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Manny Pacquiao's face is on shirts, dolls and postage stamps, his life story is playing in movie houses and millions are getting ready to party as the Philippine boxing hero's "fight of the century" nears. Pacmania is sweeping the Southeast Asian nation of 100 million people ahead of the May 2 Las Vegas bout against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather to decide who is the best boxer of their generation. Of course, it's the fight of the century," Manila film producer Lucky Blanco told AFP.
Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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America's 1.5 Million Missing Black Men
In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South hundreds of thousands more are missing.
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U.S. couple found guilty of "sadistic" Bali suitcase murder
DENPASAR (Reuters) - An Indonesian court found a young U.S. couple guilty on Tuesday of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
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Phil Rudd pleaded guilty to the charges in New Zealand on Monday .
Rudd arrives to face charges at the District Court in Tauranga, New Zealand on April 21.
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The 60-year-old drummer was initially charged with plotting to arrange the murder of two men following a raid on his home in November, but the charge was later dropped.
On Monday in Tauranga District Court, he pleaded guilty to a second charge of threatening to kill and to possession of 130 grams of cannabis and 0.7 grams of methamphetamine, according to the New Zealand Herald.
Police said Rudd was charged with threatening to kill over an incident that happened on Sept. 26 in which the rockstar threatened to kill a man he knew and the man's daughter, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Craig Tuck, the lawyer who represented Rudd in court on Monday, said his client would be seeking discharge without conviction, New Zealand's Stuff reported.
Rudd was remanded on bail for sentencing on June 26. He has been out on bail since the charges were made in November, spending the summer in his guarded waterfront home in Tauranga.
After his home was raided Nov. 6, Rudd was charged with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill, and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. The first charge was dropped the following day. Tuck said Monday that the charge had been "incredibly damaging" to his client's career.
Rudd played with AC/DC from 1974 to 1983, and then again starting in 1994. In November, AC/DC asked former drummer Chris Slade to perform with them on their Rock or Bust tour, but Rudd has said he wants his spot back in the band.
"I'm going back to work with AC/DC, and I don't care who likes it and who doesn't," he told Television New Zealand in December. "I want my job back, I want my reputation back, and I'm gonna get it back."
More than 30,000 items have been advertised for resale on eBay alone, after many customers waited for hours only to leave stores empty-handed. The result is plenty of online rage, but resellers say they have no regrets.
Disappointed shoppers who couldn't get their hands on Target's Lilly Pulitzer collection this weekend are dressing down people who are reselling the goods on eBay and Instagram at huge markups.
The consumers, using images like the one above, are urging people to boycott resellers so they're forced to return the sold-out merchandise to Target in the next 13 days, tagging the posts with #LillyforEBay and #ForcedAccountability. (The collection was originally marketed with a #LillyForTarget hashtag.) They're frustrated by the more than 30,000 items on eBay under "Target Lilly Pulitzer," which are drawing bids of more than double retail prices.
Some resellers are lowering markups or returning goods after receiving angry comments online, while others are manually deleting comments left on their accounts from frustrated shoppers. But some resellers say those who are complaining simply didn't work hard enough to get the items they wanted at bargain prices.
If those who missed out "had the same opportunity and put in the same kind of work they would want to be rewarded for it," said Will Bernal, a 30-year-old in Miami who has been using Instagram to advertise some of the items he bought. "For the most part, the people that do it prepare better than the consumers that think they can walk in and get it at 2 p.m. What people need to start realizing is when there's a limited collection, if they want it, they're going to have to stay up throughout the night to get online, and most likely the website's going to crash every time."
Bernal told BuzzFeed News that he and his fiancée spent about $500 buying items from the collection, staying up to place web orders in the wee hours of Sunday morning and going to a local store an hour before opening. They've easily sold many of the items and anticipate the profits will cover or surpass the cost of the items they're keeping, he said.
"I got a lot of comments I would delete because a lot of the women reaching out to me were getting mad," Bernal said. "Even if I bought everything just to resell — we didn't — but even if we did do that and that's what we wanted to do to make a profit, there's nothing wrong with that."
The Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection sold out in minutes in many stores, and cleared out online within a few hours. Target's website crashed for about 20 minutes from the influx of traffic once the sale went live on Sunday morning and most products were gone by 8 a.m., Oliver Chen, an analyst at Cowen and Company wrote in a note on Monday, referring to the event as "Pink Sunday."
Target seems aware of the bad feelings among some customers. "We're disappointed to see this Target merchandise for resale, too," the company told one commenter on its Facebook page. "It takes away from our goal of making great design available to everyone. The appropriate teams are aware."
The company did not respond to a request for comment.
Users complained on Facebook and Twitter about technical difficulties on the desktop version of the site as well as on its mobile app, and said that by the time Target tweeted its site was up and running, much of the collection had sold out.
"We do worry that most consumers did not obtain product, given sell-outs both in-store and online occurred within 5-15 minutes," Chen said in the note. Indeed, images of the despair were widespread on Sunday.
Being a witch ain’t easy
Your magic is unpredictable.
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Many people thought your Grams was crazy.
Actually, she was a very powerful witch.
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Everybody wants ~something~ from you.
Your boyfriend hunts demons.
Brunch, mimosa, repeat.
Spinach Artichoke Quiche Cups
Go ahead and put that muffin tin to use. Find the recipe here.
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Lazy Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls
Roll out of bed to these cinnamon rolls. Recipe here.
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Strawberry-Brie Waffle Bites
Bite-sized goodness. Recipe here.
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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
Take it up a notch and add some vodka to this lemonade! Recipe here.
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Let’s pick your brain. And eat it.
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When you have to decide what classes to drop or keep to make up your units.
Is maths actually worth keeping? Help?
When you find out one of your prescribed readings is Shakespeare... again.
When you attempt to fit all your new textbooks in your bag and instantly regret it.
When you discover you have to do a speech as an assessment task in basically every class.
You discover that your town is overrun with monsters of all sorts. Dean and Sam are out hunting and cannot help you. Will you survive?
Just one more bite.
This new, funky American-style burger joint has it all. From burgers, to hot dogs, to mac & cheese, to decadent alcoholic shakes.
Location: Surfers Paradise
Crowd favourite: The FUHGEDDABOUDIT!
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Longboards Laidback Eatery & Bar
The Gold Coast's only surfing-themed bar is rightfully positioned in the heart of Surfer's Paradise and has a wide range of food and beverages alike. If you're hanging around, drop in and relax as you eat your gourmet burger and/or drink craft beer.
Location: Surfer's Paradise
Crowd favourite: The Phat Bastard burger
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Pigs and Pints
As its name suggests, Pigs and Pints is all about - you guessed it - pigs (the sliders) and pints (of alcohol, obviously). Great for lunch or dinner, it's affordable and appetising.
Location: Burleigh Heads
Crowd favourite: Ham hock with celeriac and apple
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It has to be good if it tastes as great as it looks. This trendy beachside lounge caters to everyone including those who live gluten-free, substituting buns for lettuce cups.
Crowd favourite: The Kekovich
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The Florida senator has taught at FIU since 2011.
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Republican presidential candidate and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio got pretty good reviews as a professor at Florida International University. Rubio's syllabus and professor ratings, obtained via an open records request provide insight into the course he has taught since becoming a professor at the school.
Rubio's recent courses focused on America in the post-Cold War world and the history of America's political parties with a focus on demographics along with a focus on how Florida is a major player in presidential elections.
Here's the syllabi for the courses he taught:
Here are his reviews. They were pretty good. Most people expected to get good grades:
Very important question.
By now everyone knows the music of the Game of Thrones intro.
Others prefer "tadam tadadam."
And some people, like Sarah Paulson, would rather dance than sing.
All aboard the S.S. Korrasami, setting sail to the land of ridiculous head canons.
When Asami used this very thinly veiled excuse to tend to Korra:
When even Mako was able to pick up on the sexual tension:
MAKO, of all people!
When we were reminded of Avatar Roku's wise words: CHICKS dig Avatars:
When even in the moments leading up to the Korrasami-tastic finale, Asami was still making excuses to spend time with Korra:
“Why does he have to leave?”
This is Ethan, and he's pretty upset with the government.
Ethan wants to know why his mate Tyrone is about to be deported. Tyrone lives with autism, and despite living in Australia for most of his life he has been deemed a burden on society.
Ethan goes to school with Tyrone and says he's got a lot to give to Australia.
Ethan's question drew applause from the QandA crowd.
"Thank you so much for standing up and having a voice."
Youth disability advocate Jane Burns, herself the mother of a child living with autism, said, "This is an example of leadership of young people on issues that they care about. The stigma attached to disability is still rife across the community."
Trade Minister Andrew Robb admitted it was a "terrible situation", while comedian Dave Hughes called it "Horrifying."
Tumblr’s getting gigue-y with it.
When it perfectly captured the struggle of loving primarily instrumental music.
When it was 100% accurate about the realities of choosing rep.
When it was just as blown away as you about music history's craziest (alleged) love affair.
When it made some hilarious memorabilia for classical music's most hardcore premiere.
You can’t stand under my umbrella, ella, ella, because it’s f**king broken.
Utterly defeated by the extreme rain and wind battering Sydney, the umbrellas lay in tatters, rejected by their once-loving owners.
Your favorite food + your other favorite food = your new favorite food!
There's nothing better than having two of your favorite foods mashed together.
Like this cookie waffle.
Maybe you really love everything bagels AND ice cream and now you can have them together!
With this treat from Little Baby's in Philadelphia.
Or you always want poutine AND pizza but can never pick, now you don't have to!
Just get this pizza from Mr Mike's Pizza in Toronto.
Or maybe you're all about buttered brioche toast with some jam AND ALSO ice cream.
Then this ice cream from Jeni's Ice Cream in Los Angeles is for you.
#TBT, a few days early.
So you've *probably* seen the insanely bonkers Batman v Superman trailer that hit the internet a few days ago.
If not, you need to stop what you're doing and check it out right now.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, YouTube user Bobby Burns has uploaded an incredible new mash-up version of the trailer.
It has the same sound/voiceover as the original trailer, but the video has been replaced with footage of Adam West as Batman and Christopher Reeve as Superman.
SO MUCH YES.
That's right, more of Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel...
Because raw’s cooler than being cool.
Earth To Table, Bondi Junction
Organic, raw and vegan - this Bondi Junction spot ticks all the boxes. Grab a smoothie, rice paper roll or treat yo'self to some delicious raw dessert.
Sadhana Kitchen, Enmore
If a seven course raw food degustation sounds right up your alley, step this way. Sadhana Kitchen also deliver lunches during the week, if your office is up to the delicious challenge of going completely raw.
Pana Chocolate, Alexandria
If you're a raw chocolate fan you're probably already familiar with the pure goodness that is Pana Chocolate. Get to their Alexandria store quick smart for a dessert experience you thought was only possible in dreams.
Ungaro Raw, Rozelle
The perfect place for a dinner date with someone who isn't completely sold on the whole ~raw~ thing, this restaurant offers both cooked and uncooked food. Everything on this menu is also available for takeaway, if you're looking for something to compliment your night in at home.
The momentary ramblings of a man who fears death.
::PLANE SHAKES VIOLENTLY::
2. Relax, everything is going to be all right.
3. My hands are sweaty.
4. Why is the plane shaking?!?!
7. STOP SHAKING!
8. Please stop shaking.
9. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
10. Easy plane, come on!
::Plane stops shaking::
11. Easy… OK…
12. This is nice.
13. Stay like this… All good...
14. The sun is out.
15. It's a good day to fly.
16. The world is really quite beautiful from up here...
17. Are we flying through a cloud?