- - Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Irish farmer tells Rihanna to cover up during filming

Will pop sensation Rihanna call Irish farmer Alan Graham a “Rude Boy” for telling her to put on some clothes?

Probably not. The bombshell from Barbados agreed to stop filming on a new music video in Mr. Graham’s grain field Monday after the 61-year-old Irishman said he disliked her prancing around his property in a tiny red bikini.

“I thought it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop, and they did,” Mr. Graham told the BBC.

Mr. Graham and the Grammy Award winner settled the matter like adults and shook hands, he said.

“I had my conversation with Rihanna, and I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands,” Mr. Graham told the BBC.

Rihanna’s chart-topping hits and A-list status were irrelevant to the country boy, who simply didn’t want to see scantily clad women in his living space. Prior to Rihanna’s arrival, Mr. Graham hadn’t heard of her.

“I didn’t know who was coming. If the name ‘Rihanna’ had been mentioned, well, no disrespect, but it wouldn’t have meant anything,” Mr. Graham said.

The singer showed up at Mr. Graham’s field Monday to shoot her video and quickly caused a stir. According to the BBC, the exotic young woman’s presence stopped traffic, and onlookers stared.

“From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos, and I felt it was inappropriate,” Mr. Graham said. “I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”

Read more:http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/27/irish-farmer-offended-by-rihanna-in-bikini-tells-her-to-cover-up/#ixzz1ZG7YCgop

Wardrobe malfunction strikes Nancy Grace on ‘Dancing’

During Monday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars,” HLN host Nancy Grace had a nipple-slip moment after the final move of her quickstep routine with dancer Tristan MacManus.

ABC cut from the shot of Miss Grace to a shot of the stunned audience. When the camera refocused on Miss Grace and Mr. MacManus, she hid her face in his chest. During the cutaway, Miss Grace adjusted her clothing.

Host Tom Bergeron joked about the wardrobe malfunction, saying, “On the European version [of the show] that would be perfectly fine.”

The incident did not appear to affect Miss Grace and Mr. MacManus’ score, although it earned mild ribbing from judge Bruno Tonioli, who said her routine was “a bit top-heavy at times.”

After finishing second from the bottom in the judges’ first-week rankings, the pair earned 21 out of 30 possible points, good enough for a fourth-place tie.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/27/nancy-grace-is-out-of-place-wardrobe-malfunction-leaves-viewers-seeing-stars/#ixzz1ZG7fsioX

Study: Coffee consumption may stave off depression

Ladies, are you tired or unhappy? Perhaps a trip to your local coffee shop will cheer you up.

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that consistent coffee consumption is linked to a lower depression risk in females. Academics behind the venture discovered that women who have two to three cups of caffeinated java a day were 15 percent less likely to get depression over a 10-year span than those who nursed one or fewer cups each week.

“Taken together, these results reassure coffee drinkers that there seem to exist no glaringly deleterious health consequences to coffee consumption,” Dr. Seth Berkowitz wrote in an editor’s message alongside the study.

But Dr. Berkowitz and the other researchers are going to hold off on recommending coffee to patients, as the study only shows a link between coffee and depression risk. Caffeine’s effect on depression, the researchers say, remains unclear.

One of the biggest women’s health studies in the country, the research sampled 50,000 participants for a decade and corresponds with earlier research that coffee consumption may lower suicide risk.

Dr. John Greden of the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Depression Center told the Huffington Post that the study may not have followed the right age range of women.

“The women they studied had an average age of above 60, and most depressions start young,” Dr. Greden said. “So in a strange way, this is probably a very protected group, given the fact that none had depression at the start of the study.”

Read more:http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/27/ill-drink-to-that-coffee-lowers-depression-risk-in-women/

Michigan school district gives iPads to students

Students are no longer bringing an apple for the teacher. Instead, public educators are giving students Apples worth more than $500 each.

According to USA Today, Zeeland Public Schools in Western Michigan is giving an iPad to every one of its 1,800 high school students as part of a new program. Educators’ longer-term plan is for all students in grades three through 12 to have an iPad in their hands.

“[Students] think technology now - live, breathe and eat it,” said John Holwerda, assistant principal at Zeeland West High School. “We’re coming to their world, instead of them coming to ours.”

That migration to a new world has cost Michigan taxpayers $1.3 million so far. The money for the 21st-century-classroom notebooks comes from the school district’s taxpayers, who voted to approve a $20 million bond issue for school improvements.

Six iPads were reported broken during the first two weeks of the program, said Stephen Braunius, director of instructional technology. The school district, however, bought insurance for all of the iPads.

Teachers are using the tablet devices to communicate with students, assign homework and administer tests.

Although Zeeland Public Schools has blocked access to Facebook on the iPads to keep students from being distracted, they still have access to Twitter, Skype and iPad games.

Read more:http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/23/michigan-school-district-buys-ipads-for-high-schoolers/#ixzz1ZG87S7kv

• Compiled by Laura Donovan 2011 The Daily Caller

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