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08/03/2014

Tom Daley Wins Gold in Best Solo Dive at Commonwealth Games: VIDEO

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Tom Daley took home the gold medal in the men's 10-meter platform diving competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday.

Tweeted Daley:

Daley released a video of his preparation for the competition and reaction to medal win, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...

Daley's boyfriend, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, also sent out a congratulatory message following the results:

 

 

MitchamOpenly gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham also won gold at the Games in the 10-meter synchronized diving event, Outsports reports:

For Mitcham, winning the gold medal was an accomplishment since he had won six silvers in the event in the past few years. The Aussies beat the Brits by .18, an extremely close finish. Since there were only four teams competing in the final, no bronze medal was awarded.

You can head over to the Outsports article HERE to check out more photos from the competition.

Congrats guys!

 

Posted Aug. 3,2014 at 8:05 PM EST by in Australia, Matthew Mitcham, News, Sports, Tom Daley, United Kingdom | Permalink | Comments (27)


Zac Efron and Bear Grylls' Wild, Shirtless Bromance Gets a Slick Remix: VIDEO

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If they loved each other any more, they might be gay.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Aug. 3,2014 at 4:40 PM EST by in Bear Grylls, Zac Efron | Permalink | Comments (19)


10th Circuit Decision Striking Down Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Ban Heads to Supreme Court

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Last month's decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage will now be appealed to the highest court in the land, The Oklahoman reports:

Kerri Kupec, spokeswoman for the Alliance Defending Freedom, told The Oklahoman that the clerk will ask Supreme Court justices to review the July 18 decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In that 2-1 decision, the court ruled that Oklahoma’s ban violates 14th Amendment guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law.

Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, the Tulsa County couple who sued the court clerk when she refused to give them a marriage license, issued a joint statement Friday night.

“Although we aren’t surprised by the Alliance Defending Freedom's decision to appeal our victory from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, neither are we disappointed,” the couple said.

“We are ready to see the highest court in the land affirm that marriage equality is the law of the land. We have confidence in our case and our lawyers, and should the Supreme Court agree to hear our case, we anticipate a victory there, as well.”

Posted Aug. 3,2014 at 3:00 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Oklahoma, Supreme Court | Permalink | Comments (16)


Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Woke Up Looking This Way on 'Flawless': LISTEN

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Beyoncé's "Flawless" got a surprise remix this weekend with a guest appearance from Nicki Minaj and the inclusion of some lyrics which reference Solange's fight with Jay-Z in a Met Gala elevator:

“We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators, of course sometime s— go down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Aug. 3,2014 at 2:00 PM EST by in Beyoncé, Music, News, Nicki Minaj | Permalink | Comments (12)


Ohio Hospital Denies Woman Her Deceased Wife's Medical Records: VIDEO

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Marcia Gallas, a woman from Blue Ash, Ohio, has been denied access to her recently deceased spouse's medical records. While Gallas and her attorney have a federal injunction that is based on a similar case from Cincinnati, Bethesda North Hospital says they cannot release the information due to "state and federal privacy laws."

Watch a WCPO report on the story, AFTER THE JUMP...

Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 10.02.08 AMTo Gallas, it seems the hospital's rationale for this denial is that they are waiting for Ohio's marriage equality fight to make its way through the courts. Said Gallas:

I'm grieving...It's going to take a long time to get over Barbara and I really don't understand why they won't recognize... what am I to think except that they have a problem with same sex marriage?

Gallas is trying to obtain the records of former spouse Barbara Graham because Graham participated in an 18-year study that requires the records.

While Bethesda North is stubborn in their position, Gallas did not have the same problems getting records from Cincinatti's Jewish Hospital. Said Gallas:

They [Bethesda North] just aren't budging... All they need to do is release her medical records, that's all I'm asking for...I don't think that's too much to ask for.

Gallas can get permission from Graham's sons to access the records, but this could take weeks to process.

[h/t WCPO]

 

Posted Aug. 3,2014 at 1:00 PM EST by in Discrimination, Gay Marriage, News, Ohio | Permalink | Comments (19)


Towletech v.117: Game of Thrones, NASA, Robot Olympics, Ghostbusters 3, Bill Murray

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BY KYLER GEOFFROY

A weekly round-up of the best tech, science, and geek-related news from around the web.

Road George R. R. Martin is writing a Game of Thrones novel for children titled The Ice Dragon

Road UK to start allowing driverless cars on roads starting in January. 

Road  A Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers crossover film is in the works. To help refresh your memory on all the Marvel films that have come before, check out the video below:

 

Road Martha Stewart pens TIME piece on her love of drones. "The shots of my farm were breathtaking and showed not only a very good landscape design — thanks to the surveyors and landscapers who worked with me on the overall vision, much as le Notre worked with Louis XIV — they also showed me what more I can do in the future, and revealed unexpected beauty."

LucyRoad Movies like Scarlett Johansson's Lucy toy with the idea of the average human using only 10% of their brain's capacity. Wired breaks down this longstanding myth in 60 seconds. 

Road The lifespan of every Doctor Who Doctor based on episode duration in one handy infographic. 

Road With Gamestop's new credit card, you could buy a new $60 game each month and spend the next eight years paying off  the extra $914 in interest fees

Road King Kong prequel 'Skull Island' movie announced

Road Nintendo still struggling with sales of Wii U console despite decent sales numbers this quarter. 

Road NASA's Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record.

Road The space agency also recently tested "impossible" no-fuel quantum space engine - and it ended up actually working. 

Road A supercut of Tom Haverford's craziest (greatest) inventions and business ideas on Parks and Recreation.

 

Road Japan is planning a "Robot Olympics" for 2020.

Road The Internet's latest wacky pet project - the Kickstarter-backed potato salad - has just concluded its fundraiser with a whopping $55,492 raised from an initial goal of just $10. 

Road The long-awaited Ghostbusters 3 film might be getting an all-female lead cast with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig at the helm.  

MurrayRoad So while Bill Murray might not be getting involved with Ghostbusters 3, he will be providing the voice of Baloo the bear in Disney's live-action/animated remake of The Jungle Book

Road The so-called "internet of everything" where everyday objects like our fridge, washer and dryer, and thermostat are "on-line" will open up fantastic technological possibilities in the future. It may also unintentionally become a hacker's paradise

Road Walmart is snatching up faltering tech start-ups at everyday low prices. 

Got something you think would be cool for the round-up? Tweet me @kylergee

Posted Aug. 3,2014 at 12:00 PM EST by in Future Tech, News, Tech | Permalink | Comments (6)



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