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Widow wants half of deceased husband’s estate, gets nothing

Widow wants half of deceased husband’s estate, gets nothing

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  • Rosita Hendry was offered £10,000 and a one-way ticket home
  • Rosita refused and started a legal battle that would net her £110,000 if she won.
  • She lost the fight and got nothing

Rosita Hendry lost out on £10,000 and a flight back home to the Philippines when she decided she wanted more, to be more precise she wanted half of her late husband’s estate.

In 2001, Rosita met Michael Hendry when he was 52 in the Philippines. Two years, they got married in the United Kingdom.

The couple lived in Surrey, England.

Their marriage was deteriorating as issues of adultery and excessive drinking came up.

They were about to get a divorce when Michael died in 2017 at the age of 70.

At the time of his death, Mr. Hendry had taken Rosita out of his will, leaving everything to his two children from a previous relationship.

Rosita was offered £10,000 and a one-way ticket home, but she refused. She wanted half of her late husband’s  £220,000 estate so she started a legal fight hoping to get £110,000. Unfortunately for her, she lost and she gained nothing.

Rosita had signed a prenuptial agreement which would give her the £10,000 and the ticket home.

Her husband’s children, Michael Hendry Jr, 21, and Dorothy Pertiwi, 30, had offered her the same deal after his death but were rejected when it was suggested the estate could be split three ways.

Rosita said that while they were living together, Michael started drinking a little too much which led to troubles in their marriage.

Pertiwi was living with them and said that Rosita had been having affairs.

Judge Karen Shuman  threw out Rosita’s claim for half of the estate because it was lodged too late, in April last year, more than a year after her husband’s death.

Had Rosita presented it earlier, then she would have stood a chance.

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Study says that Men get satisfaction on Bromances over Romantic Relationships

Study says that Men get satisfaction on Bromances over Romantic Relationships

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  • A research said that men are more contented with their “bromance” partners than girlfriends.
  • Respondents have admitted to cuddling, sharing secrets, and sleeping on the same bed with their close male friends.

It is said that young men of this generation get more emotional satisfaction with bromances, or heterosexual friendship with other males, than they do out of romantic relationships.

According to a new study, intimate male friendships have been more acceptable in the recent years. As it is a good thing, the authors also cautioned that it could also lead to weaker bonds when it comes to dating and marriage.

Bromance isn’t new.

It is known that George Washington wrote letters to other men and Abraham Lincoln shared a bed with a male friend for several years. Close male companionship became taboo in the latter part of the 20th century. The University of Winchester, England said that it was due to the rise in homophobic sentiments and the change of the ideal masculinity.

To find out how much bromances mattered, the researchers surveyed 30 heterosexual men whom had been in relationships before, or were in one at that time.

It was found out that all of them have at least one male close friend, whom they engaged in behaviors which cross “no boundaries”. Some of these activities include sharing secrets, expressing love, or sleeping in the same bed.

29 out of the 30 men said that they have cuddled wit their bromantic partner.

Overall, the respondents said that they feel less judged by their male friends than by their girlfriends. They also said that it was easier to overcome conflicts and share emotions with their guy friends.

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“You little f***ing Queer!” Gay teenager gets beaten up in bus attack

“You little f***ing Queer!” Gay teenager gets beaten up in bus attack

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  • A gay teenager in England got beaten up by a man in the bus.
  • Even if he experienced a traumatizing incident, the teenager remained hopeful and strong, saying that it will never stop them from being who they are.

A teenager was beaten up in a bus in Bristol, England, by a man who was yelling out anti-gay slurs.

Kyle Zellinger, who is 18 years old, was attacked by 27-year-old Paul Austin from Innis Court, last October 15.

According to Zellinger, Austin approached him aggressively while yelling out insults and proceeded to beat him up, which resulted to him having two black eyes. The teen also suffered bruises at the back of his head.

As Austin plead guilty to the assault, he remained in custody and will be sentenced on October 29. According to a spokesperson of Avon and Somerset Police“The incident has been classified as a homophobic hate crime and will be presented to the court as such.”

Zillinger then expressed that the attack left him in complete shock and had a negative impact on him.

“The fact that we’re living in 2018 and there are still some people who believe that hate crimes are okay is truly appalling.

“I’ve recently gained a lot of confidence within myself after dealing with some pretty rough mental health issues, and this has unfortunately set me back quite far, almost destroying a lot of milestones that I’d overcome.”

Even though it was a traumatizing incident, he remained hopeful and optimistic.

“I’m hoping I’ll bounce back, and with the endless and continued support of the massive community, I truly believe that I’ll come out the other end stronger.

“Things like this can’t go ignored or unpunished, what happened to me was not okay but there are so so many other people who have had either the same treatment or worse.

“Gay/Trans/Bi/any member of the LGBTQ+ society should never feel like they’re less than perfect, or deserving of hatred, because we aren’t.”

“We’re people just like anybody else and we’re not going anywhere! I can say for myself that I will continue to wear my sexuality with pride, and I am incredibly proud to be a member of the LGBTQ+ society.

“This attack won’t stop me from being who I am, so these homophobes better get used to us being around!”

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Cruel! This Racist Guy Spat On A Baby’s Face And Cursed The Mother

Cruel! This Racist Guy Spat On A Baby’s Face And Cursed The Mother

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Discrimination comes in many forms and racism is the most common one. It is when a race or an ethnic group feels superior to the other races/groups. It is an issue that is very evident up until now.

Caucasians, being a more superior race, is not immune from discrimination and harassment.

South Shields, England–It was a nice sunny day, Rebecca Telford took her daughter Layla-Jean outside for a stroll. When the two rested for a while and the almost two-year-old baby was sitting on her pushchair, a man comes up to them and suddenly spat at the clueless child.

He then shouted, “White people shouldn’t breed!”

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Who would have thought that this baby would be a victim of racist attack | Photo from North News

When Telford confronted the man, he simply shouted “Shut the [email protected]*% up!” and left. The crazy man was Rezzas Abdulla, a local from the city. Abdulla had already two previous convictions for race-hate attacks on white females and was tracked down later through CCTV.

Why the hate?

The man was convicted of racially aggravated common assault after a trial at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. He was supposed to appear at the hearing, but he did not attend.

When Telford was asked for a statement, she told the police, “I am completely disgusted and distressed that a grown man, regardless of race or religion, would spit on a defenseless baby in a completely unprovoked attack.”

She also said that if he had just walked by, she would not have even noticed him, there was no eye contact, according to her. No words had been exchanged, and she never saw Abdulla before.

I believe he spat on her purely because we are white, I was a lone female and an easy target,” Rebecca added.

Abdulla was given a suspension for 18 months, with rehabilitation and mental health treatment. The court suggested that Layla-Jean must be taken to the doctor for a fear that she might have contracted Tuberculosis.

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Abdulla, Guilty of the attack | Photo from North News

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An Abandoned Dog Was Found Carrying A Plastic Bag! What’s Inside Will Break Your Heart

An Abandoned Dog Was Found Carrying A Plastic Bag! What’s Inside Will Break Your Heart

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It is hard to understand why dog owners abandon their pets. Aren’t they their best friends? Dogs also have feelings and emotions. They are not even immune from pain.

While roaming around the city with his bike and his friends, Paul Skinner noticed an unusual dog along the roads of Lincolnshire, England. The dog was licking and sniffing a plastic bag. Skinner thought it was just food or a dead bird inside.

Abandoned Dog Was Found Carrying A Plastic Bag
Heartbreaking Situation of the Abandoned Dog

The dog’s condition looked bad, and enough for the cyclist to be emotional. When he decided to check what’s inside the bag, the dog refused to let go of it. What he saw what’s inside, it broke his heart more. Afterwards, he called the police.

What’s inside

Abandoned Dog Was Found Carrying A Plastic Bag
Dead Puppies Inside the Bag

Skinner opened the bag and saw four dead puppies inside.

The police officers were quick to take action and immediately called an animal welfare service. When they arrived, they even tried to revive the poor puppies, but it was too late.

When asked for a statement, Skinner told English Metro, Newsner Reports:

“The bag contained four dead pups. It was heartbreaking. She had tears in her eyes. I could not believe anybody could be so devoid of humanity to do something like this.”

The specialists, who helped Skinner, assessed the situation and said that there was a possibility that the puppies were still alive when they were placed inside the bag. They also said that the mother and her puppies could be dumped in the ditch, the same time her babies were born.

Authorities later thanked Skinner for reporting the alarming scenario and said, “We don’t know whether the puppies were stillborn or whether they died because of the cold.”

The animal welfare service adopted the dog and named Carly. She is very brave, according to them and is currently recovering from the heartbreaking incident.

Abandoned Dog Was Found Carrying A Plastic Bag
Carly After Being Recovered

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Baby Seal Gets Stuck in Mud, is Rescued by Cows?

Baby Seal Gets Stuck in Mud, is Rescued by Cows?

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A herd of cows were behaving oddly in a field within RSPB Frampton Marsh, a natural reserve in Lincolnshire, England, and this was noticed by Ian Ellis, who was bird watching in the area.

Curious about the cows’ unusual behavior, he zoomed in with his telescope to take a closer look and saw that the herd was surrounding a baby seal, which they had apparently hauled out of a creek. Mr. Ellis tried to look for the pup’s mom and when he couldn’t find it, he immediately contacted the wardens of the nearby RSPB Reserve and Skegness Natureland.

A herd of cows inspecting a baby seal stuck in the mud. (Photo from Natureland Seal Sanctuary's FB Page)
A herd of cows inspecting a baby seal stuck in the mud. (Photo from Natureland Seal Sanctuary’s FB Page)

Natureland staff got the seal pup  and immediately brought it to their Seal Hospital. Orphaned at only five days old, the seal clearly had not fed in a while and was malnourished. It was fed rehydration fluid through a stomach tube and given an antibiotic treatment to address a breathing problem.

Mr. Ellis and Celebration. (Photo from Natureland Seal Sanctuary's FB Page)
Mr. Ellis and Celebration. (Photo from Natureland Seal Sanctuary’s FB Page)

Once it regains a healthy weight and is able to feed itself in the water, the Natureland staff plan to release it back into the wild. As it was found during Natureland’s 50th anniversary year, staff have named the pup “Celebration.”

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Dan Carter kicks off MasterCard’s Worldwide Partnership with Rugby World Cup 2015

Dan Carter kicks off MasterCard’s Worldwide Partnership with Rugby World Cup 2015

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MasterCard will be the Preferred Card and Official Payment System of the highly anticipated Rugby World Cup 2015, which will takes place in England and Wales between September 18th and October 31st. The announcement continues a highly successful partnership between MasterCard and Rugby World Cup Limited, which began ahead of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.

(PR Photo) From left: President of International Markets of MasterCard Worldwide Ann Cairns, Rugby World Cup Managing Director Brett Gosper and MasterCard ambassador Dan Carter
(PR Photo) From left: President of International Markets of MasterCard Worldwide Ann Cairns, Rugby World Cup Managing Director Brett Gosper and MasterCard ambassador Dan Carter

 

Ann Cairns, President of International Markets of MasterCard Worldwide said: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Rugby World Cup, which takes place in England in 2015. Rugby World Cup is a truly priceless event for rugby fans around the world and we are looking forward to developing ways that we can bring this partnership to life for our cardholders and partners in 2015.”

Dan Carter said: “Kicking from the middle of the River Thames was special but the ultimate priceless experience will be pulling on my All Blacks jersey at Rugby World Cup 2015. I’m really looking forward to working with MasterCard to give priceless experiences to fans for Rugby World Cup.”

Brett Gosper, Rugby World Cup Managing Director said: “We are excited to be renewing our highly-successful partnership with MasterCard, a globally renowned brand, a world leader in the payments technology sector and a true supporter of Rugby worldwide.

“Asia is one of the fastest-growing Rugby markets and with 60 per cent of the world’s youth is a major focus for a sport that continues to reach out, engage and inspire the next generation of players and fans. Boosted by record investment by the IRB thanks to the success of Rugby World Cup and Rugby Sevens’ inclusion in the Olympic Games, participation in China has grown by 30 per cent in the past three years, with Sri Lanka and India also on strong growth curves,” he concluded.

As part of the agreement, MasterCard secures a comprehensive rights and benefits package that allows the company to deliver value to customer financial institutions, merchants and cardholders, including the ability to access ‘Priceless’ experiences linked to Rugby World Cup 2015.

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