The most hilarious prom photos of all time

The most hilarious prom photos of all time

Not cool

That is not a very nice thing to do to your date! We know it’s hard to look away when your prom date wears a revealing dress and you just want to look – especially when you’re a teenager and your hormones are going crazy. But that doesn’t mean it’s okay to just stare down your date’s cleavage when she isn’t looking. We’re pretty sure she didn’t think it was so funny when she later saw this picture, and found out her boyfriend was gawking at her shamelessly. But if we’re looking at the glass half full, at least we didn’t catch him staring at someone else, which would be much worse (but more on that later).

 

Subtle

Nobody wants to admit it, bit prom night is full of rushing hormones and young teens trying to get lucky by the end of the night. Well this couple certainly doesn’t hide their intentions and is pretty much ready to go. We don’t really know when this picture was taken, but this kind of pose was probably very daring for the time it was taken. We love these kids’ enthusiasm, but when it comes to prom photos, you don’t really want this to be the picture you have to remember the event by, especially when it’s probably the only one you have. Besides, your mom and dad are going to see this photo, put some pants on!

 

Staring

It’s one thing to stare down your prom date’s cleavage. It’s a whole other thing to be captured in a photo looking like you’ve just uncovered a hidden treasure in a pirate cave. We’re not saying it’s okay to stare at her lady parts like that, but if you’re going to do it – please don’t be so obvious about it. We can only hope that when this girl saw the picture, she was flattered that this guy found her so amazing.

 

Getting handsy

Sure, we understand that teenagers have certain expectations revolving prom, and often plan on getting handsy with each other. But when you’re getting some pictures taken before prom, it’s probably not the time to show your affection. Maybe you should hold off for a more discrete moment, rather than groping your date in a picture that her parents are going to see (and apparently, everyone on the internet). We’ve got to hand it to them, though, for looking so gorgeous together.

 

Racist Woman Tells Asian Man, “Have a Nice Trip Back to China” in Ontario Mall

Racist Woman Tells Asian Man, “Have a Nice Trip Back to China” in Ontario Mall

An Asian man recorded what he said was a racist encounter with a woman while he and his children were at an Ontario Mall.

“Bumped into this racist lady at the mall where she said (in front of my kids) ‘Hope you have a nice trip back to China’. SMH,” Robert Ng wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.

The father of two, who was born and raised in South Granville, Vancouver, asked the woman to repeat her racist remarks.

“I hope you have a nice trip back to China,” she said with a smirk.

So this is why Vietnamese people are occupying luxurious clubs in Canada

So this is why Vietnamese people are occupying luxurious clubs in Canada

It’s a curious question that has puzzled eagle-eyed observers for some time: Why do Vietnamese people love Hennessy so much?

While we first sought some scientific explanation behind this interesting preference, we found that the answer is actually rooted in history.

 

 

That’s at least according to a Quora thread that specifically asked why Hennessy VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) is popular among Vietnamese Americans, particularly in Vietnamese communities in Orange County, California.

The consensus: it has something to do with Vietnam being a former French colony and Hennessy being a French company.

 

Providing a detailed answer was user April Erbe, a Vietnamese-American who has lived in Orange County most of her life.

She shared her father’s story:

“Since I was brought up in a Vietnamese family, I will try to explain this the best I can. From what I understand, Vietnam used to be a French colony so there was a lot of French influence in this country.”

 

“My father who grew up in Vietnam during the French colonial time always believed that everything that France produced, especially clothes, food and liquor, are the best in the world. As a young man who grew up in a wealthy household with family members who worked for the French colonialists, it was common for them to give each other French chocolates and liquor such as Hennessey VSOP on special occasions to show they have good taste for the finer things in life.

“If anything, the French colonialists brought baguettes, French cuisines, and French cognac such as Hennessy with them, and the locals, the Vietnamese in this case, adopted the French culinary habits.”

Racist Woman Tells Asian Man, “Have a Nice Trip Back to China” in Ontario Mall

Racist Woman Tells Asian Man, “Have a Nice Trip Back to China” in Ontario Mall

An Asian man recorded what he said was a racist encounter with a woman while he and his children were checking in at the San Francisco International Airport.

“Bumped into this racist lady at SFO where she said (in front of my kids) ‘Hope you have a nice trip back to China’. SMH,” Robert Ng wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.

The father of two, who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, asked the woman to repeat her racist remarks.

“I hope you have a nice trip back to China,” she said with a smirk.

Her Dad Passed Away Before Her Wedding Day. But Her Brother’s Surprise Made Everyone Cry Tears Of Joy.

Her Dad Passed Away Before Her Wedding Day. But Her Brother’s Surprise Made Everyone Cry Tears Of Joy.

Weddings are such beautiful celebrations for families. Sadly, months before her wedding, Andrea’s father passed away from cancer. So her loving brother decided to do something very special and give Andrea a memory she would cherish forever. This highly emotional video is a beautiful example of a family coming together in difficult times. [googlead]Please make sure you have some tissues ready by your side…

He INSISTED On Taking This Homeless Man’s Bucket. But What He Did With It… WHOA!

He INSISTED On Taking This Homeless Man’s Bucket. But What He Did With It… WHOA!

Whether you’re having a terrible day or you’re having a wonderful day, here’s something to brighten things up! It’s easy to walk by the homeless and completely ignore them but these three German students decided to do something very different. It’s a beautiful and heartwarming surprise! [googlead]Note that they speak in German but no worries, there are

He Took A Homeless Man’s Coffee. You Will NEVER Guess What Was Hiding In The Cup… WHOA!

He Took A Homeless Man’s Coffee. You Will NEVER Guess What Was Hiding In The Cup… WHOA!

Magic tricks are always good fun but this one is especially heartwarming. Just a heads up: this video is in Polish but you don’t need to understand the language at all to see how awesome this is. But because we’re nice people (at least I like to think so), we’ve provided a rough translation below the video. [googlead]Now check this out and get inspired!

Boy: Can I take that for a while? Look, you’ll see what will happen. You have to concentrate on the coffee. Watch… [coins appear in cup]
Homeless Man: Ohhh!! [laughs]
Boy: It’s for you!
Homeless Man: [laughs] Thank you! Jeez! How did you do that?  I’ve lived 55 years, and I’ve never seen magic like that. Thank you so much! Tell me how you did it!
Boy: It’s magic… I’m a magician. Take care!

I love it! His reaction put a huge smile on my face.

This shuttle bus will serve people with vision, hearing, and physical impairments and drive itself

This shuttle bus will serve people with vision, hearing, and physical impairments and drive itself

The current interior of the Olli bus. Manufacturer Local Motors and IBM are developing assistive technologies to add to the next generation of the vehicle.

It’s been 15 years since a degenerative eye disease forced Erich Manser to stop driving. Today, he commutes to his job as an accessibility consultant via commuter trains and city buses, but he has trouble locating empty seats sometimes and must ask strangers for guidance.
A step toward solving Manser’s predicament could arrive as soon as next year. Manser’s employer, IBM, and an independent carmaker called Local Motors are developing a self-driving, electric shuttle bus that combines artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and smartphone apps to serve people with vision, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. The buses, dubbed “Olli,” are designed to transport people around neighborhoods at speeds below 35 miles per hour and will be sold to cities, counties, airports, companies, and universities. If the buses enter production in summer 2018, as planned, they could be among the earliest self-driving vehicles on U.S. roads.Since Olli is fully autonomous and does not have a human driver, it uses IBM’s AI-powered Watson technology to converse with passengers (via voice and text displayed on an iPad). Olli navigates using radar, lidar, and optical cameras from a company called Meridian Autonomous. Before deploying in a neighborhood, Meridian Autonomous constructs 3-D maps of the area that Local Motors says are accurate to the half-inch. A human fleet manager then determines the bus route. When Olli detects an emergency via its various sensors, it will stop, notify a (human) remote supervisor, and independently run through a checklist of possible problems. “If a passenger has a medical problem or [there’s a safety issue], Olli will call the authorities or drive itself to a hospital or police station,” says Gina O’Connell, a Local Motors general manager who is leading the project.

Local Motors and IBM started collaborating on Olli in early 2016 and produced a first iteration of the bus in June 2016. That vehicle is currently in trials in Germany and Switzerland. It is the next—second—generation of Olli that will include assistive technologies. That version, which the companies call “Accessible Olli,” will be manufactured starting in 2018, and will retain Watson as a tool for communicating with passengers and add additional Watson features.Local Motors and IBM are still testing technologies, but have already identified some capabilities they are likely to add. Future Ollis, for example, might direct visually impaired passengers to empty seats using machine vision to identify open spots, and audio cues and a mobile app to direct the passenger. Olli could also guide passengers via a special type of haptic feedback that uses ultrasound to project sensations through the air. An array of haptic sensors could be designed into every seat, and when people walk down the aisle they would feel a vibration on their hand or arm to alert them that they were at an empty seat, explains Drew LaHart, the program director for IBM’s accessibility division. For hearing-impaired people, the buses could employ machine vision and augmented reality to read and speak sign language via onboard screens or passengers’ smartphones. LaHart says that Olli could be trained to recognize sign language using machine learning and Watson’s image recognition capabilities. If the bus were equipped with AR technology, it might be able to respond via a hologram of a person signing.Machine vision could also enable Olli to recognize passengers waiting at bus stops who have walkers and wheelchairs. The bus would then activate an automated ramp to help them board and then deploy equipment that would secure their assistive devices, locking a wheelchair into place, for example.
Another potential Olli technology combines machine vision and sensors to detect when passengers leave items under their seats and issues alerts so the possessions can be retrieved, a feature meant to benefit people with age-related dementia and other cognitive disabilities.This would all be a significant improvement over the typical bus accommodations of today, which are limited to wheelchair ramps and lifts and audible and visual bus route updates. Local Motors, IBM, and the CTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Consumer Technology Association, a trade group for the consumer electronics industry, and a partner in Accessible Olli, have spent the past three months soliciting ideas from disability rights organizations and retirement communities, among others. Manser, who works for IBM Accessibility, has organized a workshop with blindness organizations and public transit agencies and attended an MIT assistive technologies hackathon in March to explain the challenges he encounters on public transportation.Local Motors plans to keep soliciting public input for several more months. In July, it will devise an engineering plan for the new version of Olli, select suppliers, and calculate the cost of fabricating the bus. It aims to sell the vehicle for about $250,000 and will also offer a leasing-subscription service that would cost $10,000 to $12,000 a month and include hardware upgrades. Because Olli is mostly manufactured on-demand, through 3-D printing, its design can be tweaked quickly in response to user feedback, says O’Connell.The company expects public transportation operators will be its main customers and hopes that cities will buy the buses to fill in gaps in their regular transit systems and not just as paratransit vehicles for disabled people.For those with disabilities, though, Olli could be a big improvement over the current options.  Door-to-door paratransit service tends to be slow, has to be scheduled ahead of time, and is only available to people who qualify for it, says Henry Claypool, who is the policy director of the Community Living Policy Center at the University of California, San Francisco, and a wheelchair user. “It’s much more reliable to be able to get on and off a bus at the same place and have a predictable schedule, especially if the bus has this type of assistive technology,” he says.Olli offers a way to address important limitations of public bus and train systems as well, says Susan Henderson, the executive director of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. The Americans with Disabilities Act mandates only that “key” train and subway stations be accessible, which means that people with wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters often have to travel several stops out of their way to get home or to a destination, says Henderson. “If I still had 10 blocks to go after getting off at my local station, having an Olli rolling around my neighborhood would make a big difference,” she says.

86-year-old sprays “Money for weapons kills” on national bank of switzerland

86-year-old sprays “Money for weapons kills” on national bank of switzerland

Die Nationalbank, Stiftungen und Pensionskassen sollen nicht mehr in Kriegsmaterialproduzenten investieren dürfen. Die Gruppe für eine Schweiz ohne Armee (GSoA) und die Jungen Grünen haben am Dienstag eine Volksinitiative mit diesem Anliegen lanciert.

Der im Bundesblatt publizierte Verfassungstext trägt den Titel «Für ein Verbot der Finanzierung von Kriegsmaterialproduzenten». Als Kriegsmaterialproduzenten gelten demnach Unternehmen, die mehr als 5 Prozent ihres Jahresumsatzes mit der Herstellung von Rüstungsgütern erzielen. Davon ausgenommen sind Geräte zur humanitären Entminung sowie Jagd- und Sportwaffen und die zugehörige Munition.

Verboten werden sollen die Gewährung von Darlehen und Krediten sowie der Kauf von Beteiligungen und entsprechenden Finanzprodukten. Zudem verpflichtet der Verfassungsartikel den Bund, sich für ein entsprechendes Verbot für Banken und Versicherungen einzusetzen.

Wird die Initiative angenommen, hat das Parlament vier Jahre Zeit, diese umzusetzen. Nach Ablauf der Frist muss der Bundesrat eine Umsetzungs-Verordnung erlassen. Neue Finanzierungen sind ab Annahme verboten, bestehende müssen innerhalb von vier Jahren abgestossen werden.

Die Initianten stellten ihr Anliegen anlässlich der Lancierung den Medien in Bern vor. Heute werde weltweit für fast 400 Milliarden Dollar Kriegsmaterial verkauft, sagte Luzian Franzini, Co-Präsident der Jungen Grünen, gemäss einer Medienmitteilung. Die Kriegsmaterialkonzerne profitierten ganz direkt von Kriegen und Konflikten.

Der Zürcher SP Nationalrat Angelo Barrile hob die Bedeutung des Schweizer Finanzplatzes hervor: Wenn die Schweiz aufhöre, in Kriegsmaterialkonzerne zu investieren, sei das ein starkes Zeichen, sagte er.

Die Sammelfrist für die Initiative läuft am 11. Oktober 2018 ab. Bis dahin müssen die Initianten 100’000 beglaubigte Unterschriften sammeln. (sda)

Israel postpones vote due to Britney Spears concert

Israel postpones vote due to Britney Spears concert

The singer is set to perform her first concert in Tel Aviv on July 3, the same day as the Israeli Labor Party’s primary election. Leave it to Britney to shake up international politics.

“We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn’t hire enough security for the election because of the Britney Spears concert on July 3. There would also be a lot of traffic and roadblocks that would make it hard for the vote to go ahead,” Labor Party spokesman Liron Zach said.

The primary election will decide who becomes chairman of the party. The elected official will then enter the running to be prime minister.

“We aren’t concerned about voters favoring Spears over the party. The two main concerns are security and traffic,” Zach said. The concert is being held at Yarkon Park, right across the street from the Tel Aviv exhibition grounds where polling is set to take place. This will be Britney’s first time performing in Israel, and her first world tour since 2011. The concert is part of her Asia tour that includes performances in Japan and the Philippines. While it’s unclear if party officials plan on attending the concert, it appears the rest of Tel Aviv wants a piece of Britney.