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Updated: 2017-08-19T22:10:48Z

 



HoodlumScrafty and his ten least favorite monsters

2017-08-19T09:36:08Z

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Date - August 26, 2014, at 5:00 a.m. EDT

It has been quite a day for Hoodlum Scrafty. Yesterday was the subjunctive date in his countdown of his least favorite pokes of all time. On August 25, 2015, he finally made that video. He said that if he were to have made it yesterday, on 8/25/2014, then Talonflame would have definitely been his #1 pick.

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Subjunctives

2017-08-19T09:36:03Z

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On Sunday at noon, Liam Hemsworth told Miley Cyrus that she would be writing a song about a Malibu beach. Cyrus didn't believe him. On May 11, 2017, at 12:00 noon, she published Malibu, during which she includes the line, "I never would have believed you if three years ago you told me I'd be here writing this song." According to a Genius annotation, out of all the events that happened in 2013-14, the line is specifically referring to her split with Liam Hemsworth, to whom, back then, she came in like a wrecking ball. You can rest assured that she never meant to start a war.

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Explosion Rocks Darjeeling Hills

2017-08-19T09:34:59Z

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The blast took place infront of the Old Super Market near Singamari Motor Syndicate, close to the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha(GJM) office. No one has been injured but several shops were completely damaged.

A large contingent of police force led by Superintendent of police Akhilesh Chaturvedi rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.

A senior police officer said,"Preliminary inquiry revealed that it was Improvised Explosive Device(IED). It seems a handiwork of some local criminal. A team from forensic sciences department visited the blast site and collected few samples".

For the last two months,Darjeeling is under indefinite strike as GJM demanding for a separate state of Gorkhalaland. Series of violent protests reported in these two months and several people were killed in clashes with the police.{{w|news18|Display text}}.

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Stephen Bannon leaves position as advisor to United States President Donald Trump

2017-08-19T04:07:04Z

27.59.21.178: Requiered element {{review}} {{United States}} {{date|August 19, 2017}} Yesterday, {{w|Steve Bannon}} joined communications director Anthony Scaramucci, press secretary {{w|Sean Spicer}}, chief of staff {{w|Reince Priebus}}, and National Security Adviser {{w|Michael Flynn}} on the list of [[United States]] President [[Donald Trump]]'s former White House intimates. Bannon, who has returned to his work as chief of the conservative ''{{w|Breitbart News}}'' outlet, served as Trump's chief strategist during the [[2016 US presidential election|2016 presidential race]], continued as an advisor into the Trump presidency, and served on the {{w|US National Security Council|National Security Council}}. [[File:Steve Bannon at 2017 CPAC by Michael Vadon.jpg|thumb|left|Steve Bannon at CPAC in 2017{{image source|Michael Vadon}}]] Reports differ on whether Bannon was fired or allowed to resign, but the official word from the White House is that the decision was voluntary. "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best." The President commented via [[Twitter]]: "I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton - it was great! Thanks S" As of Friday evening, Bannon had already returned to serve as Breitbart's executive chairman. "I've got my hands back on my weapons," he said. "It's Bannon the Barbarian." He later added, in an interview with the ''Weekly Standard'', "In many ways I think I can be more effective fighting from the outside for the agenda President Trump ran on. And anyone who stands in our way, we will go to war with." According to ''CNN'', sources from inside the White House say that Bannon was offered the opportunity to resign, but ultimately did not wish to leave. Reports differ as to the exact reasons for the dismissal. Bannon recently gave an interview with ''American Prospect'' in which he spoke against Trump's position on [[North Korea]]. There are also rumors of conflicts with other members of President Trump's inner circle. In the wake of the {{w|Unite the Right rally|Charlottesville riots}}, former Speaker of the House [[US Democratic Party|Democrat]] [[Nancy Pelosi]] called on President Trump to fire Bannon, "If the president is sincere about rejecting white supremacists, he should remove all doubt by firing Steve Bannon and the other alt-right white supremacist sympathizers in the White House," she said Monday. ''[[BBC]]'' reporter Anthony Zurcher provides another perspective. He hypothesizes that Bannon was too willing to publicly claim responsibility for Trump's presidential win, among other problems: "Trump had reportedly grown weary of Mr Bannon taking credit for his victory and also saw him as a serial leaker of information to the press." ''NPR'''s Domenico Montanaro expressed a similar view: "[F]or the many stories of palace intrigue in this White House, Trump is Trump. He makes the final call. No one is pulling his strings. And he wants everyone to know that." Bannon's perceived influence on Trump has seen heavy coverage in the media. He was featured on the cover of ''Time'' Magazine under the headline "The Great Manipulator." After a book about Bannon hit the shelves, Trump Tweeted: "I love reading about all of the "geniuses" who were so instrumental in my election success. Problem is, most don't exist. #Fake News!"

{{w|ISIS}} published a report in Amaq , a news agency, saying that members of this terrorist organization did the [[Attack in Barcelona keeps at least a person died and thirty wounded|attack in Barcelona]] keeping a person a dies and more of thirty injuries and their followers celebrated in social networks the succes of this criminal act.

In the note sended to Amaq, ISIS said that the author is a soldier of the caliphate and the attack is a response to the countries of the coalition and it was done two weaks after a warning of "reconquer al-andaluz", the name as Iberian Peninsula was known in middle Ages under Muslim goverment. Spain was the main target of that messages that ISIS was given.


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Attack in Barcelona keeps at least a person died and thirty wounded

2017-08-17T21:42:44Z

27.59.9.104: non-html comment to check while reviewing. {{review}}{{Spain}}{{date|August 17, 2017}} { "type": "FeatureCollection", "features": [ { "type": "Feature", "properties": {"stroke": "#ff0000"}, "geometry": { "type": "LineString", "coordinates": [ [ 2.1700766091817063, 41.385768366343825 ], [ 2.173252344655339, 41.38148584834466 ] ] } } ] } At 17:10 local time, (UTC+0100) a van killed at least thirteen people in {{W|La Rambla}}, a pedestrian walk in [[Barcelona]], [[Spain]], and injured at least 100. The van driver fled on foot. Local police officers searched the surroundings and arrested two suspects, but the van driver was not arrested. According to local government, the victims included citizens from 24 different countries, including France, Venezuela, Ireland, Peru, Algeria, China, Belgium (1 dead), Greece (1 injured), Australia (3 injured), Taiwan (2 injured), Hone Kong (1 injured), Germany (unknown whether dead or injured). Many of the injured people taken to hospital were tourists unable to speak Spanish. The hospitals called for interpreters to assist in communication with the patients. Public transportation services had been stopped and the square of Catalonia has been closed to prevent further attacks and to allow to emergency services attend faster to emergencies. The police have asked people not share images and data about the attack on the Internet asserting safety concerns. According to a Spanish broadcaster RTVE, the local police arrested Driss Oukabir as a suspect, and his identification documents were found in the van that participated in the attack. The local news outlet also said that the suspect claimed his identification documents were missing and might have been stolen by his brother. Local police refused to comment on the identity of the arrested people. Militant group [[Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant]] (ISIL) claimed the responsibility of the attack at its Telegram account, saying "The executors of the Barcelona attack were soldiers of the Islamic State", while not disclosing their identity. The group claimed the attack was meant to target a coalition of countries that battles with Iraq and Syria. ISIL also left a comment via ''Amaq News Agency''. '''Simple question -- how would you say this is authentic? According to ISIS Watch channel (with a blue tick) says 4999 ISIS bots and channels were blocked this month. It could be a channel of ISIS sympathisers.''' *{{source |url=https://onlineregistry.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/content/court-lists#/detail/20160021302516387058MentionPolice/xiao |title=R v Hong Chi XIAO |pub=New South Wales |date=August 17, 2017 }} *{{source |url=http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/08/17/chinese-slap-therapist-charged-manslaughter-over-boys-death |title=Chinese 'slap therapist' charged with manslaughter over boy's death |author= |pub=AAP |date=August 17, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/self-healer-charged-over-death-of-6yo-boy-in-sydney-hotel/8815420 |title = 'Self-healer' extradited from UK, charged with manslaughter of 6yo Sydney boy |author = Jessica Kidd |pub = ABC News (Australia) |date = August 17, 2017 }}[...]



Lawyer for Texas woman releases dashcam footage of alleged assault by police

2017-08-17T20:56:18Z

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Today was the first day of a civil suit by Charnesia Corley against the Harris County police department for what her lawyers decide as a sexual assault by two sheriff's deputies in 2015.

A lawyer for Charnesia Corley has released a {{w|dashcam}} video that shows what they claim is two {{w|Harris County, Texas |Harris County}}, [[Texas]] police officers, one male and one female, [[Sex crimes|sexually assaulting]] their client during a roadside traffic stop in the form of a body cavity search to which Corley did not consent and for which they did not have a warrant.

In June 2015, sheriff's deputies pulled over Charnesia Corley, then 20, at a {{w|Texaco}} garage in [[Texas]] for alleged traffic violations. She was then handcuffed while they searched her car for illegal substances. As shown on the video, deputies then held Corley down, pulled off her clothes below the waist, and one female officer examined her with a flashlight for approximately eleven minutes. Corley says the deputy also put her fingers inside her vagina.

Corley's lawyer Sam Cammack said, "When you stick your fingers in somebody without their effective consent, that's rape in any state that I know of."

After the incident, Corley was charged with possession of 0.02 {{w|ounce|ounces}} (about half a {{w|gram}}) of [[marijuana]] and resisting arrest, but both were later dropped.

Officers William Strong and Ronaldine Pierre were charged with official oppression, but a pair of grand juries decided not to take the matter to trial. It was not, at that time, illegal for deputies to perform what the lawsuit calls a "visual strip search" without a warrant. Corley is still legally permitted to sue for damages in civil court, and is scheduled to do so in January of next year.

Andrea J Ritchie, author of ''Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color'', told the press, "When they're violating the bodies of black women, I think there's this perception in society that that's par for the course, that that's to be expected and that combines with these profiles of black women as drug couriers, drug concealers, as people who are always hiding drugs in some part of their body."

The two deputies are to resume active duty, according to their sheriff.

The state of Texas has already passed a law forbidding police from performing roadside body cavity searches, but it did not go into effect until after the incident with Corley.

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Need Eliminate Terrorism from Pakistan.

2017-08-17T18:55:27Z

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Barca Vs Real Madrid

2017-08-17T11:36:20Z

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{{date|August 17, 2017}} Barca was beaten yesterday being the 16th of August 2017 at sentiago Burnebue despite the fact that Christain Ronaldo was on 12 match ban

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A twelve-year girl was raped in India during Indepence Day

2017-08-16T12:58:31Z

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Last Tuesday, a twelve-year girl from {{w|Chandigarh}}, {{w|India}} was raped when she is going to school to celebrate Independence Day of India.

The girl, student of 8th grade, was walking along traffic park for kids, place on sector 23 of the city when the accused assaulted to minor. Superintendent Eish Singal said that incident happened between 8AM local hour. An instant first report has been presented and the accusation is under penal codes 363 because kidnapping, 373 because raped and child protection of sexual offenses.
{{cquote|"She was on her way to school and entered the park from the back gate" and added: "We have founded a bit suspect and the investigation is in proccess". She was transferred to a state hospital in 16th sector, and after a medical control the sexual attack was confirmed. The police said that only one person was involved on the crime, and he was being investigated if he was using a knife"}}
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| author = Nikhil Pandhi
| pub = NDTV
| date = 15 de agosto de 2017
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Global Warming Policy Foundation admits claim of global cooling was based on 'erroneous' information

2017-08-15T21:23:16Z

Pi zero: Undo revision 4339033 by 2A02:2C40:170:2015:14C:6C3B:84DF:50ED - not ready for review (see talk) {{develop}} {{Climate change}} {{date|August 15, 2017}} The [[United Kingdom|British]] think tank {{w|Global Warming Policy Foundation}} announced this week that a claim made by their founder {{w|Nigel Lawson|Lord Nigel Lawson}} that the average global temperature was cooling was untrue. Last Wednesday,the [[BBC]] interviewed Lawson about the release of former [[United States]] Vice President [[Al Gore]]'s new film on global warming, ''{{w|An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power}}''. Lawson told reporters that the {{w|Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change}} (IPCC) had "confirmed that there has been no increase in extreme weather events" and "during this past 10 years, if anything, mean global temperature, average world temperature, has slightly declined." They blame a chart provided by the {{w|Cato Institute}}, a [[Libertarianism|libertarian]] think tank founded by American {{w|Charles Koch}}: "It has been brought to our attention that a temperature chart prepared by US meteorologist Ryan Maue and published by Joe Bastardi and which was referred to in the Today programme appearance of Lord Lawson is erroneous", the organization said via [[Twitter]]. "This has been acknowledged in recent days by those responsible for the dataset. We are therefore happy to correct the record." They continued to maintain, however, that extreme weather events had not become more common: "In addition, there has been considerable comment about Lord Lawson's statements on the IPCC and extreme weather events. These were correct, despite attempts by the {{w|Met Office}} to claim otherwise." The BBC has drawn criticism having for Lawson on the ''Today'' programme in the first place and for not providing a rebuttal until the following day. Michael Marshall of the ''New Scientist'' cited the {{w|backfire effect}}: "If you present someone with misinformation, and later debunk it, the person often carries on believing the original misinformation. Their belief may even be reinforced by the rebuttal." [[NASA]]'s {{w|Goddard Institute for Space Studies}}, the Met Office of the United Kingdom, and the {{w|US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association}} have all concluded that the average global temperature has gone up, not down, since 1900. Regarding weather events, the IPCC has stated "There are likely more land regions where the number of heavy precipitation events has increased than where it has decreased. The frequency or intensity of heavy precipitation events has likely increased in North America and Europe." The Koch brothers, Charles and David, are the wealthy owners of {{w|Koch Industries}}. They believe in low taxes, few social services, and minimal industrial and environmental regulation. They often funnel campaign funds and other monies to conservative candidates and causes, such as think tanks and political groups that oppose climate change legislation. Koch Industries was once named among the top ten producers of air pollution in the United states by the {{w|University of Massachusetts at Amherst}}'s Political Economy Research Institute and as a "kingpin of climate science denial" by [[Greenpeace]]. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |[...]



Twelve-year-old girl raped in India on Independence Day

2017-08-15T19:47:48Z

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Today, a twelve-year-old girl from {{w|Chandigarh}}, [[India]], was raped on her way to school to celebrate Indian Independence Day.

The girl, an eighth grade student, was passing through children's traffic park, located in the city's sector 23, when the accused allegedly assaulted her. Police Senior Superintendent Eish Singhal said the incident took place around 8:15 AM, local time (UTC+0530; 0245 UTC). A First Immediate Report (FIR) has been filed, and the accused is charged under penal codes 363 for kidnapping, 373 for rape as well as under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, Singhal said.

Singhal said, "She was on her way to school and entered the park from the back gate". He added, "We have rounded up few suspect and investigation is underway." She was taken to a government hospital in sector 16, and after a medical test, it was confirmed the minor was sexually assaulted. The police said only one person was involved in the crime, and was being investigated if the accused used a knife.

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|title = Girl raped in Chandigarh on her way to school to celebrate Independence Day
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|date = August 15, 2017
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|title = Chandigarh Girl, 12, Raped On Way To School For Independence Day Event
|author = Nikhil Pandhi
|pub = NDTV
|date = August 15, 2017
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Commotion over allegedly discriminatory home letting practices in Amsterdam

2017-08-15T11:59:10Z

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The owners of an Amsterdam home offered for rent only to tenants with 'western cooking habits' deny being responsible for alleged discrimination. They have told newspaper de Volkskrant that they are "very shocked and dismayed by the discriminatory words that were used" by rental company Executive Home Rentals (EHR).

Last week, an Iraqi expat who enquired about the home received an email saying tenants who 'cook for hours using lots of herbs' need not apply, but "if you cook the ‘western way’ we can offer you a viewing on Friday". A screenshot of the email was circulated widely on social media and was perceived as an illustration of discriminatory practices at the overheated Amsterdam housing market.

Initially, EHR said it had only communicated the wishes of the owners of the home. According to EHR, the owners were concerned that the home is sensitive to spreading smells. However, a spokesperson of the association of home owners in the building (the VVE) told de Volkskrant cooking has never been an issue.

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|title = Apartment owner denies ‘western cooking only’ was part of the deal
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|date = August 15, 2017
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Gorakhpur Children Massacre

2017-08-14T09:31:01Z

Kz0078ap: {{develop}} {{date|August 14, 2017}} == Background == == The Massacre == == Criticisms == The UP BJP Government under Yogi Adityanath has received lots of criticisms[http://www.example.org Link text] .{{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.firstpost.com/india/gorakhpur-hospital-tragedy-live-60-children-died-in-5-days-up-govt-faces-flak-from-opposition-3921401.html |title = Gorakhpur tragedy highlights: Yogi Adityanth calls deaths a 'despicable incident'; Anupriya Patel to visit hospital |author = |pub = FirstPost.com |date = }} *{{source |url = http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/not-a-tragedy-it-s-a-massacre-kailash-satyarthi-on-gorakhpur-hospital-deaths/story-OgAFxOiTONYanxrX70CzrN.html |title = Not a tragedy, it’s a massacre: Kailash Satyarthi on Gorakhpur hospital deaths |author = |pub = Hindustan Times |date = }} *{{source |url = http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/massacre-30-children-die-indian-hospital-oxygen-cut-off-uttar-pradesh-gorakhpur-yogi-adityanath-a7890591.html |title = 'A massacre': At least 30 children die in Indian hospital after oxygen cut off |author = |pub = Hindustan Times |date = }} *{{source |url = http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/india-anger-30-children-died-days-hospital-170812053852923.html |title = Outcry over deaths of children in Gorakhpur hospital |author = |pub = Hindustan Times |date = }} *{{source |url = http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/gorakhpur-tragedy-dr-kafeel-khan-sacked-gorakhpur-paediatrician-made-a-scapegoat-say-doctors-in-delh-1737356 |title = Sacked Gorakhpur Paediatrician Made 'Scapegoat,' Say Doctors In Delhi |author = |pub = NDTV |date = }} *{{source |url = http://www.india.com/news/india/up-govt-making-principal-of-brd-college-scapegoat-would-not-accept-suspension-ima-2398713/ |title = UP Govt Making Principal of BRD College ‘Scapegoat’, Would Not Accept Suspension: IMA |author = |pub = India.com |date = }} *{{source |url = http://www.dailyo.in/politics/gorakhpur-children-death-yogi-adityanath-encephalitis-oxygen-cylinders-siddhartha-singh/story/1/18929.html |title = Gorakhpur children’s murder: Yogi Adityanath government is looking for a scapegoat |author = |pub = dailyO |date = }} *{{source |url = http://www.dailyo.in/politics/kafeel-khan-gorakhpur-adityanath-62-children-deaths/story/1/18940.html |title = Gorakhpur tragedy: Sacking Dr Kafeel Khan who saved lives is miscarriage of justice |author = |pub = dailyO |date = }} *{{source |url = https://www.thequint.com/news/2017/08/11/children-die-encephalitis-in-gorakhpur-up |title = 63 Kids, Including Newborns, Die in UP’s Gorakhpur Within 5 Days |author = |pub = The Quint |date = }} *{{source |url = https://www.rt.com/news/399480-children-die-india-hos[...]



Ohio man charged with second-degree murder of Charlottesville, VA counter-protester

2017-08-13T16:29:59Z

Pi zero: /* Sister links */ {{Crime and law}} {{date|August 16, 2017}} James Alex Fields Jr. of {{w|Maumee, Ohio|Maumee}}, [[Ohio]] was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer of {{w|Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlottesville}}, [[Virginia]] when a car drove into a crowd of people counter-protesting a group of [[white supremacists]] who were in Charlottesville to protest the removal of the town statue of {{w|Confederacy (U.S. history)|Confederate}} general {{w|Robert E. Lee}}. Fields, age 20, was denied bail on Monday morning. Three others were also arrested. [[File:2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8134 (36555192845).jpg|thumb|left|A candlelit vigil for Charlottesville held Sunday night in Washington D.C. The signs read "shut down white supremacy," "no free speech for fascists," and "stand united against racism & fascism."{{image source|Ted Eytan of Washington D.C.}}]] The "Unite the Right" rally began on Friday. It drew such groups as the [[Ku Klux Klan]] (KKK) and [[neo-Nazis]] and well-known "{{w|alt-right}}" personalities like {{w|David Duke}} and {{w|Richard B. Spencer|Richard Spencer}}. They shouted slogans such as "You will never replace us" and "Jews will never replace us" and waved Confederate flags. Counter-protesters including members of {{w|Black Lives Matter}} and {{w|antifa (United States)|antifa}} — a U.S. anti-fascist movement — gathered in the hundreds. The two sides clashed near {{w|Emancipation Park (Charlottesville, Virginia)|Emancipation Park}}, where the statue stands. The demonstration devolved into physical fights, and Virginia Governor {{w|Terry McAuliffe}} declared a {{w|state of emergency}} and called in the {{w|National Guard of the United States|National Guard}} to remove the protesters. By varying reports, after the alt-right protesters were removed from the park, a {{w|Dodge Challenger}} drove toward a group of counter-protesters near Fourth Street. In one version of the story, the Challenger drove directly into the crowd, killing Heyer, injuring at least nineteen, and throwing at least two people through the air. In another account, the Challenger hit a sedan from behind, which in turn hit a minivan, and it was these two vehicles that actually made contact with the counter-protesters. The incident is to be investigated by the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]], the United States attorney for the Western District of Virginia, and the Civil Rights Division of the {{w|U.S. Department of Justice}}. Authorities have not yet disclosed whether Fields was driving. {{QuoteLeft|It was probably the scariest thing I've ever seen in my life [...] it was pandemonium. The car hit reverse and sped and everybody who was up the street in my direction started running.|source=Robert Armengol, witness}} Podcaster Robert Armengol, who was present, told the press, "It was probably the scariest thing I've ever seen in my life[...] After that it was pandemonium. The car hit reverse and sped and everybody who was up the street in my direction started running." On Monday morning, fields appeared in court via video from lockup, and Judge Robert Downer denied {{w|bail}}. He is charg[...]



Open software pionier Bassel Khartabil (34) executed

2017-08-12T20:49:57Z

Acagastya: I hope you respect how I wish to attribute, after all I am following how a good attribution should be {{WikimediaMention}}{{date|August 14, 2017}} On Friday, several free knowledge, culture and open source oriented organisations — {{W|Creative Commons}}, [[Mozilla]], and the [[Wikimedia Foundation]], amongst others — collectively announced a three-year commitment for a free-culture fellowship to honour {{W|Bassel Khartabil}}'s continuing influence on the open web, during the Wikimedia's annual conference {{w|Wikimania}} in [[Montreal]], [[Quebec]], [[Canada]]. [[Palestine|Palestinian]]-[[Syria|Syrian]] Khartabil was held in captivity under the Syrian government starting in 2012 and went silent in prison in 2015. Early this month his wife confirmed Khartabil had been executed in 2015. [[File:Bassel Safadi.jpg|left|thumb|File photo of {{w|Bassel Khartabil}}, 2009. {{image|[https://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/ Joi] ([https://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/4116204699/sizes/t/in/photostream/ flickr])}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en CC BY 2.0])]] Khartabil worked as a computer engineer and contributed to Mozilla and Wikipedia. A supporter of free access to knowledge and culture, Khartabil co-founded Syria's first hackerspace, Aiki Lab, and led Creative Commons' Syrian project. The fellowship to honour Khartabil aims to promote free culture in various forms, including art, music, software, and community. On their official blog, Creative Commons said they would encourage applications from the {{w|Levant}}, Middle East, and North Africa. {{w|Amazon}} Web Services is to act as a supporting partner and the fellows would receive a stipend of [[US$]]50 thousand over the course of ten months. The fellowship is to be awarded on a one-year basis, which could be renewed. Additionally, the organisations are to provide up to US$3000 for the candidates to purchase equipment and software. Promoting candidates from "closed societies" from the countries with a history of oppression of freedom of expression and access to free knowledge, the fellowship laid three requirements for the eligibility. The applicants must have a history of contribution to the open source/access or free culture communities, and propose in their application an initiative promoting free culture values, and in which the fellowship would be their primary work focus. The fellowship applications are to be accepted from February, and the fellowship is to be awarded in April. Apart from contributing to Mozilla and {{W|Red Hat}}, Bassel Khartabil developed "Aiki", an open source framework which is currently used by {{W|Openclipart|Open Clip Art}} and {{W|Open Font Library}}. He was listed among Top Global Thinkers by ''{{W|Foreign Policy}}'', and given a Digital Freedom Award by the {{W|Index on Censorship}}. Khartabil was arrested by the Syrian military in March 2012. Following time in a Syrian General Intelligence Directorate facility, nine months after his arrest he was transferred to {{w|Adra Prison}}, and permitted family visits. He was relocated to an undisclosed facility in October 2015, and executed soon after. His wife, Noura Ghazi Safadi, confirmed Khartabil's death on August 1 via a {{w|Facebook}} post. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{Source |url=http://cwnnews.ddns.net/wikimedians-and-free-knowledge-leaders-convene-in-montreal-for-13th-annual-wikimania/ |title=Wikimedians and free knowledge leaders convene in Montreal for 13th annual Wikimania |author= |pub=CWN News |date=August 11, 2017 }} *{{source |url=https://creativecommons.or[...]



Six Soldiers Struck

2017-08-12T02:55:59Z

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Six soldiers of the 35th infantry regiment forming part of [[France]]'s {{w|Opération Sentinelle}} were driven into by a car at 8 o'clock in the morning on Wednesday as they moved to their vehicles to relieve the previous shift in {{w|Levallois-Perret}}, a densely populated suburb of Paris.

Two soldiers are seriously injured, the others sustained minor injuries, though none are believed to be life-threatening. No motivation is known yet, but terrorism is suspected. In the opinion of {{w|Patrick Balkany}}, mayor of the city, {{translated quote|fr|French language|C'est sans aucun doute délibéré|It is without any doubt deliberate.}}

The suspect was arrested after noon by the ''{{w|Research and Intervention Brigade|Brigade de Recherche et d’Intervention}}'' (BRI) [Research and Intervention Brigade, an anti-gang force in the French National Police], during which he was injured by five bullets. The suspect is an {{w|Algeria|Algerian}} man aged 36 living in {{w|Val d'Oise}}, and unknown to police.

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{{Translated Wikinews|title=Levallois-Perret : six militaires renversés|language=French|wiki=fr}}

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|url=http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2017/08/09/01016-20170809ARTFIG00056-six-militaires-renverses-a-levallois-perret-le-vehicule-en-fuite-est-recherche.php
|title=Un véhicule fonce sur six militaires à Levallois-Perret
|author=Caroline Piquet
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|date=9 aout 2017
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|title=Qui est Hamou B., le suspect interpellé après l'attaque de Levallois ?
|author=Christophe Cornevin
|pub=lefigaro.fr
|date=9 aout 2017
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Google cancels company-wide meeting after employees outed on Breitbart

2017-08-11T12:07:59Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{Internet}} {{date|August 11, 2017}} The multi-billion-dollar tech giant [[Google]] has cancelled a company-wide {{w|town hall meeting}} scheduled for Thursday out of concerns for its employees' safety after several were {{w|doxxing|doxxed}} on a conservative news outlet. The purpose of the meeting had been to discuss a ten-page memo in which one of their software engineers criticized the company's diversity program and claimed the gender gap was attributable to natural differences between men and women. Earlier this week, screenshots of Google employees' internal conversations appeared on ''{{w|Breitbart News}}'', complete with their real names and avatar photos. Some of the posts included talk of blacklisting Googlers who expressed anti-diversity views but others simply discussed the memo. On [[Twitter]] account supportive of the memo called for Google employees to publicly identify pro-diversity coworkers and "ruin their lives." Many of Google's employees, including its chief diversity and inclusion officer Danielle Brown, have received harassing messages on Twitter. The {{w|alt-right}} news agency is the most widely read conservative news outlet in the [[United States]], and it has a history of aggression against liberal politicians, organizations and causes. Early in its history, Breitbart posted a heavily edited video making it appear as though {{w|Shirley Shirrod}} of the {{w|United States Department of Agriculture}} was making racist comments. She was fired. The unedited video later showed she had been refuting racist comments. A similar highly edited video about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now made it appear as though its members were teaching people how to establish brothels. Google CEO {{w|Sundar Pichai}} cancelled the meeting by company email: "We had hoped to have a frank, open discussion today as we always do to bring us together and move forward," he wrote. "But our Dory questions appeared externally this afternoon, and on some websites Googlers are now being named personally. ... Googlers are writing in, concerned about their safety and worried they may be 'outed' publicly for asking a question." Dory is Google's internal messaging system, which had been handling hundreds of questions about harassment within the company and other issues meant to have been addressed at the meeting. Last week, a Google software engineer named {{w|James Damore}} circulated a memo in which he criticized Google's diversity programs and claimed the company was closed-minded when it came to conservative ideas. Among other things, he attributed the under-representation of women in Google's tech jobs to biological differences. He was fired on Monday. "Google's left bias has created a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence," reads the memo, and later on, "I'm simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don't see equal representation of women [...]



Victoria, Australia to trial driverless vehicles on public roads

2017-08-11T11:09:24Z

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Yesterday, the state government of [[Victoria, Australia|Victoria]], [[Australia]] announced their decision to trial self-driving vehicles on two of the state's major connecting motorways, the {{w|CityLink}} and {{w|Tullamarine Freeway}}. The trial is to use autonomous vehicles from automobile companies including {{w|BMW}}, {{w|Mercedes-Benz}}, {{w|Volvo}}, and {{w|Tesla, Inc.|Tesla}}. The two-year trial is to have three phases.
[[File:Looking south bound down the Tullamarine Freeway at Airport West.jpg|thumb|left|A view of the Tullamarine Freeway, one of the motorways these cars will be tested on.{{image source|[[commons:User:Bidgee|Bidgee]]}}]]
The cars are to drive alongside commuters, but in public testing a driver is always to be present, as Victorian law requires drivers always keep a hand on the steering wheel. However, in occasional closures of the {{w|Burnley Tunnel}}, with no other drivers to endanger, the cars are to be tested with nobody in the vehicle.

Lane assist, cruise control, and recognition of traffic signs are in the trial's first phase, expected to complete before the end of the year. This includes monitoring how the driver-less cars respond to road conditions, including lane markings and electronic speed signs.

"Victoria is at the forefront of automated vehicle technology — we're investing in this trial to explore ways that this technology can be used to reduce crashes and keep people safe on our roads", said {{w|Luke Donnellan}}, the Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety. He noted, "Ninety per cent of the fault of accidents is human error [...] so we know that if we can take out human error we will have less accidents".

Tim Hansen, Victoria Police's Acting Assistant Commissioner, said that police had founded a project team to investigate how self-driving vehicles would change policing on roads. "Can we intercept vehicles more safely to avoid pursuits and ramming?", he asked.

The trial is a partnership between the state government, Victoria's road management authority {{w|VicRoads}}, owner of the CityLink toll road {{w|Transurban}}, and insurance company {{w|RACV}}.

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|title = Victoria Leading The Way On Automated Vehicles
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|date = August 11, 2017
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|url = http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/driverless-vehicles-technology-to-roll-out-on-the-tulla-under-trial-20170811-gxu52b.html
|title = Driverless vehicles technology to roll out on the Tulla under trial
|author = Timna Jacks
|pub = The Age
|date = August 11, 2017
}}


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2017 West Bengal floods

2017-08-09T14:28:07Z

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Following heavy rain in July 2017, the Indian state of [[West Bengal]] was affected by severe flooding. The floods were reported to have caused 50 deaths since 1 August.8 people had died in neighbouring [[Jharkhand]] state by 31 July.

==Background==
The monsoon season in West Bengal typically starts in mid-June. In the 2017 season a low pressure system developed over the [[Bay of Bengal]] which intensified in a depression on [[Jharkhand]] and [[West Bengal]] simultaneously, resulting in heavy rainfall. Moderate rain began across the state on 23 July, and heavy rains fell from 23 to 29 July.

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N3 Update

2017-08-09T12:20:02Z

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Ekurhuleni Emergancy Services say last nights Tremor in the area may have contributed to the N3 pedestrian Bridge Collapse at Van Buuren Rd .



Bridge Collapse South Africa

2017-08-09T12:15:12Z

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SANRAL has since deployed its experts to the scene, pedestrian bridge was no longer in use and 4 people were injured.



Football: Read Madrid lift Super Cup after win over Manchester United

2017-08-08T22:22:39Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|August 19, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|copyvio|re-review}}{{date|August 8, 2017}}{{football}} On Monday, [[Spain|Spanish]] capital [[soccer|football]] club [[Real Madrid]] defeated [[Manchester United]] 2–1 to defend the {{w|UEFA Super Cup}}, at {{w|Philip II Arena}}, in {{w|Skopje}}, [[Macedonia]]. Real Madrid dominated the game from the start and led from {{w|Casemiro}}, who earlier hit the cross bar, broke the deadlock and opened the gamed at 24th minutes. United had ended the first half of the game with 40% in ball possession and only one ball on target from {{w|Romelu Lukaku}}'s header into goalkeeper {{w|Keylor Navas}}'s mitts.The first half ended with 1–0 on the scoreboard. United's {{w|Jesse Lingard}} was the only player to be booked in the first half. After the half time, United's {{w|Macus Rashford}} was substituted in for {{w|Jesse Lingard}}. Navas stopped a {{w|Romelu Lukaku}} header when play resumed. Real Madrid double their score at 52nd minutes when {{w|Isco}} played a one-two with his teammate [[Gareth Bale]], passing United goalkeeper {{w|David de Gea}} and slotted in the ball in. The new £75 million United's striker Lukaku put in the ball at a close range when Navas pushed {{w|Nemanja Matics}}'s left foot shout out on 62nd minutes. The final time finished with a 2–1 with Real Madrid emerged as the winner. Real had 59% ball possession in the match, with 599 passes, and six on target shoots of fourteen attempts and two goals. United had 41% ball possession, with 337 passes, covered 102.9km distance and 42 balls recovered. A total 27 fouls were committed in the match and each team was shown two yellow cards (Real: Carvajal and Ramos ; United: Lingard and Rashford). Man of the match went to Isco who scored one goal for Real Madrid. "It's has always been important to us to start the season well. There is no better way of doing so than lifting a trophy against a powerful team. I’m very proud. I’m proud of our team: we're all one big family, something you can sense on the pitch." He said to the UEFA reporter. Real Madrid coach {{w|Zinédine Zidane}} was pleased with the win and said, "We have a lot of talent in the team and with hard work you can achieve many things. They are a hungry team, they want more. Today's game has been almost perfect, the first half was spectacular and we suffered a bit in the second half but it is a final and it's normal things like this happen. If we'd scored a third goal from Gareth [Bale], that would have been it. We’ve got character and we’re a hungry team." Manchester United manager [[José Mourinho]], who gave his medal to a kid at after the medal ceremony, commented on the match out come and his team performance, "Although we have a top team they are a different team with different qualities. The midfield players of Real Madrid, there are no replicas – no replica of [Luka] Modrić, no replica of Toni Kroos, no replica of Isco, no replica of Casemiro. In the second half we found a way to give them difficulties and the kind of football they don’t t like. I am happy with our reaction because after the 2–0 we had a big chance and at 2–1 we had {{w|Marcus Rashford}} face to face with the goalkeeper and we had [...]



M7.0 Earthquake happened Sichuan China, at least 5 tourists died

2017-08-08T16:33:30Z

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[[File:2017九寨沟地震主震位置.png|thumb|The map of the Earthquake epicenter ]]

A strong temblor, reported to be M7.0 by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) describe in a revised report as M6.5, has occurred in Zhangzha town of Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China. The CENC reported the quake began at 21:20 local time (13:20 UTC,) centered near 33.20°N, 103.82°E at a depth of20 km. An aftershock struck at 21:41, with a grade of M3.3.

The Jiuzhaigou county was without of electricity. Trains via Jiuzhaigou were ordered to stop at the nearest station. The Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport was out of service and waiting for repairs and checks.

China Earthquake Administration with Sichuan Provincial Health Commission initiated the first-class emergency plan for the emergency treatment, before the State Council of the People's Republic of China began the second-class emergency plan.

Emergency Office of Jiuzhaigou County Government has reported that at least 63 people injured and 5 tourists were dead in this earthquake in preliminary reports.

== Sources ==
{{Translated Wikinews|title=四川九寨沟县发生里氏7.0级地震 多地均有震感|language=Mandarin|wiki=zh}}

{{wikipedia|2017 Jiuzhaigou earthquake}}
*{{source|url=http://news.ceic.ac.cn/CC20170808211947.html|title=四川阿坝州九寨沟县7.0级地震|author=|pub=China Earthquake Networks Center|date=Aug. 8, 2017}}
*{{source|url=http://www.cea.gov.cn/publish/dizhenj/464/478/20170808221947882175521/index.html|title=中国地震局启动I级地震应急响应|author=|pub=China Earthquake Administration|date=Aug. 8, 2017}}
*{{source|url=http://news.qq.com/a/20170808/055222.htm?t=1502201833660|title=中九寨沟发生7.0级地震 西安等地有震感|author=|pub=Tencent|date=Aug. 8, 2017}}
*{{source|url=http://news.youth.cn/gn/201708/t20170808_10470235.htm|title=九寨沟7级地震强烈震感持续十几秒 目前全城停电|author=|pub=中国青年网|date=Aug. 8, 2017}}
*{{source|url=http://www.abazhou.gov.cn/jrab/zwyw/201708/t20170808_1257073.html|title=九寨沟县漳扎镇发生M7.0级地震 导致5名旅客死亡|author=阿坝州政府信息公开工作办公室|pub=阿坝州门户网站|date=Aug. 8, 2017}}
*{{source|url=http://www.cea.gov.cn/publish/dizhenj/464/478/20170809002553750208963/index.html|title=国务院抗震救灾指挥部启动国家Ⅱ级地震应急响应|author=China Earthquake Administration|pub=China Earthquake Administration|date=Aug. 9, 2017}}
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|title=M 6.5 - 36km WSW of Yongle, China
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|date=Aug. 14, 2017}}

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Darren Hayes The Former Frontman Of Savage Garden Threatens Legal Action Against The Famliy Of New Artist Nina Petty Back Off Leave Her Alone Or Else

2017-08-08T12:11:59Z

Magog the Ogre: speedy {{speedy|utter nonsense}} Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Darren Hayes has decided to make a press release in a few days of naming and shaming the famliy of his new artist Nina Petty. Darren Hayes has taken Nina under his wing and has written her debut Album Black Out which will be released in December this year. He has lashed out at social media giant Mark Zuckerberg the owner of Facebook Get this famliy off facebook they are a bunch of disbelieving scum. Nina Petty's famliy have eccused her of lying doing Fake Profiles and taking Drugs. They have also accused her of lying about her Job which she studied very hard to get the diploma. Nina is a Dr Professer Of Music which she has recently recieved but due to her not having a very close famliy and the fact they haven't wanted anything to really do with her due to past mistakes that she had made they dont know what she has been up too. Nina Petty told Darren that I dont tell them anything cause they dont believe me. Until one day Nina Decided to share some really exciting news with a certain famliy member who she thought believed her so she got this certain celebrity to contact her through messager on Facebook. Nina felt Darren said for the first time in her life one of her famliy members believes her and she was real happy. Another famliy member on that same night decided to message her and tell her to stop the nonscence stop doing fake profiles Nina was really hurt by this and her partner couldn't believe the disbelief in this person who has come to there home only twice in the whole time he has been with Nina just to up and leave within a hour after not seeing her for so long. Ben Pickett Nina's Partner will not have this person in thier home again after the way this person is friends with all the people that wish to bring nina down and not believe her and call her the most disgusting names. This other famliy member who said they believed her decided to turn around and say i want nothing to do with you your toxic and your father would be ashamed of you after believing her days before and speaking on facebook to this celebrity. who this famliy member believed she was doing a fake profile and it was nina not this certain celebrity. Mr hayes has also said that the celebrity that this famliy member was speaking to on facebook has decided to join and help Darren with other celebrity's to prove to this famliy once and for all nina did something with her life and yes she knows us. and her day in court with the backup of her celebrity friends who have been eccused of being Nina. Darren has said she is a beautiful talented artist with a voice to kill for. who has been told she should stay home and be a mum and stop the nonsence when her own partner Ben Pickett has told her to get back out there. Ninas partner Ben Pickett is so proud of her he has said she is a really good mother partner she always puts us first before anything else. This is her time now to get back out there. Darren Hayes wont take this slander anymore and this person knows who they are and has turned everybody against Nina. Also the theft nina was surposed to of commited has been proven by Centerlink that they were the ones that didn't put the money in the account when nina was on a disabilty payment. which this other famliy member has slanded false allegations and threatens legal action all the ti[...]



HBO Ransom: Hackers leak ‘Game of Thrones’ scripts, demands millions ransom

2017-08-08T08:09:46Z

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On Monday, a group of hackers identifying themselves as "Mr. Smith" posted a stolen {{w|HBO}} file containing scripts for five episodes of the popular television drama ''{{w|Game of Thrones}}'' online, dumping them to a publicly accessible link and demanding the network to pay millions of dollars in ransom to prevent the further release of other confidential files.

The data dump includes an upcoming unseen fifth episode of ''Ballers'' and ''Room 104'' and HBO's internal confidential documents consisting of one month of emails from film vice president Leslie Cohen, job offer letters to top executives, legal claims and slides of HBO's future technology plans.

The video letter sent to HBO CEO {{w|Richard Plepler}} showed in white text and black background, and in one of the screenshots showed files labelled 'Penguin Random House', 'Licensing', 'Retail', 'Legal', 'International', 'Budgets' and a list of personal info of the ''Game of Thrones'' cast members.

The hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 {{w|terabytes}} of data and threatened to release further content if their demand was not complied with. They gave HBO three days for the payment to be made to them via the virtual currency {{w|Bitcoin}}.

The hackers said that they have ransomed other organisations with an amount worth twelve to fifteen million dollars, and it took them six months to breach the HBO network. They further claimed they have hacked seventeen organisations, including HBO, with only three companies having refused to pay.

The network was confident the whole HBO email system was not compromised, and has enlisted authority and {{w|cyber security}} experts to investigate on this matter.

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== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/08/08/hackers-leak-game-thrones-scripts-hbo-emails-demand-millions/
|title = Hackers leak more Game of Thrones scripts and HBO emails in demand for milliions in ransom money
|author = [[Associated Press|AP]]
|pub = The Daily Telegraph (UK)
|date = August 8, 2017
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*{{source
|url = http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-hbo-hackers-ransom-20170807-story.html
|title = Hackers release HBO data, including 'Game of Thrones' scripts, demand millions in ransom
|author = Tali Arbel and Frank Bajak ([[Associated Press|AP]])
|pub = Chicago Tribune
|date = August 7, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/hbo-hack-fbi-hackers-game-of-thrones-spoilers-cyber-attack-watch-online-season-7-episode-4-a7880221.html
|title = HBO hack: FBI called in after hackers steal data including Game of Thrones spolers
|author = Roisin O'Connor
|pub = The Independent
|date = August 7, 2017
}}

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North Korea vows to retaliate 'thousands-fold' against US over santions

2017-08-07T23:23:05Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|August 19, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{date|August 8, 2017}}{{North Korea}} Yesterday, [[North Korea]] vowed to launch "thousands-fold" retaliation against the [[US]] after the [[United Nations]] (UN) unanimously passed new sanctions last Saturday over [[Pyongyang]]'s intercontinental ballistic missiles tests in July. [[File:Barack Obama chairs a United Nations Security Council meeting.jpg|thumb|left|United Nations Security Council{{image credit|[[commons:User:Pete Souza|Peter Souza]]}}]] In response to the sanctions, Pyongyang issued a statement reported on the [[Korean Central News Agency]] (KCNA) that the sanctions were a "violation of our sovereignty [...] heinous plot to isolate and stifle" North Korea. "We are ready to retaliate with far bigger actions to make the US pay a price for its crime against our country and people," said the KCNA. The statement came after the UN [[United Nations Security Council|Security Council]] approved new US-drafted sanctions covering North Korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood, which will reduce North Korea's currently three billion dollar annual export revenue by a third. The state-run KCNA new agency said North Korean leader [[Kim Jong-un]] would gear up the country's nuclear-armed missile program that could reach US and warned the "[US would] pay the price for its crime thousands of times [...] There is no bigger mistake than the United States believing that its land is safe across the ocean," said the news agency. The sanctions included the measures forbidding countries such as [[China]] and [[Russia]] from receiving new North Korea workers, a ban on new joint ventures and a ban new investment in existing joint ventures with North Korea. . Since 2006, seven Security Council resolutions were approved to cub Pyongyang ambition on its nuclear program. The Saturday's sanctions were the toughest which were backed by China, North Korea's ally, on the US-draft sanction enforcement. As part of the [[Association of Southeast Asian Nations]] (ASEAN) annual meeting in [[Manila]], the US secretary of state {{w|Rex Tillerson}}'s plan was to persuade the ASEAN countries to support the end of North Korea's nuclear program ambitions. He said to reporters on Monday that Pyongyang should show the willingness to negotiate and halt its missile tests. "The best signal that North Korea could give us that they're prepared to talk would be stop these missile launches," he commented. Chinese Foreign Minister {{w|Wang Yi (politician)|Wang Yi}} echoed the same sentiment that of Tillerson's "Do not violate the UN's decision or provoke international society's goodwill by conducting missile launching or nuclear tests," Wang told {{w|Ri Yong-ho (politician)|Ri Yong-ho}} of North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In response to sanctions and Tillerson's statement, Ho released a statement, "We will not put our self defensive nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table [[...]



Israel moves to ban on Al-Jazeera news network, accusing it of sponsoring terrorism

2017-08-07T07:03:49Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|August 19, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{date|August 10, 2017}}{{infobox |Middle East}} On Sunday, joining [[Jordan]], [[Egypt]], the [[United Arab Emirates]] and [[Saudi Arabia]], the [[Israel|Israeli]] government has moved to ban both the {{w|Arabic}} and {{w|English}}-language versions of [[Al Jazeera]] from operating in the country, accusing the network of sponsoring terrorism and inciting violence. [[File:Ayoub Kara.JPG|thumb|left|File photo of Israeli Communications Minister, Ayoub Kara. {{image credit|[[commons:User:Jusmine|Jusmine]]}}]] Israeli Communications Minister {{w|Ayoub Kara}} accused the [[Qatar]]i-funded channel of incitement in Israel and moved to revoke Al Jazeera journalists' press cards, calling broadcasters to take the network off the air. He also proposed shutting down the channel office in [[Jerusalem]], but this would require new legislation. Kara said at the press conference "We have identified media outlets that do not serve freedom of speech, but endanger the security of Israel's citizens, and the main instrument has been Al Jazeera." "Freedom of expression is not freedom to incite." This move came alight with interests of several of governments of the {{w|Gulf state}}s, where Al Jazeera offices in Saudi Arabia and Jordan have shut down the network offices, and United Arab Emirates and [[Bahrain]] have taken the network off the air in recent months. "We have based our decision on the move by {{w|Sunni Arab}} states to close the Al Jazeera offices and prohibiting their work," he said, adding elsewhere, "Lately, almost all countries in our region determined that Al Jazeera supports {{w|terrorism}}, supports religious radicalization. Al Jazeera has become the main tool of [the [[Islamic State]] (group), [[Hamas]], [[Hezbollah]] and [[Iran]], and we are the only one who have not determined that then something delusional is happening here." Israeli Prime Minister [[Benjamin Netanyahu]] had previously accused Al Jazeera of bias and anti-Israeli coverage and threatened to shut down the network, accusing Al-Jazeera of fueling last month's unrest at a scared site in Jerusalem, the Muslim {{w|al-Aqsa mosque}}, which is located on what Jews call the Temple Mount. Netanyahu [[Twitter|Tweeted]] after the announcement in support of the move "who [Kara] on my instructions took concrete steps to end Al-Jazeera's incitement." Representatives from Al Jazeera claimed that Kara's move is retaliation for the news organization's claims that Israel is cooperating with four Arab countries in an economic blockade of Qatar. "The collusion by Netanyahu with his Arab autocratic neighbors leaves little doubt that free independent media and truth are ready to be sacrificed as collateral damage in the power politics of the region," said Walid Omary of Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau in the Israeli newspaper ''Haaretz''. "Since its inception, Al Jazeera has provided Israel with a rare conduit for airing its[...]



Venezuela Authority suppresses anti-government attack on military base near Valencia

2017-08-07T01:25:27Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|August 19, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{Venezuela}}{{date|August 10, 2017}} On Sunday, [[Venezuela]] soldiers stop a small group of anti-government rebel launching an attack at a military based in {{w|Valencia, Carabobo|Valencia}} in the north-western {{w|Carabobo}}, where President of Venezuela {{w|Nicolás Maduro}} called the yesterday's rebellion an uprising of “terrorist attack” against the government. [[File:Maduro en 2015.jpg|thumb|left|President Nicolás Maduro in 2015.{{image credit|[[commons:User:The Photographer|The Photographer]]}}]] Maduro said on the state television yesterday the Venezuela authority killed two of the attackers, and captured seven men, who would be tried in the military tribunal, with ten of the alleged plotters got away. Maduro said, "Today we had defeat terrorism with bullets". He praised the army for holding down the rebellion and vowed to seek "maximum penalty for those who participated in this terrorist attack." The incident happened on early Sunday with a video circulating the social media of a group of men in military uniform. The footage showed a man addressing himself as Captain Juan Caguaripano said they were military members who opposed Maduro's government, demanding a transitional government and restoring the order of the constitution. He called his group as 41st Brigadeand said, "This is not a coup d'etat. This is a civic and military action to re-establish the constitutional order.", calling out names of those who were killed of their involvement in anti-government protests. He also called on other military forces to join them and to engage in open rebellious against Maduro's socialist government. Around 4:30AM, local time, yesterday, residents lived near by Paramacay based in the city of Valencia heard gunfire. Madura said, twenty men entered the base and engaged in exchange of gun fires with the soldiers. Some of the attackers were either captured or killed and those who managed to escape stealing off some military weapons from the base. The incident ended around 8AM local time. Supporting the uprising, groups of people gathered around the military base chanting "Freedom!". Others took to the streets of Valencia to show support of the attack, and were later dispersed by the troops. The city was back to normalcy during the midday. The {{w|United Socialist Party of Venezuela|Socialist Party}} official Elias Jauna said, "These attacks, planned by delirious minds in [[Miami]], only strengthen the morale of our armed forces and {{w|Bolivia|Bolivarian}} people". The Defense Minister of Venezuela {{w|Vladimir Padrino Lopez}} dismissed the military association with the attackers, stating the attackers are civilians dressed in military uniform where by the President still believed attackers would have military backing of their actions. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_VENEZUELA_POLITICAL_CRISIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-05-12-27-40 |title = Venezuela troops quash anti-Maduro [...]



Psychological study covering millions names social isolation a major threat to U.S. health

2017-08-07T01:05:56Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|August 19, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{Health}} {{date|August 7, 2017}} In findings presented Saturday at the 125th annual convention of the {{w|American Psychological Association}} in [[Washington D.C.]], Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad of {{w|Brigham Young University}} presented two meta-analyses of psychological research covering millions of participants with results indicating that social isolation is roughly comparable to obesity in the degree to which it affects human health in the [[United States]]. The first of these two meta-analyses, which are studies that compile and draw wide-ranging conclusions from many smaller studies, reviewed the results of 148 studies covering a total of 300,000 human participants. It showed a positive association between social health and lifespan: individuals who were socially connected had a 50% lower likelihood of dying early. The second meta-analysis included 70 studies with about 3.4 million participants from North America, Australia and Europe. The results of this work indicated that three separate factors, social isolation, living alone, and feelings of loneliness, were all associated with earlier death. Holt-Lunstad compared the magnitudes of these effects to that of obesity, or extreme excess body weight, and found them similar. "Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need—crucial to both well-being and survival. Extreme examples show infants in custodial care who lack human contact fail to thrive and often die, and indeed, social isolation or solitary confinement has been used as a form of punishment," reported Dr. Holt-Lunstad. "Yet an increasing portion of the U.S. population now experiences isolation regularly." The 2010 {{w|1010 United States Census|U.S. Census}} reported that more Americans are living in single-person households than in previous years, and an {{w|AARP}}'s Loneliness Study from the same year, which surveyed U.S. adults over 45 and found estimated 42.6 million U.S. adults in that age bracket suffered from "chronic loneliness." A number of British organizations, such as the Campaign to End Loneliness, the Mental Health Foundation, and the {{w|University of York}} have also released findings addressing the prevalence of loneliness in the [[United Kingdom]]. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/06/loneliness-deadlier-obesity-study-suggests/ |title = Loneliness is deadlier than obesity, study suggests |author = Sarah Knapton |pub = Telegraph |date = August 6, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/apa-sli072717.php |title = So lonely I could die |author = American Psychological Association |pub = Eurekalert |date = August 5, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.aarp.org/research/topics/life/info-2014/loneliness_2010.html |title = Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults [...]



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2017-08-06T23:15:02Z

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{{delete|no content}}Ankylosaurus was named by Barnum Brown, the famous dinosaur hunter who discovered T. rex. With rows of armour plates along its back and tail, spiky horns and a huge tail club, Ankylosaurus was build like a tank! It had to be tough to fight off predators.



Fastest woman places fifth at London's IAAF games today

2017-08-06T22:49:08Z

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Major shock today as world champion sprinter Elaine Thompson places fifth in the IAAF world athletics today following the worlds fastest man placing third yesterday, both performances leaving the jamaican fans and others shocked and speechless as she was most comfortable in the days semi final placing first quickly infront of her chanllengers. She CLAIMED she staggard at the bebeginning of the race. Its "whatever" she said in an interview after her 5th place loss

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Former Governor of Texas Mark White dies aged 77

2017-08-06T22:14:09Z

Amgine: Undo revision 4337276 by 68.188.81.125 (talk) {{date|August 7, 2017}}{{Obituaries}} Former governor of [[Texas]], {{w|Mark White}} died at the age of 77 in [[Houston]] on Saturday, his son Andrew White told the [[Associated Press]]. The [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democrat]] served as Texas' governor from 1983 till 1987. White was considered as an education reformer during his single-term in office for bringing some policies focusing on education. White had suffered from kidney cancer for several years. [[File:Governor White 70th Leg 1987.jpg|thumb|left|White served as Governor of [[Texas]] from 1983 to 1987{{image|Texas State Library & Archives Commission}}]] White's son, Andrew paid tribute to his father and said, "He [Mark White] cared about Texas deeply [...] He realized that this wasn't about getting re-elected. This wasn't about being popular. This was about making Texas a better place." Former Texan Lieutenant Governor {{w|William P. Hobby Jr.|Bill Hobby}} called White "one of Texas' greatest governors". The current Governor of Texas, {{w|Greg Abbott}} also paid tribute to White saying, "Mark White cared deeply about Texas [...] and he devoted his life to making our state even better, particularly when it came to educating our children." Born in 1940, White served as Texas' secretary of state and attorney general before he became the governor. He defeated then-incumbent Republican, {{w|Bill Clements}} to become Governor in 1983 despite Clements spending thirteen million dollars on his campaign. Four years later, Clements defeated White to become Texas' governor. White brought few educational reforms including the "No-Pass, No-Play" policy. Per the policy, students had to maintain a minimum threshold of grades to participate in school sports and extra-curricular activities. The decision was unpopular among many and even blocked by a state-district judge. The state Supreme Court eventually approved the policy. Defending the "No-Pass, No-Play policy" in 1987, White told the state lawmakers, "Let's be real: Anyone who can study a playbook can study a textbook. Americans didn't get to the moon on a quarterback sneak." After losing in his re-election attempt in 1987, White returned to private law practice and also became the owner of a security company. In 1990, he ran for the office again, but lost to {{w|Ann Richards}} in the Democratic primary who later became the Governor. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4764520/Former-Democratic-Texas-Gov-Mark-White-dies-77.html |title=Former Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White dies at 77 |author= [[Associated Press|AP]] |pub=Daily Mail Online |date=August 6, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-texas-white-idUSKBN1AL0RS |title=Former Texas governor Mark White, education reformer, dead at 77 |author= |pub=Reuters |date=August 6, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/08/05/former-democratic-texas-governor-mark-white-dies-77/543103001/ |title=Former Democ[...]



Daato se jeeb katne ka matlab hai ki koi aapko bahut yaad kar raha hai, wo "AAPKA PYAR" ho sakta hai ya FAMILY bhi.

2017-08-06T15:06:52Z

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Usian Bolt finishes third in his last 100m solo race in 2017 Athletics World Championship

2017-08-06T13:35:17Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|August 19, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{date|August 10, 2017}} On Saturday, [[Jamaica]]n sprinter {{w|Usain Bolt}} came third in his last 100m solo race, and was beaten by twice-caught-and banned for doping {{w|Justin Gatlin}} in the 100m men final at {{w|2017 World Championships in Athletics}} in [[London]], [[United Kingdom]]. [[File:Usain_Bolt_-_Golden_Gala_-_Rome,_Italy_-_26_May_2011.jpg|left|thumb|File photo of Usain Bolt {{image|Steven Zwerin}}]] The 35 year old American, Gatlin, won the 100m title in 9.94secs and crashed Bolt’s fairy tale farewell party. Gatlin bowed to Bolt after he claimed the title but was booed by spectators. The London crowd chanted “Usain Bolt! Usain Bolt!” as he approached the stand and the last lap honour went to Bolt. Gatlin finished the race in 9.92-second to snatched the gold and the silver went to his team mate {{w|Christian Colemen}} in 9.94-second, placing the greatest sprinter of all time to a bronze in 9.95-second. Gatlin, the 100m {{w|Olympic}} champion in 2004 and a world champion in 2005, said that he was not effected by the boos from the spectators every time he stepped into the track in this championships “I tuned it (boos) out through the rounds and stayed the course. I did what I had to do.” Bolt went and congratulated Gatlin after the race. Gatlin said “ It’s an amazing occasion. We’re rivals on the track but in the warm-down area we joke and have a good time. The first thing he (Bolt) did was congratulate me and say that I didn’t deserve the boos. He’s an inspiration” The oldest world title champion, Gatlin was banned in 2001 and 2006 for used of banned substance and was allowed to return to compete after his transgressions. He was happy to win the race and said “ The people who love me are here cheering for me and cheering at home” {{w|BBC}} 5 live commentator Mike Costello said after Gatlin won the race “ This will be really difficult for the sport. [[Russia]] has been expelled indefinitely from the sport, but Gatlin has been banned twice and here he is wining gold in the most precious event in the sport. The crowd perhaps ought to be booing the IAAF ({{w|International Association of Athletics Federations}}) rather than the athletes.” Bolt won eight {{w|Olympic games}} gold medals and eleven word championship gold medals for the last nine years in 100m and 200m sprints where he clocked up less than 4 minutes of race time in total. He holds the historic record of 9.58-second in 100m in [[Berlin]] and won a “triple double” (winning both the 100m and 200m in the last three Olympics) gold in Rio. He said on the interview after race “I tightened up at the end and that is something you should never do. I didn’t execute when it mattered. I am not fully comfortable in the those blocks but you have to work w[...]



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{{delete|no content}}[[Eurovision '04 winner Ruslana discusses her paths as singer, spokesmodel, stateswoman and source of inspiration]]



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Football: Bayern Munich beat Borrusia Dortmund on penalties (2-2) (5-4 penalty) to retain Supercup titl

2017-08-06T06:05:29Z

Acagastya: related news {{date|August 6, 2017}}{{football}} Yesterday, in the [[Germany|German]] {{w|DFL-Supercup}} final, defending {{w|Bundesliga}} champions [[Bayern Munich]] defeated {{w|DFB Pokal}} cup winners [[Borussia Dortmund]] 5–4 in the penalty shootout to win the title at [[Dortmund]]'s stadium {{w|Signal Iduna Park}}, after the full time ended in a 2–2 draw. [[File:DFL-Supercup 2017.jpeg|left|thumb|Bayern Munich lifting their sixth DFL-Super Cup trophy {{image|[[FC Bayern]]}}]] Dortmund got an early lead in the game as their winger {{w|Christian Pulisic}} opened the scoring in the 12th minute of the game. Pulisic got the ball from Bayern Munich defender {{w|Javi Martínez}} and scored the first goal of the match. 18-year-old Pulisic became the youngest goalscorer in the competition history. Six minutes later, Bayern equalized as striker {{w|Robert Lewandowski}} scored a close range tap-in from {{w|Joshua Kimmich}}'s assist. The first half ended with 1–1 on the scoreboard. Dortmund's {{w|Sokratis Papastathopoulos}} was the only player to be booked in the first half. After the half time, Dortmund's {{w|Sebastian Rode}} was substituted in for {{w|Mahmoud Dahoud}}. Later, Bayern made two changes. In the 71st minute, Dortmund's striker {{w|Pierre-Emerick Augameyang}} scored the second goal for Borussia, chipping over Bayern's goalkeeper {{w|Sven Ulreich}}, restoring Dortmund's lead. With the 2–1 on the scoreboard, the match seemed to to end with Dortmund as the winner, but in the 88th minute, Dortmund's Łukasz Piszczek scored an own goal, as the final time finished with a 2–2 draw, and the game proceeded to penalty shootouts. {{w|Robert Lewandowski}} took the first kick for Bayern and converted it into goal. Joshua Kimmich's kick was saved by Dortmund's goalkeeper {{w|Roman Bürki}} while Rode was denied by Sven Ulreich. The score reached a tie of 4–4. Ulreich stopped {{w|Marc Bartra}}'s kick as Bayern won their sixth Supercup title. Dortmund had 48% ball possession in the match, with 434 passes. Bayern had 52% ball possession, with five on target shoots of thirteen attempts. A total 30 fouls were committed in the match and six players were shown yellow cards. Bayern's coach, {{w|Carlo Ancelotti}}, congratulated the team and [[Twitter|tweeted]], {{translated quote|de|German language|Stolz auf unsere Arbeit und Bemühung. Genießt es Gewinner!!|Proud of your effort. Enjoy, Champions!!}} Until yesterday, both Bayern and Borussia had five DFL-Supercup trophies. Bayern's forwards Robert Lewandoski and {{w|Thomas Müller}} has played in Supercup seven times. Kimmich was awarded man of the match award. Last season, Bayern defeated Dortmund in the DFB Pokal and the DFL Supercup. , [[Germany|German]] [[football (soccer)|football]] club [[Bayern Munich]] announced their technical director Michael Reschke vacated his position. {{w|VfB Stuttgart}}, who announced parting ways with their sporting director Jan Schindelmeiser on Friday, recruited Reschke as their new sporting director. 59-year-old Reschke served as the technical director at the {{w|Bavaria|foreign=suppress|Bavarian}} club for the past three years, holding the position from July 2014. In an official statement issued by Stuttgart on Friday, the club's Supervisory Board made a "unanimous" decision to sack their sporting director Schindelmeiser. The board's chairman Wolfgang Dietrich said, {{translated quote|de|German language|Wir bedauern diesen Schritt, waren letztlich aber nicht mehr davon überzeugt, dass die Umsetzung unserer Ziele und der getroffenen Absprachen in der bisherigen Personalkonstellation zu erreichen sind. Letztlich steht der VfB Stuttgart über allem und es ist unsere absolute Pflicht, Entscheidungen ausschließlich im Sinne des Vereins und im Sinne einer positiven Entwicklung zu treffen.|We regret having to take this step, but we were no longer convinced the implementation of our goals and achievement of agreed targets would be possible with the current personnel constellation. Ultimately, VfB Stuttgart takes top-priority and it is our absolute responsibility to make decisions for the good of the positive development of the club.}} Bayern Munich's CEO {{w|Karl-Heinz Rummenigge}} thanked Reschke for his work, saying, {{translated quote|de|German language|Ich bedanke mich im Namen des FC Bayern München für die hervorragende Arbeit, die Michael Reschke in den vergangenen drei Jahren für den FC Bayern geleistet hat. Er hat mit seinem Fachwissen, seiner Professionalität und seinem Netzwerk einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Erfolg des FC Bayern geleistet. Ich wünsche ihm alles Gute für seine Zukunft.|On behalf of FC Bayern München, I’d like to thank him for the tremendous work he’s done for FC Bayern over the last three years. He’s made an important contribution to our success with his expertise, professionalism and network. I wish him all the best for the future.}} On Friday, Reschke requested termination of his contract with the German giants, which was valid for another year, until June 30, 2018. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://fcbayern.com/us/news/2017/08/press-release-michael-reschke-leaves-fc-bayern |title = Michael Reschke leaves FC Bayern |author = |pub = FC Bayern |date = August 5, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://fcbayern.com/de/news/2017/08/pressemitteilung-michael-reschke-verlaesst-den-fc-bayern |title = Michael Reschke verlässt den FC Bayer[...]



Neymar set world record €222m move to PSG

2017-08-04T01:33:06Z

Acagastya: catalunya iwl {{date|August 4, 2017}}{{football}} Yesterday, [[France|French]] capital [[football (soccer)|football]] club {{w|Paris Saint-Germain}} triggered a [[€]]222 million (about [[US$]]263m, £198m) buyout clause of [[Brazil]]ian winger {{w|Neymar}} to sign him from [[FC Barcelona]], making him the most expensive footballer of all time by breaking the previous fee record of [[Paul Pogba]]'s transfer from [[Juventus FC]] to [[Manchester United]]. Neymar signed a five year contract with Paris SG which runs until June 2022. [[File:Brasil conquista primeiro ouro olímpico no futebol 1039230-20082016- mg 2846 0a1.jpg|thumb|Neymar|left|File photo of Neymar. {{image|Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil}}]] 25-year-old Neymar made his professional debut for Santos FC in January 2009, netting 138 goals in 229 matches. He was signed by FC Barcelona in 2013. Since then, Neymar has scored 105 goals and provided 80 assists in 186 games for Barça. In four seasons at Camp Nou, Neymar won two {{w|LaLiga}} titles, three Copa del Rey trophies, and one each of Champions League trophy Supercopa de España. Neymar was part of Barcelona's treble winning squad in 2014–15, and finished third in 2015's FIFA Ballon d'Or. Neymar made an international debut at the age of eighteen. He has scored 52 goals in 77 games for Brazil. {{QuoteLeft|I am extremely happy to join Paris St Germain.|source=Neymar}} Paris SG's [[Qatar]]i president {{w|Nasser Al-Khelaifi}} said, "Today, with the arrival of Neymar Jr, I am convinced that we will come even closer, with the support of our faithful fans, to realizing our greatest dreams". After penning a five-year contract, Neymar said, "I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain. Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious. And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new teammates, is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want." Neymar's lawyer submitted a check of €222m to deposit Neymar's buy-out clause at {{w|LaLiga}}'s headquarters, but it was rejected. LaLiga officials issued an official statement, which read, "We can confirm that the player's lawyers came to the La Liga offices this morning to deposit the clause and that it has been rejected.[...] That's all the information we are giving out at this moment." Later, Neymar's legal representative delivered the check to FC Barcelona. A statement from Barcelona confirmed they received the payment and Neymar was no longer contracted to the club. The statement read, {{translated quote|es|Spanish language|Esta tarde, representantes legales de Neymar Jr. se han personado en las oficinas del Club y han hecho efectivo, en nombre del [...]



Scientists find that human-induced and natural earthquakes deal similar damage

2017-08-03T13:50:48Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|August 19, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{Environment}} {{date|August 3, 2017}} In findings published Wednesday in ''{{w|Science Advances}}'', researchers from the {{W|University of Michigan}} and {{w|Stanford University|Stanford}} report earthquakes induced by human activity such as mining and hydraulic fracturing behave similarly to naturally induced earthquakes, at least in the central [[United States]]. The core findings of this research are that the same techniques, specifically ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) can be used to predict the damage caused by both types of events. [[File:New Madrid and Wabash seizmic zones-USGS mod.png|left|thumb|200px|Researchers studied earthquakes in three parts of North America, including the Wabash Valley and New Madrid Seismic Zones.{{image|Joan Gomberg and Eugene Schweig}}]] "Our study shows that induced earthquakes and natural earthquakes in the central U.S. are inherently similar, and we can predict the damaging effects of induced earthquakes using the same framework as natural earthquakes," said lead author Yihe Huang, who began the project while a postdoctoral student at Stanford. The present work addresses whether these quakes would behave in the same way as naturally induced earthquakes or cause the same kinds of damage to roads and buildings, while also contradicting the prevailing idea that human-induced earthquakes are less strong than natural ones. "Now we can begin to reduce our uncertainty about how hard induced earthquakes shake the ground," said study co-author William Ellsworth, co-director of Stanford's Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity, "and that should lead to more accurate estimates of the risks these earthquakes pose to society going forward." The research team analyzed data covering the {{w|stress drop}}, the amount of stress present in a fault area before and after a seismic event, associated with previous earthquakes in the central U.S. and eastern [[North America]]. They found induced and natural earthquakes relieved highly similar amounts of pressure. The study covered three groups of earthquakes, by location: those in the {{w|Wabash Valley}} and {{w|New Madrid Seismic Zone|New Madrid}} areas in the central U.S., in [[Oklahoma]] and southern [[Kansas]], and east of the {{w|Appalachian Mountains}} in the U.S. and [[Canada]]. All three areas are east of the {{w|Rocky Mountains}}. According to the [[U.S. Geological Survey]], human activity, specifically the disposal of the wastewater produced by human efforts to extract oil and {{w|natural gas}} from the ground, is responsible for the increased f[...]



Prince Philip makes his last solo public engagement after 65 years

2017-08-03T06:38:33Z

CASSIOPEIA: offer to officer - sp {{date|August 5, 2017}} {{United Kingdom}} [[File:HRH Prince Philip 3 Allan Warren.jpg|HRH Prince Philip, from file. {{image|[[Commons:User:Allan warren|Allan warren]]}}|left|thumb]] The [[United Kingdom]]'s {{w|Prince Philip}}, 96, performed his last solo official royal public engagement, before retiring from his official duties as the consort of {{w|Elizabeth II|Queen Elizabeth II}} after 65 years of service, with a Captain General's parade of the {{w|Royal Marines}} at {{w|Buckingham Palace|Buckingham Palace}} on Wednesday. As the Captain General, he took the royal salute and inspected the soldiers to mark the end of the 1664 Global Challenge. He told the soldiers humorously "You all should be locked up" after they completed a 2,678 {{w|kilometer}} (1664 {{w|mile}}) trek in support of the Royal Marines Charity.  {{w|Buckingham Palace}} announced Philip's retirement plan in May. Philip succeeded {{w|King George VI}} — Elizabeth's father — as Captain General of marines in 1953, the year after she succeeded him as monarch. On the announcement in May, Prime Minister [[Theresa May]] offered her well wishes and gratitude to Prince Philip, 95 years old at the time. Lady Myra Butter, an acquaintance of Philip's for more than eight decades, said on {{w|BBC Radio 4}} program ''{{w|Today (BBC Radio 4)|Today}}'', of Philip's future after retirement, "I'm sure that he won't disappear, he will be greatly missed by everybody. He's been such a stable character in all our lives — he's always there and he's always been there for the Queen and I think we're very, very lucky to have him." Serving longer than any other British consort, Philip has made 22,219 solo public engagements as consort, 637 solo overseas visits, 5,496 speeches, and 14 books. He currently supports or belongs to more than 780 organisations. Phillip, {{w|Duke of Edinburgh}}, is a nephew of late King {{w|Constantine I of Greece|Constantine I}} of [[Greece]], and was born on the Greek island of {{w|Corfu}}. Philip is a former naval officer and courted Elizabeth during his service in the {{w|Royal Navy}}. He married her in 1947 in {{w|Westminster Abbey}}. This November will be their 70th wedding anniversary. Elizabeth described Philip as "my strength and stay". {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-03/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-royal-husband-retires/8769254 |title = Prince Philip retires: Queen Elizabeth's husband bows out of public life |author = |pub = ABC News (Australia) |date = August 3, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2017/08/03/prince-philip-final-public-duty/ |title = Prince Philip performs last official royal function |author = |pub = The New Daily |date =August 3, [...]



Trump signs Russian sanctions into law

2017-08-03T00:21:03Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|August 19, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{date|August 3, 2017}} [[United States]] President [[Donald Trump]] signed a bill at the [[White House]] on Wednesday imposing new sanctions on [[Russia]] for their alleged [[Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections|meddling in last year's presidential election]] and limiting his own authority to lift them, citing the measure's "clearly unconstitutional provisions" and claiming it would hamper the improvement of {{w|Russia-United States relations|US-Krelim relations}} for the foreseeable future. [[File:Donald_Trump_(32758233090).jpg|left|thumb|Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.{{image|Gage Skidmore}}]] The legislation also imposes sanctions on [[Iran]] and [[North Korea]]. Trump called the bill, which was passed by Congress over his objections with bipartisan majorities, "seriously flawed," primarily because it limits his ability to negotiate the sanctions without congressional approval. "By limiting the Executive's flexibility, this bill makes it harder for the United States to strike good deals for the American people, and will drive [[China]], [[Russia]], and [[North Korea]] much closer together," Mr. Trump said. Mr. Trump added "Yet despite its problems, I am signing this bill for the sake of national unity. It represents the will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States. We hope there will be cooperation between our two countries on major global issues so that these sanctions will no longer be necessary." To become law in the US, a bill must be approved by simple majority vote in both houses of Congress, the [[US House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] and [[US Senate|Senate]], and then signed into law by the sitting president. If the president chooses to veto the legislation by refusing to sign, congress can enact the law anyway, but this requires a two-thirds vote in both houses. The current sanctions against Russia passed with a 98 to 2 majority in the Senate and a 419 to 3 vote in the House. The Kremlin has denied involvement in interfering with the US election. After Mr. Trump signed the bill, Russian Prime Minister [[Dmitry Medvedev]] said this bill meant the US had declared a "full-scale trade war" on Russia and declared "The hope that our relations with the new American administration would improve is finished," on [[Facebook]]. "[T]he American establishment has totally outplayed Trump" with the goal "to remove him from power." Iran said the new sanctions violated the nuclear deal and it would respond in an "appropriate and proportional"[...]



Scripps Company agreed to purchase Katz networks

2017-08-02T23:26:59Z

Pi zero: abandoned? {{abandoned|August 15, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{date|August 2, 2017}} [[File:Katz-Broadcasting.jpg|thumb|250px|Logo of Bounce TV and Katz's three networks: Escape, Grit and Laff {{image source|Katz Broadcasting}}]] The {{w|E. W. Scripps Company}} announce on Tuesday, August 1st, the purchase of {{w|Katz Broadcasting}} and its three networks plus {{w|Bounce TV}}, for $292 million, acquiring the other 95% of Katz. {{w|Hart–Scott–Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act|Anti-trust review}} and other conditions expected to complete such that the purchase will finalize by October 2. The deal values the networks at $302 million. About $50 million in cash on hand and $250 million in new debt will fund the deal. In 2018, the new market segment, broadcast networks, is expected to add $180 million in revenue and about $30 million in segment profit. Bounce has overlapping ownership and management with Katz Broadcasting, which has 130 employees. {{w|Raycom Media}} and Al Haymon are investors having stakes in both entities. All of the networks are Nielsen rated and each cover 80% of the US. Network executive and founder Jonathan Katz will continue to lead the networks after the deal closes. The Katz business unit plans to stay at its current headquarters in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Katz leads Bounce Media, LLC as {{w|Chief operating officer|chief operating officer}} and Katz Broadcasting as chief executive officer. Katz was previously at Turner Broadcasting as a programming executive. Katz Broadcasting's three networks are {{w|Escape (TV network)|Escape}}, {{w|Grit (TV network)|Grit}} and {{w|Laff (TV network)|Laff}}. Escape and Grit launches in 2014 and are gender targeting network. Grit uses Western, war and action films to attract men, while Escape takes investigation and mystery to bring in women. While Laff is a comedy network that launched on tax day, April 15, 2015. Scripps Company affiliate 13 of its television stations with Laff at its launch in addition to its 5% stake in the Katz business. Bounce Media launched Bounce TV, African-American focused network in 2011 with former Turner employee, Ryan Glover, and additional investors {{w|Martin Luther King III}} and former U.N. ambassador {{w|Andrew Young}}. Glover is the president. Bounce also roll out a companion {{w|Over-the-top content|over the top}} service Brown Sugar in November 2016. Bounce leads {{w|Digital subchannel|subchannel}} networks with an original programming slate with shows like ''{{w|Mann & Wife}}'' and ''{{w|Saints & Sinner[...]



Anthony Scaramucci leaves role as White House communications director after 10 days

2017-07-31T22:21:25Z

Pi zero: destroys information, in this case {{date|August 1, 2017}} {{United States}} [[File:Anthony Scaramucci at SALT Conference 2016 (cropped).jpg|thumb|200px|left|File photo of Anthony Scaramucci, 2016. {{image|Jdarsie11}}]] [[United States]] president [[Donald Trump]] dismissed {{w|Anthony Scaramucci}} from his role as {{w|White House communications director}} yesterday. Scaramucci had only held the position for ten days but had already received criticism after a profanity-laced phone call to a reporter from ''{{w|The New Yorker}}''. President Trump forced Scaramucci's resignation after his new {{w|White House Chief of Staff|Chief of Staff}}, General {{w|John F. Kelly|John Kelly}}, made the decision, {{w|The New York Times}} reported. General Kelly replaced {{w|Reince Priebus}} who resigned on Friday. {{w|Sarah Huckabee Sanders}}, White House Press Secretary, released a statement after Scaramucci's dismissal. She said, "Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best." Scaramucci was criticised after an on-the-record phone call with New Yorker reporter {{w|Ryan Lizza}}. Scaramucci contacted Lizza after it was reported he was at dinner with {{w|Fox News}} host {{w|Sean Hannity}} and {{w|Bill Shine (television executive)|Bill Shine}}, a former executive also for Fox News. In the phone call, he demanded Lizza reveal who leaked the details of the dinner and suspected Reince Priebus was responsible. He said, "Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac". He went on to mimic Priebus by saying, "Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock block these people the way I cock blocked Scaramucci for six months." In the same phone call he also criticised White House strategist {{w|Steve Bannon}}. He was quoted as saying, "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock". Huckabee Sanders commented on the phone call in her statement saying, "The President certainly felt that Anthony's comments were inappropriate for someone in that position and he didn't want to burden Gen. Kelly also with that line of succession". It has been confirmed Scaramucci was not reassigned within the administration. In his resignation Scaramucci reportedly requested to be redeployed to the US's {{w|Export–Import Bank of the United States|Export-Import Bank}} as chief strategy officer. He was previously vice president and chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank. Scaramucci was the third communications director of Trump's presidency. {{w|Michael Dubke}} resigned from the position in May while former Press Secretary {{w|Sean Spicer[...]



British dancer and talent show winner Robert Anker dies in car accident aged 27

2017-07-29T22:09:40Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "British dancer and talent show winner Robert Anker dies in car accident aged 27": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (... {{date|July 30, 2017}} {{Obituaries}} [[File:Diversity 2009.jpg|thumb|220px|left|File photo of Diversity in 2009. {{image|Jamie Daives}}]] Robert Anker, a [[United Kingdom|British]] dancer and member of troupe {{w|Diversity (dance troupe)|Diversity}} when they won the 2009 season of {{w|Britain's Got Talent}}, died in a car accident in [[Canada]] on Thursday. Anker died after a collision between his {{w|Chevrolet Cobalt}} and a {{w|Ford}} pick-up truck. The accident occurred in {{w|Vaughan}}, {{w|Ontario}} at around 6:00 AM Thursday morning, {{w|UTC-4|local time}}. Anker, who moved to Canada last year, was 27 years old. {{w|York Regional Police}} confirmed the accident had occurred and the driver of the pick-up truck was not injured. A spokesman for the British Foreign Office said "We are aware of the death of a British man in Canada. We are providing assistance to his family at this sad time". Anker's cousin Rochelle Hanson set up a {{w|JustGiving}} page, by yesterday already past its target of £5,000, to raise funds for his family to travel to the funeral in Canada. Hanson said "The family are devastated. He was an amazing and talented dancer. We would love to ensure that his family don’t worry or stress about money at this time." Diversity, Anker's former dance crew, tweeted "A former member of our group has tragically passed away. He inspired so many with his talent and was taken far too soon. R.I.P Rob." The Twitter account for Britain's Got Talent said "We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Robert Anker, our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends, family and the whole of Diversity." Dean Lee, a choreographer on talent show {{w|The X Factor}}, tweeted, "Rob Anker. I have no words to speak after hearing of your passing. This is truly heart breaking. Thanks for the memories. Shine bright." After winning the 2009 series of Britain's Got Talent, Anker performed in music videos of singers {{w|Jessie J}} and {{w|Paloma Faith}}, and in the production of ''{{w|Thriller Live}}'' in the {{w|West End theatre|West End}}. Anker and his girlfriend Cyndi married in September. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/29/diversity-dancer-robert-anker-dies-in-a-car-crash-in-canada |title=Diversity pays tribute to former member Rob Anker after fatal crash in Canada |author=Harrison Jones |pub=The Guardian |date=July 29, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40762482 |title=Diversity star Robert Anker dies in car [...]



Third person inner monologue good for more than just sounding cool, say scientists

2017-07-27T02:27:13Z

Pi zero: this was evidently never completed and submitted at the time, and now, more than two weeks later, clearly cannot refer to anything fresh {{develop}} {{Health}} {{date|July 27, 2017}} Referring to yourself in the third person might make you ''less'' imbalanced, scientists from [[Michigan]] {{w|Michigan State University|State University}} announced in this month's issue of ''Scientific Reports''. A dual-experiment study in which brain activity was monitored in two different ways showed that people who reflected on emotionally intense events using the third person were less subject to those emotions than those who thought of themselves in the first person. "Essentially, we think referring to yourself in the third person leads people to think about themselves more similar to how they think about others, and you can see evidence for this in the brain," said Michigan State University psychology professor Jason Moser. "That helps people gain a tiny bit of psychological distance from their experiences, which can often be useful for regulating emotions." In the first experiment, participants were asked to view disturbing pictures while their brains were being monitored using {{w|event-related potential}} (ERP). One group of participants was asked to think about their emotions in the first person, as in "I feel afraid," and the other group in the third person, as in, "Mary feels afraid," the way they would structure thoughts about a separate person. Findings showed that emotional responses dissipated faster in the third-person group, and researchers reported that using the third person to discuss emotions seemed to take more effort. In the second experiment, participants were asked to think about painful memories from their own lives while their brains were monitored using {{w|functional magnetic resonance imaging}} (fMRI). Again, one group of participants was asked to think of the events in the first person and the other in the third. Assessments of the participants' brain activity indicated less emotional reaction in the third-person group. "What's really exciting here," said Professor Ethan Kross, who ran the second experiment, "is that the brain data from these two complimentary experiments suggest that third-person self-talk may constitute a relatively effortless form of emotion regulation." The study participants were male and female college undergraduates with a median age between eighteen and nineteen years. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://www.eurek[...]



Publisher withdraws book about Nelson Mandela's final days after family complaint

2017-07-25T10:41:57Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Publisher withdraws book about Nelson Mandela's final days after family complaint": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators]... {{date|July 27, 2017}} {{South Africa}} [[File:Nelson Mandela-2008 (edit).jpg|thumb|160px|left|Mandela, pictured in May 2008 {{image|SA Good News}}]] A book about [[Nelson Mandela]]'s final days was withdrawn on Monday by publisher {{w|Penguin Random House}} South Africa after a complaint by Mandela's family. ''Mandela's Last Years'' was released on July 18, which is {{w|Mandela Day|Nelson Mandela Day}}, and was written by the former [[South Africa|South African]] President's physician, Dr. Vejay Ramlakan. Penguin Random House released a statement confirming the withdrawal, saying they would issue no further copies. They also added the book was "meant to portray Nelson Mandela's courage and strength until the very end of his life and was in no way intended to be disrespectful". Mandela's widow {{w|Graca Machel}} reportedly said, before the withdrawal, she was considering legal action. She claimed Ramlakan had breached patient confidentiality. Dr. Ramlakan has disputed this, saying he was given permission. In a television interview, he said "all parties who needed to be consulted were consulted." Details within the book revealed information not previously disclosed including that Mandela was holding the hand of one of his ex-wives, {{w|Winnie Mandela|Winnie}}, when he died. It also claims he once waited 30 minutes when an ambulance he was being transported in broke down and had to be replaced, and recounts discover of a spy camera in the morgue where his body was being held after he died. Nelson Mandela died at age 95 on December 5, 2013. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|title=Nelson Mandela dies aged 95|date=December 5, 2013}} *{{wikinews|title=Mandela discharged from hospital|date=September 2, 2013}} *{{wikinews|title=Nelson Mandela's health showing 'slow but steady improvement'|date=August 12, 2013}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/24/nelson-mandela-book-withdrawn-outrage-widowgraca-machel/ |title=Nelson Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow Graca Machel |author={{w|Agence France-Presse|AFP}} |pub=The Daily Telegraph |date=July 24, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40709172 |title=Nelson Mandela: Ramlakan book on final days withdrawn |author= |pub=BBC News Online |date=July 24, 2017 }} {{Publish}} {{Archive}} [[Category:South Africa]] [[Category:Africa]] [[Category:Politics and conflicts]] [[Category:Nelson Mandela]] [[Category:Health]] [[Category:Literature][...]



Polish parliament votes to place Supreme Court under the power of the ruling party

2017-07-22T14:17:40Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes law placing Supreme Court under power of ruling party": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only admini... {{Poland}} {{date|July 26, 2017}} President of [[Poland]] {{w|Andrzej Duda}} promised on Monday to veto the {{w|Senate of Poland|Senate}}'s plans to change the arrangement of the country's {{w|Supreme Court of Poland|Supreme Court}}. The new law, which passed 55 to 23 on Saturday, would place the selection of judges in the hands of the ruling political party, the [[Law and Justice Party]] (PiS). The proposed law was met with protesters across Poland asking Duda to veto the bill and objections from officials of the [[European Union]], who described the measure as anti-democratic. Duda also planned to veto another law that would have placed the council that proposes candidates for judgeship under the power of government officials. [[File:Andrzej_Duda_portret.JPG|left|thumb|200px|Andrzej Duda in 2015.{{image|Michał Józefaciuk}}]] "I have decided to send back to parliament — in which case to veto — the law on the supreme court, as well as the law on the National Council of the Judiciary." These laws "would not strengthen the sense of justice in society," Duda told the public. He said he made this decision after extensive consultation with experts in a variety of areas, including legal experts, and particularly anti-communist activist {{w|sister=w:pl|Zofia Romaszewska}}. Specifically, the law would require every one of Poland's more than 80 Supreme Court justices resign and would empower the justice minister of the governing party to choose which justices will return to the bench and which must be replaced, and with whom. It would also require that judges take religious values into account in their work: "In social life, apart from legal norms there also operates a system of norms and values, undefined in law but equally established, derived from morality and [[Christianity|Christian]] values [...] The supreme court should take this duality into account in its rulings," it reads. Duda expressed his intent to sign a third bill that would allow the justice minister under some circumstances to select judges and assign cases for Poland's local courts. Supporters of t[...]