The 21 Month Jail Sentence by Spanish Court to Lionel Messi and Father is Trending

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and his father Jorge Horacio Messi in court on 2 June 2016 in Barcelona, Spain

The 21 Month Jail Sentence by Spanish Court to Lionel Messi and Father is Trending

The Argentine ace footballer, Lionel Messi and his father were sentenced to 21 month jail term each by the court in Barcelona for three counts of tax fraud.

In addition to the jail terms, the "Leo" was fined about €2m and his father, Jorge Messi about €1.5m.

However, neither man is expected to serve time in jail.Under the Spanish system, prison terms of under two years can be served under probation.

Lionel Messi was quoted elsewhere as saying that he was a footballer and had no knowledge of how his finances were managed.

The verdict also can be appealed against via the Spanish supreme court.

The Sex Harassment Suit Against Roger Ailes by Gretchen Carlson is Trending

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The chairman of Fox News was brought to bad light by a law suit filed by his female employee and a prominent anchor in the company. The anchor in the law suit described Mr. Ailes as loutish and a serial sexual harasser. She said that she made sexual advances to her in a meeting in his office; and often times called her "sexy."

She claimed that her refusal to yield to the amorous advances made the most revered media Iroko to cut down her salary, air appearance and eventually the renewal of her contract with the company.

In reaction, Mr. Ailes denied the accusation and described it as a defamatory retaliation to the company's refusal to renew her contract due to her "low rating." He said that he would defend it vigorously.

Fox News admitted being aware of the suit and promised an informed investigation into the accusation.

Gretchen Carlson, 50, who joined Fox News in 2005, was the host of an afternoon program, “The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson. Ms. Carlson, filed her lawsuit in Superior Court in New Jersey, where Mr. Ailes maintains a residence.  

The 155th Birthday of Nettie Stevens, the Female Geneticist Who Discovered Sex Determination, is Trending

Nettie Stevens is credited with pioneering sex determination which she put its responsibility on males. The discovery remained a paradigm shift from the former ways of looking at human chromosomes.

In recognition of this ground breaking achievement of all ages, Google launched a Doodle showing the genius peering through a microscope at the XY chromosomes.


Stevens may not be a household name, but her contributions remain pivotal to the scientific community. Nattie Stevens found that male sperm carry XY chromosomes while the female egss carry Y chromosomes. In her study on Mealworms, she concluded that fertilization is only possible with male sperm.