Sign language translator at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was a FAKE: South Africa’s deaf federation confirms his movements had ‘no meaning’

Standing on stage during televised event at the FNB stadium Some members of the deaf community took to Twitter to express outrage By  Jill Reilly PUBLISHED: 06:12 EST, 11 December 2013 |  UPDATED: 09:08 EST, 11 December 2013   An interpreter who was seen by millions of television viewers worldwide translating Nelson Mandela’s memorial service…

2 Saudi men arrested for offering free hugs

November 24, 2013 09:24                                                                             Still from YouTube video showing Bandr Swed during his ‘Free Hugs’ campaign / Saudi Free B.H Two Saudis have been detained in the country’s capital for offering free hugs to passers-by. The local police arrested them for ‘indulging in exotic practices’ and offending public order. – One of the campaigners…

British lawmaker calls EU an ‘institution of theft’

Daily Caller News Foundation 9:58 PM  11/22/2013 Member of European Parliament Godfrey Bloom attacked attempts by the international  governing body to address tax evasion in Europe, unleashing a volley of  criticism that ended in a dire warning for EU lawmakers. “You don’t pay taxes, like  citizens pay taxes. You have all sorts of special deals,”…

Children’s cardiovascular fitness declining worldwide

Contact: Carrie Thacker carrie.thacker@heart.org 214-706-1665 American Heart Association The study is the first to show that kids’ cardiovascular fitness has declined around the globe since about 1975: In the United States, kids’ cardiovascular endurance fell an average 6 percent per decade between 1970 and 2000. Across nations, endurance has declined consistently by about 5 percent…

Allergies and high blood pressure medications can create lethal cocktail

Contact: Christine Westendorf ChristineWestendorf@acaai.org 847-427-1200 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Oral allergy syndrome and high blood pressure medications can create lethal cocktail Some allergy suffers with hypertension may be at increased risk for severe reaction BALTIMORE, MD. (November 8, 2013) – Oral allergy syndrome sufferers that take high blood pressure medications may experience…

Obesity expands amid federal anti-obesity campaign

  Posted By Neil Munro On 4:40 PM 11/01/2013 The national obesity rate has expanded since 2012, even as federal regulators and first lady Michelle Obama exhort the nation to slim down, eat less and exercise. The adult obesity rate climbed from 26.1 percent in January 2011, up to 27.2 percent in late 2012, according…

NSA Denies Website Outage Is The Result Of A Cyberattack ( Still down as of 7:30pm PST)

Brian  Jones and Paul  Szoldra                  Oct. 25, 2013,  6:10 PM Arturo  Rodriguez / Associated Press   Despite speculation that mystery hacker-group “Anonymous” is behind  it, the NSA has denied their official website being down is the result of a  cyberattack.   The National Security Agency’s website, nsa.gov, has been down the better  part…