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Trump secures enough delegates for nomination

May 26th, 2016
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/05/26/467553/Trump-GOP-Republican-nomination

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has secured the required number of delegates to win the GOP nomination. Trump was the only remaining Republican candidate in the race after Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich dropped out of the race earlier this month.

Russia’s main air academy to double turnout of military pilots 2017

May 26th, 2016
Categories: World

Link: http://tass.ru/en/defense/878392

Serov Aviation Academy in Krasnodar - plans to double the turnout of graduates next year to 150, the academy’s chief, Colonel Viktor Lyakhov, said. Each cadet is to obtain a flight record of no less than 80 hours (in contrast to 50 hours in previous years), The primary flight instruction curriculum has been considerably upgraded and expanded. Future pilots are instructed to master simple and complex flight technique and navigation at low and medium altitudes.

No More 'Milking the Cow,' Tsipras Greece and Troika Reach Another Deal

May 26th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160526/1040312102/greece-bailout-troika-austerity.html

Greece has another bailout deal from its creditors following 11 hours of negotiations in Brussels. Athens will receive the money in two instalments, US$8.39 billion in June 2016 and US$3.1 billion three months later in September. August 2015, Greece secured a third bailout since 2010; US$96 billion — on condition Greece raised income tax for high earners and lowered tax-free thresholds, did away with benefits for poor pensioners. In six years and three bailouts, tax reforms, privatization plans, selling of Greek assets have been promised but failed to materialize met with political resistance and violent protests from anti-austerity campaigners who are struggling to survive; quarter of the population unemployed..

Anonymous Hits New York Stock Exchange, World Bank, The Fed, and Vatican — Total Media Blackout

May 26th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/05/anonymous-hits-new-york-stock-exchange-world-bank-the-fed-vatican-total-media-blackout.html

After announcing a global call to arms against the “corrupt global banking cartel,” the hacker collective, known as Anonymous, in conjunction with Ghost Squad Hackers, have taken over 30 central banks offline, including striking many targets at the heart of the Western imperialist empire

Strike wave against austerity spreads in France, Belgium

May 26th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/fran-m26.html

The growing movement against austerity in Belgium coincides with an escalating wave of strikes in France, Brussels demonstration targeted planned cuts to the welfare system, budget cuts in public service and education, and a labor reform allowing bosses to lengthen the work week to 46 hours and cut wages, overwhelmingly opposed by workers widely seen as an illegitimate attack on workers' social rights won through decades of struggle.

Sberbank wants to do away with plastic cards in near future

May 26th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Science

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/344459-sbebank-bank-cards-russia/

Russia’s biggest bank is working on technology so that within a couple of years it can significantly decrease the need for bank cards;, Sberbank CEO Herman Gref: “We are testing a number of security measures. Voice recognition and image recognition with an accuracy of 99.9 percent are almost ready, stressed the technology can indentify if a person is calling under duress or when fraudsters steal customer information. After we launch our ‘18+’ platform, scheduled for 2018, use of the card as a payment instrument will decline sharply. Banking will change dramatically. Wednesday, Sberbank posted 117.7 billion rubles (about $1.8 billion) in first-quarter net profit, four times higher than last year..

The U.S. is still using floppy disks to run its nuclear program

May 26th, 2016
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/26/us/pentagon-floppy-disks-nuclear/index.html

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) foundthe Pentagon was still using 1970s-era computing systems that require "eight-inch floppy disks."Such disks were already becoming obsolete by the end of that decade, being edged out by smaller, non-floppy 3.5 to 5.25-inch disks, before being almost completely replaced by the CD in the late 90s.The report says the Pentagon is planning to replace its floppy systems -- which currently coordinate intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft -- by the end of 2017. Other departments put on notice to update their systems. The U.S. Treasury , still depends on assembly language code "initially used in the 1950s." .

Student arrested for ‘stealing’ free milk from school cafeteria

May 25th, 2016
Categories: Police State

Link: http://eagnews.org/student-arrested-for-stealing-free-milk-from-school-cafeteria/

Prince William County police recently arrested Graham Park Middle School student Ryan Turk for stealing a free carton of milk from the school cafeteria. Ryan Turk qualifies for the federally subsidized free lunch program, police officer allegedly accused Turk of stealing the milk.School officials contend the teen became disorderly, so the officer placed him in handcuffs search him for drugs.The drug search, which came up empty. School officials suspended Turk, and police ultimately charged him with larceny for stealing the free milk, alleging he attempted to “conceal” the carton.

Russia’s New ECM System Can Shut Down US Military Electronic Systems

May 25th, 2016
Categories: World, War, Science

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=133604

Russian ECM pod is called the “Khibiny” system, and it was previously used against a US naval warship in the Black Sea disabled the communications and control systems of the US warship completely. Reportedly, this new Russian system is far more advanced than any electronic system now deployed by the USA, Israel or NATO, has been activated twice in the Mideast to demonstrate its ability to repel/disable US or Israeli fighter jets.

Peru declares emergency over illegal mining-related mercury pollution

May 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/05/24/467121/Peru-Amazon-Gold-mining-Mercury-contamination-Ollanta-Humala

Peru has declared an environmental emergency state in a remote area of the Amazon region due to high levels of mercury contamination caused by illegal gold mining. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala declared the 60-day emergency state in 11 districts of the Madre de Dios region near the country’s southeastern border with Brazil.“Forty-one percent of the population of Madre de Dios is exposed to mercury pollution. As part of the emergency, the government would provide uncontaminated fish to residents in Madre de Dios and send hospital boats to help treat the affected people there.

US Navy Seals Training in Bulgaria to Storm Russia's Crimea

May 25th, 2016
Categories: World, War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160525/1040251198/navy-seals-bulgaria-training.html

US Ambassador to Bulgaria Eric Rubin confirmed late last week that the United States would deploy additional troops to the country and conduct more training exercises beginning next year. The move, Rubin said, would be part of an overall boost in US capabilities deployed in the Black Sea region.

Clean-Energy Jobs Surpass Oil Drilling for First Time in U.S.

May 25th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141464280

The number of U.S. jobs in solar energy overtook those in oil and natural gas extraction for the first time last year, helping drive a global surge in employment in the clean-energy business as fossil-fuel companies faltered. Employment in the U.S. solar business grew 12 times faster than overall job creation,

Adidas Dumps Humans With State Of The Art Robot Factory

May 25th, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/adidas-dumps-humans-with-state-of-the-art-robot-factory/

Adidas unveiled its prototype “Speedfactory”, a state-of-the-art, 4,600 square-meter facility on Tuesday, meant to automate shoe production, which is largely done manually in Asian factories at the moment; the company has struggled with steadily rising wages across the continent, where it employs around a million people.., Adidas insisted that the aim was not to immediately replace their workers, saying the goal was not “full automatization”

French government seeks to crush strikes against labor law

May 25th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/fran-m25.html

Expanding strikes by refinery workers and truckers against the new French labor law, the government sent security forces yesterday to crush oil installation occupations and break the growing oppositional movement. All of France's refineries have gone on strike or shut down operations, and truckers have joined to blockade refineries and halt fuel deliveries to gas stations.Some port, rail and autoworkers are already on strike, and the trade unions have issued strike calls and requested legal authorization for strikes from June 3 to June 5 at civil aviation facilities, unlimited strike against the Paris mass transit system.

Horseradish Contains Compounds Which Remove Cancer From The Body

May 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/05/horseradish-contains-compounds-which-remove-cancer-from-the-body.html

Horseradish (Cochlearia armoracia) is a natural antibacterial which contains compounds that could help detoxify and eliminate cancer-causing compounds in the body, a study has shown.The cancer-fighting compound, known as glucosinolates, undergoes a series of chemical reactions that activates enzymes involved in the detoxification of cancer-causing molecules.

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