KFC Lawsuit Leads to $8.3 Million Verdict For Poisoned Girl

29 Apr

Fried chicken vendor KFC on Friday was ordered to pay the family of an Australian girl nearly $8.3 million after a salmonella poisoning at one of the franchises stores left her in a coma for six-months with severe brain damage.KFC-Lawsuit-Fail

While Monika Samaan eventually woke from her six-month coma after eating a “Twister” wrap from a store located in Sydney, Australia, she suffered brain damage that has left her unable to speak and confined to a wheelchair.

In a statement following the verdict KFC said it was “deeply disappointed” in the outcome and is already planning an appeal.

In their verdict a  judge of the Supreme Court of the state of New South Wales said KFC breached its duty in caring for the girl after they caused her bodily hard.

Speaking of the families circumstances at this time family attorney George Vlahakis told the BBC:

“Monika’s severe brain damage and severe disability has already exhausted the very limited resources of the family,” he said.

Vlahakis added:

“Monika is now a big girl and they are finding it increasingly difficult to lift her and to look after her basic needs as well as look after Monika’s younger siblings. The compensation ordered is very much needed. KFC have to date been determined that Monika does not receive a cent.”

KFC however argues that there is no proof that its contamination has led to Monika’s brain damage. The company says they feel sorry for the family while adding:

“We also have a responsibility to defend KFC’s reputation as a provider of safe, high-quality food.”

In the meantime the KFC location in question is also fighting claims that it was caught reusing chicken that had fallen on the floor.

Selena Gomez & Vanessa Hudgens: ‘Breakers’ on The Beach

31 Mar

Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson sport bright bikinis wAbout+Selena+Gomezhile filming new scenes for their new movie, Spring Breakers, in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday afternoon (March 27).

Joined by costars Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens, the girls posed for pics together while waiting for the next scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
After arriving back at base camp, Ashley pulled on a cute Spider-Man tee and grabbed a bite to eat before heading back to her trailer. Vanessa and Selena were also seen posing with different hats.

Be sure to head over to JustJared.com for their Instagram pics!

Selena Marie Gomez Image or Picture

31 Mar

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Selena Marie Gomez Short Information

31 Mar

Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress and singer best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.

Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles, “Naturally”, “Who Says” and “Love You Like a Love Song” and charted four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Shake It Up after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records. In 2008, Gomez was designated a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Mega Millions at lottery record $640M jackpot for tonight

30 Mar

Mega Millions just grew by $100 million today.

Lottery players are chasing the largest jackpot in history, and it’ll likely be won tonight: The game is Mega Millions and it’s at $640 million and growing. Ticket sales had placed the jackpot at $540 million earlier in the day, but now  200 million tickets — just about one for every person in the United States — have been sold today.

But you’ll have to phone a friend. Mega Millions is played in 42 states, but Florida is not one of them (41 states have both games, California has only Mega Millions, we have only PowerBall and seven states have neither).

We’ve had PowerBall for about three years, and while lottery officials say they’re looking at adding Mega Millions, our overall lottery picture is pretty good, approaching a record year of over $4.2 billion in sales.

“We congratulate our sister lotteries in other states for their success with it,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “The Florida Lottery is always looking for new products to offer our players and Mega Millions is one of those games under consideration, although no decisions have been made to add it to our products.”

Also like PowerBall, the Mega Millions odds are remote. Correctly guessing which five of 56 white balls will be pulled and the one of the 46 red balls carries odds of one in 175 million.No one has done it since Jan. 24, pushing the jackpot to $540 million, annuitized over 26 years. It’ll likely grow more today because ticket sales are soaring.

Which leads me to the math. At some point, the sales could approach $175 million for this week. Presuming everybody bought a quick pick (a bad assumption, but give it to me), we as a nation could “box” the field, covering every possible number — and ensuring a winner (also presuming that the quick picks are sold in some kind of order that makes sure each one is unique). I gotta do more research on this, but it’s early in the morning.

The game’s previous biggest jackpot was $390 million in the March 6, 2007, drawing. That jackpot was split by winners in Georgia and New Jersey.

On Jan. 4, 2011, a $380 million jackpot was also split by two winners, one in Idaho and one in Washington.

The biggest single-ticket win in  PowerBall was in February 2006 when a ticket held by eight workers at a Nebraska food plant paid a $365 million jackpot.

O’Connell also said she felt it’s important to remind players that the Florida Lottery’s Mega Money game is not the same as Mega Millions. (Friday’s jackpot is $500,000.)

So, is anyone here playing Mega Millions?

Get lottery updates at Sun-Sentinel.com/alerts.

David Beckham’s Posh Spice tattoo draws complaints from UK schools

30 Mar

Would you want your kids to see this disgusting image? (The Sun)

Having a tattoo of the word ‘Victoria’ incorrectly spelled in Sanskrit clearly wasn’t enough for David Beckham, so in 2008 he added to his ink collection with a lingerie-clad depiction of his wife on his left forearm.

Despite being clearly visible for the past four years — and essentially just an outline drawing of a woman in underwear — the tattoo is now at the center of a huge kerfuffle, as it features on a flyer distributed by UK supermarket chain Sainsburys to 47,000 schools and community groups. The Sun reports:

Pictures of Becks’ tattoo of Victoria in lingerie on his arm appeared on promotional posters and collection boxes for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme.

Anita Deacon, of Winshill Pre-School in Burton, Staffordshire, said: “We’re not being prudish.

“We just think it’s inappropriate. The tattoo depicts Posh Spice wearing nothing but underwear and posing provocatively.”

Pre-school manager Lynne Baker also complained, saying she would keep the offending material on display, but only if it was “too high up for the children to see”. Thus completely defeating the object of posting it up.

Forgoing the irony of this news being reported in The Sun — a newspaper that features a full-page topless woman every single day — reacting in this manner to a tattoo on one of the most photographed men in the world seems a little over the top. Nevertheless, Sainsbury’s has profusely apologized for the offense they may have caused.

If the supermarket wishes to re-distribute the flyer, perhaps they should consider my elegant solution to the problem…

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