She killed her boyfriend with stiletto high heel

Officials say a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel told police she was trying to protect herself. Houston police say 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo told investigators the man was attacking her and she acted in self-defense. Trujillo was charged with murder in the Sunday stabbing death. In a statement Monday, the University of Houston identified the 59-year-old man killed at a luxury high-rise condominium as Alf Stefan Andersson, a research professor in the university’s biology and biochemistry department. Police say officers answering an assault report found Andersson’s body on the floor with multiple stab wounds to the head. Trujillo remained jailed Monday on $100,000 bail and had no attorney yet.

The richest electronic DJs in the world 2013

Below is a complete list of the richest electronic dance music DJs in the world as of May 26, 2013. To calculate the net worths, we took into account all music sales, merchandise, touring revenue, licensing, endorsements, real estate, royalties and more. We obtained that information from all publicly available sources, promoters, managers, club owners and, in some cases, the artists themselves. Finally, we took out taxes and various other fees to cover management, agents and legal expenses.

Here is the list:

#1: Tiesto – $75 million
#2: Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk) – $60 million
#3: Thomas Bangalter  (Daft Punk) - $60 million
#4: Paul Oakenfold – $58 million
#5: Paul van Dyk – $52 million
#6: John Digweed – $45 million
#7: Armin Van Buuren – $40 million
#8: Judge Jules – $42 million
#9: Sasha – $40 million
#10: Pete Tong – $32 million
#11: Moby – $30 million
#12: David Guetta – $30 million
#13: Steve Aoki – $28 million
#14: Fatboy Slim – $23 million
#15: The Chemical Brothers – $20 million
#16: Ferry Corsten – $19 million
#17: Deadmau5 – $18 million
#18: Carl Cox – $16 million
#19: Skrillex – $16 million
#20: Benny Benassi – $15 million
#21: DJ Pauly D – $15 million (Sad but true)
#22: Sven Vath – $14 million
#23: Jeffrey Sutorius (Dash Berlin) – $13.5 million
#24: Calvin Harris – $13 million
#25: Avicii – $12 million
#26: Afrojack – $11 million
#27: Kaskade – $10 million
#28: Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
#29: Steve Angello (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
#30: Axwell (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
#31: Hardwell – $9.5 million
#32: Darude – $9 million
#33: ATB aka Andre Tanneberger – $8.5 million
#34: Richie Hawtin – $8.5 million
#35: Jono Grant (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
#36: Paavo Siljamäki (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
#37: Tony McGuinness (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
#38: Gareth Emery – $7 million
#39: Diplo – $6.5 million
#40: Erick Morillo – $6 million
#41: Alesso – $6 million
#42: Martin Solveig – $5 million
#43: Eric Prydz – $4.5 million
#44: Markus Schulz – $4 million
#45: Mark knight – $4 million
#46: Adam Beyer – $3 million
#47: Danny Tenaglia – $3 million
#48: Bad Boy Bill – $2.5 million
#49: Little Louie Vega – $2 million
#50: Morgan Page – $2 million

Source: by Brian Warner

Stuff you didn’t know about Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of an early Christian saint named Valentinus. Even though there is no real historycal evidence, the theory has it that he was a Bishop who against the instructions of Roman Emperor Claudius II forbidding soldiers to marry during wartime, he performed secret wedding ceremonies. For his disobedience he was jailed and executed on February 14th, the day we today celebrate as Valentine’s day. The muth also says that the jailor’s daughter was sick and Bishop Valintine healed her and that he also wrote a love letter to her prior his execution signed “From your Valentine”.

  • 50 Million roses are given each year on this day worldwide.
  • Only 27% of women send flowers for Valentine’s day (73% of the flowers are bought by men).
  • Valentine’s Day causes the largest seasonal postcard sending time of the year after Christmas.
  • 3% of pet owners buy Valentine’s gifts for their beloved animals.
  • 1 billion US dollars are spent on chocolate for Valentine’s day on USA alone.
  • 15% of women in US send themselves flowers on Valentine’s day.

  How to say “I Love” you in various languages

Language I Love You
Danish Jeg elsker dig
Dutch Ik hou van jou
Esperanto Mi amas vin
French Je t’aime
German Ich liebe Dich
Indonesian Saya cinta kamu
Italian Ti amo
Japanese Aishite imasu
Latin Te amo
Mandarin Chinese Wo ai ni
Polish Kocham cie
Romanian Te iu besc
Russian Ya vas liubliu
Spanish Te amo
Swedish Jag alskar dig
Turkish Seni seviyorum

Pope Benedict XVI’s shock resignation breaks ’600-year taboo’

Pope Benedict, whose eight-year rule was characterised by theological conservatism and what critics said was complicity in the cover-up of clerical sexual abuse, blames health problems.

Pope Benedict XVI stunned the Roman Catholic church on Monday as he announced his intention to carry out the first papal resignation in almost 600 years, prompting shock from even his closest confidants and acerbic judgment from critics of his eight year-long reign.

In an address read out in Latin before a group of cardinals in the Apostolic Palace, the 85-year-old pontiff said he had decided that, due to his “advanced age” and deteriorating strengths, he would be stepping down as head of the Catholic church on 28 February.

“The pope has just broken a taboo by breaking with several centuries of practice,” Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, told journalists, hailing the move as a “liberating act for the future”.

The dramatic move – almost entirely unexpected – paves the way for a successor to be chosen by Easter. Whoever is named the next pope by a conclave next month will inherit a church struggling with many of the same controversies that blighted Benedict’s papacy, from clerical sex abuse to fears over inadequate money laundering controls.

Benedict said he had taken the decision to resign “with full freedom” and great awareness of the “seriousness of this act”. In order to fulfil the role of pope, he said, “both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me”.

A Vatican spokesman, Federico Lombardi, insisted the pope had “no current illness that would influence his decision”. The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, said he had made up his mind nearly a year ago after trips to Mexico and Cuba in March left him tired. His 89-year-old brother, Georg Ratzinger, told reporters: “Age is weighing on him. My brother would like more rest at this age.”

The German, who in 2005 was the oldest man to be elected pope in almost 300 years, will now become the first pope to resign his position since Gregory XII in 1415 and the first to have done so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294.

Fears that a papal resignation could cause a schism in the church are generally thought to have deterred previous popes from stepping down, but Lombardi insisted there would be “no risk” of this happening as canon law specifies that a former pope has no right to govern.

Around the world, leaders expressed surprise and sorrow at Benedict’s departure. David Cameron said the outgoing pope had “worked tirelessly to strengthen Britain’s relations with the Holy See”, while Barack Obama said in a statement that he had “appreciated our work together over these last four years”.

The leader of England and Wales’ Roman Catholics was not given warning of the resignation. “Pope Benedict’s announcement today has shocked and surprised everyone,” said the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster.

Nichols, who described the pope’s decision to stand down as one of “great courage and characteristic clarity of mind and action”, said Benedict recognised both the challenges facing the church and the “strength of body and mind” required to deal with them. “I salute his courage and his decision,” he said “I ask people of faith to keep Pope Benedict in their prayers.”

Glowing tributes, however, were not ubiquitous. Victims of the sex and child abuse scandals that erupted under Benedict’s papacy either accused him of being directly complicit in a conspiracy to cover up the thousands of cases that have come to light over the past three years, or of failing to stand up to reactionary elements in the church who were resolved to keep the scandals under wraps.

Norbert Denef, from north Germany, who was abused as a boy by his local priest for six years and was later offered €25,000 (then £17,000) by his diocesan bishop to keep quiet, said: “We won’t miss this pope.”

In and around the Vatican, the view was unsurprisingly more positive.

Luke Doyle, a seminarian from Kansas studying at the American College in Rome, said he was saddened by the news. But, he added: “This decision by the holy father fills me with admiration for him, and a deeper respect.”

Once he stands down, Benedict will be taken to Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer retreat near Rome, and will subsequently live in a cloistered monastery. In his statement he said he wanted to “devotedly serve the holy church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer”.

His departure will set in chain the process designed to choose his successor from those candidates who are deemed papabile, or suitable for the papacy. Unlike some previous occasions, there are no obvious frontrunners, but Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Canadian prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, are thought to be among the most plausible candidates.

Benedict will not himself vote in the conclave, in which all cardinals under the age of 80 will take part.

But his conservative theological influence is expected to make itself felt through the decisions of those cardinals – a large number of whom were picked by the outgoing pontiff.


55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Winners in selected major categories at the 55th annual Grammy Awards announced Sunday during ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center:

— Record of the year: ‘‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’’ Gotye featuring Kimbra.

— Album of the year: ‘‘Babel,’’ Mumford & Sons.

— Song of the year: ‘‘We Are Young,’’ fun.

— New artist: fun.

— Pop solo performance: ‘‘Set Fire to the Rain (Live),’’ Adele.

— Pop vocal album: ‘‘Stronger,’’ Kelly Clarkson.

— Pop/duo group performance: ‘‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’’ Gotye featuring Kimbra.

— Traditional pop vocal album: ‘‘Kisses on the Bottom,’’ Paul McCartney.

— Rap performance: ‘‘N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris,’’ Jay-Z, Kanye West.

— Rap song: ‘‘N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris,’’ Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West.

— Rap/sung collaboration: ‘‘No Church in the Wild,’’ Jay-Z, Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean, The-Dream.

— Rap album: ‘‘Take Care,’’ Drake.

— R&B performance: ‘‘Climax,’’ Usher.

— Traditional R&B performance: ‘‘Love on Top,’’ Beyonce.

— R&B song: ‘‘Adorn,’’ Miguel Pimentel.

— R&B album: ‘‘Black Radio,’’ Robert Glasper Experiment.

— Urban contemporary album: ‘‘Channel Orange,’’ Frank Ocean.

— Rock performance: ‘‘Lonely Boy,’’ The Black Keys.

— Rock song: ‘‘Lonely Boy,’’ The Black Keys.

— Rock album: ‘‘El Camino,’’ The Black Keys.

— Hard rock/metal performance: ‘‘Love Bites (So Do I),’’ Halestorm.

— Alternative music album: ‘‘Making Mirrors,’’ Gotye.

— Dance recording: ‘‘Bangarang,’’ Skrillex featuring Sirah.

— Dance/electronica album: ‘‘Bangarang,’’ Skrillex.

— Latin pop album: ‘‘MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition,’’ Juanes.

— Latin rock, urban or alternative album: ‘‘Imaginares,’’ Quetzal.

— Latin jazz album: ‘‘Ritmo!,’’ The Clare Fisher Latin Jazz Big Band.

— Tropical Latin album: ‘‘Retro,’’ Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena.

— Country solo performance: ‘‘Blown Away,’’ Carrie Underwood

— Country duo/group performance: ‘‘Pontoon,’’ Little Big Town.

— Country song: ‘‘Blown Away,’’ Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins.

— Country album: ‘‘Uncaged,’’ Zac Brown Band.

— Gospel song: ‘‘Go Get It,’’ Mary Mary.

— Gospel album: ‘‘Gravity,’’ Leerae.

— Blues album: ‘‘Locked Down,’’ Dr. John.

— Folk album: ‘‘The Goat Rodeo Sessions,’’ Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile.

— Americana album: ‘‘Slipstream,’’ Bonnie Raitt.

— Bluegrass album: ‘‘Nobody Knows You,’’ Steep Canyon Rangers.

— Reggae album: ‘‘Rebirth,’’ Jimmy Cliff.

— World music album: ‘‘The Living Room Sessions Part 1,’’ Ravi Shankar.

— Children’s album: ‘‘Can You Canoe?,’’ The Okee Dokee Brothers.

— Spoken word album: ‘‘Society’s Child: My Autobiography,’’ Janis Ian.

— Comedy album: ‘‘Blow Your Pants Off,’’ Jimmy Fallon.

— New age album: ‘‘Echoes of Love,’’ Omar Akram.

— Jazz vocal album: ‘‘Radio Music Society,’’ Esperanza Spalding.

— Jazz instrumental album: ‘‘Unity Band,’’ Pat Metheny Unity Band.

— Large jazz ensemble album: ‘‘Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You),’’ Arturo Sandoval.

— Pop instrumental album: ‘‘Impressions,’’ Chris Botti.

— Compilation soundtrack album: ‘‘Midnight in Paris,’’ various artists.

— Score soundtrack album: ‘‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’’ Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.

— Song written for visual media: ‘‘Safe & Sound’’ (From ‘‘The Hunger Games”), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams.

— Musical theater album: ‘‘Once: A New Musical,’’ Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti.

— Producer of the year, classical: Blanton Alspaugh.

— Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach.

— Instrumental composition: ‘‘Mozart Goes Dancing,’’ Chick Corea.

— Orchestral performance: ‘‘Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine,’’ Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony).

— Opera recording: ‘‘Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen,’’ James Levine and Fabio Luisi.

— Choral performance: ‘‘Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen,’’ Charles Bruffy.

— Short-form music video: ‘‘We Found Love,’’ Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.

— Long-form music video: ‘‘Big Easy Express,’’ Mumford & Sons.

— Historical album: ‘‘The Smile Sessions’’ (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe.

Debenhams closing down sale

Debenhams store midway in Makariou street in Nicosia is closing down and announced an 80% stock clearing sale. The sale is starting tomorrow and will include only clothing lines; perfume and cosmetic products have already been removed from the shop. Closing down of this store is one of the final nails in the coffin of the once great shopping street of Nicosia. The landmark Debenhams store at the Makariou / Spyrou Kyprianou crossing will remain open for business as usual.

Cytavision heading to UK

Starting from February, CYTA’s TV service, Cytavision, will be available to subscribers in the UK. Primarily targeted to Cypriots living in UK will be offering a range of TV channels to cater for their needs including the local Cypriot public channels as well as Cytavision’s own sports and movie channels. Even though no pricing information has not yet been announced the service is rumored that it will be on the cheap side in an attempt to connect expats to their homeland. A press conference is planned for next week in London to announce the new service.

Golden Globe Awards 2013 – The Winners

For Cinema this year’s big winners were Argo and Les Miserables, while on the TV front, we are happy to report that Homeland secured 3 awards. The following is the list of winners followed by related trailers.

Best Motion Picture – Drama


Best Performance by An Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty

Best Performance by An Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Les Miserables

Best Performance by An Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

Best Performance by An Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables

Best Animated Feature Film


Best Foreign Language Film


Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables

Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Best Director – Motion Picture

Ben Affleck for Argo

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Mychael Danna for Life of Pi

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Skyfall by Adele

Best Television Series – Drama


Best Performance by an Actress in Television Series

Claire Danes for Homeland

Best Performance by an Actor in Television Series

Damian Lewis for Homeland

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical


Best Performance by an Actress in Television Comedy or Musical

Lena Dunham for Girls

Best Performance by an Actor in Television Comedy or Musical

Don Cheadle for House of Lies

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Game Change

Best Performance by an Actress in Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Julianne Moore for Game Change

Best Performance by an Actor in Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Kevin Costner for Hatfields & McCoys

The Cyprus elite…

Cyprus` top athletes for 2012 were honoured on Tuesday night at a special ceremony, organised in Nicosia by the Cyprus Sports Writers` Association (EAK).
The event, under the slogan “Sport gives hope”, was held in the presence of President Christofias and was dedicated to the effort made by each athlete on the field.
The event was also attended by President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou, leaders of political parties, Ministers, MPs, the Presidents of the Cyprus Sports Organisation and the Cyprus Olympic Committees, well as sports and other officials.
Sailor Pavlos Kontides, Cyprus` first Olympic medal winner, was named top male athlete of the year, while sprinter Eleni Artymata was named best female athlete of 2012. AEL football club was named team of the year.
The medal of EAK was awarded to the family of Pavlos Kontides.
The top five male and female athletes and the first three teams were voted by EAK members and honoured during Tuesday night’s ceremony.
Men`s Category
1. Pavlos Kontides (sailing) 1014
2. Kyriakos Ioannou (track) 696
3. George Achilleos (shooting) 526
4. Marios Nicolaou (football) 525
5. Marcos Baghdatis (tennis) 497
6. Apostolos Parellis (track) 455
7. George Anastasiades (basketball) 239
8. Tasos Skampylis (futsal) 215
9. Vladimir Knezevic (volleyball) 168

Women`s category
1. Eleni Artymata (track) 788
2. Andri Eleftheriou (shooting) 638
3. Anna Ioannou (rowing) 449
4. Anastasia Christoforou (swimming) 347
5. Anna Stylianou (swimming) 323
6. Christiana Solomou (football) 202
7. Andri Iordanou (volleyball) 143

Group category
1. AEL (football) 332
2. AEK Karava (volleyball) 89
3. ETHA (basketball) 63
4. Apollon Ladies (football) 61
5. Omonia (futsal) 50

The “Theodoros Stylianou” award of ethos and service was given to George Penintaex (a veteran referee, President of the Association “One dream, one wish”, CNA  Acting Director and Editor-in-Chief).

The award of “long and excellent offer” was given to Cyprus Athletic Association President Antonis Dracos, while the “Stelios Kyriakides “award was given to APOEL football team

Carolina Pelentritou (swimming) and Antonis Aresti (track) were named as top athletes at Paralympic Games.

Other awards:
Golden Ball: Omonoia
Best Defence: AEL
Golden Shoe: Freddy dos Santos (Omonia)
Rising Talents: Petros Chrysochos (tennis), Eleni Pratsi (biathlon)
Special award: Bambos Christodoulou (coach)
Roula Katsambi was honoured with KOA’s “Woman and Sports” special award, while Andreas Mouskallis was proclaimed Fairplay Ambassador for 2013.