Treasury officials Wednesday issued new rules requiring all foreign investors in certain deals involving critical U.S. technology to submit to national security reviews or face fines as high as the value of their proposed transactions.
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Potentially catastrophic Hurricane "Michael" is heading toward the Florida Panhandle. Life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall are imminent, NHC said 12:00 UTC (07:00 UTC). It's very likely that this storm will make...... Read more
Dead whales are a nutritional boon for polar bears, and theyve likely helped bears survive lean periods during warm spells in the past when much of the Arctic was ice-free. In the future, however, most bears wont be so lucky, writes a team of scientists in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on Oct. 9. [When] we look at the situation now, ecologically, with respect to food sources, its a very different picture, Ian Stirling, a biologist at the University of Alberta in Canada and a co-author of the paper, said in a statement. The potential of whale carcasses to bail bears out may still be important in a few areas but, quite simply, their overall availability is going to be substantially less than before humans invaded the Arctic. A female polar bear and cub feed on the remains of a dead whale that washed ashore nearly a year earlier. Image by Ian Stirling/University of Alberta. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) depend on sea ice, which allows them to stalk seals, their primary prey. But as the climate heats up, sea ice is disappearing, and ice-free Arctic summers could become a reality by 2040. Right now, when warmer temperatures carve up Arctic ice, some bears fast until the ice appears again, unless they come across another source of food. A whale carcass that washes ashore, for example, is a great source of fat and protein, and scientists figure that this strategy may have helped polar bears get through temperature
Hat dieser Tag noch Platz fr einen Facepalm? Aber klar! Der Innenminister von NRW so:
"Was bringt das beste Gesetz, wenn es am Verfassungsgericht scheitert?" Der korrigierte Entwurf begrenze "das verfassungsrechtliche Risiko auf ein Minimum".Ja, h, nun, hm, wenn es am Verfassungsgericht scheitert, (Sie mssen jetzt sehr tapfer sein, Herr CDU-Minister) dann war es wohl nicht das beste Gesetz. Merkense selber?
Wer whlt eigentlich immer diese Spezialexperten auf politische Posten!?
Bloombergs Kronzeuge fr die zweiten Vorwrfe gegen Supermicro fhlt sich falsch wiedergegeben. Er fand, dass das gerade nicht ein Supermicro-Problem ist sondern ein industrieweites Supply-Channel-Problem. So hatte ich den Bloomberg-Artikel auch verstanden, ehrlich gesagt. Aber ja, dass die da schon wieder auf Supermicro abgehoben haben, war ein irrefhrender Spin.
Gerade Aufmacher bei der SZ: Eine sterreichische Grnen-Politikerin wurde auf Facebook sexistisch widerwrtig und unfltig beschimpft, allerdings per Privatnachricht, nicht ffentlich. Damit fllt das in sterreich nicht unter den Beleidigungs-Paragraphen. Sie hat daraufhin die PM verffentlicht, mit Nennung der Anschrift des Bierladens des Sender-Accounts, woraufhin ber dem seinerseits ein Fkalgewitter darniederging.
Aber da war die Geschichte nicht zuende. Der Account-Besitzer betreibt einen Bierladen und fand das ungerecht, dass er jetzt belstigt wird, und ging vor Gericht. Er behauptete vor Gericht, nicht er habe das geschickt, sondern der Computer mit seinem eingeloggten Account stnde halt im Laden und das knne ja jeder gewesen sein.
Der Richter fand das nicht berzeugend, aber entschied dann trotzdem fr ihn. Die Politikerin muss jetzt 7000 zahlen.
Ich wollte mich gerade darber aufregen, aber dann klickte ich die Nicht-Kommentar-Version der Story und da steht folgendes drin:
Die 33-Jhrige machte diese Nachrichten bei Facebook und Twitter ffentlich, mit Namen und Geschftsadresse des Absenders. "Ich dachte mir, in einer Stadt voller Hipster schadet es ja nicht, darber zu informieren, bei welchem frauenverachtenden Arschloch man potenziell sein (craft) Bier kauft", schrieb sie dazu. Wer wissen wolle, warum dieser Mann Frauen belstige, "kann ja mal bei ihm nachfragen".Ja, h, sorry, aber da ist mein Mitleid sofort verflogen. Sie hat den Typen ffentlich als Arschloch bezeichnet, das kostet dann halt Geld. Finde ich vllig in Ordnung.
Wieso der Typ mit "war ich nicht" durchkommen soll, wenn die fiesen Raubmordkopierer dann Strerhaftung reingedrckt kriegen, erschliet sich mir nicht. Gibt es Strerhaftung auch in sterreich oder ist das ein rein deutsches Konstrukt?
Update: Lustig wre gewesen, wenn sie einfach auch behauptet htte, der eingeloggte Rechner stnde irgendwo rum und das htte jeder sein knnen. Und dann am besten noch eine despektierliche uerung ber den Richter da posten, dann berlegt der sich das vielleicht schnell anders, ob "knnte jeder gewesen sein" eine akzeptable Ausrede ist an der Stelle.
Update: LOL oder so!
(ZHE) Update (9 am ET): Hurricane Michael continued to strengthen Wednesday morning, as the Category 4 storms wind speed increased to 145 mph. The storm is now poised to be the strongest to hit the US in 14 years, boasting a life threatening storm surge and the potential to cause $16 billion in damages. The storm 
A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.
Press TV October 10, 2018 France will be facing the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity over a series of nuclear tests it had been conducting in the South Pacific for some three decades. A French Polynesian opposition leader said a complaint has already been filed to hold all the 
The fourth amendment violations of two Detroit cops were so egregious that they were actually arrested and charged with home invasion.
Today, we have a talk by Dr. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho, who discusses how aging is a consequence of thermodynamics and entropy. Quite simply, aging is the default for most species.
Earlier this year, we hosted the Ending Age-Related Diseases 2018 conference at the Cooper Union, New York City. The event was focused on bringing the worlds of research and investment in the rejuvenation biotechnology field together and saw a number of talks and panels focused on research and investment.
Dr. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho is a research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research INSERM. His talk was about how aging is the default behavior and that life is a balance between entropy and the availability of free energy. Essentially, due to the second law, all species progress through changes, and they age as their ability to resist entropy declines.
RT | October 10, 2018 A tweet from the IDF thanking Nikki Haley for her unwavering support for Israel has sparked an avalanche of snarky comments, with many pointing out that Haley was supposed to be the US, not Israeli, envoy to the UN. In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Haley resigned her post as 
No matter how hard he tries, Uncle Sam cant stop his cops from losing track of their guns and ammunition. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) provides the latest example of
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Spending a week in Ben-Gurion airport under a deportation order has surely been uncomfortable for 22-year-old American student Lara Alqasem, but the detention has done a great deal to advertise the Israeli governments intolerance of criticism.
Alqasem has a visa to study for a masters at Hebrew University. But she was stopped at the border last Tuesday because she once supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, and has been held at the airport as she appeals a deportation order. Wide coverage of her ordeal is turning into a public relations disaster for Israel. Even fervid Israel supporters are urging Israel to drop the case; though Netanyahus minister for security has dug in.
Heres the latest. A hearing on Alqasems appeal of the deportation has been moved ahead to 10 a.m. tomorrow morning, Noa Landau of Haaretz reports.
In a groundbreaking case, Israel has detained an American graduate student at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state
[S]he has been spending her days in a closed area with little access to a telephone, no internet and a bed that was infested with bedbugs, according to people who have spoken to her.
The State Department is sitting on its hands. Landau reports:
We are aware of her case. Our embassy is providing consular access. We value freedom of expression, also in cases where people dont agree with local policies. Ultimately its up to Israel to decided who it wants to let into the country
Alqasems pro-Israel congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has had nothing to say publicly about the case beyond her initial statement similar to the State Department position, largely taking Israels side.
Alqasem has a Palestinian father, and her last name was reportedly a red flag to border officials.
The Israeli government is squirming with all the bad press. Lara Alqasem is not detained! She is the one who chooses to stay She can fly at any time + run back home,...
Eureka! The Vavilov Ice Cap set unheard of speed records a couple of years ago in a massive surge and left climate scientists well, speechless!
The Vavilov Ice Cap, located in the Russian High Arctic has, for years, cruised along at a speed of about 2 inches per day. But, along the way it was the recipient of an anthropogenic turbo-charged-CO2 infusion (scientists didnt say that), setting all-time world speed records of 82 feet per day in a massive surge.
Hand-wringing scientists were aghast, confused. After all, ice caps are supposed to move by inches, not by 82 feet per day! Especially considering the mean average annual temperature at Vavilov Station of 16.5C. Which is b-b-brittle cold.
Additionally, ice caps are very stable. The term ice cap refers to a specific type of glacier, a stable slow-moving glacier. Thats how its always been, until Vavilov hit the scene!
Vavilov Ice Cap is on October Revolution Island in the Arctic between the Kara Sea and Laptev Sea. It is a polar desert where frigid temps and dry weather should keep ice firmly tethered to bedrock. But, not Vavilov; its like a wild horse. As September 26, 2018, it is slipping/sliding at 15-35 feet per day, much faster than its long-term average of 2 inches. The Vavilov is 1,000 to 2,000 feet or 1/3rd of a mile thick, covering over 700 square miles.
Not only did Vavilov set all-time speed records but the scientists, after explaining theyve never seen acceleration like Vavilov, raised a warning flag about the possibility that other currently stable ice caps may be more vulnerable than expected. Oh, really!1
They go on to say the rapid collapse of Vavilov has significant ramifications for glaciers in other polar regions, especially those fringing Antarctica and Greenland, where Sea Rise Monsters hang out.
Once again, similar to the same old story of scientists surprised by how fast things are happening, Vavilov caught them off guard: Climate models dont take this kind of surge into account.2
Still, its important to realize that scientists have very limited historical data on glaciers in the worlds remotest locations, and without further study, the authors of the Vavilov report are reluctant to boldly claim that climate chang...
Posted by Eddie Chapman on Oct 10Ah OK, I got confused (having not used gnome or nautilus for a long
Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN) to as they put it "protect Linux and open-source."..
Fox News, by Tucker Carlson, October 10 2018: The crack political team over at The Washington Post has uncovered a brand new species of fake news they think you need to know about: Imaginary left-wing mobs. In a piece posted this week, The Post explained that in order to win the midterm elections, those Republicans Continue reading
JUSTICE Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday ordered that the former governor of Edo state, Comrade More
Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have sealed off a city after thousands of Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) veterans converged there over a weekend of protests and clashes
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Invariant natural killer T cells might lead to cheaper and more effective immunotherapy.
Researchers at the Imperial College London have discovered that specifically employing invariant natural killer T cells, rather than generic T cells, in cancer immunotherapies based on chimeric antigen receptors might lead to significantly more effective, cheaper, and more easily mass-produced treatments .
Chimeric antigen receptor anti-CD19 (CAR19)-T cell immunotherapy-induced clinical remissions in CD19+ B cell lymphomas are often short lived. We tested whether CAR19-engineering of the CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells would result in enhanced anti-lymphoma activity. CAR19-iNKT cells co-operatively activated by CD1d- and CAR19-CD19-dependent interactions are more effective than CAR19-T cells against CD1d-expressing lymphomas in vitro and in vivo. The swifter in vivo anti-lymphoma activity of CAR19-iNKT cells and their enhanced ability to eradicate brain lymphomas underpinned an improved tumor-free and overall survival. CD1D transcriptional de-repression by all-trans retinoic acid results in further enhanced cytotoxicity of CAR19-iNKT cells against CD19+ chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells. Thus, iNKT cells are a highly efficient platform for CAR-based immunotherapy of lymphomas and possibly other CD1d-expressing cancers.
I have not lost the steam, I am currently dissecting issues thru surgical means to eliminate polluted areas. It is More
Lawmakers are demanding answers to concerns about reports of Chinese cyber espionage regarding the IT company Super Micro.Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Wednesday put pressure on the company, asking in a...
Welcome to a new Legislative Day in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria! Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola More
Posted by Daniel Beck on Oct 10Jenkins is an open source automation server which enables developers around
The death of people one is close to, either family and friends, inevitably triggers feelings of grief and sadness that will vary with the individual. In this article, Brian D. Earp says that how the Stoics mourned may have some lessons for us.
How should we grieve when someone close to us dies? Should we wail and gnash our teeth? Should we swallow our pain? Some would say there is no right answer. You feel whatever you feel, and heal however you heal, and thats okay. But according to the ancient Stoics those Greco-Roman philosophers making a comeback as preachers of practical wisdom in a self-help world there is a correct answer to the question of how we should grieve. And the answer is that we shouldnt. Whats done is done. There is nothing you can do to change the situation so move on.
He says that this advice sound harsh and even impossible to follow and it would be for ordinary people. But he says that it is all part of the attitude and training that the Stoics subjected themselves to and developed throughout their lives.
That is what is so different about their intuitions and ours. To put it simply, if you are not a Stoic philosopher if you have not been training yourself, year in and year out, to calmly face lifes vagaries and inescapables and you feel no hint of sadness when your child, or spouse, or family member dies, then there probably is something wrong with you. You probably have failed to love or cherish that person appropriately or sufficiently while they were alive, and that would be a mark against you.
The training to face death that the Stoics suggest, as stated by Epictetus, is pretty brutal.
remind yourself that what you love is mortal at the very moment you are taking joy in something, present yourself with the opposite impressions. What harm is it, just when you are kissing your little child, to say: Tomorrow you will die, or to your friend similarly: Tomorrow one of us will go away, and we shall not see one another any more?
What harm is it? I dunno about this. If the other person is not also a Stoic and appreciates what you are trying to achieve and agrees with it, you could find yourself alienating everyone by constantly reminding them that either one of you or both could die at any minute and thus should mentally prepare for it. While one should try to have a Stoic attitude towards ones own death, telling other people who may be grieving to learn to suck it up may not be the best thing.
I wonder i...
Las SRE neg la expedicin de pasaporte a una mujer trasns, su pareja evidenci las dificultades que padeci debido a la falta de capacitacin de los trabajadores de dicha dependencia Regeneracin, 10 de octubre de 2018. El actor de doblaje, Ortos Soyus Castrejn, denunci a travs de redes sociales la discriminacin de la que fue 
La entrada SRE niega pasaporte a mujer transgnero por su condicin se public primero en Regeneracin.
Posted by Hanno Bck on Oct 10I don't know what exactly Tavis was referring to, but a scenario that
Juana Ramrez Santiago Becomes 21st Human Rights Activist Killed in Guatemala
According to Guatemalan authorities, a 57 year-old Mayan lxil community leader and human rights defender, was shot dead on September 21, 2018, becoming the twenty first human rights activist to be assassinated in Guatemala this year. Juana Ramrez Santiago was walking in Qambalam, Nebaj Municipality, when a group of people attacked her...
Photo: Ahmad Lawan, leader of the APC caucus in the senate, with Saraki during a meeting at the senate presidents More
More than two hours of police body camera footage has been released that shows the moments officers pointed their weapons at two unarmed Rowan University students and handcuffed them after
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If weve learned anything, its that 3D printers are exceptionally well suited to printing little boats. According to the Internet, 3D printers are at their best when pumping out cute PLA boats in all the colors of the rainbow; perfect for collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. Ask not what your Benchy can do for you, ask what you can do your Benchy.
But this 3D printed boat isnt so cute and cuddly. In fact, its an absolute beast. Built by [Wayne Andrews], this nearly meter long 3D printed racing catamaran looks more Batman than Popeye. In the video after the break you can see a recent run of the boat on the lake, and we think youll agree it definitely has the performance to back up its fierce looks.
Impressively, the hull isnt printed out of some expensive high-tech filament. Its the cheapest PLA [Wayne] could get his hands on, and glued together with nothing more exotic than Loctite Super Glue Gel. The secret is the internal West System fiberglass cloth and resin work, which is the same stuff used on real boat hulls. It took about 5 days of continuous printing to produce all...
As you probably have noticed, our site has been a bit sluggish lately.
We are aware of the issue and are developing plans for dealing with it. The primary issue lies in the database structure and contents. On-the-fly joins across multiple tables cause a performance hit which is exacerbated by the number of stories we have posted over the years (yes, it HAS been that long... YAY!). Further, stories which have been "archived" allowing no further comments or moderation are still sitting in the in-RAM DB and could be offloaded to disk for long-term access. Once offloaded, there would be much less data in the in-RAM database (queries against empty DBs tend to be pretty quick!) so this should result in improved responsiveness.
A complicating factor is that changing the structure on a live, replicated database would cause most every page load to 500 out. So the database has to be offlined and the code updated. That would likely entail on the order of the better part of a day. Obviously, shorter is better. On the other hand "The longest distance between two points is a short cut." We're aiming to do it right, the first time, and be done with it, rather than doing it quick-and-dirty, which usually ends up being not quick and quite dirty.
So, we ARE aware of the performance issues, are working towards a solution, and don't want to cause any more disruption than absolutely necessary.
We will give notice well in advance of taking any actions.
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JOE MURPHY HAS BEEN TUCKED AWAY IN SMALL-TOWN CANADA AFTER PLAYING 15 YEARS IN THE NHL. HE HAS SUFFERED MULTIPLE CONCUSSIONS; HIS BEHAVIOR IS ERRATIC.
A policeman is seen to get on his knees on a what it seems a land road in Northern Greece. He reaches out and takes a tiny something in his hand. A baby turtle that was trying to cross a busy road. The turtle was taken to a safe natural environment, news portal kozanilife notes.
The post What does a baby turtle do in the middle of a busy land road? appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.
Just months after the controversial Speck crypto code was added to the Linux kernel that raised various concerns due to its development by the NSA and potential backdoors, which was then removed from the kernel tree, there is now Russia's Streebog that could be mainlined...
French government suspends demand
for West Bank product labeling
JTA 4 Oct French authorities have reportedly suspended their insistence on special labeling for West Bank products following a lawsuit alleging that the practice is discriminatory. The France office of the NGO Amnesty International complained about the suspension in a statement Wednesday. Instead of complying with the request to end imports [from the West Bank], the government has chosen to roll back and suspend the demand for labeling, the human rights group wrote. Israels public broadcaster Kan reported on Tuesday about the suspension of the measure, which was adopted in 2016. That year, the French Economy Ministrys General Directorate for Competition, Consumption and Fraud Prevention published an advisory circular requiring retailers to use the word colonies, French for settlements, to specify goods originating in Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in 1967 Earlier this year The Lawfare Project, a pro-Israel think tank, initiated a legal action challenging the labeling requirements on behalf of Psagot Winery LTD, an Israeli vineyard whose European distributors are subject to the labeling rules. In France, the legal action in May prompted the Council of State, which is the governments legal adviser, to ask the European Court of Justice for its opinion on the legal status of labeling.
European soccer body said to bar
Israel from broadcasting games to settlements
Times of Israel 8 Oct Israels national broadcaster is on the verge of losing the rights to broadcast World Cup and Euro 2020 soccer games due to an impasse over transmission to Israelis living in West Bank settlements and East Jerusalem, according to a Sunday report. The national broadcaster Kan reportedly bid 5 million ($5.8 million) for the rights to show Israels games in the early round of the two international soccer competitions, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. The bidding was conducted by a US company, CAA11. The contract with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), however, states that Kan may only broadcast the matches inside the so-called Green Line, and not in what UEFA...
Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (patch), CentOS (firefox, glusterfs, kernel, and nss), Debian (net-snmp), Oracle (firefox, glusterfs, kernel, and nss), Red Hat (glusterfs, kernel, and nss), Scientific Linux (firefox), SUSE (kernel), and Ubuntu (webkit2gtk).
Donald Trump recently reiterated his promise to introduce a Middle East peace plan in the next few months. That promise makes sense of a number of unusual and extreme events that have taken place recently.
On February 15, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump held their first official meeting. At the press conference that preceded that meeting, they discussed Trumps promise to strike a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand. Over the course of the press conference, Trump and Netanyahu would go on to unpack that cryptic remark in a way that eventually revealed the strategy that would make sense of the recent unusual events.
The single most clarifying lens through which to view Israels foreign policy history is the lens of the doctrine of the periphery. The doctrine of the periphery can be traced back to two leaders of Mossad: Reuven Shiloah and Isser Harel. But its central premise, that political compromise with the Arabs is impossible, may be traced back even further to Vladimir Jabotinsky. According to this perspective, Israelis look out from a tiny land to find themselves surrounded by Arab nations who are not only hostile to them but whose differences with Israel are so essential that compromise and friendship are impossible. This impossibility of political ties with its neighbours drives Israel to reach for alliances with non-Arab states just beyond the circumference of her neighbourhood: to the periphery. This local world view was adopted by David Ben-Gurion and became his doctrine of the periphery. Ben-Gurion was the architect of the first phase of Israeli foreign policy.
The second phase was ushered in by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres who pushed the pendulum to the other amplitude: enmity with the periphery and warming of relations with the neighbourhood. Under Rabin and Peres, Israeli foreign policy would focus on a New Middle East in which Israel would warm relations with its Arab neighbours in order to confront a new peripheral enmity with Iran.
The third phase is the creation of Netanyahu. Its innovation was that it no longer viewed the pendulum swing as a bipolar one that had to choose the Arab neighbourhood or the non-Arab periphery. As the old doctrine of the periphery split the Arab neighbourhood from the non-Arab periphery, Netanyahu now split the Arab neighbourhood into the Arab states and the Palestinians. For the first time in the history of Israel, Netanyahu made enemies of both Iran and the Palestinians. Keeping his eye on the periphery doctrines intent of never making enemies of everyone at once, Netanyahu accomplished his foreign policy innovation by...
Two innocent students were held at gunpoint and detained in a harrowing video because they fit the description of a non-existent gun wielding man.
Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on 1.5C.
It summarised what the latest science says about the impacts of such a rise in the global temperature, as well what the literature says about the ways to avoid it. (For all the details, see Carbon Briefs in-depth Q&A.)
Here, Carbon Brief asks scientists from a range of disciplines to describe what they believe to be the reports key findings.
Press TV October 9, 2018 Sales of US military equipment to foreign governments have increased by 33 percent compared to the previous years total, a US administration official says. Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, told Reuters on Tuesday that the US foreign military sales hit 55.6 billion dollars 
Episodes previously posted have been taken down, apparently due to copyright claims
Just weeks after hurricane Florence battered the US southeast with historic rains and flooding, another major hurricane is now bearing down on the Florida panhandle with 145 mph (~240 kph) winds and heavy rains forecast. From Ars Technica:
Hurricane Michael continued to intensify during Tuesday night, bringing an unprecedentedly strong storm to the northwest Florida coast on Wednesday. This is a serious situation for the Florida Panhandle and downstream areas in southeastern Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
As of the National Hurricane Center's 9am ET update, Michael had 145mph sustained winds, solidly in the range of a Category-4 major hurricane. Winds along the Florida coast were already rising above tropical storm strength at the time, all but closing the window for further evacuations as the storm nears shore and moves inland later today.
Perhaps most concerning, Michael's central pressure continued to fall during the overnight hours, down to 933 millibars by Wednesday morning. This is an indication of the storm's organization, and with Michael's satellite appearance actually improving as the storm approaches land, some slight further intensification is possible today before landfall near Panama City. If Michael's central pressure falls further, to 930 millibars, it would rank among the 10 most intense hurricanes to make landfall in the US on record in terms of central pressure.
Meteorologists are reacting to the rapidly intensifying storm with some measure of alarm. Mike Bettes, a meteorologist with The Weather Channel, noted on Twitter Wednesday morning that his crew was pulling out of Apalachicola, a small coastal community to the right of Michael's projected landfall that will likely bear the brunt of the storm's winds and surge.
If you are in the path of this storm, please take whatever measures necessary to keep yourself safe.
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En nuestro pas, a lo largo de este sexenio que agoniza, el clamor por la justicia y la verdad cobr una gran fuerza con el movimiento de familiares de personas desaparecidas, que se transform en el motor del cambio y en el torbellino de la esperanza. La bsqueda por los seres queridos se erigi en el gran tema de una sociedad agraviada. Porque es una herida que atraviesa al pas entero, que nos lastima a todas y a todos, porque trunca de tajo la posibilidad de alcanzar la paz con justicia y dignidad.
Fueron padres de familia que trabajan en el campo y en las periferias de las ciudades, y madres, varias de ellas solteras, quienes adems de atender sus actividades domsticas, se las ingenian para obtener algn ingreso en su comunidad o colonia. Ellos y ellas, sin tener un rol poltico o liderazgo social relevante han sido el referente nacional marcado por el dolor y la indignacin. Nunca hubiramos imaginado que nuestro pas se transformara en una gran fosa donde yacen cuerpos de personas no identificadas. Tampoco creeramos que este sexenio sera ms violento que el de Felipe Caldern, quien declar la Guerra contra el narcotrfico y puso en las calles al Ejrcito y la Marina. En las postrimeras de estas administraciones estamos padeciendo los saldos sangrientos de poder presidencial sumido en la corrupcin y atrapado en las redes de la macrocriminalidad.
El empecinamiento del ejecutivo federal de mantener a cualquier costo poltico, la versin de que los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa fueron incinerados en el basurero de Cocula, ha desencadenado una gran irritacin social por el discurso simulador y la palabra hueca de un poder decrpito. Esta postura autoritaria e insensible ha generado un ambiente srdido, pendenciero y violento. Ya no hay confianza en las autoridades ni en las instituciones. Se ha dejado crecer la enredadera del crimen organizado abandonando a su suerte a la poblacin que lucha diariamente por su sobrevivencia.
La valenta de los familiares y su lucha heroica, en la que va de por medio su vida, han sido el antdoto para abrir el caparazn de un aparato de justicia hermtico capturado por los intereses de la economa criminal. Las y los funcionarios de la Procuradura General de la Repblica (PGR) en lugar de colocarse del lado de las vctimas se han vuelto contra ellas. Han ignorado sus planteamientos y se han empeado en hacer ms cruento su sufrimiento. Los mismos titulares de la PGR filtran informacin para denigrar la imagen de los desaparecidos. La finalidad es desviar la atencin y encubrir a los actores estatales que han cometido graves violaciones a los derechos humanos. Hay normas no escritas que se cumplen a pie juntillas dentro de este sistema opaco, que brinda proteccin a los miembros del Ejrcito, la Marina y Policas Federales que se encuentran involucrados en estos crmenes atroces.
En nuestro pas se ha r...
Maryland researchers develop a silicon chip that guides the light around its edge producing high-quality single photons
The smallest amount of light you can have is one photonso dim that its pretty much invisible to humans. While imperceptible, these tiny blips of energy are useful for carrying quantum information around. Ideally, every quantum courier would be the same, but there isnt a straightforward way to produce a stream of identical photons. This is particularly challenging when individual photons come from fabricated chips.
Now, researchers at the University of Maryland have demonstrated a new approach that enables different devices to repeatedly emit nearly identical single photons. The team, led by A. James Clark School of Engineering Associate Professor Mohammad Hafezi, made a silicon chip that guides light around the devices edge, where it is inherently protected against disruptions. Previously, Hafeziof the Clark Schools Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Joint Quantum Institute, and Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physicsand colleagues showed that this design can reduce the likelihood of optical signal degradation. In a paper published online on September 10 in Nature, the team explains that the same physics which protects the light along the chips edge also ensures reliable photon production.
Single photons, which are an example of quantum light, are more than just really dim light. This distinction has a lot to do with where the light comes from. Pretty much all of the light we encounter in our everyday lives is packed with photons, says Elizabeth Goldschmidt, a researcher at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and co-author on the study. But unlike a light bulb, there are some sources that actually emit light, one photon at time, and this can only be described by quantum physics, adds Goldschmidt.
Many researchers are working on building reliable quantum light emitters so that they can isolate and control the quantum properties of single photons. Goldschmidt explains that such light sources will likely be important for future quantum information devices as well as further understanding the mysteries of quantum physics. Modern communications relies heavily on non-quantum light, says Goldschmidt. Similarly, many of us believe that single photons are going to be required for any kind of quantum communication application out there....
The UAE has added eight new aircraft shelters and a weapon storage area to a reserve airfield on the coast, commercial satellite imagery shows. The activity suggests that the UAE may maintain a detachment at the reserve airfield to rapidly respond to potential threats. Assets routinely deployed at al-Hamra include the AH-64 Apache and the UH-60 Black Hawk. This location, and other nearby facilities, are frequently used for military exercises.
The airfield located less than 100 km from the Qatar border sits between some significant civilian infrastructure. To the east lies the Shuweihat power complex featuring three combined cycle power plants with co-located desalination. The three plants have a nameplate capacity of 4,520 megawatts. Adjacent to the power plants is the Ruweis Refinery complex operated by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). ADNOC plans to expand refinery operations and petrochemical production over the next five years with an additional $45 billion investment. Ruweis features the countrys single largest refinery.
To the west of the airfield is the $20 billion four unit Barakah nuclear power plant. Just last year, South Korean workers completed Unit 1 and reported that fuel would be loaded into the reactor pending regulatory approval. In August 2018, Unit 2 went through hot functional tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures that the reactor will experience during normal operation. When the first reactor goes online in 2019, the UAE will become the regions second consumer of nuclear energy after Iran.
These developments continue to put high value on coastal protection, as perhaps exemplified by the recent deployment activity. In 2007, the UAE stood up a little known agency, the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority, whose mission is to anticipate and guard against threats to high value infrastructure. The agency routinely works with other government authorities and the armed forces to accomplish its mission.
With the UAEs ongoing involvement in hostilities in Yemen, external threats to the Gulf country, particularly to soft targets, remain a conc...
The exciting X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC 2018) that took place two weeks back with talks ranging from open-source GPU drivers to continuous integration and more are now available for your viewing pleasure online...
Neuroscientists from the project BrainNet have found a way to link human brains together using them in unison to solve complex problems and play the video game Tetris.
BrainNet is essentially a multi-person non-invasive direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving thats currently being tested by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University the University of Washington.
And yes the three human hosts heads remained attached during testing but its safe to say that all of that could change in the future.
According to CNet.com:
The team used electroencephalograms (EEGs) to record electric impulses from two human brains and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to deliver information to a third brain. The end result: an interface that allowed three human subjects to collaborate and solve Tetris problems using brain-to-brain communication.
In the test, two senders were connected to EEG sensors and communicated to a third person, the receiver via a TMS helmet with the ability to send flashes directly to the brain.
The two senders could see the game of Tetris being played, the receiver could not. The goal: send a message telling the receiver to either rotate or not rotate the Tetris piece, depending on how the game was going.
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New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom
The discovery shows that China continues to sabotage critical technology components bound for America.
A major U.S. telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc....
Turkish president Suleyman Demirel (L) next to former US President Bill Clinton, Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Clinton during the funeral for King Hassan II of Morocco. (Photo: Mustafa Abadan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The biggest question surrounding Californias 50th district candidate is: Who is Ammar Campa-Najjars father? Recently, Clarion Project ran an investigative piece on San Diegos Arab-Mexican congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, who has been accused by his opponent Duncan Hunter of having terrorist ties. However, our piece raised more questions than it answered, namely about Campa-Najjars father: Yasser Mohammad Yousef al-Najjar (Yasser al-Najjar).
While no child is responsible for the actions of their parent, there is a question of how much a child is influenced by a parent. Former president Barack Obama in a run up to his presidential election campaign published his book Dreams of My Father. Other candidates and public figures have done the same (or at least had candid dialogues) in an effort to be transparent about their history.
Ammar Campa-Najjar, who worked for the Obama administration and whose candidacy is supp...
In light of escalating evidence that China continues to bug computer software destined for America, U.S. companies should diversify away from the Chinese market.
The threat is both significant and under-appreciated. As Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, a security firm working for a major U.S. telecommunications company has found malicious chips in hardware the company purchased from Super Micro Computers Inc. Super Micro Computers built the hardware in China where, according to Bloomberg, Chinese intelligence services ordered Super Micro subcontractors to plant the malware in their products.
This news should anger but not surprise you.
By Tom Rogan
The Washington Examiner
By planting hardware inside computers, the Chinese give themselves the means to target some future interest that has the misfortune of using its bugged hardware.
The Chinese government has long operated an incredibly aggressive and scaled effort to steal U.S. information of value. Sometimes thats the personal information of government workers, sometimes its the communications of U.S. leaders, sometimes its intellectual property, and sometimes that information is unknown even to the Chinese when they first pursue it. After all, by planting hardware inside computers, the Chinese give themselves the means to target some future interest that has the misfortune of using its bugged hardware. Still, the simple point here is that China has absolutely no regard for things that American citizens or American companies want to keep secret. That disdain for privacy is motivated not by immorality, but simply by Chinas much broader effort to displace the U.S.-led international order with one of its own making.
Of course, it is nonsensical for Americans to continue dancing to the Chinese tune by purchasing its hardware or software. And fortunately, because Chinese ha...
El INE inform que la liquidacin del Partido Encuentro Social (PES) y Nueva Alianza avanza conforme a la ley Regeneracin, 10 de octubre de 2018. El presidente de la Comisin de Fiscalizacin del instituto Nacional Electoral (INE), Benito Nacif Hernndez, inform que la liquidacin del Partido Encuentro Social (PES) y Nueva Alianza avanza en los 
La entrada INE anuncia que liquidacin del PES y Nueva Alianza sigue avanzando se public primero en Regeneracin.
New research offers clues to stop the spread of organized hate groups in the United States.
Broadly speaking, a posthuman perspective would call into question the anthropocentric notion that humans are to be privileged over all other forms of life. Posthumanism generally aligns with a more ecological perspective that favors simultaneous coexistence with other species and consideration of the lives and experiences of other species. Posthumanism would thus resist the notion that humans are at the center of any given context and would instead posit that human society is composed of a web of interwoven, entangled relationships of humans, nonhuman animals, organic and inorganic matter, and so on. https://www.psychologytoday.com//conservation-and-compassi https://paper.li/e-1437691924#/
A new book called Visualizing Posthuman Conservation in the Age of the Anthropocene argues against human domination and favors peaceful coexistence with other species.
In the 1966 science fiction movie Fantastic Voyage, medical personnel are shrunken to the size of microbes to enter a scientists body to perform brain surgery. Due to the work of this years winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, laser tools now do work at this scale.
Arthur Ashkin won for his development of optical tweezers that use a laser to grip and manipulate objects as small a molecule. And Grard Mourou and Donna Strickland won for coming up with a way to produce ultra-short laser pulses at a high-intensity, used now for performing millions of corrective laser eye surgeries every year.
Here is a look at these inventions, their inventors, and the applications which made them important enough to win a Nobel.
Heres how optical tweezers work. The laser light passes through an objective lens while the lens focuses the light at a point inside the particle to be held. Explanations for what happens next depends on the particles diameter....
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Iraqi women are playing an important sociopolitical role in the country, and reformers in Iraq must capitalise on their work
Have you noticed how Republican insults are becoming a genuine mark of pride? Sharice Davids is running for Congress, and is getting some heat from local Republicans in Kansas.
Davids is a unique candidate for the 3rd Congressional District seat up for grabs this November. If elected, the Ho Chunk Nation member would be the first Native American woman elected to Congress in U.S. history and would also be the first gay Kansan to represent the state in Washington. Shes also a former MMA fighter and currently works as a lawyer, having obtained her law degree from Cornell. This election cycle, she may be at the top of a historic group of emboldened Native candidates, who happen to overwhelmingly be women.
She sounds awesome. Her existence prompted Michael Kalny, a two-bit racist precinct committeeman, to write to the head of the county Democratic Women chapter with this little rant.
Little Ms. Pritchett- you and your comrades stealth attack on Yoder is going to blow up in your leftist face. The REAL REPUBLICANS will remember what the scum DEMONRATS tried to do to Kavanaugh in November. Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian will be sent back packing to the reservation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To quote Terry Pratchett, And all those exclamation marks, you notice? Five? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head. Im not sure what hed make of someone who used fifty exclamation marks.
Never forget. This is what Republicans are all about: racism, homophobia, misogyny, and oppression. That little pissant might get what he wants, now that the Supreme Court supports voter suppression laws that discriminate particularly severely against Indians, unless we all turn out the vote and kick these assholes back into the dead past.
A white woman who spotted a black man babysitting two white children called police and then followed them home in Cobb County. WGCL-TV reported Tuesday that the woman stopped Corey
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The Windows zero-day vulnerability tracked as CVE-2018-8453 is a privilege escalation flaw that was exploited by an APT group in attacks against entities in the Middle East.
The flaw, tracked as CVE-2018-8453, affects the Win32k component of Windows handles objects in memory.
The flaw was discovered by experts from Kaspersky Lab could be exploited by an authenticated attacker to take control of an affected system.
Kaspersky Lab reported the vulnerability to Microsoft on August 17, roughly two months ago.
Kaspersky revealed that the CVE-2018-8453 vulnerability has been exploited by the APT group tracked as FruityArmor, a cyber-espionage group that was first observed in 2016 while targeting activists, researchers, and individuals related to government organizations.
Experts believe FruityArmors activity has been slowly increasing during the last two years.
The zero-day exploit was included by malware installer used by the group to escalate privileges on the target machine and to gain persistence.
The final payload dropped by the malware was a sophisticated implant used by the attackers for persistent access to the victims machines.
In August 2018 our Automatic Exploit Prevention (AEP) systems detected an attempt to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows operating system. Further analysis into this case led us to uncover a zero-day vulnerability in win32k.sys. reads the report published by Kaspersky.
The exploit was executed by the first stage of a malware installer to get necessary privileges for persistence...
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the SYRIZA flank of Greeces coalition government distanced themselvesf from coalition partner Panos Kammenos and his Alternative Plan on Prespes Agreement. The Greek government sticks to its commitment in the Prespes Agreement and respects [FYROM PM Zoran] Zaevs efforts to pass the constitutional changes through the Parliament aiming to materialized
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Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday.
The Lancet Commission report by 28 global specialists in psychiatry, public health and neuroscience, as well as mental health patients and advocacy groups, said the growing crisis could cause lasting harm to people, communities and economies worldwide.
While some of the costs will be the direct costs of healthcare and medicines or other therapies, most are indirect in the form of loss of productivity, and spending on social welfare, education and law and order, the reports co-lead author Vikram Patel said.
The wide-ranging report did not give the breakdown of the potential $16 trillion economic impact it estimated by 2030.
The situation is extremely bleak, Patel, a professor at Harvard Medical School in the United States, told reporters.
He said the burden of mental illness had risen dramatically worldwide in the past 25 years, partly due to societies ageing and more children surviving into adolescence, yet no country is investing enough to tackle the problem.
No other health condition in humankind has been neglected as much as mental health has, Patel said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 300 million people worldwide have depression and 50 million have dementia. Schizophrenia is estimated to affect 23 million people, and bipolar disorder around 60 million.
The Lancet report found that in many countries, people with common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia routinely suffer gross human rights violations including shackling, torture and imprisonment.
Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the medical journal the Lancet, which commissioned the report, said it highlighted the shameful and shocking treatment of people with mental ill health around the world.
It called for a human rights-based approach to ensure that people with mental health conditions are not denied fundamental human rights, including access to employment, education and other core life experiences....
Diputados tendrn hasta 5 meses de dieta, es decir, alrededor de 373 mil 360 pesos, con intereses menores que en los bancos. Regeneracin, 10 de octubre de 2018.- Los diputados renovaron la prestacin que se trata de prstamos de nmina de hasta cinco meses con intereses mnimos, aprobada por el Comit de Administracin de 
La entrada Diputados se aprueban crditos internos con tasas preferenciales se public primero en Regeneracin.
The once bustling company Sears appears to have taken a turn for the worst and has hired M-III Partners LLC to handle a bankruptcy filing with the court as early as next week.
As the WSJ reports:
Employees at M-III Partners, a boutique advisory firm, have spent the past few weeks working on the potential filing, the people said. In recent days, M-III staff have been at the retailers headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., one person said. Sears continues to discuss other options and could still avert an in-court restructuring, the people added.
Sears, which has been losing money for years, has $134 million in debt due on Monday. Edward Lampert, the hedge-fund manager who is Searss chairman, chief executive, largest shareholder and biggest creditor, could rescue the company, as he has done in the past by making the payment.
Traditional brick and mortar stores are having a tough time in todays day and age competing with online sales. However, it makes you wonder why the once successful mail order company couldnt figure it all out in time.
Marijuana in Canada presents a serious matter for Natives and particularly for the Mohawks of Akwesasne.
Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday fought on the air with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade over what the Kentucky Republican called an overly interventionist U.S. military policy.
Paul said he wants President Trumps next ambassador to the United Nations to reflect Trumps own position that the U.S. needs to stop using its military so frequently around the world.
Im of the opinion we need to have a strong national defense, we need to balance our budget, but we dont need to be in everybodys civil war, Paul said. And the president agrees with me.
Well, the only problem is when we leave Iraq, in comes ISIS, Kilmeade replied. If we leave Afghanistan, out comes al Qaeda, and then buildings start falling here, so youve got to be responsible.
The other half of that, Brian, though, is we went into Iraq, toppled the regime there, and guess what? Paul said. It made Iran stronger. So really, we tipped the balance of power in favor of Iran when we went into Iraq, so we have to think of the unintended consequences of always intervening in everyones civil war.
Well, we dont always intervene in everyones civil war, Kilmeade said.
Well, were involved in about seven civil wars right now, particularly the Yemen civil war, Paul fired back.
Paul said its been a mistake to arm Saudi Arabia, which he said is making things worse in Yemen.
That was a mistake, Kilmeade said. Should we give Yemen to Iran, would that be better?
No, Paul said. I think we should understand that the worlds a little more complicated than that, Brian. That theres civil war there with many different factions in Yemen, and this isnt Iran, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. There are many different factions
Youre oversimplifying, Brian said. Youre oversimplifying, senator.
No, the Sunnis and the Shia have been at war with each other for 1,000 [years], they will be at war with each other for anot...
El 31 de agosto marc el final oficial del verano del 2018. Para Europa no nada ms fue uno de los veranos ms calurosos meteorolgicamente hablando, sino tambin en trminos sociales y polticos. Fue una fase de rupturas y de una creciente polarizacin que ha sacudido al mal llamado viejo continente (como si los otros no fueran igual de viejos) desde la crisis financiera de 2008 y el verano de la migracin en 2015. El auge de la extrema derecha contina generando un clima de incertidumbre en diversas sociedades europeas. No es poca la gente que compara nuestros tiempos con los conflictivos aos 20 del siglo pasado, cuando la Europa posguerra entr en una crisis financiera que dio paso al poder del monstruo fascista en Alemania, pues la izquierda no logr unirse en una decidida resistencia en su contra.
Casi un siglo despus, un nuevo fascismo busca cultivar sus semillas rascistas e inhumanas sobre el ambiente de inseguridad que ha dejado la globalizacin neoliberal y lo hace cada vez con ms xito. En pases tan diversos como Austria, Polonia, Hungra e Italia, la extrema derecha ya est gobernando en coaliciones con partidos conservadores. Y por el momento no hay ninguna indicacin de que esa tendencia vaya a parar pronto en las urnas. Adems la ultraderecha ha logrado formar y establecer movimientos sociales que usan mtodos y formas de la izquierda extraparlamentaria para llevar su ideologa xenfoba a las calles.
En el caso de Alemania, esto se pudo ver nuevamente a finales de agosto cuando grupos neonazis se aprovecharon de la muerte de un alemn con descendencia cubana, despus de que las autoridades hubieran culpado a dos refugiados del crimen, para justificar marchas violentas durante las que atacaron a extranjeros, periodistas y activistas antifascistas. Y eso es nada ms un ejemplo de la violencia cotidiana en contra de las personas que en su ideologa inhumana no tienen ni derecho a existir.
I was introduced to another good take-down of that silly anti-grievance studies campaign. What I particularly appreciated is that this one recognizes the role of a key disseminator of bad science: Steven Pinker.
The obscure venue of choice for their account of the hoax, Areo Magazine, models itself on the magazine Aeon but in fact contains low-grade content obviously too petty or pedestrian even for Quillette (Not All Men is Not a Fallacy. It is Humanism). Yet what generated the Areo articles viral lift were strong endorsements from the usual suspectsSteven Pinker and Jordan Peterson, both senior psychology professorsand the budding reactionary Yascha Mounk, a Harvard lecturer in government but also head of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. The orthodoxy these men represent is not an orthodoxy of scientific legitimacy but rather the emerging consensus of tech bros, Davos billionaires, and alt-right misogynists. Each of these groups has its own reasons to hate feminist and other critical scholarshipwhether for ideological reasons, positivist data fetishism, or the perception that they are uncommodifiable and hence worthless.
I hadnt heard of Mounkbut the Tony Blair Institute? I distrust him already. But we havent gotten to the real skewering yet.
It is hard to imagine a form of scholarship less rigorous, more motivated by nonscientific concerns, and more warped by political hobbyhorses than what these men practice. Steven Pinker routinely misrepresents the scholarship he relies on in his books; a 2013 meta-analysis of the burial sites he studies in his argument on the decline of violence reveals that nearly every one of them has been misunderstood or distorted, without any noticeable impact on its popularity. Yet he can never be effectively corrected by any fellow scholar, because the outsized power he wields due to his media platform will always give his views more visibility. Peterson is even worse, a neo-Jungian fantasist whose basic ideas about animal and human behavior are so egregiously wrong he no longer even bothers to justify them through standard scholarly practice. Mounk catapulted to media prominence entirely on the basis of a conveniently-timed claim that recent survey data showed an alarming collapse in support for democracy in Western societies; though critics soon called his analysis cherry-picked and inaccurate, his reputation as the premier pundit of the liberal-technocrat class remains untarnished. In each of these cases, it is celebrity, status, and money that immunize a would-be scholar from criticism and disincentivize any revisions to their views. These extra-academic factors have a much greater effect on shaping our own daily lives than the private poli...
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The first-ever detection of highly energetic radiation from a microquasar has astrophysicists scrambling for new theories to explain the extreme particle acceleration. A microquasar is a black hole that gobbles up debris from a nearby companion star and blasts out powerful jets of material.
"What's amazing about this discovery is that all current particle acceleration theories have difficulties explaining the observations," said Hui Li, a theorist in Los Alamos National Laboratory's Theoretical Division who served on the team. "This surely calls for new ideas on particle acceleration in microquasars and black hole systems in general."
The team's observations, described in the Oct. 4 issue of the journal Nature, strongly suggest that particle collisions at the ends of the microquasar's jets produced the powerful gamma rays. Scientists think that studying messages from this microquasar, dubbed SS 433, may offer a glimpse into more extreme events happening at the centers of distant galaxies.
A. U. Abeysekara, et. al. Very-high-energy particle acceleration powered by the jets of the microquasar SS 433. Nature, 2018; 562 (7725): 82 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0565-5
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JACKSON, Miss. Mississippi police agencies have been seizing cash, guns and vehicles without legal authority for months after a state law changed and police didnt notice. An Associated Press
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A new report reveals that chronic understaffing at the Indian Health Service denies patients quality care.
The results from the first round of Brazils presidential elections are in, and theyre not terribly surprising: the far-right Jair Bolsonaro and Lulas heir-apparent Fernando Haddad made it through to the second round, which will take place on October 28.
What was surprising however was the margin of victory. Bolsonaro received 46% of the votes, narrowly missing the 50% threshold to avoid a run-off. Haddad trailed far behind with just 29% of the vote.
The gulf is wide enough to call into question the conventional logic of left-leaning voters banding together in the second round to defeat the upstart Bolsonaro.
Here are some takeaways from the election, and some trends to monitor as the second round approaches:
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A woman serving a six-year sentence in Rikers Island won a $425,000 settlement after wearing a wire and exposing three correction offers who sexually abused her from 2015 to 2016.
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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Muiz Banire as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The decision to confirm Banires appointment was taken at the Senates plenary session on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari had nominated Banire, a former Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), 
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New Dawn FM News
The famous Mona Festival will be revived this year and will be held on December 21st 23rd.
Organising Committee member Marcelline Getsi says that with this will be the last Mona Festival before the referendum.
Mr Getsi says the committee intends to make this Mona Festival bigger and better than the previous festivals to highlight its significance.
He revealed that numerous local business houses have shown interest in supporting the event with other companies also willing to take part.
Mr Getsi says that cultural groups must be ready and take the initiative to make this event a success.
He also urges other stakeholders to make it their business to be a part of the event which will be the final festival as Bougainville prepares for the Referendum.
Getsi says that the festival will be reminder to the people that there is nothing to fear but to work together and move towards independence for Bougainville.
He says the people must not wait for government support.
Secretary for Economic Development Steven Tsivele has been appointed the patron of the festival.
The federal government has proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants. Chris Ngige, minister of labour, disclosed this while briefing state house correspondents after the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting. He said after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) called off the nationwide strike, it agreed to N30,000 as the minimum wage 
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Corporate Plan Review
New Dawn FM News
A planning review workshop will be carried out to review the progress of each ABG Departments implementation of their Corporate Plans to ensure that they are aligned with the Bougainville Strategic Development Plan (2018 2022).
Director of Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination, Nancy Warkia says the workshop is an avenue for information sharing between departments and development partners.
She adds that this will strengthen partnership and networking to achieve a common good by taking ownership of the BSDP.
The BSDP is a roadmap that centres around the ABGs three pillars of development, Social Development, Economic Development and Infrastructure Development.
These three pillars are translated through the management levels of each department by the directors who lead the implementation through workforce management.
The workshop will allow departments to provide progress updates, realignment of their priorities for the 2019 fiscal year, realigning their Corporate Plans to the BSDP and for awareness and information sharing.
The workshop is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 17th October 2018 at the Catholic Youth Centre (YC Hall) at Hahela.
A Philadelphia police officer was justified in shooting and killing an armed homeowner who believed SWAT officers were home intruders during an early morning August raid. No charges will be
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Google has appealed the EUs record $5 billion antitrust fine in July that alleged the companys Android mobile operating system was being used to shut out competing services.A Google spokeswoman confirmed to The Hill that it had filed its appeal...
ABG to work towards Outcome Readiness
New Dawn FM News
The Autonomous Bougainville Government is not ready to deal with the outcome of the referendum at the transitionary period.
Acting Secretary for the Department of Peace Agreement Implementation, Denis Kuiai says the DPAI has accomplished much for the preparatory stage before the referendum.
Kuiai states that DPAI would now like to focus on the transitionary period and that includes receiving and administering the arrangements to succeed the current autonomous arrangements.
He says that the ABG has achieved much of its objectives before the referendum is carried out as per the Bougainville Peace Agreement.
He adds that there is still a number of issues to be ironed out but believes the ABG will complete these tasks with minimal hassle.
Some of these outstanding objectives are the practical application of resolutions by both the ABG and the National Government.
Kuiai says the emphasis to switch to the transitionary period is ensure Bougainville isnt caught off guard after the referendum is held.
Need for Information Dissemination
New Dawn FM News
There is still an immense need for information dissemination on Bougainvilles Referendum throughout the region as well Papua New Guinea.
Despite the number of media organisations based on Bougainville, information has not been propagated to the furthest reaches of region.
The lack of effective information dissemination is a major cause for concern as more than ninety precent of Bougainvilleans live in rural communities that have no access to information.
As the referendum looms in the next couple of months there are many people unsure of the process and how it will affect their lives.
The Department of Bougainville Peace Agreement Implementation is currently embarking on a coordinated approach to allow effective information dissemination.
This will ensure that information is far reaching and easy to comprehend by Bougainvilleans as well as the rest of the country.
Acting Secretary Denis Kuiai has made an invited to media organisation within Bougainville and outside to help with disseminating the key messages of the referendum.
Mr Kuiai adds that this will enable more information to be broadcasted and published for public consumption.
He says that Bougainville is currently under the international communitys radar and this approach will help to promote foremost, awareness, peace and democracy.
He adds that this will also garner support from the international community during the transitionary period after the referendum.
Youre not going to be able to trust that Im the author of anything I post here. You see, last night I read this thing about how the alt-right was furious at Taylor Swift because she endorsed some Democrats the fury of Andrew Anglin, that demented Nazi, was gratifying to see and it included one of Swifts videos. Now Im rather ignorant of Swift. Ive probably heard her songs before, but just as the usual pop music background noise, Ive never made the association between who she is and what songs she sings, and this was the first time Id actually paid attention to any of her music.
Uh-oh. I liked it. Its catchy and energetic. Its got a good message, too. I can see how the kids can get into her.
And then, as if that wasnt bad enough, I decided to watch some TV before bed, and some alien force made me turn on The Great British Bake-Off. God help me, I watched two episodes before tearing myself away.
It was all the niceness. It was a shock to the system, and might just kill me. A couple of hours without rage? What will keep my heart beating?
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Treasury officials Wednesday issued new rules requiring all foreign investors in certain deals involving critical U.S. technology to submit to national security reviews or face fines as high as the value of their proposed transactions.
A Chief Magistrates Court in Minna has ordered the remand in prison custody of a 55-year-old security guard, Michael Itang, accused of defiling a 10-year-old girl. Itang is standing trial on a count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The Police prosecutor, ASP. Daniel Ikwoche, had told the court that one Grace Tanko, 
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Pangolin survival: How following the money could save lives
Around the world, the illegal wildlife trade is having a devastating effect on many species of animal. Targeting profits made by those involved could help protect them.
Animals both dead and alive are being bought and sold on an industrial scale as food, pets, medicines and even ornaments.
The trade affects a huge range of species from great apes to helmeted hornbills, but arguably none more so than the pangolin.
These unusual-looking creatures are prized in some countries for their meat and scales and are thought to be the worlds most trafficked mammal, with about 100,000 a year snatched from the wild and sent to Vietnam and China.
Global attention is often focused on species such as elephants and rhinos and in many countries the populations of these animals has plummeted. In Tanzania, for example, elephant numbers fell by 60% from 109,000 in 2009, to just over 43,000 in 2014, according to government figures.
The hidden driver behind this trade is a basic one: the pursuit of profit.
For each of these trafficked ani...
October 08, 2018 by David A. Powell for The Saker Blog Part 1 of 3 parts As I began writing this essay, my first thoughts went something like this: I could attempt to write something on the illusion of freedom; on the reasons that this illusion is far worse than an actual absence of freedom. 
The Ijebu/Remo Forum, a group within the Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has assured that the partys governorship candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun, will be fair to all sections of the state if elected in the 2019 elections. The group, which comprises elder statesmen from Ogun East zone of the state, also sought 
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It would be nearly impossible for an outside power to successfully invade the United States. /or would it? What about the resolve of the people? What are the motivations at work here?
Imagine if you will, you are an American, the invaders are in your street, you have your rifle and enough ammo and your children are in the house with you and you have heard these stories telling that Dallas has been burned to the ground by the invaders for the example. All the men were killed and the women abused. You hear Chinese being yelled from down the street. Would most reasonable and sane people be willing to surrender? How would most people respond in this situation.
The sheer brutality of the Chinese military would eventually preclude any capitulation. There are some fates worse than death and torture and death is all an invading Chinese military would offer. Subsequently, the resistance level against the Chinese grow exponentially.
I recently interviewed a number ex-military personnel including a former ARSOF high ranking commander and the consensus is the same among all parties. If an when the Chinese invade, they will have a tiger by the tail.
From a military perspective, the land mass off the United States is an...
At least 15 Saudi journalists and bloggers have been arrested over the past year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday, following the disappearance of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
In most cases, their arrests have never been officially confirmed and no official has ever said where they are being held or what they are charged with, RSF, which defends press freedom around the world, said in a statement.
Cases included that of Saleh al-Shihi, a journalist whose arrest was only confirmed in February when his family learned he had been sentenced to five years in prison, RSF said.
He disappeared in December 2017, but his detention was not revealed until his conviction and sentence were announced in the kingdom, the organisation added.
Economist and citizen-journalist Essam al-Zamel was put on trial this month for criticising the governments economic strategy in a series of tweets and reports. It was only then officially confirmed he has been in jail for the past year.
Another journalist and commentator, Turad al-Amri, has been missing since November 2016 after protesting in a tweet to a clampdown on Saudi media, including the blocking of an online newspaper for which he had written.
Fayez bin Damakh, another reporter and poet, has also been reported missing since September 2017 when he was about to launch a TV news channel in neighbouring Kuwait.
Local press reports suggested he was abducted and taken to Saudi Arabia, though this has never been confirmed.
The traditionally opaque methods used by Saudi Arabia to silence critical journalists constitute grounds for fearing the worst in the case of Khashoggis disappearance, said Sophie Anmuth, head of RSFs Middle East desk.
Khashoggi, who lived in self-imposed exile in the United States, vanished on October 2 after entering Riyadhs consulate in Istanbul to obtain official documents ahead of his marriage to his Turkish fiancee.
The All Progressives Congress(APC) is consulting its lawyers in its legal department to file a reaction on the eligibility of its candidates to run in Zamfara state in the 2019 election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said in a letter today that the party is not eligible to field candidates for governorship, national assembly 
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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), says Nigeria is losing out on a literate and skilled workforce it needs to grow economically due to huge number of out of school children. Pernille Ironside, Deputy Representative, UNICEF Nigeria, stated this on Wednesday in Kaduna, at the opening of a two-day Northern Nigeria Traditional Leaders Conference on 
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The Senate has sworn in Ahmad Babba Kaita and Lawan Yahaya Gumau as members representing Katsina-North and Bauchi-South Senatorial Districts, respectively. The Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewo, supervised the oath-taking ceremony for the new senators, which lasted about 10 minutes at the opening of the session on Wednesday. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, 
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Inductance is just one criteria for selecting the right inductor.
The EU is urged to impose targeted sanctions against the Burmese military and drop a proposal for removing trade privileges that risks hitting ordinary people.
Three unions that represent faculty and staff at City Colleges of Chicago say the colleges bargaining team will not come to the table to negotiate contracts. The unions said they plan to picket all City Colleges of Chicago board meetings until contract agreements are reached. In a statement, a college spokesperson disputed that accusation, saying the system has held more than 40 meetings with seven collective bargaining units over the past year. City Colleges has been responding and will continue to respond to contract proposals. Administrators also said they value the unions and that they are working to reach mutually beneficial contract agreements. The unions represent hundreds of employees, including professors, clerical staff, and security guards.
JAKARTA Hopes for a long-awaited collaboration between Indonesia and Malaysia to breed the near-extinct Sumatran rhino are fading fast, as the last of the species languish amid government inaction. Conservationists in both countries have long pushed for in vitro fertilization of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Indonesia is home to an estimated 100 individuals, at most, while Malaysia has just two. Under their plan, researchers hope to use sperm from one of Indonesias captive male rhinos to fertilize eggs from the lone remaining female of the species in Malaysia. But those efforts have been stymied as the Indonesian government continues to hold out against making the sperm available or applying for a permit that would allow Malaysia to send over the eggs, according to some observers in Malaysia. Meanwhile, officials in Indonesia point to fertility problems in Malaysias rhinos to explain the lack of progress. In the latest blow to the program, the Indonesian environment ministrys head of conservation, Wiratno, said the IVF plan had been postponed because the Malaysian female rhino, Iman, who is being treated for a tumor in her uterus, ceased to produce viable eggs. Its pending, Wiratno told Mongabay in Jakarta. No [viable] eggs are formed. Officials from the Sabah Wildlife Department, in Malaysian Borneo, reported last December that Iman had suffered a ruptured tumor in her uterus, leading to massive bleeding. Since then, however, an intensive regimen of medical treatment and feeding has raised hopes about her prospects for recovery. Conservationists and officials
By Roula Khalaf
I spent much of last Saturday evening scrolling through my Twitter feed, my anxiety mounting as two events unfolded.
The first was the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice and the corrosion of another American institution; the second was the gruesome speculation over the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi commentator who had visited his countrys consulate in Istanbul earlier in the week, and then vanished.
There was, of course, no relation between these two events, except perhaps that they were both symbols of political regression in the Trumpian age. The fraying of US democracy has been contagious. It has emboldened some of Americas undemocratic allies to act against their own critics with even greater impunity.
Mr Khashoggis disappearance was particularly painful because only a few days earlier, I had received an email suggesting we meet for lunch, as we sometimes did during his visits to London.
I was otherwise engaged but promised to see him the next time he visits the UK. If only I had known it may have been the last opportunity.
All we know for certain is that Mr Khashoggi went missing after entering the consulate last Tuesday to obtain personal documents.
Over the weekend, Turkish officials said he had been killed inside but provided no evidence; reports of torture, mutilation and a death squad trickled out, again without offering evidence. The Saudi authorities have denied the allegation. Their supporters are developing a narrative on social media that claims, unconvincingly, that Turkey and Qatar kidnapped him.
Perhaps Mr Khashoggi will re-emerge alive.
Possibly he is dead.
What is clear is that his vanishing debunks the overhyped myth of a new Saudi Arabia that deserves plaudits from its western allies.
The Saudi regime is adopting the same outdated playbook of old Middle Eastern autocrats, locking up activists, rounding up (and in some cases roughing up) businessmen and forcing them to give up their assets. Since 2015, three members of the royal family have reportedly been abducted and returned to the kingdom.
The disappeared are a lurid chapter in modern Middle Eastern history.
Every civil war produced families searching for relatives decades after they vanished. Meanwhile, in pursuing dissidents, the regions dictators, most notoriously Libyas late Muammer Gaddafi, were rarely deterred by borders as they snatched exiled opponents.
Mr Khashoggi was not a politician. He was an astute observer of Mi...
Nothing can go faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. But particles in our Universe cant even go that fast.
This PBS video from the USA says about itself:
When Giant Amphibians Reigned
9 October 2018
Temnospondyls were a huge group of amphibians that existed for 210 million years. And calling them diverse would be putting it mildly. Yet in the end, two major threats would push them to extinction: the always-changing climate and the amniote egg.
It's 1968 and 18-year-old Pemon Rami, a recent graduate of Wendell Phillips Academy High School, stands in front of the Umoja Black Student Center in Bronzeville. He stares off into the distance, quiet, determined. Behind him, a poster with an illustration of Malcolm X preaches unstinting devotion to radical change, challenging viewers: "He was ready! Are you?" It's 2018, and 68-year-old Rami stands before a photo of his younger self. Plenty has changed in those intervening years. A half century has softened his features and grayed his short-cut hair, but his presence remains self-assured. Though his own revolutionary moment has long since passed, he still believes that revolution belongs in the hands of the young.
The Hero of Aegean, Hellenic Coast Guard officer, Captain Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who rescued more than 5,000 people at the peak of Migration Crisis passed away at the age of 44. He suffered a heart attack on Tuesday night. At the peak of the Migration Crisis 2015-2016, the captain of Greek Cost Guard patrol vessel 605
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Justice Olusola Williams of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos has struck out the criminal charges instituted against the Managing Director of Innoson Motors, Mr Innocent Chukwuma (aka Innoson). Justice Williams struck out the suit following the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC failed effort to produce Innoson for possible arraignment on seven consecutive occasions. 
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A suspected cable thief was electrocuted as he made attempt to vandalise a transformer in Abuja. Eyewitnesses, who spoke with New Telegraph at the scene of crime, said the middle-aged man, whose identity was still unknown as at the time of filing this report,had hardly accessed the transformer when he got electrocuted. The incident occurred 
Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, might have replaced Manir Daniya, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto, according to Daily Trust. Tambuwal, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, contested but lost the presidential ticket of the PDP. The newspaper said the PDP in Sokoto migh have 
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Thailand appeared to have swung decisively toward China in the aftermath of the bloodless 2014 coup, when Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha swept to power in Bangkok after deposing the democratically-elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra. The junta was isolated by the Obama administration and other Western allies in the European Union (EU), who imposed diplomatic and military sanctions, called for the swift return of democracy, and spoke-out firmly against alleged human rights abuses. China as a rising economic powerhouse on Thailands doorstep, with a stated tradition of non-interference in the internal political affairs of other countries was the obvious place to turn for the nations new rulers. Post-2014, military exchanges increased and diplomatic ties flourished, as did bilateral trade relations.
Yet since the election of President Donald Trump in the US in early-2017, a degree of balance has been restored in Thailands relations with the worlds two foremost superpowers. Sharp criticism from the corridors of power in Washington has been replaced with open arms, and ties have rebounded since Prayuts high-profile visit to the White House last year.
However, has the junta already aligned itself too closely with Beijing for the US to be able to recover the dominant influence it once possessed with its oldest and most reliable partner in Southeast Asia? And, is Bangkoks calculated strategy of geopolitical balancing likely to continue in the face of uncertainties over Trumps foreign policy approach toward the region and with long-awaited domestic elections looming on the horizon?
Historically, Thailand enjoyed extremely close relations with the US, which for decades was its major global partner. Thailand is often referred to as Americas oldest ally in Asia, with diplomatic relations first established over 200 years ago and a defence pact signed in the 1960s. The US protected the Thai kingdom from a loss of territory after WWII, while Thailand contributed troops to the US wars in Korea and Vietnam. Thailand has also long been the site of US military bases and army installations, used for the forward deployment of troops to historical combat zones across East and Southeast Asia. Past co-operation has centred on defence and security ties, with the two countries often holding large-scale joint military drills as well as having a strong partnership in the sale of weapons and equipment. The US also played a central role in training Thai soldiers for combat, in addition to helping expand the Thai army and establishing the nations intelligence agencies. While Thai-US ties flourished during the 2...
Sometimes, when I write scary essays, I encourage you not to read them. This ones different. Its going to be brutal, scary, jarring, and alarming. But if you really want to understand the future, then read away.
It strikes me that the planets fate is now probably sealed. We have just a decade in which to control climate changeor goodbye, an unknown level of catastrophic, inescapable, runaway warming is inevitableaccording to the UN. The reality is: were probably not going to make it. Its highly dubious at this juncture that humanity is going to win the fight against climate change.
Yet that is for a very unexpectedyet perfectly predictablereason: the sudden explosion in global fascismwhich is what capitalism always melts down into. If, when, Brazil elects a neo-fascist who plans to raze and sell off the Amazonthe worlds lungsthen how do you suppose the fight against warming will be won? It will be set back by decadesdecadeswe dont have. Americas newest Supreme Court justice, a fine fellow accused of serial rape, is already striking down environmental lawsin his first few days in officebut he will be on the bench for lifebeside a President who hasnt just decimated the EPA, but stacked it withthe kind of delusional, strutting Americans who think global warming is a hoax. The world is set by back by decadesit doesnt have. Do you see my point yet? Let me make it razor sharp.
My friends, catastrophic climate change is not a problem for fascistsit is a solution. Historys perfect, lethal, and efficient one. For genocide, ever, period, that is. Who needs to build a camp or a gas chamber when the flood and the hurricane will do the dirty work for free? Please dont mistake this for conspiracism: climate change accords perfectly with the foundational fascist belief that only the strong should survive, and the weakthe dirty, the impure, the foulshould perish. That is why neo-fascists do not lift a finger to stop climate changebut do everything they can to in fact accelerate it, and prevent every effort to reverse or mitigate it.
But I want to tell you the sad, strange, terrible story of how we got here. CAll it a lament for a planet, if you like. You see, not so long ago, wethe worldwere optimistic that climate change could be managed, in at least some way. The worst impacts probably avoided, forestalled, escaped....
New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer suggested in a new interview that she and Ronan Farrow reported on Deborah Ramirez's uncorroborated accusation of misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh out of eagerness to show a "pattern" of such behavior. The veteran journalist told Elle her recollections of the Clarence Thomas hearings, the treatment of Anita Hill by the Senate, and the public informed her judgment regarding Kavanaugh. "So having watched this before, I knew that key issues would be whether the judge had a pattern of similar behavior, since that helps establish who is telling the truth when there is a standoff, and whether there were credible corroborators on either side," she said. "Knowing this is why Ronan Farrow and I were so alert to the significance of other accusers, such as Deborah Ramirez. Her allegation showed that, if true, yes, there was a pattern of misconduct, and likely another side of the judge."
The curious case of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury continues to puzzle. So let's get the key, undisputed facts down and approach it logically, without fear or favor, and see what conclusions we come to... Here are fifteen facts in relation to the Salisbury poisonings case: 1. We haven't seen any photographs or heard anything from Sergei Skripal since 4th March. The last confirmed images we have of Skripal is CCTV footage of him in a shop in Salisbury at 12.47pm on 27th February.
The most limited rise in global temperatures, never mind higher ones, is going to exact a price through fire and drought. Even assuming the world keeps to its Paris promise to contain average planetary temperature increases to well below 2C by 2100, drought conditions in China will intensify ten or 20-fold, according to new research.
And even if this warming, driven by ever increasing emissions of greenhouse gases from burning coal, oil and gas, is held to the implicit ambition of no more than 1.5C above the average for most of human history, the area charred by wildfires each summer in Europe could increase by 40%, according to a separate study.
If the temperatures continue to rise to as much as 3C by the centurys end, the area covered by charred foliage and smoking tree trunks could rise by 100%.
The temperature targets are important because 195 nations agreed in 2015 at a UN conference in Paris to limit greenhouse gas emissions and hold planetary average temperatures to if possible 1.5C and certainly no more than 2C.
3C in prospect
In the last century or so, increasing ratios of carbon dioxide in the planets atmosphere have lifted average temperatures by about 1C already, and although almost all nations have announced plans to switch to solar and wind power for future energy sources, and to restore the forests that absorb carbon, the world still seems on course for a rise to 3C by the end of the century.
Politicians and climate sceptics argue that action to contain global warming will be expensive. But over and over again, climate science research continues to demonstrate that inaction could be even more expensive.
China is now the worlds largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Scientists from China, Poland and Germany report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they used computer simulations and a range of climate change forecasts to model what could happen to rainfall and vegetation in China over the next 80 years, and then tried to calculate the effect on Chinas developing economy.
Between 1949 and 2017, drought affected crops over an area of more than 2 million square kilometres this is one sixth of the countrys arable land. And between 1984 and 2017, direct economic losses reached more than $7bn a year, at 2015 prices.
While I question the intelligence of anyone who would travel to Israel after properly calling for a boycott Zionist Israel is a fascist apartheid genocidal state this incident and the manner in which the US citizen has been treated qualifies as Zionist Strike 21. It also highlights the degree to which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL the Zionist secret police) is spying on and blacklisting all US citizens practicing their 1st Amendment rights and using their common sense. I will travel to Palestine when Palestine is eventually restored and the Zionists are pushed back to a Jewish Autonomous Region in Manchuria. The time has come to terminate all US taxpayer support to Zionist Israel and instead support the complete restoration of Palestine. America First or Israel First? Lets define that in 2020 & 2024. No elected US official can have it both ways those days are OVER.
The weeklong detention is the longest anyone has been held in a boycott-related case, and it was not immediately clear on Tuesday when a final decision would be made.
In the meantime, she has been spending her days in a closed area with little access to a telephone, no internet and a bed that was infested with bedbugs, according to people who have spoken to her.
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BOSTON Amazon, the retail giant which announced this week an across-the-board wage increase to $15 an hour for all employees, must also pay urgent attention to workplace safety issues, says the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH). Amazon workers desperately need a real pay increase, said Marcy Goldstein Gelb, co-executive director of National COSH, nationwide training and advocacy organization for workers and families. But a pay increase is worth a lot more if you come home in one piece at the end of your shift. In April 2018, Amazon was identified as a Dirty Dozen company in a widely-cited National COSH report, which documented seven deaths at the companys warehouses since 2013.
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Two senior FBI officials told the bureau's top lawyer they believed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was "serious" when he discussed secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office last year, according to sources close to a congressional investigation - an account that conflicts with claims from Rosenstein and others that the comments either were inaccurately reported or made in jest. Former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker told congressional investigators during a closed-door deposition last week that then-FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe and FBI lawyer Lisa Page came to Baker "contemporaneously" after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. Baker said Page and McCabe relayed details of the meeting where Rosenstein made the comments. Though he wasn't personally in that meeting, Baker told congressional investigators he took McCabe and Page's account "seriously," the sources said. Further, Baker told congressional...
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In four weeks, Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections that the news media are casting as a referendum on the Trump presidency. Over the summer, the broadcast networks have continued to pound Donald Trump and his team with the most hostile coverage of a President in TV news history - 92 percent negative, vs. just eight percent positive. For this report, MRC analysts reviewed all 1,007 evening news stories (1,960 minutes of airtime) about the Trump administration on ABC, CBS and NBC from June 1 to September 30, tallying the coverage of each topic and all evaluative comments made by anchors, reporters and non-partisan sources (such as voters or experts). The results show that, over the past four months, nearly two-thirds of evening news coverage of the Trump presidency has been focused on just five main topics: the Russia investigation; immigration policy; the Kavanaugh nomination; North Korea diplomacy; and U.S. relations with Russia. The networks' coverage of all of...
The Federations tax filings reveal a litany of radical-right and anti-Muslim groups that have received its support for years. The Federation says its review process has recently been strengthened but refuses to account for its funding of notorious Islamophobic hate groups.
Following the revelation last week in The Forward that the San Francisco Jewish Federation gave $100,000 to Canary Mission, the shadowy website that blacklists and intimidates students and professors who criticize Israel, the Federation assured its constituents that it was a one-time grant that would never happen again. But Canary Mission is just the tip of the iceberg.
An extensive review of the Federations tax filings shows that the Jewish Community Federation...
A Mexican couple caught carrying dismembered human remains in a baby carriage may have killed as many as 20 women, a top prosecutor said Monday. The man confessed to 20 killings, but gave details including the names of only 10 victims, said Alejandro Gomez, the chief prosecutor of Mexico State, which is located north and west of Mexico City. The couple was caught last week in Ecatepec, on the northern outskirts of the capital. Gomez told Radio Formula the man appeared proud of the killings; there were signs he suffered a personality disorder and resented his mother and a previous girlfriend. "What seemed macabre to me is that this person mentioned 10 cases in which he gives details, the names of the victims; he gave us the clothing they had on at the time," Gomez said. "He seemed happy about what he had done." His companion apparently helped him lure the women but may have played a submissive role.
NEW YORK The Intercept, along with its parent company First Look Media, recently hosted a workshop for pro-war, Google-funded organization Bellingcat in New York. The workshop, which cost $2,500 per person to attend and lasted five days, aimed to instruct participants in how to perform investigations using open source tools with Bellingcats past, controversial investigations for use as case studies. The exact details of what occurred during the workshop have not been made public and Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins declined to elaborate on the workshop when pressed on social media. The decision on the part of The Intercept is particularly troubling given that the publication has long been associated with the track records of its founding members, such as Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald...
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo mounted the podium at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York yesterday and told the world to discard any notion that the movement of Ghana and some African countries towards China would result in the recolonisation of the continent by a new power. "This is not a uniquely Ghanaian or African phenomenon. It has not been lost on us that the developed, rich and well-established countries have been paying regular visits to China and seeking to open new economic ties and improve upon existing ones," he noted. Addressing the 73rd UN General Assembly meeting, the President opined that Ghana, like many countries in Africa, was forging relations with China to make arrangements to help address infrastructure deficit back home. "We in Ghana must build roads, bridges, railways, ports, schools and hospitals and we must create jobs to keep our young people engaged," he said.
With the dollar spiking and rates surging to 7 years highs, President Trump doubled down on his criticism of the Fed and on his way to a rally in Iowa, said the Federal Reserve is moving too fast with interest rates increases, dismissing concerns about inflation.
I dont like what the Fed is doing, Trump told reporters at the White House. I think we dont have to go as fast on rate hikes. I like low interest rates, Trump said.
Cameroon wildlife protection efforts have gone badly wrong and are causing deaths, an indigenous activist has told two British princes ahead of a London conference.
This video from the USA says about itself:
8 October 2018
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Turkish media show photos of death squad killers of journalist Khashoggi
The Turkish newspaper Sabah has published a list of fifteen people who are said to have been flown in by Saudi Arabia as a death squad to make the critical Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappear.
The newspaper shows images of cameras from Atatrk airport. The men arrived in Istanbul on the day that Khashoggi went missing, last Tuesday, and checked in at two hotels near the consulate.
One of the men is said to be a forensic expert. Shortly after Khashoggis disappearance, the men left Turkey.
At the same time as the publication in the newspaper, the Turkish television channel 24 showed footage of Kha...
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Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan a few weeks ago released a shocking report that shows Pope Francis angling for political power on the world stage, and using any means necessary to obtain it even if that meant using known Catholic pedophile and serial abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to accomplish his goals.
The central accusation against the pope was that Vigan had personally informed him in 2013 of McCarricks record of abuse against priests, seminarians, and lay people, as well as telling him of sanctions imposed on McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI. Despite this knowledge, Vigan alleged, Francis lifted the sanctions, involved McCarrick in diplomatic missions on behalf of the Holy See, and consulted him regarding the naming of new bishops for the United States.
Phi Beta Iota: While the Catholic Church is the most recognized pedophilic institution on the planet, it must be said that the scourge is limited to 10% of the priests; and that the same scourge inflicts the Mormon, protestant, and other institutions. It must also be said that while Zionism is the greatest subversive force in the USA, the Catholic Church and the Rothchilds are a close second.
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