American man arrested trying to cross to north korea

American man arrested trying to cross to north korea
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Kim Jong-un‬‏

SOUTH Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believed was trying to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said.

The man was apprehensive Tuesday night while lying on a bank of the Han River in a restricted military area near the border, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to office policy.

The man told investigators he tried to go to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong-un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified government source.

The man, aged around 29, is a computer repairman from Texas who came to South Korea 10 days ago, the agency reported.

South Korea’s Defence Ministry and the National Intelligence Service said they couldn’t confirm the report.

Americans are occasionally arrested after entering North Korea illegally from China, but a US citizen trying to get in to the country from South Korea is unusual.

In the 1960s, several US soldiers walked into North Korea while on a patrol near the mine-strewn Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ.

Those army deserters later appeared in propaganda films and taught English in North Korea.

In 1996, American Evan C Hunziker entered North Korea by swimming across the Yalu River that marks the Chinese border.

Hunziker, who apparently made the swim on a drunken dare, was accused of spying and detained for three months.

Hunziker, 26 at the time, was eventually freed after negotiations involving a special U.S. envoy.

The North Koreans wanted to slap Hunziker with a $100,000 criminal fine but eventually agreed on a $5000 payment to settle a bill for a hotel where he was detained. He killed himself about one month after his release.

About 27,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea to avoid poverty and political suppression since the end of the Korean War.

Some South Koreans have attempted to defect to the impoverished, authoritarian North, but such cases are rare.

Last year, South Korean soldiers shot and killed a man with a South Korean passport who officials said ignored warnings while swimming across the Imjin River toward North Korea.

Some Americans recently detained in North Korea include missionaries aiming to spread the gospel or draw attention to human rights abuses.

On Christmas Day in 2009, Korean-American missionary Robert Park defiantly walked into North Korea from China, calling for the dismantling of the North’s prison camps.

Mr Park, who was deported from North Korea in February 2010, said he was tortured by interrogators.

North Korea is currently holding three Americans. The country’s Supreme Court sentenced one of them, Matthew Miller, on Sunday to six years of hard labour after finding him guilty of illegally entering the country to commit espionage.


one in ten of all global deaths in 2017 was linked to polluted air

one in ten of all global deaths in 2017 was linked to polluted air
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪polluted air‬‏

More research needed to identify deadliest components in order to target control measures more effectively


Air pollution kills about 11 million people worldwide every year, and is now the single biggest environmental health risk, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) published Tuesday.

"The evidence signals the need for concerted action to clean up the air we all breathe," said Maria Neira, head of the WHO's environmental and social public health department. "The risks from air pollution are now far greater than previously thought or understood, particularly for heart disease and strokes."

The toll, a doubling of previous estimates, means one in nine of all global deaths in 2015 was linked to polluted air and shows how reducing pollution inside and outside of people's homes could save millions of lives in the future, the United Nations health agency said.

Carlos Dora, a WHO public health expert, called on governments and health agencies to devise policies to reduce air pollution, which in turn would improve health and reduce humans' impact on climate change.

"Excessive air pollution is often a by-product of unsustainable policies in sectors such as transport, energy, waste management and industry," he said. "In most cases, healthier strategies will also be more economical in the long term due to healthcare cost savings as well as climate gains."

Air pollution deaths are most commonly from heart disease, strokes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. One of the main risks of pollution is that tiny particles can get deep into the lungs, causing irritation.

Drug dealers in Mexico prove their loyalty with the ugliest way that human beings can't imagine

Drug dealers in Mexico prove their loyalty with the ugliest way that human beings can't imagine
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Drug dealers in Mexico 'made to eat children's hearts' to prove their loyalty to Knights Templar leader El Chayo‬‏

New members of a Mexican drug cartel were reportedly forced to eat children’s hearts as part of their initiation, according to authorities.

Details of the rituals were discovered by officials investigating an organ trafficking ring allegedly run by the infamous Knights Templar cartel.

The group’s leader Nazario Moreno, who was shot dead by police in March, allegedly ordered that recruits prove their loyalty through an act of cannibalism, the International Business Times reported.

“At [an] initiation ceremony they used the organs, in this case the heart, and forced people going through this initiatory process to eat it,” Alfredo Castillo, the federal government's envoy to Michoacan, told a local radio station.

Castillo said detectives were told of the practice by detained gang members.

“There are statements from some people who were present when Nazario Moreno El Chayo [The Rosary] came and told others, either as initiation or as part of a ritual: 'Today we are going to eat a person's heart',” Castillo told Noticias MVS.

The majority of the hearts came from local children who had been kidnapped for organ trafficking purposes, authorities believe.

Moreno, also known as El Mas Loco or 'The Craziest One', was one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords before he was shot dead, despite the Government announcing he was dead four years ago.

Officials said the troops fired in response to “aggression” as they tried to make an arrest.

The 43-year-old had been tracked by the Mexican military before they confronted him in the remote town of Timbuscatio.

He was thought to have died following a two-day gunbattle with federal police in December 2015 in his home state of Michoacan, but no body was found at the time.

In 2015, the government officially declared that Moreno was dead and there was proof, but some residents of Michoacan had reported seeing Moreno since then.

The hunt spiked last year as anti-Moreno vigilantes took up arms against the Knights Templar.

Catholic Church suggests that children are solely to blame for being sexually abused

Catholic Church suggests that children are solely to blame for being sexually abused
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Catholic Church suggests that children are solely to blame for being sexually abused‬‏

The leader of Poland's Catholic Church has come under a wave of condemnation by appearing to suggest that children are partly to blame for being sexually abused by priests.

Archbishop Jozef Michalik, head of Poland's influential Episcopate, was commenting this month on revelations about Polish pedophile priests. A child from a troubled family, Michalik told reporters, "seeks closeness with others and may get lost and may get the other person involved, too."

The words triggered an immediate uproar - one that Michalik tried to stamp out the same day by apologizing and saying he had been misunderstood. He had not, he said, meant to suggest that child victims were in any way responsible.

But the damage was done.

Ordinary citizens joined prominent politicians in expressing outrage, and intense debate continues more than two weeks later. The media pointed out that Michalik had supported a parish priest convicted in 2004 of child sex abuse, and one of the priest's victims said she was horrified by Michalik's latest remarks.

"Archbishop Michalik's words make us feel fear and revulsion," Ewa Orlowska said.

The archbishop's comments forced the Episcopate's spokesman, the Rev. Jozef Kloch, to state that Poland's church has "zero tolerance" for pedophilia but that it needs to learn how to approach and talk about the matter. The controversy has since led bishops under Michalik to apologize for "priests who have harmed children."

It all comes amid a tide of allegations that Poland's church is sweeping cases of sex abuse under the carpet, putting it at odds with Vatican efforts since 2001 to punish abusers. The scrutiny has also further undermined the church's status in Poland as a moral and political leader - cemented by Polish-born Pope John Paul II through his critical role in inspiring the fight against communism. The church's defenders say that priests are being singled out for condemnation when teachers and sports coaches have also been caught sexually abusing kids.

John Paul himself came under criticism for a reluctance to heed accusations against priests. While the Vatican in 2001 ordered bishops to submit cases of alleged pedophilia to the Holy See's review, it was largely the initiative of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. After the church sex abuse scandal erupted in 2002 in the United States, Ratzinger pressed for faster ways to permanently remove abusers from the church.

The crackdown against pedophile priests gained intensity once Ratzinger became Benedict XVI. In 2011, Benedict instructed bishops' conferences around the world to submit their own guidelines for keeping molesters out of the priesthood and to protect children.

Poland's Episcopate has issued guidelines for the church's punishment of priests and support for the victims. But it sees no need to report priests to state investigators and says that the financial compensation rests with the wrongdoer, not with the church. That approach may soon be tested by a man who is readying Poland's first sex abuse lawsuit against the church.

In several countries, including the U.S., Canada and Australia, the church has been paying millions in compensation over sex abuse cases.

Michalik also recently raised eyebrows by saying that the roots of pedophilia lay in pornography and divorce, both of which are "painful and long-lasting wounds."

The debate started last month after Dominican Republic investigators revealed child sex abuse allegations against two Polish clergymen: Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican's ambassador, and Rev. Wojciech Gil, a parish priest. Wesolowski has been forcibly removed by the Vatican. Gil has denied sex abuse and suggested that Dominican drug mafia is taking revenge on him for his educational work.

Some 27 Polish priests have been tried for sex abuse since 2001, but most cases ended in suspended prison term - indicating a general leniency for the church in Poland, where religion is taught in schools and senior church officials attend state ceremonies.

DNA test proved that the girl is related to a Roman family

DNA test proved that the girl is related to a Roman family
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Blonde girl, 7, removed from Roma family in Ireland‬‏

Tipoff leads to removal of seven-year-old girl in Dublin following case in Greece where four-year-old Maria was allegedly abducted

Irish police have said they have taken a blonde-haired child from a Roma family in Dublin.

The Garda Siochana raided a house in the Tallaght district of west Dublin on Monday afternoon where they found the child. It is understood they searched the house after receiving a tipoff from the public about the presence of the child in the house.

The development in Dublin comes after Monday's court appearance in Greece of a Roma couple who are charged with abducting a four-year-old blonde-haired child.

A garda spokesman said the couple in Tallaght told officers the child was their daughter. However the gardaí were not satisfied with the explanation or with the documents – particularly her birth certificate – that were produced by the family.

The gardaí used powers under the Child Care Act to remove the child from the family.

The girl, who is said to be seven years old, is understood to have been taken into care by the Health Service Executive. The HSE is believed to be seeking a court order to keep the child in care.

She can be kept in the care of the HSE for another month and the authorities must then decide either to hand the girl back to the family or seek a more permanent care order.

In the meantime, gardaí are planning to take DNA samples from the couple and from the girl to establish whether they are related.

Gardaí said on Tuesday afternoon that inquiries to establish the identity of the girl were continuing.

The couple in Greece claimed the girl's biological mother willingly gave her to them as a baby because she could not look after her. DNA tests have shown that the girl is not related to the couple.

The discovery of the girl, known as Maria, has prompted thousands of calls with leads from across the world including several from Ireland as authorities try to track down her real parents.

Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces sweeping and methodical

Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces sweeping and methodical
لاجئات من أقلية الروهينغا

The AP interviewed 29 women and girls who said they were raped by Myanmar's armed forces. The women were interviewed separately, come from a wide swath of villages in Myanmar and now live in various refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

The AP found distinct patterns in their accounts, their assailants' uniforms and the details of the rapes themselves.

The testimonies bolster the UN's contention that Myanmar's armed forces are systematically using rape as a "calculated tool of terror" aimed at exterminating the Rohingya people.


They also believe the Myanmar military's assertion that the rapes never happened.

Buying fish in the UK has become an added fee for some organizations

Buying fish in the UK has become an added fee for some organizations
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪fish in the UK‬‏

It's a stealth tax about which the government has kept very quiet. When you hear the details, you will know why. I doubt whether one in a thousand people is aware that it exists. Every time you buy fish in the UK, you pay a fee to support an organisation which opposes campaigns to protect fish stocks and marine ecosystems.

Seafish – its full name is the Seafish Industry Authority – says two things about itself: it "represents the UK seafood industry" and it's a "government body". You might wonder how it could be both, especially when it answers to a government that boasts about its free-market credentials. Why is an industry lobby group sponsored by the Westminster government (as well as the UK's three other national governments) and funded by a compulsory consumption tax?

The question becomes more pressing when you see what it stands for. It lists the first of its aims as to "reinforce positive messages about the UK seafood industry and refute, where applicable, any negative messages about the UK seafood industry." The second aim is to "encourage the consumption of seafood." Given that stocks of fish and shellfish all over the world are grossly overexploited, encouraging more consumption surely should be the last thing we should be paying for. Sorry, I mean the second last. The last thing we should be paying for is a public relations campaign on behalf of a destructive industry – namely objective one.

These two aims are combined in its latest campaign: to encourage people to keep eating cod from the North Sea. The Marine Conservation Society is advising people not to eat fish from this stock, as they remain at perilously low levels. While the stocks have begun to recover a little, rampant overfishing has ensured that cod populations in the North Sea are still only a quarter of the size of those in the 1970s, which had already been highly depleted by a century of mechanised fishing.

The Marine Conservation Society lists North Sea cod in category five: the lowest of its sustainability ratings. But Seafish seems to have heeded the instruction (if instruction it was) to "get rid of all the green crap". Its press release on this issue is headlined "Seafish advises consumers to continue buying cod with a clear conscience". Here's what it said:

"Seafish argues that consumers can buy North Sea cod with confidence, secure in the knowledge that it has been sourced from well-managed fisheries using methods and practices that fall within the set parameters of the cod recovery plan."

That "clear conscience" formulation in the headline jumped out at me, because the same words are used in the frequently asked questions page on its website, but in the opposite context. Here's what it says:

"Cod stocks in UK waters are depleted and are under strict management measures to ensure that the stock recovers. However, more than 95% of the cod we eat in this country comes from sustainable stocks in Iceland and the Barents Sea so you can eat cod with a clear conscience."

So one minute Seafish is telling us we can eat cod with a clear conscience because it doesn't come from the North Sea; the next minute it is telling us that we can eat cod with a clear conscience because it does come from the North Sea. The message seems to be: "to hell with the state of the stocks and to hell with your conscience. Just eat cod."

But that's not the end of it. It turns out that Seafish, at the invitation of the Marine Conservation Society – which tries hard to get the industry to support its efforts – chaired the society's industry review group, whose purpose is to allow fishermen to comment on the way it rates the different fish stocks.

At no point during the meetings of this group did Seafish challenge the society's category five rating or raise any objections to its assessment of North Sea cod stocks.

Questioned on this issue by the website fish2fork.com, a Seafish executive admitted: "That's a fair point and is certainly something that doesn't look great – as if it's us throwing our toys out of the pram." Yes, that is just how it looks.

It was Seafish that led the campaign against the Fish Fight, the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall-led campaign which sought to hold the government to its promise of 127 meaningful marine conservation zones, rather than the 27 useless paper parks to which this pledge has been reduced.

Seafish claimed that it "has extensively reviewed the Fish Fight charter and found it to be indiscriminate and lacking in evidence … By circumnavigating the scientific advice published, Hugh's Fish Fight has portrayed parts of the fishing industry in a wholly inaccurate light in order to motivate its audience into action." The fisheries scientists with whom Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall worked would doubtless disagree.

A couple of weeks ago, Seafish won the Chartered Institute of Public Relations silver award for its campaign to prevent Fearnley-Whittingstall and the Fish Fight campaign from succeeding. These awards reflect a 

A man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter has been arrested after the victim filmed him with a web camera

A man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter has been arrested after the victim filmed him with a web camera
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪webcam‬‏

A man accused of sexually assaulting his own daughter for a period of many months has been arrested in the southern French town of Florensac after the 14-year-old girl had the presence of mind to secretly film an attack using a webcam.
The girl, aged 14, used a webcam on her computer to film the abuse, in Florensac, a town in the southern Hérault department, Midi Libre reported.

The footage is now a key piece of evidence in the case.

According to the paper, details of the abuse were revealed through the girl’s school counselor at the beginning of September. But it was not until after the abuse was captured on camera that police had enough evidence to arrest the father.   

As a result, the defendant was questioned last Tuesday and placed in detention in Béziers prison.

“My client acknowledges the facts,” the suspect's lawyer Mathieu Montfort was quoted as saying.

“There was a period when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce. He insists that these acts did not stretch back further than three or four months. His daughter says longer. But everyone should be very careful in what they say."

The girl herself, meanwhile, has been moved to a women’s shelter for her own protection.

“The victim was placed in a shelter as a matter of urgency,” confirmed a representative from the Public Prosecutor’s Department.

“We have to avoid potential pressure from the family of this child who was abused and filmed.

"We are afraid of the violence of this man who is downplaying the facts despite the video and who, moreover, explained that he took no pleasure from abusing his own daughter and that he was just messing around.”

Investigators also need to clarify whether the girl’s mother, who also allegedly suffered abuse by her husband, was aware that her daughter was being abused.

This isn't the first time in recent weeks that France has been haunted by the spectre of family members sexually assaulting each other.

In September, 25-year-old Sabrina Bonner was handed a 20-year jail term for holding down her then four-year-old son while his stepfather raped him repeatedly during a prison visit. 

The world's oceans has become acidic more than any earlier and We will face new disaster unless as soon as we expect.

The world's oceans has become acidic more than any earlier and We will face new disaster unless as soon as we expect.
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪The world's oceans‬‏

The world's oceans are becoming acidic at an "unprecedented rate" and may be souring more rapidly than at any time in the past 300 million years.
In their strongest statement yet on the issue, scientists say acidification could increase by 170% by 2100.
The report's co-author said acidification had already caused a 30% loss of species in some ocean ecosystems.
The researchers conclude that human emissions of CO2 are clearly to blame.
The study will be presented at global climate talks in Poland next week.
In 2015, over 500 of the world's leading experts on ocean acidification gathered in California. Led by the International Biosphere-Geosphere Programme, a review of the state of the science has now been published.

This Summary for Policymakers states with "very high confidence" that increasing acidification is caused by human activities which are adding 24 million tonnes of CO2 to oceans every day.
Pickled waters
The addition of so much carbon has altered the chemistry of the waters.
Since the start of the industrial revolution, the waters have become 26% more acidic.
"This is the state of the art," said Prof Jean-Pierre Gattuso, from CNRS, the French national research agency.
"My colleagues have not found in the geological record, rates of change that are faster than the ones we see today."
What worries the scientists is the potential impact on many ocean species including corals.
Studies carried out at deep sea vents, where the waters are naturally acidic thanks to CO2, show a 30% loss of biodiversity.
These vents may be a "window on the future" according to the researchers.
"You don't find a mollusc at the pH level expected for 2100, this is really quite a stunning fact," said Prof Gattuso.
"It's an imperfect window, only the ocean's acidity is increasing at these sites, they don't reflect the warming we will see this century.
"If you combine the two, it could be even more dramatic than what we see at CO2 vents."
The effect of acidity is currently being felt most profoundly felt in the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. These chilly waters hold more CO2 and increasing levels of the gas are turning them acidic more rapidly than the rest of the world.
The more acidic they become, the more damaging they are to the shells and skeletons of marine organisms.
The researchers say that by 2020, ten percent of the Arctic will be inhospitable to species that build their shells from calcium carbonate. By 2100 the entire Arctic will be a hostile environment.
These effects are already visible says Prof Gattuso.
"In the Southern Ocean, we already see corrosion of pteropods which are like sea snails, in the ocean we see corrosion of the shell.
"They are a key component in the food chain, they are eaten by fish, birds and whales, so if one element is going then there is a cascading impact on the whole food chain."
The authors warn that the economic impact of the losses from aquaculture could be huge - the global cost of the decline in molluscs could be $130bn by 2100 if emissions of CO2 continue on their current pathway.
Adding alkaline substances such as crushed limestone to the waters has been mooted as a potential way of mitigating the worst impacts of acidification. But Prof Gattuso says it would only have a limited effect.
"Maybe in bays which have a restricted exchange with open oceans it may work, it may give some local relief.
"But the latest research is showing that it is not really practical at a global scale. It is very expensive and very energy intensive."
Marine protection zones would also give some short term benefit, but the scientists say that in the long term only significant cuts in emissions will slow the progress of acidification.

WhatsApp is about to STOP working on these phones.

WhatsApp is about to STOP working on these phones.
واتساب مملوك لشركة فيسبوك

WhatsApp will stop working for a number of users this month, the company has confirmed.

The hugely-successful messenger app will drop support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older, on December 31st 2017.

WhatsApp has originally told users support for these ageing mobile platforms would be dropped by the end of 2016.

But as the end of the year drew close, the Facebook-owned updated its blog post, informing users the deadline had been pushed back to June 30, 2017.

A further update extended the deadline again until December 31st 2017.

WhatsApp has clarified that Nokia S40 will no longer work after December 31st 2018.

In a nutshell, if you rely on WhatsApp every day in either your professional or personal life – it might be time to think about a new phone.

Chinese billionaire insists on toppling the regime. And reveals "weapons"

Chinese billionaire insists on toppling the regime. And reveals "weapons"
الملياردير الصيني غوو وينغي في شقته في نيويورك

Chinese billionaire Guo Wenge, who has sought asylum in the United States after accusing his country's officials of corruption, said he wanted to "change the Chinese system and push it to democracy."
"I want to try to reach a state of law, democracy, freedom, it is my ultimate goal, change the regime," he said.

"Their only goal is to silence me and stop disclosing corrupt officials," Guo told the Wall Street Journal, quoting Chinese government officials who visited him in his apartment in New York.

"I have recordings of more than 100 hours of dialogues," he said, adding that "the threat to them is very large."

To achieve its goal "within 3 years" if possible, Goo intends to launch before the end of December a "media platform" to expose the flaws of the communist regime.

He noted that he had met "10 times" with former US President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, who called the issue of "economic war" against China a priority for Washington.

"No one can stop me. I have a lot of money to do," he said, referring to his project with Steve Bannon, whose Web site, "Braybeat News," turned into a reference to the far right.

"He is one of the best experts I know in international politics, one of the rare Westerners who really understand Asia," said the Chinese billionaire.

For months, Guo has been drowning in social media with corruption charges directed at the elite in China.

He pointed out that his account on twitter, which is followed by about 480 thousand people, has been disabled several times since the Chinese Communist Party in October.

A sit-in in front of the Palestinian embassy in Moscow in protest against the decision of the Trump

A sit-in in front of the Palestinian embassy in Moscow in protest against the decision of the Trump
نتيجة بحث الصور عن السفارة الفلسطينية فى موسكو

A number of people staged a sit-in in front of the Palestinian embassy in Moscow, on Sunday, in protest against the decision of president Donald Trump, the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The violent demonstrations erupted today morning in the Lebanese territories, the Lebanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators near the U.S. embassy in Lebanon, during a demonstration against the decision of president Donald Trump recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Nearly 60% of Germans accuse Israel of being "aggressive"

Nearly 60% of Germans accuse Israel of being "aggressive"
Most Germans view Israel as 'aggressive'

A large majority of Germans view Israel as "aggressive" and think Germany no longer has a special obligation to the Jewish nation, according to an opinion poll released Wednesday.
The survey, conducted by Forsa for Stern news magazine, found that 59 percent of those questioned viewed Israel as "aggressive", an increase of 10 percentage points over a similar survey in January 2016.

Seventy percent said they believed Israel pursued its interests without consideration for other nations, Stern said in a pre-release of its Thursday edition, up 11 percentage points from three years ago.

And 73 years after the end of the Nazi regime, 60 percent said Germany had no special obligation towards Israel, while a third believed the contrary, according to the survey of 1,002 people conducted on NOV 15 and 16.


A 13-year-old schoolgirl is given a lesson in humanity after her death

A 13-year-old schoolgirl is given a lesson in humanity after her death
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪brave girl has saved eight lives by donating her organs.‬‏

Jemima Layzell, who went to Taunton School in Somerset, had told her parents she wanted her body to help save others in the event of her death. The teenager collapsed at home in Horton, Somerset, and died in hospital .
Her heart has gone to a five–year–old boy, a 14–year–old was given her lungs and her liver helped two boys, aged 10 months and five. Two people received her kidneys, a man was given her pancreas and her small bowel went to a boy, three.
Jemima, who aspired to become an author, also donated eye tissue which will restore two people's sight.
Her parents, Harvey, 43, and Sophy, 38, said: "Jemima's generosity will always be remembered."
"Jemima was lovely; clever, funny, compassionate and creative.

"She was a brilliant artist but planned to be an author and left many poems, songs, stories and also serious thoughts about her life and the world's problems and delights.
"She also thought about and discussed death and said of her wish to be an organ donor when she died.
"Eight people have benefited from vital parts of her beautiful young healthy body including five young children.
"Jemima was much loved, was fiercely loyal and cherished her many friends and sister Amelia.
"She has left a lasting legacy and example to others, by being an organ donor.
"It is so sad and we all miss her terribly and it seems such a waste of wonderful potential, but Jemima's short life was so full of joy and achievement and finally such generosity, to be celebrated and always remembered."
Jemima suddenly collapsed at home during preparations for her mother's 38th birthday party.
She had extreme pain in her head and lost consciousness after suffering a ruptured aneurysm deep in the left side of her brain.
A memorial will be held for her at Taunton School Chapel.

sexual abuse by a German priest on three children

sexual abuse by a German priest on three children
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Named only as Andreas L, the priest told a court in Braunschweig that he had first abused the nine-year-old son of a widowed woman parishioner.
After being banned by his diocese from making further contact with the boy, he abused two brothers, aged nine and 13.
Thousands of Germans have left the Church over revelations of abuse.
About 180,000 renounced their Catholicism in 2016, up 40% from the previous year, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports.
Pope Benedict XVI, a German by birth, briefly met victims of sexual abuse by victims when he visited his native land in September, expressing "deep compassion and regret" at their suffering.
Disneyland Paris
The priest on trial in Braunschweig faces a minimum prison sentence of between six and six and a half years.
He was arrested during the summer, after the mother of his earlier victim reported him to the authorities.

She acted after her son, now aged 17, revealed to her the abuse he had undergone for two years.
Sexual assaults were made on the three boys in various settings: at the priest's house, on skiing holidays, in a parental home, on a trip to Disneyland Paris and at a church shortly before Mass.
The priest, who covered his face with a ring binder as he went into court on Thursday, said that while working in Braunschweig in 2008, he had begun a close relationship with the widow.
When Fr Andreas was moved to Salzgitter, her son often spent weekends with him, and the two would go off on short trips.
He would give the boy presents such as a camera and a mobile phone.
Abuse would often occur three times a weekend.
The priest said it had not been his intention to get close to the boy sexually, and that it had never occurred to him that he was doing harm.
Pornographic images
When the mother began to suspect her son's relations with the priest were inappropriately close, she approached the diocese of Hildesheim, the priest's employer, which forbade further contact with the boy.
The abuse of the two brothers then began under similar circumstances, the court heard.
After contact with these victims was also forbidden, the priest approached his first victim again, writing him a letter.
It was then that the truth about the abuse emerged.
"It was never my impression that the children did not consent," the priest was quoted as saying at the trial.
When asked in court if he was a paedophile, he replied, according to local newspaper Braunschweiger Zeitung: "It would be wrong to say No but to say Yes would also fall short of the truth."
When a prosecutor asked him in court if he thought a "father would do this to his children", he was silent.
About 2,800 pornographic images were found on the priest's computer, including several of his victims.
Correspondents say members of the public who were in the courtroom watched the trial with faces rigid from shock.
They included parishioners from St Joseph's Church in Salzgitter, where Fr Andreas had once been a respected priest, according to Germany's Spiegel magazine.

The research proved the decline in children's skills in schools..Some children said they stopped doing activities because they feared bullying

The research proved the decline in children's skills in schools..Some children said they stopped doing activities because they feared bullying
نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Pupils hiding talents from bullies, survey suggests‬‏


Nearly half of UK children have played down a talent because of bullying fears, a survey of 1,042 children aged 11 to 16 suggests.
And more than a quarter of those polled for England's anti-bullying week said they had quit an activity they enjoy for the same reasons.
One in 10 said they had played down their ability in science.
And nearly one in five girls said they deliberately underachieved in maths skills to avoid being bullied.
Fewer boys, one in 10, reported playing down their maths ability for the same reason.
Sports bullies
The poll also suggested many children (11%) having stopped singing because of the fears, some 8% said they had stopped doing drama and 9% dancing. Some 8% have quit a sport because of bullying fears.
A survey last year suggested two-thirds of parents had witnessed bullying and intimidation on the sports field.
Ross Hendry, chair of the Anti-Bullying Alliance - a coalition of organisations tackling bullying, said it could lead to children missing school, failing exams, dropping out of sport, avoiding extra-curricular activities and limiting their life choices.
"It's unacceptable that rather than celebrate their talent, they feel that they have to hide their gifts, purposely underachieve in crucial subjects and miss out on things they enjoy because of bullying."
The poll was carried out with a panel of 1,042 children online between October and November this year.
Anti-bullying week, starting on tuesday, december 19, aims to highlight the issue and offer advice on dealing with bullying.



ATM gives out free money..Dozens of people flock to withdraw the money

ATM gives out free money..Dozens of people flock to withdraw the money
Bank queue

Dozens of people have been queuing to withdraw money after a bank machine began dispensing extra cash.
Strathclyde Police said they were alerted to the incident at the Bank of Scotland, on Stonelaw Road in Rutherglen, around Saturday lunchtime.
Officers went to the scene and alerted the bank, who were able to switch off the machine remotely.
The Bank of Scotland said the branch would "contact any customers who have been affected".

German cancer experts warn of lack of one of the most widely used drugs to treat the disease. Because its manufacture is no longer profitable enough

German cancer experts warn of lack of one of the most widely used drugs to treat the disease. Because its manufacture is no longer profitable enough
Experts fear shortage of 'unprofitable' cancer drug

German cancer experts are warning of a looming shortage of one of the most widely used drugs to treat the disease - because pharmaceutical companies say it is not financially worth their time to make it any more.
Fluorouracil, also known as 5-FU, is a chemotherapy agent used to treat bowel and breast cancer. It is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for cancer patients worldwide.

But many of Germany's top providers have stopped making the drug because it is not as profitable as other, more expensive ones. Of the six main companies which supplied 5-FU to pharmacies across the country, only one - Medac - is still is doing so, Der Spiegel magazine said on Sunday.

"The situation is starting to make us scared," Thorsten Hoppe-Tichy, head of Heidelberg university hospital's pharmacy told the magazine.

"It is only a question of time until we run into serious problems," said Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, an oncologist and chairman of the drugs commission of the German Medical Association.

Teva, a huge Israeli generic drug company, used to send 200,000 ampoules of 5-FU to Germany each year. This covered around a third of the country's needs.

Production was recently moved to Haarlem in the Netherlands, after which the company said that making the drug was not financially viable - an ampoule costs € 3.90 in Germany. "One can not economically market a sterile product of this kind with that," said said Teva's German head Sven Dethlefs. Other, more profitable drugs will now be made at Teva's Haarlem facility.

And the situation appeared less than encouraging for north Germany-based Medac. "The production of 5-FU is not profitable for us, either," said company chairman Nikolaus Graf Stolberg.

He did say that the company would be looking to take a different business strategy, by offering as big a portfolio of drugs as possible to make up for the fact that some drugs were less profitable.

Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android

Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android
HQ Trivia — the twice-a-day live streamed trivia game built by the founders of Vine — continues to be a big thing. Recent games have had upwards of 200,000 players per session, each hoping to go home with the cash prize (or, at least, a share of it) for answering every question right.
And yet… it’s iOS only. Type “HQ Trivia” into Google, and “HQ Trivia android” is the very first auto-suggest… so, clearly, plenty of people are itching for it to go cross-platform.
Well, it’s coming.
HQ Trivia tweeted out the following — it doesn’t get too specific about the launch date, but the “stocking stuffer” bit suggests they’re aiming for this month:
Adding Android to the mix introduces a few new challenges beyond just the porting process itself. As the player count has ticked upward, the last few games have had pretty obvious moments of lag/buffering — a pretty stressful thing to see when you’re up against the clock. Meanwhile, more players means more potential winners to split the pot (each game has a prize of at least $1000, but that’s split amongst all winners). No one wants to make it all the way to the end only to split a $1,000 pot 10,000 ways.

Oath and Mozilla are suing each other after Firefox switches back to Google search

Oath and Mozilla are suing each other after Firefox switches back to Google search

Firefox’s default search engine has become the subject of a hotly contested legal battle, a few weeks after Mozilla announced it would be moving from Yahoo to Google. Yahoo’s new parent Oath filed a complaint against Mozilla in a California court on December 1, alleging a breach of contract. Now Mozilla has filed a counter complaint, stating that the switch back was in line with a deal struck between the two companies.  
Sounds like a small thing, sure, but we’re talking hundreds of millions of dollars here. Back in 2014, Yahoo struck a deal that would make its search engine the default for Mozilla’s popular, if struggling, browser, to the tune of $375 million a year.
Details of the deal were only made public last year, as CEO Marissa Mayer’s time at the company came under the microscope while it prepared to sell itself to Verizon. For its many faults, the Verizon deal went through, of course, forming Oath in the process (the Yahoo/AOL hybrid under which TechCrunch resides). Along with it, Verizon inherited an annual payment of $375 million through 2019.
Not a bad deal for Mozilla, especially when one considers this little gem: Yahoo (or whoever owns Yahoo) is obligated to continue payments, even if Mozilla were to, say, drop the search engine as its default. Mozilla was given a contractual right to terminate the agreement, if Yahoo was found unacceptable for some reason.
That precise thing occurred just a few weeks back, as the company launched its new Quantum browser, switching back to Google in the process. The latest version of Firefox has been warmly regarded by many as a return to form for a company that had previously been lost in the woods, rapidly losing marketshare to Chrome in the process. Naturally, Oath/Yahoo want a piece of that action.
In yesterday’s counter-complaint, Mozilla explains that it took another long look at the deal post-Verizon acquisition and was no longer in love with its choice of Yahoo as the default engine.
“Immediately following Yahoo’s acquisition, we undertook a lengthy, multi-month process to seek assurances from Yahoo and its acquirers with respect to those factors,” the company explained in a blog post yesterday. “When it became clear that continuing to use Yahoo as our default search provider would have a negative impact on all of the above, we exercised our contractual right to terminate the agreement and entered into an agreement with another provider.”
Oath has not yet issued an official response to Mozilla’s official response.