Rhino Poacher Killed By Elephant And Then Eaten By Lions In South Africa

A suspected poacher has reportedly been killed in Kruger National Park, in South Africa, last week in a grisly sounding sequence of events. It is believed that the individual was trampled to death by an elephant and subsequently eaten by a pride of lions. Accomplices reported the person’s death from the elephant to the family, who then alerted the park management. The four accomplices – who have been arrested for possessing ammunition and firearms without a license, as well as conspiracy to poach and illegal trespassing – were hunting rhinos, which are quite common in the park. They told officials Tuesday they had moved the body near a road so that it could be easily spotted by park rangers, but unfortunately, lions got …

Neoliberalism promised freedom instead it delivers stifling control | George Monbiot

Creeping privatisation is rolling back the state to create a new, absolutist bureaucracy that destroys efficiency, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot My life was saved last year by the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, through a skilful procedure to privatise the hospitals cancer scanning. They complained that the scanners the private company was offering were less sensitive than the hospitals own machines. Privatisation, they said, would put patients at risk. In response, neoliberalism was supposed to have allowed autonomy and creativity to flourish. Instead, it has delivered a semi-privatised authoritarianism more oppressive than the system it replaced. Workers find themselves enmeshed in a Bureaucracy, published in 1944, he argued that there could be no accommodation between capitalism and socialism. The creation …

The Uncomfortable Reason Behind The Rise Of Millennial Scammers Betches

In 2019, it’s old news that we love a good scamming story. But among the “stars” of this year’s scamming news cycle—Anna Delvey, Billy McFarland, and Elizabeth Holmes, to name a few—there’s one clear similarity. They’re all millennial scammers. Now, our generation has been accused of a lot of things: we’re lazy and entitled, we ruin whole industries, and we simply cannot get enough of avocado toast. But maybe we’ve been dancing around the most damning accusation of all. As stories pile up of outrageous con artists born between 1981 and 1996, I have to ask: are millennials the scammer generation? If we are, I can hardly say it’s surprising. Growing up, I saw a lot of promises about “the …

Debenhams: Three things that went wrong

By 1950, Debenhams was the largest department store group in the UK, with 110 stores.Debenhams: Three things that went wrong Debenhams joined the stock market, for the third time, in 2006, with a worth of £1.7bn. Its share price hit 207p one day later – a level that it has never bettered since. We take a look at the key factors behind its demise. 1. Lagging fashion trends With hindsight, Debenhams’ timing could hardly have been worse. Fashion is cyclical, but a new trend was beginning that turned out to be a game-changer. Laith Kalif at stockbrokers Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) points out that a year after Debenhams floated in 2006, the iPhone was launched. That was a key element in …

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Has A Title, A Trailer, & A Lando! LOOK! – Perez Hilton

Star Wars Celebration got kicked off with a bang! This weekend’s event finally saw the unveiling of the film 42 years in the making… Episode IX is now officially titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, an odd name for something Lucasfilm has told us will mark the final installment in the so-called “Skywalker Saga.” If the trailer is any indication, it’s going to be as epic an end to the story begun in 1977 as any fan could ask for. 1 FAMILIAR FACES 3 THIS IS THE END Feels! A VILLAIN REBORN? The teaser tells nothing of the story, it’s just a series of incredibly awesome looking moments. But the final seconds involve a presence we’ve not felt since… We’ll have …

Tesco profits jump ‘in uncertain market’

“I’m delighted with the broad-based improvement across the business,” he said. Overall like-for-like sales (which strip out changes to stores) rose 2.9%, including the 1.7% at Tesco and 11.1% for Booker. Group sales fell in Asia. Tesco’s new discount chain Jack’s takes on Aldi and Lidl Tesco reports best Christmas in 10 years Jobs have been lost as he aims to save £1.5bn a year and up to 9,000 roles were put at risk in January when the chain announced it would close food counters in 90 stores. He has also launched a discount chain, Jack’s, to take on German rivals Aldi and Lidl, which Tesco said had received a “strong response” in the eight new stores. The proposed tie-up …

Trump says ‘granddaddy’ US-China trade pact could be done in ‘weeks’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Thursday hinted the United States and China may be inching closer to finalizing a deal to end a year-long trade impasse between the world’s two largest economic superpowers within weeks. Liu hinted that the two sides are moving closer to a deal, calling the latest round of talks “fruitful.” US and China negotiators “reached new consensus on such important issues as the text of the … trade agreement,” Liu said, according to state-run Xinhua news. The comments were a rare note of optimism from China over the ongoing negotiations. Talks this week in Washington were yet another make-or-break moment for what has been closely held trade negotiation that has drifted beyond the ambitious 90-day clock …

The frightening future of robocalls: Numbers and voices you know

New York (CNN Business)It’s a scene from a modern-day horror movie: The call is coming from inside the house. It was an automated pre-recorded message from “Microsoft” claiming my computer license was expiring. Knowing the drill, I wasn’t surprised to hear I had 24 hours to respond before going to jail. I get more scam calls than actual calls — after all, nearly 30% of all calls made each day are robocalls — but a call from my own number was a new one for me. Yet some experts warn this is just a mild taste of bigger dangers to come: a world where you receive robocalls calls from numbers you recognize and the person on the other end sounds …

Republicans Attack Puerto Ricos Plan To Go 100 Percent Renewable

Republicans on Tuesday pilloried The nine-term congressman, who’s performatively gobbled one at a news conference. Later, he suggested the Green New Deal was tantamount to “ Yet, on Tuesday, he blamed Puerto Rico lawmakers for playing politics with the state-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.  “PREPA has been hamstrung by political demands,” he said. “One of the problems of PREPA in the past is political interference when your primary goal is [to] provide abundant and affordable energy.” At least 13 states have passed or are considering plans that set 100% clean-electricity targets, according to a report last month by the consultancy EQ Research. But Puerto Rico’s circumstance is unique. In September 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria shredded the island’s aging …

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Family finds hidden camera livestreaming from their Airbnb in Ireland

(CNN)After arriving at their Airbnb in Cork, Ireland, a family from New Zealand made an unsettling discovery: a hidden camera, livestreaming from the living room. “It was such a shock. It was just a really horrible feeling,” Nealie Barker told CNN. She called Airbnb to report the camera. “They had no advice for us over the phone,” she said. “The girl just said that if you cancel within 14 days, you won’t get your money back.” Next, Andrew Barker called the owner of the property. When confronted with the family’s discovery, Nealie Barker said, the host hung up. Later, he called back, insisting the camera in the living room was the only one in the house. “We didn’t feel relieved …

Its genuine, you know?: why the online influencer industry is going authentic

The long read: Calamities such as Fyre Festival have tarnished the booming business of YouTube and Instagram stars. Now the industrys top tastemakers have a new plan: keeping it real In a central London hair salon last December, the fashion influencer Victoria Magrath (@inthefrow) mingled among a few of her 849,000 Instagram followers. Magrath tall, with signature silver hair was celebrating the launch of her book, The New Fashion Rules, at an event organised by her talent agency, Gleam Futures. She chatted easily, her high, delighted voice ringing out over the roar of the hairdryers and her manner so convincingly intimate that it was possible to think she knew her followers as well as they knew her. In a group …

Pinterest pins hopes on cut-price IPO as latest tech ‘unicorn’ goes public

Companys $9bn valuation is $3bn less than 2017 figure and digital scrapbooking site is to be followed by Airbnb, Uber and WeWork Pinterest, the digital scrapbooking site, has became the latest Silicon Valley unicorn to publish details of its plans to go public. The companys initial regulatory filing would value the company at around $9bn, significantly less than previous valuations but a figure that could change if investors get behind the initial public offering (IPO). Pinterest is the second of a herd of unicorns private companies valued at over $1bn now stampeding to list on the US stock markets. According to the companys filing Pinterest plans to sell 75m shares at a price of between $15 and $17. The $9bn …

Seventy-five bogus universities shut down in past four years

Higher education watchdog has a register of 243 institutions offering fake degrees Seventy-five bogus universities have been closed in the past four years, amid warnings that the business in fake degrees is undermining the reputation of the UK higher education system around the world. The university watchdog the Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

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Why the remarkable stock market recovery could just be getting started

New York (CNN Business)US stocks are closing in on all-time highs. And stock market bulls don’t expect to be disappointed anytime soon. “This won’t be an easy ride, and we fully expect some volatility, but this is definitely a bullet point for the bulls in 2019,” he said. A diversified portfolio of stocks is always the best strategy for investing for the long-term. That’s the best insurance policy against market dips like the one that took place between October and January. But most market analysts expect stocks that perform well in a strong economy will continue to do well throughout 2019. Some concerns remain. There are still questions, for example, about how much markets have priced in what is set …