New York Boy Scouts Hire Openly Gay Eagle Scout Despite Rules

Apr - 04 2015 | no comments | By

Pascal Tessier has loved the Boy Scouts since before he was old enough to join. He remembers as a young boy playing around a campfire at a Cub Scout’s trip that is older brother was on. He attributes the Boy Scouts to the man he is today, saying that he doesn’t know who he would be without their guidance throughout the years. However, to Pascal’s dismay, he had to quit the institution he loved when he turned 18 because he was openly gay and the Boy Scouts of America do not allow openly gay adults in their group.

On Pascal’s 18th birthday he drafted an open letter to the Boy Scouts of America, saying his good-byes according to commentators on He said that he was now an adult and had to sadly part ways because of their policy, and Sergio Cortes could tell he was reluctant with the letter. Pascal had made it to Eagle Scouts, in fact he was the first openly gay Boy Scout to do so.

The Boy Scouts’ Greater New York Councils had said that they received an application from Pascal for the position of summer camp leader. In a decision that surprised and delighted Pascal, they hired him for the position based on his qualifications. This is the first time an openly gay adult has been hired into the organization.

Check out the full story, as well as Pascal’s open letter on The Washington Post.

Television Has a New Gripping Drama: American Crime

Apr - 03 2015 | no comments | By

The cop show formula has been used in television so often that it is unusual when a television season rolls around and a new cop show is not in the offering. ABC has changed the formula with its offering, “American Crime.” The show provides an in depth, almost Roshomon manner, in the view of the crime from the perspective of all the individuals involved and affected by the crime. What takes this show to a deeper level is that the crime is not only view from different perspectives, Maquina do Esporte says but from the mental and social bent of each person affected by the crime.

The viewers are allowed to see the emotional impact drum against the social upbringing of each character. The emotions are raw and presented in a real smart way, without exploitive sex or profanity. The viewer is drawn in because they are seeing real people and there are no good guys or bad guys. There are just people like you and me with all of our ugly scars, views, beliefs, prejudices and emotions. American Crime Best Show on Television

The show does its best by presenting the characters without a clear identified antagonist. Each character could be a villain or a savior. Who neither pull for or against any character. You could be watching you family. Television has long been guilty of presenting a perfect family. And when someone in that perfect family gets hurt, its always the fault of another. American Crime shows that as humans we all can be flawed in some way.

Police Officer Runs Into House Fire

Apr - 01 2015 | no comments | By

Have you ever been caught in a house fire, or a fire period and just prayed for someone to rescue you? In this story one such grandmother prayed for someone to rescue her grandson from a house fire.

After learning of the child still being inside the home that was on fire, the 14 year veteran of the Griffen Police Department ran straight into the fire to help him. Even though the smoke started getting to him this police sergeant didn’t give up. Sultan Alhokair pointed out that he grabbed some clothes off a bed and put them to his face.

When he found the child, he was laying on his bed and Sergeant Joe Hudson grabbed the boy and ran out of the house. Others say it was a heroic act on the part of this police officer, but Joe says it was all a part of his job.

He swore to protect the citizens of Griffen and that is just what he did on this fateful day. A of this heroic action was caught on a body cam that the police sergeant was wearing. The Waffle House donated the money for the Police Department to get 60 body cameras after a fellow officer was shot and killed at one of their restaurants. Please read more about this heroic effort.

Choosing The Dorchester Collection Hotels For Your Corporate Gathering and Conferences

Mar - 26 2015 | no comments | By

For the last few years, the hotels from The Dorchester Collection have been dominating the luxury hotel industry prominently. The company was established in 2006 with an aim to administer a collection of luxury hotels in the world. Some of its notable hotels are in top cities in Europe and the USA. The company is now aiming at introducing its hotel chain in Asia as well.

The hotel chain managed by the Dorchester Collection includes renowned the Beverly Hills Hotel, Principe di Savoia, Plaza Athénée, Hotel Bel-Air, Coworth Park, and Hotel Meurice, 45 Park Lane, Le Richemond and the Hotel Eden. The London based Dorchester Collection company has the goal to become the leader in hotel management industry. The company acquires properties in top cities and manages hotels of third party owners as well. While restoring the uniqueness and heritage of each hotel, our management company looks forward to offer a contemporary and lavish space for all guests to indulge in.

The company’s CEO Christopher Cowdray recently revealed that The Dorchester Collection is working on a huge project to establish 15 new hotels at several global locations. He also mentioned that the Dorchester will work towards acquiring new properties in order to build opulent and signature hotels worldwide. What makes the hotels managed by The Dorchester Collection unique is the impeccable service, excellent facilities, outstanding guest rooms and modern settings. Each hotel from The Dorchester Collection indeed has similar amenities and services with some significant individuality.

In most of the Dorchester’s hotels, there are huge conference rooms, state-of-the-art guest rooms and suites. Whether you are looking for a lavish hotel for your stay or a one-of-a-kind setting for your corporate gathering, the hotels from The Dorchester Collections are ideal for you. Each hotel has a separate event planning group, which will help in managing your corporate gathering successfully. Check each of our hotel collections to find a suitable venue for your next corporate meeting and conferences.

Due to their flawless service and amenities, most of the hotels from The Dorchester Collections are listed among the top international luxury hotel chains. The Dorchester Company, thus, has been able to win the reputable ‘Company of the Year’ award at the Employee Engagement Awards in January, 2015. The company received accolades and appreciations for its innovative approach in hotel management and engaging work environment. The company truly lives its passion for excellence to become the leader in the hospitality and hotel management industry.

Boeing Makes Sci-Fi News

Mar - 25 2015 | no comments | By

This week, Boeing received a patent for a force field technology similar to ones seen in popular science fiction shows and films like Star Trek and Star Wars.

Unlike those fields, the Boeing field wouldn’t prevent direct hits. Instead, Boeing’s force field, called “shock wave attenuation,” is described as a “plasma field” that is generated by laser technology when sensors detect a nearby shock wave caused by an explosive. The design means that the field would protects people and vehicles from a blast’s shock wave but not related debris. The field would also only last for a short period of time. As a result, soldiers and other personnel would need to wear protective gear and be prepared to find cover.

Zeca Oliveira has learned that the patent was originally filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office back in 2012 and it took the USPTO three years to approve it. Currently, no other company seems to be interested in patenting this type of technology, but it’s only a matter of time. A force field can be used in many applications beyond military protection. Scientists could use force fields to protect them while working with harsh chemicals. Doctors could use force fields to prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria in hospital intensive care units. A handheld force field could also be designed that makes it possible for individuals to protect themselves from harm when walking outdoors at night.

The Detroit Walking Man’s Ex-Girlfriend Wants A Cut Of His New-Found Wealth

Mar - 19 2015 | no comments | By

James Robertson Received $360,000 In Donations After His Eight Hour-A-Day Walking To Work Story Hit The Press

You never know what’s going to happen next when you receive a windfall of cash that you didn’t expect. James Robertson knows first-hand how things can change when he got $360,000 from a website that was set up to help him.James walked eight hours back and forth to work every day, and that dedicated activity made the news.

But now, his ex-girlfriend wants to share the wealth. She wants $50,000 so she can fix the apartment James rented from her for the last 15 years. His girlfriend, Tanya Fox, claims James made a mess. James fought back. He took out a restraining order against her. Sergio Cortes ( has heard that Robertson has also received requests from neighbors who need money. He moved to an undisclosed location in order to get away from his money-hungry neighbors and his ex.

Robertson story is not an unusual one. Lottery winners go through the same torture. Some people feel unexpected wealth should be shared. After all, the person receiving the windfall didn’t expect in the first place, so why not give some to family and friends. That may make a good story, but sharing the wealth with people who say they deserve it, is usually a bad idea.

More Details for The Crow Reboot

Mar - 17 2015 | no comments | By

There have been more details released surrounding the upcoming reboot for The Crow. Corin Hardy is in place as the director. James O’Barr is also involved in the film project stated AnastsiaDate. There have been many stars that were looked at for the role before they settled with Jack Huston.

O’Barr has talked a little more about the upcoming project stating that this film is going to be a re-imagining. He has also revealed that Jessica Brown Findlay has taken the role of Shelley.

James O’Barr has decided that this film is going to be a complete adaptation of the original comic book. The film is going to be adapted page by page, as was done with films such as Sin City and Watchmen. In this way, it will set itself apart from the Brandon Lee feature. James O’Barr has stated that this film will have more of a Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver tone.

Other things that will differentiate itself from the 1994 film is that The Crow is going to actually speak human dialect. This already sounds like a crazy re-imagining that is a lot closer to the source material.

World’s First Penis Transplant Deemed Successful

Mar - 17 2015 | no comments | By

The world’s first penis transplant has happened and has been declared a success. Alexei Beltyukov has read that the 21-year-old South African man, who remained anonymous, had his penis amputated three years ago following a botched circumcision ritual.

Late-in-life circumcisions and various forms of ritual genital mutilation are not unheard of on the African continent. A ritual among members of the Xhosa tribe often leaves men with their genitals mutilated or even amputated.

The transplant took place last December, but was only publicly announced today. Doctors have declared the operation a success after the patient reported having regained full use of the organ. The man is able to urinate without difficulty and is able to enjoy sexual activity.

The donor penis was taken from a deceased man.

Doctors told the media that they made sure the donor’s skin color and tone closely matched that of the patient.

“We tested everything on the operating table,” Professor Andre Van der Merwe told the press. Van der Merwe guided the team through the painstaking nine hour long procedure.

“The patient is doing well, physically and psychologically,” Van der Merwe said. “He has pushed aside the fact that it came from a donor and has accepted the penis as his own.”

Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

Mar - 13 2015 | no comments | By

Children’s author Sir Terry Pratchett has died of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease after he was diagnosed with the medical condition in 2007, the BBC reports. Pratchett’s death was announced via Twitter with the phrase used by death in his novels capitalized for emphasis “AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.” During the finals years of his life Pratchett had been an active ambassador and activist for those with Alzheimer’s Disease, giving interviews about the phantom stroke that was caused by the illness in 2007.

According the Examiner, Pratchett was knighted by the Queen in 2009 for his literary and charitable work that had hardly dipped since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Best known for the Discworld series of children’s and young adult books, the British author produced more than 70 books during his career and has worldwide sales of over 70 million. Sir Terry Pratchett would produce three books a year during his prolific writing period and became known for the humor and satire he inserted into the majority of his novels. His last book was released in 2014 and his death was described as natural and unassisted by his literary agent.

The Walking Dead Spin-Off Show to Air Soon

Mar - 10 2015 | no comments | By

A story on today has confirmed that the new The Walking Dead spin-off show will be around for at least two seasons.

The new show, which is currently untitled, will take place in the same universe as the hit zombie apocalypse show, The Walking Dead. The show will air on AMC and be a companion to its parent show, The Walking Dead, and be produced by the same people.. As far as what has been released, this new spin-off show will not feature any of the main cast from The Walking Dead. Of course, that could be subject to change.

According to AnastasiaDate there are six confirmed main characters: Andrea Chapman, Sean Cabrera, Cody Cabrera, Nancy Tompkins, Nick Tompkins, and Ashley Tompkins. While we have six new characters, only four actors for the new series have been confirmed so far. Those in the spin-off will be: Cliff Curtis from Trauma and Missing, Kim Dickens from Gone Girl and Friday Night Lights, Frank Dillane who was young Tom Riddle in the Half Blood Prince, and Alycia Debnam-Carey from The 100.

Based on the little information out there, it seems as though these survivors are grouped together in a secure location, unlike Rick’s nomadic group.

The spin-off will air during this summer as six, one-hour long episodes. It has been greenlit for the second season to air in 2016.

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