Max Mosley sues Google in France and Germany over 'orgy' search results
- guardian.co.uk, Friday 25 November 2011 02.27 EST
Max Mosley is suing Google in France and Germany in an attempt to force the internet company to monitor and censor search results about his alleged sado-masochistic orgy.
The former Formula One boss revealed he is taking legal action against Google during his testimony before the Leveson inquiry at London's royal courts of justice on Thursday.
Mosley is battling to remove from the internet false and libellous references to an alleged "Nazi-themed" orgy and a News of the World video. He told the inquiry he had taken legal action in 22 countries and ordered the removal of material from 193 websites in Germany.
"The fundamental thing is that Google could stop this appearing but they don't or won't as a matter of principle," he told the inquiry. "The really dangerous things are the search engines."
It is understood Google has removed hundreds of references to the defamatory claims after requests from Mosley's solicitors. READ MORE HERE
Having a brawl: Study finds most harmful nightlife fights kick off on dance floor
By LYDIA WARREN
Last updated at 10:18 PM on 13th December 2011
When you’re at the work Christmas party this festive season, make sure you don’t dance anywhere near the office snitch.
A study has found that the dance floor is the most likely place for brawls to break out inside a drinking establishment.
Around one in five of the most harmful incidents took place on the dance floor, while another 13 per cent were near it, researchers found.
The research, by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto found, looked at ‘hotspots’ for aggression in bars and clubs across the city during a two-year study. READ MORE HERE
Researchers made more than 1,300 visits to 118 bars and clubs that could hold more than 300 people. They went on Fridays and Saturdays between midnight and 3 a.m.
Cops: Man stabs wife to death at bank in South Carolina Walmart
BY PHILIP CAULFIELD / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Wednesday, December 14 2011, 1:28 PM
Holiday shoppers at a South Carolina Walmart watched in horror as a man stabbed his wife to death in the store during a heated argument, authorities said.
The big box retailer remained opened for business after the grisly slaying, police and witnesses said.
Avery Blandin, 46, of Simpsonville, is facing murder charges for brutally stabbing his wife, Lila Blandin, 38, as she was worked at a bank located inside the Greenville store on Saturday, cops told local station WYFF.
Phillip Tallent was shopping for Christmas lights with his family when he heard the chilling screams.
"When I looked, I could see a couple of stabbing motions, and I started to run towards the front," Tallent told the station. "When I got up there ... (the man) was making a stomping motion at (the woman) across her chest and neck area.”
Blandin fled the scene, but cops caught up with him after he wrecked his truck during the getaway attempt, police said. READ MORE HERE
A MAN modelling women's lingerie? Andrej Pejic proves a push-up bra can create serious cleavage... even for the truly flat-chested
Last updated at 4:31 PM on 13th December 2011
Most lingerie firms might choose a Victoria's Secret-esque bombshell to model its latest push-up bra.
But though Dutch department store Hema has certainly cast a beauty in its new lingerie campaign, the fact that star model Andrej Pejic is actually a man makes him an unlikely choice.
While the 20-year-old may look as stunning on the catwalk in Jean Paul Gaultier womenswear as he does in Marc Jacobs menswear, can he really do the business when it comes to women's bras?
In fact, the Serbian-born, Australian-raised supermodel is a clever choice.
Not only does Mr Pejic make headlines with every campaign he does, his notable lack of cleavage proves that Hema's new bra can give even the flattest chests some shape. READ MORE HERE
11 Offbeat December Holidays You Still Have Time to Celebrate
by Laura Turner Garrison - December 14, 2011 - 12:22 AM
1. December 14th: Monkey Day
According to the official Monkey Day website, Monkey Day is an “annual celebration of all things simian, a festival of primates, a chance to scream like a monkey and throw feces at whomever you choose.” The origins of the holiday are unknown, though it has been observed since at least 2003.
2. December 15th: National Cat Herder’s Day
Cat herding is as difficult as it sounds. Founded by a California couple, National Cat Herder’s Day isn’t just for people who actually wrangle felines, but also those whose lives or jobs feel as if they are constantly herding around cats. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, perhaps it will help to add the celebration of this obscure holiday to your Thursday schedule.
3. December 15th: Bill of Rights Day
On December 15th, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified by three-quarters of the States, giving us the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution. This is a day to honor those certain inalienable rights like freedom of press and a speedy trial by jury. The Bill of Rights Day site has suggestions on how to celebrate, such as ranking your rights, BOR print-outs for your coworkers, and trivia! READ MORE HERE