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  • Fighter Pilot Takes Jaw-Dropping Selfie After Launching A Missile

    This Royal Danish Air Force pilot has elevated the art of the selfie. Literally.

    Cruising high above the North Sea, the pilot, identified as Thomas Kristensen by ABC News, captured a selfie immediately after launching an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. The shot also includes the complete wingspan of the F-16, an endless stretch of clouds and the blue sky.
    We aren't entirely certain how the pilot managed to capture this unique shot, but there seems to be a GoPro reflected in his helmet visor, which would help explain Kristensen's seemingly impeccable timing. (The selfie is probably a capture from a video of the event.)

    Though the selfie was originally posted to Facebook in October 2012, ABC speculates it has gained viral boost on account of Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded "Oscar selfie," which has prompted renewed interest in particularly epic self-portraits.

    Duke Porn Star Reveals Her Identity

    The Duke University student who has the campus -- and the Internet -- in an uproar over her after-school job doing pornography has revealed her identity. Her porn star identity, at least.

    Publicly known under the monicker Lauren until now, Belle Knox came forward in xoJane and Playboy SFW pieces Tuesday as the so-called Duke porn star. She won't reveal her birth name, explaining that is what she reserves for her personal life, but did decide to show her face and disclose the name her fans are most familiar with:

    My birth name is one name. IT IS MINE. It is the name I am enrolled in at Duke. It is what my family and friends call me. My porn name is another name. It is the name I use when I perform. These are two different worlds in which I inhabit. I can't stop you from calling me any name you want to -- including "slut," "whore" or "bitch" -- but I can decide what name I use.
    Today, I'm going to officially reveal what my porn name is -- outside of the dregs of the Internet trying to bully me into using my birth name for porn, on message boards where comments like "Her nose is bigger than her tits" or "She deserves to be raped" are the common parlance -- and that is my choice to make.

    The Internet does not dictate my life. My sexuality is not some sort of blackmail to be used against me, granting you ownership over my life or my story. It is my life. It is my story.

    So I'm refusing to let the bullies win. Instead, in revealing my performer name, I'm also going to let you know exactly the level of hate that exists in America regarding women who refuse to be quiet about their sexuality.

    Knox has given a limited number of interviews so far, each casting her identity and face under an anonymous disguise. One positive thing, as Uproxx noted, is that most of the major media coverage up to this point has refrained from outing either the real name or porn alter-ego.

    Beyonce Sizzles In A Bodysuit And Other New Tour Costumes

    Just when you thought Beyonce couldn't possibly get any more sizzling, she goes and raises the temperature again.

    Beyonce debuted an array of new tour costumes -- including a skintight bodysuit and glittering leotards -- while performing in Europe. The superstar singer posted photos of the looks to her Tumblr page this week and, of course, blew it out of the water again.
    Queen Bey has been changing up her attire while traveling around the globe on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Last month, while in Glasgow, she wowed in a sparkling bodice for her Crazy Horse-inspired performance of "Partition," E! News noted, and then switched it up in a flannel top and a pair of $4,000 Chanel booties.

    The superstar is currently in London. She will end her tour this month in Portugal.

    Studies Show Big Advance In HIV Prevention

    Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.

    The experimental drug has only been tested for prevention in monkeys, but it completely protected them from infection in two studies reported at an AIDS conference on Tuesday.

    "This is the most exciting innovation in the field of HIV prevention that I've heard recently," said Dr. Robert Grant, an AIDS expert at the Gladstone Institutes, a foundation affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco.

    "Both groups are showing 100 percent protection" with the drug, Grant said of the two groups of researchers. "If it works and proves to be safe, it would allow for HIV to be prevented with periodic injections, perhaps every three months."

    Until a vaccine is developed, condoms are the best way to prevent infection with the AIDS virus and many other sexually spread diseases. But not everyone uses them, or does so all the time, so public health officials have pursued other prevention options.

    A drug used to treat people with HIV — Gilead Science's Truvada — also is used to help prevent infection in people who don't have the virus. A big study in gay men a few years ago found it could cut this risk by up to 90 percent, depending on how faithfully people take the daily pills.

    The new research tested something that could make this type of prevention much more practical — a long-acting experimental drug made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC. The studies tested it in macaques exposed to a human-monkey version of HIV.

    Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave six monkeys shots of the drug every four weeks; six others got dummy shots. All were exposed to the virus twice a week for 11 weeks.

    The monkeys who got the fake treatment were readily infected "but the animals that received the long-acting drug remained protected," said study leader Gerardo Garcia-Lerma of the CDC.

    The results mirror what was seen in the CDC's early research in monkeys on Truvada, the pill that's available for HIV prevention now.

    In the second study, Chasity Andrews and others at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University in New York gave eight monkeys two shots of the drug, four weeks apart, and dummy shots to eight others. The animals were exposed to the virus weekly for eight weeks. Again, all animals given the fake treatment were quickly infected and those on the drug were all protected.

    To see how long a single shot would last, they did a second study. The single shot protected 12 monkeys for about 10 weeks on average.

    Modi may contest for LS elections from UP, Gujarat

    Narendra Modi may contest the Lok Sabha elections from Gujarat as well as Uttar Pradesh.

    This follows a fresh assessment by BJP strategists who feel that that their prime ministerial nominee's candidature from two states may boost local cadre, improve prospects of other candidates and help the BJP in its quest for 272-plus seats in the Lok Sabha.

    The assessment comes as Modi completed the first phase of his election campaign in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with rallies in Lucknow on Sunday and Muzzafarpur on Monday. Both states account for 120 of the 543 seats in the LS and are crucial for any party wishing to rule at the Centre.
    A decision on Modi's candidature could be taken when the BJP's election committee meets on March 8, when the first list of candidates for UP is expected to be announced.

    BJP strategists are keen that Modi contests from Varanasi — the nerve centre of eastern UP that is close to Bihar — as they feel it could electrify the mood in neighbouring Poorvanchal and parts of Bihar that together account for over 50 seats.

    Key Modi aide Amit Shah, who is in-charge of UP, believes that Modi should accede to the demand of BJP workers to contest from Varanasi.

    Party leaders said Modi might eventually exercise the option of contesting from both UP and Gujarat as he would not like to disappoint supporters in his home state who are "clamouring" for him to contest from there.

    So far, sitting MP from Varanasi and senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has been reluctant to give up his seat. But party insiders said fresh efforts were on to persuade him to shift to another constituency, like Kanpur.

    Party sources said that Joshi apparently had no reservations about giving up Varanasi if veterans like LK Advani also gave up their old seats. Advani has already announced that he intends to contest from Gandhinagar, a seat he has been associated with for several years.

    Modi's managers say he can contest from any seat in Gujarat, ideally Gandhinagar. But Modi is not keen on displacing Advani and may prefer Ahmedabad or any other constituency, any of which should be a cakewalk for him.

    Kiev Cites Campaign of Pressure by Russia

    The embattled new government of Ukraine accused Russian forces of a major escalation in military pressure over control of the Crimean Peninsula on Monday, saying Russia had deployed 16,000 troops in the region over the last week and had demanded that Ukrainian forces there surrender within hours or face armed assault.

    Russia denied it had issued any ultimatum but was clearly moving to strengthen its grip on Crimea, brushing aside new admonitions from President Obama and European leaders of economic punishment and isolation.

    At the United Nations, where the Security Council met for the third time in an emergency session since Friday, the Ukrainian ambassador, Yuriy Sergeyev, distributed a three-page letter asserting that the Russians had sent 16,000 troops into the Crimean Peninsula since Feb. 24.
    The troops, Mr. Sergeyev wrote, had moved to “seize, block and control crucial governmental and military objects of Ukraine in Crimea.”

    If these warnings are just noise, then it would be better if they were not made; it just hurts the credibility of the U.S. and West. More red lines are not what is needed.
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    Russia has denied Western accusations that it flouted international law in asserting military control in Crimea, a historically Russian region that is home to its Black Sea naval base. The Russians have asserted that they moved to protect their legitimate interests there after President Viktor F. Yanukovych fled more than a week ago after protests in Kiev that reflected opposition to his shift toward closer relations with Russia.

    India Post Recruitment 2014 Apply for 8243 PA/SA Vacancies at www.indiapost.gov.in

    India Post Recruitment 2014 notification to fill up 8243 vacancies of PA/ SA is finally out at www.indiapost.gov.in
    Indian Post department has finally declared its most awaited notification of job openings related to India Post Recruitment 2014 for total 8243 vacancies of Postal and Sorting Assistant so if you are eligible then apply on official site at www.indiapost.gov.in. Indian post department was started in the year of 1774 and it is handled by the government of India under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
    According to the latest notification post department is going to recruit for the post of Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant. They have declared vacancies in all states of India and there are total 8243 vacancies vacant of this post. Here list of detail vacancy and other criteria are given below, so just go through it. This time online application is allowed, so candidates have to fill up online form to apply for this post.
    Number of post: 8243 posts
    Name of post:
    • Postal Assistant
    • Sorting Assistant
    State wise Vacancies:
    Sr. NoState Wise VacanciesNo. of Vacancies
    1  AP Postal Circle Recruitment 2014541 Posts
    2  Assam Postal Circle Recruitment 2014126 Posts
    3  Bihar Postal Circle Recruitment 2014211 Posts
    4  Chhattisgarh Postal Circle Recruitment 2014122 Posts
    5  Delhi Postal Circle Recruitment 2014234 Posts
    6  Gujarat Postal Circle Recruitment 2014564 Posts
    7  Haryana Postal Circle Recruitment 2014181 Posts
    8  HP Postal Circle Recruitment 201489 Posts
    9  Jammu & Kashmir Postal Circle Recruitment 2014131 Posts
    10  Jharkhand Postal Circle Recruitment 2014162 Posts
    11  Karnataka Postal Circle Recruitment 2014534 Posts
    12  Kerala Postal Circle Recruitment 2014385 Posts
    13  MP Postal Circle Recruitment 2014269 Posts
    14  Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 20141098 Posts
    15  North East Postal Circle Recruitment 2014100 Posts
    16  Odhisha Postal Circle Recruitment 2014451 Posts
    17  Punjab Postal Circle Recruitment 2014216 Posts
    18  Rajasthan Postal Circle Recruitment 2014304 Posts
    19  Tamil Nadu Postal Circle Recruitment 20141023 Posts
    20  UP Postal Circle Recruitment 2014668 Posts
    21  Uttarakhand Postal Circle Recruitment 2014136 Posts
    22  West Bengal Postal Circle Recruitment 2014698 Posts
    Age limit:
    • Age is limited up to 27 years and minimum age should be 18 years as on 27/03/2014 and relaxation in age is per the government rules
    Application fee:
    • General/ OBC male candidates need to pay Rs. 400/- and no fee for SC/ ST/ PH/ Women candidates
    Pay scale:
    • Pay scale of Rs. 5200/- to Rs. 20200/- with GP of Rs. 2400/-
    Education qualification:
    • Candidate should have passed class 12 exam with English as compulsory subject and Local language up to Matriculation
    Selection procedure:
    • As a selection process written exam and Interview will be taken to filter out best candidates
    How to apply:
    • Only online applications are invited, so all have to fill up online form from the official site and steps for that are given on the official site, so follow it
    Important dates to remind:
    • Last date for online application: 27/03/2014

    LG eyes 10% of Indian smartphone market by 2014-end

    LG has made clear its ambitions to grab a higher market share in the booming Indian smartphone market. According to Soon Kwon, Managing Director, LG Electronics India, LG is aiming at a 10% market share in the Indian smartphone market by the end of 2014. As of now LG has about 4.8% market share in the segment. LG's flagship model, the G2, is expected to fuel much of this growth.

    LG announced few more products today at its Tech Show 2014, taking place in Delhi. The primary one is the LG G2 4G LTE variant, to which the company has also added two colour variants, and which the company says will hit the Indian market around mid-March. The pricing of the 4G LTE versions been revealed and the 16 GB variant will leave you lighter by Rs. 46,000, while the 32 GB will be priced at Rs. 49,000. This device is a sequel of the 3G variant of the LG G2, which was launched in India back ..
    LG also showcased its G Pro 2, the next in line to the G2, though it did not announce its India pricing and availability. The G pro 2 is a powerful device that comes with the Android Kitkat version, sports a 5.9 inch True IPS+ LCD capacitive touch screen rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, and is equipped with a 2.26 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.

    LG also announced its wearable device called the Lifeband Touch, and with that has entered the wearable computing device segment, in direct competition with Samsung which launched its Samsung Gear Fit at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress. LG has announced that the Lifeband Touch will be available in India in the second half of 2014. However, the company has not disclosed the price of this one.

    Asia Cup 2014 : Lakmal strikes, Afghanistan lose Shahzad early in chase of 254

    Chasing a solid 254-run target, Afghanistan got off to bad start as they lost Mohammad Shahzad early in their Asia Cup tie at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

    Scorecard | Match in Pics

    Pacer Suranga Lakmal gave Sri Lanka the first breakthrough when the breached the defences of Shahzad (7) to get the better of his stumps.

    Earlier, Kumar Sangakkara continued his impressive run of form with a fine half-century before a late flourish powered Sri Lanka to a challenging 253 for six.

    Electing to bat, Sri Lanka wobbled initially as they were reduced to 83 for three in the
    21st century, but recovered to 157 for four in the 37th over courtesy a 74-run stand between wicketkeeper Sangakkara (76) and Dinesh Chandimal (26).
    The Afghan seamers struck back after choking the runs in the middle overs as Sri Lanka were reduced to 184 for six in the 42nd over after being 157 for three in the 37th over, thereby adding just 27 runs at the expense of four wickets in five overs.

    Captain Angelo Mathews then struck a 41-ball unbeaten 45 to take Sri Lanka past 250, their lowest total in the tournament. He shared crucial 69 runs with Thisara Perera (19 not out) for the seventh wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

    Afghanistan, who beat Bangladesh in their previous match two days ago in their best-ever result till date, used as many as eight bowlers and were initially able to restrict the Sri Lankan batsmen who have been in fine form in the tournament, having helped their side win both their earlier matches.

    Sangakkara continued with his fine form in the tournament, top-scoring with a 102-ball knock, which was studded with four sixes and one six. He had scored 67 (against Pakistan) and 103 (against India) in Sri Lanka's earlier two games.

    For Afghanistan, Mirwais Ashraf grabbed two wickets for 29 runs while his fellow pacers Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran and left-arm spinner Hamza Hotak took a wicket apiece. 

    Real-Life Barbie Says She Doesn't Need Food Or Water

    A Ukrainian model who has cast herself as a real-life Barbie doll says she eventually hopes to live without eating or drinking.

    Valeria Lukyanova, whose doll-like features and ultra-thin waist have stirred controversy in the past, has apparently made it her goal to survive "on air and light alone."

    "In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all," Lukyanova said, according to the International Business Times. "I'm hoping it's the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone."

    The website linked that dietary desire to a New Age practice known as Breatharianism, in which followers neither neither eat nor drink, believing they can exist solely on "cosmic micro-food."
    Lukyanova, who believes in reincarnation and claims to have been in contact with transdimensional beings, has said she uses her appearance to promote her "spiritual ideas."

    But Jezebel.com maintains that Lukyanova is merely starving herself in order to maintain her dollish proportions.

    Last year, a 65-year-old Seattle woman who went 47 days living only on water and tea, cited Breatharian yogis as her inspiration. Naveena Shine's goal was to maintain the extreme fast for 100 days, but she called it off after receiving what she called "a message from the universe that it is time to stop."

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