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Friday, 12 January


Fighting impunity in Moldova and Transnistria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Moldova's human rights defenders are upping their game. But there's more that unites Transnistria, an unrecognised state on the country's eastern border, and Moldova than meets the eye. RU

Prisoners in the walking yard of the prison-1 PMR. Source: November, Moldovan officials reported on their compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture (OHCHR). Countries that have ratified the convention have to report every four years, while members of the Committee Against Torture (CAT), which monitors implementation of the convention, draw up their own conclusions, taking alternative reports from human rights campaigners into account.

One of the reporting organisations is the Promo-Lex, which represents the interests of victims of torture. I spoke to Promo-Lex experts Vadim Vieru and Nikoleta Khriplivy about the differences in human rights protection between Moldova and Transnistria, the neighbouring unrecognised breakaway state.

How does Moldova fit into the global context of protecting human rights?

Vadim Vieru: Right now the situation with decisions by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is changing, as the financial penalties involved can be enormous there is a growing consensus that its better not to generate decisions or let cases reach the point of fines. But judges are unfazed by ECHR decisions: at one point, the Moldovan Ministry of Justice started imposing the ECHR fines on individual judges, but then the Constitutional Court overturned that ruling.

At the moment, the EHCR has over 100 cases pending, some of them involving the Moldovan government. The judges defer, however, to the UN, so we work closely with....


Infosec expert viewpoint: Connected car security "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A recent Irdeto Global Connected Car Survey found that of the consumers who plan on purchasing a vehicle in the future, 53% are likely to research the cars ability to protect itself from a cyberattack. The desire to consider cybersecurity when purchasing a car was most prevalent with younger generations aged 25-34, with 62% stating they would conduct this research. Heres what infosec experts think about the security of connected cars, what manufacturers should do More


Researchers uncover major security vulnerabilities in ICS mobile applications "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IOActive and Embedi researchers found 147 cybersecurity vulnerabilities in 34 mobile applications used in tandem with SCADA systems. Proof-of-concept Attack on Victim HMI Panel View According to the researchers, if the mobile application vulnerabilities identified are exploited, an attacker could disrupt an industrial process or compromise industrial network infrastructure, or cause a SCADA operator to unintentionally perform a harmful action on the system. The 34 mobile applications tested were randomly selected from the Google Play More


Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" forms near Western Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" formed late January 10, 2018 (UTC), near the west Kimberly coast, Western Australia. The system is expected to intensify while moving in a S to SW direction. There is a risk of a severe tropical cyclone impacting the Pilbara or far...... Read more

Series of moderately strong earthquakes hit Iran-Irag border region "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Numerous moderately strong earthquakes hit the Iraq-Iran border region on January 11, 2018. The same region was hit by a devastating M7.3 earthquake on November 12, 2017, in which more than 530 people lost their lives, and today's quakes appear to be...... Read more

Wars kill wildlife in Africas protected areas, study finds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wars or armed conflict of any kind can have just as devastating an impact on wildlife as on people, a new study published in Nature suggests. Warfare can have a range of effects on wild animals: hungry soldiers and citizens can hunt animals for meat; weapons used in conflicts can kill animals; and armed groups can finance their military activity by poaching animals like elephants and rhinos for their ivory and horns. On the other hand, conflicts could reduce pressures on wildlife by moving people away from conflict zones; extractive industries like mining might stop. The overall effect of war on wildlife, though, remains unknown, write researchers Joshua Daskin of Yale University and Robert Pringle of Princeton University in the U.S. To find out what the net effect is, Daskin and Pringle analyzed data collected between 1946 and 2010 on more than 250 populations of 36 species of large herbivorous mammals, such as elephants, antelopes, hippos, rhinos and giraffes, distributed across 126 protected areas in Africa. The researchers found that more than 70 percent of the African parks were affected by armed conflicts during the study period. They also found that the frequency of war and not the intensity of war was the single most important factor explaining the trends in wildlife populations relative to all others they had looked at: As the number of conflicts increased, wildlife populations declined. In Mozambique, for example, governments and conflict groups used the Gorongosa National Park during conflicts between 1977 and 1992. The

Lions deal blow to giraffe numbers by targeting young, study finds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lions put a damper on the number of young giraffes that survive to maturity, according to a new study, raising concerns about a species that has recently slipped into decline. It is thought that lions preferentially target giraffe calves in the wild, and there is anecdotal evidence of this, biologist Zoe Muller said in a statement. For one thing, researchers have recorded successful hunts for baby giraffes, and females sometimes bear the telltale scratches that are the souvenirs of a run-in with lions going after their calves, Muller added. However, no one has ever investigated if this preference for hunting calves has an impact on the population as a whole, she said. Giraffe calves were more numerous in a protected area without lions than in one with the predators. Photo by Zoe Muller/University of Bristol. Muller is a doctoral student at the University of Bristol in the U.K. and the author of the paper, which appeared in the online journal PLoS ONE on Jan. 3. Her observations of giraffes in western Kenya between 2010 and 2012 revealed that the presence of lions can slash the number of calves under a year old by more than 80 percent. That discovery calls into question whether dwindling giraffe populations can abide such pressure. The continual loss of juveniles within a population due to lion predation may lead to an unrecoverable situation where the population crashes, since population growth and sustainability rely on enough calves surviving until they are sexually mature, Muller said. The

Mapping a world from hell:76 countries are now involved in Washingtons War on Terror (Tom Engelhardt) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

11/01/2018 - He left Air Force Two behind and, unannounced, shrouded in secrecy, flew on an unmarked C-17 transport plane into Bagram Air Base, the largest American garrison in Afghanistan. ...


Security, management and compliance challenges are impacting cloud benefits "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Management and compliance challenges are impacting the benefits businesses are receiving from using the cloud as their infrastructures become more complex, according to research from WinMagic. 39% reported their infrastructure was more complex since using the cloud, and 53% spend more time on management tasks than they have done previously. Falling short on securing the cloud 98% of the 1,029 IT decision maker respondents reported using the cloud, with an average 50% of their infrastructure More

Thursday, 11 January


Security concerns remain a top challenge for digital transformation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Frost & Sullivans recent survey seeking end-user perspectives on navigating digital transformation globally, 32 percent of IT professionals cited security concerns as their top challenge. This includes cybercrime and espionage, malware, and cloud services. Aligning IT with business strategy and/or lacking a clear IT strategy were also top concerns. Interestingly, 23 per cent of respondents selected improving digital presence as a major challenge, with skills shortage a bigger issue in Asia Pacific and North More


Black Friday & iPhone X drive retail surge "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Retail surges

Oops, so much for those ruinous household budgets! 

In original terms retail turnover tore +6.3 per cent higher in November 2017 following on from solid gains in October, as Black Friday shoppers scooped up bargains and discretionary gadgets such as the new iPhone X.

Spending on electrical goods & gadgets leapt +9.3 per cent in the month. 

Total retail turnover in seasonally adjusted terms jumped +1.2 per cent to $26.38 billion, comfortably the largest month on record, and likely driven by volumes rather than prices. 

In trend terms annual retail turnover growth remains very moderate, though this largely reflects retailer discounts rather than volumes, and the GDP contribution from consumption in the fourth quarter looks set to be a solid one. 

At the industry level there was a thumping +4.5 per cent monthly jump in household goods, representing the iPhone effect (there was reportedly a shortage of phones, perhaps leading to a rush) but there was another horrible-looking decline for department stores. 

The reason? A record share of online sales at 5.5 per cent of total turnover, suggesting that the traditional retail department stores face serious headwinds. 



For Stock Market Investors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For Stock Market Investors by Gary Christenson Deviant Investor Guest Post from Ravinder Sahu Know The Market Before You Invest For anyone who is just getting into the game of investing, the markets can be overwhelming and confusing. It...

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Mueller Gave McCabe a $35,000 FBI Parting Gift, 1973 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Mueller Gave McCabe a $35,000 FBI Parting Gift, 1973 Synopsis: According to the usually reliable True Pundit, as Robert Mueller was headed out the door for the last time as head of the FBI in 2013, he gave his old friend, Andrew McCabe a $35,000 performance bonus. You see, the FBI has their own little slush fund to provide performance bonuses to people who do an extraordinary job. There are two different levels of the award one is the Meritorious award which provides a cash prize of 20% of the winners base pay; and the Distinguished award, which provides the lucky winner with a cash prize of 35% of their base pay. No one knows how many of these awards have been given out over the years. Why? Because the law governing the awards system allows the recipient to remain private. True Pundit says that they have seen FBI documentation showing that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was given the $35,000 award just before Robert Mueller retired from the FBI. Is this yet another of the long, long string of never-listed conflicts of interest attached to Mr. Mueller? Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Repor...


Four Nigerians hospitalised, shops burnt in fresh South African attacks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Nigerian Community in South Africa says four members are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans. Paul Nwanedo, chairman, Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Rustenburg that the attacks against Nigerians began on Sunday. He said that taxi drivers in Rustenburg alleged that a Nigerian abducted and raped a 16-year-old South African girl and also alleged that Nigerians sold drugs to a local gang that attacked their members....

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Trump Dossier Allowed FBI to Spy on Trump, 1974 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: Trump Dossier Allowed FBI to Spy on Trump, 1974 Synopsis: This just in from Sean Hannity. It has now been confirmed that the fake Trump dossier was the primary thing that got the FISA court to allow the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign at Trump Tower in New York in the weeks running up to the 2016 election. This is way bigger than Watergate, and I was intimately involved in Watergate. As this unravels, lots of people are going to jail. Heres Hannity: Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: Consider becoming a cherished sponsor:


Huma Abedin Lied to FBI About Her Emails, 1972 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Huma Abedin Lied to FBI About Her Emails, 1972 Synopsis: It looks like Huma Abedin, is in big trouble. Abedin, who was Sec. of State Hillary Clintons deputy chief of staff, told the FBI that when she left the State Department she did not take a copy of her emails with her. However, recently released emails showed that backup copies were created apparently from Abedins Blackberry onto Anthony Weiners laptop, who was then her husband. The backup was created using a Blackberry archiving program called BBB Backup and LoaderBackup from a Blackberry Bold 9700. The FBI discovered the emails on Weiners laptop after it was seized in 2016. At least 5 of those emails were marked Classified. According to a tech expert hired by the Britains Abedin had to activate the backup, probably by plugging her device into the laptop. This directly contradicts her sworn testimony in court and during interviews with the FBI. The emails were released just days ago as the result of a successful lawsuit mounted by Judicial Watch. Abedin started working for Hillary Clinton as an intern in the White House in 1996 when Bill Clinton was President. From 1996 to 2008 she was an asst. editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. When Clinton became Senator from New York, she was Hillarys personal advisor. During Hillarys unsuccessful run for the 2008 Democratic nomination for President, Abedin was her traveling chief of staff and body woman. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States...


Trump"s Pakistan Policy Is a Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump failed to understand that insulting North Koreas leader would result in such strong reaction to his immature jibes. His anti-Iran diatribes are entirely counter-productive. And hes playing the same tune again. Trumps anti-Pakistan policy is a disaster.


RADV Gets Another Optimization For Micro-Benchmarks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Airlie and Bas Nieuwenhuizen's work on the RADV open-source Vulkan driver is quite relentless. David has posted yet another patch working on further optimizing the performance of this unofficial Radeon Vulkan driver living within Mesa...


Devasting Ad Bashes Dems With Their Own Words, 1971 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: Good morning, Im still reporting on: Devasting Ad Bashes Dems With Their Own Words, 1971 Synopsis: As Democrats salivate over their hyped possibilities come this November, the higher-ups know the truth the RNC out raised the DNC by a 2-1 margin in 2017. Then, they brought in top digital fundraising experts and built a digital infrastructure second to none. So now, not only did the Hillary Clinton escapade leave the DNC bankrupt, but lagging way behind the RNC in their ability to raise vast sums through 2018. In fact, they are so far behind that they may never catch up. The RNC raised $130 million for itself in 2017, and Trump raised another $250 million, and he is expected to be able to double that output in 2018. Not only are the Dems not able to raise nearly as much money as the RNC, but they are currently buried under mountains of debt after years of financial mismanagement under the helm of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both of whom will be lucky if they dont end up in prison. This slick little ad by the RNC reveals the Dems problem in their own words: Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: - Rugged Reserves, home of the solar-powered tactical flashlight with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Call 800-621-7902. Website: - - Denas Pair Relief Store - exclusive importers of the Denas PCM 6 portable pain relief device. Call Coach Jimmy at 503-395-4142, or check the website: 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is...


Benue Govt Set For Mass Burial Of Victims Of Herdsmen Killings Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LAGOS JANUARY 11TH (UROBOTODAY)-The Benue Government says it will bury victims of the January 1 attacks on Thursday, January 11.
73 persons were gunned down by unknown assailants who invaded five villages in Guma and Logo Local Governments on new years day.
Several others were injured while 50,000 persons were displaced.
Governor Samuel Ortom announced governments decision to hold a mass burial for the deceased at a stakeholders meeting in Makurdi on Wednesday.
The meeting focused on insecurity in the state and the way forward.


Blockchain and IoT Partnership Leads the way towards Establishing Disruption in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The anticipated leap in the advancement of smart technologies in 2018 is already begun with the collaboration between Chronicled and Qtum Foundation as they combine the Internet of Things (IoT) with Blockchain Technology in order to develop real-world use cases that integrate smart devices with a secure distributed ledger back end.

A significant hybrid

The Qtum blockchain which is popular for its property of merging the reliability of Bitcoins unfailing blockchain with the endless possibilities provided by Ethereums smart contracts is seen as an important technology within the ecosystem of emerging technologies behind the ongoing disruption. The platform is also seen by many as the foremost toolkit for building trusted decentralized applications, suited for real-world, business oriented use cases.

Just recently, the crypto experienced a significant surge, rising by up to 189% within 8hrs, reaching a market capitalization of $3.7 Billion and becoming the #16 ranked cryptocurrency in the world. This surge was engineered by the relative adoption and uptake of digital currencies as a means to buy goods and services across the globe. Also, as blockchain emerged and its application spread across several areas of technology, its importance as the digital and decentralized ledger underlying digital currencies that record all transactions without the need for a financial third party cannot be overemphasized.

Combining the best of both worlds

However, the specific attribute of Qtum, which is the hybrid nature of its cryptocurrency technology that combines the best attributes of bitcoin and Ethereum makes it exceptionally desirable. The result is a solution that resembles bitcoin core, but also includes an Abstract Accounting Layer that gives Qtums blockchain smart contract functionality via a more robust x86 Virtual Machine.

Therefore, developers who appreciate the protection offered by Qtum from different kinds of coding infractions see the project as a solution to a potential multi-million dollar problem. The second-layer storage offered by the platform, despite its implications on decentralization also appeals to developers who appreciate the stability of business applications.



Research powered partnership

By the duos partnership, Qtum and Chronicled will work together to define and support a roadmap of fundamental research...


Germanys 2.2% GDP growth in 2017 the fastest pace in 6 years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Exports a traditional strength of the German economy grew by 4.7 percent, a much stronger performance than the previous years 2.6 percent. (AP)



Manhattan Bomber Indicted on Terror Charges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A New York City Police Department officer stands watch at the entrance to the Times Square subway station during the evening rush hour.A New York City Police Department officer stands watch at the entrance to the Times Square subway station during the evening rush hour. (Photo: Drew
Angerer / Getty Images)

Manhattan bomber Akayed Ullah, who attempted a suicide attack at the busiest Manhattan subway station,

Akayed Ullah

was indicted by a U.S. grand jury on terrorism charges.

Ullah, a 27-year-old citizen of Bangladesh living in New York, tried to detonate a pipe bomb strapped to his body in a tunnel between the Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

The station is the busiest station complex in the system, with 64,531,511 passengers passing through in 2016 alone.

The grand jury charged Ullah with supporting a foreign terrorist organization, using a weapon of mass destruction and carrying out a terrorist attack against a mass transit system. He was previously charged with a criminal complaint after his arrest.

That complaint stated that Ullah told police officers he did it for the Islamic State. At his home, investigators located his passport in which they found a handwritten note that read, O AMERICA, DIE IN YOUR RAGE.

Ullah moved to the U.S. in 2011. It is believed that he became radicalized in 2014, when he began to watch ISIS material online.

The bomb he was carrying detonated only partially, injuring four people as well as Ullah.





Look Ma! Im on a Billboard! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I agreed to take part in a campaign for Tree AD a while back and I can see the billboards are now up. The campaign is dubbed #TooGoodForSocialMedia and revolves around selecting the best social media posts out there on the internet and giving them a wider and bigger exposure through outdoor media with the slogan Some Posts Deserve More. Its a pretty cool campaign and its nice to see my name out there on billboards

The post they had chosen was one I wrote back in March. It shows some dumbass motorist recklessly doing stunts on the highway with the caption Fi Tax 3al Habal?

Heres the original post:

And the billboard (Thanks Mario for the shot!):

A couple of friends spotted the billboard in Achrafieh & Jounieh. I saw one for Mawtoura in Antelias and another in Jeita but didnt catch the author.


Location, Location: Chinese Officials Slam Marriotts Designation of Hong Kong, Macau as Countries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Part of China, they maintain their own legal, political and economic systems

Jan. 11, 2018 4:44 a.m. ET

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HONG KONGU.S. hotel giant Marriott International Inc. has come under fire from Chinese authorities and customers after circulating an online guest survey that included Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet and Macau in a list of countries.

Hong Kong and Macau are both part of China, but are governed under the one country, two systems formula, which allows them to maintain their own legal, political and economic systems. Tibet, a Chinese province, harbors a faction that believes it should be independent.

Taiwan is an independent country but isnt recognized as such by Beijing.

Marriott has issued an apology for falling to classify the locations as territories, saying the language from the poll was a mistake and had been pulled.

We sincerely apologize and thank guests and netizens for their candid feedback, a spokeswoman for the company said in an email Thursday, adding that the company had updated its website and apps to ensure the proper country/region classifications.

The Huangpu district of Shanghaiwhere Marriotts business is registered said late Wednesday that Marriott violated cyber-security and advertising laws and that it had launched an investigation into the hotel group. The move came after some Chinese consumers noticed the listing and took to social media earlier this week to call for a boycott of its properties.

The company was fully and actively cooperating with the investigation, t...


Why you should rack up marginal gains "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Small gains, big difference - read here for more (or click image).


xf86-video-intel Gets Coffee Lake Support "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The xf86-video-intel DDX driver now has support for the first "Coffee Lake" processors...


macOS Malware Creator Charged With Spying on Thousands of PCs Over 13 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The U.S. Justice Department unsealed 16-count indictment charges on Wednesday against a computer programmer from Ohio who is accused of creating and installing spyware on thousands of computers for more than 13 years. According to the indictment, 28-year-old Phillip R. Durachinsky is the alleged author of FruitFly malware that was found targeting Apple Mac users earlier last year worldwide,


Japan protests presence of Chinese military ship near disputed islands "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


TOKYO Japan on Thursday protested to China after a Chinese military vessel was detected in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, calling on China to avoid actions that could interfere with improving bilateral ties.

The Chinese frigate was seen in waters contiguous to Japans territory around the islands, known as the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, the Defense Ministry said. It did not enter Japanese territorial waters.

A foreign submarine was also detected in the same area on Wednesday as well as on Thursday, it added, without identifying the nationality. Both had left the area by Thursday afternoon.

Japan and China have long been at loggerheads over the tiny, uninhabited islands. They are controlled by Japan but claimed also by China.

We want to strongly urge China not to do anything to interfere with improving bilateral ties, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.

Kenji Kanasugi, director-general of the Japanese Foreign Ministrys Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, met with Chinese ambassador Cheng Yonghua at the Foreign Ministry to express grave concern about the move, the ministry said in a statement.

The Chinese ambassador responded to the protest by reiterating Chinas stance on the islands, the statement added.

China routinely rejects Japanese criticism of such patrols, saying its ships have every right to operate in what China calls its territorial waters.


The ideological roots of israels troubles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The ideological roots of Israels troubles  For decades now, American liberals who support the idea of Israel as a Jewish state have been torn up over Israels behavior. Israels politics have veered increasingly hard right. It has caused the United States no end of trouble. And it refuses to give up its occupation of the []


A Young Adventurer Drives Home Message About Irregular Migration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

By Monica Chiriac*

IOM* We met Mamadou, 23, last year at IOMs transit centre in Niger. Exhausted and traumatized after his journey, Mamadou couldnt wait to go back to Guinea-Conakry and reunite with his mother. He felt like a disappointment and an embarrassment to her.


Photo: Monica Chiriac/UN Migration Agency (IOM)

Mamadou left his home in 2016 headed for France, where he hoped to continue his studies in marketing. He had seen his friends make it abroad so he thought he could as well.

Somewhere along the route, he realized that it wasnt as easy as he had imagined. Too many people lose their lives in the desert. There is nothing to eat or drinkits a disaster, he recalls.

He had made it all the way to Arlit in northern Niger when he decided to get in touch with IOM and go back home.

Since I left, I knew about IOM. I watch the news, Im on FacebookI knew who to call if I was ever in trouble.

Once back, Mamadou signed up for one of the joint EU-IOM reintegration projects aimed at providing income-generating activities for returnin...


Cities 4.0 Summit 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Cities 4.0 Summit is Australia's most innovative smart cities event.


Rufous motmot at Panama birds webcam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

Rufous Motmot Highlights List Of Afternoon Visitors In Panama Jan 10, 2017

Even though it lacks the bright, iridescent patches of turquoise blue on its head that are characteristic of many other motmot species, the Rufous Motmots large size and overall rich coloration make it one of the most spectacular of all the motmots.

Watch LIVE 24/7 with highlights and viewing resources here.

The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Canopy Family.

In Costa Rica, I saw clay-coloured thrushes, featuring in this video as well.



How Trumps Tax Cut Will Lead To NYCs Fall Dallas will eclipse New York "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


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By Daniel Moss and Scott Lanman

January 11, 2018, 4:01 AM EST

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The American South will keep rising and Dallas will eclipse New York. The city that never sleeps has had its obituary written plenty of times, but it may just have met its match in native son Donald Trump. His tax-cut law is more than just a deficit-busting giveaway to the rich; it affirms the economic and political rise of the South. Even New Yorks famed cultural and intellectual scene is in jeopardy along with financial primacy. Jared Dillian, publisher of the `Daily Dirtnap and a Bloomberg View contributor explains how to Dan and Scott.

Before its here, its on the Bloomberg Terminal.




Welcome to the NamKhan Project, Eco farm and Public Gardens in Luang Prabang Laos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The NamKhan Project is in Luang Prabang in Laos. Also situated at the NamKhan Eco Farm are the NamKhan public gardens located about 5km outside of Luang Prabang in Laos along the the NamKhan River.


Becca Nailhead Dining Chair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Becca Nailhead Dining Chair - A patio is all about relaxing. At least that's what I think. My wife might have other ideas, like how good the terrace space may be to set up a few card tables to get her kisses club. But me, I think it's good just tom possess some speed to be quiet and think.

And the very best portion of that relaxing time for me is my favourite patio chair. Many individuals have their own thought on how best to decorate their very own patios, although I enjoy my teak patio recliner. But regardless of what style your terrace is, seats are a vital part of the patio decoration of anyone.

So many styles to choose from and on the internet, there are simply. You will find the classy looking Adirondack style seats with their high springs oversized and seat armrests; ideal for resting a drink on. Sometime it is possible to find these with matching ottomans to give your feet a well deserved break. My neighbor has his favourite lounge that his wife got for their anniversary. I have seen him on many an evening sitting out having a glass of iced tea on his deck.


China Rings a Bell (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Qatar's migrant mothers: Toiling for pennies, continents from their children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Despite recent reforms in the country, Doha's restrictive employment policies continue to challenge migrant mothers and split families


Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Canada is increasingly convinced that U.S. President Donald Trump will soon announce that the United States intends to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, two government sources said on Wednesday.

The sources said they expected Trump would make his move at about the same time that negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico meet in late January for the sixth and penultimate round of talks to modernize the treaty.

A Canadian official told CNBC that while the chances of a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA are increasing, there is no convincing information to suggest it will happen soon.

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The Canadian and Mexican currencies both weakened against the U.S. dollar after Reuters broke the news.

The Canadian dollar fell to its weakest level this year at C$1.2561 to the greenback, or 79.61 U.S. cents. The peso was trading down more than 0.6 pct at 2:50 p.m. ET, while the S&P/BM IPC stock index was down about 1.7 percent.

Trump has repeatedly threatened to walk away from NAFTA unless Canada and Mexico agree to major changes Washington says are needed to make the 1994 treaty more fair.

Canadian officials say if Trump does announce a U.S. withdrawal, it could be a negotiating tactic designed to win concessions. They also express doubt whether the U.S. Congress would approve such a move.

Canada and Mexico have rejected most of the U.S. proposals for NAFTA reforms, leaving officials with a big job if they are to bridge the large differences at the Jan. 23-28 talks in Montreal. Negotiations are due to wrap up at the end of March.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.


New transmitter technology will charge your devices in your pocket, constantly bombarding you with EMFs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Energous Corporation announced that it has received certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its first-generation WattUp Mid Field transmitter. Read More


Venezuela : democracy to the test of unconventional war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is a great aspiration for peace and justice. The Independent Expert of the United Nations visited Venezuela, by Alfred-Maurice de Zayas / Make 2018 a year of international understanding, by Karl Mller / Switzerland EU: A relation of equals? Legal certainty in good faith looks somewhat different, by Marianne Wthrich / Catalonia now only a genuine dialogue remains!, by Ren Roca / Basque Country makes proposal for mediation / German government should set new course / How can democracy in Germany become more direct?, by Christian Fischer / Cold War and transatlantic networks yesterday and today. On the exhibition Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and Cold war, by Urs Knoblauch / The Sonderbund War the last armed conflict on Swiss soil, by Ren Roca / Willy Randin honoured with the Albert-Schweitzer-Prize 2017. Schweitzer's works and ideas have strongly influenced his life, by Fritz (...)


Decentralized Exchange DEEX to Start Token Sale on January 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DEEX, a decentralized financial ecosystem based on the BitShares 2.0 platform, is all set to start its token sale campaign on January 10. This exchange offers functionalities comparable to the centralized exchanges without their typical shortcomings.

January 10, 2017 DEEX, a uniquely designed decentralized financial exchange, is pleased to announce that their token sale will start on January 10. DEEX has already successfully closed presale at the end of 2017 and raised 3410 ETH within a month.

This is a reliable and convenient platform where individuals can quickly trade, buy or sell cryptocurrencies using the fiat currencies available in their countries. To start with, DEEX is offering more than ten different cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many other altcoins.

With the rapid growth cryptocurrencies over the last few years, the number of people showing interest in cryptocurrencies has expanded rapidly. In the initial stages of the crypto economic development, centralized exchanges were the more preferred option because they are easy to use, easy to access, and provide advanced trading functions such as margin trading, stop-loss, lending and others.  However, these centralized systems are exposed to a number of risks such as security threats, unfair competition, a danger of sanctions, political factors, and much more. Till date, the amount of stolen customer funds from centralized exchanges amounts to almost $500 million.

DEEX promises to solve this problem by building the worlds first decentralized exchange with functional benefits close to a centralized exchange, but without its permanent security threats and sanction risks. It also provides the clients complete control over their fund. The core of this decentralized ecosystem is the BitShares 2.0 (Graphene) blockchain, an extremely fast and reliable platform with not a single hacking record since its creation.

Technically speaking, BitShares 2.0 is a high-tech, decentralized, blockchain based platform which allows to create highly efficient financial smart contracts for all areas of economic activity that are used in the global internet space to provide services. Some of its key benefits include up to 100,000 transactions per second, cryptocurrencies trading with a stable price, dynamic account permissions, recurring and schedule payments, referral rewards programs, and much more.

Powered by its robust system architecture, DEEX users will enjoy several benefits including

  • A platform for safe ICO conduct in conjunction with the decentralized escrow toolkit from
  • A platform for creating a decentralized transparent blockchain system for cryptofund managed by DEEX professional traders
  • Cryptocurrency debit ca...


India: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah compares BJP, RSS to terrorists, says violence wont be tolerated "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. Source: PTI

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Wednesday, compared BJP and RSS to terrorists. He said that anyone who tries to disrupt social harmony is a terrorist.

BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal are like terrorists. Government would not tolerate anyone who tries to disturb peace in the society. Be it PFI, SDPI or VHP RSS, said Siddaramaiah.

Supporting the CMs stand, Congress working President Dinesh Gundu Rao went a step ahead and said that BJP should be banned in Karnataka as they are trying to invoke communalism in the state.

BJP Karnataka, however, hit back at Siddaramaiah and blamed him for polarising the voters in the state ahead of the elections.

BJP Karnataka tweeted CM Siddramaiah is desperately trying to polarise elections on communal lines by calling BJP-RSS terror organizations. While Congress Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao calls for ban of BJP. What they dont realize is India is not in 1975 and Indira Gandhi is not the Prime Minister today.

Meanwhile, Congress student wing NSUI protested condemning the act of a BJP youth leader who allegedly harassed a 20-year-old girl Dhanyashree in Chickmangalore which lead her to commit suicide.

MV Anil, local BJP leader was arrested by the district police as he allegedly harassed Dhanya blaming her for being friendly with a man of another religion.

Police are on a look out for four more in the same case who are from different right from groups in coastal Karnataka.


BJP president Amit Shah, and BJPs Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa along with other state leaders during the Parivartan Yatra in Chitradurga on Wednesday.(PTI)
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Christian Zionism: The Heresy of Choice for Neocons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Christian Zionism: The Heresy of Choice for Neocons For each Jewish Zionist there are ten wacko Evangelical Christian Zionists. At least one in four American Christians surveyed recently by Christianity Today magazine said that they believe it is their biblical responsibility to support the nation of Israel. This view is known as Christian Zionism. The Pew []


Focus on the Neo Nazi Revival "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Please go and watch the 2001 film Focus, directed by Neal Slavin and starring William H. Macy and Laura Dern. It is based on the great playwright Arthur Millers novel of the same name.

The film takes place in the waning months of WW2 when a man and his new wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn, N.Y.C neighbors. They soon become victims of religious and racial persecution. Many of us may not realize just how bad things were for Jews and Blacks during the WW2 years.

We have this illusion that All for one and one for all was the motto of the day, as America fought off the German and Japanese threat of world domination. Well, as the movie revealed, even in Northern cities Jews were Restricted from many jobs, housing and places for vacation. The employers of businesses and owners of housing and hotels actually used the word Restricted in advertisements and billboards. For blacks up north just their color was enough to have them Restricted from employment or housing let alone a hotel accommodation. Jim Crow and Jim Cohen was not only in the south.

Many will state, and perhaps rightly so, that we have come a long way since the 40s, 50s and 60s. Yet, the hate is still there, engrained in the minds of white Christian Americans or should I say Amerikans. It stays hidden from public view, reserved for private home conversations or whispered invectives and not so funny jokes.

Why? Well, our government has always taken the high road officially and publicly to condemn such behavior, even if not doing enough to stop it.. until now! What transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia this past August let the proverbial Neo Nazi horse out of the barn of tolerance. Those mostly young men (some women too) who marched with the Nazi like torches that night in Charlottesville chanting Jews wont replace us when factored in with Donald Trump saying later that some of them were Nice people were the warning sign to alert us.

Mix in the virtual silence from the Israeli regime of Netanyahu and that of many Jewish members of the Trump cabinet and administration and, of course, those Jewish folks who support him, and we all better start worrying. Quite candidly, the Fourth Reich is upon us. Of course, when Trump and many of his lowly evolved followers (well educated or not) expressed their disdain for the Mexican and Central American undocumented, many decent thinking white fellow Americans thought of it as foolish rhetoric. When they pointed fingers at Muslims living or travelling here, we again shook our heads at such folly. But now

We have seen the so called Alt Right finally go beyond the pale. Now, the hatred is front and center, using Anti-Semitism as the focal point. This new Neo Nazi mindset has come out of the c...


Oprah Winfrey para Presidente dos EUA: ser que perdemos a noo? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Oprah Winfrey in the East Room at the White House on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. Also pictured is Mario Molina.


No Entry to ISIS Fighter for Emergency Surgery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Austrias interior ministry refused entry to a suspected ISIS fighter from Georgia who required emergency surgery, the reported.

The 19-year-old fighter, identified only as Temirlan, was shot in the head in a special forces operation in Georgia and is in a coma. The fighter is thought to be connected to the Chechen jihadi kingpin Akmad Chatayev, who was wanted for the triple bombing and shooting attack on Ataturk Airport in Turkey.

Forty-six people were killed in the June attack in Istanbul with more than 230 injured. Chatayev himself was killed in November in a counter-terror operation in Tbilisi, Georgias capital.

Citing security concerns as the primary reason, the ministry also said the fighters entrance would increase the risk of a possible rescue or a blackmail attempt.

Austria has a large Chechen community and has one of the highest numbers of foreign fighters per capita.

The interior ministry is run by the far-right Freedom Party which joined with the conservative Peoples Party to make a coalition government late last year. The party vowed to concentrate on national security as well as stop illegal immigration.

What do you think of Austrias decision? Take our poll below:


Trump Administration To Revise Lending To The Poor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Regulators plan to revamp rules governing banks under the Community Reinvestment Act

Joseph Otting, comptroller of the U.S. currency, left, and Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary,
Joseph Otting, comptroller of the U.S. currency, left, and Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, PHOTO: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG NEWS

The Trump administration plans to unveil a major revision to decades-old banking rules that mandate lending to poor borrowers.

Changes to the regulations of the Community Reinvestment Acta law first enacted in 1977could potentially transform the way banks make billions of dollars in loans, investments and donations to poorer customers. In all, they could make it easier for banks to meet certain lending requirements and lower penalties for compliance problems.

Community groups that support the law fear that any rollback could mean poorer people over time would have less access to loans and banking services. In recent years, for example, some lenders have focused on serving more affluent customers. The CRA, though, generally has prevented banks from focusing only on the wealthy.



Florida Prisoners Are Preparing to Strike Against Unpaid Labor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How prisoners are rebelling against slave labor in Florida penitentiaries.


FULL ARTICLE Benjamin Fulford 1-8-18 Financial war may escalate into massive EMP attacks as final showdown looms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Full weekly report from Ben. I will add that the following Through the Looking Glass Kp blog posts may be helpful in understanding some of the rabbit holes Benjamin mentions Post 1, Post 2.

The ongoing war over the control of the financial system, and thus control over the future of the planet, is reaching a dangerous crescendo, multiple sources agree the U.S. military used SpaceX to launch their secret Zuma satellite, Pentagon sources say. This ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP) satellite was launched as the U.S. governments January 31st payment deadline looms, and will be used against North Korea, the sources say. Since North Korea is a proxy and is really too analog to be affected by an EMP attack, this is clearly a veiled threat at the Swiss controllers who hollowed out the U.S. and built up China.

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50% Tax Rate could seriously delay next Gary Barlow album "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

'If you stay by my side, we can rule the world,' says Ed BallsEd Balls announcement that he would reinstate the 50% tax rate has raised fresh concerns about top talent leaving Britain should Labour return to power at the next election.

Responding to rumours that pop star Gary Barlow had been looking at property in Dublin following the shadow chancellors announcement, Berkshire housewife Sharon Rigby, 36, commented, It would be a complete disaster for me. My husbands many affairs, coupled with my 3 pre-school children that I secretly hate has left a huge hole in my life that can only be filled by listening to Gary Barlow albums.

He may look more like an assistant manager of a small firm of mortgage brokers these days, but apart from Mumsnet and Gin, hes all I have left. Please Mr Balls, dont take him away from me.

Expressing sympathy for Mrs Rigby, Treasury Secretary Said Javid explained; This could be just one of the many dire consequences of Labours tax hike. Even the most conservative estimates suggest that Paul Daniels would have to operate on a drastically reduced touring schedule under Labour. And Jim Davidson may have to give up live performances completely after the next election. Is that the sort of Britain you want, Ed Balls? One where Jim Davidson makes no public appearances for the rest of the decade?

We tried contacting a number of right leaning light entertainment celebrities from the 70s and 80s but they were all strangely unavailable for comment



Over the years, as we've been watching the emerging of the Shanghai Cooperation organization (a.k.a. the BRICSA bloc), and the Chinese Silk Road project,

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Canada: Quebec opposition parties reject making mosque shooting anniversary day of action on Islamophobia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Quebecs main opposition parties will not support a call by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (formerly CAIR-CAN) to make the anniversary of Quebec Citys deadly mosque shooting a day of action on Islamophobia. Jihad Watch covered the CAIR-CAN/NCCM letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, stating that the group was exploiting the tragic mosque attack []


BYRON BIKE RACK PROJECT "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Create sculptural bike racks for the town of Byron Enter your designs in Byron Bike Rack Project competition

Calling all Northern Rivers artists, designers, artistic teams and bike riders!

Dream up a set of sculptural bike racks for the town of Byron and you could be funded $20k to bring the project to life and see them used in our town.

Byron Bike Rack Project is a community initiative by local independent brewery Stone & Wood, in partnership with the Byron Shire Council. Encouraging the locals of Byron Bay and its visitors to ride, rather than drive, the competition aims to create a set of public art installations that are functional and look good for the town of Byron!

Entries close: 22 January 2018

The designs will be judged in two rounds, the first round by a committee from Byron Shire Council Public Art Panel and the second round to be announced soon.

The winning artist(s) or designer(s) will need to be available from 4 March 30 April 2018 to create the sculptures. The final artwork must be delivered to the Byron Shire Council depot in Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay.

For further information visit the Byron Bike Rack Project webpage.

For all competition queries please contact:

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Enters Switzerland after Chinas Curbs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Chinese bitcoin mining heavyweight Bitmain is foraying into Europe with a new subsidiary established in Switzerland. Currently under construction, Bitmain Switzerland will see its base in Zug, commonly known as the worlds crypto valley, a report from Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung reveals. Among the subsidiarys authorized is Bitmain chief executive and co-founder Jihan Wu, according to Continued

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China Warns U.S. on Trade U.S. claims China uses market access restrictions or other tools to compel foreign companies to hand over technology "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer

BEIJING (AP) China warned Washington on Thursday it will resolutely safeguard its interests ahead of a possible decision in an investigation into whether Beijing improperly pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.

The United States is disrupting the international trading order by carrying out the Section 301 investigation under its own laws instead of through the World Trade Organization, said Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng.

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Trump ordered U.S. trade officials in August to investigate whether Beijing uses market access restrictions or other tools to compel foreign companies to hand over technology. A decision is expected as early as this month, though American officials have set no date.

If the United States insists on unilateral and protectionist practices that will undermine the interests of China, we will take all necessary measures and resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of China, Gao said at a regular briefing.

If the investigation concludes Beijing acted improperly, Washington could seek remedies either through the WTO or outside of it.

Gao gave no indication of how Beijing might respond but Chinese law gives regulators broad discretion over what foreign companies can do in China.

Gao also criticized the United States for using so-called national security as a reason to block a Chinese billionaires acquisition of money transfer service MoneyGram.

The proposed purchase by e-commerce tycoon Jack Mas Ant Financial Group was a normal commercial investment, said Gao.

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Hungarian Elderly Help Refugees Find New Purpose "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

By Helen Womack*

In caring for others, refugees leave traumas behind and gain new friends in sceptical Hungary.

Radwa Al Nazer from Damascus (left) and Rita Joy Osazee from Nigeria with 93-year-old Ilona Karpati in the Albert Schweitzer Reformed Elderly Home in Budapest.   UNHCR/Bela Szandelszky

BUDAPEST, Hungary (UNHCR)*  Rita pushes an old man in a wheelchair down the corridor to his bedroom. Radwa lays the table for lunch. Refugees, training to look after the elderly in a Hungarian care home, are proving to be an asset to a society with a mixed record of welcoming asylum seekers.

It is not easy to be old, says Rita Joy Osazee, 32, from Edo state in Nigeria. I feel a strong desire to take care of the elderly. I dont know why but I just love them.

I like this work, says Radwa Al Nazer, 29, from Damascus, Syria. It requires a lot of patience and kindness but sometimes I want to cry when I see I have made a patient happy.


Refugees find a role caring for the Hungarian elderly (Bela Szandelszky, camera-editor)


Rita and Radwa are on a training course at the Albert Schweitzer Reformed Elderly Home in Budapest. The course is organised by MigHelp, an NGO that aims to help refugees and migrants into employment by giving them skills........


Call out Iran but keep nuclear deal, Germany says to U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BRUSSELS (Reuters) Europe and the United States should confront Tehran about its ballistic weapons program and its role in Syrias civil war but a 2015 deal to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb must be preserved, Germanys foreign minister said on Thursday.

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Speaking before a meeting with his counterparts from Iran, Britain and France and the European Union, Sigmar Gabriel said the United States was right to address concerns about Irans strategy in the Middle East.

But he said: We should separate two things from each other: we want to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran and the difficult role Iran has in the region.

We want to speak with Iran about its role in the region, which is more than problematic, he said, citing Irans influence in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon.

On the eve of a deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to decide whether to reimpose oil sanctions lifted under the agreement, the EUs top diplomat Federica Mogherini convened the meeting with the European powers to show support for the nuclear deal in a message to Washington, diplomats and officials said.

Tehran has always denied seeking nuclear arms.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, in a statement released before the start of the meeting in Brussels, called the nuclear deal a crucial agreement that makes the world safer.

Trumps October decision not to certify Irans compliance with the nuclear deal has put Washington at odds with all other signatories of the accord Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union.

European allies have warned of a split with the United States over the nuclear agreement and say if Washington reimposes sanctions on Iran, the pact could fall apart.

Trump must decide by mid-January whether to continue waiving U.S. sanctions on Irans oil exports under the terms of the pact. The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday the Trump administration was expected to decide on Friday.

The decision comes as Irans government deals with protests over economic hardships and corruption that are linked to frustration among younger Iranians who hoped to see more benef...


NASA's Missions Suffer From Their High Political Profile, Long Timelines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

International Business Times reports: of the biggest challenges Nasa has faced in recent years is not in terms of technological development, but rather dealing with the orders of politicians and flat budgets. This major shift in focus of the human spaceflight programme is happening for the third time in as many government changes.

"We're always asked to change directions every time we get a new president, and that just causes you to do negative work, work that doesn't matter," Scott Kelly, the astronaut who spent nearly a year in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), told the Post. "I just hope someday we'll have a president that will say, 'You know what, we'll just leave Nasa on the course they are on, and see what Nasa can achieve if we untie their hands,'" he added.

The space agency's change in direction has upset many in the space community, said Scott Hubbard, former director of the Nasa Ames Research Center. "Please don't push the reset button again, because you're just going to waste billions of dollars of previous investment," he said he heard people say.

Maybe NASA should plan an array of projects with less than 4 year "point of no return" dates? Then, when directed to change course, change to the closest plan matching the new course and actually get it done. If politicians want longer projects, they need to start guaranteeing the funding to complete them, and accepting realistic estimates about actual time and cost to deliver instead of demanding short schedule bargain budget promises before signing off.

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Worlds Top-Ranked Crypto Exchange Adds 240,000 Users In One Hour "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Binance (Cryptogon Affiliate Link) Via: Bloomberg: The worlds biggest cryptocurrency exchange keeps getting bigger. Hong Kong-based is adding a couple of million registered users every week, with 240,000 people signing up in just an hour on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Zhao Changpeng said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. Demand is so high that []


Propy to Give 50,000 PRO Tokens at World Crypto Economic Forum Hackathon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Propy, which aims to become the worlds first international real-estate marketplace, will donate 50,000 PRO tokens as rewards at the upcoming World Crypto Economic Forums Blockchain Hackathon. The companys CEO and founder Natalia Karayaneva is amongst the impressive line-up of experts to speak at the conference to be held at the South San Francisco Conference Center on January 13-16, 2018.

January 10, 2018 : Propy is pleased to announce their participation in the upcoming World Crypto Economic Forum (WCEF), on January 13 through 16th at the South San Francisco Conference Center. A potential Gamechanger of the global real estate sector, Propy will give away 50,000 PRO tokens worth $230,000 as of January 8th 2018, listed on Huobi in rewards during the conferences much anticipated Blockchain Hackathon. The tokens will be distributed from the donation pool that was set up prior Propy token sale in August 2017 in the white paper.

The World Crypto Economic Forum was founded in 2017 with a vision to support the growing blockchain community and exploring disruptive token economies in todays rapidly evolving crypto industry. The upcoming event in San Francisco is the first in a series of events to be held around the world. The conference brings together eminent speakers and leaders like Vinny Lingham (Civic), Michael Arrington (XRP Capital, TechCrunch), Nick Szabo (smart contracts inventor), Bill Barhydt (Abra), Jeremy Gardner (Augur), Joey Krug (Pantera Capital, Augur), Spencer Bogart (Blockchain Capital) for industry changing discussions and presentations.

The Hackaton aims to gather over 300 blockchain developers and will include mentorship from the thought leaders and workshops. Propys engineers will supervise and help the participants. The team hopes to see creative solutions to the current real estate related issues as well as blockchains privacy and scalability issues.

Propy makes use of the Ethereum blockchain technology to deliver a reliable, cost-efficient, and automated platform for global real-estate transactions, all the way from search/filter properties, payment, sales, paperwork to transfers and records management. Since its launch, Propy has repeatedly been in the headlines for a landmark transaction for the Ethereum cryptocurrency by remotely transferring a Ukraine-based property on-chain and across borders. Just recently they launched a new transaction tool that has made it possible to buy and sell properties in California for BTC with a simple nine-step process.

More about Propy can be found at

Natalia Karayaneva, CEO, and Founder of Propy, who will be attending WCEF 2018 said, It is a great pleasure for Propy to be a part of the Wor...

Big Brother = You "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Big Brother = You by Ral Ilargi Meijer  The Automatic Earth Happy belated new year. Belatedly. Thought Id sit out a few days, since there wasnt much news to be expected. And it did pan out that way, other than...

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Who or What Is Feeding the Unrest in Iran? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are two theories about the protests that are taking place in Iran. One is that the widespread discontent is over mismanagement of the economy that has particularly hurt poorer Iranians. The other is that we are seeing a contemporary replay of 1953 orchestrated by the CIA and the MI-6.


Chair and Half with Ottoman "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Consumer Electronics Show chock full of gadgets to make our lives easier, but do we need them? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Todays vision of a smart home has more to do with whats technologically possible than what people really need.

Thus the endless parade of internet-connected wine openers, water bottles, meat thermometers and refrigerators, and a dearth of automation that would clean and fold our laundry, pick up things around the house or assist aging people as their physical strength wanes.

Not that some tinkerers arent trying to come up with life-changing tools. The annual Consumer Electronics Show, which opened in Las Vegas on Tuesday, is a showcase of the latest innovations from big corporations and tiny startups. Some of these inventions could soon be useful to consumers. Others look outlandishly impractical or maybe its too soon to tell.


UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mary Greeley
Published on Jan 10, 2018
A new government study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed the decades of water fluoridation has dramatically reduced childrens IQs.


Netflix, Amazon and Hollywood Sue Kodi-Powered Dragon Box Over Piracy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More and more people are starting to use Kodi-powered set-top boxes to stream video content to their TVs.

While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, sellers who ship devices with unauthorized add-ons give it a bad reputation.

In recent months these boxes have become the prime target for copyright enforcers, including the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), an anti-piracy partnership between Hollywood studios, Netflix, Amazon, and more than two dozen other companies.

After suing Tickbox last year a group of key ACE members have now filed a similar lawsuit against Dragon Media Inc, which sells the popular Dragon Box. The complaint, filed at a California federal court, also lists the companys owner Paul Christoforo and reseller Jeff Williams among the defendants.

According to ACE, these type of devices are nothing more than pirate tools, allowing buyers to stream copyright infringing content. That also applies to Dragon Box, they inform the court.

Defendants market and sell Dragon Box, a computer hardware device that Defendants urge their customers to use as a tool for the mass infringement of the copyrighted motion pictures and television shows, the complaint, picked up by HWR, reads.

The movie companies note that the defendants distribute and promote the Dragon Box as a pirate tool, using phrases such as Watch your Favourites Anytime For FREE and stop paying for Netflix and Hulu.

Dragon Box

When users follow the instructions Dragon provides they get free access to copyrighted movies, TV-shows and live content, ACE alleges. The complaint further points out that the device uses the open source Kodi player paired with pirate addons.

The Dragon Media application provides Defendants customers with a customized configuration of the Kodi media player and a curated selection of the most popular addons for accessing infringing content, the movie companies write.

These addons are designed and maintained for the overarching purpose of scouring the Internet for illegal sources of copyrighted content and returning links to that content. When Dragon Box customers cli...


Tunisia deploys army in several cities as violent protests intensify "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Anti-government protests over economic hardship have continued across Tunisia since Monday with more than 300 arrested overnight


How to use Touch ID for a quicker, easier login to your app "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is a common observation that users drop off a little on your login screen. This is how I tackle my facebook addiction . This tutorial teaches you how to utilize Touch ID for a faster and easier login. Ill take you through the steps soon, just let me brief you a little.

Most apps use Touch ID as a second degree authentication. This tutorial is NOT about providing a second degree authentication (although you can do that too if you read this article). Its about using Touch ID to make that server call to login the user.

Now how do you get the users credentials from their thumb print to make that server call? This is where Keychain service comes in. When the user signs up or logs into your app for the first time, save the credentials to your apps keychain. Next time, when the user logs out and then visits the login screen again, flash a popup asking them to login using Touch ID. When the user provides a valid Touch ID, get those user credentials you saved earlier to the keychain, make your API call, and Boom!.

So there are two steps involved here:

  • First, you need to save the users credentials to the keychain. You can do this when the user signs up or when they log into your app for the first time.
  • Second, use Touch ID to verify the user, then retrieve their credentials from the keychain service.

Im using KeychainPasswordItem, a nice wrapper over Keychain available on here. They have a very good, detailed example on how to use this generic keychain. Go have a look.

As part of the first step, use the call method below with the users email as account and password when the user signs up and logs in.

We are storing the users email to UserDefaults to be used later. It would be better if you flash a popup to ask the users permission to use this feature. Im skipping that part for this tutorial.

Use Touch ID to access the keychain

To use Touch ID, you first need to add the LocalAuthentication framework to your project binaries. You can do this by going to Project > Build Phases > Link Binary With Libraries:



DANGER Trump Should Not Talk to Mueller, 1970 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Solved: iCloud Music Library couldnt be enabled error "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have a strange error with Apple Music today, and after more than 2 hours on the phone with various Apple Support staff, the issue was finally resolved.


iCloud Music Library couldnt be enabled

iCloud Music Library couldn't be enabled

This would appear within a few minutes of attempting to enable it from Settings > Music


One of the devices (in my case an iPad) linked to my Apple ID needed to Transfer to my Apple music account.

Reason for the error

My iPad was previously linked to my wifes Apple ID, and although I thought Id transferred everything over to my own Apple ID (eg iCloud account and backups, iTunes account, etc) it seems my Apple Music link was somehow not transferred. This kinda makes sense because I had never used Apple Music on the iPad.

Summary: its possible that a device that is linked to your Apple ID for some bits, might not be linked for Apple Music.

Further thinking about why this might have occurred below, but first some context.


For the past two years, my Apple Music subscription has been bundled as part of my Telstra phone plan (Telstra is an Australia telco and phone carrier).

On Tuesday (two days ago as I write this) I switched my Telstra plan from being a postpaid plan (ie my 2 year contract that I started when I originally got my iPhone) to a prepaid plan. I did this all online through a chat session with a Telstra support person.

It seemed to go smoothly but there were a bunch of problems and one of the problems is that when you change from postpaid to prepaid, they essentially cancel your account and create a new account. As part of that process my Apple Music subscription was effectively cancelled. ie theres no transfer period it was the middle of the postpaid month, but the account was cancelled immediately, it didnt remain in place for the rest of the postpaid month.

At the time I didnt realise this in fact I hadnt even thought about any bundled accounts such as Apple Music.

This morning (Thursda...


Dutch building closed, fearing Grenfell disaster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This Dutch TV video about London, England says about itself (translated):

7 November 2017

He has been living in a hotel room for about 3.5 months. In June Antonio Roncolato just managed to escape from the conflagration in the London Grenfell Tower, and now the authorities are unable to find a new home for him. With some 500 others, he has signed up to help with the investigation into the disaster, because he is full of questions about the cause of the fire.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Rotterdam University closes building for fear of Grenfell Tower

Adapted at 01:29

The Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences has closed a part of one of its buildings as a precaution. The university has commissioned investigation of the faade panels of all buildings after the fatal fire in Grenfell Tower in London last summer.

This investigation revealed a doubt about the fire safety of the faade panels that are attached to the oldest part (building section C) of the...


Alert: Using Mouthwash Daily May Trigger a Serious Health Condition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

To stave off this serious condition, limit your use of mouthwash to just twice per week.


Universities Spotlight Hands-On Approach to Integrating Refugees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

10 January 2018 At a special summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, universities, led by De Montfort University (DMU), spotlighted ideas for practical ways they can use the skills, experience and voluntary power on their campuses to support those in need in their local areas.

Together summit at UN Headquarters in New York on combating the plight of refugees. UN News/Elizabeth

Migration has become a scary word in some parts of the world. Some people use it to evoke apocalyptic scenarios, Maher Nasser, the Director of the Outreach Division in the UN Department of Public Information told the gathering, pointing out that when well-managed, migration brings wealth and opportunities, especially when it is an individuals choice as opposed to a necessity.

Selected by the UN, De Montfort University (DMU) in the United Kingdom, held the summit on Tuesday, which featured panel discussions on refugees challenges within local communities and universities.

Partners at the event were expected to sign an action charter which would set out what will be done by universities on their own campuses to address the refugee crisis.

The Together campaign fits perfectly with De Montforts belief in the important role of universities as a force for public good, said Professor Dominic Shellard, De Montfort University Vice-Chancellor, explaining that DMU defines itself by its diversity and being welcoming and open to all.

According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an unprecedented 65.6 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide including 22.5 million refugees.

Calling it a daunting number, Mark Charlton, DMU Head of Public Engage...


The Fluoridation Program needs to end. It is that simple. A vote from the Dallas City Council can get this done! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Regina Imburgia, Guest Contributor
The Fluoridation Program needs to end. It is that simple. A vote from the Dallas City Council can get this done!
There is nothing redeemable about adding neurotoxins to drinking water. It would be criminal for a citizen to add arsenic and lead to municipal drinking water but the DWU (Dallas Water Utilities) adds these toxins to drinking water every day. The hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFS) added to our municipal water to raise the fluoride level is invariably contaminated with arsenic, aluminum, lead and other poisons are known to cause neurological and other medical harm in consumers, despite its rubber stamp of approval.
Since December 2013, the Dallas City Council has turned a deaf ear to the pleas of several hundred citizens demanding an end to the unsafe and ineffective Fluoridation Program.  We have asked the Dallas City Council repeatedly for an open public forum where stakeholders and experts could have input. They ignore our requests.
The Dallas City Council cites the ADA and CDC endorsements of fluoridation as justification for their dismissal. But the CDC acknowledged in 1999, fluorides benefit comes from the topical application of fluoride to the teeth in high concentrations such as toothpaste. In that fashion, it poisons bacteria.
It is also important to note the ADA (American Dental Association) is a trade group rather than a scientific association. The ADA mission is to benefit dentists, not public health. The ADA marketing implies that dentists are unanimous in their support of fluoridation policy, but only about half of dentist practicing in the United States belong to the ADA and not all ADA dentists agree with the ADA pro-fluoridation policy. Moreover, several other dental and medical groups who do have a scientific mission oppose fluoridation, such as the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) who issued a position paper against fluoride use in September 2017.There is no need to fluoridate the water supplies. Fluoride in the water is essentially a drug, its an uncontrolled use of a drug. The primary benefit of fluoride is topically, used as a topical addition, not internally.   Dr. Michael D. Fleming, DDS, member of ADA, NCDA, IAOMT and FDA advisor on medical devices including dental products (2007)
Given the longevity of the fluoridation program, one would think that convincing statistical evidence must prove the program worked as promised. It doesnt. Fluoridation for dental health is a 20th Century belief system one that ignores 21st Century evidence of medical harm.Could this be why our politicians fund the fluoridation program?  Because they dont want to admit that they have been on the wrong side of the issue for decades.
The Fluoridation Program needs to en...


No Lone-wolf Attack: The Guiding Hand Behind a Rabbis Murder in the West Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The fatal shooting of Rabbi Raziel Shevach seems to have been the act of a skilled terror cell, not a random crime of opportunity

Amos Harel Jan 11, 2018 8:13 AM


The funeral of a rabbi and resident of Havat Gilad murdered the day prior in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, January 10 2018.

The funeral of a rabbi and resident of Havat Gilad murdered the day prior in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, January 10 2018. Olivier Fitouss

The murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach Tuesday night seems to have been a well-planned attack, different from most of the stabbings, car-rammings and shootings in the territories in the past few years. The fatal shooting appears to have been the act of a skilled terror cell, not a random crime of opportunity.

Most recent local terrorist shootings have homemade Carl Gustav (Carlo) submachine guns. Shevach was presumably shot by guns of standard manufacture either one or two. More than 20 bullets were fired during the incident, presumably from a passing car driven by a person who was not involved in the shooting. Similar previous attacks were preceded by intelligence-gathering. The perpetrators may have used a lookout, stationed on the access road to Havat Gilad, who spied an easy mark an Israeli, driving alone after dark.

In recent months the Shin Bet security service has apprehended in Samaria, the northern West Bank, several Hamas cells, most of them operated from the Gaza Strip and in the process of planning abductions or gun attacks. That seems a likely direction for this investigation as well. Whether these were Hamas or Islamic Jihad militants or even rogue Palestinian policemen, it seems there was a guiding hand behind the attack.

Rabbi Raziel Shevach, murdered on January 10, 2018.
Rabbi Raziel Shevach, murdered on January 10, 2018.Shevach family

A similar attack in October 2015 touched off a mini-intifada of stabbings and car-rammings in the West Bank and Jerusalem for several months. Members of a terror cell from Nablus murdered Naama and Eitam Henkin, ambushing their vehicle east of the city. And just as it did two years ago, the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip has announced its desire to ignite a new wave of terror in the West Bank, that will hurt Israel and embarrass the Palestinian Authority.

This latest attack comes at a time of relative calm, after several weeks of unrest triggered by U.S. President Donald Trumps December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israe...


Trumps National Security Strategy (NSS): War and More War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trumps National Security Strategy (NSS): War and More War by Christopher Black, I have just read through the new United States National Security Strategy released by President Trump in December 2017. There have been many comments on it most of them focusing on the hostility in the document towards Russia and China but also some []


Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 encryption protocol "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New WPA3 wireless standard will focus on security, says Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization that decides Wi-Fi standards, has announced the release of WPA3 with several security improvements over WPA2 after the KRACK exploit last year affected almost every Wi-Fi supported device. The organization, which comprises of tech stakeholders including Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Cisco and Intel, made the announcement at the CES 2018 on Monday.

For those unaware, KRACK (short for Key Reinstallation AttaCK) exploited vulnerabilities in the four-way handshake of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) that happens when a client wants to join a protected Wi-Fi network.

This will be the first upgrade to the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol since 2006. Security is a foundation of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs, and we are excited to introduce new features to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED family of security solutions, said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance.

He added: The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED designation means Wi-Fi devices [will] meet the highest standards for interoperability and security protections.

Traffic streams between the access point and end-user devices will now be encrypted independently, improving privacy and security. However, for now, WPA2 will remain the standard in Wi-Fi devices.

New testing enhancements willreduce the potential for vulnerabilities due to network misconfiguration, and further safeguard managed networks with centralized authentication services, the organization said.

The WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 3) protocol will protect against brute-force dictionary attacks by blocking the Wi-Fi authentication process after several failed login attempts. It will prevent hackers from trying to guess every possible combination of a password.

WPA3 will also protect networks with higher security requirements like government, military and industrial through a 192-bit security suite, aligned with the Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite from the Committee on National Security Systems.

WPA3 improvements also include protection for users who choose weak passwords and individualized data encryption on open networks, as it should strengthen privacy and provide almost as much security as a home network.

Another advantage of WPA3 is that it includes robust protection and streamlines security configurations for devices which either have very small displays or no displays at all.

Expected to arrive sometime in 2018, WPA3 is considered as a welcome move away from WPA2. Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef who discovered the flaw....


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Protests Hit Tunisia for 3rd Night as PM Warns of Clampdown
Tarek Amara, Ulf Laessing

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian demonstrators defied the threat of a security clampdown on Wednesday as they spilled onto the streets of the capital and at least four other towns for a third night of violent protest fuelled by economic hardship.

Police fired teargas to disperse crowds in Tunis and in Tebourba, a small town nearby where one protestor was killed in Monday, witnesses said.

Since starting with one small protest on Sunday - just days before the 7th anniversary of the Arab Spring movement that convulsed North Africa and the Middle East in 2011 - the demonstrations have spread across much of the country.

They spiralled after the government hiked prices of staple goods and introduced new taxes at the start of the year to try to tackle a ballooning deficit and appease foreign lenders.

Late on Tuesday, clashes erupted in more than 20 towns, as protesters attacked police stations and government buildings and torched cars, also hurling petrol bombs at a Jewish school on the southern tourist island of Djerba.

About 50 policemen were wounded in that violence and 237 people were arrested, including two Islamists, said interior ministry spokesman Khelifa Chibani.

What happened is violence that we cannot accept. The state will remain steadfast, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said in a video broadcast by local radio after he visited towns hit by clashes.

While Tunisia is widely seen as the only democratic success story among the Arab Spring nations, it has also had nine governments since then, none of which have been able to deal with growing economic problems.

The 2011 uprising and two major militant attacks in 2015 damaged foreign investment and tourism, which accounts for 8 percent of Tunisias economic activity.

Chahed on Wednesday accused the opposition of fuelling dissent by calling for more protests.


The previous day, petrol bombs were hurled at a Jewish school on the southern tourist island of Djerba, home to an ancient....


As ICC Considers Probing israel for War Crimes, U.S. Moves to Defund U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As ICC Considers Probing Israel for War Crimes, U.S. Moves to Defund U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency Israel is facing a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on Gaza and the ongoing expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank. Despite the threat, the Israeli defense minister announced on Tuesday Israel []


Top 10 Linux Distros For Desktop 2018 Edition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

10 Best Linux Distros For Desktop 2018

With every passing year, new Linux distributions enter the market with the hope of making it big. The Linux open source operating system, or Linux OS, is a freely distributable, cross-platform operating system based on Unix that can be installed on PCs, laptops, netbooks, mobile and tablet devices, video game consoles, servers, supercomputers and more. Linux is used for networking, software development and web hosting.

A distro, or distribution, is tech-talk for a Linux operating system (OS). Each distro is differentiated by its default interface, i.e. the way it looks, the library of apps officially supported by the specific brand of Linux, catalog of stock applications and even repositories.

In this article, we bring to you the best 10 Linux distros for desktop that are readily available for installation.

  1. Linux Mint

Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu that strives to be a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Linux Mint takes a more standard approach to the desktop, but layers just enough eye candy and variation to make it stand out from the long-in-the-tooth desktop metaphor. Both its Cinnamon and MATE desktops are more traditional interfaces that will probably be a bit more familiar to users leaving Windows than Ubuntu would.

Linux Mint is also relentlessly dedicated on improving the desktop of today, while the Ubuntu project is working on a smartphone operating system, creating new software package formats, and entirely rewriting the Unity desktop for phone-PC convergence.

Linux Mint is install and go. It means that the pre-installed applications make Linux Mint usable instantly after the installation. The best part is the default desktop environment, Cinnamon, even though it also comes in two other flavours, XFCE and MATE. For those newer to Linux, these desktop environment change the look and layout of the basic Linux interface and its Start menu.

You can get started with Mint here.

  1. elementary OS

elementary OS is one of the simplest Ubuntu-based distros available, and as such is a good starting point for beginners. It is the vehicle to introduce the Pantheon desktop environment, similar to how Linux Mint introduced the Cinnamon desktop environment before Cinnamon was available in other Linux distributions.

elementary OS is quite strict about the holistic look and feel. The developers have created their own components, including the desktop environment....


Is Cryptocurrency the Future? Or the Future Currency of the New World Order? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Ryan Cristin

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Are we being steered toward a controlled, cashless economy?

There is a lot of debate around the intentions behind cryptocurrency, and in particular, Bitcoin itself. Read More


UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel Not Forcibly Send African Refugees, Asylum Seekers to Sub-Saharan Africa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

The United Nations refugee agency on 9 January 2018 appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa.


Somali and Eritrean refugees wash at a reception centre at the port of Augusta, Sicily. They had been rescued at sea by the Spanish Coast Guard after setting out from Libya. (file) Photo: UNHCR/Fabio Bucciarelli

This appeal came after some 80 cases were identified in which people relocated by Israel risked their lives by taking dangerous onward journeys to Europe.

Feeling they had no other choice, they travelled many hundreds of kilometres through conflict zones in South Sudan, Sudan and Libya after being relocated by Israel, the spokesperson of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), William Spindler, told reporters in Geneva.

He said that along the way, they suffered abuse, torture and extortion before risking their lives once again by crossing the Mediterranean to Italy.

UNHCR staff interviewed them in Rome between November 2015 and December 2017 in reception centres and informal settlements. All were adult males, some with family members still in Israel, who had entered via the Sinai.



Booming Indian cities look to bike sharing to put brakes on congestion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With good quality bikes, dedicated lanes, and efficient system, bike sharing is seen as a viable option for Indian cities.


Through The Darnkess We Can Now See The Light (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Through The Darnkess We Can Now See The Light Video X22 Report Leaked documents show that Fusion GPS was working with the corporate media to put out the story. Techie who helped get Clintons emails is now dead, said...

The post Through The Darnkess We Can Now See The Light (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Australia"s Hard Choice Between China and US "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Australia has always believed that it doesnt have to choose between its economic relationship with China and its defense alliance with the United States. But 2018 is already shaping up to be the year of the hard choice.


Heather Ann Tucci Jarraf , two-part FB post, 1-9-19 A Dream Come True "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This popped up on my FB feed this morning, and it is something that touches many parts of the whole multi-level, multi-dimensional picture we are seeing unfold right now. I very much resonated with the entire message in these posts, and I feel it is very much time for each and every one to BE (and DO) in Peace and in Gratitude (capital P and G) to ALL who are playing out their roles at this time

Partners in Light and Partners in Contrast

All are essential. And there is no need to bitch and moan at any of these, nor call them out with names like many in the MSM and alternative medias like to do.

Originally found this at

To the highest law enforcer of the land, and Commander In Chief, Donald J. Trump, for consciously choosing to step in and clean up, especially when the others chose not toI thank you To the beautiful hearticulars within all UNITED STATES departments, agencies, and operations doing the cleanup WITH ALLI thank you.

To the families and foreign interests who established the fed res [et al.] that underestimated ALL and assisted in ma...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Soldiers Loot Arms, Burn Military Base in Ivory Coast's Second City
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:42 GMT
By Ange Aboa

ABIDJAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of an elite military unit overnight before setting it on fire, leaders of the faction said on Wednesday.

The soldiers, who were involved in a series of mutinies last year that tarnished the image of Ivory Coast, one of Africa's fastest growing economies, accuse the elite unit, known as the CCDO, of spying on them.

Residents of Bouake reported late on Tuesday hearing gunshots and heavy weapons fire between the rival factions, though they said the situation on Wednesday was calm after some early sporadic gunfire and businesses were operating normally.

"We entered the CCDO camp around midnight and took all of their arms and ammunitions," one of the faction's leaders, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. "Their troops fled the camp but we are looking for them."

A second leader of the former mutineers confirmed they had looted weapons stockpiles.

"We burned the CCDO camp and destroyed everything inside. Even their service vehicles were burned," the second faction leader said.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties. The CCDO is composed of soldiers, paramilitary gendarmes and police.

Ivory Coast's Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko was not immediately available to comment on the clashes. Army officials reached by Reuters declined to comment.

Bouake, located in the central region of the west African nation, was the epicentre of several months of army mutinies last year that spread across the nation, forcing the government to yield to demands for bonuses and promotions.

Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, emerged from a decade-long political crisis as one of Africa's fastest growing economies and a darling of international investors.

But last year's instability laid bare the dangerous divisions that still persist within an army cobbled together from rival rebel and loyalist factions at the end of a 2011 civil war....


Hello from Iowa "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hey folks. New old guy here from SE Iowa.

Ive been into this survival thing for a very long time but dont pretend to know everything about everything.

Im happily married with children and grandchildren. I earn a living as a millwright but also dabble in some investing, own a few rental properties and am a bit of an entrepreneur. Im currently developing a couple components which I hope will eventually be picked up by companies like the one I currently work for.

Anyway. Thanks for...

Hello from Iowa


These Are the Palestinian Children Israel Killed in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

These Are the Palestinian Children Israel Killed in 2017 10 January 2018 These are the Palestinian children killed by Israel in 2017. Fourteen Palestinian boys and girls under the age of 18 were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the year. There were 21 fewer children killed []


Mediterranean: Hundreds of Migrants and Refugees Died or Gone Missing in Just One Week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

A little more than a week into the New Year, close to 200 migrants or refugees have reportedly died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea with up to 100 unaccounted for since Saturday, the United Nations migration agency on 10 January 2018 said.

Some of the rescued migrants aboard a Libyan Coast Guard vessel. Photo: IOM Libya/Eshaebi/2018

Its very distressing that during the first 10 days of 2018 we have seen close to 800 migrants rescued or intercepted off the Libyan coast, with more lives lost at sea, said Othman Belbeisi, Chief of the International Organization for Migrations (IOM) Libya Mission.

More has to be done to reduce irregular unsafe movements of people along the Central Mediterranean route, he added.

By contrast, at a time when Mediterranean migrants death dropped sharply, IOM recorded only 26 on the Mediterranean Sea lanes in December.

While January 2017 had witnessed some 254 deaths, this weeks reports suggest that the start of 2018 may be even deadlier.

IOM reported on Tuesday [9 Januray 2017] hat 81 Mediterranean Sea deaths of migrants or refugees were recorded in the first eight days of the year five in Weste...


Smashing Security #060: Meltdown, Spectre, and personal devices in the White House "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The chips are down, as tech companies struggle to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. The White House is getting tough on leakers by banning personal devices from the West Wing. And someone has been embedding a Bitcoin wallet into their hand...

All this and much much more is discussed in latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by David McClelland.


History Proves It - You Cant Drain the Swamp "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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History Proves It - You Cant Drain the Swamp
by Bill Bonner

"We now have a great treasure trove of historical research proving that you cant drain the Swamp! Its almost impossible. The process is well documented. The rich get richer. And richer. And richer. The Swamp gets deeper. And deeper. And deeper. Then, suddenly, a levelling comes along - plague, war, revolution or the collapse of government. Then, people are much more equal in income but usually, much more dead, too.

Rigged System: But lets back up Why do the rich get so rich? Partly because they are smart, disciplined, and hard working (the traditional Republican Party view) ...


Cedella Marley: Listen To Your Inner Voice "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Listen to your inner voice and move forward, refine your objectives to meet your needs, adapting to the ever changing conditions.


Electricity Supply PJM System Meets Challenge of Cold Snap "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last week's cold snap brought three of PJM Interconnections top 10 highest winter peak demands for electricity

Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) cites improvements since Polar Vortex

From PJM Interconnection, January 09, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ The cold weather from Dec. 27, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018, brought three of PJM Interconnections top 10 highest winter peak demands for electricity. The grid operator credits planning and lessons learned implemented from the Polar Vortex for system resilience during this seasons first cold snap.

After the Polar Vortex [of 2014], PJM worked with our members to better prepare to meet the demands of the system in cold weather, said Mike Bryson, vice president Operations. We implemented the Capacity Performance constructs strict standards for resources, strengthened communications with gas pipelines and improved preparation coordination with members. Member companies also made modifications to improve equipment performance. In the end, we saw better availability of resources during the extreme cold.

Bryson said that PJM worked with members on cold weather preparedness, a fuel inventory survey, resource testing and a drill for emergency procedures. The cold weather exercises allow units to identify and correct start-up, operational and fuel switching issues prior to cold weather operations. PJM will continue to work with its members, he said, to improve reliable operations.

Generators qualifying as Capacity Performance resources must be ready to deliver electricity in a PJM power supply emergency. Generators must have firm fuel supplies or be able to switch to a secondary fuel or fuel source.

Friday evening, Jan. 5, PJM recorded its fourth-highest wintertime peak demand for electricity. At 7 p.m. (eastern) Friday, demand for electricity reached 138,465 megawatts. The other two top 10 winter peak demands were 136,206 MW on the morning of Jan. 5 (eighth highest) and 136,125 MW on Jan. 3 (10th highest).

During the run of 11 days, the average RTO-wide temperature did not reach as high as 20 degrees. The average low temperature was 2.9 degrees on Jan. 1, 2018.

Each year, PJM analyzes the expected demand for electricity, weather predictions and other factors to devel...


Assetfun, the next generation of derivatives and price prediction markets "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The cryptocurrencies underlying Blockchain technology has made a lot of headway in the recent months. With various industry segments realizing the potential of the distributed ledger and decentralized applications built over it, they have started to explore ways to incorporate the technology into their operations. The derivatives trading market is no different.

Assetfun is a Blockchain based platform which is working on influencing widespread adoption of the technology on the derivatives market to make it global, overcoming the existing geographical divide between different marketplaces while ensuring transparency and security. The Assetfun platform is not only designed to improve the current system, but also to create an easy way to expand the ecosystem further to include new real-world asset derivatives on a digital platform.

The Assetfun prediction market is driven by its own AFT tokens which are used to place trades and conduct transactions within the platform. The use of Blockchain ensures that every participant is acting independently yet collectively in the market and based on their interactions and judgments get a fair remuneration, all powered by automated smart contracts. The risk of derivatives futures trade is distributed as well on Assetfun platform enabling the users to invest safely. The platform opened access to its public beta platform for few days late last year, starting December 19 until December 25, 2017. Now, users can access the beta platform at

On Assetfun price prediction market, participants can deal with various blockchain assets, transactable and negotiable assets like stocks, gold, crude oil, housing prices and more. The blockchain platform also provides users with access to birds eye view of the market sentiment, based on the ratio of optimism and pessimism of participants in terms of the market price of underlying assets. By making use of the available information and tools, users can also create their price prediction markets as well.

In rare cases of dispute, the platform also has an efficient dispute resolution mechanism in place. The solution makes use of a unique automatic ruling mechanism which ensures all operations conducted over the platform continue smoothly, wi...


James Gilliland: We Have To Ask Ourselves: How Is This Working For Us? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Are we a blessing to life? Or are we empty seeking outside of ourselves for love, joy, bliss, abundance etc.


Disappointed that ISIS has been defeated, US, israel step up hybrid war in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US, Israel step up hybrid war in Syria By M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline | January 9, 2018 The Russian airbase in Syria, Hmeimim, and the naval base at Tartus came under simultaneous drone attack on Saturday. The advanced Russian air defence system thwarted the attack. A wave of 13 drones was involved, and, []


After Cooler Malfunction, Trader Joes Donates 35,000 Pounds Of Food To Charity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Trader Joes in Kalamazoo, Michigan, donated 35,000 pounds of nutritious food to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission earlier this week.


10 Characteristics of Highly Evolved Beings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lets dive into the ways of highly evolved beings and civilizations.


Artist Father Gives His Autistic Daughter The Most Unique Present Imaginable "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is Eratos father who made it possible for us to glimpse the world through the girls eyes.


Table Chair for Study "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Table Chair for Study - You are able to tell when your church chairs are due for replacement. It is no secret that all worn out seating isn't comfortable. They reflect to a church and so are visually unappealing, and of course structurally unsound. Structurally seating that is compromised can give way at any given moment, potentially embarrassing or damaging a congregation member.

When buying church seats, caliber is non-negotiable; it is almost always better to put money into a couple of rows of quality seats that will last for years to come rather than buy a room filled with inexpensive chairs which will start to fall apart at the seams in the minute they're first employed. You get what you purchase when it comes to seats. While quality seats may not be economical, they give a worth that is far greater, as they will last considerably more than quality chairs. Investing in chairs will also offer your congregation a comfortable, attractive environment and an worship experience.

It can be challenging in the event the church is already overwhelmed by other obligations to acquire church seats. Luckily, there are a number of ideas which you can use even in the face of a tight church funding to make sure that you are able to buy quality church chairs.


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High Prices Dampen Schools Opening
January 8, 2018

Parents and guardians make last-minute purchases of uniforms and other accessories ahead of the opening of schools tomorrow

Zimbabwe Herald Reporters

As parents and guardians gear up for a new schools term which begins tomorrow, many last-minute shoppers, especially for basic requirements, had to contend with punitive prices from predatory retailers.

Apart from the worrying price hikes, there is also concern that the list of requirements by schools is unreasonably long. Shoppers crammed the central business district (CBD) at the weekend, particularly on Saturday, as they sought bargains for school items.

However, the high prices dampened their spirits.

Parents who spoke to The Herald yesterday raised concern on what they called extortionate prices.

Prices changed after the holidays as retailers stocked uniforms and other school-related materials in October 2017 so as to hike prices in the first week of January, leaving parents with no choice, but to buy, said Mrs Rusununguko Mudondo, a Warren Park resident.

For some of us, our salary is less than $300 and I have more than two children going to school, said Mrs Mudondo.

Retailers expect us to buy expensive materials, for example, a blazer from big retailers such as Enbee ranges from $73 up to $80, and the school expects us to pay school fees, buy groceries and bus fare.

Parents of learners enrolling in new schools, especially for Grade One and Form One are feeling the pinch.

Form One students are quite costly: they are expected to bring all required uniforms, which range up to $450 and at the same time, parents are expected to pay full fees to secure places for their children, said Mrs Makuvise (46) who lives in Kuwadzana Extension.

Some parents are finding it difficult to raise funds for school fees and other school-related materials required before the opening day.

Meanwhile, teachers say there is need, as the new term opens, to provide facilities in rural schools to make the new curriculum relevant, as well as guarantee equal oppo...


Trump Demands Release of Jailed Iranian Protesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Washington (MEE)  The White House on Wednesday demanded that Iran release people its security forces rounded up during countrywide protests, increasing pressure on Tehran as US President Donald Trump weighs the future of a key nuclear deal.

The Trump Administration is deeply concerned by reports that the Iranian regime has imprisoned thousands of Iranian citizens in the past week for engaging in peaceful protests, the White House said in a statement.

donald trump saudi arabia iranian protestersImage Credit: Flickr CC Boaz Guttman

It added that reports of some protesters being tortured or killed while in detention are even more disturbing, and denounced what it called Tehrans true brutal nature.

We will not remain silent as the Iranian dictatorship represses the basic rights of its citizens and will hold Irans leaders accountable for any violations, said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

The United States calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Iran, including the victims of the most recent crackdown, the statement read.

Violent unrest fuelled by economic grievances erupted in dozens of Iranian cities between 28 December and early January, leaving at least 22 people dead.

Related: US Outlets Peddling Russiagate Scramble to Meddle in Irans Politics

Various figures have come from official sources in Iran about the number of people arrested, with reformist lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeghi putting the total at 3,700.

Officials have said a majority of those jailed have since been released, with only the main instigators facing trial.

An investigation has been opened into the death in custody of a young Iranian in Tehrans infamous Evin prison, the countrys judiciary said Tuesday, with Sadeghi linking the death to the recent protests.

Trump is expected on Friday to waive a series of sanctions against Iran as part of a deal to curb the Islamic republics nuclear programme.

Related: Russia & Turkey Urge Ext...


Watch the History of the World Unfold on an Animated Map: From 200,000 BCE to Today "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Where are you from?" a character at one point asks Babe, the hapless protagonist of the Firesign Theatre's classic comedy album How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All. "Nairobi, ma'am," Babe replies. "Isn't everybody?" Like most of that psychedelic radio troupe's pieces of apparent nonsense, that memorable line contains a truth: trace human history back far enough and you inevitably end up in east Africa, a point illustrated in reverse by the video above, "A History of the World: Every Year," which traces the march of humanity between 200,000 BCE and the modern day.

To a dramatic soundtrack which opens and closes with the music of Hans Zimmer, video creator Ollie Bye charts mankind's progress out of Africa and, ultimately, into every corner of all the continents of the world.

Real, documented settlements, cities, empires, and entire civilizations rise and fall as they would in a computer game, with a constantly updated global population count and list of the civilizations active in the current year as well as occasional notes about politics and diplomacy, society and culture, and inventions and discoveries.

All that happens in under 20 minutes, a pretty swift clip, though not until the very end does the world take the political shape we know today, including even the late latecomer to civilization that is the United States of America. Bye's many other videos tend to focus on the history of other parts of the world, such as India, the British Isles, and that cradle of our species, the African continent, all of which we can now develop first-hand familiarity with in this age of unprecedented human mobility. Though the condition itself takes the question "Where are you from?" to a degree of complication unknown not only millennia but also centuries and even decades ago, at...


Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Global regulators have staked out a diverse set of rules for blockchain, but entrepreneurs may be better off playing arbitrage until the dust settles.


Trump: Reneges on meeting Mueller will people see this as taking the Fifth? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By not agreeing to an interview with Mueller, did Trump effectively take the Fifth? Whilst not the case legally, many will see it that way.


No Haiti, mortes decorrentes de massacre perpetrado por policiais seguem praticamente ignoradas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

View of houses on a mountain in Juvenat, in the commune of Petion-Ville, in Port-au-Prince, on December 12, 2017.


Review: Ethics, Politics, and Anarcho Punk Identifications "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Edward Anthony Avery-Natale ISBN: 978-1-498519-98-4 PP: 235 Publisher: Lexington Books 2016 Review by Ruhe Like many anarchists who came of age in the 1990s, my first exposure to anarchism came through the punk scene. A friend gave me a cassette tape full of classic punk bands as part of an effort to satisfy my ever expanding


Saudi Arabia is Reportedly Looking to Buy Israels Anti-missile Iron Dome System "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Riyadh (YE) Relations between Riyadh and Tel Aviv seem to be growing closer as reports suggest that Saudi Arabia is considering purchasing Israels anti-missile Iron Dome system. Yemeni forces often launch attacks in Saudi territory in response to the ongoing airstrike campaign, military aggression, and blockade.

The Swiss paper Basler Zeitung reported this week that Saudi Arabias government expressed interest in purchasing Israels anti-missile Iron Dome system to stop attacks launched by the so-called Houthis in Yemen.

The prominent Basel-based daily wrote that a European weapons dealer in the Saudi capital of Riyadh said the Saudis are examining the purchase of Israeli military goods, including the Israeli Trophy Active Protection System (APS), which was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries Elta Group.

The APS is installed on tanks to detect and neutralize incoming projectiles aimed to take out the tank.

RELATED: 9 Things the MSM Doesnt Want You to Know About the War in Yemen

The Basler Zeitung wrote that Saudi military experts examined the Israeli military technology in the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The Swiss paper reported that Saudi-Israel intelligence cooperation has registered further progress, according to observers in Tel Aviv and Riyadh.


This post originally ran on...


Solar Cycles and the Equatorial Trough: An Alternate Conceptual Model "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Michael Wallace, Hydrologist I have offered to write this guest essay to reflect recent talks Ive presented to water resource professionals on hydroclimatology and Solar cycles. As an academic and hydrologic forecaster, I have followed an energy centric, reproducible data path to quantify correlations between solar cycles and atmospheric moisture patterns. I have anchored


truck month "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: truck month

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Meltdown Code Proves Concept "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If youve read about Meltdown, you might have thought, how likely is that to actually happen? You can more easily judge for yourself by looking at the code available on GitHub. The Linux software is just proof of concept, but it both shows what could happen and in a way illustrates some of the difficulties in making this work. There are also two videos in the repository that show spying on password input and dumping physical memory.

The interesting thing is that there are a lot of things that will stop the demos from working. For example a slow CPU, a CPU without out-of-order execution, or an imprecise high-resolution timer. This is apparently especially problematic in virtual machines.

There are five tests, including one that just reads ordinary memory that you can read anyway. This is a test to show that the library is working. After that, another demo which requires root dumps out the kernel address space mapping, which is normally secret and changes on each boot. Although this requires root, the authors claim it is possible to do without root, it just takes longer.

Because of the nature of the hack, it is possible to not read data correctly every time. One of the demos measures the reliability of reading using the Meltdown method. The example shows a 99.93% success rate. There is also a pair of programs that stuffs a human-readable string into memory and then the second program finds it. Finally, a program that just dumps random memory finishes out the demos.

The real work is done in libkdump which is less than 500 lines of C code. Well actually, it is a good bit of assembly embedded in the C file. There are a lot of things that will stop the code from working, but you can imagine that some of the code could be improved, too.

Theres definitely risk. On the other hand, it isnt exactly a magic window into every computer, either. One nice thing about having this suite is you could use it to test mitigation strategies. It might not be perfect you could do something to cause these programs to not work, but still leave a door open for some modified algorithm. However, it would be at least one data point.

Weve been talking a lot about Meltdown in the Hackaday secret bunker. This may increase the value of our Raspberry Pi boxes. Or maybe we will find that crate o...


The story of a feminist victory against fundamentalists and gender segregation in UK schools "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 2017 the Court of Appeal ruled that gender segregation in schools is indeed discriminatory. This landmark judgement has potentially far-reaching consequences for minority women and girls.

Photo: Southall Black Sisters. Photo: Southall Black Sisters.In 2017, the UK Court of Appeal in London was asked to rule on the closely-watched case of the co-ed Muslim school Al-Hijrah in Birmingham, where boys and girls from the age of nine are strictly segregated by gender for all school activities including breaks, lunch, and educational trips.

The courts landmark judgment, released in October, concluded that the schools policy of gender segregation was in fact discriminatory and in violation of the 2010 Equality Act.

The ruling has potentially far-reaching consequences for minority women and girls, their equality of opportunity, and their freedom to participate in public life as citizens, not as voiceless subjects of so-called religious communities..

Strict gender segregation is increasingly practiced by diverse faith schools including Jewish, Sikh and Catholic schools. This is part of a wider trend where religious fundamentalists and ultra-conservatives gain access to power and resources through the subjugation of women and girls.

This is why Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and Inspire, two BME (black and minority ethnic) womens groups, intervened in the Al-Hijrah case which challenged fundamentalists in court, and resulted in a significant, precedent-setting legal ruling.




Markab AlgediGuest
Waking Times
In Loma de Baucum, a town in Northwest Mexico near the border of Arizona, an indigenous tribe called the Yaqui are challenging California founded, multi-billion dollar corporation Sempra Energy and their border-crossing pipeline in the region.
The pipelines opposition is making headlines, being referred to as the Standing Rock of Mexico and it is effective.


A security issue in WhatsApp potentially allows attackers to eavesdrop on encrypted Group chats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An attacker can secretly eavesdrop on your private end-to-end encrypted group chats on WhatsApp, Threema and Signal messaging apps.

Even if the messaging services implement end-to-end encryption, an attacker or someone in the company that provides the service can decrypt your messages.

A Group of researchers from Ruhr-Universitt Bochum (RUB) in Germany discovered that anyone who controls WhatsApp/Signal servers can covertly add new members to any private group without permission of the administrator, with this trick it is possible to spy on group conversations.

In case of multi-user chats, the servers manage the entire communication process.

Contrary to classical multi-user chats, for example, to IRC in which all members are online, groups in IM protocols must work in asynchronous settings; Groups must be createable and messages must be deliverable even if some group members are offline reads the paper published by the researchers, titled More is Less: On the End-to-End Security of Group Chats in Signal, WhatsApp, and Threema,

We observed two shortcomings in the design of WhatsApps group protocol that allow to (1) burgle into a group and to (2) forge acknowledgments. The shortcomings have similar results as the attacks on Signal, although the underlying protocol and exploitation differ

The experts discovered that both Signal and WhatsApp fail to properly authenticate an entity that is adding a new member to the group, this means that an unauthorized user that is not a group administrator or even a member of the group can add a member to the group conversations.

Experts also discovered that it is possible to add a new member without notifying the action to other members, this is possible because a rogue admin or employee with access to the server could manipulate (or block) the group management messages.

The abilities to burgle into a group and to forge acknowledgments could be chained to allow an attacker who controls the WhatsApp server or can break the transport layer security to fully control group activities.

The described weaknesses enable attacker A, who controls the WhatsApp server or can break the transport layer security, to take full control over a group. Entering the group, however, leaves traces since this operation is listed in the graphical user interface. The WhatsApp server can therefore use the fact that it can stealthily reorder and drop messages in the group, explained the researchers.

Thereby it can cache sent messages to the group, read their content first and decide in which order they are delivered to the members. Additionally, the WhatsApp server can forward these mes...


Party While You Can Central Bank Ready To Pop The Everything Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The following article by Brandon Smith was originally published at

Many people do not realize that America is not only entering a new year, but within the next month we will also be entering a new economic era. In early February, Janet Yellen is set to leave the Federal Reserve and be replaced by the new Fed chair nominee, Jerome Powell. Now, to be clear, the Fed chair along with the bank governors do not set central bank policy. Policy for most central banks around the world is dictated in Switzerland by the Bank for International Settlements. Fed chairmen like Janet Yellen are mere mascots implementing policy initiatives as ordered.  This is why we are now seeing supposedly separate central banking institutions around the world acting in unison, first with stimulus, then with fiscal tightening.

However, it is important to note that each new Fed chair does tend to signal a new shift in action for the central bank. For example, Alan Greenspan oversaw the low interest rate easy money phase of the Fed, which created the conditions for the derivatives and credit bubble and subsequent crash in 2008. Ben Bernanke oversaw the stimulus and bailout phase, flooding the markets with massive amounts of fiat and engineering an even larger bubble in stocks, bonds and just about every other asset except perhaps some select commodities. Janet Yellen managed the tapering phase, in which stimulus has been carefully and systematically diminished while still maintaining delusional stock market euphoria.

Now comes the era of Jerome Powell, who will oversee the last stages of fiscal tightening, the reduction of the Fed balance sheet, faster rate increases and the final implosion of the everything bubble.

As I warned before Trump won the election in 2016, a Trump presidency would inevitably be followed by economic crisis, and this would be facilitated by the Federal Reserve pulling the plug on fiat life support measures which kept the illusion of recovery going for the past several years. It is important to note that the mainstream media is consistently referring to Jerome Powell as Trumps candidate for the Fed, or...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Editorial Comment: Let Magnanimity Reign in Politics
January 8, 2018
Zimbabwe Herald

President Emmerson Mnangagwa greets MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and wife Elizabeth Macheka at their home in Highlands, Harare.-(Picture by Tawanda Mudimu)

On Friday President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited ailing opposition leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai and the visit has elicited all manner of response.

We commend President Mnangagwa for his magnanimity and showing not only his softer side, but also political maturity in reaching out to Mr Tsvangirai who is not in the best of health, as shown in pictures that we carried in our paper and those that circulated on social media.

We cannot speak authoritatively for President Mnangagwa, but we can vouch that the visit was made in the spirit of ubuntu and indeed Christian values which encourage us to visit the sick, those in prison and in general those who are in unfortunate circumstances.

People are bound to make inferences, with the cynical saying President Mnangagwa wanted to make a spectacle of Mr Tsvangirais poor condition, towing cameras to show the latter weak and poorly.

It is worth recalling that less than two months ago the same President Mnangagwa invited Mr Tsvangirai and other opposition figures to his inauguration.

That was on November 24 when people from all walks of life thronged the giant National Sports Stadium to witness the historic transition from former President Mugabe.

President Mnangagwa is only building on that. He is showing that politics can be humane. He is showing that politics can be inclusive and that political opponents are not enemies that must be crushed and not be pitied or cared for.

President Mnangagwa is showing magnanimity which is so critical in Zimbabwean, and indeed African politics.

This is refreshing.

Mr Tsvangirai has been Zanu-PFs nemesis for close to two decades, but that doesnt mean that he is an enemy, as President Mnangagwa is showing.

He is entitled not only to benevolence and care, but also hi...


Getting the education you pay for or not. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Major Waste Way back in the tyranny of Bush the Minor, I read a funny article in one of the news magazines, while waiting for a haircut. This was in the early days of his administration when the accounting scandals hit and the tech bubble burst tanked the economy. The liberal media was sure it []


How ancient pastoral communities across Africa are facing the new challenges to their way of life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How ancient pastoral communities across Africa are facing the new challenges to their way of life

brendan 11th January 2018
Teaser Media


israels war on Palestines food supplies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinian fishermen, sieze boats off northern Gaza coast Maan January 9, 2018 (File) GAZA CITY (Maan) Israeli naval forces detained five Palestinian fishermen on Tuesday and confiscated two fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency. Wafa reported []


Population Control Alert: Ibuprofen Is A Tool Of Agenda 21 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A study published Monday detailed the effects of the drug Ibuprofen on male fertility. The drug was shown to cause a hormonal condition in young men that is linked to infertility. Read More


10 Best Wi-Fi Hacking Tools Of 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Top 10 Wi-Fi Hacking Tools (2018 Edition)

Internet is now a basic requirement of our daily life be it office or home. As a result, the Wi-Fi router and data connection have become a fundamental amenity for every user.

People also use wireless in their home network to connect all devices. However, using Wi-Fi could make your network visible to the neighborhood who may want to use it for free. Similarly, big organizations that use Wi-Fi may want to keep a check on how the network is being utilized by its employees.

Although the wireless networks are secured with a password key, there are many hacking tools available that allows one to crack the password of any Wi-Fi protected with WAP, WAP2, and WPS.

In this article, we provide a list of top 10 Wi-Fi hacking tools that can crack the networks to get access. These tools can also be used to recover lost password of your own Wi-Fi.

  1. Aircrack-ng

Aircrack-ng is one of the most popular wireless passwords cracking tools, which can help you crack passwords by cracking WEP Keys of Wi-Fi 802.11b network. Aircrack uses the best algorithms to recover wireless passwords by capturing packets. Once enough packets have been gathered, it tries to recover the password. To make the attack faster, it implements a standard FMS attack with some optimizations. The company behind the tool also offers an online tutorial where you can learn how to install and use this tool to crack wireless passwords. It comes as Linux distribution, Live CD and VMware image options. You can use any of these. It supports most of the wireless adapters and is almost guaranteed to work.

If you are using a Linux distribution, the only drawback of the tool is that it requires deeper knowledge of Linux. If you are not comfortable with Linux, you will find it hard to use this tool. In this case, try Live CD or VMWare image. VMWare Image needs less knowledge, but it only works with a limited set of host OS, and only USB devices are supported. Before you start using this tool, confirm that the wireless card can inject packets. Then start WEP cracking. Read the online tutorial on the website to know more about the tool. If you will follow steps properly, you will end up getting success with this tool.

  1. WiFi WPS WPA Tester

WPA WPS Tester is one of the most popular Wi-Fi password hacker tools known for breaking the security, and works on both rooted and Android devices. This app tests the connection to Access Points with WPS PIN and needs Android 4.0 and up for running...


Israeli Army Shoots A Child In The Head During Training "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Army Shoots A Child In The Head During Training IMEMC News January 10, 2018     10 Jan 10:24 PM               Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, a Palestinian child with a live round in the head, during military training near Tubas, in northeastern West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry []


We Are Seeing Major Market Moves To Start 2018, But Look At This "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We Are Seeing Major Market Moves To Start 2018, But Look At This from King World News We are seeing major market moves as we start 2018, but look at thisPlus a short note from a legend in the business....

The post We Are Seeing Major Market Moves To Start 2018, But Look At This appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Danger Lurks from Washington Torpedoing Korea Talks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

North and South Korea are willing to open mutual dialogue for the purpose of finding peaceful settlement on their common homeland. Both sides need to be given the freedom and space to build trust in order to resolve the peace.


Three quips about Tim Farron and gay sex thatll make you laugh or your money back "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tim Farron remember him? He was the leader of the Lib Dems for a bit after the famous one left. You know, a bit like when Johnny Hates Jazz got a new singer who wasnt Johnny.

Hes most famous for some trouble in the last elections where he struggled with questions about his opinions on gay sex being a sin what with his Christianity and all.

Well hes back in the press, making sure you know that this is the one issue hell be remembered for, by doing an interview where he makes it clear he 100% does think gay sex is a sin.

And this has set the wags off so heres the three best jokes we read them all really this is the best three




Although to give the final word to Tim, we did like this little exchange



Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ED Calls Varsities, Polytechs to Action . . . Provide Skills Relevant to Zimbabwes Economic Needs
January 10, 2018

President Mnangagwa flanked by Vice Presidents General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) (extreme left) and Kembo Mohadi, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira (immediate left) and University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura (right) at a meeting with vice chancellors and principals of all tertiary institutions in Harare yesterday. (Picture by Tawanda Mudimu)

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mnangagwa has appealed to institutions of higher and tertiary learning to provide education and skills that are relevant to the countrys immediate economic developmental challenges while also coming up with technologies that benefit present and future generations.He said the institutions should recognise the agricultural sector and agro-based value chain industries as an integral part of the economy. President Mnangagwa, who is Chancellor of all State universities, said this while addressing Vice Chancellors, lecturers, academics and captains of industry during a meeting he convened to interface with heads of higher and tertiary institutions in Harare yesterday.

Institutions of higher learning should not be satisfied with a very high literacy rate or about many graduates who have passed through their gates. They should instead harness their collective skills and intellectual capacity within their respective institutions to develop our beloved country. Education should be productive, it should be responsive and relevant to the societys needs for present and future generations, said President Mnangagwa.

He said the pursuit for industrialisation and economic growth in Zimbabwe demanded tertiary institutions to think creatively about the manufacturing sector, value addition and beneficiation, import substitution, export promotion and development of small to medium enterprises.

Institutions of higher learning should also recognise the agricultural sector and agro-based v...


The French Plan to recognize Rojava, by Thierry Meyssan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The discussion in France on where the French jihadists captured in Syria would be judged, is a clear example of a false debate. It is animated by a television presenter and journalist that hide their links to their listeners. The issue of where jihadists of French nationality will be tried is in fact intended to lay the groundwork for getting rid of those that can testify to France's military role against Syria. Hoping that its allies accept it, France is preparing to recognize a pseudo State, under the name Rojava, following the model used in Kosovo.


Facebook Acts as State Censor, Deleting Accounts at the Request of the US and Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Social media critics of Israels occupation of Palestine have intimate familiarity with the swift hand of Facebook censorship, facing temporary or permanent account bans, post deletions, and newsfeed suppression more consistently and thoroughly than those focusing on nearly any other issue. Read More


Indian Flight Attendant Arrested For Smuggling $500,000 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Devshi Kulshreshtha concealed the cash in foil wrappers (Newsflare)

LAGOS JANUARY 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A flight attendant in India has been arrested after she allegedly tried to smuggle almost $500,000 out of the country.
$100 bills were found stacked in wads when authorities searched the baggage of 25-year-old Devshi Kulshreshtha, who had concealed the cash below cosmetics and shoes.
Video footage released by authorities shows the wads being removed from their foil wrappers which Kulshreshtha had used in a bid to evade the x-ray scanner.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials arrested the air hostess after officials intercepted a Jet Airways flight that was due to leave Delhi for Hong Kong at 2am on Monday.
She was arrested and appeared in court yesterday, with DRI officials confirming that a staggering $480,200 was found in her possession.
It is believed that Kulshreshtha was working with a man from New Delhi called Amit Malhotra, who ran an extensive money smuggling network.
He would collect money from bullion dealers in Delhi and sent it abroad through Kulshreshtha, before it was returned to India in the form of gold.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Step Up Election Preps: President
January 11, 2018
Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mnangagwa has urged Zanu-PF members to step up preparations for harmonised elections later this year to ensure a clear victory for the revolutionary party. The President, who is also Zanu-PF First Secretary, said this during yesterdays 315th Ordinary Session of the Politburo.

His Excellency informed the Politburo that the first half of 2018 has a congested programme mainly due to the harmonised elections to be held in the next few months. He requested each member to be on their toes and play their part in this exercise (preparing for elections), Zanu-PF secretary for Information and Publicity Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said yesterday.

Secretary for the Commissariat Lieutenant-General Engelbert Rugeje (Retired), presented his maiden report to the Politburo, saying the party was on a renewal exercise.

He reported that the party was on a rejuvenation drive following the new dispensation. The party welcomes all its members and is recruiting from outside, said Ambassador Moyo, who is also the Minister of Energy and Power Development.

In this regard, the party follows the dictates of His Excellency, the First Secretary and President E.D Mnangagwa, that let bygones be bygones; there should be no retribution of any kind in the party. The focus should be on voter registration and aiming to win the harmonised elections resoundingly. There should be no more hate speech and factionalism within the party, Cde Moyo said.

He added that Lt-Gen Rugeje (Rtd) also briefed the Politburo on the ongoing restructuring at cell and branch levels, including plans to amend the party constitution to re-introduce district coordinating committees.

Lt-Gen Rugeje (Rtd) told the Politburo that dates for primary elections would be announced in due course. Meanwhile, it was revealed that the Zanu-PF Extraordinary Congress in December last year, was attended by at least 10 765 delegates, invited guests and support staff.

The Extraordinary Congress endorsed President Mnangagwa as the partys Presidential candidate...


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Reflections in a Golden Globe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have the feeling that Hollywood awards shows enjoy a robust secret life of viewership among radicals and assorted cultural snobsits like that impulsive, furtive dash to McDonalds in the dead of night, driving you almost without will or consciousness to line up for that Big Mac and fries, wracked with at least one evenings worth of self-loathing in the aftermath of this crime against your and the planets well-being. With the Oscars and Golden Globes, its only two nights of malicious ogling and masochistic stupefaction per year, so you say, what the hell, and jump in, knowing that these are six or seven hours of your life irretrievably lost to eternity.

Seldom, however, has an awards show served up such a sumptuous feast of elite self-aggrandizement as this years edition of the Golden Globe awards, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equally predatory and all women equally victimized, and that the big-corporate morass of TV/movie commercial product is worthy of three hours of momentous self-congratulation and verklempt thanking of agents, spouses, children, parents, and beneficent heads of giant studios. Swathing themselves in obscenely expensive designer black is as close to an insurrectionary gesture as the rich, beautiful, and erratically talented entertainment elites will ever allow themselvesother than chanting Im with her while stumping for the corrupt war criminal of their choice who at least has the good taste to seem merely callously robotic rather than overtly boorish.

This past Sunday night we were put on notice that these glamour leaders will absolutely, positively, never ever tolerate so much as one additional wayward flirtatious word, glance, or deed from any male toward any female but will nevertheless celebrate the serving up of the planet on a gold-trimmed platter to the rapacious billionaire class that finances their lush life (Jeff Bezosthe worlds richest man, Big Brother of all things retail, and movie and TV producerwas there to shame the mere small-time billionaires and hundred-millionaires into mincing obeisance and humility). Hence this years edition of the Golden Globe awards: where making crappy commercial movies and hypocritical moralizing by super-rich narcissists attain the same gravitas as discovering a cure for cancer.

But the florid self-importance did not end there: this years ceremony marked the maiden public voyage of the Oprah for President bandwagon. Just when you thought that American politics could not possibly degenerate any further into PR imagery, personality cultism, and identity- politics symbolism in order to divert attention from the real crises facing the human race, these elite desperadoes will see you and raise you. With the advent of Oprah, the political science of emptiness plumbs new depths of style o...


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I have acquired a few 330 gallon IBC totes. I am breaking in a new garden plot, line of young fruit trees, and livestock pen that I want to provide water to. My closest hose bib is across a fairly busy dirt road and I neither want to expose the hose to road traffic nor drag 150 of hose back and forth daily.

None of these distances are over 50 from where I want to put my tiny water tower. How high do you recommend I place it? I know someone here has been through a similar challenge....

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SC Seeks Centres Response on PIL Alleging Mandatory Prayers in Kendriya Vidyalayas Promote Hinduism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The apex court found the petition raises a crucial issue of whether a secular state is compelling students from diverse faiths and beliefs to recite prayers based on Hindu religion under the threat of punishment.

Morning prayer at Kendriya Vidyalaya BEML Nagar. Credit:

Morning prayers at Kendriya Vidyalaya BEML Nagar. Credit:

New Delhi: Under a revised education code, over a 1,000 Centre-run Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country, the students irrespective of their faith are being compelled to fold their arms, close their eyes and recite Sanskrit and Hindi verses during morning assemblies or face public humiliation in front of the entire school. A public interest litigation (PIL) has challenged the constitutional validity of this practice being followed and questioned if these institutions could promote a particular religion. It has sought that the mandatory prayers be discontinued since the Kendriya Vidyalayas are run by the government.

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices Rohinton F. Nariman and Navin Sinha agreed to examine the issue on Wednesday (January 10) and sent a notice to the central government to respond to the PIL which,...


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Zimbabwe First Lady Warns Against Abuse of Childrens Funds
January 11, 2018
Photo: First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa

Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Correspondent
Zimbabwe Herald

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has warned administrators of childrens homes against abusing funds meant for vulnerable and disabled children. Addressing underprivileged children at Mkoba Teachers College in Gweru yesterday, the First Lady said there was rampant abuse of funds allocated to childrens homes and other care giving institutions.

Childrens homes and other institutions that have resembled family set-ups are run by churches and sometimes do not have adequate resources. Childrens homes are expected to run with high standards and excellent facilities. It is a concern that some childrens homes are operating without being registered, while some abuse funds that are meant to benefit the children, she said. The First Lady said she had learnt a lot from her visits to hospitals, prisons and childrens homes since the festive season.

In my visits around the country, I am learning a lot. I have visited hospitals, prisons and newly-born babies and it has been a journey of discoveries. This festive season I decided to spend time with you (underprivileged children) to share with you what I can, she said.

She applauded Government for exempting children and the elderly from paying medical bills at State institutions. She said this would go a long way in increasing accessibility of health services by children and the elderly.

The First Lady said Government should intensify women capacity building and empowerment programmes to reduce cases of baby dumping, abortions and general abuse of children by parents and guardians.

The issue of abandoned children and also underprivileged children is something Im deeply concerned about. Our children, for various reasons, end up without homes. For instance, HIV and other natural causes have shattered family set-ups. I am deeply disheartened by parents who choose to abuse their own children and those that abandon them.

There is need to capacitate women so that they desist from either baby abandonment or abortion, she said. The First....


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Someone has redesigned the DVD covers of some romantic movies to make them like 50 Shades but one of them really doesnt fit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hahaha they rebranded a bunch of classic romantic movies in the house style of Fifty Shades of Grey for this sale display and for some reason this is one of the movies writes @Sleezsisters over on Twitter.

OK heres the romantic movies

And heres Smokey & The Bandit!?

Did you know that Smokey and the Bandit started out as Deliverance fan fiction? writes @Heyhietpas.

There does appear to be a trend of DVD covers designed by people whove never seen the movie.

Really. This looks like poor old Barbara has got 6 months to live and shes being very brave about it.

Source: Twitter/@sleezsisters

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