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Op-Ed: Costa Concordia captain plays 'shell game' with truth about ship

The captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, continues to deny fault in the disaster that took 32 lives on Jan. 13, 2012, and his latest statement is one of his most deceptive. He's playing a shell game.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Sex Tape: Health-food store clerk on store video paying for sex

Police in New Orleans have arrested an employee of a health food store caught on security tape having sex with a prostitute in the back of the store. Not only was Charles West having sex on the job but he used a company check to pay for it.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Video: Watch Uruguay's Luis Suarez bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

Uruguay literally took a bite out of the Italy squad today as striker Luis Suarez allegedly bit Italian defender Chiellini in the shoulder in the 79th minute of Uruguay’s final Group G World Cup game against Italy.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Tiger Woods to return next weekend, preparing for Majors

The US PGA Quicken Loans National at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, from June 26-29, is suddenly at the top of golf fans' watch list. That's because after a 3-month injury layoff, Tiger Woods will make his return there.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

T.O. security guard ambushed in heist, shot, 3 suspects caught

Toronto police are describing the attempted robbery of an armoured car in the early hours of Thursday as more of an ambush of a security guard. The guard was shot multiple times while outside the vehicle but managed to fire back.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Cristiano Ronaldo may be out of 2014 World Cup due to knee injury

After Cristiano Ronaldo left a training session early Wednesday and iced his knee, rumors about his availability are swirling. Some media reported he is out of the World Cup altogether due to an injury in his left knee, but that news is unconfirmed.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

$50 million Canadian lottery ticket unclaimed, will expire

Somewhere in Canada, most likely in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, sits a piece of paper that entitles the holder to $50 million. It is a Lotto Max lottery ticket, bought Dec. 20 in Edmonton, and it has not been turned in.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

World Cup 2014: Japanese fans clean up stadium after team's loss

Win or lose it's not something you'll see fans of any other nation's team do at the World Cup, or anywhere. But it's tradition in Japan to clean up following a sporting event and so that's what they did after Japan lost 2-1 to the Ivory Coast in Brazil.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

A brief history of the penalty shoot-out at FIFA World Cup

The placement of the ball, a step back, the moment before, the approach and...welcome to penalty shootouts at the World Cup. Even those who don't like to see a game decided in a shoot-out — and that's most of us — can't turn away from them.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

New Zealand man who sued prostitute for refund loses in court

A man in New Zealand who sued a prostitute in court, claiming he did not receive satisfaction from her when he hired her for a sexual favor, has lost his case. Indeed, he has lost so badly the judge said he must pay his legal bills - and hers.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

The bear is loose: President Obama takes stroll, greets passersby

Doubtless for U.S. President Barack Obama's detractors the video linked here won't be so watchable. But it should keep amused all of those who do like the man. He's a friendly, personable guy and the video shows it.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

6 Iranians arrested for dancing in 'Happy' video are released

Six young Iranians who made a dance video to singer Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' are free. They weren't free for a while though as they were arrested for making what Tehran police chief Hossen Sajedinia called a "vulgar clip which hurt public chastity."
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Contract to dismantle Costa Concordia awarded to a port soon

The date to tow away the now-upright Costa Concordia keeps moving back but it will happen sometime, very likely within the next two months. The question is what port will the 114,500 tonnes former cruise ship be towed to in order to be dismantled?
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Explorer finds shipwreck of Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria

The American underwater archaeological explorer Barry Clifford has reached back 522 years and solved the mystery of where Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria wound up. The ship sunk off the north coast of Haiti in 1492 and Clifford believes he's found it.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Texas cop fired by city council after shooting 93-year-old woman

A police officer in Texas was fired today days after shooting dead a 93-year-old woman. The woman held a gun and reports say she fired twice; at some point Officer Stephen Stem told her to put it down three times; she refused and he fired four shots.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Canada gets its first marijuana vending machine — Guess where?

Vancouver - Let's do away with the suspense created by the title: Canada has its first marijuana vending machine in, naturally, Vancouver. The city's a haven for the pot movement but this vending machine is strictly about medical marijuana.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Canadian boy fights for life, seeks new treatment and needs help

This is a story of pain that wants very badly to become a story of joy. Zack Downey is by all accounts an energetic baseball player and a wonderful kid. He's fighting not to become a statistic and though strong, and with spirit, he can't do it alone.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Sasquatch footage? Hiker says video is of a Bigfoot near Squamish

You will have to look at it yourself, but a man called Mr. Lamont uploaded a video to YouTube that he says he believes to be of a Sasquatch, of Bigfoot. The mythical creature hasn't been proven to exist and this video likely won't change that.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Motorcyclist helps elderly man cross dangerous street, rides on

Simple but sweet. That's a pretty good way to describe a video warming the hearts of people all over our planet. It's shot from a dash cam on a motorbike in a city in Russia. The guy on the bike helps an elderly man cross a busy street.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Costa Concordia: Sponsons positioned to ready for tow from Giglio

The first of 19 more massive sponsons to be attached to the Costa Concordia was positioned last week to ready the ship to be towed from the Italian island of Giglio. The cruise liner has sat 300 meters from shore since the Jan. 13, 2012 tragedy.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro
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