Philippine president-elect says ‘corrupt’ journalists will be killed

You wont be harmed if you dont do anything wrong, says Rodrigo Duterte, pledging to end crime in six months by assassinating criminals

The Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his controversial anti-crime crusade with offers of rewards for killing drug traffickers.

Duterte won this months elections by a landslide largely due to an explosive law-and-order platform in which he pledged to end crime within six months by killing tens of thousands of suspected criminals.

The foul-mouthed politician has launched a series of post-election tirades against criminals and repeated his vows to kill them particularly drug traffickers, rapists and murderers. In a press conference called on Tuesday to announce the new cabinet, in his southern hometown of Davao, Duterte said journalists who took bribes or engaged in other corrupt activities also deserved to die.

Just because youre a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if youre a son of a bitch, Duterte said when asked how he would address the problem of media killings in the Philippines, after a reporter was shot dead in Manila last week.

The Philippines is one of the most dangerous nations in the world for journalists, with 174 murdered since a chaotic and corruption-plagued democracy replaced the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos three decades ago. Most of those killed, to be frank, have done something. You wont be killed if you dont do anything wrong, Duterte said, adding that many journalists in the Philippines were corrupt.

Duterte also said freedom of expression provisions in the constitution did not necessarily protect a person from violent repercussions for defamation. That cant be just freedom of speech. The constitution can no longer help you if you disrespect a person, he said.

Duterte raised the case of Jun Pala, a journalist and politician who was murdered in Davao in 2003. Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead Pala, who was a vocal critic of Duterte. His murder has never been solved. If you are an upright journalist, nothing will happen to you, said Duterte, who has ruled Davao as mayor for most of the past two decades and is accused of links to vigilante death squads.

The example here is Pala. I do not want to diminish his memory but he was a rotten son of a bitch. He deserved it.

One of the worlds deadliest attacks against journalists took place in the Philippines in 2009, when 32 journalists were among 58 people killed by a warlord clan intent on stopping a rivals election challenge. More than 100 people are on trial for the massacre, including many members of the Ampatuan family accused of orchestrating it.

Duterte has named Salvador Panelo, the former defence lawyer for the Ampatuans, as his presidential spokesman, a nomination criticised by the victims families and journalists organisations. Duterte, who will assume office on 30 June, also said he would offer bounties to law enforcement officers who killed drug traffickers. He said 3m pesos (14,450) would be paid to law enforcers for killing drug lords, with lesser amounts for lower-ranking people in drug syndicates.

Outlining some of his other plans for his war on crime, Duterte said he would give police special forces shoot-to-kill orders and send them into the main jail in Manila where prisoners run drug trafficking operations.

He also said he would enlist junior soldiers to kill corrupt top-ranking police officers who were involved in the drug trade. I will call the private from the army and say: Shoot him, Duterte said. He urged police not to wait until he assumed the presidency, and start killing criminals immediately. Now, now, he urged them.

Police earlier confirmed killing 15 people in a series of drug raids across the country over the past week, which Amnesty International described as a sharp and sudden escalation in the long-standing problem of questionable deaths by Filipino security forces.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/31/philippine-president-elect-says-corrupt-journalists-will-be-killed

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Family Warns Others About Secondary Drowning After Childs Near-Death Experience

While at a relative’s pool in Missouri, 3-year-old Lizzie took a scary tumble into the water. Her 13-year-old brother, Sam, quickly pulled her from the water.

“She was gray in the face, blue in the lips, and her eyes were in her head,” he told KFVS-TV. “She was spitting up water and stuff. I didn’t know what was happening. I was really scared.”

After Sam performed CPR, Lizzie recuperated. The family thought Lizzie was safe from harm, until she became lethargic. Mom Cassandra Marks said her daughter started falling asleep, a sign that something wasn’t right.

“One of the family members came by and she said Don’t let that baby go to sleep’ And I said Well, why not?’ and she said Because she won’t wake back up,’ the mom recalled.

The reason? Lizzie was suffering from a rare condition called secondary drowning.It shouldn’t be confused with dry drowning, which means water disruptsthe airways but never travels to the lungs as it does during secondary drowning.

But unlike obvious drowning where lifeguards come to the rescue, secondarydrowning can become fatal even hours after a person has finishedswimming. Symptoms of the condition include a persistent cough, sleepiness, throwing up, changes in breathing, and/or simple change in behavior. It’s crucialfor parents topay attention to these symptoms after a day in the water.

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Successful El Capitan climber: Find your own Dawn Wall

(CNN)Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.

Many other people had climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. None of them ever reached the top after free-climbing the Dawn Wall like Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson did Wednesday.
The Dawn Wall is revered in the climbing world as one of the most daunting ascents in the world.
“It feels incredible. We’ve been working on this since 2009. Tommy first envisioned the line in 2007, so it’s been all-consuming in our lives since then and it’s pretty surreal to wake up this morning and have the climb complete,” the 30-year-old Jorgeson told CNN on Thursday.

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“This is spectacular,” Caldwell’s mother, Terry, told CNN affiliate KTLA. “This was his biggest project, his biggest dream. He called it his ‘Moby Dick.’ … He kept saying, ‘I don’t know if this is possible; I’m just going to keep working on it.'”
There are more than 100 routes up El Capitan, but only a handful have been attempted by climbers trying to free climb.
“So proud of @TommyCaldwell1 and @KJorgeson for conquering El Capitan. You remind us that anything is possible. -bo,” President Barack Obama tweeted.
Seeing that quote, Jorgeson said, was “pretty unbelievable.”

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/14/travel/feat-yosemite-capitan-climb/index.html

Dagger in King Tut’s tomb was made with iron from a meteorite

Researchers who analyzed metal composition of dagger within wrapping of mummified teenage king say it strongly suggests an extraterrestrial origin

A dagger entombed with King Tutankhamun was made with iron from a meteorite, a new analysis on the metal composition shows.

In 1925, archaeologist Howard Carter found two daggers, one iron and one with a blade of gold, within the wrapping of the teenage king, who was mummified more than 3,300 years ago. The iron blade, which had a gold handle, rock crystal pommel and lily and jackal-decorated sheath, has puzzled researchers in the decades since Carters discovery: ironwork was rare in ancient Egypt, and the daggers metal had not rusted.

Italian and Egyptian researchers analyzed the metal with an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer to determine its chemical composition, and found its high nickel content, along with its levels of cobalt, strongly suggests an extraterrestrial origin. They compared the composition to known meteorites within 2,000km around the Red Sea coast of Egypt, and found similar levels in one meteorite.

That meteorite, named Kharga, was found 150 miles west of Alexandria, at the seaport city of Mersa Matruh, which in the age of Alexander the Great the fourth century BC was known as Amunia.

The researchers published their findings on Tuesday in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

Although people have worked with copper, bronze and gold since 4,000BC, ironwork came much later, and was rare in ancient Egypt. In 2013, nine blackened iron beads, excavated from a cemetery near the Nile in northern Egypt, were found to have been beaten out of meteorite fragments, and also a nickel-iron alloy. The beads are far older than the young pharaoh, dating to 3,200BC.

As the only two valuable iron artifacts from ancient Egypt so far accurately analyzed are of meteoritic origin, the team that studied the knife wrote, we suggest that ancient Egyptians attributed great value to meteoritic iron for the production of fine ornamental or ceremonial objects.

The researchers also stood with a hypothesis that ancient Egyptians placed great importance on rocks falling from the sky. They suggested that the finding of a meteorite-made dagger adds meaning to the use of the term iron in ancient texts, and noted around the 13th century BC, a term literally translated as iron of the sky came into use to describe all types of iron.

The introduction of the new composite term suggests that the ancient Egyptians were aware that these rare chunks of iron fell from the sky already in the 13th [century] BCE, anticipating Western culture by more than two millennia, the researchers wrote

Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley, of the University of Manchester, similarly argued that ancient Egyptians would have revered celestial objects that had plunged to earth.

The sky was very important to the ancient Egyptians, she told Nature, apropos of her work on the meteoritic beads. Something that falls from the sky is going to be considered as a gift from the gods.

The high quality of the blade suggests that Tutankhamun, who lived during the latest stage of the Bronze Age, was supported by ironworkers who were skilled despite the relative rarity of the material.

The blade may not be the only item derived from falling rocks in Tuts tomb.

In 2006, an Austrian astrochemist proposed that an unusual yellowish gem, shaped as a scarab in King Tuts burial necklace, is actually glass formed in the heat of a meteorite crashing into sand.

It would be very interesting to analyze more pre-Iron Age artifacts, such as other iron objects found in King Tuts tomb, Daniela Comelli, of the physics department at Milan Polytechnic, told Discovery News. We could gain precious insights into metal working technologies in ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/01/dagger-king-tut-tomb-iron-meteorite-egypt-mummy

This Unicorn Pool Floaty Is Every Celebrity’s Summer Obsession

If there’s one thing we can learn from stalking Taylor Swift’s Instagram, it’s no pool party is complete without some fun, photogenic accessories.

Remember that awesome swan floaty T-Swift was sporting last summer?

Well, if you thought that blow-up bird was the best thing that ever happened to inflatable pool furniture, you might want to brace yourself.

There’s a magical new float that will make all your dreams come true.

That’s right. Thanks to #FLOATY you can now ride a badass unicorn around your pool, and this inflatable mythical creature is already making quite a splash in the social media scene.

From Paris Hilton to Bella Hadid, we’ve seen a bunch of sun-kissed celebs posting photos with their unicorn floats on Instagram lately.

But that’s not all. It turns out #FLOATY is also releasing a Swarovski-studded unicorn that has a mane, horn and tail adorned with over 10,000 glittering Swarovski crystals.

This pool party gem is set to go on sale within the next month and it’s expected to be in the $5,000 to $6,000 price range.

If you’re looking to float around like a superstar but aren’t ballin’ enough to afford this bougie unicorn, don’t worry.

You can score one of these Insta-famous inflatables sans the sparkly accents for just under 100 bucks.

Check out the pictures below to see these fabulous AF unicorn floats.

 

If you’re searching for a way to take your pool parties to the next level…

#FLOATY just turned your favorite imaginary creature into an epic pool float.

That’s right. Unicorn floatsare making quite a splash on social media this summer…

…and celebs are soaking up some sun as they loungearound on these Instagram-worthy floats.

To kick off the summer season, #FLOATY also decided to push the boundaries of pool accessories by creating the world’s most expensive float.

That’s right. #FLOATY just made a unicorn float thathas a mind-blowing10,000 glittering Swarovski crystals on itsmane, horn and tail.

It’s not hard to see this sparkly pool float is fabulous AF.

It basically looks like a floating piece of art for your pool.

This floating gem will be released in the next month and is expected to cost somewherebetween $5,000 and $6,000.

But don’t worry, if you’re not down to drop a couple racks on aSwarovski-studded float…

You can stillget in on the unicorn action…

 

By snagging one of the normal floats for $99.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/unicorn-pool-floaty-summer/1505510/

This Unicorn Pool Floaty Is Every Celebrity’s Summer Obsession

If there’s one thing we can learn from stalking Taylor Swift’s Instagram, it’s no pool party is complete without some fun, photogenic accessories.

Remember that awesome swan floaty T-Swift was sporting last summer?

Well, if you thought that blow-up bird was the best thing that ever happened to inflatable pool furniture, you might want to brace yourself.

There’s a magical new float that will make all your dreams come true.

That’s right. Thanks to #FLOATY you can now ride a badass unicorn around your pool, and this inflatable mythical creature is already making quite a splash in the social media scene.

From Paris Hilton to Bella Hadid, we’ve seen a bunch of sun-kissed celebs posting photos with their unicorn floats on Instagram lately.

But that’s not all. It turns out #FLOATY is also releasing a Swarovski-studded unicorn that has a mane, horn and tail adorned with over 10,000 glittering Swarovski crystals.

This pool party gem is set to go on sale within the next month and it’s expected to be in the $5,000 to $6,000 price range.

If you’re looking to float around like a superstar but aren’t ballin’ enough to afford this bougie unicorn, don’t worry.

You can score one of these Insta-famous inflatables sans the sparkly accents for just under 100 bucks.

Check out the pictures below to see these fabulous AF unicorn floats.

 

If you’re searching for a way to take your pool parties to the next level…

#FLOATY just turned your favorite imaginary creature into an epic pool float.

That’s right. Unicorn floatsare making quite a splash on social media this summer…

…and celebs are soaking up some sun as they loungearound on these Instagram-worthy floats.

To kick off the summer season, #FLOATY also decided to push the boundaries of pool accessories by creating the world’s most expensive float.

That’s right. #FLOATY just made a unicorn float thathas a mind-blowing10,000 glittering Swarovski crystals on itsmane, horn and tail.

It’s not hard to see this sparkly pool float is fabulous AF.

It basically looks like a floating piece of art for your pool.

This floating gem will be released in the next month and is expected to cost somewherebetween $5,000 and $6,000.

But don’t worry, if you’re not down to drop a couple racks on aSwarovski-studded float…

You can stillget in on the unicorn action…

 

By snagging one of the normal floats for $99.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/unicorn-pool-floaty-summer/1505510/

Gorilla killing: Mom calls 911 to rescue son

(CNN)The mother of a child who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo last weekend spoke in a steady voice to keep her son calm but couldn’t contain her fear when the 450-pound Harambe pulled the boy violently away, according to a copy of the call obtained by CNN Wednesday.

“He’s dragging my son! I can’t watch this,” she told the 911 operator. “I cannot. I can’t watch.”

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An animal rights group has requested an investigation by the USDA.
Stop Animal Exploitation Now alleges the zoo violated the Animal Welfare Act, according to a letter by Executive Director Michael A. Budkie.
The letter cites USDA inspection reports dated November 2014 and March.
The November 6, 2014, report cites a door to an outdoor monkey enclosure had multiple wooden boards in disrepair. It also detailed deterioration in a horse enclosure.
The March report documented an incident in which two polar bears got into a service hallway accessible only to zookeepers. The dangerous animal response team quickly secured the area and used tranquillizer darts to subdue the bears.
Maynard, the Cincinnati Zoo director, noted a zookeeper lost her arm in the incident.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/01/us/gorilla-shot-harambe/index.html