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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

30 Days 30 Minutes Day 6

'Take a 30 minutes walk'

Tuesday oh Tuesday, what to write about. 30 minutes of exercise completed. I seem to be enjoying the process a bit more. How about you?

30 Days of Adoration Day 6 - Resting in His Arms

Read this meditatively (lectio Divina method is helpful)

Psalm 23

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]
    for his name's sake.

30 Days 30 Minutes Day 5 - Roaring Monday

Photo: thebeautyinsider

I started today with a roar. Spent 45 minutes making my body very uncomfortable and sweaty today (okay, I exercised first thing this morning). It is always nice to work out first thing in a day.  That way, the excuse machine in your brain does not have a chance to talk you down or make you postpone this very important activity.

Top US rabbi sparks outrage after saying there is no campus rape culture and there is no such thing as rape within marriage

New Jersey rabbi Steven Pruzansky sparked outrage with his comments
The rabbi is the leader of the large Orthodox synagogue Bnai Yeshurun
In his blog he claimed marriage would solve the problems of rape culture
Orthodox feminist group called for his removal from synagogue conference

'Insane crush': Jealous husband beheaded his wife, crushed her skull and flushed it down the toilet in act of ‘grotesque savagery’ ...gets at least 21 years in jail

Dempsey Nibbs attacked Judith Nibbs with iron bar then cut off her head
Mother-of-five had told her husband she was having sex with other men
Crane driver found out she had flashed her breasts at suitor over Skype
69-year-old left his wife's breasts exposed to 'humiliate her even in death'

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'They (Man United FC) didn't try their hardest!' Hilarious moment young Manchester United fan bursts into tears after his side lost

Manchester United's 3-0 loss toTottenham Hotspurs last week, hurt the feelings of  their young fans, it  was all too much for this young boy
His mother captures the moment he broke down in tears over the scoreline

She asks him why they were losing he said sweetly: 'Because they didn't try their hardest'

Girl, 20, permanently disabled due to parent's negligence 'My parents deserve to be prosecuted'


Daughter, who was left permanently disabled after her Christian sect family refused her medical treatment reveals how she had to blackmail her father so she could go to the doctors

  • Mariah Walton's parents were members of Idaho Followers of Christ sect
  • They believe treatment intervenes with God's will and instead use prayers
  • Forced to blackmail her father to get him to take her to the doctors aged 18 
  • Found out she had pulmonary hypertension due to untreated hole in organ

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Donald Trump accused of 'excluding black female contestants from calendar parties' and 'preferred All American women', his former business associates claim

 Donald Trump 'excluded black female contestants from calendar parties' and 'preferred All American women', his former business associates claim

  • Republican's former planned partners made the claims in court documents
  • George Houraney and Jill Harth worked with him in the early 1990s 
  • Claimed he said 'black female contestants' could not attend a Florida party
  • Also 'neglected to pick black women from sets of photographs', it was said
  • Mr Trump vehemently denied the claims and said he did not look at images

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Monday, April 18, 2016

30 Days of Adoration Day 5 Praising

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.
Let Israel say:
    “His love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say:
    “His love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say:
    “His love endures forever.”
When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
    he brought me into a spacious place.

Time to go: Brazilian congress votes to impeach president Dilma Rousseff

Government concedes after lower house overwhelmingly backs move to remove Rousseff, who now faces vote in senate

Rousseff impeachment: what happens next?

'Once the senate agrees to consider the motion, which is likely within weeks, Rousseff will have to step aside for 180 days and the Workers party government, which has ruled Brazil since 2002, will be at least temporarily replaced by a centre-right administration led by vice-president Michel Temer.'

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Former head of Indian TV network charged with 'stealing $2.7M (£2million)' aid funds and murdering stepdaughter to cover tracks

Peter Mukerjea is accused of strangling his stepdaughter to cover embezzlement of non-profit funds

... then 'strangled his stepdaughter to cover it up' 

  • Peter Mukerjea and wife are alleged to have syphoned off up to £90 million from TV empire
  • He is accused of murdering his step-daughter Sheen Bora, 25, to cover up alleged theft 
  • Bora, 25, was Mrs Mukerjea's daughter from a previous marriage 
  • She had intimate knowledge of the couple's financial affairs and offshore bank accounts 

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Kidnap-For-Hire Gone Wrong: Planner of botched 60 Minutes 'child abduction' says he was paid more than $115,000 by Channel Nine to carry out the 'kidnapping' of Sally Faulkner's children

Adam Whittington, (pictured) the chief planner of the 60 Minutes botched 'child abduction' in Lebanon, said on Sunday that he can prove Channel Nine paid him more than $115,000 for the snatch

'For them to claim they weren't involved is a joke'

'60 Minutes paid me to carry out the kidnapping'

-Adam Whittington

  • Mr Whittington was hired to plan and carry out a botched 'child abduction'

  • Adam Whittington claims he received direct payment from Channel Nine - He claims he has two wire transfers from the media network's accounts

  • Mr Whittington is in jail in Beirut with Sally Faulkner and a 60 Minutes crew

  • He also said the children's mother Ms Faulkner is looking out for herself ...this comes after it was reported she is negotiating with her husband 

  • Her lawyer Ghassan Moghabghab said that talks had broken down

'Another way to implement the Citizens United rulling' - George Clooney admits Bernie Sanders was 'absolutely right' to criticize $353,400 ticket price of his Clinton fundraiser dinner


George Clooney, a supporter of Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, broke ranks over campaign financing on Saturday to condemn the 'obscene' sums of money in U.S. politics and praised Bernie Sanders
Clooney made the remarks in an interview with Chuck Todd from Meet The Press

By contrast 'a fundraiser for Sanders was to take place in the area, with tickets going for a far-cheaper $27 a pop'

'However, what are we to make of Clooney's admission, that what is obscene behavior for regular Americans is perfectly okay for a special class like himself. If this is not a dizzying depth of  narcissism ....'
  • Clooney and his wife Amal hosted a fundraiser on Democratic Party hopeful Clinton's behalf Friday night
  • There was a price tag of up to $353,400 per couple
  • The Hollywood A-lister said: 'It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely'

'Dumbest political speech ever':Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte filmed joking about the gang rape and murder of Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill

  • Filipino presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has made a rape joke
  • The joke was in reference to an Australian woman who was killed in 1989
  • He said she was so beautiful he should have had her first

30 Days 30 Minutes Day 4 - tempting but don't take the day off

...have already tamed that tummy in my mind
Photo: puermoves

...dreaming of myself in these wonderful poses.

30 days of adoration Day 4

...following the good shepherd
Photo: Ourladyofthelakeparish

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep

John 10 27 - 30
"  My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.”

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The price of fame: My secret marriage to Idris Elba... 'he was forced to dump me to beome a screen heart-throb'

Sonya Hamlin, a beautiful property lawyer and the ‘secret’ second wife to whom Idris Elba was married for just a few brief weeks before, said the couple divorced after he reached the devastating conclusion that she would get in the way of his career

'We loved each other, reveals the US lawyer who became star's second wife... but he was told to dump me to save his career'

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Exclusive Wedding of ‘The Empire’ Stars ! The Caymans

Wife of slain Saints player Will Smith views his casket in a wheelchair …she was shot in both legs in the shooting that left her husband dead

Racquel Smith attends casket viewing in a wheelchair, first outing since fender bender row that left her husband dead   …she suffered a shattered femur after being shot in each leg during the attack 

Lillian McEwen: ‘Clarence Thomas and I had threesomes’

Former girlfriend of Clarence Thomas claims she had threesomes with the controversial Supreme Court justice and some of his female colleagues

  • Clarence Thomas dated Lillian McEwen, who is now 70, for seven years 
  • She claimed she had threesomes with Thomas and female colleagues
  • Supreme Court Justice was plagued with sexual harassment claims
  • During nomination hearings, former assistant claimed he harassed her 
  • Thomas was still nominated – just – and remains on the Supreme Court 

30 Days 30 Minutes Day 3, Did you stretch today?

Photo: dtpd only have one body, take care of it

30 Days of Adoration Day 3


MAY the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen. 

by  Sister Mary of St. Peter

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ostentatious lifestyle of glamour couple upset neighbors ...object to an air-conditioned house for Italian soccer agent, his girlfriend and their gold plated Bentley

'Italian football agent and his glamorous girlfriend – who drive around in a gold Bentley – has infuriated their neighbors with plans for an ‘industrial-sized’ air conditioning unit'

 ‘Rich kids of London’ post images of their luxury lifestyles on instagram
They have already installed a cinema and sauna in a giant basement
But their plans for air conditioners on the roof have sparked anger
Council officers say the plans should be allowed with conditions on noise

30 Days, 30 Minutes, join the fun fillled challenge Day 2

Assignment from Day 1, completed. I did some Pilates inspired exercises for 50 minutes. Let's know in the comments section how you fared

Ted Cruz mocks his infamous 'New York values' comment during phone call with 'Donald Trump' on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

'When I said "New York Values" I was saying I value New York': Cruz in mock phone call with 'Donald Trump' on The Tonight Show

  • Ted Cruz appeared during skit on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • Mocked his own 'New York values' comment saying he was 'speaking like Yoda' and meant to say he 'valued New York'
  • Pair also poked fun at Trump's insecurity over his hands, with Fallon saying: 'I'm the bigger man with the bigger hands, and the bigger....'
  • Cruz's skit comes after Trump and Hillary also appeared on the show

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30 Days, 30 Minutes, join the fun fillled challenge Day 1

'...don't treat your body like you have a replacement. Once it is broken ...'

Bernie Sanders goes after Hillary Clinton in NY debate : 'I question her judgment'

Bernie Sanders refused to back down from his criticisms of Hillary Clinton's qualifications for the presidency tonight as he faced her for the first time since they began a war of words over each other's competency
'I question her judgment': Bernie Sanders goes for the jugular as he and Hillary Clinton clash angrily again and again in crucial New York debate 

  • Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went after each other using one-liners and sarcasm during the Democrats' New York debate
  • Sanders continued to hammer Clinton on her Iraq War vote, her super PAC and speeches she delivered to Wall Street
  • Clinton brought up Sanders' embarrassing New York Daily News interview 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mayor caught in the act! FBI releases video showing former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon accepting $32,500 cash in bribes from undercover agents

'Mayor Cannon accepted the $32,500 cash bribe and shook hands on the deal'

  • Patrick Cannon has pleaded guilty to accepting more than $50,000 from undercover FBI agents in exchange for access to city planning officials
  • He was arrested on federal corruption charges in March 2014
  • On Tuesday the FBI released video of their sting operation to net Cannon
  • Authorities hope the tapes deter other officials from being bribed  
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Putin takes a swipe at Obama candour and maintains 'US must learn to respect Russia's legitimate interests and cooperate with Moscow as an equal'

Takes a swipe at Obama by praising his 'strong' decision to admit Libya was the worst mistake of his presidency

... if the US treated Russia with respect, 'we will always be able to find solutions that will satisfy everyone.'

Ainfield soccer miracle! Liverpool come back from the brink with last-gasp goal capping miracle night as Reds rally to reach last four

Liverpool 4-3 Borussia Dortmund (5-4 agg)

'Liverpool come back from the brink with last-gasp goal  to beat Borussia Dortmund as Reds rally to reach last four'

30 Days of Adoration and Meditations -Day 1

Photo: credomag

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” And he comes to the disciples, and finds them asleep, and said to Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour? Matthew 26:43

RNC Chairman Priebus, to Trump 'Quit whining, you knew the rules all along'

Republican national Committee chairman Reince Priebus is losing patience with Donald Trump's claims that he's a victim of a 'rigged' party-boss system favoring Ted Cruz

GOP leader debunks Trump's claim that the nomination process is 'absolutely rigged'

...'the rules have been 'known for a year ... give us all a break'

The Brits go at each other: Anthony Joshua 'is a pumped up weightlifter' Tyson Fury 'is a bit of a clown'

Barcelona out! Dumped out of European Champions League by Athletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid master class defense leads to 2-0 second leg victory over Barcelona (3-2 agg)

'Antoine Griezmann double dumps favourites Barca out as Lionel Messi and Co draw a blank'
The Athletico win gives Spain two of the semi-finalists in this edition of the competition as they join Manchester City (Eng), Bayern Munich (Germany) and Real Madrid (Sp) in the last four

Russian fighter jets buzz a US warship in the Baltic Sea at a height of just 30 FEET in a 'simulated attack'

 Russian fighter jets buzzed a US warship in the Baltic Sea in a 'simulated attack'

  • Two Russian Su-24 fighter planes thundered over the USS Donald Cook 

  • Jets were just 30ft above the warship in most 'aggressive' move in years  

  • 'Simulated attack' maneuver by Russian aircraft created 'wake in the water'

  • Destroyer was operating in the Baltic Sea, 70 miles from Kaliningrad

  • The planes were 'wings clean', meaning they were not visibly armed 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Judge orders 'Affluenza Teen' Ethan Couch, who killed four in drunk car crash, to stay in jail for TWO YEARS

'You're not getting out of jail today!' Judge orders to  Ethan Couch

...will spend 180 days in jail for each of the 4 lives he was 'affluenzed' to take

Texas teenager Ethan Couch, who killed four people and injured nine in a drunk driving crash, will spend another two years in jail

former security guard 'slammed into Will Smith's SUV, shot him eight times then stood over his body and yelled abuse

Former security guard, 'slammed into Will Smith's SUV, shot him then stood over his body and yelled abuse after NFL star's wife pleaded for him to leave them alone because they had kids' 

  • Attorney for ex-Saints player's family revealed his account of Smith's death. Peter Thomson insists Smith was not the aggressor that night
  • The 34-year-old was gunned down in his car in New Orleans on Saturday during an altercation that started over a 'genle bump' between two cars
  • Also said the gun he was said to be carrying was stashed in a glove box 
  • He compared it to two cars driving into each other in a parking lot 
  • Smith didn't think he hit the vehicle, so tried to drive around Cardell Hayes
  • But Hayes allegedly became angry, approached Smith, and fired at him 

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Saudi Arabia turns to humane law enforcement: Strips its super strict religious police of powers of arrest

Orders Haia Force to be 'kinder and gentler' in enforcing Islamic rules

  • The religious police are also known as the Haia force, or Mutawaa
  • They enforce the country's strict interpretation of Islam
  • Also patrol shops to make sure they are shuttered during prayer times
  • There are roughly 5,000 Haia force members in the country
  • New committee will provide suggestions to the Mutawaa president

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

US Women's Soccer team threaten Olympic boycott unless they get equal pay with men's team

Lloyd (pictured) said the team is 'sick' of not getting equal pay and 'we are done with it'

We are 'sick of being treated like second-class citizens'  - Carli Lloyd

  • She and four members of the women's team filed a wage-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Men's pay yearly for 20 games is $100,000 compared to $72,000 for women
  • Per game pay for men's soccer is $5,000 and women's pay is $3,600
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Four senior executives have been fired or stood down since auditors Ernst & Young started looking into looked into the abnormalities which were reported to Wesfarmers after Target and Kmart were restructured in March

  Ten employees colluded with suppliers to boost the retailer's earnings
    Target staff offered suppliers a price rise in exchange for extra rebates  
    The rebates were taken as profit, boosting Target's earnings by 40 per cent

The list of Dc Madame patrons is out! Lawyer who represented the ‘DC Madam’ releases names of 174 groups - including the FBI, IRS and State Department - that 'used escort service between 2000 and 2006'

Montgomery Blair Sibley (left), the lawyer who represented the 'DC Madam' Deborah Jeane Palfrey (right) has released the names of 174 groups whose employees allegedly used her escort service between 2000 and 2006. They are pictured following a court hearing in 2007 while she faced prostitution charges 

Lawyer who represented the ‘DC Madam’ releases names of 174 groups - including the FBI, IRS and State Department - that 'used escort service between 2000 and 2006', but he still can't reveal the individual clients 

  • Montgomery Blair Sibley listed entities that he says used Deborah Jeane Palfrey's services 
  • Among those named were Lockheed Martin and PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • He said he obtained the information from a subpoena of phone numbers
  • They are believed to be contained in Palfrey's black book of clients
  • She left the book in Sibley's possession before she killed herself in 2008
  • Despite naming the companies, Sibley still cannot name individuals  

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Kate's magic in monochrome! Duchess wears Indian-inspired dress as she and William attend lavish garden party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday in Delhi

Royal Touch ....

Kate's magic in monochrome! Duchess wears Indian-inspired dress as she and William attend lavish garden party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday in Delhi

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend garden party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday on their tour of India

They also laid a wreath in honour of India's war dead and visited house where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated

Royal couple earlier met young entrepreneurs in Mumbai before flying to the Indian capital on second day of tour

Prince William was given the chance to make his own dosa – similar to a crepe – using an automatic machine

He declared it 'delicious' before offering wife Kate a bite – but the Duchess waved the food away with her hand

Follow  the Duchess and Duke on their vist to India after the cut ...

Predatory police detective who bullied domestic abuse victims into having sex with him is jailed for four years

A court heard Michael McMillan, 32, (pictured) abused his position in the Merseyside's Family Crime Investigation Unit by targeting vulnerable women for his 'sexual purposes' 

Police detective had sex with domestic abuse victims, sent them sex texts,  jailed for four years 

  • 'Predatory' Michael McMillan, 32, sent sex texts to domestic abuse victims
  • The former detective constable went on to have sex with two of them 
  • Also recommend no further action be taken against the ex-parter of a woman who would not send him pictures after he said he wanted to f*’ her 
  • He also had sex with another victim after asking her to dress up for him
  • Pleaded guilty to seven offences and has now been jailed for four years