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Dr. Anthony Fauci urges police to get vaccinated: Live COVID-19 updates
Police officers and other public safety workers have a responsibility to get vaccinated, the nation's top infectious disease physician said Sunday. COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for American law enforcement officers, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a nonprofit tracking police officer deaths. In Chicago, the head of the police union called on members to defy the city’s deadline for reporting their COVID-19 vaccination status. ?Today's numbers: The U.S. has recorded more than 44.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 724,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. However, a Jacksonville, Florda,i judge last month ordered a hospital to give it to a COVID-19 patient, according to records submitted to Nutt.
More than 20 dead after floods in south India
KOCHI, India – At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents. India, with 1.3 billion people, relies on rainfall to support its population, many of whom live rely on farming. But excessive rainfall can cause floods, landslides and water-borne diseases. CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/ShutterstockA man holds an umbrella and keeps a watch on his grazing cows on a rainy day in Kochi, Kerala.
Afghan girl’s gruesome murder sparks investigation into possible organ harvesting ring
KABUL, Afghanistan – The chilling, cold-blooded killing of a 10-year-old Afghan girl has sparked an investigation into a possible organ harvesting or snuff filmmaking ring. But both her family and the Taliban suspect a broader, more sinister kidnapping ring has been unearthed. Dr. Khan Alam at the Khatam Modern Transplantation Hospital, claims that he doesn’t know about any organ harvesting rings. In frantic WhatsApp messages, Henna’s family says they are receiving threatening calls and are followed each time they move to a new place or endeavor to step outside. The passport photo Henna’s family used as they attempted to leave Afghanistan.
South Korea has a 'big ambition' for its space program: CEO
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSouth Korea has a 'big ambition' for its space program: CEOKenneth Lee from Kencoa Aerospace is looking at M&A opportunities to grow his company's space engineering capabilities, ahead of the launch of South Korea's first home-grown rocket launch.
Elizabeth Holmes' trial makes it harder for women to break the invisible ceiling: Analyst
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailElizabeth Holmes' trial makes it harder for women to break the invisible ceiling: AnalystAron Solomon of Esquire D igital says that the case of Elizabeth Holmes brought "significant" chilling effects for venture capitalists to fund females founders.
Foxconn unveils 3 electric vehicle prototypes in push to diversify away from consumer electronics
The Foxconn logo is displayed on a Foxconn building in Taipei on January 31, 2019. Taiwan's Foxconn unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple and other tech firms. The vehicles - an SUV, a sedan and a bus - were made by Foxtron, a venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese car maker Yulon Motor. Foxtron Vice Chairman Tso Chi-sen told reporters that he hoped electric vehicles would be worth a trillion Taiwan dollars to Foxconn in five years time - a figure equivalent to around $35 billion. Industry watchers are closely watching for clues of which firms might build Apple's electric car.
FIFA president floats Israel as possible World Cup 2030 co-hosts
(CNN) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has floated the prospect that Israel might co-host the World Cup in 2030, according to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. A statement from Bennett's office said the two men met Tuesday in Jerusalem, during which the soccer boss "raised the idea that Israel would host the World Cup in 2030, together with other countries in the region, led by the United Arab Emirates." Also present at the meeting were former US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, the statement said. Mnuchin and Friedman were among several high-profile members of the Trump administration in Jerusalem this week, attending a series of events aimed at pushing forward the Abraham Accords, a string of normalization agreements between Israel and Arab states.
Prince William highlights climate crisis with Earthshot environmental prize
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with actors and activists, highlighted new technology and policies on the climate crisis with the prince’s Earthshot Awards in London. The annual prize aims to inspire and educate young people with the goal of “finding the solutions to repair our planet.”Oct.
What are carbon offsets and do they work?
The market for carbon offsets is expected to reach $200 billion by 2050, according to German bank Berenberg, making it a business with massive potential. The teething problems did little to derail the idea of carbon offsetting, however. Purchasing carbon offsets is indeed easy. "In the voluntary carbon market space, there is very, very little regulation if any. "We have to be very careful when we look at carbon offsets because they are an additional bonus when we're dealing with climate change, but they are not the solution," Maslin said.
Artist stages mass nude photos to highlight disappearing Dead Sea
"I'm here to raise awareness of the receding waters of the Dead Sea," he said at a hotel terrace in the southern Israeli town of Arad, "and to bring attention to the ecological disaster that is happening." Artist Spencer Tunick oversees the photo shoot by the Dead Sea. Challenging shootsIn contrast to the chalky white participants, Tunick was dressed in black. The 63-year-old engineer from Hararit, in northern Israel, said it was his second time at a Tunick shoot. Like everyone else, he wore nothing but white body paint.
Biden admin to build intelligence-gathering cell to track groups of migrants headed north
It allowed key intelligence and operational capabilities to atrophy,” one of the officials, who was appointed by President Joe Biden, said on the condition of anonymity. Senior leaders at CBP, ICE, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the Coast Guard met Wednesday to solidify the plans, the officials said. Part of their mission will be to build and monitor algorithms that can monitor social media chatter about migration movements. More than 20,000 migrants from Haiti are gathered in northern Colombia and Panama, for example, and may soon decide to try to immigrate to the U.S. The goal is to “institutionalize” the intelligence-gathering systems so future administrations cannot dismantle them, the officials said.
Husband in court over killing of Kenyan athlete Tirop
NAIROBI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Monday allowed police to hold the husband of long distance runner Agnes Tirop for 20 days over her killing, the KTN News channel reported. Tirop's husband, Ibrahim Rotich, was arraigned on suspicion of her murder during his first appearance before the court in the Rift Valley town of Iten, close to the home they shared. Tirop was found dead the month after she broke the women's 10-km world record in Germany. On Oct. 3, Tirop finished second in the Giants Geneva 10K race. She claimed bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 10,000 metre race, and won the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.
Tibetan activists removed from site of Beijing Games torch ceremony
Winter Olympics - Lighting ceremony rehearsal of the Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 17, 2021 First torchbearer Ioannis Antoniou holds the torch, during the dress rehearsal of the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics REUTERS/Alkis KonstantinidisANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Four Tibetan activists were removed from outside the archaeological site of ancient Olympia and detained on Monday, an hour before the start of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics torch lighting ceremony. The activists, three women and one man, were taken to the police station in ancient Olympia, a spokesperson for the group of activists said. An ancient Olympia police station official told Reuters the four had been detained, but not arrested. They had unfurled a Tibetan flag and hung a banner reading "Free Hong Kong - Revolution" from the Acropolis monument. More protests are expected on Tuesday when the flame will be handed over in Athens to Beijing Games organisers.
Opposition candidate Neves wins Cape Verde election
Cape Verde's Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves speaks during a news conference with his Portuguese counterpart Pedro Passos Coelho (not pictured) at the Necessidades palace in Lisbon December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File PhotoPRAIA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Opposition candidate and former prime minister Jose Maria Neves won Cape Verde's presidential election on Sunday, as his main rival, the ruling party's flagbearer Carlos Veiga, conceded defeat. Neves, 61, who served as prime minister from 2000-2016, will inherit responsibility for stabilising the Atlantic archipelago nation's tourism-driven economy after the COVID-19 pandemic drove it deep into recession. "I want to offer my congratulations to Jose Maria on his election as president of the republic." Neves will have to work with a prime minister from the MpD after the party maintained its parliamentary majority in an April election.
Saudi Arabia advises citizens not to travel to Lebanon - ministry
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah attend a funeral of people who were killed in violence in Beirut on Thursday, in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File PhotoOct 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has advised its citizens not to travel to Lebanon in light of the latest security events, the foreign ministry wrote on Twitter on Sunday. Lebanon remains on a Saudi travel list where obtaining prior permission to visit is required. On Thursday, seven people were killed in violence in Beirut as crowds headed for a protest called by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group and its Shi'ite ally Amal. The ministry also asked Saudi citizens currently in Lebanon to take precautions and stay away from gathering places.
Ethiopian families fleeing fighting describe hunger, rape in Amhara
The girl died of malnutrition last month before the family was able to flee south, deeper into Ethiopia's Amhara region. Habtam is among an influx of thousands of Amhara families fleeing to the town of Dessie from fighting further north. On Monday, the TPLF said the Ethiopian military had launched an offensive to try to dislodge the Tigrayan fighters from Amhara, following a barrage of air strikes reported last week. Habtam said there was little food in the areas under Tigrayan control and that Tigrayan forces took scarce medicines from local pharmacies. When asked about the rape, Getachew of the TPLF said any reported incident would be investigated and that the actions of one man should not implicate Tigrayan forces in general.
EU has exported over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines
A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado RuvicBRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Over one billion COVID-19 vaccines produced in the European Union have been exported to more than 150 countries since December 2020, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday. "Very clearly, the European Union is the largest exporter of COVID-19 vaccines," von der Leyen said in a statement, noting the EU has exported as many vaccines as it has delivered to EU citizens. However, EU exports have been mainly directed to bigger economies, with Japan, Turkey and Britain among the main recipients, because they had supply contracts with vaccine makers which produced jabs in the EU. Vaccines exported or donated by the EU to poorer nations are a small portion of total exports, but the EU plans to boost its donations in coming months with the goal of distributing at least 500 million COVID-19 shots to the most vulnerable countries, von der Leyen said.
Beijing Games flame lit at Olympia amid protests
Winter Olympics - Lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 18, 2021 A cauldron and flame is held by a performer during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics REUTERS/Costas BaltasANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Beijing 2022 Olympics flame was lit at Greece's ancient Olympia on Monday, just over 100 days before the start of the Games in February, as a handful of Tibetan protesters attempted to protest inside the ancient site. Three human rights activists entered the site of the ancient Greek stadium and temple where the flame for the Olympic Games is traditionally lit, despite a strong police presence, and attempted to unfurl banners just after the torch was lit. Four other protesters had been detained by police outside the stadium an hour before the ceremony. Chinese authorities have been accused of facilitating forced labour by detaining around a million Uyghurs and other primarily Muslim minorities in camps since 2016. Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Alison Williams and Ed OsmondOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Undocumented And In Need Of An Abortion In Texas' Rio Grande Valley
Travel to a different state where you can access an abortion after six weeks, which, in Texas, is illegal under S.B. That’s the reality for undocumented people trying to access abortion care in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. AdvertisementHome to around 1.3 million people, the Rio Grande Valley is an “abortion clinic desert,” said Cathy Torres, the organizing manager at the Frontera Fund, a reproductive justice organization that provides financial and logistical support to undocumented people in the valley seeking abortions. The region, which includes four counties, only has one abortion clinic, Whole Woman’s Health in McAllen — the only abortion clinic from San Antonio, Texas, (four hours north of the valley) to Mexico City (eight hours south). Border Patrol checkpoints and abortion clinic deserts are the most glaring barriers for undocumented Texans in the wake of S.B.
The Real-Life Costs Of Shrinking The Democrats’ Big Spending Plan
But he has also emphasized the chance to help seniors who currently can’t pay for their dental care. The two are allies, broadly speaking, long dedicated to the cause of guaranteeing health care as a basic human right. Roughly 13% of South Carolina’s non-elderly population had no health insurance as of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They owe their Senate majority to the wins in Georgia by Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, both of whom made health care a focus of their campaigns. At the same time, they bristle at the idea that the dental benefit has less value, given widely documented problems with dental care among the elderly.
EU says exports of COVID-19 vaccines now top 1 billion mark
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top official said Monday that the bloc has now exported over 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the rest of the world. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations, making the 27-member bloc the largest exporter of the vaccines in the world. The EU has said that ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations around the world is the bloc’s No. 1 priority right now and already last month made a commitment to send 200 million more vaccine doses to Africa and other low-income nations. Even when rich nations are already contemplating giving a third booster vaccine shot to large swaths of their populations, most of the world’s poorer nations are still waiting to be fully vaccinated, laying bare an acute sense of vaccine inequality.
Boeing’s Starliner Spaceship Delays, Explained
Boeing’s Starliner spaceship has been hampered by a string of errors and delays. In this video, WSJ’s Micah Maidenberg explains why Boeing has struggled to launch the Starliner on schedule and what’s next for the aerospace giant’s space program.Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky
How will vaccine mandates affect already short-staffed nursing homes?
“If it were just the long-term care world that faced vaccine mandates, we would lose workers to other health care disciplines,” Yurek says. In nursing homes, for example, the COVID-19 vaccination rate among staff is just 62%, versus 83% among residents, estimates the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. They may be hospitalized, then they receive home health care, then they go to a nursing home,” Smetanka says. One of the reasons long-term care employers have been resisting vaccine mandates is that they’re afraid it will exacerbate already challenging staffing shortages. A recent survey by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living found that 99% of nursing homes and 96% of assisted living communities are facing staffing shortages.
This is what travelers are most worried about
When it comes to traveling in 2021, there’s a lot to think about. Do you need to pack proof of vaccination? What happens if you cancel your trip? And should you pay extra for travel insurance? Though those are valid concerns for travel in the COVID-19 era, over a third of surveyed Americans (39%) say the most concerning aspect of their next...
Valneva shares spike after saying vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca's
Valneva’s wild stock-price rise continued on Monday after the French biotech said its coronavirus vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca’s in a trial. Valneva VLA, +36.08% VALN, +3.51% shares rose as much as 42% after it said a Phase 3 trial showed its vaccine candidate, VLA2001, outperformed AstraZeneca’s AZN, -0.53% in a trial of 4,012 people, with a significantly more favorable tolerability profile. Valneva said its vaccine produced more neutralized antibodies and there was a complete absence of any severe COVID-19 cases.
Valneva shares spike after saying vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca's
Valneva’s wild stock-price rise continued on Monday after the French biotech said its coronavirus vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca’s in a trial. Valneva VLA, +36.17% VALN, +3.51% shares rose as much as 42% after it said a Phase 3 trial showed its vaccine candidate, VLA2001, outperformed AstraZeneca’s AZN, -0.53% in a trial of 4,012 people, with a significantly more favorable tolerability profile. Valneva said its vaccine produced more neutralized antibodies and there was a complete absence of any severe COVID-19 cases.
This is what travelers are most worried about
Here were the responses:Overcrowding and long lines: 39%. In some cases, 2021 travel figures have outpaced not just 2020, but even 2019. And with the holiday season around the corner, overcrowding and long lines could very well continue through the rest of the year. A whopping 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes in August 2021, according to the TSA. Less is more: Pack lightSkip the line at the bag counter before you hit airport security by committing to carry-on only.
The best little cities to live in the U.S. in 2021
For the past eight years, Livability.com has released a data-driven list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. ), Ann Arbor is alive with energy, innovation, arts and culture, and green spaces, making it one of the best places to live in the U.S. Today, it maintains much of that historic charm while keeping a firm eye toward the future, as one of our best places to live in the U.S. Read last year’s list: The best places to live in America in 20209. See the full list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America in 2021 at Livability.com.
Uber tests shared rides in Africa as UberPool stays shut in US, Canada
In April, Uber launched Pool Chance in Auckland, New Zealand after introducing it in Kyiv, Ukraine in October last year. They also switched back on the low-cost rideshare service in Australia's Sydney and Perth cities earlier in the year, and thereafter launched Pool Chance in Adelaide. Uber says on the app that Pool Chance will bring the cost of rides down by up to 30%, further making its trips more affordable to riders. Uber is available in eight markets across Africa including Egypt, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, and Morocco. Since the establishment of Uber Transit in 2015, the tech firm has rolled out services in regions across the world that go towards making public transport seamless.
Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines were as effective as prior infection, U.K. study finds
Two doses of either the vaccine made by Pfizer PFE, -0.43% and BioNTech [s:bntx] or Oxford-AstraZeneca AZN, +0.92% vaccines provided a similar level of protection to prior natural infection when the Delta variant was dominant, the U.K. Office of National Statistics said Monday. Vaccination significantly reduced the risk of people testing positive during both the Alpha-dominant period and the Delta-dominant period, but effectiveness was reduced in the Delta-dominant period compared with the Alpha-dominant period. The ONS added that two doses of either vaccine provided significantly greater protection than one dose across all analyses.
Sony's impressive WH-1000XM4s fall back to an all-time low of $248
Sony's WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones received one of Engadget's highest review scores ever thanks to the immersive sound quality, powerful ANC and other features. Buy Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones at Amazon - $248The WH-1000XM4s deliver great sound quality with punchy bass, along with ANC that blocks out more noise than rivals across the entire frequency curve. An update earlier this year brought support for Sony's 360 Reality Audio that offers a similar surround-sound experience to Dolby Atmos. If $248 is still a bit much, Amazon has an even better deal on Sony's budget WH-CH710N model. Buy Sony WH-CH710N headphones at Amazon - $78These models don't offer the same sound quality and level of noise cancellation as the WH-1000XM4s, of course.
Richest Families in Southeast Asia Look for the Next Unicorn
“The universe of family money in Southeast Asia has become very alive to what technology and tech investments are bringing because of recent startup successes,” said Vishal Harnal, managing partner of 500 Startups Southeast Asia, which was an early investor in ride-hailing giant Grab and online marketplace Carousell. Story continuesAlthough Covid-19 has decimated tourism and retail in Southeast Asia, the region is home to some of the fastest-growing internet markets. Plus, the conglomerates also have to jostle with investors with deeper pockets and longer experience such as sovereign-wealth and venture capital funds. Some have started pilot projects with tech startups with the aim of investing in those with promising technologies. “I’ve been impressed meeting with the family patriarchs,” said Lauria, whose venture capital firm is also a True Digital Park partner in Bangkok.
For Some Breast Cancer Survivors, October Is the Cruelest Month
PINK RIBBONS CAN BE A TOUGH REMINDER FOR MANY BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York TimesOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am a person who’s had breast cancer, which means for me October is basically 31 days of low-key PTSD. And with 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, I’m not alone. “For some, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a moment to celebrate empowerment, but for others it can be a re-traumatizing experience,” she said. One of the most frustrating things about Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Caroline Ilderton, who was diagnosed in 2018, is how the disease is presented as a monolith.
Ask Amy: His unwarranted ‘dumping’ hurt me, even though I know I did nothing wrong
Related Articles Ask Amy: Should I have told a stranger about the embarrassing thing I saw? Ask Amy: Were they right to boycott their own baby shower? It just hurts, because I don’t make friends easily, and I don’t know how to fix this. Right MindedDear Right Minded: You might be right-minded, but you’re also wrong-headed. You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
Fortify your finances against natural disaster
Preparing your finances for natural disasters is also smart. Having cash on hand, access to credit and the right insurance coverage can help you get through perilous times. You’ll need to set this up long before disaster strikes, since lenders won’t let you borrow against a damaged home. Credit cards can also help pay the bills if there’s enough available credit. Widespread disasters can cause even longer rebuilding times.
Grading Oklahoma: This state ranks 3rd in prison incarceration rates in the US
Grading Oklahoma is a weekly look at how we stack up on a national scale. Each week, The Oklahoman features a different subject area to illustrate and examine on a closer level. This week we take a look at incarceration in this state. More: How does Oklahoma stack up? Here's where our state ranks on education, child welfare & more
Indonesia, Malaysia concerned about Australia's nuclear subs
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia expressed concern Monday that Australia’s plan to obtain nuclear-powered submarines may increase the rivalry of major powers in Southeast Asia. The U.S., Britain and Australia announced last month that they have formed a security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. Under the arrangement, Australia will build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. expertise, while dumping a contract with France for diesel-electric subs. The nuclear subs will allow Australia to conduct longer patrols and give the alliance a stronger military presence in the region. “This situation will certainly not benefit anyone,” Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said after meeting with her Malaysian counterpart, Saifuddin Abdullah, in Jakarta.
Halloween 2021: trick-or-treating, fancy dress costumes and why we carve pumpkins on October 31
Supermarket shelves will soon be buckling under the weight of pumpkins with wardrobes clogged by fancy dress outfits, and there can only be one reason: Halloween, the spooky celebration observed every year on October 31, is nearly here. Most commonly known as Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), the spooky festival is also referred to as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve. It is the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, – also known as All Saints' Day. The origin of the festival is disputed, and there are both pagan and Christian practices that have evolved into what Halloween is like today. Some believe it originates from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain, meaning 'Summer's End' which celebrated the end of harvest season.
October's Hunter's Moon: when it will peak in the UK and full moon dates for 2021
The tenth full moon of 2021 will be the Hunter's Moon, also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon, expected this year at 3:56pm on October 20. From supermoon to blue moon, here's everything explained in one place. The next full moon, otherwise known as the Hunter's Moon, will reach it's peak on Wednesday, October 20 at 3:56pm. This means that some months will see two full moons, with the second known as a Blue Moon. In 2020, 13 full moons graced our skies, with the second of two full moons in October named as the Blue Hunter's Moon.
Coming soon: We looks into the JCPS magnet schools in Louisville — Magnetic Pull
Coming soon: We looks into the JCPS magnet schools in Louisville — Magnetic Pull"Magnetic Pull" is a companion project to our groundbreaking February series "The Last Stop" on the legacy of busing.
Bonfire Night 2021: the story of Guy Fawkes, gunpowder, treason and plot
Remember, remember... Remember, remember, the fifth of November Gunpowder treason and plotWe see no reasonWhy Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot …. Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intentTo blow up king and parliament. Following the Gunpowder Plot, the focus of the sacrifices switched to Guy Fawkes' treason. The only place in the UK that does not celebrate Guy Fawkes Night is his former school St. Peter’s in York.
Orionid Meteor shower 2021: when to see it peak, and other dates to watch out for in the UK
Many people will be hoping to catch a glimpse of the Orionid meteor shower through their windows as it hits its peak between 21-22 October. The second meteor shower this month, it occurs when Earth passes through debris left by Halley's Comet - arguably the most famous comet. What exactly is a meteor shower? Other meteor shower dates for 2021Leonid meteor showerNovember's meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the Tempel-Tuttle comet, which rotates around the Sun every 33 years. Geminid meteor showerThe Geminid meteor shower occurs from Dec 4-17 and will peak around Dec 13-14 in 2021.
Myanmar to release 5,000 prisoners held over coup
It comes days after the general was excluded from an annual summit of regional leaders, who said the military had not done enough to end the turmoil.
Kerala floods: At least 22 people killed in flash flooding and landslides in south Indian state
At least 22 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in the southern Indian state of Kerala over the weekend. The National Disaster Response Force, the Indian army and navy were called out to rescue people after several areas were hit. Image: A landslide triggered by heavy rains in the mountains in Kottayam district, Kerala. Pic: Indian Navy via APOfficials said the intense rainfall had subsided, but feared the number of deaths could rise as relief and rescue operations continued. In 2018, Kerala suffered catastrophic floods when heavy downpours during the monsoon season killed at least 400 people and displaced around 200,000.
Laura Ashley is back: the story behind the return of an icon
Of all the brands which fell into administration in 2020, it was perhaps Laura Ashley which really tugged at the heartstrings. After years of profit warnings and uncertainty, the once iconic British label finally succumbed as the Covid crisis hit and was eventually bought by US investment firm Gordon Brothers. These last few years have been a far cry from Laura Ashley’s idyllic heyday. Generations of women dressed themselves and their children in Laura Ashley’s frilled dresses and decorated their homes in her abundant florals. But since Ashley’s death in 1985, the label has become a shadow of its former self, peddling a watered down version of that original vision while quintessential Laura Ashley designs are now in huge demand on second hand sites like eBay, Depop and Etsy and the aesthetic she honed shows no sign of going out of fashion.
Up to 17 U.S. missionaries and family kidnapped in Haiti - media
PORT-AU-PRINCE -As many as 17 American Christian missionaries and their families, including children, were kidnapped on Saturday by gang members in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, U.S. media reported. The kidnapping happened after the missionaries left an orphanage in the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation, the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/16/world/americas/missionaries-kidnap-haiti.html and CNN https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/17/americas/haiti-american-missionary-kidnap-intl-hnk/index.html said. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti did not respond to a request for comment outside business hours. A surge in gang violence has displaced thousands and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas. Violence spiraled after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July and an earthquake in August which killed over 2,000 people.
Hezbollah MP says Thursday's violence a 'massacre', calls for accountability
DUBAI – The deadly clashes that broke out in Beirut on Thursday amounted to a “massacre” and its perpetrators should be held to account, the pro-Iranian al-Mayadeen TV cited a Hezbollah representative in the Lebanese parliament as saying on Sunday. “What the criminals … did is a massacre and it will have important ramifications,” MP Hassan Fadallah said, according to the Beirut-based channel. “Those who incited, planned … and opened fire should be held to account all the way up to the top.”
No end in sight to volcanic eruption on Spain's La Palma - Canaries president
By Miguel GutierrezLA PALMA, Spain – There’s no immediate end in sight to the volcanic eruption that has caused chaos on the Spanish isle of La Palma since it began about a month ago, the president of the Canary Islands said on Sunday. There were 42 seismic movements on the island on Sunday, the largest of which measured 4.3, according to the Spanish National Geographical Institute. Streams of lava have laid waste to more than 742 hectares (1833 acres) of land and destroyed almost 2,000 buildings on La Palma since the volcano started erupting on Sept. 19. Airline Binter said it had cancelled all its flights to La Palma until 1 p.m. (1200 GMT) on Sunday because of ash from the volcano. Almost half – 22 out of 38 – of all flights to the island on Sunday have been cancelled, state airport operator Aena said, but the airport there remains open.
Pope condemns attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain, following Amess stabbing
VATICANCITY -Pope Francis on Sunday condemned recent attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain, in an apparent reference to the stabbing death of parliamentarian David Amess. “Last week, various attacks were carried out, for example, Norway, Afghanistan, England, which caused many dead and wounded,” he said at his weekly blessing in St. Peter’s Square. Let us remember that violence begets violence,” he said. At least 41 people were killed and 70 wounded in a suicide attack at a mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Friday. On Wednesday, a man in Norway killed five people with a bow-and-arrow and other weapons during a half-hour rampage, assaulting his victims in the streets and forcing his way into houses and a supermarket.
China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait
BEIJING/TAIPEI -The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over the past year, provoking anger in Taipei. “Dewey’s and Winnipeg’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the commitment of the United States and our allies and partners to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” it added. “The United States and Canada colluded to provoke and stir up trouble… seriously jeopardising peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait,” it said. Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Sunday that three Chinese aircraft – two J-16 fighters and an anti-submarine aircraft – flew into the ADIZ again.
Desperate Indians sell family gold to survive COVID-19 cash crunch
“I don’t have any other option than selling the gold,” said Jogani as she waited nervously for the shop owner to make her an offer. Desperate for cash, many families and small businesses have been putting up gold jewelry — their last resort — as collateral to secure short-term loans to tide them over. Banks disbursed “loans against gold jewelry” worth 4.71 trillion rupees ($64 billion) in the first eight months of 2021, a whopping 74% jump year-on-year, central bank data showed. Jain says his customers — predominantly women — have sold a vast array of personal jewelry in recent months including gold bangles, rings, necklaces and earrings. “Earlier, I would neglect these things when my mother used to tell me that ‘you have to save in gold'” Jogani said.
Atami failed to issue prepared safety order over soil mound
The city of Atami failed to order a company responsible for creating a soil mound that triggered a deadly mudslide in July to implement safety measures, even though it had prepared the order, sources said Monday. The Atami Municipal Government in Shizuoka Prefecture prepared the order for the company, based in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, in 2011. The soil mound is estimated to have been around 50 meters tall before collapsing and triggering the mudslide. The prepared order included a warning that the soil mound could collapse or slip away, causing a disaster. Atami did not issue the order as the company started disaster prevention work at the soil mound, including the establishment of a provisional drainage gutter.
Kenyan running star's husband in court over her killing
Advertising Read moreNairobi (AFP)The husband of Kenyan distance running star Agnes Tirop appeared in court on Monday as a suspect in her killing, and was remanded in custody for almost three weeks. Ibrahim, commonly known as Emmanuel, Rotich, was arrested last week in the coastal town of Mombasa after a dramatic late-night chase. Tirop, 25, was found stabbed to death in their home in Iten, western Kenya, last Wednesday, a killing that shocked the nation and the world of athletics. The double world championships bronze medallist was considered a rising star in Kenyan athletics. She came fourth in the 5,000 metres at the Tokyo Olympics this year and broke the world women-only record in the 10km last month.
Afghanistan-wide polio vaccination starts next month: UN
"WHO and UNICEF welcome the decision by the Taliban leadership supporting the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan," they said in a statement. "The Taliban leadership has expressed their commitment for the inclusion of female frontline workers," it said. A second nationwide polio vaccination campaign had also been agreed upon and would be synchronised with a campaign planned in neighbouring Pakistan in December, they said. "Restarting polio vaccination now is crucial for preventing any significant resurgence of polio within the country and mitigating the risk of cross-border and international transmission," they said. The discussions with the Taliban leadership had also resulted in agreement on the need to "immediately start measles and Covid-19 vaccination campaigns", they said.
Russian Prison Torture Whistleblower Seeks Asylum in France
A former inmate who leaked videos depicting alleged torture inside Russian prisons is seeking asylum in France, a prominent NGO that tracks abuses in Russia’s prison system said over the weekend. The Gulagu.net rights group said its source behind the leak of more than 100 gigabytes of files documenting widespread torture and rape of inmates by guards, identified as “Sergei,” would face serious threats to his safety if forced to return to Russia or Belarus. The series of widely publicized leaks prompted investigators to launch criminal cases into the allegations and resulted in Russia’s prison service firing several officers. “We officially confirm that Sergei, who requested political asylum on Oct. 16 at Paris airport is our source and the main whistleblower of this inhuman torture,” Gulagu.net said on its Telegram channel. “He faces real danger if he ends up in Russia or Belarus, where the KGB and FSB [security services] will arrest and kill him, staging an accident or alleged suicide,” it added.
[News Focus] Will Windows 11 revive PC demand in South Korea?
Windows 11, released on Oct. 5 worldwide, is set to have an impact on the computer market in South Korea, with a slew of factors likely to affect the pace of upgrades. “I tried to identify the cause and browsed related posts, and it turned out that there was an issue with the compatibility of drivers.”Another user complained that KakaoTalk suddenly stopped working after installing Windows 11. These issues are discouraging computer users from taking the leap in upgrading the operating system on their desktop or laptop computers. Regardless of usual reservations about an upgrade, the PC market is slowly shifting toward the next-generation operating system. Global PC manufacturers are preparing to launch a new lineup of Windows 11 computers in the coming months, while considering firmware and other software updates for Windows 10 users willing to opt for a new operating system.
Beijing Olympics: two arrested in Greece for protest on eve of torch lighting
Tsela Zoksang and Joey Siu unfurl banners on scaffolding in the Acropolis on Sunday. Photo: Students for a Free Tibet
Northern Territory chief minister and US senator Ted Cruz in Twitter spat over Covid vaccines
The Northern Territory chief minister, Michael Gunner, has hit back at US senator Ted Cruz who criticised the Northern Territory’s vaccine policy, telling the firebrand Texan conservative “you know nothing about us”. The spat began when the US Republican shared a video of Gunner announcing the territory’s wide-ranging vaccine mandate for workers. Cruz lamented the “Covid tyranny of their [Australia’s] current government,” which he said was “disgraceful and sad”. “Individual liberty matters,” Cruz declared, adding he had considered Australia the “Texas of the Pacific”. Gunner did not appreciate the feedback, responding on Twitter with a statement sharing a “few facts about Covid down here” and tagging Cruz.
Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence
Police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 suspects after two Hindu men were killed and temples vandalised following unrest triggered by the alleged desecration of the Muslim holy book during a Hindu religious festival last week. Angry mobs attacked Hindu temples and clashed with police in various parts of Bangladesh in the following days, leaving at least six people, including two Hindus, dead and more than 100 injured. The Hindu community makes up about 10 percent of Bangladesh’s 165 million population. pic.twitter.com/ilcSXgoRWn — Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council (@UnityCouncilBD) October 17, 2021Tension in the area mounted following allegations that a Hindu man’s Facebook post dishonoured Islam, the bdnews website quoted a police official as saying. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met leaders of the Hindu community on Thursday and promised stern action.
More than 20 dead after floods in south India
KOCHI, India — At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents. Kerala was also a victim to the worst floods in a century in 2018 that had killed at least 400 people and displaced around 200,000. Rescue operations were underway on Sunday after heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides. But excessive rainfall can cause floods, landslides and water-borne diseases.
Man jailed for raping young daughter after seeking advice from ‘feng shui master’
SINGAPORE: After a "feng shui" master advised him to have sex with a virgin to "see blood" and avoid a life-threatening mishap, a man raped his 11-year-old daughter. The feng shui master offered to help him procure what was required for RM2,000 (S$650) to avoid tragedy from befalling him. The offender told the psychiatrist he had planned to have sex with the victim after hearing the feng shui master's predictions. She said he was "deeply disturbed by the feng shui master's predictions", with "fears about this prophesied tragedy" plaguing him for months after. "He truly regrets the offences he committed out of a moment of folly and in fear of the feng shui master's predictions.
Father suspected of killing daughters, grandchildren in Pakistan marriage feud - police
Rescue workers gather near the bodies of the victims, who according to police, were burned alive in rivalry between the two families over the love marriage, in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan October 17, 2021. The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122)/Handout via REUTERSLAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A father in Pakistan is suspected of killing his two daughters and their four children by setting their house ablaze because one of the women married against his wishes, police said. Bibi had married Mehboob Ahmad about 18 months ago against her father's will in a so-called love marriage, according to the official, as opposed to an arranged marriage. "The incident is outcome of the rivalry between the two families over the love marriage," Majeed said. Hundreds of women in Pakistan are killed by relatives every year for marrying without consent, or against their family's wishes, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Opinion | Is Mark Zuckerberg a Man Without Principles?
After leaked internal documents in The Wall Street Journal, whistle-blower testimony on Capitol Hill, a global server outage and drops in share price, Facebook has recently taken (another) spectacular beating. But the veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg says none of it has been a surprise. is still an aberration: “In my encounters with Mark Zuckerberg, I’ve never been able to discover any principles.”[You can listen to this episode of “Sway” on Apple, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts.] They also swap stories of tech executives — from making Zuckerberg sweat (literally) and getting the cold shoulder from Elon Musk to Mossberg’s Taco Bell invitation from Gates and “arm-waving arguments” with Jobs. (A full transcript of the episode will be available midday on the Times website.)
Covid Live Updates: As Colder Weather Sets In, Cases Rise in Northernmost U.S. States
Credit... Emily Elconin/ReutersEven as the Delta-variant-driven virus wave is receding in much of the United States, many counties across the country’s northernmost regions are experiencing rising cases as colder weather arrives. The top five states in new daily cases per capita are led by Alaska, which is logging the highest daily average: 125 cases per 100,000 people, according to a New York Times database. The next four states, with at least 67 cases per 100,000 people, are Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Idaho. Cases are at least trending downward or holding steady in those states. Cases have been high in Michigan’s school-aged children, especially in districts that do not have mask mandates, according to Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, the state’s chief medical executive.
17 Missionaries from the U.S. and Canada Have Been Kidnapped in Haiti, Ministry Says
Seventeen missionaries, including 16 Americans and one Canadian, have been kidnapped during a trip to an orphanage in Haiti, the Christian Aid Ministries says. "We request urgent prayer for the group of Christian Aid Ministries workers who were abducted while on a trip to visit an orphanage on Saturday, October 16," the organization said. Christian Aid Ministries in Berlin, Ohio is seen here on . A group of 17 missionaries including children has been kidnapped by a gang in Haiti, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. "Pray pray pray.
RHOSLC: Jennie Nguyen's Husband Duy Suggests Sister Wife for More Kids
"I had 13 pregnancies with three living kids and one stillbirth," Jennie Nguyen said during Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityRHOSLC: Jennie Nguyen's Husband Duy Suggests They Get a Sister Wife So They Can Have More KidsRHOSLC: Jennie Nguyen's Husband Duy Suggests the Pair Get a Sister Wife So They Can Have More KidsRHOSLC: Jennie Nguyen's Husband Duy Suggests the Pair Get a Sister Wife So They Can Have More KidsJennie Nguyen and husband Duy are at odds when it comes to the idea of welcoming more kids into their family. In a confessional, Jennie explained that doctors felt an emergency c-section was the best way to deliver her daughter "because her heart rate was dropping." When Jennie turned the conversation towards having more kids, Duy explained that he wants to expand their brood to populate the world with "good" individuals. Noting that she doesn't have "the energy" to welcome more kids, Jennie expressed her concerns to her husband, telling him, "Atomically, I'm not capable. before he then suggested that the couple could welcome a sister wife into their dynamic.
Amazon Has Hundreds of Extra Discounts Hiding in Plain Sight on Best-Selling Pillows, Air Fryers, and More
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This Bestselling Cardigan Will Be Your New Go-To Chunky Knit
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Get 'RHOBH' Star Kyle Richards' 24K Gold Eye Patches On Sale
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No more headaches: 7 ways to magnify your iPhone, iPad or Mac screen
No more headaches: 7 ways to magnify your iPhone, iPad or Mac screenAdded: 17.10.2021 22:30 | 38 views | 0 commentsThis zoom magnification tool on iPhone and iPad means the end of squinting to read the small print on your device.
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverseAdded: 18.10.2021 5:44 | 33 views | 0 commentsMark Zuckerberg is a leading voice on the metaverse - a virtual reality version of the internet.
Windows 11: How to download Microsoft's latest OS right now with this workaround
Windows 11: How to download Microsoft's latest OS right now with this workaroundAdded: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 14 views | 0 commentsAre you still waiting on Microsoft's new OS to hit your computer? If so, Windows 11 Installation Assistant could be your shortcut.
Just bought an iPhone 13? This iOS 15 trick gives you more iCloud storage for free
Just bought an iPhone 13? This iOS 15 trick gives you more iCloud storage for freeAdded: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 15 views | 0 commentsApple's new iOS 15 feature gives your temporary iCloud space to transfer all the stuff from one iPhone to another for free.
iOS 15: You can finally FaceTime between iPhone and Android. Here's how
iOS 15: You can finally FaceTime between iPhone and Android. Here's howAdded: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 15 views | 0 commentsNon-Apple users can now kick the FaceTime FOMO and hop on calls with iPhone buddies who have iOS 15.
Facebook disputes report its AI has little effect on hate speech
Facebook disputes report its AI has little effect on hate speechAdded: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsA Facebook exec says that hate speech on the platform has declined 50% in recent quarters.
MacBook Pro 2021: Every rumor we've heard ahead of tomorrow's Apple event
Added: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 14 views | 0 commentsNew MacBook Pro models with a beefed up version of Apple's M1 processor could make an appearance on Monday.
China wins race to fire hypersonic missile amid 'defensive military developments'
Added: 18.10.2021 7:56 | 21 views | 0 commentsCHINA has alarmed the West by "winning" the race to fire the first hypersonic missile.
Justin Trudeau shamed after 8,000 people forced to live without water
Added: 18.10.2021 3:16 | 32 views | 0 commentsJUSTIN TRUDEAU'S election promise to bring an end to contaminated water in indigenous areas of Canada has been torn up after an entire town had its water supply contaminated.
Germany set to overhaul immigration system to introduce British-style points model
Added: 18.10.2021 0:17 | 33 views | 0 commentsTHE NEW German government is looking to overhaul the country's immigration system and introduce a points-based model similar to the one in Britain.
EU exposed as multiple border force teams caught violently clamping down on migrants
Added: 17.10.2021 20:32 | 42 views | 0 commentsTHE EUROPEAN UNION has been exposed for breaching its own human rights laws after horrendous violence towards migrants by border guards was revealed.
Squid Game on Netflix: That ending explained and your burning questions answered
Squid Game on Netflix: That ending explained and your burning questions answeredAdded: 18.10.2021 6:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsHere's info about the ending, a possible second season, that creepy Red Light, Green Light doll and the oh-so-breakable candy shapes.
Netflix's Midnight Mass: The ending explained and all your questions answered
Netflix's Midnight Mass: The ending explained and all your questions answeredAdded: 18.10.2021 6:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsIs Father Paul the devil? Is there a season 2? Let's dive into the supernatural mystery's biggest questions and Easter eggs.
'Sad' Merkel issues final warning to EU over infighting – 'I am concerned'
Added: 18.10.2021 9:13 | 16 views | 0 commentsANGELA MERKEL has said she finds it "saddening" that so many internal EU disputes are having to go through litigation.
French fishermen threaten to block Channel ports
Added: 18.10.2021 9:11 | 19 views | 0 commentsFRENCH fishermen have threatened to blockade the Channel after Brussels failed to back Emmanuel Macron's demands.
La Palma volcano LIVE: Flights GROUNDED for two days running as ash cloud risks holidays
La Palma volcano LIVE: Flights GROUNDED for two days running as ash cloud risks holidaysAdded: 18.10.2021 8:46 | 17 views | 0 commentsALL flights from La Palma were cancelled on Sunday, due to ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which began erupting a month ago.
full list of every guest amid Queen's ‘irritation’ at lack of action
Added: 18.10.2021 8:46 | 7 views | 0 commentsCOP26 is the United Nations climate change conference which has seen almost every country on earth come together for nearly three decades. After damning personal comments from the Queen were made last week showing her aggravation at inaction from people on the topic of climate change, many are expecting the upcoming conference to be very interesting - but which countries will be attending the important event?
EU warned bloc facing two key problems to continued existence 'Can't have democracy!'
EU warned bloc facing two key problems to continued existence 'Can't have democracy!' Added: 18.10.2021 8:31 | 19 views | 0 commentsTHE European Union has been warned there are two considerable "problems" putting into question the future of the bloc.
An Alabama teen was fatally shot while in his room playing on his iPad
An Alabama teen was fatally shot while in his room playing on his iPadAdded: 18.10.2021 2:17 | 27 views | 0 commentsA 13-year-old boy was shot and killed while playing with an iPad in his bedroom in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police said.
The secret customs of the Supreme Court
Added: 18.10.2021 0:17 | 32 views | 0 commentsMuch of the US Supreme Court's business occurs in private, as the nine justices meet alone around a rectangular table in a small oak-paneled room.
Netflix's Squid Game to bring in over £650million for streaming platform
Netflix's Squid Game to bring in over £650million for streaming platformAdded: 18.10.2021 10:17 | 7 views | 0 commentsNETFLIX HIT SERIES Squid Game is expected to bring in over £650million for the streaming site, new reports suggest.
Australian golfer makes hole-in-one just shy of 100th birthday
Added: 18.10.2021 9:59 | 9 views | 0 commentsTraditional golfing etiquette calls for waiting for the group in front of you to vacate the green before hitting your drive on a par-3 hole.
3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incident
3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incidentAdded: 18.10.2021 4:17 | 29 views | 0 commentsThree people are dead and a police officer is recovering from being stabbed in the neck in an incident at a residence in Fort Smith, Arkansas, police said.
Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Gitmo detainee can provide limited testimony
Added: 18.10.2021 3:17 | 31 views | 0 commentsThe Biden administration has informed the Supreme Court that Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden who was subject to enhanced interrogation techniques in a CIA detention center and is currently held in in Guantanamo Bay, could provide limited testimony for use in a Polish investigation into the use of CIA black sites in the wake of 9/11.
Three dead, including suspect, after man cuts Arkansas officer's throat
Added: 17.10.2021 23:34 | 32 views | 0 commentsA woman was found stabbed to death, and an officer saw the suspect hitting his 15-year-old son in the head with a rock, police said.
Hut Group boss dumps 'golden share' in overhaul
Added: 18.10.2021 8:37 | 19 views | 0 commentsA structure allowing the founder of the health and beauty firm to block takeovers is being removed.
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverseAdded: 18.10.2021 5:44 | 21 views | 0 commentsMark Zuckerberg is a leading voice on the metaverse - a virtual reality version of the internet.
Texas' Holocaust both-sides-ing debacle is scary. Worse? It's already happening.
Added: 18.10.2021 9:30 | 10 views | 0 commentsIn the U.S., we have monuments to Nazi collaborators in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio, among other states. In Europe, it’s worse.
Bartlett leads Jamaica delegation to Dubai Expo 2020
Added: 18.10.2021 9:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsJamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has embarked on an oversees tour to boost the recovering travel sector in the Caribbean. His first port-of-call will be the United Arab Emirates.
Holland America Line welcomes princess Margriet as godmother
Added: 18.10.2021 9:32 | 11 views | 0 commentsHolland America Line has confirmed that when Rotterdam is named next spring, princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the godmother of the ship.
The Bahamas takes on new UK trade representation
Added: 18.10.2021 9:46 | 11 views | 0 commentsFinn Partners has been appointed by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation to provide public relations services for the islands in the United Kingdom.
Expo 2020 Dubai on track for nine million visitors
Added: 18.10.2021 9:27 | 11 views | 0 commentsExpo 2020 Dubai has welcomed 771,477 visits through its gates since its October 1st opening. The event is on track to welcome around nine million visitors over its six-month run time.
Focus: 8 Fantastic things to do in Houston, Texas
Added: 18.10.2021 9:23 | 11 views | 0 commentsHouston is a place to visit for breathtaking sites and heartwarming activities. So if you’re planning for a family trip to this large city or want to spend some days enjoying yourself, the city awaits. From discovering exotic animals, buying some pocket-friendly items, to eating Houston’s mouth-watering dishes, you won’t have any dull moments.
Singapore Airlines to return A380 to service next month
Added: 18.10.2021 10:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsSingapore Airlines has confirmed the return of its Airbus A380 aircraft from November 19th. The superjumbo will be deployed on a daily return services between London and Singapore.
Bill Clinton back in New York after brief hospital stay in California
Bill Clinton back in New York after brief hospital stay in CaliforniaAdded: 18.10.2021 7:42 | 14 views | 0 commentsBill Clinton arrived Sunday at his home in New York to continue recovering from an infection that left him in treatment for six days at a Southern California hospital, officials said.
Suspect in arson outside New York Jewish school nabbed, police say
Suspect in arson outside New York Jewish school nabbed, police sayAdded: 18.10.2021 6:07 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe suspect seen pouring gasoline in front of a Yeshiva in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been apprehended, police told Fox News early Monday.
Liz Peek: Biden team off to UN climate summit as their green energy policies fuel inflation at home
Liz Peek: Biden team off to UN climate summit as their green energy policies fuel inflation at homeAdded: 18.10.2021 10:00 | 9 views | 0 commentsGood news! Pete Buttigieg will emerge from his months-long family leave in time to attend the U.N.-sponsored climate gathering. Pete will not go alone to COP26, which starts Nov. 1 in Scotland.
Biden's Performance Hurting Dems' Electoral Prospects
Added: 18.10.2021 3:51 | 20 views | 0 commentsOur data indicates that the president's declining ratings - brought on by his stalled domestic agenda, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, the southern border crisis and the unchecked surge of progressivism - have demonstrably weakened Democrats.
Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Gitmo detainee can provide limited testimony
Added: 18.10.2021 3:16 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe Biden administration has informed the Supreme Court that Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden who was subject to enhanced interrogation techniques in a CIA detention center and is currently held in in Guantanamo Bay, could provide limited testimony for use in a Polish investigation into the use of CIA black sites in the wake of 9/11.
An Alabama teen was fatally shot while in his room playing on his iPad
An Alabama teen was fatally shot while in his room playing on his iPadAdded: 18.10.2021 2:16 | 20 views | 0 commentsA 13-year-old boy was shot and killed while playing with an iPad in his bedroom in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police said.
AP Top Stories
Added: 18.10.2021 1:21 | 19 views | 0 commentsHere are the top stories for Sunday, Oct. 17: Missionaries from U.S.-based group kidnapped in Haiti; Bill Clinton released from Calif. hospital; Tributes continue for slain British lawmaker; Protesters mark Beirut port blast.
The secret customs of the Supreme Court
Added: 18.10.2021 0:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsMuch of the US Supreme Court's business occurs in private, as the nine justices meet alone around a rectangular table in a small oak-paneled room.
'We dodged a bullet': California oil spill could have decimated Huntington Beach. Why didn't it?
'We dodged a bullet': California oil spill could have decimated Huntington Beach. Why didn't it? Added: 18.10.2021 10:01 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe 25,000-gallon spill could have ravaged Huntington Beach, the environment and local economy. A combination of preparedness and luck came into play.
'That's not why we're here': 1 killed, 7 injured in fatal shooting at Grambling State University
'That's not why we're here': 1 killed, 7 injured in fatal shooting at Grambling State UniversityAdded: 18.10.2021 4:25 | 20 views | 0 commentsTwo shootings within one week at Grambling State University have left two people dead. The university canceled classes and set a curfew in response.
3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incident
3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incidentAdded: 18.10.2021 4:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsThree people are dead and a police officer is recovering from being stabbed in the neck in an incident at a residence in Fort Smith, Arkansas, police said.
Today in History for October 18th
Added: 18.10.2021 3:56 | 19 views | 0 commentsHighlights of this day in history: Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born.
The flood that drowned American dreams
The flood that drowned American dreamsAdded: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsImmigrant deaths in New York's floods lay bare the 'climate apartheid' wrought by extreme weather.
'How I escaped a hidden world of gangs and exploitation'
'How I escaped a hidden world of gangs and exploitation'Added: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsAliyah's smile conceals a lifetime of abuse - and experts warn her experience is all too common among a forgotten group of girls.
Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North Korea
Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North KoreaAdded: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsA former colonel describes a leadership making cash by any means, from drug factories to illegal arms deals.
Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racist
Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racistAdded: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 20 views | 0 commentsSenior black scientists tell the BBC they believe UK science to be "institutionally racist".
Myanmar to release 5,000 prisoners held over coup
Added: 18.10.2021 9:52 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe leader of the military junta says they are being freed for humanitarian reasons.
The Best Plants for Balconies and Patios, According to Experts
It’s important to note that in most cases, your beloved plants aren’t interchangeable between the indoors and outdoors. We spoke to a total of ten experts, including landscape gardeners, plant-shop owners, and gardening writers, to find out the best outdoor plants for every kind of space, including sunny and shady spots, as well as trailing plants, border plants, and dramatic-looking options. Best overall outdoor plantBest outdoor plant for sunny spotsCorn Plant From £26 From £26 Folger recommends the corn plant (also known as a dracaena) for outdoor spaces that enjoy a spot of sunshine. This plant also featured in our look at the best plants for beginners for its ability to withstand different environments, and experts told us it can handle being outside too. As a native woodland plant, it likes to be kept moist but is still a great beginner plant.
Welcome to Plant Week
This week, we welcome you to Plant Week, which we’re devoting to all things green, leafy, and occasionally carbon-dioxide processing (we have a soft spot for a decent faux ficus). Email This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us. The Strategist UK is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Our editors update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.
The Best Plant Pots, According to People With Excellent Taste
Best small plant potsUllswater Plant Pot With Saucer From £22 From £22 Photo: retailer “I saw these pots by Ruut Home on my Instagram about a year ago and have been following them ever since,” says Aliyah Allen, founder of candle brand Allen at Home. £18 at Conservatory Archives BuyTerrazzo Plant Pot £10 £10 Photo: retailer Music journalist El Hunt says she first heard of this Forest Hill–based studio when she ordered one of its at-home terrazzo plant-pot kits during lockdown. £10 at Salt Studios BuyZizi Square Concrete Planter £15 £15 Photo: retailer We also like these ceramic planters from Copper Dust. £15 at Copper Dust Buy‘Roman’ Geometric Plant Pot £15 £15 Nick Jackson, founder of Plantsmith, a company specialising in houseplant feeders, says he likes the pots and planters from Husk. £30 at Marks and Spencer BuySet of Tall Hairpin Leg Plant Pots With Stands £35 £38 now 8% off £35 Ngoni Chikwenengere, founder of the made-to-order fashion brand We Are Kin, swears by the pots at Homesense.
Marks and Spencers Cat-Proof Planter Review 2021
When we first started populating our home with potted plants, more than one met its end at the paws of our young cat, Curare. Then it occurred to me: My cat can’t knock something over if it’s too heavy to knock over. But most important, when Curare strutted around my desk, fluffy tail and butt knocking into the planter, it didn’t move at all. I’m pleased to say that the planter can stand up as well to two cats as it can to one. As for the rubber plant that sits in our M&S planter, it’s not toxic enough to be fatal, but it’s not completely benign either.
This Dramatic, Big-Leafed Floor Plant Is a Ficus Without the Hassle
We welcome you to Plant Week, which we’re devoting to all things green, leafy, and occasionally carbon-dioxide processing (we have a soft spot for a decent faux ficus). In the early days, I imagined a fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) posing just so by the fireplace. The heartbreak of losing a fiddle leaf fig is substantial, as several friends discovered after reaching out to me (too late) for plant advice. But while scouring plant emporiums and flower markets and while researching my next book The Modern Gardener, the Alocasia “Regal Shields” caught my eye. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.
‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ Recap, Season 6 Episode 15
The Real Housewives of Potomac Lost at Sea Season 6 Episode 15 Editor’s Rating 4 stars * * * * « Previous Next Photo: BravoFor the last six seasons, the conceit of Real Housewives of Potomac has been that no matter what, the plotting and scheming of Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon were necessary evils to keep the show moving. This week, Robyn and Gizelle “sneak out” (how does one truly sneak in a medical boot?) However, instead, we are circling the drain, and Robyn’s satin hats are still taking up real estate in her mom’s garage. Surprisingly, Mia and Wendy manage to accomplish the patented Real Housewives frenemy détente. I don’t know what is in Ray’s coffee this season, but he seems comfortable on camera, and it shows.
Sex Story: The Woman With a Long Distance Boyfriend
New York’s Sex Diaries series asks anonymous city dwellers to record a week in their sex lives — with comic, tragic, often sexy, and always revealing results. I know I’m hot and successful and that he knows he’s insanely lucky to be with me. I also know that I go crazy when I’m not having sex on a regular basis. It’s annoying but something I’ve come to accept. I ask him if everything is okay, and he says yes, but I can tell he’s lying.
Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 18
This week, though, it’s okay to stand by your own priorities, even when those around you don’t fully understand. This week, let them. But this week, if you let the people you care about see your full, messy self, they’ll love you more, not less. Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of October 11. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 25 will be online next Sunday.
Chloé Attains B Corp Certification
Propelled partly by the eco expertise of its creative director Gabriela Hearst, Chloé has become the first luxury fashion house in Europe to achieve B Corp status. Bellini had indicated that Chloé was seeking B Corp certification last November when he disclosed to WWD that he was retooling the brand’s business model to one that is purpose-driven, community-based and accountable, in addition to being highly creative. With this certification, Chloé joins companies like Vestiaire Collective, Patagonia, Allbirds, Eileen Fisher, Outland Denim and Toms. The B Corp community grew by 25 percent in 2020. SEE ALSO:Gabriela Hearst and Chloé Go Way BackChloé Quietly Shifts to Purpose-Driven Business ModelGabriela Hearst and Chloé: A New Purpose for Both
Netflix Picks Up Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Lost Daughter’ for U.K., Germany From Entertainment One
Netflix has picked up Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut “The Lost Daughter” for additional territories, snapping up U.K., Benelux and German rights to the Venice-premiering feature. The streaming service struck the deal with Entertainment One, which had previously secured the rights for these markets from Endeavor Content. The film, which picked up the Best Screenplay award for Gyllenhaal out of Venice, was adapted from the 2006 novel by author Elena Ferrante. In his Variety review, critic Peter Debruge wrote: “Gyllenhaal assumes an unfussy, practically invisible non-style that conveys the essential … while privileging the performances.”In addition to Venice, “The Lost Daughter” has also played at the Telluride Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Festival Lumière in Lyon and BFI London Film Festival. Producers include Gyllenhaal, along with Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren for Pie Films; Charles Dorfman for Samuel Marshall Films; and Endeavor Content.
‘Succession’ Season 3, Episode 1 Review: ‘Secession’ — Spoilers
Telling phone calls, misplaced mercy, and at least one brilliant woman play major roles in the fiery first episode of "Succession's" latest season. [Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Succession” Season 3, Episode 1, “Secession.”]The Roy family has returned, and already they’re taking up chunks of premium real estate. Costly decisions pile up faster than their fuel bills, starting with Kendall, the de facto “loser” of this week’s episode. By the end of the episode, Kendall only has who he started with: Greg (Nicholas Braun). Shiv Show at the Fuck Factory– Is losing the CEO job for a second time enough to push Shiv to Kendall’s side?
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How two college friends got Serena Williams and Usain Bolt to back their business
Alex Rose and Sam Browne were quick off the mark to attract investment from tennis star Serena Williams and Olympic champion Usain Bolt for their sports booking platform Let's Do This. Y Combinator has been the launching pad for big-name technology companies like Airbnb and Reddit. Williams and Bolt also invested in the seed funding round. Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, who is married to tennis legend Williams, got in touch with the founders during the Y Combinator program. So Rose and Browne then asked for an introduction to Williams, who had launched her own VC firm, Serena Ventures, in 2014.
Valneva jumps on positive results for COVID-19 vaccine candidate
The logo of Valneva SE is pictured at the company's headquarters in Saint-Herblain, near Nantes, France, September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane MaheSummary Shares jump by more than 30%Positive Phase III results for VLA2001Britain cancelled deal with Valneva in SeptPARIS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Valneva (VLS.PA) reported positive Phase III results on Monday for its inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate VLA2001, lifting its shares in a boost for the French biotech company after Britain cancelled a big deal to buy its shot. Valneva said its latest trial, on 4,012 participants aged 18 and older across 26 trial sites in Britain, showed the vaccine prompted a stronger immune response and fewer side-effects than AstraZeneca's shot. Its shares plunged last month after Britain scrapped a contract for about 100 million doses of the vaccine Valneva was developing, partly over concerns about when it would win approval. read moreValneva has been expanding the trials of its VLA2001 COVID-19 vaccine candidate, and remains in talks with the European Commission over a potential contract.
Foxconn bullish on electric vehicle prospects as it shows off three prototypes
A Foxtron Model C electric vehicle (EV) is seen unveiled at a Foxconn event in Taipei, Taiwan October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian HamacherTAIPEI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW) unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and other tech firms. The vehicles - an SUV, a sedan and a bus - were made by Foxtron, a venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese car maker Yulon Motor Co Ltd (2201.TW). "So far Foxconn has made a pretty good progress," said Daiwa Capital Markets tech analyst Kylie Huang. Industry watchers are closely watching for clues of which firms might build Apple's electric car.
LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to get a psych exam before her lawsuit goes to trial
LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to get a psych exam before her lawsuit goes to trialEnlarge this image toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Alex Brandon/APLos Angeles County is demanding a judge force Vanessa Bryant and others to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before a lawsuit they filed against county officials goes to trial. NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in California in January 2020. The lawsuit is over those alleged leaked images of the crash that were reportedly shared by emergency responders. Families of the crash victims filed the lawsuit in September 2020 and are requesting undisclosed damages. In a motion filed in federal court on Friday, attorneys for LA County say Vanessa Bryant and other plaintiffs should be compelled to undergo an independent psychiatric examination.
Scholium Chairman to Retire in November; David Harland Named Successor
By Joe HoppeScholium Group PLC said Monday that Chairman Jasper Allen will retire from the company on Nov. 8, and David Harland has been appointed as successor. The U.K. retailer of antiquarian books and collectible items said Mr. Harland is currently chairman of One PLM Ltd, a CAD/CAM software business part-owned by BGF Group PLC, and was until 2017 a partner of Lyceum Capital Partners.
Nokia Gets 5G Deal From T-2 in Slovenia
By Dominic ChoppingNokia Corp. said Monday that it has been selected by Slovenian telecommunications company T-2 to supply 5G equipment in a five-year deal. Nokia said that as sole supplier it will upgrade existing infrastructure to deliver ultra-fast, low-latency, and high-capacity 5G connectivity.
Foxconn bullish on electric vehicle prospects as it shows off three prototypes
By Yimou LeeTAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan's Foxconn unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc and other tech firms. "So far Foxconn has made a pretty good progress," said Daiwa Capital Markets tech analyst Kylie Huang. This month it bought a factory from U.S. startup Lordstown Motors Corp to make electric cars. Industry watchers are closely watching for clues of which firms might build Apple's electric car. While sources have previously said that the tech giant wants to launch a car by 2024, Apple has not disclosed specific plans.
Adrien Brody Felt 'So Stupid' After Rejecting What Turned Into An Iconic Series
Actor Adrien Brody told GQ that he was almost in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise, but rejected the part because he “didn’t grasp it.”He regretted it when he went to see the first film with an ex-girlfriend. “She turned to me and she said, ‘You passed on ‘Lord of the Rings?’” he said, laughing. “I remember feeling so stupid.”He said he didn’t recall what part director Peter Jackson had in mind for him, but recalled that it “was some Hobbit-like character.”Brody, however, wasn’t interested. “My face was immortalized on a McDonald’s soda cup,” he said. “When does that happen for anyone?”See more in his GQ video:This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
RPT-UPDATE 1-Foxconn bullish on electric vehicle prospects as it shows off three prototypes
"So far Foxconn has made a pretty good progress," said Daiwa Capital Markets tech analyst Kylie Huang. This month it bought a factory from U.S. startup Lordstown Motors Corp to make electric cars. Industry watchers are closely watching for clues of which firms might build Apple's electric car. While sources have previously said that the tech giant wants to launch a car by 2024, Apple has not disclosed specific plans. ($1 = 27.9880 Taiwan dollars) (Reporting by Yimou Lee; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)
China hopes to work closer with U.S. firms in NEVs, biopharma -industry minister
China hopes to work closer with U.S. firms in NEVs, biopharma -industry minister FILE PHOTO: U.S. and Chinese flags outside the PentagonSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China hopes U.S. firms will strengthen their cooperation with Chinese companies in the areas of new energy vehicles, biopharma and next-generation information and communication technology, the country's industry minister said on Monday. Xiao Yaqing, China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology, made the comments at a video conference meeting with the chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, according to a statement posted on the ministry's official WeChat account. Xiao also said that U.S. and Chinese firms were interdependent in the global industrial chain and that China welcomes U.S. companies to expand their investment in China, the statement said. (Reporting by Brenda Goh and Roxanne Liu; Editing by Catherine Evans)
Saks Fifth Avenue e-commerce unit aims for IPO at $6 billion valuation - WSJ
FILE PHOTO: A Saks Fifth Avenue is pictured during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City(Reuters) -The e-commerce business of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is preparing for an initial public (IPO) offering and targeting a $6 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing sources. The company is interviewing potential underwriters this week for an IPO that could take place in the first half of next year, according to the report. Saks said it does not comment on rumors or speculation in a statement to Reuters. Earlier this year, Hudson's Bay Co (HBC), the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, launched the luxury department store's e-commerce segment as a separate business following investment from U.S. private equity firm Insight Partners in the online business. The deal valued the Saks e-commerce business, called Saks, at $2 billion, HBC said.
Where to go for tricks, treats, and everything in between as Halloween approaches
The streets were packed on Halloween in Salem on Oct. 31, 2018. Now that Dr. Anthony Fauci has given parents the green light to trick-or-treat with their kids this Oct. 31, it seems Halloween may be nearing pre-pandemic levels of fright. Thursdays to Mondays, Through Oct. 30, 7:15-8 p.m and 8:15-9 p.m. $20 adults, $13 for children ages 7-13, children under 7 free. 7 Lynde St., Salem. 184 Essex St., Salem.
Miss Manners: Should I pretend I never saw this insulting email?
DEAR MISS MANNERS: A friend forwarded to me, I believe in error, an email message written by a mutual acquaintance that was rather disparaging toward me personally. Related Articles Miss Manners: What if everyone gets cake but you want sorbet? Miss Manners: If I tell her where the money’s from, she might not take itMiss Manners: What does the boss mean, that I’m ‘too quiet’? Trust Miss Manners that it will be all the more upsetting if he does not know how you plan to react. You should probably let it pass, but Miss Manners would understand if you could not resist saying, in the tone one might use with a pouting child, “Now, now, I’m sure you have talents of your own.”Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.
How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen and insulin, which can keep breast cancer at bay and keep your immune system healthier. Women who increase their physical activity after menopause may also have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who do not, according to the National Cancer Institute. Move the right amountThere’s no exact number of hours of exercise that you can get that will prevent breast cancer or lower your risk entirely. Have fun along the way, and enjoy the benefits of a lower risk of breast cancer along with a myriad of other satisfactions.
Dear Abby: I admit I behaved badly, but how can I fix things if he won’t let me?
DEAR ABBY: I’m concerned because there is tension in my family and I don’t know how to resolve it. LOST IN CALIFORNIARelated Articles Dear Abby: My husband’s ‘protest’ makes me embarrassed to be seen with himDear Abby: How do I get us out of having to ‘proclaim our faith’? DEAR ABBY: A friend brought a birthday cake to the restaurant where we were all meeting, and served it after the meal. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O.
How Eric Church dreamt of returning to Country Thunder and why it was worth the wait
But more so, just how country music defines and unites us, and how we use it as a common tongue. Throughout the weekend, Church’s headlining set hung around the grounds like a generally positive omen. In trying to really explain just what it was that made Church’s set so vital, there was a sign of sorts from the heavens. Church's set brought together the weekend under the banner of everyone trying their hardest to make life feel more bright and brilliant again. Eric Church brought Country Thunder 2021 together, and oh what a joyous union it proved to be.
Ask Amy: I never meant for us to be more than friends. So why do I feel dumped?
About six weeks ago, another adult classmate of mine started pursuing a friendship with me (he has a wife and children). Amy, I feel like I just got dumped and that really stinks because I’ve been very careful to monitor my friendship with him and not ever push it because I didn’t want him getting the wrong idea. It just hurts, because I don’t make friends easily, and I don’t know how to fix this. – Right MindedDear Right Minded: You might be right-minded, but you’re also wrong-headed. (You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
Stafford couple in their 40s die of COVID-19 two weeks apart, leaving behind five children
He was still pretty much young and he had everything to live for,” Mike Mitchem added. “He had five kids and a grandson, and now all of them have lost him. They’re 73, and my mom said your kids are not supposed to die before you.”Kevin Mitchem’s decline was more gradual than his wife’s. Amid the grief, Mike Mitchem said he’s dealing with another emotion. If you think about it, you need to have certain vaccines before you can even go to school.
Move over, Paris: Moscow restaurants with their porcini and halibut are taking the world by storm
It’s been an open secret for years but Moscow’s fine dining has finally got the recognition it deserves, as the Michelin Guide gave their much-coveted stars to nine restaurants. The global critical acclaim for the Moscow restaurant industry marks a stunning turnaround since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 when the Russian capital was plagued by food shortages while drab cafes offered uninspiring food and surly service. Seven Moscow restaurants have been awarded one star, and two others received two stars in the new guide that lists a total of 69 eateries. One of the two-star restaurants, Twins Garden, is run by chefs and identical twins Ivan and Sergey Berezutsky, who see the award as a “huge leap” for Russia’s gastronomic scene. “In our industry, it’s like winning an Oscar,” Sergey, a willowy 35-year-old man, told the Telegraph at their restaurant in central Moscow that offers a skyline view dotted with golden domes of Medieval churches and spires of Stalin-era skyscrapers.
Landslides and flooding kill at least 25 in southwest India
At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in southwestern India, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scoured for survivors in muddy debris and the military flew in emergency supplies. Residents were cut off in parts of the coastal state of Kerala as the rains, which started to intensify from late Friday, swelled rivers and flooded roads. Some 11 bodies have been found so far in Idukki district and another 14 in Kottayam district, officials told AFP, after the areas were hit by landslides and flash floods.
Facial recognition cameras installed in UK school canteens
Schools in Scotland are trialling facial recognition to allow pupils to pay for their lunches from Monday. Many schools already use biometric software, such as fingerprint recognition, to take payments but facial recognition is billed as being quicker and more Covid-secure. But the new system has been criticised by privacy campaigners who say it normalises facial recognition software where there is little need for and was often operated without clear consent from the user. Facial recognition has previously been used by schools to monitor attendance and security. Authorities in New York state banned facial recognition software in schools pending an assessment of privacy inplications, while one municipality in Sweden has been fined for trialling such a scheme.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in Europe to build the ‘metaverse’
Facebook will hire 10,000 new high-skilled workers across Europe over the next five years to build a digital world called the metaverse. The metaverse is a term used to describe a virtual space where multiple people can exist and communicate within a 3D environment, using technologies like virtual and augmented reality. “Europe is hugely important to Facebook,” the company said in a blog post on Sunday night. Facebook first unveiled its plans to build the metaverse in July, touting it as the next stage of how people experience the internet. “Just like the internet, the metaverse exists whether Facebook is there or not.
How to connect with nature indoors through biophilic design
What is biophilic design? Design comes into it as we seek to connect with nature from the confines of our homes. Replicate nature“In nature, things tend to cluster together. You’ll feel like a corner of nature has come into your house, not just a potted plant,” Kang suggests. If you are going for a cluster of plants, go for odd numbers of the same type of plant, Kang advises.
In Taiwan tea country, a scramble to adapt to extreme weather
A once-in-a-century drought last year followed by torrential rain this year have decimated his crop and left Taiwan’s tea farmers scrambling to adapt to the extreme weather changes. “Climate is the thing we can least control in managing our tea plantation,” said the 28-year-old Chien. “We really do rely on the sky to eat.”A sudden storm changes the color of the sky above a tea plantation and tea processing workshop, in Jiayi. Lin Shiou-ruei, a government researcher helping Meishan’s farmers, said another problem the extreme weather brings is pests that attack the young tea buds. | REUTERSHowever, whether or not what is happening in Taiwan’s tea country is directly related to climate change remains an area for debate.
LA officials want Vanessa Bryant to take a psychiatric exam as part of legal battle, report says
Vanessa Bryant should undergo a psychiatric evaluation of the emotional distress she faced after the death of her husband Kobe Bryant, said Los Angeles county officials, amid an ongoing lawsuit filed by her. Ms Bryant is fighting a legal battle against the city’s officials over leaked photos of the tragic 2020 helicopter crash that killed the NBA superstar and their 13-year-old daughter. “The Sheriff’s and Fire Departments’ outrageous actions have caused Mrs Bryant severe emotional distress and compounded the trauma of losing Kobe and Gianna,” read her suit. They said the request will also force not just adult plaintiffs but also the juvenile plaintiffs to undergo an “eight-hour involuntary psychiatric examination”. In June, Ms Bryant agreed to settle another lawsuit for wrongful death against the pilot and the company that owned the helicopter Bryant was on.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo cases fall to 29 Monday, setting 2021 record
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said newly confirmed COVID-19 cases totaled 29 on Monday, down by 20 from a week before and marking the lowest daily figure this year. The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms under the Tokyo government’s standards dropped by four from Sunday to 31. The health ministry said Monday the number of severely ill COVID-19 patients nationwide came to 312, down by five from the previous day. On Sunday, Japan newly confirmed 429 people with the novel coronavirus, with the daily tally standing below 1,000 for 11 days in a row. In Osaka Prefecture, 71 new cases were confirmed Sunday, below 100 for the third straight day.
Okinawa medical workers push back against unfair COVID-19 bonus system
It turns out, though, that some hospitals pay the extra money while others don’t, creating a discrepancy among medical workers in Okinawa Prefecture. To find out how hospitals are using the prefectural subsidies, the Okinawa Times conducted a survey covering the 22 hospitals. Outside Okinawa, other prefectures have made it a rule to offer the same amount of money to medical staff to prevent a discrepancy among hospitals. Okinawa Prefecture, however, lacks a subsidy framework setting out the criteria for the benefits. “I want people to know that there are medical workers who don’t get benefits even if they are working under the same infection risk and workload,” the nurse said.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Earthshot eco-prize ceremony in fully electric Audi
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the first Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony in a fully electric Audi, hours after it was revealed William has installed a charging point at Kensington Palace. 'Over the coming decade, with future generations in mind, the Earthshot Prize, and its inspirational nominees, will help us find the innovative solutions.' Build a Waste-free World The City of Milan Food Waste Hubs, Italy As the first major city to enforce a city-wide food waste policy, Milan's Food Waste Hub programme recovers food from local supermarkets and restaurants and distributes it to citizens in need, recovering about 130 tonnes of food per year, an estimated 260,000 meals equivalent. Emma Thompson presented the fourth Earthshot award to the city of Milan, whose Food Waste Hubs aim to halve waste by 2030. William's Earthshot Prize takes its inspiration from the Apollo moon landings, nicknamed Moonshot, which helped advance mankind's technological achievements.
Kate Middleton upcycled her decade-old Alexander McQueen dress with a 2018 Jenny Packham belt
But in a clever move to give the decade old dress a modern twist, the royal updated the belt switching it for a trendy number from Jenny Packham's 2018 collection. The original dress, a custom Alexander McQueen number, featured a sparkling silver waistband that sat below the Duchess's hip. Kate Middleton gave a stylish upgrade to a dress that she first wore in 2011 at last night's Earthshot prize green carpet. The original dress (left) a custom Alexander McQueen number, featured a sparkling silver waistband that sat below the Duchess's hip. The royal's second dress - designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen - was a satin number with an eye-catching diamante belt also by McQueen.
Couple with KN19 TER number plate hit with £90 fine thanks to woman in 'Knitter' top in bus lane
When David Knight received a fine for driving in a bus lane in Bath, he knew immediately there had been a mistake. After all, the builder had been nowhere near the spa city – and he lives 120 miles away in Dorking, Surrey. After much amusement, Mrs Knight, a bookkeeper, contacted Bath and Somerset Council to alert officials to their mistake. ‘The fine had already gone up from £60 to £90 because we hadn’t paid within 30 days,’ she said. There was no way I was going to pay for a woman walking in a bus lane with a funny T-shirt on!’Are you the woman in the ‘Knitter’ T- shirt?
Op starts to clear Trieste port of Green Pass protestors - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Police on Monday started the operation to clear protestors against the obligation to have the Green Pass COVID-19 health certificate to access all Italian places of work from a section of the port of Trieste. The protest started on Friday, when the obligation to have the Green Pass at places of work kicked in. The Green Pass shows that a person is vaccinated for COVID-19, has recovered from it in the last six months or has tested negative in the last few days. It is estimated that around 40% of the port of Trieste's workers do not have the Green Pass. It had been feared that the protest in Trieste would cause massive disruption and trigger similar actions elsewhere.
Breuninger expands to Poland / Internationalisation and online business
The upcoming launch of the new online shop in Poland represents a new approach for the company focusing on the European market. Starting in October 2021, Polish customers can now discover around 1,500 international designer brands and select newcomer brands at breuninger.com/pl. Both the online shop and customer service are offered entirely in Polish. Breuninger CEO Holger Blecker offers a few remarks about the new online shop: "We are very pleased and excited about our first online expansion outside of the DACH region. Breuninger is pursuing ambitious growth targets and plans to continually expand its own online service in Europe with its select range of premium, luxury and designer brands.
Under Taliban, Kabul's drug addicts forced into withdrawal
Before the Taliban marched into Kabul on August 15, police in the capital would sometimes arrest addicts and transfer them to the centre. But since the hardline Islamists took control, the frequency of raids on areas where addicts gather appears to have increased. There is little methadone available to help wean the opium and heroin addicts, and nothing to remove the withdrawal pains for those being weaned off of meth, doctors say. Since the Taliban overran Kabul, the frequency of raids on areas where addicts gather appears to have increased BULENT KILIC AFP- Name? The Taliban have taken hundreds of drug users to a rehab clinic since they overran Kabul BULENT KILIC AFP"Drugs are a terrible problem," he said.
Kidnapped Catholic clergy, including French citizens, held for $1 million ransom in Haiti
Christian clerics lead the Way of the Cross procession during Easter Holy Week in Port-au-prince on April 2, 2021. Seven Catholic clergy, including two French citizens, were kidnapped Sunday in Haiti, said the spokesman of the Bishop's Conference for the island nation, which has been rocked by unrest. The kidnappers had demanded a $1 million ransom for the group, which includes one French priest and one French nun, he added. France's foreign ministry confirmed that two French citizens had been kidnapped in Haiti but did not provide further details, citing security reasons. Kidnappings for ransom have surged in recent months in Port-au-Prince and other provinces, reflecting the growing influence of armed gangs in the Caribbean nation.
20-year-old KIAF Seoul records largest-ever sales
LIFE&STYLEVisitors view works at KIAF Seoul 2021 (Galleries Association of Korea)People wait in line to enter KIAF Seoul 2021 on Saturday at Coex in southern Seoul. (Park Yuna/The Korea Herald)Visitors view works at KIAF Seoul 2021 (Galleries Association of Korea)The annual KIAF Seoul closed Sunday, attracting a record number of visitors and sales during the five-day fair at Coex in southern Seoul. The annual fair was held online last year due to the pandemic.The five-day fair raised 65 billion won in sales with 88,000 visitors, including business magnates, K-pop stars, actors and art dealers. Lehmann Maupin Seoul is representing international artists in Asia such as Chantal Joffe and Tom Friedman. The Galleries Association of Korea that oversees KIAF Seoul and Frieze will open their fairs at the same time on Sept. 2, 2022 at Coex for the next five years.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min promotes Korean tourism
LIFE&STYLEA screenshot of the Korea Tourism Organization’s “This is my Korea. What’s yours?” starring Son Heung-min (KTO)A screenshot of the Korea Tourism Organization’s “This is my Korea. What’s yours?” starring Son Heung-min (KTO)A video starring soccer player Son Heung-min was released Monday, showing various tourism destinations inKorea.The Korean Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism appointed the Tottenham Hotspur striker as an honorary culture ambassador in July, with a view to promote travel to Korea in Europe, where Son has numerous fans.Under the slogan of “This is my Korea. What’s yours?,” the 80-second video presents Korea with seven different keywords -- passionate, fast, creative, smart, fun, lovable and spectacular -- which are closely associated with Son’s personality and the unique charms of Korea, according to the KTO.Narrated by Son, the clip introduces must-visit tourist attractions, including Seongsan Ilchulbong peak, Boseong green tea field, bamboo forest Juknokwon, Silla-period astronomical observatory Cheomseongdae, The main gate in front of Gyeongbok Palace and more.According to the organization, promotional advertisements featuring Son is also put up on double-decker buses in Britain. The KTO plans to launch an online event “Sonny’s Pick” to introduce Korean tourist attractions recommended by Son.“Son Heung-min, a soccer player who plays in the Premier League, being watched by more than 600 million viewers, will effectively raise awareness of Korean tourism among overseas visitors, including soccer fans,” the KTO’s executive director Zhu Sang-yong said in a press release Sunday.With an attempt to draw more foreign tourists in the post-pandemic era, the organization plans to focus the tourism promotion in Europe, where international travels have gradually resumed.The video is available in the KTO’s official YouTube channel “Imagine your Korea” and Son’s SNS account.By Lee Si-jin ( sj_lee@heraldcorp.com
SIDance 2021 goes hybrid, featuring 77 works
ENTERTAINMENTPoster for the 24th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance Organizing Committee)Belgian choreographer Thi-Mai Nguyen’s “Etna” (SIDance Organizing Committee)Dancer Kim Su-jeong’s “Querencia” (Lior Horesh/SIDance Organizing Committee)The 24th Seoul International Dance Festival is taking place through Nov. 14 at various venues around Seoul, featuring 77 dance works of diverse genres by choreographers and dance companies from 14 countries. The performances will be held both online and offline.The SIDance festival, organized by the Seoul Section of the UNESCO International Dance Council, kicked off Saturday with dance show “The Object,” presented by the Daegu Arts Center and Gyeonggi Arts Center.This year sees the return of overseas artists for onstage performances. Though the festival could not invite large dance troupes due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, individual artists are to present eight dance works.Also this year, the festival highlights dance performances from the Benelux Union -- Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Belgian choreographer Thi-Mai Nguyen will present “Etna” at Oil Tank Culture Park in western Seoul on Saturday and Sunday. It went online last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.By Im Eun-byel ( silverstar@heraldcorp.com
[Herald Interview] Rethinking emissions as investing opportunities
FINANCEEnvisioning Partners Managing Partner Je Hyun-joo speaks during an interview with The Korea Herald in Seoul. These bets were meant to pursue a financial return on its early-stage venture investment from companies aiming to solve social problems. Je has been portrayed as an impact investing trailblazer in a startup ecosystem in Korea, where the concept of impact investing was alien. In August, Yellowdog‘s assets, including the impact investment vehicles, were transferred to Envisioning.The COVID-19 outbreak last year was a turning point to the seasoned investor. On top of them, patience is needed considering the long way climate technology firms still have to go to commercialize their solutions.“Given the vast scope of climate tech, we spent our resources building more deal pipelines and sharpening our strategy as an early-stage VC,” she said.
Samsung’s used phone upcycling program wins global award
BUSINESSSamsung Electronics repurposed an old Galaxy S9 to control home lighting autonomously (Samsung Electronics)The used phone upcycling program of Samsung Electronics has been chosen as an exemplary case of responsible business management.According to the mobile industry on Monday, the South Korean tech giant’s “Galaxy Upcycling at Home” program received the circular transition award at this year’s Reuters Responsible Business Awards.The award is an annual event that has been taking place since 2009 to acknowledge excellent sustainability business strategies.Samsung Electronics announced the program this January at influential Las Vegas tech show CES 2021.The program repurposes used smartphones through the SmartThings app as IoT devices that can be used as child care or pet care monitors.Judges commented that Samsung’s upcycling solution is “A simple initiative with a basic idea, which helps shift the mindset on the value of old phones. A genuine closed loop versus recycling of e-waste with an innovative twist.”Kim Sung-koo, the Vice President of the Sustainability Management Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics said “Samsung is dedicated to finding new, innovative ways to minimize global e-waste”.“We hope our efforts will serve as a blueprint for a more sustainable and prosperous future for all” he added.By Hong Yoo ( yoohong@heraldcorp.com
Chaebol families borrow almost W5tr against stocks
Inheriting shares and other assets entails paying high taxes.For instance, the children of the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee said in April that they expected to pay around 12 trillion won in inheritance taxes. They plan to sell stakes in group affiliates worth 2 trillion won this year to pay inheritance taxes, according to regulatory filings.Of all the conglomerate owner families, Samsung’s Lee family took out the largest amount in stock mortgage loans, 1.71 trillion won, with some 7 percent of the family’s stakes in affiliates being offered as collateral.Hong Ra-hee, the widow of the late business tycoon, borrowed 1 trillion won and used her 2.3 percent stake in Samsung Electronics as collateral. Hong is the largest individual shareholder of the tech behemoth.Lee’s eldest daughter, Lee Boo-jin, the president of Hotel Shilla, received loans worth 330 billion won secured with her shares in Samsung C&T, the construction arm and de facto holding company of Samsung Group. His younger daughter, Lee Seo-hyun, chief of the Samsung Welfare Foundation, borrowed 371.7 billion won with Samsung C&T and Samsung SDS shares as collateral.The owner family of SK Group ranked second in stock-secured borrowing with 606 billion won. Next were Hyundai Heavy Industries with 371.5 billion won, GS with 266.7 billion won, Hankook & Company with 265 billion won, LG with 236.1 billion won, Lotte with 224.1 billion won, Doosan with 163.9 billion won, Hanwha with 157.5 billion won and DB with 150 billion won.By Choi Jae-hee ( cjh@heraldcorp.com
LG Energy Solution, Stellantis team up for joint battery factory in US
BUSINESSLogos of Stellantis and LG Energy Solution (LG Energy Solution)LG Energy Solution and global automaker Stellantis said Monday they will form a joint venture in the United States to target the fast-growing North American electric vehicle market.The partnership will break ground on a new EV battery manufacturing facility in the second quarter next year. Scheduled for commercial operation by the first quarter of 2024, the new factory is to churn out 40 gigawatt-hours of EV batteries annually.“The name and the location of the joint venture haven’t been decided yet,” an LG Energy Solution official in Seoul said, while declining to give details about the equity stakes that two sides will hold.The EV batteries produced at the plant will be supplied to Stellantis’ factories in the US, Canada and Mexico to be mounted on the automaker’s next-generation EV lineups. Stellantis is the world’s No. 4 carmaker launched by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French auto giant PSA earlier this year.The partnership will allow LG Energy Solution to maintain its status as the top EV battery supplier in the US.The Korean battery producer aims to secure a total producxtion capacity of around 150GWh by 2025 in the US. The planned 40GWh plant would become part of the grand investment.
GS Energy to import ADNOC’s blue hydrogen to South Korea
BUSINESSGS Energy CEO Huh Yong-soo (GS Caltex)GS Energy said Monday it will bring blue hydrogen produced by Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., the United Arab Emirates’ biggest energy producer, to South Korea as part of its environmental, social and governance efforts towards creating a hydrogen economy.According to the energy unit of South Korean conglomerate GS Group, the blue hydrogen will be extracted from natural gas in Abu Dhabi and brought to Korea in the form of ammonia. GS Energy will then use the ammonia as a fuel to generate electricity or crack it into blue hydrogen for other purposes.“If the pilot project with ADNOC proves successful, GS Energy will consider full-fledged investments,” a GS Energy official said.Hydrogen, though colorless, is given color labels depending on its source and production method. Blue hydrogen, though extracted from natural gas, captures carbon emitted during the process and is therefore called blue.GS Energy is also working on a platform that exports carbon captured from blue hydrogen to overseas gas fields and buries it there.By Kim Byung-wook ( kbw@heraldcorp.com
Google to launch new subscription bundle
BUSINESSThe logo of Google (Reuters-Yonhap)South Korea’s smartphone makers and subscription service providers are expected to face increasing competition from Google, as the tech giant is set to introduce a subscription-based bundle that includes a phone and various Google services, to lock more users into its ecosystem.According to industry sources Monday, Google is likely to launch the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones in the US on Tuesday, local time. It is also set to unveil a new subscription service, Pixel Pass, which bundles phone financing and Google’s other services, such as YouTube Premium, Google One storage, Play Pass and Google Fi.Although Korea is not included this time, Google’s attempt to lock in users could affect the local market, industry insiders said.In August, it was reported that Google might be preparing to bring its new smartphone models to Korea.In Korea, Samsung Electronics has successfully attracted users into a mobile ecosystem encompassing the company’s smart devices and Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service for compatible Samsung smartphones and smartwatches.The number of Samsung Pay users reached 19 million as of August last year.Local smartphone makers such as Samsung, however, is less able to expand their mobile ecosystems as they lack Google’s competitive edge in operating systems and mobile app stores.Local telecommunications companies are also to compete with global tech giants’ subscription bundles and recently started to roll out subscription-based services.SK Telecom in August launched subscription-based e-commerce platform T Universe, which provides one-stop services for a wide range of e-commerce platforms, including those provided by e-commerce giant Amazon, international coffee brand Starbucks and digital services such as Google One and Xbox Game Pass.In June, KT launched a subscription service that bundles the company’s streaming service Seezn and services provided at branches of local coffeehouse chain Hollys Coffee.LG
Milan food waste scheme among first winners of Prince William's Earthshot Prize
The Italian city's project, which distributes waste food to those in need, took one of the awards at the Earthshot progamme which seeks new ways to tackle environmental challenges.
LG Innotek staff explore new business ideas
LG Innotek said on Monday it is running an open audition program where its employees make proposals to explore new businesses.Employees of the electronic components supplier present their ideas to “i-Lab,” short for “innovation lab,” through video conferences, and get “likes,” questions and feedback from other employees on a real time basis.The 10 ideas that get the most “likes” will be reviewed by management, including the company’s chief technology officer, to be chosen as official i-Lab projects.Those selected will be freed from the work they were doing during the project period to recruit their own team members and get specialized consulting to work on their i-Lab projects in separate spaces.All employees who presented their ideas through i-Lab are invited to training courses offered by consultants on how to quickly develop concepts and ideas into business models, LG Innotek said.So far, about 100 teams have proposed some 140 new business ideas such as home training robots and metaverse-based factory simulation through i-Lab.The first batch of i-Lab projects chosen last year are currently being led by team leaders in their 30s and are scheduled to be completed in November to be transferred to relevant departments later to be turned into actual businesses.Choi Min-yong, a specialist leading an optical solution project, said that previously, even if he had brilliant business ideas, he couldn’t do anything about it because he was too busy with existing assignments.“Now that we get company support to carry out projects that we wanted to try, it’s clearly a good experience and an opportunity for growth,” he said.LG Innotek plans to expand i-Lab and introduce a funding program next year to increase financial support.“As we develop employees’ creative ideas into businesses, we will expand a corporate culture of daring to challenge. We will explore new items beyond hardware to blend metaverse, block chain and artificial intelligence,” said Kang Min-seok, CTO of LG Innot
USFK reports 23 additional COVID-19 cases among new arrivals
Fighter jet F-16 Falcon lifts off tarmac at Osan Air Base (Yonhap)Twenty-three people affiliated with the US Forces Korea (USFK) who have recently arrived here have tested positive for COVID-19, the US military's infection tally showed Monday. Among arrivals from Sept. 22 to Oct. 14, seven service members and eight family members who landed at Osan Air Base on US government-chartered flights tested positive, according to the USFK. Another group of six service members and a Department of Defense employee, and a family member also tested positive upon arrival via international commercial flights at Incheon International Airport. The latest cases raised the total number of infections reported among the USFK-affiliated population to 1,525 from the previous tally. More than 85 percent of its affiliated community has been vaccinated, the military said.
LG Electronics takes part in Vogue Summit in Poland
Industry leaders take part in a discussion at the Business Fashion Environment Summmit held in Warsaw in September. (LG Electronics)With a common goal of achieving sustainability in the fashion industry, South Korean tech giant LG Electronics took part in an environmental conference hosted by global fashion magazine Vogue in Poland, the company said Monday. Organized by Vogue Polka with Boston Consulting Group, the Business Fashion Environment Summit was held last month for the second time, and LG participated as an official partner, highlighting its commitment for sustainability and eco-friendliness. During a session called “Why Brands Matter?” LG Poland’s business-to-consumer business director Tomasz Wawszczyk raised the issue of ecology of the environmental, social and governance framework. Oktawian Zajac, partner and managing director of Boston Consulting Group, speaks at the Business Fashion Environment Summit held in Warsaw, Poland in September.
Google to launch new subscription bundle
South Korea’s smartphone makers and subscription service providers are expected to face increasing competition from Google, as the tech giant is set to introduce a subscription-based bundle that includes a phone and various Google services, to lock more users into its ecosystem.According to industry sources Monday, Google is likely to launch the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones in the US on Tuesday, local time. It is also set to unveil a new subscription service, Pixel Pass, which bundles phone financing and Google’s other services, such as YouTube Premium, Google One storage, Play Pass and Google Fi.Although Korea is not included this time, Google’s attempt to lock in users could affect the local market, industry insiders said.In August, it was reported that Google might be preparing to bring its new smartphone models to Korea.In Korea, Samsung Electronics has successfully attracted users into a mobile ecosystem encompassing the company’s smart devices and Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service for compatible Samsung smartphones and smartwatches.The number of Samsung Pay users reached 19 million as of August last year.Local smartphone makers such as Samsung, however, is less able to expand their mobile ecosystems as they lack Google’s competitive edge in operating systems and mobile app stores.Local telecommunications companies are also to compete with global tech giants’ subscription bundles and recently started to roll out subscription-based services.SK Telecom in August launched subscription-based e-commerce platform T Universe, which provides one-stop services for a wide range of e-commerce platforms, including those provided by e-commerce giant Amazon, international coffee brand Starbucks and digital services such as Google One and Xbox Game Pass.In June, KT launched a subscription service that bundles the company’s streaming service Seezn and services provided at branches of local coffeehouse chain Hollys Coffee.LG U+ introduced a subscription bundle in Jun
[Us and Them] People living in poverty become targets of hate in Korea
They accounted for 29.8 percent of all complaints related to rental housing.Some residents of Seohyeon-dong -- part of Bundang in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province -- protested the large-scale public housing plan with a banner comparing rental housing to “refugee villages.” “Public rental housing threatens the safety and security of residents,” read one pamphlet.Humansia is one of several apartment complex brands that offer low-priced public rental units throughout South Korea. I was told, ‘It’s a neighborhood where poor children live. Only 57.1 percent of families with elementary school children said so.For mothers of elementary school children living in the affluent districts Gangnam-gu, Seocho-gu and Songpa-gu, the figure was just 37.5 percent.Dungmyong Elementary School in Gangseo-gu has 104 students, the smallest number of any public elementary school in Seoul. Korea is a sort of class-based society where ‘gab-eul’ culture is prevalent.”Gab-eul in Korean refers to the hierarchical power dynamics between two people or groups. However, for those who fall outside the boundaries of “normal,” life in Korea is riddled with hurdles and sometimes open hatred.
Weaker won, rising fuel price knock airlines’ confidence in recovery
Rising fuel prices and a weak local currency are dampening the mood for South Korea’s aviation industry, which has pinned hopes for recovery on travel bubbles and the easing of social distancing rules.The jet fuel price stood at $94.60 per barrel, as of Oct. 8, up 5.8 percent compared to the previous week, according to the latest data from the International Air Transport Association.Averaging $73.90 per barrel this year, the price as of early this month was also up 17.5 percent compared to the previous month and marked a whopping 111.2 percent year-on-year increase.Against this backdrop, fuel surcharges -- the fee carriers charge to protect themselves from the volatility of fuel prices -- had also been on a rise until this month.A fuel surcharge for a Korean Air flight between Incheon and New York is 34,800 won this month, down by nearly 30 percent compared to last month. There was no fuel surcharge in March.Signs of a weakening Korean won are also growing. The local currency declined to a 14-month low earlier this month, hovering around 1,200 won per dollar at one point, as investors flock to safe haven assets amid escalating inflation concerns.For both airlines and passengers, rising fuel prices and the strong dollar are bad news.Rising ticket prices could hurt travel confidence at a time as the country seeks to open up borders.With fuel accounting for nearly 20 percent of airlines’ operating costs, professor Hurr Hee-young at Korea Aerospace University said fuel surcharges alone will not cover losses caused by growing fuel prices for airlines.“Tickets sold in the US might yield more profit, but profit from most tickets which are sold at home will take a hit,” Hurr said of the impact of the strong dollar on South Korean airlines.Earlier this month, South Korea and Singapore agreed to lift quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers between the two countries.In a further sign of growing travel demand, the Marianas Visitors Authority said last week that o
China’s answer to Instagram apologises for upsetting tourists with heavily edited photos
Xiaohongshu had more than 100 million monthly active young users as of December 2020, according to the company. Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media
Carmakers Sold 2.4 Million Fewer Vehicles in China Jan.-Aug. Amid Chip Shortage, Expert Says
(Yicai Global) Oct. 18 -- The chip shortage has affected sales of 2.4 million automobiles in China from January to August, according to an expert. China has been hit by the chip shortage since the end of last year. The chip shortage will not ease in the fourth quarter, and it is likely to continue until the middle of next year, said Yang Dayong, vice president of Chinese carmaker Changan Automobile. The shortfall of auto chips has impacted around 15 percent of the company’s sales and revenue this year, he added. Chinese firms shall gradually use more domestic-made chips to raise their market shares, he added.
Earthshot Prize: Costa Rica wins £1m from William's Earthshot prize
"If we had shown my parents how people live (today), how they will wander down the streets with a coffee cup, immediately throw it away, eat, throw away, everything throw away, they would've gone, 'what's going on?'" said Dame Emma.
WHO to send envoy to Romania over Covid-19 outbreak
A video conference will be held by experts of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Romania with those of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on October 18, announced MP Alexandru Rafila, Romania's representative to the WHO. Heather Papowitz, WHO director for medical crises, natural disasters and conflicts, will arrive and stay in Romania for at least 60 days, the state TV station announced, B1tv.ro reported. "Romania is the only country where over 300 people die every day, it is a concern for the European authorities […] Romania risks generating a new viral variant, and the European authorities are naturally trying to intervene to protect their interest," explained Radu ?incu, intensive care chief physician at Floreasca Hospital in Bucharest. In his turn, Alexandru Rafila advocates for enforcing full quarantine in Bucharest metropolitan area, where the incidence exceeded 16 Covid-19 infected persons per 1,000 residents over the past 14 days. andrei@romania-insider.com(Photo source: Askar Karimullin/Dreamstime.com)
Romania has the highest COVID mortality rate in the world
In the spring of 2020, at the onset of the COVID pandemic in Europe, Italy was the most affected country. Thought not as bad as Romania, the region of Eastern Europe is by far the worst hit in Europe. Eastern Europe (Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is red showing a spike in COVID cases. It is the highest average in Europe, but unfortunately, according to the latest data, it is also the highest average in the world. Romania is followed, in Europe, by Bulgaria, with an average of 12.37 deaths, according to Our World in Data.
New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown in battle on Delta variant
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Once the poster child for stamping out COVID-19, New Zealand is now fighting a Delta outbreak that has spread across Auckland and neighbouring regions despite tough lockdown and border closures. "Any interim easing of restrictions ... will not work towards our plan of minimising cases while we increase vaccinations," Ardern told a news conference. The lockdown in the city of 1.7 million began in mid-August, in the effort to halt the outbreak. The Pacific nation was among just a handful of countries to reach zero COVID-19 cases last year, staying largely virus-free until the Delta outbreak in August frustrated efforts to stamp out transmission.
Men on trial for Ahmuad Arbery death, strikes in Haiti, Apple event: 5 things to know Monday
Police said the group was abducted by a gang called 400 Mawozo as they left a Haitian orphanage. It came days after a team of U.S. officials visited the country and pledged $15 million to help reduce gang violence. Time to organize your apps'Wendy Williams Show' to premiere without show's star: Wendy WilliamsWhat's "The Wendy Williams Show" without Wendy Williams? "It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties." Medical issues delayed the premiere to Oct. 4, then to Oct. 18.
German man allegedly killed wife then started search party to find her
A jealous husband is accused of strangling his wife to death in Germany and organizing a sham search party with their children and her sister, reports said. The accused husband, identified as 27-year-old Patrick S., allegedly killed his former beauty queen wife earlier this year after she told him she planned to leave him, according to the German newspaper Bild. The husband, self-admittedly “extremely jealous,” told authorities that he and his wife, identified as 27-year-old Jennifer S., had been having marital problems. He then texted his wife’s sister off of her phone that she planned to take a walk along the Rhine River that afternoon, where the fake search began, prosecutors said. Prosecutors reportedly argued that “because he could not have her, no one else should.”The couple has a history of violent domestic abuse and marital issues before the wife’s death.
Motorcyclist dead, driver hospitalized after high-speed crash in Brooklyn
A motorcyclist was killed and another driver hospitalized in a vehicle crash in Brooklyn on Sunday evening, cops said. A 25-year-old male driving a 2012 Infinity was speeding southbound on Ralph Avenue at about 5 p.m. when the driver lost control and struck a Talon motorcycle traveling in the same direction, according to police and sources. The motorcyclist, 24-year-old Joshua Dixon Taylor, was transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Infinity was also transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was in critical condition. NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its investigation into the deadly crash, the department said.
Singapore Tourism Board chief on reopening travel with Indonesia
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailReopening Singapore-Indonesia travel is important for both countries: Singapore Tourism BoardKeith Tan of the Singapore Tourism Board says Singapore and Indonesia are exploring options to reopen travel between the two countries in a more significant way. He says it's crucial for both governments to restore and rebuild connectivity.
Bill Clinton back in New York after brief hospital stay in California
Orange, Calif. (AP) -- Bill Clinton arrived Sunday at his home in New York to continue recovering from an infection that left him in treatment for six days at a Southern California hospital, officials said. The former president left the University of California Irvine Medical Center around 8 a.m. with Hillary Clinton on his arm. He gave a thumbs-up when a reporter asked how he was feeling, and he and Hillary Clinton then boarded a black SUV. Hillary Clinton had been with her husband at the hospital and was accompanied there Saturday by daughter Chelsea. In the years since Clinton left the White House in 2001, the former president has faced health scares.
CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum: Responsibility & Regulation
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum: Responsibility & RegulationThe way in which we achieve a sustainable future is everyone’s responsibility. From big business regulation and government targets to SME initiatives and personal consumer choices. We are all now environmental activists, but the way we engage with the issue is always unique. CNBC breaks down the demographics of change and the laws and regulations that can guide it.
Russia's remote permafrost thaws, threatening homes and infrastructure
A man and stray dogs pass by a residential block constructed on stilts early morning in the town of Yakutsk, in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia, September 7, 2021. Like cities and towns across northern and northeastern Russia, Churapcha is suffering the consequence of climate change thawing the permafrost on which everything is built. With permafrost covering 65% of Russia's landmass, the costs are already mounting. Russia could face 7 trillion roubles ($97 billion) in infrastructure damage by 2050 if the rate of warming continues, said Mikhail Zheleznyak, director of Yakutsk's Melnikov Permafrost Institute. Across Russia, there are more than 15 million people living on permafrost foundations.
'Cement mountain': China's rocky road on biodiversity beyond rosy UN summit
A part of a wetland restoration project on the edge of Dianchi Lake is pictured in Kunming, Yunnan province, China October 14, 2021. "China is sticking to an ecology-first path for green development and has already made remarkable achievements," Vice-Premier Han Zheng said. The government would now put biodiversity at the heart of political and economic decision-making, he said. It also accused local real estate developers of turning the protected zone of Changyao Mountain, located on the southeast edge of the lake, into a "cement mountain". I personally think that protecting 30% of the world's land by 2030 is not enough."
Two decades on, Waigel and Prodi still differ on euro pact
With the European Union embarking on major reform of its Stability and Growth Pact of fiscal governance, Reuters conducted interviews with Theo Waigel and Romano Prodi, both crucial players in the 1999 birth of the euro. The Stability Pact was the answer to the fact that sustainability is not only necessary in climate and environmental policy, but also in fiscal policy. Prodi: "It's called the stability and growth pact, so in future it mustn't only put the accent on stability but also on growth ... The Stability Pact has sufficient flexibility, it does not need to be relaxed ... Prodi: "Reaching net zero by 2050 is an ambitious target that will need huge investments to modernise our industries.
Life after COVID: EU re-thinks budget rules for new era
European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. What began in 1997 as two regulations and a resolution of some 12 pages in total has since multiplied several times and is accompanied by a 108-page user manual, updated every year by the European Commission. In 2002 then European Commission President Romano Prodi called the Pact "stupid", a judgment he stands by today. Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis has said the investment exemption idea will definitely be part of the coming discussion. "Some countries wanted to exclude investments, others the pandemic costs, again other countries military spending from the stability pact calculations.
Factbox: 10 key dates in the life of the euro budget pact
European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 14, 2021. 1995 - German Finance Minister Theo Waigel proposes countries adopting the euro agree to toughen rules on budget deficits and impose financial sanctions against deficit violators. 1997 - Stability and Growth Pact rules are written up formally as regulations so that governments can coordinate fiscal policy in the soon-to-be-launched monetary union. The Commission asks the council of EU finance ministers - essentially, a grouping of all the EU national capitals - to approve harsher disciplinary action against Paris and Berlin. 2004 - The European Commission goes to the EU's top court to sue the Council of finance ministers for blocking pact rules.
Spain's 'Crying Room' seeks to banish mental health taboo
Anyone can drop in at the project, housed in a building in central Madrid, which aims to remove the stigma in society attached to mental health, crying and seeking help. "It is a really excellent idea to visualise the mental health issue. 1/5 A woman reads slogans in a crying space named 'La Lloreria' to raise awareness about mental health in Madrid, Spain, October 17, 2021. "It is not a taboo, it is a public health problem that we must talk about, make visible and act accordingly," he said about mental illness as he launched the plan on Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day. One in 10 adolescents has been diagnosed with a mental health condition while 5.8% of the overall population suffers from anxiety, according to government data.
Indonesia, Malaysia concerned over AUKUS nuclear subs plan
Andrea Verdelli/Pool via REUTERSSummary Ministers disappointed over MyanmarIndonesia-Malaysia travel corridor being discussedConcerns about impact of nuclear subs in regionJAKARTA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Malaysia and Indonesia share strong reservations over Australia's decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines, even though nuclear weapons were not part of the plan, Malaysia's foreign minister said on Monday. "Even though that country doesn't have the capacity for nuclear weapons, we are worried and concerned." Indonesia last month said it was concerned AUKUS could lead to a regional arms race. ASEAN will continue to offer humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, said Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. The foreign ministers also said they were in discussion about starting a travel corridor between Indonesia and Malaysia, and had agreed to finalise maritime sea borders in southern Malacca and the Sulawesi Sea.
India's vaccine effort slows as dose gap trumps output jump
REUTERS/Francis MascarenhasNEW DELHI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - India's vaccination campaign has slowed despite amassing record stockpiles of vaccine, health ministry data showed on Monday, as authorities maintain a wider-than-usual gap between doses in a strategy that has boosted coverage. The AstraZeneca vaccine, known as Covishield, accounts for 861 million doses of India's total injected figure of 977.6 million, while its other main vaccine, Covaxin has a dose interval of four to six weeks. Over the last few days, daily stocks of all COVID-19 vaccines have exceeded 100 million doses, the health ministry figures show, for states and federally controlled territories taken together. In contrast, daily vaccinations have dropped to an average of 5 million doses this month and even less in the past week, off a daily peak of 25 million last month. However, vaccine supply alone should not determine the gap, said Chandrakant Lahariya, a physician and epidemiologist in the capital, New Delhi.
Valneva reports positive results for coronavirus vaccine
The coronavirus vaccine developed by Valneva was successful in a late-stage clinical trial, the French company announced on Monday. Based on a trial with 4,012 participants, Valneva said that its vaccine prevented coronavirus infections at a similar rate to the Oxford/AstraZeneca shot. It also stimulated the creation of protective antibodies at a higher rate than the vaccine with which it was being compared. The Valneva shot is the only vaccine on clinical trial in Europe based on an inactivated, adjuvanted virus vector — a more traditional form of vaccine than mRNA or adenoviral-vector shots. In terms of safety, Valneva said that participants who received its vaccine reported "significantly fewer" adverse side-effects when compared with Oxford/AstraZeneca.
Sites where Germans killed Jews are dedicated in Poland
A man lays a candle at a new memorial at a mass grave to some 60 Jews, executed during the Holocaust in Wojslawice, Poland, on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. It is one of many mass grave sites to be discovered in recent years in Poland, which during World War II was occupied by Adolf Hitler’s forces. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)A man lays a candle at a new memorial at a mass grave to some 60 Jews, executed during the Holocaust in Wojslawice, Poland, on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. It is one of many mass grave sites to be discovered in recent years in Poland, which during World War II was occupied by Adolf Hitler’s forces. Nieradko says over 50 mass grave sites have been commemorated, 70 have been secured with wooden markers and she believes there are more still to be found.
React Group Gets GBP230,000 25-Week Contract With Rail Customer
By Ian WalkerReact Group PLC said Monday that it has been awarded a 230,000 pound ($316,181) 25-week contract with a tier-one customer. The London-listed cleaning, hygiene, and decontamination company said that the contract is for specialist deep cleaning services for the customer that operates in the rail sector. The contract runs through...
KEFI Says It Intends to Launch Ethiopian Project 'as Soon as Physically Possible'
By Jaime Llinares TaboadaKEFI Gold & Copper PLC said Monday that it intends to start the Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia "as soon as physically possible." The AIM-listed gold miner, which on Sept. 29 said it was pausing the launch of Tulu Kapi due to a serious security incident, noted reports from a local newspaper that the Ethiopian government had rejected any claim that security was impacting the launch and urged the need for KEFI to demonstrate readiness to launch by Oct. 31.
Mind Gym Expects 66% Rise in 1H Revenue, in Line with Expectations
By Xavier FontdegloriaMind Gym PLC on Monday said that revenue for the first half of fiscal 2022 rose in line with the company's expectations. The business-transformation and training company said it expects to report revenues of 24.1 million pounds ($33.1 million) for the six months ended Sept. 30, an increase of 66% compared with the same period a year ago, up 76% at constant currency.
Belluscura Signs Fifth US Distribution Deal
By Jaime Llinares TaboadaBelluscura PLC said Monday that it has signed its fifth distribution agreement in the U.S. The developer of medical devices said the deal is with an online distributor located in Colorado, Arizona and Georgia, which has already placed its first orders to sell Belluscura's X-PLO R portable oxygen concentrator.
Tristel FY 2021 Pretax Profit Fell on Lower Revenue
By Xavier FontdegloriaTristel PLC on Monday reported a fall in pretax profit for the fiscal 2021 as the Covid-19 pandemic hit sales growth, but said it expects a better performance in the year ahead. The manufacturer of infection-control products made a pretax profit of 3.8 million pounds ($5.2 million) for the year ended June 30, down from the GBP6.6 million profit registered a year earlier.
Ethernity Networks Shares Jump on $3 Mln Contract
By Jaime Llinares TaboadaShares in Ethernity Networks Ltd. climbed Monday morning after it said it has signed a $3 million contract with a Chinese broadband network manufacturer. The supplier of data processing offload solutions said the initial committed order accrues from 2022 into 2023, and that it anticipates additional orders thereafter.
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Enapter shares rise after winning an Earthshot award
Enapter xe:ena, a German-listed maker of hydrogen generators, rose 4% in early Frankfurt tradingas one of the five winners of Prince William's Earthshot prize. The company received £1 million in the "fix our climate" category. The company says its AEM Electrolysers are compact modules that can be combined to produce green hydrogen at any scale and aims to account for 10% of the world's hydrogen power generation by 2050. The company lost nearly €4 million on revenue of €2 million in the first half of the year.
Russian IT firm Softline sets IPO price range, valued up to $1.93 billion
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian IT company Softline said on Monday the indicative price range for its initial public offering has been set at between $7.50 and $10.50 per global depositary receipt (GDR), valuing the firm at up to $1.93 billion. Russian IPO activity, hit by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, is picking up pace as the economy improves and concerns over fresh Western sanctions fade. Softline, headquartered in London and operating in more than 50 countries, said the offering is expected to value the company at between $1.49 billion and $1.93 billion. Softline intends to use part of the IPO proceeds to fund acquisitions, it said, part of the company's growth strategy along with organic expansion. Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan and VTB Capital are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners.
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He’s a poet and the FBI know it: how John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem alarmed the Feds
In 1968, the poet and visual artist John Giorno was on the telephone when he was hit with an idea. It came to him that “the voice was the poet, the words were the poem, and the telephone was the venue”. As the project gained press coverage, calls to Dial-a-Poem skyrocketed into the hundreds of thousands, putting immense strain on the Upper East Side telephone exchange. As part of the first posthumous exhibition of Giorno’s work in the UK, at Almine Rech, London, Dial-a-Poem is once again live. The FBI investigated, and, in Giorno’s words – an observation that seems to prove Dial-a-Poem’s cultural worth – “the trustees [were] beginning to freak out”.
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'Miracle' pair 'lucky to be alive' after car gets stuck in Australian Outback
Police say it is an "absolute miracle" that two people who became stranded while driving through Australia's Northern Territory have both been found alive. Mahesh Patrick, 14, and Shaun Emitja, 21, were heading towards Alice Springs when their vehicle became bogged down on a dirt track last Monday. The pair somehow became separated on Wednesday and Mahesh walked miles on his own before being found in bushland on Friday night. Image: Police say people in the Outback should stay with their car if they become stranded. "They are extremely lucky to be alive - we all know how harsh it is out there," said Ms Engels.
Milan food waste scheme among first winners of Prince William's Earthshot Prize
The city of Milan was handed an award for a pioneering scheme to combat food waste, at the inaugural ceremony of Prince William's Earthshot Prize. The Italian city's food waste hubs project recovers food from supermarkets, restaurants and company canteens -- and distributes it to those in need. Milan has enforced a city-wide food waste policy encompassing public agencies, food banks, charities, NGOs, universities and private businesses -- the first major city to do so, Earthshot says. Three food waste hubs each recover about 130 tonnes of food per year or 350 kg per day, the equivalent of an estimated 260,000 meals. "And I hope that Earthshot winners have shown you that there is no place for despair.
How 3/11 forced a Fukushima doctor to become an expert in treating radiation
1 nuclear plant, it was a significant challenge for Fukushima Medical University Hospital, which was not prepared to treat patients exposed to radiation. From then on, they were the front-line doctors facing an unprecedented nuclear incident on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. “Radiation treatment was considered a special field treated by specialist doctors” and is different from local medicine and emergency disaster medicine, Hasegawa said. Three years later, in 2014, Hasegawa was appointed the first professor to teach a newly established class on radiation-related disaster medicine. In 2015, Fukushima Medical University was tasked with coordinating a medical dispatch team if and when a nuclear disaster occurs in the future.
Video: Vile thug hurls abuse at woman on tube until passengers tackle him
Video: 'I'll knock you the f**k out': Moment Tube passengers jump to woman's defence after vile thug tries to attack her on busy Underground trainA passenger on the Tube captured the moment a drunk thug hurled abuse at a woman and tried to square up to her until male passengers leapt to her defence. A melee ensued as the thug appeared to be swamped by the...
LDP policy chief Sanae Takaichi visits war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Sanae Takaichi, policy chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Monday to celebrate its autumn festival. The Shinto shrine, which honors convicted war criminals along with the war dead, is viewed as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism by its Asian neighbors. The hard-line conservative member of the LDP, who often visited the shrine while she was a Cabinet minister, recently said she would continue going there even if she was elected prime minister. Sanae Takaichi speaks to reporters after visiting Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday. The shrine venerates those who died in wars fought by the Japanese government, worshipping their souls as deities.
Coast Guard reveals name of cargo ship and owner that may have caused crude spillage
Federal investigators from the National Coast Guard and National Transportation Board had mounted the Panama-registered MSC DANIT hours after the ship arrived this weekend off the Port of Long Beach, the same area where the leak happened. The early October spill was estimated to have leaked 25,000 gallons of crude along the Southern California coastline that killed birds, fish and mammals. The Mediterranean Shipping Company, or MSC, along with the vessel's owner Dordellas Finance Corporation have been named 'parties of interest' for their part in the leak investigation. During a prior visit by the ship during a heavy storm in January, investigators believe its anchor dragged for an unknown distance before striking the 16-inch steel pipe, Coast Guard Lt. j.g. The DANIT arrived in Long Beach this weekend after voyaging from China, according to marine traffic monitoring websites.
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An official government tally showed 1,002 deaths and 33,208 new infections, setting a high for both fatalities and cases for the third day in a row. Russia on Sunday reported a record high of 34,303 new coronavirus cases. Investigators said "several individuals sold people an alcohol liquid that was dangerous for their health" over the past two weeks in Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth-largest city. Jail TortureRussian investigators on Saturday launched a probe into a riot at a prison involving at least 200 inmates, which a rights monitor said was sparked by abuse. The incident in Vladikavkaz, the capital of Russia's republic of North Ossetia, comes after Russia's prison service earlier this month sacked several officers after harrowing videos emerged of alleged rape and torture at a jail hospital in the central Russian city of Saratov.
Singapore to expand no-quarantine scheme for vaccinated travellers
Under the policy, passengers will not have to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated and tested negative for the coronavirus before they depart and on arrival. Even with the whole population vaccinated, we still will not be able to stamp it out," he said. In addition to focusing on home care for mild and asymptomatic domestic cases, Lee said Singapore needed to resume international travel. "Companies and investors need to carry out regional and global business from Singapore. And the success of the city-state's vaccinated lanes project may boost the recovery in the global aviation industry, which was hammered by the pandemic.
[From the Scene] Teens eager to put pandemic behind them, return to school
NATIONALA nurse at Hong-ik hospital in Seoul`s Yangcheon district administers a dose of Pfizer vaccine to a 17-year-old on Monday morning. I didn’t care much about them.”His mother, who came with him, said she left it up to her son to decide. So the explanations took twice as long for children.“Parents have already been vaccinated themselves, so they know the drill. Some of them have asked if there were side effects for children that might be different from ones seen in adults -- which, there aren’t,” she said. “We definitely want more children to be immunized, and also exercise that much caution to make the process as safe as possible.”Related Stories
Police search Nat'l Assembly in Seoul over bomb threat
The National Assembly (Yonhap)Police and fire officials searched the National Assembly complex in Seoul on Monday after a lawmaker's office received a bomb threat by phone, officials said Monday. According to police and parliament officials, an unidentified person made the call around 2 p.m., saying an explosive has been placed somewhere at the complex and a secretary of the lawmaker's office alerted security personnel there about the call. Dozens of firefighters and police officers, along with a bomb squad and 10 fire trucks, were dispatched to the assembly complex to conduct a search and investigation. "We are talking to the secretary as part of efforts to locate the blackmailer while searching for the explosive," a police official said.
GS Energy to import ADNOC’s blue hydrogen to South Korea
GS Energy said Monday it will bring blue hydrogen produced by Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., the United Arab Emirates’ biggest energy producer, to South Korea as part of its environmental, social and governance efforts towards creating a hydrogen economy.According to the energy unit of South Korean conglomerate GS Group, the blue hydrogen will be extracted from natural gas in Abu Dhabi and brought to Korea in the form of ammonia. GS Energy will then use the ammonia as a fuel to generate electricity or crack it into blue hydrogen for other purposes.“If the pilot project with ADNOC proves successful, GS Energy will consider full-fledged investments,” a GS Energy official said.Hydrogen, though colorless, is given color labels depending on its source and production method. Blue hydrogen, though extracted from natural gas, captures carbon emitted during the process and is therefore called blue.GS Energy is also working on a platform that exports carbon captured from blue hydrogen to overseas gas fields and buries it there.By Kim Byung-wook ( kbw@heraldcorp.com
20-year-old KIAF Seoul records largest-ever sales
Visitors view works at KIAF Seoul 2021 (Galleries Association of Korea)The annual KIAF Seoul closed Sunday, attracting a record number of visitors and sales during the five-day fair at Coex in southern Seoul. The five-day fair raised 65 billion won in sales with 88,000 visitors, including business magnates, K-pop stars, actors and art dealers. People wait in line to enter KIAF Seoul 2021 on Saturday at Coex in southern Seoul. The soaring popularity of Korea’s largest international art fair partially reflects expectations about its joint fair with Frieze next year. Visitors view works at KIAF Seoul 2021 (Galleries Association of Korea)
[Herald Interview] Rethinking emissions as investing opportunities
These bets were meant to pursue a financial return on its early-stage venture investment from companies aiming to solve social problems. Je has been portrayed as an impact investing trailblazer in a startup ecosystem in Korea, where the concept of impact investing was alien. In August, Yellowdog‘s assets, including the impact investment vehicles, were transferred to Envisioning.The COVID-19 outbreak last year was a turning point to the seasoned investor. Reflecting on priorities in Je’s impact investment domains -- solutions that address social issues such as climate change, health care, quality education solutions and workplace improvement -- Je‘s latest vehicle is the first of its kind to dedicate itself solely to climate-related technology.The veteran impact investor said the key to climate technology investing was whether an investor is adept at measuring the amount of emissions a certain business activity is responsible for, and at understanding the technology deeply enough to test a solution’s carbon reduction outcome. On top of them, patience is needed considering the long way climate technology firms still have to go to commercialize their solutions.“Given the vast scope of climate tech, we spent our resources building more deal pipelines and sharpening our strategy as an early-stage VC,” she said.
S. Korea to kick off large-scale defense exhibition
Black Eagles, South Korean Air Force's acrobatic flight team, performs an air show at Seoul Air Base, located just south of Seoul, on Monday, ahead of the official opening of the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX). (Yonhap)SEONGNAM -- South Korea will kick off a biennial defense exhibition this week to showcase cutting-edge military hardware and technologies, including stealth fighters, hydrogen-fuel drones and laser weapons, organizers said Monday. The exhibition follows Pyongyang's recent defense show presenting an intercontinental ballistic missile, a hypersonic missile and other weapons -- a stark reminder of the recalcitrant regime's evolving threats. "This exhibition will serve as an opportunity for the Korean industry to take a leap forward in the global market. (Yonhap)The event comes around a week after North Korea hosted a defense development exhibition, dubbed "Self-Defence-2021," to mark the 76th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.
[From the Scene] Teens eager to put pandemic behind them, return to school
A nurse at Hong-ik hospital in Seoul`s Yangcheon district administers a dose of Pfizer vaccine to a 17-year-old on Monday morning. Han Jung-hoon and Park Ju-young, two sophomores at a nearby high school, said they were looking forward to having more in-person classes. “Children aged 12 and older get the same dose of the Pfizer vaccine as adults. “I got the impression that kids were really paying attention to all the things that were being explained to them,” she said. “We definitely want more children to be immunized, and also exercise that much caution to make the process as safe as possible.”
Canberra Covid-19 lockdown: the ACT reaches 80 per cent double dose target following NSW
Another Australian jurisdiction has reached the 80 per cent double-dosed threshold, triggering a significant change. Another Australian jurisdiction has officially reached the 80 per cent double-dosed threshold, making it the second place to hit the important jab target after NSW. Federal Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly confirmed on Monday that Canberra would not longer be considered a Covid-19 hotspot now the 80 per cent target had been reached. The 80 per cent target marked a significant easing of public health restrictions in NSW. It is not clear whether reaching the 80 per cent target will significantly change the ACT’s reopening plan.
Sir David Amess: Man arrested over MP Chris Bryant death threat
He added: "I hope everyone dials down the nastiness in politics. It's been six years of everyone calling each other traitor. That needs to end, we need to be nicer to each other."
Bangladesh violence: Over 60 houses of Hindu community torched
(With inputs from)NEW DELHI: Fresh communal violence was reported in Bangladesh on Sunday when more than 20 houses of Hindus were burned down by a mob in the city Rangpur.According to the local Union Parishad chairman, some 65 houses were torched during the attack.Police said tensions erupted after some people alleged that a Hindu man posted religiously abusive content on Facebook. "Police reached the spot soon after tensions mounted and stood guard around the home of the young man. We could save that house but attackers torched some 15 to 20 nearby houses," Assistant Superintendent of Police Md Kamruzzaman told Dhaka Tribune. "Tension erupted there after a Hindu youth allegedly posted an offensive status on Facebook. Highspeed mobile phone internet services were shut down in an apparent bid to prevent the violence from spreading.
Myanmar junta chief says committed to restoring peace, democracy
Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers his speech at the IX Moscow conference on international security in Moscow, Russia June 23, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoOct 18 (Reuters) - Myanmar's junta leader on Monday defended his military government's actions in a regional peace plan and said it was seeking to restore order, but that its opponents were committing violence, which ASEAN should take notice of. In a televised address, coup leader Min Aung Hlaing reiterated the junta's five-step process toward restoring democracy, and said some of the things demanded by a special envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were non-negotiable. It was Min Aung Hlaing's first remarks since ASEAN agreed to sideline him from an upcoming leaders' summit over lack of progress in a peace roadmap. Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Christopher CushingOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Emma Watson Hits the Red Carpet For the First Time in Ages in Gender-Fluid Label Harris Reed
Though it's been a minute since actor and climate activist Emma Watson has attended a public event, we never doubted she'd dress to impress when the opportunity came. Speaking of wearing clothes that matter, Watson chose an incredible Harris Reed combination for this event — the green carpet at the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in London — where she presented on stage. Once again, Emma did her red carpet research. Styled with Harris Reed x Missoma jewelry, black bell-bottoms from the brand, and rubber-tread-sole boots, the tulle number came with a lace embroidered trim and was completely backless, so Emma worked her angles. There was no better time and place to wear Harris Reed with pride.
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Facebook is hiring 10,000 people in Europe to build a massive metaverse
On Monday, the company announced it plans to create 10,000 new jobs across the European Union in order to develop what it calls the metaverse. Writer Neal Stephenson coined the term "metaverse" in his 1992 novel Snow Crash, which is one of the staples of every good cyberpunk library. The company will partner up with other companies to build it, and claims "no one company will own and operate the metaverse." "Beyond emerging tech talent, the EU also has an important role to play in shaping the new rules of the internet. Talking to The Verge in July, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the metaverse as "the successor to the mobile internet."
The result of Apple's new privacy policy? More money for Apple.
Earlier in 2021, Apple instituted a new App Store policy that limited apps' ability to track user behavior without getting express permission first, which has made targeted advertising more difficult. Speaking with multiple analytics firms and advertisers, FT found that Apple's own App Store advertising business skyrocketed after initiating the policy change. If this is all too much business and ad talk, the simple takeaway here is: Apple's move to safeguard user privacy is also enriching Apple itself. Apple told the FT that the new advertising policy was about protecting users, not "advantaging" Apple. Apple's privacy updates were a welcome change for users.
One dead, seven wounded in shooting at Grambling State
A gunman opened fire on a group of students at Grambling State University early on Sunday, leaving one person dead several others wounded. That person was being treated at a local hospital for unspecified injuries, the university said in a statement. On Oct. 13, two individuals not enrolled at the university began shooting at each other just after 1 a.m., killing one and injuring the other. Louisiana State Police announced that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jatavious Carroll, as known as “Rabbit,” in Wednesday’s shooting. Louisiana State Police announced that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jatavious Carroll, also known as “Rabbit,” in Wednesday’s shooting.
Manufacturers are moving closer to retailers to curb supply chain disruptions: Quincus
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailManufacturers are moving closer to retailers to curb supply chain disruptions: QuincusJonathan Savoir of Quincus says many manufactures are moving closer to retailers to improve delivery times and increase efficiency, but it will take a while before the benefits of this move can be seen.
At least 22 people killed after torrential rain in India's Kerala state triggers landslides and floods
New Delhi (CNN) At least 22 people have been killed and two remain missing after heavy rain triggered floods and landslides in southern India. Torrential rain has battered the coastal state of Kerala since Friday, causing rivers to swell and flooding roads that left vehicles submerged in muddy waters, with some houses reduced to rubble. Thirteen people were killed in a landslide in the Kottayam district, according to state officials. A resident carries a dog amid debris of his damaged house after flash floods caused by heavy rains at Thodupuzha, in India's Kerala state, on October 16. Thousands of people have been evacuated from affected districts, according to Kerala's Disaster Management Authority, with 156 relief camps set up across the state.
Chlamydia is so widespread among koalas they're getting vaccinated
About 400 Australian koalas will be vaccinated against chlamydia as part of a trial that researchers say they hope could play a significant role in the longer-term survival of the animals. Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease also found in humans, has spread widely among Australian koalas, affecting half the animals in some areas. "It is a cruel disease that causes debilitating conjunctivitis, bladder infections and at times, infertility," Amber Gillett, Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital veterinarian and coordinator of research, said in a statement on Friday as the trial began. The bacterial disease, which can be spread from mothers to their newborns, can also cause blindness, researchers say. The koalas will each receive one dose of the vaccine and will be microchipped before being released into the wild.
Australian inquiry recommends national laws to protect Aboriginal heritage
The Anganu, Uluru’s traditional owners, lobbied for the closure of the guided walking track for tourists because it undermined the landmark’s spiritual significance. Australia should set out a new national legal framework to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage, an inquiry into the destruction of ancient rock shelters for an iron ore mine found in a report issued on Monday. The new framework should include the power to withhold consent for development applications that could affect Aboriginal heritage and also allow traditional owners to take civil action to enforce the new laws, the report said. The parliamentary panel issued its findings after a 16-month inquiry into how Rio Tinto last year legally destroyed the sites at Juukan Gorge, Western Australia, that showed evidence of human habitation over 46,000 years, from the last Ice Age. The panel on Monday recommended that the Australian government legislate a new framework for cultural heritage protection at the national level in agreement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Before debt woes, China Evergrande's ambitious car making goals stunned industry
SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Oct 18 (Reuters) - At the Shanghai Auto Show in April, the booth for China Evergrande Group's new energy vehicle (NEV) unit (0708.HK), (3333.HK) was hard to miss. Six months after the auto show, the doubts are stronger than ever as the company's parent wrestles with more than $300 billion in liabilities. 'CARS ON PAPER'Lofty goals and investor bullishness in March helped push Evergrande NEV's market capitalisation to over HK$700 billion ($89.99 billion) - a value greater than that of Ford Motor Co (F.N). Last week, its Swedish vehicle unit, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, told Reuters it is in talks with U.S. and European venture capital firms and industrial partners to find new owners. A source familiar with the situation told Reuters the unit could be valued at as much as $1 billion.
Explainer: Sticking points at the U.N. climate conference
Amid extreme weather events around the world and following a United Nations' climate report which warned that global warming was close to spiralling out of control, the actions of governments at this conference will determine whether it is a success. To do this, emissions need to be cut in half by 2030 and reach net-zero by around mid-century. As the U.N. conference was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year is the deadline for countries to make steeper emissions cut pledges (called nationally determined contributions or NDCs). As rich nations are not meeting the $100 billion a year goal, it can break down trust at the climate talks, experts say. It also aims to establish a central U.N. mechanism to trade carbon credits from emissions reductions generated from low-carbon projects.
Germany's Sunfire receives fresh investment for electrolyser production
"Our electrolysis technologies are critical for increasing green hydrogen supply that is needed to decarbonise industrial companies at significant scale," said chief executive Nils Aldag. The European Union and Germany aim to create a "green" hydrogen industry based on non-fossil sources as part of its decarbonisation strategy. In October, Sunfire said it would be expanding its annual production capacity of alkaline electrolysers to at least 500 megawatts (MW) per annum by 2023 from 40 MW at present. Demand for electrolysis capacity in the EU is expected to rise to 40,000 MW by 2030 from currently under 1,000 MW, it said. Sunfire has expertise in both alkaline pressure electrolysis and high-temperature electrolysis method, called solid oxide electrolyser cells (SOEC), equipping it to respond to a range of different use cases.
Malaysian court releases convicted ex-PM Najib's passport for trip to Singapore
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 18, 2021. A lower court last week granted a similar request from Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor, who is also facing graft charges, media reported. Travel bans were also imposed on the pair, though it is unclear whether they have since been lifted. Najib has said the charges against him were politically motivated and that he was misled on the source of the funds transferred into his accounts. At least six countries including Singapore have opened criminal probes into 1MDB.
More than 20 dead after floods in south India
KOCHI, India, Oct 18 (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents. Some 13 of those were killed after a landslide in Kuttikkal village, officials and eyewitnesses said. India, with 1.3 billion people, relies on rainfall to support its population, many of whom live rely on farming. But excessive rainfall can cause floods, landslides and water-borne diseases.
Taiwan's Foxconn shows off three electric vehicle prototypes
A Foxtron Model C electric vehicle (EV) is seen unveiled at a Foxconn event in Taipei, Taiwan October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian HamacherTAIPEI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Taiwan tech giant Foxconn (2317.TW) unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and other tech firms. The vehicles - an SUV, a sedan and a bus - were made by Foxtron, a joint venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese car maker Yulon Motor Co Ltd (2201.TW). Foxtron Vice Chairman Tso Chi-sen told reporters that electric vehicles would be worth a trillion Taiwan dollars to Foxconn in five years time - a figure equivalent to around $35 billion. Foxconn this month bought a factory from U.S. startup Lordstown Motors Corp (RIDE.O) to make electric cars.
London Playbook: Tributes to Sir David — Prevent not preventing — COVID concerns mount
By ALEX WICKHAMPRESENTED BYSend tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browserGood Monday morning. DRIVING THE DAYTRIBUTES TO SIR DAVID: Westminster will unite today to pay tribute to Sir David Amess, the Conservative MP killed in an appalling terrorist incident on Friday. Tory MP Tobias Ellwood has the bold approach of arguing politicians should stop holding face-to-face surgeries with their constituents and hold them by Zoom instead. Politics Live (BBC Two (12.15 p.m.): Tory MP Jesse Norman … Labour MP Ben Bradshaw … The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey … Class think tank director Ellie Mae O’Hagan. SUBSCRIBE to the POLITICO newsletter family: Brussels Playbook | London Playbook | Playbook Paris | EU Confidential | Sunday Crunch | EU Influence | London Influence | AI: Decoded | Digital Bridge | China Direct | D.C. Playbook | All our POLITICO Pro policy morning newslettersSUBSCRIBE to the POLITICO newsletter family: Brussels Playbook | London Playbook | Playbook Paris | EU Confidential | Sunday Crunch | EU Influence | London Influence | AI: Decoded | Digital Bridge | China Direct | D.C. Playbook | All our POLITICO Pro policy morning newsletters
Stellantis, LG Energy Solution to Build EV Battery Plant for North America
By Joshua KirbyAuto maker Stellantis NV is partnering with South Korea's LG Energy Solution on a new plant making electric-vehicle batteries for the North American market, the companies said Monday. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint venture, which will produce lithium-ion battery cells and modules. The plant should have production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours annually when it begins production in the first quarter of 2024.
Afghan Taliban’s victory boosts Pakistan’s radicals
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2021 file photo, Pakistan Army troops patrol along the fence on the Pakistan Afghanistan border at Big Ben hilltop post in Khyber district, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2021 file photo, Pakistan Army troops patrol along the fence on the Pakistan Afghanistan border at Big Ben hilltop post in Khyber district, Pakistan. In early September, for example, a contractor named Noor Islam Dawar built a small canal not far from the town of Mir Ali near the Afghan border. But the TTP was reorganizing in safe havens in Afghanistan even before the Afghan Taliban took over Kabul on Aug. 15. “Like the Afghan Taliban wanted to rule Afghanistan, the TTP wants to rule Pakistan.”___Associated Press writer Munir Ahmad in Islamabad contributed to this report.
Destiny Pharma's Novel XF-73 Nasal Gel Backed by Phase 4 Study in US
By Sabela OjeaDestiny Pharma PLC said Monday that the Phase 4 study on the use of a nasal decolonization antibiotic ointment has positive implications for its novel XF-73 nasal gel, which is being developed as a nasal decolonization drug. The clinical-stage biotechnology company said the study of the Swap Out Trial evaluated more than 300,000 patients in U.S. intensive care units, noting that it showed that nasal decolonization antibiotic ointment was superior for the reduction of the bacteria staphylococcus aureus compared to the nasal antiseptic iodophor. Destiny Pharma is currently in regulatory talks regarding the appropriate phase three clinical study design to enable marketing approval for XF-73 nasal gel in Europe and the U.S., it said. Write to Sabela Ojea at sabela.ojea@wsj.com; @sabelaojeaguix
AutoStore Prices IPO at Top of Range
By Dominic ChoppingAutoStore Holdings Ltd. said Monday that it has priced its share offering ahead of a planned listing in Oslo at 31 Norwegian kroner ($3.68) a share, the top of its NOK27-NOK31 indicative range. The Norwegian robotic and software technology company previously said an offer price of NOK31 implies a market valuation of the company at NOK103 billion, with trading on the Oslo stock exchange expected later this week.
UK Takeover Panel Extends Stagecoach, National Express Bid Deadline
By Ian WalkerStagecoach Group PLC said Monday that the U.K. Takeover Panel has agreed to extend the deadline for peer National Express Group PLC to either make an offer for it or walk away until Nov. 16. The U.K. transportation group said talks between the companies and reciprocal due diligence continue, but reiterated that there is no certainty that any deal will be struck.
Japan becomes suprise overnight COVID success story
TOKYO (AP) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Japan, unlike other places in Europe and Asia, has never had anything close to a lockdown, just a series of relatively toothless states of emergency. “Rapid and intensive vaccinations in Japan among those younger than 64 might have created a temporary condition similar to herd-immunity,” said Dr. Kazuhiro Tateda, a Toho University professor of virology. Tateda noted that vaccination rates surged in July to September, just as the more infectious delta variant was spreading fast. Nationwide, Japan reported 429 cases Sunday for an accumulated total of about 1.71 million and 18,000 deaths since the pandemic began early last year.
Japan becomes suprise overnight COVID success story
TOKYO (AP) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low. The bars are packed, the trains are crowded, and the...
Before debt woes, China Evergrande's ambitious car making goals stunned industry
SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - At the Shanghai Auto Show in April, the booth for China Evergrande Group's new energy vehicle (NEV) unit was hard to miss. One of the largest exhibitions at the event, in a prime spot opposite BMW, the property developer-backed unit showed off nine concept vehicle models under its brand "Hengchi", which translates to "eternally speeding." Six months after the auto show, the doubts are stronger than ever as the company's parent wrestles with more than $300 billion in liabilities. Last week, its Swedish vehicle unit, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, told Reuters it is in talks with U.S. and European venture capital firms and industrial partners to find new owners. A source familiar with the situation told Reuters the unit could be valued at as much as $1 billion.
Man discovered shot in University Village
A man was discovered shot and critically wounded Sunday night in University Village on the Near West Side. The 29-year-old was discovered between two cars with gunshot wounds to his face and body about 11:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 14th Street, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said. No one was in custody.
Fired co-leader of #AppleToo worker activist group to file federal complaints
One of two recognized leaders of an employee activist group within Apple has been fired. One does not casually speak out publicly against Apple and expect that to go ignored," Parrish told USA TODAY. She was told the company suspected her of leaking the feed, Parrish told The Verge. Parrish's firing was also confirmed by The Washington Post. She said some used the company's internal Slack channel to accuse her of leaking confidential information to reporters – something Scarlett told the Post she hadn't done.
Haiti’s flamboyant funerals – in pictures
Sisters Fredeline Alfred and Carine Alfred are shown the lights on the coffin chosen for their deceased mother, Anaira Jules, at a morgue in Saint-Marc. Jules, who lived her whole life in a small hamlet in rural Haiti, had never set foot on a plane. But for her last journey, she was sent off in a gleaming white, plane-shaped coffin complete with a wing-tail and illuminated windows
I never felt this conspicuous when I was buying proper gin
Three weeks into Sober October and I am still managing to stay off the sauce. I’ve been watching closely for those changes the internet told me I would see as soon as I dropped my daily commitment to wine o’clock. At least I’m always making it to bed now rather than dropping off in front of something Scandi on NetFlix. For a start, I find it helps to take away the taste of the alcohol-free alternatives I’ve been drinking instead of reaching for the gin. Anything had to be better than #Yne’s beetroot-based cabernet substitute.
French ambassador ordered to leave Belarus, embassy says
France's ambassador has been ordered out of Belarus and has already left the country, according to the French embassy in Minsk. The embassy did not say why the ambassador, Nicolas de Bouillane, had been told to leave by the Belarusian foreign ministry. "Ambassador Nicolas de Lacoste left Belarus today," said an embassy spokesperson. "The Belarusian foreign ministry has requested that the ambassador leave before October 18," the spokeswoman said. During the year following the election, she mobilised world leaders, calling on the international community to press for a new presidential election in Belarus.
World Menopause Day: Lorraine Kelly on redefining menopause and why keeping the conversation going is so important
Lorraine Kelly is recalling a holiday in Spain with her husband around a decade ago, when she really wasn’t feeling herself. Lots of women go, ‘Yeah, we know it’s coming but we don’t really know what it’s all about’. TODO: define component type factbox“I think there was this stigma that women had the menopause and then you’re over the hill,” Kelly adds. “Everybody’s menopause is different; I think it’s really important to talk about how different it can be for everyone too,” Kelly adds. And that’s what we want.”Lorraine Kelly is partnering with Always Discreet to empower women to talk openly about menopause and live it their way.
Love and Other Acts of Violence review: A little out of time
He is brash, nervous, and talks too much about the protests he’s organising at his university. Their relationship unfurls, slowly and then quickly, all while the world behind them begins to burn. The difference is in the seams of cruelty that run through their affair: as the society around them collapses into a fascist state, moments of violence splinter through their relationship. As the passionate activist and poet, Mothersdale has a rangy, mercurial charisma, agitated and prowling around the stage. His tactics alarm Weinstock’s more controlled Jewish university physicist, a woman who wants to believe in the goodness of the state but holds a well of inherited grief in her body.
Cuba: People watch a tornado-like waterspout spiralling off the coast of Cienfuegos
Cuba: People watch a tornado-like waterspout spiralling off the coast of CienfuegosMultiple videos of a waterspout have been filed by residents off the coast of Cuba. No damage was reported after the spout's brief ten minute appearance.
Woman raped on Philadelphia train while witnesses did nothing: ‘I have no words’
Several passengers on a moving train in Pennsylvania saw a man sexually assaulting a woman last week but did not intervene, officials said. The man, identified as 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, sat next to the woman and tried to start a conversation with her. Over the next few minutes, Mr Ngoy was seen getting aggressive and harassing her. When she kept rejecting his advances, Mr Ngoy ripped her clothes off, Septa spokesperson Andrew Busch said, according to NBC News. The attack may have been stopped sooner if a rider had called 911, Mr Busch said.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build 'metaverse'
Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform. The company said in a blog post on Sunday that those high-skilled workers will help build “the metaverse”, a futuristic notion for connecting people online that encompasses augmented and virtual reality. Facebook says it will make interacting online "much closer to the experience of interacting in person." "The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities. "This investment is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European tech industry and the potential of European tech talent."
An online manga draws attention to toxic work environments in the fashion industry
Manga artist Zenzo has authored two online comics in which she charts her own journey of misery and abuse while working in the country’s apparel industry. In July, she posted the first manga, “Two Months Ago I Wanted to Die,” to her @zettdot Twitter account. Its overarching message is one that encourages others in similar situations to pay better attention to their own mental well-being. “My boss said my attitude toward work was bad, I requested too many holidays, and that my co-workers probably didn’t trust me. Though the manga industry isn’t known for the best working conditions either, at least the work itself should be therapeutic.
Restaurants to trial entry with proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test
The government said Monday it will begin conducting trials this week using proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or negative test results at eateries in preparation for another possible wave of infections this winter. The trials will begin Thursday in Kyoto Prefecture, followed by Hokkaido and Fukuoka Prefecture. A Japanese restaurant in Kyoto Prefecture, an izakaya pub in Hokkaido and a hotel restaurant in Fukuoka Prefecture are among the facilities at which the trials will take place, according to the government. Using the trials as a framework, the government wants to avoid imposing strict steps uniformly and to continue economic activity even if the country is hit by another wave. Trials using proof of vaccination or negative test results have been held at professional soccer matches.
Video: Woman protests outside of Brian Laundrie's family home
Video: Cops warn protestors to stop harassing Brian Laundrie's parents at their home as the father removes tribute to Gabby PetitoWoman demands parents to come forward as protests continue outside Laundrie's family home in North Port, Florida.
Facebook announces 10,000 EU jobs to build 'metaverse'
Advertising Read moreParis (AFP)Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build the "metaverse", a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future. "Today, we are announcing a plan to create 10,000 new high skilled jobs within the European Union (EU) over the next five years." Virtual reality glasses could put you "face-to-face" with a friend -- who is actually thousands of miles away. - Blurring the lines -Metaverse enthusiasts point out that the internet is already starting to blur the lines between virtual experiences and "real" ones. It is not the only company pouring millions into developing the technology that could turn a fully-fledged version of the metaverse into reality.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 EU workers to create its new 'metaverse'
Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform. Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform where people exist and communicate in shared virtual spaces. Advertising Read moreThe company said in a blog post Sunday that those high-skilled workers will help build “the metaverse,” a futuristic notion for connecting people online that encompasses augmented and virtual reality. Facebook also said in July it was creating a product team to work on the metaverse which would be part of Facebook Reality Labs, its augmented reality and virtual reality group. "This investment (in new jobs) is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European tech industry and the potential of European tech talent," the company said.
LG Energy Solution, Stellantis team up for joint battery factory in US
LG Energy Solution and global automaker Stellantis said Monday they will form a joint venture in the United States to target the fast-growing North American electric vehicle market.The partnership will break ground on a new EV battery manufacturing facility in the second quarter next year. Scheduled for commercial operation by the first quarter of 2024, the new factory is to churn out 40 gigawatt-hours of EV batteries annually.“The name and the location of the joint venture haven’t been decided yet,” an LG Energy Solution official in Seoul said, while declining to give details about the equity stakes that two sides will hold.The EV batteries produced at the plant will be supplied to Stellantis’ factories in the US, Canada and Mexico to be mounted on the automaker’s next-generation EV lineups. Stellantis is the world’s No. 4 carmaker launched by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French auto giant PSA earlier this year.The partnership will allow LG Energy Solution to maintain its status as the top EV battery supplier in the US.The Korean battery producer has originally aimed to secure a total production capacity of at least 140GWh by 2025 in the US. The LG Energy Solution-Stellantis factory is estimated to cost around 3 trillion won ($2.5 billion), which is just the fragment of 30 billion euros ($34.7 billion) Stellantis aims to inject for electrification by 2025.The LG-Stellantis deal is the latest in a series of battery producer-automaker tie-ups, as car brands race to secure enough battery supplies in their migration to the EV era.In December 2019, LG Energy Solution and General Motors formed a US joint venture Ultium Cells, which is currently building two 35GWh battery plants, one in Ohio and the other in Tennessee.SK Innovation and Ford last month officially kicked off a joint venture BlueOvalSK, which plans to invest $11.4 billion to build three new battery factories in the US -- one in Tennessee and two in Kentucky -- each with a capacity of 43GWh.By
Hana partners with Hyundai, Kia for connected car financial services
South Korea’s Hana Bank on Monday said it has teamed up with the nation’s top automakers Hyundai Motor and Kia alongside fintech startup Finda to develop financial services and products tied to connected car technologies.A connected car refers to a car equipped with internet access, usually a wireless local area network. This allows the car to share internet access and data with other devices inside and outside the vehicle.Though details are currently in the works, Hana plans to jointly develop financial products for connected car users and search for new big data projects, with the new partners. The partnership will be further expanded to introduce new services to the financial market, Hana said.Hyundai and Kia have been providing its connected car services to its customers through systems “Blue Link,” “Kia Connected Services” and “Genesis Connected Services.”Hana’s fintech partner Finda operates an eponymous web portal that provides information about financial products -- ranging from personal and mortgage loans, investment instruments, credit cards to insurance products.“The latest partnership enabled us to understand the future of the auto industry beyond its fundamental purpose of providing mobility,” Kim So-jung, deputy president of Hana’s digital retail team said.“We will continue to make efforts to improve customer convenience by catering to their needs of providing a lifestyle platform which integrates banking and auto services with finance technology.”Hana Bank reported a net profit of 1.25 trillion won ($1.05 billion) for the first half of the year, up 17.9 percent on-year.By Jung Min-kyung ( mkjung@heraldcorp.com
Mob burns down 20 Hindu homes in Bangladesh's Rangpur: Report
NEW DELHI: Fresh communal violence was reported in Bangladesh on Sunday when more than 20 houses of Hindus were burned down by a mob in the city Rangpur.As per a news report, the incident followed a rumour after a Hindu youth allegedly posted a status on Facebook - hurting religious sentiments of Muslims. "Tension erupted there after a Hindu youth allegedly posted an offensive status on Facebook. Police secured his home after the post went viral. Highspeed mobile phone internet services were shut down in an apparent bid to prevent the violence from spreading. (With inputs from Agencies
Flight attendants trade heels for sneakers on Ukraine's SkyUp Airlines
SkyUp Airlines, the privately-owned Ukrainian carrier that employs Denysenko, decided to put an end to heels and pencil skirts after collecting feedback from flight attendants about their uniform. The new SkyUp uniform for women now includes white Nike sneakers and a loose orange suit with trousers and a silk scarf, both made by Ukrainian brands. Related content Flight attendant uniforms and the designers who created them"Shoes (with) heels look beautiful, I do not argue with that, but feet suffer and swell by the end of the flight. The company said they researched the history of cabin crew uniforms and decided to ditch what they called "conservative" elements of a flight attendant's look. "We found out that despite the fact that the image of a female flight attendant is very romanticized, their job demands a lot of physical training," the head of the SkyUp Airlines marketing department, Marianna Grygorash, said.
Gabby Petito: Family foundation kicks off with strong showing: LIVE UPDATES
First fundraiser for the new Gabby Petito Foundation saw a line out the door when it kicked offThe first fundraiser for the new Gabby Petito Foundation saw a line out the door when it kicked off Sunday afternoon in her Long Island hometown. An estimated 200 people stopped in to pay their respects in the first hour of a planned six-hour event at 89 North, a rock venue in Patchogue, New York, which is ten minutes from where Gabby grew up in Blue Point, according to staff members and the volunteer doorman. Petito’s story has touched the hearts of people across the country – with many referring to the travel-blogging 22-year-old as "America’s daughter." The fundraiser for a charity in her honor aimed at aiding the families of other missing persons drew supporters ranging from local business owners to civil servants and other citizens Sunday. Click here for the full story
Suspect in arson outside New York Jewish school nabbed, police say
The suspect seen pouring gasoline in front of a Yeshiva in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been apprehended, police told Fox News early Monday. The incident occurred outside the Yeshiva of Flatbush at about 7:27 p.m. on Thursday, police said. The gasoline was poured outside the fence and then set on fire. A security guard at the building managed to douse the fire, the New York Post reported. GET THE FOX NEWS APPSharee Jones, 39, has been arrested and charged in the incident, police said.
Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to form battery production joint venture for U.S. market
An Evbox electric automobile charge point in a Peugeot showroom, operated by Stellantis NV, in Paris, France, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Automaker Stellantis NV and battery maker LG Energy Solution entered an agreement to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America, the companies said on Monday. The batteries produced at the new facility will be supplied to Stellantis' electric vehicle plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico, to support Stellantis' goal of having more than 40% of its U.S. sales consist of e-vehicles by 2030. The plant is targeted to start by the first quarter of 2024 and aims to have an annual production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours. The location of the plant is under review and will be announced at a later date, and the groundbreaking for the facility is expected in the second quarter of 2022, the companies said in their statement.
Defense analyst says the right response to China's hypersonic missile test is... no response
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailDefense analyst says the right response to China's hypersonic missile test is... no responseJeffrey Lewis from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies says China's hypersonic missile test as reported in the Financial Times is a response to U.S. defense systems in the Alaska and that the best response is to not respond because there is no victory in an arms race.
How green champion Sweden could end up exporting its carbon sins
That might be good for Sweden's emissions targets, but not such good news for the rest of the planet. It has the world's highest carbon tax at $137 per tonne and is a leader in the use of renewable energy. In 2018, its carbon emissions per head stood at 3.5 tonnes, well below the European Union average of 6.4 tonnes, according to World Bank data. The World Bank says only 22% of global emissions were covered by pricing mechanisms last year and the International Monetary Fund put the average global price of carbon at $3 a tonne - a tiny fraction of Sweden's carbon tax. read moreThey say switching to so-called green hydrogen power would reduce Sweden's emissions by about 10%, a big step towards reaching the country's 2045 net zero emission goal.
Playbook Paris: Macron dit les choses à Poitiers — Visite papale — Minsk, suspend tes vols
Par PAULINE DE SAINT REMYEnvoyez vos infos | Abonnez-vous gratuitement | Voir dans le navigateurBonjour à toutes et à tous, bon réveil, nous sommes lundi 18 octobre 2021. Castex a notamment dans ses valises le ministre des Affaires étrangères, Jean-Yves Le Drian, et le ministre de l’Intérieur (et des Cultes! Les Etats-Unis, par exemple, sont fermement opposés au plan et veulent donner la priorité à la productivité. Ils vont en effet discuter des mesures à prendre face à la Biélorussie. Un grand merci à : mon éditeur Jules Darmanin, Pierre-Paul Bermingham pour la veille et Grace Stranger pour la mise en ligne.
Brussels Playbook: Rule of law — Belavia in EU crosshairs — Commission
The question is, will Commission President Ursula von der Leyen heed her departing ally’s warning, or go her own way. He has been speaking to several EU leaders ahead of the Council. EU leaders have accused Belarus’ authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko of deliberately orchestrating the migration waves. Some Irish firms continue to lease planes to Belavia, which are used to transport migrants to the EU’s border, three EU diplomats told Playbook. SUBSCRIBE to the POLITICO newsletter family: Brussels Playbook | London Playbook | Playbook Paris | EU Confidential | Sunday Crunch | EU Influence | London Influence | AI: Decoded | Digital Bridge | China Direct | D.C. Playbook | All our POLITICO Pro policy morning newsletters
Facebook to Hire 10,000 Workers in EU to Build Up 'Metaverse'
By Ben OttoFacebook Inc. is planning to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years to build a virtual realm its sees as a key component of its future and a major driver of new technology investment. The U.S. social media giant said Sunday that it would embark on a recruiting drive for highly skilled workers in the region to help build a "metaverse," an online realm where users engage with each other using technologies including virtual and augmented reality.
Philips Delivers Q3 Sales of EUR 4.2 Billion
By Sabela OjeaKoninklijke Philips NV reported on Monday a significant rise in net profit for the third quarter but suffered a decline in sales for the period, which also missed market views. The Dutch medical-technology group posted a net profit from continuing operations of 2.98 billion euros ($3.46 billion) compared with EUR340 million for the same period a year earlier. It was expected to decline to EUR236 million, taken from the company's compiled consensus.
Kazakh runners sprint up ski slope in Red Bull race
Participants had to run up a dry ski slope instead of sliding down it during the 400-metre race. The slope was covered with a thick net to help the athletes climb up the steep slope. Red Bull has been holding the race for the last ten years in different locations. It describes the race as the "toughest 400-metre run on the planet" on its website.
Philips 3Q Sales Missed Market Views, FY Comparable Sales Expected to Grow Slightly -- Update
By Sabela OjeaKoninklijke Philips NV reported on Monday a significant rise in net profit for the third quarter but suffered a decline in sales for the period, which also missed market views. The Dutch medical-technology group said its results were hit by supply-chain issues, which led to longer lead times to convert its strong order book to revenue during the period.
Police say a woman was raped on Pennsylvania train while others sat and did nothing: ‘I have no words’
File image: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority’s buses and trains at Frankford terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Getty Images)Several passengers on a moving train in Pennsylvania saw a man sexually assaulting a woman last week but did not intervene, officials said. The man, identified as 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, sat next to the woman and tried to start a conversation with her. Over the next few minutes, Mr Ngoy was seen getting aggressive and harassing her. When she kept rejecting his advances, Mr Ngoy ripped her clothes off, Septa spokesperson Andrew Busch said, according to NBC News. The attack may have been stopped sooner if a rider had called 911, Mr Busch said.
Taiwan's Foxconn shows off three electric vehicle prototypes
People wear masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while passing a Foxconn office building in TaipeiBy Yimou LeeTAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan tech giant Foxconn unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc and other tech firms. Gou drove the sedan, which was jointly developed with Italian design firm Pininfarina, onto the stage to the tune of "Happy Birthday". Foxconn this month bought a factory from U.S. startup Lordstown Motors Corp to make electric cars. In August it bought a chip plant in Taiwan in a move to supply future demand for auto chips. Foxconn has also set a target to provide components or services for 10% of the world's EVs by between 2025 and 2027.
Philips lowers outlook as recall, parts shortages bite
FILE PHOTO: Dutch technology company Philips' logo is seen at the company headquarters in AmsterdamAMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Dutch health technology company Philips lowered its outlook on Monday for sales and profit growth in 2021, as a massive recall of respiratory devices and a global shortage of electronic components hit its third-quarter earnings. Comparable sales in the July-September period fell 7.6% from last year as Philips started the recall of up to four million of its respiratory devices and ventilators, as parts might degrade and become toxic. Revenue was also lower due to global supply chain problems, as a shortage of electronic components and parts meant it took Philips longer than expected to turn orders into sales. "Supply chain volatility has intensified globally," Chief Executive Frans van Houten said. ($1 = 0.8638 euros)(Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Kim Coghill)
Ask Amy: New friendship takes an asexual turn
You could send out a group email, offering some direction. Tell them: “The season is upon us and we are anticipating birthdays and holidays. This year we are trying to reduce the material abundance in our household and are encouraging people to send only one gift per child – or offer them “experiences” instead of material gifts. If you’d like ideas, we’d be happy to supply them, and as always, we are so grateful for your thoughtfulness and attention. Our children are very lucky!”
Horoscope for Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Gemini (May 21-June 20)This is a marvelous day to socialize! Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)Your communications will be strong and positive today, which is why you will be successful talking to others or teaching. In other words, whatever way you choose to communicate will be a positive experience for you. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)This is a marvelous day for you because the sun, Mercury and Mars are all in Libra. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)This is a feel-good day; however, you will prefer to enjoy your pleasures in a private moment.
CPD officers shot at in West Garfield Park; 1 in custody
Chicago police officers were shot at Sunday night in West Garfield Park on the West Side. The officers were in an unmarked car when they attempted to stop a male on the street after observing a bulge in his jacket about 9:35 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street when he fled and fired at officers from a gangway, Chicago police said. The officers were not shot and didn’t return fire, and no other injuries were reported, police said. A weapon was recovered and a person was in custody, police said.
Fire crews make progress against Southern California blaze
More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air. Firefighters persisted in making progress Saturday, Oct. 17, against a wildfire burning for a sixth day in Southern California coastal mountains. Firefighters persisted in making progress Saturday, Oct. 17, against a wildfire burning for a sixth day in Southern California coastal mountains. Chiu, File)SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains, officials said Sunday. More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air.
Upper Michigan sheriff departments launch Project Lifesaver
Garrett NeeseThe Daily Mining Gazette (Houghton)Hancock — Local sheriff's departments are partnering on a project to ensure at-risk people with cognitive impairments who wander from home can be easily located. Representatives from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties' sheriff's departments announced participation in Project Lifesaver, a program that provides radio frequency transmitters to be worn by people prone to wandering. The four sheriff's departments will partner with Superior Search & Rescue. The other three sheriff's departments were just as enthusiastic. Searches through Project Lifesaver take an average of half an hour, Klein said.
NMSU campus power system a ‘living lab’
It also includes a massive, industrial-scale ice-making facility that opened on campus in 2013 to supply chilled water for efficient, energy-saving cooling of all university buildings. Today, the ice plant alone saves enough electricity annually to power nearly 500 houses year-round. “We used to spend, like, $1 million per month on average before the ice plant and the smart-control network came online,” Chavez said. The university also installed a co-generation system in 1998 at its gas plant to capture waste heat from the gas turbine. The entire system is now a “living lab” for research and education at NMSU.
West Side food pantry holds fundraising hike: Saturday, Oct. 23
JOURNAL STAFF REPORTThe Rio Grande Food Project will hold its annual Hike to End Hunger on Saturday. The event raises money to support the organization, which is based on Albuquerque’s West Side and distributes about 54,000 pounds of food each month, according to a news release. All hikes will finish at the Boxing Bear between 10 a.m. and noon, where $1 for every beer purchased will be donated to the project. The upper trail and the Boxing Bear patio are both stroller-, kid-, and dog-friendly, the release said. Those who don’t want to walk or hike can support the fundraiser at the brewery.
Today in History
In 1969, the federal government banned artificial sweeteners known as cyclamates (SY’-kluh-maytz) because of evidence they caused cancer in laboratory rats. In 1972, Congress passed the Clean Water Act, overriding President Richard Nixon’s veto. In 1997, a monument honoring American servicewomen, past and present, was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2001, CBS News announced that an employee in anchorman Dan Rather’s office had tested positive for skin anthrax. (James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were each sentenced to 25 years in prison.)
Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic
Avian flu is the world’s other ongoing pandemic and H5N8 is just one strain that has torn through thousands of chicken, duck and turkey flocks across nearly 50 countries including Britain in recent years and shows no sign of stopping. When 150 workers at the farm were tested, five women and two men were found to have the disease, albeit mildly. Factory farming and diseaseThe WHO suspects, but has no proof, that Covid-19 is linked to the intensive breeding of animals in south-east Asia’s many barely regulated wildlife farms. UN bodies, academics and epidemiologists recognise the link between the emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses and increasingly intensive poultry farming. “Influenza’s infiltration into industrial livestock and poultry is so complete that these farms now act as their own reservoirs [of disease],” he says.
Krautrock legends Faust: ‘We were naked and stoned a lot – and we ate dog food’
Photograph: Kurt GraupnerThe thing is, says Peron, the stories about Wümme are so lurid they overshadow how much work Faust did there. We were stoned a lot, we had a lot of good times. We drove an old rusty car and sometimes ate dog food – things like that. But we had a good life.”In fairness, this does slightly contradict Irmler’s suggestion that Faust were “the laziest band ever”. The former is a crazed, three-track torrent of tape experiments, synthesized noise, distorted guitar jamming, abstract piano interludes and marching band music.
Fukushima: Japan’s new PM won’t delay release of contaminated water into ocean
Japan’s new prime minister, Fumio Kishida, has said that there can be no delay to plans to release contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea, despite opposition from fishers and neighbouring countries. More than one million tonnes of water are being stored in 1,000 tanks at the site, and Tepco has warned that space will run out late next year. The government and Tepco said in April that work to release the heavily diluted water would begin in the spring of 2023 and take decades to complete. Tepco’s Advanced Liquid Processing System reduces radioactive substances in the water to safe levels, but the system is unable to filter out tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. Kishida has said that nuclear power must be part of Japan’s energy mix if it is to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Disappearance of Cleo Smith, four, from family’s tent in Western Australia ‘extremely concerning’
The disappearance of a four-year-old girl from a Western Australian campsite is “extremely concerning” and police say a search has yet to turn up any answers. Cleo Smith was last seen about 1.30am on Saturday at the Blowholes campsite on the coast at Macleod, north of Carnarvon. The girl was wearing a pink one-piece sleepsuit with a blue and yellow pattern when she was last seen. We just want any information concerning Cleo.”Her mother, Ellie Smith, took to social media early on Sunday pleading for help. Photograph: WA PoliceEarlier Smith posted that she had woken at 6am on Saturday to find her daughter wasn’t in their shared tent.
Michael Caine on Brexit, Boris Johnson and big breaks: ‘I’ve done 150 movies. I think that’s enough’
But that’s progress, that’s history. One day, I suggest, he’s going to reconsider that position, but he’s having none of it. “So I’m going to get a smaller one,” he says. So I’m going to move back to be nearer to them, where it’s easier for them to visit. I’m going to move to Wimbledon.
Soldier died trapped in tank after live bullets halted rescuers on Salisbury Plain
A soldier who died after a tank “overturned” on Salisbury Plain could not be freed by firefighters because the armoured vehicle was packed with live ammunition, sources have suggested. The vehicle overturned near the village of Enford, Wiltshire, and hit a tree, trapping several soldiers inside, a source told the BBC. Wiltshire Police said a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive and the Army has been launched. An Army spokesman added: "It is with sadness that we can confirm the death of Private Jethro Watson-Pickering in an incident on Salisbury Plain training area. Wiltshire Today understands a tank rolled over in the incident, leaving a soldier with significant injuries who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rochelle Humes: 'People think I've got it together, but I haven't'
If I’m on This Morning [Rochelle is part of the presenting team as a stand-in host], I leave home at 6.30am. I’m just trying to do the right thing by my kids and be a role model at home. Alaia understands what we do, Vali knows Marv and I are on the telly, but I don’t think she thinks it’s anything out of the ordinary. There’s always a great chef in the studio who will have cooked lunch, so that’s one job out of the way. Then I get home and before I know it, I’m back out to pick up the kids.
Qataris take lead to bag Selfridges in £2bn auction
Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is reportedly in talks to buy Selfridges as the owners of the department chain eye a £4bn sale. The Qatar Investment Authority is said to be mulling a deal to buy the retailer, with City sources telling the Mail on Sunday that the Gulf nation has taken a lead over potential rivals. It would add to a growing high street empire run by the fund, which bought Harrods for £1.5bn from Mohammed Al-Fayed in 2010 and also purchased the Parisian retailer Printemps in 2013 for 1.75bn (£1.47bn). The Qataris are not said to be in exclusive talks for the sale, and may yet be usurped by a rival bidder. The sovereign wealth fund of rival gulf nation Saudi Arabia is understood to be considering a bid of its own, following its takeover of Newcastle United Football Club earlier this month for £300m.
MPs buy into crypto just as regulators start crackdown
When he was still in No 11 Downing Street, Philip Hammond was known for keeping grip on the public purse strings so assiduously that he attracted the nickname “spreadsheet Phil”. Now the former Chancellor is looking after a very different kind of wallet. Lord Hammond of Runnymede was this week appointed as a senior advisor to Copper, a UK cryptocurrency start-up. The fast-growing company, which raised $75m (£55m) this summer, acts as a gateway between mainstream finance and unregulated digital coin markets, handling $50bn in transitions per month. “For Lord Hammond, this is a matter of making sure Britain doesn’t fall behind,” says Dimitry Tokarev, chief executive of Copper, “brushing off blockchain could be a mistake with a significant cost to the economy.”
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse
Internal research by Facebook found that Instagram, which it owns, was affecting the mental health of teenagers. But Facebook did not share its findings when they suggested that the platform was a "toxic" place for many youngsters.
UK snubbed in first stage of €2bn hydrogen plant scheme
Britain has been left out of an initial wave of hydrogen plants announced by Sir Jim Ratcliffe after the chemicals tycoon unveiled plans for factories in Norway, Germany and Belgium. The billionaire’s company Ineos is to invest more than €2bn (£1.7bn) into electrolysis projects to make zero-carbon green hydrogen across Europe. This will be followed by projects in Germany and Belgium. Ineos said that it also intends to invest in France and the UK, where the hydrogen business will be headquartered, but did not give details. How hydrogen output could expand in the coming decades, using carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS):
'Our son would still be alive if he had been seen by a GP in person'
Once at the Emergency Department, they said, he was left alone, despite being in a confused and serious state, and fell, causing an injury to his head. He died two days later despite efforts to save him by neurosurgeons at Leeds General Infirmary. Mr and Mrs Nash are paying thousands of pounds for an independent neurosurgeon to investigate how their son died, while hoping an inquest starting in Wakefield on November 30 will provide answers. They also hope there will be a change in attitudes among GPs towards face-to-face consultations. Mr Nash said: "How do you diagnose an ear infection, what type of ear infection it is without actually looking in the ear?"
'Running out of time': Asia struggles to kick coal addiction
At a village of red-roofed houses in the shadow of the Suralaya plant, coal dust often builds up on rooftops and residents complain of poor health. “People complain of irritation to their eyes when they are out working in the fields.”Villager Edi Suriana, who lives near the Suralaya coal plant, speaks during an interview. Local fisherman Suwiro speaks during an interview in his village near the Suralaya coal power plant. | AFP-JIJIIt is going ahead despite a vow by Seoul earlier this year not to fund any more overseas coal plants. Coal is unloaded from a barge at the Suralaya coal power plant.
Netflix's mega hit Squid Game is revealed to be worth almost $1.2 BILLION for the streaming giant
Netflix's biggest original series Squid Game is estimated to be worth almost $US900 million ($A1.2 billion) for the streaming giant, Bloomberg News reports, citing figures from an internal Netflix document. In comparison to its estimated net worth, the show cost just $US21.4 million ($A28.8 million) to produce, Bloomberg said. Netflix had earlier announced the show had amassed 111 million fans, but Bloomberg said those figures were based on slightly older data. In China, where Netflix is unavailable without a VPN, a Beijing bakery has introduced a Squid Game-themed confection-making challenge in its store. The show has even drawn positive comments from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, with the billionaire calling the work 'impressive and inspiring'.
India and China deadlocked over troops near key Himalayan pass
China last year positioned troops at key location in the plains, denying India access to 300 square kilometers of land ever since, the people said. Chinese soldiers, by contrast, can retreat to high-altitude locations on the expansive Tibetan Plateau, the people said. The Indian army and the Defense Ministry didn’t respond to requests for comment on the details of the border talks. The tensions culminated in a clash in the Galwan Valley in June 2020 that left 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers dead. In response, India shifted at least 50,000 additional troops to its border with China in a historic move toward an offensive military posture.
Vaccine effects fall over time, especially among older people, survey shows
The effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines declines over time, especially among older people, according to a survey by one Japanese city that covered 500 residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The survey focused on the levels of neutralizing activity, or ability to prevent infections, to examine the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Between 30 and 90 days after the second dose, the median figure of neutralizing activity stood at 753 among people under 40. After 90 days or more, the figure fell to 106. Even if the effectiveness of preventing infections declines, the effects of avoiding severe COVID-19 symptoms are believed to last.
Pictured: Terror suspect 'who killed Sir David Amess at RANDOM'
AdvertisementAli Harbi Ali, 25, is being held by police on suspicion of murdering Conservative MP Sir David AmessThe terror suspect accused of stabbing Sir David Amess to death has been pictured for the first time. Police are also investigating the alleged close ties between Sir David and Qatar. So, this is not the end of Sir David Amess MP. AdvertisementSouthend West MP Sir David was meeting constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, when he was stabbed to death. From the information that has so far been made public, the most important fact about the killing of Sir David Amess seems clear.
Ohio Christian group whose 17 missionaries were kidnapped in Haiti has tens of millions in assets
It is controlled by the 400 Mawozo gang, whose members are now likely to demand a fee for the hostages' release. Christian Aid Missionaries balance sheet shows the group has $87 million in assets'They're going to negotiate,' he said. He added: 'The 400 Mawozo gang don't want to kill the hostages. A group of 17 missionaries working in the area was abducted on SaturdayThe 17 missionaries worked for the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, an Amish group. The kidnappers are believed to be members of the 400 Mawozo gang, the Miami Herald reported.
Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News
Russia has confirmed 7,992, 687cases of coronavirus and 223,312 deaths , according to the national coronavirus information center. — Russia reported 25,113 new coronavirus cases and a new record high of 929 deaths. 220 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine will be delivered to UNICEF once the vaccine receives WHO Emergency Use Listing. Cornivac-Cov vaccine, the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for pets, is available in public and private veterinary clinics across several regions of Russia. — Russia has made deals to sell more than 205 million doses of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine across 45 countries, Forbes Russia reported.
Korea Shipbuilding grabs W416b order for 2 container carriers
Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE) said Monday it has signed a 416 billion-won ($350.4 million) deal to build two container carriers. Under the deal with a shipping company in the Marshall Islands, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. will build the vessels and deliver them by April 2024, the shipbuilding holding company said in a regulatory filing. KSOE, the subholding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co. (HHIH), has three shipbuilders -- Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. (Yonhap)
S. Korea voices concern over Japan's Fukushima water release plan
(South Korean Foreign Ministry)South Korea has expressed concern over the new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's plan to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, Seoul officials said Monday. "Japan's decision (to discharge the wastewater) was made without enough consultations with the neighboring nations," a senior foreign ministry official said. "We have expressed serious concerns and opposition to its plan, which could affect our people's health and security as well as the ocean environment." The ministry said it will continue to deliver its concerns to Tokyo and work with the international community, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to closely monitor the whole process of the Fukushima wastewater disposal. The IAEA has vowed to closely consult with South Korea and other nations over Fukushima's water release to ensure its safety and assess its environmental impact on the ocean, the ministry said.
Paris Baguette franchise to launch in Indonesia
SPC Group’s bakery chain Paris Baguette will enter Indonesia, opening its first franchise store in Jakarta next month, it said Monday.According to the South Korean food and bakery maker, it has has set up a joint venture with Indonesia’s Erajaya Group for the purpose.The joint entity will operate Paris Baguette bakeries in Indonesia. Following the November opening of the first store in the capital, more Paris Baguette stores will be added in major cities like Bali and Medan, SPC Group said.Erajaya is Indonesia’s leading distributor and retailer of mobile phones. The Southeast Asian conglomerate also operates other consumer retail businesses such as discount stores, restaurants and stores of Korean cosmetics brand The Face Shop.Indonesia is SPC’s seventh market. The group operates some 430 Paris Baguette stores around the globe including in the United States, France, China, Singapore and Vietnam.SPC Group hopes its Indonesian presence could help it make inroads into the Middle East, as the country has a large Muslim population.“We will accelerate growth in Southeast Asia along with our existing businesses in Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia. The company will build a local factory in Malaysia soon to expedite our global business,” an official from SPC said.By Kang Jae-eun ( kang.jaeeun@heraldcorp.com
Coronavirus: China traces path of infected tourists and closes popular sites to contain new outbreak
Dayan Pagoda, also known as Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, in Xian is among sites visited by a group of tourists who have since tested positive for coronavirus. Photo: Shutterstock
Cop26 summit 'is mismanaged': Sponsors of climate change conference condemn it as 'very last minute'
Companies that have spent millions sponsoring the Cop26 climate summit have condemned the event as ‘mismanaged’ and ‘very last minute’. Leaders will meet in Glasgow to try to ensure countries meet their climate ambitions. The Glasgow summit is considered the last chance to put the world on track to meet its climate ambitions. Street artists paint a mural on a wall opposite the Cop26 climate summit venue in GlasgowBut the paper reported that there have been a series of complaints to the organisers about delays to the green zone plans. Other sources have described the ‘shifting goal posts’ and ‘inertia’ plaguing the Cop26 planning as ‘deeply frustrating’.
Chicago museum fires all of it's mostly White female, financially well-off docents for lack of diversity
The Art Institute of Chicago fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older White women, to diversify its team. Docents are trained volunteers who lead tours of museums, and at the Art Institute, they averaged 15 years of unpaid service. CHICAGO FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST POLICE UNION; LIGHTFOOT DENOUNCES 'RHETORIC OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS'The firings were apparently sparked by the fact that most of the docent staff was composed of older White, financially well-off women, the outlet reported. "Still, the Art Institute hasn’t explained why they had to be jettisoned en masse and not diversified over time. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Art Institute told Fox News in comment on Sunday that they "have not fired anyone."
Sun, sea and the opposite sex as Saudi slowly loosens up
Saudis are being permitted to mix at parties attended by both sexes, as the kingdom continues a liberalisation driveAdvertising Read moreJeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP)For Asma, spending a day on the beach with her boyfriend was unthinkable until recently in deeply conservative Saudi Arabia. Now, the 32-year-old is dancing with her partner on white sands fringing the Red Sea, to music thumping from loudspeakers. Only business travellers and Muslim pilgrims could visit until 2019, when Saudi Arabia began offering tourist visas. Bilal Saudi, head of events at King Abdullah Economic City, said the beach was targeting "both local visitors and (foreign) tourists". "Life is normal (in Saudi Arabia)," said Asma, adding: "It wasn't normal before."
Climate Brief: News Roundup, A US small-town mayor sued the oil industry. Then Exxon went after him
The U.S. Treasury Department is now taking steps to better understand the financial risks of climate change and climate transition to Americans, especially in low-income and historically disadvantaged communities, a senior administration official told CNBC. It is part of the Biden administration’s overall effort to tackle climate change. But they are often ignored in the national climate plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions, that form the basis of negotiations at COP. No, the worst part about leather, according to environmental activists, is that it’s a major contributor to climate change. x "To take it out is to decide that climate change isn't a problem."
Socialist, Communists, Marxists, Oh My! Anti-Capitalist Meetup
It has turned its back on the captive peoples of Eastern Europe, abandoning their cause in the United Nations and in the official utterances of our government. The bypassing of our allies has contributed greatly to the shattering of free world unity and to the loss of free world continuity in opposing Communism. We oppose its admission into the United Nations. However, we will never abandon insistence on advantages for the free world. So does a caste / socially striated system:[In 1957] the infamous Songbun "caste system" was adopted by the Communist Party.
Iris
Welcome to Street Prophets Sunday Coffee Hour cleverly located at the intersection of religion and politics. One of my favorite flowers is the iris. They come in so many colors and are graceful and beautiful. Here are some of my pictures of iris.
LGBTQ Literature: Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle Over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall
Hill, on the other hand, connected the arrests to the larger history of vice officers policing queer people:It is clearly about shaming gay people. I remember when I was in college and first dipping my toes into gay life. So I was really intrigued when I saw Anna Lvovsky’s new book, Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle Over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall. Some arms of the state, such as sympathetic trial judges who had profound doubts about the tactics used by vice officers, clashed with other arms of the state, such as the virulently anti-gay vice officers themselves. Parts of it, such as the unique social anxieties hovering around gay life in the 1960s, might be specific to that tale.
DK Quilt Guild: We Can Bez Helpers?
Mama needs us to help her mark this quilt. I had planned to be finished with this quilt so I could show it today as show and tell. As they say, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Her your plans.” I am still marking the quilting on the borders and Moose and Squirrel are wonderful helpers! DK Quilt Guild is a place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world abetter place, one quilt at a time. Would you like to write a future DK Quilt Guild diary?
DK WAYWO: Virtual learning for Arts
I feel I am still in my learning phase with quilting and embroidery. The point of this is, while I prefer in person-learning, I have found online / virtual learning works well. What I miss most with the virtual learning is the lack of camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts. So even though meeting is person is limited, I feel I am still continuing my learning journey. What are you thoughts on virtual learning in crafts?
Week-end Wrap – Political Economy – October 17, 2021
Week-end Wrap – Political Economy – October 17, 2021Strategic Political Economy“You lost. Stop acting like you won”[White Hot Harlots (lyman alpha blob), via Naked Capitalism Water Cooler 10-14-21]“The abortion issue has been lost. Where is it Now?”Thomas Frank [YouTube, via Naked Capitalism Water Cooler 10-14-21]. [Twitter, via Naked Capitalism Water Cooler 10-14-21]x This same sentiment is brewing at Class I Railroads too. “Minimum Wage Machine”[Blake Fall-Conroy, via Naked Capitalism Water Cooler 10-14-21]“The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage.
IAN: Darren Harriott is from the Black Country
You could describe Darren Harriott as relentlessly upbeat. Maybe the reason the fast-talking 29-year-old is so happy is because he knows how differently things could have turned out. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries. We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!
What's Your Antipodal Point? Part 1
This thing:Yes, I have a hula hoop. I'd stand in the middle of the hoop and line things up, magical applied science. Well, the hula hoop was magical, though my big sister was the master of the silly thing when they first came out. The Buried LedeI live at — 42° 15? 17? N, 88° 50? 39? WSome while back, although I lacked a globe -- I attempted to locate My Antipodal Point. A scientific research cabin on the island is used for scientific or ecological short campaigns, but there is no permanent population.
PWB Peeps Open Thread: Tails to Tell
There are so many tails to tell. tails of happinesstails of lovetails of mischieftails of prideThis is a place for sharing our tales. Happy day to all peeps and critters! PWBPeeps is a group that posts a daily diary and nightly open thread for animal lovers. Here are few not-too-onerous PWB rules
Jane Fonda, astronaut?
I recall some years ago randomly watching television when I got to see Jane Fonda and her husband enthusiastically moving around on a shape shuttle. The shuttle was obviously a mockup, I do not know if Fonda owned the mockup or went to a NASA facility. I did read Jane Fonda was invited to a space shuttle launch which ended up a fiasco for NASA. Fonda is currently working with Greenpeace, and I found seeing her in a NASA mockup jarring to say the least.
Sekrit Armee Sundai — Armd and Redee
Here is a gentle reminder of how we do things:Pooties are cats; Woozles are dogs. Do not “Troll” the Pootie Peeps Diaries. If you have health/behavior issues with your pootie or woozle, feel free to bring it to the community. There are some pics we never post: snakes, creepy crawlies, any and all photos that depict or encourage human cruelty toward animals. Diz iz a frendlee remyndur datda Sekrit Armee iz eekwipt fur dere dooteezarmd and redee tu fite da gud fite andpurrteckt dere hoominz frum da forzuz ub ebil.
Some Insurrectionists Insist On Trying To Represent Themselves In Court
That choice already has led to some curious legal maneuvers and awkward exchanges in court. They risk getting themselves in more legal trouble if they say the wrong thing in court. The problem with stupidity is that one is rarely aware they are afflicted...WUSA9Alan Hostetter, a former California police chief and yoga instructor, told U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth he had decided to represent himself pro se. Federal prosecutors allege Fellows entered the Capitol through a broken window and smoked marijuana in Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley's office during the insurrection. Be careful what you wish for...Rome SentinelThe New Hartford man accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot and attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. will be allowed to represent himself in Federal Court.
News Roundup: Idaho GOP embraces antisemitism; 'bogus' academy highlights charter school mess
Idaho Republicans know what they stand for: antisemitism, deadly viruses, and "freeing your face." In the news today: The decay of the Republican Party into an anti-science, pro-hoax, violence-peddling, virus-promoting cult is a national issue, but that still doesn't explain whatever's been happening in Idaho. A man placed in solitary confinement for over a year is the first to use new law to sue over his treatment. And if you didn't know the nation's charter schools were a mess? The nation's charter schools are a mess.
Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States
Syringe and Vaccine(Image by NIAID) Details DMCAThe narrative related to the ongoing surge of new cases in the United States (US) is argued to be driven by areas with low vaccination rates. A similar narrative also has been observed in countries, such as Germany and the United Kingdom. At the same time, Israel that was hailed for its swift and high rates of vaccination has also seen a substantial resurgence in COVID-19 cases. We investigate the relationship between the percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases across 68 countries and across 2947 counties in the US.
Facebook Whistleblower Testimony Sparks Encore Presentation of the 9th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival
Due to these extraordinary times and our overall audience responses, we are broadcasting an "encore presentation" of this year's Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival on October 20 - 24, 2021. The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival, the world's first and only festival by whistleblowers, for whistleblowers (advocates and journalists), is happy to announce an encore presentation of the 2021 festival. The encore presentation will be hosted on Film Festival Flix, a streaming platform that partners with film festivals powering a curated virtual experience. It's the Encore Presentation of the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival at a fraction of the costs. We are also pleased to announce our partial slate of films for the 9th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival.
Five cartoons (to visualize)
Some of his face is showing but most of the view is through the windshield and rear view mirror. Two friends are walking down a downtown street with their collars up. but there is a little green, black-eyed alien helping an old woman cross the street and there is an alien walking three dogs and there is an alien weed-wacking. Highway sign of the timesHighway with orange cones and, ahead, a sign with flashing lights: "Road disappears 500 feet". A hundred feet further: 10 MPH A hundred feet further: "Go Back Home".
The New War
From NATO to the U.S. National Guard, militaries around the world are being called upon to fight climate change. A new Forever War. What could go wrong? Is this a viable and productive mission for militaries around the world? What problems in military-civil authority might arise?
Right-wing extremist soldiers pose threat to Lithuania
There are about 600 German troops in Lithuania, leading a Nato battlegroup. Two sides of the same coin should be mentioned when we look at foreign troops in Lithuania. Though Russian threat fortunately remains hypothetical, foreign soldiers deployed in the country cause serious trouble. Such persons served in Lithuania and, probably, serve now and pose a real threat to Lithuanian military, local population. Lithuanian authorities should fully realize this threat and do not turn a blind eye to the criminal behaviour of foreign military in Lithuania.
California's Reparations Task Force Debates Who Qualifies
Juneteenth reparations rally to demand reparations from the United States government. (Image by Fibonacci Blue) Details DMCAThe nine-member panel was created a year ago to study reparations for Black residents but is still grappling with who should qualify and what the compensation will look like. The council has until 2022 to report their findings. What happens in California tends to be a model for the country. In this case, nothing has gone easily, albeit predictably.
Nobel Prize for Medicine for Helping 200M People/Year at Risk for River Blindness & Ivermectin Future
Before the recent political and business campaign and censorship against Ivermectin was a Nobel Prize-winning wonder drug. It was being given to 200 million people to protect against River Blindness. Its role in other infectious parasites and Covid-19 virus is discussed.
Not exactly the knowledgeable approach of a supposed enlightened democracy
Southwest Airlines canceled some 1800 flights over the past weekend, October 8 thru 12, 2021. Truth be told this writer has been a loyal Southwest Airlines customer for over 20 years. However, Southwest was in the news lately having canceled over 1800 flights this past weekend. The FTA maintains there were no staffing shortages over the weekend and SWA competitors flying similar routes only experienced minor amounts of cancelations. Next Page 1 | 2(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).
It was before (a poem)
It was before I thoughtOf what I meant to tell youIt was before I watched the geese disappearAnd then stood up to count themBut I stopped trying to count themBecause they were too manyIt was before I saw themBefore I heard the first goose callingBefore I caught sight of the crescent moonAnd realized that the sun had setBefore I lifted my eyes to the skyAnd allowed myself to restIn my work clothesBut it was before thatThat I slipped into myselfBecause I had thought enoughIt was before the last leaf had fallenFrom the tree I was sitting underAnd before the siren fadedInto the cityscapeOf the dream you sent meBefore the news died downAnd before the wind died downBefore the last editIt was before I satBefore I stoppedBefore my body said stopAnd before I went back to workIn the backyardIt was before our conversationIt was before you left
It was after (a poem)
sign up for a Advocate premium membershipWould you like to know how many people have read this article? Or how reputable the author is? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too. It was after you leftAfter our conversationAfter I went back to workIn the backyard and after thatAfter my body said stopAnd I stopped and I satAfter I satIt was after the last editAfter the wind died downAfter the news died downAfter the sirens fadedInto the cityscapeOf the dream you sent meAfter I realizedThat the leaves had fallenFrom the tree I was sitting underNext Page 1 | 2 | 3(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).
What if TB, HIV medicines stop working? Experts unite against drug resistance
One major threat because of which medicines stop working against bugs that make us ill is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). AMR in tuberculosis (TB) and HIV has long been referred to as drug resistance. "TB and HIV drug resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment. A month before that, Dr Ishwar Gilada and Dr Sudarshan Mandal, head of Indian government's National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP), co-chaired a high level ASI Advisory Board Meeting on managing TB and HIV drug resistance. Combating drug resistance is a more compelling priority than ever before."
Revealed: Facebook's Secret Blacklist Of "Dangerous Individuals And Organizations"
Facebook has for many years barred users from speaking freely about people and groups it says promote violence. The restrictions appear to trace back to 2012, when in the face of growing alarm in Congress and the United Nations about online terrorist recruiting, Facebook added to its Community Standards a ban on “organizations with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity.” This modest rule has since ballooned into what’s known as the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, a sweeping set of restrictions on what Facebook’s nearly 3 billion users can say about an enormous and ever-growing roster of entities deemed beyond the pale.
The Supreme Court and Abortion: Why This Term is Important
The highest court in the land has convened in what may become a rather legendary term. Ever since Roe, right-to-lifers prefer to emphasize moral issues over legal ones. Since 1973, the legal issue this controversy presents has been one decided in terms of law. Then, under a Republican administration, the same Chief Shenanigan rushed through three court appointments, making the balance of the court now heavily in favor of so-called conservatives. It must be established that there are valid points of argument on both sides of the abortion issue.
Anti-Muslim hate crimes in India could affect Hindus in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina
Amid rising incidents of hate crimes against the Muslims in India and the Narendra Modi government's biased policies towards minorities, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned New Delhi that these incidents could affect the Hindu community in her country. With 12.7 million in numbers, Hindus are the second largest population after Muslims (135 million) in Bangladesh, which is the third-largest Hindu populated country of the world, just after India and Nepal. Rumors on social media about the alleged desecration of a Quran in Cumilla (Bangladesh) on Wednesday sparked tensions and communal violence. However, Hasina also used the occasion to urge India to remain vigilant against the escalation of any communal violence. "We expect that nothing happens there (in India), which could influence any situation in Bangladesh affecting our Hindu community here," Hasina said.
‘Are You Going to Keep Me Safe?’ Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence
“This pandemic really just added a magnifying glass.”In the earliest days of the pandemic, nightly celebrations lauded the bravery of front-line health care workers. Federal data shows health care workers faced 73% of all nonfatal injuries from workplace violence in the U.S. in 2018. “Front-line health care workers and first responders have been on the battlefield for 18 months,” Garland said. De Leon-Minch said the federal bill, which passed the House in April, aims to extend that protection to health care workers nationwide. For health care workers such as Kamara, all this antagonism toward them is a far cry from the early days of the pandemic when hospital workers were widely hailed as heroes.
We now know how badly our cities will be flooded due to climate change
It paints a picture of a future Earth in which, regardless of actions taken today, hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homes by rising sea levels. The carbon dioxide emissions already released into our atmosphere will linger for hundreds of years, warming the oceans and thus causing sea levels to rise. Each successive degree only increases the damage, as sea levels progressively rise and thereby displace more people. Increase that by half a degree, and suddenly 5.9 percent of Americans could deal with rising sea levels. If it goes up by 3°C or 4°C, 7.9 percent or 9.9 percent of the American population could see rising sea levels where they live.
Report Predicts Flooding Due to Climate Crisis Will Displace Millions
It paints a picture of a future Earth in which, regardless of actions taken today, hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homes by rising sea levels. The carbon dioxide emissions already released into our atmosphere will linger for hundreds of years, warming the oceans and thus causing sea levels to rise. Each successive degree only increases the damage, as sea levels progressively rise and thereby displace more people. Increase that by half a degree, and suddenly 5.9 percent of Americans could deal with rising sea levels. If it goes up by 3°C or 4°C, 7.9 percent or 9.9 percent of the American population could see rising sea levels where they live.
Lucy spacecraft begins 12-year mission to study asteroids and the origins of the Solar System
The NASA space probe Lucy began its 12-year mission after being successfully launched from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas V 401 rocket. An artist's conception of the Lucy spacecraft flying past the binary pair Trojan asteroids the binary pair 617 Patroclus-Menoetius. Millions of these small bodies exist in the solar system and hundreds of thousands have been cataloged for more careful study. The Lucy mission is named after this skeleton as a tribute and in the hopes the Lucy spacecraft will provide insight into the origins of the planets similar to what the Lucy fossil provided in relation to the development of the Homo genus. In practice, the Discovery missions are bound by the philosophy championed by Clinton-appointed NASA administrator Daniel Goldin that space missions should be “faster, better, cheaper” and have very limited budgets.
This week in history: October 18-24
It was the largest demonstration in the history of Belgium. More than 300,000 people, carrying white balloons, white roses and white lilies, joined the protest over the case of Marc Dutroux, accused of murder, abduction and child pornography. Known as the “Knapp Commission” after the commission’s chairman, Judge Whitman Knapp, the investigation would reveal widespread systematic criminal activity throughout the entire police force. The expose caused widespread public outrage, forcing Lindsay to convene the Knapp Commission. 100 years ago: Communist University of the Toilers of the East foundedCommunist University of the Toilers of the East in MoscowOn October 21, 1921, the Communist International founded the Communist University of the Toilers of the East in Moscow.
Hospital Workers Report Rising Violence Throughout Pandemic
“This pandemic really just added a magnifying glass.”In the earliest days of the pandemic, nightly celebrations lauded the bravery of front-line health care workers. Federal data shows health care workers faced 73% of all nonfatal injuries from workplace violence in the U.S. in 2018. “Front-line health care workers and first responders have been on the battlefield for 18 months,” Garland said. De Leon-Minch said the federal bill, which passed the House in April, aims to extend that protection to health care workers nationwide. For health care workers such as Kamara, all this antagonism toward them is a far cry from the early days of the pandemic when hospital workers were widely hailed as heroes.
Buffalo hospital workers continue strike against understaffing, low pay
About 2,200 nurses and other health care workers represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA) are headed into their third week on strike against Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital, which has continued to ignore workers’ demands over staffing and low pay. Catholic Health is well-aware that the low pay rates it’s offering for the new staffing positions are so low it may never fill many of the positions promised in the deal. Now that the strike has passed its 15th day, CWA members are eligible for strike pay of just $300 per week and may file for unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, the CWA is assisting their plans by isolating the strike from other CWA workers and Catholic Health’s other facilities and denying workers adequate strike pay. They will fight to link the struggle of Mercy Hospital workers with other sections of workers, including striking Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts and Kaiser Permanente nurses in California as part of a broader offensive by workers in the US an internationally.
The destruction of Opel in Germany: A new stage in the attack on autoworkers
Old Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim, on the right the International Technical Development Centre ITEZThe decision is directed not only against Opel workers. The financial daily Handelsblatt was the first to report Stellantis’ Opel plans. The approximately 1,400 Opel jobs there are anything but secure. Many Opel workers remember how exuberantly the IG Metall officials praised the takeover of Opel by PSA four years ago. We call on all Opel workers to form rank-and-file committees independent of the trade unions to unite with Stellantis workers and other auto and industrial workers around the world.
Adding COVID to injury: Salt Lake City Amazon worker injured on the job, then contracts coronavirus
Jane, an Amazon worker at the SLC1 warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, was seriously injured and then contracted COVID, all within the space of 30 days. She contacted the International Amazon Workers Voice because she felt that what was happening was unjust. “That’s hard to do.”Now that she is injured, Amazon could not care less about its “top performer,” Jane says. Jane encourages the readers of the International Amazon Workers’ Voice to share her story and to continue exposing the conditions they face. There are now almost a million Amazon workers in the United States, representing about one out of every 150 American workers, and 1.3 million worldwide.
New Zealand government ignores scientists’ calls to increase COVID-19 restrictions
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern answers a question during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. In the seven days before the drop to “level 3,” the daily average was just 16.8 cases. In comments to the Science Media Centre on October 12, epidemiologist Dr Amanda Kvalsvig pointed out the anti-democratic character of the government’s lowering of restrictions. Let’s also hear from M?ori, Pasifika [Pacific Islanders], people with underlying conditions, people who are marginalised, and children and their advocates.”M?ori and Pacific Islanders account for 414 of the active COVID-19 cases, about two thirds of the total. In the last seven days in the United States, 8,887 people died from COVID-19; in the UK, 830 people; and in Australia, 95.
UK: Corporate-backed groups promote mass infection of children with Covid-19
Covid-19 is once again ripping through the UK population, as the ruling elite actively enable mass infection. To this end the health and lives of children are being knowingly endangered. Among those backing the APPG is the Health Advisory and Recovery Group (HART), founded by businessman Narice Bernard. Another HART connection is Professor Robert Dingwall, advisor to England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty’s Moral and Ethical Advisory Group. With links to anti-vax movements, including The Alliance for Natural Health, it opposes vaccinating children against Covid.
Escalating COVID crisis overwhelms Papua New Guinea hospitals
Amid an escalating COVID-19 crisis in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the south-west Pacific’s largest and most populous island nation, the fragile health system and its hospitals are being overwhelmed by the number of cases. Port Moresby General Hospital is reporting positive COVID testing rates of 60 percent and is scaling down its services due to the surge in patients. Dr. Kapiro Kendaura, the director of curative health services, described the situation as critical. In one three-week period, over 800 positive cases and 22 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded in the region. Only 2.5 percent of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.
Sixty years since the massacre of Algerians in Paris on October 17, 1961
The October 17, 1961 massacre is a warning as to the implications of de Villiers’ threats or the January 6 neo-Nazi coup attempt by then-President Donald Trump on the US Capitol in Washington. The October 17, 1961 massacreIn 1961, the Algerian war was in its seventh year, having cost around 400,000 Algerian and over 10,000 French lives. The LCR’s position in 2002 was a signal of its alignment with the state machine that carried out the October 17, 1961 massacre. The PES however is turned to the class struggle and the rapidly growing international movement in the working class. It commemorates the October 17, 1961 massacre by reaffirming its struggle to mobilize the working class against neocolonial wars and fascistic coup threats in France and internationally.
Australia: Bipartisan push to wind down COVID-19 contact tracing
Coles, the country’s second largest supermarket chain, has demanded the redefinition of a “close contact” and of a “Tier 1” site in order to change the current TTIQ measures. In that state Woolworths demanded, and received, NSW Health approval for the redefinition of a close contact. Previously anyone who had spent more than a minute within 1.5 metres of an infected person, even if both were wearing masks, was defined as a close contact. Currently only transmission sites outside Sydney, the state capital, and its most populous city, are reported in any detail on the NSW Health site. As part of this barrage, “7.30,” ABC-TV’s flagship current affairs show, recently broadcast a program entitled “Close Contact,” subtitled, “How contact tracing could work in the months ahead as vaccine targets are met.”The program approvingly referred to the situation in England.
The class struggle and the fight to eradicate COVID-19
More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, a movement is emerging among parents, teachers, students, workers and scientists for policies to eradicate the coronavirus globally. Strikes elsewhere are continuing among Kellogg’s food production workers, Alabama coal miners, and nurses in New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Although it is not yet fully understood by many of the workers engaged in these strikes, there is a profound connection between the fight against the pandemic and the class struggle. Total reported COVID-19 deaths in the US are now fast approaching 750,000, with over 20,000 succumbing to the virus in the last two weeks. Both the growing movement to eradicate COVID-19 and the increasing resistance of the working class to ever greater levels of exploitation are being driven by the same underlying objective cause: the crisis and breakdown of capitalism.
Walmart unveils Black Friday 2021 plans with three sales, early access to deals for Walmart+ members
Walmart announced Monday that it is bringing back its monthlong “Black Friday Deals for Days” in November. Walmart stores also will be closed this Thanksgiving for the second time since the late 1980s because of the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up here?Best Buy Black Friday 2021:Holiday shoppers, mark your calendars: Best Buy Black Friday deals start to drop next weekBut Walmart is offering paying members of its Walmart+ membership program program early access this year. ET Nov. 3 and at 5 a.m. local time Nov. 5. ET Nov. 10 and at 5 a.m. local time Nov. 12.
Carolyn Hax: Husband’s nocturnal schedule leads to parallel lives
Carolyn has a live chat with readers on Fridays. Read her most recent chat here. Write to Carolyn at tellme@washpost.com. Frequently asked questions about the column. Chat glossary.
Ask Amy: New friend underlines that relationship is just platonic
You could send out a group email, offering direction. Tell them: “The season is upon us, and we are anticipating birthdays and holidays. This year we are trying to reduce the material abundance in our household and are encouraging people to send only one gift per child — or offer them “experiences” instead of material gifts. If you’d like ideas, we’d be happy to supply them, and as always, we are so grateful for your thoughtfulness and attention. Our children are very lucky!”
Miss Manners: When you get a email about you but not intended for you
To disconcert the author of the offensive email, it should be enough to mention coolly that you inadvertently saw it, and apologize for having read it before realizing that it was not meant for you. Trust Miss Manners that it will be all the more upsetting if he does not know how you plan to react.
Watch CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum 2021: Responsibility & Regulation
Click on the stream above to watch to CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum. Rising sea levels and the flooding caused by climate change threaten the existence of island nations like the Maldives. Aminath Shauna, the Maldives' minister of environment, climate change and technology says the Maldives could disappear by the end of the century. Climate change and inequality — and other profound shifts like pandemics, resource pressures, and shrinking biodiversity — threaten our very existence. So says former Unilever boss Paul Polman in his seminal book, "A Net Positive," co-written with sustainable business guru Andrew Winston.
Red light, green cash: Squid Game helps revive Indonesian cafe
JAKARTA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - An Indonesian cafe is jumping on the global Squid Game bandwagon, hoping to fuel its pandemic recovery by recreating some of the games from the South Korean television series in its cafe space. I think it's unique and exciting so everyone can feel how tense the Squid Game show is," 16-year-old student Jennifer Susanto told Reuters after she failed to finish the game. The traffic has helped triple the cafe's earnings in the week since it launched the games. "But after we started the Squid Game event, our sales rose significantly right away." It's especially popular in Indonesia, where Korean dramas and Korean movies already have a large following.
New Zealand PM Ardern extends COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Fiona Goodall/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWELLINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that the country's biggest city Auckland will remain in lockdown for another two weeks as it looks to control the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. There will be no changes in the social restrictions that have already been in place for over two months in Auckland under alert level 3, Ardern said at a news conference. Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Himani SarkarOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success
Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)TOKYO (AP) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Japan, unlike other places in Europe and Asia, has never had anything close to a lockdown, just a series of relatively toothless states of emergency. Nationwide, Japan reported 429 cases Sunday for an accumulated total of about 1.71 million and 18,000 deaths since the pandemic began early last year.
Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by Western drought as she visits Lake Mead in Nevada and makes the case for the Biden administration’s infrastructure and climate change proposals that have stalled in Congress. Water levels at Lake Mead — created in the 1930s by the damming of the Colorado River — have fallen to record lows. That agenda includes climate provisions the Biden administration has said would make the U.S. more resilient against the effects of climate change. Harris will also emphasize that climate change is poised to make extreme weather events such as droughts and heatwaves more frequent, expensive and harmful, White House officials said. The Biden administration has said its infrastructure spending plans would create millions of jobs in repairing water infrastructure, restoring watersheds and wetlands and increasing water efficiency.
How to Keep Your Camera Lenses Working Like the Day You Bought Them
More grit and grime on the lens contacts means that the communication between the body and camera isn’t as efficient. In most situations, we recommend not using your shirt to wipe off anything that gets on your Tamron lens. For cleaning the lens contacts on your Tamron lens, use a cotton swab, lens cloth, or makeup swab. Lens Cleaning WipesThere are lens cleaning wipes on the market, too. Get Weather-Resistant LensesThese Tamron lenses have weather resistance:
US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang
Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang, notorious for brazen kidnappings and killings took the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, after a trip to visit the orphanage. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang, notorious for brazen kidnappings and killings took the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, after a trip to visit the orphanage. The group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang, which controls the Croix-des-Bouquets area east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, police inspector Frantz Champagne told The Associated Press on Sunday.
The Brain and Sounds : Short Wave : NPR
The Brain and Sounds : Short Wave Our colleagues at All Things Considered chatted with neuroscientist Nina Kraus about her new book Of Sound Mind. She shares how our brains process and create meaning from the sounds around us. Short Wave How do we make sense of the sounds around us? She shares how our brains process and create meaning from the sounds around us. NPR thanks our sponsors Become an NPR sponsor
Prince William presents Earthshot climate prizes
The Earthshot Prize, created by Britain’s Prince William, was presented on Sunday, after the Royal family criticized global leaders for uninspired climate action. “What does the Earthshot mean for you guys? What does it feel you're going to do with it and how does it take you to the next level?" Milan won the “Build a Waste-Free World” award for its food waste hubs, which recovers food and provides it to those most in need. Meanwhile Queen Elizabeth said she was irritated by world leaders who talk about climate change but don’t act, adding that it was still unclear who will turn up to the upcoming COP26 global climate summit in Scotland.
Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success
TOKYO (AP) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Japan, unlike other places in Europe and Asia, has never had anything close to a lockdown, just a series of relatively toothless states of emergency. “Rapid and intensive vaccinations in Japan among those younger than 64 might have created a temporary condition similar to herd-immunity,” said Dr. Kazuhiro Tateda, a Toho University professor of virology. Tateda noted that vaccination rates surged in July to September, just as the more infectious delta variant was spreading fast. Nationwide, Japan reported 429 cases Sunday for an accumulated total of about 1.71 million and 18,000 deaths since the pandemic began early last year.
Electric vehicle battery startup ONE backed by BMW, Gates-led firm
Investors in ONE’s Series A round include BMW iVentures, Detroit-based Assembly Ventures and Chicago-based Volta Energy Technologies, which is partnered with Argonne National Laboratories. Another investor is Singapore-based electronics manufacturer Flex Ltd, which is also a strategic partner with ONE. The round was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the investment arm of Breakthrough Energy, founded by Gates in 2015 to support and fund innovations to counter climate change. Among the Kirkland, Washington company’s investments: Battery recycler Redwood Materials, electric aircraft maker ZeroAvia and solid-state battery developer QuantumScape. ONE founder and chief executive Mujeeb Ijaz, a battery systems engineer with more than 30 years' experience at Ford Motor Co, Apple Inc and A123 Systems, said of the financial backers, “We wanted to surround ourselves with people who are in this for the long term.
Man killed in hit-and-run in Bridgeport
A man was killed in a hit and run Sunday night in Bridgeport on the South Side. The 59-year-old was crossing the street about 7:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of South Archer Avenue when he was run over by a dark SUV, Chicago police said. He man was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The driver of the SUV didn’t stop and left the scene, according to police. Major Accidents unit is investigating.
Power-pole fires sparked, outages linger in Bay Area rain’s wake
Rainy weather caused multiple power-pole fires and scattered outages across Bay Area communities Sunday night. As of 9 p.m., the largest outages appeared concentrated in the East Bay, around Richmond, San Pablo, Crockett and Rodeo, as well as parts of Livermore in the Tri-Valley. In the Peninsula, several thousand customers from Colma to South San Francisco, along with parts of Burlingame, Hillsborough and San Mateo appeared affected. A PG&E representative did not immediately return calls about the scope of Sunday’s outages and timing on their repairs. As before, residents and businesses who signed up for outage notifications should get texts or automated calls about estimated restoral times.
LETTER: Las Vegas dream trip ruined by vaccine mandate
The Las Vegas Strip skyline. Richard Brian Las Vegas Review-Journal @vegasphotographMy wife and I were recent visitors to your amazing city. The dream vacation included great tickets we purchased to see Rod Stewart performing at Caesars. We had the proof, but it was 1,200 miles away. Thus, the highlight of our trip was squashed.
Dear Abby: Woman searching for a partner loathes first dates
Dear AbbyJeanne PhilipsDear Abby: I am a 30-year-old woman who very much wants to find someone to share my life and start a family with. Dear Abby: I’m concerned because there is tension in my family and I don’t know how to resolve it. I’ve worked on them and I think I’ve gotten better in recent years, but I’m still not perfect. — Lost in CaliforniaDear Lost: It seems you may not be the only person in your family with unresolved anger issues. Dear Abby: A friend brought a birthday cake to the restaurant where we were all meeting, and served it after the meal.
Dr. Roach: TSH tells thyroid gland to make more hormone
My physician assures me that as long as my T3 and T4 are normal, the TSH is of no concern. : The thyroid stimulating hormone is a signal from the pituitary gland to the thyroid to “tell” the thyroid to make more hormone. Since your TSH level is low, it suggests that the dose of replacement thyroid hormone is too high. This is despite the fact that the T3 (the active form of thyroid hormone) and T4 (thyroxine, the major thyroid hormone, which T3 is made from) are normal, and despite the fact that you report no symptoms. Excess thyroid hormone can cause bone disease and predispose to heart problems, such as atrial fibrillation.
5 top characteristics of effective mentors
The most successful mentors tend to have certain characteristics that lend themselves to this significant yet rewarding challenge. Listening skills: Though it’s not uncommon for mentors to give advice, it’s also imperative that mentors learn to listen to the people they’re trying to help. Professionals with especially hectic schedules may not be as available or accessible as they need to be to become successful mentors. Diversity of experience: Successful mentors tend to have a diversity of experiences or a recognition of the value of such diversity. Though no two mentors are the same, successful mentors often share these same qualities.
NM to renew contract to aid struggling pupils: Utah firm paid $2 million to call, text students who are chronically absent
SANTA FE – New Mexico education officials are on track to renew a $2 million contract for a Utah-based education company to call and text struggling students, usually when they’ve been chronically absent from school. State law requires schools to check on families where a student is chronically absent, including excused absences like coronavirus quarantines. In the coming weeks, they expect to refer chronically absent students to support programs including the one operated by Graduation Alliance. To help students catch up, the district has set up a four-day-a-week homework hotline staffed by mostly by volunteer academic tutors. The Public Education Department left blank a question on an application asking what efforts were made to ensure there were no capable competitors.
Family Advocacy Center brings resources together to help survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence
Agencies at the FAC include the Domestic Violence Resource Center, New Mexico Legal Aid, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico, Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) and Para Los Niños. SANE, a nonprofit now in its 25th year, also performs medical/forensic evaluations and provides support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Domestic Violence Resource Center advocates can help victims file restraining orders; Legal Aid workers can help with other machinations of separation, such as divorce and custody issues. I know it’s not because Albuquerque’s problem with sexual assault and domestic violence has dramatically decreased. Finding FACThe Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center, 625 Silver SW, Suite 200, accepts walk-ins 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, but appointments and after-hours help are available at 505-243-2333.
Haaland’s mother, a Navy vet and longtime civil servant, dies
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s mother, Mary Toya, a longtime civil servant and U.S. Navy veteran, has died. Officials with the Interior Department confirmed Toya’s passing Saturday but didn’t immediately release her age or cause of death. Haaland testified during her confirmation hearing earlier this year that her mother served in the Navy, worked at the Bureau of Indian Education and raised four children as a military wife. Haaland’s father, who is also deceased, was a career Marine who served in Vietnam and received the Silver Star. “Mary spoke Keres, raised her children in a Pueblo household and passed traditional wisdom down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” Schwartz said.
NMSU powers up with clean energy
“Other universities, like Stanford, are doing similar things, but our concept of using the university system as a ‘living lab’ is unique in our region,” Arvizu said. Arvizu also heads a new “energy Cabinet” at NMSU that includes university deans and representatives from NREL and Sandia National Laboratories who meet monthly to help guide energy strategies in the public and private sectors. Another would convert a now-defunct solar demonstration site, which the DOE operated at NMSU in the 1980s, into a modern clean energy technology lab for research, technology commercialization and workforce development, said Patricia Sullivan, engineering associate dean and director of the chancellor’s Strategic Initiatives Office. EPE will own, manage and maintain the system under a special-rate contract with NMSU approved by state regulators. “It’s our first company-owned, utility-scale solar system with battery storage,” Quiroga said.
Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success
TOKYO (AP) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low. The bars are packed, the trains are crowded, and the mood is celebratory, despite a general bafflement over what, exactly, is behind the sharp drop. Japan, unlike other places in Europe and Asia, has never had anything close to a lockdown, just a series of relatively toothless states of emergency. But with vaccine efficacy gradually waning and winter approaching, experts worry that without knowing what exactly why cases have dropped so drastically, Japan could face another wave like this summer, when hospitals overflowed with serious cases and deaths soared — though the numbers were lower than pre-vaccination levels.
A nurse’s journey from treating Covid in Brazil to death in the US desert
As coronavirus tore through the Valley of Paradise, a farm-flanked backwater in the Brazilian Amazon, Lenilda dos Santos, a nurse technician, stood on the frontline clutching hands most feared to touch. But we must fight.’”But one morning in early August, as the two women sat at the entrance to their Covid ward, Lenilda announced she was leaving. “Soon,” Lenilda replied, adding words of reassurance: “I’ll be back.”The entrance to Vale do Paraíso, a rural backwater in the Amazon state of Rondônia where Lenilda dos Santos had lived and worked. Genifer Oliveira dos Santos, the 28-year-old daughter of Lenilda, looks at photo albums with pictures of her mother. “So it was extraordinarily hot.”A weathered backpack left behind by a migrant in the desert between Mexico and the US.
A world without antidepressants: the new alternatives to prescription pills
After years of switching from one antidepressant medication to another without success, his mental health was worse than ever. Such is the evidence that some NHS trusts now offer ketamine treatment for severe depression, as a paid for service. Like SSRIs, psilocybin also targets serotonin, but in a subtly different way. Psilocybin helps relax thoughts and emotions, which appears to help depression patients become more receptive to the benefits of psychotherapy. Their finding was hailed as a landmark achievement in the drive for new treatments in mental health.
Engelbert Humperdinck: 'Strangers in the Night was my song until Sinatra took it away from me'
Knowing you have a hit song and then it’s given to another artist by the record label. I went to Bert Kaempfert’s house in Spain and he gave me Strangers in the Night – and then Sinatra took that song away from me. I knew it was a hit song when I heard it. The worst thing about being in my 80sRemembering the way it used to be when I was in my 40s. The worst thing in my houseAt the moment it’s the emptiness.
Afghan girls are ‘left in darkness’ by the Taliban
It’s been a month since the Taliban banned girls from secondary schools in most of Afghanistan. It’s the only country in the world to bar half its population from getting an education. Women, except for those in the public health sector, have not been allowed to return to work yet. The BBC's Yogita Limaye gained exclusive access to the former women’s affairs ministry in Kabul, now replaced by the feared Taliban vice and virtue ministry, and questioned the group’s spokesman on the future for women in Afghanistan. Filmed and edited by Sanjay GangulyProduced by Imogen Anderson
‘Burnt-out’ GPs need a dose of reality
Complaints of doctors being overworked are over-the-top, as any GP who qualified 30 or more years ago will tell youCredit : SolStock/ iStockphoto
Three easy ways to lose those stubborn last few pounds
When you do fancy a tipple it’s worth choosing lower-calorie drinks so you don’t completely blow your calorie budget. For example, a regular flute of Prosecco comes in at 85 calories, while a 150ml glass of Pinot Grigio is 125 calories. Diluting wine with sparkling water to make a spritzer is also a great way to slash calories. One 25ml shot of gin and a zero calorie tonic clocks up a mere 54 calories. It’s essentially flavoured sparkling water with a hit of alcohol and comes in at around 100 calories for a 330ml can.
Inside relationship led to young pregnant woman lying dead next to critically injured ex-boyfriend
But two Saturdays ago, Ms Darragh's lifeless body was found next to her critically-injured partner Ben Coman inside his Melbourne home. The pair had split up two weeks earlier and Ms Darragh had reportedly visited the home to pick up some of her belongings. Ms Darragh was declared dead at the scene and Mr Coman was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition where he remains under police guard. Ms Darragh and Mr Coman had been living at the house with their two sons prior to them separating two weeks ago. It's understood the mother, who was expecting her third child, had stopped by Mr Coman's house on Saturday night to pick up some of her belongings.
Australian pair survive days without water in remote outback
Authorities advise people to stay with their cars if they become stranded in the outback - as it offers some shelter and protection from the elements and is a larger target for search helicopters to find.
One dead after shooting at Louisiana university
One person died and seven others were injured in a shooting at Grambling State University in Louisiana early on Sunday, the second such deadly incident on campus in four days. Multiple shots were fired at around 1.15am in the school's quad area on Sunday, Tisha Arnold, a spokesperson for the university, told KOCO. Louisiana police are searching for Jatavious Carroll, 18, in connection with a shooting at the school on WednesdayThe shooting came just days after a non-student was fatally shot by another non-student early on Wednesday in front of the university's Favrot Student Union building, Grambling State said. The university said on Wednesday it would increase security on campus after that shooting. That's not what we're about after 120 years, and so again, our priority is keeping our students safe.'
Saudi Arabia ‘at the top’ of China’s Middle Eastern diplomacy
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has reinforced Beijing’s commitment to the Middle East in a phone call with his Saudi Arabian counterpart. Photo: Handout
China update: our reporter’s round-up of the biggest news from the past 7 days
All eyes will be on China’s latest economic data, released on Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: Reuters
Dmitry Muratov: This Nobel Peace Prize is for my colleagues who were killed
W hat must it be like, after years in the shadows, slogging away at investigations into the murders of Russian journalists and opposition figures, to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? Shchekochikhin was an anti-corruption campaigner and one of the string of contributors, journalists and commentators connected to Novaya Gazeta. Navalny tweeted from prison: “I sincerely congratulate Dmitry Muratov and @novaya_gazeta on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. “Neither I nor Novaya Gazeta have a final understanding of who ordered the hit,” Politkovskaya’s son Ilya Politkovsky noted last week. In 1993, he and colleagues from a newspaper called Komsomolskaya Pravda left to start Novaya Gazeta.
Nvidia allegedly halting RTX 3000 production this October to keep prices as high as possible until 1H22
Unnamed sources of his are claiming that Nvidia may try to halt the production of all its RTX 3000 gaming GPUs in late October in order to keep street prices as high as possible until next year, when refreshed models could make these inflated prices the norm. This move might also be planned in order to mitigate a possible price crash caused by miners dumping many GPUs after Ethereum goes full POS. Other sources report that Nvidia will significantly reduce shipments in Q4 and they are suggesting that this is an intentional decision. And gamers are supposed to swallow the inflated prices, even though AMD and Intel may have better value propositions, but still not backed by satisfactory supplies. Buy the PNY GeForce RTX 3060 12GB card on Amazon
Today in History for October 18th
Today in History for October 18thHighlights of this day in history: Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born.
'That's not why we're here': 1 killed, 7 injured in fatal shooting at Grambling State University
— One person was killed and seven others were wounded Sunday morning in a shooting at Grambling State University, the second fatal shooting on the university's campus within the last week, officials said. According to university officials, the shooting occurred at 1:15 a.m. in the quad area of the campus. Louisiana State Police public information officer Michael Reichardt confirmed that one student was injured with non-life-threatening injuries in Sunday's incident. Grambling State President Rick Gallot said the campus community worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of students and alumni despite the incident. The agency is investigating both Grambling State shootings.
Lake Tahoe water level plummets, stranding fish and drying docks
Lake Tahoe is in “terminal” condition as the water level in the sixth largest lake in the US fell below its natural rim, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center reportedly said Tuesday that the lake’s water level sunk six days earlier than expected, meaning the lake is no longer flowing to its tributaries. “It’s putting us on warning that things could get a lot worse,” TERC Director Geoffrey Schladow told the Los Angeles Times. “In one 36-hour period, the lake level fell by 1.2 inches due to evaporation,” TERC wrote in an email to the newspaper. Tahoe’s volume is always fluctuating, but drastic changes are led by climate change and drought, the center’s website said.
As Japan’s yakuza mob weakens, former gangsters struggle to find a role outside crime
“I think that the sentence has an impact on the yakuza world in that restrictions and regulations for yakuza as a whole will continue to become stricter,” said Garyo Okita, a former yakuza member who now writes semiautobiographical books and oversees film projects about Japanese crime groups. “Now that there’s a precedent of a death sentence, Kudo-kai won’t be seen as some extreme case, but all yakuza will be seen as the same threat.”
15 years ago, Google's CEO had a brilliant response to a tricky interview question – and it helped him get hired
Successful, bright people rarely experience failure, and so they don't learn how to learn from that failure. Research has shown that people with "intellectual humility" – or, as they say, the willingness to admit what you don't know – are better learners. The next time you're faced with a difficult interview question, stay calm and take a moment to think before you respond. He had a reasonInstead of simply saying "I don't know," Pichai told his interviewers why he didn't know: he wasn't able to use the product. He redirected the conversationAfter asserting what he didn't know, Pichai redirected the conversation to assert what he did know.
China surprises U.S. with hypersonic missile test, FT reports
REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File PhotoBEIJING, Oct 17 (Reuters) - China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing a capability that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed sources. "The test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realised," the report said, citing people briefed on the intelligence. The United States and Russia are also developing hypersonic missiles, and last month North Korea said it had test-fired a newly-developed hypersonic missile. At a 2019 parade, China showcased advancing weaponry including its hypersonic missile, known as the DF-17. Ballistic missiles fly into outer space before returning on steep trajectories at higher speeds.
UK reports most COVID-19 cases in a day since mid-July
United Kingdom · October 17, 2021 · 5:56 PM UTCSon of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbingAli Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said.
U.S. Secretary of State Blinken discusses Afghanistan with Qatar
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department in Washington, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstOct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani about Afghanistan on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said. The readout of the call released by the State Department did not given any details, except that Blinken acknowledged Qatar's assistance to transit U.S. citizens and Afghans at risk. Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim CoghillOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'
A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationOct 18 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) plans to hire 10,000 in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse - a nascent online world where people exist and communicate in shared virtual spaces. In September, Facebook committed $50 million towards building the metaverse, where companies like Roblox Corp (RBLX.N) and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have an early foothold. Facebook also said in July it was creating a product team to work on the metaverse which would be part of Facebook Reality Labs, its augmented reality and virtual reality group. "This investment (in new jobs) is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European tech industry and the potential of European tech talent," the company said.
Street brawls and Nazi salutes: Greece grapples with far-right resurgence
The Golden Dawn leaders are still cultivating an audience from prison while new far-right parties gain traction. Former MP Ilias Kasidiaris formed a new political party called “Greeks for the Homeland” and managed to organize party gatherings and protests. New far-right personalitiesAmid Golden Dawn’s waning influence, a fresh crop of aspirational far-right leaders have emerged, often using racist, xenophobic, misogynist or homophobic rhetoric. Numerous analysts saw the declaration as a step toward forming a new far-right political party. “The point is not to replace a criminal Golden Dawn with a law-abiding Golden Dawn,” said Marantzidis, the political science professor.
Notorious Haitian gang suspected of kidnapping 17 missionaries from U.S.-based group
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped the group in Ganthier, a community that lies east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police inspector Frantz Champagne told The Associated Press. The gang was blamed for kidnapping five priests and two nuns earlier this year in Haiti. The missionary group offers Bible classes, runs a medical clinic, helps orphans and distributes seeds to farmers, among other efforts in Haiti, according to its annual report. Gangs have been accused of kidnapping schoolchildren, doctors, police officers, busloads of passengers and others as they grow more powerful.
Merck COVID-19 pill sparks calls for access for lower income countries
Merck on Oct 11 applied for U.S. emergency clearance of the first pill for COVID-19 after it cut hospitalizations and deaths by 50% in a large clinical trial. MERCK COVID-19 PILL SUCCESS SLAMS MODERNA SHARES, SHAKES UP HEALTH CARE SECTORThe U.S. drugmaker has taken the unusual pandemic step of licensing several generics of its antiviral molnupiravir before its branded version was even authorized for marketing. MERCK’S COVID-19 PILL COULD CARRY SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERNS, SCIENTISTS WARNIt is unclear how many generic pills will be available or when. A spokesperson confirmed it is in discussions about expanding licenses for generic molnupiravir "to build sufficient global supply of quality-assured product to meet orders globally." The EU is considering buying the pill after Merck applies for authorization in Europe.
Cedric Thompson relishes brother's success
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Fatal crash, vehicle fire closes Loop 101 at Scottsdale Road
Loop 101 eastbound is closed at Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale due to a fatal crash and vehicle fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. A motorcyclist was driving near the median when at least one vehicle was blocking the HOV lane so another vehicle crashed with both of them, according to preliminary information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The crash resulted in the vehicles catching on fire. The crash was blocking the lanes shortly after 6 p.m., according to ADOT. Loop 101 eastbound on-ramps at Hayden and Scottsdale roads were also closed.
DC Metro pulling 60% of trains out of service due to defect
WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro trains in Washington D.C. will only run every 30 minutes on Monday while local authorities investigate an issue with axles on its newest rail cars, officials said Sunday. Because of the defect, described as an out of compliance axle, the Washington Metro Safety Commission mandated that all of the 7000-series railcars had to be taken out of service by 5 a.m. Monday. The affected rail cars make up about 60% of the fleet, leaving 40 trains. According to the safety commission, the amount of time needed to inspect all other trains has not been determined. All lines will operate a “basic service pattern,” the transit authority said, meaning trains would only depart about every 30 minutes.
Climate change a double blow for oil-rich Middle East, experts say
The climate crisis threatens a double blow for the Middle East, experts say, by destroying its oil income as the world shifts to renewables and by raising temperatures to unliveable extremes. “Our region is classified as a global climate change hot spot,” Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades told the International Conference on Climate Change in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Home to half a billion people, the already sun-baked region has been designated as especially vulnerable by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization. When it comes to climate change and the Middle East, “there are terrible problems,” said Jeffrey Sachs, who heads the U.N. Peak temperatures in cities, so-called ‘heat islands’ that are darker than surrounding deserts, could exceed 60 degrees Celsius, he said.
Facebook announces 10,000 EU jobs to build 'metaverse'
Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build the “metaverse,” a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future. And Europeans will be shaping it right from the start,” Facebook said in a blog post. Metaverse enthusiasts point out that the internet is already starting to blur the lines between virtual experiences and “real” ones. Like the internet, its key feature will be its openness and interoperability,” Facebook said in its blog post. It is not the only company pouring millions into developing the technology that could turn a fully fledged version of the metaverse into reality.
Video: Police stand outside London home of Ali Harbi Ali as media gather
Video: Terror suspect 'who killed Sir David Amess after choosing him at random - and wanted to be a doctor but became radicalised after falling out with his parents and watching videos of Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary'Police visited the London home of Ali Harbi Ali on Sunday. Ali has been arrested in connection with the death of MP Sir David Amess. The Met Police have declared the event in Leigh-on-Sea a 'terrorist incident'.
'Running out of time': Asia struggles to kick coal addiction
Asia-Pacific accounts for about three-quarters of global coal consumption -- even as the region struggles with the environmental and public health impacts of global warming, from deadly levels of air pollution in India to extreme heatwaves and wildfires in Australia. The challenge is illustrated by the enormous Suralaya coal plant on Indonesia's Java island, one of the biggest in Southeast Asia, which can power about 14 million homes a year. But beyond its contribution to global warming, it also exacts a heavy toll on local communities. Beyond its contribution to global warming, coal also exacts a heavy toll on local communities across Asia Gautam Dey AFPNew Delhi has so far resisted pressure to set a target date for its emissions to reach net zero, and is even pushing ahead with new investments in coal mining. Despite the challenges, there are positive signs, with many financial institutions in Asia stopping or slowing investments in coal in recent times.
S. Korea to start deploying new hand-held mine detector next year
NATIONALThis image, provided on Monday by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, shows a newly developed hand-held mine detector. (Defense Acquisition Program Administration)South Korea plans to start deploying a new military mine detector capable of locating non-metal objects, such as those made of wood, in the latter half of next year, the state arms procurement agency said Monday.The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) signed a contract with local developer Hanwha Systems Co. last week to mass-produce the hand-held mine detector, as the military seeks to replace its aging detectors introduced in the late 1990s.Developed in December last year, the new detector employs Ground Penetrating Radar technology -- the first time a local company has applied the technology using radio waves to identify underground structures and features.The military plans to start deploying the detectors to the armed forces in the latter half of next year in phases following a series of operational tests.Once fully deployed, the mine detectors will be used to clear mines along the lines of ground operations during wartime and to conduct peace operations to remove stray mines near the inter-Korean border and recover the remains of troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, officials said.
89 cities, counties, wards designated as depopulation areas
NATIONALMinister of the Interior and Safety Jeon Hae-cheol announces the designation of 89 cities, counties and wards as depopulation areas in a news conference in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap)Nearly 90 small cities and counties that are in danger of extinction due to population decrease have been designated as "depopulation areas" for intensive support from the central government, the interior ministry said Monday.The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said that it has designated 89 cities, counties and wards across the country as depopulation areas and a relevant public notice is to take effect Tuesday.The government plans to provide intensive administrative and financial support to help the concerned areas escape from their crisis of extinction, the ministry said.It is the first time for the nation to declare specific regions in danger of becoming extinct due to population decline. South Korea has been struggling with a steady decline in childbirths and the overcrowded capital region, which have left many non-capital regions struggling to overcome depopulation.The designation of depopulation areas came after the Special Act on Balanced National Development was revised late last year and its enforcement decree was amended in June.The government-designated depopulation areas include 16 cities and counties each from the southwestern province of South Jeolla and the southeastern province of North Gyeongsang.The list also includes 12 from northeastern Gangwon Province, 11 from southeastern South Gyeongsang Province, 10 from southwestern North Jeolla, nine from central South Chungcheong Province and six from central North Chungcheong Province.In the capital region, four counties -- Gapyeong, Yeoncheon, Ganghwa and Ongjin -- were included. Three wards in Busan and two wards in Daegu were also listed. "The designation of depopulation areas is a new starting point for the government's efforts to solve the problem of population decline," Minister of the Interior and Safety Je
First frost of season spotted in Seoul as chilly weather continues
NATIONALPeople walk in central Seoul on Monday, as unseasonably cold weather continued in the morning. (Yonhap)The first frost of the season was observed in Seoul on Monday as unseasonably cold weather continued for most parts of the country in the morning, the state weather agency said.Morning lows hovered around 5 C across the country, slightly up from Sunday, when some areas experienced record-low temperatures for mid-October, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said.The first frost of this fall was spotted in Seoul and nearby Suwon, the agency said.The weather is expected to warm up in the afternoon as the cold front weakens and warm southerly winds prevail.Daytime highs are forecast to range from 13 C to 19 C, lower than the average of 19 C to 22.5 C but higher than Sunday's 10.2 C to 16.7 C, the KMA said.On Sunday, the morning low in Seoul came to 1.3 C, the lowest for mid-October since 1957. The unseasonable cold snap is expected to continue through this week, the agency said.
New virus cases hit 3-month low; eased rules on private gatherings in force
NATIONALA health official works at a COVID-19 testing station in Seoul's eastern district of Songpa, last Friday. (Yonhap)South Korea's daily coronavirus cases dropped to the lowest level in more than three months on Monday as the country eased restrictions on private gatherings ahead of preparations for a gradual shift to the "living with COVID-19" scheme.The country reported 1,050 new cases, including 1,030 local infections, raising the total caseload to 343,445, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.Monday's tally is the lowest daily number since July 7, when the country reported 1,211 additional virus cases on the onset of the fourth wave of the pandemic. A maximum of 10 people, including six fully vaccinated people, will be allowed in other regions. "The overall scale of the epidemic is maintaining a stable decreasing trend. (Yonhap)Related Stories
Moon orders plan for booster shots for people who receive J&J COVID-19 vaccine
NATIONALPresident Moon Jae-in is administered a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot at the National Medical Center in Seoul last Friday. (Yonhap)President Moon Jae-in on Monday ordered officials to swiftly set up a plan to provide booster shots for people who received Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccines.Moon's remarks came as a study showed COVID-19 protection from J&J's Janssen is weakening after a certain period of vaccination, according to presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee.Moon also instructed officials to come up with plans for patient transportation as the nation is preparing for gradually returning to normal life, Park said.So far, about 78 percent of the nation's population have received their first shots of COVID-19 vaccines and the number of fully vaccinated people stood at 33.18 million, or 64.6 percent.The fully vaccinated rate is expected to reach over 70 percent of the population at the end of this month, which has been considered a precondition for the gradual plan to put daily life back on track.
Major tour agencies forecast to swing to profit in 2022
BUSINESS(Yonhap)South Korea's major travel agencies are expected to recover from the prolonged fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and swing to a profit in 2022 on growing demand for overseas travel, a market tracker said Monday.Local brokerage houses have projected that industry leader HanaTour could register a consolidated operating income of 3.9 billion won ($33 million) in the coming year, a sharp turnaround from an operating loss of 114.9 billion won last year, according to financial information provider FnGuide.In the first half of this year alone, HanaTour posted an operating loss of 65.6 billion won. The company chalked up an operating income of 5.9 billion won in 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak.Runner-up Mode Tour is also projected to record an operating income of 200 million won next year, compared with an operating loss of 10.5 billion won in the first half of this year.Yellow Balloon Tour Co. is predicted to rack up an operating income of 9.7 billion won next year, compared with its first-half loss of 6.4 billion won.The rosy outlook for local tour agencies comes amid growing demand for overseas trips on the back of fast-rising coronavirus vaccination rates and Seoul's "travel bubble" pacts with other countries.Major tourist destinations across the globe are reporting high vaccination rates, and South Korea has been pushing to sign travel bubble accords with several countries.A travel bubble refers to a quarantine-free travel partnership between two or more cities or countries with similar levels of COVID-19 cases.Also responsible is Seoul's move to prepare for a "living with COVID-19" scheme next month, in which the virus will be treated as an infectious respiratory disease, like seasonal influenza.Yet, FnGuide said it will likely take more time for sales and earnings of those travel companies to return to pre-pandemic levels.For instance, HanaTour's sales, which tumbled to 43 billion won in 2020 due to the new coronavirus, are expected to rise to 272 bi
Moon orders plan for booster shots for people who receive J&J COVID-19 vaccine
President Moon Jae-in is administered a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot at the National Medical Center in Seoul last Friday. (Yonhap)President Moon Jae-in on Monday ordered officials to swiftly set up a plan to provide booster shots for people who received Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccines. Moon's remarks came as a study showed COVID-19 protection from J&J's Janssen is weakening after a certain period of vaccination, according to presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee. Moon also instructed officials to come up with plans for patient transportation as the nation is preparing for gradually returning to normal life, Park said. So far, about 78 percent of the nation's population have received their first shots of COVID-19 vaccines and the number of fully vaccinated people stood at 33.18 million, or 64.6 percent.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse - a nascent online world where people exist and communicate in shared virtual spaces. This would be a significant step the company is taking towards the concept, something top boss Mark Zuckerberg has touted in recent months. In September, Facebook committed US$50 million towards building the metaverse, where companies like Roblox Corp and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have an early foothold. Facebook also said in July it was creating a product team to work on the metaverse which would be part of Facebook Reality Labs, its augmented reality and virtual reality group. "This investment (in new jobs) is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European tech industry and the potential of European tech talent," the company said.
How newly elected Alaa al-Rikabi wants to reform Iraq
How newly elected Alaa al-Rikabi wants to reform IraqFollowing last week's elections, an Iraqi reformer finds himself in the parliament now - and talks about his plans to fight corruption and brave the dangers that brings. RUTH SHERLOCK, BYLINE: Newly elected Alaa al-Rikabi lives in a neat, modest home in the poor southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. It's the day after election results were announced, delivering Rikabi's political party, Imtidad, nine seats in the new parliament. SHERLOCK: Rikabi wants his party to be a fly in the ointment, exposing corruption by the main political powers. SHERLOCK: Rikabi wants instead a political system where the public votes directly for a prime minister or a president no matter their sect.
Italy reveals its new national airline
Italy's new national airline, ITA Airways, launched on Friday with a promise to bring pride back to its national flag carrier, after Alitalia, Italy's legacy airline, went bankrupt and ceased operations a day earlier. "We have been born as a new Italian brand, and we have chosen to work only with Italian companies," said Alfredo Altavilla, president of ITA Airways. Related content What to know about Europe's newest airlineAlitalia no moreAlfredo Altavilla, president of ITA Airways, at the airline launch. "But we were always very clear not just that we wanted to buy the Alitalia brand, but that we needed to. Not least for marketing reasons -- the Italian brand couldn't belong to anyone else except the national flag carrier."
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House of Representatives staffer faces child porn charges
A man who works for the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to police. Stefan Bieret, 41, of Burke, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 10 felonies related to possessing child pornography, Fairfax County police said. The owner of the account was found to live in Fairfax County. County detectives took over the investigation in August. On Wednesday, Fairfax detectives executed a search warrant on Bieret's home and recovered multiple electronics.
Goldman Sachs gets regulator nod for full ownership of China securities JV
A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. logo hangs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Goldman Sachs said on Sunday it received an approval from China's securities regulator to take full control of its mainland securities business. The U.S. bank said it will buy the remainder of Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company (GSGH), and rename it as Goldman Sachs (China) Securities Company. It also said the migration of its onshore business units to GSGH from Beijing Gao Hua Securities is underway.
Cumbre Vieja Volcano Flares Up as New Lava Flow Moves Towards the Sea
La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to erupt, shooting fiery lava and ash skyward on October 17. Drone video captured by Spain’s Geological and Mining Institute shows the volcano flaring up on Sunday morning, while fresh lava flows cascade down the slope of the mountain. A lava flow threatening the town of La Laguna was expected to reach the sea on the night of October 17, according to El Pais. New land was formed by a lava flow from the volcano that spilled into the sea on September 28. Credit: IGME via Storyful
Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the facility since taking office, Fumio Kishida said his government would work to reassure residents nearby the plant about the technical safety of the wastewater disposal project. The Fukushima Daiichi plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011 following a massive earthquake and tsunami. Kishida said the government will do its utmost to address concerns the water disposal will hurt local fishing and other industries. “We will provide explanation about the safety (of the disposal) from a scientific viewpoint and transparency in order to dispel various concerns,” Kishida said.
Malaysia's AirAsia X proposes paying 0.5% of $8.1 billion debt owed to creditors - document
It is one of many carriers in the Asia-Pacific region to have entered a court-overseen debt restructuring process to survive the pandemic. The 0.5% of debt owed to each creditor will be paid from operating cash flow one year after the debt restructuring goes into effect, the airline said in the document. AAX also said it is in negotiations with lessors of 29 planes and certain other creditors on commercial terms for continued or future business relationships. To gain approval for its proposal, AAX needs agreement from creditors holding at least 75% of the total debt value in each class of creditors. The airline plans to raise 500 million ringgit https://www.reuters.com/article/airasia-x-fundraising-idUSL1N2IU0SV after its debt restructuring through a rights issue and share subscription.
Tennessee town on sale for $725K
A historic Tennessee town could be all yours for the price of $725,000. The town, named Water Valley, is about an hour south of Nashville near the famed Natchez Trace Parkway. Nashville-based real estate broker Christa Swartz, who’s handling the sale, told FOX Television Stations on Saturday that Water Valley ceased being recognized as a town after its post offices closed. "It’s a quiet place on a beautiful strip of highway that goes through there," Swartz told FOX Television Stations. TENNESSEE MAKES ‘PERFECT SENSE’ FOR CALIFORNIA EXODUS, BREWERY COFOUNDER SAYS"You get to make the decisions and make the rules for your own little town if you get Water Valley," she said.
Flooding could shut down Logan airport, hospitals, and other critical infrastructure in Mass., and the risk is only growing, report says
And in Lawrence, in the Merrimack Valley , flooding could shut down 75 percent of the city’s police and fire stations, waste-water treatment facility, and other critical infrastructure. The highest concentration of flooding risk exists in Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, and West Virginia. In Massachusetts, Suffolk County faces the greatest risks — today and in the future. More than 45 percent of the county’s critical infrastructure, including Logan International Airport, hospitals, and police and fire stations, are at risk of flooding, according to the report. In the Seaport, for example, the report finds that all critical infrastructure and nearly all commercial buildings are at risk of becoming inoperable as a result of flooding by mid-century.
Kidnapping of American missionaries in Haiti highlights the perils of religious workers abroad
Even so, the hostage-taking on Saturday of 17 people associated with an American Christian aid group by a gang in Port-au-Prince stands out for its brazenness. It also illustrates the dangers American religious missionaries face while seeking conversions abroad. Here are several other high-profile cases of American religious workers who were kidnapped or killed across the globe. PhilippinesMartin and Gracia Burnham, Christian missionaries from Kansas who had been working in the Philippines for 17 years, were celebrating their wedding anniversary at a resort one night in 2001 when gunmen wearing ski masks abducted them and more than a dozen others. She lived alongside the Waorani for two years, later telling LIFE magazine that she understood why the missionaries were killed.
Gusty overnight Las Vegas winds could pose dangers for motorists
Sunday overnight wind gusts could reach 60 mph in the Spring Mountains and 35 to 40 mph in Las Vegas, according to the National Weather Service. People brave high winds on the Strip on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Las Vegas. Winds may reach 25 mph in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, according to the National Weather Service. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphotoSunday overnight wind gusts could reach 60 mph in the Spring Mountains and 35 to 40 mph in Las Vegas, according to the National Weather Service. High profile vehicles on U.S. 95 northwest of Las Vegas are advised to be alert for high winds near Mercury, said meteorologist Jenn Varian.
Several crews respond to structure fire in Butler County wedding venue Sunday
Several firefighter units responded to a structure fire at the Hanover Reserve Weddings & Events venue in Butler County Sunday evening. According to Enquirer media partner Fox19, the fire broke out during a wedding and was first reported around 5:30 p.m.Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters were among the crews who responded to the scene. The Hamilton crews reported that the fire was heavily involved to the building. Fox19 reported that there were no injuries from the fire. The Enquirer will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
Was Kentucky really once the site of a shark attack? Yes, and here's what happened
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Has Kentucky really been the site of a shark attack? An UnderwaterTimes.com article from 2006 reported on the shark bite incident at Newport Aquarium, located just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in Northern Kentucky. "Safety Questions After Visitors Bitten at Kentucky Shark Petting Exhibit; 'They Don't Mind At All'," the headline reads. So there you have it — the one documented shark attack in Kentucky left a group of aquarium visitors with nothing more than bandaged injuries similar to a paper cut. Running news:This visually impaired Louisville man conquered the Boston MarathonThe reported Newport Aquarium incident may not have been on the mind of former Kentucky Lt. Gov.
DTE employee killed restoring power to Brighton
A DTE Energy field employee died while working near Brighton on Sunday, a company representative said. The employee was working to restore power to Brighton customers when he came into contact with a live cable, DTE said. The company did not release the worker's name or other information about him. "We are reaching out to his family, and we ask for consideration and privacy at this time of profound sadness and grieving," a DTE statement said. "We are sending our full love and support to his loved ones, and all those whose lives he touched."
Everything you need to know for the spookiest Flying Pig Marathon and Queen Bee Half Marathon
After Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon and Queen Bee Half Marathon were postponed earlier this year, the annual event is counting down the days to kick off. Flying Pig Marathon organizers held the event fully virtually in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The headlining marathon and half marathon for the 23rd annual event will be extra spooky this year, with the race itself happening on Halloween. The Flying Pig Marathon, Queen Bee Half Marathon and other Pig Works events will be held during the weekend of Oct. 29. How to watch the Flying PigThe Flying Pig encourages all spectators to support runners as they complete the race.
Federal preservation advisory agency suggests more work be done to assess Wegmans' impact on historic community
Taking into account all of those circumstances, the Sept. 23 letter from the ACHP explains, the Corps may have treated Brown Grove as a “static resource.” That means it looked at the community’s significance as associated only with past events rather than “ongoing cultural use, values and connections.”However, Brown Grove “is inextricably linked to the community’s living, ongoing experience of the historic district and their sense of place, through activities at the church, family gatherings, community celebrations ... and day-to-day interactions among community members” whose families have been in the community for generations, the ACHP letter said. It stated that Brown Grove was noted by consultants working with that community that the historic district “may be one of only two historic districts focused on communities developed by Free Blacks in Virginia.”It said “the loss of historic properties is typically of great concern to those who ascribe significance to them and they cannot be replaced, whether by compensatory mitigation or otherwise,” and that “focusing solely on documentation of the resource does not address the potential for degradation of the historic district’s dynamic connection to the community.”
Russian movie crew return to Earth after filming 12 days on the International Space Station – video
A Russian actor and a film director have returned to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station, shooting scenes for The Challenge, the first movie filmed in orbit. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko joined cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky in a Soyuz capsule that landed as scheduled on Kazakhstan’s steppe. The film, if completed on time, will beat a Hollywood production announced by Tom Cruise, Nasa and SpaceX
Israel: Hundreds strip naked by the Dead Sea
Hundreds of people have stripped naked by the Dead Sea in Israel to draw attention to its dramatically receding shoreline. The event was part of a live installation by the artist Spencer Tunick, who’s used similar photo-shoots around the world to highlight environmental change. Produced by Tom Bateman, Anastassia Zlatopolskai and Gidi Kleiman.
Richest families in Southeast Asia scout for the next unicorn
“The universe of family money in Southeast Asia has become very alive to what technology and tech investments are bringing because of recent startup successes,” said Vishal Harnal, managing partner of 500 Startups Southeast Asia, which was an early investor in ride-hailing giant Grab and online marketplace Carousell. Although COVID-19 has decimated tourism and retail in Southeast Asia, the region is home to some of the fastest-growing internet markets. Plus, the conglomerates also have to jostle with investors with deeper pockets and longer experience such as sovereign-wealth and venture capital funds. Some have started pilot projects with tech startups with the aim of investing in those with promising technologies. “I’ve been impressed meeting with the family patriarchs,” said Lauria, whose venture capital firm is also a True Digital Park partner in Bangkok.
Nutritionist: The REAL reasons why you need to include the right amount of fat in your diet
An Australian nutritionist has revealed why it's essential to include fats in your diet to maintain optimum health. The popular nutritionist shared a short Instagram reel with her 148,000 followers, which has since gone viral online. It's important to eat the right amount of food containing healthy fat depending on your body type and calorie requirements for weight loss or maintenance. If you were on a low-calorie diet consuming 1500 calories a day, your ideal fat consumption would be 50g per day. Others agreed and said fats are 'so important' to include in your diet and consume daily.
Ponytail shorn, Princess Mako's boyfriend visits her parents ahead of marriage
Princess Mako’s boyfriend, Kei Komuro, visited the Akasaka Estate to meet her parents Monday ahead of their marriage later this month, as the couple reunited for the first time in more than three years. He is believed to have told Princess Mako’s parents about his life in New York, where the two are planning to settle after their marriage on Oct. 26. A ponytail he had sported after his return from the United States, creating a media frenzy, had been cut off. An Imperial Household Agency official will submit legal papers to register the couple’s marriage on Oct. 26 on behalf of Princess Mako, 29, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, and Komuro. The princess, who will lose her royal status after marrying her commoner boyfriend, will move out of the Akasaka Estate on the same day after the marriage is registered.
Nationals yet to agree on 2050 net-zero emissions target
The Nationals are insisting they won't be rushed on deciding whether to back a new climate policy for the Federal Government.
Tourism operators call for timeline on opening of borders
Health authorities in Queensland are stepping up efforts to increase the state's vaccination rate, which continues to lag behind other parts of the nation. It comes as the state's peak tourism body calls on the government to set a clear date for opening borders.
Seoul closely monitoring N. Korean leader's increased messages toward US: ministry
North Korea conducted four new missile tests in September alone, including what it called a "hypersonic" missile and a long-range cruise missile. In Seoul, the intelligence chiefs of the three countries were to gather for closed-door talks during which they are expected to discuss North Korea, among other issues. The ministry said it will continue efforts to find opportunities, such as the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, to restart the inter-Korean and US-North Korea talks. Regarding North Korea's long-enforced tight border controls due to the pandemic, the ministry said the North is preparing to reopen its train routes with China. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that it has begun the shipment of COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea through the Chinese port of Dalian.
First frost of season spotted in Seoul as chilly weather continues
People walk in central Seoul on Monday, as unseasonably cold weather continued in the morning. (Yonhap)The first frost of the season was observed in Seoul on Monday as unseasonably cold weather continued for most parts of the country in the morning, the state weather agency said. The first frost of this fall was spotted in Seoul and nearby Suwon, the agency said. The weather is expected to warm up in the afternoon as the cold front weakens and warm southerly winds prevail. On Sunday, the morning low in Seoul came to 1.3 C, the lowest for mid-October since 1957.
89 cities, counties, wards designated as depopulation areas
Minister of the Interior and Safety Jeon Hae-cheol announces the designation of 89 cities, counties and wards as depopulation areas in a news conference in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap)Nearly 90 small cities and counties that are in danger of extinction due to population decrease have been designated as "depopulation areas" for intensive support from the central government, the interior ministry said Monday. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said that it has designated 89 cities, counties and wards across the country as depopulation areas and a relevant public notice is to take effect Tuesday. The government-designated depopulation areas include 16 cities and counties each from the southwestern province of South Jeolla and the southeastern province of North Gyeongsang. The ministry said it will help the depopulation areas establish and implement customized policies to escape their population crisis.
Sumatran tiger found dead, ensnared in Bengkalis
Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA) - A Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) was found dead in Tanjung Leban Village, Bengkalis District, Riau Province, with its left front leg ensnared in a wire trap.Acting Head of Riau's Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BBKSDA) Fifin Arfiana Jogasara said here on Sunday that the agency has received information from a local villager who worked in a field close to the location. "The farmer reported his finding to Bukit Batu Police, which was then forwarded the report to the Riau BBKSDA. A team of the agency has been dispatched to the location for initial identification," Jogasara said.According to the team, the tiger corpse was found in a cultivated land within the convertible production forest area (HPK), some 21.85 kilometers away from the Bukit Batu Wildlife Conservation. "The female tiger was evacuated to Pekanbaru for a necropsy to determine the causes of her death and estimate the time of the death," she said.She called on the public not to place traps for any reason because it would harm animals, including protected species, saying that it violated Law No. 5/1990 on Conservation of Natural Resource and Its Ecosystem.
Lies Are Being Told About Sally Rooney Because She Refuses to Ignore Israeli Apartheid
“This was also true of South Africa during the campaign against apartheid there. The self-described Zionist music journalist Eve Barlow tweeted , despite a lack of evidence that Rooney had ever expressed any anti-Jewish sentiment: “I fully expect people like Sally Rooney to be antisemitic. It is also absurd to claim that Rooney somehow arrived at her decision on a whim. Furthermore, other countries have to behave towards it the way they would towards any other state that broke those laws. Otherwise we are acknowledging that a Jewish state is an unusual thing – a weird, different thing that is not to be treated like every other state.
Queen Elizabeth II caught calling leaders' lack of action on climate change 'irritating'
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change in comments caught on microphone. The 95-year-old British monarch was filmed on a phone as she visited Cardiff to open the Welsh parliament on Thursday. On the recording, parts of which are inaudible, the queen also appears to say it is "irritating" when "they talk, but they don't do." WPA Pool, Getty ImagesThe queen is due to welcome leaders from around the world to COP26, a United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of the month. Her Majesty typically strictly adheres to this policy, but has been caught on camera making seemingly political remarks before.
Bangladesh Durga Puja violence: Vandalism continues; minorities call for countrywide hunger strike
It said that protests against attacks and vandalism on Hindu temples during the Durga Puja celebrations continued across the country on Saturday, as did the vandalism that led to the public outcry. (Twitter/@iskcon)Meanwhile in the country’s southeastern port city of Chittagong, the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council announced a sit-in and hunger strike from October 23 in protest against the attacks during the Durga Puja celebrations. ”I would like to urge the prime minister to not become weak and take action against them too,” he said. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (File photo) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (File photo)”The incidents in Comilla are being thoroughly investigated. This year, Durga Puja was celebrated at 32,118 puja pavilions across the country, including 238 in the capital Dhaka, the report said.
Princess Mako's boyfriend pays visit to her parents before marriage
He is believed to have told the parents of the princess about his life in New York, where the two are planning to settle after their marriage on Oct. 26. A ponytail he had sported after his return from the United States, creating a media frenzy, was cut off. An Imperial Household Agency official will submit legal papers to register the couple's marriage on Oct. 26 on behalf of Princess Mako, 29, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, and Komuro. The princess, who will lose her royal status after marrying her commoner boyfriend, will move out of the Akasaka Estate on the same day after the marriage is registered. Related coverage:Japanese Princess Mako attends last rite as imperial family memberPrincess Mako visits imperial graves ahead of high-profile marriageCongratulations, concerns abound over Princess Mako's marriage
NASA investigating issue with Lucy solar array
WASHINGTON — Engineers are investigating why one of the two solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy spacecraft may have failed to lock into place when deployed after launch Oct. 16. The solar arrays deployed in the first half-hour after separation from the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas 5 rocket that launched it early Oct. 16. Both solar panels are generating power, the agency stated, and there are no other problems with the spacecraft. Lucy’s two solar panels are each 7.3 meters in diameter. Lockheed was the prime contractor for Lucy, although the solar arrays were built by Northrop Grumman.
Brooklyn woman arrested in connection with suspected arson at a Jewish school
(CNN) The New York Police Department arrested a 39-year-old Brooklyn woman Sunday in connection with a suspected arson at the Jewish school Yeshiva of Flatbush, according to a tweet from the department. The incident took place Thursday around 7:30 p.m. when police said a woman poured gasoline in front of the Yeshiva and lit it on fire. The Brooklyn woman was charged with reckless endangerment as a hate crime and fifth-degree arson, police said. NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force (HCTF) detectives, assisted by Manhattan/Queens Warrants arrested the woman, according to the department's tweet. It makes everyone feel safer," Rabbi Joseph Beyda, head of the Yeshiva, told CNN Sunday.
Get holiday-ready with Bed Bath and Beyond's early Black Friday 50th anniversary sale
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10 Kate Spade Surprise purses you can buy for under $100 right now
Right now, you can snag tons of top-tier styles for under $100 during the Kate Spade Surprise sale. Below are 10 of the best purses you can scoop for under $100 at the Kate Spade Surprise sale. This classic crossbodyFor a timeless look you can wear all year round, consider the Leila mini flap pebbled leather crossbody. This convenient clutchIf you're hunting for top-notch stocking stuffers, look no further than the Staci large saffiano leather slim bifold wallet. This timeless nylon purse is outfitted with an interior zip pocket, dual interior side pockets and two-way spade jacquard lining.
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Mass Abduction of U.S. Missionaries Startles Even Kidnap-Weary Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Children on their way to school, street vendors selling their wares, priests mid-sermon — few Haitians, rich or poor, are safe from the gangs of kidnappers that stalk their country with near impunity. But the abduction this weekend of 17 people associated with an American missionary group as they visited an orphanage shocked officials for its brazenness. On Sunday, the hostages, five of them children, remained in captivity, their whereabouts and identities unknown to the public. Adding to the mystery was a wall of silence from officials in Haiti and the United States about what, if anything, was being done to secure their release. “We are seeking God’s direction for a resolution, and authorities are seeking ways to help,” the missionary group, Christian Aid Ministries, an Ohio-based group founded by Amish and Mennonites that has a long history of working in the Caribbean, said in a statement.
For Missionary Group in a Fragile Haiti, Charity Turns to Chaos
The group was kidnapped by a gang outside Port-au-Prince on Saturday afternoon. The gang, known as 400 Mawozo, was also accused of kidnapping five priests and two nuns in Haiti this year. It was not clear whether the ransom had been paid, but everyone was eventually freed. “That was the big sign they can do what they want,” said Timothy Schwartz, an anthropologist and consultant who has lived in the country since the 1990s. But a former Haiti field director for the group, Dan Hooley, said that at least some of the kidnapped missionaries had not been in the country for long.
Amtrak train slams into a semi-truck car hauler in Oklahoma
Amtrak train slams into a semi-truck car hauler in OklahomaPolice say the driver of the semi-truck car hauler and his dog were "shaken" but alive.
$86M bus ‘war room’ empty, falling apart two years after MTA ribbon cutting
The MTA spent $86 million on a state-of-the-art, NASA-like “bus command center” that has gone unused for more than two years because it’s already falling apart, The Post has learned. Transit officials have said the eastern Brooklyn command center, which replaces a smaller facility across the street, will serve as a “war room” for bus dispatchers. Transit officials have said the command center will serve as a “war room” for bus dispatchers. Once slated to cost $283 million, the radio project cost has increased to $294 as of November 2020. MTA rep Aaron Donovan said the command center is now set to open “in the first half of next year.”The eastern Brooklyn command center replaces a smaller facility across the street.
Arkansas man shot dead after killing son, stabbing cop
When the officer ordered him to stop, Conner briefly complied before using an “edged weapon” to stab the arresting cop in the throat and neck, according to the chief. The injured officer was able to fire two shots at Conner, “killing him, and ending the threat,” police said. Conner’s 15-year-old son was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead, officials said. Julia Maire Moore, 42, was then found dead inside Conner’s house — a victim of multiple stab wounds, according to police. The stabbed officer underwent emergency surgery for severe lacerations to the face and neck and was in stable condition, according to Baker.
County seeks psychiatric exam for Vanessa Bryant in suit over leaked photos of Kobe Bryant crash
After an internal investigation, the Los Angeles County Fire Department moved to fire two employees and suspend a third after it found that the employees took crash-site photos and shared them with their wives and girlfriends, according to court filings and media reports. It was not clear whether they had been fired. Bryant’s lawsuit does not name the fire department as a co-defendant.
Who is 400 Mawozo, the Haitian gang accused of kidnapping American missionaries?
Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, holds the grim record of the world’s highest kidnapping rate per capita. One gang — 400 Mawozo — was responsible for 80 percent of abductions in Haiti from June through September of this year, according to Gédéon Jean, director of the Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights in Port-au-Prince.
Grambling State University shooting leaves 1 dead, 7 wounded during homecoming
A homecoming event at Grambling State University in Louisian was interrupted by gunfire on the nearby quad around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, leaving one person dead and seven people injured. One of the eight victims in Sunday's shooting was an enrolled student, who was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. "Our students come here for an education and far too often it's outsiders who have created these situations that have put life and limb in danger," Grambling State University President Rick Gallot said in a statement Sunday. No suspect has been identified in Sunday's shooting, but detectives with Louisiana State Police are looking for Jatavious Carroll, a.k.a "Rabbit," for Wednesday's shooting. The school is partnering with Louisiana State Police to take a more proactive approach to gun violence, Grambling State University director of communications Trish Arnold told Fox News.
Bidens caught violating DC mask mandate at posh Georgetown restaurant
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden were caught violating Washington, D.C.'s indoor mask mandate by walking through a high-end Georgetown restaurant without masks on Saturday. Washington, D.C's Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated an indoor mask mandate in July amid the surge of the delta variant. The Bidens' behavior echoed that of Bowser, who has repeatedly been photographed flouting her own mask mandates. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHours before her indoor mask mandate went into effect in July, Bowser was photographed without a face mask during her own birthday celebration with comedian Dave Chappelle. Hours after her indoor mask mandate went into effect, she was photographed without a mask during an indoor wedding reception.
How two college friends got Serena Williams to back their business
Cambridge graduates Alex Rose and Sam Browne founded Let's Do This after a conversation at the pub about how difficult it was to find and book for sports events. After completing the prestigious Y Combinator start-up accelerator program, the pair attracted investments from sports stars, including Serena Williams and Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, in a $5 million funding round. Co-founder Alex Rose explains how the firm survived the suspension of mass-participation events during the coronavirus pandemic and plans to expand as interest in organized outdoor exercise rebounds. Watch CNBC Make It's interview with the start-up co-founder in the video above.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to help build its 'metaverse'
Facebook Inc. plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years to help build its new “metaverse” platform. “Facebook is at the start of a journey to help build the next computing platform,” the company said in a blog post Sunday, “a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies like virtual and augmented reality.”
Galloping bison herd in Yellowstone has tourists running for cover
With a herd of bison galloping toward them in Yellowstone National Park, two tourists caught by surprise made a mad dash over a bridge in search of safety while another tourist captured the moment in video. Kyleen Olson and her family were driving toward the bridge when they noticed the couple walking back over the bridge to their car. Suddenly, a herd of bison veered onto the roadway, forcing the couple to turn around and run for cover. In the video, you can see the couple taking cover at the end of the bridge, as the bison veer off the road. “The bison wanted nothing to do with them, they just wanted to cross the bridge,” Olson said.
Walgreens cited shoplifting as rationale for closing 5 stores in San Francisco, but local officials, data, and experts cast doubt on that explanation
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesWalgreens said it's closing some San Francisco stores because of an increase in retail theft. Police data obtained by the Chronicle did not show high rates of shoplifting reports at the closing stores. Walgreens announced Tuesday it would be closing five of its San Francisco locations due to "organized retail crime," but police department data, local officials, and policy experts are casting doubt on that reasoning, according to a report published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday. Some incidents of shoplifting likely go unreported, but the closing stores had on average less than two shoplifting reports per month since 2018. San Francisco Mayor London Breed pushed back against Walgreens' stated reasoning for closing the stores.
Police in Rotterdam Clash with Housing Protesters
Many animals like dogs have been left homeless or abandoned.This drone is bringing food to ones they found stranded.About 83,000 people live here and 7,000 of them have been forced to evacuate. For many of those who haven't, the ash coats everything.This waitress is telling us her throat hurts because of the falling ash, like a bad allergy. She has to constantly sweep it off the tables.On one of the neighboring islands this man says he'd gone on vacation, but now the lava is only 250 meters from his house. The sadness is immense, he says.The Canary Islands depend on tourism but the event has disrupted flights in and out of La Palma. The lava has also destroyed banana and avocado plantations, another major part of the local economy.
Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor
“We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is core to our company,” the statement said. The employee, who wasn't named, shared “confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company," a Netflix statement said. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer,” which some condemned as being transphobic. However, Chapelle's remarks about the transgender community raised protests within Netflix and from LGBTQ activists. Several Netflix employees, including a software engineer who identifies as transgender, had criticized the special.
San Lorenzo: One hospitalized, eight displaced in assisted living facility fire
SAN LORENZO — A neighbor whose efforts kept flames to one room was credited by firefighters with preventing a “worse outcome” at an assisted living facility fire early Sunday that left one resident hospitalized and eight displaced. It was not known if the neighbor actually went inside the facility or was able to put water on the fire from outside. Eight residents ranging in age from 40 to 60 years old were displaced and were provided space at another nearby facility, officials said. At 3:02 AM a first alarm was dispatched to a working structure fire on Lewelling Blvd in San Lorenzo at an assisted living facility. A neighbor responded prior to crews arriving & was able to hold the fire to a single room thus preventing a worse outcome.
Judge blocks lobster fishing closure off coast of Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Lobstering Union has won emergency relief to stop the closure of productive lobster water off the coast of Maine that regulators said is needed to help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from extinction. U.S. District Judge Lance Walker in Maine granted the order on Saturday. In his ruling, he said regulators had relied on “markedly thin” statistical modeling instead of hard evidence to show the nearly thousand-square-mile area they had planned to close was really a hot spot for the imperiled whale, the Portland Press-Herald reported. Walker wrote that there is no hard proof the whales actually gather in the area or even pass through that part of the Gulf of Maine, with enough frequency to render it a “hotspot."
Joyce Lebra, first female University of Colorado Boulder history professor, dies at 95
Joyce Lebra, feminist trailblazer, renowned scholar and the University of Colorado Boulder’s first female history professor, died Oct. 10 in Boulder. Violet met and became close friends with Lebra when she was named a CU Legend, he said, and he now feels like her adopted nephew. While Lebra became less mobile later in life, McCorry recalled Lebra gathering with friends for Japan nights, when they would make Japanese food and serve it on special Japanese dishes they had collected. And Lebra loved cats — specifically black cats, the latest of which was Piffi, adopted five years ago. Piffi was initially supposed to be adopted by McCorry after Lebra’s passing, but Lebra did not want Piffi to live with McCorry’s other cats.
A body was recovered from Milwaukee's Menomonee River Sunday morning, police say
A dead man was recovered from the Menomonee River in Milwaukee Sunday morning, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. A 40-year-old man was found in the river by the 400 block of West Canal Street, police said. The death occurred shortly before 10 a.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, according to a tweet from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. Follow her on Twitter at @HannahHopeKirby.
A 16-year-old Milwaukee girl has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of an 18-year-old, police say
A 16-year-old Milwaukee girl has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of an 18-year-old Milwaukee man, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. Shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday on the 2300 block of North 50th Street, the Milwaukee man was stabbed during an argument, police said. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital. Milwaukee police are investigating the incident. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days.
Up to 5,000 unvaccinated Massachusetts state workers could be at risk of suspension, termination
Up to 5,000 state workers could be at risk of suspension or termination as the deadline for workers to submit proof of their vaccine status hits this week, according to state officials. That amounts to about 11% of the 45,000 executive-branch workers required to be fully vaccinated as of Oct. 17. The administration’s vaccine policy involves “progressive discipline,” according to an online post, starting with a five-day, unpaid suspension for all noncompliant workers. Continued noncompliance for managers “will then result in termination of employment,” while bargaining unit members will first move on to a 10-day suspension. Executive-branch offices won’t start to tally the exact number of state workers in violation of the administration’s vaccine mandate until Monday when managers will begin contacting people who have not submitted paperwork.
Fauci says vaccinated people can ‘enjoy the holiday season’ with other vaxxed people
Dr. Anthony Fauci is offering up safety tips for the holiday season, telling vaccinated people that they can relax and celebrate with vaccinated family and friends. This will be the first holiday season when people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, a major difference from last year when no one was fully vaccinated and many families stayed apart as the virus raged across the country. “For groups that are vaccinated, I think we can enjoy the holiday season,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Fox News Sunday. “When you’re in the family unit among people who are vaccinated, I think you should just enjoy the holidays as best you can in the family spirit,” added Fauci, who’s also the chief medical adviser to President Biden. “But if they’re not (vaccinated), they should do what the CDC recommends, is when you’re in an indoor setting, in a public indoor setting, to wear a mask,” Fauci said.
Rochester Hills man charged with misdemeanor in vandalism at mosque
A Rochester Hills man was formally charged Saturday in the vandalism this month of a local mosque. Ahern was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge the day before faith leaders met at the mosque Sunday for an interfaith prayer meeting in a show of support after the vandalism. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh leaders as well as community members gathered to stress solidarity with the Ahmadiyya community in Michigan. More:Faith leaders, lawmakers join in prayer with members of vandalized Rochester Hills mosquePolice are not treating the vandalism as a random act and not as a hate crime, the release said. "Ahern is a person of interest in other acts of vandalism at non-religious locations," according to the press release.
1 death and 26 hospitalizations now associated with hepatitis A outbreak at Famous Anthony's in Roanoke area
ROANOKE — One person has died after being exposed to hepatitis A in an outbreak at a restaurant chain in the Roanoke area. The health district has confirmed 37 cases and 26 cumulative hospitalizations associated with the outbreak. An employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s locations — on Grandin Road, Crystal Spring Avenue and Williamson Road — was diagnosed with the virus. Hepatitis A is a reportable disease, which means that if a person tests positive, the result is sent to the local health department. Officials then interview the patient and complete an investigation to identify the source of the exposure and whether the virus has been spread.
Jeep driver charged with reckless driving in horse-and-buggy crash
A man has been charged with reckless driving after a crash in Richmond County involving a horse-drawn buggy that resulted in the animal being euthanized. Virginia State Police responded at about 5:44 p.m. Wednesday to the crash on state Route 3, Historyland Highway, just west of state Route 614, or Folly Neck Road. The buggy was traveling east in the right lane when it was struck in the rear by a 2015 Jeep Cherokee driven by Tracy L. Churchill, 29, of Farnham. The two occupants in the buggy were thrown from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. At the owner’s request, the horse was humanely euthanized due to the extent of its injuries from the crash.
Thomas Jefferson retreat Poplar Forest gifted three landscape projects
“My brother was healthy. He was still pretty much young and he had everything to live for,” Mike Mitchem said of his brother, who wasn't vaccinated. “He had five kids and a grandson and now all of them have lost him."
From the 'pink tax' to political representation, readers sound off on the status of women in Japan
Consequently, period poverty (the lack of access to sanitary products) can occur due to financial constraints. Meanwhile, a group called Minna no Seiri conducted a survey of young women that found 1 in 5 had problems accessing sanitary products. This means, even in this magnificent innovative country, menstruation and sanitary products are regarded as non-necessities. The first step towards resolving this issue would be to recategorize sanitary products as necessities. However, the countless women who have suffered and continue to suffer from maternity harassment prove that the requirements for maternity leave are not enough.
Terrifying moment 'jealous' brown bear mauls pregnant circus trainer in front of screaming children
Children and parents screamed as the attack happened but the woman survivedThe woman said the performing bear may have been 'jealous' of her unborn childA circus bear that mauled a pregnant trainer in front of screaming children and their parents at a Russian circus may have attacked because it was 'jealous' of the woman's unborn child. The brown bear lunged at the woman during a circus act with two trainers and another bear in Oryol, western Russia. A male brown bear mauled a pregnant trainer during a circus act in Oryol, western Russia, in front of screaming children and their parentsThe pregnant trainer had motioned for the bear to put its paw on a pole. The bear initially obeyed the trainer, who was wearing a bright blue dress and golden high heelsThe trainer said the bear may have been 'jealous' of her unborn child. The men grappled with the bear as they tried to free the pregnant trainer.
Pablo Escobar's herd of hippos sterilised to end their existence in Colombia
The hippos were illegally imported for Escobar’s private zoo and since his death in 1993 have prospered in the countryside near his former ranch because they encounter no natural predators. The hippos were shot with darts to inject them with a medicine called GonaCon, according to a bulletin by Cornare, a regional environmental protection organization in the northwest of Colombia. Experts believe this to be the largest herd of hippopotamuses outside of Africa and it has led to problems. Escobar became one of the richest men on the planet, according to Forbes, thanks to the drug trafficking empire he built. Almost 30 years since his death, Colombia remains the largest producer of cocaine in the world, much of it smuggled to the United States.
Private photos of the Queen and her family from 1998 to 2008 show the royals as they're rarely seen
AdvertisementA run of Christmas cards sent by the Queen and Prince Philip to an employee on the Sandringham Estate show the royals like they're rarely seen. This sweet image, on the 2017 Christmas card, shows the Queen feeding an elephant a banana during a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in England. Pictured: The Queen and late Prince Philip with their dogs in 2001. This picture from the 2003 Christmas card showed the late Prince Philip in dress uniform for Trooping the Colour. Prince Philip opted for a bow tie in 2011 while the Queen went with a crown for the Irish State Banquet.
Facebook's AI is removing just TWO PER CENT of hate speech posts
Mark Zuckerberg, pictured with Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer, told Congress the AI systems Facebook developed were 'really sophisticated.' He estimated the company's automated systems removed posts that generated two per cent of the views of hate speech on the platform that violated its rules. The Silicon Valley firm states that nearly 98 per cent of hate speech was removed before it could be flagged by users as offensive. 'The prevalence of hate speech on Facebook is now 0.05%, and is down by about half over the last three quarters. 'Within our total budget, hate speech is clearly the most expensive problem,' a manager wrote.
More freedoms as state reaches 80% vaccination target
The New South Wales Premier has thanked the state for coming together to reach its vaccination targets on schedule.
Victoria records 1,903 new local cases and seven deaths
Victoria has recorded 1,903 new covid cases. It comes as a variety of restrictions will ease from Friday, when the first major vaccine target of 70 per cent is expected to be reached.
S. Korea to start deploying new hand-held mine detector next year
This image, provided on Monday by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, shows a newly developed hand-held mine detector. (Defense Acquisition Program Administration)South Korea plans to start deploying a new military mine detector capable of locating non-metal objects, such as those made of wood, in the latter half of next year, the state arms procurement agency said Monday. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) signed a contract with local developer Hanwha Systems Co. last week to mass-produce the hand-held mine detector, as the military seeks to replace its aging detectors introduced in the late 1990s. Developed in December last year, the new detector employs Ground Penetrating Radar technology -- the first time a local company has applied the technology using radio waves to identify underground structures and features. The military plans to start deploying the detectors to the armed forces in the latter half of next year in phases following a series of operational tests.
Major tour agencies forecast to swing to profit in 2022
(Yonhap)South Korea's major travel agencies are expected to recover from the prolonged fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and swing to a profit in 2022 on growing demand for overseas travel, a market tracker said Monday. In the first half of this year alone, HanaTour posted an operating loss of 65.6 billion won. The company chalked up an operating income of 5.9 billion won in 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak. Yellow Balloon Tour Co. is predicted to rack up an operating income of 9.7 billion won next year, compared with its first-half loss of 6.4 billion won. For instance, HanaTour's sales, which tumbled to 43 billion won in 2020 due to the new coronavirus, are expected to rise to 272 billion won next year, but the figure is just 35.6 percent of its 2019 top line at 763.2 billion won.
New virus cases hit 3-month low; eased rules on private gatherings in force
(Yonhap)South Korea's daily coronavirus cases dropped to the lowest level in more than three months on Monday as the country eased restrictions on private gatherings ahead of preparations for a gradual shift to the "living with COVID-19" scheme. The country reported 1,050 new cases, including 1,030 local infections, raising the total caseload to 343,445, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. Monday's tally is the lowest daily number since July 7, when the country reported 1,211 additional virus cases on the onset of the fourth wave of the pandemic. The daily cases have since stayed in the quadruple digits, including the record high of 3,273 on Sept. 25. Of the locally transmitted cases, Seoul reported 352 new cases, with Gyeonggi Province that surrounds the capital city adding 358 cases and Incheon, west of Seoul, 84 cases.
[Graphic News] Seoul ranks No. 16 in 2021 global startup ecosystem report
Seoul has the 16th-best startup ecosystem among cities around the world, an annual report by a San Francisco-based research firm showed.According to Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021, South Korea’s capital ranked No. 16 on the list of 280 cities across 100 countries in terms of the competitiveness of its startup ecosystem, up four spots from last year.Seoul first appeared on the list in 2017 and entered the top 20 last year.San Francisco’s Silicon Valley topped the list, followed by New York and London. (Yonhap)By Nam Kyung-don ( don@heraldcorp.com
‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists
Tracking harassmentIn June, the Australian SMC in Adelaide asked researchers on its COVID-19 media lists about their experiences. Virologist Danielle Anderson received abuse after critiquing an article on SARS-CoV-2’s origins.Credit: James BuggAnother researcher with a long-standing WIV collaboration, Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance in New York City, has also received abuse. “Unfortunately, it’s frequently a problem that people aren’t believed,” Tworek says — even when online threats escalate to offline ones. In Nature’s survey, 44% of scientists who said they’d been trolled or experienced personal attacks said they never told their employer. Tworek is concerned that seeing attacks and abuse levelled at senior scientists could discourage up-and-coming researchers.
Japanese Princess Mako attends last rite as imperial family member
KYODO NEWS - 19 hours ago - 15:14 | All, JapanJapanese Princess Mako on Sunday visited the Imperial Palace to attend an annual ritual ceremony, her last as an imperial family member as she is scheduled to marry her commoner boyfriend later this month. Princess Mako, 29, whose fiance Kei Komuro returned from the United States last month, entered the palace by car with her younger sister, Princess Kako. After the couple registers the marriage, the princess, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, will move out of the estate the same day. On Tuesday, the princess will make a private visit to the Imperial Palace Sanctuaries, which include Kashikodokoro and enshrine the family's ancestors. Related coverage:Princess Mako's boyfriend to meet her parents ahead of marriagePrincess Mako visits imperial graves ahead of high-profile marriageCongratulations, concerns abound over Princess Mako's marriage
Children snatched from mothers in Congo by colonial Belgium seek compensation
Known as “metis,? the children were snatched away from families and placed in religious institutions and homes by Belgian authorities that ruled Congo from 1908 to 1960. “They are living proof of an unconfessed state crime, and soon there will be no one left to testify.”The five women have requested compensation of 50,000 euros ($55,000) each. The five women, all born between 1945 and 1950, filed their lawsuit last year amid growing demands for Belgium to reassess its colonial past. In 2019, the Belgian government apologized for the state’s role in taking thousands of babies from their African mothers. “The Belgian state did not have the courage to go all the way, to name the crime, because its responsibility incurred damages,” the lawyer said.
Israeli ‘foldable’ electric cars to make debut as emergency response vehicles
City Transformer, the Israeli automotive company behind an electric car that can shrink in size to squeeze into parking spots, announced a new partnership with the emergency medical response organization United Hatzalah to incorporate the startup’s “foldable” urban vehicles into the organization’s fleet. The deal would make United Hatzalah, which operates a network of trained volunteers with specially equipped motorcycle ambulances, a major client of City Transformer. AdvertisementThe deal with City Transformer is estimated at $22 million, according to the announcement. “This, without the existing shortcomings of the car and motorcycle.”The first vehicles produced will be made by Germany’s Roding Automobile. The City Transformer cars are available in white, gray, blue, and red, at a pre-order price of €12,500 ($14,500).
Settlers light fires, throw rocks towards Palestinian home during clashes
pic.twitter.com/vhriz9iq3d — Lior Amihai (@lioramihai) October 16, 2021The past few days have seen sporadic violence between Israeli settlers and Palestinians across the West Bank. Human rights groups lament that violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians rarely results in arrests or prosecutions. A spokesperson for Israel Police’s West Bank division said that an investigation had been launched into the incident. AdvertisementA few hours later, dozens of Israeli settlers and Palestinians hurled stones at one another near Yasuf, a Palestinian town in the central West Bank. In another recent incident near the Israeli outpost of Adei Ad, Israeli settlers allegedly attacked two Israeli soldiers with pepper gas, lightly wounding them.
Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh
Protester have erupted for a second day in Bangladesh’s capital, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majorityDHAKA, Bangladesh -- Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country's Muslim majority. Photos showing a copy of the Quran —Islam’s holy book—at the feet of a statue in a Hindu temple in the eastern district of Cumilla triggered the protests and incidents of vandalism at Hindu temples across Bangladesh. Separately, in a nearby intersection about 1,000 Hindus protested the attacks on temples and the killing of two Hindu devotees in another district where several temples were vandalized by Muslim mobs. Police said at least two Hindus were killed in Friday’s attacks. Communal tensions have risen as the minority Hindus celebrate their largest religious festival, the Durga Puja.
FBI seeks information on New Zealand man who allegedly coerced women into making sexually explicit videos
(CNN) The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a New Zealand man who they say repeatedly coerced hundreds of women into making sexually explicit videos between 2012 and 2019, according to a news release from the agency. Pratt and others worked together to allegedly use the internet to recruit women for modeling jobs, the FBI said. However, when the women would respond, they were told the jobs were for sexually explicit videos. FBI investigators said Pratt and others promised the women the videos would not be posted online, and they would remain anonymous. The women were told they'd receive $3,000 to $5,000 in exchange for doing the videos, the release said.
Kishida sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine as Suga visits
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni, a Shinto shrine in Tokyo viewed as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism by its Asian neighbors. South Korea responded by calling the tree offering disappointing and regrettable and urged Japanese leaders to squarely face history. The masakaki tree offering was made under his name as prime minister to celebrate the shrine’s biannual festival held in the spring and autumn. “I came here as the former prime minister,” Suga told reporters after visiting the shrine. Past visits to the shrine by Japanese leaders and lawmakers have especially angered China and South Korea, where memories of Japan’s wartime acts still rankle.
Prince William announces Earthshot Prize awards winners, teases US 2022 award ceremony
Sylvia HuiThe Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Celebrities joined Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program that aims to find new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth's most pressing challenges. Actors Emma Thompson, Emma Watson and David Oyelowo joined William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in handing out the awards at Alexandra Palace in north London. William and his charity, The Royal Foundation, launched the Earthshot Prize last year, inspired by President John F. Kennedy's 1962 "Moonshot" speech that challenged and inspired Americans to go to the moon. 'Indescribable sadness': Prince William, Prince Harry blister BBC over inquiry on 1995 Diana interview"For too long, we haven't done enough to protect the planet for your future. William, his father Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II are all expected to attend.
Nearly $7 Million Awarded in First Earthshot Prizes
LONDON — Costa Rica and the city of Milan on Sunday were among the first to be awarded one million pounds, or nearly $1.4 million, for their sustainability and conservation efforts as part of a newly established environmental prize presided over by Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The award, known as the Earthshot Prize, gives funding to nominees developing solutions in five areas: nature conservation, waste management, ocean revival, air quality and climate change. The singer Ed Sheeran, the band Coldplay and the British rapper Olajide William Olatunji, better known as KSI, performed. Presenters of the awards included the actors Emma Watson, David Oyelowo and Emma Thompson and the Egyptian soccer player Mohamed Salah. A short film included messages from world leaders such as Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who all vowed to address environmental issues.
Halloween treat: Beaver family bobs for baby pumpkins at Tacoma, Washington zoo
Halloween treat: Beaver family bobs for baby pumpkins at Tacoma, Washington zooLeave it to beavers: Walnut, Butternut and Nutmeg bob for baby pumpkins
China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait
The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the past year, provoking anger in Taipei. "Dewey's and Winnipeg's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the commitment of the United States and our allies and partners to a free and open Indo-Pacific," it added. "The United States and Canada colluded to provoke and stir up trouble...seriously jeopardizing peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait," it said. Taiwan's defense ministry said on Sunday that three Chinese aircraft - two J-16 fighters and an anti-submarine aircraft - flew into the ADIZ again.
Breast cancer awareness: Fox News’ Kayleigh McEnany, Gerri Willis, Jackie DeAngelis get real about diagnoses
One in every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States including Fox News’ very own fighters Gerri Willis and Jackie DeAngelis, who shared their stories with "Fox & Friends Weekend" as part of breast cancer awareness month. FOX Business anchor and reporter Gerri Willis was first diagnosed with Stage 3 lobular breast cancer in 2016. "My right nipple was inverted and that’s what happens if you do get breast cancer and it does start to display signs," she warned. Fellow FOX Business correspondent Jackie DeAngelis was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in June 2021 after a routine mammogram. The FBN host revealed she didn’t have any history of breast cancer in her family and didn’t have the BRCA gene.
China pushes three child policy
China relaxed its one child policy five years ago after a decline in the birthrate. Now, the government is urging parents to have three children to counter an aging population and shrinking workforce.Oct.
Washington subway system to suspend some rail car use Monday for probe
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said late Sunday it will not use nearly 60% of its rail fleet Monday as part of a probe into the Oct. 12 derailment of a train in northern Virginia. The subway system that services Washington, D.C. and parts of Maryland and Virginia said without those rail cars, it will "operate about 40 trains tomorrow – offering a basic service pattern on all lines of trains departing about every 30 minutes." The subway system added it will later update the public "about service for the remainder of this week." Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Christopher CushingOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Nun imprisoned over peace activism, Megan Rice, dies at 91
Rice, who served two years in prison and was released when her original conviction was thrown out by a federal appeals court, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 10, 2021, at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, Pa. She was 91. (AP) — Megan Rice, a nun and Catholic peace activist who spent two years in federal prison while in her 80s after breaking into a government security complex to protest nuclear weapons, has died. Rice died of congestive heart failure Oct. 10 at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, according to her order, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. “Sister Megan lived her life with love full of action and zeal,” said Carroll Juliano, American Province Leader for the order. Rice spent 23 years in West Africa working as a teacher and pastoral guide.
MBK Partners Fund to buy Haichang Ocean Park Assets for $1.01B
Private equity firm MBK Partners Funds has agreed to acquire assets including theme parks from Haichang Ocean Park Holdings Ltd. for 6.53 billion yuan ($1.01 billion), as the hospitality company aims to cut its debt. Haichang Ocean Park will sell four of its theme parks in China's Wuhan, Chengdu, Tianjin and Qingdao for CNY6.08 billion and a 66% stake in Zhengzhou Project Company for CNY450 million, the company said Monday.
Judge limits unpaid leave for unvaccinated workers at US lab
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has limited the ability for now for the nonprofit running Oak Ridge National Laboratory to place employees on unpaid leave who receive exemptions to a COVID-19 vaccine requirement. The six workers who sued have argued they were told the unpaid leave would be indefinite. The judge wrote that he will decide by Oct. 29 whether to let the order expire or keep it while the case plays out. He reasoned that “preventing their (employees’) placement on unpaid leave for a matter of two weeks simply will not harm” the organization, while the unpaid leave presents a “functional loss of employment” and other damages for the workers at the lab, which is about 25 miles west of Knoxville. The lawsuit also seeks class action status, arguing the unpaid leave policy breaches civil rights and disability discrimination protections.
Saks e-commerce unit looks to go public at valuation near $6 billion
The fast-growing e-commerce business of luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is aiming to go public soon at a valuation roughly triple what it was pegged at earlier this year, in a sign of the boom times for online department-store sales. Saks is interviewing potential underwriters this week for an initial public offering that could take place in the first half of 2022 and targets a valuation of around $6 billion, people familiar with the matter said. It was last valued at $2 billion in March.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger hopes to win back Apple by outcompeting it
Intel Corp. Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger still hopes to win back Apple Inc. as a customer, but says Intel will have to outcompete the tech giant to do so. So what I have to do is create a better chip than they can do themselves. “So I’m gonna fight hard to win [Apple CEO Tim Cook’s] business in this area.”Intel had made chips for Apple’s Macs since 2005, before Apple carried out a long-rumored switch last year to making its own custom chips. Gelsinger noted that a reunion with Apple could take years, and mentioned that another option would be for Apple to eventually use Intel’s chip-manufacturing facilities. Intel already makes chips for Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +3.31% and Qualcomm Inc. QCOM, +1.20% , among others.
Spiderman Meme: Fox News Asks Fauci Why He’s ‘So Controversial’
Host Laura Ingraham has downplayed the threat Covid poses while casting doubt on the safety of vaccines for children. The doctor himself has said the network’s coverage of Covid is “outlandish” and that some hosts “distort” the facts. Story continuesWallace asked Fauci, “When this pandemic started, I think it’s fair to say you were generally regarded as the authority on infectious disease. Two questions: Why do you think you’ve become so controversial? And honestly, do you think there’s anything you have done that has contributed to that?”Fauci tactfully didn’t directly call out the network.
Patriots force Dak Prescott fumble at goal line before halftime
Reuters VideosThousands marched in El Salvador on Sunday to air a range of grievances against President Nayib Bukele, from adopting bitcoin as legal tender to firing Supreme Court judges, which has been viewed by his critics as a power grab. At least 4,000 people took the streets in San Salvador, according to estimates by local media. Some carried banners and signs rejecting bitcoin, which officially became legal tender in the Central American country in September. In May, a Congress dominated for the first time by Bukele's New Ideas party voted to fire the judges on the constitutional panel of the Supreme Court, among the most senior jurists in the country. Replacements seen as friendly to Bukele were then swiftly voted in, which generated harsh criticism from the United States as well as top international rights groups.Bukele, a seasoned and often provocative user of social media, dismissed Sunday's protests on Twitter, saying: "The march is a failure and they know it."
Louisiana gators thrive, so farmers' return quota may drop
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once-endangered alligators are thriving in the wild, so Louisiana authorities are proposing a deep cut in the percentage that farmers must return to marshes where their eggs were laid. The meat is used in sausages; companies also sell roasts, steaks, ribs, nuggets, jerky and even whole skinned alligators. The return percentage was first set at 17%, based on estimates that about 83% die in the egg or before they're 4 feet (1.2 meters) long. Story continuesUncontrolled hunting nearly wiped out American alligators before Louisiana barred all hunting in 1962. Surveyors who flew over coastal marshes during the summer of 2019 estimated the number of alligator nests at a record, nearly 68,000.
Could this plant extract help fight the opioid epidemic?
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives, UC Irvine researchers have identified a plant extract that may help fight opiate addiction. The number of opioid overdose deaths has more than doubled in Orange County over the last decade. According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, 234 residents died from opioid overdoses in 2011, compared with 499 in 2020. A huge contributor to the number of opioid deaths is the powerful synthetic drug fentanyl, which accounted for 381 of the deaths last year. The Orange County coroner did not test for fentanyl or other synthetic opioid types in 2010, said Dr. Curtis Condon, research manager at the agency.
Facebook says AI will clean up the platform, but its own engineers have doubts
Facebook, Inc. executives have long said that artificial intelligence would address the company’s chronic problems keeping what it deems hate speech and excessive violence as well as underage users off its platforms. That future is farther away than those executives suggest, according to internal documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM FOX BUSINESSOn hate speech, the documents show, Facebook employees have estimated the company removes only a sliver of the posts that violate its rules—a low-single-digit percent, they say. LEAKED FACEBOOK DOCUMENT REVEALS BLACKLIST OF DANGEROUS ORGANIZATIONS, INDIVIDUALSAccording to the documents, those responsible for keeping the platform free from content Facebook deems offensive or dangerous acknowledge that the company is nowhere close to being able to reliably screen it. He estimated the company’s automated systems removed posts that generated just 2% of the views of hate speech on the platform that violated its rules.
Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake ice cream to debut nationwide
Little Debbie fans can rejoice now that the dessert snack company has an ice cream version of its popular Christmas Tree Cakes. The iconic brand announced it’s releasing a vanilla cake, sprinkle- and frosting-filled ice cream pint with help from Hudsonville Ice Cream, a Michigan-based ice cream brand that has 95 years of experience. "Hudsonville Ice Cream is bringing Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream to stores starting November 1," the Little Debbie Twitter account confirmed in a tweet on Friday. WHERE TO GET THE BEST ICE CREAM ON A CONEDozens of Twitter users replied to the cake company about its limited-time treat with praise. "‘Christmas Tree Cakes’ are Life!"
Bay Point: Teen dies in weekend shooting
BAY POINT — The Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office said it was asking for the public’s help in solving a weekend fatal shooting of a teenager under investigation by deputies as a homicide. Around 5:36 p.m.., deputies responded to the 3300 block of Willow Pass Road for a report of a shooting, according to a sheriff’s department press release Sunday afternoon. When deputies arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound lying on the ground outside a store. The sheriff’s department identified him Sunday as 18-year-old Manuel Pineda. A second person hurt in the shooting was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
San Jose: Downtown apartment house fire displaces 8 residents
A fire on Sunday afternoon left eight people displaced in downtown San Jose. More than 40 firefighters responded to the blaze, which erupted shortly after 2:30 p.m. at a house on the corner of Fifth and St. John streets. Jesse Allread of the San Jose Fire Department. The blaze remained uncontrolled at 3:30 p.m., due to the lack of fire breaks within the walls of the house, which had been divided into 12 apartment units, Allread said. The cause was not immediately known, and the fire remains under investigation, Allread said.
David Hajjar, Norwood selectman, dies unexpectedly
David Hajjar, a Norwood selectman, died unexpectedly following a medical emergency at his home Saturday morning, according to a statement from the town. Hajjar, who grew up in Norwood, was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2019, the statement said. He had previously served on the town’s Personnel Board for 13 years, including seven years as chairman, and as a member of the Finance Commission. “David always wanted to make the Town of Norwood a better place,” Selectmen Chairman Thomas Maloney said in the statement. “He served the community he loved, selflessly and with distinction, and will be missed.”
Man seriously hurt on Kennedy expressway shooting
A man was seriously hurt in a shooting early Sunday on the Kennedy expressway. The 29-year-old man was driving about 2 a.m. near the Ontario ramp leading into the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 when another vehicle fired shots, according to Illinois State Police. He was seriously injured and was transported to an area hospital, state police said. His passenger was not injured. The ramp was shut down for investigation and reopened about 5:55 p.m., state police said.
Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award
LONDON — Celebrities joined Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program that aims to find new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth’s most pressing challenges. Actors Emma Thompson, Emma Watson and David Oyelowo joined William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in handing out the awards at Alexandra Palace in north London. Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress made for her in 2011, while her husband wore a dark green velvet blazer and a polo neck. William and his charity, The Royal Foundation, launched the Earthshot Prize last year, inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 “Moonshot” speech that challenged and inspired Americans to go to the moon. The prize, to be awarded to five winners every year until 2030, is billed as the most prestigious of its kind.
Psychosis cases soar in England as pandemic hits mental health
Despite the continued pressure on mental health services, Rethink Mental Illness is highlighting the importance of rapid access to treatment to prevent further episodes of psychosis and reduce people’s risk of developing severe mental illness. Swift access to treatment is vital to prevent further deterioration in people’s mental health which could take them years to recover from. “The pandemic has had a gamechanging effect on our mental health and it requires a revolutionary response. “On top of this, we’ve invested an additional £500m this year to help people whose mental health has been particularly impacted by the pandemic. “I had experienced bullying in my childhood and now I felt like my own mental health was bullying me by the voices telling me to do things.
At Axel Springer, Politico’s New Owner, Allegations of Sex, Lies and a Secret Payment
Axel Springer aims “to become the leading digital publisher in the democratic world,” Mr. Döpfner told me in an emailed statement. It seems the old battles have left Axel Springer forever on its guard against potential enemies. Last fall, Ms. Springer offered Mr. Döpfner a reward for his decades of service: $1.2 billion of Axel Springer stock. But Mr. Döpfner knew that Politico’s leadership team, still bitter over Mr. VandeHei’s departure to start a rival publication, would object. “No lies and no deceptions.”The post At Axel Springer, Politico’s New Owner, Allegations of Sex, Lies and a Secret Payment appeared first on New York Times.
Will Matthew McConaughey run for governor of Texas?
Actor Matthew McConaughey, right, with former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Dorian Leonard, says he is "measuring" a campaign for governor of Texas and is "aggressively centrist." Since spring, movie star Matthew McConaughey has been toying with the idea of a run for governor of Texas but has refused to commit, relishing the spotlight celebs are accustomed to while promoting his new memoir, "Greenlights." Matthew McConaughey performs June 19 before a home game between the Austin FC and San Jose Earthquakes at Q2 Stadium. McConaughey was born in the west Texas town of Uvalde to a kindergarten teacher and oil pipe supplier who later moved the family to north Texas. Even 22% of Trump voters said they’d back McConaughey, according to University of Texas at Tyler political scientist Mark Owens, who directed the poll.
‘It feels really natural’: hundreds pose nude for Spencer Tunick shoot near Dead Sea
Hundreds of models wearing only white body paint have walked across a stark desert expanse near the Dead Sea, part of the latest photography project of American artist Spencer Tunick. The 54-year-old photographer visited the spot in southern Israel as a guest of the tourism ministry to portray for the third time the shrinking Dead Sea via nude subjects. I think we just struggled with the rocks a little bit.”Tunick depicted more than 1,000 nude models a decade ago on the shores of the salty Dead Sea, which is receding by about a metre a year. Some conservative leaders in Israel opposed Tunick’s project, with one lawmaker demanding the tourism ministry withdraw its sponsorship of the “event of mass abomination”. He said he posed for Tunick’s 2011 Dead Sea project and was grateful to return.
How climate change is threatening New York's shipwrecks
But after years of planning, a team led by Noonan first explored the wreck in 2016. Instead of traditional scuba tanks, Noonan, Roberts and several other divers worked with rebreathers, which recirculated breathing gases and helped them stay submerged for longer. Stoneware ink bottles, rolls of zinc and iron railway tracks all speak poignantly to a continent that was frantically industrialising. More generally, however, Roberts says he values wrecks like the Adriatic for the tales they preserve in wood and steel. So badly damaged by the storm were the ship's beams, however, that archaeologists struggled to confirm the vessel's identity.
Marlene Dumas: The art exposing the evil in the ordinary
"Art is not a mirror," Dumas has said, writing that "a good work of art is essentially elusive". In a ground-breaking departure from the conventions of portrait painting, feelings, rather than fixed representations, dominate. More like this:- The mystery of the 'lost Leonardo'- Why Disneyland is an art masterpiece- Will there be a new 'Roaring 20s'? A decade earlier, with self-portrait Evil is Banal, Dumas interrogated her own duplicity as a white girl brought up in South Africa under apartheid. In this portrait, a black-stained hand and face, within an otherwise peaceful pose, explores the symbolism of the light-dark dichotomy, and suggests a malign complicity contained in the outwardly ordinary.
The Nigerians who want Israel to accept them as Jews
Official recognition by Israel of the fraction of Igbos like him as Jews would help the religious community become more organised in Nigeria. For example, at the moment there is no chief rabbi and finding kosher products can be a challenge. They are usually only sold in a few shops owned by Jewish expats - the community generally eats what is produced locally so they can follow Kosher rules.
How energy flexibility can save us money and cut carbon
What's more, those savings were achieved using only major contributors such as home heating and hot water. Even more cash would have been saved, he said, if appliances such as freezers and washing machines were fitted with smart plugs so they could also be controlled individually from afar.
Has Covid changed New York City nightlife forever?
Photographer Dina Litovsky was used to taking pictures of rowdy crowds in the chaos that is nightlife in the Big Apple. Then she was suddenly confronted with the new pandemic reality of empty streets and closed clubs. This is how she adapted her art - and what she learned about humanity in the process. Produced by Joaquim Salles.
Songhaï: A 'zero waste' agricultural system to increase food security in Africa
Nigerian-born scientist, Father Godfrey Nzamujo, started with a small, barren piece of land in Benin in 1985. His quest to a "zero waste" agricultural system was ignited by the drought and famine of the 1980s in Ethiopia. Thirty-six years later, the Songhaï project is the result of Father Nzamujo's drive to not only increase food security, but also help the environment and create jobs. Produced by Lalla SYFilmed and edited by Franck Noudofinin
You may be able to book a flying taxi within three years
He points out that with more motorised vehicles in the air it is a statistical probability that more accidents will occur, adding that if a flying taxi fell in an uncontrolled way it "could amount to a descent with as much aerodynamic finesse as a rock, posing great danger to all on-board, and anyone or anything in the direct parabolic vicinity of the vehicle".
The climate activists who want Norway to end oil and gas production
As world leaders prepare for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, soaring gas prices in Europe have exposed the continent’s deep dependence on fossil fuels. Young climate activists in Norway are asking European judges to stop their government allowing more drilling for oil and gas. Reporter: BBC Europe correspondent Nick BeakeProducer: Kate VandyFilmed and edited by: Maarten WillemsMore on climate summitThe COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. Almost 200 countries are being asked for their plans to cut emissions, and it could lead to major changes to our everyday lives.
I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?
I tried to report another batch of rape threats, death threats and abusive messages at the end of July to the new officer. When we met in person in the middle of August, the officer admitted he was not the right person to handle the case - and that it should have been passed on to a specialist team. Yet more delays - and although the seriousness of the messages was acknowledged, there was little in the way of victim support.
Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions
So yes, there will be members of the political elite in the room, but there will also be representatives of the very poorest. Climate change affects all of us, and the consent of all is needed to tackle it effectively.
Danish royal family: Princess Mary's eldest son Christian marks 16th birthday with new photos
Prince Christian of Denmark marked his 16th birthday by posing for new photos that prove he is all grown up. As grandson of Queen Margrethe II, 81, and the eldest son of the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Frederik, 53, Christian will one day be King of Denmark. Born on October 15, 2005, in Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen's University Hospital, Prince Christian arrived with fanfare as the first Danish royal heir born since his father Crown Prince Frederik in 1968. In Denmark, kings alternate between the names Frederik and Christian, meaning a son born to Crown Prince Frederik would be called Christian. The Crown Prince couple are also parents to Princess Isabella, 14, and 10-year-old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.
Covid booster jabs need to be sped up or medical units could become swamped this winter
The uptake of Covid booster jabs may be too slow to prevent hospitals from becoming overcrowded this winter, experts have warned as cases soar by 30 per cent. Of the 2.2 million who had a second jab more than six months ago, fewer than 1.2 million have had the booster. It comes after testing operations at Immensa Health Clinic Ltd's laboratory in Wolverhampton were suspended because of faulty tests. Britain conducts about 1 million coronavirus tests a day and reported almost 40,000 new infections a day over the past week. In England, about 25 million people over 50 and vulnerable adults will be eligible for boosters by the end of winter.
'It felt safe': Gabby Petito's mom says she trusted her daughter with Brian Laundrie
Gabby Petito's mother has told of how she believed Brian Laundrie would keep her daughter safe on the ill-fated road trip that saw the young woman strangled to death. ‘It felt safe because she was with Brian and I felt like she would be OK,’ Nichole Schmidt told the outlet. Schmidt said she believed her daughter would be safe with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie‘He’s a coward,’ she said. Even though she trusted her daughter with Laundrie, she urged Petito to take caution on the trip. Her impression of him changed after Petito disappearedAbout a week after Petito was reported missing, Laundrie also disappeared.
GrubHub deliveryman is stabbed to death for his bicycle on Manhattan bench
The attacker then pulled out a blade, and stabbed Miah in the stomach and slashed him in the face. Eventually, though, police said, Miah ran back toward the park as he bled out, seeking the help of a Parks Department employee. Paramedics soon arrived on the scene, and Miah was sent to Bellevue Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Just about 12 hours after Miah was fatally stabbed, police say, another victim was stabbed at the same park by a knife-wielding bicyclist on a violent spree. During the confrontation, the suspect stabbed the security guard multiple times in the back, forehead and in the left arm.
Shoppers scream in terror as gunman opens fire inside Pennsylvania mall, injuring at least two
Horrified shoppers at a Pennsylvania mall began screaming Sunday afternoon after a gunman opened fire, injuring at least two people. The Park City Mall shooting, which happened about 2:25pm, did not result in any life-threatening injuries, the Lancaster City Bureau of Police said in a statement. A woman could be heard shrieking 'oh my God' as gunshots rang through the mall in a video posted online by a shopper as she fled the scene. 'We literally never go to the mall and for whatever reason decided to go today of all days,' Karlye Greaves said on Facebook. Police shut down Park City Mall shooting for the remainder of the day to investigateThe mall has been shut while police investigate, and police said there is no immediate threat to the public.
French ambassador expelled from Belarus
Picture of French ambassador to Belarus Nicolas de Bouillane de Lacoste, published on the website of the French embassy in Belarus. France's ambassador to Belarus has left the country after the authorities in Minsk demanded he leave by Monday, the embassy said. Advertising Read moreThe spokeswoman who made the announcement did not say why the Belarusian authorities demanded he leave the country. "The Belarusian foreign ministry demanded that the ambassador leave before October 18," an embassy spokeswoman told AFP Sunday. "Ambassador Nicolas de Lacoste left Belarus today."
Nebra Sky Disc: British Museum to display world's 'oldest map of stars'
Archaeologist and Bronze Age expert Prof Miranda Aldhouse-Green previously told the BBC that the symbols on the Nebra disc "are all part of a complex European wide belief system whereby people looked at the heavens, worshipped them, worshipped the sun, worshipped the moon, aligned their monuments on the sunrise or the moonrise".
A Florida school says students who get vaxxed must stay home for 30 days due to unfounded claim that they'll infect others
Centner Academy in Florida told parents any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. That's because of a belief that vaccinated students can infect unvaccinated students, WSVN reported. School officials told WSVN that the 30-day quarantine mandate exists because they believe there is a risk that vaccinated students would infect unvaccinated students. Still, being vaccinated even with a Johnson and Johnson dose is better than not being vaccinated at all, according to health experts. Two teachers in Texas died from COVID-19 just days apart, forcing the school district to temporarily close.
US intel captured by surprise by China’s nuclear-capable hypersonic space weapon
China introduced a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile right into space that circled around the Earth, according to a new report. In August, China apparently concealed the launch of a Lengthy March rocket, which is run by the China National Space Management. The Long March rocket was purportedly made use of to launch a hypersonic glide automobile right into low-orbit space. While the hypersonic glide car remained in low-orbit space it circled the Earth before travelling down towards its target. “Hypersonic glide vehicles…fly at lower trajectories and can maneuver in flight, which makes them hard to track and destroy,” Fravel said.
Turbans used to rescue hiker above waterfall in Golden Ears park – Maple Ridge News
A group of hikers used their turbans to rescue a man from the waters above the Lower Falls in Golden Ears Provincial Park Monday afternoon. At about 6 p.m. Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue received a call about two hikers that were in trouble at the falls. One man had slipped and fell into the pool just above the falls and was having difficulty getting out, explained SAR manager Rick Laing. However, before the rescue team could get there, another group of five men came upon the scene and sprang into action. A team from Harrison Search and Rescue went out that evening but couldn’t find the missing woman.
Alabama library system joins 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama library system has joined a program aimed at getting parents to read often to their preschool children. WSFA-TV reports that the Montgomery City-County Public Library System scheduled a kickoff event Monday morning for the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” Monday morning at the Cleveland Avenue YMCAThe program’s website says regularly reading books to children can help parents and children bond as well as improving literacy. Coordinator Andrew Foster says it’s “absolutely doable.” He notes that reading a story every night would add up to 1,000 books in less than three years. The website notes that its fine to repeat books, and each reading counts toward the total. The library system plans graduation ceremonies for children who hit the 1,000-book mark.
When the Au Pair Helps With the Care of the Children and the Sex Life of the Parents
Toma, was a novel about a wealthy couple who embark on a sexual misadventure with their au pair, my conflicts were that I had spent most of the last year trying to work with insufficient child care and that I believe the au pair system to be counterrevolutionary and rife with labor violations. I am, in one sense, an ideal person to review this novel. They make a lot of money, enough for Caribbean vacations and full-time child care of their young twin boys. When their beloved nanny moves away, Martin and Lily are connected, via their local street-cart vendor, with Maeve, a young woman from Ireland. Soon she takes on a role in Martin and Lily’s bedroom, fulfilling a peculiar function in their sex life.
The Artists Bringing Activism Into and Beyond Gallery Spaces
F.A.’s work often physically manifests itself as short videos that closely examine their source material and their methodology. The Louisiana project was, tellingly, unveiled this past June to the public not in a gallery or museum but on The New York Times home page, in a short film produced with the paper’s video team. One irony of contemporary art that critiques or transcends the institution is just how central the institution remains to it. Indeed, the complexity of the art ecosystem as a reflection of global power is at the heart of F.A.’s origin story. That widely reported censorship created an immediate buzz, and the work was exhibited instead at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2003.
Louise Farrenc, 19th-Century Composer, Surges Back Into Sound
“Her music is not as avant-garde as that of Berlioz, for example, but it is so solidly constructed.”Craft was Farrenc’s trademark, one she honed in a strikingly supportive environment. Born Jeanne-Louise Dumont in 1804, she came from a line of court sculptors and grew up among artists resident at the Sorbonne. Her brother Auguste’s “The Spirit of Liberty” still crowns the Place de la Bastille. Farrenc learned piano and theory from 6, tutored by a godmother who had studied with Muzio Clementi. She briefly broke off these studies in 1821 to marry Aristide Farrenc, a flutist and publisher of some of the era’s major composers, Beethoven included.
Beijing attempts another Tiananmen Square massacre erasure
Even as China’s rulers bluster about their latest missile, they’re continuing to crack down at home: Pressure from Beijing is evicting from the courtyard of the University of Hong Kong the only known major monument on Chinese soil that commemorates the lives of Tiananmen Square victims. The 26-foot-high sculpture, known as “The Pillar of Shame,” depicts 50 human bodies intertwined in pain. Hong Kong University demanded that a now-disbanded pro-democracy alliance remove the artwork. But that’s surely fine with the CCP, which seeks to erase all memory of its bloody June 4, 1989, crushing of the peaceful protest. China’s rulers have already ended the decades-long annual June 4 vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.
Removed statue of Robert E. Lee resurfaces at private Texas resort
A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that was taken down by Dallas city officials four years ago has resurfaced — at a private Texas resort. The massive bronze statue, which shows Lee on horseback with another mounted soldier, was removed by the city in 2017 amid the controversy following racial violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., earlier that year over the planned removal of another Lee monument. In 2019, the Dallas statue was sold at an online auction for $1.44 million to the city-based law firm Holmes Firm PC — and is now on display at the 27,000-acre Lajitas Golf Resort in predominantly white Terlingua, Texas. The statue of Robert E. Lee, which the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction, is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas. Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, FileDallas Black Lives Matter activist Brandon Mack told the Associated Press he takes issue with the Lee statue being described as just a work of art.
Costa Rica, city of Milan among winners of Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize
The winners included a green hydrogen technology that can be used as a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels; an India-based outfit that makes low-cost smokeless machines that convert agricultural waste into fuels and fertilizers; and a team from the Bahamas that grows coral farms on land that can be replanted in oceans.
Hungary’s opposition parties unite to challenge far-right leader Orban
But as the results came in on Sunday night, she called on her supporters to unite behind her rival. “I would like to tell all of you, those who are celebrating tonight, but especially those who might be a bit disappointed,” she said in a televised address. “We cannot be concerned with each other anymore. We only have to be concerned about one thing.”
South Korea's POSCO International in talks to buy Australia's Senex Energy
REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiOct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean trader POSCO International Corp (047050.KS) made an A$814.8 million ($605.56 million) takeover bid for Senex Energy Ltd (SXY.AX) in September, the Australian natural gas producer said on Monday. POSCO International, the trading arm of South Korean steel giant POSCO (005490.KS), could not be immediately reached for comment. Senex said POSCO International initially made its approach on July 30 with an A$4-per-share bid, followed up around a month later by an A$4.20-a-share bid. After the latest bid on Sept. 2, Senex granted POSCO exclusive access to its books, it said. The latest bid is a 15.2% premium to Senex's close on Friday and a near 38% premium to its close on Sept.1.
Sydney eases more COVID-19 restrictions as vaccinations pass key milestone
REUTERS/Loren ElliottSYDNEY, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Thousands of children returned to Sydney's schools on Monday after nearly four months of home learning as Australia's largest city eased more restrictions just a week after lifting its COVID-19 lockdown amid a surge in vaccination levels. A faster-than-expected vaccine uptake brought forward further lifting of restrictions by several days as New South Wales (NSW), home to Sydney, topped the 80% double-dose immunisation rate over the weekend in people above 16. Retail stores, pubs and gyms can allow more vaccinated patrons and nightclubs can reopen for seated drinking, while weddings can have unlimited guests. Students in preschool and years 1 and 12 returned to the classroom, while all others will get back next week. Australia has moved away from its COVID-19 suppression strategy after admitting the Delta strain was too virulent to contain.
Saks Fifth Avenue ecommerce unit aims for IPO at $6 bln valuation - WSJ
A Saks Fifth Avenue is pictured during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., October 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriOct 17 (Reuters) - The ecommerce business of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is preparing for an initial public offering and targeting a $6 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing sources. The company is interviewing potential underwriters this week for an IPO that could take place in the first half of next year, according to the report. Reporting by Sheila Dang; Editing by Daniel WallisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Senex Energy in Talks Over Potential Acquisition by POSCO International
By Stuart CondieSYDNEY--Australian oil and gas producer Senex Energy Ltd. is in talks with Posco International over a potential takeover by the South Korean explorer. Senex on Monday said Posco last month submitted a nonbinding indicative proposal of 4.40 Australian dollars (US$3.26) per share, valuing the company's equity at A$814.8 million. The approach followed earlier proposals of A$4.00 and A$4.20.
Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by Western drought as she visits Lake Mead in Nevada and makes the case for the Biden administration’s infrastructure and climate change proposals that have stalled in Congress. Water levels at Lake Mead — created in the 1930s by the damming of the Colorado River — have fallen to record lows. That agenda includes climate provisions the Biden administration has said would make the U.S. more resilient against the effects of climate change. Harris will also emphasize that climate change is poised to make extreme weather events such as droughts and heatwaves more frequent, expensive and harmful, White House officials said. The Biden administration has said its infrastructure spending plans would create millions of jobs in repairing water infrastructure, restoring watersheds and wetlands and increasing water efficiency.
'Squid Game' is worth nearly $900 million to Netflix: report
The smash hit series “Squid Game” is estimated to be worth nearly $900 million to Netflix Inc., Bloomberg News reported Saturday, citing internal Netflix data. The South Korean survival thriller is Netflix’s NFLX most-watched series ever in its first month, with more than 132 million subscribers watching at least two minutes of it, according to the Bloomberg report, up from the 111 million viewers that Netflix revealed last week. That has created about $891 million in “impact value,” the report said.
Facebook is counting on AI to clean up its platform, but its own engineers have doubts
Facebook Inc. executives have long said that artificial intelligence would address the company’s chronic problems keeping what it deems hate speech and excessive violence as well as underage users off its platforms. That future is farther away than those executives suggest, according to internal documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Facebook’s AI can’t consistently identify first-person shooting videos, racist rants and even, in one notable episode that puzzled internal researchers for weeks, the difference between...
'Squid Game' is worth nearly $900 million to Netflix: report
The smash hit series “Squid Game” is estimated to be worth nearly $900 million to Netflix Inc., Bloomberg News reported Saturday, citing internal Netflix data. The South Korean survival thriller is Netflix’s NFLX, -0.87% most-watched series ever in its first month, with more than 132 million subscribers watching at least two minutes of it, according to the Bloomberg report, up from the 111 million viewers that Netflix revealed last week. That has created about $891 million in “impact value,” the report said.
Facebook is counting on AI to clean up its platform, but its own engineers have doubts
Facebook Inc. executives have long said that artificial intelligence would address the company’s chronic problems keeping what it deems hate speech and excessive violence as well as underage users off its platforms. That future is farther away than those executives suggest, according to internal documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Facebook’s AI can’t consistently identify first-person shooting videos, racist rants and even, in one notable episode that puzzled internal researchers for weeks, the difference between cockfighting and car crashes.
INEOS to invest $2.3 bln on green hydrogen production
Oct 18 (Reuters) - INEOS, Europe's largest Hydrogen producer, said on Monday it would invest more than 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) on electrolysis plants to make zero-carbon green hydrogen across Europe. It said it intended to work closely with governments within the European Union, which has made hydrogen a key part of its plan to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The EU plans to install capacity of 40GW of electrolysers - equipment to produce emissions-free hydrogen using water and renewable power - this decade, up from less than 0.1GW currently. Last month, INEOS said it would convert its Scottish petrochemicals plant and oil refinery at Grangemouth to run on hydrogen at a cost of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) to make it net zero for carbon emissions by 2045. ($1 = 0.8621 euros) (Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; editing by John Stonestreet)
San Jose: 2 stabbed, 1 shot in Communications Hill neighborhood
Two men were stabbed and another was shot early Sunday morning in San Jose’s Communications Hill neighborhood. San Jose police were called at 2:31 a.m. after an altercation on the 3000 block of Empoli Lane, according to the police department. The conditions of the men were not available Sunday afternoon, though all of them are expected to survive, police say. This is a developing story. Come back for details.
Photos: Skies over Golden Gate Park fill with rainbow-colored smoke from Judy Chicago fireworks performance
Walks in the park under smokey skies have become a bit too common these days, thanks to California’s never-ending wildfires. But this Saturday, in at least one park, a more whimsical smoke filled the sky. Clouds of rainbow-colored plumes billowed above Golden Gate Park as famed artist Judy Chicago unleashed her latest pyrotechnic art exhibit, “Forever de Young,” to large crowds gathered in front of the de Young Museum. Families filled the thick grove of Scotch elm trees that cover the Music Concourse for a peek of Chicago’s 27-foot tall pyramid scaffolding before it would ignite at 6:45 for an 11-minute atmospheric performance of mixed color, smoke and light. Chicago, now 82, has been doing this type of ephemeral art for decades but this was her first such event in San Francisco and it coincides with a retrospective of her other art pieces on display inside the de Young until January 2022.
Golden Gate Park sky the colorful canvas for Judy Chicago’s smoky sculpture ‘Forever de Young’
It was an eclectic crowd that seemed more akin to a music festival than museum event. There were cross-generations of fans decked in rainbows and gold lamé wings, others in T-shirts emblazoned with the work of the groundbreaking feminist artist Judy Chicago. De Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F. 415-750-3600. deyoung.famsf.orgRelated articlesHas culture finally caught up to artist Judy Chicago? Essential Judy Chicago works to see on view in the Bay Area this fall
Decades after being shot down over Germany, WWII veteran brought home
For Wiemerslage’s family, the long saga of finding and then receiving their relative’s remains brought closure but was bittersweet. On Aug. 24, 2021, 76 years after being shot down over Germany, Wiemerslage’s remains were positively identified using DNA analysis. On Friday, Wiemerslage’s remains arrived on a Southwest Airlines flight. Then, before any passengers exited the plane, members of the U.S. Army Honor Guard received Wiemerslage’s remains. Once at the funeral home, Wiemerslage’s casket was brought inside by members of the American Legion and Rolling Thunder.
Two days before 18th birthday, teen accused of firing volley of deadly gunshots in front of his own mother, prosecutor says
Judge Susana Ortiz cited the statement by Scarver’s mother and the danger to the community as factors in denying Scarver bail. “There’d be no better person to be familiar with Mr. Scarver’s identity than his mother,” the judge said, adding that the eyewitnesses and physical evidence made a strong case against him. “The facts here as alleged are that this residential street was sprayed by handguns,” she said.
Dear Annie: Reader shares some tidbits about tipping
Dear Annie: I’m here to offer the European perspective on tipping. Did you know that tipping in the United States actually dates back to slavery? The United States needs to do away with this practice like the Europeans have. -- Offering a TipDear Tip: Thank you for offering a history lesson and your perspective on tipping. Dear Annie: After 32 years of marriage, I still battle daily with what the truth is.
Did you hear about a study that showed masks don’t work for viruses? That’s misinformation
Here are the facts:CLAIM: A 2018 study that looked at the effectiveness of N95 masks versus medical masks found that masks don’t stop the spread of viruses. THE FACTS: The study found that N95 masks and medical masks are equally effective at protecting against viral respiratory infections and illnesses -- not that masks do not work. The trial tracked groups of health care workers who were randomly assigned to wear either N95 or medical masks, also known as surgical masks, when around patients with respiratory or influenza-like illness. “The study was not designed to assess whether N95 masks work or not,” he said. “We didn’t say masks don’t work or N95 masks don’t work.” Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, misinformation around masks has been circulating online.
Massachusetts weather forecast: Back into the 70s after more seasonable October temps to start week
After a warm stretch of weather for October in Massachusetts, it’s going to feel much more seasonable to start the week before another round of 70 degrees. A mainly dry week of weather is in store for the region, while it’s expected to be rather blustery at times. “We’ll be trending more toward seasonable conditions to start the week, and then start trending toward warmer than normal as we get to the middle of the week,” said Bill Leatham, a meteorologist at National Weather Service’s Boston office. Tuesday temps should also be around 60 degrees, with a chance for upper 60s along the Cape. Then the temperature rebound starts on Wednesday, as temps jump into the upper 60s and some spots could hit 70.
After great white shark researchers tag 3 sharks off Massachusetts, they tag 10 off Nova Scotia
The great white shark researchers who tagged three of the apex predators off the Massachusetts coast this summer went on to have a fruitful expedition in Canadian waters. The OCEARCH scientists were able to sample, tag and release 10 great white sharks in the waters off of Nova Scotia during their recent three-week trip to the region. Six of the 10 tagged sharks were juvenile great whites. In August, the OCEARCH shark researchers were able to sample, tag and release three juvenile sharks during their ocean research expedition off Massachusetts. The juvenile white sharks were tagged off of Cape Cod and Nantucket.
Arkansas officer kills 1 after knife attack, 2 others dead
FORT SMITH, Ark. It happened around 6:20 a.m., when Fort Smith police received a 911 call about a man assaulting a person who was on the ground. The responding officer discovered Christofer Conner beating a 15-year-old boy in the face and head with a rock, said Fort Smith Police Chief Danny Baker. Police in Fort Smith, located about 160 miles (260 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, later determined the boy was Conner’s son. As the officer tried to place Conner, 40, in restraints, the suspect pulled out an edged weapon and sliced the officer’s throat and neck, Baker said.
Western Women: Mary Kidder Rak wrote of hardscrabble, colorful ranch life near Douglas
It was her books about life on the ranch that gained Mary fame. A hind wheel is jacked up; motor oil is drained and warmed on the back of the stove until the whole house reeks like an engine-room at sea. While I dress in my town-going garments, Charlie pours boiling water into the radiator and warm oil into the crank-case. Then he cranks, cranks, cranks! … Charlie lowers the hind wheel to the ground; then goes inside to warm his half-frozen hands, put on a necktie and his best shoes.
Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina 'prayer partner'
“And I don’t know if she sensed how moved I had been by the service" or seen the grief hiding behind her smile, the first lady said Sunday. “But I do know that when she spoke it was as if God was saying to me: ‘OK, Jill, you had enough time. It’s time to come home.”The Bidens' son Beau, who was 46, married and had two young children, died of brain cancer in 2015. The first lady has said she prayed and prayed that he would live, and was devastated when her prayers went unanswered and he passed away. She said her own pastor emailed her occasionally to check in and invite her back to service.
Love and Other Acts of Violence, review: intriguing study of whether trauma is passed down in our genes
At one point, the Jewish, female astro-physicist – half of the nameless couple at the heart of the play, portrayed with riveting assurance by newcomer Abigail Weinstock – explicitly bemoans “how our genes betray us”. Lynn further emphasises this trope in the play’s script with an epigraph by Jewish-American writer Isaac Bashevis Singer: “The past generations are dybbuks. But suddenly one of them cries out.”The real-life antisemitic atrocity that triggers the trauma in question here is the pogrom that took place in the Ukrainian town of Lemberg in 1918. Him is leaning over Her, in full-on activist mode, as he attempts to hit on Her over loud music. The couple embark on a relationship, roughly over the duration of a decade, that is defined by its raw, physical attraction.
The nightmare of India's tallest rubbish mountain
The waste pickers who manage to sneak in are often beaten, detained and sent back. But some bribe the guards or enter before the security patrols begin at daylight. So, little segregation happens at the grounds in Denoar now - instead, a lot of the waste is segregated in the city itself, and what arrives at Deonar has reduced over time.
The British spy behind the rise in Japan’s naval air power leading up to World War II
The Sempill Mission docked at Yokohama in September 1921, a 29-strong team of naval aviators and engineers that took its name from its leader, Cmdr. The team’s remit was to help develop Japan’s fledgling aero-naval forces by training officers in technological and operational aspects of naval aviation. A British delegation attends the opening of the Imperial Japanese Navy Aeronautical Technology and Training Center at an air base in Kasumigaura, Ibaraki Prefecture, in 1921. | COURTESY OF KAGETSURO RESTAURANT, KASUMIGAURAAnother factor that would increase the need for naval air force capacity was the signing in 1922 of the Washington Naval Treaty by Japan, Britain, the United States, France and Italy, which limited naval construction. “Be very careful how you use any information you get,” he writes in a Dec. 10, 1924 letter to Japanese naval attache Cmdr.
Victoria to emerge from harsh lockdown on Thursday night
It feels like it's been an eternity for Melbourne, in truth it will be about 263 days, but on Thursday night, the city will emerge from lockdown, hopefully for good. It's all thanks to Victoria's accelerating vaccination rate hitting the 70 per cent target ahead of schedule.
Facebook announces 10,000 EU jobs to build 'metaverse'
"The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social, and economic opportunities. "Today, we are announcing a plan to create 10,000 new high skilled jobs within the European Union (EU) over the next five years." - Blurring the lines -Metaverse enthusiasts point out that the internet is already starting to blur the lines between virtual experiences and "real" ones. Like the internet, its key feature will be its openness and interoperability," Facebook said in its blog post. It is not the only company pouring millions into developing the technology that could turn a fully-fledged version of the metaverse into reality.
India floods: at least 25 dead after heavy rains spark landslides in Kerala
At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in south-western India, officials said on Sunday, as rescuers scoured muddy debris for survivors and the military flew in emergency supplies. Eleven bodies have been found so far in Idukki district and another 14 in Kottayam district, officials told Agence France-Presse, after the areas were hit by landslides and flash floods. Everything is gone,” a distraught man told Kerala news channel Manorama TV in Koottickal town in Kottayam, which was hit by a landslide. A Kerala resident carries a dog amid the debris of his home after flash floods hit. The India Meteorological Department said the heavy rains, caused by a low pressure area over the south-eastern Arabian Sea and Kerala, were expected to ease on Monday.
After takeoff, a Japan Airlines Boeing 777 suffered an engine failure.
After takeoff, a Japan Airlines Boeing 777 suffered an engine failure. Earlier this week, a Japan Airlines Boeing 777 bound for Tokyo had to return to Los Angeles after taking off after an engine failure. Photo From unsplash.comJapan Airlines (JAL) flight JL15 is a regularly scheduled flight departing from Los Angeles International (LAX) in California. The Boeing 777300ER, in which the burning engine failure occurred, has the registration JA740J. Simple Flying contacted Japan Airlines for more information after the incident.
Hamas issues ultimatum to Israel: Give us $8 million by Tuesday
The Hamas terror group has handed Israel an ultimatum, demanding that the Israeli government cave to several demands if it wishes to avoid another round of conflict with Gaza, Mako reported, quoting the Arabic al-Ain newspaper. One of the demands is that Israel pass eight million dollars from the Qatari funds to Hamas members, in order to pay their salaries. Another of Hamas' demands is that Israel increase the number of Gazans permitted to pass through Israel on their way to Jordan, as well as provide permits for the "family reunification" within Israel of approximately 19,000 Palestinian Authority Arab families and increase the number of Gazans allowed to enter Israel to reach the Palestinian Authority and study in its universities. Meanwhile, a few hundred Gazans have received work permits for employment in Israel, but the source close to Hamas said the terror group would like a few thousand Gazans to work in Israel. Hamas also told al-Ain that the terror group does not want to shake up the Israeli government at this time, and that it is interested in the ongoing stability of the current Israeli government.
Police face questions after a woman's body is found in a police van in Huntsville, Alabama
(CNN) Authorities in Huntsville, Alabama, are facing questions surrounding the discovery of a woman's body in the back of a rarely used police van in a police parking lot. Windows on the van were observed to be opened and on this type of van they popped outward," he said. CNN has reached out to Nance's family and the Madison County Coroner's Office for comment. Investigators have been poring over security footage from the parking lot trying to piece together what happened, McCarver said. "The video was not clear enough to indicate that that was our sister Christina Nance," Nance's sister Whitney Nance told CNN affiliate WAFF.
Covid: Thousands of children left without parents in Iran
"The economic uncertainty and financial difficulties may push some older children out of the education system so that they can provide for their younger siblings, making them vulnerable to exploitation, which may have dire consequences for the whole family," says Dr Shaheem.
Three dead, including suspect, after man stabs Arkansas officer's throat
A suspect was fatally shot Sunday after authorities in Arkansas said he stabbed a police officer in the throat and bludgeoned his teenage son with a rock. When an officer ordered him to stop, Baker said, Conner initially complied and the officer moved to restrain him. Conner then used an “edged weapon” to stab the officer in the throat and neck, Baker said. Inside the home where the other attack occurred, officers discovered the body of Julia Marie Moore, 42, who had been stabbed repeatedly, Baker said. The officer who fired the fatal shots will be placed on paid administrative leave while state police investigate, Baker said.
Restless Anal Syndrome Symptoms and Other COVID-19 Gastrointestinal Side Effects
A new case report published in Japan has established a potential link between COVID-19 and what experts are calling "Restless Anal Syndrome." What is Restless Anal Syndrome? The study's authors indicated that Restless Anal Syndrome appeared to impact the body in the same way as Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), linking it to COVID-19 as more evidence indicates that the disease can impact the central nervous system. While much more research must be done to fully understand this case and a further potential link to COVID-19, because gastrointestinal COVID-19 symptoms have long been established, the study's authors warn that the condition may be overlooked currently. The bottom line is much more research is needed to fully understand Restless Anal Syndrome, and its relevance is likely extremely low on a global scale.
Amazon asks Ring owners to respect privacy after court rules usage broke law
Amazon has urged owners of its Ring security cameras and doorbells – which come with a camera and microphone – to respect neighbours’ privacy after a court ruled their use broke data laws. A judge at Oxford county court said the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation had been breached and Woodard now faces a substantial fine. The ruling stated that the devices’ ability to capture conversations at ranges of between 40ft and 68ft (12m-20m) away was excessive. Woodard, who said he installed the devices in good faith to deter burglars, told the Sun he feared bankruptcy. ‘This court ruling means I am probably going to have to go bankrupt and close the business down because I can’t afford £100,000, I can’t even afford £5,000.
El Gouna Film Festival 2021: Best Looks from the Red Carpet
Photo: Instagram Dorra Zarrouk in Maison Yeya. Photo: InstagramQuickly recovering after a fire took over a portion of El Gouna Film Festival’s site a day before its launch, the event is witnessing many stunning looks by attending stars. Also in attendance was Mona Zaki, who walked the carpet in an off-shoulder black mermaid gown with contrasting sleeves in pink by Maison Yeya. Click through the gallery above to see the best looks from the fifth edition of El Gouna Film Festival so far, and check back for updates. Read Next: Your Guide to El Gouna Film Festival’s Fifth Edition
Fans Are Losing It Over Harry Styles’s Love On Tour Outfits
Ever since Harry Styles kicked off his second solo tour in September—called the Love On Tour, in honor of his 2019 album Fine Line—the singer has been bringing epic fashions to the stage. “Harry Styles concerts are basically fashion shows and I love to see it,” wrote one fan. “Love On Tour isn’t a series of concerts, it’s a series of fashion conventions,” wrote another. A Love On Tour look Photo: Courtesy of Harry Lambert A Love On Tour look Photo: Courtesy of Harry LambertStyles isn’t the only one impressing the fans; the crowd has been equally well-dressed. “Harry Styles shows are like the Met Gala of concerts,” wrote one user of the ongoing fashion extravaganza.
The Hyères Winners Are In—British Designer Ifeanyi Okwuadi Takes the Top Fashion Prize
The charms of the Hyères festival in some ways mirror the higgledy-piggledy topography of its Riviera town (not to mention the modernist labyrinth of the Villa Noailles, designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens, where the events are held): You never know who or what might greet you right around the corner. It might be a surprise concert by Malik Djoudi at a lunch for industry guests hosted by Lacoste, or a performance by a Lanvin-clad Camélia Jordana to open the fashion finalists’ runway presentation. Or an underground after-party in the most unexpected of overground places, in this instance a decommissioned restaurant inside the Hyères airport. Though the festival bestows seven €20,000 prizes, boasts a roster of heavyweight sponsors—Chanel Métiers d’Art, Chloé, Hermès, Kering, LVMH, Mercedes, and Supima among them—and enjoys an international reach that far eclipses the size of the event itself, it somehow still manages to retain a laid-back, free-wheeling atmosphere that accessories jury president Christian Louboutin defines as “bon enfant”—all in good fun.
The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Shygirl, Saweetie, and More
Instagram content View on InstagramBracing for cooler weather never looked so chic. For this week's best beauty Instagrams, inspiration was found in hair bleached all shades of frosted blonde, barely there brows, and intricate nail art. For nails, Saweetie showed off her photography skills, turning the camera on her shimmery blue manicure with heart-shaped crystal gems. Usually a fan of long extensions, the rapper kept it short and square for a set that looked incredibly fresh. Instagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on Instagram
'We are at the mercy of the volcano': Nearly one month later, Spanish island still dealing with eruption
Associated PressMADRID — There is no sign that a volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma is coming to an end, four weeks after it began, officials said Sunday. Canary Islands President Ángel Víctor Torres said scientists monitoring the eruption that began Sept. 19 have seen no indications that the eruption is abating, as rivers of lava continue flowing slowly toward the sea. “We are at the mercy of the volcano,” Torres told reporters. The volcano has produced a constant rumble and roar, with dozens of minor earthquakes most days, and has covered a wide area with volcanic ash. Airlines have sporadically canceled flights to the islands, including 56 flights over Saturday and Sunday, due to the ash.
Pennsylvania mall evacuated after reports of gunfire; police say threat is neutralized
Authorities on Sunday closed down a shopping mall in southeastern Pennsylvania amid reports of a shooting incident. Police and several ambulances responded Sunday afternoon to calls about a shooting at the Park City Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, about 70 miles west of Philadelphia. Police said the mall would be closed until Monday. The mall’s website says more than 150 stores make up the shopping area in the heart of Lancaster County. Lancaster, the seat of a county by the same name in south-central Pennsylvania, has a population of about 60,000 and is the heart of the state's Amish Country.
‘I wish I’d got the shot’: Dad who died of COVID along with wife, leaving 4 kids
“He called me up and said, ‘Mom, I love you, and I wish that I’d got the shot,’” said Terry Mitchem, the mom of Kevin Mitchem, to Washington DC’s NBC 4. “Please get it,” Kevin’s father, Don Mitchem, told the station through tears. Misty — who had four children ages 11 to 1 with Kevin — died of the virus early this month. Kevin Mitchem told his mother that he regretted not getting the COVID-19 vaccine before passing away. He loved his kids — always doing something with them,” Terry told the station.
TSA should use dog teams to make up for workers’ low vax rate: Schumer
President Biden’s vaccination order for federal workers takes effect three days before Thanksgiving — the busiest time of the year for air travel. TSA workers must receive at least their first Pfizer jab by Monday to meet Biden’s Nov. 22 deadline of being fully vaccinated. TSA workers must receive at least their first Pfizer jab by Monday to meet the Nov. 22 deadline of being fully vaccinated. “As we’ve seen across other sectors, we anticipate that the vast majority of TSA employees will get vaccinated. Thousands of TSA employees upload their vaccination every week.”
Subway crime rate jumps amid 50 percent increase in thefts
A 50 percent surge in thefts targeting city straphangers drove an overall increase in felony subway crime in September, according to new NYPD stats set to be shared at Monday’s MTA board meeting. There were 96 grand larcenies in the subway system last month compared to 64 in August and 55 in July, according to the NYPD. Subway robberies also jumped in September by 18 percent, to 52 robberies from 44 in August, the stats show. The crimes helped fuel an overall 25 percent increase in felonies committed in the system from August to last month. “Crime came down this summer, and has stayed low, because the NYPD surged officers and the MTA put cameras in every station.”
Afghan refugee resettlement snarled by housing shortage, measles outbreak
Just 6,000 refugees have settled in permanent homes across the country, while 50,000 remain housed at eight stateside military bases and another 10,000 live at bases overseas, WSJ said. Manuel intake using paper forms further delayed the process due to a “high rate of error,” according to the report. Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesThe Afghan refugees’ immigration status is not guaranteed unless Congress passes a Biden administration proposal to give them green cards, WSJ said. Until they are resettled, the refugees are stuck in cramped military barracks. Refugee Sahar Mohammad, a former US military translator, told WSJ his family initially lived in a tent at New Jersey’s Fort Dix without doors or sound control.
A vintage camera got an airline passenger in trouble
“If you laid it down on your lap and were fiddling with the controls, I can see somebody might say you’re setting a timer to go off any minute,” David said. “But all anybody had to do is say, ‘Excuse me, sir, what is that?’ Trust me, if this guy was a camera enthusiast, he would love somebody to ask him what it was.”
What to expect at Apple's MacBook event
(CNN Business) Apple is set to kick off its second product event of the season, a month after introducing its new iPhone 13 lineup. At a virtual event on Monday at 1 pm ET, the company is expected to unveil two high-end MacBook Pro laptops powered by its next-generation silicon chip. It may also introduce an update to its entry-level AirPods that's more in line with the features of the AirPods Pro line. Apple's event kicks off what promises to be a busy week in tech product launches, with several companies pushing out new gadgets ahead of the all-important holiday season. Later this week, Google will unveil its Pixel 6 smartphone and Samsung is hosting a mysterious press event that the rumor mill didn't even see coming.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in the EU to build its vision for a 'metaverse'
In this photo illustration, the Facebook logo is seen on a smartphone screen with the EU flag in the background. LONDON — Facebook plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years in a push to build a digital world known as the "metaverse." The social media giant said on Sunday it would hire high-skilled engineers in countries across the bloc. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined his vision for a metaverse in July. The metaverse is a term used to describe digital worlds in which multiple people can interact within a 3D environment.
Fire crews make big gains against Southern California blaze
Firefighters persisted in making progress Saturday, Oct. 17, against a wildfire burning for a sixth day in Southern California coastal mountains. The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Friday to nearly 27 square miles (69 square kilometers). The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Friday to nearly 27 square miles (69 square kilometers). More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air. The Alisal Fire started last Monday and has scorched nearly 27 square miles (69 square kilometers).
Tom Morey, inventor of the Boogie Board, dies at 86
Tom Morey, inventor of the Boogie Board, dies at 86Enlarge this image toggle caption Robert Lachman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Robert Lachman/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesTom Morey, the inventor of the Boogie Board and a renowned figure in the surfing world, died Thursday at age 86. But it wasn't until Morey left Southern California that he created the first Boogie board. Boogie Boards proved to be fun for people of all ages and found uses in places other than the beach. "The Boogie Board was such a versatile tool – you could use it behind boats in lakes or kick around in a swimming pool. As part of the milestone anniversary, Hawaii dubbed Morey the "Father of Boogie Boarding" and made July 9 "Day of the Boogie," according to the Register.
Brian Laundrie's father was captured removing a yellow protest sign about his daughter from his front yard, report says
Brian Laundrie talking to Moab City Police Department, Utah, on August 12 2021. Moab City Police DepartmentThe father of Brian Laundrie was captured in photos removing protest signs from his front yard. The father of 23-year-old Brian Laundrie was captured removing protest signs from his front yard on Saturday, the New York Post reported. Photos obtained by the outlet show 62-year-old Chris Laundrie taking the sign from his lawn that referenced his daughter, Cassie. Earlier this month, Chris Laundrie joined law enforcement in the manhunt to locate his son, but made "no discoveries."
A Big Fund Slashed Its Stake in GameStop Stock. It Bought Moderna and Palantir.
ReutersEVERETT, Wash. (Reuters) -Waving signs like "coercion is not consent," and "stop the mandate," some 200 Boeing Co employees and others staged a protest on Friday over the planemaker's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for U.S. workers. Boeing said on Tuesday it will require https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/boeing-will-require-its-125000-us-employees-be-vaccinated-against-covid-19-2021-10-12 its 125,000 U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 under an executive order issued by President Joe Biden for federal contractors. As the pandemic has continued to rage, Biden announced the requirement in September because a large swath of Americans have resisted vaccination even though the shots are free, widely available and declared safe by regulators.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'
Logo of Facebook is seen in Davos(Reuters) - Facebook Inc plans to hire 10,000 in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse - a nascent online world where people exist and communicate in shared virtual spaces. This would be a significant step the company is taking towards the concept, something top boss Mark Zuckerberg has touted in recent months. In September, Facebook committed $50 million towards building the metaverse, where companies like Roblox Corp and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have an early foothold. Facebook also said in July it was creating a product team to work on the metaverse which would be part of Facebook Reality Labs, its augmented reality and virtual reality group. "This investment (in new jobs) is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European tech industry and the potential of European tech talent," the company said.
Jimmy Hayes's family says fentanyl contributed to death of former Bruin
Jimmy Hayes had a beautiful wife, two adorable boys, and a house in Milton. AdvertisementKevin Hayes, Jimmy’s dad, was not as surprised as everyone else. The outpouring from the community was no surprise to those who knew Jimmy Hayes. They all share only wonderful memories of Jimmy Hayes. “I don’t want him to be stigmatized like as a [expletive] junkie,’’ said Kevin Hayes.
Sewage in the kitchen sink: Hollywood evacuates condo over backups
“That building has had sewage problems for years,” said Sandy Sallaz, a Davie resident who owns a condo in the south wing at 2200 South Ocean Drive. “The sewage is coming up through the kitchen sink and bathroom toilet. And there’s a river of feces that flows outside the building onto the grass.”
Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped the group in Ganthier, a community that lies east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian Police Inspector Frantz Champagne said. The gang was blamed for kidnapping five priests and two nuns earlier this year in Haiti. Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said the kidnapped group consisted of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, for a total of five children, seven women and five men. The missionary group offers Bible classes, runs a medical clinic, helps orphans and distributes seeds to farmers, among other efforts in Haiti, according to its annual report.
Arizona reports 2,482 additional COVID cases, 9 more deaths
PHOENIX — Arizona on Saturday reported 2,482 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine more virus deaths as pandemic metrics showed continued slowing of the current surge as seen around the nation. The state’s pandemic totals increased to 1,131,976 cases and 20,500 deaths, according to the Department of Health Service’s coronavirus dashboard. The dashboard also reported that 1,670 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized as of Friday, the second straight day that virus hospitalizations dropped below 1,700 for the first time since mid-August. Meanwhile, Johns Hopkins University data showed the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases declined from 2,621.6 to 2,204.7 on Thursday while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 43.1 to 29.7 during the same period. The DHS announced Friday that its dashboard that cases, deaths and some data on hospitalizations won’t be updated Sunday and Monday due to a system update.
In South Texas, aging water system meets growing population
State water officials predict that over the next 50 years, demand for water in the area’s cities and towns will double. Since the early 1900s, a network of about two dozen independent irrigation districts have served the area’s farmers, cities and towns. Yet the higher rates charged to city water utilities are often how irrigation districts pay for canal repairs, said Fipps. That has meant the water districts serving bigger cities have generally made more progress in bringing canals up to date. Still, the Rio Grande Valley’s water utilities and farms are linked by the same aging system.
Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients
Now they are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin. The families have gotten prescriptions for ivermectin, but hospitals have refused to use it on their loved ones, who are often on ventilators and facing death. Some judges have refused to order hospitals to give ivermectin. In both cases, judges ordered hospitals to give the women get ivermectin as their families wanted. Of doctors refusing to treat patients with ivermectin, Lorigo said, “they are not gods because they wear white jackets,” he said.
Interior secretary’s mother, a longtime civil servant, dies
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s mother, Mary Toya, a longtime civil servant and U.S. Navy veteran, has died. Officials with the Interior Department confirmed Toya’s passing Saturday but didn’t immediately release her age or cause of death. Haaland’s father, who is also deceased, was a career Marine who served in Vietnam and received the Silver Star. “Mary spoke Keres, raised her children in a Pueblo household and passed traditional wisdom down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” Schwartz said. Haaland, a Democrat, served as chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party from 2015 to 2017 and as U.S. representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district from 2019 to 2021 before becoming Interior secretary.
Louisiana gators thrive, so farmers’ return quota may drop
NEW ORLEANS — Once-endangered alligators are thriving in the wild, so Louisiana authorities are proposing a deep cut in the percentage that farmers must return to marshes where their eggs were laid. The meat is used in sausages; companies also sell roasts, steaks, ribs, nuggets, jerky and even whole skinned alligators. The return percentage was first set at 17%, based on estimates that about 83% die in the egg or before they’re 4 feet (1.2 meters) long. Uncontrolled hunting nearly wiped out American alligators before Louisiana barred all hunting in 1962. Surveyors who flew over coastal marshes during the summer of 2019 estimated the number of alligator nests at a record, nearly 68,000.
Tempe may rename streets, parks named for Klan members
TEMPE, Ariz. — Tempe will consider renaming parks and streets named after former community leaders who were recently discovered to have been dues-paying members of the Ku Klux Klan. The city said Friday that the names of will be up for discussion when the city council meets next week. Officials say they’ve notified Tempe Elementary School District leaders about the namesakes of Laird and Hudson elementary schools and Gililland Middle School. 3 included many prominent Tempe residents in the 1920s, including mayors, council members, bankers and other power brokers, according to a memo prepared for the City Council. City officials are contacting descendants of the former Klan members “so they feel invited to be part of the conversations,” according to the city news release.
Second body recovered after vehicle swept from Texas bridge
ST. HEDWIG, Texas — The body of a 52-year-old woman who drowned when the vehicle she was driving was swept from a bridge near San Antonio has been recovered. The body was recovered from the vehicle in up to 10 feet of water Friday afternoon in the town of St. Hedwig on the outskirts of San Antonio, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar. The girl’s body was recovered Thursday. Neither vehicle has been removed from the creek and will remain there until the water recedes Salazar said. The heavy rains from Pamela’s remnants deluged San Antonio, which is prone to flash flooding.
Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award
Updated 3 timesLONDON — Celebrities joined Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program aimed at finding new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth’s most pressing challenges. The prize, to be awarded to five winners every year until 2030, is billed as the most prestigious of its kind. Each winner will receive a grant worth 1 million pounds ($1.4 million) to develop and scale up their ideas. The ceremony comes days ahead of the COP26 U.N. climate change summit in Glasgow, which begins on Oct. 31. —Follow all AP stories on climate change issues at https://apnews.com/hub/climate-change.
Fire crews make big gains against Southern California blaze
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains, officials said Sunday. More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air. They were able to stop its forward growth, and the blaze was 78% contained, federal officials said. The Alisal Fire started last Monday and has scorched nearly 27 square miles (69 square kilometers). On Sunday, few hot spots remained, and fire crews were focused on increasing containment.
Interior secretary's mother, a longtime civil servant, dies
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's mother, Mary Toya, a longtime civil servant and U.S. Navy veteran, has died. Officials with the Interior Department confirmed Toya's passing Saturday but didn’t immediately release her age or cause of death. Haaland testified during her confirmation hearing earlier this year that her mother served in the Navy, worked at the Bureau of Indian Education and raised four children as a military wife. “Mary spoke Keres, raised her children in a Pueblo household and passed traditional wisdom down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” Schwartz said. “Her legacy will live on in Secretary Haaland, all of her relatives and the countless Native people she inspired.”
Pep Guardiola facing late call over Ederson and Gabriel Jesus for Bruges clash
Pep Guardiola will make a late decision on whether Ederson and Gabriel Jesus should play in Manchester City’s Champions League clash in Bruges on Tuesday. The Brazil pair were ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League win over Burnley after playing in a World Cup qualifier in South America on Thursday night. City then took a practical decision for the duo to fly straight to Belgium ahead of the Champions League tie. Gabriel Jesus has flown with Ederson straight to Belgium (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)This had the added advantage for the players of avoiding the need to quarantine on return to the UK. Guardiola will assess the Brazil pair on his arrival in Belgium (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)Guardiola said: “They are in Belgium right now.
Haiti: Notorious gang with history of brazen kidnappings blamed for abducting 17 missionaries
A notorious gang with a history of kidnappings has been blamed by police for the abduction of 17 missionaries in Haiti. Christian Aid Ministries, the group which the missionaries belonged to, said that five men, seven women and five children made up the abducted group of 16 Americans and one Canadian. Image: Christian Aid Ministries says it is praying for a safe outcome. The US has admitted it does not know the location of its citizens who have been kidnapped, according to CNN which cites sources. Image: Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas, and a surge in gang violence has displaced thousands of people.
Struggling to lose weight? STOP dieting like a man!
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Severe drought sends Lake Tahoe water levels below natural rim
During non-drought times, the water level is between the natural rim - 6,223 feet - and a dam atop the Truckee River, which is six feet higher. The Lake Tahoe region, a popular tourist destination, has recently been impacted by severe wildfires this past summer - one of the hottest ever on record. The winds can lead to even more evaporationA man walks along the shore of a receding Lake Tahoe in this image taken last week by a local news stationThe buoys at Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe are still moored to cement blocks. California's State Water Project - a complex system of dams, canals and reservoirs — helps provide drinking water to about 27 million people in the state. The State Water Project provides about 30 percent of the Metropolitan Water District's supplies, with the Colorado River supplying about 25 percent.
ESPN sacks Allison Williams over her refusal to abide by company-wide vaccine mandate
ESPN has fired Allison Williams for refusing to abide by the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. She was initially barred from working on the sidelines of college football games this season because she refused to comply with the network's vaccine mandate while she and her husband try for their second child. Williams, who began working at the network in 2011, typically works college football and basketball games, but missed Week 1 of the ongoing football campaign before making an announcement on Thursday. The company-wide vaccine mandate is set to begin on Friday, drawing criticism from 'SportCenter' host Sage Steele. ESPN reporter Allison Williams will not be working on the sidelines of college football games this season because she has refused to comply with the network's vaccine mandate while she and her husband try for their second child.
Fauci slams conspiracy theorists for 'reacting against me' when the 'truth becomes inconvenient'
He encourages Americans who received the J&J vaccine to get a booster for the one-jab vaccine as soon as it becomes available. Also on Sunday, Fauci reiterated that Johnson & Johnson should have made their COVID-19 vaccine a two-dose shot. COVID vaccine booster shots are being recommended even though cases of infections have been dropping after a summer surge caused by the Delta variant. 'I think anybody who's gotten one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can benefit from a second dose of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine,' Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee told CNN. He believes that the J&J vaccine would have been initially recommended as a two-dose vaccine if it had not been created in a time of such urgency.
Nine UK schools start scanning children’s faces to take their lunch money
Facial recognition software is to be used in UK schools to speed up the process of paying for lunches (Picture: Getty / Metro)Several schools in Scotland are set to start using facial recognition software to allow pupils to pay for their lunches. The system, installed in nine sites in North Ayrshire, scans the faces of pupils at the tills in order to save time during the busy lunch hour. It checks them off against a register of faces stored on the school’s servers and replaces software that used fingerprint scanners. Facial recognition software is most commonly used at airports by border control and by police to look for criminals. In England, it is up to schools whether to use the technology or not and the Department of Education says it keeps no data on how widespread facial recognition is.
At least one dead, several injured in on-campus shooting at Grambling State University
(CNN) One person has died and seven others were injured in a shooting at Grambling State University in Louisiana early Sunday morning, police and university officials said in a news conference. One person died, one is hospitalized in critical condition and six suffered non-life-threatening wounds, Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Michael Reichardt said. "At this point, we have no suspect information for this shooting," said Reichardt, adding the motive is unknown. ET) in the quad area of the university's campus, Tisha Arnold, a spokesperson for the university, told CNN in an email earlier. The shooting occurred near a dining facility where a homecoming breakfast was being prepared, university President Rick Gallot said in Sunday's news conference.
Glass Noodles With Shrimp and Spicy Mustard Sauce Recipe
The secret pantry ingredient in this superfast, superflavorful noodle dish is Asian hot mustard powder. Mixed with equal parts water, the golden powder blooms into a pungent, spicy sauce. The noodles can be made a few hours ahead and served chilled or at room temperature. Jumbo shrimp cook in just a couple minutes, but precooked shrimp are also a convenient option. Eggs add a nice creamy texture that helps tame the hot mustard.
As a Woman Was Raped, Train Riders Failed to Intervene, Police Say
The surveillance footage that the authorities are reviewing does not contain audio, Mr. Bernhardt said. The woman told the authorities what had happened after Mr. Ngoy was in custody, Mr. Bernhardt said. “What this woman endured at the hands of this guy, what she’s been able to provide for us, it’s been unbelievable,” Mr. Bernhardt said. The authorities said Mr. Ngoy was homeless and was not armed during the attack. It was not immediately clear what those charges could be, and Mr. Bernhardt said he did not want to speculate.
Opinion | Ciao, Alitalia
“The Pope’s Airline, Alitalia, to Fly Last Flight” — MarketWatchAlitalia may have had its faults, but how many airlines can claim to have been the “pope’s airline” for over five centuries? According to Flying Pontiff Quarterly, the trade journal that has covered papal air travel for some centuries now, recent scholarship has unearthed a long-buried document in the overdue section of the Vatican library purporting to trace Alitalia’s role as the official carrier of supreme pontiffs to the papacy of Julius II (1503-13). The document, titled in Latin “Numquam ad Tempus” (“Never on Time”), asserts that Alitalia had its beginning in the early 1500s, a time of great turbulence (grande turbolenza) and papal fastening of seatbelts as the Holy See engaged in fierce power struggles with the Holy Roman Empire, France, Venice, Naples, Florence and Reykjavik. Julius tasked Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, painter and all-around Renaissance man, with devising a “conveyance for timely and efficacious removal of the person of the supreme pontiff, in the event of unpleasantness (spiacevolezza).”
Opinion | For Uber and Lyft, the Rideshare Bubble Bursts
Uber and Lyft promised ubiquitous self-driving cars as soon as this year. Now a new study is punching a hole in another of Uber and Lyft’s promised benefits: curtailing pollution. It turns out that Uber rides do spare the air from the high amount of pollutants emitted from starting up a cold vehicle, when it is operating less efficiently, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found. Deadheading, Lyft and Uber estimated in 2019, is equal to about 40 percent of rideshare miles driven in six American cities. “Society as a whole currently shoulders these external costs in the form of increased mortality risks, damage to vehicles and infrastructure, climate impacts and increased traffic congestion.”
Why Do You Tattoo?
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A Survivor of Suicide Writes of His State of ‘Eternal Dying’
Before he climbed to the roof, he had called a couple of friends. “Up there on the roof, I felt as if I had been dying all my life.”Antrim was 47 that afternoon. He is a survivor of suicide, but not in the way we traditionally understand that designation. He insists that the language we use to talk about and write about suicide matters, and that when we ascribe agency to the afflicted (“killing” oneself or “committing” suicide), we misrepresent their experience and belittle their struggle. There are obvious exceptions to this understanding of suicide: terminally ill patients, hunger strikers, kamikaze pilots.
There Are 6,000+ New Fall Fashion Deals Hiding in Amazon's Outlet — Including a Puffer Jacket for Up to 55% Off
You can shop the Anrabess Batwing Sweater for as low as $20 in select colors and sizes for a limited time (note that the price varies depending on your preferences). The best-selling sweater has won over thousands of shoppers because of how soft, "high quality," and flattering it is, thanks to its slightly oversized fit and asymmetrical hem. The top comes in 29 colors, including a handful of options that are perfect for fall like mustard yellow, caramel brown, and sage green. Customers say it's "comfier than cashmere," and that they receive many compliments when wearing it.
Will New Covid Treatments Be as Elusive for Poor Countries as Vaccines?
Moon, co-director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Generic production licenses for restricted territories can leave middle-income countries that have frail public health systems paying prices nearly as high as rich ones. Merck says it will use World Bank income data from these countries to calculate what it charges for the drug in each. Unitaid, the Geneva-based global health agency, said $3.5 billion in new funding from rich nations was needed to make therapeutics accessible, the bulk of it for antivirals in low-income countries. We need donors to step up with funds to make sure treatments reach everyone,” Janet Ginnard, the director of strategy, said.
Gang suspected in kidnapping of missionaries is among the country’s most dangerous.
Croix-des-Bouquets, one of the suburbs now under control by the gang, has become a near ghost town, with many residents fleeing the daily violence. By some estimates, gangs now control about half the capital. Gangs have plagued Port-au-Prince over the past two decades, but were often used for political purposes — such as voter suppression — by powerful politicians. Locals are fed up with the violence, which prevents them from making a living and keeps their children from attending school. Some started a petition in recent days to protest the region’s rising gang violence, pointing to the 400 Mawozo gang and calling on the police to take action.
Buzzzz-o-Meter: Celebs Love 1800 Tequila
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Hannah Ann Sluss Loves These Mizon Eye Patches on Amazon
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Amoretu Tunic Shift Dress Is the Perfect Fall Dress
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Prince William, Duchess Kate Attend Earthshot Prize Awards: Photos
Prince William and Duchess Kate have been fervent environmental advocates, and they celebrated green activism in style at the inaugural Earthshot Prize Awards. William, under the leadership of the Royal Foundation, launched the Earthshot Prize earlier this year, hoping to find “the most inspiring solutions to the world’s greatest challenges” for the next decade. Ahead of the formal awards presentation, Prince Charles shared a sweet tribute to his eldest son, commending his efforts with the new program. “If we’re not careful, we’re robbing from our children’s future.”The Earthshot Prize Awards will stream Sunday, October 17, on Discovery’s Facebook page at 3 p.m. Scroll below to see snaps from the royal couple’s outing at the Earthshot Prize Awards:
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens prevention
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens preventionAdded: 18.05.2020 11:00 | 20 views | 0 commentsClimate change has fueled more frequent weather disasters that release deadly carcinogens into communities and delay access to cancer treatment.
Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a 'triple whammy' of crises
Added: 18.05.2020 6:59 | 23 views | 0 commentsAlready navigating the coronavirus pandemic and the worst invasion of desert locusts for more than 25 years, parts of East Africa are now being devastated by flooding.
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warns
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warnsAdded: 13.05.2020 14:40 | 21 views | 0 commentsScientists warned that billions of people could be forced to endure "unliveable" circumstances by 2070 if decisive action is not taken to halt climate change.
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for May
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for MayAdded: 06.05.2020 18:59 | 23 views | 0 commentsThe blast of cold air set to hit the Eastern U.S. this week could bring record-low temperatures and snowfall and frost in some Northeast states.
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warns
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warnsAdded: 22.04.2020 14:14 | 21 views | 0 commentsFamines of "biblical proportions" are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get ready
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get readyAdded: 22.05.2020 14:02 | 19 views | 0 commentsWith more than 38 million Americans out of work since the coronavirus pandemic began, the importance of a financial first-aid kit has never been more important.
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate change
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate changeAdded: 21.05.2020 19:49 | 21 views | 0 commentsAging dams in the U.S. will increasingly fail and cause death and environmental destruction as climate change makes extreme precipitation more frequent, scientists warn.
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floods
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floodsAdded: 21.05.2020 19:45 | 21 views | 0 commentsSource: www.detroitnews.comThe failure of two Michigan dams on Tuesday evening led to devastating floods and the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. More in www.cnbc.com »
Get Microsoft Office for free: How to get Word, Excel, PowerPoint at no cost
Get Microsoft Office for free: How to get Word, Excel, PowerPoint at no costAdded: 17.10.2021 16:17 | 16 views | 0 commentsMicrosoft Word, Excel and more are available for free -- with a few caveats. Here's what to know.
Heat wave scorches parts of U.S. and India; Siberia experiences record high temperatures
Added: 29.05.2020 18:09 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe heatwave in Siberia raises major concerns over devastating wildfires breaking out this summer as climate change accelerates permafrost melt in much of the Arctic region.
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communities
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communitiesAdded: 29.05.2020 11:23 | 23 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for it
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for itAdded: 27.05.2020 16:54 | 21 views | 0 commentsAmericans' finances have been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, and now a new threat is emerging: hurricane season. Only 15% of people polled by the American Institute of CPAs have drafted a disaster plan to deal with it.
Best showerhead for 2021
Best showerhead for 2021Added: 17.10.2021 20:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: divinelifestyle.comA great showerhead will make your morning routine more refreshing. We help you sort through the options to find one that'll help make getting clean feel wonderful. More in www.cnet.com » Tags: Router
Pixel 6: The buzziest rumors we've heard ahead of Google's big event this week
Added: 17.10.2021 20:18 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Pixel 6 is set to debut at Google's Oct. 19 event, and here's all the late-minute gossip about the phone's release date, price and specs.
The best places to buy plants online
Added: 17.10.2021 20:18 | 10 views | 0 commentsA lush fern or ficus is the easiest way to lift a space. These are the best spots on the web to grab some greenery.
Apple's October event: How to watch the expected Mac upgrades debut live
Added: 17.10.2021 17:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsApple's "Unleashed" event is scheduled for tomorrow. We could see new Mac computers powered by Apple silicon and potentially some new AirPods.
The best Wi-Fi speakers for 2021: Apple, Sonos, JBL and Polk
The best Wi-Fi speakers for 2021: Apple, Sonos, JBL and PolkAdded: 17.10.2021 16:30 | 9 views | 0 commentsFrom portable speakers to soundbars, there's a great-sounding Wi-Fi speaker for everyone. Here are our favorites.
Dominic Cummings must go, Boris Johnson told as Tories warn him to get a ‘grip’ on Number 10 infighting
Dominic Cummings must go, Boris Johnson told as Tories warn him to get a ‘grip’ on Number 10 infightingAdded: 12.11.2020 12:24 | 23 views | 0 commentsSpin doctor Lee Cain denies he was behind leak over Lockdown 2‘If they have got rid of one Kray brother, the other has to go too’
Supermarket’s Christmas advert takes social media by storm with emotive coronavirus twist
Added: 12.11.2020 12:02 | 30 views | 0 commentsA for an Irish chain has taken social media by storm thanks to an emotive 2020-themed twist.
The best Wi-Fi routers of 2021
Added: 17.10.2021 20:18 | 6 views | 0 commentsYour Wi-Fi router is the unsung hero holding your smart home together. From mesh to gaming to Wi-Fi 6, these are the best we've tested.
Best leather cleaners and conditioners for cars 2021: Lexol, 3D and more
Best leather cleaners and conditioners for cars 2021: Lexol, 3D and more - RoadshowAdded: 17.10.2021 20:18 | 6 views | 0 commentsGet your car seats looking fresh and feeling soft with our top products.
iPhone 14 rumors: Apple's next iPhone could finally ditch the notch
iPhone 14 rumors: Apple's next iPhone could finally ditch the notchAdded: 17.10.2021 20:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsForget the newly released iPhone 13 -- here's what we know so far about Apple's 2022 flagship.
Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand set to headline virtual Eden Project festival
Added: 12.11.2020 14:35 | 22 views | 0 commentsComedians and are set to headline a free online festival at the Eden Project billed as the “perfect antidote to ”.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge praises ‘astonishing work’ of volunteers supporting theatre workers through pandemic
Added: 12.11.2020 14:31 | 27 views | 0 commentsstar has praised the “astonishing work” of who have raised half a million pounds to help workers.
Schoolboy, 7, from Islington has illustration chosen for new J.K Rowling book The Ickabog
Schoolboy, 7, from Islington has illustration chosen for new J.K Rowling book The IckabogAdded: 12.11.2020 14:27 | 28 views | 0 commentsA schoolboy from North London has helped illustrate the Ickabog, J.K Rowling’s first children’s book since the Harry Potter series.
How to watch Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch in the UK
How to watch Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch in the UKAdded: 12.11.2020 14:21 | 29 views | 0 commentsis set to send four astronauts into low-Earth orbit as part of its first operational crewed flight to the .
HMCTS apologises after Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse listed for court appearances
HMCTS apologises after Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse listed for court appearancesAdded: 12.11.2020 13:27 | 27 views | 0 commentshas apologised after a string of cartoon and movie characters, including and his wife Minnie, were listed as defendants at a crown court.
Equality watchdog clears BBC of unlawful pay discrimination against women
Equality watchdog clears BBC of unlawful pay discrimination against womenAdded: 12.11.2020 12:54 | 27 views | 0 commentsBBC Women say they are “deeply disappointed” by the findings
Jane Fonda on why celebrities should back political causes: ‘When someone famous takes a stand, people notice’
Jane Fonda on why celebrities should back political causes: ‘When someone famous takes a stand, people notice’Added: 12.11.2020 12:37 | 25 views | 0 commentshas said people in the public eye should back political causes because “when someone famous takes a stand, people notice".
Quad to hold first-ever head of states meet today
Added: 12.03.2021 4:42 | 26 views | 0 commentsNew Delhi [India], March 12 (ANI): Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), a strategic forum comprising India, Japan, Australia and the United States of America, will hold its first-ever head of states meet virtually on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be meeting virtually with President Joe Biden of the United States, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia. The Quad, mooted by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, has met regularly at the working and foreign ministers...
Big Tech Got $3 Trillion Bigger During the Pandemic – and Became a Bigger Target
Big Tech Got $3 Trillion Bigger During the Pandemic – and Became a Bigger TargetAdded: 12.03.2021 3:06 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: www.nbcsandiego.comWhile the past year has been financially and emotionally crippling for millions of Americans, the nation's tech giants have not only survived, but thrived. This week marks the unhappy one-year anniversary of when the weight of the coronavirus pandemic seemed to really hit the U.S., when Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson both announced they'd tested positive for COVID-19 and the NBA halted its season - two major indicators life was about to go sideways. At the same time, the stock market was tanking, with the Dow absorbing its biggest single-day percentage decline since the "Black Monday" crash of 1987; the tech-heavy Nasdaq was beat up nearly as bad, dropping more than... More in article.wn.com » Tom Hanks Tags: NBA
No solution to Syrian crisis with Assad in power: Experts
No solution to Syrian crisis with Assad in power: ExpertsAdded: 12.03.2021 0:19 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wbur.orgLONDON: A decade since the outbreak of the war in Syria, experts have warned that there can be no resolution to the crisis while President Bashar Assad remains in power “If the Assad family and entourage are still ruling Syria four years from now, Syria will be even immeasurably worse than it is now,” Frederic Hof, former US special envoy to Syria, said at an event hosted by London-based think tank Chatham House and attended by Arab News. “This is hard to imagine because we’re already looking at what is for all practical purposes a failed state. We’re seeing... More in article.wn.com » London, ISIS, President Tags: Syria
Merkel legacy in tatters as young German voters reject CDU status-quo 'Cry for change'
Merkel legacy in tatters as young German voters reject CDU status-quo 'Cry for change'Added: 17.10.2021 13:16 | 19 views | 0 commentsANGELA MERKEL's legacy as German Chancellor is under threat amid a "cry for change" from young voters, a political expert has told Express.co.uk
Taiwan invasion looms as new terrifying satellite images hints at Chinese air strikes plot
Added: 17.10.2021 13:16 | 36 views | 0 commentsFEARS of an imminent Chinese invasion of Taiwan has intensified in recent days after new terrifying satellite imagery shows a rapid build-up on three military airbases close to the island.
New Bond film isn't too far-fetched in terms of manipulating pathogens to create pandemics
Added: 17.10.2021 12:03 | 37 views | 0 commentsTHE new James Bond film is "almost on the mark" when it comes to showing how terrorists can manipulate pathogens to create bioweapons, and governments must do more to protect citizens from this threat, one of the world's leading biological warfare experts warned last night.
Russia 'Better Prepared' Than NATO for Large-Scale War, Swedish Military Report Concludes
Added: 12.03.2021 7:04 | 27 views | 0 commentsDespite NATO's elevated military spending and its positioning of troops further eastward and closer to Russia, Russia still has the edge in the event of a major conflict, the Swedish Defence Research Agency concluded after running simulations.
British drug smuggling gran dies alone in Portuguese jail following cancer 'torture'
British drug smuggling gran dies alone in Portuguese jail following cancer 'torture'Added: 17.10.2021 20:16 | 26 views | 0 commentsA BRITISH woman who smuggled £1million of cocaine on a cruise ship has died in a Portuguese jail following breast cancer "torture".
Chaos erupts in France as vaccine passport protesters clash with armed police
Chaos erupts in France as vaccine passport protesters clash with armed policeAdded: 17.10.2021 18:26 | 29 views | 0 commentsCHAOS erupted across France as protesters marching against a new Covid vaccine passport were met with a violent crackdowns by armed police.
Russia scrambles fighter jet to remove US bomber – despite not breaching border
Russia scrambles fighter jet to remove US bomber – despite not breaching borderAdded: 17.10.2021 16:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsRUSSIA has scrambled a fighter jet to remove a US bomber from the Sea of Japan, it has been reported.
'We were promised!' French fishermen ready to blockade Channel over Brexit rules
'We were promised!' French fishermen ready to blockade Channel over Brexit rulesAdded: 17.10.2021 16:16 | 28 views | 0 commentsFRENCH fishermen have threatened to blockade the English Channel after Brussels refused to back Emmanuel Macron's post-Brexit demands.
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands for
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands forAdded: 15.01.2018 14:56 | 22 views | 0 commentsPeople are astonished by the simple acronym used by the hair straightener company
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosure
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosureAdded: 14.01.2018 19:41 | 22 views | 0 commentsSource: www.u-t-i-l-e.comThe big cat, believed to belong to Todd Dalton, was only caught when a farmer set a trap after some of his sheep were killed More in www.mirror.co.uk »
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifyingAdded: 14.01.2018 16:25 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life childAdded: 14.01.2018 10:25 | 24 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
'Darth Vader' enforces lockdown in Philippine village
Added: 04.05.2020 14:02 | 25 views | 0 commentsDressed as "Star Wars" characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages.
President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test
Added: 04.05.2020 12:21 | 22 views | 0 commentsCoronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battle
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battleAdded: 04.05.2020 6:58 | 23 views | 0 commentsVolunteers clad as Superman and Spider-Man sprayed disinfectant against the coronavirus on Indonesia's island of Java, flanking a colleague wearing the winged helmet of local superhero Gatotkaca who shouted, "Wear masks, wash hands and stay alert."
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urged
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urgedAdded: 30.04.2020 10:14 | 24 views | 0 commentsWith potato farmers and processors struggling, Belgians are being urged to eat more fries to offset a slump in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mystery of 'extremely loud explosion' which stunned Merseyside residents
Added: 16.01.2018 2:04 | 21 views | 0 commentsLoud bangs were heard on Monday evening after a thunder storm - with some social media users raising fears there had been an explosion.
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in business
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in businessAdded: 16.06.2020 16:48 | 18 views | 0 commentsSource: shitgonewrong.comVolunteer pet groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is thrilled to be back helping out stray dogs in Thailand, some in urgent need of a shearing after waiting three sweltering months for a trim. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: Thailand
Animal baby boom at Palestinian zoo after people disappear
Added: 12.06.2020 18:32 | 25 views | 0 commentsPeacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirus closure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.
Police remove emaciated lion from French circus
Added: 11.06.2020 16:11 | 22 views | 0 commentsFrench police have taken away an emaciated lion from a circus in Vironvay, western France, following complaints from an animal rights organization.
Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan
Added: 29.05.2020 20:43 | 18 views | 0 commentsIndian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police say
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police sayAdded: 06.05.2020 10:51 | 24 views | 0 commentsA trooper stopping a car with a suspected "impaired driver" on a U.S. highway on Monday was bemused to find a 5-year-old in the driver's seat, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted.
Engagement Photo Goes Viral On Reddit For The Worst Possible Reason
Engagement Photo Goes Viral On Reddit For The Worst Possible ReasonAdded: 30.09.2020 6:05 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: cinimirror.comA couple were so completely love-struck when they posed for their engagement photo that there was something they just didn't notice, until the photo hit the popular social media forum reddit and started to go viral. They took a whole load of rice and created each others' initials, separated by a huge and romantic heart. Being in a love-struck state as they were, they just didn't notice or think of the consequences and posted the engagement photo online. A redditor found the rather amusing image on Imgur and since then the engagement photo has gone viral, with several thousand reddit users sharing it around. "Another redditor by the name of ch33s3man suggested, "Maybe they intentionally did it because they have a sense of humor.
Farm Sign Says Sex, Noises And Odors Inevitable To New City Slicker Neighbors [Viral Photo]
Farm Sign Says Sex, Noises And Odors Inevitable To New City Slicker Neighbors [Viral Photo]Added: 30.09.2020 6:06 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: www.italymagazine.comA viral farm sign says sex, noises and odors are inevitable when you live next to one, and if you don't like it, you ought to move away. We're guessing that the owner of said farm regularly gets complaints about his/her animals making noises, smelling bad and having sex outdoors for everyone to see. It inspired the farmer to make this unique farm sign, warning of sex, noises and odors, and advising anyone who has a problem with it to move away. The tell-it-like-it-is sign warns of the uniquer conditions when living next to a farm and says that unless you can "tolerate noise, odors and outdoor sex, DON'T BUY PROPERTY NEXT TO A FARM." What do you think of the farm sign warning of sex, noises and odors?
Former Slave Tells Master To Suck It
Former Slave Tells Master To Suck ItAdded: 30.09.2020 5:55 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: www.salon.comIn a letter to his former master, freed Jourdan Anderson tells his master exactly what the score is. The letter in its entirety:Dayton, Ohio,August 7, 1865To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. Many darkeys would have been proud, as I used to be, to call you master. The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.
Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus
Added: 18.06.2020 15:04 | 17 views | 0 commentsEver since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand.
Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla
Added: 17.06.2020 8:48 | 25 views | 0 commentsThe appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging from UFOs to coronavirus and North Korean propaganda.
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 18 views | 0 commentsJean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.
7 Things Sherri Saum Can't Live Without
7 Things Sherri Saum Can't Live WithoutAdded: 16.08.2021 13:00 | 22 views | 0 commentsWe interviewed this celebrity because we think you'll like their picks. Some of the products shown are from a brand they are paid to endorse. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a... We interviewed this celebrity because we think you'll like their picks. Some of the products shown are from a brand they are paid to endorse. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a... More in www.eonline.com » Celebrity Tags: SPA
Assistant to House Sergeant-at-Arms charged with possession of child pornography
Added: 16.10.2021 21:05 | 27 views | 0 commentsAn assistant to the US House of Representatives Sergeant-At-Arms has been arrested and charged with 10 felony counts related to the possession of child pornography, according to court records filed Wednesday.
Juneteenth, reparations and African-American history with Keisha N. Blain
Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 19 views | 0 commentsAhead of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the United States, Lauren Young and Arlene Washington of Reuters spoke with Keisha N. Blain, an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and president of the African American Intellectual History Society, as part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series.
Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
Added: 18.06.2020 19:47 | 17 views | 0 commentsU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year? Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 26 views | 0 commentsJuneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
Added: 18.06.2020 19:30 | 25 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.
U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security
Added: 18.06.2020 19:20 | 19 views | 0 commentsTop officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
Labor flexes its muscle as leverage tips from employers to workers
Labor flexes its muscle as leverage tips from employers to workersAdded: 17.10.2021 20:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsWorkers are saying enough is enough.
Professional orchestras are featuring works by Black composers while paying homage to their oft-forgotten history
Professional orchestras are featuring works by Black composers while paying homage to their oft-forgotten historyAdded: 17.10.2021 13:32 | 42 views | 0 commentsSource: variety.comJazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard never thought his work would be performed on the Metropolitan Opera Stage. More in rss.cnn.com »
Bari Weiss' next act: a Substack newsletter that serves as 'the newspaper for the 21st century'
Bari Weiss' next act: a Substack newsletter that serves as 'the newspaper for the 21st century'Added: 17.10.2021 20:17 | 4 views | 0 commentsBari Weiss says her publication on Substack, Common Sense, is meant to be "the newspaper for the 21st century, ultimately. I'm starting it out as the op-ed page that I want to read."
Protest in Athens as Beijing prepares for Olympic Games flame
Added: 17.10.2021 16:05 | 26 views | 0 commentsGreek police detained two human rights activists after they unfurled banners at the Athens Acropolis on Sunday opposing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as China's Games organizers prepare to receive the Olympic flame.
The big contradiction at the heart of Meghan and Harry's new 'ethical' cause
The big contradiction at the heart of Meghan and Harry's new 'ethical' causeAdded: 17.10.2021 20:18 | 28 views | 0 commentsThe couple’s stated purpose is to encourage younger people to invest “sustainably” — a worthy goal. Yet ethical investing is too often a smokescreen.
Climate change and housing shortage dovetail in California to create 'existential' crisis
Climate change and housing shortage dovetail in California to create 'existential' crisisAdded: 17.10.2021 20:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsTrying to figure out how to house 40 million residents while protecting natural resources and dealing with climate change-fueled wildfires and drought.
Eric Clapton's transformation from 'god' to disgrace is complete
Eric Clapton's transformation from 'god' to disgrace is completeAdded: 17.10.2021 20:17 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: ultimateclassicrock.comBigotry and ignorance, in the age of the internet, have a way of catching up with you. And Clapton’s racism and conspiracy theories can no longer be ignored. More in www.nbcnews.com »
1 dead, several injured in second shooting at Grambling State University
1 dead, several injured in second shooting at Grambling State UniversityAdded: 17.10.2021 20:17 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe school cancelled its homecoming events for Sunday and classes on Monday, offering counseling services to students and staff.
Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping 17 missionaries in Haiti
Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping 17 missionaries in HaitiAdded: 17.10.2021 20:17 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, the group said.
I was accused of having drugs in my jail cell. I didn't — but went to solitary anyway.
I was accused of having drugs in my jail cell. I didn't — but went to solitary anyway. Added: 17.10.2021 20:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsLow-cost field tests for drugs are imprecise and prone to user error. When prisons use them, they can land prisoners in solitary confinement for drugs they don't have.
Former president Bill Clinton discharged from hospital after treatment for infection
Former president Bill Clinton discharged from hospital after treatment for infectionAdded: 17.10.2021 16:23 | 36 views | 0 commentsClinton had been admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday for sepsis, an aide said.
Six things the UK could do to tackle climate change
Six things the UK could do to tackle climate changeAdded: 17.10.2021 10:52 | 43 views | 0 commentsPeople from the Queen to Greta Thunberg are calling for action - so what should that action be?
Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74
Added: 20.08.2020 21:49 | 17 views | 0 commentsAs a researcher at AT&T, she helped lay the groundwork for modern digital assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly Plant
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly PlantAdded: 20.08.2020 20:10 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: nypost.comThe chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous. More in www.nytimes.com »
U.S. Mail Delays Slow Delivery of Medicines
Added: 20.08.2020 19:33 | 16 views | 0 commentsIn addition to concerns over mail-in voting, the cost-cutting at the Postal Service affects the millions of people who get their prescriptions by mail.
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing HomesAdded: 20.08.2020 15:03 | 16 views | 0 commentsResearchers are testing an experimental drug to halt sudden outbreaks. The trial may bring a new type of treatment for the virus.
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 Fears
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 FearsAdded: 20.08.2020 10:27 | 16 views | 0 commentsJoe Biden criticized President Trump’s virus response and outlined a strategy to fight the pandemic. Overburdened health care specialists are finding themselves on the front lines as schools reopen.
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist Past
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist PastAdded: 20.08.2020 10:00 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.aao.orgThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination. More in www.nytimes.com »
Gas price rises: Russia not withholding supplies, says ambassador to UK
Gas price rises: Russia not withholding supplies, says ambassador to UKAdded: 17.10.2021 13:54 | 39 views | 0 commentsRussia is not slowing gas supplies for political reasons, Andrei Kelin says.
10 of the best historic homes to visit in New England
10 of the best historic homes to visit in New EnglandAdded: 17.10.2021 14:00 | 29 views | 0 commentsStep back into the past at these 10 gorgeous historic homes in New England, from Rhode Island to Maine.
World Travel Awards honours Middle East winners
Added: 17.10.2021 11:06 | 28 views | 0 commentsWorld Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – has revealed its Middle East 2021 winners to coincide with its Middle East Winners Day.
These US towns offer plenty of fall splendor, without the crowds or peak prices
These US towns offer plenty of fall splendor, without the crowds or peak pricesAdded: 17.10.2021 11:00 | 30 views | 0 commentsConsider these four U.S. destinations where there's plenty to see, do and experience, dips in hotel rates, thinner crowds and spectacular weather.
Marie Antoinette's censored love letters have been read using X-rays
Marie Antoinette's censored love letters have been read using X-raysAdded: 17.10.2021 17:19 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: www.independent.co.ukLove letters that Marie Antoinette wrote to a Swedish count have been impossible to read because he added extra handwriting on top of hers – but now the original words have been deciphered with X-rays More in www.newscientist.com »
In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their Doctors
In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their DoctorsAdded: 21.08.2020 14:00 | 17 views | 0 commentsConcierge care has grown fast as patients no longer want to sit in a waiting room with strangers. But it comes at a high price.
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus Rules
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus RulesAdded: 21.08.2020 10:16 | 17 views | 0 commentsN.C. State will shift instruction online, and other universities cautioned young people as they returned to class.
Lemon chicken spaghetti with creamy alfredo sauce: Try the recipe
Lemon chicken spaghetti with creamy alfredo sauce: Try the recipeAdded: 17.10.2021 21:59 | 10 views | 0 commentsIf you’re a fan of lemon chicken piccata, you’re going to love this lemon chicken spaghetti casserole from Quiche My Grits.
Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Raffles Dubai
Added: 17.10.2021 14:16 | 26 views | 0 commentsA part of Dubai, a place apart, Raffles Dubai is a five-star luxury hotel that embodies an oasis of calm and charm with an incredible sense of space, service and unforgettable style. Here Breaking Travel News finds out more
Florida first lady Casey DeSantis makes surprise first public appearance since breast cancer diagnosis
Florida first lady Casey DeSantis makes surprise first public appearance since breast cancer diagnosisAdded: 17.10.2021 22:11 | 3 views | 0 commentsFlorida first lady Casey DeSantis surprised guests at the Hernando County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner Saturday with her first public appearance since Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed her breast cancer diagnosis
How the Media Make Cancel Culture Worse
Added: 17.10.2021 21:00 | 15 views | 0 commentsCancel Culture might not exist without Twitter and company. Take one angry Tweet or Facebook post. Add hundreds, or thousands, of shares over a short span of time. A single complaint can leave the target scrambling to apologize or look for a new line of work. Often, it's both.
Trump Flexes His Muscles in Iowa
Added: 17.10.2021 20:58 | 11 views | 0 commentsHere is where the Old Contrarian (me) seeks to diminish the importance of what Old Yeller (not the 1956 children's book but the 45th president of...
Biden Agenda Encouraging Worker Shortages
Added: 17.10.2021 20:58 | 9 views | 0 commentsAs businesses struggle to fill job openings, Biden touts the advantages of worker shortages.
At least 3 dead after knife attack on Arkansas police officer, authorities say
At least 3 dead after knife attack on Arkansas police officer, authorities sayAdded: 17.10.2021 22:05 | 3 views | 0 commentsThree people are dead and a police officer is recovering from surgery following a knife attack in northwest Arkansas, authorities said Sunday.
Bari Weiss' next act: a Substack newsletter that serves as 'the newspaper for the 21st century'
Bari Weiss' next act: a Substack newsletter that serves as 'the newspaper for the 21st century'Added: 17.10.2021 20:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsBari Weiss says her publication on Substack, Common Sense, is meant to be "the newspaper for the 21st century, ultimately. I'm starting it out as the op-ed page that I want to read."
Labor flexes its muscle as leverage tips from employers to workers
Labor flexes its muscle as leverage tips from employers to workersAdded: 17.10.2021 19:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsWorkers are saying enough is enough.
'More reporting:' How journalists should cover threats to democracy
'More reporting:' How journalists should cover threats to democracyAdded: 17.10.2021 19:03 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: daccess.netThe media treats some aspects of the first amendment — such as press freedom — as sacred. But when it comes to other crucial protections, including free and fair elections and other basic tenets of democracy, there tends to be a "sliding scale." On "Reliable Sources" Sunday, CNN's chief media correspondent Brian Stelter discussed the changing role of political media — and how reporters need to do a better job protecting democracy. More in rss.cnn.com » Election, Journalists Tags: Democrats
What is climate change? A really simple guide
What is climate change? A really simple guideAdded: 17.10.2021 16:16 | 25 views | 0 commentsWorld temperatures are rising because of human activity, and climate change now threatens every aspect of human life.
Why China's climate policy matters to us all
Why China's climate policy matters to us allAdded: 17.10.2021 16:16 | 24 views | 0 commentsThe global battle against climate change is likely to be won or lost in China.
Why giant turbines are pushing the limits of possibility
Why giant turbines are pushing the limits of possibilityAdded: 17.10.2021 16:16 | 27 views | 0 commentsSource: insideclimatenews.orgHuge wind turbines are pushing the limits of what ports and installation vessels can handle. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Queen 'irritated' by climate change inaction in COP26 build-up
Added: 17.10.2021 16:16 | 26 views | 0 commentsThe monarch appears to criticise people who "talk" but "don't do", ahead of the COP26 summit.
Pennsylvania mall evacuated after reports of gunfire; police say threat is neutralized
Pennsylvania mall evacuated after reports of gunfire; police say threat is neutralizedAdded: 17.10.2021 23:04 | 3 views | 0 commentsAuthorities in Pennsylvania closed down a shopping mall amid reports of a shooting incident Sunday. Police said the scene had been stabilized,
Pedro Sanchez: Spanish PM vows to abolish prostitution
Added: 17.10.2021 17:49 | 22 views | 0 commentsThe UN estimates Spain's sex industry has become worth €3.7 billion since decriminalisation in 1995.
Poland: New project aims to help migrants crossing border
Poland: New project aims to help migrants crossing borderAdded: 17.10.2021 17:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsLawyer suggests locals should switch on a green light to signal they can help migrants with food.
Belarus: French ambassador leaves Minsk after Lukashenko regime order
Added: 17.10.2021 23:07 | 5 views | 0 commentsFrance, among other countries, does not recognise the president's claim to a sixth term.
Belarus: French ambassador leaves Minsk after Lukashenko regime order
Added: 17.10.2021 23:07 | 3 views | 0 commentsFrance, among other countries, does not recognise the president's claim to a sixth term.
Bill Clinton: Thumbs up as former US president leaves hospital
Bill Clinton: Thumbs up as former US president leaves hospitalAdded: 17.10.2021 20:43 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe former US president is discharged from a Californian hospital accompanied by his wife Hillary.
Haiti kidnap: 400 Mawozo accused of US missionary kidnap
Added: 17.10.2021 20:35 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe armed gang, called 400 Mawozo, is holding 17 women, men and children from the US and Canada.
Bill Clinton: Former US president released from hospital
Bill Clinton: Former US president released from hospitalAdded: 17.10.2021 17:55 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe 75-year-old had been receiving treatment for a blood infection in California.
How to Stop Action Movies From Blasting Your Ears Off
When you watch a movie in a theater, it (usually) sounds great in surround sound. Either you can’t hear the dialog at all, or a sudden action scene starts rattling your walls and disturbing your neighbors. Adjust Your Audio System’s Center ChannelMost modern movies are mixed in 5.1 surround sound: two front channels on the left and right, two in the back, one subwoofer, and one center channel for dialog. If you have a surround sound system, you can adjust this center channel independently. Enable Your System’s Version of Night ModeSome sound systems, TVs, or even streaming boxes come with an additional feature that can help fix this issue.
How to Watch Apple’s October 18 Event—and What to Expect
What Time Is the Apple Event? You can stream it via Apple’s website, YouTube, or on your smart TV with Apple TV+. Apple could reveal two versions: a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook, each running on Apple’s proprietary chip, which will likely see an upgrade as well. These new MacBooks could signal a big shift away from an era of Apple design that favored slim, nigh-unrepairable form over function. Jony Ive, Apple’s former chief design officer, left the company in June 2019 to start his own design firm.
‘Impossible’ Particle Adds a Piece to the Strong Force Puzzle
This spring, at a meeting of Syracuse University’s quark physics group, Ivan Polyakov announced that he had uncovered the fingerprints of a semi-mythical particle. The tetraquark now presents theorists with a solid target against which to test their mathematical machinery for approximating the strong force. It painted the proton as a seething mass of quarks roped together by tangled strings of “gluon” particles, the carriers of the strong force. Somehow, the quark model can stand in for the far more complicated truth, at least when it comes to the menagerie of baryons and mesons discovered in the 20th century. “We just don’t know the pattern yet, which is embarrassing,” said Eric Braaten, a particle theorist at Ohio State University.
How the Demise of Dinosaurs Led to the Rise of Snakes
The asteroid caused around 75 percent of all species, and all of the non-avian dinosaurs, to go extinct. But the impact gave primordial snake species opportunity and space to flourish, and they did. To study this evolutionary change, a team of researchers examined the diets of existing snake species to get a glimpse into the past. According to the researchers' model, the most likely common ancestor for all existing snake species was an insectivore. It also adds to the body of research surrounding the ecological history of snakes; another paper published in September shows similar findings.
Need a Cheap Laptop? These Are Our Favorites
You'd think somewhere in the miraculous technological utopia of our age, we'd also be able to get a decent laptop without spending a fortune. A light, fast-enough laptop for under $700—is that so much to ask? We've tested a ton of cheap laptops, and for everyday tasks, these machines will do everything you ask of them—and leave some money in your bank account. Keep an eye on the OS of the machine; most of these still come with Windows 10, but some offer a free upgrade to Windows 11. Updated October 2021: We added the latest iPad, Surface Go 3, and a new Chromebook pick.
10 Best TVs We've Tested: Cheap, 4K, 8K, OLED, and Tips (2021)
To help you navigate the dozens of seemingly identical TV models from Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL, Sony, and other manufacturers, we've watched hundreds of hours of content on them and picked a few of our favorites. We've listed everything from the best budget TV to the absolute best set you can buy—and a few excellent choices in between. All of these models have a 4K Ultra HD pixel resolution (and some have 8K), because there aren't a lot of good reasons to buy a standard HDTV anymore. We also believe you should invest in a good soundbar and TV streaming stick. Updated October 2021: We've added the Samsung QN90A, Hisense U8G, LG C1 OLED, and Sony A90J.
Netflix's You Season 3 – the best fan reactions
To fill the void of Joe, Love, Marienne and baby Henry, we're all debriefing in the only way we know how. #YOUSEASON3 #YouNetflixWho else thought that Natalie would be one of the main characters???? pic.twitter.com/1SGysl3wAC — Kival (@KivalK5201) October 15, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. im fuckedme: pic.twitter.com/5DI8ITzLgk — kkraslanova ? (@kkraslanova03) October 15, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. Me pretending I wasn’t effected by the ending of S3: #YouNetflix pic.twitter.com/TKBkrdcNUf — A (@laylasjosie) October 16, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. I need some time to process that ending #YouNetflix pic.twitter.com/KOq43ofqet — Char ??? (@char_x0) October 17, 2021This content is imported from Twitter.
I Recreated All the Hottest (Freakiest, Creepiest, Rubber-Suit-iest) Sex Scenes From ‘American Horror Story’
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but American Horror Story is one of the sexiest shows on television. Just know that American Horror Story can get…gory, as you can see in some of the video clips I reference below. Season 2, Episode 4: Sex on the Kitchen CounterThis content is imported from YouTube. (Since that’s what was used for blood in classic, black-and-white horror films, I figured we could use it for our vampy sex.) The VerdictI knew trying to recreate the best sex scenes from American Horror Story would be no easy feat since most of them involve gore and/or illegal actions.
10 Things That Delighted Us Last Week: From Bathrobes to Bundt Pans
When the Strategist’s deals writer Leah Muncy was moving into a new apartment, she worried about having to disassemble and later reassemble her 14-piece bed frame. “I’m far from handy — and prone to tears when left alone with an Allen wrench and a poorly printed diagram,” Muncy writes. In her search for an easy alternative, she found Thuma’s the Bed, which “claimed to require zero tools for assembly. “Rather than on the verge of tears, I finished assembly like a kid who’d completed a beautiful wooden Rubix cube,” she writes. “It’s well-made enough (and easy enough to disassemble) that I imagine I’ll bring it along with me to my next apartment.”
‘You’ Recap Season 3 Episode 9: Red Flag
You Red Flag Season 3 Episode 9 Editor’s Rating 5 stars * * * * * « Previous Next Photo: NetflixI’m very into Sherry and Cary as foils for Joe and Love. Joe and Love are dividing and conquering their latest hostage situation: Joe will clean the house, and Love will handle the Conrads. Marienne reports that Ryan and Juliet are moving to New Jersey because Ryan got promoted. Joe knows that Marienne would NEVER do anything like his terrible, horrible, slut of a mom. With Love, Sherry continues trying to turn everyone against Joe.
‘You’ Recap Season 3 Episode 8: Swing and a Miss
You Swing and a Miss Season 3 Episode 8 Editor’s Rating 5 stars * * * * * « Previous Next » Photo: NetflixAs you all know, I believe You can only achieve its full potential when it stops hedging and just goes FULL BATSHIT. Joe carefully brings up James, Love’s ex, now that he has it on good authority that Love killed him. Is anyone surprised to know that Joe entered Marienne into the illustration contest behind her back? But do I love how speedily they abort this whole mission when they can sense that Love and Joe aren’t in a solid enough place to swing? Joe and Love put the Conrads in the human aquarium and then have the best sex of their lives.
Group of American Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti: What We Know
Photo: Tom E. Puskar/AP/ShutterstockA group of 17 mostly American missionaries and their family members was kidnapped by gang members in Haiti on Saturday, according to multiple reports. Who was kidnappedA group of 17 Christian missionaries, including three children, were reportedly kidnapped on Saturday while traveling by bus outside Port-au-Prince. The victims include 16 Americans and one Canadian, according to a Haitian human-rights group that monitors kidnapping in the country. Two Haitian nationals may have also been kidnapped, a “person familiar with the abduction” told the Washington Post. The gang apparently controls parts of Ganthier, a community east of Port-au-Prince where the missionaries were kidnapped on Saturday.
China Tested a Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile: Report
The Long March-3B rocket China used to carry a communication satellite into orbit on August 24. China reportedly used one of its Long March rockets to launch the hypersonic glide vehicle used in the test. Photo: Jin Xi/VCG via Getty ImagesChina secretly tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, the Financial Times reported late Saturday. We put a missile defense in Alaska, China builds an orbital bombardment system to come up over the South Pole. There’s a burgeoning arms race with countries like the United States and Russia competing to develop these weapons; just last month, North Korea said it had test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile.
There Are Crazed, Manic Cult Movies — and Then There’s ‘Possession’
In fact, when we first meet them, their marriage is about to fall apart in the most spectacular fashion imaginable. Suddenly, Adjani’s transit-tunnel freakout seems way, way too relatable. These more psychotronic elements, along with the copious amount of Caro syrup that get spilled, immediately got Zulawski’s cinematic equivalent of Blood on the Tracks — now with actual blood! Except It isn’t the operatic physical violence that we witness happening in Possession that’s so unnerving. There’s never been a better time to catch up with this truly disturbing look at 360-degree disintegration.
Feds Prepared ‘Deadly Force Countermeasures’ Ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ Rally, Documents Reveal
“Storm Area 51” tapped into the deep-rooted fascination with Area 51 and turned it into millions of likes and clicks. Here are some of the most interesting details found in the new government records about Area 51 and the preparations for the “Storm Area 51” event. The new Area 51 documents include hundreds of pages of situation reports (“sitreps”), maps showing the few entrances into Area 51, and law-enforcement planning measures in anticipation of the Storm Area 51 event. “Area 51 is highly secured with layered intruder countermeasures that have an increasing level of human and automated deterrence including automated deadly force countermeasures.”In other words, any attempt to sneak on or flat-out barnstorm Area 51 — as the “Storm Area 51” planners suggested they might do — would likely be a suicide mission. Mario Tama/Getty ImagesYouTubers, Terrorists, and WMDJudging by the Area 51 documents, working there comes with a brutal commute.
Buttigieg Fires Back at Tucker Carlson Over Paternity Leave Attacks
Pete Buttigieg spun an attack by Tucker Carlson into an opportunity to promote paid parental leave, refusing to “apologize” to the host for taking paternity leave to care for two children he adopted with his husband, Chasten Buttigieg. Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed. “And I’m not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of my premature newborn infant twins. I’m not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of our premature newborn twins." Many countries, including Japan, Bulgaria, Austria, Norway, Estonia and Slovenia, give more than a year’s worth of paid family leave.
Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend
The abductions Saturday came days after a team of U.S. officials visited the impoverished nation and pledged support for its anti-gang measures. Kidnappings have been on the rise in Haiti, with gangs demanding ransoms that in some cases exceed $1 million. Clinton, 75, entered the hospital last week for a urological infection that developed into a blood infection known as sepsis. He was convicted last month of first-degree murder for shooting Susan Berman point-blank in the back of the head at her home in December 2000. Earlier: Robert Durst gets life in prison without parole for 2000 murder of best friend.
Town Rattled by Bow-and-Arrow Killings Ponders Terrorism and Mental Illness
KONGSBERG, Norway — A few years ago, a nervous Danish man walked into a mosque in this placid Scandinavian town, seeking help in delivering a message to the world that he claimed to have received “from above.”The mosque’s spokesman sent him away. But he recalled the odd episode last week after the man, Espen Andersen Brathen, confessed to killing five people on Wednesday with weapons including a bow and arrow, leaving many in Kongsberg wondering how his life had gone so terribly off course. “I told him we are not a news agency,” Oussama Tlili, who heads the only mosque in Kongsberg, said of that encounter about five years ago. “You could see the tension in his face and his body, it made me uncomfortable, and I remember thinking, ‘This man is a risk.’”The police said initially that they believed Mr. Brathen, 37, may have been motivated by Islamic extremism and that he had committed acts of terrorism. The authorities pointed to the randomness of the targets and Mr. Brathen’s conversion to Islam.
Fired co-leader of #AppleToo worker activist group to file federal complaints
One of two recognized leaders of an employee activist group within Apple has been fired. One does not casually speak out publicly against Apple and expect that to go ignored," Parrish told USA TODAY. She was told the company suspected her of leaking the feed, Parrish told The Verge. Parrish's firing was also confirmed by The Washington Post. She said some used the company's internal Slack channel to accuse her of leaking confidential information to reporters – something Scarlett told the Post she hadn't done.
Fauci urges police officers to get vaccinated.
Fauci urges police officers to get vaccinated. Mr. Durst, 78, was admitted Friday night to LAC+USC Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate locator. At a sentencing hearing on Thursday, Mr. Durst sat slumped in a wheelchair. Mr. Durst, whose life story inspired a Hollywood movie and an HBO documentary, will not be eligible for parole. The Kaiser Family Foundation found similar rates for all adult Americans, but experts said the figures for Asian Americans were most likely higher than reported because some Asian Americans are uncomfortable talking about mental health.
Hooters reverses policy on skimpy new underwear bottoms
Hooters’ rump-roasted new uniform policy has bottomed out. The cheeky company’s turnaround came after some of its servers took to social media to rip the new underwear shorts. TikTok“Oh look, a wedgie!” employee Kristen Songer said in a trending TikTok video of herself modeling the new uniform bottoms. Many employees took to social media to voice their complaints about the new uniforms. “I’ve been making way more money with the new shorts,” TikTok user jazzzzzzzzzz.y said in a video of herself modeling an orange pair.
Video shows killer sat next to deliveryman right before deadly stabbing
This is the chilling moment a killer sits down next to a Grubhub deliveryman — before stabbing him to death and stealing his e-bike in Manhattan. The 51-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh is stopped with his bike near a park bench when the suspect comes and takes a seat near him, the video shows. Miah was slashed in the face and stabbed in the abdomen — with the killer then riding off on his bike. The 51-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh is stopped with his bike near a park bench when the suspect comes and takes a seat near him, the video shows. “Sala was involved in the opposition party.”This is the chilling moment a killer sits down next to a Grubhub deliveryman — before stabbing him to death and stealing his e-bike in Manhattan.
Lemon chicken spaghetti with creamy alfredo sauce: Try the recipe
If you’re a fan of lemon chicken piccata, you’re going to love this lemon chicken spaghetti casserole from Quiche My Grits. Debi Morgan, founder of the Southern food blog, came up with the creamy lemon chicken spaghetti casserole recipe, which she likes to call a "flavor explosion," thanks to its lemony, cheesy and pesto ingredients. NATIONAL PASTA DAY: FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NOODLEHere’s how you can whip up this quick-and-easy spaghetti casserole in time for National Pasta Day. Pour half of your prepared sauce in the casserole dish, making sure it covers an adequate amount of the spaghetti. Add in the rest of your spaghetti, sauce, chicken and cheese in the same order you did in steps 4 and 5.
China surprises U.S. with nuclear-capable hypersonic missile test, FT reports
China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing a capability that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed sources. "The test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realized," the report said, citing people briefed on the intelligence. The United States and Russia are also developing hypersonic missiles, and last month North Korea said it had test-fired a newly-developed hypersonic missile. At a 2019 parade, China showcased advancing weaponry including its hypersonic missile, known as the DF-17. Ballistic missiles fly into outer space before returning on steep trajectories at higher speeds.
NBC fact-checks Fauci's fear that college football games would be COVID super-spreaders: 'Never happened'
NBC reporter Shaquille Brewster reported packed stadiums for sporting events have not become "super-spreader events" for the coronavirus. Brewster cited Fauci’s theory that packed college games would lead to rising COVID cases during an appearance in September on MSNBC. "But it never happened," Brewster said, adding, "Cases are now in steep decline in every college football state across the south. OutKick founder Clay Travis reported last month on the lack of COVID surges after the start of college football season. Every single SEC state where millions of people have gone to college football games has not led to a feast of COVID as Doctor Fauci predicted," Travis said.
1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline, Coast Guard says
Investigators believe a 1,200-foot cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude. During a prior visit by the ship during a heavy storm in January, investigators believe its anchor dragged for an unknown distance before striking the 16-inch steel pipe, Coast Guard Lt. j.g. The impact would have knocked an inch-thick concrete casing off the pipe and pulled it more than 100 feet, bending but not breaking the line, Kneen said. The Coast Guard on Saturday designated the owner and operator as parties of interest in its investigation into the spill, estimated to have released about 25,000 gallons of crude into the water, killing birds, fish and mammals. The vessel’s owner, identified by the Coast Guard as Dordellas Finance Corporation, could not be reached for comment.
Biogen trial of ALS drug fails main goal, but company says data are encouraging
REUTERS/Brian SnyderOct 17 (Reuters) - A late-stage trial of Biogen Inc's (BIIB.O) experimental treatment for an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) failed to reach its main goal, but secondary measures and biomarkers showed favorable trends, the company said on Sunday. The company is treating trial patients in a follow-on study and recently launched a Phase 3 trial of the drug, tofersen, in patients who are not yet experiencing ALS symptoms. Most side effects in trial patients were mild to moderate, including headache and back pain, but two patients experienced spinal cord inflammation, and 5.6% of tofersen patients dropped out of the study. Biogen, which licensed tofersen from Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (IONS.O), now plans to open early access to the drug to all patients with SOD1-associated ALS. Shares of Biogen have fallen by about a third after hitting $414 in early June on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's controversial approval of Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm.
Dairy Derivatives Trading to Shift to Singapore
WELLINGTON, New Zealand--Trading in dairy derivatives will shift to Singapore from New Zealand in November as part of an effort to increase market liquidity and international relevance. The New Zealand and Singapore stock exchanges earlier this year announced a partnership to boost the growth of the global dairy derivatives trade. Derivatives for dairy commodities have been traded in New Zealand--the world's largest exporter of whole milk powder--since 2010.
Opinion: The tech earnings boom is fizzling out, as Apple and Amazon face the same issues as everyone else
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +3.31% and Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.75% are prominent examples of tech companies expected to experience or forecast shortfalls related to the global supply chain in the coming earnings season. Others could suffer from the lack of chips, including Apple, which is reportedly lowering its iPhone 13 production targets due to semiconductor and component shortages. Expectations have since declined to $8.90 a share, after Amazon put up earnings of $12.37 a share in the third quarter of 2020. According to FactSet, analysts are estimating a 1.32% growth rate for revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter, which ends in October. That almost flat growth follows a stunning 27.3% surge in revenue in the July quarter, fueled by consumer PC sales and printing.
Fauci: Texas ban on vaccine mandates is 'really unfortunate'
WASHNGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is saying Sunday that it is “really unfortunate” that Gov. Greg Abbott has moved to ban vaccine mandates in the state of Texas. The nation’s leading infectious disease doctor, speaking on Fox News Sunday, said that the Republican governor’s decision to block businesses from requiring inoculations would damage public health since vaccines are the “most effective means” to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award
LONDON — Celebrities joined Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program that aims to find new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth’s most pressing challenges. Actors Emma Thompson, Emma Watson and David Oyelowo joined William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in handing out the awards at Alexandra Palace in north London. William and his charity, The Royal Foundation, launched the Earthshot Prize last year, inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 “Moonshot” speech that challenged and inspired Americans to go to the moon. The prize, to be awarded to five winners every year until 2030, is billed as the most prestigious of its kind. William, his father Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II are all expected to attend.
The Park Bench Is an Endangered Species
As a kid growing up in a gray suburb of London, I loved to go looking for the perfect park bench. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York TimesA good park bench leaves me in a state perched somewhere between nostalgia and eager anticipation. Part of my obsession with park benches is as spaces where history settles. If a park bench is not being removed, the backup plan is often to make it uncomfortable. Along with the extra armrests that aren’t really for arm rest, many park benches are becoming backless.
Texas trucker convicted in fiery, fatal crash in Rocky Mountains
By KEITH COFFMAN(Reuters) - A Texas truck driver who lost control of his semi-trailer along a Colorado mountain highway in 2019, ramming into stopped traffic and killing four people in a fiery crash, was convicted late Friday of vehicular homicide and related charges. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 25, was convicted by a Jefferson County, Colorado, jury of four counts of homicide and more than two dozen other charges, including vehicular assault, reckless driving and careless driving resulting in death. Prosecutors said during the trial that Aguilera-Mederos knew his brakes were failing as he descended Interstate 70, west of Denver, on April 15, 2019. The prosecutors said he bypassed four runaway-truck ramps along the interstate and recklessly weaved in and out of traffic before crashing and triggering a 28-car pileup. He admitted that he had not driven in the Colorado mountains before, and said he "wished it had been me" who died instead of the victims.
Biogen trial of ALS drug fails main goal, but company says data are encouraging
The company is treating trial patients in a follow-on study and recently launched a Phase 3 trial of the drug, tofersen, in patients who are not yet experiencing ALS symptoms. After 28 weeks of treatment, the 108-patient trial showed a 1.2-point difference on a scale evaluating functional status for patients with fast-progressing ALS who were given tofersen compared to placebo patients, which was not statistically significant. Most side effects in trial patients were mild to moderate, including headache and back pain, but two patients experienced spinal cord inflammation, and 5.6% of tofersen patients dropped out of the study. Biogen, which licensed tofersen from Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc, now plans to open early access to the drug to all patients with SOD1-associated ALS. Shares of Biogen have fallen by about a third after hitting $414 in early June on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's controversial approval of Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm.
Site of Glasgow Climate Talks Has Its Own History of Extreme Weather
(Bloomberg) --Most Read from BloombergThe last time the river running through the Scottish city of Glasgow overflowed its banks with deadly results occurred nearly three decades ago. Today he chairs Climate Ready Clyde, a group that’s helping the region better prepare for the impacts of global warming. “It’s already a risky country and will remain a risky country.”Heightened flood risk has become a global phenomenon. It remains unlikely flood conditions will be repeated this November, just as climate talks are underway in Glasgow. Heightened flood risk is now a global phenomenon, with average temperatures worldwide more than 1.1C above preindustrial levels.
Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal
Lars Olafssen, once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. His long-time art dealer, Ronny, desperately wants his meal ticket back. Lars Olafssen, once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. His long-time art dealer, Ronny, desperately wants his meal ticket back. That is, until Eddie comes into his life.
Much-needed rain on tap for the Bay Area; snow headed to the Sierra
Light rain on Sunday evening is expected to foreshadow a week of much-needed precipitation across the Bay Area, offering the first hints of relief for a parched landscape mired in drought. To the east, parts of the Sierra Nevada could see more than a half-foot of snow by Monday morning. The North Bay in particular, including Marin County, could see up to 4 inches of precipitation, Canepa said. Three to six inches of snow was expected to fall in parts of the Lake Tahoe area above 7,000 feet, with 1-2 inches of snow forecast for lake-level areas. Other communities across the Bay Area, including San Francisco and Santa Rosa, also received less than 40% of their annual average rainfall during that time.
NANCY V. (RUSSELL) LATSHAW, Ph.D.
Nancy V. (Russell) Latshaw, Ph.D., age 90, of Ross Township, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Daughter of the late James C. and Virginia (Shaffer) Russell. Beloved wife for 68 years of William E. Latshaw; loving mother of Clifford W. Latshaw, Carolyn A. (Bruce) Newman, Lisa E. Latshaw and Susan P. Latshaw; grandmother of Hannah Newman, Peter Newman, Elizabeth Laidig and Robert "Eddie" Latshaw; sister of the late Robert D. Russell. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Good Samaritan Hospice, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090 or East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Person fatally shot in Chatham
A person was fatally shot Sunday in Chatham on the South Side. About 1:45 p.m., he was found inside a residence in the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue, with a gunshot wound to his armpit, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The man’s name has not yet been released. Area One detectives are investigating.
Teen’s mother helped identify him as shooter in gang-related slaying in Austin: prosecutors
A teenager’s mother helped identify him as the shooter in a fatal gang-related attack last month in Austin, prosecutors said during his initial court hearing Sunday. Friends of Starks later retaliated and fought with Scarver, prosecutors said. Investigators learned an SUV that parks in that spot belongs to Scarver’s mother, prosecutors said. After conducting surveillance on the SUV, police took Scarver and his mother into custody on Friday, prosecutors said. “There’d be no better person to be familiar with Mr. Scarver’s identify than his mother,” Ortiz noted.
‘A gift to the city:’ Chicago Sky fans celebrate team’s chance to win a championship today
“This is a basketball city in a lot of ways, but we haven’t been there with the Bulls in so long. And now, to see the Sky this close ... it’s exciting,” he said. “If this happens today, the fan base is just going to shoot up,” he said.
Infant, man critically injured in Saturday night crash
An investigation revealed that two pedestrians, one pushing a stroller with an infant inside, were crossing Boulder Highway inside a marked crosswalk. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeAn infant and adult were critically injured in a crash Saturday night in the East Las Vegas Valley. The collision occurred at 8:04 p.m. at Boulder Highway, north of East Twain Avenue, police said Sunday. An investigation revealed that two pedestrians, one pushing a stroller with an infant inside, were crossing Boulder Highway inside a marked crosswalk. The driver of a Kia Optima “failed to stop for the pedestrians” and collided with the stroller and a man.
Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The gang was blamed for kidnapping five priests and two nuns earlier this year in Haiti. Joseph, who could not be immediately reached for comment, has posted videos detailing the alleged crimes the gang has committed in recent years. Gangs have been accused of kidnapping schoolchildren, doctors, police officers, busloads of passengers and others as they grow more powerful. "Political turmoil, the surge in gang violence, deteriorating socioeconomic conditions — including food insecurity and malnutrition — all contribute to the worsening of the humanitarian situation," BINUH said in its report.
Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award
The government of Costa Rica was honored for a project that pays local citizens to restore natural ecosystems, and the city of Milan was handed a prize for its Food Waste Hubs program, which recovers food from supermarkets and restaurants and distributes it to those in need. “Many of the answers are already out there," he added. The ceremony came days ahead of the COP26 U.N. climate change summit in Glasgow, which begins on Oct. 31. —-Follow all AP stories on climate change issues at https://apnews.com/hub/climate-change. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
Man, 19, arrested in shooting at high school football game
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded five people near a stadium where a high school football game was being played. Mobile police said Jai Scott of Semmes, Alabama, was charged Saturday with five counts of attempted murder, news outlets reported. The motive for the shooting has not been announced. The shooting occurred near the exit ramp at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where Vigor and Williamson high schools were playing, Mobile police Chief Paul Prine told reporters. A Mobile Police Department spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone call Sunday from The Associated Press.
No identification of victim or cause in fatal Hanover fire
Hanover County fire officials haven’t identified either the victim of a fatal apartment fire in Mechanicsville on Saturday morning or what caused it. The person died later at VCU Medical Center. Hanover Fire Battalion Chief Greg Martin said he had no information about the person’s identity. Martin deferred to VCU, which said it could not provide any information about the victim. Only one apartment was damaged by the fire, but Martin said the county fire marshal is still investigating the cause, including the report of an explosion.
Center-right parties lead in Kosovo's municipal vote
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Center-right opposition parties in Kosovo were leading in Sunday's municipal election but runoffs will still be needed to decide half of the winners, according to early results. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation were electing mayors for 38 municipalities and about 1,000 town hall lawmakers. Election officials said preliminary turnout was 42.5%, slightly less than four years ago. With about 25% of the vote counted, preliminary results showed that 19 communes will need a runoff in a month to elect their mayors, election officials said. The Srpska List party of Kosovo's ethnic Serb minority, which is close to the Serbian government in Belgrade, has won most of the seats in northern Kosovo, according to preliminary results.
Freed murderer charged in Florida with slaying of single mom
Why?” Carmen Verdecia told the newspaper. Carmen Verdecia searched his name on the internet and was horrified to see newspaper stories about his earlier murder and attack. But it was too late.”Sunrise police said in court documents they had a brief interaction with Pierson and Verdecia during a Sept. 25 traffic stop — the day Pierson told detectives he killed her. When police contacted Pierson again on Oct. 4, he told investigators that Verdecia had walked away when he stopped to get gas shortly after the traffic stop. But surveillance video shows the pair had been at the gas station before the traffic stop, police said.
Australia could see Covid surge from new variants even after 80% vaccination when border reopens
If the Australian international border is reopened while highly transmissible Covid-19 variants are circulating overseas or locally, large and disruptive outbreaks will still be possible after 80% of people aged 16 years are fully vaccinated, modelling published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday says. However, later on Friday the prime minister Scott Morrison said the international border would only open to vaccinated Australian citizens and their immediate families and not tourists, saying “we will not rush”. These surges would require public health measures beyond mask wearing and social distancing to avoid overwhelming the health system, the modelling found. “The planned reopening of Australian borders to international travellers increases the risk of introducing new chains of infection and new variants of SARS-CoV-2,” the modelling found. “Political and health system policymakers should not focus exclusively on defining vaccination thresholds at which particular restrictions might be removed.
No identification of victim or cause in fatal Hanover fire
Hanover County fire officials haven't identified either the victim of a fatal apartment fire in Mechanicsville on Saturday morning or what caused it. The person later died at VCU Medical Center. Hanover Fire Battalion Chief Greg Martin said he had no information about the person's identity. Martin deferred to VCU, which said it could not provide any information about the victim. Only one apartment was damaged by the fire, but Martin said the county fire marshal is still investigating the cause, including the report of an explosion.
Concern over jab delay for pupils in England as age group cases soar
Ministers are facing demands to allow younger teenagers to attend Covid vaccination centres, amid concerns that jab rates among this age group are three times lower in England than Scotland. Health service insiders said school vaccination teams giving jabs to teenagers had an impossible task. But in the middle of it, I’ve got to say, ‘sorry, we don’t have a date yet for the Covid vaccinations. “The real issue, as I’m seeing it, is that there just isn’t the trained, recruited capacity to run it through the school immunisation service. There are multiple reports of school age immunisation service (SAIS) teams struggling to meet demand and the logistical challenges.
Child stunting from malnutrition could increase in Pacific in wake of Covid, experts warn
The loss of work and skyrocketing food prices, brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, could lead to an increase in child stunting in the Pacific, experts have warned. Even before the pandemic, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea ranked third and fourth respectively for highest rate of child stunting in the world. There is no specific data on the causes of child deaths in Timor-Leste but Pereira said stunting was not just a risk to a child now but had lasting impacts. “We know that stunting affects the brain development of the child, resulting in delayed physical and mental development, and poor learning capacity. “So a child who is stunted is not only suffering the negative consequences now, but also in the future.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge demonstrate the new rules of dressing up
Of course, we expect Kate to look immaculate, she always does. More unexpected was William’s fashion moment: in a rare break from tradition, he wore a green velvet tuxedo jacket with a poloneck knit. It’s not the first time William has worn the jacket - a Reiss design, which he last wore in November 2019 - but teaming it with a poloneck is a new twist. The Earthshot Prize - which saw five environmental innovators awarded £1million to pursue their ideas - is the Duke’s brainchild. As we prepare for the first real party season since the pandemic, William and Kate have set an example for how we should approach dressing up in 2021 - with style, but also with the environment in mind.
Royal College of Paediatrics head calls for an end to Covid testing in schools
Steve Brine, the Conservative MP for Winchester, said that constantly asking children to take Covid tests is “hammering” away at their mental health. “We can't carry on with this mass asymptomatic testing forever,” he said. “The country is looking the other way, many people have moved on from the pandemic. It seems to me that ‘Zero Covid’ strategy is alive and well.”Karl McCartney, MP for Lincoln, said tests are causing needless disruption in schools. The impact of mass testing in schools“The whole purpose of a test is to try and stop transmission and infection,” she said.
Father of alleged jihadi suspected of killing Sir David Amess had himself faced Islamist threats
Ali Harbi Ali was born in 1996 in Southwark, south London, after his parents left war-torn Somalia and moved to the UK. Another neighbour expressed their shock at the news that Ali Harbi Ali had been arrested in connection with the murder. I would say they were just like us.”But while still at school, Ali Harbi Ali was referred to the Government’s counter-extremism programme, Prevent, after concerns were raised about his increasingly radical behaviour. His father would regularly travel back to east Africa, especially during the British winter, but it is not clear whether Mr Ali went with him on these trips. At the start of the pandemic, neighbours claim the family suffered a bereavement due to Covid, which hit them hard.
Bill Clinton: Thumbs up as former US president leaves hospital
Former US President Bill Clinton has been discharged from a Californian hospital after a five-night stay. He had been receiving treatment for a urinary tract infection that developed into sepsis. Mr Clinton, 75, gave a thumbs up to waiting reporters as he walked out of hospital with his wife Hillary. Read more: US ex-President Clinton discharged from hospital
The Greek region too remote for maps
Deep in the interior of the mainland, cut off from the rest of the world by mountains, lies the region of Agrafa. Its name literally means "unwritten" in Greek, because when Byzantine scribes first encountered the region they found it too remote to record on their maps, marking it as agrafa – uncharted territory. The Agrafiots, the resilient, independent-minded inhabitants of this region, used this quasi-independence to cultivate their land into a hub of revolutionary activity. The Ottomans never approached the region again. The region remained poor and isolated, and in the late 19th Century, many Agrafiots began to seek a better life elsewhere.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat to Ed Sheeran, Mohamed Salah and other Earthshot prize celebrity guests
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat to Ed Sheeran, Mohamed Salah and other Earthshot prize celebrity guestsLiverpool's striker Mohamed Salah presented the first Earthshot Prize in the Revive Our Oceans category, while artists KSI, Yemi Alada and Ed Sheeran performed. Sir David Attenborough gave a speech at the beginning of the awards outlining the urgency of the climate crisis.
Delta CEO REFUSES to impose Biden's vaccine mandate: Reveals 90% of staff are already jabbed
Delta is the only U.S. airline that has publicly and at a corporate-level rebuked President Joe Biden's 'divisive' vaccine mandate for companies with 100 or more employees. The order requires companies with 100 or more employees to mandate the vaccine and obtain proof from their employees of full inoculation by December 8. Biden's executive order does allow for at least weekly testing in lieu of employees getting the vaccine. American Airlines President Robert Isom said Friday he will not bow to the pilots' union request to allow for 'alternatives' to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. 'The executive order doesn't allow for that,' Isom falsely claimed in an interview with The Miami Herald.
Costa Rica, Milan among winners of Prince William's Earthshot environmental prize
LONDON – Milan and Costa Rica were among the winners of the Earthshot Prize on Sunday, an environmental award created by Britain’s Prince William, who has criticized world leaders for an uninspiring response to the climate change crisis. The honours were established to find solutions through new technologies or policies to the planet’s biggest environmental problems, with a winner in each of the five categories receiving 1 million pounds ($1.37 million). Milan won the “Build a Waste-Free World” award for its food waste hubs, which recover food to give to those most in need, while Costa Rica received the “Protect and Restore Nature” prize for programmes paying citizens to plant trees and restore ecosystems. William took a thinly veiled swipe on Thursday at billionaires embroiled in a space tourism race, saying the world’s greatest brains should instead be focused on solving the environmental problems facing Earth. Queen Elizabeth has said she was irritated by world leaders who talk about climate change but do nothing to address global warming, and added it was still unclear who would turn up at the upcoming COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
Fauci says vaccinated Americans can enjoy holiday gatherings together
Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can enjoy the upcoming holiday season 'the way we've traditionally done it all along,' Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Sunday morning. Nearly 15 million Americans received the J&J vaccine, with nearly 91 percent of them having gotten the shot more than two months ago, according to the CDC. COVID vaccine booster shots are being recommended even though cases of infections have been dropping after a summer surge caused by the Delta variant. 'I think anybody who's gotten one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can benefit from a second dose of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine,' Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee told CNN. He believes that the J&J vaccine would have been initially recommended as a two-dose vaccine if it had not been created in a time of such urgency.
Fauci urges police officers to get vaccinated.
Police officers and others responsible for public safety should view vaccination against Covid-19 as a key part of their role, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, said during an interview on Fox News Sunday. In Chicago, the head of the police union told officers to ignore a city order to report their vaccination status by the end of the day Oct. 15. Vaccinations are not required for city workers, but employees who are not vaccinated will be subject to twice-weekly testing. In Seattle, the union said that the city’s shortage of police officers would worsen because of a vaccine mandate. On Sunday, Dr. Fauci said that employees in public service who resisted vaccination were misguided.
Settler attacks wreak havoc on Palestinians during olive harvest
Israeli settlers are committing violent, daily attacks against Palestinians harvesting their olive trees for the season. Ramallah, Occupied West Bank – Israeli settlers have committed violent, daily attacks against Palestinian villages and residents harvesting their olive trees over the past week. Harvesting olive trees is a key economic, familial and social activity for many Palestinians, who take days off work to tend to their lands, or those of their relatives, neighbors or friends. Another 70 olive trees were destroyed in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron. In Awarta, east of Nablus, settlers chopped down dozens of olive trees on October 13 and sprayed them with chemicals.
Earthshot Prize: Costa Rica wins £1m from William's Earthshot prize
No celebrities flew to London for the ceremony, no plastic was used to build the stage and guests were asked to "consider the environment" when choosing an outfit - with Watson wearing a dress made from 10 different dresses from Oxfam.
Commonwealth, justice employees in Victoria granted vaccine exemption
Authorised workers in Victoria have been given a reprieve after the Andrews government backflipped on plans to enforce a COVID vaccination mandate. All Commonwealth employees as well as people who work in connection with court proceedings will be exempt with a government spokesperson saying the relaxation is an attempt to avoid “jurisdictional limitations”. The change will apply to judges, lawyers, security guards and police officers. Currently, 1.2 million authorised workers in Victoria are required to have their first dose of the vaccine by October 15.
Landslides, floods kill at least 25 in southwest India
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA (AFP) - At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in southwestern India, officials said on Sunday (Oct 17), as rescuers scoured for survivors in muddy debris and the military flew in emergency supplies. Some 11 bodies have been found so far in Idukki district and another 14 in Kottayam district, officials told AFP, after the areas were hit by landslides and flash floods. “Everything is gone,” a distraught man told Kerala news channel Manorama TV in Koottickal town in Kottayam, which was hit by a landslide. The India Meteorological Department said the heavy rains, caused by a low pressure area over the southeastern Arabian Sea and Kerala, were expected to ease on Monday. In 2018, nearly 500 people were killed in Kerala when it was ravaged by the worst floods to hit the state in almost a century.
French ambassador ordered out of Belarus - AFP
PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - France's ambassador has been ordered out of Belarus and has already left the country, the French news agency AFP reported on Sunday, citing the French embassy in Minsk. It did not say why the ambassador, Nicolas de Bouillane de Lacoste, had been expelled. Belarusian media reported that Minsk had recalled its ambassador to Paris, Igor Fesenko. Belarus's and France's foreign ministries and the French embassy were not immediately available for comment. Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide in Paris and Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow; Editing by Kevin LiffeyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Fully vaccinated travelers can come to the U.S. even if their doses are mixed, authorities say
Higgins’s office said he would “continue to seek answers to questions related to what the screening process will look like and will advocate for the removal of arduous testing requirements which he views as redundant for the vaccinated and an obstacle to the mutually beneficial binational exchange between Canada and the United States.”
Multiple people injured in shooting at Pennsylvania mall
A shooting at a Pennsylvania mall left several people injured and shoppers scrambling for safety Sunday afternoon. Gunshots rang out at the Park City Center in Lancaster around 2:30 p.m., according to police scanners and Lancaster Online. Multiple people suffered injuries and said “a couple of people were in custody,” a Lancaster city police desk sergeant told The Post, adding the situation was stable by around 3 p.m.A shooting at a Pennsylvania mall left several people injured. The clip, entitled “Shooting at our local mall today,” showed a woman falling to the floor in a mall corridor as frantic shoppers beelined to safety. Gunshots rang out at the Park City Center in Lancaster around 2:30 p.m. Google MapsThis story is developing.
Pennsylvania mall shut down after reports of shooting
Park City Mall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is closed for the day after a shooting reportedly took place there on Sunday afternoon. The Lancaster Bureau of Police said that the mall is closed due to a "police incident" and there is "no immediate threat or danger to the public at this time." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPA video posted to social media showed two men fighting before two gunshots went off. It's unclear if there are any victims or the extent of their injuries. Lancaster County 911 dispatch told FOX 43 that they received a call for a reported shooting at 2:25 p.m.
Gangs expand territory as Haiti government struggles to stay in control
A general view of buildings in Port-au-Prince, is seen from the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti October 4, 2020. read moreGangs have become more comfortable committing crimes outside the territory they control since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July and an earthquake in August, said human rights activist Pierre Esperance. "The government that has been in place for three months is powerless in the face of this," Esperance, executive director of the National Human Rights Defense Network, said in a telephone interview. Henry instead made a floral offering at the Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon in the capital. The actual figures are likely much higher because many Haitians do not report abductions, fearing retribution from criminal gangs.
U.S. climate adviser Kerry to visit Mexico, Britain this week
John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, delivers remarks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's climate adviser John Kerry will travel to Mexico and Britain this week to meet with his counterparts ahead of the upcoming United Nations' COP26 conference, the State Department said on Sunday. Kerry will meet with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday near Mexico's southern border with Guatemala and will visit a reforestation project in the state of Tabasco, Lopez Obrador said last week. read moreKerry will then visit officials in London on Tuesday, the department said in a statement. Reporting by Susan Heavey, Editing by Nick ZieminskiOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Oh, Ship!: How the supply chain crisis impacts one’s everyday life
From port congestion, to a lack of workers, to pandemic fallout, there are a lot of reasons that the global supply chain seems to be buckling under immense pressure. It is a perfect storm of problems both here and abroad and it’s affecting our lives and finances on a daily basis. Here’s a hypothetical day in the life of “Betty”, as she navigates her typical, everyday tasks that have been upended by the supply chain crisis, whether she realizes it or not.Oct.
AP Top 25 College Football Poll, Rankings: Week 7
Associated PressEric M. Smith, who was 13 when he killed a 4-year-old boy with a rock in western New York, has been granted parole, corrections officials said on Saturday. Smith, now 41, appeared for the 11th time before the Board of Parole on October 5 and was granted release as early as Nov. 17, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said in an emailed statement. Smith was convicted of second-degree murder in 1994 for luring Derrick Robie into woods near the younger boy's home and striking his head with a rock.
Netflix and Tesla will look to buck the earnings-slowdown trend
Netflix Inc. NFLX, -0.87% and Tesla Inc. TSLA, +3.02% are scheduled to report earnings on back-to-back afternoons in the coming week, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, and face big expectations. Those two will be among 80 S&P 500 companies expected to report in the week ahead, the busiest week so far this young earnings season. As the semiconductor shortage marches on, the longtime U.S. chip king is one of the few chip companies not showing huge gains from the increased demand and short supply of its products. Johnson & Johnson. Dow Jones reports: Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble Co. PG, +0.26% , Travelers Cos. Inc. TRV, -0.67% (Tuesday); IBM and Verizon (Wednesday); Intel (Thursday); American Express Co. AXP, +2.51% and Honeywell Intl Inc. HON, +0.97% (Friday).
UK schools will use facial recognition to speed up lunch payments
Facial recognition may soon play a role in your child's lunch. The Financial Times reports that nine schools in the UK's North Ayrshire will start taking payments for canteen (aka cafeteria) lunches by scanning students' faces. CRB Cunningham noted its hardware wasn't using live facial recognition (actively scanning crowds), and was checking against encrypted faceprint templates. Big Brother Watch and England's Biometrics Commissioner both maintained that facial recognition was arbitrary. However, it's safe to say many will be watching the UK school rollout to gauge both the viability of facial recognition and its real-world pitfalls.
U.S. Supreme Court refuses stay request for Spire Missouri natgas pipe
Oct 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc's request to stay a lower court decision that vacated a federal permit to operate the company's STL pipeline in Missouri. Spire has warned that the shutdown of the 65-mile (105-km) pipeline could cause gas outages for as many as 400,000 in St. Louis this winter. "While we are disappointed by today’s decision ... STL Pipeline will continue to operate under the currently effective emergency certificate issued by the (FERC)," Scott Smith, president of Spire STL Pipeline, said in a statement. FERC issued the temporary emergency certificate to operate after the U.S. Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated in June the certificate FERC issued for the roughly $285 million pipe in 2018. Spire said it will ask the Supreme Court to review the appeals court decision to vacate its permanent certificate order by Dec. 6.
Small business owner depending on supply chain issues 'getting resolved quickly' ahead of the holiday season
Spencer Young, the owner of City Lights Collectibles, a Christmas décor superstore in San Diego, Calif., said he is depending on supply chain issues "getting resolved quickly" ahead of the holiday season. However, because of supply chain issues, his displays are not yet finished and the trees aren’t decorated. Several prominent retailers and logistics companies, including Walmart and UPS, have agreed to extend their hours of operation in response to supply chain disruptions. Supply chain disruptions have hindered efforts to bolster the U.S. economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Young said on Sunday that it is "critical" for the supply chain issues to get "resolved quickly" because "We definitely need the product."
Goodyear police look for missing 15-year-old-girl last seen Oct. 13
A 15-year-old girl from Goodyear has been reported missing after her absence from scheduled swim practice. Desert Edge High School student Priscilla Suarez was supposed to attend her swim practice after school on Oct. 13 but never showed up, according to a post shared by the Goodyear Police Department. The missing person report was filed after Suarez didn't go home that evening, according to the department's social media post. "It is believed that Priscilla may be with her biological mother or other family in Phoenix and that she may have run away," the post said. Erickson at (623) 882-7422 or Goodyear police at (623) 932-1220.
Man fatally shot in West Garfield Park: police
A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday in West Garfield Park on the West Side. About 2 p.m., he was found unresponsive on the ground in the 4500 block of West Wilcox Avenue, with a gunshot wound to the right side of his neck and shoulder, Chicago police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name has not been released. Area Four detectives are investigating.
Essential recipes for the home cook to master
After it melts, crack your eggs into the pan and lower the heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and cook for about 4 minutes, keeping a careful eye on the egg to make sure the yolk doesn’t overcook. If you want to make over-easy eggs, flip the egg at this point and cook for 10 seconds longer — you want the yolk to still be runny. For over-medium, flip and cook for one minute until the yolk has a jammy texture, perfect for improving your burger . Finally, for over-hard, flip and cook for 90 seconds to two minutes; the yolk should be set and firm.
College of Lake County students attending in-person class must show proof of vaccination this week or submit to regular testing
“If our first goal is to provide a space that is safe, we have to do everything we can to reduce the spread of the virus,” Williams said “We encourage the students to comply but it is their choice.”
45,000 turn out at Jones Beach for walk against breast cancer
About 45,000 breast cancer survivors and their supporters came to Jones Beach State Park on Sunday to take part in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to raise money and awareness of the disease. Her aunt, Lourdes Marquez, died in 2016 at the age of 59 after battling breast cancer for over 15 years. Among woman in America, breast cancer is the second-most common cancer, after skin cancer. Medical experts point out many types of breast cancer are highly curable if caught early, highlighting the importance of mammograms. "The American Cancer Society has $69 million currently invested in breast cancer research grants," she said.
Cops: Massapequa Park man assaulted woman, her mother
A verbal dispute turned ugly when a 51-year-old man allegedly assaulted a female acquaintance and her elderly mother in their Massapequa Park home, according to Nassau County police. David B. Miller, 51, of Massapequa Park, was arrested on Friday after he allegedly attacked a 52-year-old woman around 10 p.m. and later turned to her 85-year-old mother, who helplessly tried to intervene, police said. Miller was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and criminal obstruction of breathing. Police declined to say what sparked the argument that escalated when Miller allegedly began to pummel the 52-year-old woman in the face and head while on an upper floor of a home. The woman’s mother was on a lower level when she heard the commotion and went upstairs to try to stop the incident.
Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries
By DÁNICA COTO and EVENS SANONPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped the group in Ganthier, a community that lies east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police inspector Frantz Champagne told The Associated Press. The gang was blamed for kidnapping five priests and two nuns earlier this year in Haiti. The gang, whose name roughly translates to 400 “inexperienced men,” controls the Croix-des-Bouquets area that includes Ganthier, where they carry out kidnappings and carjackings and extort business owners, according to authorities. Gangs have been accused of kidnapping schoolchildren, doctors, police officers, busloads of passengers and others as they grow more powerful.
Fauci: COVID-19 booster mixing on table
Ian FisherBloomberg NewsWashington — President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser said he expects U.S. regulators to consider whether people who got the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get an mRNA shot against COVID-19 as a booster. “But the data of boosting the J&J first dose with a J&J second dose is based on clinical data,” he said. Food and Drug Administration experts recommended a second Johnson & Johnson shot for people 18 and older last week. They also backed a third dose of the Moderna Inc. shot — which unlike J&J uses mRNA technology — for people at high risk of contracting COVID-19. The Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine, also based on mRNA technology, was cleared for boosters in September.
Quiet debut of Alzheimer’s drug spurs skepticism, questions
“The drug won’t be for everybody, even with access,” said Salim Syed, an analyst who covers Biogen for Mizuho Securities USA. Biogen, which reports third-quarter financial results Wednesday, is not saying how many people have received the drug since it was approved on June 7. The agency later said the drug was appropriate for patients with mild symptoms or early-stage Alzheimer’s. Biogen, which developed Aduhelm with Japan’s Eisai Co., had halted two studies on the drug due to disappointing results. A Biogen spokeswoman said in an email that it was disappointing that some centers are denying access to the drug.
Lucas: A trip to space may be just the thing for VP Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris should have boldly rocketed into space with Captain Kirk. After all, she would have been the first vice president — let alone the first female vice president — to have rocketed into space. But while the Bezos space rocket lifted off in Texas, Harris was in Washington. Such a flight with Harris aboard would have given Harris the opportunity to combine those two responsibilities. Meanwhile, of course, other presidential candidates would have been begging Bezos and Elon Musk, Bezos’ space competitor, to get on their own commercial space flights so they would not be outdone on the campaign trail.
Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort
Terlingua, which is in Brewster County near Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande, has less than 100 residents and no record of Black residents, according to recent census data. Black people make up just 1.7% of the population of Brewster County, according to census data. Beasley told the Chronicle the statue serves no intent but to preserve “a fabulous piece of art.”“I would say that of the 60-plus-thousand guests we host each year, we’ve had one or two negative comments” he said. “We don’t glorify the swastika; we don’t have monuments (of) Adolf Hitler,” he said. For copyright information, check with the distributor of this item, Houston Chronicle.
Leprosy seen in wild chimpanzees for the first time
Leprosy has been seen in wild animals before, such as in red squirrels in the UK and armadillos in the Americas, but it was quite shocking to see leprosy "suddenly turn up in chimpanzees because they are so well-researched," Hockings noted. She said that there would now be further research into how the wild chimps came into contact with the disease and what it means for a species that is already at risk due to factors such as hunting and habitat loss. Hockings added that the discovery was concerning for conservation efforts and researchers. As for treatment for leprosy in wild chimpanzees, that could prove challenging. "Treating leprosy in humans is relatively straightforward, especially if it's diagnosed early enough," Hockings said.
Theatre takes fright at using 'spooky' this Hallowe'en over fears it could be racist
The word 'spooky' has been censored at Hallowe'en by a major theatre company over fears the term could be seen as racist. The National Theatre of Scotland said it would “always interrogate language choices” for “historically oppressive connotations”. “I have never heard of ‘spooky’ being used as a derogatory term for black people and I am a black man. Otherwise, they are doing more harm than good.”The term ‘spooky’ was last used by the theatre five years ago in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Old Kirk in Kirkcaldy, in Fife, which it described as “a spooky location”. An NTS spokesman said: “The company has not banned the word spooky from being used on National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) website or marketing materials.
Upcycled style on a green carpet as Earthshot guests make do and mend the planet
It was not your average red carpet. As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge followed A-list actresses into the Earthshot Prize on Sunday night, the carpet was green and there were no expensive new designer outfits in sight. Guests at the “Eco Oscars” were instructed not to buy new dresses or suits for the occasion, “upcycling” old favourites for their big entrance. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a 2011 Alexander McQueen gown, first seen at a Bafta event in Los Angeles during a royal tour to the United States in the same year. The Duke wore a dark green velvet jacket he wore to a 2019 charity gala with a black polo neck, pointing out the green carpet to his wife as they arrived at Alexandra Palace in an electric Audi.
Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort
Terlingua, which is in Brewster County near Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande, has less than 100 residents and no record of Black residents, according to recent census data. Black people make up just 1.7% of the population of Brewster County, according to census data. Beasley told the Chronicle the statue serves no intent but to preserve “a fabulous piece of art.”“I would say that of the 60-plus-thousand guests we host each year, we’ve had one or two negative comments” he said. But Black Lives Matter Houston activist Brandon Mack said he takes issue with supporters of Lee who argue that the statue is merely “an appreciation for art” and wonders whether the same defense would be used for other offensive symbols from throughout history, or if that’s reserved for iconography solely glorifying the oppression of Blacks. “We don’t glorify the swastika; we don’t have monuments (of) Adolf Hitler,” he said.
Brian Laundrie’s father emerges from house to tear down protest sign from lawn
Brian Laundrie’s father briefly emerged from his besieged home on Saturday to tear a protest sign from his lawn, multiple photos and videos show. Brian Laundrie remains a person of interest in the case, although he has not been charged with killing her. He has been charged, however, with fraudulently using Ms Petito’s debit card, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Through their lawyer, Steve Bertolino, the Laundries have denied that their son had anything to do with Ms Petito’s death. The day after Ms Petito’s cause of death was announced, Chris Laundrie was seen mowing the grass around the signs.
Elon Musk extends lead as world richest man with $230bn fortune after stock sale at SpaceX
Elon Musk has cemented his place at the top of the league of richest people in the world after a stock sale added $11bn to his net worth. With a total fortune of $236bn according to the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX is comfortably ahead of former number one Jeff Bezos, whom he surpassed as the wealthiest man in the world in January. The Amazon founder’s net worth stands at $197bn, with LVMH’s Bernard Arnault in third place with $164bn. “This was just one of the many stories telling us all the ways we were going to fail. Mr Musk has pledged to give away $150m in 2021, two-thirds of which will go to the winner of a carbon removal contest.
How fertility became a workplace perk
“I Googled ‘companies with the best fertility treatments’ and applied to roles at those companies,” she says. “I applied to the companies with the best fertility and family benefits, and those companies only. “Between 2019 and 2020 we’ve seen a 500% increase in employers adding family-building benefits,” says Peter Nieves, chief commercial officer for WINFertility, a US-based fertility benefits platform that partners with employers to provide family-planning perks. But will the trend towards family-planning benefits outlast the so-called Great Resignation? Experts seem to think so – and many believe that funding fertility care for their staff could aid diversity, boost employee engagement and foster a supportive workplace culture.
Haiti kidnap: 400 Mawozo accused of US missionary kidnap
Christian Aid Ministries, which supports Haitians largely through donations and supplies shelter, food and clothing to children and helps to fund their education, said in a statement on Sunday it was "praying for those who are being held hostage, the kidnappers, and the families, friends, and churches of those affected".
French ambassador ordered out of Belarus - AFP
PARIS – France’s ambassador has been ordered out of Belarus and has already left the country, the French news agency AFP reported on Sunday, citing the French embassy in Minsk. It did not say why the ambassador, Nicolas de Bouillane de Lacoste, had been expelled. Belarus’s and France’s foreign ministries and the French embassy were not immediately available for comment.
Up to 17 Christian missionaries along with their families are kidnapped by gang members in Haiti
A group of Christian missionaries and their family members were kidnapped on Saturday by gang members in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince. Gang members have even kidnapped poor street vendors who have little to no money. The 400 Mawozo gang, which abducted 17 missionaries and their families on Oct. 16, is responsible for approximately 80 percent of the kidnappings in Haiti. Pray that the gang members would come to repentance,' the voice on the recording said. 'Pray that the gang members will come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.'
Fauci says J&J shot should have been a double dose from the start
His comments came just days after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee unanimously voted to recommend booster shots for adult J&J recipients. But the data of boosting the J&J first dose with a J&J second dose is based on clinical data. COVID vaccine booster shots are being recommended even though cases of infections have been dropping after a summer surge caused by the Delta variant. 'I think anybody who's gotten one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can benefit from a second dose of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine,' Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee told CNN. He believes that the J&J vaccine would have been initially recommended as a two-dose vaccine if it had not been created in a time of such urgency.
One year after reforms, Indian farmers continue protest movement
One year after reforms, Indian farmers continue protest movementFOCUS © FRANCE 24By: Thomas DENIS | Adil BHAT | Edward HAYWOOD | Sreya BANERJEE 5 minOne year ago, India's parliament passed a series of laws aimed at reforming the country's agricultural system. The move was supposed to allow farmers, especially those cultivating wheat and rice, to sell their products to private companies without going through local markets. But what was meant to be a revolution for Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned into the longest and biggest peasant protest since the country's independence nearly 75 years ago.
Symbol of rebirth at Iraq's historic Al-Nuri mosque
The city of Mosul's 12th-century mosque, known for its leaning minaret, was severely damaged in 2017. "It's the first celebration organised in Al-Nuri mosque on the occasion of the Prophet's birthday," said Abu Bakr Kenaan, head of Sunni religious properties in Nineveh province. Abu Bakr Baghdadi made his only confirmed public appearance in July 2014 at the Al-Nuri mosque, declaring the establishment of a "caliphate". Eight Egyptian architects won an international competition to reconstruct the mosque as part of UNESCO's "Revive the Spirit of Mosul" initiative for rehabilitating Iraq's second city and its cultural life. "The minaret and the prayer room will be rebuilt just as they were," a local antiquities official told AFP.
Reopening NSW Roadmap: New rules for 80 per cent vaccinated on Monday, full list
NSW has achieved another major goal after becoming the first state to hit the 80 per cent double vaccination mark, meaning new freedoms are here. Reopening NSW RoadmapFronting the media on Friday, Premier Dominic Perrottet announced a string of changes from Monday. Mr Perrottet confirmed the 80 per cent milestone had been hit on Saturday afternoon in a series of tweets:Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced the new Reopening NSW Roadmap. The government is also providing “extra business support” for businesses in regional NSW inconvenienced by the reopening delay. Mr Toole apologised to NSW residents, saying he knew the change was “frustrating” but claiming many regional communities “are scared”.
French Envoy Leaves Belarus at Minsk's Demand: Embassy
France's ambassador to Belarus has left the country after the authorities in Minsk demanded he leave by Monday, the embassy said. The spokeswoman who made the announcement did not say why the Belarusian authorities demanded he leave the country. But according to reports in the Belarusian media, ambassador Nicolas de Lacoste never met President Alexander Lukashenko to give him copies of his credentials. "The Belarusian foreign ministry demanded that the ambassador leave before October 18," the embassy spokeswoman told AFP. "Ambassador Nicolas de Lacoste left Belarus today," she added.
Sixteen Americans and one Canadian kidnapped in Haiti by '400 Mawozo' gang, groups say
Share this Story: Sixteen Americans and one Canadian kidnapped in Haiti by '400 Mawozo' gang, groups saySixteen Americans and one Canadian kidnapped in Haiti by '400 Mawozo' gang, groups say Haitian officials declined to discuss negotiations to free the kidnapped missionaries. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content “The mission field director and the American embassy are working to see what can be done,” the voice on the recording said. Article content Authorities sought to negotiate with Joly “Yonyon” Germine, a jailed gang member considered to be the second-in-command of 400 Mawozo.
Floods, landslides leave dozens dead in southwest India
Advertising Read moreResidents were cut off in parts of the coastal state of Kerala as the rains, which started to intensify from late Friday, swelled rivers and flooded roads. Some 11 bodies have been found so far in Idukki district and another 14 in Kottayam district, officials told AFP, after the areas were hit by landslides and flash floods. Everything is gone," a distraught man told Kerala news channel Manorama TV in Koottickal town in Kottayam, which was hit by a landslide. The India Meteorological Department said the heavy rains, caused by a low pressure area over the southeastern Arabian Sea and Kerala, were expected to ease on Monday. In 2018, nearly 500 people were killed in Kerala when it was ravaged by the worst floods to hit the state in almost a century.
Kenosha police accused of ‘deputizing’ militia vigilantes during Jacob Blake protests
The police department in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha is facing new legal action after being accused of “deputizing” a group of militia vigilantes during anti-police brutality protests last year in which 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse killed two people. The action, brought by Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded during the incident, alleges that local police effectively deputized a “band of white nationalist vigilantes” during protests sparked by the shooting of Jacob Blake, who is now paralyzed from the waist down, by a white police officer. According to the complaint, which names the city, county, Kenosha Police Chief Eric Larsen, County Sheriff David Beth and former Kenosha police chief Daniel Miskinis, as defendants, a law enforcement officer offered Rittenhouse “words of encouragement, appreciation, and thanks” for his support. Cellphone video captured the incident as Huber and Grosskreutz pursued Rittenhouse after Rosenbaum was shot. After Rittenhouse trips, he is seen to fire at Huber and then shoots Grosskreutz with an AR-style semiautomatic rifle.
The Very Last Thick Sea Ice of the Arctic Breaks while Severe Storms reach the Arctic, eventually supported by Sudden Stratospheric Warming
ARCTIC SEA ICE DECLINEArctic sea ice reached its minimum on September 16 this year, and its extent is now rising fairly rapidly as usual. To learn more about the 2021 Arctic Sea Ice season you can read our recent article hereSeptember Arctic sea ice is declining at a rate of 13% per decade, relative to the 1981 to 2010 average. The animation below shows the annual Arctic sea ice minimum each September since 1979, derived from satellite observations. It covers an area of about 3.1 million square kilometers (1.2 million square miles), 70% of the total sea-ice area. But the persistent long-term thinning trends in the Last Ice Area multi-year sea ice pack is also to blame.
17 missionaries, including 5 children, kidnapped in Haiti, ministry says
A Haitian gang has been blamed for kidnapping a group at a Haitian airport that included 17 missionaries, five of them children, according to officials. The kidnapping occurred at the intersection of "Carrefour Boen" and "La Tremblay 17," a source at the Haitian presidential office told ABC News. Included in the group are 17 missionaries -- 16 Americans and one Canadian -- and two Haitian citizens, according to the U.S. Embassy. The Ohio-based ministry Christian Aid Ministries confirmed in a statement that a group of 17 people were "abducted" while on a trip to an orphanage on Saturday. Five men, seven women and five children are among the group, according to the ministry.
Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move
It will be displayed on Parliament Hill when the refurbishment of Centre Block finishes and the building reopens, which is not expected to happen until at least 2030. The ground in front of Parliament Hill's Centre Block is excavated for the building of the new welcome centre in June. Shards of pottery and a shell bead were found on Parliament Hill in the 1990s. Scaffolding lines the Hall of Honour during a media tour of Centre Block renovations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa in June. "The knife that was found on Parliament Hill still has a point.
Emmanuel Macron Is Using the Pandemic to Massively Expand Police Powers
RKThe government introduced the sanitary state of emergency in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic. It reveals a certain government mindset and a certain way of imagining the relationship between the police and the population. In the context of a real crisis, the French Republic did not know how to respond other than through an exceptional legal regime giving more powers to the police. For me, this reflex in favor of adopting emergency powers is part and parcel of contemporary French history. In the governmental imaginary of the French state, there is an implicit racial bias against certain populations.
Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort
TERLINGUA, Texas -- A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas. The bronze sculpture, which was removed from the Dallas park in September 2017, is now at the Lajitas Golf Resort in Terlingua, Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported. The 1935 sculpture by Alexander Phimister Proctor was among several Lee monuments around the U.S. that were removed from public view amid the fallout over racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. Holmes Firm PC made the top offer for the sculpture, according to documents from the Dallas City Council. Black people make up just 1.7% of the population of Brewster County, according to census data.
Today’s Evangelicalism Was Forged in the Fight Against Communism and Feminism
But the purity culture of the ’90s is distinct. Meanwhile, for this whole thing to work out, boys, too, needed to not be having sex before marriage. That’s just scratching the surface in terms of what purity culture was. Purity culture pretty much dominated evangelical youth culture for more than a generation. Meanwhile, many who did wait discovered, to their deep disappointment, that married sex or their marriage itself wasn’t all that great.
Sunday Reading: What Vulture Capitalism is Doing to the Newspaper Industry
A few weeks ago, we wrote about Style Weekly, Richmond's alt-weekly newspaper, folding after nearly four decades in business. "The profits generated by Alden’s newspapers did not go toward rebuilding newsrooms," Coppins concludes. That might sound like a losing formula, but these papers don’t have to become sustainable businesses for Smith and Freeman to make money. And please, to help support local journalism, consider joining our Press Club. Support independent local journalism.
On This Day in 1961, French Police Murdered Dozens of Pro-independence Algerians
Sixty years ago today, the Paris police force brutally attacked a peaceful demonstration by Algerians in the French capital. The Algerian FLN (Front de libération nationale, National Liberation Front) had been waging a bitter struggle for independence since 1954. The French Federation therefore called for a peaceful, disciplined demonstration; no one was to carry the smallest pin or knife in their pockets. A delegation was sent to Brussels with the aim of organizing a joint demonstration, in particular by French and Algerian women. A proposal for joint action was rejected by the French Federation of the FLN, thus refusing to allow the Communist Party to evade responsibility for its previous attitude.
The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapist
Share All sharing options for: The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapistFour years ago, during a sticky New York summer, I anxiously sat in the lobby of the clinic waiting to meet my new therapist. “How do you feel about having a Black therapist?” Well then. It was the first time I’d had a Black therapist and I’d been in therapy more than half my life. One day as I sat down ready to dive into our session, Malika remained standing. At the end of our session, Malika and I both stood up.
Rami Malek and Pete Davidson Recap Squid Game in a Country Song, and We Can't Stop Singing It
If you somehow haven't seen Squid Game yet, allow Saturday Night Live to summarise the entirety of the show for you — in the form of a country song. During Rami Malek's SNL debut on 16 Oct., he joined Pete Davidson in a re-creation of the hit Netflix series, and we have to say, they nailed it. Pete stars as Gi-hun, even showing off a new fiery red 'do, while Rami plays Sang-woo, as they sing the catchy country tune. From the impressive set and production to the spot-on scenes, the parody hit every note, but beware: the skit pretty much spoils the whole show. Check out the full music video above, and prepare for "That's what happens in the Squid Game" to be stuck in your head for the rest of the week.
See That Coat Dress? Beyoncé Demonstrates Exactly How to Nail a Fall Wedding Guest Look
If I'm ever invited to a glamorous European wedding of royal caliber, I'll be wearing exactly what Beyoncé wore to celebrate Alexandre Arnault and Geraldine Guyot's nuptials in Venice, Italy, on Oct. 16. With styling help from KJ Moody, the singer chose a chic wool coat dress from Dolce & Gabbana to wear over an ocean-blue cowl-neck slip dress, which she paired with matching heels and a studded Marzook purse resembling a crystal ball. JAY-Z complemented Beyoncé's gorgeous coat moment with a double-breasted suit of his own from the Phineas Cole collection at Paul Stuart, styled by June Ambrose. In addition to the power duo, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, and Roger Federer were also in attendance at the luxe ceremony. See more photos of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's regal wedding guest looks ahead.
See That Coat Dress? Beyoncé Demonstrates Exactly How to Nail an Autumn Wedding Guest Look
If I'm ever invited to a glamorous European wedding of royal caliber, I'll be wearing exactly what Beyoncé wore to celebrate Alexandre Arnault and Geraldine Guyot's nuptials in Venice, Italy, on 16 Oct. With styling help from KJ Moody, the singer chose a chic wool coat dress from Dolce & Gabbana to wear over an ocean-blue cowl-neck slip dress, which she paired with matching heels and a studded Marzook purse resembling a crystal ball. JAY-Z complemented Beyoncé's gorgeous coat moment with a double-breasted suit of his own from the Phineas Cole collection at Paul Stuart, styled by June Ambrose. In addition to the power duo, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, and Roger Federer were also in attendance at the luxe ceremony. See more photos of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's regal wedding guest looks ahead.
Feel like baking some love? This 14-function bread maker is on sale for over 40% off
TL;DR: Expand your kitchen arsenal with the Wolfgang Puck 14-Function Bread Maker with Nut Dispenser, on sale for $69.99 — a 41% discount — as of Oct. 17. If you’re like Oprah and want to embrace your love of the carbalicious treat, you’ll love this 14-function bread maker from Wolfgang Puck. The Wolfgang Puck 14-Function Bread Maker features over a dozen program options for different types of bread — or even making yogurt and jams. When you’re finished up, the bread maker is designed to be easy to clean, maintain, and preserve. Regularly $119, you can save over 40% and get the Wolfgang Puck 14-Function Bread Maker on sale for just $69.99 for a limited time.
You can swim in these waterproof (and wireless) earbuds that are on sale for over 65% off
TL;DR: Listen while you swim laps with the xFyro xS2 Waterproof Wireless Earbuds, on sale for $79.99 — a 68% discount — as of Oct. 17. Wireless earbuds are everywhere these days, but they’re definitely not all created equal. Then there’s the xFyro xS2 Earbuds — a pair that gives Apple’s AirPods a run for their money and is currently on sale for over $150 off. That way, your phone battery will last as long as your earbuds’ battery. These waterproof wireless earbuds usually retail for $249 — the same price as a pair of AirPods Pro.
Get $30 off this cat DNA kit
TL;DR: Get closer to your kitty with the Basepaws Breed, Health, and DNA Test Kit, on sale for just $99 with the code PAWS15 — that's a 23% discount. Sometimes it seems like dogs get all the attention with new product launches, but there is a DNA kit that caters to feline friends specifically. With the Basepaws Breed, Health, and DNA Test Kit, you can begin to understand all the little secrets about your cat that it can never tell you. See everything else you can learn from this highly-rated test kit in the video below:The Basepaws Breed, Health, and DNA Test Kit typically retails for $129, but for a limited time, you can take $30 off at checkout when you enter the code PAWS15. Plus, with your purchase, you'll also get a dental health test kit to see if any hidden health issues are hiding in your cat's teeth.
Fictional detective Olympics: The oldest, the best, the most murdery
Who doesn't like a good fictional detective? What follows is a kind of fictional detective Olympics. But any judge of a fictional detective Olympics will run into a couple of problems here. When applied to detective fiction, this raises the question: Which city has the largest number of famous fictional detectives? Each location could make the argument that they deserve more detectives included, but let's leave that debate to the next fictional detective Olympics.
Where To Buy Sainsbury's Halloween Sandwich
Ahead of Halloween, Sainsbury’s is hedging its bets with a special sandwich that delivers on both fronts. (If Christmas gets its own sandwich, why not Halloween, am I right?) Sainsbury’s Spicy Hell’s Chicken Sand‘witch’ is a distinctive as the pun-tastic name belies. Packed with succulent Korean-inspired spicy chicken and finished off with a charcoal bun for added drama, it’s a delightfully terrifying addition to our Food-to-Go range this Autumn”. Sainsbury’s have a broad Halloween range on offer, too, giving Trick or Treaters plenty of sweet options in the sweet, decoration, and costume department.
The 10 Best Soaps For Dry Skin In 2021
Because labels can be misleading and ingredients are tricky to decipher, Bustle turned to an expert to help narrow down the best soaps for dry skin. Now that you know how to properly treat your dry skin, scroll on to discover five of the best moisturizing soaps on the market. This is truly a no frills simple body wash and it really works!”2 Best Body Wash For Dry, Sensitive Skin Vanicream Gentle Body Wash Amazon $13 See On Amazon If you have very sensitive, dry skin, you need a basic body wash like this one from Vanicream, aka the sensitive skin experts. It’s from Mustela’s Stelatopia line, which is made with eczema-prone skin in mind, so it’s naturally a great choice for anyone with dry, sensitive skin. Relevant review: “I've tried LOTS of different soaps and body washes over the years to combat severely dry skin.
20 Gift Ideas For The Home Decorator In Your Life
It may only be October but the festive novelty snacks are already being rolled out in supermarkets and that means Christmas is well and truly on its way. And sorry to be that person but, when it comes to gift buying, it really is a case of the earlier, the better. Because there really is nothing worse than the mad Christmas rush or coming to December and finding everything you want to buy has already sold out. With buys from homeware giants such as IKEA, Dunelm, and Next, as well as pieces from indie brands such as Our Lovely Goods, Love Flower Child, and Bable, there are plenty of options for loved ones as well as yourself. And – remember – if you don’t spot anything you want to gift to a loved one, you can always make a note of it for your own wish list.
The 6 Best Probiotic Moisturizers in 2021
Not for nothing, applying topical probiotics can make your skin look glowier, bouncier, clearer, and — in the case of the best probiotic moisturizers in particular — feel deeply hydrated. 1 Expert’s Pick: The Overall Best Probiotic Moisturizer La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer Amazon $20 See On Amazon Dr. Bowe specifically recommends moisturizers with prebiotics, which she describes as “the fuel and nourishment for our healthy microbiome. Rave review: “Best face care product I have ever used! So your safest bet is to go for a probiotic moisturizer designed especially for treating congested skin, like this Glowbiotics MD Probiotic Clarifying Lotion. Highly recommend!”4 The Best Brightening Probiotic Moisturizer Andalou Naturals Probiotic + C Renewal Cream Amazon $13 See on Amazon As you now know, probiotics do basically everything good for your skin.
25 Cheap Waterproof Shoes So Stylish & Comfy You'll Wear Them Rain Or Shine
But it can be difficult to find cheap, waterproof shoes that you actually want to wear. Not to worry, though — you can score waterproof shoes that legitimately look good while keeping your feet comfy and dry. Scroll through the list below and discover these comfy, stylish shoes you won’t want to save for stormy weather. The shoes also have a waterproof layer so your feet will stay dry in rain, slush, or anything in between. But they are actually fully waterproof — plus they’re breathable so you can wear them in warmer weather when rain boots might be a bit too sweaty.
As a Woman Was Raped, Train Riders Failed to Intervene, Police Say
The woman told the authorities what had happened after Mr. Ngoy was in custody, Mr. Bernhardt said. “What this woman endured at the hands of this guy, what she’s been able to provide for us, it’s been unbelievable,” Mr. Bernhardt said. Mr. Ngoy, described by the authorities as being homeless, was being held at the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $180,000 bail. He did not have a lawyer as of Sunday afternoon, according to Mr. Bernhardt. It was not immediately clear what those charges could be, and Mr. Bernhardt said he did not want to speculate.
Nike missiles around Washington
Some sites were built on government land — such as at Fort Meade and Lorton, Va., at the prison farm whose Nike site became a showcase for the technology. Other land was taken by eminent domain. Anderson had to sell part of his tobacco farm near Waldorf, Md. (He complained to the Washington Evening Star that the government took the best part “and left me the corners.”)
D.C. to hire more substitute teachers, contact tracers to help understaffed schools
The funding will also assign a permanent substitute teacher to every school. Each day of this academic year, the 52,000-student school system requests an average of 179 substitute teachers, but only fills 121 of those requests, according to data obtained by the office of D.C. Council member Janeese Lewis George (D-Ward 4). Part of the reason, according to the data, is that the city has fewer people in its substitute teacher pool. There are currently 662 substitute teachers in the pool, compared to 853 in the available group during the previous academic year.
American missionaries reported as kidnapped by gang members in Haiti
As many as 17 American missionaries have been reported kidnapped by gang members in Haiti , including 14 adults and three minors, a source in Haiti's security forces told CNN.
16 Americans, 1 Canadian among kidnapped Christian missionaries in Haiti- ministries group
A sign on the door to the entrance of the home office of Christian Aid Ministries in Millersburg, Ohio, U.S., October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Aaron JosefczykMEXICO CITY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Sixteen Americans and one Canadian citizen are among the Christian Aid Ministries workers kidnapped in Haiti, according to a statement by the organization on Sunday. The group of five men, seven women and five children were abducted during a trip to visit an orphanage on Saturday, the statement said. Reporting by Caribbean newsroom, writing by Cassandra Garrison, Editing by Nick ZieminskiOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award
Yemi Alade, left, and Emma Thompson pose for photographers upon arrival at The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony, in London, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt)Yemi Alade, left, and Emma Thompson pose for photographers upon arrival at The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony, in London, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt)LONDON (AP) — Celebrities joined Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program aimed at finding new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth’s most pressing challenges. Actors Emma Thompson, Emma Watson and David Oyelowo were joining Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in handing out the awards at Alexandra Palace in north London. William and his charity, The Royal Foundation, launched the Earthshot Prize last year, inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 “Moonshot” speech that challenged and inspired Americans to go to the moon.
Dispute resolution platform Immediation raises $3.6M AUD to expand in the U.S.
Immediation currently has about 40 employees in five countries, and a panel of more than 100 mediators and arbitrators. Before starting Immediation as a mediation platform (it also now supports law firms, tribunals and resolution bodies), founder and managing director Laura Keily worked for two decades as a corporate lawyer and barrister. She told TechCrunch in an email that she wanted to create an online mediation platform because “I saw firsthand that people were locked out of being able to access justice effectively. Immediation launched its platform publicly in September 2019, a few months before the pandemic hit. A photo of Immediation founder and managing director Laura KeilyImmediation founder and managing director Laura KeilyKeily said Immediation was created by lawyers to replicate physical courtrooms, mediation suites, legal client floors and dispute resolution environments.
17 missionaries kidnapped by gang in Haiti
Good Morning AmericaSeveral massive asteroids are expected to whiz close to Earth in the coming weeks, including one nearly the size of the Empire State Building. Two are expected to soar near the planet on Saturday, followed by more in the coming days, according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies. On Friday, Asteroid 2021 SM3, which has a diameter of up to 525 feet -- bigger than the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt -- was projected to zoom by around 3.5 million miles away from Earth, USA Today first reported based off CNEOS data.
Lake Tahoe waters plummet as drought, climate change plague resort
A boat cruises past Fannette Island in South Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay on April 30, 2017. The lake's water level this week dropped below its natural rim. The receding water level, which is driven by climate change and drought, comes as the latest insult to the treasured tourist destination nestled in the Sierra Nevada. Lake Tahoe's water level is always fluctuating. Several inches of snow fell in Lake Tahoe this week, but it wasn’t enough to make a measurable difference in the water level.
A 6-year-old Texas first grader was struck and killed by a pickup truck after she was dropped off by her school bus
Harris' family set up a fundraiser after the six-year-old died after exiting a school bus last week. Screenshot via GoFundMeA 6-year-old was killed after she was hit by a truck after getting off a school bus in Texas on Wednesday. A six-year-old Texas girl died Wednesday afternoon after she was struck by a pickup truck after getting off of her school bus. Her mother, Whitney Clark, told KTRK-TV that she was on her way to pick up her daughter and saw her daughter under the vehicle when she arrived. The district told KTRK-TV that she got off the bus at 4:44, but Harris' mother said she was dropped off before that time, claiming the bus schedule is inconsistent, according to the report.
A Florida school says students who get vaxxed must stay home for 30 days due to unfounded claim that they'll infect others
Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty ImagesCentner Academy in Florida told parents any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. That's because of a belief that vaccinated students can infect unvaccinated students, WSVN reported. A private school in Miami, Florida, is requiring students who get vaccinated to quarantine at home for 30 days after each dose. School officials told WSVN that the 30-day quarantine mandate exists because they believe there is a risk that vaccinated students would infect unvaccinated students. Two teachers in Texas died from COVID-19 just days apart, forcing the school district to temporarily close.
List of inactive players for NFL games in Week 6
CU Buffs’ Brendon Lewis, Brenden Rice torched Arizona through the air. Now comes the hard part. Doing it again.
ASU police seek armed man after sexual assault reported on Tempe campus
A sexual assault on the Arizona State University campusin Tempe Sunday morning has police searching for a man. The ASU Police Department received a report of an assault, according to an alert the department sent to the ASU community around 5:45 a.m. The assault took place on the northeast side of campus between the Hyatt House Tempe and the Packard parking structure near University Drive and Rural Road, according to the alert. The man then pressed a gun-like object into the victim's back and shortly after left the area on foot. The victim did not know the man, according to the alert.
East Hartford man surrenders after armed standoff with police, charged with attempted murder and kidnapping
Brown, who lives in the building, then barricaded himself inside an apartment on his floor of the building with a woman in tow against her will, Litwin said. They both stayed in the apartment as the department’s tactical team and negotiators responded to the scene.
Biden administration considering options on supply chain issue, Buttigieg says
Experts have warned of holiday season supply chain disruptions since at least this summer, citing COVID-19-related shutdowns at production plants, labor shortages and severe weather impacting key cargo ports. Moody’s Analytics said last week that supply chain issues could lead to higher production costs and consumer prices while hampering economic recovery from the pandemic. For Long Islanders, the supply chain clog has created shortages on goods such as sneakers, containers, restaurant ingredients and computer chips for cars. Buttigieg blamed the supply chain problems in part on "off the chart" demand. Other parts of the supply chain clog stem from a lack of truck drivers to deliver supplies and goods.
Expecting staff shortages, Schumer urges TSA to deploy more agency dogs during the holidays
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday called on the Transportation Security Administration to enlist more agency dogs in anticipacipation of a potential staffing shortage during the holiday travel season. The suggestion comes after TSA Administrator David Pekoske told CNN last week that 40% of his agency’s staff remain unvaccinated. "If the TSA lags in jabs, send in the dogs," Schumer said in a news conference in Manhattan Sunday. The shortest turnaround is two weeks if the person chooses the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one shot and two weeks to take full effect. Under that timeline, the latest date to receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine is Nov. 8.
Firewood quarantine proposed to keep pests out of Michigan
Associated PressLansing — Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed a quarantine on exterior firewood to help prevent the introduction of unwanted pests and diseases into the state. Under the proposal, firewood shipped into Michigan would have to be certified as heat treated at a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) for at least 60 minutes. Kiln-dried lumber and wood chips smaller than one inch and logs or wood shipped from out-of-state sources directly to mills and other facilities for immediate processing would be exempt. The agency says more than 140 pests and diseases can be moved by firewood, including Asian long-horned beetle, mountain pine beetle and spotted lanternfly. “These infestations can be devastating and pose a serious threat to Michigan’s agriculture, natural resources and the environment,” Philip said.
Michigan moves to fund mental health like physical health
Anna Liz NicholsAssociated Press/Report for AmericaLansing — Starting this month, 13 mental health and addiction clinics across Michigan will receive the same Medicaid funding as any other health center in an effort U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says will help bridge the stigmatic and funding divide between mental and physical health. “We haven’t been funding mental health and addiction treatment as health care for too long,” Stabenow said. “We’ve said, ‘Health care above the neck is treated differently than health care below the neck. CCBHCs often coordinate with emergency rooms, veteran services and local law enforcement to ensure that mental health care is provided to those who need it most. “Mental health is always, always being talked about, but very little is done to fund it," Patton said.
Georgia can't yet track elevators overdue for inspection
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia government regulators have no idea how many of the state’s 34,000 elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks are overdue for annual inspections because a jury-rigged database cannot create lists of them, a newspaper reports. An elevator that collapsed Aug. 31, killing an 18-year-old, was more than a year overdue for a safety inspection. His family said that was a clue that it was unsafe. “Where else is this happening?” state Rep. Matthew Wilson, who sits on the House Insurance Committee and plans to run for insurance commissioner in 2022, asked the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Because this isn’t the only building in Georgia where the elevator inspection is out of date.
More Afghan refugees expected to arrive in Tucson this week
The refugees are paired with volunteers and others to practice English, and learn to navigate going to the grocery and drug stores, and learn about daily living and what needs to be done. Afghan refugees, who made Tucson their home years ago, will be introduced to the newly settled Afghans so they can help them fit into and feel comfortable in their new surroundings. City Councilman Steve Kozachik said he began collecting items for the refugees earlier this month, and his Ward 6 office no longer can take in furniture. All furniture donated for the refugees can be collected from the donors for free by Habitat for Humanity and taken to the Habistore. Fifty percent of sales of that furniture will go into a fund for Afghan families to use at the store, Kozachik said.
Police: 3 dead after knife attack on Arkansas officer
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Police in Arkansas said Sunday that three people were dead after an incident in which an officer fired his weapon while defending himself from a knife attack. The officer was injured and was in surgery Sunday morning, Aric Mitchell, a spokesman for the Fort Smith Police Department, said. The department asked the Arkansas State Police to investigate. Bill Sadler, a spokesman for Arkansas State Police, said he could not immediately provide any additional information.
House of Representatives staffer faces child porn charges
BURKE, Va. (AP) — A man who works for the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to police. Stefan Bieret, 41, of Burke, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 10 felonies related to possessing child pornography, Fairfax County police said. The investigation began when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was notified of a potentially illicit image uploaded to a Dropbox account, police said. The owner of the account was found to live in Fairfax County. A search warrant on the Dropbox account turned up additional images of child sexual abuse, and subsequent search warrants led detectives to identify the owner of the account as Bieret, officials said.
Man struck, killed outside of his car in apparent Henrico hit-and-run
A man died after getting out of his car and being struck in an apparent hit-and-run collision Saturday night in western Henrico County. Pecka said Johnson had apparently gotten out of the vehicle when he was struck. The Henrico Police Crash Team is searching for the driver and vehicle that struck Johnson and fled the scene. Police are asking for information from anyone who was driving eastbound on Nuckols Road between Twin Hickory Road and Interstate 295 between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. Police said "there is no detail too small" in determining who struck Johnson and failed to stop.
Japan's health ministry urges preparations for 6th COVID wave amid lull in new cases
In response to the notice sent out on Oct. 1, prefectural governments will prepare systems by the end of November. This time around, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare presented its definition of medical system preparations to the prefectural governments. Those recuperating at home will be able to receive medical care such as antibody cocktail treatments to prevent them from developing severe COVID-19 symptoms. Regional medical workers will be listed up, and officials will make decisions in advance so that those workers can be dispatched if necessary. Prefectural governments will be asked to settle on a course of action in October.
Killed in the line of duty: David Amess’s final day in democratic service
Among those who turned up, according to witnesses, was Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old British-born man whose family had fled to the UK from Somalia. Sources close to the investigation into Amess’s killing indicated on Sunday that Ali had booked an appointment to see the MP. Before Amess met Ali he took his final Zoom call. Hillgrove’s daughter Lola had been matched with Amess, who visited her at school earlier in the week for photos to promote the event. “This was a difficult incident but our officers and paramedics from the East of England ambulance service worked extremely hard to save Sir David.
David Ginola: We should all be able to perform CPR to help each other
David Ginola urged everybody to get CPR training after a fan collapsed in Newcastle’s Premier League match against Tottenham. Ginola, who played 58 times for the Magpies suffered a cardiac arrest during a charity match in France in 2016. Having people being able to perform CPR helps massively. “This is what saved my life,” added Ginola, who also played for Tottenham, Aston Villa and Everton. “Frederic Mendy and those guys had been told how to perform CPR and they did it for 12 minutes.
UK Treasury prepares to launch online sales tax- The Telegraph
– British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is stepping up plans for an online sales tax, the Telegraph reported on Sunday. Treasury officials have accelerated work on a new e-commerce tax and are examining the details of a potential levy, including what goods and services will be covered, the report added https://bit.ly/3DJKDmy citing sources.
La Palma eruption: Lava continues to flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands
La Palma eruption: Lava continues to flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary IslandsStreams of lava have laid waste to more than 742 hectares (1833 acres) of land and destroyed almost 2,000 buildings on La Palma since the volcano started erupting on Sept. 19.
India floods: Race to find survivors in Kerala state
More than 20 people have been killed in floods following heavy rain and landslides in Kerala state in India. Dozens of people have been reported missing and there are fears the death toll could rise. Local residents joined rescue teams to help remove mud, rocks and fallen trees as the search for survivors continued. Read more: Dozens missing in deadly Indian floods
UK's Sunak considers cutting VAT on household energy bills- FT
– British finance minister Rishi Sunak is considering a cut to the 5% rate of value-added tax on household energy bills, the Financial Times reported https://on.ft.com/3aMyzo8 on Sunday. Government officials briefed on the Budget preparations said Sunak had looked at reducing the 5% VAT, but no decisions had been taken yet, the newspaper added.
16 Americans, 1 Canadian among kidnapped Christian missionaries in Haiti- ministries group
MEXICOCITY – Sixteen Americans and one Canadian citizen are among the Christian Aid Ministries workers kidnapped in Haiti, according to a statement by the organization on Sunday. The group of five men, seven women and five children were abducted during a trip to visit an orphanage on Saturday, the statement said.
Video: Mourners release balloons at the vigil for Sir David Amess
Video: Sir David Amess reported 'upsetting' threat to the police but decided to go ahead with his weekly surgery... just days before he was knifed to deathMourners release blue balloons at the vigil for Sir David Amess who was stabbed. He was a member of Parliament for Southend West from 1997 until 2021.
DOJ will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2021 file photo people participate in the Houston Women's March against Texas abortion ban walk from Discovery Green to City Hall in Houston. A federal appeals court is temporarily allowing the nation’s toughest abortion law to resume in Texas. A federal appeals court is temporarily allowing the nation’s toughest abortion law to resume in Texas. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it will turn next to the U.S. Supreme Court in another attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. But Texas’ law has outmaneuvered courts so far because it offloads enforcement to private citizens.
Reopening NSW Roadmap: New rules for 80 per cent vaccinated on Monday, full list
NSW has achieved another goal overnight after becoming the first state to hit the 80 per cent double vaccination mark. NSW will no longer be decared a Covid-19 hot spot following confirmation of the state’s 80 per cent double vaccination dose, the Australian government has confirmed. Reopening NSW RoadmapFronting the media on Friday, Premier Dominic Perrottet announced a string of changes from Monday. Mr Perrottet confirmed the 80 per cent milestone had been hit on Saturday afternoon in a series of tweets:Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced the new Reopening NSW Roadmap. Mr Toole apologised to NSW residents, saying he knew the change was “frustrating” but claiming many regional communities “are scared”.
Houthis advance in Shabwa and Marib as fighting intensifies in Yemen
Fast NewsIran-backed Houthis were now in control of the Assilan, Bayhan and Ain districts in Shabwa as well as the Abdiya and Harib districts in Marib, said local officials and residents. A fighter loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government mans a position near the frontline facing Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the country's northeastern province of Marib, on October 17, 2021. Marib has Yemen's biggest gas fields, while Shabwa has several oil fields and the country's sole liquefied natural gas terminal. However, Houthi rebels on Sunday rejected the US call. In a tweet, rebel spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam argued that the Houthis were fighting al Qaeda and Daesh militants in Abdiya district in Marib.
China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait
TAIPEI/BEIJING -- The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the past year, provoking anger in Taipei. "Dewey's and Winnipeg's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the commitment of the United States and our allies and partners to a free and open Indo-Pacific," it added. "The United States and Canada colluded to provoke and stir up trouble... seriously jeopardizing peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait," it said. Taiwan's defense ministry said on Sunday that three Chinese aircraft - two J-16 fighters and an anti-submarine aircraft - flew into the ADIZ again.
Ahead Of Festive Sale, Nearly 9,000 Mobile Phones Worth Rs 7 Crore Stolen From A Truck In MP
Around 9000 mobile phones worth Rs 7 crore were stolen by unidentified robbers from a truck heading for Bengaluru, as per PTI. They allegedly attacked the driver, beat him and threw him off the vehicle, according to police. It happened on October 5 in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district but a case was registered in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura. Right now the truck is with the Manpur police in Madhya Pradesh. Efforts are on to locate the miscreants through CCTV footage and surveillance.
LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to take psych test in suit over leaked crash pics
Los Angeles County demanded in a court filing Friday that Vanessa Bryant take a independent psychiatric evaluation to prove the leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed her husband and daughter caused emotional distress—the latest development in her ongoing suit against the county. Bryant, 39, sued Los Angeles County and its sheriff’s office last year alleging that photos of the crash that took the lives of her late husband Kobe Bryant and their 13 year-old daughter Gianna were “showed off” by county employees. The civil suit, where Bryant and other family members of the deceased are plaintiff, is seeking tens of millions in damages from the county. In the original complaint, Bryant says she expressed concern to the sheriff that the helicopter crash site was unprotected against paparazzi and was assured law enforcement would secure the scene. "The deputies took these photos for their own personal gratification.”
Group of American missionaries reported as kidnapped by gang members in Haiti
Group of American missionaries reported as kidnapped by gang members in HaitiA group of U.S. missionaries and their families reportedly was kidnapped by gang members in Haiti after leaving an orphanage Saturday
Fauci says Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine should have been two all along: Live COVID-19 updates
The Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel unanimously approved booster shots for the vaccine Friday for all J&J recipients 18 years and older – as early as two months after the first dose. Fauci said the Republican governor’s decision to block businesses from requiring inoculations would damage public health. A federal advisory committee supports booster shots of all three COVID-19 vaccines being used in the U.S. for Americans who need them. Booster shots for those vaccines likely to be available soon. On Tuesday, Austin Public Health shifted to Stage 3 of the agency's risk-based guidelines because the rolling seven-day average stayed below 30 for several days in a row.
Swedish Cardamom Buns Recipe
If you’re not sure what green-podded cardamom tastes like, there’s no better way to find out than by tasting a Swedish kardemummabulle, a sweet bun perfumed with the southern Indian spice. The best place to try it would be at Fabrique, a Stockholm bakery that has opened a location in New York. The second-best place to try it would be at home, in your own kitchen, where, with a few adjustments, you can replicate the original. And, unlike cinnamon rolls, these cardamom buns won’t rise as tall or be as fluffy — but they will taste so good that no one will care. —Charlotte DruckmanFeatured in: How To Make The Cardamom Bun That Took New York.
To Learn Bees’ Secrets, Count Them One by One
Three dots, each a different color, on the bees’ minuscule thoraxes before releasing them again. Mr. McCarthy is hunting a rare bee called Andrena parnassiae. By tagging the bees, Mr. McCarthy, along with his adviser Rachael Winfree, an ecologist at Rutgers, is trying to see how easily these insects can move between habitat patches, and how far. As their ecosystem is disrupted by climate change, development and invasive species, how well will the insects adapt? The researchers hope their data about this little-known species will shed light on an urgent and complex issue: pollinator decline.
Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew Recipe
This rich, comforting stew was brought to The Times by Regina Schrambling in 2001, in the dark days immediately following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Going into it when you have no hope is sometimes just what you need to get to a better place. Long before there were antidepressants, there was stew." Make it when you have the time to indulge in the meditative qualities of chopping, sautéing, reducing, braising, waiting and tasting. You will be rewarded with an exceptionally flavorful dish that is just as satisfying to eat as it was to cook.
Roblox, the Gaming Site, Wants to Grow Up Without Sacrificing Child Safety
SAN FRANCISCO — As Dave Baszucki, the chief executive of the gaming company Roblox, took the stage at a conference hosted by his company on Thursday, he reflected on how much had changed for Roblox since its last in-person event two years ago. In March, Roblox debuted on Wall Street. Not long ago, the crowd might have been made up mostly of children. And as they have grown up, Roblox, a colorful, blocky platform that offers millions of online games of all types, from exploring tropical islands to fostering digital pets, has attempted to grow up with them. Roblox’s effort to keep in touch with an older audience while maintaining a safe environment for its youngest users offers both a road map and a cautionary note for other internet companies attempting the opposite: engaging with a younger audience.
Tunisians Recall Revolution Reluctantly, if at All: ‘It Just Faded Away’
LE KRAM, Tunisia — When part of one of Tunisia’s only monuments to its 2011 revolution disappeared earlier this year, not many noticed. Some residents of Le Kram, a suburb of the capital, Tunis, say the plaque bearing the names of eight locals killed while protesting was broken off by someone with a mental illness. Others say a passing drunk was to blame. Whatever happened, the real story is that no one bothered to fix it. “This place wasn’t maintained, as you can see,” said Aymen Tahari, 40, the owner of the struggling plant nursery facing the monument and, as of about two weeks ago, its self-appointed caretaker.
Oldest known drawing of a ghost found on 3,500-year-old tablet
A 3,500-year-old Babylonian tablet at the British Museum contains what has been identified as the oldest known drawing of a ghost, according to a report by The Guardian. “It’s obviously a male ghost and he’s miserable,” Irving Finkel, curator of the Middle Eastern Department at the museum, told the outlet. “You can imagine a tall, thin, bearded ghost hanging about the house did get on people’s nerves,” Finkel said. Together, the text and tablet serve as a primer on how to get rid of the pesky spirit once and for all. The tablet has been in the museum since the 19th Century but has never been put on public exhibit, The Guardian reported.
Fauci urges police officers to get vaccinated.
Fauci urges police officers to get vaccinated. Mr. Durst, 78, was admitted Friday night to LAC+USC Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate locator. At a sentencing hearing on Thursday, Mr. Durst sat slumped in a wheelchair. Mr. Durst, whose life story inspired a Hollywood movie and an HBO documentary, will not be eligible for parole. The Kaiser Family Foundation found similar rates for all adult Americans, but experts said the figures for Asian Americans were most likely higher than reported because some Asian Americans are uncomfortable talking about mental health.
Man with gunshot wound dies after being dumped on NYC street
A man with a gunshot wound to his leg was dumped onto a Brooklyn street and left to die Sunday morning, police said. The 29-year-old victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was booted out of a car in front of 844 Clarkson Avenue in East Flatbush around 6 a.m., cops said. He was left in the street but at some point picked up by EMS and taken to Kings County Hospital. Police gather at the scene of the incident. Seth GottfriedA description of the car wasn’t immediately available.
Hilarious video shows DoorDash coffee order trap man inside his home
It’s ok, I do some DoorDash driving from time to time, I can criticize #doordash #coffee #doordashA DoorDash customer says his delivery driver accidentally trapped him inside his home — by leaving the full cup of coffee he ordered just inches from his door. Alex Bradshaw shared a video on TikTok of his dilemma trying to figure out how to open his front-facing door without tipping over the beverage. “Thanks for the coffee Doordash,” Bradshaw captioned the Sept. 17 clip, which shows him opening the door only a smidge before coming close to knocking over the coffee. “Thank you all for the continued suggestion of using my nonexistent back door to retrieve the coffee I ordered almost a month ago. Alex Bradshaw shared his dilemma of trying to open his front-facing door without tipping over the iced coffee.
Strikes are sweeping the labor market as workers wield new leverage
He spent a month in the hospital where he worked — including 11 days intubated. When he was discharged, he begged his doctor to allow him to go back to work, eager to help his colleagues handle the new workload. He took videos of himself doing physical therapy and sent them to his doctor every day to prove he was well enough to return.
Flags will be flown at half-staff for Texas officer killed in ambush that wounded 2 other deputies
Officials in Harris County, Texas, have ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of a deputy who was shot and killed Saturday in an ambush attack that left two other deputies wounded. Greg Abbott permitted the lowering of flags at the request of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo following the death of Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins, KPRC-TV reported. Atkins, 30, died of a gunshot wound after responding to a possible robbery and attempting to arrest a suspect, Constable Mark Herman shared on Facebook. Herman noted that Garrett "was shot in the back and underwent surgery and is in the ICU at Hermann hospital downtown." "Deputies Atkins, Garrett and Barthen are true law enforcement heroes that were cowardly ambushed while serving and protecting their community," Herman said of the incident.
NC police officer, son of retired chief, killed by drunk driver just three months after joining force
Knightdale police Officer Ryan Hayworth, a three-month veteran of the force and former member of the U.S. Army, was killed in a vehicle collision on Interstate 540 around 2:39 a.m. Sunday. Hayworth, 23, was also the eldest son of retired Zebulon Police Chief Timothy Hayworth, WTVD reported. ‘FIRST IN, LAST OUT’: NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY WELCOMES AFGHAN TRANSLATOR WHO SERVED THE 82ND AIRBORNE"Alcohol is believed to have played a factor and charges are pending," the release said. "Ryan’s loss in an indescribable tragedy for our department and our community," Knightdale police Chief Lawrence Capps said in a statement. The North Carolina Department of Transportation was asking drivers to take alternative routes during a temporary road closure as the scene was processed.
National Pasta Day: Fun facts about the noodle
National Pasta Day observers have countless ways to celebrate, whether it be with their favorite box of spaghetti, pasta maker or local Italian restaurant, there’s really no wrong you can do. TIKTOK'S 'PASTA CHIPS' TREND TURNS THE ITALIAN DISH INTO SNACKABLE FINGER FOODBefore you get to work on you r dinner or date night plans, here are some pasta fun facts that’ll impress your meal pals. According to the National Pasta Association’s website Share the Pasta, the earliest known reference noodle dish can be traced back to the fourth century B.C. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAl dente pasta reportedly keeps you fullSome people might prefer their pasta to be soft, but al dente pasta might be better for your digestive system. Al dente pasta also requires more chewing than its softer counterparts, which is a task that might stop some from overeating.
Massachusetts rally honors fallen police officers to combat anti-police staffing problems
Supporters of police gathered in Springfield, Mass., on Wednesday to honor both current and fallen officers to combat staffing issues brought on by anti-police sentiment, according to a local report. Ahead of National Police Weekend, the community came together waving flags and holding signs and pictures of officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, WGGB-TV reported. Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood told the station that anti-police sentiment is impacting the department’s staffing and hopes that community support will help officers with morale. During that period, researchers found an 18% increase in overall voluntary law enforcement departures, including a 24% increase in overall voluntary resignations and 14% increase in overall voluntary retirements. The study cited riots and the Defund movement as prime motivating factors for the push.
Grilled lobster tail kebab recipe with lemon herb butter
This fall, we can’t get enough of these lobster tail kebabs – and we have a feeling you’re going to love them, too. "Make sure there’s plenty of lemon herb butter to go around," notes Gerry Speirs, who created the recipe for the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative. Pierce each lobster tail with a skewer. Brush each lobster tail with some of the herb butter and then place onto the grill with the cut side facing up. Brush generously with the herb butter, making sure to get into all the cracks.
1 dead, several injured in second shooting at Grambling State University
A shooting occurred in the quad area at Grambling State University, located between Monroe and Shreveport, according to a statement from the school Sunday. GramFam, now the is the time to be Unapologetically Unified as we rally to comfort one another after this morning’s incident. pic.twitter.com/eTI0ssCOgI — Grambling State Univ (@Grambling1901) October 17, 2021Louisiana State Police confirmed its detectives were investigating. Louisiana State Police issued an arrest warrant Friday for a suspect in the death of Damarius Murphy at Grambling State University. A spokeswoman for Grambling State University did not immediately respond to an NBC News request for comment.
U.S. should free missionaries in Haiti without ransom -lawmaker
A sign marks the entrance of the home office of Christian Aid Ministries in Millersburg, Ohio, U.S., October 17, 2021. They were traveling to Titanyen after visiting the orphanage in the Croix des Bouquets area, CNN said. "We need to track down where they are and see if negotiations - without paying ransom - are possible. The Washington Post reported that an audio message from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said "men, women and children" associated with the group were being held by an armed gang. Christian Aid Ministries did not immediately respond to a request for comment and its Millersburg, Ohio, headquarters appeared closed on Sunday.
Activists arrested in Athens for protesting Beijing Olympics
A rehearsal of the flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Ancient Olympia archeological site | Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty ImagesATHENS — Activists protesting against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics were arrested in Athens on Sunday as they attempted to hang a banner from the Acropolis. In 2017, Greece drew criticism when it vetoed a planned European Union condemnation of China’s human rights record at the U.N. Human Rights Council. Since COSCO took over in 2016, the port has become a key link in China’s Belt and Road infrastructure network. In Sunday’s incident, activists entered the historic Acropolis monument in the Greek capital as tourists and climbed the scaffolding. “The Chinese government is right now carrying out genocide, occupation, and an unprecedented assault against democracy and human rights, and yet they have been awarded the prestigious Olympic Games,” said the group’s campaigns director Pema Doma.
Diversifying the Adirondacks, one whitewater rafting trip (or hike) at a time
For their latest trip, the 'Live Now' group went whitewater rafting down through the Hudson River Gorge in the Adirondacks. Emily Russell Diversifying the Adirondacks, one whitewater rafting trip (or hike) at a timeThe sun is shining on the banks of the Indian River. They’ve never gone whitewater rafting before and none of them know how to swim. Through the program, called 'Live Now,' he’s taken students ice fishing, sledding, and now whitewater rafting. "I’m excited to tell people that I went whitewater rafting or ice fishing or went on top of a mountain.”Semenyo is a senior at SUNY Potsdam and is majoring in Community Health.
Haiti's kidnapping crisis is plunging the country even further into turmoil
Haiti's kidnapping crisis is plunging the country even further into turmoilEnlarge this image toggle caption Owen Franken/Getty Images Owen Franken/Getty ImagesThe number of kidnappings in Haiti is increasing at an alarming rate. On Saturday, the latest high-profile kidnapping targeted a group of 17 missionaries, including children. According to the Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights in Port-au-Prince, a group that monitors kidnapping in the country, 400 Mawozo is responsible for 80% of kidnappings in Haiti. "The wave of kidnapping we are seeing in Haiti right now is the worst in the history of the country," Mérancourt said. Kidnapping for ransom, then, leaves gangs with access to capital, even if it's a relatively small sum.
Tesla starts delivering refreshed Model X to customers
Tesla delivered its redesigned Tesla Model S interior in early 2021, and now Model X buyers are finally getting their turn. Electrek and TMC forum member Sunnyvaletree report that Tesla has started delivering the revised Model X to customers, holding at least one event to mark the occasion. There appear to be Model X Plaid units driving near Tesla's Fremont factory. The deliveries are good news for buyers who've wanted the space and luxury of the Model X over the 'frugal' Model Y. It could be a long, long while before you can simply buy the current Model X design and expect to receive it in a timely fashion.
17 missionaries kidnapped by gang in Haiti
Associated PressA woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said “should have done something." Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said officers were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. Wednesday after the assault on the westbound train on the Market-Frankford Line. An employee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was in the vicinity as the train went past called police to report that “something wasn't right" with a woman aboard the train, Bernhardt said.
A California couple found their wedding ring inside their newly-purchased home that was destroyed in deadly plane crash
Courtney and Cody Campbell's home was destroyed after the crash. A California couple found their wedding band in their home that was destroyed after it was hit by a small plane last week. Courtney and Cody Campbell were at work when a Cessna 340 crashed into their Santee, California neighborhood on Monday, Fox 5 San Diego reported. The crash left two dead including a UPS driver and the pilot of the plane and two others injured. -NBC 7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) October 14, 2021On Wednesday, when the newlyweds were able to return to their home to look through the wreck, they surprisingly found Cody's wedding ring intact as well as other personal items, NBC San Diego reported.
Woman raped on train as passengers did not get help, police say
The Daily BeastAlexandre Schneider/Getty Images??As the COVID-19 vaccine campaign gained steam in the United States last spring, I was locked down in my apartment in Rio de Janeiro, trying to avoid being infected with the virus. Brazil—then, as now, second only to the U.S. in coronavirus deaths—seemed to have the world’s slowest immunization program rollout. Brazilian cities had started vaccinating locals in January, but there just weren’t enough doses to go around.As the pace of vaccinations in the U.S. soare
Louisiana gators thrive, so farmers’ return quota may drop
Once-endangered alligators are thriving in the wild, so Louisiana authorities are proposing a deep cut in the percentage that farmers must return to marshes where their eggs were laid. The return percentage was first set at 17%, based on estimates that about 83% die in the egg or before they’re 4 feet long. Uncontrolled hunting nearly wiped out American alligators before Louisiana barred all hunting in 1962. Surveyors who flew over coastal marshes during the summer of 2019 estimated the number of alligator nests at a record, nearly 68,000. Current regulations require farmers to return 10% of hatchlings within two years — with a sliding scale based on average lengths of 36 to 60 inches.
Lake Tahoe waters plummet as drought, climate change plague resort
Lake Tahoe’s water level has dropped so low that water is no longer flowing into the Truckee River and salmon aren’t expected to spawn in a major tributary this year. The receding water level, which is driven by climate change and drought, comes as the latest insult to the treasured tourist destination nestled in the Sierra Nevada. AdvertisementLake Tahoe’s water level is always fluctuating. By Saturday afternoon, the water level was roughly half an inch below the rim — and falling, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Several inches of snow fell in Lake Tahoe this week, but it wasn’t enough to make a measurable difference in the water level.
KISS plays final Chicago show on its ‘End of the Road Tour’ — one more time for the fake blood and pyrotechnics
Gene Simmons, Stanley and Tommy Thayer frequently switched places on stage. Each member gets at least a moment alone with the crowd, whether it’s drummer Eric Singer playing piano and singing the ballad “Beth,” Thayer soloing on a rocket-shooting Flying V guitar, Simmons illuminated by ghoulish green stage lights as he spits fake blood before “God of Thunder,” or Stanley picking the chords to an extended intro for “Black Diamond” as he teaches the crowd how to sing the three vocal harmony parts. The stage scenography is great fun, with colorful lighting, lasers, risers for each band member and a multitude of screens showing old footage of the band and video animations. (The sight of 11 screens depicting Simmons’ face in Kabuki-style makeup against purple and fuchsia stage lights was like watching a delightful Japanese cartoon, while the glorification of war in “War Machine” felt questionable.)
11 shot Saturday into Sunday, including 11-year-old injured when another child, 8, accidentally shot him
Hours later, a man was fatally shot in the 600 block of South Springfield Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood shortly before 8:45 a.m. Police said the man — who was being referred to as a John Doe because investigators could not immediately identify him — suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in Chicago where he was pronounced dead.
Police: Officer arrested after receiving explicit pic from teenager
A Newport police officer has been arrested after officers say he asked for explicit pictures from a teenager. Tyler Hatfield, 30, of Burlington, was arrested Saturday. A teenager came to police and reported that Hatfield had asked for and received explicit pictures from him, as well as asking to have sexual relations with the teen, according to police. Hatfield confessed to sending explicit messages and to requesting and receiving an explicit picture from the teenager, police said. He has been charged with one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.
Police identify victim in Over-the-Rhine shooting
Cincinnati Police have identified a man who died after a shooting in Over-the-Rhine Sunday. Officers responded to East McMicken Avenue near Elder Street for a report of a person shot. Arthur Campbell, 38, was found suffering from a gunshot wound at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, police said. Officers did not release a suspect or any other information. This shooting is being investigated by the Cincinnati Police Department's Homicide Unit.
Police: 3 dead after knife attack on Arkansas police officer
– Police in Arkansas said Sunday that three people were dead after an incident in which an officer fired his weapon while defending himself from a knife attack. Police provided little information on what happened, including how the people died and what led up to the Fort Smith police officer firing his gun. The officer was injured and was in surgery Sunday morning, Aric Mitchell, a spokesman for the Fort Smith Police Department, said. The department asked the Arkansas State Police to investigate. Bill Sadler, a spokesman for Arkansas State Police, said he could not immediately provide any additional information.
Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries
By DÁNICA COTO and EVENS SANONPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A gang blamed for kidnapping five priests and two nuns earlier this year in Haiti is now accused of kidnapping 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization, including a 2-year-old, police said Sunday. The missionaries were on their way home Saturday from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries sent to various religious missions. A U.S. government spokesperson said officials were aware of the reports on the kidnapping. Gangs have demanded ransoms ranging from a couple hundred dollars to more than $1 million, according to authorities. Gangs have been accused of kidnapping schoolchildren, doctors, police officers, busloads of passengers and others as they grow more powerful.
'We basically gave this guy a death sentence,' sheriff says of inmate's COVID death
However, employees at the jail aren’t subject to frequent testing requirements. The county’s human resources policies say employees must report to their supervisor if they contract COVID. Data provided by the Sheriff’s Department only list two positive COVID-19 cases among all jail staff the first two weeks of October, but Nanos said he was aware of at least seven corrections officers with COVID-19 the first week of October alone, with one officer at home on oxygen. The lack of reporting makes it difficult to track the rate of COVID cases among jail staff. But contact tracing is a key tool to control the spread of COVID, especially in a crowded jail setting.
Poles protest pushbacks of migrants at border with Belarus
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched Sunday in two Polish cities in solidarity with migrants and asylum-seekers at the Poland-Belarus border who have been pushed back by Polish authorities. Several thousand people marched in Warsaw and others protested in Krakow under the slogan “Stop torture at the border." Marchers accused Polish authorities of cruel behavior for pushing the migrants back and for imposing a state of emergency at the border that has prevented human rights workers from going there to aid people. Polish authorities have reacted firmly. They accused Belarus and Russia of encouraging the migration to trigger instability within the entire EU, calling it “hybrid warfare.”
JUST IN: Bill Clinton Leaves Hospital After Several Days of Treatment for Blood Infection
Former President Bill Clinton has been discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment for a blood infection. Clinton has been staying at the UC Irvine Medical Center for the last few days as he recovered from a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream. Doctors have been optimistic about the former president’s recovery, and on Sunday, Clinton was shown leaving the hospital alongside his wife, Hillary Clinton, as they head home to Chappaqua, NY. Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña released a statement from Dr. Alpesh N. Amin of UC Irvine, who explained the former president’s recovering condition. Statement from Dr. Alpesh N. Amin, Chair, Department of Medicine and Executive Director, Hospital Medicine at UC Irvine Health, who has been overseeing the team of doctors treating President Clinton pic.twitter.com/n3mJHesjfC — Angel Ureña (@angelurena) October 17, 2021Watch above, via CNN.
Scientists prove what mothers already knew: a glass of milk is best for a good night’s sleep
A warm glass of milk has long been used by parents to settle their toddlers before bed. Now new research has suggested that it is not just an old wives’ tale and the bedtime drink really does help ensure a good night’s sleep. The medications work by activating the GABA receptor, a protein in the brain that suppresses nerve signalling and slows brain activity. Cow’s milk contains tryptophan and other peptides called casein tryptic hydrolysate (CTH) that relieve stress and encourage sleep. Together with a digestive enzyme called trypsin, they create a highly effective mixture of sleep-enhancing peptides.
BMA head says forcing GPs to do more face-to-face appointments is 'harassment' and 'discrimination'
“If general practice was an employee, it would claim harassment, discrimination, victimisation.”A “zero tolerance” campaign to tackle abuse and harassment of GPs will also form part of the plan. But Dr Nagpaul claimed the league tables will increase abuse. Facing daily abuse from patientsGPs and practice staff have said they face “daily” abuse from patients over access to in-person appointments. “It’s daily and relentless,” Dr Kachhala, who works at Torkard Hill Medical Centre in Hucknall, said. “(I’m) exhausted, numb, heartbroken, angry, tired.”The Royal College of GPs has said the plan is not enough to tackle the crisis and that at least 6,000 full-time doctors are needed to tackle the workforce issues.
What to wear with grey hair: ideas for an ageless, flattering wardrobe
To ditch the blonde dye and let your natural hair colour shine through. Has grey hair changed the colours one can wear? Rather than dramatically revamping your wardrobe, why not try gradually allowing other tones in - adding golden yellow, burnt orange and rose pink. Now, you don't need to drench yourself in neon brights or persuade you that platinum hair looks best with purple. Brilliant hues and an eye-popping colour clash can look fabulous with grey hair.
400 Mawozo: Notorious gang suspected of kidnapping of missionaries as Haiti’s turmoil continues
The gang thought to be responsible for taking them is known as 400 Mawozo. The suburb of Croix-des-Bouquets, under the control of the gang, has been largely deserted as residents have fled the daily violence. “The gangs today have saturated Port-au-Prince and they are kidnapping people everywhere,” said Mr Jean. “400 Mawozo is kidnapping people every which way; in the Central Plateau, the North, it’s the same thing. “These are the legitimate expectations of the people who have suffered enough from gang violence, kidnapping, and widespread crime,” Mr Joseph said.
Earthshot Prize: William and Kate joined by stars for awards ceremony
"If we had shown my parents how people live (today) how they will wander down the streets and coffee cup, immediately throw it away, eat, throw away, everything throwaway, they would've gone, 'What's going on?'" said Dame Emma.
Bill Clinton: Former US president discharged from hospital
Not long after his second surgery, the ex-president - known for his love of fatty foods - went vegan. He told Politico in 2016, "I might not be around if I hadn't become a vegan. It's great."
A life through a lens: The work of Frank Horvat
His interest in photography, Horvat would later recount, was born of the necessity of finding a way to speak to girlsPhotographer Frank Horvat at an exhibition of his work at the Galerie Hiltawsky in Berlin in 2012. A savvy magazine editor noticed Horvat's work and asked the young man whether he might give fashion photography a go. Through his work in fashion, Horvat became a regular contributor to the likes of Harper's Bazaar, Les Jardin des Mondes, Elle and Vogue. In 1999, Horvat travelled throughout Europe to make a document of life on the continent the last year before the new millenniumParis, France, 1999: Store under renovation on the Champs E?lyse?es. Horvat attempted to capture daily life, snapping a wide range of subjects from the bazar to the banalParis, France, 1999: 'Aquaboulevard' swimming pool.
Elon Musk's net worth hits $230 billion putting him above Jeff Bezos as the world's richest person
The Tesla CEO has now outstripped former richest person, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and is currently wealthier than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined. The Tesla founder saw his and his SpaceX company's wealth swell after a share sale at SpaceX on October 8 worth $100 billion in a secondary offering. Bezos had previously held the title of world's richest person at $197.8 billion as of 2021, after the pandemic and lockdowns saw a boom in online sales. Since beginning that contest in April, his wealth has increased by around $60 billion, with Bloomberg reporting that the SpaceX deal alone added $11 billion to Musk's net worth. The 50-year-old began his career co-founding PayPal before moving on to found SpaceX and Tesla Motors in the early 2000s.
Bill Gates' daughter Phoebe, 19, shares intimate photos of her big sister Jennifer's wedding day
The 19-year-old younger sister of newlywed Jennifer Gates posted images on her Instagram showing her getting ready for Saturday's nuptials on Sunday. Jennifer Gates hosted a brunch on a long table covered in flowers on her ranch property in North Salem, New York on Sunday. Jennifer Gates, Phoebe's 25-year-old sister married, Nayel Nassar, 30, during a beautiful ceremony on Saturday afternoon at her horse ranch. After the wedding on Saturday, Jennifer and her father, Bill, danced to Elton John's Can You Feel The Love Tonight. Silver heaters together with lanterns were all seen seen waiting to be put into place.
Fauci says J&J shot should have been a double dose from the start
His comments came just days after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee unanimously voted to recommend booster shots for adult J&J recipients. Fauci notes, however, that Americans who got the one-dose shot should 'feel good' about the FDA recommendation and should get the jab as soon as possible. But the data of boosting the J&J first dose with a J&J second dose is based on clinical data. COVID vaccine booster shots are being recommended even though cases of infections have been dropping after a summer surge caused by the Delta variant. The FDA will now consider the advisory committee's recommendations on the J&J and Moderna COVID booster shots to make an official decision.
Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move
Share this Story: Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic moveKnife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move About two-and-a-half inches long and resembling a spearhead, experts pin the knife to the early Woodland to late Archaic period, from 2,500 to 4,000 years oldArticle content An ancient Indigenous knife unearthed during the renovation of Centre Block will be the first artifact found on Parliament Hill to be returned to the stewardship of the Algonquin people who live in the Ottawa region. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated
Share this Story: Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinatedSenior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated Ottawa is requiring federal employees, including members of the military, be fully vaccinated by the end of this month Photo by Lars Hagberg/The Canadian PressArticle content A senior military commander in Western Canada says he doesn’t expect much opposition from Canadian Forces personnel over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Ottawa is requiring federal employees, including members of the military, be fully vaccinated by the end of this month. Try refreshing your browser, or Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated Back to video Brig.-Gen. Bill Fletcher, who’s responsible for Western Canada’s 3rd Canadian Division, oversees the training of Canadian soldiers and operations from the Pacific Ocean to Thunder Bay, Ont. He said more than 90 per cent of Canadian military personnel are already double vaccinated and he’s not worried about any pushback from what he calls a small percentage.
Jordan, Saudi investors launch Fly Aqaba
The new airline aims to bring tourists to southern Jordan including to the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum, pictured at sunsetAdvertising Read moreAmman (AFP)Jordan announced Sunday the signing of an accord to launch an airline financed by investors in the kingdom and Saudi Arabia to serve the Red Sea resort area of Aqaba. The new airline, Fly Aqaba, was set up with $20 million in private sector investment, said Nayef Bakhit, president of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, quoted by Jordan's Petra news agency. Bakhit said it would start operations with two aircraft to serve Aqaba, the ancient archaeological site of Petra and the protected desert wilderness Wadi Rum. Flights will connect Aqaba to Amman as well as European and other Arab cities "at competitive prices", he said, without giving a date for Air Aqaba's maiden flight. The Covid-19 pandemic has badly dented Jordan's tourism industry, which represented 14 percent of its GDP.
Calls in Haiti for release of abducted US missionary group
Some members of the Ohio-based missionary group were on their first trip to Haiti, the source said. The kidnapping of the missionary group occurred Saturday morning on roads controlled by the Mawozo group. In April, the Mawozo group held 10 people including two French Catholic clergy members for 20 days before releasing them. Gedeon Jean says the absence of a strong state has left a void that criminal gangs have moved to fill, extending their hold from some of the capital's poorest districts into surrounding areas. And rights groups say the vast majority of women kidnapped by criminal gangs are sexually assaulted.
Spider-Man Meme: Fox News Asks Fauci Why He’s ‘So Controversial’
Host Laura Ingraham has downplayed the threat Covid poses while casting doubt on the safety of vaccines for children. The doctor himself has said the network’s coverage of Covid is “outlandish” and that some hosts “distort” the facts. Wallace asked Fauci, “When this pandemic started, I think it’s fair to say you were generally regarded as the authority on infectious disease. Two questions: Why do you think you’ve become so controversial? And honestly, do you think there’s anything you have done that has contributed to that?”Fauci tactfully didn’t directly call out the network.
Bates College Administration Censors Student Reporters Covering Staff Unionization
The campus workers announced their attempt to unionize on October 5, citing low pay, poor working conditions, and declining staff retention. Bates College administration pressured campus newspaper The Bates Student on Wednesday to remove an article from its website featuring interviews with five Bates employees trying to unionize adjunct faculty and non-managerial staff. The following day, an edited version of the story was published to The Bates Student’s website. In the new story, pro-union information and worker quotes were replaced with anti-union talking points and comments from Bates administration. My version of contributing to the world would be off loading trucks for Bates College,” said Foley’s new quote.
Granny caught smuggling €1.1 million of cocaine on cruise ship dies in agony in prison cell
Get daily headlines and breaking news alerts for FREE by signing up to our newsletterA granny caught smuggling €1.1 million of cocaine with her husband on a cruise ship has died lonely and in agony in her tiny prison cell. As her condition worsened she was allowed a final visit from husband Roger, 73, two years after they were locked up in separate jails. They said: “She was handed a life sentence – left to die in a foreign prison with no loved ones around her. Prosecutors said the pair were drug mules smuggling cocaine destined for the UK who used four cruises in two years as a front for their crimes making up to £26,500 per trip. Susan was put in Lisbon’s rat-infested EP Tires prison, where she shared a 10x10ft cell with three others.
Pedro Sanchez: Spanish PM vows to abolish prostitution
Prostitution is currently unregulated in Spain, and there is no punishment for those who offer paid sexual services of their own will as long as it does not take place in public spaces. However, pimping or acting as a proxy between a sex worker and a potential client is illegal.
These tiny homes in Los Angeles offer the city's homeless a new lease on life
There are more than 41,000 homeless people in the city of Los Angeles, according to the last count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority , an independent, joint powers authority created by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles mayor and City Council. An Everett, Washington, company called Pallet , which specializes in small shelter homes for homeless or temporary housing, built the homes for the Chandler village. But he said business misfortune and his drug use eventually put him on the streets after a move to Los Angeles. JUST WATCHED Tiny homes for homeless veterans Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Tiny homes for homeless veterans 01:23"My décor is just me -- I'm colorful, funky," Bracey declared. She says she's two classes away from finishing up an associate degree at Los Angeles Valley Community College.