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Teen girl’s ‘short shorts’ fight

Written By komlim puldel on Minggu, 01 Juni 2014 | 23.08

Long and short of it ... Lindsey Stocker starts a revolution when she was told to change out of short shorts at school. Source: Supplied

A 17-YEAR-OLD girl who was suspended from her school for refusing to change out of short shorts has started a social media campaign calling on people not to shame girls for their bodies.

Lindsey Stocker, who attends Year 11 at Beaconsfield High School in Quebec, was singled out in class last month because her shorts did not adhere to the school's dress code.

Those rules include "no short shorts, halter tops, tube tops, bikini tops or excessive cleavage."

"In front of all my peers and my teacher they said I had to change," Lindsey told the National Post . "And when I said no they said I was making a bad choice. They kept shaking their heads. In front of everybody."

"They continued to tell me would be suspended if I didn't start following the rules. When I told them I didn't understand why I had to change they told me that it doesn't matter — I don't have to understand the rules, I just have to comply by them," she said.

Poster it ... Lindsey Stocker's sign telling school officials not to make girls feel shamed about their bodies. Source: Supplied

However Lindsey was not about to be shamed for what she was wearing and went and printed out 20 posters which she plastered around school.

"Don't humiliate her because she is wearing shorts. It's hot outside. Instead of shaming girls for their bodies, teach boys that girls are not sexual objects," it read.

While the posters were taken down within 10 minutes they started being noticed on Twitter and Facebook.

The chairman of the Lester B Pearson School Board told CJAD News that Lindsey has been suspended for not following the rules.

"The rules are there to help the children learn and prepare them for their future work places, high school is a job for them, they are there to learn to function in society, so it's important that the rules be followed," Susanne Stein Day said. "Girls and boys have rules on dress codes; it is not a girl, boy thing, that's not the point."


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Bieber caught telling racist joke

Fall from grace ... Justin Bieber, pictured in Monaco last week, has been caught on tape telling a racist joke. Source: Getty Images

CONTROVERSIAL pop star Justin Bieber has landed in hot water after a video emerged of him using the N-word while telling a racist joke.

In the footage, which was exclusively obtained by The Sun, the 20-year-old star — who is close friends with Will Smith and his son Jaden — grins as he concludes a sickening and offensive 'joke' with a racist punchline.

SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO - WARNING: CONTAINS RACIST AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE

Troubled ... Justin Bieber is signed to Usher's record label and counts Will and Jaden Smith as his closest friends. Source: AFP

The Sun's exclusive video was reportedly filmed when Bieber was just 17. The singer's management knew about the footage but were determined to keep it under wraps, The Daily Mail reports.

In the video, a young girl sitting next to the pop idol laughs as he tells his vile joke.

A source told The Sun: "This video is Justin Bieber and his camp's worst nightmare. Even after the year he's had – when he's never been far from controversy, this tops the lot."

"Justin has been taken under his wing by some of the best in the industry and they won't stand by him after this.

'This will be a real kick in the teeth – showing his true colours on film."

WARNING: CONTAINS OFFENSIVE AND RACIST LANGUAGE

In the past year, the Canadian singer has found himself under fire for everything from showing up late at concerts, to urinating in restaurant mop buckets and defacing walls with graffiti.

ast January he was arrested after drag racing on a Miami Beach street in a yellow Lamborghini and failing a sobriety test, before resisting arrest and going on a foul-mouth tirade at police.

Basketball game ... Justin Bieber watches the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder with his mother Pattie Mallette. Source: AP

In early May he was reportedly investigated by Los Angeles police for an attempted robbery after he was involved in an altercation with a young woman who he thought was taking photos of him on her mobile phone.


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Bieber caught using the N-word

Fall from grace ... Justin Bieber, pictured in Monaco last week, has been caught on tape telling a racist joke. Source: Getty Images

CONTROVERSIAL pop star Justin Bieber has landed in hot water after a video emerged of him using the N-word while telling a racist joke.

In the footage, which was exclusively obtained by The Sun, the 20-year-old star — who is close friends with Will Smith and his son Jaden — grins as he concludes a sickening and offensive 'joke' with a racist punchline.

SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO - WARNING: CONTAINS RACIST AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE

Troubled ... Justin Bieber is signed to Usher's record label and counts Will and Jaden Smith as his closest friends. Source: AFP

The Sun's exclusive video was reportedly filmed when Bieber was just 17. The singer's management knew about the footage but were determined to keep it under wraps, The Daily Mail reports.

In the video, a young girl sitting next to the pop idol laughs as he tells his vile joke.

A source told The Sun: "This video is Justin Bieber and his camp's worst nightmare. Even after the year he's had – when he's never been far from controversy, this tops the lot."

"Justin has been taken under his wing by some of the best in the industry and they won't stand by him after this.

'This will be a real kick in the teeth – showing his true colours on film."

WARNING: CONTAINS OFFENSIVE AND RACIST LANGUAGE

In the past year, the Canadian singer has found himself under fire for everything from showing up late at concerts, to urinating in restaurant mop buckets and defacing walls with graffiti.

ast January he was arrested after drag racing on a Miami Beach street in a yellow Lamborghini and failing a sobriety test, before resisting arrest and going on a foul-mouth tirade at police.

Basketball game ... Justin Bieber watches the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder with his mother Pattie Mallette. Source: AP

In early May he was reportedly investigated by Los Angeles police for an attempted robbery after he was involved in an altercation with a young woman who he thought was taking photos of him on her mobile phone.


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Voice mentors to rock the house

Kylie has to chose between Kat and Hayley in The Battles on The Voice. Courtesy Channel Nine

Best friends ... Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap shares a lifelong bond with Voice coach will.i.am. Source: News Corp Australia

WHEN The Voice coach will.i.am first met his Black Eyed Peas mate apl.de.ap, he approached the encounter with all the curious personality and charm which has engaged him to Australian TV audiences.

Moving to the US in 1999 as a child, after being adopted by the roommate of Will's uncle, the Philippines-born Apl says pop culture formed the foundation of their lifelong friendship.

"From the beginning, when I first got to the US, he'd say 'you're from the Philippines?' looking at me like I was from a fish tank,'' apl.de.ap, pronounced Apple Dee Ap said.

"He was like 'what do you do there?' I was like 'I break dance, I do the running man ...'

"And he was like 'what, you do the running man? Show it to me.'

"From then, we formed a dance group that evolved to being signed to Easy E and then came The Black Eyed Peas."

Now, the best friends have banded together again, with apl.de.ap to join The Voice as Team Will's mentor next Sunday.

The dynamic duo line up against new celebrity pairings on the Nine series, with Megan Washington returning to the role supporting Team Joel; DJ Havana Brown teaming with Ricky Martin's artists; and INXS saxophonist Kirk Pengilly joining Team Kylie.

Old mates ... INX sax player Kirk Pengilly is chuffed to be joining Team Kylie. Source: News Corp Australia

The Peas newcomer, born Allan Pineda Lindo, is already a coach on The Voice in the Philippines, but relished the opportunity to share his experience with a new field of hopefuls.

"When you're a coach you get to be technical all the time, now I get to ask about their life stories, their struggles, who they are doing this for, the motivations,'' apl.de.ap said.

"It's been good, it's been fun.

"With will.i.am emerging as this year's fans' favourite, his band brother said the audience was getting the best snapshot of his friend's manic mind and production talents.

A steady hand ... Megan Washington has returned to support Team Joel. Source: News Corp Australia

"He's Mr Analogy. He'll take a situation and turn it into some crazy analogy. It's very interesting, that's how he is 24/7. He doesn't stop, you just gotta keep up."

Washington, who was part of season one with Keith Urban, defended the program from those who have sledged its value as a star search series.

"Regardless of your opinion of the worth of reality television, it's been around for 10 years now and is an established, valid platform, if you want to, start that way,'' she said.

"Working within that paradigm The Voice is absolutely the most authentic and fairest method."

DJ Havana Brown will act as mentor to Ricky Martin's artists. Source: News Corp Australia

The battle rounds conclude tonight, with the mentoring episodes to air from Sunday when singers move through to showdown phase of the competition.

In each showdown episode, three singers on each team perform head to head - with their coach to decide who goes direct to the finals, who goes home and who must sing again to be saved.

In a world first, mentors will listen to each artist "blind", helping the coach to prepare each singer for their showdown performance.


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Freed soldier’s girlfriend has new love

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father, Bob Bergdahl, thanked all those who took part in his son's recovery. The elder Bergdahl also briefly addressed his son in Pashto after saying that Bowe was having difficulty speaking English after spending five years in captivity.

IT SOUNDS like the script of TV show Homeland. Bowe Bergdahl is finally free five years after being captured by the Taliban. Unfortunately for him, his girlfriend Monica Lee has found love with another man.

Ms Lee's mum, Allison, called her daughter with the news while she was out hiking with friends. The 25-year-old asked: "What do I do now?"

Moved on ... Monica Lee and her reported new boyfriend Justin Forsdick crave pumpkins. Source: Supplied

Ms Lee was just 19 when Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban. Her last Skype contact with him was in June 2009 right before he wandered off the base and was taken hostage.

However, Bergdahl was still able to get messages to his family which were sent by his captors.

In his final message, Allison Lee says he told her daughter not to wait for him.

Returned ... This still image provided on December 7, 2010 shows US Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (L), who has been held hostage by the Taliban since his disappearance from his unit on June 30, 2009. Source: AFP

"He said he wanted her to go with her life, and not feel like she had to wait. No one knew how long he would be held for," Mrs Lee said. "Emotionally, it was very trying for her. She was 19 going on 20 at the time. It was a lot more than most people have to deal with.

"She's learned a lot to be quiet about how she feels but she has always been very supportive of Bowe, and very anxious about him," Mrs Lee told the Daily Mail.

FREED AFTER FIVE YEARS AS A TALIBAN HOSTAGE

Mrs Lee said her daughter was excited to hear the news of Bergdahl's release but that it has also caused some confusion for her.

Young Bowe ... Copy pic of US Marine Bowe Bergdahl before he was captured by the Taliban. Source: News Corp Australia

"She asked me, 'What should I do now?'. She is a little confused what is going on. She hadn't been briefed lately about his situation," she said.

Facebook photos show that Ms Lee has been in a relationship with Justin Forsdick since 2012.

Bergdahl was released in a deal between the US and the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network under which the US had to release five high-ranking members of the Taliban who were being held in Guantánamo Bay.

Happy family ... President Barack Obama looks to Bob Bergdahl as Jani Bergdahl, stands at left. Source: AP

US President Barack Obama has received some criticism for arranging the deal, which bypassed Congressional approval. He was unapologetic however as he stood at the White Hose with Bergdahl's parents, Jani and Bob Bergdahl.

"Today, families across America rejoice in the joy you feel. We cannot wait for that moment you are reunited and have your son Bowe back in your arms," he said.


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Qatar ‘bought’ 2022 World Cup

Doubtful vote... The delegates from Qatar celebrate beside FIFA President Joseph Blatter, right, after winning hosting the 2022 Soccer World Cup. Picture: Walter Bieri Source: News Limited

AUSTRALIA may have been cheated out of hosting the 2022 World Cup, after damning new evidence has revealed how the chosen hosts Qatar allegedly bribed Fifa officials to secure their votes.

According to a report in the Sunday Times , Qatar used a $5.4 million slush fund to secure the support of key members of the 24-man ruling committee.

Australia's bid for the 2022 World Cup ended in humiliation after they received just one vote.

The paper alleges that evidence — uncovered in emails — shows how Mohamed Bin Hammam, former president of the Asian Football Confederation, showered committee members with lavish trips and large cash payments.

Payments... Mohamed bin Hammam, former chief of the Asian Football Confederation. Picture: Shirley Bahadur Source: AP

In one incident Bin Hammam is believed to have flown in 25 African delegates to Kuala Lumpur for the purposes of discussing the bid. At some point during the meeting he is thought to have handed over handed over $215,000 in cash.

The Sunday Times also alleges that former head of Caribbean football Jack Warner was paid $485,000 before the 2010 bid.

Bin Hammam was banned from Fifa for life in 2011 after it was revealed he had bribed officials to try to secure votes for the Fifa presidency.

Qatar was handed the 2022 World Cup on the same day that Russia was awarded the 2018 competition.

Australia's hosting bid, fronted by Elle Macpherson and Governor-General Quentin Bryce, was over after the first round of voting in 2010.

Japan, South Korea and the US were knocked out in the subsequent rounds in favour of Qatar.

Suspect relationship... Bin Hammam and former head of Caribbean football Jack Warner. Source: AAP

Given the country's lack of footballing infrastructure and extreme heat, many were dismayed at the controversial decision, which was plagued with rumours of corruption from the start.

Six weeks before the vote two members of the voting committee were suspended, after they were caught asking for bribes, meaning that 22 people voted instead of the usual 24.

Last month, Fifa president Sepp Blatter admitted it had been a "mistake" to hand the tournament to Qatar, with Fifa now considering switching the event to winter to avoid Qatar's extreme summer heat.

The Qatari World Cup committee is currently under investigation by Fifa's ethics investigator Michael Garcia.


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Peer pressure only lasts for 3 days

Expiration date ... peer pressure only lasts three days before people revert to what they really think. Picture: Thinkstock Source: ThinkStock

FEELING pressured to do something you don't want to do? Just wait three days and you'll revert to what you really think.

According to a new study, the opinions of other people might not have as lasting an impact on your decision-making as once thought.

Researchers at Chinese universities asked 200 men to rate the attractiveness of 280 females.

The men were brought back to the lab to rate the faces again after either a day, three days, seven days, or three months had passed.

The researchers found that the initial marks would change in the first three days when they learned how their fellow students had voted, but after that period they reverted to their initial assessment.

"Our findings suggest that exposure to others' opinions does indeed change our own private opinions — but it doesn't change them forever," psychological scientist and study author Rongjun Yu of South China Normal University said.

"Just like working memory can hold about seven items and a drug can be effective for certain amount of time, social influence seems to have a limited time window for effectiveness."

The research is published in the journal Psychological Science.


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Seal mauls elderly walker in NZ

Wild instinct... New Zealand fur seals can be aggressive if approached. Source: News Limited

AN ELDERLY man has been seriously hurt after he was attacked by a seal while out walking.

The unnamed 85-year-old was hospitalised with leg injuries after the animal reportedly got on to a walkway in New Plymouth, New Zealand, Stuff news site reported.

Eyewitness Kevin Harvey said that the walkway was covered in blood following the mauling and that armed police had provided a protective barrier while the man was treated.

Mr Harvey said the seal was on the walkway and had lunged at him too as he ran past, and that he had flung stones at it to scare it off.

"They usually come towards you a bit then back off, but he just kept on coming," Mr Harvey said.

New Zealand fur seals can weigh up to 150kg. The New Zealand Department of Conservation advices people to always stay at least 10m away from seals at all times, warning that the animals can be aggressive.


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