Beware of Mengl: New virus similar to Ebola found in bats in China

NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK ON CRUISE SICKENS MORE THAN 160 PASSENGERS Scientists have said the virus is in the same family as Ebola — they are filoviruses, which are extremely pathogenic, and can cause deadly fevers, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no evidence yet that Měnglà has spread to humans. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “Studying the genetic diversity and geographic distribution of bat-borne filoviruses is very important for risk assessment and outbreak prevention as this type of infectious disease can affect the general public without warning with devastating consequences,” said Wang Lin-Fa, a professor at Duke-NUS Medical in Singapore and an author of the study, in a statement. Měnglà is the seventh …

The NAACP is defending this white judge after his shocking statement about the KKK.

Judge Wayne Shelton/Tennessee Courts During a murder trial in Tennessee, Judge Wayne Shelton made a statement to the defendant that has drawn equal parts outrage and praise. “I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people, and now we see young, black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men and doing a much more effective job than the klan ever thought about doing,” Judge Shelton, who is white, told defendant Vincent Merriweather, who is black. Merriweather is accused of murdering another black man with gunshot to the head after the two reportedly got into an argument during a basketball game. After Judge Shelton’s comments were first reported there was an instant …

French Author, 50, Says Women Over 50 Are ‘Invisible’ To Him

faced backlash online after he reportedly declared he was “incapable” of loving women over the age of 50 because they are “too old” and “invisible” to him. multiple media reports. View this post on Instagram A post shared by SophieFontanel (@sophiefontanel) on Jan 6, 2019 at 10:09am PST shared and then deleted a photograph of her buttocks to Instagram in response to his comments. “You don’t know what you’re missing,” she captioned the snap. Some tweeters taunted Moix with images of celebrities he now wouldn’t be able to date: Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Woman’s ‘eyes closed during cricketer rape’

“I was tipsy but well aware of what I was doing,” she responded. Under cross-examination, she said some details of what had happened on the night were “a bit hazy”, but rejected the suggestion her memory of the initial sexual contact with the defendant was “not completely clear”. She denied the suggestion she had woken up, kissed Mr Hepburn and performed a sex act on him after he got into the bed. ‘Pushed him off’ The woman further denied Ms Heeley’s assertion she and the defendant had “moved around the bed”. “I was asleep. From what I can remember I was lying still on my back,” the witness said. Ms Heeley said: “The fact it continued for ten minutes, I …

Obama Photographer Points Out Problem With Walls To Trump In Wheelie Funny Way

“Sometimes wheels don’t work. Same with walls,” the former White House photographer captioned the shot, which also referred to Trump’s bizarre incorrect comments about wheels being older than walls during his visit to the border in Texas on Thursday: Souza Obama’s visit to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. Check out some of his more recent shade-throwing efforts below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Jan 6, 2019 at 10:00am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Jan 2, 2019 at 11:34am PST Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler As Permanent EPA Administrator

Three weeks after the start of a partial shutdown of the federal government shuttered many of the EPA’s services, Trump sent Wheeler’s formal nomination to the Senate for confirmation. “I am honored and grateful that President Trump has nominated me to lead the Environmental Protection Agency,” Wheeler said in a statement. “For me, there is no greater responsibility than protecting human health and the environment, and I look forward to carrying out this essential task on behalf of the American public.” Last year, the Senate confirmed Alex Azar, a former executive at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. On Jan. 1, former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan took over as acting secretary at …

Prime-time Trump faces credibility crisis

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will face one huge obstacle when he appeals to Americans in a prime-time Oval Office address Tuesday to unite behind his crusade for a border wall: Himself. On Tuesday night, Trump will commandeer the symbolic might of his office in an effort to bolster a political approach that has failed to force Democrats to cave to his demand for $5 billion in wall funding amid a government shutdown now in its third week. He will hold forth on a deeply contentious issue from the spot where President Ronald Reagan eulogized the Challenger space shuttle crew and where other predecessors gave notice of the start or ends of wars. The historically resonant stagecraft represents an attempt to …

Iran’s state TV airs unseen video of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

(CNN)Iranian State TV has aired previously unseen footage of what appears to be the arrest of jailed Iranian-British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Tehran in April 2016. “You have to come with us to the investigation office and they will tell you your charges over there,” the man tells her. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British charity worker who remains jailed in Iran, was arrested at Tehran airport while attempting to return home to London after visiting family with her daughter Gabriella, who was then 22 months old in April 2016. The Iranian government accused her of working with organizations allegedly attempting to overthrow the regime. She was sentenced to five years in jail and her child was placed in the care of …

Someone Calls Police About A Dead Dog, Dies From Laughter After They Write Back

“We can get anywhere from 8 to 16 calls a day, ranging from barking complaints to concerns for stray animals, [and beyond],”  Erika Cole, the Director of Providence Animal Control told Bored Panda. She’s also in charge of their Facebook page. “Rarely are calls fake or untrue, more often we get to be the referees between citizens to resolve problems and rescue animals! We have officers working from 7 am to 11 pm and in that time frame, a lot can happen!” “So when we get that call, we are always fearing the worst. Normally, we call the constituent to see if there is any more information such as; is the animal still alive, is there an owner on scene etc. …

3 Signs That Weight Loss Isn’t The Answer To Your Problems Betches

You Constantly Compare Yourself To Others Comparing yourself to others is a sure way to “fail” any diet plan. As countless trainers have told me when I whip out an inspo picture of Kendall Jenner, no amount of food restriction or exercise can make your body look like someone else’s. You can look like a version of yourself with more muscles, or less fat, or with more or less of a noticeable stomach (I’m told—I’ve never experienced this myself). And that’s it! Those are all your options. So if your desire for weight loss is specifically sparked by seeing a certain body type, I’m afraid to say that dieting will not get you where you want to go. It’s a …

‘The Dictator’s Playbook’ looks at history, with an eye on today

(CNN)“The Dictator’s Playbook” might look like history, with much of the imagery in grainy black and white. But this PBS documentary series also provides modern-day resonance — a guide to tyrants of the past, conveying lessons on how those tactics can be employed in the present. The prevailing message serves as a reminder that the methods on display carry a not-so-subtle warning that while America has been shielded from dictatorships, it is not necessarily immune from forces that have shaped and defined them. Michael Rosenfeld, a co-executive producer on the program, lived for a time as a child in Franco’s Spain, where his father was an NBC News correspondent. The idea for the series was born out of PBS’ desire …

‘Green Book star Mahershala Ali addresses film’s backlash: ‘I respect the family and Don Shirley’

“I respect the family…and Don Shirley,” he said. “I spoke to the studio and the family and at the end of the day you wish everyone was happy and you don’t want to offend anyone in any capacity.” Ali says he treats everyone with respect and will continue to do so. Directed by Peter Farrelly, “Green Book” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and immediately became a crowd pleaser and awards-season contender. The film re-creates the concert tour of piano virtuoso Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a black man touring the Deep South in 1962 with only a Bronx-bred burly Italian driver and temporarily unemployed Copacabana bouncer, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) as security from the dangers of the Jim Crow …

Abuse case coach ‘made boys fight naked’

‘Awkward’ Mr Smith, a prosecution witness who has waived his right to anonymity, was coached by Mr Carson after joining Cambridge United in 2001, aged 11, on a youth scholarship. He said boys were made to run in the snow fully naked, and told it was to “toughen us up” and “make us men”. On other occasions, Mr Smith said, trainees would be made to fight naked under the guise of an initiation test. “It was all to build character, but it always felt really awkward,” he said. Image copyright Kit Carson Image caption Michael “Kit” Carson worked as a coach and scout for a number of clubs Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the fatal crash, which …

Muslim youth group cleans up national parks amid government shutdown

(CNN)On a rainy Saturday in Philadelphia, as the partial government shutdown continued, volunteers picked up trash outside Independence Hall, birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Group members were joined by people from the general public who contacted the group through social media, spokesperson Salaam Bhatti told CNN, adding that the response to their efforts has been “overwhelmingly positive.” Bhatti said members regularly participate in community cleanups, carried out as part of their faith. The group has logged almost 200,000 hours in clean-up projects since 2016, according to Bhatti. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is the largest of its kind in the US, with more than 70 chapters and 5,000 members, all males aged 7 to 40. Bhatti …

Manson Follower Gets Parole After Spending 50 Years In Prison

Beausoleil, 71, was not involved in the most notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others by the Manson “family” in 1969. He was convicted in the slaying of musician Gary Hinman that same year. Parole panels ruled against releasing Beausoleil 18 prior times. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which has opposed such paroles, did not respond to a request for comment. ASSOCIATED PRESS Parole panels have ruled against releasing Beausoleil 18 prior times.   “I constantly have hope that they’ll do the right thing and keep these people in prison, and now my hopes have to go with the governor,” she said, adding she plans to reach out to Newsom to tell him “this man does …