Navalny demands Russia return his clothes from day of poisoning
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny demanded on Monday that authorities return his clothes, which were taken from him as he was hospitalized in the Russian city of Omsk last month.German, French and Swedish laboratory tests have concluded that Navalny was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. He fell ill on August 20 while on a domestic flight from the Russian city of Tomsk and the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk.Russian authorities have said that a domestic inquiry into the matter has turned up no hard evidence of such a poisoning. Russia has refused to conduct a full-fledged investiga...
Ways children can play with a grandparent despite dementia
When an elderly family member suffers from dementia, it becomes a challenge for everyone - even children, who often struggle to understand and deal with how grandma or grandpa are gradually forgetting things.It can be a scary and confusing experience for children when grandma can't remember the simplest things or when the grandpa is behaving strangely.If a family member is suffering from Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia, children should be given a clear explanation, say the experts from Germany's Alzheimer Research Initiative (AFI) association.Britain's National Health Service (NHS) s...
John M. Crisp: Shame and pride meet somewhere in the middle
How much shame are we obliged to feel about our nation’s racist past? And how much pride do we have a right to enjoy about how we became a nation?These two questions are actually positive and negative expressions of the same question, and they both have the same answer, which we’ll consider in due course.In the meantime, both questions were evoked by President Donald Trump’s speech at the National Archives last Thursday, Constitution Day. The occasion was, as Trump put it, the “very first White House Conference on American history…so important.”Mostly Trump addressed the second question, asser...
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Open-ocean fish farm proposed off San Diego coast could be first in federal waters
SAN DIEGO — A prestigious San Diego research institute and a Long Beach social benefit investment group are teaming to create what could be the first fish farm in federal waters.The proposed farm, Pacific Ocean AquaFarm, would be located about four miles offshore of San Diego and would generate 5,000 metric tons of sushi-grade yellowfish each year — enough for 11 million servings of the popular seafood.A partnership between Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and Pacific6 Enterprise, the project also would create a diversity of economic opportunities and provide a local source for a fish that is...
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Lotto results for September 21, 2020
Lotto results for September 21, 2020(The Philippine Star) – September 21, 2020 – 9:30pmEZ2/LVM – 12 10SUERTRES – 5 6 26/45 Mega Lotto – 43 23 44 3 8 5P12,733,206.00Grand Lotto – 26 54 18 37 28 42P124,291,170.00
Japan sees week-low 312 virus cases, tourist spots busy on holidays
Japan confirmed on Monday 312 new coronavirus cases, the lowest daily tally in a week, amid concerns over a pickup in infections in the midst of a four-day holiday that prompted people to go out to domestic tourist spots.The number compares with 480 cases Sunday and is the smallest since Sept. 14 when 268 cases were reported, as Tokyo, the hardest-hit area among Japan's 47 prefectures, also saw its lowest figure in seven days, confirming 98 daily new infections.The latest figure brings the nationwide tally to 80,184 cases including around 700 from the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that was q...
David Marcus: Why Evermore Was Short Match.com
An excerpt from ValueWalk’s interview with David Marcus, Co-founder, CEO, CIO of Evermore Global Advisors discussing why he was short Match.com and now sees opportunity in it along with Angie’s List. Read the full interview on ValueWalk Premium.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreOpportunities In Special SituationsWell, for the opportunities are really in. I would say for us we’re seeing a lot to do in Europe. And we’re also seeing a few things here. I’ll mention one that’s based here, and then I’ll mention as many as you want in Europe, but the one that’s here IAC is interactive C...
Peterson Capital Management: Why Daily Journal Corp Is Misunderstood
An excerpt from ValueWalk’s interview with Matthew Peterson, CFA, Managing Partner of Peterson Capital Management, discussing why Daily Journal Corp is misunderstood. Read the full interview on ValueWalk Premium.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreWhy Daily Journal Corp Is MisunderstoodYes. That’s a great. Ah, it’s a great question, great company, Raul. I will preface this by by pointing out that I don’t typically discuss portfolio holdings publicly, however, I have consciously made a decision to discuss Daily Journal Corp on a few occasions because it is such a long term holding f...
Journalists face sedition charges under cybercrime law in Pakistan
Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) was passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan in 2016. Screenshot from the Act.Three Pakistani journalists were charged with sedition between September 11 and 16 under Pakistan's 2016 Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), a law that has drawn widespread criticism for impacting citizens’ rights to expression and privacy.The journalists are Asad Toor, a producer of a prime time TV show called “Sawal with Amber,” which is often critical of the government and the military; Bilal Farooqi, news editor of the Pakistani daily The Express Tribune; and ...
Amid 'indescribable times,' St. Louis homicide rate reaches historic levels
ST. LOUIS — The same scenes play out time and again for St. Louis police Lt. Scott Aubuchon’s homicide detectives when they arrive to investigate another death in the city: yellow police tape, the wails of family and evidence technicians scouring for bullet casings.Aubuchon’s team is struggling to keep up as the city contends with a homicide rate that, by year’s end, likely will be the worst in at least a half-century.The number of killings soared over the summer as detectives were called to 114 homicides in June, July and August. There were 53 people killed in the city in July alone.“Since Ju...
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