Thursday, October 28

Hundreds of people protest Myanmar coup with ‘Hunger Games poster’ as resistance spreads

In the largest demonstrations since the inauguration, protesters at two Yangon universities threw a three-finger salute, a sign of resistance borrowed from The Hunger Games films, which they adopted from anti-government protesters in neighboring Thailand.They chanted "Long live Mother Suu", a reference to the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained, and "We don't want a military dictatorship."Teachers from Yangon University of Education hold up posters reading Myanmar Teachers civil disobedience on Friday February 5, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP)Protesters at two Yangon universities gave a three-finger salute, a sign of resistance taken from the "Hunger Games" movies. (AP)"We will never be with them," Professor Dr. Nwe Thazin said of the military at a protest at Yangon ...

UK to begin hotel quarantine this month amid criticism of delay

Everyone who comes to UK from countries identified as coronavirus Hotspots will have to spend 10 days in hotel quarantine starting February 15 in a bid to prevent new variants of the virus from reaching the country, the government said on Friday.But authorities face criticism over delays in implementing the policy, which was first announced in late January.A British Airways plane takes off behind the Sofitel hotel at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 in West London on February 5, 2021. Britain confirmed on Thursday that it will introduce its new mandatory hotel quarantine rules for travelers who return from dozens of countries deemed "high risk" for Covid-19 variants later this month. (AFP via Getty Images)Under the plan British citizens and residents Returning from high-risk ...

Russian doctor who treated Navalny after he died of poisoning

Sergey Maximishin, who was the deputy chief physician of the Omsk Emergency Hospital, died "suddenly" at the age of 55, according to a statement released by the hospital."With regret, we inform you that ... deputy chief physician of anesthesiology and resuscitation of emergency hospital №1, department assistant of Omsk State Medical University, PhD in medical sciences Maximishin Sergey Valentinovich passed away suddenly," the hospital said in a statement, it did not mention a cause of death.Police patrol an area as journalists gather at the Omsk No. 1 Ambulance Hospital, the intensive care unit where Alexei Navalny was hospitalized in Omsk, Russia (Photo: August 21, 2020) (AP)A spokeswoman for the Omsk regional health ministry told CNN on Friday that according to "preliminary data", Max...

Brisbane hotel infection investigation does not provide answers

An investigation has not been able to determine how COVID-19 The outbreak started at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Brisbane.Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has released a report indicating that the cleaner who contracted coronavirus in the hotel got it from a surface."There were no breaches in quarantine and security and it was not transmitted in air conditioning," he said.Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said an investigation into how a quarantine worker in Brisbane contracted the coronavirus found no answers. (9News)"The cleaner and the staff did everything they were supposed to do."There were also concerns about guests opening doors and infecting hallways."The prime minister said there had been no problem with the hotel quarantine until the new strains of coronavir...

Flight limits will increase, the hotel quarantine system remains the same; key points of the National Cabinet

Flight limits for returning travelers will be increased again next week to help travel abroad Australian home, the prime minister confirmed today.The National Cabinet met this morning and determined that the country's hotel quarantine system would be maintained despite the recent transmission of coronavirus in the facilities.Other topics on the agenda included launching the COVID-19 vaccine now that doses are assured and how to deal with the virus in the long term.Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Medical Director Paul Kelly address the media after a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra today. (Dominic Lorrimer)"The point is that the vaccination program, over months as it is implemented, can change the nature of how Australia handles the virus," said Scott Morriso...

Jeffrey Epstein’s fund abruptly stops payments to victims

A fund created to provide money to dozens of women who said they were abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein when they were just 14 years old has abruptly suspended payments, saying Thursday that it has been temporarily exhausted money.The announcement of Epstein's Victim Compensation Program came through a statement that attributed the suspension to uncertainty about the liquidity of real estate assets needed to fund payments.Officials said the fund would have up to AUD $ 829 million when it started operations last June. But the shutdown came after only $ 66 million had been paid, according to a statement issued by the fund, which was established with the approval of a judge in the Virgin Islands.Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in July 2019 on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy...

Why are astronomers interested in this mysterious signal

In the 1997 movie Contact A scientist, played by actress Jodie Foster, detects a radio signal, the first communication of a alien civilization.That story, written by Carl Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan, is fiction, of course. But the search for such a sign is not such a crazy story.Real scientists look up to the sky, using powerful radio telescopes, expecting to hear even a faint whisper of a radio signal from one of our heavenly neighbors.Hubble's 2013 take of Proxima Centauri, our closest neighbor. (ESA / Hubble and NASA)And indeed, the British newspaper The Guardian published in December a recent report of a broadcast coming from Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our own.The source of the story is not a scientific article, but appears to have been leaked by an anonymous sou...

GameStop Stock Price Fall Is Sending WallStreetBets Redditors Ballistic

Reddit's favorite GameStop isn't looking that hot this week and some of the stock's biggest backers are freaking out.After selling strongly throughout the week, the stock fell another 42 percent overnight.Wallstreetbets Reddit group led the push to raise GameStop's share price. (Shutterstock)"Stop Selling GME," is the headline of a thread on the WallStreetBets forum, home to the Reddit army that boosted the game retailer's share price in recent weeks."We have the advantage. All we have to [do] is to buy and hold shares, "wrote one of the users.Robinhood briefly imposed restrictions on trading on GameStop last week.Both Citadel, the hedge fund, and Citadel Securities have denied any role in this decision.In another part of the forum, another said: "To any [hedge fund] plants in the subma...

How an SA Family Will Rebuild After a Fire Claims 250 Angus Stallion Cows, Bred for 25 Years

South Australian Angus stallion breeders Ben and Samantha Glatz were devastated when the recent Lucindale grass fire washed away nearly 250 of their cows.The herd, which has been raised for 25 years, could take up to a decade to replace.Ben and Samantha Glatz with their children Dylan and Jack in Victoria. (Supplied)The Avenue Range couple were on vacation in Victoria with their sons Dylan and Jack on January 11 when they were notified of a fire in their hometown.After investigating the anticipated weather conditions, the family realized that there was a strong possibility that their property was threatened.Unfortunately it was. The family lost all their pasture, about 90 percent of their fences, two hay sheds, a shearing shed, and all their hay and fodder."From that point on, our live...

Donald Trump rejects calls to testify in his impeachment

House impeachment managers have requested Donald trump testify at his upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, in a dramatic move to try to get the former president of the United States to record his conduct surrounding the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill.But Trump's legal team was quick to respond by rejecting the invitation in a concise response to the House impeachment team, returning the decision to Democrats on whether to try to compel Trump's testimony with a subpoena.Representative Jamie Raskin, senior manager of impeachment, sent a letter to Trump's attorney today requesting that Trump testify before or during the next impeachment trial, which begins Tuesday, arguing that his testimony was necessary after he questioned the allegations of the House of which incited the insurrect...