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Bode Miller Defends Reporter Who Pushed Him Too Far

The alpine ski racer, who broke down in tears during an interview, believed reporter Christin Cooper did not push him and did not mean to cause him pain. Third-placed Bode Miller (R) of the U.S. cries after the men’s alpine skiing Super-G competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Cente February 16, 2014. Photo: Reuters NBC’s reporter Christin Cooper received backlash when she pressed Olympian Bode Miller with questions about his dead brother in an interview. Nevertheless, the U.S. alpine skier defended Cooper and explained why he broke down in tears before walking away. Miller was fresh from winning Bronze at the men’s super-G event at the Sochi Olympics Sunday, February 16. Cooper first asked him the difference between this Olympics to previous ones, leading Miller to bring up the subject of his brother Chelone aka Chilly who died of apparent seizure in April 2013. “Bode, you’re showing so much emotion down here. What’s going through your mind?” Cooper asked. Miller replied, “A lot, obviously. A long struggle coming in here. And, uh, just a tough year.” Cooper continued, “I know you wanted to be here with Chilly experiencing these games. How much does it meant to you to come up with a great performance for him? And was it for him?” Miller said while wiping away tears, “I mean, I don’t know if it’s really for him. But I wanted to come here and, uh, I don’t know, I guess, make myself proud.” The reporter could have stopped there but she asked, “When you’re looking up in the sky at the start, we see you there, and it just looks like you’re talking to somebody. What’s going on there?” At that point, it became too much for Miller that he broke down and dropped his head. Cooper said sorry but Miller walked away before crouching down and cried. It was his wife Megan who pulled him up and gave him a hug. Cooper may be criticized for pushing it too far, but she got Miller’s defense. “I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w/ Christin Cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault,” he tweeted on Sunday. “My emotions were very raw, she asked the questions that every interviewer would have

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To sell or not to sell elephant tusks?

As the country is divided as to whether or not to destroy or preserve the stockpile of 112 tonnes of elephant tusks, government says it will in the near future issue a position on the matter. President Jakaya Kikwete...

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Kenyan MPs fingerprinted to show parliamentary attendance

Kenya’s parliament has launched a biometric fingerprint system to register MPs’ attendance. Kenyan MPs can get $232 a week for attending parliament Parliamentary speaker Justin Muturi denied that it was introduced to “curb fraud” and said it was to speed up registration and...

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South Korean presenter ruins her looks with drastic jaw surgery to achieve ‘heart-shaped’ face

A South Korean woman has been accused of ‘ruining her face’ after ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of her plastic surgery procedure spread online. Beautiful South Korean reporter ruins her face with plastic surgery The unnamed woman, allegedly a reporter on a South Korean TV channel, has undergone jaw surgery in order to achieve the dainty heart-shaped face desired by many east Asian women. The result of the procedure is an unusually pointed chin, and the reactions on a Japanese online forum did not hold back. One used wrote: ‘Someone please tell me this was Photoshopped!’ while another quipped that ‘it looks like you could plow a field with that chin,’ RocketNews24 reports. Another asked: ‘Is it really possible to taper someone’s chin that much? ‘She really doesn’t know what true beauty is.’ South Korea is the world’s largest market for plastic surgery, with one in five Seoul women having gone under the knife. The most popular surgical procedures include double eyelid surgery – which reduces excess skin in the upper eyelid to make the eyes appear bigger, lipoplasty – which uses high-frequency sound waves to eliminate fat – and nose jobs. While on the nonsurgical front, Botox and laser hair removal remain firm favourites, a 2012 report said. It appears the woman in these pictures have undergone drastic jaw surgery, a high-risk operation which involves re-aligning the jaw and shaving off parts of the bone to create a ‘heart shape’. It is usually a last resort solution to correct facial deformities where people have been unable to chew properly due to an excessive over or underbite, but has become popular in South Korea. A small face with a ‘V-shaped’ chin and jawline is considered a mark of feminine beauty in much of East Asia, along with a high-bridged nose and big eyes. @MailOnline

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TCDTF eyes coffee industry promotion

The Coffee Development Trust Fund (TCDTF) can, if well managed, provide a ...

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Uganda army ‘sets up rapid response centre’

Uganda has set up a rapid response centre to get soldiers operational as soon as possible to intervene in regional conflicts, an ...

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Jennifer Lopez Is Unsure If She Will Get Married Again

The ‘Jenny From the Block’ singer also says at the ‘American Idol’ panel during the Winter TCA press tour that her boyfriend Caspert Smart is ‘fantastic with the kids.’ Although Casper Smart is wonderful with children, Jennifer Lopez is unsure if she wants to get married again. The singer, who has got divorced three times, talked about her private life at the “American Idol” panel during the Winter TCA press tour on Monday, January 13. When asked about possible fourth wedding, Lopez admitted that she did not know if she would marry Smart. “I don’t know. We’ll see. I don’t know,” she answered, as reported by E! News. “I always believe in that institution, my parents were married for a very long time, they were married for 35 years. I believe in it, it’s difficult. I’ve had my challenges but at the same time I believe in love and I think that that’s the main thing.” The “Jenny From the Block” singer additionally gushed over her boyfriend, saying that he helped a lot with her work and twin children, Max and Emme. “I don’t like the word father figure, but he’s fantastic with the kids and he helps me very much with my work,” she answered a reporter who asked if Smart was a good father figure. “It was his idea, he knew I had the idea to do ‘Same Girl’, and go shoot that in the Bronx and he was like, ‘When are we going to be in New York again? Come on I’ll do it with you, let’s go do it. Let’s put that dream down for you.’ And he basically produced it with me, so he’s fantastic in that way,” she explained. © AceShowbiz.com

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