Chef in China dies after severed cobra head bites him

Chef in China dies after severed cobra head bites him

Originally posted on Global News:

A chef in China cooking a soup dish made from cobra flesh died after he was bitten by the snake’s head, 20 minutes after it was cut off, according to British media.

The victim identified as chef Pen Fan had been preparing the special dish made from Indochinese spitting cobra, according to the Daily Mail, when the snake’s severed head bit him as he was throwing it into the garbage.

The chef, who was from the Guangdong province in southern China, died before he could be administered the anti-venom in hospital, the Daily Mirror reported.

A restaurant guest Lin Sun, 44, told the Daily Mail he was celebrating’s his wife’s birthday when the commotion began.

“We did not know what was happening but could hear screams coming from the kitchen,” he said. “There were calls for a doctor in the restaurant but unfortunately by the time medical assistance arrived the…

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Global garbage burning polluting skies beyond what is reported: study

Global garbage burning polluting skies beyond what is reported: study

Originally posted on Global News:

NEW DELHI – Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world’s garbage is burned.

The study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology attempts the first comprehensive assessment of global trash-burning data, including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, mercury and tiny particulate matter that can dim the sun’s rays or clog human lungs.

READ MORE:China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020 in anti-pollution effort

“Doing this study made me realize how little information we really have about garbage burning and waste management,” said lead researcher Christine Wiedinmyer of the government-funded National Center for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder, Colorado. “What’s really interesting is all the toxins. We need to look further at that.”

It also presents the first country-by-country index of rough emissions estimates…

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UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

Originally posted on Global News:

GENEVA – An independent U.N. commission said Wednesday that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two cities in the country’s north and west.

The report from the commission, which has been tasked to investigate potential war crimes in the country, marks the first time the United Nations has assigned blame for the use of the chemical agent. Specifically, the commission said government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad likely unleashed chlorine on civilians in northern Syrian villages eight times in April.

READ MORE: American journalist arrives home 2 days after being freed by Syrian captors

The commission also noted widespread and systematic civilian killings by Islamic State, which now controls a swath of north and eastern Syria, in the northern city of Aleppo and in the western city of Raqqa…

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Afghanistan election in crisis after candidate pulls out of audit

Afghanistan election in crisis after candidate pulls out of audit

Originally posted on Global News:

KABUL, Afghanistan – A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has pulled his observers from an audit of the country’s disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud.

Fazel Sancharaki said Wednesday that the process was “full of fraud.”

Liam McDowall, a spokesman for the United Nations in Kabul, confirmed that there had been a “temporary pause” in the audit process but said monitors did not anticipate it would be a significant disruption.

READ MORE: US commander: Taliban will test the Afghans in 2015

Abdullah’s decision to pull observers from the process throws what has already been a lengthy and contentious process into further turmoil.

Under a U.S.-brokered plan, all the eight million ballots from the country’s June presidential runoff are being audited for fraud.

But Abdullah’s camp says they have concerns about fraud that are not being addressed in the audit.

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Israel’s extermination of whole families in Gaza reflects genocidal impulse


Originally posted on Dispatches from the Underclass:

Eighty-nine families that existed seven weeks ago in Gaza have been exterminated by Israel.

On Sunday 24 August an Israeli missile tore through the home of Issam Jouda in Gaza’s Tal al-Zatar neighborhood east of Jabaliya without warning, killing Issam’s wife Rawiya and their four children—Taghrid, Tasnim, Usama and 

According to the Palestinian health ministry , the Joudas were the eighty-ninth family wiped out in Gaza since the Israeli army started bombarding the besieged coastal enclave on 7 July.

ceasefire that took effect on Tuesday evening may stop the flow of blood, but it will not heal the raw wounds of the families of more than 2,100 people killed, nor of the more than eleven thousand injured and 100,000 whose homes were destroyed.

Between 7 July and 21 August, the UN documented 140 families in Gaza partially or completely annihilated by Israeli attacks.

Many were crushed beneath…

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WATCH: Cops caught on camera beating suspect in Walmart arrest

WATCH: Cops caught on camera beating suspect in Walmart arrest


They actually said on MSNBC Sunday that “this doesn’t happen to white people” –referring to Ferguson.
As we saw in Kendall Person’s blog, white people get shot and beaten, too. You just don’t see it. Or hear about it.

Originally posted on Global News:

On the surface, it appears to be a clear case of excessive force by a police officer, caught on camera by a concerned citizen.

Cell phone video showing a police officer repeatedly striking a downed suspect inside a Greenville County, South Carolina Walmart this past Saturday quickly went viral after it was posted to several social media sites.

The video appears to show two officers holding down the suspect in the process of arresting him.

One of the officers is seen repeatedly punching the suspect multiple times in the head, neck, and back.

“He’s defenseless! He’s defenseless! He’s defenseless, sir. Please stop punching him!” the woman recording the scene can he heard shouting at the officer.

The woman later spoke to WYFF News 4 in South Carolina, but insisted her name be withheld.

“It was on the side of the face. It was so many times, right…on the side…

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Bill Gates funded the Seattle Times “Education Lab”

Bill Gates funded the Seattle Times “Education Lab”

Originally posted on Seattle Education:

When I first found out about Seattle Times’ special education section titled Education Lab, I knew it would be nothing more than a mouthpiece for Bill Gates and his shills. What I didn’t know was that Mr. Bill put his bucks in to make sure Seattle Lab would happen.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised and yet his hubris never fails to amaze me.

To follow is a post written by Mercedes Schneider, author of A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Educationand originally posted on her blog deutsch29.

Seattle Times’ Gates-funded Education Lab Blog Experiment

GatesBill Gates lives in Seattle.

His money buys experiments there, too.

In October 2013, the Seattle Times announced that it had “sought” a grant from the Gates Foundation for a year-long “project” in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network– a blog called the “Education Lab”:

Education Lab

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