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Gang of poachers EATEN by lions after they broke into South African game reserve to slaughter herd of rhinos
A head and other body parts were found after the three illegal hunters were devoured by six starving predators

ByJamie Pyatt
12:07, 5 JUL 2018UPDATED12:39, 5 JUL 2018

A gang of poachers who broke into a South African game reserve to slaughter a herd of rhinos were attacked and EATEN by a pride of hungry lions.

A head and a number of bloodied body parts and limbs were found near the scene after at least three illegal hunters were devoured by the predators.

Staff at the Sibuya Game Reserve, in Eastern Province, South Africa, called in a helicopter to search the area for more poachers.

A vet then had to tranquilise the six lions so police could go inside and recover the remains of the mauled poachers.

Owner Nick Fox, 60, said: “We found enough body parts and three pairs of empty shoes which suggest to us that the lions ate at least three of them but it is thick bush and there could be more.

“They came heavily armed with hunting rifles and axes which we have recovered and enough food to last them for several days so we suspect they were after all of our rhinos here.

“They were clearly intent on killing rhinos and cutting off their horns.

“But the lions are our watchers and guardians and they picked the wrong pride and became a meal.

“Whilst we are saddened at any loss of life the poachers came here to kill our animals and this sends out a very clear message to any other poachers that you will not always be the winner."

Staff had to wait until Wednesday morning until the area could be declared safe to go in and recover what was left

A police spokeswoman confirmed the grim discovery was made in the lion camp.

Captain Mali Govender said: “We do not know identities but firearms have been taken by the police and will be sent to the ballistics laboratory to see if they have been used in poaching before."

The game reserve is one of the most popular in the Eastern Cape with British tourists and is home to the Big Five of elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard and is set in 30 square miles.

In 2016 the reserve lost three rhinos when poachers got into the park and shot them dead for their ivory horns.

Nine rhinos - all of which were shot with a high-calibre hunting rifle - have been killed by poachers on Eastern Cape reserves already this year.

It is hoped the gang eaten by lions are responsible for the deaths.

The most high profile animal killing in recent times came when American dentist Walter Palmer shot Cecil - a famous lion in Zimbabwe.

Palmer killed the black-maned male after the lion was lured from the protected Hwange National Park paying a reported £35,000 to hunt the wild beast.

The father-of-two then disappeared when he became the target of furious protesters over the execution.

The 13-year-old lion had been fitted with a tracking collar as part of a research project when he was killed.

Palmer's guide was accused of using a dead animal carcass to entice Cecil out of a safe area to which the dentist said he was unaware of.

His plans to get Cecil's head mounted for his trophy room ended when one of Palmer's guides surrendered the lion's remains to officials in Africa.

In February a poacher hunting lions in the Umbabat Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park was killed by lions and was identified by his sister in law from his head - the only part of his body left.
Good for them. Seems they got the most out of their adventure.
 

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Professor's 'penis size' research project seeks 3,600+ explicit photos
USA TODAY NETWORKClaudette Riley, Springfield News-LeaderPublished 7:18 p.m. ET June 26, 2018 | Updated 7:18 p.m. ET June 26, 2018


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Alicia Walker is used to the snickers, the juvenile puns and raunchy jokes. But she is not fooling around with her latest research project.
The assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University launched a study this month that explores how the size of a man's penis affects the rest of his life. And she's documenting the work with pictures.
"The kind of work I do is not for everybody," she said.
Walker said the project looks at how penis size — and, as importantly, a man's perception of his penis size — affects overall health, sexual activity, condom usage, self image, social interaction and mental health.
"So far I'm hearing a lot of anxiety and a lot of low self-esteem related to size," she said.

As part of the study, Walker hopes at least 3,600 men will fill out an online survey and upload photos of their genitalia. The participants must be age 22 or older.
"These are not sexy pictures," she said. "These are clinical pictures."
She said photos are necessary to ensure men carefully follow the instructions when measuring their flaccid and erect penis.
A statement from Missouri State University notes that Alicia Walker met the threshold required before launching a research project. (Photo: File photo)

Walker, with the help of a student who plans to enter the medical field, is soliciting men through an online portal, at hospitals and nightclubs.
"We are not recruiting locally. I don't want there to be anything dicey," she said, adding that she didn't want colleagues, friends and neighbors to feel pressure to participate. "You don't want there to be anything awkward."
Walker, hired by Missouri State in 2016, said a man's size can change his self-image and trigger depression and body dysmorphic disorder. "It's serious. Some of them actually attempted suicide."
Feelings of inadequacy are not helped by the prevalence of jokes regarding penis size.
"Penis size, in general, is the source of a lot of curiosity in American culture," she said.
Missouri State confirmed Walker was conducting the study, which is expected to wrap up this summer, and issued a statement: "Academic freedom is a core component of a liberal arts university. As such, faculty members have broad discretion in their research choices. When students, staff and/or faculty conduct research at Missouri State University that involves human participants, they are required to submit an application to the Institutional Review Board."
The university stated Walker met the board's threshold for a research project. "It is a legitimate area of research and she is conforming to all of the guidelines of participant security."


Missouri State added the study is not funded by the university or any governmental institute.
Professor speaks out after shutting down penis size study amid backlash
USA TODAY NETWORKStephen Herzog, Springfield News-LeaderPublished 6:15 p.m. ET July 10, 2018

Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the world's most extensive penis transplant, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall. (April 23) AP


Just days after a Missouri State professor gained attention for her planned study comparing behavior, self-esteem and penis size, she shut the project down citing a backlash that would "threaten the reliability" of the data.
Now that professor, Alicia Walker, has written a piece describing the days after her study hit the internet. She describes hateful messages and inaccurate portrayals of her work.
Walker penned an essay for "Feminist Reflections" on the website The Society Pages.
She describes frustration over national websites that missed the point, included incorrect information or used "click bait" headlines.
While she received many emails in support, there was also plenty of hate mail.

"Each hater sent multiple emails," she wrote. "The first message came from a Michigan man (he went to my academia.edu page, which provided his location) — he opened his email by calling me a 'feral whore.'” He sent 30 emails in total, each with similarly abusive language. He called me a 'fat pig,' or some variation, in most of those emails. He even claimed that I was 'so fat only N—–s would' have sex with me. The racism of misogyny was common."
Walker describes more of the abuse she received, but continues to make the case for the importance of her study.
"There is ample data demonstrating that for many men who perceive their penises are small, self-esteem is indeed an issue," she wrote. "How our bodies look and how we see them impacts how we feel about ourselves, and this is an important social and psychological issue. My study could have contributed to this existing body of knowledge that takes men’s bodies and feelings seriously, and it could have perhaps helped to shift methodology for penis size studies."
Walker described the process and goal of the study to a News-Leader reporter last month.

She said the project looks at how penis size — and, as importantly, a man's perception of his penis size — affects overall health, sexual activity, condom usage, self image, social interaction and mental health.

"So far I'm hearing a lot of anxiety and a lot of low self-esteem related to size," she said.
As part of the study, Walker had hoped at least 3,600 men — from outside the Ozarks — would fill out an online survey and upload photos of their genitalia. The participants were required to be age 22 or older.
"These are not sexy pictures," she said. "These are clinical pictures."
She said photos were necessary to ensure men carefully follow the instructions when measuring their flaccid and erect penis.
Missouri State initially confirmed Walker was conducting the study in a statement: "Academic freedom is a core component of a liberal arts university. As such, faculty members have broad discretion in their research choices. When students, staff and/or faculty conduct research at Missouri State University that involves human participants, they are required to submit an application to the Institutional Review Board."

The university stated Walker met the board's threshold for a research project. "It is a legitimate area of research and she is conforming to all of the guidelines of participant security."
Missouri State added the study was not funded by the university or any governmental institute. The university also released the news that the study was ending.
The university said that "all submissions
 

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Professor speaks out after shutting down penis size study amid backlash
USA TODAY NETWORKStephen Herzog, Springfield News-LeaderPublished 6:15 p.m. ET July 10, 2018

Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the world's most extensive penis transplant, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall. (April 23) AP


Just days after a Missouri State professor gained attention for her planned study comparing behavior, self-esteem and penis size, she shut the project down citing a backlash that would "threaten the reliability" of the data.
Now that professor, Alicia Walker, has written a piece describing the days after her study hit the internet. She describes hateful messages and inaccurate portrayals of her work.
Walker penned an essay for "Feminist Reflections" on the website The Society Pages.
She describes frustration over national websites that missed the point, included incorrect information or used "click bait" headlines.
While she received many emails in support, there was also plenty of hate mail.

"Each hater sent multiple emails," she wrote. "The first message came from a Michigan man (he went to my academia.edu page, which provided his location) — he opened his email by calling me a 'feral whore.'” He sent 30 emails in total, each with similarly abusive language. He called me a 'fat pig,' or some variation, in most of those emails. He even claimed that I was 'so fat only N—–s would' have sex with me. The racism of misogyny was common."
Walker describes more of the abuse she received, but continues to make the case for the importance of her study.
"There is ample data demonstrating that for many men who perceive their penises are small, self-esteem is indeed an issue," she wrote. "How our bodies look and how we see them impacts how we feel about ourselves, and this is an important social and psychological issue. My study could have contributed to this existing body of knowledge that takes men’s bodies and feelings seriously, and it could have perhaps helped to shift methodology for penis size studies."
Walker described the process and goal of the study to a News-Leader reporter last month.

She said the project looks at how penis size — and, as importantly, a man's perception of his penis size — affects overall health, sexual activity, condom usage, self image, social interaction and mental health.

"So far I'm hearing a lot of anxiety and a lot of low self-esteem related to size," she said.
As part of the study, Walker had hoped at least 3,600 men — from outside the Ozarks — would fill out an online survey and upload photos of their genitalia. The participants were required to be age 22 or older.
"These are not sexy pictures," she said. "These are clinical pictures."
She said photos were necessary to ensure men carefully follow the instructions when measuring their flaccid and erect penis.
Missouri State initially confirmed Walker was conducting the study in a statement: "Academic freedom is a core component of a liberal arts university. As such, faculty members have broad discretion in their research choices. When students, staff and/or faculty conduct research at Missouri State University that involves human participants, they are required to submit an application to the Institutional Review Board."

The university stated Walker met the board's threshold for a research project. "It is a legitimate area of research and she is conforming to all of the guidelines of participant security."
Missouri State added the study was not funded by the university or any governmental institute. The university also released the news that the study was ending.
The university said that "all submissions
The lonely lives of professors...
 

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https://www.sfgate.com/weird/article/Predator-who-tempted-teen-with-Chicken-Alfredo-13007972.php

Predator who tempted teen with Chicken Alfredo sentenced

By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE
Published 12:21 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Albert Maruna, 23, of Austintown, Ohio, was sentenced to a short jail term for disseminating matter harmful or obscene to juveniles and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He was caught in a sex sting trying to seduce a teenager. Photo: Mahoning County Sheriff's Office

An Ohio man who tried seduce a "teenager" he met online with Chicken Alfredo, Sprite and lube has been given a short jail term.

Albert Maruna IV, 23, was ordered this week to serve seven days in the Ashtabula County lockup and another 120 days under house arrest after he was busted in a sex sting in December.

Maruna thought he was talking to a 15-year-old boy, whom he tried to tempt with creamy pasta and soft drink. He arranged to meet his victim for a date in Austintown, Ohio, and arranged to bring the food and beverage, as well as lubricant.

The boy was actually an undercover Austintown police officer.

According to a police report cited by WBKN, Maruna told the undercover cop he didn't believe in age after the officer informed him that he was 15. Maruna sent him nude photos of himself and asked that the "boy" wear a jockstrap at their date.

Police said it was apparent that Maruna started to develop feelings for cop's online persona.

Maruna was arrested and charged with importuning, disseminating matter harmful or obscene to juveniles, possession of criminal tools and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The Chicken Alfredo was found in a Tupperware container in his possession.

Besides serving his sentence, Maruna must register as a Tier One sex offender.
 
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https://www.sfgate.com/weird/article/Predator-who-tempted-teen-with-Chicken-Alfredo-13007972.php

Predator who tempted teen with Chicken Alfredo sentenced

By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE
Published 12:21 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Albert Maruna, 23, of Austintown, Ohio, was sentenced to a short jail term for disseminating matter harmful or obscene to juveniles and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He was caught in a sex sting trying to seduce a teenager. Photo: Mahoning County Sheriff's Office

An Ohio man who tried seduce a "teenager" he met online with Chicken Alfredo, Sprite and lube has been given a short jail term.

Albert Maruna IV, 23, was ordered this week to serve seven days in the Ashtabula County lockup and another 120 days under house arrest after he was busted in a sex sting in December.

Maruna thought he was talking to a 15-year-old boy, whom he tried to tempt with creamy pasta and soft drink. He arranged to meet his victim for a date in Austintown, Ohio, and arranged to bring the food and beverage, as well as lubricant.

The boy was actually an undercover Austintown police officer.

According to a police report cited by WBKN, Maruna told the undercover cop he didn't believe in age after the officer informed him that he was 15. Maruna sent him nude photos of himself and asked that the "boy" wear a jockstrap at their date.

Police said it was apparent that Maruna started to develop feelings for cop's online persona.

Maruna was arrested and charged with importuning, disseminating matter harmful or obscene to juveniles, possession of criminal tools and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The Chicken Alfredo was found in a Tupperware container in his possession.

Besides serving his sentence, Maruna must register as a Tier One sex offender.
He wanted some BAD! I find it difficult seeing him giving up food very often. You just know that it smells like hot dog water when he sweats.:vomit:
 
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He searched the world, all round the earth
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he found her one day and she killed him dead,
for she was the girl with the left-handed thread.
 
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https://www.sfgate.com/weird/article/Predator-who-tempted-teen-with-Chicken-Alfredo-13007972.php

Predator who tempted teen with Chicken Alfredo sentenced

By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE
Published 12:21 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Albert Maruna, 23, of Austintown, Ohio, was sentenced to a short jail term for disseminating matter harmful or obscene to juveniles and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He was caught in a sex sting trying to seduce a teenager. Photo: Mahoning County Sheriff's Office

An Ohio man who tried seduce a "teenager" he met online with Chicken Alfredo, Sprite and lube has been given a short jail term.

Albert Maruna IV, 23, was ordered this week to serve seven days in the Ashtabula County lockup and another 120 days under house arrest after he was busted in a sex sting in December.

Maruna thought he was talking to a 15-year-old boy, whom he tried to tempt with creamy pasta and soft drink. He arranged to meet his victim for a date in Austintown, Ohio, and arranged to bring the food and beverage, as well as lubricant.

The boy was actually an undercover Austintown police officer.

According to a police report cited by WBKN, Maruna told the undercover cop he didn't believe in age after the officer informed him that he was 15. Maruna sent him nude photos of himself and asked that the "boy" wear a jockstrap at their date.

Police said it was apparent that Maruna started to develop feelings for cop's online persona.

Maruna was arrested and charged with importuning, disseminating matter harmful or obscene to juveniles, possession of criminal tools and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The Chicken Alfredo was found in a Tupperware container in his possession.

Besides serving his sentence, Maruna must register as a Tier One sex offender.
As "Colonel Sanders" as he wants to be, he is probably all necks and gizzards.
 

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Millennials outraged after baseball team advertises 'Millennial Night' with avocados, participation ribbons and napping stations


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – If I say lover of naps, “selfies” and participation ribbons, you would say . . . Millennials?

According to one Alabama minor league baseball team, those are the pillars of life for people born between the 1980s and early 2000s, along with avocados, craft beer and safe spaces.

In an effort to bring younger fans to the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits are hosting "Millennial Night" this weekend, but their advertising on social media set off an eruption of mixed feedback from the very group they’re trying to attract.


The Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate, currently with a record of 15-11, tweeted last week: “Want free things without doing much work? Well you're in luck! Riverwalk Stadium will be millennial friendly on Saturday, July 21, with a participation ribbon giveaway just for showing up, napping and selfie stations, along with lots of avocados.”

Vice president of fan engagement, Mike Murphy, told Fox News this is just one of 70 promotions the Biscuits offer for their home games, ranging from Outdoors Night to Military Wednesdays and Autism Friendly Night.

This season marks the first full year under new management, and the team is testing out its funny bone.

“80 percent of the people in our front office are millennials, myself included, and we’re just having fun with some of the clichés that people point out about millennials,” Murphy said.

The tweet advertising Millennial Night has since gone viral, with nearly 700 retweets, 600 comments and 1,500 favorites.

The backlash on Twitter was swift, criticizing the post for its insensitivity and thoughtlessness.

One tweet read: “As a non-millennial, I think your copy was supposed to read, ‘Riverwalk Stadium will have a condescending promo intended to ensure millennials never visit again.’”

Dallas Godshall, 21, said he expects attendance to decline after the advertising. “I’m not gonna go to it, so it didn’t work on me,” he chuckled. “More than targeting millennials, it’s sort of targeting older generations who like to make fun of millennials and like to say that millennials don’t like working and don’t like caring for themselves.”

Though for every angry comment, another appears to fire back in defense.

One person tweeted, “Bravo Biscuits! You know millennials won’t dig in unless it’s gluten free!”

Another Twitter user said, “If you’re an offended millennial complaining about this, aren’t you basically furthering the stereotype? #thinkaboutit.”

Murphy said the team is sorry if its advertising offended anybody, but they are standing by Millennial Night and would not change anything about their approach.

After the initial explosion of angry tweets, the Biscuits took to Twitter again, urging anyone who’s offended to fight their battles IRL – slang for in real life – and submit a valid complaint in person to the “Millennial Night Thinktank.”

The team itself is largely made up of millennials, none of whom, according to pitcher Benton Ross, are even remotely offended by the theme night.

After throwing the ball around with one of his teammates in the un-ignorable heat, Ross told Fox News: “If it’s insensitive, then maybe they should just have thicker skin.”

He said the theme night is all in good fun. “I don’t think [Biscuit employees] meant anything sour by it or to cast a negative light on the next generation at all,” Ross defended. “I think they’re trying to make light of it and encourage the next generation to come out, support the Biscuits, support baseball and just be themselves.”

Fellow minor league baseball team, the Lexington Legends, also hosted Millennial Night earlier this year and faced similar backlash. A spokesperson for the Legends told Fox News they saw above-average attendance at its Millennial Night game.

The Biscuits are hoping for a similar effect, and one public relations expert said they could very well pack the house at Saturday’s game. The Riverwalk Stadium has a capacity of 7,000.

“From a PR professional’s perspective, they’re kind of accomplishing what all of us want to accomplish, and that is people talking about your organization, not only here locally, but it’s got a lot of reach outside of our own community, outside of our state as well,” said Melissa Warnke, vice president of Public Relations Council of Alabama.

But Warnke warned companies must be mindful of how their messages will be perceived by different audiences, adding that the Biscuits will have to work extra hard to show their appreciation for the millennial fans they lost.

For now, Murphy is enjoying the newfound attention on the Biscuits, exposing people across the country to their players, gear and name. “So many people have said, ‘Oh my gosh, I never knew there was a team named the Biscuits!’”

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/...rticipation-ribbons-and-napping-stations.html