Feb 19, 2017
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When keeping it real goes wrong. Have you ever wondered what happens to a fighter when he spontaneously breaks out in dance in the middle of an MMA fight?GOD DAYUMMMM. Johan Segas KTFO's Joe Harding at BCMMA 18. When showboating goes wrong. Savage head kick. pic.twitter.com/pPkOPmdmOf— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 18, 2017In Saturday’s British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts (BCMMA) 18 event, Joe Harding attempted to taunt Johan Segas in this manner, and it ended just as you would expect. Let’s look at this a little more in-depth. First, we have the dance move itself. ...
A touching moment between a grieving military widow and her husband’s coffin was captured on camera by a bystander, giving millions of viewers on social media a window into the heartbreaking and personal effects of war. Lisa West Williams was waiting to exit her aircraft at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Tuesday, when she and her fellow passengers watched a flag-draped coffin being removed from the plane’s luggage compartments. The Oklahoma native was an Echo in the Special Forces and was on his eighth deployment when he died.
Newly minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a hard time getting inside the District of Columbia's Jefferson Middle School Academy last week when protesters briefly blocked her from entering. But at the end of her visit -- her first to a public school since taking office -- she stood on Jefferson's front steps and pronounced it "awesome." A few days later, she seemed less enamored. The teachers at Jefferson were sincere, genuine and dedicated, she said; they seemed to be in "receive mode." "They're waiting to be told what they have to do, and that's not going to bring success to an individual child," DeVos told a columnist for the conservative online publication Townhall. "You have to have
Shocking images of the moment Kim Jong-nam was assassinated in a Malaysian airport have emerged for the first time.
Emma Johansson is a school librarian from Borås, Sweden, and on Saturday, she found herself fact-checking the President of the United States. The cross-border saga started at a rally in Melbourne, Florida that day, where Donald Trump defended his "Muslim immigration ban" before a crowd of thousands. "We've got to keep our country safe," he said. Trump, discussing terror, seamlessly mentions incident "last night in Sweden".There was NO "incident" in Sweden last night. pic.twitter.com/XtcC4PRiNU — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) February 19, 2017 Promoting the controversial policy, he pointed to countries that in his view are troubled by immigration from predominantly Muslim nations. In particular, Sweden. "You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden. They took in large numbers. They're having problems like they never thought possible." He then referred to Paris and Nice, both places that suffered significant terrorist attacks in 2015 and 2016, respectively. SEE ALSO: Bill Gates: There should be a 'robot tax' on the machines that take your jobs Since his rally, no one seems able to find any (public) information about a Swedish incident "last night," terrorist or otherwise. The White House has been contacted for details, so we'll update if we hear back. In the meantime, the internet turned to the @Sweden Twitter account for answers. A government initiative that allows a new Swede to tweet from the country's handle each week, the current curator is Johansson, who goes by the online names KSena or kseenaa. For one day, she became the unofficial voice of Sweden. My attack #lastnightinsweden was on the chicken dinner hubby made me. :-P https://t.co/zap39SCqFV — @sweden / Emma (@sweden) February 19, 2017 Johansson didn't realise Trump had mentioned Sweden in his speech until the @Sweden account began getting "slammed" with questions. "When I saw the first one I checked and saw a clip of his speech when he mentions Sweden," she said over email. "I knew then what I was in for." "Nothing has happened here in Sweden," she tweeted. "There has not ben [sic] any terrorist attacks here." Might as well do a stand along tweet about this... Since I'm being swamped with questions about Trump's speech. — @sweden / Emma (@sweden) February 19, 2017 No. Nothing has happened here in Sweden. There has not ben any terrorist attacks here. At all. The main news right now is about Melfest. -> — @sweden / Emma (@sweden) February 19, 2017 She answered questions late into the night, and woke Sunday morning with more than 800 mentions for the @Sweden account. "I hope not many believed him," she said, emphasising this was her personal view and not that of her country. "But I also fear that many of his supporters will. And that is very scary to me, to be honest. "I've seen now and then on TV-shows how Americans mix up Sweden and Switzerland, think we have snow bears on the streets and all sorts of things, so who knows how many will believe it? More than I like to think about." -> What Trump might be referring to is an interview done in Foxe News where a documentary film maker, Ami Horowitz, talks about Sweden -> — @sweden / Emma (@sweden) February 19, 2017 -> and he to missunderstanding how things work here. So it's incorrect information on top of incorrect information. — @sweden / Emma (@sweden) February 19, 2017 Goodnight! Have a face-palm from me. Going to bed now. Rest assured that ALL IS FINE HERE! *falls headfirst in bed* pic.twitter.com/bIzUKmtmVa — @sweden / Emma (@sweden) February 19, 2017 Just what Trump was referring to remains a mystery. As many pointed out, however, there was a Tucker Carlson segment on Fox News Friday alleging that Sweden's refugee program has led to an uptick in crime. Take that as you will. For Johansson, Fox News didn't show the Sweden she knows. "Yes, Sweden has some problematic areas. And yes, we do have problems with integrating the refugees. But the way Ami [Horowitz] and Tucker talked about it is just crazy!" she added. "I don't even know where they got all that from! My experience from over here with Trump is that he doesn't appear to live in the real world." turns out "what happened last night in Sweden" actually just means "last night I was watching Tucker Carlson talk about Sweden" pic.twitter.com/6z5pfOJ7Yv — Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 19, 2017 Sweden, which was long known for policies that welcomed refugees, has increased restrictions in recent years. According to the Swedish Migration agency, around 163,000 asylum seekers arrived in the country in 2015. In 2016, the country received 28,939 applications for asylum — the lowest figures since 2009. The agency said the decrease was due to new Swedish laws that make it difficult to bring family members and to receive a permanent residence permit. Increased border restrictions across Europe have also halted the movement of refugees. A new curator will take over the @Sweden account Sunday night. "It's been fun being @Sweden," Johansson said. "Hectic, but fun." you got the @sweden account on the *lucky* week. The one when Trump invents an attack there. pic.twitter.com/09howHJQnv — Stephan A (@sanescot) February 19, 2017 UPDATE: Feb. 19, 2017, 9:48 p.m. AEDT Comment added from Emma Johansson. BONUS: Charge your phone wirelessly from anywhere with this handy gadget
Some 40% of Americans say they have cut down on eating red meat.
In at least five states, roughly 60 people lost their jobs this week after they skipped work to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Thursday, according to local media reports. The protest, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy, called on all immigrants to not work or buy anything Thursday and succeeding in shutting down businesses across the country, according to CNN. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 12 Latino workers at the I Don’t Car Bar and Grill told KTUL that they were fired over text message because they did not show up for their scheduled shift and did not call in. The employees told KTUL that while they expected to be reprimanded for missing work, they did not expect to be fired.
It’s official — Bryan Tanaka is Mariah Carey‘s boyfriend. The singer subtly confirmed that backup dancer Tanaka is her official beau in a recent interview with the Associated Press. Tanaka and Carey have kept the world guessing about their relationship status ever since she split from Australian fiancé James Packer in October.
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