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Friday 22 August 2014

Implants supported

Published 06/03/2014 | 02:30

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A breast implant

A German court has ruled that a prospective Berlin police recruit's breast implants cannot legally be used as grounds to keep her off the force.

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Authorities argued the implants would mean the protective gear put so much pressure on her chest that there was a risk of fibrosis or other health problems. But a Berlin administrative court has upheld her challenge saying a doctor testified that protective gear should cause no greater health problems for a woman with implants than without.

HAMSTER ART WORKS

EVER feel like you are on a big hamster wheel and you cannot get off? New York performance artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder know that feeling all too well.

They are spending 10 days living, eating and sleeping on a giant hamster wheel to make a larger point that we all have to work together to get through the daily grind. They are perched on opposite ends of the 25ft wheel and must carefully co-ordinate their movements.

ANNOYING LAW MOVE

IT is soon expected to be okay to be wilfully annoying in the US city of Grand Rapids in Michigan. The City Commission is cancelling a 38-year-old section of city code that states "no person shall wilfully annoy another person".

City lawyer Catherine Mish recommended repealing the language, saying the wording is "unconstitutional in terms of being vague" and "simply unenforceable". A final decision is expected March 11.

'PARTY' HARRY REIGNS

PRINCE Harry has topped One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles in a list of most wanted party guests.

Matthew and Brooke Barzun, the US ambassador to the UK and his wife, take first place in 'Tatler' magazine's 100 "most invited".

Harry and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas are second, followed by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha while Styles takes tenth place for being able to "charm the pants off every guest".

REALITY TV TOO REAL

IT turns out that using emergency warning tones in a US TV advert with images of the White House blowing up and the flashing words "THIS IS NOT A TEST" is frowned upon by the US government.

The Federal Communications Commission said it was fining three media giants $1.9m (€1.4m) for using the official warning tones in an ad for the film 'Olympus Has Fallen' which had some complainants jumping out of bathtubs and racing to the TV screen.

 

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