July 7, 2015

[VIDEO] Ghana’s talented but ignored inventors compete with leading 4×4 manufacturers

A father and his pilot son in a country with no history of manufacturing are making products that will stun the world. Imagine having a television set that comes on after an effortless clap or by blowing air; picture yourself in a car that is engineless and starts with a simple push of a button tucked to your dress; or a change-over-machine that speaks and tells you where exactly a fire or electrical fault is in your home. This is not fiction. It is not magic. It is not happening in Europe or Asia and not even in the United…

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Texas Governor Abbott Signs Pastor Protection Act Into Law to protect those who decline to officiate gay marriages

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Since the Supreme Court set the way clear for gay marriages to be legal across the US, many pastor were at odds with the decision which they felt would infringe on their religious beliefs. A judge in Alabama cancelled all weddings so as to avoid having gay marriages from taking place in his county. Texas pastors opposed to officiating gay marriages can have a sigh of relief. Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 2065 (Estes, R-Wichita Falls; Sanford, R-McKinney), the Pastor Protection Act, which protects religious organizations and individuals from performing marriage ceremonies that violate sincerely-held religious beliefs. Governor…

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What your tongue confesses: Student who posted on Facebook that “it is better to die from Vodka than from boredom” dies from Vodka

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His Facebook profile said ‘it is better to die from vodka than from boredom’. A drinking competition went tragically wrong for 23-year-old Humberto Moura Fonseca when he died after downing 25 shots of vodka in less than 60 seconds. The University of Julio de Mesquita student was taking part in a drinking game in Bauru, south-western Brazil, at the time of his death. ‘Humberto and the others were really up for it,’ said his friend Rodrigo Pancetti, also 23. ‘On his Facebook there’s a quote, a motto, from the Russian poet Vladimir Maiakovski which says “It is better to die from vodka…

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Meant to Keep Malaria Out in Africa, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Fish, as Bridal Gowns

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BANGWEULU WETLANDS, Zambia — Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger. With that always weighing on his mind, Mwewa Ndefi gets up at dawn, just as the first orange rays of sun are beginning to spear through the papyrus reeds, and starts to unclump a mosquito net. Nets like his are widely considered a magic bullet against malaria — one of the cheapest and most effective ways to stop a disease that kills at least half a million Africans each year….

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Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER TESTIFIES BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON

Attorney General Eric Holder — the first African-American to be the nation’s top cop — will announce later today that he is resigning, a Justice Department official told ABC News. The announcement comes after nearly six years at the helm of the department that were marked by both highs and lows for a man who came in to revamp what many considered a demoralized and scandal-plagued institution. Under Holder’s leadership, the Justice Department saw “historic gains in the areas of criminal justice reform and civil rights enforcement,” particularly on the issues of gay rights, sentencing reform and voting rights, and in the coming Holder is expected…

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Town where entire population is made up of beautiful young women makes appeal for single men

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More than 600 women make up the population of Noiva do Cordeiro, southeast Brazil, and they are renowned in the local area for being extremely attractive. A town where the entire population is made up of young women has made an appeal for single men – but only those willing to live by female rules. Over 600 women make up the population of Noiva do Cordeiro, southeast Brazil – most aged between 20 and 35. Although some are married with families, their husbands are made to work away from home, only being allowed to return at weekends. Sons are sent…

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Australian hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead

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An Australian hospital apologised on Thursday after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its – very much alive – patients. Austin Hospital, in Australia’s second most populous city of Melbourne, erroneously killed off the patients when it faxed death notices to their family doctors. The notices were the result of an inadvertent change to the templates the hospital sends to doctors once a patient has been discharged, operator Austin Health said in a statement. “We apologised unreservedly to affected clinics who, for the most part, were very understanding about the error,” it said. Patient care had not been…

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Uganda police say testing piglets for ‘terrorism related material’

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KAMPALA, Saturday Police in Uganda said Saturday they were testing two piglets for “terrorism related material” after they were sneaked into the country’s parliament by two anti-corruption protesters. Seven police officers who were on duty outside parliament have also been suspended over the embarrassing security breach and detained on charges of neglect of duty, police deputy spokeswoman Polly Namaye told AFP. “The investigators are to test the animals for terrorism related material. You never know, there could have been another motive other than a protest,” she said. “This is a standard practice in investigations, leaving out no chances.” Uganda, which…

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[VIDEO] Hunters wake up elephants in Africa and shoot them dead for a hunting TV show

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The killing was filmed as part of an American hunting TV show called Mojo Outdoors TV. Animal Shame commented that while pictures of the event had been shared previously, there was no video footage to accompany these and so they had been accused of lying. In fact they go on to say that the trophy hunting world, who often refer to themselves as gentlemen and sportsmen, replied back that “a trophy hunter would never do something like that”. This video makes one wonder what lengths hunters will go to for the sake of the “sport”. – See more at: http://africageographic.com/blog/sleeping-elephant-woken-up-to-be-shot/#sthash.Dueq35RI.dpuf…

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Meet the Britain’s oldest hooker, 85, who still charges top dollar for her services

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Sitting in her chair with a head of grey hair, a buttoned-up cardigan and a beaming smile, you’d be forgiven for thinking Sheila Vogel-Coupe was just like any other grandmother. But that is exactly what she is not. At 85 years of age Sheila has more notches on her bedpost than most twentysomethings – because she is Britain’s oldest prostitute. On closer examination, you can see that Sheila wears a miniskirt, suspenders and patent heels. And it’s no wonder she has such a large grin on her face, given that she rakes in £250 an hour for raunchy romps. Sheila went…

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