Giant gaffe in the U.S. Republican campaign (scroll down for video). It appears that also the U.S. politicians have a bad attitude and an aggressive tone at the reporters. An embarrassing example comes from the spokesman of the U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. He did not have any problem in cursing out the reporters during a visit to Warsaw, Poland. Then, the press secretary apologized as usually in such situations.
Reporter: Governor Romney, do you have something to say to Palestinian people? What about the blunders you made? Mr. Governor Romney, do not you think that your gaffes overshadowed your international tour?
Mitt Romney’s spokesman Rick Gorka takes word: People, show respect! Show respect!
Reporter: Governor Romney, just a question! We have not had the chance to ask you anything so far…
At this point Romney’s spokesperson exploded: Kiss my a$$! It is a sacred site for Polish people! Show respect!
Spokesperson: Shut up! Shut up! Right away! Yes!
Video: Mitt Romney spokeman Rick Gorka swearing reporters, tell them Kiss My A– in Poland
The heated dialogue marks a new mistake in the international promotional tour of the Republican candidate. His visit to London began with a statement that shocked the British. Mitt Romney told the English Prime Minister, David Cameron, that his [Cameron] country does not seem to be well prepared for the Olympics and questioned the enthusiasm generated by the event.
In Jerusalem, the Palestinians rioted after the Republican told them that the gap between their economy and the Israeli one comes from a cultural difference. And that was said after Romney “had seen” Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The U.S. women gymnastics team claimed the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics after a harsh competition that took place Tuesday evening. It was a big moment for the athletes from the United States who gathered an overall 183.596 points at the “North Greenwich O2 Arena” and earned the gold medal for the first time since the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The United States women’s gymnastics team won the Olympic gold medal in London on Tuesday night for the first time since 1996 (Youtube/Olympic)
Russia had seriously fought for the first place, but the team was left in disappointment as two of their gymnasts missed dramatically on the floor. However the Russians earned 178.530 points and were compensated with the Olympic silver.
The third position of the podium was taken by the Romanian gymnasts who are also the European Champions. They won the bronze medals with 176.414 points, and proved to be a steady team as they managed the same performance as in 2008 at Beijing Olympics.
Standings Women Team Gymnastics London Olympics 2012
Furthermore Romania has not missed the podium in the team gymnastics since the 1972 Olympics, and during this time they obtained three gold medals, in 1984, 2000 and 2004 respectively.
The U.S. team is made up by the following gymnasts: Jordyn Raisman, Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney.
Their performance was as impressive as they consolidated the first position early in the game [at vault apparatus] and never dropped it.
The eight teams that had qualified for the finals in London were: USA 181,863 points, 180,429 Russia, China 176,637, Romania 176,264, UK 170,656, Japan 170,196, Italy 168,397, Canada 167,696.
Video: Artistic gymnastics London 2012: USA wins gold medal
O.J. Murdock dead: NFL's Tennessee Titans player died of self-inflicting gunshot in Tampa, Florida
O.J. Murdock, who joined the NFL’s Tennessee Titans in 2011, took his own life on Monday at the Middleton High School in Tampa, Florida, where he was a track and footballer.
However 25-year-old Murdock has never participated in NFL game as was under medical attention due to an Achilles injury after he had started his contract last year.
“In his brief time here, a number of our players, coaches and staff had grown close to O.J., and this is a difficult time for them,” the Titans announced in a statement. “He spent the last year battling back from an Achilles injury as he prepared for this year’s training camp.”
When Titans main trainer Mike Munchak was asked why wide receiver O.J. Murdock had not reported to training camp, he answered:
“O.J. was confronted with some personal issues.” “He phoned us, and we expected to see him tonight.”
Murdock was put on the “did not report” list last weekend, but he was still on the roster.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they mourn their tragic loss,” the team statement read.
Tampa police officer discovered Murdock on Monday at 8:30. The Titans player was lying “in his vehicle in front of Tampa’s Middleton High School with an self-inflicted gunshot injury”.
He was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he passed away 2 hours later.
According to a biographical report, Murdock was one of the best football players in Florida and the U.S in 2005 when he was a senior at Middleton High School. He was also a star sprinter on his school’s track team.
Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, has posted on her Twitter account a photo which shows her coming out of ocean waves in a swimsuit. The picture was accompanied by an inspirational message addressed women in their middle age.
Jada Pinkett Smith posted on Twitter her inspirational message to all women above 40 (redbook.com)
The 40-year-old actress posted the picture [showing her toned body] along with a message of encouragement to all women of 40 years and over.
“To my Forty and over crew! Don’t believe the hype…we DO get better with age!”, Jada Pinkett Smith wrote on Twitter.
How does Will Smith’s wife look so great? “I do not eat for pleasure. I eat depending on my schedule, therefore I need proteins, more vegetables and healthy carbs, in order not to faint”.
Alin Modoveanu brings the first Olympic gold medal for Romania after winning men's shooting 10m air rifle on Monday. Photo:realitatea.met
Romanian Alin Moldoveanu won the 10 m air rifle men’s shooting at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Moldoveanu progressed to the final after equalizing the Olympic record in the qualifying stage with 599 points.
In the final which took place at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London on Monday, the Romanian athlete achieved 103.1 points and earned the gold medal with an overall 702.1 points.
Alin Moldoveanu dominated the final, but had lost the first place after six shootings. However, the Olympic champion managed to stay calm and came back to the top after the last six shots, thereby achieving an exceptional performance.
Moldoveanu was the first among the Romanian athletes who qualified for the Olympics. The athlete from Focsani is prepared by Sorin Babii, a double Olympic medalist.
Rankings and results men’s shooting 10-meter air rifle:
1. Alin George Moldoveanu (Romania) 702.1 points
2. Niccolo Campriani (Italy) 701.5
3. Gagan Narang (India) 701.1
4. Wang Tao (China) 700.4
5. Peter Hellenbrand (Netherlands) 699.8
6. Pierre-Edmond Piasecki (France) 699.1
7. Illia Charheika (Belarus) 698.6
8. Ole Magnus Bakken (Norway) 691.5
Referendum 2012: OFFICIAL RESULTS 30 July 2012 at 10:00 a.m!!!
Romanian suspended President Traian Basescu seems to survive the second referendum in 5 years, thus proving that he has more support than his opponents believed.
The Central Election Bureau (BEC) released on Monday at 10:00 a.m. the first partial official results of the Romania’s impeachment referendum over President Basescu’s dismissal.
According to BEC, 46.13% of Romanians registered on electoral lists voted on Sunday from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Percentage of valid votes Yes – 87.55% No – 11.12%, annulled votes – 1.31%.
The 46.13% figure is lower than the 50% + 1 threshold set by the Constitutional Court (CCR) and required to suspend Basescu.
BEC announced the preliminary results at 10:00 after collecting data from 97.52% of all polling stations.
The total number of Romanian with voting right: 17,984,621. The turnout number was 8,297,135, thus representing 46.13% of all listed. Valid ballots cast with YES – 7,264,819, representing 87.55% of those who voted. Valid votes cast with NO – 923,147, representing 11.12%. Number of invalid votes – 109,169, representing 1.31%.
A simple calculation shows that 40% of Romania’s population with voting right agreed to suspend their elected president Basescu
The data presented hereby included also the results from polling stations abroad.
Cowboy Broc Cresta died at 25 of unknown causes. His body was found Saturday. Photo:houstonpress.com
Broc Cresta, a team roper who participated in the National Finals Rodeo contest in the past 2 years, was discovered dead Saturday in his living trailer at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. He was 25-year-old.
According to investigators, the cause of his death is still unclear.
Broc Cresta was declared the 2007 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rookie Heeler of the Year. He joined Turtle Powell in the 2010 NFR and Spencer Mitchell in 2011. Cresta also teamed with Logan Olson to claim the 2009 Cheyenne trophy.
“The whole rodeo world is in shock,” PRCA communications director Kendra Santos announced. “My phone rang the whole day with calls from Hall of Famers on down to little kids. Broc was a 4th-generation cowboy in California, and had a lot of fans.
“It is sad to lose a good cowboy when aged 90, but losing such a young and skilled person is almost unbearable. We send our condolences and prayers to Broc’s family and friends. The rodeo world is shocked at this moment.”
Broc Cresta competing at the 93rd Annual Livermore Rodeo at Robertson Park in Livermore, California
New images appear to shatter decades of speculation!!! Photos published by NASA show that the humans stepped on the lunar surface during several Apollo missions (scroll down for photos and videos).
Over time, there were dozens speculations related to the astronauts space mission on the moon. Some people have vehemently denied that man had reached Earth’s natural satellite. But now, NASA experts have presented images that normally should dispel such theories.
NASA has just released images featuring the traces left by the Apollo 17 crew members on Moon’s surface. In the pictures taken over by universetoday you can see the flags placed by the astronauts on various missions after they got off the spacecrafts.
Mark Robinson, a senior inspector of the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter Camera, said he was surprised to see that these flags still exist, intact, in spite of the high temperatures and radiation.
Initially, Robinson had claimed that while the flag poles are possibly still standing, he didn’t believe the flags themselves resisted the tough radiation of the Moon surface environment. But NASA researcher was apparently wrong according to the new images and video which proved that at some of the landing sites – Apollo 12, Apollo 16, and Apollo 17 – the flags are still intact as their shadows are clearly seen on the lunar surface.
U.S. Apollo space program, which aimed at manned lunar exploration, took place from 1961 to 1972.
This photo shows the flag left near the Apollo 16 landing site with the spacecraft slewed 15° towards the Sun; flag's shadow is spotted by LROC. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.
LROC captured image revealing the lit side of the still standing U.S flag located at the Apollo 17 landing spot. Photo: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.
Video: Apollo 12 landing site
Video: Lunar lander mission for Moon Exploration (European Space Agency ESA)