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  • Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster' news

    When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3x5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:01:23 -0400
  • White House: If NFL protests are about police brutality, players 'should protest the officers on the field' news

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Monday that if NFL players who kneel during the national anthem at games are doing so because of police brutality, they should protest the officers instead of the song.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:33:14 -0400
  • Trump's Poll Numbers Inch Upwards, But Only With Base news

    According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, one group of voters may be at the core of Trump’s bump: men without a college degree.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:31:52 -0400
  • Model 'scalped and drained of blood' in murder unprecedented 'outside wartime', reveals LA autopsy news

    An autopsy report has revealed how a model was scalped and drained of blood, in a murder branded unprecedented “outside of wartime”. Comic book writer Blake Leibel, 35, is charged with the murder of the mother of his child, Ukrainian-born Iana Kasian, 30. The murder took place in May last year and Mr Leibel, the heir to a plastics and property fortune, could be given the death sentence if found guilty, due to the severity of the crime.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:32:00 -0400
  • Fearing eruption of volcano, thousands begin evacuations in Bali

    Indonesian authorities raised the alert status for Mount Agung to the highest level on Friday, and people have scattered to all corners of the island.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:29:57 -0400
  • Here's How Senate Republicans Have Voted On Dreamers And Immigrants news

    WASHINGTON ― Members of Congress will soon need to decide whether they want to grant some sort of relief to the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants President Donald Trump put at risk of deportation and losing their jobs.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:45:01 -0400
  • 'World's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital news

    An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman died Monday of heart and kidney failure at an Abu Dhabi hospital, following months of treatment to help her lose weight and one day walk again. A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for the bedridden Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 37, since her arrival at Burjeel Hospital in May. El Aty first sought treatment in India, travelling from the port city of Alexandria to Mumbai aboard a specially modified Airbus in early February.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:11:43 -0400
  • Parishioner shot dead and six others injured after masked gunman opens fire at Nashville church news

    A masked gunman killed an elderly woman and injured six other parishioners during a shooting at a church near Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday morning. Among the wounded was the pastor of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ who was shot in the chest, according to his son. There was no further information on the extent of the injuries suffered. Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said at a press conference: "A gunman wearing a neoprene mask arrived in the parking lot and one woman who was walking to her vehicle was immediately fatally wounded by the gunman." Emanuel Kidega Samson is accused of being the gunman Credit: EPA Mr Aaron said the gunman,  identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, of Murfreesboro, then entered the church  and began firing multiple rounds.    "At this juncture, six persons, six innocent persons were wounded by gunfire. They have been taken to area hospitals." An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself accidentally in the struggle, authorities said. He was  currently under police guard at a nearby hospital. The scene where people were injured at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville Credit: Jamie Gilliam/Reuters Witness Minerva Rosa said the usher, identified by police as 22-year-old Robert Engle, was "a hero." "He's amazing," said Rosa, a member of the church for eight years. "Without him, I think it could be worse." The suspect said nothing as he shot churchgoers. As the gunman made his way down the aisle, Rosa said, the pastor started shouting, "'Run! Run! Gunshots!'" Aaron called Engle "an extraordinarily brave individual." In June 2015, white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine parishioners at a prayer meeting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He was sentenced to death in January.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:59:41 -0400
  • Lucy Hale Perfectly Shut Down A Troll Who Called Her 'Anorexic' news

    Attention all trolls: Lucy Hale is not here for your BS.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:31:43 -0400
  • Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico news

    GUAJATACA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:25:22 -0400
  • Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports Figures news

    Saturday morning, President Donald Trump attempted to rescind a White House invitation he apparently had never extended, when he tweeted that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was no longer welcome to make the customary visit to celebrate the team’s NBA championship.

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:03:01 -0400
  • SitRep: Kurds Vote, as Turks and Iranians Prepare For War news

    New travel ban, Russians bomb U.S. allies in Syria

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:46:38 -0400
  • Saudi Women Allowed into Sports Stadium for First Time news

    For the 87th anniversary of its founding the Islamic kingdom lifted strict rules banning women mixing with men at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:01:21 -0400
  • Prison riot in central California leaves one inmate dead, eight others wounded

    Prison guards fired rubber bullets and pepper spray to quell a riot on Sunday involving more than 160 inmates at a central California penitentiary in which one prisoner was stabbed to death and eight others wounded, state corrections officials said. No staff members were injured in the disturbance, which erupted shortly before 11 a.m. at the California Men's Colony near San Luis Obispo, and took less than 10 minutes to bring under control, said Lieutenant Monica Ayon, the prison spokeswoman.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:15:47 -0400
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Flounders At Desperate 'Free Speech' Rally On UC Berkeley Campus news

    ― Milo Yiannopoulos didn’t get his “Free Speech Week.”

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:09:48 -0400
  • Thousands greet Qatar's emir on return home news

    Thousands of Qataris lined the streets of central Doha Sunday to welcome back the emir as he returned from his first trip abroad during the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani travelled to Turkey, France, Germany and the US -- where he addressed the UN General Assembly -- his first overseas engagement since Qatar was isolated politically by neighbouring states. The emir was greeted by crowds numbering in their thousands as his car, part of a large convoy, wound its way slowly through the capital, said an AFP correspondent on the spot.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:37:00 -0400
  • One Killed, Several Wounded in Church Shooting in Tennessee news

    The shooter was also reportedly shot and taken into custody.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:26:00 -0400
  • At Least 1 Person Was Killed in Tennessee Church Shooting. Here’s What We Know news

    At least one woman was killed and seven people were injured Sunday when a masked gunman opened fire outside a Tennessee church, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:22:23 -0400
  • Woman Goes On Rant Over Veteran's Service Dog In Restaurant news

    It’s probably a good thing service animals are trained to prepare for every situation, because one woman put one dog to the test.

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:03:19 -0400
  • LeBron James Explains Why Trump's Attack On The NFL Is Personal news

    It seems as if LeBron James has finally had enough of President Donald Trump.

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:09:55 -0400
  • UN human rights office: Russia violating int'l law in Crimea

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said in a report Monday that Russia is violating international law in Crimea, including by imposing Russian citizenship on its people and deliberately transferring hundreds of prisoners and detainees to prisons in Russia.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:24:30 -0400
  • Melania Trump dazzles in Dior suit for meeting with Prince Harry news

    Prince Harry and Melania Trump finally met ahead of the opening ceremony for this year's Invictus Games on Saturday.

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:44:00 -0400
  • FDA declines to approve J&J arthritis drug sirukumab

    By Toni Clarke (Reuters) - (The Sept. 22 story has been corrected to remove the reference to Humira being a Jak-inhibitor in the final paragraph. Humira is a TNF-inhibitor.) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Johnson & Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab, saying additional clinical data is needed to further evaluate its safety, the company said on Friday. The FDA's decision is in keeping with an advisory panel's recommendation in August that the FDA reject the drug.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:38:18 -0400
  • German election 2017 polls and odds tracker: Will Angela Merkel remain as Chancellor? news

    The German election takes place this Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel heavy favourite to defend her position against Martin Schulz for a fourth term in power. Polls currently show that Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party - with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU) - will be the largest party after the Bundestag election on 24 September, but they will fall short of a majority. This is common in Germany, and so the resulting parliament is in part determined by how the smaller parties perform, and which coalition possibilities will be born. German election poll tracker How does the German voting system work? Each person casts two votes in the Bundestag election, to allocate a total of 598 seats. Half of these are to elect a local MP by constituency, in a first-past-the-post fashion. The remaining 299 votes are elected via party lists, allocated near-proportionately to the party vote share in each of Germany’s 16 federal states. To be included in this seat allocation process, a party must achieve five per cent of the national vote.  2013 German Federal Election Results Map This second round of seat allocation also means that the total number of MPs can be higher, with politicians elected in "overhang seats" in order to balance the state- and constituency-level votes. The most recent parliament had 32 overhang seats, taking the total up to 631 MPs. This allows voters to represent their interests locally through their chosen representative, as well as nationally in the party they feel will be strongest in the Bundestag. In the end, the seat share for each party ends up very similar to their vote share - unlike the system used in the UK's parliamentary elections. Graphic: The German electoral system So who will win the German election and when will we know the results? Merkel's CDU is looking most likely to win the most seats in the Bundestag - for the fourth election in a row.  The SPD, led by former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, is in second place in the polls - securing around a quarter of the vote. The AfD - the far-right Alternative for Germany party - had enjoyed a slight rise in the polls in 2016 but have since collapsed into in-fighting and unpopularity. German election projected seat share In reality, the CDU will have to seek a coalition agreement with the SPD or one of the other minor parties to form a government.  We should know who has won the election by 6pm BST this Sunday, when voting ends and the exit poll is released, although it won't be several more weeks until a coalition government is officially agreed. The return of the far-right A late surge in support has propelled the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party into third place in the opinion polls with just days to go before the ballot. Last time around the party, fighting in it's first federal election, failed to win a constituency outright and fell just short of the five per cent required in order to secure MPs via the secondary proportional representation stage of the election. The rise of the AfD This time however they seem guaranteed to win representation in the Bundestag with the latest polling average putting them at slightly over 10 per cent. YouGov's Multilevel Regression with Poststratification model puts them on 12 per cent. Were the AfD to secure a third place finish they could find themselves becoming the main opposition party in Germany if Merkel's CDU/CSU party decide to extend their Grand Coalition with the SPD. AfD support mapped Potential coalitions The centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) has been in coalition with centre-right CDU in this current government, as well as in Merkel's first term. These two parties are Germany’s biggest, leading to a union dubbed the "Grand Coalition". The polls are currently suggesting that Germans are content with their current government, which means a Grand Coalition could happen for a third time in just four elections. Another option is a Black-Yellow coalition, consisting of Merkel's CDU party propped up by the smaller Free Democratic Party (FDP). This would take Merkel over the target needed for a majority, and was the option the party opted for in 2009-2013.  The only situation that poses a risk to Merkel’s leadership is a left-wing "Red-Red-Green" coalition, led by the SPD's Martin Schulz. For this, he would have to gather enough seats together alongside the Linke (Left) and Grüne (Greens) parties. German election coalition scenarios What do the parties stand for? The main parties standing in the election are as follows: Christian Democrats (CDU): The leading party in Germany, headed by Angela Merkel. The centre-right group - made up of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) - they have employment, tax cuts and ongoing public investment at the forefront of their manifesto. Social Democrats (SPD): Led by Martin Schulz, the centre-left are vying to make another Grand Coalition to remain in government. The party polled well following the election of their new leader, but then suffered once again in regional polls. The SPD is a traditionally working class party, pledging investment in education and infrastructure, funded by higher taxes for the rich. Left (Linke): Led by Sahra Wagenknecht and loosely descended from the East German communists. This small party, often used as a protest vote, is campaigning for a rise in national minimum wage, a rejection of military missions abroad and the dissolution of NATO. Green (Grüne): Led by co-chairs Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Cem Özdemir, this party could be the coalition kingmakers. They rely on educated, urban citizens, focusing on the environment, taxes and social policies. Free Democratic Party (FDP): Led by Christian Lindner, the party was Merkel's junior coalition party in her second term. It failed to reach five per cent of the vote to allow another coalition in 2013. The party campaigns for tax cuts and to remain in financial markets - particularly within the EU. Alternative for Germany (AfD): A right-wing populist party lead by Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland. The party's hardline anti-EU, anti-immigration views have attracted voters from almost all of the other parties, especially among lower income households. Graphic: Germany’s political spectrum What are the betting odds for the German Bundestag election? Political pollsters have taken a beating recently after failing to predict a British Hung Parliament in 2017, a Leave vote last summer and a Donald Trump victory in November. For those who have lost faith in polling, there is another way of predicting electoral outcomes: ask people who are prepared to put their money where their mouth is. Many now believe that political betting markets can better predict elections, relying on the wisdom of a crowd of punters to sort and weigh all the probabilities. Coral's latest odds for the election have Mrs Merkel as most likely to continue as Chancellor after the election. The latest odds for the party to emerge with the most seats are: CDU/ CSU - 1/100 SPD - 16/1 AfD - 100/1 Die Linke - 100/1 Greens - 100/1 FDP - 100/1   Our poll tracker takes in national polls from a range of German pollsters: INSA, Infratest Dimap, Emnid, Forsa, Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Allensbach and IPSOS. Their individual polls, while of different sample sizes, use nationally representative samples. Our seat share projection is based on the average of the last eight polls, excluding any parties that are polling at under five per cent, as the German proportional top-up system does.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:38:11 -0400
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Apart The Science Of Iconic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Scenes news

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has some good news and bad news for the creative team behind “Game of Thrones.”

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:06:36 -0400
  • Chinese graft suspect returns from U.S. to surrender

    A Chinese corruption suspect who was on the country's list of 100 most wanted overseas fugitives has returned to China from the United States after giving himself up, the anti-graft watchdog said on Monday. Xu Xuewei, who ran a technology company in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, fled to the United States in late 2012 after being suspected of contract fraud, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Xu returned to China to give himself up "under the influence of policy and legal deterrence", the commission said, without elaborating.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:40:06 -0400
  • The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash news

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local):

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:27:28 -0400
  • Sphinx, Baboon and Cat Statues Found in Ancient Egyptian Burial news

    After years of being washed, perfumed and fed in ancient Egypt, the statue of a revered Egyptian deity was given a proper burial with other "dead" statues more than 2,000 years ago, a new study finds. Ancient Egyptians buried the statue of the deity Ptah — the god of craftsmen and sculptors — with other revered statues, including those of a sphinx, baboon, cat, Osiris and Mut, in a pit next to Ptah's temple. The statue of Ptah had likely sat in the temple for years, but it and the other sacred objects were respectfully buried after they accumulated damage and were declared useless by the ancient Egyptians, the researchers said.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:38:00 -0400
  • Singer Jessie James Decker Voices Support For National Anthem Amid Protests news

    Country singer Jessie James Decker spoke out in support of the national anthem amid NFL protests over President Donald Trump’s comments attacking players who choose to kneel during the patriotic song.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:58:24 -0400
  • President Vs. Players: Trump's Comments 'Uniting' NFL Owners, Athletes news

    Rich Lowry, Stephen Henderson, Stephanie Cutter and Eliana Johnson are joined on the MTP Panel along with Mike Tirico from NBC Sports to discuss NFL protests during the National Anthem.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:25:37 -0400
  • A Ranking of the Richest Women of the Kardashian-Jenner Clan news

    "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is 10 this year. Here's how much the show has made for the women in the Kardashian-Jenner clan over the years.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:33:22 -0400
  • Twitter Points Out Everything That's Wrong With Mason Jar Salads news

    The Mason jar has many different roles in the kitchen, and holding salads is one of the newer ones.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:44:39 -0400
  • The Milky Way shines down on Mount Fuji

    This is the mesmerizing image of a colorful Milky Way shining down on Mount Fuji. Steve Lance Lee, 37, captured the sky above the iconic mountain whilst on his honeymoon in Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan. Mount Fuji is illuminated underneath the galaxy of stars, creating an impressive landscape. (Caters News)

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:32:32 -0400
  • Kabul suicide attack on NATO convoy wounds three civilians news

    A suicide car bomber targeting a NATO convoy wounded three Afghan civilians in Kabul on Sunday morning without causing casualties to Danish troops on board, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing in the west of the Afghan capital. "Around 11:02am, a suicide car bomber detonated himself, targeted a convoy of foreign forces near Afshar neighbourhood of Kabul city," Najib Danish, interior ministry spokesman, told AFP.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:58:40 -0400
  • Germany's Syrian refugees celebrate Merkel win but fear rise of far-right

    By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Syrian refugees rejoiced on Sunday at the news that Angela Merkel had secured a fourth term as German chancellor, but said they were alarmed by the rise of the far-right AfD party, which they feared could push her to tighten asylum rules. "We prayed that Merkel would win," said Fatima al-Haidar, a mother of two from Damascus. The conservatives bled support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), which entered parliament for the first time as the third-biggest party, cashing in on anger at Merkel's decision to welcome more than 1.3 million refugees.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:19:36 -0400
  • Florida Man Killed By Gunman While Trying To Stop Verbal Assault news

    The suspect, described as a "black man with a thin build, possibly in his 30s" still remains at large.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:34:58 -0400
  • 1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key West news

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Royal Caribbean International's Empress of the Seas docked in Key West on Sunday - the first cruise ship to visit since Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys earlier this month.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:29:55 -0400
  • N. Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban news

    President Donald Trump issued a new open-ended travel ban Sunday that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities. "We are taking action today to protect the safety and security of the American people by establishing a minimum security baseline for entry into the United States," Trump said in a statement.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:37:41 -0400
  • Mexico shaken by another earthquake news

    Mexico was hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, while still recovering from the 2 previous earthquakes which killed 384 people this month.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:17:16 -0400
  • Miami Dolphins' Michael Thomas Fights Tears While Discussing Trump's Insults news

    Dolphins safety Michael Thomas started breaking up when talking about Trump calling him "a son of a b!tch."

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:28:02 -0400
  • Here Are Some Ways People Disrespect The Flag Daily Based On Flag Code news

    President Donald Trump accused athletes on Friday of disrespecting the American flag by silently protesting, but taking a knee isn’t covered in the U.S. Flag Code’s respect section.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:56:28 -0400
  • Eurofighter pilot attempting loop-the-loop in front of his parents and girlfriend dies after crashing into sea news

    This is the terrible moment that a fighter pilot lost his life after crashing his Eurofighter into the sea during an air show off the coast of Italy. Capt Gabriele Orlandi, 36, was attempting to perform a loop-the-loop in his 85million euro Eurofighter Typhoon when he apparently misjudged the manoeuvre and smashed into the water, a few hundred yards from the coast. The Italian air force pilot was performing the stunt in front of a large crowd that included his girlfriend and his parents at the air show in Terracina, south of Rome. The Eurofighter was executing a spectacular loop-the-loop when it crashed into the sea Credit: NurPhoto His girlfriend had to be taken to hospital and treated for severe shock. Capt Orlandi died on impact and his body was recovered by navy divers. He had more than a decade’s experience as a pilot and had trained in the United States with American Top Gun flyers. The pilot died on impact Credit: NurPhoto The air show was immediately suspended after the accident and  two investigations were opened, one by the air force and another by civilian magistrates in the nearby town of Latina. “A day of joy turned into a day of great sadness,” said General Enzo Vecciarelli, a senior air force commander. “Our deepest condolences go to the relatives of Capt Orlandi.”

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:02:49 -0400
  • US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria news

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria say Russia bombed their positions on Monday in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:39:46 -0400
  • China to build many gigafactories' worth of electric-car battery plants news

    While the United States federal government threatens to backslide on renewable energy, California and China continue to move at an aggressive pace to lead the world in zero-emission vehicles. As the global market for electric and plug-in car grows, battery production will need to increase dramatically to match demand. It's expected that electric-vehicle batteries will become a $240 billion industry, and China has already begun to cement itself as a leader in battery production.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:30:00 -0400
  • Police Officer Joins In on Cheer During High School Football Game in Viral Video news

    He said the students didn't know about his plans.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:32:00 -0400
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    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:21:19 -0400
  • Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test news

    President Donald Trump gave a stark warning Saturday that cast growing uncertainty over whether a nuclear deal clinched with Iran would survive after the Islamic republic tested a new medium-range missile. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday. "Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!" Trump tweeted.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:40:19 -0400
  • Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy news

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:16:00 -0400
  • Seattle Seahawks Absent At National Anthem To Protest 'Injustice' Against People Of Color news

    As a protest of the “injustice that has plagued people of color in this country,” the Seattle Seahawks chose not to come on the field for the singing of the national anthem at their Sunday NFL game in Tennessee.

    Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:31:29 -0400
  • How high is air pollution in your city and how does it compare to the most polluted cities in the world? news

    Pollution is a greater global threat than Ebola and HIV, according to warnings by the World Health Organisation.  According to its recent report, one in four deaths among children aged under five are now due to environmental hazards such as air pollution and contaminated water. Previously this year, air pollution levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for a brief period - with the UK capital's pollutants frequently breaking UK limits.  Now, the UK Government plans to tackle such dangers by banning diesel and petrol cars by 2040. But how bad is air pollution in other areas of the UK? Search for your postcode to see how bad air pollution is in your area How high is air pollution in your area? How does the UK compare to the world? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), London is just a mid-table city when it comes to the international league table of polluted places. London only ranked 1,389th out of the nearly  3,000 cities and towns around the world monitored in the WHO's database of annual air pollution readings. Which cities have the worst air pollution levels? WHO guidelines state that cities should aim to have an annual average of no more than 10 micrograms of PM2.5 (very fine particulate matter) for every cubic metre of air. London had an annual PM2.5 average of 15 μg/m3 in 2013, far lower than Beijing's average of 85.2 μg/m3. These particles are very small in diameter and are classed as carcinogenic by leading health organisations. Thousands of deaths a year are attributable to air pollution in the UK. London pollution - what causes it and how can you stay safe? 01:33 Which cities have the highest air pollution levels worldwide? According to the WHO, the most polluted city in the world is Zabol in Iran. Zabol's PM2.5 measurements were found to average a massive 217 μg/m3 for the latest available year - more than 20 times higher than the recommended level. The next two entries on the list are both located in India (Gwalior and Allahabad) while the first non-Asian city on the list is Bamenda in Cameroon which came in eighth place.  Tetovo in Macedonia was the most polluted European city in the database, followed by Tuzla in  Bosnia and Herzegovina. The most polluted city in the UK isn't actually London. Glasgow topped that list, followed by Scunthorpe and Leeds with London in sixth place. However, given that these rankings are based on figures taken in 2013, the situation may have changed since. London may also experience greater peaks in air pollution but these figures are all annual averages. Table - The 100 most air polluted cities in the world Asian cities tend to be more polluted The WHO's database is by no means a comprehensive list of every city in the world - many places will simply not be able to provide air pollution figures of sufficient quality to be included. However, from the figures available, Asian cities were the likeliest to exceed the 10 μg/m3 guideline for PM2.5. Just four of the 632 Asian locations included in the data were found to be below this level, meaning that the equivalent of 99.4 per cent of Asian cities exceeded it. African cities were the next most likely to annually exceed their recommended levels of air pollution while towns and cities in Oceania were the least likely.

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:48:59 -0400
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