City leaders want young people in Long Beach to do two things this February: pick ‘em up and keep ‘em up.
Bishop William Ervin along with Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson are calling on black children and teens to “pull up their pants on their waist” as a sign of respect during Black History Month.
KNX 1070′s Ron Kilgore reports their message to young men who wear their pants down around their knees is simple: “You can have the swag without the sag”.
A Fairdale man faces charges after Louisville Metro Corrections officers said they discovered suspected crack cocaine in the foreskin of his penis.
Mexican officials are investigating how a doctor was allowed to enter a prison and give a Botox injection to high-profile inmate Sandra Avila Beltran.
The doctor performed an “unauthorised procedure” at the jail on the outskirts of Mexico City, officials said.
The prison’s director and hospital chief have been relieved of duties.
Ms Avila Beltran, dubbed the Queen of the Pacific, was last year cleared of trafficking charges but prosecutors are appealing against the decision.
“The doctor was admitted by the person in charge of the medical area, violating all procedures. The aim was to carry out a therapeutic treatment that is not authorised for inmates,” a prison authority statement said.
How much privacy does an employee have when using a work laptop at home?
Not much, it seems, after a senior public servant was sacked after Googling the word “knockers” and looking at legal pornography. That was despite the access being out of work hours and the public servant using his own internet service provider.
A Tucson man was arrested and charged with fraud and computer tampering Friday in connection with an incident in 2009 in which he is alleged to have inserted a porn clip into the Super Bowl broadcast being watched by Tucson Comcast customers.
Hackers have repeatedly penetrated the computer network of the company that runs the Nasdaq Stock Market during the past year, and federal investigators are trying to identify the perpetrators and their purpose, according to people familiar with the matter.
The exchange’s trading platform—the part of the system that executes trades—wasn’t compromised, these people said. However, it couldn’t be determined which other parts of Nasdaq’s computer network were accessed.
Investigators are considering a range of possible motives, including unlawful financial gain, theft of trade secrets and a national-security threat designed to damage the exchange.
The Nasdaq situation has set off alarms within the government because of the exchange’s critical role, which officials put right up with power companies and air-traffic-control operations, all part of the nation’s basic infrastructure.
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Five-year-old Annabelle Whitehouse was born with skin that’s red, dry and scaly — and every day, she sheds every piece of it.
“It’s like snakeskin, that sheds and comes off,” her mother, Sonia Whitehouse, told TODAY. The Whitehouses live in an English town called Sutton Coldfield.
Annabelle has a condition called ichthyosis, a term that gets its name from the Greek word for fish — a reference to the scaly look and feel that the genetic skin disorder causes. Annabelle’s skin would thicken and harden — like scales — from head to toe, if her parents didn’t exfoliate her every night and apply thick creams and special bandages onto her skin several times a day. Her hands and face require a new coat of lotion every half hour.
This nine-year-old girl can’t play in the snow or enjoy an ice cream in the summer – because the slightest cold could kill her.
Nine-year-old Priscilla Pomerantz suffers from Cold Urticaria, which means she becomes sick, develops itchy hives and could even stop breathing if she gets too cold.
This means she must stay wrapped up warm indoors during winter and can never go swimming or enjoy cold drinks in summer.
In December 2010 the Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched a monthly competition in association with Cincinnati-based Proctor & Gamble (P&G) to solicit innovative ideas from Indian researchers. Winners were promised a cash award of $1000 and possible commercialization of their ideas by P&G, which has a beauty business worth over US$10 billion in global sales.
But the competition’s first call – for skin whitening alternatives to hydroquinone, which is not approved for use in many places including the European Union – has prompted criticism from researchers who argue that such products help to propagate racist attitudes in the country.
“But really, once you stop working you realize that you don’t need a whole lot of money. I mean, I think that when you start working, you’re essentially trading your leisure time (i.e. happiness) for money. And then when you’re working and miserable, the natural impulse is to try and reverse that transaction and buy some of your happiness back. So you become a compulsive shopper.”
A blaze started by fireworks to celebrate the Lunar New Year has destroyed a five-star hotel in northeast China.
The fire gutted the hotel in Shenyang, capital of the Liaoning province, before dawn today, according to the country’s Xinhua news agency.
Xinhua said firefighters had trouble dealing with the fire because their fire engines shot water up only 50 metres, while the building is 219 metres tall.
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