Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
As some of you may know (especially the Chelsea fans), we have signed a new potential "Special One" as our manager and he brings with him vast experience, a firebrand personality, lots of trophies and of course, VERY DODGY QUOTES. Here's my personal favourite:
It was a gamble for Milan to sign him and Ancelotti had doubts when he first saw the boy from Brazil. He said: "They'd been talking to me about a kid in Brazil. I'd never heard of Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite. From the name he sounded more like a televangelist and that wasn't far wrong. All that was missing was his satchel with his books and his snack. Oh my God, we have brought a university student! Kaka didn't have anything of a Brazilian footballer. He reminded me of a Jehovah Witness."
Thursday, June 4, 2009
THE doting parents had both quit their jobs to care for their fragile five-year-old son after a car accident left him completely paralysed from the neck down.
But destiny had another unkind trick planned for this small family in England.
Little Sam Puttick contracted the deadly brain bug meningitis last Tuesday and died at home three days later.Stricken with sorrow, ex-charity worker Neil, 34, and his Japanese-born translator wife Kazumi, 44, could not face life without Sam.
And so on Sunday, the couple left an extremely emotional typewritten note and drove 140 miles from their home to the 500ft Beachy Head suicide spot in East Sussex.
There they leapt to their deaths. Sam's little body was found in a zipped-up rucksack alongside his parents' bodies.
A second rucksack nearby was filled with Sam's toys, including his favourite yellow toy tractor.
Neil and Kazumi went because they wanted to be with their precious Sam and could not bear the thought of him being helpless and alone.
While it might be an inspiration to the devotion parents have for their children, it is also a grim reminder to those sickening parents who abuse, neglect and starve their own children.
Many of us may not agree with suicide, but as parents, we cannot imagine living a day without our young.Those who condemn the suicide as a weak and shameful thing do have a point.
Imagine the pain their extended family and friends will now have to go through.
Truth is: your life is not just your own, part of it belongs to those who love you.
Sam's story is a heartwrencher. His perfect life was ruined by a careless driver.
The youngster was just 18 months old when he was left effectively quadriplegic following a car crash in 2005.
His car seat was flung through the window of his mother's car during a head-on collision.
His spinal cord was completely severed in the accident.
Till his death, Sam could speak quite clearly and move his head but apart from that, he was all tubes.
Neil and Kazumi set up a website after his accident and raised close to RM200,000 to buy specialist equipment for their severely disabled boy.
Doctors said Sam would never recover from his injuries but his parents refused to give up hope that he would walk, talk and breathe again.
Doesn't his story make you say thank you for the life you have?
Don't we just want to hug our kids?
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Troy Whitson entered an Alford plea on Monday in Lewis County Superior Court, meaning he admitted no wrongdoing but acknowledged he'd likely be convicted, KITI-AM radio reported.
The 21-year-old from the town of Cinebar is restricted from owning animals for two years.
His malamutes have been placed with new owners.
Prosecutor Michael Golden said Whitson is a member of a group known as Furries who identify with animals and dress the part in makeup, ears and tail.
Golden says Furries gather for social events but having sex with animals is not part of their normal behaviour. He says two of Whitson's Furry friends witnessed the animal sex and turned him in.