New ‘Air Umbrella’ keeps consumers dry by blowing away rain and snow (video)

Air Umbrella 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A new umbrella promises to keep consumers dry by blowing away rain, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

It looks like a microphone, but the geeks who created the invisible umbrella say that it can protect the wearer from the rain, wind, snow and even pepper spray.

27-year-old Wang Chuan of Nanjing, China, and his friends have been working on the patented technology for about two years.

Wang said that got the idea of revolutionizing the umbrella after noticing that wind could change the direction of rain. He thought of using a device with a high-powered fan to create a shield.

Together they created a prototype, but it was too heavy and bulky. Later, he created a new prototype powered with a lithium battery.

The device comes in three sizes and it pushes the water away from its owner for up to half an hour. It takes only an hour to charge and is virtually free of vibration and noise.

The initial production plan is to produce 500 umbrellas and the price will be set at $150.

Man’s wife kicked out of country after accepting $600 in government assistance to pay for her dentist

Dentist illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was ordered to leave Denmark, after her husband accepted $600 in government assistance to help pay for her dentist.

The incident began when 27-year-old Troels Jeppesen of Ballerup, took 3,471 kroner ($1 = 5.83 kroner) in financial assistance from the Ballerup Council last year, to help pay for the dentist bill at a time when he was unemployed.

Now, the woman of China, was ordered to leave the country.
According to the law, a spouse cannot accept any government assistance within three years of asking for residency.

The money received for the dentist was therefore sufficient grounds for Immigration Services to reject the application for Meng Li.

Meng has received notice that she must leave Denmark before Tuesday. Jeppesen and Li plan to appeal the decision.

Woman slapped with $400 fine after calling police to help 2 drowning men

Nuria shows off her summons 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was slapped with a fine after being a good Samaritan and calling police to help rescue two men, who were drowning off the coast of Spain.

The incident began when 22-year-old Nuria of Andalusia, was walking with her mother in Fuengirola.

She saw what appeared to be two men struggling on a floating mattress at sea. Nuria said that she would have not been able to sleep at night, if she turned the other way.

"It was almost 10:00 p.m., and I saw that they were starting to make signs with red lights," she said. She contacted police, but officers dismissed her concerns.

Nuria then recruited other people on the beach to help convince the police to act. Finally, the reluctant officers called the Coast Guard.

After half an hour, a boat and a helicopter arrived at the scene. Police said that the two swimmers were actually fishermen in a canoe, who have not realized all the drama on the shore.

Nuria was ordered to pay for the cost of the operation. If she pays within 15 days, her bill will be 150 euros (1 euro = $1.28), but her bill will double to 300 euros after that time.

Man who beat his pregnant wife until she died tells police he didn’t know that a beating will kill her

Domestic violence illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of murder after he beat his pregnant wife until she fell unconscious, police in Nigeria said.

The Enugu State Police said that they arrested Ozoemena Nwankwo, after he allegedly beat his pregnant wife, Ndidi Nwankwo, in public.

The incident occurred about 10:00 p.m. on Friday, just outside the couple’s home.

According to witnesses at the scene, the suspect beat the woman, who was four months pregnant, until she lost consciousness.

Ozoemena Nwankwo was described by his neighbors as a chronic wife beater. The woman suffered a serious injury on her right leg as a result of the beating.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, transported her to a nearby hospital, where she later died. Nwankwo told police that he didn’t think that his pregnant wife will die as a result of the beating.

Woman stabs her boyfriend after he grabbed a knife and threatened to cut himself

Michelle McCrae 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman stabbed her boyfriend after he threatened to cut himself, police in Alabama said.

Huntsville Police said that the victim was screaming at his girlfriend on Saturday morning, before he pulled a pocket knife and threatened to stab himself.

The woman grabbed the knife from him and stabbed him in the chest. He ran away to another room. After a few minutes, he returned to his girlfriend's room, where she stabbed him a second time.

The victim suffered stab wounds to his chest and leg. Michelle McCrae who lives on Chase Creek Road, was arrested at the scene.

McCrae was charged with domestic violence in the first degree. The boyfriend was taken to Huntsville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Girls soccer coach arrested for sending video showing him pleasuring himself while looking at his students (video)

Soccer illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A girls soccer coach was arrested on charges of risk of injury to a minor after allegedly sending a video to his students that showed him pleasuring himself while watching them perform, police in Connecticut said.

Now, the coach at the Edwin O. Smith High School said that he sent the video to his students by mistake.

57-year-old Jeffrey M. Sirois told police officers that he accidentally sent the video that showed him pleasuring himself to some of the girls on his team.

It was supposed to go to his girlfriend, he said. One of his team members shared the video with her colleagues. The girls alerted their volleyball coach and she alerted the principal.

Police were contacted later. Sirois claims that this was not intentional and that nothing like this has ever happened before.

Sirois told police that once he realized what happened, he removed the video. Sirois was charged with obscenity, risk of injury to a minor and violation of peace.

He was booked into jail and released after posting $100,000 bail. Sirois was fired from the soccer team.

Woman throws her baby at police officer after he found synthetic marijuana on her bed

Amy M. Spegal 
By: Feng Qian

A woman threw her baby at a police officer and ran into a bathroom in order to flush an illegal substance down the toilet, police in Missouri said.

Hannibal Police said that they arrested 29-year-old Amy M. Spegal on Tuesday, after the incident that occurred at 13A Shawnee Trail.

The incident began when police went to her house to arrest 33-year-old James Ivey, who was wanted on an arrest warrant. Spegal opened the front door and slammed it into the police officer after saying that Ivey was not at home.

Officer John Willis said that Spegal returned to the front door with her 11-month-old son. Spegal invited the officer into her house.

As Willis searched the house, he found a small bag of synthetic marijuana on her bed. Willis notified the woman that she was under arrest.

The woman threw the baby towards the officer and ran into the bathroom. Spegal pulled down her pants and flushed the toilet.

Police believe that she destroyed evidence. The baby was handed over to the Department of Social Services. If convicted, Spegal could face up to seven years in prison.

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