Is this the worst first day in history? Rookie news anchor A.J. Clemente sacked after first words on air are 'f****** s***' - Americas - WorldMr Clemente, a rookie KFYR news anchor, opened his first - and indeed last - broadcast for his new station by saying 'f****** s***' into a live microphone, leaving his co-anchor, and no doubt his producers, dumbfounded by his sweary outburst. Video footage of the incident, which has now gone viral, shows Mr Clemente's colleague Van Tieu, who was clearly thrown by his colourful language, stumble mid-introduction. Clemente then thanks Tieu for the introduction and begins talking about his history, saying he is a graduate of West Virginia University and: 'I’m used to, you know, from being from the East Coast.' He goes on to read a news story about a fatal crash that happened earlier that day. Following complaints about the broadcast KFYR-TV responded with a post on Facebook.
Maria in quarantine at the Los Angeles Zoo (screenshot/CBS News). This interesting video shows how strong the pair bond can be in many bird species. Even when they choose the wrong mate, geese are loyal, affectionate and protective.
Link to video: GCSE students in Paddington on their results After the tears and despair of GCSE results day, when teenagers up and down the country received D grades in their English rather than expected Cs, a wave of recrimination and threats swept through the education establishment this week. Estimates of the extent of the problem grew with every passing day, lawyers for education authorities drafted plans for litigation, and teachers' leaders piled pressure on the education secretary, Michael Gove , accusing him of political interference that has hit the poorest, most disadvantaged students hardest. "These are the right grades, absolutely," said Glenys Stacey, chief executive of the exams regulator, Ofqual, when news of the problem first broke.
The not-so intrepid fox stuck fast in a hole was found by builders renovating an office in Hatfield. He was later freed into the wilds of Hertfordshire Photograph: RSPCA The RSPCA has been called out to rescue a flustered fox – which had been "outfoxed" by a floorboard. Builders at the University of Hertfordshire spotted the trapped animal's head poking out of a hole in the floor while renovating an office this week. It is thought the fox was trying to wriggle through the section of flooring when it became stuck fast at the university's de Havilland campus in Hatfield. RSPCA animal welfare officer Kate Wright, who freed the fox, said: "I have to admit that when I arrived I was faced with a very odd sight.
Parents were told by a Shanghai summer course that their children would be taught to read a book in just 20 seconds. Photograph: Wang Ying/Xinhua Press/Corbis For ambitious Chinese parents, the opportunity was too good to miss – even with its 100,000 yuan (£9,950) price tag.
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A scorching morning in the San Fernando valley and I am driving up and down Balboa Boulevard, parks and fields either side of the motorway, lost. The talking GPS on my dashboard has lapsed into silence, defeated by an arcane destination with no zip code. I spy a park attendant emptying a bin and pull over to ask directions. He eyes me, baffled. I wonder if he is deaf and repeat the question.
The reader's quandary: 'I have to leave the office at least once a day to calm down.' Photograph: Getty Images On Friday and Monday we publish the problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Guardian Money supplement, so readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy's own insights. Here is the latest dilemma – what are your thoughts?
Are Kindles really responsible for any 'non-intentional emissions'? Photograph: Alamy I have done a bit of travelling recently, and each time I've flown, I have had a conversation with the cabin crew that goes something like this. "Turn off your Kindle , please, for landing." "You can't turn off a Kindle. You flip it to wallpaper mode, which is the same as displaying a page with words on it.
Bright Simons in Accra, Ghana, with a drugs package showing the mPedigree anti-counterfeiting system. Photograph: Nana Kofi Acquah for the Observer New Review Before Bright Simons became one of Africa's most dynamic technology innovators, he was an astrophysicist. He won a scholarship to Durham University but decided in the end that it was "not sufficiently practical".
Can French euros stretch to a pad in Belgravia these days? Photograph: Garry Weaser Another migrant housing problem. Migration problems are ten-a-penny but I wouldn't have known about this were it not for the magazine Spear's Wealth Management .
The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars were conflicts in the East End of Glasgow in Scotland in the 1980s between rival ice cream van operators, over lucrative drug distribution territory. The conflicts involved daily violence and intimidation, and led to the deaths by arson of several members of the family of one ice cream van driver and a consequent court case that lasted for 20 years. The conflicts generated widespread public outrage, and earned the Strathclyde Police the nickname the "serious chimes squad" (a pun on Serious Crime Squad ) for its perceived failure to address them. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Ice cream vans , such as this one, announce their arrivals at the stops along their "runs" with musical chimes, played via loudspeakers.
Each week we look at two shops competing in the same sector, and review what they are offering customers: from how helpful the staff are to the best bargains on offer. Our review will be based on a visit to stores on the same high street, or online, so it will be just a snapshot of how the retailer is performing. To get a better idea of which retailers are delivering and which are falling short, we would like you to tell us about your experiences of the same shops. Some weeks, both stores we visit may do a good job; other weeks there will be one that stands out as being much better or worse.
The 19th-century painting was damaged by amateur art restorer Cecilia Gimenez, who said she had been given permission by the priest Link to video: Amateur art restorer admits to damaging Ecce Homo mural Somewhere in the north-eastern Spanish city of Borja, an elderly woman is probably praying that the road to hell is not really paved with good intentions. There can be little doubt that the woman, identified only as an octogenarian local, was just trying to help when she noticed that the face of the scourged Christ on the wall of a small church in the city was looking a bit faded, and decided to freshen it up a bit. Sadly for her – and Elías García Martínez, the 19th-century artist who painted the mural – her brush skills were not quite up to the job. The unnamed amateur has transformed what was once a pleasant, if unremarkable, Ecce Homo into something that more closely resembles a bloated hedgehog than the image of Jesus before Pilate.
Michael White, in Brighton, investigates whether it's smart to mix work and leisure. Link to video: Do smartphones make it hard to escape work when you're on holiday? It has been a middling season in the south coast resort where greens and grandees, bikers and Bentleys, the cool and the crumpled, like to hang out. The weather has often been poor and the Olympics have proved a distraction. But Brighton bravely battles on, as plucky in adversity as Blackpool or Bridlington. Julia Butcher and her partner Christopher Sparrow are from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and have popped down to Brighton for the day, marking their arrival with a coffee – and hammering away at their mobile phones .