Omarion Upset About Not Getting a Grammy Nomination

omarionMediocre R&B singer Omarion is highly upset about being snubbed for a 2016 Grammy Award. The 2016 GRAMMY nominations are out — and Omarion is upset his hit “Post to Be” didn’t get one. The Love and Hip-Hop Star has been in the music industry for over a decade, but haven’t secured a Grammy of his own. Continue reading “Omarion Upset About Not Getting a Grammy Nomination”

One Energy Can Increase Heart Risks in Adults

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Just one energy drink can cause potentially harmful spikes in both stress hormone levels and blood pressure in healthy young adults, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Lead researcher Dr Anna Svatikova, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said that after drinking a 16-ounce can of “Rockstar Punched,” young adults had a 74 percent increase in blood levels of the “fight-or-flight” hormone norepinephrine.

That’s more than double an average 30 percent increase in norepinephrine that the same participants experienced when they consumed a sham energy drink, according to Svatikova.

The fake energy drink contained the same amount of sugar and nearly the same calories, but did not include natural stimulants found in the Rockstar drink, she said.

The stimulants in the real energy drink included caffeine, the amino acid taurine, and extracts of guarana seed, ginseng root, and milk thistle.

According to the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), energy drinks can contain up to five times more caffeine than a typical cup of coffee.

The study found that the young adults also experienced a significant rise in blood pressure after consuming the energy drink.

“The worry is that if these responses are seen in healthy young people, perhaps the effects of energy drinks may be more pronounced in people who already have high blood pressure or arrhythmias, leading to more heart attacks and strokes,” Svatikova noted.

These drinks, which are marketed as beverages that can boost physical and mental performance, are growing in popularity, particularly among adolescents and young adults in the United States and beyond.

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Islamic State group targets gays with brutal public killings

 

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I: n this picture posted on a social media account affiliated with the Islamic State group, IS militants stone a man accused of violating the extremists’ ban on homosexuality after they threw him from a roof in the city of Homs, Syria. (AP)

 

REYHANLI, Turkey — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel.

He asked one of the men if he was satisfied with the sentence. Death, the judge told him, would help cleanse him of his sin.

“I’d prefer it if you shoot me in the head,” 32-year-old Hawas Mallah replied helplessly. The second man, 21-year-old Mohammed Salameh, pleaded for a chance to repent, promising never to have sex with a man again, according to a witness among the onlookers that sunny July morning who gave The Associated Press a rare first-hand account.

“Take them and throw them off,” the judge ordered. Other masked extremists tied the men’s hands behind their backs and blindfolded them. They led them to the roof of the four-story hotel, according to the witness, who spoke in the Turkish city of Reyhanli on condition he be identified only by his first name, Omar, for fear of reprisals.

Notorious for their gruesome methods of killing, the Islamic State group reserves one of its most brutal for suspected homosexuals. Videos it has released show masked militants dangling men over the precipices of buildings by their legs to drop them head-first or tossing them over the edge. At least 36 men in Syria and Iraq have been killed by IS militants on charges of sodomy, according to the New York-based OutRight Action International, though its Middle East and North Africa coordinator, Hossein Alizadeh, said it was not possible to confirm the sexual orientation of the victims.

The fear of a horrific death among gay men under Islamic State rule is further compounded by their isolation in a deeply conservative society that largely shuns them.

Many Muslims consider homosexuality to be sinful. Gay men are haunted constantly by the possibility that someone, perhaps even a relative, will betray them to the militants — whether to curry favor with IS or simply out of hatred for their sexual orientation. Islamic State group fighters sometimes torture suspected homosexuals to reveal their friends’ names and search their laptops and mobile phones. Even among IS opponents, gays find little sympathy. Some in the public who might be shocked by other IS atrocities say killings of gays is justified. Syrian rebel factions have killed or abused gays as well.

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A 26-year-old Syrian gay man told the AP that even two years after fleeing to Turkey, he wakes up shaken by nightmares that he is about to be hurled from a building. The man spoke on condition that he be identified as Daniel Halaby, the name he now uses in his activism tracking IS atrocities, and that the city in Turkey where he lives not be named for his own safety.

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By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Radio Legend Tom Joyner Gets the Boot from Radio One

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Tom Joyner getting the boot, Obama, Retirement

Legendary syndicated radio host Tom Joyner will soon be signing off the air – but not by choice. Joyner, 65, being forced into early retirement from The Tom Joyner Morning Show which reaches eight million listeners in 105 markets daily

Daily Mail Online reported that the 65-year-old entertainment veteran is being forced into an early retirement to not only make room for younger talent but also to coincide with the departure of President Barack Obama from the White House. Continue reading “Radio Legend Tom Joyner Gets the Boot from Radio One”

Burglar Alarm Goes Off Multiple Times at Church’s Chicken Due To Rats

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In a shocking and disgusting news report, rats have been reported at a local Church’s Chicken, which is just unbelievable . The rats set the alarm system off 17 times as they enjoyed the juicy fired chicken and mash potatoes.

Channel 2 Action News reported that, in a span of just 30 days, DeKalb County police officers responded to 17 alarm calls at the Church’s at Candler Road and Glenwood Avenue. The 17th time around, an enterprising officer looked through the drive-thru window and spotted rats running around inside. Continue reading “Burglar Alarm Goes Off Multiple Times at Church’s Chicken Due To Rats”

Man Kills Waffle House Employee Over Cigarette

mugshot-550x375A Biloxi, Mississippi man shot and killed a Waffle House employee after she asked him to put out his cigarette inside the restaurant.

According to WLOX, Johnny Max Mount was smoking a cigarette inside the Biloxi Waffle House when a female employee asked him to extinguish the cigarette.

After the 52-year-old employee asked Mount to put out his cigarette, he went to his car and retrieved a handgun. Mount returned to the restaurant, and shot the employee.

She was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Mount was arrested at the restaurant, and is being held in jail without bond.

Charlie Sheen HIV Sex Scandal Trumps Bill Cosby Rape Saga

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Bill Cosby career  has come to a screeching halt, as over 40 women has come forward about alleged encounters with the former television star. However, a sex tape at the center of a $20 million lawsuit filed against actor Charlie Sheen has surfaced.

The video is one in a collection of five sex tapes obtained by gossip websiteRadar Online, that reportedly shows the 50-year-old HIV positive actor engaging in “hardcore sex” with male escorts and adult film stars. Continue reading “Charlie Sheen HIV Sex Scandal Trumps Bill Cosby Rape Saga”

Rihanna Announces ANTI World Tour

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Bad Girl RiRI  aka Rihanna has push back her album release date once again, but she did announce an official tour!

The 70+ date tour is presented by Samsung and Puma and has dates in both North America and Europe.  The tour starts  in February in San Diego and continues across the entire US with special guest Travis Scott.

The Weeknd and Big Sean will join Rihanna in Europe. Continue reading “Rihanna Announces ANTI World Tour”