BlackBerry services down in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, won’t be back up until tomorrow

Just when things were getting better for RIM, their luck runs out. BlackBerry services are down again for some users in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina and don’t look like coming back up for at least another few hours. RIM issued the following statement:

Media statement – October 11
Some users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina are experiencing messaging and browsing delays. We are working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Rape-axe: The anti sex condom (for women)

You might have heard of using condoms to have sex. Safe sex rather. But this one beats it all.

Owing to increase in the number of assaults on women all over the world, a South African Doctor has developed a new female condom that she hopes will combat rape in the most painful way possible. Men beware!

Dr Sonnet Ehlers has invented Rape-axe, a female device with jagged hooks that latch onto a man’s penis during penetration.

The doctor is distributing 30,000 of these condoms in South Africa during this year’s World Cup.

“It hurts,” Ehlers said. “He cannot pee and walk when it’s on. If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter.”

Rape-axe is inserted like a tampon and when embedded to a man, the device can only be removed by a doctor.

Ehlers said that she had taken the proper research and development steps before launching the product. “I consulted engineers, gynecologists and psychologists to help in the design and make sure it was safe,” she said.

Ehlers also pointed out how women take extreme measures such as placing razor blades in their nether regions to prevent rape in South Africa.

“I believe something’s got to be done,” she said. “This will make some men rethink before they assault a woman.”

Sounds painful indeed. Yikes!

Egypt African Champions Again!

Egypt have won the Africa Cup of Nations for the 3rd year in a row as they beat Ghana 1-0.

They certainly have been the best team of the tournament and were deserved winners. Ghana, however, were probably the better team in the final, but never made the most of their possession and paid the price when Gedo came off the bench with 20 minutes to go and scored the only goal of the match.

Ghana at least have a consolation that they have a World Cup to look forward to and, with this young team plus the likes of Michael Essien, they have reason to be optimistic about their chances of getting out of their group in South Africa. Egypt get to keep the trophy as it’s their third successive victory.