jueves, 31 de julio de 2014

Passenger Threat On Canada Plane Leads To U.S. Fighter Jets Escorting Flight Home

July 25 (Reuters) - Two U.S. F16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Panama City-bound flight from Canada back to Toronto on Friday after a man on the plane apparently threatened to blow up the aircraft, authorities said.

Major Julie Roberge of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said the jets flew up to join Sunwing Airlines flight 772 as a "precaution" less than an hour after it took off from Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Video shot by a passenger showed armed Canadian law enforcement officers shouting "heads down, hands up" as they stormed aboard the aircraft in helmets and tactical gear after it was escorted back to Toronto.

Local media said a 25-year-old Canadian man was arrested on suspicion of threatening the aircraft. Toronto's City News quoted one passenger as saying the suspect became angry after learning that the duty-free items he wanted were not for sale. (Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/passenger-threat-canada-plane_n_5622491.html

This Couple's Response To Pro-Life Protesters Couldn't Be Better

Every Saturday, Grayson and Tina Haver Currin stand outside a women's health clinic in Cary, N.C. holding signs -- but not the kind you'd expect to see outside of a facility where abortions are performed.

While pro-life protesters hold signs that read, "Babies are murdered here" and "Pregnant mothers need support not abortion," the Raleigh, N.C. couple stands beside them holding signs with irreverent messages like, "I like turtles" and "Honk if you're horny."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/counter-protest-pro-lifers_n_5621936.html

miércoles, 30 de julio de 2014

70 Percent Of Child Sex Trafficking Victims Are Sold Online: Study

In 2014, buying a child for sex online can be just as easy as selling your old couch or posting an updated resume.

Astonishing statistics dug up by Thorn, an agency that studies technology's role in sex trafficking, found that sites like Craigslist are often used as tools for conducting business within the industry. Incredibly, 70 percent of child sex trafficking survivors surveyed by Thorn were at some point sold online.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/sex-trafficking-in-the-us_n_5621481.html

In death, soccer fan-turned soldier embodies Israeli-Palestinian gap

By James M. Dorsey

In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli, a 21-year old soccer fan, embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank and makes achievement of even a temporary Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire an almost impossible task.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-dorsey/in-death-soccer-fan-turne_b_5622841.html

A Love Letter To Louise Bourgeois, A Feminist Icon Whether She Likes It Or Not

Louis Bourgeois is a feminist art icon, even if she -- in some mythical afterlife populated by giant spiders and contorted, alien figures -- would hate the label. When she was alive, she was aloof on the subject. "Some of my works are, or try to be feminist, and others are not feminist," she proclaimed in an interview with the San Francisco Museum of Art.

"I am lucky to have been brought up by a mother who was a feminist and fortunate enough to have married a husband who was a feminist, and I have raised sons who are feminists," Germaine Greer quoted her as saying in The Guardian, not long after Bourgeois' death in 2010. The artist, famous for her mammoth sculptures of spiders, pointedly leaves herself out of the list, insinuating not a rejection of the -ism, necessarily, but perhaps a bit of condescension toward critics eager to associate her with the term, no matter her opinions.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/louise-bourgeois_n_5600404.html

Disabled Chihuahua Gets Wheels Made From Toys. Yes, It's OK To Squeal With Delight

Turbo the Chihuahua was born without his two front legs, but he doesn't seem to notice. The feisty little dog won't let anything hold him back.

The two-legged pup was brought to The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis, Indiana, about two weeks ago, Today.com reported. Turbo's owners brought him to the clinic because when he was 4 weeks old his littermates made it difficult for the disabled pooch to get any food. At 1 month old, he weighed just 10 ounces.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/chihuahua-wheelchair-toys_n_5619106.html

martes, 29 de julio de 2014

Ice Cube Reveals Why Eazy-E's Son Was Rejected For N.W.A Biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton'

N.W.A?s highly anticipated forthcoming biopic, ?Straight Outta Compton? has received a lot of attention in recent weeks from the film?s controversial casting process to rumors of Eazy-E?s son, Eric Wright Jr., anger after not being able to portray his father in the film.

Earlier this week during a phone interview with Colorado radio station, KS 107.5, Ice Cube explained why he and his co-producers decided to choose actor Jason Mitchell instead of Wright, Jr.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/ice-cube-nwa-biopic-straight-outta-compton_n_5622194.html