Scary news out of Florida this weekend after a family was attacked by their dog. The Los Angeles Time reported on the incident, saying the pit bull mix named Scarface attacked its owners when they attempted to put a sweater on it. A 52-year-old woman was attacked while trying to dress the pit bull mix, and her husband was subsequently attacked as he tried to pry the dog off of his wife. “Tampa police say the pit bull mix bit a 52-year-old woman who was trying to dress it Friday; her husband was attacked while trying to pull the dog off her.” The couple’s 22-year-old son was then attacked as he tried to defend his parents by stabbing the dog in the head and neck areas, according to the Los Angeles Times. Fortunately, all three family members were able to make it out of their home while leaving the dog in the backyard. “The three people escaped the house and left the dog in the backyard. They ended up in the hospital.” Dog named Scarface attacks owner who was dressing him in a sweater, police say https://t.co/9brxrKzHG7 — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 2, 2017 The family was taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries after fleeing from the pit bull. However, the canine was able to get back into the house before being shot with tranquilizers by animal control and a stun gun by police officers, the Los Angeles Times reported. “Police say animal control officers shot the animal with a tranquilizer gun, but it managed to get back into the house where two children were. Police used a bean bag gun and stun gun on Scarface before catching the dog.” The Washington Post also covered the incident, saying police action was required after the tranquilizers failed to subdue Scarface, and the dog made it back inside the home where children were present. “…officers used a stun gun but that the dog was “still pulling away” and was able to release the device’s prongs.” The Post also stated police went on record saying the dog was “pretty aggressive” as they attempted to capture it. “Officers responding said the dog was pretty aggressive.” The Tampa Bay Times locally reported on the event, saying Scarface’s owner, Brenda Guerrero, was attacked after she went outside to put the sweater on the dog. Her husband Ismael Guerrero and son Antoine Harris were then attacked as they tried to pull the dog off Brenda. Dog mauls husband and wife after they tried to dress “Scarface” in a sweater https://t.co/B20HZknAha pic.twitter.com/FmUYVB4bV3 — ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) December 31, 2016 So far, the story has been picked up by major news outlets such as the Chicago Tribune and Inside Edition, but no updates on the family’s conditions have been released. Photos released of Scarface following the attacks show him bloody and appearing to pull against the restraint as the dog is led away. News outlets are showing a photo from Brenda’s Facebook that features her posing with Scarface as the dog sits next to her. A neighbor was also quoted in a video by ABC 7 saying the pit bull mix never harmed anyone that he’s heard of prior to Friday’s attack. However, the neighbor did point out the family had recently posted a “beware of dog” sign on their fence, and he is glad no children were harmed. It’s unclear as of publish if the dog will be euthanized, according to ABC 7. While pit bull dogs come under a lot of scrutiny by the public, comments on this particular story feature some readers questioning the family’s treatment of the dog. One commenter said the dog’s name is indicative of how the owners felt about and treated their pet. “The name “Scar Face” is indicative of how this dog was treated. He was probably treated and trained like a guard/attack dog. Any dog can react like this under those circumstances. Don’t blame the breed, blame the owners.” Another reader suggested perhaps the family wasn’t the most loving when it came to their dog called Scarface. “Sad that it had to come to this. The family named it Scarface after a gangster they must have treated it like one. Sometimes these dogs need freedom from overly possessive or abusive caretakers. Who knows.” Yet, other readers pointed out that despite pit bull owners claiming the breed is sweet and loving, these kind of incidents continue. “You always hear Pit Bull defenders (Rotts and Presas as well) go on and on about how gentle and sweet they are, and then you read stories of how they attack the very families that care for them. ” The commenter went on to add they feel this breed is unstable as they wish to see them outlawed. “These dogs are unstable and unsafe, and they represent a significant threat to the public. Lawmakers should outlaw the ownership of dogs which are/were bred to attack or fight.” It seems people will continue to be divided on the breed, and this incident does little to change that. [Featured Image by Beaubizz/Thinkstock Photos]
Jennifer Lawrence once declared that she had been single for so long that her hymen had grown back. But it looks like her luck turned right before she rang in the new year! Oscar winner was seen continuing the rumored relationship with Darren Aronofsky in New York on new year’s eve and looking quite comfortable together. Despite their 21-year age difference, JLaw and Darren have been steadily dating each other since October. “On New Year’s Eve, Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky soaked up the last of 2016 with a date in Central Park,” reports Popsugar. “Jennifer had her little pup Pippi wrapped in her coat as she walked alongside Darren, who brought along a lollipop to enjoy. Despite the fact that the couple reportedly began dating in October 2016, we’ve barely caught a glimpse of the two together outside of a romantic, PDA-filled date at the beginning of November. With their romance still afloat at the start of 2017, perhaps we’ll see more sweet moments in months to come.” Jennifer Lawrence addresses those Darren Aronofsky romance rumors in the most https://t.co/16ylIPNs85 way: https://t.co/qDVfmZdWpG pic.twitter.com/DHP4SMW777 — ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) December 20, 2016 Chris Pratt, her Passengers co-star, also had a pretty chill new year’s eve – so chill that he and his wife retreated to bed long before the world rang in the new year. The comical actor uploaded a video on Instagram, showing his wife Anna Faris fast asleep in his arms as he wished his fans a happy new year. May this new year bring you everything you wished and hope— WHAT!? You already broke your resolution!? Jeez man!! It’s been 4 minutes. Guys. Cmon!!! A video posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Jan 1, 2017 at 12:15am PST Some of the other guys that the 26-year-old actress has dated are Chris Martin of Coldplay fame, and Nicholas Hoult, whom she met on the set of X-Men. Director Darren Aronofsky is the oldest of them all, eight years older than Chris, who, like Darren, already have kids with his former wife. The 47-year-old director also has been in numerous relationships, including one with Rachel Weisz, with whom he has an 11-year-old son. But that does not seem to put any damper on how Jennifer sees her boyfriend. Considering that she has had a crazy busy schedule ever since winning her first Oscar, he may be one of the few men left on earth that understands her commitment to movies. “I am so booked up for the next few years that there is no time,” she confessed to Mirror UK. With the premiere of Passengers, JLaw has been thrust yet again into the world of celebrity gossip. Despite the fact that the public loves her, she has been very protective of her privacy, including her love life. When an interviewer from Elle asked her about her romantic relationships, she kept mum but when it came time to explain the ring on her fourth finger, she readily jumped into her famous humor. “I have fat fingers so the only two fingers I can wear rings on are my ring fingers,” she said. “Do it doesn’t matter what kind of ring I put on this, every time I wear a ring I’m engaged.” Seeing how Darren has already gone through two marriages, he will probably think long and hard before he puts a ring on her finger. While the Passengers star will not open up about her relationship with her boyfriend, she has been praising him for all the groundbreaking work he has done in Hollywood. “Jennifer Lawrence isn’t afraid to mix business and pleasure,” reports People. “The Oscar winner is on practically every director’s wish list, but she was so excited to work with now-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky that she took a role in his upcoming horror movie, Mother, before its script was even completed.” She even called him a “visionary” during an interview when she talked about her future film projects. Do you think Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky will last well into 2017? Or do you think their busy schedules will pull them apart? Let us know in the comments below! [Featured Image by Vianney Le Caer/AP Images]
What does Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert think of the fact that one of their friends, Elizabeth “Liz” Sandoz, went on The Bachelor in pursuit of Nick Viall? The Countdown to Nick special that aired on Sunday night provided viewers with a glimpse at some of the contestants that they’ll be watching compete for Nick’s heart on the upcoming season. One woman, Liz, revealed that she has actually met Nick before. Liz, a 29-year-old doula from Las Vegas, explained that she met Nick during Jade and Tanner’s wedding a year prior, where she was Jade’s maid of honor and Nick was one of the guests. Liz admitted that she found Nick attractive and went over to him. She also admitted that both she and Nick drank a lot that night and formed a connection with one another. Footage was shown of Liz and Nick dancing together at Jade and Tanner’s wedding. When a producer asked Liz if she and Nick ended up spending the night together, Liz, with a smile, pleaded the fifth. Liz further revealed that Nick asked for her phone number but she didn’t give it to him and didn’t pursue further communication with him because she wasn’t sure if he was just being nice. Liz did admit, however, that she doesn’t know what Nick’s reaction would be upon seeing her at the mansion and whether Nick would even remember who she was. Waiting for Liz to ask Nick why he made love to her if he wasn’t in love with her. #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/nd1HYOfoCP — Ryan Gajewski (@_RyanGajewski) January 3, 2017 As the Countdown to Nick special aired on Sunday night, Jade made it clear that she’ll be rooting on her friend Liz. In response to a tweet from a viewer who anticipated that Jade will be rooting for Liz and that she loves Liz’s background and story, Jade tweeted that she likes how the viewer thinks. I like how you think! ❤???? https://t.co/eWGKjwImFU — Jade Tolbert (@jadelizroper) January 2, 2017 As the actual premiere episode aired on Monday night, Jade publicly praised Liz. When one viewer tweeted to Jade that Liz is gorgeous and that Nick is a fool if he doesn’t recognize it, Jade said that Liz is even more gorgeous on the inside. Jade added that Liz is the best friend a girl could ask for. She’s even more gorgeous inside. She’s the best friend a girl could ask for. https://t.co/RuRnFRP2k0 — Jade Tolbert (@jadelizroper) January 3, 2017 When another viewer asked her how she feels about Liz entering the show with such a past, Jade made it clear that she didn’t see a problem with it. Jade cheered on Liz’s decision to do the show. More power to her. Ain’t no shame girl, do your thing. ???? https://t.co/RQHFiAcnxr — Jade Tolbert (@jadelizroper) January 3, 2017 In another tweet, Jade defended her friend. She also revealed that Nick wasn’t the only person from Bachelor Nation that got intimate with another guest after the wedding. Jade tweeted that her and Tanner’s wedding was a romantic night and that there were several hook-ups at their wedding that she’s sure everyone wants to know about. Hey, it was a romantic night…there were several hook-ups at our wedding I’m sure you would all die to know about. ???????? — Jade Tolbert (@jadelizroper) January 3, 2017 Tanner, who befriended Nick when they both competed for Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette, poked fun of Nick. In response to Bachelorette alum Michael Garofola’s tweet that joked that Nick, invoking the legal right that supposedly existed during medieval Europe that a lord could have with his female subjects, had with all of the bridesmaids, Tanner joked that Nick also had with a few of the groomsmen. To be fair to @viallnicholas28, he had w/all the bridesmaids at @jadelizroper & @ttolbert05’s wedding & invoked prima nocta #TheBachelor — Michael G. (@MichaelGarofola) January 3, 2017 And a few groomsmen! https://t.co/QSAKpEVnGm — Tanner Tolbert (@ttolbert05) January 3, 2017 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Mini Santa is afraid he might have been naughty this year. ????❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZsXKt8wkcb — Jade Tolbert (@jadelizroper) December 24, 2016 Did Liz and Nick Viall actually have after meeting at Jade and Tanner’s wedding? Jade’s tweet only stated that Nick and Liz hooked up, which is open to interpretation. Yet later on in Sunday’s countdown special, when footage of the upcoming season was shown, Liz was shown telling one of the other women that she and Nick had . The special teased that Liz’s revelation will cause quite a bit of drama for Nick and the other ladies. Nick’s face before & after he finally put together that Liz was Jade’s maid of honor #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/116meWFthk — Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) January 3, 2017 As it turned out, Nick did remember Liz. As viewers saw on Monday night’s The Bachelor premiere, when Liz came out of the limo, Nick seemed to freeze. He didn’t ask her name or introduce himself. Liz still thought that Nick didn’t remember her. Nick later told host Chris Harrison about his history with Liz. “I think I met her before at Jade and Tanner’s wedding…” During the ensuing party, Liz was pleasantly surprised when Nick went up to her and made it clear that he remembered her. Nick in turn was taken by surprise that she would think that he wouldn’t remember someone he was intimate with. The conversation took an awkward turn when Liz told him that she wasn’t there just because Nick was the Bachelor but Nick expressed skepticism over whether she was there for the right reasons. The conversation got even more awkward when Liz told Nick that she had a preconceived notion about him but that changed after watching him on Bachelor in Paradise. Nick quickly noted that Jade and Tanner’s wedding took place prior to the spin-off’s airing. Despite the awkward conversation, Nick Viall did end up giving Elizabeth “Liz” Sandoz, a rose. [Featured Image by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images]
Health concerns regarding Queen Elizabeth II have been swirling for weeks now; it has been widely reported that globe’s longest-reigning monarch has been suffering from a “heavy cold” since before Christmas. In that time-frame, Queen Elizabeth has remained out of the view of the public, even missing Christmas and New Year’s church services as she reportedly continues to ail. Her husband, Prince Philip, is also rumored to be quite ill. Queen ill for the 10th consecutive day, lets hop she is alright & it is nothing serious https://t.co/EM7LYB1P1c — David Jones (@DavidJo52951945) December 30, 2016 Queen Elizabeth was in good health throughout the whole of 2016, even personally presiding over her 90th birthday festivities last April. Not surprisingly, when the Queen failed to show face alongside the rest of the royal family over the holidays, the public began to worry and the media turned its collective attention to her health. The discussion of the Queen’s potentially failing health first began to make headlines in the U.K., and the rumors that her illness may be much more severe than has been widely reported has also begun to circulate. As NOLA reports, the concerns over the health of Queen Elizabeth have gotten so severe in recent days that a Twitter hoax briefly convinced at least of few of her loyal subjects that she had passed away. RT @SkyNews Spokesperson for Royal Family confirms Queen Elizabeth II has died. Update to follow. — Limmy (@DaftLimmy) January 2, 2017 As CBS News reports, the royal family has begun to directly respond to public queries regarding the Queen’s health. According to Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen was feeling better last night. Just three days prior to Anne’s statement, Queen Elizabeth had to be flown from Buckingham Palace to a smaller royal residence away from the city. Despite the assurances, the British people and folks around the world are on edge. The health of Queen Elizabeth has huge implications, and her death could result in political upheaval and turmoil. Most Brits agree that they won’t be 100 percent satisfied that Queen Elizabeth is well until they see her looking fit in public again. Particularly given the unusual nature of her holiday church absences, which are almost unheard of. The British royals continue to insist that Queen Elizabeth is merely suffering from a cold, albeit a very, very bad one. @DavidJo52951945
I admire the queen but it all has to end with her. Her descendants can just be ordinary rich people. — Leonieblah (@Leonieblah1) December 30, 2016 @Reuters A ‘heavy cold’ is respiratory distress. Hope the Queen is in the hospital or on a special wing. — JO PIPES (@JOJap227) January 1, 2017 @latimes I have had this same “Cold”, its worse than any flu!! I also missed the Holidays! Yes, I had my Flu Shot!I Hope WE are better soon! — Azurine (@ArcticFox_am_I) January 1, 2017 @CTVNews Hope she gets better. Not good fighting a cold at that age. — Michelle (@MichelleMyRules) January 1, 2017 As the International Business Times reports, the worries regarding Queen Elizabeth’s health have sparked inevitable discussions surrounding the succession of the Crown. When Queen Elizabeth passes away (or voluntarily abdicates), whether soon or in the distant future, the throne will belong to the first king in over sixty years. First in line to fill the shoes vacated by Queen Elizabeth will be her son, Prince Charles. Charles has been in line for the throne for nearly all of his life and is the longest waiting British “heir apparent” in the history of the kingdom. At 68-year-old, however, Prince Charles has openly spoken of passing the throne to his son (via Princess Diana), Prince William. Some believe that if he is to do so, it could prompt a “constitutional crisis” in Britain. A young Prince Charles fails to enter into the spirit of things during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (1953). pic.twitter.com/w9dnykEC0i — History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) December 24, 2016 Currently, Prince Charles is on his second marriage. Following his humiliating, highly publicized divorce from Princess Diana (and her subsequent untimely death), Charles married his former mistress (and the catalyst for his divorce), Camilla Parker Bowles. After surreptitiously replacing “The People’s Princess” Diana, Camilla has been widely disliked by British people and many of the royal family alike. Prince Charles himself didn’t escape public critique for his extramarital affair with a married woman, and the pair’s approval ratings have consistently been fairly low. On the other hand, the loyal subjects of Queen Elizabeth largely adore her grandson, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. The pair has been married for several years now and have two young children waiting to follow in their grandmother’s indomitable footsteps. Lovely Pics! Prince George & Princess Charlotte attend Christmas church service with William, Kate & the Middleton https://t.co/3viHPHXg2I pic.twitter.com/dhCAH5jk8I — British Royals (@britishroyals) December 25, 2016 In all likelihood, regardless of what happens with the health of Queen Elizabeth in the immediate future, the royal family is planning to keep the tradition alive. If the throne held for decades by the Queen becomes vacant (either through her death or voluntary abdication), the next king will almost certainly be Charles. At least in the immediate short-term. If there are plans for Prince William to usurp his father, it will be a historic deviation from royal tradition. As the questions regarding the health of Queen Elizabeth continue to linger, the world waits with bated breath for news from the crown. [Featured Image by Jeff Spicer/Pool Photo/AP Images]
“The decision has been made to meet the national interests and we hope it is well-received by the worldwide tourists”, he said.
Russia’s air operation in Syria has tilted the balance of forced in the region, visiting Iranian Defense Minister Hosein Dehqan said on Tuesday.
Russian Federation is shipping S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said here on Monday.
Dehghan’s visit will come days after Ali Akbar Velayati, Leader’s senior adviser on worldwide affairs, announced that Iran plans to boost defense cooperation with Russian Federation and buy more weaponry from Moscow.
Moscow and Teheran signed an 800-million-U.S. dollar contract in 2007 to supply Iran with five S-300 systems.
Iran, in response, submitted a $4 billion claim against Russian Federation to an global arbitration court in Geneva.
“Our priority in this cooperation is, certainly, the things that give us the superiority capability, as well as ensure deterrence against the threats in the region and beyond”, the Iranian minister stressed.
Iran is also interested in Russia’s Bastion mobile coastal defense missile system, equipped with supersonic Yakhont anti-ship missiles, along with Mi-8/17 helicopters and other arms.
A number of news outlets earlier cited Dehghan as saying that Tehran could purchase the S-400s from Moscow if necessary and that the issue was apparently being discussed.