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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

December 18, 2017

Don't Watch The News

Gigi Young
A screenshot of Gigi Young  
Gigi Young — an intuitive consultant, believes that we create our reality and that the news can interfere and slow down this process.

April 29, 2017

November 16, 2016

Twitter's New Troll Tools

Twitter Logo
Twitter Logo
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In this episode of Tech News Today, Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Katie Benner from The New York Times about the new anti-harassment tools that Twitter will launch soon.

November 13, 2016

A Week Of Linux News (13 November)

Tux; The Linux Mascot
Tux; the Linux Mascot
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Being a staunch fan of Linux, I like keeping myself up-to-date on what is transpiring with the various distros.

August 11, 2016

Arianna Huffington Makes A New Career Move

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington
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Yes, folks; it is official. Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post, will be stepping down as the website's editor-in-chief.

April 27, 2016

March 24, 2016

Uber Is At War With Ola

Uber
Uber
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Yes folks, the word is out that Uber is suing their Indian rival, Ola, for the sum of $7.4 million dollars in damages.

February 29, 2016

WhatsApp Will Sever Ties With Older Phones

WhatsApp
WhatsApp
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WhatsApp left a lot of their users feeling a bit disappointed when they found out that their smartphones will no longer be supported by WhatsApp by the end of 2016.

January 23, 2016

Google Chrome Is Going To Be Faster

Google Chrome
Google Chrome
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Recently, Google mentioned to the world, that they are going to roll out a new update for their Chrome browser; one that would enable it to perform way faster; the new update will debut a new compression algorithm known as, Brotli.

January 18, 2016

WhatsApp And Their Changes

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WhatsApp Logo
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Hey, guess what folks? You no longer have to pay an annual subscription fee in order to use WhatsApp on your smartphone (Now, that is good news for countless WhatsApp users around the world).

November 8, 2015

Justice Bangladeshi Style

A Map Of Bangladesh
A map of Bangladesh
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The family of the murdered thirteen year-old boy, Samiul Alam Rajon, is about to witness some justice; six men were sentenced to death in Bangladesh for killing two thirteen year-old boys (Which, Samiul Alam Rajon was one of).

October 22, 2015

Snapchat Is Not Your Smartphone's Best Friend

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Currently billions of people have Snapchat accounts and a large percentage of those people utilize it via the Snapchat app on their smartphones.

October 10, 2015

BlackBerry Might Do Software Only

PRIV
PRIV
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Almost everyone knows that BlackBerry has been struggling to capture the smartphone market with their handsets.

October 9, 2015

Chinese Woman Arrested In Tanzania For Smuggling Ivory

Elephant
Yes, it is true; a Chinese woman was arrested and charged for smuggling an average of 706 elephant husks; which is valued at $2.5 million dollars.

The guilty person is a 66-year-old woman; whose name is Yang Feng Glan; she also goes by the nickname, "The Queen of Ivory."

This elderly Chinese woman is no newcomer to the illegal business of supplying customers with ivory; she has been doing that sort of thing for ten years.

Yang Feng Glan owned many businesses; including a large restaurant in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania's largest city) and she was also serving as the secretary general of the Tanzania-China Africa Business Council.

Reliable sources have stated that the 66-year-old Chinese woman was under surveillance by an elite police task force back in September 28th, 2015.

It was also said that when Yang Feng Glan found out that the police were on to her, she escaped briefly by car and was apprehended.

On Thursday, she made an appearance before the Tanzanian High Court and was denied bail.

Andrea Costa, a spokesman for the Elephant Action League (a nonprofit group that battles the crime against wildlife) had this to say:

"The elephant species is in the hands of the Chinese President. Once the President decides to close down the legal market of ivory and elephant in China, the poaching of the elephants will end."

Back in September of this year, U.S President Barack Obama and the Chinese President Xi Jinping made history by announcing to the world, that China and the United States would protect elephants from the poaching crisis with nearly complete bans on the imports and the exports of ivory.

Let us all hope that elephant poaching becomes a thing of the past.

Also, may all illegal ivory smugglers know that once they are caught in the act, they would be dealt with severely by the law.

September 26, 2015

American Woman Arrested For Sitting On Sea Turtle

Stephanie Marie Moore
Stephanie Marie Moore
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When I thought that I have heard the weirdest things that ever took place on the planet, the electronic media decided to highlight an interesting piece of news — news about a woman who was arrested for riding a sea turtle.

Stephanie Marie Moore, a 20-year-old woman from Melbourne, Florida, U.S.A., was arrested early Saturday morning by the Melbourne Police Department; her crime: riding the back of a sea turtle.

Apparently, Stephanie Marie Moore was one of two females that were photographed back in July riding a sea turtle; that picture made its way on social media; which prompted numerous complaints to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which conducted the criminal investigation.

Stephanie On The Back Of A Sea Turtle
Stephanie on the back of a sea turtle
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Guess what?

Police arrested her when they responded to a disturbance call at approximately 5:00 AM in the 600 Block of Espanola Way.

During the investigation, the police found out about Moore's active warrant; the one that was in reference to her failing to comply with a FWC rule.

She was arrested and sent to the Brevard County Jail; her bond was set at $2,000.

Let this be a lesson to all those people who may choose to fathom something stupid, like sitting on the back of a pregnant sea turtle and uploading the proof (an incriminating picture of themselves in the act) on their social media account.

Vegans and animal rights activists are probably celebrating and thinking to themselves: "There is really justice in this world!"

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