Old news: Upskirt photos. New news: Upskirt panty removal

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355555An Alexandria man is in jail on charges that he sexually battered a woman inside a CVS Pharmacy Wednesday.

Alexandria police were called to the pharmacy in the 3100 block of Duke Street about 2:30 p.m. and arrested Abayneh Yemer, 25.

Police say Yemer reached under the woman’s skirt and tried to remove her underwear.

Yemer is charged with sexual battery and attempted object penetration and was held without bond.

If your wife is a “messy” housekeeper, should you stab her 84 times and put a pig mask on her face

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A jury convicted a New Jersey man on Wednesday of murdering his ex-wife, who he called a messy housekeeper and whose body was found stabbed 84 times and wearing a pig mask.

594-1y0Um.Em.55Jurors deliberated less than five hours before reaching their verdict in the trial of Anthony Novellino, 67, who prosecutors said used an 8-inch kitchen knife to slay Judith Novellino, 62, in June 2010.

He faces life in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 12.

As the jury forewoman read the verdict in Morris County Superior Court, Novellino sat impassively. He was found guilty of all charges, including murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, hindering his own apprehension and tampering with evidence.

Judith Novellino was killed in her former home in Denville, New Jersey, when she came back to retrieve some of her belongings soon after they divorced.

“Hopefully, Judy Novellino’s family can now have some sense of solace that the defendant was convicted of this heinous crime,” Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a statement after the verdict.

Anthony Novellino’s attorney, Michael Priarone, who said he would not be representing Novellino after his sentencing, declined to comment on the jury decision or on why he would no longer represent his client. He said Novellino has a right to appeal the verdict.

In her closing argument on Tuesday, Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Margaret Calderwood said the pig mask that Novellino placed on the face of his ex-wife’s body signaled a deliberate state of mind that warranted a jury verdict of murder.

“You don’t methodically go to the closet and pull out a pig mask and put it on her” without being fully aware of your actions, she said.

Priarone in his closing argument asked the jury to find that his client suffered a kind of temporary insanity, which could have reduced a murder charge to manslaughter.

Attorneys for both sides said Anthony Novellino had emailed photos of the unkempt condition of the home to friends and relatives and had complained that Judith Novellino kept a sloppy home, which was a sticking point in their divorce proceedings.

Woman plucks, eats raw bird on Montreal subway

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Montreal police are looking for a woman who shocked commuters by plucking and eating a raw bird on a moving subway train.

1297587458017_ORIGINALOne disgusted passenger filmed the scene in the subway, known as the metro, and posted the video to YouTube. He said the incident took place on July 1.

The clip shows a young woman seated in the metro car and wearing a bikini top and miniskirt. She can be seen leaning over a plastic bag, taking small items out of it.

Several passengers who approach her are seen quickly walking away with looks of shock on their faces.

“I’m going to vomit,” the man who was videoing the scene can be heard saying. Moments later he added: “And she’s eating it! She’s eating it!”

Montreal police are trying to find the woman, whose face can’t be seen in the clip.

“We’ll start by finding her, then doing an interview with her,” police spokesman Manuel Couture told QMI Agency.

“Then we’ll see if we’ll go for psychiatric care, criminal (charges), or both.”

There is no law against plucking and eating a raw bird in the metro, but Couture says the woman could still face criminal charges.

“Given that it visibly upset people, we consider it to be disturbing the peace,” said the police spokesman.

Perhaps storing your methadone in a baby bottle is not the best idea

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4304337_GA Johnston mother faces felony child abuse charges after police say she accidently fed her baby from a bottle she had used to store methadone.

Police say the 6-month-old girl was unresponsive when she was brought to Hasbro Children’s Hospital on July 10th, but has recovered.

They say 27-year-old Carissa Manning told them she accidently mixed baby formula with her prescription drug in the bottle. She called 911 after the girl become cold and would not wake up.

Manning was arraigned Wednesday and released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 24. She also was ordered to have no contact with her daughter, who has been placed with another relative.

Manning has no listed phone number and an attempt to reach her for comment Friday was not successful.

No ‘rainbow families’: Ethnic donor stipulation at fertility centre ‘floors’ local woman

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A Calgary woman says she was shocked to learn of a policy at the city’s only fertility treatment centre that restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background.

10063443Catherine, who asked to use only her first name, said she sought invitro fertilization at the Regional Fertility Program last March as a single woman. During routine consultations with her doctor she was told she could only use sperm from donors who were white, like her.

“That’s when everything went downhill,” she told the Herald. “I was absolutely floored.”

Dr. Calvin Greene, the clinic’s administrative director, confirmed the private facility will not treat couples or singles who insist on using donors of a different ethnicity. The policy has been in place since the clinic opened in the 1980s.

“I’m not sure that we should be creating rainbow families just because some single woman decides that that’s what she wants,” he said. “That’s her prerogative, but that’s not her prerogative in our clinic.”

A statement on the clinic’s website reads: “it is the practice of the Regional Fertility Program not to permit the use of a sperm donor that would result in a future child appearing racially different than the recipient or the recipient’s partner.”

Greene said doctors at the clinic feel “a child of an ethnic background should have the ability to be able to identify with their ethnic roots.” He added patients should have a “cultural connection” to their donors.

The Alberta Human Rights Commission upheld the policy after a white couple brought a complaint against the clinic about five years ago, Greene said.

They were not infertile but had hoped to use non-Caucasian sperm. “Our psychologist evaluated them and really didn’t see why a couple that is not infertile should be choosing sperm donors they have no cultural relationship with.”

Interracial couples treated at the clinic have the option of using donors that are ethnically similar to either one of the partners, he added, noting most patients want their children to resemble them.

According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, doctors can refuse to provide non-emergency treatment on moral grounds as long as they refer patients to other doctors who will. However the Regional Fertility Program is the only fertility clinic in Calgary, so patients must go to Edmonton, Saskatoon, Vancouver or beyond if they don’t agree with its policy. Women receiving fertility treatment often need daily or very frequent treatments for a matter of months.

Greene said the clinic’s policy follows similar guidelines used with in-province adoption and foster care, where children are placed with families of their same cultural background whenever possible.

“I would ask you, why would you not choose somebody of your own cultural background?”

Catherine said there are many reasons. By the time she narrowed down her pool of potential donors to those who met Canadian standards, had a good health history and a compatible blood type, she was left with only 20 or so Caucasian candidates to choose from. Many of them had already been used by several other patients in Calgary.

“Frankly, it’s appalling how many people have the same donors, probably because of this policy,” she said. “A friend of mine just went through this process and used the donor that I would have picked.”

Looking at other ethnicities significantly increased her options. While many people do want children who will look like them, she said she is less concerned with the colour of her potential child’s skin than the demeanour, personality and health history it might inherit from its biological father.

But Greene countered that there are lots of quality Caucasian donors available. “She needs to look harder, because I can tell you reasonable people can easily find a suitable donor.”

He added that visible minorities often have the most trouble finding candidates because their pool — as dictated by the clinic — is generally smaller.

Greene was adamant the rule follows the spirit of Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which demands doctors place priority on the well-being of potential children and refrain from producing “designer” babies.

But Tim Caulfield, a University of Alberta law professor and legal expert in assisted reproduction, said the policy is “archaic.”

“To assume that the colour of one’s skin determines their culture, determines their well-being I think is unfortunate,” he said, noting many could argue the Regional Fertility Program is producing designer kids by virtue of its own restrictions.

Children whose ethnicity is different than their parents will “have a different life experience,” he acknowledged. But “to assume that these different types of life experiences somehow put them at a disadvantage, or that we have to ensure that everyone has some kind of ‘normal’ family is, I think, a mistake.”

The law around assisted reproduction is murky, he said, but in today’s multicultural society, and with demographic predictions holding that Caucasian people will soon be the minority in many Canadian cities, there is no way to dictate what a given family should look like.

Ultimately Catherine’s family may never involve biological children. At 38, she hasn’t yet ruled out returning to the clinic to continue her IVF, but her experience has made her reconsider whether she really needs to have a child of her own.

“I think I’ve come to terms and accepted that having children in your life doesn’t necessarily mean ownership of one.”

Tom Greer, 80, Has No Regrets About Shooting Pregnant Intruder To Death

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A home burglary turned to shit for two people after the 80-year-old homeowner walked in on them and ended up shooting a woman to death.

Tom-GreerTom Greer said he came home Tuesday night to find a man and woman inside his home. Greer said they both tackled him and jumped on top of him before robbing his safe of thousands of dollars.

What the couple didn’t know was that Greer was not defenseless… he had a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in his pocket. The pair ran from the home when they saw Greer was armed, but the woman wasn’t quick enough.

After firing at her in an alley behind his house, Greer said the woman stumbled and then begged for her life. “She says, ‘Don’t shoot me, I’m pregnant! I’m going to have a baby!’ And I shot her anyway,” Greer said.

When asked what happened next, Greer said he shot the woman a second time. “She was dead. I shot her twice, she best be dead … (The man) had run off and left her,” he said. “I shot her so that’s going to leave a message on his mind for the rest of his life.”

Greer was taken to the hospital to treat a severe shoulder and collarbone injury. Police have not identified the woman, who was found dead at the scene, aside from saying she was in her ’20s.

One of Greer’s neighbors told reporters that the couple may have stolen Greer’s car in another incident and that Greer had been robbed several times before. “Apparently the couple has been doing this neighborhood for quite some time,” he said.

Long Beach Police are still investigating, but at this time no one has been arrested – including Greer. I’m not sure what a jury would do to Greer if he is charged and stands trial, but from what little I read on California’s castle doctrine his actions were not quite covered by the law. According to California Penal Code Section 198.5, homicide is excusable if:

Any person using force intended or likely to cause death or great bodily injury within his or her residence shall be presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury to self, family, or a member of the household when that force is used against another person, not a member of the family or household, who unlawfully and forcibly enters or has unlawfully and forcibly entered the residence and the person using the force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry occurred. As used in this section, great bodily injury means a significant or substantial physical injury.

Personally, I have no sympathy for people who are killed while committing home burglaries. But prosecutors may have to charge Greer despite the circumstances. That first shot may have been excusable, even though the woman was running away, but that second shot may cause Greer some serious legal issues – double trouble if it turns out the woman actually was pregnant.

Israeli Designer Creates Gas Mask for the Fashion-Conscious

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social-gas-mask-550x372Let’s face it – gas masks might be incredibly useful in case of a catastrophe, but they’re not the most fashionable accessories and often make it difficult for users to interact with other people. But Israeli industrial designer, Zlil Lazarovich, is trying to change the way people perceive gas masks. She has created the world’s first ‘Social Gas Mask’ which not only looks sleek and stylish, but also allows for seamless social interactions.

With the new Social Gas Mask, you can enjoy movie nights on your couch, go outside without having people stare at you, and pretty much do everything you normally do. “The large window allows to show a greater range of facial expressions by exposing the upper cheeks, eyebrows and full width of the eyes area,” Lazarovich says. “The wide, cheeky shape of the filters gives the impression of a wide, healthy and happy face instead of a long, skeleton-like one. As opposed to current masks that often hide the user’s face, restrict communication and facial expressions, and look like an alien, the Social Gas Mask has a number of features designed to offer an empowering image and a positive experience.”

Bartender Lights Customer’s Face On Fire While Making ‘Flaming Lamborghini’ (VIDEO)

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A bartender in Lithuania accidentally set a customer’s face on fire while making a drink, and the gruesome moment was captured on video.

The incident happened July 11 at Naktinis Tbilisis club in Panevezys, according to an article in the Lithuanian news portal Lrytas, per a translation by The Huffington Post.

In the video, the bartender can be seen preparing the drink — called a Flaming Lamborghini — when a flame shoots out at the man, who catches fire. Other patrons appear to put out the fire out by smothering the man’s head with their hands.

The victim’s sister said in the article that the bar owner and the bartender visited her brother in the hospital. While the article did not specify the man’s injuries, it did note that he was taken into surgery.

Several English-language outlets have since picked up the video, though none has offered an update on the man’s condition.

U.K. tabloid Mirror, however, offers a description of the dangerous cocktail shown in the video:

A Flaming Lamborghini consists of sambuca and kahlua which is then set alight and drunk quickly through a straw while it’s still on fire, the drink is then doused with a shot each of Baileys and blue curacao which is then drunk.

River in China mysteriously turns blood-red overnight

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The residents of Wenzhou, China, woke up last Thursday to discover that the inner city river had turned blood-red. Everyone is puzzled, as this has never happened before and nobody knows the cause yet. China Radio International reports:

Inspectors from the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau are taking samples and analyzing the cause of the incident.

The villagers pointed out that there wasn’t a chemical plant along the upper stream.

Local residents say the river was flowing normally at 4am, but it started to redden at around 6am, and in no time at all had turned as crimson as blood.

Dankies: High Fructose Weed Twinkies

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We spotted these spongy beings at a local pot shop in Irvine, California. At $10 for a pack of two weed Twinkies, the fittingly named “Dankies” looked promising. However, if you’re having visions of freshly-baked cannabis cream-filled cakes — the budtender at said location claimed that the snacks are actual Twinkies whose original vanilla cream has been hollowed out and swapped with 1000 mg of THC-infused cream.

So, yes, they’re just gas station Twinkies that have been injected with sweet cream that will get you high and repackaged under a new stoner-friendly name. Still, we were curious and brought some home to enjoy as a pre-dinner treat.

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After undressing the tiny cakes — kudos to the Dankies design team for the slick wrapper — we each tried a single weed Twinkie each. The taste was phenomenal — the Twinkie’s signature high fructose crack flavor complimented the light, earthy flavor of the weed cream. We kicked back and waited for the high to kick in.

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An hour passed. 8 pm. Another hour. 9 pm. After 2 hours of feeling zilch, we started to get an inkling that these were a dud. By 9:30 we grabbed a greasy meal of fry-stuffed gyros with a notable lack of munchies. By 10:30 we still felt nothing and decided to call it day by smoking a bowl.

Lesson learned: Not all edibles end in glory. Sometimes, life is just a fancy Twinkie filled with false promises.