Teen Dies, 130 Ill In Suspected Drug Overdose At Australia Dance Festival

Teen Dies, 130 Ill In Suspected Drug Overdose At Australia Dance Festival

The dance festival at Knockout Games of Destiny was organised by Sydney-based Harder Styles United.

MELBOURNE: A teenager died early on Sunday after a suspected drug overdose at a Sydney dance festival where more than a dozen people were taken to hospital and another 130 sought medical assistance, the police said.

The 19-year-old man died after being taken to a hospital from the Knockout Games of Destiny dance party at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, the police said in a statement. Three of those hospitalised remain in a critical but stable condition.

Five people, including an 18-year-old woman, have been charged with drug supply offences, the police said.

More than 18,000 people attended the dance party and police officers issued 69 banning notices and conducted 200 searches, with 62 people found in possession of drugs, the police said.

The festival was organised by Sydney-based Harder Styles United.


Racist comparison announces PM Modi’s arrival in Argentina for G20 summit

Modi compared to Apu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in Argentina for the G20 summit was marred by racist overtones after a local news channel used controversial animated character Apu to mark Modi’s visit.

Argentinian channel Cronica TV used the character from the American show The Simpsons to announce that PM Modi had arrived in the country. They used the headline “Apu Arrives” as PM Modi reached Buenos Aires for the international summit.


In Louisiana ‘drop bombs in bathroom’ means poop

TMZ reports a New Orleans man was arrested at a Willie’s Chicken Shack after allegedly claiming he was going to “blow the bathroom up.”

Problem is … the guy claims he was talking about butt bombs — not actual explosives.

The man in the mug shot is 30-year-old Arthur Posey — who hit up the Canal Street restaurant at night on Nov. 13. 

Employees told police Posey made a violent threat against the place — allegedly saying, “Y’all about to close right now because I’m going to get a bomb and blow this place up.”

When cops tracked down Posey, he claimed it was a giant misunderstanding — explaining he told staffers he was going to “blow the bathroom up” … meaning, he was gonna poop his brains out. 

Cops didn’t buy what Posey was selling and arrested him. He’s now facing 2 counts of communicating false information of planned arson.

He’s due back in court later this month — where he’ll try to convince a judge the allegations are just a bunch of crap.  

No Diva jeans required for this dude, as endorsed by new U.S. attorney-general Matt Whitaker


Dear Family, You Need To Get Your Act Together In The Bathroom


I walked into the bathroom the other day, not because I had to go, but because there appeared to be white slime dripping down the window, and it startled me away from my vacuuming.

As I got closer, I noticed the slime was actually toothpaste. And that toothpaste was sprayed all over the bathroom — on the mirror, the window, the windowsill, the toilet.

How the hell did toothpaste end up on the toilet? Was someone multitasking? Forget it. I don’t even want to know what happens behind these doors when I’m not looking.

I turned to grab some toilet paper to wipe up the mess until my kids got home from school and I could tell them to do a proper scrubbing. But because I already knew there was toothpaste making its way down the window, there was no way I was going to be able to function properly for the rest of the day.

But guess what? The only toilet paper in sight was a dinky little square someone left draped over a bald toilet paper roll, probably because it’s too much work to get a fresh roll and change it.

I walked out of there, refusing to get the toilet paper out to clean up the toothpaste spit because then that’s one less thing they would have to do.

When they got home I was full of piss and vinegar, partly because of their laziness and also because there was actual piss on the toilet seat and pooled on the edge on the toilet and god knows where else.

My daughter’s razor was sitting on the bottom of the tub caked with hair, and who knows how long those stiff towels have been laying on the floor.

I’ve tried to explain in the nicest way possible (read: only moderate swearing involved) that the bathroom is a place we go to wash our hands, take a shower, moisturize, and really, to get clean. And as they could see, their sorry-ass excuse pit of a bathroom wasn’t fit to get anything clean.

“How can you feel good about going in there to shower or wash your face or even take a dump? How can you relax in that hell hole?”

Their blank stares told me they literally didn’t understand the question, and I was wasting my breath. My oldest walked in, looked around and said, “Mom, it’s not that bad. Did you have a bad day?”

“Yes, I had a bad day because I had to look at this disgusting-ness and I can’t fathom why any of you think this is acceptable!”

From the empty bottle of conditioner rolling around on the floor of the tub, to the fingernail clippings hanging out on the windowsill, to the soap scum mixed with toothpaste that had crusted over the faucet and drain, I needed a wash down after just looking in there.

I don’t expect the bathroom to sparkle. I realize skid marks are going to happen and every once in a while we may forget to pick up our towel. But the fuckery that was blossoming in the bathroom that day needed to be fixed.

And so I made my three kiddos get down and dirty. There was grout-scrubbing and shower curtain-washing and Q-tips were used to get into hard to reach places.

There is zero excuse to have a bathroom that looks like it housed ten drunk college students for a month.

Adults of the world feel the need to bash our head against the toothpaste stained mirror every time we have to explain to our kids that things like changing the toilet paper roll when it’s out, or why throwing away the clump of hair will actually make life more pleasant but apparently, it’s part of the job.

My family needs a huge lesson on pulling it together in the bathroom. And lord help me, if I find that much pee on the bathroom floor again, I’m going to make them do their business outside for a month. At least that way they won’t have to exert themselves to change the damn toilet paper roll.

However, to avoid that mess I’ve compiled a list for my family so we are really fucking clear.

Bathroom Rules:

1. If anything comes out of, or off of, your body (this includes but is not limited to pee, poo, vomit, snot, spit, fingernails, hair, boogers, and toothpaste), it’s your responsibility to clean it up. All the way.

2. Empty bottles and containers do not get dropped on the floor or put on the windowsill, they get put in that round thing next to the toilet commonly known as a trash can.

3. When said trash can is full, empty it. Don’t sprinkle more trash around it.

4. Do the person using the toilet after you a solid, and change the roll if needed. Keep in mind we all need more than just one square to get the job done.

5. Towels and bathmats get hung up on designated hooks. Think about it: do you really want to rub something that’s been collecting floor-dirt on your naked body?

6. If you simply can’t keep this straight and maintain a semi-clean bathroom, I simply can’t give you the WiFi password


Bellingham teacher charged with recording student in bathroom

BELLINGHAM, Mass. (WPRI/AP) — A Bellingham middle School Teacher is accused of secretly taking photos of a young boy in a bathroom.

Scott McDonald, 38, was arraigned in court Monday on two felony charges for possessing illicit images of a minor.

Mcdonald was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 9 after a student reported his suspicions to the school.

Police said a 14-year-old boy told a school resource officer earlier this month that when McDonald told him he could use the faculty bathroom, the boy found a box with a hole and a cellphone recording inside.

Bellingham Superintendent of Schools Peter Marano said McDonald was immediately removed from the classroom once the allegations were made.

“As an educator and a parent I am absolutely appalled anytime a teacher violates the awesome trust and responsibility given to teachers by the parents of the children placed in our care on a daily basis,”  Marano said in a statement. “We will not tolerate any behavior by any member of the staff or faculty of our school district that violates that trust.”

McDonald was released following his arraignment on the condition he wears a gps monitor bracelet. He is also not allowed contact with anyone younger than 18 years old or have access to devices with a camera or internet.


Teacher charged with recording student in bathroom put on GPS monitoring

A Bellingham middle school teacher charged with secretly recording a student in a bathroom appeared in court Monday.

Scott McDonald, 38, a teacher and baseball coach at Bellingham Memorial Middle School was arraigned on felony charges for possessing illicit images of a minor. He was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 9 after the student reported the incident

Police say a 14-year-old boy told a school resource officer earlier this month that when McDonald told him he could use the faculty bathroom, the boy found a box with a hole and a cellphone recording inside.

Bellingham Superintendent of Schools Peter Marano said McDonald was immediately removed from the classroom once the allegation was made.

“As an educator and a parent I am absolutely appalled anytime a teacher violates the awesome trust and responsibility given to teachers by the parents of the children placed in our care on a daily basis,” Marano said in a statement. “We will not tolerate any behavior by any member of the staff or faculty of our school district that violates that trust.

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McDonald was released on $1,000 bail and will be staying with family while the case is pending. He has been ordered to be on GPS monitoring.

A meeting for parents and students is set for Monday night.


Men spend seven hours a year in the bathroom

Man in bathroom
Man in bathroom/Pixabay

Researchers polled 1,000 men and found that men spend many hours in the bathroom on their phones, avoiding children and their partners, and trying not to be disturbed.

We all need a bit of time to ourselves, to switch off completely, and what better place to do so than in a bathroom where you know no one will open the door to disturb you.

Martin Bester admits he enjoys going to the bathroom but does not spend more time in the bathroom than is necessary.

Women agree and admit they also spend all those hours in the bathroom hiding from the family for some peace and quiet.


Turkish furniture producer Alfemo enters Romania with a showroom in Pipera

Turkish manufacturer Alfemo, specialized in the production of furniture and accessories, a brand present in over 200 shops in Turkey and about 40 shopping centers in 18 countries on 5 continents, is entering Romania through a showroom to be opened in Pipera, Bucharest.

The company, based in Izmir, plans to open more than 100 of its own stores by 2023.

The showroom Alfemo will open in Romania will have an area of ​​about 1,300 sqm. The Turkish brand reaches consumers with nearly 150 Alfemo dealers and 31 concept stores and 105 sales points spread over more than 60 countries in 5 continents.


EFE sees further expansion in 2019

  • EFE 2018

The annual Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) takes place at the start of the Asian international furniture fair cycle each March, and promises to be bigger and better in 2019 …

Established in 2005, EFE remains one of Asia’s leading furniture and furnishings exhibitions, and is dedicated to regional and international companies looking to penetrate the global market.

Taking place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia, from 9-12th March, and covering the entire spectrum of home furniture, outdoor furniture, home decor, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture, children’s furniture and furniture parts and accessories, EFE 2019 will present an upgraded display of design and lifestyle solutions.

The 15th EFE sees an expansion into another two halls (taking it to a total of 10) across an exhibition space of 35,000 sqm (3000 sqm larger than the 2018 edition).

Notable exhibitors include Novel Furniture, Marcoco Furniture Industries, Hup Chong Furniture, Home Upholstery Industries, First Flames, Deep Furniture, Zolano Design and Tawei Furniture.

The event’s organiser expects EFE 2019 to attract more than 16,000 trade buyers and visitors from some 140 countries. Within its theme, Fine Furniture, World Market, EFE is dedicated to creating a valuable trading platform for the industry, and offering sector-leading communication and promotion opportunities.


Blog: New furniture store in Queensbury

Big Moose Warrensburg

Big Moose Furniture Co. has opened a second store in the region, setting up shop in the Mount Royal Plaza in Queensbury.

The company specializes in “high-quality rustic furnishings at fair prices” made in the U.S., according to its website. The company has operated a shop in Warrensburg for years, and now has a spot on the north end of the plaza on Route 9, next to OTB, as well.

The company sells indoor and outdoor furniture as well as accessories. The website shows it sells Amish-made furniture as well.

The location is interesting, putting it just south of The Wood Carte and Furniture House stores on Route 9, making the corridor a mini-destination for those in the market for high-end furniture.

The company’s website indicates its affiliated with the Big Moose General Store in Lake George.