Mexican journalist killed in Gulf Coast state of Tabasco

MEXICO CITY – Officials say a Mexican journalist has been gunned down in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco. The state attorney general’s office said in a statement that radio journalist Jesus Ramos was shot and killed early Saturday. Local media outlets reported that Ramos received multiple bullet wounds while eating breakfast at a restaurant that he frequented.

22 Of The Most Entertaining Responses To Anti-Vaxxers

#2 Many anti-vaxxers use the possibility of having an autistic child as one of their debate points – but this autistic person had a counterpoint. #4 Anti-vaxxers say they want to return to a simpler, more ‘natural’ time – well this user had some holes to poke in that theory. Approximately 110 000 people died from measles in 2017 – mostly children under the age of 5 years according to the World Health Organization. #7 This user pointed out that just because you have googled information about vaccines on the internet does not mean you know more than doctors. #9 Parent in an anti-vaxxing Facebook group seeks advice against judgmental neighbors – and receives an unexpected response. #11 Internet user fights …

ISIS has stashed away millions to fund new wave of attacks against the West, UN experts warn

This frame grab from video posted online Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, by supporters of the Islamic State group, purports to show a gun-mounted Islamic State group vehicle firing at members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour, Syria. (Militant Photo via AP) On Monday, Kurdish-led coalition forces battled to clear the village of Baghouz, where the remaining jihadis are holed up in fortified positions. TRUMP: ISIS COULD LOSE REMAINING TERRITORY WITHIN WEEK But the operation was slowed by landmines and sniper fire as fighters desperately battled to hold off the onslaught. A U.N. Security Council report into the threat posed by ISIS warned the group still has up to 18,000 armed terrorists ready to …

Here’s Why Your Favorite Artists Boycotted the 2019 Grammys Betches

So Why Do People Boycott? This is America24K MagicDamn. 4:44Who Sat Out This Year? also declined a performance slotWhat the Recording Academy lacks in respect of people of color, they make up for in… also lacking respect for their female performers. Last year, Lorde’s (an album whose lyrics I still drunk text exes with) was nominated for Album of The Year—the only female in the category. Not only was she the only female up for the nights biggest prize, but she was the only during the ceremony; instead asked to just contribute in a tribute medley. For those unfamiliar with the award ceremony, that’s basically like being in the group chat about brunch and only being asked to meet at …

Cuomo slams Ocasio-Cortez, others, as Amazon ditches New York

In the statement issued by his office, Gov. Cuomo mentioned that Amazon chose the Empire State because it is “the capital of the world and the best place to do business,” adding that missing out on Amazon is a lost opportunity to diversify “our economy away from real estate and Wall Street.” AMAZON PULLS OUT OF PLAN TO BUILD NEW YORK CITY HEADQUARTERS AFTER BACKLASH Cuomo also said New York lost out on an opportunity to further cement its status “as an emerging center for tech and was an extraordinary economic win not just for Queens and New York City, but for the entire region, from Long Island to Albany’s nanotech center.” The governor ended the statement saying that New York’s business …

Coke says global slowdown will be a drag on 2019. Stock has worst day in 10 years

New York (CNN Business)Coca-Cola issued a disappointing forecast of 4% growth in 2019 due to the global economic slowdown, a strong dollar and political uncertainty. CEO James Quincey on Thursday called the projections “prudent” on a conference call with investors discussing fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2019. This year will “be more volatile and uncertain than 2018,” Quincey said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” Thursday morning. Coca-Cola’s sales declined 6% to $7.1 billion for the last three quarters of 2018, and fell 10% to $31.9 billion for the year. Coca-Cola blamed the decline on costs related to refranchising its bottling system and the strong dollar. Quincey is “pleased with our strong organic revenue and earnings growth in …

State Of Emergency Declared After 50 Polar Bears Invade Russian Town

A state of emergency has been declared in Novaya Zemlya, after more than 50 polar bears invaded the group of islands north of Russia. Now that climate change has caused the Arctic sea ice to shrink back, polar bears are spending more time hunting for food on land, putting them and humans at a greater risk of encountering each other. One such meeting ground is the town of Belushya Guba, which has seen 52 polar bears in the town and surrounding area, with roughly 10 constantly roaming around the settlement. Locals have been “chased” by the polar bears, and many of the thousands of residents are now “afraid to go outside”, the Siberian Times reports. “Parents are wary of letting children go to …

Lala Kent’s New Movie, Axis Sally: What We Know Betches

Vanderpump Rules makeup line1M Instagram followersgot engagedThe Rowgreen-lit for a sequelAxis Sally. And yes, it’s produced by Randall. Oh boy. It’s Based On A True Story Honestly, I have no idea why Randall or Lala were drawn to this particular story, but here we go. Axis Sally is based on the story of a woman called Mildred Gillars, an American broadcaster who disseminated German propaganda from Berlin during WWII. After the war, (spoilers) Mildred is captured by the U.S., convicted of treason, and sentenced to “ten to thirty” years imprisonment (which is incidentally the same amount of time I will remain in grad school). Mildred’s story is definitely not the “brave gentile saves and hides endangered Jews” heroic tale we’ve come to …

Trophy hunter ‘pays $110k’ to kill and pose with rare mountain goat

(CNN)An American trophy hunter has sparked outrage after reportedly paying $110,000 for a permit to kill a rare mountain goat in Pakistan, before posing with the dead animal after the hunt. The paper reports that the fee was the highest ever paid for a hunt in Pakistan, and the third American hunter to pay at least $100,000 in permit fees in recent weeks. But the hunt has prompted fury on social media in both countries, with commentators labeling the killing as cruel. “Goats are gentle individuals, not trophies,” animals rights group PETA wrote on Twitter, while some Pakistanis called for a ban on hunting such animals. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan, but its horns make it an …

People Used To Order Sears Home Kits From A Catalog In The Early 1900s And Some Are Still Standing Today

While these days we don’t think twice about ordering all kinds of things online, with giants like Amazon offering pretty much anything you could possibly imagine shipped to your doorstep, the mail-order concept goes back much further than you might think, and you could even get an entire house delivered by mail. Image credits: filed for bankruptcy, revolutionized home-ownership and kick-started the American dream for thousands by offering affordable ‘kit homes,’ arriving by railroad in pieces that people would put together themselves. With 400 types to choose from in a range of budgets, the mail-order homes proved to be a massive hit, with 75,000 built all over the USA between 1908 and 1940. Sears Archives The scheme was an impressive …

John Dingell’s Greatest Hits: Lawmaker Had An A+ Trolling Game On Twitter

Dingell, who died on Thursday at the age of 92, played a role in passing some of the nation’s most important legislation, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. But he’ll also be remembered for something else entirely: His solid Twitter game. 

Why Do We Hiccup?

Hiccups are an annoying, if ultimately harmless, facet of life.* (At least, they are most of the time, for most people – but more on that later.) These involuntary bursts of respiratory action tend to take place after we’ve rushed down a meal or gulped down a drink too hastily and usually disappear of their own accord within a few minutes or hours. As WebMD explains, the actual mechanism behind hiccups starts in your diaphragm, a muscle located between the lungs and the stomach. When we breathe in or inhale, the diaphragm pulls down, allowing air to enter the lungs. When we breathe out or exhale, it relaxes so that the air exits the lungs and then the body through the nose …

Tiger killed in zoo’s mating introduction

It said: “Our focus right now is on caring for Asim, as we get through this difficult event.” Staff are “heartbroken by this turn of events”, the zoo said. Tiger facts Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the five tiger subspecies and have the narrowest black stripes The roar of a tiger can be so loud that it can be heard from two miles away (3.2km) A tiger can bite down with the force of 1,000lb (450kg) From sitting down, a tiger is able to leap forward 33ft (10m) Fossils found in China show tigers could have been alive two million years ago Source: ZSL London Zoo

This Zoo Will Name A Cockroach After Your Ex And Then Feed It To A Meerkat On Valentines Day

The release of Aunt Bessie’s ludicrous heart-shaped Yorkshires and Marks & Spencer’s now infamous love sausage can only mean one thing. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. But if Hallmark cards, liquor-filled chocolates, and pickle bouquets aren’t your jam, how is one to celebrate the third biggest holiday of the year? By naming a cockroach after your ex, of course.  El Paso Zoo in Texas is offering people from across the world the opportunity to name a roach after their ex and then watch as said roach is fed to a family of hungry meerkats on Valentine’s Day. – All you have to do is send them the first name and initial of the last name of your ex via Facebook messenger, and voilà. Not …

Google Maps is using giant virtual arrows to stop people from getting lost

San Francisco (CNN Business)Google Maps wants to make it easier for people find their way in busy urban spaces, and it thinks large cartoon arrows can help. Yet while many companies, including Google, have been working on augmented reality products for years, few had luck with consumers. (Pokémon Go, created by Niantic, which spun out of Google, is a notable exception.) There are two main reasons for this: it’s hard to figure out what to do with the technology, and difficult to make virtual images actually mesh with the real objects around you. Google Maps thinks it has cracked this nut, and it gave CNN Business a peek at it during a walk from a park on San Francisco’s waterfront …

Old postcards sent back to the future

Image copyright Ben Curran Image caption This card was originally sent from a soldier serving overseas to his daughter in Shrewsbury in 1919 “People are interested in the history of their homes, the people who lived there; and maybe this will encourage them to think and talk about these things.” Some of the cards are greetings from holiday destinations, while others contain personal messages, including one from a soldier shortly after the end of World War One. Writing to his daughter Nellie, in Shrewsbury, he scolds her for not writing while he is billeted overseas. Image copyright Ben Curran Image caption This was the first card Mr Curran sent home – originally from Switzerland in 1938 to an address in …