- Category: The Waking Crew
TODAYS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
GIGANTIC HAIRY VENOMOUS TARANTULA DISCOVERED-YAAY!
GAME OF THRONES ACTRESS-I'M BROKE!
INDIA: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMAN GETTING TACKLED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
NEW SPECIES OF VENOMOUS TARANTULA DISCOVERED
Scientists have found an enormous, previously unknown, species of venomous spider in a remote Sri Lankan village.
AND its venoumous.. i mean come on.. normally really big spider like bird spiders and Tarantulas have just got a hardcore bite.
new species he has discovered in what was previously the inaccessible northern region of the island.
Its named after the officer that escorted the scientists and everyone else through the troubled aread of conflict to find it.
It has been named Poecilotheria rajaei, in recognition of a senior police officer called Michael Rajakumar Purajah
Can you believe that something this BIG has only been discovered and named NOW!!!!
LENA HEADY, BROKE. WTF!
Lena Heady plays the evil Queen Cersei in Game of Thrones very, very well. Maybe she channels her dislike for her former husband to play the role. Or maybe it’s being broke that’s got her in such a fittingly foul mood.
Yes, she says she’s got less than five bucks in her bank account after her divorce. She got divorced last year from musician Peter Loughran. They have a son together, 2-year-old Wylie. It seems having Wylie was where all the trouble started and how Lena ended up broke.
When she fell pregnant in 2010, she was deemed ‘not insurable and unable to work’. Peter must also not have been working, because they burned through her savings and racked up consumer credit debt to pay for their living expenses. All of this led to their eventual divorce.
Now they’ve received a 46-thousand tax return, and they’re fighting over it. Lena revealed that she’s broke so that she has a better chance of getting some of the money now, to look after her son. She says she expects to get some income from her acting soon…but I just wonder where all the money she’s already earned from the second season has gone?
INDIA'S ARCHAIC LAWS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
Over the past few months, violence against women has become an everyday feature in the news, local and international. India has been a big focus, especially after a student was gang raped and died of her injuries, and three sisters younger than 11 who were sexually assaulted. One of the big problems with this rape culture in India has is that they say India places the onus on the victim and not the perpetrator. They have been blaming women for being out in public where they could be attacked.
But that is starting to change. India’s government has introduced some law changes to start cracking down on the problem.
· The definition of rape will be expanded. Victims will no longer have to physically fight their attacker in order to be considered assaulted. Presently, women who have been threatened with violence or death — including with weapons — and have not physically fought their attackers out of fear, are defined as having “consented.”
· Acid attacks (which disfigure a woman’s face), disrobing, voyeurism (including the circulation of pictures without her consent), sexual harassment, and stalking are all included as acts of violence against women. Committing an acid attack carries a minimum 10-year sentence.
· Punishment for rape carries a minimum of 20 years in prison, maximum of a life term or even death sentence for repeat offenders.
· Public servants, such as police, must now report sexual assault. Presently, rapes and sexual assaults have been reported and ignored by police (who could have been bribed or, also likely, have believed women and girls who have been attacked to have somehow deserved it). If public servants fail to report rapes now, they face mandatory jail time.
· Victims of sexual assault and acid attacks are required to receive free medical care.
Additionally, the age of consent has been raised to 18
The new laws aren’t perfect (they are still lacking in the protection of children, transgender people and homosexuals). BUT: it’s a step in the right direction. In fact, it can almost be called groundbreaking because India hasn’t had an ‘equality culture’ when it comes to the rights and respect of women. A definite improvement.
WHERE IN THE WORLD
This is your first clue in Where in the world. You guys lost N$200, but fear not, tomorrow you can still win N$400.
- We were Found by two boys on a canoe and later named by a chap who shares a name with one of the most Infamous Chefs in the world today!!!
RESULTS FOR THE WEEKEND.
Blues 29 - 18 Highlanders
Brumbies 28 - 28 Southern Kings
Sharks 21 - 17 Crusaders
Hurricane 41 - 29 Waratahs
Force 23 - Rebels 30
Cheetahs 26 - 24 Stormers
Time for the Stormers to pull finger but i think the Cheetahs were brilliant. They have broken a drought, they are pumped up and chok full-o confidence. Watch out...rest of competition these Bloem boys are going to be a problem.