Tuesday, 6 October 2015
5-18: Boxing - Men's World Amateur Championships, Doha, Qatar
8-11: Golf - USPGA at Presidents Cup, Incheon, South Korea
10: Rugby World Cup - Samoa v Scotland, St James' Park and Australia v Wales, Twickenham and England v Uruguay, Etihad Stadium
10: Rugby League - Super League Grand Final
11: F1 - Russian Grand Prix, Sochi
11: Rugby World Cup - France v Ireland, Millennium Stadium
13-17: Pakistan v England, first Test, Abu Dhabi
17-18: Rugby World Cup quarter-finals
17: Horse racing - British Champions Day, Ascot
22-26: Pakistan v England, second Test, Dubai
22-31: Athletics - IPC World Championships, Doha, Qatar
24-25: Rugby World Cup semi-finals
23-1 Nov: Gymnastics - World Artistic Championships, Glasgow
25: F1 - United States Grand Prix, Austin
26-1 Nov: Tennis - WTA Championships, Singapore
30-31: Horse racing - Breeders' Cup, Keeneland
31: Rugby World Cup final, Twickenham
The Federal Institute of Pharmaceuticals (BfArM) has rejected plans for legal cannabis sales in Berlin's Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district, Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain mayor Monika Herman of the Green Party announced on Monday.
The borough submitted plans for four "specialist cannabis shops" back in June.
But cannabis campaigners say that they will keep fighting.
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A new Facebook satellite providing Internet access will bring essential passive aggressive updates and irritating status messages to remote African villagers.
Village elders in a small village in The Democratic Republic Of Congo have spoken of the excitement amongst fellow villagers when news broke of the development.
Speaking through an interpreter he said, “We are all so excited and can’t wait to irritate the hell out of each other with puerile, crass and horribly misinformed status updates.”
“I also know for a fact that many of the villagers are looking forward to whining about their ailments and vague comments about the behaviour of ‘some people’ who will of course remain nameless.”
“Even though there are only 17 people in the village.”
“My sister is an extremely greedy woman, who will definitely be posting pictures of plates full of cakes and other horrendously unappetising foods.”
“This is bound to result in other womenfolk from neighbouring villages making thoroughly unconvincing comments, such as, ‘Mmmmmmmm looks scrummy babes!’.”
“Personally, I’m looking forward to the opportunity of acting the complete giddy arsehole.”
“Posting images containing deep political and philosophical dogma that goes way over my head, sexually harassing women I don’t know, and posting countless pictures of my hideous, bastard cat.”
A spokesperson for Facebook said last night: “We think it’s tremendously important that people in remote parts of Africa are subjected to the same will-to-live-sapping tedium that our site provides in the developed world.”
“We have already carried out a feasibility study amongst a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea and I’m happy to report that within days of their logging on, there was a sustained outbreak of killing and cannibalism.”NT
Liverpool’s new manager has no experience of running a professional football club but is properly good at the video game based on it.
It is widely hoped that the relative unknown/absolute beginner couldn’t make much more of a bollocks of things than Brendan Rogers has.
“Seriously, at this point, we were looking at getting a Yorkshire terrier to fill in,” said Simon Williams, Liverpool Chairman.
“But some busy-body said we should at least get a human in.”
“I mean, if Sky Sports can genuinely try to determine how good a player is based on their stats in the game, then why not a choose a manager in the same way?”
“Then Barry piped up and mentioned that his mate was really good at this video game thingy, so we’re getting him in to shake things up.”
“I say ‘we’, but I’m moving as far away from this as possible.”
Dave Sharp, 39, has been playing Football Manager for nearly twenty years in the hope that this kind of opportunity would come up.
“And now it’s happened” he beamed, “So fuck you, friends, family and colleagues who laughed at me.”
“I’m going to start off by bringing in Lionel Messi, pushing up the back 5, and ordering in absolutely shitloads of pringles to keep me going for this extended session.”
“That’s the spirit,” sighed Williams.
The serial killer's daughter who criticized a famous author
The vile nature of her father's crimes shocked Kerri and her family. He murdered two children—10 people all together—and took trophies.
“This was personal,” she said, “in a way that nobody else can understand. I had had enough. I had stayed quiet for all those years after my dad's arrest. Wondering when somebody's going to come knocking on my door with a camera. And all of a sudden this famous writer is talking on television about my family. I just had enough and decided to finally say something and stick up for my mom.”
Rawson received backlash on social media for criticizing King. But, in a way, the experience was cathartic. After nine years of silence, Rawson feels "like I can talk about this openly and not have to hide. Talking about it felt like a huge release, like finally letting the air out of the bag.”
King responded to Rawson's concerns in a polite e-mail to the Associated Press. She needn't worry, he wrote. The character depicting Rader in “A Good Marriage” is a banal little man; the story is really about a brave and determined woman—her mother. (Source | Photo)
The mother and son who murdered four people for financial gain
Kimes was raised by his half-brother in Hawaii. During that time, his parents, Kenneth, Sr. and Sante, traveled the country committing high-stakes heists. They were also put in jail for slavery after importing girls from the streets of Mexico and keeping them locked up in their homes.
After his father had died, Kenny embarked on a vicious crime spree with his mother that included the three murders. Mother and son also murdered 83-year-old socialite Irene Silverman in her Upper East Side New York apartment in July 1998. Posing as renters, they gained access to her residence, intending to tell servants that Silverman had sold Sante the apartment before leaving on a long European vacation.
The Kimes' were arrested in New York on an unrelated warrant for passing a bad check and found were carrying Silverman's passport. They were tried and convicted of murder in 2000—Sante was sentenced to 120 years, and Kenny received 125. (Source)