Saturday, October 31, 2015
A Kogalymavia passenger plane carrying 224 people has crashed in Egypt's Sinai penunsula. The airliner took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik this morning, and was heading for Russia, according to aviation sources, when it disappeared from radar. It's believed the plane was mainly carrying Russian tourists.
For more than 60 years, scientists have dreamed of a clean, inexhaustible energy source in the form of nuclear fusion.
And they're still dreaming.
But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.
Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.
The machine, which has a diameter of 52 feet, is called the W7-X.
And after more than a year of tests, engineers are finally ready to fire up the $1.1 billion machine for the first time. It could happen before the end of this month,Science reported.
Today I am looking at three market monsters investors should avoid during spooky season.
Another week, another round of bad news for diversified mining colossus Anglo American (LSE: AAL). Iron ore — a market from which the business generates 27% of total earnings — slumped to three-month troughs under $50 per tonne as fears over Chinese steelmaking activity, combined with rampant production rises the world over, kept prices on a southerly bent.
The mining industry remains content to keep on supplying the market with unwanted material despite falling prices, and Anglo American itself hiked output at its Minas-Rio asset by 60% in July-September from the previous quarter, to 2.9 million tonnes. And metallurgical coal output, another one of the company’s crucial yet battered markets, advanced 8% quarter-on-quarter to 5.5 million tonnes.
Anglo American is embarking on a frantic strategy of cost-cutting, spending scalebacks and asset sales to shore up the balance sheet as resources prices struggle. But these measures are clearly no march for a backcloth of collapsing revenues, a view that is shared by the City — indeed, Anglo American is expected to suffer a colossal 49% earnings drop in 2015 alone. Even though this results in a low P/E ratio of 10.9 times, I believe Anglo American remains a highly-unappealing stock choice as commodity markets deteriorate.
The prosecution of Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was a rare murder case against a physician at a time when prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic and lawmakers have tried to make it harder for so-called pill mills to easily dole out medications with little scrutiny.
A dozen of Tseng's patients died, including one who overdosed in her office. Prosecutors only brought three murder charges because of other factors involved in some of those deaths, such as drugs prescribed by other doctors and a possible suicide.
A fire and explosion in a Bucharest nightclub killed 27 people and injured 155 during a rock concert that featured fireworks late on Friday, Romanian government officials and witnesses said.
In one of the capital's worst disasters in decades, about 400 people, mostly young adults, stampeded for the exit as the club filled with smoke.
Several witnesses said there were fireworks inside the club. Colectiv Club's Facebook page said the show would feature pyrotechnic effects.
Friday, October 30, 2015
This is yet another beautiful song from Ruffcoin, the Eriwa master himself who is well-known for making “sweet music”.
The self-acclaimed most versatile artiste in Nigeria slows the tempo down a bit with this well-written and well-arranged love song “OGE“. Produced by Donseth, it has that cultural feel that makes you want to bend down and shake to it and am sure this will make it to DJs wedding playlist.
Effyzzie Music Group is announcing the release of a video compilation album by her resident diva Yemi Alade, titled “Looking For My Johnny”.
The visual offering will housed music videos, dance videos, live performances, acoustic sets and footage from Yemi Alade’s African and European tour in support of her successful debut album “King Of Queens“. The official unreleased music video for “Na Gode“ alongside fan favourites like “Johnny”, “Tangerine”, “Kissing” Taking Over Me” amongst others are in the set’s tracklist.
PRESS: From the stable of DAROOTZ ENTERTAINMENT After the success and massive acceptance of Happy Birthday (audio and Video) by Latmus (Baba), he is back with another hit banger an Afro Pop genre with fantastic lyrics now to thrill his fans all over the globe.This song is a hit even right from the studio. Mama
It's Official People, the new king of smooth and high-life music "Smooth G" debuts with this well blended musical mix titled "My Love". If You are a fan of high-life music and in love with the Nigerian Sound then "My Love" is going to be a song you put on constant replay. With colorful words and beautiful rhythm Smooth G professes love to his girl who he calls "My Love".
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Crazy Racist Police Deputy involved in throwing student across the room during arrest has been fired
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott during an interview with CNN said it was unfortunate about the incident but after watching the 3rd video that emerged, they had to let him go.
He said, the Police officer followed protocol until when he threw the girl across the room. He said according to their training and what's acceptable when taking a suspect down, they are required never to let go of a suspect during a confrontation or an arrest but that he violated that rule when he had at the desk and threw her thereby losing contact with her.
Let's say, hypothetically, that you met a beautiful girl or guy at a work event. Then run into them at a party or two. You get their number. Go on dates. Hang out. And — ta da — you're in a relationship.
How do you prevent it from blowing up?
According to Neil Strauss, author of the heartrending and heartwarming new book "The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships," one of the most important things is to avoid parentalizing your new partner.
When we fall for somebody, Strauss says, it's often because they embody the best and worst traits of our parents — so we're trying to get our unmet childhood needs met by this new person. If dad was aloof, for example, then you might long for somebody who's always available.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office says the case is being investigated as a possible suicide. But the official cause hasn't been determined yet.
Pasadena police say he jumped from the Colorado Street Bridge following seven hours of attempts to talk him down.
Sarpong had a series of small roles in movies and TV shows, including "Bones" and "Boston Public" and co-hosted MTV's 2006 show, "Yo Momma." He was also Omoni Oboli's husband in the movie, Anchor Baby.
Canadian couple Justin and Anna Williams have traveled to over 100 countries.
Of all the places they've been, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been the most memorable by far.
They were shocked to see how heavily tourists are supervised there, as well as how little some North Koreans knew about outside cultures.
"It’s like traveling to a different world," Justin told Business Insider.
They arranged their trip in 2012 through a travel operator with links to the state-owned Korean International Tourist Company.
We've put together a collection of images that show what the experience was like for them, from the tight restrictions they faced to the fascinating sights they saw.
Reince Priebus didn't hold back.
Minutes after the close of Wednesday's debate, the Republican National Committee chairman leveled extraordinary criticism at the debate's host network, echoing his candidates on stage.
"I'm disappointed in the moderators. I’m disappointed in CNBC. … It was one 'gotcha' question, one personal question after another," Priebus said, in video aired afterward on CNN.
"I’m proud of our candidates for pretty much sticking together. I'm very disappointed in the moderators, and I'm very disappointed in CNBC."
Later, in a statement, he added: "CNBC should be ashamed of how this debate was handled."
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
'I trust her with my life': Brad Pitt says having wife Angelina Jolie as his boss for By the Sea was 'sexy'
Angelina Jolie was the leading lady in all respects for upcoming drama By the Sea, as she both starred alongside and directed husband Brad Pitt.
However, the 51-year-old actor shared with V Magazine that he found the experience to be 'sexy,' and loved having Angelina, 40, in charge.
'It's surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife. She's decisive, incredibly intuitive, and might I say sexy at her post. I trust her with my life,' he gushed.
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'She's sexy at her post' Brad Pitt spoke with V Magazine of working with wife Angelina Jolie on By the Sea and commented that it's 'surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife
Bacon, burgers and sausages were this week deemed to be as big a cancer threat as cigarettes, according to global health chiefs.
The warning saw processed meat added to the list of items classified as carcingogenic to humans by the World Health Organisation.
It means dietary favourites, including salami, chorizo and smoked ham, rank alongside arsenic and asbestos, when it comes to the potential cancer risk.
Officials said just 50g of processed meat a day – less than one sausage – increases the risk of bowel cancer by almost a fifth.
The pupil, named locally as Bailey Gwynne, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance after police were called to Cults Academy around 1.30pm.
Doctors were unable to save him and he died in hospital later this afternoon.
Police have launched a murder investigation and are now questioning another 16-year-old who was detained over the incident.
The pupil, named locally as Bailey Gwynne, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance after police were called to Cults Academy around 1.30pm
Flogging of jailed Saudi blogger who nearly died from his first round of lashes for insulting Islam will resume soon
The Saudi government is planning to resume the flogging of a blogger who they said insulted Islam. The blogger, Raif Badawi nearly died when he was flogged the last time. Raif, who is in prison, was sentenced to 1,000 lashes & 10 years in prison for insulting Islam in a post he shared on social media.
His wife, Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Canada, told reporters yesterday that the Saudi authority was planning to resume the flogging soon at the prison where he is being held. She said Raif is in 'a poor condition', and was suffering from high blood pressure and was mentally very stressed.
Prince Harry's hug with a hero as he salutes wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and meets Michelle Obama to launch Invictus Games
Prince Harry hugged a wounded hero today as he hailed American and British veterans at the launch, with First Lady Michelle Obama, of the Invictus Games 2016.
The prince, a veteran of the war against the Taliban, put his arms round US Marine Sergeant Roderic Liggens as he and Mrs Obama toured the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, close to Washington D.C.
His hug with Sgt Liggens came as he spoke of the need for more help for those suffering 'invisible injuries', including the Marine, who is an eight-year veteran being given behavioral therapy at the center.
Those traumatized by war were also the theme of Mrs Obama, who was supported by Dr Jill Biden, vice-president Joe Biden's wife as the three launched the 2016 Invictus Games.
The games, for wounded service personnel of both countries and others, first took place in London last year. They are based on the Warrior Games which took place in Colorado in 2013.
Harry, whose sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge has long championed mental well-being, said: 'One thing we have to talk about more is breaking down these barriers around so-called invisible injuries, like post-traumatic stress, just as we have for physical injuries like the loss of a limb.
Baby born without a brain amazes doctors by celebrating his second birthday - and says 'mummy' for the first time
For any mother, hearing their baby's first word is a momentous occasion. But for Emma Murray, it was a moment she thought would never happen with her youngest child Aaron.
When the two-year-old said 'Mummy', Emma, from Lanarkshire, Scotland, said it seemed like a miracle as her son was born with only the tiniest part of a brain.
Just minutes after giving birth in 2013, Emma, 24, was told by doctors that Aaron had a very rare health condition known as holoprosencephaly which they said left him 'incompatible with life'.
Aaron was born with only a brain stem - which allows him to breathe and move - but does not have a full brain.
When two-year-old Aaron said 'Mummy', Emma, from Lanarkshire, Scotland, said it seemed like a miracle as her son was born with only the tiniest part of a brain
Emma was advised to invite her closest family to the hospital to meet her newborn boy before he passed away.
But more than two years on, Aaron is not only alive but enjoys giggling and clapping his hands with his big brother, Jack, aged three.