Wednesday, 9 November 2016

How to know if what I have is endometriosis?


Carolina Ambrogini, gynecologist and sexologist at the Federal University of São Paulo, answers to frequently asked questions about sex and health.


First we need to understand what is endometriosis. It is a disease that affects about 15% of women of reproductive age where endometrial fragments (inside the uterus that sheds during menstruation) cling elsewhere outside the uterus, such as tubes, the ovaries, the space between the uterus and the intestine and between the uterus and bladder. These fragments generate an inflammatory process, especially during the menstrual period, which usually these endometrial cells bleed.

We do not know the exact cause of endometriosis but it is believed that genetic and environmental factors are involved. There is no way to prevent it, but an early diagnosis minimizes the damage caused by it. Therefore, it is always important to be wary of endometriosis when the woman feels strong and progressive intensity cramps during menstruation. They are generally those cramps that do not improve with the usual medications and even with birth control pills.

Endometriosis can also cause pain during sexual intercourse. In this case, is that deeper pain in the pelvis, when the penis is already inside the vagina. The woman may also feel pain to evacuate when the disease affects the intestines.

In many cases, however, it remains silent endometriosis, without causing many symptoms. In these situations, the diagnosis is made only when the couple tries to get pregnant and can not. Endometriosis can cause adhesions that cause a blockage of the fallopian tubes, where the encounter between the sperm and the egg.

For it is a still unknown disease, many women still find it normal to experience many menstrual cramps and it goes unnoticed. Therefore, it is very important that every woman go to your gynecologist every year. With a good story and a gynecological examination, the doctor may suspect the diagnosis and ask targeted testing for endometriosis. Generally, an ultrasound with bowel preparation or magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis. The routinely performed tests only diagnose endometriosis when she already befallen the ovaries, ie when it is in a more advanced degree.

Now that you know, be alert to the symptoms!

Charlotte Caniggia will season with Pedro Alfonso Carlos Paz



The participant Bailando 2016 and signed contract and anxiously awaiting their debut in the 2017 season.

in recent years, Pedro Alfonso became one of the organizers of the summer theater season in Villa Carlos Paz figures.

"Abracadabra" is the new bet on the tables husband of Paula Chaves , who will lead in the 2017 comedy produced by DABOPE, producer of Ezequiel Corbo, Chato Prada and Federico Hoppe.

After confirming that Iliana Calabro, Tomas Fonzi and the Polish form part of the work, a new name is added to the cast: Charlotte Caniggia , who is currently participating in the Dancing 2016.

The blonde has already signed contract and anxiously awaiting their debut season in Villa Carlos Paz.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

A bomb! Production of super sexy photos of Melina Pitra



It is one of the most beautiful blondes in the country. Owner of a sculpted body, has a long career as a model and is married to footballer Fabian Assmann. View gallery of exclusive images of Teleshow

CNN Election Coverage: Making Sense of Trump’s Surprise Lead



7:54 p.m. PT: False urgency has shifted toward a significantly more serious tone as Donald Trump’s surprising lead has become the story.

John King is spending a lot of time going county by county through Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire — and now Michigan and Wisconsin, two states that Hillary Clinton was supposed to have easily in hand. Wolf Blitzer is no longer interrupting King and forcing him to jump around the map. CNN has essentially become the John King show with the race tight and leaning in Trump’s favor.



Asked by Blitzer if Clinton has any reason to be encouraged about in New Hampshire right now, King said, “I wouldn’t call anything encouraging for Hillary Clinton right now, to be honest with you, my friend.”

5:49 p.m. PT: CNN is in full urgency mode.

With no swing state far enough along to call, what’s fueling the broadcast is the push-pull between anchor Wolf Blitzer and numbers wonk John King. On King’s touchscreen electoral map, races in swing states such as Florida, North Carolina and Virginia are tight. But as Blitzer keeps calling one candidate or another’s lead “impressive” and interrupting when the numbers in a given state refresh every minute or so, King is offering caution. “A quick footnote if you’re just joining us, these are states that they’re still counting the vote in,” King says at one point, a statement that seems to sum up his role right now.

But Blitzer and the aggressive musics and graphics — not mention the ridiculous Empire State Building projections — are setting the tone for the broadcast right now with what feels like false urgency. Florida and North Carolina were always going to be too close to get a good measure of until all the votes were counted. Blitzer’s near shouting every time another 100,000 votes come in is for show, not because those votes have news value. CNN obviously has massive reporting and data machines powering its coverage tonight, but is just as invested in creating a spectacle as it is to provide thorough reporting.

Meanwhile, the pundit panel has been completely sidelined. Everything is about Blitzer, King and the electoral map, with occasional cameos from Jake Tapper and Dana Bash.

5:19 p.m. PT: Before cutting to commercial, CNN is, for some reason, showing projections of people’s voter selfies on the side of the Empire State Building. On the night when most contentious presidential election any living American has seen is taking place, the immediate logic of a news network touting selfies projected onto a skyscraper is not immediately evident.

The network is also projecting its running tally of electoral voted for Trump and Clinton on the side of the building, which at least makes more sense than selfies.

CNN is focusing narrowly on the presidential race right now, with no mention even in the lower-third graphics of Senate races, even as other networks such as MSNBC are breaking to call races for candidates such as Marco Rubio in Florida and Patrick Leahy in Vermont.

4:17 p.m. PT: CNN has been giving a fair amount of attention to issues in North Carolina, jumping on breaking news that the state’s board of elections will keep polling places in eight precincts open late — though not as late as the 90 minutes that the Durham board of elections wanted. The extensions were a result of computer glitches at polling places that caused massive delays and long lines with some voters being turned away.

North Carolina has been a hub of concern over voter suppression this election, and CNN has turned to the state multiple times throughout the day. Earlier in the broadcast, Trump surrogate Andre Bauer even echoed the sentiments of Democratic surrogates on the panel, saying that he wanted Republicans to win but for them to win fairly.

CNN noted that Durham is 38% African American.

4 p.m. PT: Just before the top of the hour, CNN calls Indiana and Kentucky for Trump and Vermont for Hillary Clinton — it’s first states of he night. Keep in mind that the network barely has any poll results from those states. Is the network making these calls because some threshold has been crossed in terms of data received, or because it’s a way to gin up the drama of the moment?

3:20 p.m. PT: with the first East Coast polls having closed, CNN is entering number-crunching mode — even if the numbers aren’t particularly crunchy. At the giant touchscreen map, Wolf Blitzer and John King pour over vote totals for Indiana and Kentucky — with 1% of the vote having been counted in each state. Both Indiana and Kentucky have long been expected to go to Trump anyway.

With more polls closing at the top of the next hour, CNN is transitioning from “What will the news look like?” to “This is what the news looks like.” As that transition occurs, the network is leaning slightly less on its panel of pundits and surrogates, moderated by Anderson Cooper, and more on data and analysis from the likes of Blitzer, King, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and political direct David Chalian. But without any real news to report yet, the coverage is all urgency and little substance.

“We have another key race alert,” Blitzer says as the network comes back from commercial — before announcing with the aid of surging music and flying graphics that 2% of the vote is now in in Indiana.

But that doesn’t mean that the panel — which consists largely of pundits with allegiances on either side of the race — is going away. As data moves in, it looks likely that the panel will turn into a spin room of sorts, at least until the race starts to take shape.

2:10 p.m. PT: CNN touts its first exit-poll numbers of the night. On the question of when voters decided on a candidate, 7% said in the last few days, 5% in the last week, 13% in October, 13% in September, and 62% before September. On which qualities matter most in a candidate, 15% answered “cares about me,” 38% said “can bring change,” 22% said “right experience” and 22% said “good judgment.” This is the network’s first new data of the day besides turnout numbers, but it’s being treated as if it’s relating a lot more information than it is. The first polls close at 3 p.m. PT.

More interesting is the exit polling’s breakdown early on of the demographics of the electorate — 70% white, 12% black, and 11% Hispanic. The breakdown of the 2012 electorate was 72% white, 13% black, 10% Hispanic.

11 a.m. PT: Reporting from outside Trump Tower, CNN reporter Sara Murray made note of the lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign Tuesday in Nevada, where Trump claimed that early-voting polls stayed open illegally late to allow voters who showed up after polls closed to vote. Clark County officials, Murray said, claimed that they only stayed open long enough to allow voters who were in line before polls were set to close to vote.

“We have at least our first legal challenge of the day,” Murray said.

9:40 a.m. PT: With polls open from coast to coast, CNN anchors and pundits wrestled with the question of how what was supposed to be a conventional Presidential election wound up being the most fraught and vitriolic in modern history.

“I think we’re missing a yuge sea change here in our country,” said journalist Carl Bernstein, sitting on a political panel on “At This Hour” with anchors Kate Bolduan and John Berman — and appropriating one of GOP nominee Donald Trump’s signature expressions. “And that’s the most significant thing about this election, the idea that a demagogue could run an essentially racist, anti-immigrant, nativist campaign, become the nominee of the Republican party, almost capture the presidency and perhaps capture it — this is astonishing.”

Bolduan attempted to reel the conversation — and the Trump phenomenon — back into the mainstream. “But millions of voters who voted for Donald Trump and millions who support him don’t describe that man in that way at all,” she said.

But Bernstein appeared to fight against the CNN tendency toward false equivalence, arguing that there is evidence within Trump’s biography and the events of the campaign to “talk factually” about that campaign being racist, even if all Trump’s supporters are not.

“In terms of the campaign he ran, in terms of his personal history, in terms of the radical notion of who this candidate is, this is a yuge event in our history,” he said. “It reflects a change in terms of who the people of the country are and how they view our political system, and it is going to reverberate for many, many years. Did anybody think there was a possibility of this when it started?”

The dour, soul-searching tone characterized a broadcast that seemed to be marking time until news worth reporting would begin to pour in later in the day. With no exit-polling yet, much less poll results, a group of panelists with takes more analytic than partisan attempted to make sense of an event that would soon end, but whose final chapter had yet to unfold.

“When Donald Trump announced that he would run for President 16 months ago, it happened during this show,” Berman said. “And I admit that I was one of those people who thought he would never run. Once he announced, I thought he would never stay in the race. Once he stayed in the race I thought he would never win the nomination.”

Aside from punditry, analysis, and hand-wringing, CNN also offered the remotes from polling places typical of election-day broadcasts. Reporter Rosa Flores appeared live from Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

“The word here is efficiency,” Flores said, “Because these poll workers have been working very very hard to ensure that the lines are short.”

The camera then moved to a table in a mostly empty hall behind which sat six poll workers — and in front of which stood one lone voter. As the camera panned the room, it showed poll workers outnumbering voters roughly two-to-one, with most voting booths empty.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Emails in Anthony Weiner Inquiry Jolt Hillary Clinton’s Campaign



WASHINGTON — The presidential campaign was rocked on Friday after federal law enforcement officials said that emails pertinent to the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server were discovered on a computer belonging to Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of a top Clinton aide.

In a letter to Congress, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said the emails had surfaced in an unrelated case, which law enforcement officials said was an F.B.I. investigation into illicit text messages from Mr. Weiner to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. Mr. Weiner, a former Democratic congressman from New York, is married to Huma Abedin, the top aide.

Mr. Comey's letter said that the F.B.I. would review the emails to determine if they improperly contained classified information, which is tightly controlled by the government. Senior law enforcement officials said that it was unclear if any of the emails were from Mrs. Clinton’s private server. And while Mr. Comey said in his letter that the emails “appear to be pertinent,” the F.B.I. had not yet examined them.

By the end of a day that brought stinging criticism of Mr. Comey from both Democrats and Republicans, he appeared on the defensive, saying in an internal email to bureau employees that he had felt obligated to inform Congress, and “we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails.’’

The new development in the saga over Mrs. Clinton’s handling of classified information came months after the F.B.I. closed the investigation without charging Mrs. Clinton. The announcement, less than two weeks before the election, left Mrs. Clinton’s team furious and scrambling for explanations while bolstering the spirits of Donald J. Trump after a wave of controversies and Republican defections had led many to write him off.

“We are calling on the F.B.I. to release all the information that it has,” Mrs. Clinton said adamantly in an evening news conference that took issue with Mr. Comey for making the disclosure so close to the election. “Let’s get it out.”

Mr. Trump was ebullient. “Perhaps, finally, justice will be done,” he declared at a campaign rally in New Hampshire.

A senior law enforcement official said that tens of thousands of emails belonging to Ms. Abedin were on Mr. Weiner’s laptop, which the F.B.I. had obtained as part of its investigation into Mr. Weiner. About a month ago, a person familiar with the investigation said, F.B.I. agents seized the laptop as well as Mr. Weiner’s iPad and cellphone.

Mr. Comey said in his letter to Congress that he did not know how long it would take to review the emails. Law enforcement officials said they did not know whether any were duplicates of emails discovered in the earlier investigation.

Mr. Trump has fallen behind Mrs. Clinton in most national polls and in many key states. Polls have been tightening in recent days, however, as Republicans have started returning to their party roots during the final stretch of the race.

An emboldened Mr. Trump seized on the F.B.I. action on Friday at his rally in New Hampshire. To cheers of “lock her up” from his supporters, Mr. Trump said: “Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office.”

After deriding the F.B.I. for weeks as inept and corrupt, Mr. Trump went on to praise the law enforcement agency.

“I have great respect for the fact that the F.B.I. and the D.O.J. are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made,” Mr. Trump said, referring also to the Department of Justice. “This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understand. It is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.”

The Clinton campaign called on Mr. Comey to provide information beyond what was put forth in the letter.

“Director Comey’s letter refers to emails that have come to light in an unrelated case, but we have no idea what those emails are and the director himself notes they may not even be significant,” said John D. Podesta, the chairman of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.

He added: “It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election.”

Asked in an interview on CNN about Ms. Abedin’s involvement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, demurred.

“The facts of the matter is stuff that is unknown to us,” Mr. Fallon said.

The “October surprise” confounded leading Democrats who suddenly found themselves on the defensive.

“This is particularly troubling since so many questions are unanswered,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California. “It’s unclear whether these emails have already been reviewed or if Secretary Clinton sent or received them. In fact, we don’t even know if the F.B.I. has these emails in its possession.”

Donna Brazile, the interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, demanded more information from Mr. Comey about his next steps and expressed concern about the agency interfering with the election.

“The F.B.I. has a solemn obligation to remain neutral in political matters — even the faintest appearance of using the agency’s power to influence our election is deeply troubling,” Ms. Brazile said.

For Republicans who have struggled to defend Mr. Trump amid his comments about women and conspiracy theories about a rigged election, the opportunity to revisit a controversy that has dogged Mrs. Clinton was a welcome gift.

The Republican National Committee cheered the new attention on Mrs. Clinton’s emails as a potential turning point in the race.

“The F.B.I.’s decision to reopen their criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server just 11 days before the election shows how serious this discovery must be,” said Reince Priebus, the Republican committee chairman, arguing that the Democratic nominee should be disqualified from seeking the presidency. “This stunning development raises serious questions about what records may not have been turned over and why, and whether they show intent to violate the law.”

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who has been critical of Mr. Trump, assailed Mrs. Clinton and said that she should no longer be allowed to receive classified briefings.

“Hillary Clinton has nobody but herself to blame,” Mr. Ryan said in an emailed statement. “She was entrusted with some of our nation’s most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information.”

After defending her email practices for months, Mrs. Clinton sought to put the issue behind her this year, eventually apologizing and acknowledging that using a private server was a mistake. During the presidential debates with Mr. Trump, she tried to avoid the subject and accused Mr. Trump of putting national security at risk by inviting Russian hackers to meddle in the election.

Mrs. Clinton and her staff expressed relief in July when Mr. Comey announced that the F.B.I. had closed the investigation after determining that no one should face criminal charges. But he did criticize Mrs. Clinton and her aides for what he termed the “extremely careless” handling of sensitive information, leaving an opportunity for Republicans to continue hammering her for bad judgment.

The involvement of Ms. Abedin and Mr. Weiner in Mrs. Clinton’s case was an unforeseen twist. Several weeks ago, top Justice Department officials decided that prosecutors in Manhattan would handle Mr. Weiner’s case. After seizing the devices, investigators have been combing them for information.

It remained unclear whether Mr. Comey would reveal more about the contents of the newly discovered emails. In his memo to the F.B.I. staff, it was evident that he is keenly aware of the fraught political backdrop that he faces.

“We don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed,” Mr. Comey wrote. “I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record.”

Ms. Abedin separated from Mr. Weiner in August after it emerged that he was exchanging lewd messages with a woman on social media. Such behavior had destroyed his congressional career and his 2013 mayoral campaign.

Mr. Trump has pointed to Mrs. Clinton’s association with the couple as an example of her bad judgment.

“I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information,” Mr. Trump said in August. “Who knows what he learned and who he told?”
Correction: October 28, 2016


An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported when the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, announced that the bureau had closed its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use. It was in July, not September.

Indians’ Pitchers Roar to Life, and the Cubs’ Bats Fall Silent



CHICAGO — When the Cleveland Indians arrived in town, they were viewed as a prop. The city was buzzing on Friday, bars in Wrigleyville were hopping before lunch and ticket prices for the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series home game in 71 years were approaching the cost of a college tuition payment.

But the Cubs, chasing their first championship in 108 years, had to play somebody, and the Indians were content to be that other team.

“I’m surprised they’re not calling us that,” said Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who grew up nearby, attending games at Wrigley Field. “That’s fine by us. We’ll be that other team that won the World Series.”

The Indians are halfway there after a 1-0 victory over the Cubs on Friday night, riding an inspiring pitching performance by Josh Tomlin, a pinch-hit, run-scoring single by Coco Crisp and another lockdown performance from their bullpen.Continue reading the main story

When Cody Allen struck out Javier Baez with runners at second and third to end the game, it gave the Indians a two-games-to-one series lead and left the overflow crowd disappointed knowing that the Cubs must return to Cleveland to win the title.

Of course, the Cubs have bigger problems at the moment. Friday was the fourth consecutive playoff loss in which the Cubs have been shut out, including their two defeats in the World Series. And they will have to contend on Saturday night with the Indians’ ace, Corey Kluber, who pitched six shutout innings in the Series opener and has a 0.74 earned run average in the playoffs.

A taut, tense, low-scoring game hardly seemed in order on Friday night, when the wind was blowing briskly out toward center field and balls were flying out of the park in batting practice.

“Sometimes when you see the wind blowing out, you can try to do a little too much,” Cubs left fielder Ben Zobrist said. “I didn’t think there was one particular guy who was doing that tonight. Sometimes before the game, you lick your chops a little bit more than you should.”

Setting the tone for the Indians was Tomlin, who was pitching in front of his father for the first time since he learned he had arteriovenous malformation, a rare tangling of the blood vessels on his spinal cord that has left him paralyzed since August.

Tomlin allowed only two singles and a walk, but Indians Manager Terry Francona’s itchy trigger finger beckoned the superb Andrew Miller from the bullpen with Jorge Soler at second and two out in the fifth. By the end of the night, Francona had made several double-switches and used a pinch-runner for catcher Roberto Perez after he singled to lead off the seventh against reliever Carl Edwards Jr.

“Tito’s card was a mess,” said the Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway, referring to Francona by his nickname. “There was stuff going on everywhere.”

Three moves in particular proved to be fruitful.

First Francona brought on Miller, who retired pinch-hitter Miguel Montero on a liner to end the fifth, stranding Soler. He then used Michael Martinez to pinch-run for Perez, and Martinez alertly advanced to third when a breaking pitch by Edwards bounced away from Willson Contreras. Finally, Francona replaced Miller — who had struck out the side in the sixth on just 13 pitches — with a pinch-hitter when there were runners at first and third and one out in the seventh.

Miller had not hit since 2011. “I don’t know if you could tell by my smile on deck,” Miller said. “I didn’t have a whole lot of confidence in my ability.”

Asked if he knew his career numbers, Miller said: “Terrible. Pretty awful.”

When told he was 4 for 72, he added: “I know we have a lot better hitters on this team.”

One of them turned out to be Crisp, the 36-year-old veteran who began his career with Cleveland, won a championship with Francona in Boston in 2007, and was reacquired in an August trade with Oakland. He lined the first pitch he saw from Edwards into right field, salving the frustration of leaving a runner at third in three previous innings.

If the night was memorable for Crisp and Tomlin, it also was for those who packed the ballpark. Understandably, the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 71 years was treated like a once-in-a-lifetime affair.

Fans began congregating in Wrigleyville, the neighborhood centered on the intersection of Clark and Addison Streets, early in the morning. Some bars along Clark were charging $25 to $50 just to get in the front door, and by midafternoon, cars were no longer being allowed within a block of the ballpark. By late afternoon, Clark was so congested with foot traffic that police on horseback formed a tight line at the corner of Addison, keeping fans from flooding the intersection.

Cubs Manager Joe Maddon likened his drive to work, spent weaving around cars and pedestrians, to a video game.

“Thank God there’s not another round after this, I’ll say that,” Maddon said. “I’m ready for the family vacation. But it’s spectacular in all the best. Hyperbole definitely suits right now — whatever you want to throw out there, it really matches up to what’s going on right now.”

As Janet and Jack Adams, season-ticket holders from suburban Mount Prospect, sat in the upper deck watching batting practice, they considered that they were born in 1947, two years after the Cubs lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Detroit Tigers.

“It doesn’t seem real to be sitting here,” Janet Adams said.

The shift to a National League park also had an effect on each team’s lineup. Doctors advised the Cubs that playing Kyle Schwarber, who returned from a major knee surgery in April to be the designated hitter in the first two games in Cleveland, in the outfield would be too risky, so he sat on the bench hoping to affect the game as a pinch-hitter. The Indians used Carlos Santana — usually a designated hitter or first baseman — in left field, a position he had not played since 2012.

Schwarber got his chance in the eighth, but reliever Bryan Shaw busted a 2-1 fastball in on his hands, shattering Schwarber’s bat and resulting in a soft pop up.

The Cubs did get a couple of breaks. Soler lofted a fly ball down the right-field line that outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall misplayed into a two-out triple in the seventh. Shaw recovered to retire Addison Russell on a groundout.

And first baseman Mike Napoli booted Jason Heyward’s two-out grounder in the ninth that would have ended the game without much stress for Allen. But so far this Series, those sorts of hiccups have hardly bothered what throughout the playoffs has been considered the other team.

The Indians ruined the send-off for Boston’s David Ortiz. They silenced brash Toronto. And now they threaten to provide another chapter of disappointment for the Cubs, breaking many hearts along the way.

“I love it.” Kipnis said. “Good. I hope I break all of them. I hope I break every single one of them. I hope I come home at Thanksgiving and the off-season, and I want to have a smile on my face when I look at all these Cubs fans.”

Saturday, 15 October 2016

'Apprentice' Star Summer Zervos Says Trump Thrust His Genitals on Her



Summer Zervos, a contestant on the fifth season of The Apprentice, came forward on Friday afternoon to accuse Republican nominee Donald Trump of kissing, groping and thrusting his genitals on her during a business meeting. She is the sixth accuser to come forward alleging sexual misconduct by Trump this week alone. At least four other women, including two former beauty pageant queens, one business associate and his ex-wife Ivana, have made accusations in the past.

Zervos, the first contestant fired from her season Trump's reality TV show, said she approached the businessman about a job at his company in 2007, after she appeared on the show. They met first in Trump Tower to discuss the opportunity, where she says he kissed her twice on the mouth and asked for her phone number. Weeks later, she says he arranged to meet with her at a hotel in Los Angeles, where Zervos says he kissed, groped and thrust his genitals on her.


Two weeks ago, the Associated Presspublished a report describing Trump's often lewd conduct on-set at the TV show. Some 20 former employees and contestants testified to the fact that Trump rated female contestants and employees' bodies, compared their bodies to his daughter Ivanka's and openly discussed which women he would like to have sex with. Since the story ran, at least one Apprentice producer has said that more damaging tapes exist but that employees are contractually forbidden from sharing them with the press.



Zervos recounted her experience with Trump at a press conference held by her lawyer, Gloria Allred, in Los Angeles. This isn't the first time Allred has tangled with Trump. In 2012, she represented transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova in a suit against the Miss Universe Organization, which threatened to bar Talackova from competing because of her birth gender. During their legal stand-off, Trump told TMZ that Allred would be "very, very impressed" if she saw a picture of his genitals. "I think she'd have a whole brand new image of Donald Trump," he added.


Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon told campaign staffers earlier this week that the campaign beat back the accusations against Trump by focusing on Bill Clinton's scandals. "We're going to turn him into Bill Cosby," Bannon reportedly said of Clinton. Instead, as woman after woman appears with their own unique and similar story, it's Trump whose wave of allegations more resem

bles Cosby's. The fact that Allred is now involved only bolsters that impression: She also represents about half of the more than 50 women who have accused Cosby of assault.

As Zervos and Allred held their press conference in Los Angeles, Trump was in a rally in North Carolina, where he mocked his female accusers, motioning with his hands in the air to imitate their accusations.

He may have to add more impressions to repertoire; as Allred indicated on Friday, more accusers may still be waiting to share their stories. "Many more women have contacted me," Allred said on Friday. "Will they be coming forward? I can't answer that question at this time."

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

American Housewife: What did you think?



Are you hooked on this Housewife? ABC’s newest sitcom premiered Wednesday night, and we want to know what you think.

The show stars Mike and Molly alum Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, a mom-of-three balancing her children, the judgy moms of her wealthy Connecticut town, and her weight. Despite her struggles, she’s confident, unapologetic, and has a loving husband to boot. The modernized American family premise should feel right at home for viewers as American Housewife leads in to Modern Family.

So will you tune in to watch the Otto family’s antics? Or is one Wednesday night family enough? Take our poll and let us know in the comments.

Al Gore, With Hillary Clinton, Reminds Florida: ‘Every. Single. Vote. Counts.’



MIAMI — The guest of honor strolled across the stage — hair slicked back and grayed, no tie — embracing his host, briefly, before looking out on the campaign crowd.

It had been a while. He opened with something safe.

“I understand you’ve got a pretty good women’s volleyball team here,” he said, a bit tepidly, inside a college gymnasium on Tuesday. “So go, Lady Sharks. Is that what you say?”

Al Gore was back.

In a rare return to presidential politics, Mr. Gore, who was Bill Clinton’s vice president, joined Hillary Clinton for a 45-minute Democratic call to arms, vacillating between a familiar drawling delivery and the urgency of a seer sent from another era to warn future generations of prospective doom.

“Your vote really, really, really counts,” he said, in the state synonymous with his excruciating 2000 election loss. “You can consider me as an Exhibit A.”

It was a remarkable turn in one of the most consequential, and fraught, relationships in recent Democratic political history — a halting public embrace between two figures long defined by rivalry, ambition and a complicated union with the same man.

The event’s ostensible focus was climate change, Mr. Gore’s signature issue. But the wider message of the gathering, 16 years after the recount fight that begot the presidency of George W. Bush, was unsubtle: As Mrs. Clinton seeks to encourage registration efforts and convince Americans that every ballot counts, Mr. Gore is the Democrats’ ambulatory cautionary tale.

“Now, for those of you who are younger than 25, you might not remember the election of 2000 and what happened here in Florida,” he said, addressing students from Miami-Dade College, among others in attendance. “For those of you older than 25, I heard you murmuring just now.”

Soon, a chant rang out: “You won!”

Introducing Mr. Gore, Mrs. Clinton spoke of clean energy, curbside gardens, the Paris climate agreement and Donald J. Trump’s suggestion that climate change is a hoax.

She commended Mr. Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize and his documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” presenting him as “our former vice president, the climate change leader and all-around great guy Al Gore.”

“There isn’t anybody who knows more, has done more, has worked harder,” she said. “I can’t wait to have Al Gore advising me when I am the president.”

He stepped to the microphone, hugging Mrs. Clinton as she smiled.

There was a time when these two shared the stage often as crowds waved signs with both of their surnames.

After Bill Clinton’s 1992 election, Mr. Gore and Mrs. Clinton quickly established themselves as rivals for Mr. Clinton’s ear — a pair of policy wonks seeking influence in a new administration.

It was their similarities, at least in part, that seemed to compel Mr. Clinton to choose Mr. Gore in the first place. “He reminds me of Hillary,” Mr. Clinton told a former top aide, Paul Begala, according to Mr. Begala. “When he gets hold of something, he never lets loose.”

Together with the vice president and his former wife, Tipper, the Clintonsshared dinners and concerts, White House bowling outings and nights at Camp David.

Mr. Gore’s plans to succeed Mr. Clinton suffered, in part, from the president’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and the firestorm that followed. Tensions persisted as Mr. Gore sought to distance himself from his boss on the campaign trail, effectively sidelining Mr. Clinton as a surrogate, wounding the departing president.

“I understand the disappointment and anger that you feel toward President Clinton,” Mr. Gore told voters at a televised forum then, “and I’ve felt it myself.”

At the same time, Mrs. Clinton had set off to run for the United States Senate, competing for party resources and attention just as Mr. Gore was straining to step out of the Clintons’ long shadow.

She won. He lost.

In the years since, Mr. Gore declined to endorse Mrs. Clinton in the Democratic primary campaign during either of her presidential runs. He announced his support for her this year in late July, over Twitter. He did not attend the Democratic convention.

The rally on Tuesday dwelled little on this past, or the details of Mr. Gore’s defeat.

Hanging chads were not broached. Butterfly ballots were not invoked. Yet other Gore-era echoes have resounded through this heady campaign season.

Young voters, wary of the Democratic nominee, have weighed third-party options, delivering fresh nightmares of Ralph Nader’s 2000 campaign to bleary-eyed Democratic operatives.

The grim history of Mr. Clinton’s behavior with women has reassumed center stage, with Mr. Trump raising his infidelities as a campaign issue. (At least twice during Mrs. Clinton’s remarks on Tuesday, protesters ridiculed Mr. Clinton’s past. Mr. Gore stared straight ahead, his hands clasped.)

There is even a legal skirmish over voting regulations here, with Democratic officials successfully extending a registration deadline, against the wishes of the state’s Republican governor, because of a recent hurricane.

The speakers on Tuesday focused most intensely on this extreme weather and its consequences.

Mrs. Clinton cited the devastation in Florida and Haiti from Hurricane Matthew — “If you need additional convincing, just remember what happened this week,” she warned — and reminded voters of the protracted drought in California.

Mr. Gore, too, held forth on the cause of his postpolitical life, making his case as if reading from a slide show projection. He quoted Thomas Edison, warned of rising sea levels and lurched into a discussion of comparativesolar energy commitments.

“Massachusetts installed more solar energy last year alone than Florida has installed in its entire history!” he said.

“Ridiculous!” someone yelled back.

“Yes, it’s ridiculous!” Mr. Gore said. “That’s exactly right.”

By then, some students had buried their heads in their phones.

But the former vice president ended with a flourish.

“Please take it from me,” he said. “Every. Single. Vote. Counts.”

“We love you, President Gore!” a woman shouted from the bleachers.

Moments later, Mr. Gore wrapped up, turning toward Mrs. Clinton for a brief negotiation as the room cheered.

“Wanna do a hands-up?” he asked, cupping her right hand in his left.

“Yeah!” Mrs. Clinton said.

One more time, their arms shot skyward.

Joe Jonas Reveals He Lost Virginity To Ashley Greene: The ‘Room Was Demolished’



If you’re dying to know about Joe Jonas’ penis size and sex life, then keep reading: It’s all in here.


During a Reddit AMA with fans, the DNCE singer got super real about the ~intimate~ parts of his life… and body.


When asked who he lost his virginity to, Joe revealed he lost it to actress Ashley Greene.


He didn’t stop there, though. He walked us through the entire experience:


Thanks, Joe Jonas. You’d be a wonderful middle school health teacher.


The 27-year-old star also talked about the size of his man junk. YOU KNOW, HIS PACKAGE.


When asked if he has a bigger ding-dong than his brothers, he explained


JOE!!!!!! YOU NAUGHTY BOY.


The former “Jonas Brother” went to Reddit to promote his new music video for “Body Moves.”


Oh, you haven’t seen it? Well, I suggest you open an Incognito window and run away from your boss ASAP because this shit is dirty AF.


Yes, you did just watch Joe Jonas get naked with model Charlotte McKinney.Moving on!


Joe, thanks for always keeping it real. I’ve learned so much about you… more than I ever really wanted to know.


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Photos: Bella Hadid VS Rita Ora: battle of topless!

In the air breasts family, I ask Bella Hadid and Rita Ora!


Yesterday, Sunday, October 9, 2016, took place the anniversary of Bella Hadid.

The bomb turned 20, if it has a life and appearance of older woman, the pretty brunette is still a child.

For the occasion, the bomb has decided to exit its advantages!

silver stars on top nipples and transparent, it is going all out for his birthday and it's pretty sexy and chic!

But the side of Rita Ora, this is not the same ... In fact, when the singer decided to show topless as Bella, the result is not at all successful!

She is wearing a orange and black lace nightie which is located on his chest. The rest of her look? Dale better not to talk about ... Mimi Cracra!

Admittedly, Rita Ora is a weathervane! Indeed, sometimes it connects ultra stylish looks, and sometimes it connects fashion faux pas ...

And missed the pictures, it goes right over!

>> And you're more team topless Bella Hadid or Rita Ora?

See also: Video: Rita Ora attends the parade of his stepfather Tommy Hilfiger in NYC
 

The sister of Andrea Rincon, angry



The Pitty numerologist's neighbor Andrea Rincon: has the department which serves customers in the same building where the actress who now felt very bad lives, was the Fernandez Hospital and from there, she was referred to a clinic in El Talar de Pacheco considering that Andrea is suffering a relapse into their addictions. Pitty then came out to speak on television. First he gave a motive for "Intruders" telling how he had seen Andrea in recent days. Then he did the same for "Infama" (America).Annoyed with the statements of the numerologist, Camila Rincon, the younger sister of Andrea increparla went on Twitter and incidentally, lambasted TV programs that gave microphone.

What was it that told Pitty, the numerologist on TV? On Thursday had seen Andrea and worried to see a cut on his arm. "He came to the department for a second, and I see that arm had a cut -relató-. I asked what it was and told me nothing to do. I said I imagined that he was not doing crazy and told me he came re good, quiet ".

"She did not recognize me the drug issue, and I respect 'continued Pitty-. But I will not do silly, I think she has a problem to solve. Andrea needs help beyond drugs when you dejás is a depression by what I see every day in people. Andrea needs work, the help that people who have appreciate the call, because this is going to happen. "

In addition, he said: "Andrea has to make a change, if depression, drugs, for me there is a combo of everything. I'll try to help in everything I can, "Pitty went further and went with the family of Andrea." I do not know anyone in the family, three years I'm here now and I never saw anyone. It always see one, "he said.

This angered Camila's younger sister Andrea, who vented his anger in a series of tweets. "When the numbers not get silver, you come out to say stupid things on TV," he wrote on the social network. "Seek fame," he added.

Then he lambasted chimentos cycles of TV: "For this hate gossip programs. They invent all by some rating. Look for a worthy laburo, forrosssss ".

What Is Pansexual? Everything You Need To Know About Miley Cyrus’ Sexual Identity


Miley Cyrus is — and should be — proud of who she is. However, when she came out as ‘pansexual,’ many weren’t completely clear on what that meant. So, we broke down everything to know about the term that commonly gets mistaken as bisexual, but is actually very different.



“My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word ‘bisexual,’ because that’s even putting me in a box. I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl,” Miley Cyrus told Variety, before revealing that she never loved being a girl or a boy. So, she though the LGBTQ alphabet should add a P for “pansexual.”

So what is “pansexual?” Well the dictionary defines it as “not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.” The word itself is derived from the Greek prefix pan, which means “all.” It also refers to romantic interests, CNN reports, adding that someone who identifies as pansexual can be attracted to multiple gender identities. Authors Patricia Johnsonand Mark Michaels also told CNN that it is different from bisexual. “People are adopting it because ‘bisexual’ partakes of the gender binary. Pansexuality is a way of moving beyond that and a personal recognition that attractions are felt across the gender spectrum.”
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Miley told the magazine when she found out what pansexual meant, she began identifying as it.

“I went to the LGBTQ center here in L.A., and I started hearing these stories. I saw one human in particular who didn’t identify as male or female. Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine,” she revealed, adding she related to them more than anyone she had ever met. “Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral. I think that was the first gender-neutral person I’d ever met. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, ‘Oh — that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.'”

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Tiger Woods Postpones Return, Saying He’s ‘Not Ready to Compete’



Three days after Tiger Woods committed to his first PGA Tour event in 14 months, he abruptly withdrew, leaving this week’s Safeway Open with twice as many tickets sold as a year ago but a fraction of the star power.

The Woods wing of fans descending on Napa, Calif., this week will still be able to see the five-time major winner Phil Mickelson, no small consolation prize. But the announcement of Woods’s withdrawal, first reported by Golf Channel on Monday and later confirmed by Woods in a statement posted on his website, came as the interest in his comeback had intensified into a Category 4 hype storm.

It partly manifested in the gambling world: Bettors could wager on whether Woods’s first drive would find the fairway and if he would finish in the top 10. His odds of winning were listed as 40 to 1, better than all but eight players in the field. The two-time major winner Johnny Miller — an owner of the course hosting this week’s event, the PGA Tour’s season opener — described the straightforward layout as ideal for Woods to ease his way back into a “second career” that Miller said would produce another six or eight victories.

A fellow touring pro, Jesper Parnevik, gushed about Woods’s game after playing a nine-hole practice round with him recently, telling Golf Channel, “Comebacks are never a sure thing, but something tells me his might be spectacular.”

All the talk, however well intentioned, intensified the pressure on Woods, whose final three shots in front of the public, from 100 yards out during a media day in May for a tournament that benefits his foundation, all found a water hazard. People may remember his promising finish to the season last year, when he contended before settling for a tie for 10th at the Wyndham Championship in what turned out to be his last competitive event. But it cannot be easy for Woods to forget how he started 2015: with a first-round withdrawal and three scores in the 80s in his first six events.

Since his five-victory season in 2013, Woods has acquired a kind of scar tissue that no amount of vitamin E will ameliorate. The only remedy for Woods is to play and accept that his shots might get worse before his scores get better. For Woods to have committed to a tournament on Friday before changing his mind three days later suggests that his problem is mental, not physical.

Woods, 40, appears to be experiencing performance anxiety, and really, who in his position would not feel a little like the emperor with no game? In the statement on his website, Woods described his game as “vulnerable and not where it needs to be.”

His candid assessment called to mind a line from “I Said Yes to Everything,” the memoir of the Academy Award-winning actress Lee Grant. In it, she wrote, “The problem when you are a star, when the money rests on you as an actor, is that your freedom to fail is gone.”

Woods’s freedom to miss the first fairway or miss the cut is gone. Any other player who had been sidelined from competitive golf for more than 400 days, as Woods has, would not be expected to return and immediately resume his winning ways. Yet before he withdrew, oddsmakers were listing Woods not that far behind the favorites.

Woods also pulled out of next month’s Turkish Airlines Open, which would have been his second event.

“I will continue to work hard and plan to play at my foundation’s event, the Hero World Challenge,” Woods said, referring to the December event that he hosts in the Bahamas.

A winner of 79 tour events, Woods missed all four majors this year for the first time since he turned pro in August 1996. He secured the first of those Tour wins 20 years ago last week. Since his successful 2013 season, Woods has had three surgical procedures and 18 tour starts. He is four major victories from equaling Jack Nicklaus’s record and three tour victories from equaling Sam Snead’s career mark.

Snead and, more recently, Mickelson, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker summoned some of their best golf in their 40s. There is no reason to believe Woods cannot win again. But to succeed — or even start — this second career, as Miller called it, Woods is going to have to forget the golfer he was in his prime, the one whose goal in every event he entered was to win.

“After a lot of hours,” Woods said in his statement, “I knew I wasn’t ready to compete against the best golfers in the world.”

If he compares his shots now with his shots then, Woods is never going to feel ready. That does not mean he cannot compete. He should not let the hype machine chase him into retirement just because he has a new normal. As he resets his timetable, Woods should adopt this swing thought: Perfect is the enemy of good.

Shailene Woodley Arrested for Criminal Trespassing While Protesting Dakota Access Pipeline



UPDATE: According toShailene Woodley's rep, she has been released from Morton County Jail in North Dakota.

Her publicist tells E! News, "She appreciates the outpouring of support, not only for her, but more importantly, for the continued fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline."

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The actress was peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline Monday when she was arrested for trespassing, E! News confirms.

The Fault in Our Stars actress captured the whole ordeal on Facebook Live, making sure to record everything so people could see what was happening. At one point her camera was facing the wrong way, so she clarified what was happening. "I don't know if you guys just heard me, but I was walking back to my RV, which is right there so that we can go back to camp peacefully and they grabbed me by my jacket and said that I was not allowed to continue," she told her viewers. "And they had giant guns and batons and zip ties and they're not letting me go."


When Woodley tries to ask the cop a question, the cop responded, "We can't talk right here, but you're going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespassing."

She then tries to ask why only she is being arrested, and the cop informs her it's because she has been identified. "Alright I'm being arrested," she continued. "Because I was trespassing like everyone. As soon as you guys asked me to leave, I l left. She was down there, everybody was down there. I'm being arrested. I was down there with everybody else. I don't know what's going on? As soon as they came I left… it's because I'm well known. It's because I have 40,000 people watching."


Woodley added, "So everybody knows…we were going to our vehicle which they had all surrounded and waiting for me with giant guns and a giant truck behind them just so they could arrest me. I hope you're watching mainstream media."

E! News has reached out to her rep for comment. The Morton County Sheriff confirmed to E! News that Woodley was arrested arrested for criminal trespassing. Twenty six other people were also arrested.

Russian ambassador denies complaining about Donald Trump criticism



Russia’s UN ambassador says he never complained to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about criticism of Donald Trump because he wasn’t aware that the Republican presidential candidate had been the target of criticism by the U.N. human rights chief.

The Associated Press on Friday quoted three diplomats familiar with the conversation as saying that Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin angrily protested two speeches by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denouncing “demagogues” and specifically targeting Trump and several populist European leaders.

Churkin told reporters Monday that he had received one paragraph of instructions from Moscow to tell Ban that Zeid “went too far” in his public remarks about some government officials in Europe.

NBC caught in dilemma over its own Donald Trump, Billy Bush tape


Donald Trump may prove to be the cataclysmic loser from the exposure of the "Access Hollywood" tape that contained probably the crudest, most offensive language ever heard from a presidential nominee.

But the incident was not the finest hour for the organization that actually owned the tape: NBC. Thanks to a series of decisions that can be described as at least curious, NBC News missed out on gaining credit for the scoop of the campaign, an October surprise to put all others that have come before it to shame.


And it has left NBC News answering questions about its hyper-cautious reaction to the tape, and pondering if it can rehabilitate the image of its recent high-profile anchor hire, Billy Bush. Bush's behavior on the tape is creepy, nauseating -- and, if the reaction on Twitter and elsewhere is any indication, worthy of severe sanctions, up to and including an invitation to exit the organization. Indeed, late Sunday, NBC told the staff of the "Today" show that Bush had been suspended, pending further review, citing the fact there was "no excuse" for his language and behavior on the tape.

Related: Billy Bush, suspended from 'Today,' faces uncertain future at NBC

The facts of what happened have come out over the past couple of days. Producers at "Access Hollywood" found the tape in their archives. It was part of a report about Trump visiting the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in 2005.

Anyone watching the tape and hearing the exchanges between Trump and Bush should have instantly concluded -- as the Washington Post reporter who eventually broke the story did -- that this was explosive material, demonstrating vividly the depth of the Republican candidate's crude misogynistic attitude -- and behavior --toward women.

NBC reacted a bit differently. The network took four days to conclude it was time to move forward with the story. NBC now denies reports that it actually planned to sit on it even longer, until after Sunday's debate. That was the plan of "Access Hollywood," the company's fluffy entertainment magazine show, which NBC News was going to allow to break the story.

The rationale for the delay, NBC executives said in several conversations with reporters this weekend, had to do with, among other things, concern about Mr. Trump possibly suing. The network held a series of discussions with its lawyers over whether it was ethical to use a conversation that was on microphone but largely off camera.

California, where the event took place, is a state that requires two-party consent on taping a conversation. But Trump clearly had consented; he was wearing a microphone throughout, and knew cameras were there as he emerged from a bus.

Related: How the shocking hot mic tape of Donald Trump was exposed

Still, it took from Tuesday to Friday for NBC's lawyers to thrash this out. By the time a plan was in place to run the story on NBC News sometime Friday (after finally deciding "Access Hollywood" was taking too long the break the story first), someone at NBC took matters in his or her own hands and leaked the tape to the Post.

The Post had to deal with the issue of having to verify the tape, which it quickly did. NBC owned the tape, knew where it came from, when it was made, and that Trump had consented to wearing a microphone. But it hesitated over the legal question and other mysterious issues that NBC has so far declined to discuss.

Notably, news organizations did not hesitate in the past to cover taped statements by presidential candidates who were being recorded surreptitiously, clearly without their consent. That happened in 2008 with Barack Obama's famous comments about people retreating to their guns and religion, which took place in a private fundraising meeting, and in 2012 with Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of the country being takers -- also at a private meeting. NBC covered both those stories.

As this one unfolded, the Post got a story out in a matter of hours. NBC was forced to play catch up on a story based on its own material.

Was the presence -- and embarrassing behavior -- of Billy Bush a factor? NBC officially says no. His humiliating sucking up to Trump was always going to be part of the story, according to NBC.

Bush, the long-time anchor of "Access Hollywood," where his main role was conducting fawning interviews of celebrities, was in May named an anchor of the 9 a.m. hour of "Today." Speculation -- though not from anyone in authority at NBC News -- has put him in the running to succeed Matt Lauer one day as the main host of the show.

NBC does officially describe Bush as a journalist, despite his complete lack of serious journalistic credentials. (He did once host the game show "Let's Make a Deal" as well as Trump's Miss Universe pageants.)

Related: Billy Bush: The other voice in the Donald Trump video

As for his future, that is now clearly in doubt, as NBC apparently recognized how toxic he had become to female viewers. NBC News, of course, took action against its most important journalist, Brian Williams, for fabrications about news stories he was involved in. He was suspended for six months, after executives seriously considered firing him.

On the infamous tape, Bush first eggs on Trump to ogle a woman and hoots at his account of engaging in sexual aggression against women, then acts like an enabler for Trump, insisting that a soap opera actress give them both a hug.

Bush issued an apology in a statement, but he has been excoriated on Twitter and elsewhere, especially by women outraged by his comments and behavior. Now NBC may feel compelled to take further action against him.

As for the decisions that cost NBC the rights to the biggest news story of the 2016 election, the network's official position is that it simply doesn't care about that.

Mark Kornblau, a spokesman for NBC News, said Sunday, "We are comfortable with having reported this six minutes after the Washington Post, and before everyone else. We believe we reported a tough and important story responsibly and quickly."

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Alfred Olango: US police kill mentally ill black man



Police in the California city of San Diego shot and killed a mentally ill, unarmed black man after his sister called the department for assistance.

Police from the El Cajon suburb released a statement late on Tuesday night, several hours after the shooting outside the Broadway Village shopping centre, confirming that the man died in hospital. His family have named him as 30-year-old Alfred Olango.

Police had been called over by Olango's sister, who said that he was acting strangely and not himself. The aftermath of the fatal shooting was filmed by a bystander who posted the clip live to Facebook . That video has been viewed almost 40,000 times.

"Why couldn't you tase him? I told you he is sick. And you guys shot him!" Olango's sister can be heard telling officers in the video. "I called police to help him, not to kill him."

Jeff Davis, the El Cajon police chief, said that the man was not armed. He added that Olango ignored calls to remove his hands from his pockets and pulled out an object. Olango then pointed the object in a "shooting stance" towards two officers, prompting one of the officers to open fire, Davis said.

Local news agency CBS8 reported that "several witnesses alleged that the officers were unduly quick to open fire and suggested that their actions had been influenced by the fact that they were dealing with a black man, one they described as mentally challenged".

"One man angrily told reporters at the news conference that the victim was suffering a seizure prior to the shooting, and another described seeing him with his hands raised at the moment the shots sounded," CBS8 said.

The shooting spurred protests at the scene for several hours, alleging police racism. Demonstrations were also later held outside the police department.

The department released a photo still taken from a mobile phone video of the moment. Police said an object had been recovered from the scene, but did not say what that object was.

According to Mapping Police Violence , Olango has become the 217th black American to be killed by police so far this year.

'Oh, my God, you killed my brother': Unarmed man shot dead by El Cajon police was 'mentally sick,' sister says



just moments after an African American man was shot and killed by El Cajonpolice Tuesday, his sister was captured in an eyewitness video as she wept and screamed at officers, saying she told authorities her brother was mentally ill.

In the video posted on YouTube (some explicit language), the man’s sister said she told officers he was sick and needed help. She said she called police three times but instead should have called a “crisis communication team.”

“Don’t you guys have a crisis communication team to talk to somebody mentally sick,” she asked an officer.

“Why couldn’t you tase him? she asked officers. “Why, why, why, why?”

At one point, the woman yelled, “Oh, my God, you killed my brother” several times.

“I called for help. I didn’t call you guys to kill him,” she told officers as she shrieked.

Amid outrage and protests over the death of the man — identified by relatives and protesters as Alfred Olango, 30 — El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis on Tuesday urged the public to let the investigation unfold before making any judgments about the shooting.

“Now is the time for calm,” he said. “Now is the time to allow the investigation to shed light on this event and we plan to be open and transparent within the rules of the law.”

Police have yet to officially name the dead man, but Davis said his sister called police and indicated that her brother was “not acting like himself.” The man had allegedly been walking in traffic in the 800 block of Broadway before a pair of officers arrived at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday and found him behind a restaurant, he said.

He ignored multiple instructions from an officer and “concealed his hand in his pants pockets,” Davis said. The man paced back and forth as the officers talked to him, then “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pockets, placed both hands together on it and extended it rapidly toward [one] officer, taking what appeared to be a shooting stance,” the chief said.

The man, he said, put the object in the officer’s face.

At that point, the other officer fired a Taser and the officer who had the object pointed at him fired his handgun, striking the man. Davis declined to say the number of shots that were fired. No firearm was found at the scene.

Davis said the object the man was holding had been recovered, but he declined to provide details because it was part of the investigation. Television news footage of the crime scene showed what appeared to be a vaporizer pen and battery lying in the parking lot beside an evidence marker.

After the shooting, officers provided first aid until paramedics arrived and took the man to a hospital.

A witness to the incident made a cellphone video, which was voluntarily turned over to police. The department has so far declined to release the video to the public.

A Facebook page for Alfred Olango identifies him as a head cook at a Hooters restaurant and that he is originally from Uganda. It says he went to San Diego High School and studied at San Diego Mesa College.

Hours after the shooting, protests erupted in the San Diego County city, with friends of the man's family saying he suffers from a mental illness and did not pose a threat to the officers.

Most of the demonstrators voiced concerns that the shooting was racially motivated.

More demonstrations were planned Wednesday, with hundreds expected to gather at a rally organized by several activist groups and churches at the city’s civic center to call for change and an end to violence.

The El Cajon shooting comes amid growing national anguish over police shootings of blacks. Charlotte, N.C., was rocked by days of protests last week after police fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott.

The San Diego County district attorney’s office and the El Cajon Police Department are investigating the shooting.

All videos taken of the incident “so far coincide with the officers’ statements,” Davis said.

Police later released a still image from a video showing Olango in a shooting stance as he is confronted by officers.

“It’s important that the facts come out right now,” Davis said. “We are investigating facts as we know them and implore the community to be patient with us, work with us, look at the facts at hand before making an judgment.”

Pastor Miles McPherson, who joined the chief Tuesday at a news conference, urged peace because “we all want the right thing to happen, ” he said. He said the truth must come out, but in “a peaceful way.”

“This is very painful to me. It’s very personal,” said McPherson, who leads the Rock Church in San Diego. “I am black man and feel the pain on both sides every time this happens in our country.”

On Twitter, the department disputed some of the claims made by protesters: “The investigation just started, but based on the video voluntarily provided by a witness, the subject did NOT have his hands up in the air.”

Michael Ray Rodriguez said he was driving away from the apartment building when he said he saw a shirtless black man with his hands in the air. In a matter of seconds, he said, an officer opened fire.

The officer “shot him again and again,” Rodriguez said, adding he heard five shots.

El Cajon police officers are not equipped with body-worn cameras. The department recently completed a pilot program to test the cameras and ordered some. The equipment has not been delivered, Ransweiler said.

Both officers involved in the shooting have been working in law enforcement for more than 21 years, the police chief said.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Marlins’ José Fernández, ‘whose joy lit up stadium,’ killed in boat crash Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article104073926.html#storylink=cpy



Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, who fled Cuba on a speedboat eight years ago to become one of baseball’s dominant players and a hometown hero to fans well beyond the stadium walls, died early Sunday in a violent boat crash off South Beach. He was 24.

Two friends were also killed in the accident, which remains under investigation and led Major League Baseball to promptly cancel Sunday’s home game against the Atlanta Braves.

Fernández, a right-hander with a wildly precise fastball and brutal curve ball, was originally slated to start in Sunday’s game but was rescheduled for Monday’s Mets game, a rare weekend day off that may have led the young pitcher to stay on the water longer.

News of the death was relayed to the Marlins when they were called about the crash Sunday morning and asked to confirm Fernández’s address. Stunned teammates appeared in black jerseys at an afternoon press conference, still clearly numbed by their teammate’s sudden death.

Miami Marlins mourn the loss of Jose Fernandez

President of the Miami Marlins, David Samson, center, speaks during a press conference as distraught president of baseball operations, Michael Hill, left, and team manager, Don Mattingly, right, and players mourn at the news of pitcher Jose Fernandez's deCarl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com

“When I think about José, I see such a little boy. The way he played, there was just joy with him,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said, unable to continue speaking.

Late Sunday, authorities still had not confirmed the identities of the other passengers aboard the 32-foot SeaVee, named the Kaught Looking, but they were identified by WSVN, who talked to their families at the medical examiner’s office, as Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias. The Medical Examiner posted death notices for both men on its website with no ages or other identifying information except that both died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

Macias’ Facebook page said he worked in wealth management for Wells Fargo Advisors. Rivero’s Facebook page said he worked for Carnival Corp. Sunday evening, members of the Braddock Senior High alumni Facebook group identified the victims as former students.

Both Macias’ and Rivero’s families set up gofundme accounts Sunday to help pay for funeral expenses.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said one of the men is the son of a department detective but provided no other information.

The crash occurred about 3:20 a.m., so violent that the noise alerted a Miami Beach police officer on patrol who used his cellphone to call a Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue patrol boat, said Fire Rescue Capt. Leonel Reyes. About the same time, a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat returning to the Miami station also reported seeing the boat overturned on jetty rocks at Government Cut. Its navigation lights were still on, with debris scattered in the water.

Within minutes, Miami-Dade divers were on the scene and found two bodies under the boat, submerged in water washing over the jetty, Reyes said. Divers located a third body on the ocean floor nearby by about 4:15 or 4:30 a.m., he said.

Unsure if there were more victims, divers continued searching through the night and early morning. A Miami-Dade helicopter also searched from above, along with the Coast Guard boat, officials said. The search was called off about 9 a.m. after the victims’ families said no other passengers were aboard the boat. Fire Rescue then transported the bodies to a staging area at the Coast Guard station in Miami Beach, Reyes said.

Investigators said they were not sure where Fernández and his friends, dressed in T-shirts and shorts, were headed, or where they’d come from. But they say the boat, which belongs to a close friend of several Miami Marlins players and appeared in pictures on Fernández’s Instagram account, was traveling south at full speed when it struck the jetty and flipped.

Authorities late Sunday had not confirmed the boat’s owner.

None of the three was wearing a life vest. Investigators do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, but toxicology tests will be performed as part of the autopsies. Lorenzo Veloz , spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, toldUSA Today that Fernández likely died on impact.

“It’s a tragic loss for the city of Miami, for the community, for baseball, and for anyone who ever met Jose,” said Veloz, who said he had run into Fernández on the water several times during routine safety checks.

“I’m sorry. I’m getting goosebumps right now,” he said. “It’s really hitting home.”

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will head the the investigation of the crash.

Fernández, who posted a picture of his pregnant girlfriend just five days ago, was considered one of the Marlins’ biggest stars and one of the best pitchers in baseball. He was the team’s first-round draft pick in 2011 and the National League rookie of the year in 2013. He was finishing up his finest season in the majors, and expected to make his final start of the season Monday after his appearance Sunday was pushed back.

His death hit teammates hard and triggered an outpouring of grief. On their way into the stadium Sunday, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and A.J. Ramos walked with their heads lowered and said nothing. Second baseman Dee Gordon openly wept. Mourning fans came to leave flowers. In New York, Cuban player Yoenis Céspedes taped up a Fernández jersey in the team’s dugout.

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Junio Sasaki, 40, brought flowers and tears to Marlins Park Sunday morning. Fans are leaving flowers for Jose Fernandez in front of the stadium entrance. He died in a boating accident this morning. Sept. 25, 2016. Video by Manny NavarroManny Navarro mnavarro@miamiherald.com

During the press conference, Marlins President David Samson said after the team received the morning call, they struggled to come to grips with the news. Fernández’s number 16 was stenciled at the mound in Marlins Park, and his number displayed prominently around the stadium.

“When you talk about a tragedy like this, there are no words. There is no playbook,” Samson said. “We will play tomorrow.”

Politicians around Miami and the state also offered condolences to Fernández’s family and vowed to celebrate his life.

“His death is a huge loss for our community,” Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado said in a statement.

Athletes shared their memories as well.

“Hermano, wherever you are, you know how much I loved you,” tweeted Yasiel Puig, who like Fernández was a Cuban athlete and one of baseball’s most exciting, rising stars in recent years. “Sin palabras. My heart is with the families.”

Stanton tweeted: “I gave him the nickname Niño because he was just a young boy Amongst men , yet those men could barely compete with him . He had his own level, one that was changing the game. EXTRAORDINARY as a person before the player. Yet still just a kid, who’s joy lit up the stadium more than lights could. ”

Growing up in communist Cuba, Fernández was jailed after failing on one of several attempts to flee the nation. In a harrowing escape hard to believe even in bigger-than-life Miami, he rescued his mother in dark waters in the Gulf of Mexico after hearing someone go overboard, not realizing until he found her that it was his mother. They crossed the border from Mexico, stepping foot in Texas, on April 5, 2008. He was 15.

“I’ve been in jail. I’ve been shot at. I’ve been in the water,” Fernández told the Miami Herald in 2013. “I’m not scared to face [New York Mets slugger] David Wright. What can he do?”

An avid boater, Fernández filled his Instagram account with pictures from the water, including shots of him holding catches including dolphin and snapper, the Miami skyline from the water and relaxing on the beach. Many reference J’s Crew, a saltwater fishing team. One includes a picture of the Kaught Looking, with the “K” facing backward — the baseball symbol for a strike called by an ump — and lined in Marlins colors.

Veloz, the fish and game officer, said the boat belonged to a close friend of several Marlins players, and was well-known to authorities. Veloz said he had even stopped the boat several times with Marlins players aboard, including Fernández, to conduct safety inspections.

Still, even though it sounds like the captain of the boat had experience and navigational equipment, nighttime brings the most perils for boat operators. Hazards can be impossible to spot without the aid of a GPS device or careful attention to navigation lights designed to identify safe channels and flag obstructions.

When divers arrived early Sunday, the night was still dark and water very choppy, Reyes said. What caused the accident was unclear, he said.

“Even though we’re not investigators, we ask ourselves the same question. These are young kids and why and how, we couldn’t tell anything,” he said. “They weren’t dressed for partying. Just in T-shirts and shorts. They could have been just going out for a nice night and ended up in tragedy.”

While darkness presents its own challenges, lights ashore cause problems, too, and interfere with night vision, Reyes said.

The brightness of South Beach at night can also obscure lights on markers and buoys that indicate safe passage, said one local rescue captain.

“When you’re facing the city, those lights are very hard to discern from the street lights and car lights,” said Rand Pratt, owner of the Sea Tow operation based in Key Biscayne. “It’s pretty significant, especially if you’re coming in from the ocean to the city.”

Tides can also obscure the jetty, which at high tide can sit just inches above the water line.

“They just stick out a foot” at high tide, Reyes said. “They’re very dangerous at night. The visibility is not very good.”

Boaters who spoke to the Miami Herald Sunday also said the north jetty juts out further to the east than the south jetty, which sometimes catches boaters off-guard. The rocks furthest to the east are submerged, as well, and marked on the edge by a buoy that knowledgeable captains know will tell them if they’re too far inland.

While none of the victims was wearing a life jacket — a practice frowned upon by safety advocates — it’s also typical. “That’s every boater in Miami,” Reyes said.

Photos of the vessel show damage to the hull near the front of the boat, in a spot that would have been underwater during operation. Veloz said the boat is believed to have struck the jetty. But Omar Blanco, a lieutenant in the county fire department and head of its union, said it’s not just the jetties that can cause boaters problems, but the submerged rocks around them.

“We’ve seen that happen all the time,” Blanco said of boating mishaps near Government Cut. “There are rocks underwater you don’t see. People run aground there.”

No information on services had been released late Sunday, but the families of Macias and Rivero had started GoFundMe pages to raise funds for funeral expenses.

“It brings us great grief to announce the passing of our new beautiful angel Eduardo Rivero,” his page said. “A man full of life, full of love, and full of happiness, was taken too soon with so much left to live for. Due to this tragedy we reach out to you for help as his family can not afford funeral arrangements.”

Macias’ page called him “an amazing son, brother, grandson, boyfriend, cousin, friend. Due to this unexpected tragedy we reach out for help to assist our family with funeral expenses. We will forever be grateful.”

By 2 p.m. Sunday, the jetty was cleared of the wreckage and a sunny day had brought out the normal crowds of beachgoers and strollers.

Juan Viviescas, 16, stood alone at the end of the South Pointe pier, staring at the jetty. He wore an orange Marlins athletic shirt, and teared up as he spoke of his favorite player.

“I’m a pitcher also,” said Viviescas, a junior at Mater Academy in Hialeah Gardens. “He had so much support because of how he played the game. With so much heart and intensity. Like it was his last game.”

Viviescas came to South Beach with his mother and father on a Sunday that was supposed to unfold very differently. Viviescas hadn’t been to a Marlins game since the summer started. “I was actually going to go today. With my parents,” he said.


Miami Herald staff writer Carli Teproff contributed to this report.

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Chris Bosh’s Desire to Play Leaves Heat at an Ethical Crossroads



Chris Bosh, one of the top players in the N.B.A., has never caused trouble for his team, on or off the court. He has won two N.B.A. titles and been selected for the All-Star Game 11 times. The Miami Heat, however, do not want him to step on the court for them this season, or perhaps ever again.

In one of the strangest and most ethically challenging standoffs in sports history, Bosh and the Heat are locked in a dispute over whether he should be deemed medically fit to play after dealing with serious health problems. With training camp scheduled to start this week, he says he is ready to go. The Heat say he is not.

Bosh’s last two seasons have been cut short by blood clots. He has indicated that he has worked with a private physician to devise therapies that would allow him to play. The Heat are less certain.

Bosh is owed about $76 million over the next three seasons whether he plays or not. So if the team is, in fact, looking out for Bosh’s welfare, it suggests an exception to the more common approach of pro sports franchises: pushing players to compete regardless of medical concerns.

The Heat announced their conclusion, citing a medical exam, in the wake of Bosh’s recent emergence from a self-imposed cocoon of silence to wage a public battle with the team’s medical staff. Bosh has done several interviews with Uninterrupted — his former teammate LeBron James’s digital platform for athletes — in which he has sought to make his case.

“Yeah, I’ll be there,” he said about training camp on a recent Uninterrupted podcast. “Will I be cleared? I don’t know. That’s out of my hands. I will play basketball in the N.B.A. I’m confident.”

People with blood clots typically take blood-thinning medication, which is likely one of the most daunting hurdles for Bosh. Athletes who are on blood thinners are advised to avoid contact sports because of an increased chance of internal bleeding and other complications. Even an elbow to the ribs could cause significant damage, said Dr. David Forsh, the chief of orthopedic trauma at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan.

“There are a lot of risks,” he said.

Bosh experienced his first known clotting problem in February 2015. He had cramps, spasms and shortness of breath, although he tried to hide his symptoms, he said. Bosh recalled one particular instance when he was in pain until 3 or 4 in the morning and the Heat were scheduled to face the Dallas Mavericks the following day. Bosh played because the Heat were already short-handed.

“Not the best thing to do,” Bosh said on the podcast, adding: “One thing about athletes — and I don’t know what it is about us — we ignore pain, or we try our best to ignore pain. And I think that’s one of the worst things you can possibly do.”

Bosh was eventually hospitalized, and tests revealed that a blood clot in his calf had traveled to his lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism — a serious condition that can be fatal. Bosh had surgery and spent nine days in a hospital. He lost 20 to 25 pounds, he said, and missed the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season.

Bosh has never publicly articulated his specific course of treatment, but he presumably took blood-thinning drugs. He appeared in a television commercial for one such medication, Xarelto.

Bosh was cleared by the Heat to return for the 2015-16 season opener. He played well through the first half of the season, averaging 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game before the All-Star break. But a few days before the All-Star Game, he awoke with a sore calf. He was soon found to have a recurrence of blood clots. He met with team doctors, who told him that his season was over and that his career was probably finished, too, he said.

“I felt right away that I was written off,” Bosh said in one of his interviews with Uninterrupted. He added, “If a doctor tells me, ‘Hey, that’s it, and this is how it is,’ and I don’t buy that, then I think I have the right to disagree with you.”

Bosh also alluded to the tension between himself and the Heat’s medical staff.

“If you’re an athlete in this game, you have to protect your own interests, and you have to protect your body and your family,” Bosh said. “If one doctor is a doctor for 15 guys, who’s paying this guy?”

He added, “If you’re paying a doctor through your pocket, your insurance — whatever that case may be — that changes their interest.”

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It has mostly remained a one-sided public tussle. The Heat, aside from sporadic statements, have not spoken in detail about Bosh’s medical situation, nor have team officials said what liability, if any, the franchise might have if something were to happen to Bosh on the court.

The Heat’s president, Pat Riley, told reporters on Monday that Bosh’s career with the team “is probably over.”

“There is not a next step for us,” Riley said. “It’s pretty definitive for us in our position.”

The Heat declined interview requests for this article. The players’ union did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Samantha Brennan, a philosophy professor at Western University in London, Ontario, teaches a class on sports ethics that touches on the role of team doctors and the conflicts of interest that can arise — namely, clearing athletes to return to competition before they are ready.

“That’s what makes the case involving Chris Bosh so unusual,” Brennan said, referring to the prevailing urge among teams to send players back onto the field.

So what happens if an athlete, fully aware of the medical risks, insists on continuing to play? Does the team have a moral responsibility to look out for the athlete’s well-being? In most cases, Brennan said, risk taking is left to the discretion of adults. The challenge with many athletes, she said, is that they have invested so much of themselves in their careers from an early age that it can cloud their judgment.

“When they need to make a difficult decision, it puts them in a bind,” Brennan said. “It makes it very hard for them to say, ‘I’m ready to stop playing.’”

Ultimately, Brennan said, an athlete is an employee, and team officials have the power to do what they want.

“So they’re making two kinds of decisions,” Brennan said, referring to the Heat. “One is an ethical decision about not wanting someone they know and care about — imagine if he died playing. They’re also making a self-interested decision because they’re worried about injuries and liability.”

Dr. Jack Ansell, a professor of medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine on Long Island, said he knew of several athletes who had managed blood-clot problems by taking blood thinners between games and then allowing the medication to be flushed from their systems before they returned to competition.

Ansell, a member and former chairman of the medical and scientific advisory board of the National Blood Clot Alliance, has not examined Bosh and has no specific knowledge of his case. But Ansell said he suspected that Bosh would need long-term blood-thinning therapy to prevent recurring clots and that the grueling schedule of the N.B.A. would make intermittent treatment difficult.

“You’re playing games every two or three nights,” he said, “so there’s no real time off.”

Rebekah Bradford Plath, a speedskater who competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics, developed a pulmonary embolism in 2012. While still on blood-thinning therapy, she resumed training. The risks were fairly minimal. Long-track speedskating is a noncontact sport, although falls do happen; Bradford Plath wore a helmet.

“I do know that I probably made some of my teammates nervous when they were skating around me,” she said in a telephone interview. “Some of them understood the significance of what I was doing. But I trusted my ability, I trusted the ability of my teammates, and I felt comfortable and confident.”

Last year, after having knee surgery, Bradford Plath had a recurrence of blood clotting even though she was taking blood thinners at the time. After her physician increased the dosage, she said, the clot cleared.

Bradford Plath, who still takes blood thinners when she travels on airplanes, continues to train with an eye on the 2018 Winter Olympics.