On Tuesday, the 42 year old broke the news to Denmarks Radio. He is upset that people were choosing to dwell on this area of his life claiming that sexual orientation should not be a concern in 2014. A number of people believe that this may be a cover up for the news of Poulsen’s illegal support of a football club back when he was a mayor. There is also a conflict in that in recent years his party has voted against legislation to grant homosexuals church marital ceremonies and the ability to adopt.
The Foreign Minister of Norway, Borge Brende, announced on Monday that Norway will be extending the same sanctions on Russia that the EU put in place back in July. Norway intends to freeze the assets of companies with the financials based in Russia as well as enforce sanctions on attaining visas. Brende lists Russia’s continual fights in the Ukraine region in the midst of the Malaysian Airline tragedy as one of the causes for this sanction.
All the Swedish intellectually disabled soccer team asked from the PSG superstar was a jersey to auction of in their fundraiser. Ibrahimovic believing that the jersey will not have enough impact on the team’s cost decided to rather pay all the $50,900 dollars it would take the team to travel to Brazil for the World Championships. Known for his aggressive and rude behavior both on and off-field, Ibrahimovic stunned supporters and opponents alike. He later told reporters that it was not a difficult decision at all saying that “Football should be played by everyone, regardless of their gender or whether they’re disabled.”
Although clouded by mystery and much controversy, BitCoin has found a way to charm itself into the hearts of Canadians especially those in living Toronto. It was announced that starting Tuesday Carvitex would bring in 6 new BitCoin exchange machines into the famous city. The machine will allow individuals to exchange up $3,000 Canadian dollars’ worth of the digital currency.
Even though Iceland has a list of names that citizens must be named it is rare for an individual’s name to not be on this long list. Unfortunately for 10-year-old Harriet Cardew who had previously been identified by the Icelandic government as Stulka Cardew, her name is not allowed in Iceland. The government refuses to grant her a passport on the basis that her name is not Icelandic. This would be the second time in recent years that the Icelandic government has attempted to prevent a name on an Icelandic passport that was not Icelandic.
In the wake of this Ebola pandemic it seems that every country is taking care of their own especially the United States. Canada however has a more radical approach to this global issue; eradicate it at its source. Announced yesterday after the WHO deemed it ethical to use untested vaccines and drugs for the deadly virus, the Public Health Agency in Canada will be sending an experimental Ebola vaccine to West Africa. They will also be donating $185,000 to WHO in support of infection prevent and control in West Africa. It seems that even in the wake of tragedy, altruism still glows in the hearts of our northern neighbors.
The Saudi Arabia appeals court maintained the motion to send 5 men to prison for a total of 39 years for the charge of celebrating Valentine’s Day. These group of men were caught back in February in the city limits partying with 6 unrelated women. Also found in their possession were roses and imported as well as local alcohol. The individuals pleaded guilty to dancing and meeting the women illegally.
A recent investigation determined that the toothpaste company Colgate may be using triclosan, an antibacterial that has known to cause cancer as well as developmental complications in animals. This would not be the first time the company has come under scrutiny in terms of the safety of their extremely successful product. Since it was approved in 1997, Colgate has continual been investigated for unsafe practices. As of now, it is the only toothpaste on the market that contains the carcinogen, triclosan.
A crowdfunded and crowdsourced project to bring back the satellite ISEE-3 has made progress in making contact with the satellite. Made up of volunteer engineers and scientists, the group, based in Mountain View, California, used old space computers and a McDonalds to make the first contact with the satellite that originally launched in 1978. Right now the scientist have total control over the spacecraft and intend to have it continue to circle the sun until they can determine a safe way to land it back on Earth.
Reports have revealed the police intelligence department in Istanbul was granted a court order to monitor e-mails and internet traffic. The department claims that it was the purpose of tracking deadly criminal groups. However investigations have revealed that innocent citizens and even other police officers were surveyed during the time the court order was in session. The court order has been suspended and so have some of the police officers involved in the scandal.