British people drink twice as much when alone and throwing their own drinks.

Home drinkers in England drink more than they think they do. According to experiments done across England it was found that the average person throwing a drink at home when they are by themselves use on average 57ml which is double than they would get if they were in a pub.

The campaign called "Know your limits" did the study and according to them people throw much more when they are alone at home.

The Minister for Public Health Gillian Merron said “Many of us enjoy a drink, especially at New Year.

“But it’s easy to get carried away and it’s worrying to see just how much more people might be unwittingly pouring for themselves and their friends at home on a regular basis.

“Over time, such over-generosity may backfire and harm your health. If you want to minimise your risk of diseases like cancer, heart disease and stroke, it’s worth paying attention to the size of your measures.

“New Year is a good time to re-think how much you drink.”

 

 

 

 

Iran Intelligence asks for photos and videos to identify "rioters"

Tehran, Iran – The Intelligence ministry of Iran has asked people of Iran to send them videos and pictures of what Iran calls rioters. This brings the importance of covering their faces in this new crunch down on protesters.

The Iranian government has warned of violence against those that protest today in Iran. The Iranian government used pictures in the past to convict and execute people that they find through the pictures and videos. 

Foreign media would be encouraged not to post pictures of Iranians showing their faces in videos or pictures as they face certain death if they are identified.

 

Video – Many protesters gathered at Mashhad Azad university

Tehran, Iran – Tehran is in a tense moment as protesters gather for today’s big protest in support of Mousavi and against the Iranian regime. The streets of Tehran basically look like a locked down prison state according to those on the ground there. 

The protesters are nervous which is can be understood why as the Iranian regime warned of violence against today’s protesters.

 

Michelle Lang award winning Canadian journalist dies in Afghanistan

Calgary, Canada – She was a full-time health reporter and also won a National Newspaper Award this year. Lang was on a mission to cover the Afghan war but ended up being one of the casualties of this long war.

Michelle Lang is the fourth reporter to die in the Afghan war in the last three years. She was killed by a IED in Afghanistan. 

The health minister of Canada also gave out a statement about her death:

"We are all very saddened to hear this tragic news. Michelle covered health issues with professionalism, accuracy and thoroughness. She was tenacious in her quest to inform Albertans, and for her diligence she was very well respected. I express my condolences to her family, friends and all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this very heartbreaking time."

 

 

Image by Oldmaison via Flickr

 

 

Hard by Rihanna – Music Video and Lyrics

When I heard ‘Hard’ for the first time I thought it was cool now I have seen the video and heard all the lyrics I am confused. Hard is a self glorifying song and I had better expectations of her than this.  I loved Rihanna’s old songs like Umbrella even Disturbia was cool because it was so different from what has become the norm. She sang with a beat about something else that was not just about herself but it seems it was to much to hope that it would last.

The song is good and the music video is hot it reminds me of Tank Girl but I am rather disappointed. Yes, she is fantastic, no arguing about that but why make a song about yourself saying how hard and good you are? Unless I am missing the point, she did write this just after the whole Chris Brown fiasco, maybe she just wanted to show the world that she is a strong woman? I like the new edge to her music giving her a punk rock sound, it’s just the lyrics that bug me they seem so self absorbed.

It will most likely win awards and be in the billboards for a while to come, here is Rihanna’s latest released music video ‘Hard’

Rihanna Hard Official Full Music Video HD

Lyrics:

Yeah, yeah, yeah (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, yeah, yeah (A yeah, yeah, yeah)
A yeah, yeah, yeah (A yeah, yeah, yeahhh)
A yeah, a yeah, a yeah, yeahhh
A yeah, a yeah, a yeah, yeahhh

They can say whateva
I’ma do whateva
No pain is foreva
Yup, ya know this

Tougher than a lion
Aint no need in tryin’
I live where the sky ends
Yup, ya know this

Never lyin’, truth tella
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up
All black on, black top shades
Black top Maybach

I’ma rock this shit like fashion hasn’t
goin’ til they say stop
And my, runway never looked so clear
With the hottest bitch in heels right here

No fear, and while you are getting your cry on
I’m getting my fly onnn
Sincere, I see you aimin’ at my pedastal
I betta let ya know

That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
So hard, so hard, so hard, so hard

A yeah, yeah, yeah
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up
A yeah, yeah, yeah
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up
A yeah, yeah, yeah
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up
So hard, so hard, so hard, so hard

All up on it
Know you want to clone it
Aint like me
That chick too phony
Ride this beat, beat, beat like a pony
Meet me at the top (top, top)
It’s gettin’ lonely

Who think they test me now
Run through yo town
I’ll shut it down
Brilliant, resilient
Fan mail from 27 million

And I want it all
It’s gonna take more than that
hope that ain’t all you got
I need it all
The money, the fame, the cars, the clothes

I can’t just let you run up on me like that (all on me like that)
Yeahhh
I see you aimin’ at my pedastal
So I think I gotta let ya know

That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
So hard, so hard, so hard, so hard

Go hard or go home
Back to your residence
Soon the red doors get a block back to the presidents
I used to run my old block like Obama did
You don’t gotta believe me, go ask my momma then

Couldn’t even come in my room
Smell like a kilo
Look like me and two of my boys playin’ casino
Cali’s all I keep in my bag in California
Tell them to give me back my swag
They try to clone me

You see my Louis chucks, Louis bag, Louis frames, Louis belt
What that make me
Louis mane

I’m in the all white party wearin’ all black
With my new black watch called the heart attack
Cardiac arrest, cardiac wrist
Yeah, they say they’re hard
They aint hard as this

Hard!

One word describes me
And if I wasn’t doin’ this
You know where I be, too hard

Where them girls talkin’ back
Where them girls talkin’ back
Where they at, where they at, where they at

Where them bloggers girls at
Where them bloggers girls at
Where they at, where they at, where they at

Where ya lighters at
Where ya lighters at
Where they at, where they at, where they at
www.musicloversgroup.com
So hard, so hard, so hard, so hard

That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
That I, I, I, I’m so hard
A yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m so hard
So hard, so hard, so hard, so hard

That I, I, I

Shocking video shows Iran abduction, also girl missing since Sunday in Iran

Tehran, Iran – This shocking video shows a unknown Iranian man being abducted during the Iran protests earlier this month.

Iranians face death and execution if they are caught during these protests and another count surfaced of a 29 year old girl that got abducted just two days ago and is still missing.

A girl called Leili Afshar went missing on Sunday while heading towards the shops in Tehran. It is widely suspected that she was abducted.

 

Breaking: Iran anti-riot, police forces are not local, artillery moving into Tehran

Tehran, Iran – Many people who speak to the riot police and those military personel streaming into Tehran today say that the police and army is not local because they ask locals where the places are that they are supposed to go. They also have difference accents according to locals to whom questions of directions were asked.

Heavy aritllery also moving into Tehran now. People on the ground say that Tehran looks like a war zone ahead of the actual war.

Story is developing.

 

American website in Bali, Inonesia warns of terrorist or "Bali attack"

Bali, Indonesia – The American website in Bali today warned about a "Bali attack" tonight amidst new year celebrations. The website however told tourists not to panic but to be at full alert.

 

The Bali Tourism Board widely distributed this message: “The Governor of Bali Mr. Mangku Pastika wishes to share a message with all of us: ‘There is an indication of an attack to Bali tonight,’ but please don’t panic, but put your security system to full alert.”  This message is shared verbatim for your information. The safety and security recommendations in our Consular Information Sheet, quoted below, remain valid.

“Indonesian police and security forces take active measures against both ongoing threats posed by terrorist cells, including Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), a U.S. government-designated terrorist organization that carried out several bombings at various times from 2002 to 2009 and outbreaks of violence elsewhere.  While Indonesia’s counterterrorism efforts have been ongoing and partly successful, violent elements have demonstrated a willingness and ability to carry out deadly attacks with little or no warning.  Most recently, in November 2009, unknown assailants shot at foreigners in Banda Aceh, North Sumatra, an area that was devastated by the 2004 tsunami and the scene of a long-running separatist conflict that ended in 2005.  The gunfire wounded a European development worker.  A house occupied by U.S. citizen teachers was targeted and hit by gunfire, but there were no U.S. citizen casualties.  In July 2009, attacks by armed assailants in Papua resulted in several deaths, including security personnel and one Australian national.  Also in July, suspected JI elements bombed two Western hotels in Jakarta, killing nine Indonesians and foreigners and injuring over 50, including six U.S. citizens.  U.S. citizens in Indonesia must be physically and mentally prepared to cope with future attacks even as they go about their normal daily routines.

Extremists may target both official and private interests, including hotels, clubs and shopping centers.  While it may be difficult to modify one’s behavior to counter risks in a country where places in which U.S. citizens and other Westerners must congregate to live and work are well known and few in number, it is also extremely necessary.  In their work and daily living activities, and while traveling, U.S. citizens should be vigilant and prudent at all times.  We urge U.S. citizens to monitor local news reports, vary their routes and times, and maintain a low profile.  U.S. citizens must consider the security and safety preparedness of hotels, residences, restaurants, and entertainment or recreation venues that they frequent.”

Police, Army vehicles creep into Tehran ahead of today's opposition protests

Tehran, Iran – Opposition members and protesters today face the wrath of the Iranian regime as they plan to protest in support of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi. A rally is planned for today.

Police vehicles are streaming into the Tehran today blocking off many of the squares ahead of the protests. Reports of vehicles coming in, armored, military and police vehicles are coming in the capital today.

The streets are full of anti riot police wearing full body armor and seems ready to fight.

There’s a heavy police presence in the capital Tehran today. The Iranian regime warned protesters and supporters of Mousavi that they will face a harsh crackdown and violence if they proceed to join in the anti government rallies.

The Guardian Council already gave out a statement that the Iranian people protesting or planning to protest today are guilty and face death and execution before they protest.

This week more than 11 Journalists were arrested and the media in Iran is basically non existent, Iran also made the most dangerous country to be a journalist in 2009. On Sunday also called "bloody Sunday" 35 people are reported to have died and many people abducted which no one heard from since.

Greenpeace gets $30 000 penalty for Mount Rushmore stunt

Mount Rushmore, USA – Earlier this year Greenpeace USA hanged a protest banner on Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the US, on 8 July 2009 they scaled the mountain and hung the banner. They got arrested afterward and charged with federal misdemeanors.

They were fined $30 000 in penalties and if the face more penalties within the next 5 years it will be $100 000 or up to $100 000.

Since Greenpeace USA did their stunt security at the memorial were upgraded and tours also have been limted.