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First Openly Gay Player Lands On NBA Team

First Openly Gay Player Lands On NBA Team, Jason Collins, who hasn’t had a job this season, is finalizing details on a 10-day contract., Nets to sign Jason Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins has reached agreement on a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, clearing the way for the first openly gay athlete in major professional sports history, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Collins will be signed and available to play on Sunday when the Nets meet the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, sources told Yahoo.

After Glen “Big Baby” Davis decided to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, the Nets moved onto Plan B – bringing Collins back into the NBA, sources said.

After agreeing to a buyout with the Orlando Magic, Davis is expected to clear waivers at 5 p.m. on Sunday and will sign a deal for the rest of the season with his former Celtics coach, Doc Rivers, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Collins revealed his sexuality in the spring, and had gone throughout the NBA preseason and regular season without a job offer. Once the Nets missed out on free agent Davis on Sunday, they moved to complete the process of signing Collins as a backup big man.

Collins, 35, has been out of the NBA since completing the 2012-’13 season with the Washington Wizards.

Collins played parts of seven years with the Nets between 2001-08, and his ex-teammate, Jason Kidd, now the Nets coach, has been advocate of signing him. Collins played with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce with the Boston Celtics.

Liberal Party Votes To Legalize Assisted Suicide

Liberal Party Votes To Legalize Assisted Suicide, At its convention in Montreal, the party voted in favour of decriminalizing medically-assisted death, but leader Justin Trudeau did not say if he’s running with the idea., Trudeau skips out as Liberal conventioneers vote to legalize assisted suicide, Federal Liberals have voted in favour of legalizing assisted suicide but whether Leader Justin Trudeau will run with the idea is a mystery.

Trudeau was not in the room Sunday when delegates to the party’s national convention passed a resolution urging that voluntary, medically assisted death be decriminalized – although moments earlier he had been just outside the convention hall, cheering as the Canadian men’s hockey team won Olympic gold.

He was in the room later when delegates gave him an overwhelming, after-the-fact endorsement of his decision to kick senators out of the Liberal caucus.

Delegates also passed a raft of potentially costly resolutions that included supporting many big-ticket items:

- An $18-billion-a-year investment in infrastructure.

- Creation of a basic annual income.

- A national transportation strategy.

- Funding for aboriginal education on reserves equal to that spent on provincially operated schools.

- Increased funding for mental health services.

- Expansion and enhancement of the Canada Pension Plan.

None of the resolutions are binding on the leader and, since he gave no closing remarks and did not hold the traditional wrap-up news conference at the convention’s end, it was unclear which resolutions Trudeau believes should make their way into a 2015 election platform or how a Liberal government would pay for them.

He did give a number of one-on-one television interviews – which were taped before the resolutions were voted upon.

In an interview with Global’s Tom Clark, Trudeau, who has promised not to hike corporate or income taxes or the GST, said the debate to come will be over where to spend the surplus the Harper government has forecast for next year.

In an interview with CTV’s Question Period, he declined to give his personal view on assisted suicide, saying he’s waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on some pending cases which could provide guidance on the issue.

He did allude to the “death with dignity” resolution, jointly proposed by the party’s women’s and youth commissions, in relatively positive terms during a keynote convention speech Saturday, but stopped short of taking a clear stand.

The resolution, Trudeau said in the speech, challenges Liberals “to expand our idea of what it means to be a free citizen in a modern democracy” and “to reflect on giving terminally afflicted Canadians the choice to end their pain and suffering and plan their own death with dignity.”

Voluntary, medically assisted death should be decriminalized, states the resolution – after a public consultation to recommend the criteria for allowing terminally ill Canadians to choose to end their lives and an oversight system to protect the vulnerable.

In The Social Media Age, Can Anything Be Truly Private?

In The Social Media Age, Can Anything Be Truly Private?, With over 50 per cent of people of survey repsondents admitting to some form of ‘sexting,’ our ideas of privacy have to change., Electronic spying: In the age of Facebook and Twitter, nothing can be considered private, Privacy is a relatively new “right.” In 1965 the U.S. Supreme Court had to invent a right to privacy to permit access by a married couple to contraception; again, more famously, it arose in 1973 Roe v Wade to protect a woman’s right to abortion on demand. The court pretzeled the 14th Amendment to the Constitution to create this right.

For its part, the Constitution does not mention privacy.

Indeed, the degree of privacy that today’s Americans and Canadians consider the norm would have been risible a generation ago.

Bluntly, “privacy” is a modern affectation. And one which technology now has made electronically irrelevant; the government’s protestations of adherence to law should be skeptically viewed.

Privacy, moreover, is a circumstance that appears less and less relevant to most citizens. Social media is replete with photos and videos that in days of yore would have been regarded as “soft porn.” Users of social media are cautioned against postings that might come back to haunt them if they are applying for jobs and/or security clearances. Or, since the Internet lasts forever, what their children and (heaven forbid) grandchildren might get to see. But actual users appear indifferent; perhaps they implicitly conclude that when actions, such as open sexual activity or the use of mind-altering substances become universal, they are relevant only to the individuals concerned, and general society could care less. With polls indicating that more than 50 per cent of the respondents have engaged in “sexting” and/or explicit sexual language in email, Twitter or other electronic media, it has become the norm rather than the exception. When was the last prosecution in civilian courts for fornication? Adultery?

What remains important, however, are the protections conferred by the U.S. Fourth Amendment to the Constitution which ensures that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Man Spends His Last Months Making Wife’s Dreams Come True

Man Spends His Last Months Making Wife’s Dreams Come True, Instead of trying to checking off his own bucket list, Chris Price dedicated the end of his life to his wife Ceri., Dying man spends last six months making wife’s dreams come true, When Chris Price learned he didn’t have long to live, he didn’t set out to check off items on his own bucket list. Instead, he decided to make all his girlfriend’s dreams come true.

Chris, 26, from South Wales, proposed to his girlfriend, Ceri, 29, shortly after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He had just six months to live.

In the short time he had left, he vowed to give the “love of his life” everything she ever wanted.

“It was as if Chris wanted to spend his last days making me as happy as he could,” Ceri tells Wales New Service. “We did such a lot in those last six months. He was so positive he never talked about dying, he just wanted to see me and the children happy in the time he had left.”

Chris and Ceri wed in front of family and friends last August, with Ceri’s four children – nine-year-old Halle and six-year-old triplets Evan, Morgan and Georgia – as the guests of honour.

Not long after, Chris surprised Ceri and his stepchildren with a trip to Disneyland Paris.

Then he flew Ceri to New York for a romantic weekend of sightseeing and shopping.

“The Disney trip was something we had talked about in the future but when Chris knew he didn’t have long he booked for all of us to go,” Ceri says. “Then he told me he’d arranged a romantic trip for us in Dublin but on the way to the airport he told me we were going to New York.”

“We had the most magical time and I will savour those memories forever,” she adds.

The pricey Louboutins she always wanted? He bought them for her – along with an even more expensive Mulberry handbag.

Chris’ last grand gesture: he booked a Las Vegas getaway for Ceri’s birthday.

He didn’t live long enough to take her.

Chris died in Ceri’s arms last month. The funeral was held at the same church where they wed six months earlier.

“If my love could have saved him, he would have lived forever. We packed so much into the short time we had together,” says Ceri.

“His illness made him live completely in the moment and he taught me to do the same.”

Miley Shocks Katy Perry With Mid-Concert Smooch

Miley Shocks Katy Perry With Mid-Concert Smooch, Spectator Katy Perry seems genuinely surprised when a performing Miley Cyrus leans into the front row., Miley Cyrus Locks Lips With Katy Perry, Duets With Flaming Lips at L.A. Show, The Los Angeles stop for Miley Cyrus’s “Bangerz” tour was bound to be eventful no matter what. It did, after all, commence with Miley making a grand entrance via a slide shaped like her giant tongue, and concluded with her getting frisky with an Abe Lincoln lookalike during “Party in the USA.” But thanks to a couple very special guests, Miley’s concert at L.A.’s Staples Center took the USA-partying to a whole new Hollywood level.

One of the highlights of Miley’s Saturday concert was her performance of the loved-up ballad “Adore,” during which she encouraged fans to make out for the jumbotron’s kiss-cam (“with lots of tongue – as you can imagine, tongue is appreciated on this tour”). But the most remarkable caught-on-camera smooch undoubtedly took place between Miley and her fellow pop princess Katy Perry, who appeared totally stunned when Miley leaned into the front row for a big kiss.

“I just kissed a girl, and I liked it – a lot,” Miley told the smartphone-wielding audience, as Katy giggled, later tweeting a photo of her adorably shocked reaction.

Another memorable cameo came courtesy of an artist who may have lesser known to many of the spectators in the Staples crowd, but was clearly just as adored by Miley.

Midway through the show, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of Oklahoma eccentrics the Flaming Lips joined Miley on her acoustic satellite stage – Wayne wearing a Santa-red suit, trailing a Mylar helium balloon that spelled out “F— YEAH” in puffy silver letters, and seeming so loopy that Miley actually asked him if he was drunk. Miley explained to the somewhat bewildered audience, “These guys have inspired me to always be myself,” admitting she was “so f—ing scared” to perform with her heroes.

While Miley and Wayne’s duet of the title track off the Lips’ landmark 2002 album “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” was not perfect – Wayne sheepishly admitted he’d “f—ed up” his own lyrics, despite Miley’s attempts to help him through the number – that was quite all right, as Miley merely suggested that they perform the entire five-minute song all over again. “It’s really an honor to sing with you tonight,” Wayne told Miley, who bowed reverently in turn.

This wasn’t the first time that Miley and Wayne had expressed their admiration for each other. Wayne sang Miley’s praises in a December 2013 Rolling Stone interview, and last month, Miley tweeted birthday wishes to Wayne, calling him one of my favorite artists OF alllllll time.”

Best Celeb Photos Of The Week

Best Celeb Photos Of The Week, Alexander Skarsgard strips down at the South Pole, while Katy Perry ignites boos on the runway.,

Top Shots: Week of February 17, 2014

Miss any of the week’s most memorable celeb moments like Bradley Cooper and Anna Wintour taking in London Fashion Week together or Julianne Hough stepping out with her new boyfriend? Check out Top Shots!

Best Celeb Photos Of The Week

Alexander Skarsgard: The “True Blood” star is a South Pole streaker! The hunky actor, 37, stripped down to his skivvies and sported a fake yellow beard as he posed for a brr-ific photo (released just this week) with his Team Noom Coach teammates during his trek with Walking With the Wounded back in December.

Best Celeb Photos Of The Week

Katy Perry: The “Dark Horse” singer got an unpleasant welcome when she walked the runway at the Moschino show at Milan Fashion Week and photographers booed her for being an hour late. (2/20/14)

The Three Simple Steps To A Super Sex Life

The Three Simple Steps To A Super Sex Life, It’s one of the best ways to strengthen and sustain a relationship, but for some couples, it’s hard to maintain a physical connection., 3 Ways to Have a Better Sex Life, My friend Barry met his wife when they were both nineteen years old. He lost his virginity to her Junior year and they continued to date for many years, got married, and are still going strong ten years into their relationship. You know what helps? They have a lot of sex. Why is that important? Among other reasons, it means they still regularly remind each other that they think the other person is sexy. This means that they still feel appreciated in ways other than “because you do things for me.” In talking with Barry, he attributes the success of his relationship in part to the fact that they have a healthy sex life.

This brings up the question: how much sex is “normal” for a couple to have? A 1994 University of Chicago study known as “The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States” is considered the most comprehensive in the field. The study showed that almost 80 percent of married couples have sex “a couple of times a month.” Thirty-two percent reported having sex two to three times per week. According to Dr. Harry Fisch, a Dr. Oz contributor, married couples under 30 years of age on average have sex with each other about twice a week. For married couples between the ages of 50-59, the frequency is about once a week.

If these numbers seem high to you, don’t despair. Some couples don’t feel the need to express their love in this manner as frequently as others do. If this number feels low to you, awesome, here’s why: there’s a whole slew of studies about how having regular sex can help you emotionally, mentally, and physically. Sex relieves stress. It triggers the release of chemicals that improve mood and ease pain. It even increases immunity from viruses. So if you are in a strong monogamous relationship I am of the firm opinion that you should have a lot of sex. It’s for your own good.

Are you still in despair? In my experience, the people who worry about whether they have a healthy sex life are the people who feel like they want sex more than their partner. If someone is in a relationship and both parties are into a once a week Saturday night romp-fest, then I don’t hear many complaints. If someone is knocking boots with their partner all across town two to three times a day they might get a bit sore over time, but those complaints are mild. The people I know who raise the “Is our sex life healthy?” question see a discrepancy between their sex drive and their partner’s and begin to worry about all sorts of things because of it.

If you worry about whether the amount of sex you have is healthy, look to whether you and your partner have healthy communication. Here are a few tips to get things back on track:

1. Pick your moment to discuss wisely

So you want to brooch the “I’d like to have more/different/awesomer sex” topic, the best moment is not during the halftime at the Super Bowl. It’s not right when you both get home from work. It’s not even right after sex, when he thinks he just rocked your world and might get confused. Pick a time when you are in the same space for an extended period of time and can have a conversation without a lot of interruption. Over morning coffee, for example.

2. Communicate from the heart, and about what you like

If your guy hears that he’s not satisfying you he may get defensive. We’re a bit childish when it comes to these things, so offer a lot of positive reinforcement. Tell him what you like about your sex life, and how you might want it more (or differently) and why. Speak from the heart, so he also remains open with you and doesn’t try to shut down or change the topic.

3. Initiate sex in simple ways

Men don’t want to always be the one who initiate sex. I have one friend who told me that his wife wants it more frequently than he does. She lets him know that in simple ways, by reaching out and touching him, or kissing him discreetly in public on their way home. Or grabbing his hand and dragging him into the bedroom. Not unlike you ladies, we men have the desire to feel desired. Yes we’re good for household chores and a warm body to sleep next to, but we need to know that you need us to get off too. So reach out in simple physical ways and don’t be surprised if we respond in kind. The answer to the “Is your sex life healthy” question ultimately won’t be found in a survey. It will be based in communication with your partner and making sure you’re having the amount and type of sex you both feel good about. So if you’re worried about this question, talk to your lover, and get back on track.

Who Should Carry Canada’s Flag At The Closing Ceremony?

Who Should Carry Canada’s Flag At The Closing Ceremony?, Hayley Wickenheiser led Canada into Sochi and there are plenty of athletes who deserve to be called upon for the closing ceremony.,

Six candidates to carry Canada’s flag at the Olympic Closing Ceremony

The Olympics have given us many intriguing storylines over the past two weeks, and now it’s time to focus on the final one. Who will carry Canada’s flag at the Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony? Although some potential candidates Jan Hudec, have already left Sochi, there are still a number of excellent candidates to pick from. As the Games come to a close, let the debate begin.

Alex Bilodeau

He is the only freestyle skier to ever successfully defend an Olympic gold medal. Alex Bilodeau was a top candidate to bear Canada’s flag at the 2010 Closing Ceremony in Vancouver and at this year’s Opening Ceremony in Sochi, but didn’t get the call either time. The king of moguls is now heading into retirement, so this is the last chance for Bilodeau to carry the flag. A freestyle skier has never led Canada into the Closing Ceremony at an Olympics, and the last person to do it at the Opening Ceremony was Jean-Luc Brassard at Nagano in 1998. A Bilodeau selection would also recognize the contributions of French-Canadian athletes, as Quebec has accounted for more medals than any other province at these Games. Although Bilodeau left Sochi earlier this week, he said that he would fly back if chosen as flag bearer.

Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir

The Canadian Olympic Committee could subtly let everyone know its feelings about the ice dance judging controversy by making Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir co-flag bearers. (Though speaking out about the judging could damage relations with certain skating federations, as well as the IOC.) The decision would also be a tip of the cap to the team that won two silver medals in Sochi, in what is probably their last Olympics. The sweethearts of ice dance would be Canada’s first co-flag bearers since Jamie Sale and David Pelletier at Salt Lake City 2002. Of course, that duo was also rocked by a judging controversy.

Who Should Carry Canada's Flag At The Closing Ceremony?