upcoming July issue of Maxim features a roster of Israeli models, all ex-soldiers, photographed wearing very little in the cause of their country. Headlined "Women of the Israel Defense Forces," the...
  • On the Rocks - The Martini Girl Sold in to Sex Slavery

    06/08/2007 11:42:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 4,161+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd June 2007 | VICTORIA MOORE
    On the Rocks - The Martini Girl Sold in to Sex Slavery by VICTORIA MOORE Last updated at 11:32am on 2nd June 2007 As the Martini Girl, she embodied the sexual promise of the 1970s. Then she vanished. Only now, can Deborah Jackson's incredible story of sexual enslavement be told... She was the face of the racy advert that promised: "Any time, any place, anywhere." And stretched out in a red swimsuit beside a pool, hair tousled in the breeze and a cluster of iced drinks glasses beaded with condensation beside her, the Martini Girl seemed to embody the new...
  • 1:1 Scale 1940 Ford Model Kit

    04/12/2007 5:46:25 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 398+ views ^ | 12 Apr 2007 |
    "This was just too awesome to go without posting. All kids remember popping open one of those boxes, taking out all of those blister kits and begin piecing together a car. This 1:1 model scale 1940 Ford was the work of the St. Joe Valley Street Rod Club in South Bend, Indiana. The setup is complete with a giant X-acto knife, Testor's paint and glue. Add it all to another lonely Friday night and this is pretty much my childhood. –Travis Hudson"
  • Aspiring model gets so close

    12/07/2006 12:56:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 599+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Thursday, December 7, 2006. | LAVENDER VROMAN
    PALMDALE - Eugena Washington, a 22-year-old Palmdale High School graduate, managed to survive 11 episodes of "America's Next Top Model," but ultimately was defeated in her bid for the crown on Wednesday night's season finale of the reality show. As one of three remaining competitors, she was the first to be eliminated. The judges praised her natural talent but said she didn't show enough personality or drive to earn the "Top Model" title. "I just wish my performance spoke for itself," Washington said, after host Tyra Banks announced her elimination. "I am pretty disappointed, disappointed that I didn't explain myself...
  • France To Deport 'Model Student'

    08/09/2006 7:30:46 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 445+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-10-2006 | Colin Randall
    France to deport 'model student' By Colin Randall in Paris (Filed: 10/08/2006) A Nigerian teenager who is described as a model student is to be deported from France as the authorities intensify a crackdown on illegal immigration that critics have branded a "child hunt". Jeff Babatundé, who had been sheltered by a teacher until his arrest last week, failed in a legal challenge to an expulsion order and is likely to be sent back to Africa before an appeal is heard. Mr Sarkozy wants to deport 25,000 illegals Mr Babatundé, 19, says he has no close relatives in Nigeria, which...
  • Peace activist puts man in coma; Canada isn't lame anymore; fashion industry is death cult; more...

    07/06/2006 7:46:35 AM PDT · by connell · 2 replies · 450+ views ^ | Christopher Cook
    ...Canada is, along with the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, part of the Anglosphere. The Anglosphere comprises the best nations, with the best records for goodness of any major powers in recorded history. Though imperfect, we've collectively been on the right side of more issues, created better societies, and liberated more people from tyranny than anyone else ever. (Example: Nearly every former British colony today has a democratic government. No other European power can say that---not even close.) Not to put too fine a point on it---we're just better. Not genetically, for goodness sake---but culturally. Who knows,...
  • Suit: Wolves Player Watched Porn, Caused Crash(MN)

    06/30/2006 6:42:17 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 61 replies · 2,153+ views
    WCCO ^ | 6-29-06 | Caroline Lowe
    (WCCO) Minneapolis On March 30, Minnesota Timberwolves center Eddie Griffin was drunk and masturbating when he crashed his luxury SUV into a parked Suburban outside a store in Minneapolis, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the man whose Suburban was hit in the crash. The WCCO-TV I-TEAM obtained copies of 911 calls and store surveillance video of the incident, along with an accident report the police submitted to the state. Several of the 911 callers that night said Griffin was drunk. One witness said Griffin told him he was watching pornography in a DVD player mounted on the dashboard...
  • How Cooperation Can Evolve in a Cheater’s World

    06/29/2006 4:40:30 PM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 39 replies · 1,112+ views
    Brown University ^ | 29 June 2006 | Staff (press release)
    Whether you’re a free-loading virus or a meat-stealing monkey, selfishness pays. So how could cooperators survive in a cheater’s world? Thomas Flatt, a postdoctoral research associate at Brown, was part of a group that created a theoretical model that neatly solves this dilemma, which has stumped evolutionary biologists and social scientists for decades. The trick: Keep the altruists in small groups, away from the swindling horde, where they multiply and migrate. It’s a truth borne out in biology and economics: Selfishness pays. Viruses can steal enzymes to reproduce. Tax evaders can take advantage of public services to survive and thrive....
  • Leslie wore burqa 'to stave off rape' ( Religion of Peace )

    05/29/2006 10:20:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 2,141+ views
    New Idea magazine ^ | 29may06 | New Idea magazine
    MODEL Michelle Leslie wore a burqa during her stay in a Balinese prison on drugs charges to avoid being raped... Leslie said she awoke in the Kerobokan prison one night to find a man sitting on the end of her mattress, laughing and singing: "Jiggyjig Missa Leslie. Bali holiday. Jiggyjig". "I knew jiggyjig translated into having sex," Leslie told the magazine. "He was saying Australian model and stroking my leg. I screamed: `Get out of here!'." Leslie said she was aware another woman was being taken from her cell regularly for sex, and realised her fate would be the same...
  • Iraqis Adapt British Military Academy as Model

    05/26/2006 7:49:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 390+ views
    RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq, May 26, 2006 – They call it "Sandhurst in the Sand." The Iraqi military academy here is modeled after Britain's Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, in Camberley, Surrey, and it has begun turning out officers for the new Iraqi army. Danish Sgt. Maj. Warrant Officer J.H. Post speaks through an interpreter with his Iraqi counterpart during a May 24 field exercise with cadets of the Iraqi military academy at Rustamiyah, Iraq. Photo by Jim Garamone  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "The key here are the cadets themselves and what they do," British Col. Maurice Sheen, the senior...
  • The universe before it began

    05/24/2006 3:59:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 125 replies · 3,036+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | 5/22/06 | Maggie Wittlin
    Scientists use quantum gravity to describe the universe before the Big Bang.Scientists may finally have an answer to a "big" question: If the Big Bang was the beginning of the universe, what could have caused it to happen? Using a theory called "loop quantum gravity," a group led by Penn State professor Abhay Ashtekar has shown that just before the Big Bang occurred, another universe very similar to ours may have been contracting. According to the group's findings, this previous universe eventually became so dense that a normally negligible repulsive component of the gravitational force overpowered the attractive component, causing...
  • Two Killed In Accident At Hungarian Model Aircraft Show

    05/16/2006 4:19:51 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 20 replies · 883+ views
    aero news ^ | 5-15-06
    A married couple attending an international model aircraft demonstration in southern Hungary Saturday were killed when one of the planes, a model Pitts biplane, suddenly crashed into the crowd.
  • CA: Scientists tout state energy model

    05/01/2006 5:18:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 295+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/1/06 | Ian Hoffman
    BERKELEY — In the early 1970s, California faced a one-two punch of doubled oil prices and soaring electricity demand, with new coal and nuclear power plants projected every eight miles along the coast from San Diego to San Francisco. The plants never got built because a motley band of physicists and state lawmakers cut energy demand down in ways as ambitious as reinventing the fluorescent light bulb and as simple as slapping energy-usage labels on refrigerators. They also retooled the electricity market so power companies spent money helping people use less energy. Utilities were investing in selling less electricity, but...
  • Ex-Sports Illustrated model arrested (attacked flight attendant)

    04/22/2006 7:42:39 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 31 replies · 1,003+ views
    AP via Comcast News ^ | 22 April 2006 | Unattributed
    MIAMI - Former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model May Andersen was arrested after allegedly becoming unruly and striking a flight attendant on a plane from Amsterdam to Miami, police said. Andersen, 23, from Denmark continued being loud and violent after officers met Martinair Flight 643 on the ground Thursday, Miami-Dade Airport Police said. She was examined for alcohol and substance abuse at Jackson Memorial Hospital and later transported to the Miami-Dade County Jail. She has a hold for immigration, which means no bail has been set. She cannot be released until immigration lifts it, said Janelle Hall, a corrections spokeswoman.
  • Recruiting Efforts Attract, Retain Model Soldier

    04/19/2006 4:41:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 294+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 2nd Lt. Anthony D. Buchanan
    U.S. Army Spc. Andrea Landi works on the tire of a vehicle at Forward Operating Base Caldwell. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Anthony D. Buchanan U.S. Army Spc. Andrea Landi Recruiting Efforts Attract, Retain Model Soldier By 2nd Lt. Anthony D. Buchanan 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BALAD RUZ, Iraq, April 19, 2006 - ; Spc. Andrea M. Landi, a mechanic from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division was intrigued by an Army recruiting TV commercial in her home in Anchorage, Alaska."I saw a commercial with people jumping out of airplanes and...
  • Lincoln Police Ticket Nude Model Again

    04/01/2006 12:02:01 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 14 replies · 1,064+ views
    KETV News ^ | March 30, 2006
    LINCOLN, Neb. -- A nude Internet model had another brush with the law Wednesday night in Lincoln. Melissa Harrington was ticketed at a bar for public indecency, public nudity and for having sexual contact. Lincoln police said the paint she uses to cover her nipples violates the city ordinance. They also said she touched a customer as she was accepting money. The owner and manager of Cheerleaders Bar were also ticketed for permitting sexual contact. This is the third occasion police have ticketed Harrington in the last couple years. Previous Stories: March 10, 2006: Nude Model Says Police Are Picking...
  • Naomi Campbell charged with assault

    03/30/2006 2:26:26 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 31 replies · 1,743+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 31 March 2006
    NAOMI Campbell has been charged with assaulting her housekeeper, New York police said after arresting the supermodel at her Park Avenue home today. A police spokesman said Campbell had been charged with second degree assault and the housekeeper was taken to hospital after the incident. The spokesman had no further details on the woman's injuries. Campbell, still one of the biggest names in fashion at the age of 35, was fingerprinted and photographed at a police station and was due to be taken to court later for arraignment, a police spokeswoman said. Campbell's agent, Amanda Silverman, said in a statement:...
  • The Heart of a Father [St. Joseph]

    03/20/2006 9:05:31 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies · 851+ views ^ | 02-18-06 | Leon J. Suprenant, Jr
    by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr Other Articles by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr The Heart of a Father 03/18/06 In the Church we have the beautiful feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with the heart symbolizing the immense love of our Lord and His Blessed Mother for each one of us. In This Article...In the Right PlaceAn Affirmation of FatherhoodMighty Love and Daily Solicitude In the Right Place The Feast of St. Joseph is usually on March 19th, but since it's a solemnity, it got moved to the 20th this year so that it wouldn't...
  • Why We Have Sex: It's Cleansing

    03/02/2006 2:12:21 PM PST · by anymouse · 89 replies · 2,526+ views ^ | 3/2/06 | Ker Than
    Scientists have long wondered why organisms bother with sexual reproduction. It makes a whole lot more sense to just have a bunch of females that can clone themselves, which is how asexual reproduction works. Turns out sex might have evolved as a way to concentrate lots of harmful mutations into individual organisms so they could be easily weeded out by natural selection, a new computer model suggests. The classic explanation for the onset of whoopee, about 1 billion years ago, is that it provides a way for organisms to swap and shuffle genes and to create offspring with new gene...
  • Model Smuggles Cuba Photos in Bra (Caution, may have images of models and bras)

    02/01/2006 11:07:55 AM PST · by Onelifetogive · 84 replies · 3,327+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Feb. 1, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Top Czech model Helena Houdova was arrested in Cuba last week while taking photographs of Havana's slums – but she managed to smuggle out pictures she hid in her bra. Houdova – Miss Czech Republic 1999 – was arrested along with fellow model Mariana Kroftova, and Cuban police confiscated a roll of film in the women’s camera. However, Houdova concealed the memory card of her digital camera insider her brassiere. "The revolution's watchmen rose up because I was taking pictures of something they do not like," Houdova told journalists after returning to the Czech Republic. The Communist regime of Fidel...
  • Banknote Tracking Helps Model Spread Of Disease

    01/25/2006 3:14:11 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 253+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-25-2006 | Will Knight
    Banknote tracking helps model spread of disease 18:15 25 January 2006 news service Will Knight Tracking the movements of hundreds of thousands of banknotes across the US could provide scientists with a vital new tool to help combat the spread of deadly infectious diseases like bird flu. Modern transport has transformed the speed at which epidemics can spread, enabling disease to rip through populations and leap across continents at frightening speed. However, scientists possess few mathematical models to help them understand these movements and how this might govern the global spread of disease. To a large degree, this is...
  • The French Social Model in pictures

    01/04/2006 3:10:48 PM PST · by FrenchSocialModel · 8 replies · 358+ views
    The French Social Model blog ^ | 01/04/2006 | FrenchSocialModel
    I'm presently setting up something I had in mind for a long time, a blog exposing le Modèle-social-français-que-le-monde-entier-nous-envie (the-French-social-model-the-whole-world-is-jealous-of) in picture. I've recently been offered a new cell phone w/ camera and I started shooting at homeless people: poor guys, most of them starving because of one and only one thing: socialism. In all countries there are tramps, but lots of them choose to live that way. French tramps are mostly victims of that criminal socialism, 25% of them (officially) do have a job, 75%are choked and alienated by Nanny State. I've been hesitating, wondering if I could do that....
  • Model Railroad Stuff

    12/18/2005 8:05:28 PM PST · by blau993 · 8 replies · 477+ views
    I am trying to do a model RR layout for Christmas. I am working with Lionel O Gauge trains. I'd like some hints or references to sites on how to do elevations, mountains, etc. I am concerned about the grade a newer Lionel set can handle. I also wonder what kind of amterial I can use to shape things like slopes, hills, mountains, etc.
  • Iraq the Model goes deep inside the Iraqi election (excellent election analysis)

    12/11/2005 6:46:11 AM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 5 replies · 648+ views
    OSM ^ | 12-07-05 | Mohammed
    Iraq the Model goes deep inside the Iraqi election By Mohammed of Iraq the Model, for Pajamas Media In spite of the wide variety of political bodies competing in the December elections, making speculations and estimations is not difficult at all when one realizes that most Iraqis will follow their emotions, rather than minds, when they vote. There will be little serious interest in exploring the platforms and programs of candidates and parties. Although we see more people and local media interviewing politicians and asking questions about programs and platforms, this increase in political awareness still cannot be considered the...
  • Bush Adopts British (Malayan) Colonial Model For Iraq

    12/02/2005 5:49:01 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 838+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-3-2005 | Alec Russell
    Bush adopts British colonial model for Iraq By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 03/12/2005) The success of British colonial forces against the Malay rebellion in the 1950s is being commended in the United States as a template for victory in Iraq. Col Andrew Krepinevich, a Vietnam veteran, has been touring congressional offices, the Pentagon and newspapers since autumn espousing an "oil spot strategy". An American soldier hands out colouring books to Iraqi children This week President George W Bush all but formally endorsed a modified version of that approach as official policy. Rather than focus on hunting down the enemy,...
  • Quick make-over for Michelle Leslie

    11/20/2005 3:33:39 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 1,439+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 November 2005 | Liam Houlihan and Clare Masters
    MUSLIM leaders are outraged that model Michelle Leslie ditched her headscarf for singlet and champers as she flew to Singapore after being deported from Bali as a convicted drug user. They branded the bodypaint-to-burqa convert a fake. "We've got no time for these pseudo-Muslims," said Dr Ameer Ali, head of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils. "I'd like to tell her: you can't have it both ways." Dr Ali said it was obvious Leslie was using Islam for her own convenience. "If she wants to give up, she should publicly declare she is no longer Muslim." Leslie, 24, sipped champagne...
  • Australian model to walk free despite guilty decision

    11/17/2005 9:56:54 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 720+ views
    Radio New Zealand ^ | November 18, 2005
    A Bali court has found Australian model Michelle Leslie guilty of using ecstasy and sentenced her to three months jail, a period of custody she has already served. Leslie is expected to be released from prison as early as tonight and will leave Indonesia possibly tomorrow.
  • IdaCorp Provides Model for Employer Support of Guard, Reserve

    10/19/2005 6:11:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 284+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 19,2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2005 – Jan Packwood was a strong supporter of the Guard and Reserve long before he became president and chief executive officer of IdaCorp and Idaho Power, a commitment that's deepened since he watched several employees and his two sons deploy to Iraq. Packwood, a retired Army Reserve colonel, understands the contribution the reserve components make to national security and the risks members face in the process. He also knows firsthand the difficulties the families they leave behind often face during long deployments, from emotional and financial stresses to problems getting to military medical facilities or doctors...
  • CA: 3D Geologic and Seismic Velocity Model of the San Francisco Bay Region - USGS

    10/14/2005 12:09:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1,079+ views
    USGS ^ | 10/14/05 | USGS
    The USGS is releasing a new tool to help mitigate loss of life and property - a 3D computer model of the upper 20 miles of the Earth's crust in the greater San Francisco Bay Area that will enable researchers to accurately predict the shaking levels of past and future earthquakes. Previous work by the USGS and others has shown that the 3D structure of the Earth has a significant impact on how strongly an earthquake is felt at different locations and on the duration of the shaking. Because seismic waves propagate through different rock types with differing speeds that...
  • Battle Over Model War Planes

    10/02/2005 3:13:50 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 43 replies · 2,013+ views
    cbs news ^ | 9/27/2005
    Battle Over Model War Planes RESTON, Va. , Sept. 27, 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (CBS) What's happening down in this suburban Washington basement could be a threat to the Military Industrial Complex. CBS News correspondent Rich Schlesinger reports that the threat warning comes from defense companies that build the real planes and say thousands of model lovers, such as 14-year-old Matt Jackson, are freeloading off their hard work. Matt's working on an EA-6B Prowler – a Navy jet. Schlesinger asks Matt if he thinks he's ripping off the Navy in his basement. "That's what I'm trying to do, yeah," says Matt. The...
  • Model stabbed to death on her doorstep after friends' night out

    09/27/2005 5:03:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 466+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/27/05 | Duncan Gardham
    A model who described herself as the "happiest girl in the world" was stabbed to death on her doorstep as she returned from a night out. A neighbour found the semi-naked body of Sally Anne Bowman on her path early on Sunday morning. A post mortem examination found she had died from multiple stab wounds. Miss Bowman, who celebrated her 18th birthday two weeks ago, was one of the leading models for an agency in Croydon, south London. Vasco Rodrigues of Pulse Model Management said she had done four catwalk shows for designers in central London, including one at the...
  • Underwear Model Converts to Islam

    08/30/2005 4:48:03 PM PDT · by abu afak · 60 replies · 7,017+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/30/2005 | Sian Powell
    MICHELLE Leslie, the Sydney underwear model facing drugs charges in Bali who made her name wearing next to nothing, has declared herself a Muslim and adopted a burqa-style Islamic outfit covering her body from head to toe. Wearing black pants, shirt and a Muslim headdress with netting covering her eyes as she was led from her police holding cell to meet with her new legal team yesterday, the 24-year-old Antz Pantz model made it clear her week in the Bali lock-up had inspired a new devotion. "Michelle as a Muslim made the decision to wear the hijab (head-covering) to find...
  • Oil on troubled waters may stop hurricanes

    07/25/2005 4:36:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 1,789+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/25/05 | Zeeya Merali
    Sailors who traditionally dumped barrels of oil into the sea to calm stormy waters may have been on to something, a new study suggests. The old practice reduces wind speeds in tropical hurricanes by damping ocean spray, according to a new mathematical “sandwich model”. As hurricane winds kick up ocean waves, large water droplets become suspended in the air. This cloud of spray can be treated mathematically as a third fluid sandwiched between the air and sea. “Our calculations show that drops in the spray decrease turbulence and reduce friction, allowing for far greater wind speeds – sometimes eight times...
  • Clinton wants to make Rwanda an African anti-AIDS model (expresses regrets for personal failure)

    07/23/2005 8:54:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 518+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/05 | AFP
    KIGALI (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton said he wanted to make Rwanda a model for other African countries to follow in their efforts to combat the spread of AIDS. "The size of the country and the incredible confidence of the commitment of the government make it much more likely that we can succeed in this area," he said on a visit to a research and treatment centre for HIV-AIDS in the capital Kigali. "And once we do, we will have a probable model that every country in Africa can copy." Clinton, who is on a tour of Africa...