WATCH: US Coast Guard swims through ice water to rescue dog

Petty Officer Tim Putnam swims through ice water to save struggling dog
Petty Officer Tim Putnam swims through ice water to save dog

It didn't matter that the water was freezing cold or that swimming through it was potentially dangerous to their own lives

But two officers from the US Coast Guard went into a freezing cold lake in Michigan and spent 20 minutes getting to and rescuing a labrador which was struggling to stay afloat in the water.

They had great difficulty wading through chunks of ice in the lake to get to the dog.

The US Coast Guard posted a video on their Facebook page of the rescue

"Whether man or beast, our crews stand ready to answer the call for help, even if it means crawling through 200 feet (60m) of slurpee-like ice," the US Coast Guard wrote on its Great Lakes Facebook page in the aftermath of a recent rescue in Frankfort, Michigan.

 

 

Petty Officer Tim Putnam swam through the Betsie Bay's icy water to save the dog that was stuck and in serious danger.  

The dog appeared shaken and tired after getting pulled up to safety and wrapped in a warm blanket. It could barely stand properly after getting out of the water, although it let our a few barks of thanks.

Many supporters online have showed their appreciation for the efforts by the team. 

The Coast Guard also shared an update on the labrador saying that she's safely back home with her owner. 

The Labrador, named Bailey, was taken to an animal shelter, where the doctor said she was very lucky to be alive, said Officer Putnam. "She didn't have much time."

Bailey's owner was found after a search.

"The owner saw her dog early in the morning, and then it was just gone," Officer Putnam said. "We discovered the dog traveled over eight miles to the lake."

The US Coast Guard cautioned that people should not to try and go into icy waters themselves if a person or animal is stranded, but too call the Coast Guard instead.

"It's not every day that crews are able to save an animal in need," the Facebook post added.

 

 

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John Legend pulls out of party because the venue is owned by the Sultan of Brunei

Singer John Legend has boycotted the party because it will be held at a venue that is owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

US singer John Legend drew a line in the sand and The Beverly Hills Hotel was not on the side where he was standing.

Entertainment magazine LA Confidential had planned to hold a party on Thursday to celebrate its December/January cover and also to honour Legend.

The 36-year-old singer is not only on the cover of the magazine, but he is also nominated for, along with rapper Common, an Oscar for his song "Glory" from the civil rights era movie "Selma," reported The Hollywood reporter. 

When they announced that they were planning to hold it at the hotel's Pink Palace Crystal Ballroom, the star (via his public relations representative) announced that he would not be attending the party because of the hotel's owner.

"John Legend will not be attending the L.A. Confidential party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday, February 5th in light of the horrific anti-women and anti-LGBT policies approved by the hotel's owner, the Sultan of Brunei. These policies, which among other things could permit women and LGBT Bruneians to be stoned to death, are heinous and certainly don't represent John's values or the spirit of the event. John does not, in any way, wish to further enrich the Sultan while he continues to enforce these brutal laws." - Statement to The Hollywood Reporter from John Legend's representative. 

Owned by the Sultan of Brunei, the hotel was a popular spot among the Hollywood glitterati, until it was boycotted by many of the Hollywood elite after Brunei implemented Syariah law in the country.

The controversial law calls for the stoning of homosexuals and adulterers and it has been widely criticised in the western world. 

The magazine has responded by saying that while they respect Legend's decision not to attend the party, the event will continue at the location. 

"...believe that each individual, company and organization must make their own decision as to how they communicate their positions on political views, social and civil rights." - Statement from The Hollywood Repoter. 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair

WATCH: Michael Buble sings K-pop

K-pop star?: Michael Buble did a cover of Big Bang's Taeyang's Eyes, Nose, Lips and uploaded the video on his Facebook page. Many of his fans are now requesting for more K-pop from him.

He's one of the greatest jazz singers today.

Now, even he's singing K-pop.

Michael Buble, 39, caused a stir on social media on Wednesday when he uploaded a short video of him singing Big Bang member Taeyang's hit Eyes, Nose, Lips on his Facebook page.

He has also invited his fans to send in their K-pop song requests to him and they have been pouring in.

Some suggested doing a cover of 2NE1's Lonely, while others went for Nobody by Wonder Girls or Wild Flower by Park Hyo Shin.

Tell us what you think. Can Buble cut it as a K-pop star? And which K-pop songs would suit him best?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman sets man on fire in Malaysia

The motorcycle of a Bangladeshi man which was burnt down by an Indonesian woman in Bukit Mertajam in Penang.

It was a horrific sight: A woman torching a man at a construction site.

An Indonesian woman confronted a Bangladeshi construction worker at his work site in Bukit Mertajam, Penang yesterday morning (Feb 4). 

The Star Online reported that the incident happened at about 7.50am. 

The worker in his 30s was on a motorbike with his compatriot when he was attacked.

According to the Seberang Perai Tengah police chief ACP Rusli Mohd Noor, the women splashed him with a substance believed to be petrol.

She then lit a piece of cloth and threw it in the direction of the two men.

Torched

While his friend was able to flee from the scene, he was, unfortunately, unable to.

According to ACP Rusli, witnesses at the scene rushed to his aid.

They also managed to apprehend the woman before handing her over to the police.

The victim was then rushed to the Bukit Mertajam Hospital where he is currently in a stable condition. 

Source: The Star Online

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Westwood aiming for Malaysian Open hat-trick

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Izwan Mahbud: Our defence will come good this year 

STRONG BACKBONE: Goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud (above) has faith in defenders Hafiz Abu Sujad, Faritz Hameed, Madhu Mohana, Afiq Yunos and Wahyudi Wahid.
STRONG BACKBONE: Goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud has faith in defenders Hafiz Abu Sujad (above), Faritz Hameed, Madhu Mohana, Afiq Yunos and Wahyudi Wahid.
STRONG BACKBONE: Goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud has faith in defenders Hafiz Abu Sujad, Faritz Hameed (above), Madhu Mohana, Afiq Yunos and Wahyudi Wahid.
STRONG BACKBONE: Goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud has faith in defenders Hafiz Abu Sujad, Faritz Hameed, Madhu Mohana (above), Afiq Yunos and Wahyudi Wahid.
STRONG BACKBONE: Goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud has faith in defenders Hafiz Abu Sujad, Faritz Hameed, Madhu Mohana, Afiq Yunos (above) and Wahyudi Wahid.
STRONG BACKBONE: Goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud has faith in defenders Hafiz Abu Sujad, Faritz Hameed, Madhu Mohana, Afiq Yunos and Wahyudi Wahid (above).

He has owned the No. 1 shirt since the inception of the LionsXII in 2012, and is now the only consistent face in the Singapore side that are on the cusp of a fourth year in Malaysian football’s domestic competitions.

The LionsXII kick off their campaign in the Malaysian Super League (MSL) on Saturday, when they host newly promoted PDRM at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

With injuries to defenders Afiq Yunos and Faritz Hameed and the departure of star centre back Safuwan Baharudin to A-League side Melbourne City, there will be a new-look backline playing in front of Izwan Mahbud.

Named as vice-captain by coach Fandi Ahmad, behind skipper Isa Halim, the goalkeeper is confident that, despite the constant chopping and changing, the LionsXII’s defensive unit will come good this year.

Read the full report in our print edition on Feb 5.

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THE BACKLINE OVER THE YEARS

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Fandi counting on Amri-Sahil strike partnership

TWO CAN TANGO: Khairul Amri believes he and Sahil Suhaimi (above) can play in the same team as they can switch positions at will.
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Scoring was a significant problem for the LionsXII in last season’s Malaysian Super League.

Their 26-goal haul was just joint-seventh with Kelantan and Sarawak in the 12-team competition.

Coach Fandi Ahmad has bolstered his strike force this season with the signing of forward Sahil Suhaimi, who was the Courts Young Lions’ top scorer last season with 10 goals.

Both the 22-year-old and LionsXII chief striker Khairul Amri, who bagged seven league goals last term, excelled last season for their respective clubs as the main strikers, but Fandi believes he can get the best out of both marksmen this year.

Read the full report in our print edition on Feb 5.

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