Cop's letter to the partner he had to kill

Written By komlim puldel on Jumat, 31 Januari 2014 | 20.02

Massachusetts State Trooper Christopher Coscia had tears streaming down his face as he wrote about his K-9 partner Dante. Screengrab via ABC. Source: Supplied

A POLICE officer who had to make the heartbreaking decision to put down his loyal German Shepherd partner has written a touching tribute to the dog.

Massachusetts State Trooper Christopher Coscia reluctantly put down his K-9 Unit partner Dante because the dog was suffering from seizures caused by pulmonary hypertensions that were disrupting the flow of oxygen to his heart.

"I write this story with tears in my eyes and flowing freely down my face," Mr Coscia wrote in an open letter. "Most dogs are just dogs, but you sometimes run into ones that are somehow as much human as they are dog."

Dante was Mr Coscia's partner for nine years.

"He was my first dog," Mr Coscia told New York Daily News . "I spent 70 hours a week with my dog. He was always there."

Read the letter in full:

"It was a cold snowy day, training was cancelled due to the snowstorm, and I was left with the unenviable task of when I should make the decision to put my partner of nearly nine years to sleep.

Dante was a great dog. He was big, beautiful, black and tan shepherd. I often described him as a look-a-like for the dog in the show "Run Joe Run," for those old enough to remember that program. He had a regal look, with his big head, ears and large stature. He had his own personality. Most dogs are just dogs, but you sometimes run into ones that are somehow as much human as they are dog. A Type A dog was only to be touched by those closest to him, and sometimes not even by them.

Dante suffered from pulmonary hypertensions and had to be put down. Source: Facebook

Dante was best described as a one-person dog, and as tough as he was for other people to get close to, our relationship never wavered. Every morning when I opened the door to his kennel he would jump up on me, wrap his paws around my waist, get his morning greeting and pat from me, storm up the stairs, and push the door open ready to go to work.

During Dante's career he was able to answer calls in towns as far west as Lee, North Adams, and Shutesbury, and calls as far east as Brighton, and even, for a few of his last successful calls, on the South Shore. Once he was able to track and locate a guy who had just murdered his girlfriend, and another time he located a cash seizure that was several times greater than the previous largest seizure in Commonwealth history.

During his career he helped to rid the streets of drugs. He was able to locate and assist in the seizure of more than 1,000 grams of Heroin, more than 8,600 grams of cocaine (one seizure alone of more than 7 lbs that had been canned mechanically), more than 1,000 lbs of marijuana, and more than $14,000,000 in cash.

Dante was very intelligent; one day when I was out with him I made the mistake of teaching him to open the cruiser door - a task which took five minutes once I showed him how.

From that, Dante figured out that doors open with handles, and all you have to do is grab them with your mouth and pull or turn. He took this new knowledge and taught himself to slide open the door that separated us in the cruiser, his way to always be close to me. While on patrol he would occasionally stick his head through for his occasional ear rub. When you see such a powerful, intelligent dog so helpless at times somehow made the events that follow even harder.

It all started one day while taking Dante out to his kennel. He collapsed on me, falling like a rock with no control of his body. After several tests it was obvious to the vet that Dante had pulmonary hypertension, a disease of unknown cause that prevented him from getting enough oxygen to his lungs and making him collapse. The right side of his heart was enlarged, causing poor blood circulation. As the weeks went on, he started getting seizures because of the same lack of oxygen to his brain. He had one of these seizures in the yard the other day, and after I sat on the ground in the snow with him patting him calmly waiting for it to be over, I came in the house.

Upon walking in, to my dismay, I realised my wife and two children had been intently watching us to make sure all was okay. But it wasn't and when I walked in the door, my wife and daughter were crying, knowing what was to be coming, possibly sooner than we were ready.

My son was sitting very sombrely, thinking if we don't dwell on it things it will get better.

My son and daughter were 3 and 1 when I, respectively, when I got Dante. They knew him practically their entire lives.

The day came when it was time to take him to the vet for the inevitable. After more than 2,300 rides that we took together, the dog who had trouble making out to the yard just feet away sat upright in his car for One Last Ride.

It was a ride I had I delayed for eight hours, just driving around with him as we did so many times, struggling with the decision to put him down. He sat upright, alert as ever, checking the perimeter always on guard. How does the dog who can barely breathe remain upright and vigilant for so long?

I sit here writing this obituary in a parking lot not two miles before we reached our final destination. My story is as written, and although it jumps about it is written from the heart. I write this story with tears in my eyes and flowing freely down my face. Dante is still somehow sitting upright watching me as I write about him, every once in a while sticking his head through the cage, letting me know things will be all right. But the more he reassures me, the more I wonder if what I am doing is right. I am glad he made it through the holidays. My wife's birthday was yesterday. I did not want to do that to her; for her to remember her birthday as the day we put down Dante would forever bring a tear to her eye. Much as it does to me as I write this with every new thought and remembrance of my partner, each paragraph brings a new thought and anguish for me.

Respectfully submitted.

Trooper Christopher Coscia

Massachusetts State Police K9 Section


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Bieber to face fresh assault charges

Cell phone footage shows Justin Bieber enjoying the beach in Panama, days after his arrest in Florida.

JUSTIN Bieber has turned himself into police in Toronto to face an assault charge dating back to December. Oh, and Americans want him permanently deported from the USA as well...

According to CBC news, the 19-year-old will be charged in connection to the alleged assault of a limousine driver who drove Bieber and his entourage around on December 29, 2013.

He'll be given a notice to appear in court at a later date.

As if he doesn't have enough problems, …Bieber now also faces the threat of deportation from his adopted home of America, after thousands of people signed a petition to get him kicked out of the country.

Justin Bieber hands himself over to police in Toronto

The White House will review a petition calling for Justin Bieber to be deported from the US after 100,000 people signed it.

In just a few days, the petition, which is titled "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card", reached 100,000 signatures, meaning it will automatically be reviewed by White House staff, who must officially respond to it.

The petition was posted online on January 23, the day after the Canadian pop star was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest in Miami, and it's still going strong.

The petition reads: "We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture.

Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage in Los Angeles in December. Source: AFP

"We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked.

"He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation's youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."

Biebs, who's been licking his wounds on the beaches of Panama, will appear in front of a judge on February 14.

In a new interview with GQ, Bieber's manager Scooter Braun has said that he needs to let Bieber make his own "mistakes".

justin bieber Source: DailyTelegraph


"It's the same as being with a kid growing up, as a parent. There is a point where you guide them and there's a point where you feel like you've planted enough seeds and you watch them make mistakes.

"My responsibility is to always be there when they fall, always be there to help them get back up. But at some point I need to let them fail, because if they don't they're going to have no humanity."


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Is this 'haunted' road the coolest in the world?

Welcome to Bregagh Road. Known as the Dark Hedges, this road has featured in Game of Thrones. Courtesy: YouTube

The Dark Hedges in Ireland. Picture: Thinkstock Source: Supplied

TUCKED away in Northern Ireland, near the village of Armoy lies a stunning site: A row of Beech trees that curve in crazy cool ways. Welcome to Bregagh Road.

The trees, planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century to dress up the road towards their manor, sit intertwined, creating a truly bizarre site in any season.

Rumour has it a ghost haunts the Dark Hedges. Picture: Thinkstock Source: Supplied

Now called The Dark Hedges by locals and tourists alike (Northern Ireland started using images from the road in their tourism campaigns in the late 1990s), the site has been used for scenes from Game of Thrones.

The road features in Game of Thrones. Source: Supplied

Rumour has it that the supernatural "Grey Lady" now haunts the road, especially the last beech tree at dusk. Some say she is the ghost of a maid from a nearby house who died in mysterious circumstances centuries ago. Another theory is that she's a lost spirit from an abandoned graveyard that's believed to lie hidden nearby.

The road has featured in tourism campaigns for Ireland. Picture: John5199, Flickr Source: Supplied

To get here, drive northwest about 80 kilometres from Belfast off Antrim Coastal Road.

Happy trails!

It's a striking site. Picture: IrishFireside, Flickr Source: Supplied

You won't forget this road trip. Picture: David Jones, Flickr Source: Supplied

'This story originally appeared on the Huffington Post.


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Cop's letter to the partner he had to kill

Written By komlim puldel on Kamis, 30 Januari 2014 | 20.01

Massachusetts State Trooper Christopher Coscia had tears streaming down his face as he wrote about his K-9 partner Dante. Screengrab via ABC. Source: Supplied

A POLICE officer who had to make the heartbreaking decision to put down his loyal German Shepherd partner has written a touching tribute to the dog.

Massachusetts State Trooper Christopher Coscia reluctantly put down his K-9 Unit partner Dante because the dog was suffering from seizures caused by pulmonary hypertensions that were disrupting the flow of oxygen to his heart.

"I write this story with tears in my eyes and flowing freely down my face," Mr Coscia wrote in an open letter. "Most dogs are just dogs, but you sometimes run into ones that are somehow as much human as they are dog."

Dante was Mr Coscia's partner for nine years.

"He was my first dog," Mr Coscia told New York Daily News . "I spent 70 hours a week with my dog. He was always there."

Read the letter in full:

"It was a cold snowy day, training was cancelled due to the snowstorm, and I was left with the unenviable task of when I should make the decision to put my partner of nearly nine years to sleep.

Dante was a great dog. He was big, beautiful, black and tan shepherd. I often described him as a look-a-like for the dog in the show "Run Joe Run," for those old enough to remember that program. He had a regal look, with his big head, ears and large stature. He had his own personality. Most dogs are just dogs, but you sometimes run into ones that are somehow as much human as they are dog. A Type A dog was only to be touched by those closest to him, and sometimes not even by them.

Dante suffered from pulmonary hypertensions and had to be put down. Source: Facebook

Dante was best described as a one-person dog, and as tough as he was for other people to get close to, our relationship never wavered. Every morning when I opened the door to his kennel he would jump up on me, wrap his paws around my waist, get his morning greeting and pat from me, storm up the stairs, and push the door open ready to go to work.

During Dante's career he was able to answer calls in towns as far west as Lee, North Adams, and Shutesbury, and calls as far east as Brighton, and even, for a few of his last successful calls, on the South Shore. Once he was able to track and locate a guy who had just murdered his girlfriend, and another time he located a cash seizure that was several times greater than the previous largest seizure in Commonwealth history.

During his career he helped to rid the streets of drugs. He was able to locate and assist in the seizure of more than 1,000 grams of Heroin, more than 8,600 grams of cocaine (one seizure alone of more than 7 lbs that had been canned mechanically), more than 1,000 lbs of marijuana, and more than $14,000,000 in cash.

Dante was very intelligent; one day when I was out with him I made the mistake of teaching him to open the cruiser door - a task which took five minutes once I showed him how.

From that, Dante figured out that doors open with handles, and all you have to do is grab them with your mouth and pull or turn. He took this new knowledge and taught himself to slide open the door that separated us in the cruiser, his way to always be close to me. While on patrol he would occasionally stick his head through for his occasional ear rub. When you see such a powerful, intelligent dog so helpless at times somehow made the events that follow even harder.

It all started one day while taking Dante out to his kennel. He collapsed on me, falling like a rock with no control of his body. After several tests it was obvious to the vet that Dante had pulmonary hypertension, a disease of unknown cause that prevented him from getting enough oxygen to his lungs and making him collapse. The right side of his heart was enlarged, causing poor blood circulation. As the weeks went on, he started getting seizures because of the same lack of oxygen to his brain. He had one of these seizures in the yard the other day, and after I sat on the ground in the snow with him patting him calmly waiting for it to be over, I came in the house.

Upon walking in, to my dismay, I realised my wife and two children had been intently watching us to make sure all was okay. But it wasn't and when I walked in the door, my wife and daughter were crying, knowing what was to be coming, possibly sooner than we were ready.

My son was sitting very sombrely, thinking if we don't dwell on it things it will get better.

My son and daughter were 3 and 1 when I, respectively, when I got Dante. They knew him practically their entire lives.

The day came when it was time to take him to the vet for the inevitable. After more than 2,300 rides that we took together, the dog who had trouble making out to the yard just feet away sat upright in his car for One Last Ride.

It was a ride I had I delayed for eight hours, just driving around with him as we did so many times, struggling with the decision to put him down. He sat upright, alert as ever, checking the perimeter always on guard. How does the dog who can barely breathe remain upright and vigilant for so long?

I sit here writing this obituary in a parking lot not two miles before we reached our final destination. My story is as written, and although it jumps about it is written from the heart. I write this story with tears in my eyes and flowing freely down my face. Dante is still somehow sitting upright watching me as I write about him, every once in a while sticking his head through the cage, letting me know things will be all right. But the more he reassures me, the more I wonder if what I am doing is right. I am glad he made it through the holidays. My wife's birthday was yesterday. I did not want to do that to her; for her to remember her birthday as the day we put down Dante would forever bring a tear to her eye. Much as it does to me as I write this with every new thought and remembrance of my partner, each paragraph brings a new thought and anguish for me.

Respectfully submitted.

Trooper Christopher Coscia

Massachusetts State Police K9 Section


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Bieber to face fresh assault charges

Cell phone footage shows Justin Bieber enjoying the beach in Panama, days after his arrest in Florida.

JUSTIN Bieber has turned himself into police in Toronto to face an assault charge dating back to December. Oh, and Americans want him permanently deported from the USA as well...

According to CBC news, the 19-year-old will be charged in connection to the alleged assault of a limousine driver who drove Bieber and his entourage around on December 29, 2013.

He'll be given a notice to appear in court at a later date.

As if he doesn't have enough problems, …Bieber now also faces the threat of deportation from his adopted home of America, after thousands of people signed a petition to get him kicked out of the country.

Justin Bieber hands himself over to police in Toronto

The White House will review a petition calling for Justin Bieber to be deported from the US after 100,000 people signed it.

In just a few days, the petition, which is titled "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card", reached 100,000 signatures, meaning it will automatically be reviewed by White House staff, who must officially respond to it.

The petition was posted online on January 23, the day after the Canadian pop star was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest in Miami, and it's still going strong.

The petition reads: "We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture.

Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage in Los Angeles in December. Source: AFP

"We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked.

"He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation's youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."

Biebs, who's been licking his wounds on the beaches of Panama, will appear in front of a judge on February 14.

In a new interview with GQ, Bieber's manager Scooter Braun has said that he needs to let Bieber make his own "mistakes".

justin bieber Source: DailyTelegraph


"It's the same as being with a kid growing up, as a parent. There is a point where you guide them and there's a point where you feel like you've planted enough seeds and you watch them make mistakes.

"My responsibility is to always be there when they fall, always be there to help them get back up. But at some point I need to let them fail, because if they don't they're going to have no humanity."


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Is this 'haunted' road the coolest in the world?

Welcome to Bregagh Road. Known as the Dark Hedges, this road has featured in Game of Thrones. Courtesy: YouTube

The Dark Hedges in Ireland. Picture: Thinkstock Source: Supplied

TUCKED away in Northern Ireland, near the village of Armoy lies a stunning site: A row of Beech trees that curve in crazy cool ways. Welcome to Bregagh Road.

The trees, planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century to dress up the road towards their manor, sit intertwined, creating a truly bizarre site in any season.

Rumour has it a ghost haunts the Dark Hedges. Picture: Thinkstock Source: Supplied

Now called The Dark Hedges by locals and tourists alike (Northern Ireland started using images from the road in their tourism campaigns in the late 1990s), the site has been used for scenes from Game of Thrones.

The road features in Game of Thrones. Source: Supplied

Rumour has it that the supernatural "Grey Lady" now haunts the road, especially the last beech tree at dusk. Some say she is the ghost of a maid from a nearby house who died in mysterious circumstances centuries ago. Another theory is that she's a lost spirit from an abandoned graveyard that's believed to lie hidden nearby.

The road has featured in tourism campaigns for Ireland. Picture: John5199, Flickr Source: Supplied

To get here, drive northwest about 80 kilometres from Belfast off Antrim Coastal Road.

Happy trails!

It's a striking site. Picture: IrishFireside, Flickr Source: Supplied

You won't forget this road trip. Picture: David Jones, Flickr Source: Supplied

'This story originally appeared on the Huffington Post.


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Cousins to 'face court on drug charge'

Written By komlim puldel on Rabu, 29 Januari 2014 | 20.01

Ben Cousins. Picture: File image Source: News Limited

FALLEN former West Coast Eagles star Ben Cousins is facing a fresh chapter in his addiction battle after being charged with drug possession.

Seven News reported tonight that Cousins, who has battled drug addiction for years, was stopped by police in his car near his Bicton home last October.

The Brownlow medallist and premiership player's car was searched and police allegedly found a bag containing traces of what they suspected was a prohibited drug.

The bag was sent for testing and three months later Cousins, 35, was charged with drug possession despite it only involving a tiny amount of an alleged illicit substance, it was reported.

Cousins will reportedly face court in Fremantle next month.

Cousins was fined $800 in June 2012 after he pleaded guilty to possessing methylamphetamine, a small amount of cannabis and a smoking utensil following his arrest at Esperance Airport earlier that year.

His drug battle ended his 12-year career with West Coast after a string of incidents.

The father of two young children was suspended for 12 months by the AFL for bringing the game into disrepute before making a comeback with Richmond. He retired in 2010.

Cousins' drug addiction has seen him experience relapses, admitted to hospital, undergo stints in rehabilitation centres and offer public apologies.


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DiCaprio's stepbrother arrested

Take a look at The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

AS Leonardo DiCaprio parties and picks up awards for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, his stepbrother, whose daughter is missing, is in jail.

DiCaprio's stepbrother Adam Farrar was arrested in Collin County on three outstanding misdemeanour warrants out of Los Angeles involving alleged drug possession, stolen property and harassment by phone, jail records reveal.

He is currently sitting in jail in Texas.

leo's stepbrother ... Adam Farrar after his arrest for possession of drugs, theft and harassment. Picture: Getty Images Source: Getty Images

Farrar, 43, was arrested when he tried to visit his girlfriend Charity Moore, 38, after she was previously arrested for misdemeanour drug possession and other charges earlier this year.

The girlfriend ... Charity Moore after her arrest for possession of drugs, theft, contributing to a child's non-attendance at school on January 20, 2014 in McKinney, Texas. Picture: Getty images Source: Getty Images

"Moore was in jail, and he came to visit her," Lt. John Norton with the Collin County Sheriff's Office said.

"He came to the facility for visitation, and we arrested him."

According to Radar Online, the couple has a 6-year-old daughter named Normandie, and DiCaprio's family is concerned for her welfare.

"Adam and Charity have been hiding with Normandie in Texas, away from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Service, who have long been involved in their cases due to their criminal pasts," an unidentified source told Radar.

"They had been staying in North Dallas. Now, no one in the family is sure where their daughter is, at this time," the source said.

Lt. Norton said Farrar did not have a child with him during the attempted visit.

"There was no child custody issue involved in that," he said.

WOLF OF WALL STREET SETS RECORD WITH F-BOMBS

Farrar and DiCaprio, 39, used to be close but have had "zero contact" in recent years after a "bitter family feud," sources reportedly told Radar.

Out of touch with his stepbrother ... Leonardo DiCaprio after he won Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' at the Golden Globe Awards this year. Picture: Getty Images Source: AFP


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The INXS telemovie we had to have

Channel 7 will turn up the sex factor with a stunning tele-movie based on the rise of Australian rock gods INXS. Courtesy Channel 7

SAMANTHA Jade has almost been adopted as a long lost Minogue sister, while the original INXS band members were reportedly reduced to tears by the uncanny casting of Channel 7's hotly-anticipated telemovie, Never Tear Us Apart.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO MICHAEL HUTCHENCE

The ultimate story of sex, drugs and rock'n roll, with a soundtrack to get you off the couch for some lounge room dancing, the two-part biopic looks set to launch the careers of leading man Luke Arnold (as Michael Hutchence) and the stunning roll call of young stars around him.

The cast ... Andy Ryan, Hugh Sheridan, Ido Drent, Luke Arnold, Alex Williams, Nicholas Masters and Damon Herriman. Source: Supplied

Arnold's profile has skyrocketed since scoring the INXS role, backing up with a break on US television in Black Sails, a TV adaptation of Treasure Island,lead by Transformers director Michael Bay.

Whether ladykiller rock star or swashbuckling pirate John Silver, Arnold oozes charisma on screen, but off it has tweeted about playing Hutchence: "still amazed and humbled that I got to tell this man's story."

Jade, who came to local fame after winning The X Factor, makes her acting debut as Minogue - an opportunity that surely won't be her last.

Even the music is charting again, with each Seven promo pushing sales for the band's classic Kick and greatest hits albums further up iTunes.

Now get to know the key players charged with recapturing the magic that was one of Australia's greatest rock exports and women frontman Michael Hutchence loved:

LUKE ARNOLD PLAYS MICHAEL HUTCHENCE

This WAAPA graduate has been a `gigging' actor on the small screen for almost a decade, but will break through as Michael Hutchence, and as John Silver in Michael Bay's Treasure Island adaptation Black Sails. The INXS singer was famously one of Australian music's most charismatic frontmen with a string of high-profile romances and a tragic end in what was either a suicide or a sex game gone horribly wrong in a Sydney hotel room in 1997.

pressure to perform ... Actor Luke Arnold as Michael Hutchence. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

NICK MASTERS PLAYS TIM FARRISS

NIDA graduate Masters will make his TV debut as INXS guitarist Tim Farriss, scoring on-set instruction from the man himself, who acted as a co-executive producer of the telemovie.

NIDA graduate ... Nick Masters takes instruction from guitarist Tim Farriss, the man he will play in Channel 7 telemovie Never Tear Us Apart. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

HUGH SHERIDAN PLAYS GARRY GARY BEERS

The former Packed To The Rafters favourite plays bass guitarist Garry Gary Beers.

Back on TV ... actor Hugh Sheridan plays Garry Garry Beers. Source: News Limited

ANDREW RYAN PLAYS ANDREW FARRISS

Last seen on the small screen in Underbelly: Squizzy, Ryan returns to Andrew Farriss, a keyboardist, guitarist, percussionist, vocalist and songwriter for INXS.

From Underbelly: Squizzy ... Andrew Ryan who plays Andrew Farriss in the INXS telemovie. Picture: Mark Stewart Source: News Limited

ALEX WILLIAMS PLAYS KIRK PENGILLY

The star of Underground, Ten's acclaimed biopic about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Williams plays saxophonist Kirk Pengilly, who was best friends with Tim Farriss at high school. He is married to former women's surf world champion Layne Beachley.

IDO DRENT PLAYS JON FARRISS

Offspring fans will recognise Drent as Nina and Patrick's relationship therapist, now he returns to the small screen as drummer Jon Farriss.

The cast of Never Tear Us Apart ... Back row: Hugh Sheridan as Garry Gary Beers, Luke Arnold as Michael Hutchence, Alex Williams as Kirk Pengilly, Front row Ido Drent as Jon Farriss, Andy Ryan as Andrew Farriss and Nicholas Masters as Tim Farriss. Source: Supplied

DAMON HERRIMAN PLAYS CM MURPHY

The Adelaide-born 42-year-old plays INXS' pioneering manager Chris M Murphy, impressing the band and producers with his note-perfect performance. His TV credits include Laid, Justified and The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting.

The manager ... actor Damon Herriman in the INXS telemovie. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

SAMANTHA JADE PLAYS KYLIE MINOGUE

The X Factor winner plays pop princess Kylie Minogue, who is said to be a huge fan of Jade's musical talents and performance in this telemovie. It's Jade's first acting role. Minogue and Hutchence were an item from 1989 and 1991, a relationship credited with giving her the `cool' factor she lacked. It's said he wrote Suicide Blonde about her.

On screen .... Luke Arnold as Michael Hutchence and Samantha Jade as Kylie Minogue in Channel 7's telemovie, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

GEORGINA HAIG PLAYS PAULA YATES

Currently starring in US drama series, Reckless, Haig plays Hutchence' lover, Brit TV presenter Paula Yates. Yates and Hutchence had a famously tempestuous and drug-fuelled relationship, with Yates dying of a heroin overdose in 2000, three years after Hutchence's death.

Georgina Haig plays Paula Yates in the INXS telemovie Never Tear Us Apart. Source: Supplied

MALLORY JANSEN PLAYS HELENA CHRISTENSEN

A former model, who got her TV start on Nine mini-series, Howzat, Jansen plays Danish supermodel Helena Christensen, who dated Hutchence in 1991, after he dumped Minogue to be with her. Jansen appears in US drama series, Young And Hungry and a Disney pilot Galavant.

Capturing history ... Mallory Jansen as Helena Christensen and Luke Arnold as Michael Hutchence in the INXS telemovie, Never Tear Us Apart. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

JANE HARBER PLAYS MICHELE BENNETT

The Offspring and Moodys star plays film producer Michele Bennett who plays Hutchence's first girlfriend, moving to Sydney to set up house with the rock star before he went on an extended US tour.

Taking on a tough role ... Jane Harber plays Michael Hutchence's first girlfriend. Source: Supplied

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Broad lauds England's T20 batsmen

Written By komlim puldel on Selasa, 28 Januari 2014 | 20.01

Wicket-Keeper, Matthew Wade has vowed to continue Australia's dominance against England in the three upcoming Twenty20 matches.

Stuart Broad smiles after dismissing Matthew Wade in game five of the ODI series at Adelaide Oval. Source: Getty Images

ENGLAND'S tour down under has been nothing short of disastrous but Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad is confident his squad can salvage something from the final three matches.

Whitewashed 5-0 in the Tests to hand back the Ashes and thumped 4-1 in the one-day series, the tourists' last chance of gaining some respectability starts Wednesday night at Blundstone Arena in the first of three T20s.

One of the few players who has held his own throughout the summer, Broad takes control of a squad which has a slightly understrength home outfit firmly in its sights.

England spinner Monty Panesar has lauded Australia's composure as Michael Clarke's men continued their dominance of the Ashes with a 4-1 victory in the ODI series.

Australia will be without key linchpins David Warner and Shane Watson, star all-rounder James Faulkner will miss the match with a knee injury while Mitchell Starc won't feature until at least the second clash at the MCG on Friday.

The visitors boast a power-packed top order containing No.1 batsman in the world Alex Hales, Luke Wright - who has 275 runs in the Big Bash League at a strike-rate of 151.9 - and Michael Lumb, with heavy hitters Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler to follow.

It is a batting brigade which has Broad upbeat, despite the torrid past three months.

Stuart Broad gets airborne after bowling in the fifth and final ODI against Australia at Adelaide Oval. Source: Getty Images

"There's a lot of confidence in our group, certainly with our batting line-up with the power and skill we've got," Broad said.

"There's a real hunger in this group to finish this tour well. Obviously Australia have had the better of us for three months, and for the four guys who've been involved in all three squads it's been a really tough time for us.

"But we've got an opportunity in a strong team to really leave this tour with a little bit of happiness.

"England cricket's been through a tough three months, with a lot of hurt players because we've not done ourselves justice on the field.

Jos Buttler smashes one for England in game four of the ODI series against Australia at the WACA. Source: Getty Images

"We are desperate to win, there is no doubt about that, but we have been desperate to win every other game and we haven't.

"We've got some unbelievable strikers in our side. If we can lay a platform with the likes of Lumb, Hales, Wright - you see how they strike a ball - and then you've got Morgan and Buttler coming in it's a pretty scary batting line-up.

"Hopefully we can let our skills do the talking."


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Google adds prescriptions to Glass

A California court dismisses a ticket issued to a woman for driving while wearing Google Glass. Julie Noce reports.

GOOGLE Glass is getting glasses.

Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerised, internet-connected goggles known as Glass.

At present Glass is available only to the tens of thousands of people testing and creating apps for it. It will have a general release this year.

Glass hasn't had glasses in its frame until now.

Glass is basically a small computer with a camera and a display screen above the wearer's right eye.

'Bold' new look ... the new Google Glass "Bold" prescription frames in shale colour are seen here.

The device sits at eyebrow level, higher than where eyeglasses would go.

It lets wearers surf the web, ask for directions and take photos or videos.

Akin to wearing a smartphone, Glass also lets people read their email, share photos on Twitter and Facebook, translate phrases while travelling or partake in video chats.

Glass follows basic voice commands, spoken after the words: "OK, Glass".

Bright future ... The new Google Glass "Classic" sunglasses offer a vision of the future.

From today, the Californian company is offering four styles of prescription frames and two new types of shades available to its "explorers" - the people trying out Glass.

The frames will cost $US225 ($257.60) and the shades $US150. That's on top of the $US1500 price of Glass.

Users can take the frames to any optometrist for prescription lenses. Google says some insurance plans may cover the cost of the frames.

Glass's designers picked four basic but distinct frame styles. On one end is a chunky "bold" style that stands out. On the other is a "thin" design - to blend in as much as possible.

Take a look ... the new Google Glass prescription frames are not yet available to the public, because Glass has yet to hit the market.

When Google unveiled Glass in a video nearly two years ago, it drew unfavourable comparisons to Bluetooth headsets, the trademarks of the fashion-ignorant technophile.

Fashionable? ... a model wearing Google Glasses. Picture: AP


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Mundine's story in black and white

Anthony Mundine has hit back at critics who claim tomorrow night's fight in Brisbane is a major mis-match.

Anthony Mundine celebrates. Source: Supplied

ANTHONY Mundine was just about to bask in his greatest triumph but he wanted the spotlight to fall instead on the chubby little man with glasses and halting gait who had inspired him and generations of Aboriginal athletes.

Lionel Rose, the first indigenous Australian of the Year, almost half a century before Adam Goodes, was lending support in Mundine's dressingroom just moments before The Man's victory over Danny Green in 2006.

Mundine's fight with unheralded Kiwi Gunnar Jackson at the Entertainment Centre tonight has not generated the same sort of anticipation as that bout at Aussie Stadium but Mundine's athletic prowess and dedication continue to inspire Aboriginal Australians everywhere.

He has called Rose one of the greatest fighters ever and in 1968 the American magazine Sports Illustrated said there was elation throughout Australia's population of 12 million when Rose won the world bantamweight title in Japan against the ominous Fighting Harada.

Anthony Mundine will fight world number 137 Gunnar ' The Stunner' Jackson in Brisbane next week after his first two opponents pulled out of the fight.

"Among the nation's 130,000 Aborigines, Lionel Rose was now Superman,'' the magazine said. "In the slums of Redfern black men danced in the street, in the dry bed of the Todd River outside Alice Springs they fired rifles into the air.''

On outback stations black Australians hollered so loud their voices carried almost to the Gippsland forest where Rose had grown up in a hut with as many as a dozen children sleeping on chaff bags atop a dirt floor.

Mundine's respect, admiration, even affection for Rose on the night of the Green fight were obvious.

It reminded me of an old photograph buried deep within The Courier-Mail archives showing Rose as a beaming 10-year-old boy congratulating his hero George Bracken after the Aboriginal boxer from north Queensland scored a memorable win in Melbourne in 1958.

Lionel had been taught boxing by his father Roy in a ring made from fencing wire stretched between trees. He sparred with rags on his hands.

10 yr old Lionel Rose with Aboriginal boxer George Bracken, in Melbourne. Source: News Limited

In 1958 the Save The Children Fund charity brought Lionel and three other indigenous youngsters to Melbourne for a rare treat and Lionel was overawed by the tall buildings, the lifts and escalators, the trams and all the people. He had never seen a light switch before.

He acquired a taste for the city and a couple of weeks later he and his grandmother, who was almost 70, hitchhiked from their humpy to Melbourne 100km away to see George Bracken beat Max Carlos at the West Melbourne Stadium. Lionel was wearing a suit jacket, shorts and tie that a charity had given him.

When Bracken's hand was raised in victory, Lionel was hoisted into the ring to celebrate this magical moment in both their lives.

"George Bracken was my idol,'' Lionel told me decades later. "If not for Georgie Bracken I probably would never have started boxing seriously. He was devastating.''

Lionel wanted to be a champion like Bracken in the same way that Bracken had wanted to be a champion like Cloncurry's Jack Hassen, a success in a the white world.

Dave Smith v Jerry Jerome, at the old Sydney Stadium, April 1913. Image: National Library of Australia Source: Supplied

Likewise Hassen, a great fighter of the 1940s, had been raised on the stories of Dalby's Jerry Jerome, a black stockman like him.

Jerome became the first indigenous national boxing champion at Brisbane's Olympic Stadium in 1912 when "fighting like a wild cat'' as one report said, he dropped Charlie Godfrey from Bundaberg in round three and then knocked all the wind out of him with a right to the stomach in round four.

Twenty years later, Ipswich produced an Aboriginal worldbeater in Ron Richards, who drew massive crowds around the country and battered New York's future world champ Gus Lesnevich at the Sydney Sports Ground in 1938.

In the 1940s, Kempsey's Dave Sands, a regular star in Brisbane, and his five boxing brothers, dominated the sporting headlines alongside Hassen and a decade later Elley Bennett, a product of Pialba near Hervey Bay, became the world's No.1 bantamweight contender.

Elley Bennett, featherweight boxer. Source: News Limited

Despite their success, almost all of those great Aboriginal fighters experienced exploitation and poverty. Still, they provided the impetus for the careers of more recent indigenous fighters including Hector Thompson, Baby Cassius Austin, Steve Dennis, Wally Carr, Pat Leglise, the world champions Robbie Peden and Daniel Geale and the London Olympians Damien Hooper and Cameron Hammond.

Times change and Australia has woken up in its treatment of our first people but, as Goodes says, there is still much to do in the way of reconciliation.

Mundine still draws strength from the tales of Aboriginal hardship passed down by his father, Tony, and from all the other great black fighters who came before him.

When Lionel Rose was a little boy George Bracken told him something that became the mantra for all of Australia's great indigenous champions.

"Boxing is one of the few places where an Aborigine can be treated as an equal,'' Bracken said, "because with our people we all started life behind the eight-ball.''


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Queen advertises for a new maid

Written By komlim puldel on Senin, 27 Januari 2014 | 20.02

Keeping it clean ... the housekeeping assistant will be working in proximity to members of the royal family and so must be able to "maintain confidentiality". Source: AFP

BUCKINGHAM Palace is advertising for a new housekeeping assistant, whose duties include running the royal baths and arranging serving the tea.

The successful applicant for the 14,400 pound ($27,300) a year post will be responsible for "high quality cleaning, presentation and guest care" at the Queen's official London residence.

Duties include "arranging dry cleaning, care of jewellery, running baths, assisting with dressing if required and arranging the service of tea and breakfast trays".

The ad on the Royal Household's website says the new employee will be working in proximity to members of the royal family and so must be able to "maintain confidentiality".

The job holder is responsible for the upkeep of the carpets, upholstery, antique furnishings, artworks, picture frames, mirrors and silver and brass items.

Applicants for the 40-hours-a-week job should be "meticulous with a close attention to detail" and willing to work away from London for around three months a year.

"Food and accommodation is provided, for which there will be a salary adjustment," the ad says.

The Royal Household's brief is to provide "exceptional advice and support" to the Queen, enabling her to serve Britain and its people.

It employs approximately 1200 staff from gardeners, to curators, cooks, secretaries and furniture planners.


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Kara and Kyal rock The Block

Winners are grinners ... Kyal and Kara, from New South Wales, are the first team through to The Block: Fans v Faves. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

YOUR fave reality TV shows are back with a bang - we have our first Block losers, MKR got cheesy and Michelle Bridges returned to The Biggest Loser.

Which TV show were you glued to? Tell us what you watched and your favourite moments below:

THE BLOCK

KARA and Kyal are the first contestants through to The Block: Fans v Faves.

The New South Wales couple got their gold ticket to compete on the Channel 9 reality show after winning Monday night's elimination round against Queensland's Jesse and Kenny.

The two teams had to build and decorate a Manhattan-style loft room at The Block's warehouse headquarters with a $10,000 budget.

After a slow start, physiotherapist Kara and carpenter husband Kyal impressed judges Shaynna Blaze, Neale Whitaker, and Darren Palmer with their bedroom/dining/lounge combo.

Jesse and Kenny hit a bump when their plasterer turned up four hours late. They took a risk with tangerine walls.

"I think they've nailed the brief," Whitaker said.

"It feels really welcoming," Blaze opined.

Kara and Kyal's masterstroke was making use of existing street art to create a feature wall. The judges described the result as the best elimination room ever.

"We are in elimination week and already I want to live in this apartment," Whitaker said after seeing the couple's room.

Kara and Kyal are set to be one of four teams that will renovate the old Dux theatre in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Albert Park.

"I think we've got what it takes to give it a red hot go," Kyal said.

Fans on social media, including celebrities were thrilled they got in, tweeting their messages as the hashtag #theblock was trending during the show.

On Tuesday's show Victoria's Chantelle and Steve take on Queensland's Chris and Pascale in the second elimination challenge.

The winning teams will take on former Block contestants Alisa and Lysandra as well as Brad and Dale.

MY KITCHEN RULES

Meanwhile, My Kitchen Rules got off to a cheesy start with married Annie and Jason, from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, the first couple to plate up their instant restaurant.

The married cheesemakers served up a farm-themed all-cheese menu of Goat's Cheese Croquettes entree, Fillet Steak with sweet potato puree and blue cheese sauce main, and raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake dessert.

Too cheesy? ... Annie and Jason on My Kitchen Rules. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

The pair scored a solid 82 out of 110 for their three course meal - 34 out of 50 from the other teams and 48 out of 60 from judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel.

Evans described the croquettes as "honest and humble" saying the couple had "started with a bang". Evans and Feildel scored with steak main a pair of nines. Feildel said the cheesecake "did miss a bit of the wow effect".

MKR fans seemed to warm to the NSW couple, given the positive response on social media as #mkr trended.

Western Australia's Chloe and Kelly have made an early running as the potential baddies of this series with their constant references to visiting Michelin-star restaurants.

Viewers will be itching to see if the friends, in their twenties, can walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

On social media, fans made their voices heard as soon as they started criticising Annie and Jason's food.

Tomorrow night it is Canberra's turn as newly dating Andrew and Emelia create their instant restaurant.

THE BIGGEST LOSER

On Ten, The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia, focused on the first day in the house. Contestants were split into Blue and Black teams and faced their first training session in the house.

The Blue team, trained by Shannan Ponton, was derailed when contestant Cameron Brown got angry with himself and stormed out of the gym.

Back with more ... The Biggest Loser trainers Shannon Ponton, Michelle Bridges and Steve 'Commando' Willis. Source: Supplied

Later in the episode Cameron got a wake-up call when the show's doctor revealed the 34-year-old had a predicted age of death of 52 if he kept up his current eating habits.

The Black team, trained by Steve 'Commando' Willis, endured sandpit training.

Fans praised him for his work.

Michelle Bridges returned to the show to train up the residents of Ararat in country Victoria.

The town was also split into Blue and Black teams as they 'Shift the Weight' toward the town goal of losing 26,000 kilos.

Shaping up Australians ... Michelle Bridges from The Biggest Loser. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

The Block: Fans v Faves, My Kitchen Rules and The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia continue Tuesday night at 7.30pm.

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Cory in Grammy grammar blunder

Gone but not forgotten .... Cory Monteith and Taylor Swift during the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010. Picture: Getty Images Source: Supplied

OOPS - Grammy producers have copped criticism from fans of Cory Monteith on social media after they accidentally spelled his name wrong.

While Glee fans were moved that the late actor was included in this year's Grammys "In Memorium" montage, many have expressed their anger after his name was not spelled out correctly on stage.

When his photo flashed on the stage during the live event, fans and audience members were shocked to see that the actor's last name was misspelled.

The producers had typed out "Montieth" instead of the correct spelling of the surname: "Monteith."

Many on Twitter were slamming producers hours after the Awards had taken place.


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The return of the Mac pioneers

Written By komlim puldel on Minggu, 26 Januari 2014 | 20.01

When Apple introduced the Macintosh in 1984, people wondered whether everyone would need a personal computer one day. As the Mac celebrates its 30th anniversary on Friday, the same question hangs in the air. WSJs Daisuke Wakabayashi joins digits. Photo: Apple.

Birthday celebrations... This January 1984, file photo, shows Apple CEO Steve Jobs, left and President John Sculley presenting the new Macintosh Desktop Computer. Source: AP

Slimmed down... the new Apple MacBook Air.  Source: Supplied

Innovation... On July 19, 2000, Steve Jobs showed off the inside of his company's new Power Macintosh G4. Source: AP

THE geeks who brought the Macintosh computer to life became Silicon Valley rock stars at the weekend, with people asking for autographs or photos while celebrating the Apple desktop machine's 30th birthday.

Members of the original "Mac" team got the star treatment for passionately building a home computer "for the rest of us" at a time when IBM machines dominated in workplaces.

The friendly desktop referred to as the Mac and, importantly, the ability to control it by clicking on icons with a "mouse", opened computing to non-geeks in much the way that touchscreens later allowed almost anyone to get instantly comfortable with smartphones or tablets.

The birthday party was held in a performing arts centre in the Californian city of Cupertino, where legendary late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs first introduced the Mac to the world on January 24, 1984.

"Ever since I can remember I've been entranced with how these Macs work," 16-year-old Tom Frikker said as he worked his way through the crowd, getting original team members to autograph the vintage Mac he brought from home.

"It seems like a work of art," the teenager continued. "I thought it would be cool to come out and see all these people that I've heard about."

Prior to the Mac, with its "graphical user interface", computers were commanded with text typed in what seemed like a foreign language to those who were not software programmers.

"The effect the Mac had on the world and on computing is really fascinating," said Warren Sande, a fibre optic telecom company manager who was a school boy when the Apple desktop debuted.

Mr Sande's 14-year-old son was eager to hear inside stories from those who made the Mac.

"The Mac had no video hardware, a tiny amount of RAM and a floppy drive, and it did stuff that my computer with eight gigabytes of RAM and dedicated video hardware has trouble doing," Carter Sande said.

"I need to figure out why," the teenager said. "It is so amazing that they did so much with a tiny amount of hardware."

'We were making art'

The original vision of launching a Macintosh with 64 kilobytes of RAM and a $US1000 price gave way to introducing one with 128 kilobytes of RAM at $US2500.

Members of the Mac team told of being crushed when they got word of the higher price because they had been driven by a belief that they were making a machine that typical people could afford as well as easily use.

Applause erupted from the audience as members of the original Mac team stepped on stage to share memories. Video clips, many starring a young Steve Jobs, were played.

"It wasn't work, we were making art," Mac development team member Bill Atkinson said, recalling how Jobs had their signatures engraved inside the Mac because "real artists sign their work".

The maddening brilliance of Jobs was a thread running through many shared memories.

One worker described an"`evolution of Jobs" that started with him bashing a suggestion as idiocy only to claim it as his own days later.

"Sometimes he was exasperating that man, but there is very little I would change," early Apple employee Rod Holt said.

"People put themselves into that computer."

Apple spotlighted the arrival of the Mac with a television commercial portraying a bold blow struck against an Orwellian computer culture.

The "1984" commercial directed by Ridley Scott aired in an expensive time slot during a Super Bowl in a "huge shot" at IBM, Daniel Kottke, of the original Mac team, said.

The Mac's prowess at page layouts and photo editing won the devotion of artistic types and ignited an era of desktop publishing.

Macs sold decently out of the gate, but Windows machines hit with a low-price advantage for budget-minded buyers. Microsoft released the first version of Windows in late 1985.

Microsoft took the lead in the home computer market by concentrating on software, while partners cranked out Windows-powered machines at prices that undercut the Mac.

A long-running rivalry between Microsoft and Apple has yielded to the mobile age, with Google and its Android operating system targeted as the new nemesis, as lifestyles center on smartphones and tablet computers.

The original boxy Macintosh, with its mouth-like slit below the screen for "floppy" data disks, has evolved into a line that boasts slim, powerful laptops in the smooth shape of the Mac Pro desktop model.

"Steve would constantly drum into us how much of a dent we would make in the universe," said Andy Hertzfeld, of the original Mac team.

"Of course we believed him."


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Rolf in 'no to child abuse' video

Accused star in anti child abuse message. Courtesy Video Education Australasia

EXCLUSIVE: AUSTRALIAN entertainer Rolf Harris - who is facing a number of child sex offence charges - once fronted an educational video dealing with the prevention of child sexual abuse, the Herald Sun can reveal.

The 83-year-old, who has pleaded not guilty to 12 sex offences between 1968 and 1986, is set to face trial in the UK in April.

In the 20-minute video, produced in 1985 and titled Kids Can Say No!, Harris is featured with four children aged seven and eight talking about 'yes' and 'no' feelings.

The short film demonstrates where children might be in danger from both strangers and people they know and trust, and suggests ways to prevent harm.

It ends with a group song called My Body, featuring Harris flanked by two policemen and several young children.

The chorus of the song includes the line: "My body's, nobody's body but mine, you run your own body, let me run mine."

The indecent assault charges Harris faces include six counts on a girl aged 15 between April 5, 1980 and April 4, 1981, one on a woman aged 19 between January 1, 1984 and January 1, 1985 and three on a 14-year-old girl on May 31, 1986.

Rolf Harris is set to face trial in the UK in April.

The remaining charges are one indecent assault on a girl of seven or eight between January 1, 1968 and January 1, 1970, and one on a girl aged 14 between January 1, 1975 and January 1, 1976.

The charges relate to four alleged victims.

During his most recent court appearance earlier this month, Harris was supported by his wife, Alwen Hughes, and his artist daughter, Bindi, 49.

He was bailed by Mr Justice Nigel Sweeney until his trial, which begins on April 30, with the condition he lives and sleeps at his home address and does not contact witnesses.

The educational video he featured in has been widely used by sexual assault centres and schools in Australia as a prominent teaching tool.

Use of the VHS video has dwindled in recent years due to advances in technology.

Rolf Harris in the educational video.

Harris was born in Perth, but has lived in the UK for the past 60 years.

In 1957 he wrote Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport, which later became a Top 10 hit in Australia, the UK and the US.

While performing in Canada he introduced a longstanding, popular routine around his song Jake the Peg.

Harris was awarded an MBE in 1968, an OBE in 1977 and a CBE in 2006.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1989, and was advanced to Officer (AO) in the Queen's 2012 Birthday Honours.

In 2005 he was asked to paint a portrait of the Queen and performed at her Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012.

LYRICS FOR MY BODY SONG

By Peter Alsop as sung in Kids Can Say No!

VERSES

1. My lungs were made to hold air when I breathe, I am in charge of just how much I need.

2. My legs were made just to dance me around, I can fly through the air, swim or roll on the ground.

3. Your body loves you to pedal a bike, our bodies do just whatever we like.

4. When I am touched then I know how I feel, my feelings are mine and my feelings are real.

5. Sometimes it's hard to say no and be strong, when the 'no' feeling comes then I know something's wrong.

6. My body's mine from my head to my toe, please leave me alone when you hear me say no!

7. My body's mine to be used as I choose, not to be threatened or forced or abused.

8. This is my body, it's one of a kind, I've got to take care of this body of mine.

CHORUS

My body's nobody's body but mine, you run your own body let me run mine.


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Teen 'shot sister over laundry'

Suspected killer ... Police are searching for 14-year-old Mario Toliver Jr in connection to the fatal shooting of his sister, Justice. Picture: NBC Bay Area Source: Supplied

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy is suspected of shooting his sister dead after the two reportedly got in an argument over how she did the laundry.

Californian police are still searching for Mario Toliver Jr, the teenager accused of fatally shooting his 17-year-old sister, Justice, in their grandmother's apartment in Oakland, according to ABC News.

On Thursday afternoon security cameras caught Mario carrying a gun as he walked down the hallway of the apartment block's fifth floor where he and his sister lived, police said.

The cameras then captured him fleeing through an emergency exit leading onto the street.

The siblings' cousin, Marianna Gaston, told KGO-TV she was told the pair were arguing because Justice had reportedly bleached some of Mario's clothes.

She said she thought it was a "joke" when she heard the boy had shot his sister, who was mother to a 3-year-old daughter.

"Why would he kill her over that?" Ms Gaston asked. "Nothing makes sense. It doesn't add up."

Shot dead ... Justice Toliver is said to have been arguing with her brother after she reportedly bleached some of his clothes. Picture: NBC

Another of their cousins, Greg Stewart, disputed that account.

Mr Stewart, who lives in the same apartment block as Mario and Justice, said he didn't know why Justice was killed. "But it wasn't over no laundry," he told NBC.


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'Gang-rape' girl fled after threats

Written By komlim puldel on Jumat, 24 Januari 2014 | 20.01

Suspects in a gang-rape case . who were led by police to a courthouse in the Birdhum district near the village of Subalpur. Indian police said have arrested 13 people after a 20-year-old village woman was allegedly gang-raped on orders from tribal elders. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

MORE details have emerged of how a woman fled her Indian village after being threatened and told not to reveal she was gang-raped by 13 men.

Men living in the village have also fled from their homes on the orders of tribal elders as police told of how locals tried to prevent her from reporting her ordeal.

A total of 13 men have been arrested over the assault on the 20-year-old which was allegedly as punishment for "dishonouring" her community, a scattering of mud huts set amid palm trees and fields of rice and mustard.

Her ordeal on Tuesday night, when she was taken to a thatched shed and repeatedly assaulted for a relationship she was having with a Muslim man, has rekindled the outrage in India over the treatment of women.

Neighbours described the victim as a charming woman and said she planned to marry the Muslim companion.

IS INDIA TAKING SEX CRIMES SERIOUSLY?

Police near the village of Subalpur, about five hours drive from the state capital Kolkata, said that a mob had surrounded her house and threatened her with further violence if she spoke out.

"Members of the village council threatened her with dire consequences if she lodged a complaint with the police," Kazi Mohammad Hossain, a senior officer at the district police station in Labphur, told AFP.

YOUNG WOMAN GANG-RAPED OVER HAVING AN AFFAIR

"The villagers surrounded her house but on Wednesday afternoon she managed to escape and came to the police station to file the complaint.

"She was limping and bleeding when she came to the police station," he explained.

Most of the men had fled the village when AFP visited, leaving women and children who were reluctant to talk about the events of Tuesday night.

Suspects in a gang-rape case are led by police to a district courthouse. Indian police have arrested 13 people after a village woman was allegedly gang-raped on orders from tribal elders who objected to her relationship with a man. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

About a dozen policemen stood outside the small bamboo structure with a thatched roof where the crime allegedly took place. Neighbours said the structure was used by the village head as a kitchen.

Inside, an AFP reporter saw a makeshift wooden bed, a mosquito net and kitchen utensils.

The incident again highlighted India's dismal record on preventing sexual violence, after the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi in December 2012 sparked angry protests about the treatment of women.

Politicians denounced the latest attack, while women's groups said it showed how little things have changed for women since 2012 in a deeply patriarchal nation.

Neighbours described the victim as a quiet girl who lived with her mother while working as a lowly paid agricultural labourer.

"She was charming and well-behaved," Laxmi Murmu, 45, who lives next door to the girl's hut, told AFP.

"The boy promised to marry the girl soon. But the village council did not accept this as the boy was Muslim," she added.

Murmu said that the council held sway over daily life, handing down punishments for misdemeanours such as theft.

The elders initially fined the victim's family 25,000 rupees (400 dollars) for the relationship but they were too poor to pay, according to police.

Councils made up of village elders, usually known as "Khap Panchayats", are common in rural parts of India, especially in the north.

They often hand down diktats which are denounced as moral policing by women's rights activists.

Relationships remain an extremely sensitive subject in rural areas, where premarital sex is taboo and marriages are usually arranged within the same community, caste or religious group.

Punishments outside of India's law and justice system are common. Shocking cases such as women forced to parade naked or public floggings are regularly reported in the local media.

"The girl who was gang-raped is recovering," Asit Kumar Biswas, superintendent of the local Suri Sadar hospital, told AFP.


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If Roger and Rafa hadn't been born?

Ahead of their semi-final showdown at the Australian Open, we take a look back at some of the classic matches to have taken place between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the biggest stages in tennis.

It's a beautiful romance ... errr, wait. Rivalry. We mean rivalry. Source: AP

ROGER Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 30 grand slam titles between them, and played one another eight times in the final of a major tournament.

Federer has won more slams than any other man in history. Nadal is third on the list, just one win behind Pete Sampras.

From 2005 to 2010, Roger and Rafa monopolised the majors, taking 21 of the 24 titles on offer.

That's all very stats-heavy. We're really just trying to say that these two have been absurdly dominant, and the tennis world would look completely different without them.

Maybe they should play doubles together? Source: AAP

About that. We've decided to have a bit of fun by rewriting history, pretending Roger and Rafa never existed. Every major title these two have claimed over the years has been re-awarded to the bloke who probably would have grabbed it if they weren't in the way.

Before you read the lovely tables we've compiled, have a squiz at our infallible methodology, which has delivered impossibly hypothetical results with flawless accuracy:

1. Pick a grand slam;

2. Did Roger or Rafa win it? If "no", you're done. If "yes", move on to step three;

3. Was Roger or Rafa the losing finalist? If "no", the runner up is your new champion. If "yes", move on to step four;

4. Look at the two losing semi-finalists. The higher-seeded player is your new champion. If neither player is seeded, the bloke with the higher world ranking at that time is your new champion;

5. Attempt to compile your data into some nice, crisp tables;

6. Smash your keyboard against the desk four times;

7. Ask someone more technologically literate for help;

8. Compile your data into some nice, crisp tables;

Speaking of the tables, here they are. We've picked out the main points of interest underneath.

THE ACTUAL RESULTS

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
aus open agassi federer safin federer federer djokovic
french ferrero gaudio nadal nadal nadal nadal
wimbledon federer federer federer federer federer nadal
us open roddick federer federer federer federer federer
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
aus open nadal federer djokovic djokovic djokovic
french federer nadal nadal nadal nadal
wimbledon federer nadal djokovic federer murray
us open del potro nadal djokovic murray nadal

IF ROGER AND RAFA DIDN'T EXIST

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
aus open agassi safin safin baghdatis gonzalez djokovic
french ferrero gaudio puerta nalbandian davydenko djokovic
wimbledon philippoussis roddick roddick baghdatis djokovic safin
us open roddick hewitt agassi roddick djokovic murray
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
aus open roddick murray djokovic djokovic djokovic
french soderling soderling djokovic djokovic ferrer
wimbledon roddick berdych djokovic murray murray
us open del potro djokovic djokovic murray djokovic

So, what happens in this alternative universe?

• Australia picks up two more grand slam titles, with Mark Philippoussis grabbing his only major and Lleyton Hewitt taking his tally to three;

• Novak Djokovic wins 13 majors instead of six, taking him to second on the all-time list. He wins all four grand slams in 2011, in the middle of a seven-slam winning streak. That gives him the extremely rare calendar grand slam - something never achieved by Federer or Nadal. The last man to do it was Australian legend Rod Laver, in 1969;

• Andy Murray wins five majors instead of two;

• Swede Robin Soderling wins back-to-back titles at Roland Garros;

• Big-serving American Andy Roddick wins five majors instead of one;

• Not-quite-so-big-serving American Andre Agassi picks up a ninth grand slam title;

• Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis wins both the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006. Really, that guy? Yeah. That guy;

• Russian Marat Safin doubles his grand slam tally, taking it to four.

Marat likes this alternative reality. Source: News Limited

So, who would win tonight's semi-final if Roger and Rafa didn't exist? There's a headscratcher for you.

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How Bieber became a showbiz brat

Teen pop star Justin Bieber is released from a Miami jail, escorted by officers, and waves to fans.

THE only surprising thing about Justin Bieber posing for a mug shot is that it took this long to happen.

The pop brat has been on a collision course with reality for two years now.

The one photo session he can't airbrush may be the precisely the wake-up call he needed, although his smug smile suggests reality hasn't bitten just yet.

Bieber is lucky the only thing seriously harmed in this brand-soiling incident of drag-racing, drink and drug driving and resisting arrest, was his criminal record.

Smiling ... Justin Bieber poses for a booking photo at the Miami-Dade Police Department. Picture: Getty Source: Getty Images

The nineteen year old spent the last year touring the world as a man-boy in a bubble, protected by fame, money and yes people.

No one in Team Bieber dared tell him that maybe spraying graffiti on walls wasn't a great idea.

Popstar's graffiti lands him in hot water

No one pointed out that when most of your fans are under age it's disrespectful to go on stage 70 minutes late on a school night.

Like every famous musician, keeping the tour on the road means keeping the money coming in and everyone gets paid.

An upset teenage pop star could disrupt the cash flow, so everyone let Bieber do what he liked, lest they were fired for uttering the word he never hears `No'.

Justin Bieber, who drove a yellow Lamborghini when he was arrested in Miami. Picture: Instagram Source: Supplied

He wants to urinate in the mop bucket of a restaurant? You just watch on and join in the laughs with the rest of the hangers-on he bankrolls.

Imagine what happened that wasn't secretly filmed.

By the time his tour ended in Australia in December, Bieber was virtually off the rails, even with his mother as part of the entourage.

This incident in Florida is not rock bottom, but it's close. If the whispers about some of his behaviour on tour are even partially true, then he got off lightly.

Waving to fans ... singer Justin Bieber leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Centre. Picture: AP Source: AP

Soon after returning to LA after his Australian tour an underage girl was taken to hospital after collapsing at his mansion during one of his private parties.

If you see a teenager involved in drag racing, drink driving and drugs you'd think `Where are the parents?'

If you're talking about Justin Bieber, they're right there with him.

Chantel Jeffries ... the model who was in Justin Bieber's car at the time of his arrest. Picture: Instagram Source: Supplied

Bieber finances his family.

This is his gap year.

He's earned a break, and has earned enough to never work again if he's smart.

But he's not smart. He's proved over and over he's a 24 carat idiot with a bad case of what's called 'affluenza'.

Too much free time and big money, not enough brains.

Last November a girl posted a clip online of her next to a sleeping Bieber in bed.

Soon after his security team made sure whenever Bieber partied, which was pretty much every night on tour, that no more videos leaked.

SHARING A NIGHTCLUB SOFA WITH JUSTIN BIEBER

In Australia girls who made it to after-parties at Bieber's various hotels had to sign confidentiality forms that stated that if they took photos or videos they'd be hit with a seven-figure lawsuit. Money talks when it comes to buying silence.

In Perth, where his world tour ended, Bieber was particularly loose.

WHO WAS JUSTIN BIEBER'S BABE IN MIAMI?

News Corp Australia spoke to one hotel guest who overheard Bieber telling a young girl she looked like "a beached whale" and should "go on The Biggest Loser."

JUSTIN BIEBER CALLED FAN A 'BEACHED WHALE'

He was with his posse of hangers-on and shouted the insult in front of hotel guests. Again, his posse enabled the behaviour.

Bieber also jumped off a balcony into a pool, telling two young boys "Hey kids, don't do this" just before he launched himself off the railing.

He's in that indulged celebrity zone. Hotels won't complain because Bieber's entourage on tour, which took up an entire floor, is big business.

Nightclubs want him to visit for publicity, and there's always girls willing to party with him - on his terms.

He rules the pop world ... Justin Bieber has performed in front of millions of fans. Picture: Getty Source: Getty Images

And say what you like about Bieber's fans, but they're loyal.

They've already taken to Twitter to defend Bieber, even though it's now official he uses drugs and risked other people's lives by drink driving.

Mind you, girls on Twitter defended woman-basher Chris Brown by saying he's so hot they'd let him punch them in the face.

Still, it's undeniable Bieber's loyal fanbase is dwindling.

His last album, Journals, sold a paltry 4607 copies in Australia when released at what should have been the height of sales potential - the week before Christmas.

His new documentary, Believe, was a flop in the US. In Australia it will have a limited three day run in cinemas from yesterday before finding its spiritual home - DVD.

Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight there's more to his story.

It contains footage of Bieber moaning about being misunderstood that seems redundant now.

Bieber's in a tricky spot. He wants credibility. But no amount of tattoos and bad behaviour can make you look cool when you act like a turbo douchebag.

JUSTIN BIEBER SHOWS OFF TATTOO HE GOT IN AUSTRALIA

There's no denying he has talent, but for most of the world he's forever freeze-framed as the fringed kid singing `baby baby baby'.

As a rising star ... Justin Bieber performs at the Rockefeller Center in New York City. Picture: Getty Source: Getty Images

It's very hard to break out of that image. Ask`70s Bieber Leif Garrett, whose career stalled before he spiralled into drug addiction.

It is a rare achievement to turn being a kid star into a credible adult act.

Michael Jackson did it, but sadly that didn't end well.

Although Bieber does share MJ's love of monkeys - he tried to take Mally the monkey from Germany last August and had his first taste of authorities pointing out that, despite what he thinks, he can't just do what he likes because he's rich and famous.

Justin Timberlake has managed it, but as one-fifth of boy band N'Sync he never bore the brunt of attention like Bieber has.

Needing a wake up call ... Justin Bieber performing during a concert. Picture: AP Source: AP

But Bieber has done himself few favours.

He has a reputation in the music industry as being a fairly unpleasant character; the classic definition of a spoiled showbiz brat.

BELIEBERS RUSH TO DEFEND JUSTIN

So what now?

Bieber's 'retired' but if he thinks that means he can switch off the media attention, he's even more stupid than he looks in his mug shot.

Buying canary yellow and leopard print cars doesn't exactly help you slip off the radar.

There are enough tragic tales in the music industry.

Bieber needs some perspective. If he escapes jail, he should try real life.

It's time to stop partying, stop whinging about being treated badly when he behaves badly and earn respect not just money.


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Kiev a near-apocalyptic war zone

Written By komlim puldel on Kamis, 23 Januari 2014 | 20.01

Confrontation between protesters and police continues in Kiev. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

FIREWORKS, molotov cocktails, tyres, human-sized slingshots and guns have turned Kiev into a war zone as protesters clash with security forces.

Ukraine's opposition is still threatening to go on the attack unless the government can agree to concessions to quell protests that have left five activists dead in the first fatalities of two months of anti-government rallies.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTESTS IN KIEV

Protesters and riot police were locked in the tense standoff - in scenes which were near-apocalyptic - after ferocious clashes turned an area of central Kiev into a virtual war zone, with police using tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets against protesters hurling stones, molotov cocktails and more.

Protesters use a large slingshot to hurl rocks at police in central Kiev. Picture: AP Source: AP

The bloody clashes marked a new peak in tensions after two months of protests over the government's failure to sign a deal for closer integration with the European Union under Russian pressure.

Ukrainian opposition leader and world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko have urged protesters to observe an eight-hour truce ahead of talks with President Viktor Yanukovych.

Protests in Ukraine reach nightfall as opposition demands the president find a solution to the country's crisis. Nathan Frandino reports.

"By 8.00pm (1800 GMT) I will return to you and inform you of the result of the talks," the Interfax Ukraine news agency quoted Klitschko as telling the protesters.

Riot police officers gather as they clash with protesters in the centre of Kiev. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

"Keep the barricades in place but (be) calm until the talks finish," he added. An AFP correspondent at the scene of the fighting at Grushevsky Street confirmed that there had been a pause in clashes and that the truce appeared to be holding.

Klitschko and other opposition leaders are due to meet Yanukovych at the presidential administration for a second round of talks.

A protester aims fireworks at police during clashes, in central Kiev. Picture: AP Source: AP

Klitschko's comments came after he crossed the lines to hold talks with Berkut anti-riot police.

He told the radical protesters on the frontline that the security forces had vowed not to use stun grenades during the truce.

The protesters shouted that they favoured the truce, Interfax reported. The opposition has said the president must agree to three key demands - the holding of snap presidential elections, the resignation of the government and the annulment of anti-protest laws passed last week - for a compromise to be reached.

"The chances are not great, but they exist," Klitschko added.

The leader of the opposition Fatherland party Arseniy Yatsenyuk had warned the protesters on Independence Square that Yanukovych had 24 hours to agree a peaceful solution, saying he was ready to die for the cause.

Protesters throw molotov cocktails at police during clashes in the centre of Kiev. Photo: AFP Source: AFP

"If he does not go down that path then we will go forwards together and if it means a bullet to the head, then it is a bullet to the head.

"Viktor Yanukovych you have 24 hours. Take a decision. I have taken my decision," he said to cheers.

Klitschko told crowds on Independence Square after talks that protesters will go "on the attack" if Yanukovych does not swiftly offer concessions.

"If Yanukovych does not make concessions, then we will go on the attack," Klitschko said, adding the president could resolve the situation without bloodshed by giving way to the chief demand of early elections.

Riot police officers clash with protesters, storming protesters' barricades in Kiev as violent clashes erupted. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

Oleg Musiy, the co-ordinator of the medical service, told pro-opposition Hromadske radio, that five people have been killed and around 300 wounded in the clashes.

According to the Ukrainska Pravda news website, four of the five people found dead had gunshot wounds.

The demonstrators had overnight further fortified their barricades with sandbags filled with snow.

Their frontline was marked by burning tyres which were still on fire in blazes that the police had been unable to extinguish despite the use of water cannon. The tyres sent a rancid plume of black smoke billowing into the Kiev sky.

Ukrainian protester among burning car tyres during a mass action of opposition on Grushevsky street. Picture: Getty Source: Getty Images

A former MP from Yanukovych's Region's Party who switched sides during the protest, Inna Bogoslovska, bluntly told the rally on Independence Square the authorities were doomed: "Viktor Fyodorovich, this is the end," she said.

The deadly violence horrified Ukrainians, who have never witnessed such scenes in their country including during the 2004 Orange Revolution which was almost entirely peaceful.

Amid calls for sanctions against the Ukrainian government, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday warned the authorities that the EU executive authority would assess "possible actions" against the Ukrainian authorities.

The United States also revoked the visas of several Ukrainian nationals linked to violence against protesters in November and December last year, the US embassy said in a statement.

But Russia, which has regarded Ukraine's pro-EU protest movement with suspicion from the start, took a different view and blamed the opposition and West for the clashes.

Protesters clash with riot police in Kiev. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

"Ukraine's legitimate authorities face outside interference in its internal affairs," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told the Interfax news agency, referring to EU and US statements.

But President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia will not intervene in the protests and believes Ukraine's leadership will find a way out.

"We consider we do not have the right to intervene in any way in the internal affairs of our brother Ukraine. That's unacceptable and Russia has not done this and will not do it," Peskov said in an interview published on the website of Komsomolskaya Pravda daily.


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Lara shows off in teeny bikini

The romance between Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington has been played out, photo by photo, as an Instagram love story.

AS rumours of her secret wedding with actor Sam Worthington continue to swirl, Lara Bingle can't help but tease her fans with another racy photo.

LARA BINGLE AND SAM WORTHINGTON PLAY WEDDING RING GAMES

Bingle, 26, captured herself modelling her swimwear line, Lara Bingle For Cotton On Body, and posted it to her Instagram account.

Laying on the beach with an arched back, Bingle shows off her thin figure, her curves and cleavage.

The new photo comes after she posted another image bed promoting her upcoming lingerie line.

It seems the Sydney model likes photographing her tattoo and her slim torso, which has previously appeared on her Instagram account in a very similar photo just weeks ago when she was in Western Australia.

But her games with the media continue with the couple still flaunting their wedding rings but refusing to confirm whether or not they've tied the knot.

The sometime-model socialite and her actor beau have spent the past few days in Sydney, understood to have been catching up with Bingle's family, after months travelling the world five star.

They were seen playing games with the paparazzi by hiding then showing their wedding ring fingers.

Bingle has a reputation for wearing a ring on her wedding finger, often when she needs press to garner attention in the media.

But it is the fact Worthington is wearing a ring, and showing it, that is considered somewhat confirmation finally that the couple has wed after just a few months dating.

Bingle's management said the model would not comment.


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'Bieber arrested for drag racing'

Life in the fast lane... Justin Bieber reportedly failed a field sobriety test after being stopped by police for drag racing. Source: AFP

JUSTIN Bieber has been arrested in Miami Beach for drag racing and driving under the influence, police say.

NBC Miami said Bieber was in a rented Lamborghini when he was stopped by police early Thursday local time.

Miami Beach police confirmed the 19-year-old's arrest on Twitter.

TMZ reported Bieber was in police custody and was presumably undergoing tests on his blood alcohol level. It cited sources as saying the Boyfriend singer failed a field sobriety test at the scene.

Sources told TMZ that Bieber had just left a club and was driving when police spotted him racing. It is believed the driver of the car Bieber was racing against was also arrested.

A search warrant is executed in relation to a felony vandalism investigation, police say. Rough Cut (No Reporter Narration)

The Miami Herald said the singer's entourage had used other vehicles to block traffic for the race.

Officials at the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections say Bieber has not yet been booked into jail.

"He was pulled over and failed a field sobriety test," Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper.

"He was then taken to the police station to be offered a breathalyser."

The arrest follows reports that Bieber dropped $75,000 in just a few hours in a Miami strip club.

A drag for Bieber... Justin Bieber has reportedly been arrested by police in Miami Beach.

The superstar headed to strip club King of Diamonds on Monday night, which was celebrating Martin Luther King Day and rapper Lil Scrappy's 30th birthday.

A rep for the club told TMZ that Justin, "got $75k in 1 dollar bills and went wild."

The club, located in Miami Gardens, throws a series of wild themed nights including "Rodeo Wednesdays" and "Monday Night Fight Night".

Bieber had earlier jetted into Miami from a ski trip in Colorado, and was earlier seen dropping into hot Miami Beach club Mansion.

It's been a dramatic year already for Bieber - police searched his Los Angeles pad last week and reportedly found a trove of drugs, but couldn't arrest him.

Cops were searching his home over an alleged egging of a neighbour's house, but couldn't touch the drugs - which allegedly included two cookie jars filled with marijuana - because that would have been beyond the scope of their investigation.

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Schu's family told hopes are fading

Written By komlim puldel on Rabu, 22 Januari 2014 | 20.01

French investigators probing Michael Schumacher's skiing accident say footage shows the Formula 1 legend was an experienced skiier.

DOCTORS have warned Michael Schumacher's family that he may be in a permanent vegetative state but his loved ones say they won't give up hope.

The F1 champion, 45, may be suffering from Apallic Syndrome, a diagnosis that can't be verified until months after an injury. He has been in a coma for four weeks now.

People with the condition show responses like anger, hunger or pleasure but not the same way or in response to the same things that they would if they were awake.

Dr Colin Shieff, neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in central London, told the Mirror that the Schumacher family should be prepared for that potential diagnosis.

"In my own professional personal experience it would be too early to put any such label on Michael Schumacher, but it is correct for doctors to warn his family at this stage - and it is absolutely horrible for doctors to watch," he said. "There are situations worse than dying from an injury."

Schumacher's wife Corinna, 44, said they family continued to hope for the best.

"We all know: he is a fighter and will not give up!" she said.

The family released a statement saying the level of support they had received had helped them in their darkest hours,

"We are deeply moved that there is no let up in the good wishes for Michael from around the world. That gives us strength. Thank you all of you!"

Doctors, and undoubtedly Schumacher's family by now, know that the longer he remains unresponsive the less likely it is that he will pull through unscathed.

Jean-Marc Orgogozo, professor of neurology at the University of Bordeaux, said: "Every day, every week in a coma the chances decline that the situation is improving."


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