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Costa Concordia Captain Schettino's trial hears damning evidence

The head of the Costa Cruises crisis unit, Roberto Ferrarini, was on the witness stand last week in the trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the tragic Costa Concordia. His evidence is the latest to suggest Mr. Schettino has lied about his role.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Video of Air Canada baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases

Air Canada has some explaining to do after a man posted a video of the airline's baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases several metres down a staircase/ramp. The man was in a plane when he filmed it and he then posted it later on Youtube.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

U.K. first aid demo for kids goes wrong as 'victim' gets injured

It's rather a given a first aid demonstration is supposed to be about how to help someone who gets injured. Not about actually injuring someone. But the best laid plans....
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Lady Gaga posts painful selfie after getting wisdom teeth yanked

Given Lady Gaga has over 40 million twitter followers it must be the most viewed I-got-my-wisdom-teeth-pulled photo in history. The Fame Monster tweeted out the photo after visiting the dentist Thursday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Munich creates 6 Urban Naked Zones for nudists to sunbath in buff

If you're visiting the German city of Munich you have the choice of experiencing it naked while still in the public eye. That's because Munich city council has created 6 zones in which it's okay to strip and be nude.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Man taking selfie as train goes by, kicked in head by conductor

I'm not sure this is the most riveting piece of footage but it is one of the oddest results of a selfie you'll see. It's a video of a man, Jared Michael, posted on YouTube, getting kicked in the head as he attempts to take a selfie as a train passes by.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

South Korea hopes 'air pockets' keeping some in sunken ship alive

It may not be much to hope for but officials leading the efforts to rescue missing ferry passengers, most of them high-school students, are hoping "air pockets" in the sunken ship are keeping some alive. As many as 268 are still missing.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

The hunt for MH370: Search area has been 'significantly narrowed'

On Saturday it will be six weeks since the disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 but there is a chance it will be found by then. Searchers are buoyed in their belief they are close by an examination of pings heard to date conducted by the U.S. Navy.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 21 comments

Gloucester rugby side seeks calmer fans after raucus Bath match

The Gloucester rugby side is being proactive in trying to get unruly fans to fall in line with the respectful majority, it says. This is on the heels of Saturday's 18-17 loss to Bath in which some fans were rowdy. The side issued a statement Wednesday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Study of young marijuana users' brains shows abnormalities

An American study on young people who use marijuana up to 4 times each week has found their brains show abnormalities that could indicate cognitive problems. The study was published in the Wednesday issue of the 'Journal of Neurosciences.'
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 10 comments

Five youths stabbed to death in Canada at house party in Calgary

Calgary police have made an arrest after four young males and one female, late teens to early 20s, were stabbed to death at a house party in the city. Details are sketchy, but police say that the assailant fled the scene but they have captured him.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 9 comments

UK website launched for May film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

The Royal Blog of Oz, the "Wizard of Oz"/L. Frank Baum blog of Dorothy and Ozma Productions, owned by Jared Davis and others in the Oz community recently reported that the United Kingdom website for Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return has launched.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Lady Gaga admits using facial tape on eyes daily to look younger

It has made dozens of news sites so it might as well make ours; Lady Gaga says she uses facelift tape around her eyes daily. She does it, she admits, to look younger, and because she enjoys the ritual of putting it on.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Naked beekeeper in China covers body with 460,000 bees

Chinese beekeeper She Ping has become one of the first humans to have 100 pounds of bees - that would be about 460,000 of them - hanging around with him. Or make that read ON him, as Ping's assistants put all 100 pounds on his body at once.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Op-Ed: B.C. Law Soc. allows Christian school with discriminatory policy

On Friday, the B.C. Law Society voted by a 20-6 count to dismiss a motion aimed at barring graduates of Trinity Western's new, and discriminatory, law school from practicing in their province. That decision honors neither the province or country.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Wedding surprise as priest bursts into song (Video)

Oldcastle - Chris and Leah O'Kane got a big surprise when Father Ray Kelly burst into song at their wedding in Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. He serenaded them with his version of Leonard Cohen's 1984 song "Hallelujah" and now the video has gone viral.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Gossip site says Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are shacking up

Using 'a source told us' to verify their claims - so make of it what you will - Hollywood Life and writer Emily Longeretta say they have what amounts to a pretty big scoop on Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. The site says the two are moving in together.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Pope Francis apologizes for priests who sexually abused children

Aware the Catholic Church has been heavily criticized for not responding adequately to the issue of child sex abuse by priests, Pope Francis made a strongly worded apology on Friday. He did so while meeting with child-rights groups.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Costa Concordia helmsman found, may be forced to testify in Italy

The trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that hit a reef Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32, is ongoing and an important witness may soon take the stand. That witness is Rusil Bin, the helmsman on that fateful night.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments
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