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: 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 »»»»
Posted: March 30th, 2014 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Revolute | Tags: Documentary Film, Ellen DeGeneres, George Clooney, International Criminal Court, Invisible Children, Joseph Kony, Kony 2012, Lady Gaga, Lords Resistance Army, miss A, P Diddy, President Obama, Revolute, Rihanna, Super Junior, U-KISS | Comments Off
One of our most popular posts has been Kony 2012, based on the documentary film and campaign to oust Joseph Kony from Uganda.
On October 6, 2005, the International Criminal Court - ICC - announced that arrest warrants had been issued for five members of the Lord’s Resistance Army for crimes against humanity following a sealed indictment. The Ugandan defense minister Amama Mbabazi revealed that the warrants included Joseph Kony, his deputy Vincent Otti, and LRA commanders Raska Lukwiya, Okot Odiambo, and Dominic Ongwen.
The Film Kony 2012, a campaign by humanitarian group Invisible Children aimed to make Joseph Kony infamous, “not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest… to set a precedent for international justice”.
Two years on and little has changed, the talk continues and so does Joseph Kony’s lawlessness :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 31st, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Children | Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, Italian Paedophile, Paedophile, Pietro Lamberti, Social Worker | Comments Off
Italy’s highest court has overturned the conviction of a 60-year-old man for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, because the verdict failed to take into account their “amorous relationship”. Pietro Lamberti, a social services worker in Catanzaro in southern Italy, was convicted in February 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison for sexual acts with a minor :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 10th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Art in the Streets | Tags: REBLOG! | Comments Off
FAVOURITE NEW THOUGHT! our buds at denialart.com have a superneat new Limited Edition – hand layed – screen print on offer. Not only are these prints hand stenciled, they’re singed, numbered and did we mention, superneat? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 6th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Cult of Celebrity, Favorite New Thought . . . | Tags: Batman, Batman vs Superman, Ben Affleck, Diana Prince, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Miss Universe, POP CULT, superman, Warner Brothers Pictures, Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder | Comments Off
The rumours surrounding Wonder Woman have been swishing around the Hollywood vine for almost a decade, everyone from Megan Fox to Olivia Munn to my fave, Angelina Jolie have been peddled as the new Linda Carter.
Rumours End NOW! Wonder Woman will debut in Batman vs Superman, and the star spangled babe is being played by Israeli born actress and model Gal Gadot. Ms Gadot’s other claims to fame are as 2004 Miss Universe contestant from Israel, she’s also starred in 3 Fast & Furious franchise films, including the latest Fast & Furious 6, she’s also had supporting roles in Knight & Day, and Date Night.
Warner Brothers Pictures confirmed yesterday that Gadot, 28, has been cast to play Diana Prince in director Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel follow-up. The as-yet-untitled movie, scheduled for release July 17, 2015, features Henry Cavill in his second stint as Superman and Ben Affleck, who’s making his debut as Bruce Wayne :: Read the full article »»»»