Posted: August 7th, 2014 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: News | Tags: Captain Coward, Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, La Sapienza University | Comments Off
Italy’s notorious shipwreck captain, accused of a fatal delay in sounding the alarm as his Costa Concordia cruise liner sank, has sparked outrage by giving a lecture to students on best emergency practices.
Francesco Schettino, dubbed Captain Coward after allegedly abandoning ship before his passengers were safe, was invited by a professor to speak for two hours at a criminology seminar linked to Rome’s La Sapienza university, despite being on trial for the deaths of 32 people in the 2012 disaster :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 5th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, News | Tags: Asia-Pacific, Asian Development Bank, Credit Corporation, Kiva, Microfinance, Poverty, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Social Lending | Comments Off
Scooters, coracles, beasts of burden and even crop stocks are providing the poor in the Asia Pacific region with new business opportunities. It’s a huge leap of faith for usually stayed banks and finance companies, but ‘movable asset’ loans are taking off.
Intangible assets, goods that are easily hidden, lost or sold, present unique risks for financiers. Since the global financial crisis the appetite of bankers for taking unnecessary risk has significantly reduced.
To overcome this, countries wanting to offer movable asset loans are passing legislation to set up “secured transaction” registers, one lender in PNG - Credit Corporation - secures 90 percent of its loans against movable assets and all of those loans have gone to Indigenous entrepreneurs :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 5th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., Quote of the Day | Tags: QOTD, quote of the day | Comments Off
Posted: June 26th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, Movie Review, News | Tags: Central Intelligence Agency, DPRK, James Franco, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, Seth Rogen, The Interview | Comments Off
Our most fovourite dictatorship, the DPRK has released a statement warning the US of serious retaliation if an upcoming comedy casting irony at the North Korean leader is not banned immediately.
North Korea has denounced a ‘The Interview’ a forthcoming American comedy film featuring a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong Un as an act of terrorism, the communist nation has threatened to unleash a “merciless counter-measure” if Washington fails to ban the movie.
The movie, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is scheduled for release in October this year :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 17th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: POP CULT | Tags: ADAM, Girl Band Orgasm, POP CULT | Comments Off
Dutch pop group ‘ADAM’ have filmed themselves enduring some serious pleasure while attempting to make their way through their latest single ‘Go To Go’.
It’s kind of funny, intimate, and very yummy, the spontaneous expressions are priceless…
ADAM gave an interview to VICE’s music blog Noisey where they explained their, um, process.
What’s happening beneath the frame is apparently “a trade secret,” one of the women said.
“It requires a lot of focus” to sing and orgasm at the same time. “Your voice goes all over the place, so you have to focus on your voice as well as the other stuff that’s going on in your body.”
Seems that intimacy sells, the band has scored more than 5 million views of it’s Youtube clip – below – and it’s Facebook page just clocked 10,000 likes, go girls :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 9th, 2014 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: News | Tags: Canada, Quirky News, Snailmail | Comments Off
A letter has mysteriously arrived in the mailbox of a Canadian woman 45 years after it was sent by her younger sister.
The missive, mailed by her then nine-year-old sibling, was sent in 1969 with a six-cent stamp, Anne Tingle told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The envelope was addressed to “Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Tingle,” with only a street name and incorrect home number, and was mailed from the Canadian city of Lethbridge.
It arrived wrapped in plastic with a note from Canada Post apologising for the envelope’s state, but not the delay :: Read the full article »»»»