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  • Xi Jinping's Latest Tag: Living Buddhist Deity, Chinese Official Says

    03/09/2018 10:52:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 8, 2018
    President of China, head of its Communist Party, commander-in-chief of the military and now living Buddhist deity - Xi Jinping has added another title to his growing collection, at least in the eyes of some ethnic Tibetans. Speaking on Wednesday on the sidelines of Chinas annual meeting of parliament, the party boss of the remote northwestern province of Qinghai, birthplace of the Dalai Lama, said Tibetans who lived there had been saying they view Xi as a deity. Wang Guosheng said the province had been following Mao Zedongs advice about inspiring the masses to love the party and its leader,...
  • Famous Chupacabra Found in Russia

    03/09/2018 10:44:26 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Famous Chupacabra found in Russia By paradox - 07.03.201831 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Знаменитую Чупакабру обнаружили в РоссииStrange animal showed up in Astrakhan. Note that the message about the attack Chupacabra on livestock private sector of Astrakhan appear every year. And although the official science is helpless, only hands and tries to explain this robbery, attack natural predators, for example, the steppe polecat or a Jackal, a mythical creature continues its raids, sparing chickens, geese, rabbits and other household animals, bringing serious damage to the people of this city. The last RAID Chupacabra on the private sector Trusovsky...
  • Coffee Shop in Oakland Refuses to Serve Police Officers

    03/09/2018 10:28:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Sergio Quintana
    A controversy is brewing at a coffee shop in Oakland, where police officer are not welcome. The business, called Hasta Muerte Coffee, will not serve officers in uniform and turned away an officer a few weeks ago. The shop is an employee-owned co-op. Workers at Hasta Muerte did not respond to requests for comment on the policy to refuse service to police officers. But on the shops Instagram account, there's a photo posted with text that reads in Spanish: "Talk to your neighbors, not the police." The post continues about an exchange with a uniformed police officer on Feb. 16,...
  • What Would You Do With a Degree in Self-Driving Cars?

    03/08/2018 9:11:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    siliconrepublic ^ | 3/8 | Emily McDaid
    TechWatch editor Emily McDaid sat down with Aritys Eilish Bouse to discuss autonomous vehicles, smart cities and the future of commuting. Eilish Bouse is a data scientist at Arity. Clearly a lifelong learner, shes currently studying for two qualifications simultaneously: one a nanodegree in autonomous vehicles (AV) and one to complete her actuarial studies, to add to her applied maths and physics degrees. As you do. Lets begin by explaining Arity. Arity is a mobility insights and solutions company with 400 global employees focused on making transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone. Set up by Allstate, the company...
  • Man Chops Off Sons Hand Over Pornography Addiction in Hyderabad

    03/08/2018 9:07:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Mar 06, 2018 | Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
    Mohammad Qayyum Qureshi (45) surrendered to the police stating that he had chopped off the right hand (between wrist and elbow) of his son, Mohammad Khalid Qureshi (18).A man chopped off his teenage sons hand in Hyderabad on Monday for allegedly getting addicted to pornography on his smartphone despite repeated warnings, police said. Mohammad Qayyum Qureshi (45), a butcher by profession of Jalpalli colony in Pahadishareef area in the old city, surrendered to the police stating that he had chopped off the right hand (between wrist and elbow) of his son, Mohammad Khalid Qureshi (18), who works as an assistant...
  • Vaccines Don't Overload Babies' Immune Systems, Study Finds

    03/08/2018 9:03:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar.07.2018 | Maggie Fox
    Kids who get more vaccines don't get sick more often than kids who get fewerSome parents may be afraid that babies and toddlers get too many vaccines all at once, but a new study can help put such worries to rest. It found that kids who got more vaccines were not any more likely to get unrelated infections than kids who got fewer vaccines, or who had them spaced out more than recommended. There was not much reason to think that vaccinating children might make them somehow more susceptible to diseases in general, but the researchers said it is important...
  • Dying 19-Year-Old's Last Words Lead to Alleged Killers' Capture

    03/08/2018 8:57:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KSBW ^ | Dana Griffin
    Two suspects were arrested after a 19-year-old woman named one of them as a suspect on her death bed, investigators said. The woman was dumped on the side of a road outside near Modesto, California Monday morning after being stabbed multiple times, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said. "We think, at one point, she was likely tied up," Sgt. Ray Kelly said. The woman then crawled about 100 yards up to the road and was found by two good Samaritans around 2 a.m. on Tesla Road near Interstate 580. The coworkers from Modesto said they made the horrifying discovery on...
  • Lyme disease: Olivias story, the LivLyme Foundation and the TickTracker app

    03/08/2018 8:54:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Outbreak News Today ^ | March 8, 2018 | ROBERT HERRIMAN
    13-year old Olivia Goodreau has been living with Lyme disease for half her life. She joined me today to tell her story from the tick bite to a myriad of symptoms to visiting 51 doctors before being diagnosed with the tick-borne disease. Olivia also talked about her nonprofit organization, LivLyme Foundation, which supports the work of researchers and scientists who are dedicated to finding the effective treatment for Lyme disease and ultimately finding the cure. We also talk about the TickTracker app, her idea which allows you to track & report ticks in real-time with geolocation. Jeff Stauffer, Founder of...

    03/08/2018 8:48:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Foreign Poilicy ^ | MARCH 7, 2018 | BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN
    Beijing is stepping up efforts to inject party ideology into student life. Some Chinese students are crying foul.When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Washington on Sept. 24, 2015 on a state visit, hundreds of Chinese students lined the streets for hours, carrying banners and flags to welcome him. It was a remarkable display of seemingly spontaneous patriotism. Except it wasnt entirely spontaneous. The Chinese Embassy paid students to attend and helped organize the event. Working with Chinese Students and Scholars Associations (CSSAs) at local universities a Chinese student organization with branches at dozens of schools around the country ...
  • Neighborhood at odds after woman bitten by dog in upper Westside Santa Cruz

    03/08/2018 8:43:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/06/18 | Michael Todd
    For about a month, fallout from a dog attack in Cypress Park has disrupted the upper Westside neighborhood with a barrage of fliers, Nextdoor commentary and legal maneuvering by pet owners attorneys. Stories vary about what happened 8:15 p.m. Jan. 25 on the 500 block of Western Drive. There were two dogs and a woman. All three of them had dog bites and the womans wounds were the most severe. One of the dogs, belonging to the Assistant County Counsel David Nefouse, had broken free of its leash. That much is clear. Now, Martha Burtons left leg is healing after...
  • A Decade on, Banks Still Havent Learnt From the Kerviel fraud Case

    03/08/2018 5:35:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    City A.M ^ | Wednesday 7 March 2018
    This year marks a decade since Jerome Kerviel was taken into custody accused of perpetrating the biggest financial fraud case in history. As a trader at Societe Generale, Kerviel carried out unauthorised trades to a reported value of 49.9bn. Just five days after the bank released details of Kerviels illicit activity, the market had experienced losses of around 5bn. Kerviel was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay back the 5bn that he lost. The months that followed saw blame shift around: some thought it was the work of one greedy trader, others maintained that the company,...
  • Why Wont Womens March Leaders Denounce Louis Farrakhans Anti-Semitism?

    03/08/2018 2:39:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 7, 2018 | Jesse Singal
    Louis Farrakhan displays the book, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” during his speech at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Two weeks ago, during a Saviours’ Day event to commemorate the life of Nation of Islam founder Master Fard Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan had some things to say about Jews. The “powerful Jews,” he told the audience inside Wintrust Arena in Chicago, “are my enemy.” The Jews are also “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men” — that is, for...
  • 'Loving and selfless' husband died while shielding his wife from falling rocks

    03/08/2018 2:09:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 6 MAR 2018 | Rod Minchin
    Andrew Foster lay his body on top of wife Lucy as the rocks began to fall down on top of themA climber from Wales died after selflessly shielding his wife from falling rocks at Yosemite National Park, an inquest heard. Andrew Foster, 32, was killed when 250 cubic metres of rock fell from the face of the El Capitan monolith on September 27 last year. Gloucestershire Coroners Court heard Mr Foster was seen running back to the rockfall to protect his wife, Lucy Foster, 28, and dived on top of her saving her life. The pair, who lived in...
  • Controversy grows over Orangutan smoking cigarette at Indonesian Zoo

    03/08/2018 1:25:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KUSI ^ | March 8, 2018
    A video of an Orangutan smoking a cigarette at an Indonesian Zoo is drawing a lot of criticism. A man flicked his cigarette into the primates enclosure at which point the orangutan picked it up and began smoking it. The act drew some laughter from the crowd at the time, but now activists are saying the video is just further evidence of the Bandung Zoos lack of supervision. The zoo has previously been accused of starving its animals and was temporarily closed in 2016 after an elephant was found dead with bruises on its body.
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

    03/08/2018 12:25:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu Mar 8th, 2018 | Sherilyn Connelly
    Isn't it hard to believe how a beautiful actress wasn't taken seriously as the genius inventor that she was?Along with digital video and consumer drones cf. this weeks Leaning into the Wind one of the greatest boons to documentaries over the past decade has been previously unheard recordings of deceased people, the latest beneficiary being Alexandra Deans excellent Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. Tapes of Lamarr from 1990 are among the primary source for exploring her life, which was a prime example of how its not always easy being the best at something and when youre the...
  • Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival Hogs the Spotlight

    03/08/2018 12:20:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed Mar 7th, 2018 | Joe Kukura
    Bacons back on the slab, as the fifth annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is set to sizzle Saturday. e There will be more than six degrees of beer and bacon at this Saturdays pig-out known as the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival. A fat lot of caterers, chefs, and microbrew maestros will take over Jack London Square and bring home the bacon for an afternoon of all-you-can-eat, all-you-can drink pig partying. A Whos-Who of Bay Area baconators like The Gastropig, The GrilledCheezGuy, Crave BBQ, Saucy Oakland and a whole bunch more will be hamming it up with an array...
  • San Francisco police kill suspect in trunk of car

    03/08/2018 12:15:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KSBW ^ | 3/8
    San Francisco police investigating an armed robbery shot and killed a man who was hiding in the trunk of a car where a gun was later found, authorities said Wednesday. The shooting occurred after two people flagged down officers to report the holdup Tuesday night in the Mission district, the police department said in a statement. A short time later, officers pulled over a black Honda Civic matching the description of a vehicle involved in the robbery, and the driver complied when asked to get out, the department said.
  • Carmel Mayor Was Victim of Planned Attack, City Attorney Says

    03/08/2018 12:14:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KSBW ^ | Mar 7, 2018
    A press conference held by the City of Carmel Wednesday detailed the outcome of a sexual harassment investigation into Mayor Steve Dallas, and also revealed a shocking plot against the mayor. Dallas did not sexually harass any of the six women who accused him, however, he is still being reprimanded by the city for "inappropriate and unprofessional" behavior, City Attorney Glen Mozingo announced. Advertisement The investigation was an ugly chapter for the beautiful Carmel By The Sea. Councilwoman Carrie Theis said, "We are asking this community to demonstrate that our village can overcome adversity." Women reported that Dallas made crude,...
  • 23andMe granted limited approval for breast cancer risk test

    03/08/2018 12:12:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | March 7, 2018 | Allen Cone
    The FDA approved the genetic testing company's marketing of a test that reports on 3 of more than 1,000 BRCA breast cancer mutations -- and warns results may not be reliable.The Food and Drug Administration has approved 23andMe's home test to detect three breast cancer mutations most common in people of Eastern European Jewish descent. The decision by the FDA, announced Tuesday, allows the genetics testing company to include these results as part of its $199 Health and Ancestry product. DNA from saliva samples is used to inform customers about their families' countries of origin, along with information on genetic...
  • FBI Agent, Estranged Wife Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Crownsville Home

    03/08/2018 11:25:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 3/8 | Phil Davis and E.B. Furgurson III
    An FBI agent and his estranged wife were killed in Crownsville Wednesday morning in what Anne Arundel County police say was a murder-suicide on the day the two were expected back in divorce court. Officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress in the 500 block of Arundel Boulevard at 8:05 a.m. Police said the caller had dialed 911 on behalf of another woman who was being threatened by her recently estranged husband. Upon arriving at the home, officers found a man and a woman outside a home whod both been stabbed, the department said, adding that...