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*****UPDATE: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A model has been found, 12 days after she was last seen leaving a Hell’s Kitchen nightclub. Ataui-Deng Hopkins, 22, was found Monday night at an area hospital, police said. Family and friends she is okay and they are on the way to visit her at the hospital. - Thank you to all the amazing followers and fellow tumblrs for spreading the word.

*ALERT: 22 year old Sudanese model has been missing for almost 2 weeks. 

  • Full name Ataui Deng Hopkins (niece of Alek Wek)
  • Lives on Essex Street on the Lower East Side (NY)
  • Last seen on August 6th around midnight, exiting a night club in the vicinity of 251 West 48th Street in Manhattan.  The Village Voice reports. Friends claim they saw Deng at a nightclub The Attic in Hell’s Kitchen where she was attending an event.)
  • Police describes her as 6’1” - 110lbs - black hair - dark complexion - slim build

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
www.nypdcrimestoppers.com
text: 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577

all calls are confidential

photo: kristiina wilson

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HELP BRING CARLESHA FREELAND-GAITHER HOME

Philadelphia police need our help finding 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither who was abducted in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sunday night, but was likely taken out of the state to Maryland. The young nurse was walking home from her godson’s party when an unknown man grabbed her, attacked her, and kidnapped her. The struggle took place around 9:40 PM on Sunday, October 02, 2014 at the intersection of Greene and West Coulter Street. The disturbing act was caught on camera and witnessed by people nearby. Security cameras show Carlesha fighting back, screaming, trying to fend off her attacker and almost getting free before she was put into the back of the suspect’s car and driven off. All that was left at the scene was broken glass, Carlesha’s glasses, and her cell phone. Her ATM card was used by an unknown male in Aberdeen, Maryland after the attack, a photo has not yet been released. Police are stressing that Carlesha was a good person and had no connections with any criminal or drug activity, and she did not know her attacker.

The car is a 2000-2002 Ford Taurus 4 door, dark gray metallic in colour, with Pennsylvania license plates. Carlesha kicked out the driver’s side and passenger’s side windows in the back of the car during the attack. The vehicle also has a rear spoiler and an unknown tag on the front bumper.

The suspect is believed to be a Black male, 5'10" with a medium build, between 25 and 30 years old, at the time he was wearing a dark jacket, a possible hoodie underneath, a dark hat and dark pants. It is believed he did not know the victim but attacked her at random.

Before the attack, the suspect can be seen driving up and parking along side Coulter Street, then getting out of his vehicle and crossing the street. He then walks towards Carlesha on the opposite side of the street, crossing  back over when she passes and grabbing her.

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither is a Black 22 year old female,  5'3" tall, 125lbs, Brown eyes and braided hair with a tattoo on her lower back. She was last seen wearing a bluejean jacket, white sweater, and was carrying a black backpack.

A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the kidnapper.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Philadelphia Police Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353, the FBI is also involved.

Carl Freeland, Carlesha’s father, has been putting up flyers and told reporters, “I don’t care what anyone has to do, just let my daughter come home, that’s all I’m asking.”

INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF 12:00 NOON ON 11/04/2014

URGENT! HELP PREVENT GENOCIDE IN BURUNDI

Burundi is on the brink of genocide.

This summer, Burundian President Nkurunziza assumed an illegal 3rd term. Soon after his election, government-sanctioned ethnic violence and political violence skyrocketed and people began to flee en masse. The violence has since gotten exponentially worse. Rwandan President Paul Kagame has warned that the situation in Burundi is jut like it was in his country before the Rwandan genocide.

I live in Malawi and work with Burundians, so I have been able to get some of their perspectives first-hand. They are terrified. Terrified to speak out, to draw attention to the situation in Burundi because it means putting themselves and  their families at risk. Hell, given how they talk about it, I’m even a bit afraid even as far away as Malawi. People are being murdered for having opinions, for speaking out, and often, simply because of their ethnicity.

THE UN HAS ADMITTED THEY ARE NOT READY TO RESPOND TO THE CRISIS IN BURUNDI, AND HAVE WARNED “MASS ATROCITIES” ARE COMING

BUT YOU. CAN. HELP.

  1. Sign the White House petition imploring President Obama to take diplomatic action to prevent genocide. If it reaches 100,000 signatures, President Obama can’t do what former presidents have done about genocides in Africa (which is to say, nothing). Link here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-preventing-genocide-burundi-urgent-diplomatic-priority AND REMEMBER TO CONFIRM YOUR SIGNATURE IN YOUR EMAIL!
  2. Make 3 phone calls. Call your representative and senators (http://www.house.gov/representatives/find,http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact). Ask them to support UN Ambassador Samantha Power and make preventing genocide in Burundi an urgent diplomatic priority. The country URGENTLY needs peacekeepers, observers, and mediated negotiations to prevent ethnic killings and broker peace. Not American? Do this at home, wherever home is for you.
  3. TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS. Burundians who try to speak out about this situation are being jailed, tortured, and killed. The media is NOT reporting on this, and those that are are, for the most part, not reporting fully on these atrocities. If the media won’t report on it, we regular folks are Burundi’s best hope of receiving international attention.
  4. Similarly - and I hate that I’m doing this, but it’s important - SHARE THIS POST. SPREAD THE WORD. PLEASE. NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT BURUNDI. SO TALK TO THEM ABOUT BURUNDI.

PLEASE, let’s prevent another Rwanda, Darfur, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Germany - sign the petition, contact your representatives, learn and share about Burundi, and TALK TO PEOPLE about what’s happening in Burundi.

Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine - Before and After

See all the photos here.

Yesterday over 70 people died and hundreds more were injured when another round of clashes was reported in Independence Square. Protester’s began the melee by fire-bombing and charging the riot police lines. Media is describing it as a"Medieval styled melee that spanned 3 city blocks.“ 

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Book 3 Urgent Update

A HUGE amount of Book 3 content has been shared recently in the Spanish Avatar Community, mostly by the Spanish Nick.

First, have a look at this image of an Earth Kingdom woman. According to THIS post, she’s Lin Beifong’s HALF SISTER, and her name is Suyin. Not sure how true this information is, but she DOES share similarities with Lin.

Furthermore, more episode titles have been revealed, which I will soon post. In the meantime, Click Here to view it.

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New Blog Celebration post! :D

This blog is a continuation of @riddlemostfeared. When I was locked out, I decided it would be best to start up a new blog with a new email and a BRIGHT NEW OUTLOOK ON HOW TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD AS TOM RIDDLE.

Moving on, this is an outfit I put on for the renaissance fair as an edited version of my Tom cosplay. (Oddly enough, I’m wearing the wig, pants, and some of the make-up style from Tim-Tam. I bet you that doesn’t surprise you at all. You’re looking at my girly-make up like, ‘that piece-a-shit Riddle would totally do that’…and you’re right. He totally would. What a fucking beautiful douchebag.)

Either way, if you’re looking for RiddleMostFeared, you can find me here on RiddleMostPowerful. It’s like I leveled up, or evolved, or digivolved. Feel free to send me asks, submissions or request starters or great recipes for peanut butter cookies. You guys know my undying love of peanut butter.

I’m tagging all my rp partners because theY MUST KNOW THIS NEWS.

@paradoxicalphoeonix @thedarklordofslytherin @tommarvoloriddle-thediary @a-princely-heir  @ineveraskedtobeahero,  @death-haunted @sparrowatheart

Just in case you were wondering, ‘could this possibly be Riddle-mun??’ I have one answer for you…

SUPREME COURT BRINGS MARRIAGE EQUALITY

The Supreme Court of the United States refused Monday to hear the appeal against same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, making gay marriage legal in all 5 states. This is preliminary and breaking news, more details will be available soon.

According to reports, 25 other states could have a similar result in the coming days. With this decision, 24 states now have marriage equality.

CONGRATULATIONS INDIANA, OKLAHOMA, UTAH, VIRGINIA AND WISCONSIN!

Presence of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Native Amphibians Exported from Madagascar

That’s it. The worst news imaginable.

A new study published in PLoS One last week has found chytrid - a fungal disease considered to be responsible for the extinction and decline of hundreds upon hundreds of frog species across the world - in frogs exported from Madagascar. Until now, Madagascar has been the last remaining hotspot of amphibian diversity to lack the disease. Mass declines and extinctions have not yet happened, but are expected. Urgent action will be required now to prevent the disappearance of Madagascar’s frogs.

This is a truncated abstract of the paper:

The emerging infectious disease chytridiomycosis is driven by the spread of amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisBd), a highly virulent pathogen threatening global amphibian biodiversity. Although pandemic in distribution, previous intensive field surveys have failed to detect Bd in Madagascar, a biodiversity hotspot home to hundreds of endemic amphibian species…Bd was detected in three animals via quantitative PCR: a single Heterixalus alboguttatusHeterixalus betsileo, and Scaphiophryne spinosa. This is the first time Bd has been confirmed in amphibians from Madagascar and presents an urgent call to action. Our early identification of pathogen presence prior to widespread infection provides the necessary tools and encouragement to catalyze a swift, targeted response to isolate and eradicate Bd from Madagascar. If implemented before establishment occurs, an otherwise likely catastrophic decline in amphibian biodiversity may be prevented.

This is not in fact the first record of Bd in Madagascar, though it is the first published record of it. In fact, we have known for some time now that chytrid is present on the island, almost certainly introduced by tourists. It has thus far been confirmed from four localities according to Dr. Franco Andreone, one of the leading frog specialists working in Madagascar. We are still awaiting more data, and are nervously watching for the first sign of declines.

Read the full open access paper here.

Please help. I don’t know what you can do. But at the very least, you can donate to the Amphibian Specialist Group, Save The Frogs, or AmphibianArk. We need to stop this disease before it gets out of hand. Because if we don’t, we will lose everything.

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Bodies Found At Home Of Voice Actress For Yugiri
BBC has reported that actress Sian Blake, who voiced Yugiri in Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward, and her two sons have been missing since December 13th. Police have recently discovered three bodies in...

URGENT NEWS FOR FFXIV FANBASE
this is all incredibly sad, while the bodies have not yet been identified the circumstances are quite grim. keep her and her children in your thoughts tonight.

WRITTEN BY A COP: Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. Refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse,
DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you… Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.
DON’T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head,
and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR ,
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE..

If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, Repeat:
DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be aware:look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor ,
and in the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door.
Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women
are attempting to get into their cars. C.) Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side.. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN!
The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then,
it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked ‘for help’ into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late
and she thought it was weird.. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT
open the door..’ The lady then said that it sounded like the baby
had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way,
whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.’ He told her that they think a serial killer
has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby.. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby’s cries outside their doors when they’re home alone at night.

10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors! Please pass this on

(got from fb)

Soviet-Style Punishment Dished Out to US Novelist for Writing Fiction

From the Dept. of Insane and Dangerous Overreactions to Fictional Threats:

A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md. middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace’s Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, according to news reports from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future. 

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URGENT SITUATION IN THE PHILIPPINES

Just shy of 13 months after Super-Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the eastern and central Philippines, another monster storm is moving into the battered region. With 150 mph sustained winds, gusts estimated at 190 mph, Super-Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) is nearing the eastern Philippine Islands, lashing Tacloban and Cebu with her outer bands. This is the same area which took the brunt of the damage from last year’s storm, much of the region is still fighting to recover, thousands live in makeshift shelters and have been evacuated ahead of Hagupit’s landfall. The situation is dire and potentially catastrophic, a super typhoon would take a large toll on even the most developed and sound areas, but the region it will hit is far from that.

Please consider making a donation to the Philippine Red Cross as they prepare to respond to this disaster.

To my friends in the Philippines, please stay safe and pay very close attention. Do not wait to evacuate and do not decide to brave this out alone. The world is watching, hoping for the best, and ready to help. Magiging okey ka rin!

[Information current as of 13:00 12/05/2014]

Please help, this dog was abandoned in Manhattan Sunday February 9th. Its fur was so matted vet technicians had to spend over 4 hours clipping him down.

HE URGENTLY NEEDS TO BE ADOPTED OR HE WILL BE PUT DOWN NEXT WEEK. 

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO SEND HIM TO A FARM UPSTATE BY CALLING THE RIVERSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL AT 1-212-865-2224 

Read more about it here at WWW.NBC.COM 

PLEASE SHARE DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED TO HELP THIS DOG LIVE 

HE IS UP FOR ADOPTION AT THE RIVERSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON WEST 108TH STREET, MANHATTAN

Hello everyone, I’m a student from Hong Kong, this might not sound relevant but I really want to raise the attention of what the hk students are doing for Hong Kong. Please read the news about hk protesters bc it’s a long story.

So some hk people in the US helped us to send a petition letter to Predsident Obama and we are collecting 100,000 signatures before 4th of October. What we are fighting is democracy, we want to elect the chief executive by Hong Kong people not by the Chinese government.

Right now 1am there are over 50,000 citizens mainly students protesting outside the government office but the police keep using violence including pepper spray to force the students to leave.

Please, if you have a heart and support us, sign up for the petition letter: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-hong-kong-democracy-and-prevent-second-tiananmen-massacre-hong-kong/dfdCpQZz

Lastly, Wish us luck and pray for us.

BREAKING NEWS

Typhoon Hagupit, AKA Ruby, has officially made landfall in the east Philippines near Dolores. At last check, the massive storm was just under Super Typhoon status and was the same strength as a Category 4 hurricane. Winds of 115-160 mph are being reported but unfortunately, up to the moment information is hard to find since there is very little coverage of the disaster unfolding. Wind and rain have been blasting into the Philippine Islands for a few days now, causing property damage, landslides, flooding, tsunami-like storm surge, and more. No injuries or deaths are reported but that is very likely to change in the coming hours as the islands are enveloped by the storm.

On it’s current track, it will strike the capital of Manila  with 85 mph sustained winds and heavy rain on Monday afternoon and evening.

At least 500,000 people have been evacuated, many of whom live in the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan just 13 months ago. Thousands of people still live in make shift housing making this situation even more dire. I will continue to monitor the situation and update when I can.

[Information current as of 09:00 12/06/2014]

things are finally falling into place <3

So , I was talking to my boyfriend today . He said  “URGENT NEWS , GET ON SKYPE” . I did . And he said “ So dad and I were looking at flights to New York today ” (I shit my pants) . Then he told me it’s possible he will be coming TO AMERICA for 3 weeks to be here with me for my birthday <3 

I’m sooo happy ^^ True story . I love my babydoll so much .