Apple’s Cook says he’s proud to be gay

(By Abby Ohlheiser) “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a Bloomberg Businessweek essay, discussing his sexual orientation for the first time in public.

Now that Cook has come out, some people and groups who oppose LGBT rights have spoken . . . → Read More: Apple’s Cook says he’s proud to be gay

CONTAINER LIVING

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One perhaps unintended spin-off of the dharnas episode has been the interest in the use of containers. There was the repulsive use of containers as obstacles to movement and as barricades against onslaughts by crazed mobs. This may catch on with government agencies and political parties but holds no attraction for the public at . . . → Read More: CONTAINER LIVING

Putin and wife are officially over

First Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, and now Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin. The Kremlin has announced that the couple’s divorce has been finalized after they jointly announced on television last June that they would be breaking up. Putin is rumored to be having an affair with former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva, who was a torchbearer at the . . . → Read More: Putin and wife are officially over

Superman-Batman face-off in upcoming movie

A sequel to last month’s hit ‘Superman’ film ‘Man of Steel’ is not only in the works, but will feature two of DC Comic’s best-known caped crusaders – Superman and Batman – facing off against each other, director Zack Snyder said late Saturday.

The new movie was announced by director Zack Snyder, widely praised for . . . → Read More: Superman-Batman face-off in upcoming movie

Wasim bowls a fast one: engaged to wed Melbourne woman

PAKISTAN cricket great Wasim Akram is engaged to marry Melbourne woman Shaniera Thompson.

The famed left-arm bowler, 47, proposed on bended knee in their lounge room to Ms Thompson, 30.

“It was the romantic moment of my life because it was so genuine,” she said.

A former public relations consultant from Brighton, Ms Thompson has . . . → Read More: Wasim bowls a fast one: engaged to wed Melbourne woman

Putin and wife to part ways

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and his wife Lyudmila have ended years of speculation over their relationship, admitting publicly they had decided to end their marriage.

Speaking in a stilted but clearly staged interview on state television after a night together at the ballet, the couple said they had agreed to a “civilised break up” because they . . . → Read More: Putin and wife to part ways

Mr. Die Hard puts Beverly Hills mansion on market at $22 million

By Ann Brenoff

Some people shake off their home’s cobwebs by redecorating and slapping up a coat of paint in the dining room. Not Mr. Die Hard.

Actor Bruce Willis, who back in February listed his Manhattan apartment at $11.65 million, has now has put his Beverly Hills mansion on the market at $22 million. . . . → Read More: Mr. Die Hard puts Beverly Hills mansion on market at $22 million

Dutt to serve prison sentence

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has returned to jail to serve his sentence for firearms offences linked to 1993 blasts which killed 257 people in Mumbai.

The actor gave himself up at a court in the western Indian city.

Dutt has already served 18 months of a five-year term for illegally possessing a rifle and . . . → Read More: Dutt to serve prison sentence

The Morons of Punjab

By Ajmal Rasheed

Khwaja Asif a lightweight member of the PML(N) (not known for any profound thinking) got up on stage and accused the popular leader of the PTI, Imran Khan, for irregular and risky investments of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital funds abroad. No doubt he did this on the explicit instructions of . . . → Read More: The Morons of Punjab

Gossip can be good

Haven’t got anything nice to say? Well, you might want to say it anyway — especially if you think it’ll help ward off some bad behavior.

It seems that gossip may be getting an undeserved bad rap, particularly so-called prosocial gossip, which serves to warn others about dishonest or untrustworthy people — unlike the catty, idle chatter . . . → Read More: Gossip can be good