Friday, September 12, 2014

HIV-positive man ordered to stop virus by Seattle court

HIV positive
A Seattle judge has ordered an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and to seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years. The man, known only as "AO" in court documents, is required to show up for counselling and to protect future sexual partners. Officials maintain they are not trying to criminalise sexual activity but to protect public health. The man could face fines or jail time if he does not comply. About 50,000 people in the US are newly infected with HIV every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 16% of the 1.1 million people living with the virus do not know they are infected.
AO tested positive for HIV in 2008 and spread the virus to at least eight people in 2010-14, according to court documents viewed by local news media. He had done so despite receiving HIV counselling - including how to practise safe sex - five times, the Seattle Times reportsIn a statement, the King County Public Health department said it had only sought a cease-and-desist order against an HIV-positive individual once before, in 1993.
INC News, 12/09/2014

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18-y.o. girl marries dog in India

Girl married a dog

18-year-old Indian girl Mangli Munda has married a dog to break an evil spell that was expected to bring misfortune to her first husband, family and community, Tengrinews reports citing British Daily Mail.
The village's elders in Jharkhand state, India told her family that the curse was hanging over the young girl and according to the village's customs, the only way to ward off the spell is to marry a dog. Otherwise, the spell was to bring a bad luck to Mangli's first husband. "The village elders told us that we should organise the wedding as soon as we can. We had to make sure that the evil spell is destroyed," Mangli's father Sri Amnmunda said.
The father of the girl brought a stray dog that was destined to become Mangli’s spouse.
Even though the girl herself was not particularly enthusiastic about wedding a dog, she complied because she believed that it would help change her destiny for the better. "I am marrying a dog because the village elders believe that my evil spell will be passed on to the dog,” she said, “After that is done, the man I will marry will have a long life.”
The wedding was organized in accordance with all Hindu traditions. “Apart from the fact that the groom is a dog, we followed all customs. We respected the dog as much as we would respect a normal groom," Mangli's mother Seems Devi said, “We had to spend money on this wedding in the same way as we would in a normal wedding. But that is the only way we could get rid of her bad luck and ensure the benevolence of the village.”
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Golden Princess found 2 years ago finally shown to public

Golden Princess

Golden Princess is the most astonishing archaeological find of recent years in Kazakhstan. It took two years of careful tests and research to understand the truly global significance of this find. For one, it shows that the Sacae described by Herodotus were the Saka tribes of Central Asia.

Herodotus wrote in his Histories: “The Sacae, who are Scythians, have high caps tapering to a point and stiffly upright, which they wear on their heads.”

The Golden Princess found in West Kazakhstan Oblast had a high conical cap topped with a golden pommel shaped as a mountain goat head.

Head of West Kazakhstan Oblast Center for History and Archaeology Murat Sdykov said that the hat was a unique artefact not found anywhere else before. “That is what we have been talking about – the Saka Tigraxauda, who wore pointed caps, the Scythians described by Herodotus, this has finally been confirmed,” the scientist said as quoted by Moi Gorod.

At last, residents of Uralsk, the administrative center of the Oblast where the discovery was made, were able to see the exhibition of the reconstructed ancient Saka costume. The permanent exhibition was unveiled on 6 September as part of the City Day celebrations. 

The presentation was held at the Museum of Regional History, where the visitors were shown the artifacts found during the excavations, including golden jewelry and the reconstructed costume prepared by renowned Kazakh archeologist and restorer Krym Altynbekov.

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Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein crown NY Fashion Week

Calvin Kleine in NY

Design royalty Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein sent their spring/summer 2015 collections down the catwalks ahead of Marc Jacobs Thursday as New York Fashion Week gives way to the European season, AFP reports.
Sage green ghurka cotton cargo pants, safari chic, tulle evening gowns and golden sandals -- Ralph Lauren's woman is an adventurer and a princess.
There was a deep amethyst silk top, lemon silk taffeta made into a blouson jacket, hot pink and bright orange paired with the preponderance of sage green.
For daywear there were jodhpurs, suede cargo pants, cotton safari shirts and a safari jacket, a suede skirt, and suede peplum and nude tulle beaded tops.
The evening look was a hot pink evening gown with tulle skirt and tight bodice, cinched at the waist with a belt. Or a full yellow tulle skirt paired with a sage green safari shirt, opened at the neck to reveal layered beads in a necklace.
"Beautiful, gorgeous, chic, safari chic, I think he took us to Africa," said Avil Graham, journalist at Harper's Bazaar US.
It was the second collection of the week for Lauren, 74, who unveiled his Polo line to great fanfare at an innovative 4D holographic event in Central Park.
"He's an American icon so he's just fantastic. You couldn't have a fashion week without Ralph Lauren," said Suzanne Donaldson from the Mrs Sizzle website.
Over at Calvin Klein, womenswear creative director, the Brazilian-born Francisco Costa, offered a total contrast in black, navy, white, red and silver.
Actress and New York fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker sat in the front row next to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for a show that did little to deviate from the vintage Klein look.
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Principal dancers of Bolshoi Theatre to perform in Astana Opera House

The principal dancers of Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Russia Alexander Volchkov and Yekaterina Shipulina will perform in Astana Opera House for the first time ever on September 23, Tengrinews reports citing the press-service of Astana Opera.
The Russian ballet dancers will take part in the staging of Aram Khachaturyan’s Spartacusballet, directed by the outstanding Russian choreographer Yuri Grigorovich. Alexander Volckov will star as Crassus, and Yekaterina Shipulina will perform Aegina’s part.
Outstanding Kazakh ballet dancer of Astana Opera House Bakhtiyar Adamzhan will perform the main part of Spartacus, and leading soloist of Astana Opera Madina Basbayeva will star as Phrygia.
The leading ballet designer Simon Virsaladze, known since the Soviet era, worked on the stage design of the historical ballet.
Astana Opera Choir led by the Honored Artist of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Dautov and the Symphony Orchestra conducted by the Honored Artist of Kazakhstan Aidar Abzhakhanov will take part in the performance.

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Eni, le accuse dell'ex ministro nigeriano: "Una truffa dei vertici a danno del gruppo"

ENI e Nigeria
Una gigantesca truffa a danno dell'Eni attuata dai suoi manager di punta e da alcuni intermediari nigeriani e russi. A svelarla sarebbero le carte depositate nella causa civile di Londra avviata e vinta in primo grado dall'affarista Emeka Obi contro l'ex ministro del petrolio nigeriano, Dan Etete. Sono le parole dell'ex ministro, messe a verbale nell'ottavo giorno del processo londinese a indicare i presunti beneficiari italiani della maxi tangente: "Sul fronte italiano, dai conti di Armanna e di Obi, il presidente di Eni Scaroni, Claudio Descalzi, Armanna stesso e l'attuale presidente e amministratore delegato di Eni che in Nigeria è Agip". Un giro di cariche, quest'ultimo, per definire, Roberto Casula, mentre Vincenzo Armanna era il responsabile delle attività minerarie dell'area sub-sahariana di Eni. Ed è lo stesso Etete a confermare al giudice che "Obi stava lavorando per alcuni manager di Eni che volevano mettere in atto una frode" a danno del gruppo petrolifero.

INC News, 12/09/2014-via Repubblica

Hawking biopic gets rave reviews at Toronto Film Festival

Panda keeper receives surprise 'bear' hug - no comment

Marriage contract between Napoleon and Josephine up for auction