A 22-year-old man was today killed allegedly by his wife who was unhappy with his dark complexion, following which she has been arrested.
“Farzanabano (22), a resident of Sundarana village in Petlad taluka of Anand district, was arrested for killing her husband Farukh Malek today, because she was unhappy with his dark complexion,” Deputy Superintendent of Police P R Gehlot of Petlad taluka said.
Though Farzana and Farukh were married two years ago, they did not have any physical relations because the wife hated her husband’s skin colour, which always led to scuffles between them, Gehlot said.
Farzana used to go to his parents’ home to avoid her husband.
However, she returned ten days ago and the couple resumed fighting over physical relations since she returned to her in-laws’ house, he said.
Last night, there was a fight after which Farukh slapped Farzana.
Today, Farukh asked Farzana to accompany him to his farm, where she allegedly smashed his head with a hammer from behind, Gehlot said.
The police has registered an FIR against Farzana under Section 302 (Punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code and initiated an investigation.
During working hours, while his 4-year-old son is at nursery school, Jason Fredric Gilbert closes the door to his small home office — less to keep out the noise than to prevent his mother-in-law from walking in on him while he’s watching pornography.
It’s not as outlandish as it sounds: Watching X-rated films is Gilbert’s day job.
Gilbert, 37, works for an Israeli company that translates and subtitles foreign television shows and movies — including a sizable pornography portfolio — into Hebrew from English. The movies, once titled, are destined for stations offered by the major cable providers Yes and Hot. Domestically produced offerings, which are generally less popular, tend to end up on the website Pornhub.com, he said.
“The stuff we get for TV is pretty vanilla,” he said of the foreign X-rated offerings, primarily good-looking women having sex with hard-bodied men. “There’s no kinkiness, no fetishes, no bondage.”
Gilbert, who provides subtitles for about 30 X-rated films a year, calls it “healthy” porn, free from misogynistic or abusive behaviors or story lines — to the extent that pornographic films have story lines.
His job for the Tel Aviv company Trans Titles involves reviewing documents from the company’s translators and matching the dialogue’s Hebrew words to the scenes. Much of the translations follow perfunctory, predictable porn dialogue, he said: “Ooh,” “aah,” “Oh, God, Oh, God,” and “Want to go at it again?”
But smut does present some unique translating challenges. Colleagues often ask for Gilbert’s help in devising Hebrew versions for sexually explicit English idioms. When his creative juices aren’t flowing, Gilbert opts for transliterating the terms.
David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, once quipped that Israel will have become a normal country when Hebrew-speaking prostitutes and criminals roam the streets. He might have added to that list Zionist pornography subtitlers.
The reason Gilbert and others translate and subtitle porn in the first place is the same as why any foreign film or TV show must be translated and subtitled: Israeli law mandates it.
It’s an honest day’s work, perhaps. But titillating, not so much.
“You just zone out for two, three hours and move on” to the next assignment, he said of the X-rated portion of his job.
Gilbert had aspired to a loftier career, having studied film at Temple University in his native Philadelphia. He’s proud of the 2005 film he directed, “The Coat Room,” set in his hometown, and of a documentary he made in 2011 about his first year of marriage. (Both films are in English.) He’s also proud of his wife, Maya, who works for a technology company, and their son.
He became involved in X-rated films in 2003 after landing a position with hotmovies.com, a pornographic-film distribution company in Philadelphia. The work involved watching the movies and penning favorable blurbs for the firm’s website.
“I honed my writing, writing reviews for porn films. If you write 30 a day, you have to be creative — and write quickly,” he said.
Gilbert’s parents moved the family to Israel in 1987, when he was 10. He left for America in 1996 to attend college, then returned to Israel in 2007, serving belatedly in the Israeli army, where he produced, directed and edited recruitment films.
After being discharged, Gilbert interviewed at an advertising agency in Tel Aviv. While in the building he noticed another tenant, Trans Titles, and stopped in. He has been employed there ever since.
His pay isn’t so hot: just over minimum wage, Gilbert said. (Minimum wage in Israel is about $1,075 monthly.)
Not all subtitling companies want to take on porn, however, since it can alienate family-friendly clients. Israel’s Elrom, which estimates that it dubs 90 percent of all foreign films shown in the country, dropped pornography from its portfolio three years ago after landing Disney as a client.
Trans Titles executives say pornography makes up only a small portion of the company’s work, and that it allows subtitlers opt out when they feel uncomfortable. But Gilbert isn’t fazed by the X-rated content.
He said he’s long been able to disconnect emotionally from all the filmed sex.
“I’ve seen enough porn for two lifetimes: straight, gay, bisexual, transgender, midget,” he said.
But Gilbert sometimes wonders what the point is.
“I can understand why you’d have a storyline leading to the sex scene,” he said, “but why do you have to subtitle the sex scene? No guy … is going to read the dialogue.”
The regulatory body responsible for education standards in Victorian schools is investigating the Al-Taqwa Islamic college, following reports that the principal banned female students from cross-country running because he believed it may cause them to “lose their virginity”.
The deputy premier and education minister, James Merlino, confirmed on Thursday morning that the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority was investigating the claims.
Guardian Australia has contacted the college, in the western Melbourne suburb of Truganina, for comment.
According to Fairfax, a former teacher said the ban was implemented because of principal Omar Hallak’s belief that if females ran excessively, they could “lose their virginity”.
The teacher reportedly wrote to the state and federal education minister, saying; “The principal believes that there is scientific evidence to indicate that if girls injure themselves, such as break their leg while playing soccer, it could render them infertile”.
Female students at the school also wrote a letter to Hallak following the ban.
Fairfax reports that the students wrote: “This letter is about the cross country that has been cancelled. Aparantly [sic] it is because girls can’t run and that is really offensive to all the girls that were going to participate in the event.
“As long as girls are wearing appropriate clothes, we can run. As a principal you should treat all subjects equally.”
Guardian Australia has contacted the office of the federal education minister, Christopher Pyne, for comment.
Earlier this month, Pyne demanded an explanation from Hallak after he told students at the school that the terrorist organisation Islamic State was a western conspiracy led by the US, and that Israel did not exist.
The school is Victoria’s largest Muslim college. The My School website indicates it received more than $11m in commonwealth funding and $4.7m from the state government in 2013, the last year for which figures are available.
The story began last fall, when a fixture in downtown Nashville called The Social Club sold its building and purchased a new one in a run-down office park several miles to the east.
The new building is geographically isolated at the end of a dead-end street, but it is near the back of Goodpasture Christian School, a large private school serving pre-school through high school children.
It might have been years before school officials and parents learned what was going on inside The Social Club — its website says it is “a private club for the enjoyment of both men and women … to engage in any sexual activity” — if someone had not sent anonymous letters to the school president and the local councilwoman. Both say the person who tipped them off claimed to be a concerned club member, although they don’t know that for sure.
Parents and religious leaders were called on to pack the Metro Nashville Council chambers to support a zoning change to prevent the club from opening. That’s when the club, which had spent $750,000 on the building and begun renovations, suddenly transformed into a church.
The United Fellowship Center’s plans are nearly identical to those of The Social Club but with some different labels. The dance floor has become the sanctuary. Two rooms labeled “dungeon” are now “choir” and “handbells.” Forty-nine small, private rooms remain, but most of them have become prayer rooms.
Larry Roberts is the attorney for the club-turned-church. He previously vowed to take the city to court. Now, he says, it’s the city that will have to sue.
“The ball is in Metro’s court … We’ve now gotten a permit to meet as a church, and a church is something that cannot be defined under the U.S. Constitution,” he said.
Roberts said church members will “meet and have fellowship” in the new building, but no sex will take place there. “If people have something else in mind, they will go somewhere else.”
Several of those who opposed The Social Club say they are skeptical of the change.
“I find it hard to believe that they’ve invested that kind of money and they’re just going to change the activity,” Goodpasture President Ricky Perry said. “I really hope that it’s true.”
Metro Zoning Administrator Bill Herbert said the department takes applicants at their word, so inspectors are treating the building as a church. As long as the United Fellowship Center is in compliance with codes, it will receive permission to operate.
“If it is not operating as a church, that’s an enforcement issue,” he said. “We can tell them to cease and desist, and if they refuse we can enforce it through the courts.”
If it turns out to continue operating as a swingers club, it could also face trouble with the state after lawmakers passed a bill last month disallowing private sex clubs within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, day cares and houses of worship.
Metro Councilwoman Karen Bennett is a Goodpasture graduate who sponsored the legislation to change the zoning for private clubs. She said she will be watching to make sure the United Fellowship Center truly does operate as a church.
“I’ve heard many, many people say they’re planning to attend when it opens,” she said.
A 41-year-old Florida man is facing a pantheon of charges after allegedly getting hammered on bath salts, declaring himself to be Norse storm god Thor, attempting to commit “a sexual act on a tree”, shrugging off two taserings, and assaulting a police officer.
When confronted by a police officer, Crowder approached the cop “in an aggressive manner and identified himself as God”.
A first tasering proved ineffective as the perp “pulled the probes out of his body and continued to fight”. A second high voltage blast ended similarly, as Crowder “again pulled out the probes and went at the officer with clenched fists”.
The cop then punched his adversary in the face “and a scrum ensued, with Crowder saying that he was Thor and trying to stab the officer with the officer’s badge”.
Police reinforcements were required to finally handcuff and shackle the alleged deity, who was arrested on charges of “battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting with violence, and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer”.
Cops suspect Crowder was bombed on “flakka” – “a variation of synthetic substances known as bath salts” which offers “a cheap, powerful high while acting as an amphetamine”.
Bath salts is an umbrella term for designer drugs, commonly synthetic cathinones such as mephedrone, based on their apparent resemblance to Epsom salts.
Melbourne police spokesman Dan Lynch said of the drug: “We have spoken to some medical professionals here and they are starting to see an increase in its use. It’s already in South Florida and we think it’s coming here.” ®
Nobukhosi Ncube had the shock of her life when she found her lover’s penis on the bed.
Nobukhosi said that the pain she experienced during intercourse was unbearable.
“The penis was too big and too strong. It was not like the penis of a human being,” she said.
“At night when we had sex I couldn’t see anything,” said Nobukhosi.
But nine months into their relationship, Nobukhosi went to make the bed one morning and found the big plastic penis between the sheets.
“I found out my boyfriend was a woman like me,” Nobukhosi said.
When asked for comment, Skhalazo said: “My girlfriend knew I’m a woman.”