Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

China escorts British assault ship on ‘freedom of navigation’ voyage through South China Sea

Beijing has reportedly dispatched a frigate and two helicopters to escort Royal Navy’s HMS Albion through the South China Sea, after the assault ship performed a “freedom of navigation” stunt on its patrol of the Asia Pacific. After departing Japan in August, the 176-meter amphibious transport dock of the Royal Navy headed towards Vietnam for a four-day goodwill visit this ...

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Google will struggle if it re-enters China, says its former country head

The odds are stacked against Google if the reports are true and the company is trying to bring its services back to China, according to the former head of Google China. News reports last month uncovered details of internal plans to introduce a search product and a news app in China, moves that would mark a re-entry to the consumer ...

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Japanese nuclear plant switches to emergency generators after quake paralyzes Hokkaido

Tomari nuclear power plant on the island of Hokkaido has been forced to switch to emergency generators after the station suffered main power outage following the 6.7 earthquake, Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Emergency diesel generators were activated to supply electricity to maintain cooling of nuclear fuel rods in the pool. Since the plant is undergoing a safety review by the ...

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Psychic Haley knows ‘exactly’ who’s responsible for the next chemical attack in Syria

Nikki Haley has stated that she knows “exactly” who is going to use chemical weapons in Syria’s Idlib. The prophecy comes amid warnings that the terrorists are preparing a false flag attack to trigger a US-coalition intervention. Revealing her extraordinary psychic abilities in addition to notorious diplomatic skills, the US envoy to the United Nations said that the sovereign government ...

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Google will struggle if it re-enters China, says its former country head

The odds are stacked against Google if the reports are true and the company is trying to bring its services back to China, according to the former head of Google China. News reports last month uncovered details of internal plans to introduce a search product and a news app in China, moves that would mark a re-entry to the consumer ...

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Pentagon has ‘zero intelligence’ on Syrian militants’ chemical weapons capabilities – Mattis

Despite having a “fairly good penetration” of the Syrian opposition groups, the US haven’t seen any evidence suggesting that the militants in Idlib are capable of staging a chemical attack, the US Defense Secretary claimed. “We have zero intelligence that shows the opposition has any chemical capability,” James Mattis told journalists on Wednesday, noting that despite its deep “penetration” of ...

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Twitter agrees to abuse-transparency reports, civil rights audit

A meek and quiet “no” was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s refrain as he responded to an onslaught of questions from House Energy Committee Republicans about whether his service shadowbans or is biased against conservatives. A few Democrats like Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD) pointed out that the whole point of the hearing was to “work the ref” in an attempt to badger ...

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‘Treason or fake news?’ Trump urges NYT to reveal its White House ‘resistance’ insider

Furious over an article, allegedly penned by a senior official who claims to be a part of the White House resistance working against Trump, the US leader has urged the New York Times to reveal its “phony” anonymous source. “TREASON?” Trump tweeted in response to the piece entitled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” The US ...

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Elastic’s IPO filing is here

Elastic, the provider of subscription-based data search software used by Dell, Netflix, The New York Times and others, has unveiled its IPO filing after confidentially submitting paperwork to the SEC in June. The company will be the latest in a line of enterprise SaaS businesses to hit the public markets in 2018. Headquartered in Mountain View, Elastic plans to raise $ ...

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Buildings collapse, people trapped after 6.7 quake triggers landslide in Japan

Published time: 5 Sep, 2018 21:40 Edited time: 5 Sep, 2018 21:56 A large-scale rescue operation is underway on the Japanese island of Hokkaido after a powerful 6.7 earthquake triggered a massive landslide that swallowed a number of houses, reportedly trapping people inside. The rural town of Atsumi has been partially devastated after a chunk of a mountain ridge slid ...

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