Interview with WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief: ‘Everything Was Done To Make Julian Assange’s Life Miserable’

In his first interview since Julian Assange’s arrest, WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson discusses the “disgraceful” detention of the platform’s founder, criticism of its links to Russia and what he describes as the “appalling” treatment of Chelsea Manning. source https://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/wikileaks-everything-was-done-to-make-assange-miserable-a-1265603.html#ref=rss

Celebratory Milestone Videos – Nutrition International Celebrates 10 Billion Capsules with a Video (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Canadian ad agency McMillan works alongside Nutrition International to create an adorable, awareness-raising milestone video for the not-for-profit. The client is an international organization that… More: http://bit.ly/2ZYlkub

US chip makers cautiously look past tariff woes amid lingering soft demand

US semiconductor companies have grown cautiously optimistic that demand in China for their products will strengthen amid hopes that an end to the tariff battle between the US and the Asian nation may be in sight. But immediate soft demand continues to linger.Executives from Intel, Qualcomm, ON Semiconductor and other chip makers that reported quarterly […]

Venezuela sends in China-built ‘Rhinoceros’ vehicles to quell anti-government protests

Authorities in Caracas have deployed Chinese-built armoured personnel carriers against protesters calling for the downfall of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.Eight VN-4 “Rhinoceros” carriers were used on Tuesday against supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó in the country’s capital, according to state broadcaster Venezolana de Televisión.The carriers were rolled out a day after China sent emergency […]

China threatens to blunt US military edge, Pentagon warns

The Pentagon has warned that China’s military modernisation has the potential to erode core US advantages in technology and operations.The warning was issued on Thursday in its annual report on developments in the Chinese armed forces, a document that also cautioned about China’s ambitions in the Arctic and the risks presented by Beijing’s “influence operations”.“China […]

Heartless Men Push Scared Dog Over 6ft Fence Of Animal Shelter In The Middle Of The Night

A dog’s family is their entire world and they would do anything for them. Sadly, some people do not feel the same about their dogs. Instead they abandon them without a second thought. A survelience camera at Seguin Animal Services Shelter in Texas captured a disturbing scene on April 25. Two men drove up to […]

Gilets Jaunes plan ‘festive blockade’ at French airports this weekend

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J After a big day of protests on May 1st, the ‘yellow vests’ look set for a more subdued weekend in France. However some members of the anti-government have plans for France’s airports which could disrupt travellers. Here’s what they have in store for Act 25. Vía The Local http://bit.ly/2GTwvvf

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and standards”. source https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1037811

Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based screening strategies. More than 100 million people worldwide have either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which are characterized by periods of hallucinations, delusions and irregular thought processes. They are both associated […]

Two Seagulls Keep Showing Up In Front Of The London Traffic Cam, Become Famous Online

http://bit.ly/2Y68nN4 Two seagulls have become internet-famous this week for perking up boring traffic reports. The Transport for London (TfL) Twitter account which informs Londoners about problems on the roads (or yet another Central line disruption) have increased the amount of their audience massively after two ‘reporters’ made their appearances on one of the traffic cameras. […]

Two Seagulls Keep Showing Up In Front Of The London Traffic Cam, Become Famous Online

http://bit.ly/2Y68nN4 Two seagulls have become internet-famous this week for perking up boring traffic reports. The Transport for London (TfL) Twitter account which informs Londoners about problems on the roads (or yet another Central line disruption) have increased the amount of their audience massively after two ‘reporters’ made their appearances on one of the traffic cameras. […]

Renting a Girlfriend in Japan: Relationship goals or just plain awkward? 【Video】

Japanese rental girlfriend spills all the details on what it’s like to date a complete stranger. In recent years, people in Japan have been saving face, showing off, or curing their blues by renting family members, friends, partners, and hot guys to wipe away their tears. Now, these rental services are becoming increasingly popular in […]

Reverend seeks assurance from Hong Kong court he will not be prosecuted for officiating same-sex marriage ceremony

A pastor from an LGBT church has filed an unprecedented application to a Hong Kong court calling for a guarantee he would not be prosecuted if he officiated a same-sex marriage ceremony.Reverend Marietta S Balaoro asked the High Court for assurance after he was asked by a same-sex couple to marry them last year, according […]

Lemony Salmon Pasta

This lemony salmon pasta is an easy weeknight meal that combines leftover cooked salmon with pasta and a creamy lemon sauce. A quick and elegant weeknight winner. Adapted from Sara Dickerman | Secrets of Great Second Meals | William Morrow Cookbooks, 2019 We think of this gorgeous lemon salmon pasta as the Audrey Hepburn of […]

New Highs

Some interesting thoughts via Bloomberg: “It took 14 weeks to fall, 17 weeks to recover, and if you managed never to sell during the U.S. stock market’s biggest tantrum in six years, you’ve just been made whole. Seven months after it all began, the S&P 500 has completed one of the fastest round trips in… […]

Three ways to better understand disappointments at work

The next time you’re confounded by an unexpected or confusing situation at work, use these practical strategies to move forward with greater success. For further insights, read “Three ways to demystify disappointments at work.” source https://www.strategy-business.com/pictures/Three-ways-to-better-understand-disappointments-at-work?rssid=all_updates&gko=e4612