Well, here we go again. Following my two earlier blogs suggesting that the Tiger Woods story was destined to run and run, rumours are now spreading like wildfire that the world’s number one golfer and his lovely wife Elin Nordegren were involved in an argument shortly before he crashed his SUV at 2.25am.
As has already been reported, the National Enquirer is running a story claiming that Woods has been having an affair with New York socialite Rachel Uchitel, who was photographed checking into the same Melbourne hotel that he was staying at while he was playing in the Australian Masters earlier this month.
Only Tiger and his wife would be able to tell us whether the Enquirer story was behind his reason for driving from their Florida mansion in the early hours of the morning. But it is certainly curious to find such a high profile personality leaving his marital home at 2.25am and then crashing into a fire hydrant and a tree.
It must also be wondered why Elin reportedly dashed out of the house with a golf club in order to smash the back window of the vehicle to provide assistance.
When police arrived they found Tiger lying in the street with his wife beside him. According to reports, they have since told police they had been having a domestic disagreement before the crash.
He’s back home now, having been treated in hospital for facial injuries.
Tiger’s spokesperson has reportedly confirmed he met Rachel Uchitel in the past but denied they were having an affair.
So the story continues to run and run…
Sorry guys – to all of you who are fans of Ukrainian-born American model and movie star Milla Jovovich – she posed for me first. I took this picture of Milla in Fiji in 1990 when she was starring in Return to the Blue Lagoon. Then in her teens, she was clearly star material but what struck me most about her was her polite manner and the patience she displayed as we walked around the shore and stumbled through the nearby jungle to find the best locations for a photo shoot.
You can see more of my pictures of Milla in the photo gallery.
(Nikon F3 35mm and 300mm lenses).
As I wrote earlier this week, claims that Tiger Woods had been having an affair with a New York socialite was a story that was going to run and run…
Well, the aftermath of the allegations have had an astonishing sequel – with Woods leaving the marital home at 2.25am and crashing his SUV into a fire hydrant and then a tree.
When police arrived they found him lying in the street with his beautiful wife Elin hovering over him. She told the officers she had heard the crash and came out and broke the back window of the vehicle with a golf club in order to get her husband out of the vehicle. Tiger was described as slipping in and out of consciousness.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance in what was said at the time to be a serious condition, but later hospital officials and a spokesperson for the world number one golfer said he had been released and was ‘fine’.
While it sounded at first that this was hot news, it has since transpired that the incident occurred 12 hours before the media learned about it. Police say they still do not know what caused Tiger to crash but said alcohol was not involved. It was suggested, however, that charges could follow if there was a clear traffic violation.
The incident occurred as the web was running hot with a report in the National Enquirer that Tiger had been having a fling with New York socialite Rachel Uchitel. It must be wondered what Tiger was doing leaving the mansion where he lives with his wife and two young children at 2.25 in the morning and almost immediately crashing his vehicle.
So I have to say it again – this story is going to run and run….
This is a story that is, as they say, likely to run and run – Tiger Woods is reported to have been having an affair with a New York socialite.
While Tiger was in Melbourne to play in the Australian Masters earlier this month, it is claimed, 34-year-old New York socialite Rachel Uchitel was checking into the same hotel he was staying at – the Crown Casino. She told the National Enquirer, which is running the ‘Tiger Cheating’ claims, that she was in Melbourne for business reasons.
However, in what will be a blow to Tiger’s millions of fans around the world, friends of Rachel have told the paper that she and Tiger stay in touch during his frequent travels through phone calls and ‘sexting’, sending each other racy text messages on their mobile phones.
The story has now hit the internet in a big way and already there have been comments along the lines of ‘where there’s smoke there is fire’ and pointing out that the Enqurier was right about John Edwards’ love child and David Letterman’s affair.
Tiger’s lawyers have told the Enquirer that the golfer may have been at the same nightclub as Rachel at some point – but the legal team vehemently denied an affair.
Tiger, of course, is married to Elin Nordegren and they have two children.
The report is going to create a tidal wave of disbelief among Tiger’s fans. But don’t just watch this space…
I’ll keep this simple. I’m not a scientist and I have no clever evidence to put forward either way concerning the world’s climate. I can only read what the so-called experts say and try to reach my own conclusions.
As I write this in Sydney, the temperature is nearing 41c, one of the hottest November days on record as Australia swelters towards the heart of summer and bushfires burn all around. Has this soaring temperature been caused by man? I have no idea – I just know that today is hot and that it will stay hot for the next few months and then we’ll be back into winter and we’ll all be complaining about the cold….while in the northern hemisphere the opposite will be happening.
There’s no doubt that the earth is drier than it was millions of years ago. The Sahara Desert was once an inland sea and geologists say that Great Britain was once lying under 1,700ft of water. The centre of Australia, now bone-dry desert, was also covered in water millions of years ago – fossils tell us that.
Some 100,000 years ago homo sapiens, our early ancestors, were using fire and probably creating quite a bit of smoke, but the inland regions of our world that were once water covered had dried up long before the cave man began rubbing two sticks together.
So the planet is drying up, but based on the way things have been going it looks like it’s going to be a very long time before our descendants – if we haven’t blown ourselves up by then – will be walking through dust looking for a tree to sit under. Or swimming around because all the ice in the poles has melted.
The problem for science, in my layman’s opinion, is that it is trying to have it both ways. Man is heating up the planet, causing the polar ice to melt and that phenomenon is threatening low-lying nations with rising sea levels – but then, the hotter the planet gets the greater the evaporation of sea water. So wouldn’t that reduce the threat, or at least ‘equal out’ the dangers of rising sea levels? Perhaps someone could explain this to me.
What I am worried about now is the alleged attempt by climate research scientists in the UK to dupe the world into believing that their data shows the world is heading towards disaster as temperatures rise.
The Guardian newspaper of Britain has acquired hundreds of private emails and documents exchanged between leading climate scientists over a period of 13 years – and if the details in them are genuine, we should all be concerned about being duped. Climate change sceptics claim the emails provide ‘smoking gun’ evidence that some climatologists colluded in manipulating data to back up evidence that climate change is being largely caused by the actions of humans.
The allegations, which broke on a blog called The Air Vent, have not been confirmed by the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit. However, an alleged email exchange dated November 1999 could be cause for concern, with one scientists being quoted as writing: ‘I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature (a reference to the science journal) trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.’ This appears to be a reference to temperatures not soaring at all, but in any case this certainly suggests evidence of scientific manipulation. When scientists use words like ‘trick’ and ‘hide’ we should all be concerned – not about hot days like today but what science is saying is the reason.