April 2017 / 139 posts found

Seriously?! Officer Appears To Stomp On Handcuffed Suspects Head

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The incident occurred in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday. Only two weeks earlier, the white officer with the heavy step had managed to avoid charges related to fatally shooting a black man in 2016, local 10 TV News reported. Are you serious? Anderson is heard shouting after he was hit. I got cuffs on, sir! Are you serious? YouTube The Columbus police agency distanced itself from the officers behavior, which itsaid in a statement does not meet the standards [of]the Columbus Division of Police. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther also condemned the officers actions in a post on Twitter, calling his behavior [...]

New shrimp species named after Pink Floyd – BBC News

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Image copyright Chris Jarvis Image caption The shrimp is believed to be the only crustacean named in honour of the band The pistol, or snapping shrimp, has an ability to generate sonic energy by closing their enlarged claw at rapid speed. It can reach 210 decibels - louder than your average rock concert - and results in one of the loudest sounds in the ocean. The description of the species, found off the Pacific coast of Panama, has been published in the Zootaxa journal and was co-authored with the Universidade Federal de Gois in Brazil, and Seattle University in the [...]

I was blinded by my contact lens – BBC News

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Image caption The British Contact Lens Association has distributed 100,000 "No Water" stickers for lens boxes She asked the British Contact Lens Association why there was no warning on the boxes. When told there simply wasn't room she designed her own "No Water" graphic. "At that point the industry realised I was serious and they became supportive. We produced these No Water stickers that opticians could stick on boxes," she says. Ekkeshis spoke at conferences to promote the campaign and it spread to the US too, after she attracted the attention of the American Academy of Optometry. She hopes one [...]

What makes this Easter egg so hard to export? – BBC News

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Despite the strong demand from abroad, the firm is yet to send its chocolate eggs overseas. "The economics just haven't added up so far," says Mrs Pattinson, who co-founded the firm in 2000 with her husband Simon. Image copyright Ramsden International Image caption An "element of snob value" is helping British chocolate egg exports in some markets, says Sean Ramsden It is a trend that hasn't escaped the notice of Sean Ramsden, chief executive of Ramsden International. The family firm specialises in exporting British food overseas and Mr Ramsden says Easter is its busiest period after Christmas. The awkward shape [...]

Police Use Helicopter, Thermal Camera And K9 Unit To Stop Teen Candy Thieves

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The York Regional Police deployed a canine unit, helicopters and thermal-imaging night cameras to arrest three teenage boys suspected of sneaking into Canadas Wonderland, a theme park near Toronto, and stealing candy Saturday night. Officers posted video Tuesday of their extensive takedown to show would-be criminals just how serious they are about people who trespass on private property even if its just kids trying to steal candy. The youths were cooperative with police and were remorseful for their actions, police said in a statement. Asked by The Torontoist if dispatching a helicopter was an appropriate response to candy theft, Constable [...]

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You To Know About His Twitter Followers

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Ajust-published investigation of @RealDonaldTrumps more than 27 million Twitter followers by Bloomberg Businessweek found that about 28 percent are eggs.Literally, that means, for one reason or another, about 7.5 million followers have opted to stick with the default profile illustration, rather than adding their own photo. (Until earlier this month, Twitters default illustration was an egg, hence the name.) Bloomberg also found that Trumps most vociferous supporter in terms of tweeting at the president is probably a bot (although not technically an egg): Alexander Taub, co-founder of Social Rank, which provided the data to Bloomberg, said none of this should [...]

Anti-Gay Pastor Found Guilty Of Child Molestation

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He made headlines of a different sort on Monday when he was found guilty of sexually molesting a teenage girl and boy. Adkins did not react as the verdict was being read aloud in the Glynn County courtroom. He did not testify on his own behalfduring the trial, according to ActionNewsJax.com. He was originally booked on one charge of child molestation and one charge of aggravated child molestation.At the time of his arrest, Adkinslawyer Kenneth Gough told WJCT that those incidentsdated back to 2010. Additional charges were filed after the initial arrest, and Adkins has been held without bail since [...]

United Airlines, David Dao, And The Way We Blame

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There are some misfortunes that seem so inevitable that their occurrence is a surprise on two levels that nothing was done to prevent what happened, and, perversely, that it did not happen sooner. A sports disappointment, however it may feel in the moment, is a trivial but illustrative example; another instance, far more serious, is the violent ejection of Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines flight after he declined to give up his seat so that United personnel could take it, and, in particular, what an element of the public response reveals about how people take sides in disputes. [...]

Rex Tillerson Will Get A Colder Russian Reception Than He’s Used To

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Tillersons trip marks the Trump administrations most direct diplomatic effort in Russia, and it puts the secretary of state in a difficult position of attempting to ease the strain between the White House and the Kremlin while also pressuring Putin to pull back on his support for Assad. Russiaappears to be lividover the U.S. strike and is sticking to its initial claim that it was rebel fighters and not Assad that possessed the chemical weapons. In the days since the U.S. strike, the Kremlin has suspended a key agreement with Washington to coordinate air operations over Syria, deployed a warship [...]

Trump Declines To Publicly Declare His Support For Steve Bannon

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President Donald Trump declined to offer his full support for Steve Bannon, one of his top advisers, and instead downplayed Bannons influence in getting him elected to the White House. I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late, Trump told Goodwin. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didnt know Steve. Im my own strategist and it wasnt like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary. Last week, Bannon was ousted from his role on the National Security Council [...]