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Wednesday, 10 January

03:03

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

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Tuesday, 09 January

10:29

Tough lessons in Transnistria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Poorly-funded state education is common enough in post-Soviet countries. But how do schoolchildren fare in a state that has gone unrecognised for 27 years? RU

Tenth grade in the village of Plot', Rybnitsa district. It's one of the smallest classes in Transnistria this academic year. (c) Victoria Pashentseva. All rights reserved.Transnistria is a self-proclaimed state on a sliver of land between Ukraine and the river Dniester. The territorys independence is not recognised by any UN member state, who all consider it part of Moldova. Over the last few years, Transnistrias education system has undergone radical reform with a focus on so-called optimisation in other words, financial efficiency. The territorys public purse is chronically empty, and this years budget has a 51.8% deficit. And unlike prices in the shops, Transnistrians incomes are hardly growing.

Transnistria has to import the majority of its goods, and its own industry is losing momentum political isolation has taken its toll, and after a financial-economic crisis over many years, cash is in short supply. Not only pensions and benefits are affected, but other public institutions, including education.

The need for financial prudence is only one reason for an academic efficiency drive in the PMR: theres also a shortage of schools and teachers. Every year the number of university graduates willing to work in the territorys villages drops, whatever incentives theyre offered.

Unrecognised state, unrecognised degree

Transnistria is not like other countries as a de-facto state, you wont find it on maps, and its residents are obliged to seek citizenship from the surrounding countries: Ukraine, Moldova and Russia. This has a crucial impact on education academic and professional qualifications are hard to come by in this breakaway republic, so many school leavers move to these countries for their higher education.

After Transnistria held a referendum on unification with Russia in 2006, the Transnistrian authorities have been harmonising some of their laws wi...

07:59

Amnesia: a key feature of Belarusian memory "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There isnt much space in Belarus for public discussion about the countrys traumatic past (or authoritarian present). This theatre in Brest is doing what it can to involve people in public debate. RU

Play "Chernobyl". Photo courtesy of the theatre "Kryly Khalopa".Before World War Two, nearly half the population of Brest in north-western Belarus was Jewish. Today, Brests pre-war past is almost forgotten, and the heroism of the defenders of the Brest Fortress often pushes out other stories. But the independent Kryly Khalopa theatre is trying to resurrect Brests Jewish history and make a space for public conversation. The theatre, which was set up in 2001 and has become a focus for art and activism in Brest, recently released Brest Stories Guide, an audioplay dedicated to the Jewish history of Brest. The play, created in the form of an Android application (currently available only in Russian), offers a guided tour of Jewish Brest starting from 1937.

For oDRs series on memory activism in the post-Soviet space, I spoke to the theatres manager, director and actress Oksana Haiko about the play, Belarusian anti-semitism and Brests heroic memory.

From the start, Kryly Khalopa stated its mission was to present critical perspectives on the social and politi...

03:03

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

03:00

Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What qualifications are needed to manage (and possibly reform?) the Indian health system?

00:51

Increase in seismic energy, crack in the crater at Nevados de Chilln volcano, Chile "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An increase in seismic energy was observed at Chilean Nevados de Chilln volcano in recent days, country's National Service of Geology and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN) reported Sunday, January 7, 2018. In addition, a crack was observed at the bottom of the new...... Read more

Sydney experiences hottest day since 1939: 47.3 C (117 F) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A short, sharp burst of very hot desert air hit South Australia and the southeastern States over the weekend forcing authorities to issue total fire bans and health advisories. The brunt of the heat took Penrith, west of Sydney where Sunday's temperatures...... Read more

Kadovar could turn explosive, landslides and tsunamis possible, P.N.G. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following the first known eruption of Papua New Guinea's Kadovar volcano that took place on January 5, 2018, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO) believes that the eruption could become explosive, posing a risk of landslides and tsunamis. RVO said they...... Read more

00:45

Moen wants you to take a shower with Siri and Alexa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AppleInsider:

Announced at CES on Sunday, the latest iteration of the U system integrates voice control through Apples Siri and Amazons Alexa virtual assistants. Alexa compatibility arrives in the first quarter as a third-party extension, while Siri and HomeKit will see integration in quarter two.

Moen showed off U in a demonstration, explaining that users simply ask the assistant of their choosing (Alexa on the show floor) to turn on the shower head or set a desired temperature. Water begins to flow from the outlet until a desired temperature is reached, then the system pauses, waiting for a user to enter.

I really like the idea of walking in the bathroom, telling Siri to set the shower temp to my preference, then having Siri let me know when the shower is ready for me.

Read this on The Loop

00:30

Reacting to a big breach "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As I write this, the industry is still wagging its fingers at the latest big breach. But in the time that it takes to get this published, there could easily be another colossal security disaster that leaves large numbers of peoples private information exposed. And with every headline announcing a security failure comes the anger and blame-storming, a lot of it from security professionals. Understandable, but how useful is it? Rather than face-palming all over More

00:15

Two major Apple shareholders push for study of iPhone addiction in children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Luke Kawa, Bloomberg:

In a letter to the smartphone maker dated Jan. 6, activist investor Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers Retirement System urged Apple to create ways for parents to restrict childrens access to their mobile phones. They also want the company to study the effects of heavy usage on mental health.

There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young users, this may be having unintentional negative consequences, according to the letter from the investors, who combined own about $2 billion in Apple shares. The growing societal unease is at some point is likely to impact even Apple.

Addressing this issue now will enhance long-term value for all shareholders, the letter said.

Instinctively, it seems clear to me that heavy smartphone usage does have an impact on your mental health. It changes the social equation, moving communication from one-on-one direct contact to abbreviated, interrupting bursts. It also brings in a steady stream of sensationalized news snippets, exposing you to some information that is false.

This is an issue for children and an issue for everyone.

Is this Apples issue to fix?

Read this on The Loop

00:10

Yemen: 2017 in review "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2017 has been a year of utter despair in light of countless human rights atrocities committed on multi-fronts.

Boys sit on the rubble of a two-floor building destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes on the northern outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, 23 August 2017. Picture by Hani Al-Ansi/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved.A U.N. official warned days ago that, Yemen could be the worst humanitarian crisis in 50 years. As 2018 begins, these words reflect the increasingly deteriorating unspeakable human suffering in Yemen, after the UN had been calling Yemen throughout last year as the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.

The poorest Arab nation with a population of around 25 million has been sent into destitution after nearly four years of war. 2017 has been a year of utter despair in light of countless human rights atrocities committed on multi-fronts; from the Saudi-led coalition to Saleh-Houthis forces and the U.S. counter-terrorism military operation, all sharing responsibility of creating unspeakable human suffering in Yemen. However, the killing of Saleh at the end of 2017 marks a historical transition thats going to drastically change Yemens political map for years to come.

Human suffering

 One-third of Saudi air raids hit non-military sites in Yemen

Salehs violent death gives a glimpse into the gruesomeness of this war. Both combatants and noncombatant innocent civilians are caught up in the violence. While Houthis (and Salehs for a certain time, until his death) forces in Taiz continued their indiscriminate shelling or, as described by the UN Human Rights Office, the unrelenting shelling, against civilian i...

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Healthcare breaches involving ransomware increase year-over-year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2017 has been a very challenging year for healthcare institutions as these organizations remain under sustained attack by cybercriminals that continue to target their networks. End of year research conducted by Cryptonite indicates that there were a total of 140 data breach events characterized and reported to HHS/OCR as IT/hacking in 2017 representing a 23.89% increase over the 113 IT/hacking events reported in 2016. The number of reported major IT/hacking events attributed to ransomware by More

Monday, 08 January

22:52

ATO is swindling Australians "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

So, among other points, just a reminder that;

1). The ATO (Australian Tax Office) is NOT a legal entity,

2). The ATO was NOT established according to the correct 'lawful' procedure,

3). The people were not informed according to law, within the Government Gazette.

Note:

"Junior officers are routinely destroying people's lives"


See parts of a document tendered into court;






22:30

Replacing the Medical Council Wont Solve Issues Plaguing Indias Healthcare Community "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Through the National Medical Commission Bill, the government appears to be taking the easy way out and creating a new institution rather than reforming an older one.

After a year of drafting the Bill, its passage has been stalled mainly as a result of resistance from the professional community. Credit: PTI

After a year of drafting the Bill, its passage has been stalled mainly as a result of resistance from the professional community. Credit: PTI

The Bill to create the National Medical Commission was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 29 and was to be discussed in early January. However, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and several senior professionals have opposed it across the country. Even when the Bill was first drafted by the NITI Aayog in 2016, the IMA had expressed its reservations on several of its provisions. While the government is keen to enact it,...

22:30

12-Step Program for Financially Insolvent Cities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ive been to far too many meetings where dire financial numbers are presented to an elected body only to ultimately have the information be dismissed. Our backlog of road maintenance requires a 4x increase in the road budget to catch up. Our city hall is crumbling and is going to require xx millions we dont have in repairs. Our pension fund is underfunded to such a degree that, even with unrealistic projections for future returns, we will never catch up. We need double the number of maintenance workers we have if we are to provide basic maintenance to all the park space in the city.

Ive heard these all, and more, throughout my professional career. The most troubling thing is not that they are dismissed but the reason why: nobody knows what to do. City after city is struggling with massive budget shortfalls structural insolvency resulting from years of bad development and investment practices and the numbers are so overwhelming that they induce inaction.

There are many times I sat there listening to this conversation play out thinking that these public officials didnt need another report. They were keenly aware already that they were in a lot of trouble. What they needed, and what the community as a whole needed, was more akin to an intervention.

Twelve step programs are an important way for those who have hit rock bottom to set themselves on a different course in life. Heres how to adapt that thinking for a community wanting to come to grips with financial insolvency.


1. Admit that there is a problem.

With our city struggling over financial insolvency, we must admit that there is no amount of growth that can reasonably be anticipated, no level of taxation that we can apply and no amount of debt we can assume that will solve the financial problems we face. We cant grow, tax or borrow our way out of the mess we are in. We need a change in approach.

2. Understand that there is no simple solution.

The change in approach we seek is not going to involve one or two policy tweaks but will require a broad rethinking of policies, programs and priorities. The change should feel more like adopting a healthy diet with regular exercise than it is like a discovering a wonder drug.

3. Decide that this situation can only be addressed by the broader community being served.

There is no way to force a lifestyle change on people who do not want it. The change that is required of us cant be made by public officials alone; it requires the deep commitment of the entire community. We must agree to making the conversation theirs.

4. Take an honest inventory of the communitys financial condition.

It is our challenge to make an honest account of the citys financial condition. Wh...

22:27

Conference Table and Chairs Set "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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They consider rooms and big, formal dining rooms, when individuals visualize a. A totally skirted upholstered parsons seat does seem positively regal! However, conventional parsons chairs can be accommodated for casual surroundings. These designs are timeless and refinedgoing out of style. Legs are included by traits of parsons style seats that are classic from deep finishes like walnut, cherry, mahogany and dark walnut. The legs are often from the "s-curved" Queen Anne style-- also known as cabriole legs - or in the bolder Chippendale style. The seat backs are generally crescent scrolled or camel contour. Parsons chairs can be skirted, with box or triple pleats for a fancier look.

You have choices that are extensive when choosing upholstery parsons chair. Pick matches the color scheme and overall mood of the space. 1 sure-fire idea would be to put a fabric-- either sound colored or stained-- with a wood. Ivory, light blue or green are all options. Designed seats can stand up to prints and abundant colors, for example scrolled patterns big florals , lush greens, burgundies, dark blues and golds. Nailhead trim, stainless steel rings and tassels are classic upholstery accents.

22:25

Belgian government lies on sending refugees to torture in Sudan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Demonstration against Francken in Brussels, 30 December 2017, EPA photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Cabinet crisis is threatening in Belgium

Today, 11:45

In Belgium, high political play is being played and there is a threat of a cabinet crisis. It is about the position of junior minister for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken, who has already been discredited.

Francken of the New-Flemish Alliance (N-VA) is under fire because he is said have lied about expelling a group of Sudanese. Other parties want him to resign, but N-VA leader Bart de Wever threatens to pull the plug out of the government if Francken is sent away.

Torture

The N-VA politician as Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration is responsible for a group of Sudanese who were deported from Belgium to their country of birth last year. Francken decided to do so, even though he was warned by a committee that the refugees in Sudan might be tortured. According to statements by the Sudanese in Belgian media, they were actually tortured after their return.

Other coalition parties charge him with the issue and say he lied to the parliament and the prime minister. They do not want to send Francken away, but believe that he should resign himself.

22:23

BBC China editor quits in equal pay for women protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | Last year, the BBC was forced to reveal the salaries of its highest-paid employees

LONDON (AFP)  BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an indefensible pay gap at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues.

Gracie said she resigned last week over a crisis of trust which has engulfed the BBC since the broadcaster was forced last year to reveal the salaries of its highest-paid employees.

The disclosures showed an indefensible pay gap between men and women doing equal work, Gracie said in a blog post announcing her resignation.

These revelations damaged the trust of BBC staff, she added, stating that up to 200 women employed by the broadcaster had made complaints over pay discrimination in recent months.

Two-thirds of BBC staff earning more than 150,000 ($203,000, 169,000 euros) were shown to be men, according to the figures published in July.

Gracie warned that a bunker mentality by managers so far is likely to end in a disastrous legal defeat for the BBC and an exodus of female talent at every level.

Her resignation was widely reported by BBC news programmes, while the broadcaster said there was no systemic discrimination against women.

The former China editor has returned to London and will resume her former post within the television newsroom.

On Monday, she co-presented BBC Radio 4s Today programme, during which she said she was moved by the positive reaction to her decision which spoke of a depth of hunger for pay equality.

More than 130 journalists who are part of the BBC Women group backed her decision.

It is hugely regrettable that an outstanding and award-winning journalist like Carrie Gracie feels she has no option but to resign from her post as China editor because the BBC has not valued her equally with her male counterparts, they said in a statement published by the BBCs Lyse Doucet, chief international correspondent.

Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary of the UKs National Union of Journalists, said the body was determined to hold the BBC to account and reach settlements on behalf of women who have suffered a salary deficit.

2018 AFP


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22:21

1966, How NSAs Adm Rogers Stopped the Coup, 1966 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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22:19

I Didn't Call Don Trump Jr Treasonous, 1968 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: I Didn't Call Don Trump Jr Treasonous, 1968 Synopsis: Former Trump insider, Steve Bannon, today praised Donald Trump, Jr. as a patriot and a good man and apologized for not responding sooner to the inaccurate reporting in the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury. Bannon did not offer an explanation for his absence from public view since his departure from the Trump White House which has allowed Wolff to say anything, do anything to gain more attention for his books release two days ago. Where have you been, Steve? In any case, in an exclusive story to the left-leaning 2017 startup news site, Axios, Bannon said he did not think Donald Trump Jr. had been treasonous for taking the offered meeting with a group of Russians. He said that his comments about the meeting were aimed at former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. [As] a seasoned campaign professional with experience of how the Russians operate, [Manafort] should have known they are duplicitous, cunning and not our friends. To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr. Bannon apologized for his absence in responding to Wolffs book: "I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency." "Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around." "My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda. "President Trump was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the Clinton apparatus. I remain ready to stand in the breech for this president's efforts to make America great again." Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource fo...

22:18

Heavy snowfall disrupts traffic, affects life across China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The first snow of the new year, which began hitting China on Wednesday, has continued to affect life and traffic in the country. As of Saturday afternoon, the snow had killed one person and affected more than 510,000 people in central China's Hubei Province, according to the provincial civil affairs bureau. It said that the snow had forced relocation of 682 people, flattened 286 houses, damaged 826 houses and about 31,380 hectares of crops, causing a total economic losses of 723 million yuan (111.4 million US dollars). In cities including Xiangyang and Suizhou, a record 30 cm of snow was seen on Friday night. In Jiangsu Province, 13 sections of expressways remained closed due to wet and slippery conditions, the provincial transport department said.

22:18

Bad News for Make in India and Navy as Modi Government Scraps Minesweeper Project "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Centre ordered a fresh process for procurement even as Chinese submarines regularly patrol the Indian Ocean and could deploy mines.

Indian Navy ships on patrol. Credit: Twitter/@indiannavy

Indian Navy ships on patrol. Credit: Twitter/@indiannavy

The Indian Navy will have to soldier on for the foreseeable future with a glaring capability gap in detecting and countering naval mines, even as Chinese submarines regularly patrol the waters of the Indian Ocean and could potentially deploy said weapons that would prove to be a danger for the countrys sea warriors.

The government has scrapped the Rs 32,000-crore project to build 12 advanced minesweepers at the Goa Shipyard in collaboration with South Korea, at once striking a blow to both the Navy and its own Make in India plans in the defence sector, the Times of India reported on Monday. The Navy began the process of acquiring these vessels more than a decade ago in July 2005 and it still needs 24 mine counter-measure vessels (MCMVs) to safeguard the countrys east and west coasts, the report said, adding that the defence force, however, is carrying on its duties with only four 30-year-old minesweepers.

MCMVs, the report explained, weigh close to 900 tonnes and...

22:18

Iranian Man Sets Himself on Fire in Protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Iranian man set himself on fire Sunday in protest of the closing of his business by the government. The protest appears to have taken place in the middle of the on-going demonstrations against the Islamic regime. Shocked bystanders attempt to put out the flames.

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO

In other news in Iran, the government banned the teaching of English and other foreign languages in grade schools, warning that the early learning of languages contributes to a cultural invasion.

 

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22:15

New Possibilities for U.S. Philippines Ties Under Trumps National Security Strategy "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

 

US President Donald Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte held a bilateral meeting in Manila last November at the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings. STAR/Krizjohn Rosales, File

Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) January 8, 2018 4:49pm

MANILA, Philippines  US President Donald Trumps National Security Strategy, despite being consistent with his America First policy, offers opportunities to enhance US-Philippines alliance, an analyst said.

Last December, Trump unveiled a new NSS, which is organized into four pillars protect the homeland, promote American prosperity, preserve peace through strength and advance American influence.

Under the third pillar, the US seeks to rebuild its military strength to protect their diplomatic, information, military and economic interests.

We will ensure the balance of power remains in Americas favor in key regions of the world: the Indo-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, the White House fact sheet read.

RELATED: Trump to unveil America First national security strategy

In a commentary published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, National Defense College of the Philippines senior defense research officer Christian Vicedo said that Washintons security interest and priorities in the Indo-Pacific would have an impact on the US-Philippines alliance.

Chinas artificial islands in the South China Sea, North Koreas nuclear threat and the rise of terrorism and radical extremism are the three regional security issues mentioned in the NSS.

Vicedo noted that addressing the three regional concerns would entail US security commitment to allies and partners in the region.

As a result, while Trumps NSS reiterates transactional principles of economic reciprocity and burden-sharing in confronting common threats, the possibility of a diminishing US security commitment to the Philippines seems unlikely, Vicedo said.

The new security strategy promotes increased cooperation among the...

22:15

China Warns Troops to be Ready In Rare Address, Builds Second Foreign Base (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China Warns Troops to be Ready In Rare Address, Builds Second Foreign Base Video DAHBOO As the beat of the war drums gets louder in East Asia and abroad, Xis rare speech to the military kicked off the New...

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Trc tip phin ta xt x inh La Thng Trnh Xun Thanh on xe ch n Ta n H Ni "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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22:13

Mt ngy xt x 2 v i n inh La Thng Trnh Xun Thanh Trm B Phm Cng Danh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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22:12

Din bin ngy u tin ca phin ta xt x inh La Thng Trnh Xun Thanh v cc ng phm "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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22:12

Ton cnh phin ta xt x inh La Thng Trnh Xun Thanh v ng phm ngy 8/1/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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22:10

UK Prime Minister Theresa May expected to reshuffle Cabinet Expected to clear out the pale, male and stale from her ranks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Prime Minister May is set to make alterations to her Cabinet in an effort to reassert her authority, according to reports. The move follows several major resignations in Mays government over separate scandals.

Theresa May in Brussels (Reuters/Y. Herman)

The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to undergo a reshuffle on Monday after a series of high-profile departures.

According to government sources, several high-profile ministers should expect to be axed.

While May did not comment on the reshuffle directly, she told the BBC on Sunday that some changes do have to be made, and a Labour Party MP, citing information from colleagues in Mays Conservative Party, told French news agency AFP that she would make the changes Monday.

Ministers resign amid numerous scandals

The news comes after Mays confidante and Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green was forced to resign last month over a pornography scandal. Shortly before, Defense Minister Michael Fallon and International Development Minister Priti Patel stepped down in separate controversies.

Fallon resigned in November amid wider sexual harassment allegations in Westminster, while Patel was forced to quit due to unauthorized meetings in Israel.

Key figures like Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Brexit Secretary David Davis are expected to keep their jobs, but Education Secretary Justine Greening and Conservative Party chairman Patrick McLoughlin looked likely to be fired in the reshuffle.

According to the right-wing Daily Mail newspaper, May was expected to clear out the pale, male and stale from her ranks, and hopes to promote more women and lawmakers from diverse backgrounds in order to build a government that was more in the image of the country.

Although May was severely weakened in June when snap elections failed to deliver the Conservative victory she expected, the prime minister has managed to hold on to power throughout the...

22:09

Catastrophic Council Standards Blunder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Catastrophic Council Standards Blunder

  • an In My View opinion piece by NIGEL WARD, commenting on stunning incompetence in the Legal & Democratic Services departments of Councils in our area.

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Historically, the process under which the ethical conduct of elected members of local Councils was regulated by the Standards Board for England (SBE), established under the Local Government Act 2000 and sponsored by the DCLG.

The SBE was abolished on 1st April 2012 under the terms of the Localism Act 2011.

First and second tier Councils throughout the country were each required to implement (and publish) a new Councillors Code of Conduct under which ethical standards of elected members should thereafter be regulated. The duty of Councils to promote and maintain high ethical standards of conduct is set out in s.27 of the Localism Act 2011.

To aid Councils in formulating legally adequate terms for their Codes of Conduct, parliament published a Briefing Paper what amounts to an instruction manual an early paragraph of which states, inter alia:

Each local authority must publish a code of conduct, and it must cover the registration of pecuniary interests, the role of an independent person to investigate alleged breaches, and sanctions to be imposed on any councillors who breach the code.

It is helpful to view these legal requirements (in law, the word must means MUST not may, or should, or if you feel like it, or Jim says itll be near enough but MUST), in the form of a simple check-list:

Thus, each local authority MUST:

1) publish a Code of Conduct, which MUST cover: 

[a] the registration of Councillors pecuniary interests (or  DPIs Disclosable Pecuniary Interest), 

[b] the role of an independent person to investiga...

22:06

Winter wildlife in Ede, the Netherlands "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video, recorded in December 2017, shows winter wildlife in the Proosdijpark in Ede, in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands.

Including collared doves and grey wagtail.


22:05

Docker Development WorkFlowa guide with Flask and Postgres "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Docker Development WorkFlowa guide with Flask and Postgres

Docker, one of latest crazes, is an amazing and powerful tool for packing, shipping, and running applications. However, understanding and setting up Docker for your specific application can take a bit of time. Since the internet is filled with conceptual guides, I wont be going too deep conceptually about Containers. Instead, Ill be explaining what each line I write means and how you can apply that to your specific application and configuration.

Photo by Christopher Gower on Unsplash

Why Docker?

I am part of a student-run non-profit called Hack4Impact at UIUC, where we develop technical projects for non-profit organizations to help them further their missions. Each semester, we have multiple project teams of 57 student software developers, with a variety of skill levels including students who have only finished their first college-level computer science course.

Since many non-profits often asked for web applications, I curated a Flask Boilerplate to allow teams to quickly get their backend REST API services up and running. Common utility functions, application structure, database wrappers, and connections are all provided along with documentation for setup, best coding practices, and steps for Heroku deployment.

Issues with Development Environment and Dependencies

In addition to that, I only wrote documentation for MacOS users with only bash instructions (I have a Mac), and essentially left Windows and Linux users out to dry. I couldve spun up some Virtual Machiness and documented the setup again for each OS, but why would I do that if theres Docker?

Enter Docker

With Docker, the entire application can be isolated in containers that can be ported from machine to machine. This allows for consistent environments and dependencies. Thus, you can build once, run anywhere, and developers will now be able to install just one thingDockerand run a...

22:05

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ANC Celebrating 106 Years of Selfless Struggle
8 January 2018

The oldest liberation movement on the African continent today celebrates 106 years since its historic formation on January 8 1912.

This 106th birthday celebration of the African National Congress is particularly important as it immediately follows the seminal 54th National Conference held in December 2017, under the theme "Remember Tambo: Towards unity, renewal and radical socio-economic transformation".

It also takes place, amongst others, in the year in which South Africa and the world will celebrate 100 years since the birth of the father of our nation and icon of our struggle, Isithwalandwe/ Seaparankoe Comrade Nelson Mandela.

Emboldened by the resolutions of the 54th National Conference and inspired by the life of Comrade Mandela and his generation, we mark this 106th anniversary of the founding of the ANC, cognizant that ours is to emulate Madiba's legacy of selflessness, sacrifice and commitment to the unity of the organisation, the mass democratic movement and the people of South Africa.

In celebrating the last 106 years of the African National Congress, we must never lose sight of the selfless sacrifices of thousands of people, many remain nameless and faceless who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.

The ANC is now more than ever more united and determined to lead the struggle for a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society.

This will however only be achieved when we work together to address the persistent challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

In this regard we have identified four key priorities, being to place the economy on a better trajectory, deepen transformation and consolidate the gains of democracy, relentlessly fight corruption in all its forms and build unity within the ANC and the country as a whole.

Guided by the Freedom Charter's call that "the people shall share in the country's wealth", we shall, as urgently as possible, bring together, government, the labour movement, business and communities in a social pact to accelerate economic growth and create jobs.

The ANC has also adopted a radical programme to fast track land redistribution by creating the l...

22:05

World watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Monday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

22:04

Review: Fire and Fury in the Trump White House He was only ever going to write one kind of book "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The author writes as if he were the omniscient narrator of a novel, offering up assertions that are provocative but often conjectural. Barton Swaim reviews Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff.

Author Michael Wolff stands in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York in January 2017.
Author Michael Wolff stands in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York in January 2017. PHOTO: JABIN BOTSFORD/THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES

Michael Wolff has done what the rest of us chump writers can only dream of: He has gotten himself and his book denounced by a sitting U.S. president on live television. That, together with a cease-and-desist letter sent from the presidents attorneys to the publisher, will ensure not only that the book makes Mr. Wolff a truckload of money but also that it gets talked about for a generation. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is thus in a class with Salman Rushdies Satanic Versesby itself a forgettable book, certainly not Mr. Rushdies best, but remembered forever as having provoked a death sentence from Irans Ayatollah Khomeini.

Mr. Wolff was allowed to lurk around the White House for something like six months, presumably because someone in the first days of Donald Trumps administration thought he would write a sympathetic account. It was an....

22:02

Review: Falls Festival Byron Bay, Part 1 The Grove "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Photos by Stuart Bucknell Photography The Falls Festival is an annual institution for many, with people waiting with baited breath to see if they land a coveted ticket. Most of what we see is all about the Main Stage acts and tight scheduling to see all your favourites, or to toss up who the best []

22:02

Democrats desperate ploy to unseat President Trump over mental health false diagnosis will push America to bloody civil war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

 

(Natural News) On the heels of the new book Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff which has already been largely discredited as a work of fiction   unhinged Democrats are now pushing to unseat President Trump by claiming hes mentally unfit for office. This dangerous, deranged ploy is the latest desperate attempt by Democrats who first tried to eliminate Trump by weaponizing the surveillance state to illegally spy on Trumps campaign team, then attempted to block the Electoral College from confirming Trumps election victory, then tried to block Trumps inauguration, and now are drumming up a mental health excuse in an attempt to depo...

22:01

January 9 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

475  Byzantine Emperor Zeno wasforced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gained control of the empire.

681  Twelfth Council of Toledo: King Erwig of the Visigoths initiated a council in which he implements diverse measures against the Jews in Spain.

1127  Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besieged and sacked Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty.

1150  Prince Hailing of Jin and other court officials murdered Emperor Xizong of Jin. Hailing succeeds him as emperor.

1349 The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, was rounded up and incinerated.

1431 Judges investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc began in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

1768  Philip Astley staged the first modern circus in London.

1773  Cassandra Austen, English watercolourist and sister of Jane Austen, was born (d. 1845).

1793  Jean-Pierre Blanchard became the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.

1799 British Prime Minister William Pitt introduced income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.

1806  Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson received a state funeral and was interred in St Pauls Cathedral.

1816 Si...

22:00

A Missouri Dollar General Voted to Unionize Then a Manager at Another Store Asked About It and Was Fired "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When a group of workers at a Dollar General store in Auxvasse, Missouri, voted to unionize in early December, employees at nearby stores wanted to know whether the move would affect them. Margeorie Nation, the manager at a Dollar General in Glasgow, another Missouri town, raised her concerns in a conversation with other store managers. She also posted about it on a private social media account.

Shortly thereafter, she lost her job.

Ive never been written up. Ive never been reprimanded. Nothing, Nation told The Intercept. In fact, she said, her store was given a company award for sales and customer satisfaction last year.

The discount store chains employee handbook makes clear the companys philosophy of remaining union-free. Our union free status is one reason we continue to grow and provide employment while many unionized companies have declined, it states.

Missouri lies at the heart of a national debate about unionizing. This year, it became the 28th state to enact a right-to-work law that says workers cannot be forced to join a union as a condition of employment. Ten days before the law was to come into force, labor unions, which oppose the law, gathered 300,000 signatures to put the issue directly to voters in the 2018 election.

Dollar General is a hallmark of the low-wage economy, as its low-cost goods often provide a lifeline to communities that cant afford to shop at big retailers. But along with low-cost goods often come low wages for employees. As HuffPosts Dave Jamieson reported in 2013, various dollar store chains like Dollar General have worked hard to keep employee compensation low through tactics like classifying certain employees as managers to avoid paying them overtime.

When the workers in Auxvasse voted 2-to-1 to unionize, their store became the first Dollar General in the country to take that step. They did it with the help of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655. The local, based in a suburb of St. Louis, typically organizes grocery store workers and other retailers. Around 90 percent of its members in the area work at three major grocery chains, but it also has members in businesses ranging from barbers to a local funeral home. It is the largest private-sector union local in the state.

Collin Reischman, a spokesperson for the union, to...

22:00

Bright 2 to Explore Classic Fantasy Character Max Landis, Professional Screenwriter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

LOS ANGELES Following the massive success of Netflixs fantasy movie Bright, written by accused sexual harasser Max Landis, sources report that Netflix has greenlit Bright 2, which will cover an even more fantastical setting: a world where Max Landis is a successful screenwriter.

The first movie had orcs, elves, and fairies so we really wanted to up the ante for Bright 2, said Netflix executive Steven Moritz. Max Landis, Professional Screenwriter was already a ridiculous concept considering that Max is a masterful asshole and mediocre screenwriter who only broke into the business because he is the son of a famous Hollywood director. But now that he was also accused of multiple sexual harassments and assaults, the idea of his success story is an even more fascinating thought experiment that only the fantasy genre could tackle.

Read More From Hard Drive, The Only Ethical Gaming Journalism Site on The Internet:

Similar to the orcs and elves of Bright, the character Max Landis, Professional Screenwriter also traces its origins to Tolkiens Lord of the Rings series. The character appears in the Silmarillion to help Sauron spread evil across Middle Earth by writing a screenplay for the dark lord that is well respected by other characters in the story. Tolkien originally planned for the character to appear in The Hobbit but felt the premise was too outlandish.

Netflix is unsure who will write or direct the sequel film but they are sure it will not be Max Landis.......

22:00

1967, Judge Jeanine Blasts Clinton Foundation, 1967 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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22:00

Blocktower Capital Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Raises $140m in Five Months "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There appears to be a genuine demand for cryptocurrency-related hedge fund investment opportunities. We have seen quite a few of these investment vehicles come to market in 2017. Blocktower Capital is one of these ventures, which is spearheaded by former Goldman Sachs VP Matthew Goetz. So far, the project has raised $140m in backing, which is rather impressive. Silicon Valley and Wall Street have not given up yet on their cryptocurrency dreams.

It is always good to see more cryptocurrency hedge funds come to market. These investment vehicles provide institutional investors with a new outlet to generate profits. With Blocktower Capital, it is evident there is a growing demand for services such as this one. After raising $140m since August 2017, things are certainly off to a good start. Among the investors are Andreessen Horowitz, other VR firms, and family offices. A healthy mix of different types of investors, to say the very least.

Blocktower Capital is off to a Good Start

As one would expect, this money will be put to good use. A portion of the funds is used to increase company staff. Although there are still only eight executives, its a step in the right direction. Their latest hired hand is Michael Bucella, another former Goldman Sachs employee. Traditional financial experts are slowly flocking to cryptocurrency, which is a remarkable trend. It is evident there is a bright future ahead for hedge funds such as this one.

For the time being, it remains unclear which currencies Blocktower Capital intends to focus on. Other hedge funds usually stick with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and perhaps Bitcoin Cash. Theres also one particular fund which focuses solely on Ripples XRP. It is impossible to tell which is the best strategy right now. After all, most cryptocurrencies have soared in value over the past twelve months. There are hardly any wrong pickings, except for the obvious pump-and-dump coins.

Whether or not this new capital market will be the holy grail for hedge fund managers, remains to be seen. Blocktower Capital CEO Goetz is convinced this market needs to be tapped as quickly as possible. At the same time, everyone focusing on the same two or three c...

21:59

Debate: Why a Test Used to Spot Gender Bias in Science Reports Can Be Myopic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In countries where women receive more institutional support than they do in India, it is possible to expect some meaningful insights will arise out of applying the Finkbeiner test to profiles of women in science.

Students of the Farah Womens Empowerment Center perform a song at the official dedication of the center, March 10, 2010, Farah, Afghanistan. Caption and credit: isafmedia/Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Students of the Farah Womens Empowerment Center perform a song at the official dedication of the center, March 10, 2010, Farah, Afghanistan. Caption and credit: isafmedia/Flickr, CC BY 2.0

The Finkbeiner test, named for science writer Ann Finkbeiner, was created to check whether a profile of a female scientist published by a mainstream news outlet was produced in the first place because its subject was a woman. It is a good check to make when writing about a professional scientists work; if you are going to write the piece because the subject is a woman and not because you think her work is awesome, then you run the risk of presenting the woman as extraordinary for having chosen to...

21:58

[Amsterdam] 2.Dh5 Festival voor wereldversleutelaars "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2.Dh5 is terug! Na een jaar pauze, vindt in het weekend van 9 t/m 11 februari de 12e editie plaats in OT301 in Amsterdam. Met een programma vol workshops, discussies en praatjes over strategien, campagnes en inhoudelijke verdieping. Altijd gericht op de toekomst en op het zoeken naar oplossingen om uit deze gure rechtse winter te geraken. Maar ook de plek om bij te praten met andere wereldversleutelaars en om nieuwe plannen te smeden.

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Op het moment van schrijven is het programma van het weekend nog volop in ontwikkeling. We zullen met workshops, lezingen en paneldiscussies aandacht bieden aan uiteenlopende onderwerpen, steeds gericht op de vraag waar we heen willen en hoe dat het beste aangepakt kan worden. Strategien voor verandering dus, op vele vlakken: feminisme, queer, anti-racisme, anti-facisme, de-kolonialisme, anti-militarisme, internationale solidariteit, klimaat/ecologie, arbeidsstrijd, migratie/no-border, internet vrijheid/privacy, recht op stad/anti-gentrificatie en alle kruising daar tussen. Maar ook workshops om praktische handvaten te bieden en een cultureel programma in de avonden. In de tweede helft van december maken we het programma bekend. Houd hiervoor onze website en Facebook-pagina in de gaten.

De laatste editie van 2.Dh5 vond begin 2016 in Maastricht plaats. Afgelopen jaar hebben we ons geherorinteerd op basis van de vraag wat er voor nodig is om met 2.Dh5 een betere bijdrage te kunnen leveren aan de beweging. De input die we daarvoor kregen leverde een aantal punten op die we proberen te verwerken in de organisatie van de komende editie, waaronder: meer representatie en aansluiting ontwikkelen met mensen van kleur en hun strijd, een betere structurering van het programma, meer inzetten op verdiepende discussies en beter letten op toegankelijkheid.

Meld het ons als je een idee hebt voor een workshop, of als je wensen of vragen hebt met betrekking tot toegankelijkheid, dan gaan wij kijken hoe we hier samen zo goed mogelijk aan tegemoet kunnen komen. Bij voldoende belangstelling zorgen we dat er dit jaar weer een apart kinderprogramma is. Dit kan alleen doorgaan bij voldoende aanmeldingen, dus meld je hier aan: kinderprogramma@2dh5.nl. Verder zijn er in Amsterdam op loopafstand van OT301 slaapplekken geregeld. Meld je hier voor aan op slaapplek@2dh5.nl......

21:57

India Submarine Woes: INS Arihant left crippled after accident 10 months ago "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nuclear submarine was damaged after water entered its propulsion chamber

Image may contain: outdoor and water

Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has suffered major damage due to human error and has not sailed now for more than 10 months, say sources in the Navy.

Arihant is the most important platform within Indias nuclear triad covering land-air-sea modes.

Arihants propulsion compartment was damaged after water entered it, according to details available with The Hindu. A naval source said water rushed in as a hatch on the rear side was left open by mistake while it was at harbour.

The Ministry of Defence did not respond to questions from The Hindu.

The accident

Since the accident, the submarine, built under the Advanced Technology Vessel project (ATV), has been undergoing repairs and clean up, the sources said.

Besides other repair work, many pipes had to be cut open and replaced. Cleaning up is a laborious task in a nuclear submarine, the naval source said.

The Arihant issue rose soon after INS Chakra, the Nerpa class nuclear submarine leased from Russia, was reported to have suffered damage to its sonar domes while entering the Visakhapatnam harbour in early October. However, INS Chakra has only a peripheral role in the nuclear triad, for both training and escorting, and Arihant  is the one that will carry nuclear missiles.

The absence of Arihant  from operations came to the political leaderships attention during the India-China military standoff at Doklam. Whenever such faceoff takes place, countries carry out precautionary advance deployment of submarine assets. Arihant (Code name S2) came into the limelight on July 26, 2009, when Gursharan Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, broke a coconut to mark its launch in Visakhapatnam.

After that, the submarine was towed to an enclosed pier for extensive harbour trials from the dry docks at Ship Building Centre, away from public view. Arihant was quietly commissioned into service in August 2016 and its induction is still not officially acknowledged. It is powered by an 83 MW pressurised light-water reactor with enriched uranium.

...

21:55

The CDC Is Providing a Seminar On How to Survive a Nuclear Attack? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The CDC is scheduled to give a seminar on how to survive a nuclear attack. Of all the agencies, why the CDC? Does that seem out of place to you too? Here is the complete story.

 

 

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21:55

GCC 8 Patches Posted For Spectre Mitigation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There's ben a well-published branch the past few days of a patched GCC 7.2 code-base with the code changes for fending off Spectre while now patches have arrived on the mailing list for Spectre/CVE-2017-5715 of mainline GCC 8...

21:55

China Fails to Woo U.S. With Financial Sector Opening "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China's recent announcement of reforming its financial market has received little enthusiasm from the U.S. despite its potential benefits.

21:55

Teenage girl killed by dog pack in Jharkhand, India "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A 12-year-old girl, who had gone to answer nature's call outside her house, was killed when a bunch of dogs attacked her in a village under Markachcho police station area of Jharkhand's Koderma district on Sunday morning. Koderma is one of the five open defecation free (ODF) districts in Jharkhand. According to the police, they got information about the girl, identified as Madhu Kumari, daughter of Umesh Singh, a resident of Bhagwatidih village in Markachcho (South) panchayat, was killed by the dogs on Sunday morning. "The information we got was that the girl had gone to answer nature's call and was surrounded and attacked by a bunch of dogs. There were attempts by some children to shoo the dogs away, but it was too late. They raised an alarm and alerted their family members. They also shooed away the dogs. But, by then, it was too late. No official complaint has been registered. We are treating this case as an accident," said Officer-in-charge (Markachcho), Arun Kumar.

21:55

Lewis and Clark Folding Chair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Lewis and Clark Folding Chair - Seats continue getting better, and only have been around for centuries. Together with the incorporation of design, technologies, and new materialsthey feel much better. Chairs are essential pieces of equipment in any house, office, or general atmosphere. And even though chairs are sometimes viewed as "only a piece of equipment", it does not indicate that it must become tasteless and uneasy. To the contrary, seats in the marketplace now are practical, comfortable, and are very inexpensive.

Aside from some certain chairs in our residence, most of our seat time is spent on Office Chairs. This is 1 area of chair design and functionality that has come into its own. Manufacturers are recognizing that people desire office chairs that will not send you home with a back ache and offer comfort all day long. Or perhaps you are worried about the clients' comfort that visit your office. Though they do seem like it's been designed with relaxation in mind, Office chairs. Your body will love you if sitting for 2-3 hours at the seat. A good office chair should not be overlooked as an essential item of equipment.

For house or home, Ergonomic Chairs are all worth taking a look at. They use to be considered almost as a part of medical equipment but are selling at a fast pace. You know what I am talking, in case you have ever had back trouble. Also take the strain off shoulders and your back, providing you a more comfortable position and these seats are designed to enhance posture. If you think they look bulky, think so that they may be kept in an upright or horizontal position, most chairs these days are intended to fold.

21:54

Easipya purchases through the Digicel network still out "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PNG Power Ltd would like to advise its Easipay Customers in Tari, Kokopo, Rabaul, Bialla and Wewak that there is an ongoing issue with delivery of Easipay Tokens through the Digicel Short Messaging Service (SMS).

This is affecting customers who purchase Easipay using their Digicel Credits whereby Easipay purchase transaction is undertaken but the delivery of Easipay token through SMS platform does not happen.
PPL notes that this issue has been ongoing for a month and would like to make it clear that it is not an issue with its Easipay system, but is an issue which the mobile network company has to resolve at its end. PPL has tasked Digicel to rectify the issue for the benefit of the paying Easipay customers as soon as possible.
Easipay Customers who do not receive their tokens via SMS after a successful transaction on the Digicel Network are asked to contact the PPL National Call Centre to retrieve a copy of your token. You can call 7090 8000 or 7500 8000 and callcentre@pngpower.com.pg.

You can also call the Digicel Customer Service Centre to retrieve your SMS with the token.
Customers are also encouraged to purchase Easipay at the Vending Sites, through BSP Mobile Banking, ANZ Go Money Mobile Banking and through the BMobile network to avoid this inconvenience.
PPL will advise of any changes to this issue when it is resolved for customers in the affected areas.

21:54

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iran: Saudi, US, Israel Fanning Flames of Regional Tensions
Mon Jan 8, 2018 09:17AM
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Iranian and foreign dignitaries, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (4th R, 1st row), are seen at the venue of Tehran Security Conference on January 8, 2018. (Photo by IRNA)

Iran says Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel are fanning the flames of regional crises through their interventionist policies and invasive actions.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in an address to Tehran Security Conference on Monday. The one-day event - held under the banner of Regional Security in West Asia; Emerging Challenges and Trends - is the second of its kind organized in the Iranian capital. More than 200 Iranian and international political figures and analysts attended the conference.

Zarif blamed the Saudi-led military invasion of Yemen as "one of the key factors creating tension in the region," adding that after engaging in 33 months of futile warfare, the invaders should have come to the realization that there exists no political solution to the Yemen crisis and that negotiation and consensus alone can contribute to the ultimate resolution of the crisis.

Leading a coalition of its allies, Saudi Arabia launched the offensive to restore its favored government in Yemen and crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement that has been defending the nation against the invaders. However, it has fallen short of achieving either goal. Instead, the military aggression has taken the lives of as many as 13,600 Yemenis and ruined the country's infrastructure since its onset in March 2015.

The Iranian top diplomat also denounced the US interventionist strategies as one of the most substantive challenges, further complicating the existing circumstances in the region.

"The US is still ignorant of objective facts across the region, and insists on pursuing its destructive and tension-creating policies through its illegitimate military presence on Syrian soil," he noted.

Zarif pointed out to the continued occupation of Palestine as the most critical issue facing the region.

"All issues are either directly o...

21:53

Profitable Morrows to Disrupt Investment & Wealth Management Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The advent of blockchain in asset and wealth management industry has generated a lot of investment opportunities for the investors seeking for transparent, low-cost and secure ways to invest their money in exchange for impressive ROIs. However, the industry is still faced with the challenges like lack of investors trust, fear of cyber crimes and unexpected market risks. To overcome these challenges and disrupt the investment and wealth management worldwide, Profitable Morrows appears as the next rising investment platform globally.

The Background

Profitable Morrows, an Australia-based private investment and wealth management company, offers unique and profitable investment opportunities across Australia, Europe, China and the U.S.A. Profitable Morrows invites individual and institutional investors to be a part of global investment scenario, assuring lucrative returns on investments and highest standards of online security, account privacy, and customer service.

At Profitable Morrows, the financial portfolio is strongly backed by an active pool of profits, leveraged on the strategic assortment of high-performance assets placed in key position all across the world.

The Benefits

Profitable Morrows offers investors with high flexibility, limited regulations and accelerated transaction speed. Most of the investors tend to avoid the risks, while many investors remain doubtful of their investments throughout their investment cycle. Profitable Morrows minimizes its risk exposure by exclusively investing in those businesses that are operating in the biggest and most profitable industries in the world. Interest is added to investors balance every 24 hours after the deposit is made, till the expiry of the investment plan. Upon expiry of the investment plan, Profitable Morrows allows the investor to invest further. Moreover, the use of blockchain technology enables portfolio managers to identify, interpret and act on even the most minor, meaningful market happening, in real-time.

Aaron Cooper, the CEO of Profitable Morrows, says:

Its not about how many eggs you have in your basket, thats just an old, outdated clich that no longer works for todays savvy investor. Your financial future lies in how those eggs are nurtured so they may hatch into their full grown potential. Financial success is not about watching over your basket, its about taking vested action.

Some of the core features of Profitable Morrows include:

  • Secure Control Panel

The platform of Profitable Morrows is leveraged upon secure control panel that monitors the account in real-time, keeping investors updated of the activiti...

21:52

Goroka BSP bank robbed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Goroka BSP Bank robbed. Photo by PNG Today
The Goroka Bank South Pacific (BSP) Branch was robbed this morning by an armed gang who were dressed in Police uniform.

The perpetrators left with K567,000 in cash. During their getaway they knocked down the gate of the bank and bumped one security guard.
They were pursued and are currently hiding in the bush.

The money that was stolen belonged to Shana Trading, a local Chinese owned establishment.

It is believed that there were five robbers made up of three gunmen, one driver and possibly another member of the group seated on the passenger side of the Blue ten- seater Toyota Land Cruiser used in the robbery.

The robbers drove into the corporate clients side of the bank and waited for the cash transfer to happen. Once the transfer was taking place, they forcefully took the cash and then drove at full speed on to the main road, knocking down a gate of the bank and bumping a security guard.

They left the Land Cruiser at a nearby settlement and used taxi which took them towards Kama on the road leading to Behute CIS. It is believed that the taxi then dropped them off somewhere along the side of the road where they then made their way into the bush.

Provincial Police Commander of Eastern Highlands Province Alex Ndrassel says that currently the police are searching for the taxi used in the getaway and are searching the bush where the robbers may be hiding.

No one else other than the security that was hit by the getaway car was injured during the robbery.

By Daniel LOVAI | PNGFM / PNG Today

21:48

Rouhani Hits Back at Hardliners, Says Iran Protests Were Not Only Economic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a protest outside the Iranian embassy in Rome, Italy, January 2, 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile

London:  Protests that shook Iran were not just aimed at the economy, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, remarks suggesting the real targets were powerful conservatives opposed to his plans to expand individual freedoms at home and promote detente abroad.

The pragmatic cleric, who defeated anti-Western hardliners to win re-election last year, also called for the lifting of curbs on social media used by anti-government protesters in the most sustained challenge to hardline authorities since 2009.

It would be a misrepresentation (of events) and also an insult to Iranian people to say they only had economic demands, Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

People had economic, political and social demands.

Irans influential Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the security forces had put an end to a week of unrest fomented by what it called foreign enemies.

The protests, which began over economic hardships suffered by the young and working class, spread to more than 8...

21:48

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kushner Familys Extensive Business Ties With Israel Deepen: Report
Mon Jan 8, 2018 10:00AM
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White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (Photo by AFP)

An Israeli firm says it has paid about $30 million to the family business of Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trumps son-in-law and senior aide, a new report states.

Kushner Companies, which specializes in real estate, has received an around $30 million payment from the Israeli insurance company Menora Mivtachim, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing one of the Israeli firms executives.

The hefty investment concerned Maryland apartment complexes owned by Kushner Companies, but did not involve Jared Kushner personally, the Times reported, noting that the transaction did not violate federal ethics laws.

Ran Markman, Menoras head of real estate, told the daily that he had never even met Kushner and his position in the US government did not play a role in striking the deal.

The connection to the president was not an issue, Markman said.

Kushner, who is married to Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka, resigned from the family business last year to join his father-in-laws team at the White House. However, he still owns stakes in the company, including in the Maryland apartment buildings.

The Times had reported last year that Kushner had teamed up with a member of a wealthy Israeli family to invest about $200 million in apartment buildings across New York Citys flashy Manhattan neighborhood.

Kushners company has also received a number of loans from Israels largest bank, Bank Hapoalim, which has been under a US Justice Department investigation over allegations that it helped wealthy Americans evade taxes.

Additionally, Kushners family foundation has contributed to Israels illegal settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian lands by donating money to a settlement group in the West Bank, the Times said.

The deep business ties raises questions about Kushners ability to maintain a neutral role in his mission as Trumps designated mediator between Israel and Palestine.

He has had no prior career in diplom...

21:46

Intel CEOs Stock Sale Called Unusual by Private Securities Specialists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some question timing of sale as the company was handling concerns about security flaws in its chips

Jan. 8, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET

The sale of Intel Corp. stock by Chief Executive Brian Krzanich while the company was handling concerns about security flaws in its chips was a highly unusual move that risked attracting regulatory scrutiny, according to lawyers and analysts who follow executive stock sales.

The trade took place on Nov. 29, nearly six months after Intel was informed about the vulnerabilities, which could enable hackers to access user data in chips made by Intel and others. Mr. Krzanich sold shares and exercised stock options worth a total

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Intels CEO reportedly sold $24 million worth of company stock and options after being informed of a serious security flaw in its chips  but before the flaw became....

21:45

Israeli blacklist 'a desperate attempt to silence a justice movement' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Israeli "blacklist" of foreign NGOs is an attempt to silence criticism of its "systematic abuse of Palestinian rights and persistent violations of international law".

21:45

Shine Bright Tunic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I hardly ever have the chance to sew something up for my big girlie. It seems like just yesterday that she and I would pick out cute fabric and sew up a dress, but I feel like I blinked and she grew up on me. So when she fell in love with the gold sparkle []

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21:45

John Embry Expect Wild 2018 As Deep State Attacks In The Gold & Silver Markets Are Now Failing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Embry Expect Wild 2018 As Deep State Attacks In The Gold & Silver Markets Are Now Failing from King World News TDC Note Look for upcoming interviews this week with Craig Hemke and Lior Gantz. #### As...

The post John Embry Expect Wild 2018 As Deep State Attacks In The Gold & Silver Markets Are Now Failing appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:45

Who Really Defeated ISIS? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No sooner had ISIS appeared than it went on a head chopping binge that repulsed and frightened the US public. Washington officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry rang the alarm that this hoard of Islamic crazies wanted to invade the US and "kill us all". A well-compliant mainstream media swallowed Washington's script and regurgitated it to frighten a US public. The public gave its silent consent for more war really aimed at Bashar al-Assad.

21:44

Puerto Rico, over 100 days after Hurricane Maria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 30 November 2017 video says about itself:

Heres a glimpse at what life is like in post-hurricane Puerto Rico, where American citizens are still without clean water, food, or electricity.

By Genevieve Leigh:

Puerto Rico, more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria: The class issues

8 January 2018

Over a hundred days have passed since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Mara, the most powerful storm to make landfall on the island in nearly a century. The prevailing devastation in the US colonial territory is a grim illustration of the attitude of the ruling class, not only to the workers and youth of Puerto Rico, but to those on the US mainland as well: one of complete indifference and contempt.

Every aspect of life for Puerto Ricans has been affected. The ongoing blackout referred to on the island as apagn is the longest and largest power outage in modern US history. Downed power lines still litter the streets from Aguadilla to San Juan, while bundles of wires and debris line the sidewalks. Only 55 percent of the island has had power restored, and even these recovered areas experience frequent blackouts from the highly unstable electrical grid.

Lack of power means that hundreds of thousands of people are struggling to survive without basic necessities, including running water, refrigeration, washing machines, ovens and internet. In the year 2018, in a territory of the most advanced capitalist country in the world, old fashioned washboards are being sold in every corner market.

Thousands of businesses remain closed, many of which will never reopen. With an official unemployment rate of 10.8 percent, nearly 118,000 people are out of worka number many are predicting wi...

21:43

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump Deploys Pawns to Defend Him Amid Fire and Fury Claims
Sun Jan 7, 2018 09:48PM
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This March 13, 2017 file photo shows then senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon (L) listening as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before meeting with his cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

US government officials rush to defend their boss, US President Donald Trump, in the backdrop of new allegations against him in an explosive book.

The book, whose excerpts started being released before it was published on Friday, offers an embarrassing account of Trumps first year in office and includes quotes from former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon calling Donald Trump Jr.s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign treasonous and unpatriotic.

Trump administration officials, including two from the cabinet, appeared on various TV shows Sunday to play defense in the wake of the release of the book titled Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by journalist Michael Wolff.

White House policy advisor Stephen Miller probably got most of the attention as he was abruptly cut off during an interview on CNN over the matter.

Miller decried the book, calling it a grotesque work of fiction and a pile of trash written by a garbage author.

He then started arguing about the TV outlets coverage of the controversial book and was ultimately cut off by host Jake Tapper, who called the advisor "obsequious."

I get it. Theres one viewer that you care about right now and you're being obsequious and youre being a factotum in order to please him, OK, Tapper said, referring to the president.

Trump himself came out in defense of Miller by a tweet later in the day.

Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration, he wrote on Twitter about an hour after the interview aired. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!

Trump does not read and acts like a child, according to the book, whose author said in an interview that 100 percent of the people aroun...

21:42

FACEBOOK to roll out facial recognition AI in latest deep state ploy to use your own biometrics against you "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Natural News) There is no such thing as privacy with Facebook. All the data thats shared openly by Facebook users,  including pictures, connections, interests, comments, likes, and personal information is readily compiled and analyzed by algorithms to map out and predict who you are, where you go, what youll buy, and much more. Nave Facebook users share information liberally, only to turn their life over to surveillance systems, marketing algorithms and artificial intelligence which is capable of analyzing the pixels in your photos, micromanaging your life interests/dislikes and tracking your every move.

With former Facebook engineers coming out publicly saying Facebook is ripping society apart, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg has made a commitment in 2018 to fix the problems with Facebook. The social networking site wont improve, however, because the problems Zuckerburg wants to address will will further devolve Facebook into a thought control police state. Zuckerburg plans to control fake news which will only result in more censorship of information that challenges the status quo. Furthermore, any typewritten opinion that criticizes powerful organizations can be used against Facebook users to convict them of hate crimes...

21:41

What Does the Futures Hold for Bitcoin in 2018? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From monumental price rises to bans, Bitcoin saw an interesting year in 2017, so what is being predicted for 2018? #OPINION

21:41

Birmingham: a better city and a stronger economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The first of four excerpts from the forthcoming Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham: on the move to white-collar jobs.

lead Wikimedia UK AGM 2016 at Impact Hub Birmingham, July 2016. Wikicommons/ Jwslubbock. Some rights reserved.In the forthcoming book, Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham, crowdfunded by Unbound, Jon Bloomfield has interviewed fifty migrants to Birmingham from all walks of life: a mix of first and second generation; men and women; from Ireland to India, Pakistan to Poland, the Caribbean to Somalia who talk frankly and with humour about their experiences both at work and in society more generally. In this first of four excerpts, from the chapter on Migrants social mobility: the move to white-collar jobs, he delves into a small social enterprise company and the creation of the inter-cultural Impact Hub.

Zubeda works in the burgeoning social enterprise sector. Her dad came with her grandfather from Gujarat in the early 1960s to work in the textile mills. There was a call out from the British government for the work that white British people did not want to do. He was fourteen at the time. Her dad married at a young age and then her mum came. They moved around in the North of England and then settled in Bolton.

Zubeda was born in 1975, one of seven children and grew up in an Indian area, a mix of Hindus and Muslims with just three or four white kids in the primary school. Her secondary school was more mixed and she encountered a huge amount of racism there but she did her GCSEs, A levels and then went to Manchester University for her degree followed by a masters in Middle Eastern studies. Of the seven children, five went to university. She had to go to Manchester because she wasnt allowed to stay away from home. Her parents were quite explicit on this. Fortunately, her old...

21:41

Debt Rattle January 8 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

James Karales Selma to Montgomery March Alabama 1965   Beijings Yuan Ambitions Look Dashed (BBG) Two Major Apple Shareholders Push for Study of iPhone Addiction in Children (BBG) New Jersey Poised To Bar Drunken Droning (R.) South Korea Inspects Six Banks Over Crypto Currency Services To Clients (R.) Bitcoin Futures

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21:41

PNG Kadovar Island Volcanic Eruption Update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

During a Press Conference attended by Governor of East Sepik Allan Bird, Member for Wewak Kevin Isifu, Director National Disaster Mose, Secretary of Defense Trevor Meauri and the PNGDF Chief of Staff Col. Numa for the update of what is happening on the Kadovar Island in the East Sepik Province, regarding the volcanic eruption and what steps are being taken to assist the 591 men, women and children of Kadovar Island.
The Kadovar is located at the border of Madang and East Sepik and is one of the six islands in the SCHOUTEN group of islands. According to the Rabaul Volcanic Observatory, Kadovar Island volcano is likely to erupt and if it does, volcanoes on the nearby islands of Ruprup and Biem are also likely follow suit.
Due to the geographical isolation of the islands, evacuation is a difficulty but fortunately two ward councilors from Kadovar and the Ruprup islands took the initiative to organize the evacuation of 591 men, women and children of the Kadovar Island to the Ruprup Island, hence no causalities currently.

All three Islands have an estimated population of 5000 plus but hopefully, the Authorities wont need to evacuate all of them but the planning currently undertaken takes into account the worst case scenario. In the next few days the East Sepik Provincial Government and the National Disaster Office will be getting detail reports from all National Agencies concerned to access the current situation and deal with it in the most orderly and organized manner to assist the victims of this Natural Disaster currently faced.

Currently Police and Defense Force Personnel on ground have been working closely with the Provincial Authorities since day one. A helicopter from the PNGDF Air element has been deployed for reconnaissance of the islands, a PNGDF Patrol boat from Manus will be on standby if there is a need for evacuating a large number of people and a PNGDF Landing Craft will be departing Port Moresby in the next 24 hours with most needed food, water and medical supplies for the islands.

The East Sepik Provincial Government is assuming the worst case scenario and planning and moving things as fast as they can. This includes a complete evacuation of the 5000 people if the 3 volcanic eruption does happen. As per the advice from the Rabaul Volcanic Observatory due to the shallowness of the area and the type of volcano Kadovar is, there is a chance of a Tsunami happening which could endanger the neighboring Isla...

21:40

$6 Billion Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency: Venezuelas President Orders Issue of 100 Million Petros "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Venezuelan president Nicols Maduro has announced the issuance of 100 million petros, the states proposed upcoming national cryptocurrency backed by its oil reserves, the worlds largest by any country. Venezuelas national cryptocurrency, the petro, will soon see its first issuance after Maduros mandate to issue 100 million units of the digital tokens. Each petro will Continued

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21:40

Confronting Escalating Repression in Germany : In the Aftermath of the G20, a Call for Resistance from the Rigaer 94 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Riot police brutalizing the population of Hamburg during the 2017 G20 summit.

Following the popular rebellion in Hamburg during the 2017 G20 summit, the German state has sought to crack down violently on dissent. In August, the police shut down the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics. In September, the neo-fascist party Alternative fr Deutschland secured seats in the German parliament. On December 5, police carried out 24 raids on leftist and autonomous infrastructure across Germany, seizing laptops, cell phones, and other means of communication. On December 18, the police published photos of people they accuse of participating in the G20 protests. Four days later, an anonymous threatening letter arrived at various autonomous centers around Berlin. Together, these events indicate a rapid descent towards tyranny. Yet German anarchists are resisting every step of the way. The Rigaer 94, a social center in Berlin, is emblematic of their courageous defiance. Here, we present some background on the Rigaer 94 and share translations of two statements on the conflict unfolding in Germany.

Background: The Rigaer 94

The Rigaer 94 is an autonomous housing project and social center in the Berlin neighborhood of Friedrichshain. The house has been at the center of many conflicts with the police, especially over the past two years. In 2016, the police declared the area immediately surrounding the Rigaer Strasse to be a danger zone. This designates a zone in which the police do not have to obey the law, where they may act according to the supposed imperatives of security. Berlin police regularly carry out illegal searches and set up control checkpoints in the neighborhood to harass inhabitants of the Rigaer Strasse.

In summer 2016, a 500-officer SWAT team raided the Rigaer Strasse and occupied the buildings social center, The Kadterschmiede. Police held the social center for three weeks. In response to this siege, hundreds and hundreds of luxury cars were burnt in night actions all over Germany. A 5000-person demonstration mobilized people from all over Europe to defend the autonomous center. The demonstration....

21:37

AMD Cuts Ryzen Prices, Confirms New Hardware, New Ryzen CPUs With Vega "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While Intel announced their new CPUs with Radeon Vega M graphics, AMD had a host of announcements on their own for getting CES 2018 started with some excitement...

21:37

Iran foreign minister Zarif warns about increasing unrest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Associated Press
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TEHRAN, Iran Irans foreign minister has warned neighboring countries over fomenting insecurity in his country, a reference to anti-government protests that have roiled Iran over the past two weeks.

Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed a security conference in Tehran on Monday, echoing the Iranian authorities stance which alleges that foreign countries have stirred up unrest linked to the protests.

Zarif says that no country can create a secure environment for itself at the expense of creating insecurity among its neighbors.

The official IRNA news agency quoted Zarif as saying that such efforts will only backfire.

Iranian authorities have said in the past few days that the protests which at first vented anger at economic woes but later saw demonstrators calling for the overthrow of the government are waning.


21:36

Tongan seasonal worker dies in Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Tongan man in Queensland with the government-run Seasonal Worker Program has become the 14th person to die while working on the controversial scheme.

The 35-year-old man had been working on a farm in the Bundaberg region and is believed to have been discovered dead in his accommodation early Thursday morning.

The death comes just weeks after a special investigation by The Courier-Mail revealed 13 workers had died on the Seasonal Worker Program, with extreme neglect allegedly contributing to a number of deaths and serious injuries.

A Queensland Police spokesman said officers were called to the property shortly before 7am on Thursday.

He said that at this stage the death was non-suspicious, and that an autopsy would be performed to identify the cause of death.

The Tongan community will hold a memorial service in Bundaberg.

Designed to alleviate labour shortages on Australian farms and provide foreign aid for Pacific nations, the Seasonal Worker Program began as a pilot in 2009.

There have been 13 deaths since the program became official in 2012, at least eight of them in Queensland.

A Workplace Health and Safety spokesman said the office was aware of the death and inquiries were being made.

A spokesman for the Department of Jobs and Small Business which oversees the program said the government was aware of the sad death.

We express our deepest condolences to the workers family and friends and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, he said. On (Friday), departmental representatives arrived at the location to meet with the workers colleagues and other affected persons.

There is a Queensland Police investigation currently underway. The department will not provide further details in relation to this participant out of respect for the family and community.

It is the second death of a Pacific Islander on the Seasonal Worker Program in the Bundaberg region.

In May, 22-year-old Sione Vakameilalo Fifita, known as Vaka, was working for a contractor at Childers when he became unwell and later died.

His family claims he was sick for about two weeks before his death, and his workmates reported he was vomiting blood but received no medical assistance until it was too late.

A lawyer for Vakas employer said he had...

21:36

Chris from Tennessee "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hi everyone thanks for the add. I am Chris 50 years old and looking to embark on a new chapter in my life. I am beginning the new year looking for off grid property in western NC or East Tennessee. I have 40+ years of experience in hunting, camping, shelter building, foraging, survival techniques, gardening, wine and beer making. I recently retired and divorced so now is the time. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

21:32

Defense team of hacker claims possibility of forced confession "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Before giving insight to the latest updates, let us quickly skim you through the main details of the famous WannaCry ransomware attack of 2017. It all happened in May 2017 when a ransomware attack terrorized computers globally. It used an old exploit in Windows operating systems to encrypt user data and then demand for a

The post Defense team of hacker claims possibility of forced confession appeared first on Hacker News Bulletin | Find the Latest Hackers News.

21:32

Israels BDS Blacklist, the Fine Print: Who Will Actually Be Denied Entry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Activists who are not defined as in the core of the organizations included on Israels boycott blacklist will not necessarily be stopped, Israeli officials say

By Noa Landau Jan 08, 2018 11:24 AM
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When Israel published Sunday a list of 20 groups advocating a boycott of Israel whose members will be denied entry to the country, it did not release a list of such activists who will be denied entry and according to the Strategic Affairs Ministry, no such list exists. However, it has made clear that leading activists or significant employees of the listed organizations will be targeted for enforcement.

The heads and key activists in these organizations are the ones who will not be allowed to enter Israel, the ministry said. But officials in the Interior Ministry and bureau of Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan told Haaretz that names will indeed be sent to border control for enforcement purposes.

According to these officials, activists who are not defined as in the core of the organization, or who are not known to the ministry from public sources, will not necessarily be stopped. The Strategic Affairs Ministry said If as part of routine questioning carried out by border control personnel, the organizational affinity of the applicant for entry comes up, denial of entry will be considered based on the criteria published on the Interior Ministry website. As well, if an announcement is published of the arrival of activists from organizations defined as banned, they will be turned down if they meet the criteria.

 

According to the ministry, the list of criteria for the law, which has been posted on the Interior Ministry website, details the possibilities by which entry may still be permitted to Israel, including for humanitarian reasons. This distinction is likely to become significant, for Jewish activists in Jewish Voice for Peace with family in Israel, for example. According to the criteria, groups will be blacklisted if they support boycotts and their promotion, actively, continuously and continually.

The list of criteria also clarifies the fact that an organization is anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian or has a critical agenda toward Israeli government policy, does not, in itself, constitute a reason to deny entry to Israel.

Denial of entry for activists will be enforced whether they belong to one of the organizations or not, according to the following criteria: 1. Individuals with senio...

21:32

Michael Snyder Has a Very Stern Warning for California and America as a Whole "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Michael Snyder has a very serious warning for California and the United States as a whole. Lissten to this warning in the following video.

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21:31

ISIS Chief Mufti Captured; Freed in Minutes for $7.5K "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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In a remarkable failure of the Iraqi justice system, ISIS religious leader was arrested and released just minutes later after paying a $7,500 bribe (Arabic link).

The incident took place in a police station in Mosul, Iraq, according to local official Zuheir Hazzen el-Jaburi.

I was in Mosul when a force from police intelligence arrested a man. After questioning they were told he was the mufti for the right bank of the [river in the] city an ISIS member, el-Jaburi said.

We asked people who he was, and they proved he really was ISIS mufti. After he was arrested, he left a motorbike behind. An hour later we saw the motorbike was no longer there.

We inquired about it. They said he was released 10 minutes earlier after he paid 75 notes [$7,500].

Nineveh official official Zuheir Hazzen el-Jaburi Nineveh official official Zuheir Hazzen el-Jaburi (Video screenshot)

Famed for his long white beard, Abu Omar was not only the religious leader of Islamic State but also one of the organizations executioners rep...

21:31

Government Forces Liberated 11 More Villages From Militants In Southern Idlib (Map) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Governemnt forces have liberated 11 more villages from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in southern Idlib, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

According to the report, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and pro-government factions advanced north and east of the recently liberated town of Sinjar in order to secure the recent gains. The rapid SAA progress in the area shows that militants had not been able to re-group yet and are still struggling to organize a defense there. 

Pro-government sources speculate that government forces may reach the Abu al-Duhur airbase soon if the situation develops in the current direction.

Government Forces Liberated 11 More Villages From Militants In Southern Idlib (Map)

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21:30

DHERST's Online selection for Tertiary Institutions reliable, says Fr Jan Cuzuba "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Grade 12 online selection has proven to be more reliable than the manual selection by revealing that all students scoring grade point average above 2.2 got selected which saw over 12, 000 selected within four minutes.

Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (DHERST) Secretary Fr Jan Czuba said in 2016, there were 2293 such students and even 66 with GPA above 3.8 missed out.
The online selection data revealed that 47 per cent of the 25, 848 students applied were selected.
With the inaugural use of the online selection system, a total of 12,234 students have been allocated to a study programme, Fr Jan said.
Online selection data revealed that the system selected 12,234 candidates to 164 programmes within four minutes which 98 per cent of places for school leavers filled with candidates who met the requirement.
It stated that this was done in four steps.
Candidates who selected a programme as a first choice and met entrance criteria were put on the waiting list. Finally, 3140 of them were matched to the programmes of their first choice, Fr Jan said.
Candidates on the waiting list were compared with candidates who selected the programme as a second choice, met criteria and were rejected by their first choice.
Best of both groups were matched to the programme. In this stage, the algorithm added 2302 matches.
There was still some space on the list, best candidates who were rejected in step 1 and 2 and met criteria were allocated to the programme. This added 6553 candidates to programmes. The programme then filled the remaining places with best candidates rejected in step 1, 2 and 3. Only 239 candidates were added at this stage.
PCG Accedemia, a Polish subsidiary of the American Public Consulting Group company was outsourced by the DHERST to create this system. ...read more on >> PNG Education News Site

The National/ PNG Today

21:30

Violence against Women and Girls: Enough Is Enough "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

Oxfam*  Did you know that at least one in three women (35 per cent) will experience some form of violence during their lifetime more than one billion women worldwide?

Despite her young age, Komal from India, has already faced a lifetime of discrimination. But shes determined to use sport to show her strength, and is literally fighting for gender equality. Despite her young age, Komal from India, has already faced a lifetime of discrimination. But shes determined to use sport to show her strength, and is literally fighting for gender equality. | Photo from Oxfam.  

Violence against women and girls is a hidden global crisis which knows no boundaries of geography or culture. But, marginalized women, such as poor women and girls, are most likely to experience it, most often at the hands of their husbands or partners.

Violence against women and girls takes many different forms, including domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment, child, early and forced marriage, sex trafficking, so called honor crimes and female genital mutilation. It is rooted in the gender inequality that women face throughout their lives from childhood through to old age.

Many perpetrators believe that violence toward women and girls is normal or appropriate behavior, supported by society. They feel that they can commit violence without disapproval.

It is one of the most widespread violations of human rights and has long-term devastating effects on the lives of women, their communities and wider society. It is time to say enough is enough. We want violence against women to end.

...

21:30

India: Peace International School shut down for teaching jihad, two employees joined the Islamic State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The school was teaching communal content and no secular content, i.e., its curriculum was entirely Islamic, and contained material exalting the Muslim community over the Hindu, which is entirely to be expected given the Qurans teachings that the Muslims are the best of people (3:110) and the polytheists are unclean (9:28). There are no doubt []

21:29

FLASHBACK: Oh dear Lord: 'Transabled' becoming disabled by choice because they feel like impostors in their fully working bodies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When he cut off his right arm with a "very sharp power tool," a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident. But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn't bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher. "My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do," he told the body modification website ModBlog.

21:25

Nigeria May Collapse If Buhari Returns In 2019 ADP "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that Nigeria is likely to collapse if the All Progressive Congress (APC) government led by President Buhari returns to power in 2019. In a statement issued by the ADP Lagos spokesman, Prince Adelaja Adeoye in Lagos on Sunday, he noted that the country has been reversed two decades based on the largely analogue and outdated approach to governance by Buhari. The recently released report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) where over 10 million Nigerians have lost their jobs since 2015 is...

The post Nigeria May Collapse If Buhari Returns In 2019 ADP appeared first on Newtelegraph.

21:22

Denial Of Buharis Appointment List By APC Leaders, Shameful -ADP "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Says APC, Buhari Confused, Cant Provide Leadership The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has berated the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in what it termed as shameful for distancing itself from the widely circulated list of board appointments which had names of over 10 dead people. The party, in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos on Monday by the Lagos State Chairman of the party,  Barrister Nasir Adewale Bolaji, the Chairman noted that APC is in total disarray, and confused, that for them not to be in agreement with the...

The post Denial Of Buharis Appointment List By APC Leaders, Shameful -ADP appeared first on Newtelegraph.

21:22

What we can do to reassure ICO investors that we wont vanish with their money "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photo by Elvis Ma on Unsplash

What a great time to be in the tech industry! Its never been easier to raise funds for a new startup. Well, maybe during the dot-com era, but most people of my generationthose born after 1985were too young at that time to build a company.

For those of us Millennials, its never been easier to raise funds for a new startup!

2017 has seen the rise of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). ICOs are a novel way for teams to raise funding in exchange for tokens that are (or will be) used to interact with the companys product. Through the sale of tokens, startup teams can get the funding they need to further develop their products without having to give up control to investors. Instead, they get the funding by selling digital tokens that at some point should be useful within their platform, hopefully holdingor even increasingtheir value.

The early days of ICOs were a success, and in most cases, they raised millions of dollars each in a matter of days or even hours. As these results started to make headlines, more people started jumping on the ICO bandwagon. It didnt matter what the product was, or even if it made sense to build those products using Blockchain technology.

Eric Risleys article, Tale of Two Worlds, shows that ICOs are failing to raise the funds they intended to raise as the months go by.

The chart he published goes from June to mid-September 2017, but given how exponentially this trend has evolved, I bet it has only gotten worse.

ICOs were bound to start missing their targets. Theres currently an over-saturation of ICOs, as can be evidenced by looking at the popular listing sites. Many of them spring out every day. And many of them are garbage or outright scams.

Im not going to go over what makes an ICO potentially dangerous to invest in, as it is not the point of this article. But there are many telltale signs, such as ridiculous caps, non-existent MVPs, shady founders and unknown advisors. It is worrisomebut interesting to analyzegiven how many of them still do manage to raise some money despite all the red flags.

Alongside these failed ICOs that miss their targets, theres a new problem starting to manifest in thi...

21:22

Groundhog Day for the 8 Turkish soldiers as Greek court temporarily suspends granted asylum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Athens Administrative Court of Appeal temporary suspended the asylum granted to one of the 8 Turkish soldiers who had fled to Greece with a Black Hawk helicopter after the failed coup in Turkey in July 2016. The court accepted the  request submitted by Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas to annul the granted asylum last week,

The post Groundhog Day for the 8 Turkish soldiers as Greek court temporarily suspends granted asylum appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

21:21

Trumps UK visit and the royal wedding offer avenues for mass action "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last month I wrote about the benefits of small, grassroots organising delivering the goods. Sometimes people focus on mass demonstrations as they gain headlines and potential major breakthroughs and that can lead to people thinking each protest has to be big to be beneficial. Ive noticed how mass protest has declined in the last couple

21:20

Open Letter to President Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Subject: Has the UNs Human-Induced Global Warming/Climate Change Movement Always Been Based on International anti-growth, anti-capitalist, anti-American Agendas? Dear Mr. President: I am writing you this open letter to ask you for your insights into the anti-growth, anti-capitalist, anti-American agendas behind the international catastrophic human-induced global warming/climate change movement, as discussed by Prime Minister Margaret

21:19

FULANI HERDSMEN KILLINGS; THEIR MODUS OPERANDI, THOSE INVOLVED, AND THE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Startling Research findings by Professor Charles Adisa, Issued by Chinua Achebe Centre for Leadership and Development (CACLAD) The most significant More

21:18

Intel Rolls Out Their New CPUs With Radeon Vega M Graphics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kicking off CES 2018, Intel launched their new CPUs featuring integrated Radeon Vega M Graphics...

21:18

How Effective is Punishment To Promote Cooperation? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Punishment has been questioned for hundreds of years when it comes to getting members of society to cooperate for the common good. For example children who are spanked over the long term tend to be more difficult and noncompliant, have various behavior problems, can develop anxiety disorders or depression, and later develop antisocial behavior. A game to study human behavior has shown punishment is an ineffective means for promoting cooperation among players.

21:17

U.S. South Asia strategy  What we know from Fire and Fury "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fire and Fury makes no mention of the two largest countries in South Asia but has a vivid account of how the US president lost it when confronted with a plan to send more troops to Afghanistan.
...

21:15

WOMEN UNHAPPIER THAN MEN (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WOMEN UNHAPPIER THAN MEN Video Stefan Molynuex Women are really really unhappy far more unhappy than men overall. Stefan Molyneux looks at the dismal state of female happiness, false explanations for the problem and science backed solutions. If...

The post WOMEN UNHAPPIER THAN MEN (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:15

Steven Greer Comments on the Arrival of the False Flag Alien Invasion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Dylan Charles; Waking Times

For decades the U.S. public has been programmed to believe that disclosure of any genuine alien or extraterrestrial presence on earth will come as a threat, likely in the form of an all out hostile invasion of our planet. In such a scenario, our only savior would be a united human race armed to the teeth with the incredibly sophisticated weaponry of the military industrial complex.

Hollywood has done its job of creating and reinforcing this perception with movie after movie of man vs. extraterrestrial. Always swashbuckling, always explosive, its a decades long, high-dollar smear campaign that defies the personal experiences of an untold number of people whove had contact with other worldly beings, often describing them as peaceful. It also defies very credible accounts of ET interference with the worlds nuclear arms, which suggest that an ET presence may actually be working for the benefit of humanity and the planet.


A massive ongoing effort such as this has a strategic purpose, though, and the Pentagon has finally revealed the objective, poorly concealed within the recent mini-disclosure published in the New York Times, Glowing Auras and Black Money: The Pentagons Mysterious U.F.O. Program.

...

21:15

White Childrens Table and Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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White Childrens Table and Chairs - Parsons chairs come in variations that choosing the one that is perfect could be somewhat daunting. This guide has been assembled to assist you pick parsons chairs to match your home decor style. Whether you're looking for a set of parsons dining chairs or one or two chairs to use for room dividers, this guide is going to direct you in the right direction.

They consider sitting rooms and big, formal dining rooms, when folks visualize a. A furnished, richly upholstered parsons chair does look positively! But parsons chairs can be accommodated for more casual environments also. These designs are tasteful and timeless, seldom going out of style. Legs are included by traits of classic style seats from deep, classic finishes such as walnut, cherry, mahogany and dark oak. The legs are often in the "s-curved" Queen Anne design-- also called cabriole legs - or in the bolder Chippendale fashion. The seat backs are crescent scrolled or camel contour. Traditional parsons chairs can be skirted, with box or triple pleats for a look.

You have extensive options when picking upholstery for a conventional design parsons chair. Pick complements the color scheme and overall mood of this space. 1 sure-fire idea is to pair a mild fabric-- either solid colored or patterned-- using a wood. Light blue Ivory or green are choices. Designed seats can also stand up to prints and colors, including scrolled patterns, florals , lush greens, burgundies blues and golds. Nailhead trim, tassels and braided bands are classic upholstery accents.

21:14

South Korean Banks Get Flash Probe Into Cryptocurrency Exchange Ties "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week will see six Korean banks probed for legal compliance as they serve cryptocurrency exchanges. #BRIEF

21:13

Indias Lost Fisherfolk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cyclone Ockhi has made painfully clear that all is not well for Indias fishing communities. To prevent the next natural disaster from causing so much damage and inflicting so much pain, India's government must take action to improve disaster prediction and response, as well as to strengthen fishing communities' long-term economic prospects.

21:13

Conservation giants implicated in public health crises among "Pygmies" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A recent epidemic in the Republic of Congo is said to have been aggravated by the loss of indigenous peoples' resources due to conservation and logging projects.
C. Fornellino Romero/Survival

A Congolese organization has recently raised concerns that conservation contributed to the deaths of several dozen children, mostly Bayaka Pygmies, during an epidemic in 2016 in the Republic of Congo the latest in a long line of related reports.

The deaths have been attributed by a medical expert to malaria, pneumonia and dysentery, aggravated by severe malnutrition.

Conservation-related malnutrition among Bayaka children in this region has been reported since 2005 at least, as the Bayaka are prevented from hunting and gathering on their lands by wildlife guards through violence and intimidation.

These guards are funded and equipped by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), one of the worlds largest conservation organizations, and the logging company it has partnered with, CIB. Both organizations have failed to take effective action to prevent abuse.

The wildlife guards abuse us. They dont want us to go into the forest. How can we feed our children? a Bayaka man from Mbandza, the site of the epidemic, told Survival in 2016.

These guards have been accused of abusing Bayaka and stealing their food for over 13 years. One such attack that took place in Mbandza in early 2016 left one man hospitalized.

21:12

Nigeria may eventually break up without restructuring Akintoye "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Explains why Yoruba and Igbo are collaborating. Proffesor Banji Akintoye is a renowned historian and a member of the Southern More

21:12

Shiv Sena Tears Into Fadnaviss Claim on Kamala Mills Blaze "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A view from the street after a fire broke out in a building in Mumbai on Friday. Credit: PTI

A view from the street after a fire broke out in a building in Mumbai on Friday. Credit: PTI

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Monday said Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnaviss claim that the law and order situation was under control rang hollow as most culprits of the Kamala Mills compound fire here were still at large.

The BJP ally, a partner in the Fadnavis government, also raised the issue of alleged political pressure on Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

commissioner Ajoy Mehta to not act against 10-15 illegal pubs and restaurants in the compound after the December 29 blaze in its premises.

Fadnavis, who also holds the home department, has said the law and order situation is absolutely good in the state, rocked by caste conflict at Bhima-Koregaon near Pune and subsequent violent protests by Dalit agitators.

If the chief minister claims to have control over the law and order situation despite the riots after the Bhima- Koregaon incident, then people would like to know why the culprits behind the Kamala Mills fire are still at large, an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.

Only if they are arrested can the Shiv Sena accept the the claim that things are under control, the Marathi daily said.

The main accused...

21:11

How to Create Collective Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How can humans increase the "intelligence" with which they operate?

21:08

MrFusion, RMN 1-7-18 MegaAnon on 4chan last night. Evidence that Q was established by ShareBlue to larp against MegaAnon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There were a few points, which Ive highlighted, that stuck out for myself in this one. This connects also with this prior Kp blog post with TracyBeanz interviewing Jerome Corsi, about all of the Q stuff, the LARPing, etc.

The most significant highlights here for me were the ones about how (if HRC had won) the MS13 gangs were going to be rolled out like the next ISIS but for the US (apparently for keeping the fear loosh going), and the part about Trump and Bannon promising to destroy the MSM in 2 years.

One note: there were so many links, etc. etc., that I chose NOT to link them all here. Please go to the original RMN post if you wish to check all those out. I have linked to the images that are referenced, and place those links where they occurred in the article.

Another note: if you are allergic to F bombs, suggest just reading the highlights and not the full article.

Well I know me and I said Q from 10/28-10/31 seemed interesting to me. Then I realized someone larped off those posts starting 11/1 using a nickname they gave themselves Q Clearance Patriot, then they got a tri...

21:05

BlackBerry Mobile Website hacked, crooks installed a Coinhives code to mine Monero "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to Coinhive, the BlackBerry Mobile website was hacked by exploiting a critical security vulnerability in the Magento e-commerce software.

The spike in the value of some cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is attracting the interest of cyber criminals. The numbers of incidents and cyber attacks involving miners and mining scripts continue to increase and the last in order of time seems to be the BlackBerry Mobile Site.

On January 6, a Reddit user that handle the moniker Rundvleeskroket claims that the official website of BlackBerry Mobile was caught using Coinhives cryprocurrency code to mine Monero. Rundvleeskroket wrote that his friend pointed out that Blackberry Mobile domain (blackberrymobile.com) was using the Coinhive code,

A friend of mine just pointed this out to me.
Have a look at the source code on their pages. This is an official site where BB links to themselves from their product pages at blackberry.com.

Image. he wrote.

Originally pointed out by /u/cryptocripples on /r/security

Update: it seems like only their global site is affected. So anyone getting redirected to CA, EU, US, etc wont have the coinhive miner running while the site is open.

The Reddit user also shared the following screenshot:

coinhive script blackberry mobile

The Coinhive code was removed from the BlackBerry mobile site, unfortunately, such kind of incidents is becoming frequent. In many cases, website owners are using the CoinHive code to generate Monero exploiting computational resources of unaware visitors.

In December experts from Sucuri...

21:05

Stellar Dynamo of Nearly Identical Star to the Sun Affected by its Metal Content "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Astronomers have found a star, HD 173701, with a similar mass, radius, and age to our own Sun, but twice the metallicity:

The spots on the surface on the Sun come and go with an 11-year periodicity known as the solar cycle. The solar cycle is driven by the solar dynamo, which is an interplay between magnetic fields, convection and rotation. However, our understanding of the physics underlying the solar dynamo is far from complete. One example is the so-called Maunder Minimum, a period in the 17th century, where spots almost disappeared from the surface of the Sun for a period of over 50 years.

Now, a large international team led by Christoffer Karoff from Aarhus University has found a star that can help shed light on the physics underlying the solar dynamo. The star is located 120 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus, and on the surface, the star looks just like the Sun: it has the same mass, radius and age -- but inside, the chemical composition of the star is very different. It consists of around twice as many heavy elements as in the Sun. Heavy elements here means elements heavier than hydrogen and helium.

The team has succeeded in combining observations from the Kepler spacecraft with ground-based observations dating as far back as 1978, thereby reconstructing a 7.4-year cycle in this star. "The unique combination of a star almost identical to the Sun, except for the chemical composition, with a cycle that has been observed from both the Kepler spacecraft and from ground makes this star a Rosetta Stone for the study of stellar dynamos." explains Karoff.

The Influence of Metallicity on Stellar Differential Rotation and Magnetic Activity (DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaa026) (DX)


Original Submission

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21:04

German foreign minister voices grave concern over Irans foreign policy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel

RIYADH: Germany has expressed grave c...

21:04

Phoronix Test Suite 7.8 Milestone 1 Released "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The first development milestone of the next quarterly release of the Phoronix Test Suite open-source, cross-platform benchmarking software is now available...

21:00

TIDBIT: IRANIAN GENERAL "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apropos of today's main blog, there's this story from Zero Hedge:
US Intelligence Reportedly Gives Israel Green Light To Assassinate Iran's Top General

The post TIDBIT: IRANIAN GENERAL appeared first on Giza Death Star.

21:00

Is Record High Consumer Debt a Boon or Bane? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amidst of lot of captivating headlines over the last few months, one may have missed the news that consumer debt has hit an all-time high of 26 percent of disposable income, as seen in the chart below. In just the past five years, consumer debt (all household debts, excluding mortgages and home equity loans) has

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21:00

IAF Su-30MKI Deploy to Hasimara "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Commercial imagery from December 2017.

Commercial imagery from December 2017.

Due to ongoing tensions with China, the Indian Air Force has deployed a flight of at least four Su-30MKI multi-role fighter to Hasimara, the nearest Indian airbase to the recent Doklam standoff. Commercial imagery first captured the aircraft in October but its possible they may have arrived earlier. Imagery in August 2017 shows that workers covered the alert revetments on both ends of the runway preventing EO observation. Given regional basing, the aircraft likely arrived from neighboring Tezpur where a full squadron is reportedly deployed.

The advanced fighters join the IAFs MIG-27ML/UPG at the strategic location. The ground attack aircraft are reportedly operated by No 22 Squadron. The overall number of MIG-27ML/UPG operated from the airbase recently decreased in 2016 when the previously co-located No 18 Squadron was decommissioned. The older non-operational airframes remain parked south of the runway.

Short on aircraft,...

21:00

TIDBIT: IS THIS THE REASON OF HOLISTIC DOCTORS MURDERS? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mr. F.L.M. shared this article, and if true, it's a bombshell: consider it's implications carefully:
Is this the reasons holistic doctors are being killed?

The post TIDBIT: IS THIS THE REASON OF HOLISTIC DOCTORS MURDERS? appeared first on Giza Death Star.

21:00

Demand That Linda Sarsour Apologize to Ayaan Hirsi Ali! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fake feminist and Jihad-promoter Linda Sarsour has blocked Muslim reformer Imam Tawhidi on Twitter because he asked her to apologize for her grotesque and vicious tweet about the courageous truth-teller about Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In the tweet, Sarsour expressed her desire to whip Ali and take her vagina away.  (Note that Hirsi Ali was subjected to female genital mutilation when she was five []

21:00

MORE ON THOSE IRAN PROTESTS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Jan 4th, four days ago, I spoke briefly in my News and Views from the Nefarium about the recent riots in Iran, and

The post MORE ON THOSE IRAN PROTESTS appeared first on Giza Death Star.

21:00

Local politician accidentally answers question "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A local politician has left his party shocked and embarrassed after accidentally answering a question posed by a member of the public.

John Lime, Labour Member of Parliament for Manchester North, was taking questions from a number of local people in his community when the blunder struck.

I think I caught him off guard., said Jane Draw, question asker. There were people firing remarks at him left, right, and centre for some strange reason he turned around to me and said No we were all absolutely gobsmacked.

What I said to him was Do you support a hard Brexit? I was fully expecting him to go off on a tangent about Syrian refugees or Cheetos or something, but instead he just straight up answered.

The crowd went deadly silent. His face went a ghostly shade of white, he knew exactly what hed done.

There were rumours that John Lime was then briskly whisked back to party HQ and when contacted, the Labour party confirmed that he had indeed been taken in for further training.

Spokesperson for Labour, Amy Childs said, Were all extremely upset with Johns conduct today. John is a seasoned politician and should know better when it comes to alienating the general public. We neither agree nor disagree with any question posed to us.

There was one happy ending, however. That was the answer I was hoping for, said Jane with a smile.

Lou Sarsole

20:57

Nigel Farage Freedom and Direct Democracy Group about Soros corruption: Paradise Papers. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nigel Farage Freedom and Direct Democracy Group -Speaking truth about the Zionist Agenda ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zXciNj78g4 Dallas Hills Published on Jan 2, 2018 Nigel Farage Freedom and Direct Democracy Group -Speaking truth about the Zionist Agenda , George Soros funds left wing all over the world and his actions need to be investigated. Hes got this []

The post Nigel Farage Freedom and Direct Democracy Group about Soros corruption: Paradise Papers. appeared first on Uncensored Publications.

20:54

People are saying this is the most BBC thing theyve ever seen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The BBCs China editor Carrie Gracie has resigned with an explosive open letter in which she accused the corporation of a crisis of trust over the different salaries it pays men and women.

But Gracies not actually leaving the BBC she will return as a presenter on the BBC News channel and was one of the hosts of Radio 4s Today programme today.

Which led to this slightly unusual situation which was peak W1A and the most BBC thing people have ever seen.

But it turns out its a bit more complicated than that.

Got that? Except some people thought the whole thing was ridiculous.

To recap

20:53

Blockchain for Social Impact: Green Drinks January Forum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most of us have heard about Bitcoin. And for the few who haven't, in a nutshell, Bitcoin is a form of virtual currency with actual purchasing power, and whose value varies with market conditions. But what's even more interesting to know is the technology that powers Bitcoin.

20:47

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ASIA 2018 (SETA 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Riding upon successive waves of accomplishment since its commencement in 2016, SETA 2018 once more undertakes to be a convincing and meaningful programme to address the trends, concerns and disputes in the scope of Sustainable Energy and Technology.

20:46

2017 wildlife photography videos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video shows 2017 wildlife photography by Michael de Vries from Ede in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands. Featuring a buzzard and others.

This video shows 2017 wildlife photography by Michael de Vries from Ede in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands. Featuring stonechat and others.

This video shows 2017 wildlife photography by Michael de Vries from Ede in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands. Featuring roe deer and others.

This video shows 2017 wildlife photography by Michael de Vries from Ede in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands. Featuring wren and others.

This video shows 2017 wildlife photography by Michael de Vries from Ede in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands. Featuring fungi, mute swan and others.


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20:45

Gail Tverberg: The Coming Energy Depression "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gail Tverberg: The Coming Energy Depression by Adam Taggart Peak Prosperity The math is straightforward, but cruel As most PeakProsperity.com readers know, we fully agree with the statement: Energy is THE master resource. Without it, nothing can get done....

The post Gail Tverberg: The Coming Energy Depression appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:45

Glazov Gang: The Antifa-ISIS Romance Unveiled "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On this new edition of The Glazov Gang, we feature Jamie Glazov discussing The Antifa-ISIS Romance Unveiled, where he offers a disturbing glimpse into the Lefts heart of darkness. Dont miss it! Subscribe to the Glazov Gangs YouTube Channel. Please donate through our Pay Pal account to help The Glazov Gang keep going. Thank you!

20:45

How Europe Built Its Own Funeral Pyre, Then Leapt In "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

America lags behind Europe in the magnitude of its immigration problem. But, with an estimated 11 million illegals in country and the same prevailing elite sensibility dominating our discourse, the United States eventually will hit a similar crisis point unless current trends are altered or reversed.

20:41

Australian East Coast Narrowly Avoids a Widespread Blackout Thanks to Coal "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australias policy of shuttering of dispatchable power sources in favour of unreliables finally appears to be biting into the stability of the Australian electricity grid. One of the coal plants which saved the day is scheduled to be closed in 2022. New South Wales dodges widespread blackouts during heatwave By

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Small Round Dining Table and Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Small Round Dining Table and Chairs - Chairs continue getting better, and just have been around for centuries. Together with the incorporation of technology, new materials, and ergonomic design, seats are not just looking better, they feel better. Chairs are essential parts of equipment in almost any home, office, or setting. And even though seats are sometimes viewed as "just a piece of gear", it doesn't signify that it must become tasteless and uncomfortable. On the contrary, chairs on the market today are practical, comfortable, and are very inexpensive.

Besides some specific chairs in our home, most of our chair time is invested on Office Chairs. This is one area of seat design and functionality that has become its own. Manufacturers are realizing that folks want office chairs that will not send you home and provide comfort all day long. Or maybe you're worried about your clients' comfort that visit your office and your office and your office. Though they do not always seem like it's been designed with relaxation in mind, Office chairs. If sitting for 2-3 hours at this chair, you will be loved by your body. A good office chair should not be overlooked as an important part of gear.

For home or house, Ergonomic Chairs are worth taking a look at. They use to be viewed as a part of medical equipment but are still today selling at a quick pace. If you've ever had trouble, you understand what I am talking. Take the strain off shoulders and your back, giving you a more comfortable position and these seats are intended to improve posture. If you believe they seem bulky, consider so that they may be kept in an upright or horizontal position most ergonomic chairs nowadays are designed to fold.

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"Very Few Beings..." "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

 "Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, 
few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the 
answers they have already shaped in their own minds."
- Anne Rice

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