Wednesday, January 10, 2018

JAN 10, 2018 - 8:51 AM ET -- 10 NEWS ITEMS

*"SpaceX Says Falcon 9 Rocket Performed as Expected During Zuma Launch

By Sarah Lewin, associate Editor. January 9, 2018 12:36pm ET.

*"Hundreds of 'Boiled' Bats Fall from Sky in Australian Heat Wave."

By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor.


*From Google today: "Calling all young artists: Submit your design to appear on 

the Google Homepage." Click on "Submit your design."

*"South Korea’s Leader Credits Trump for North Korea Talks."

By CHOE SANG-HUNJAN. 10, 2018.

President Trump finally gets a pat on the back.

"President Moon Jae-in of South Korea during a televised news conference in 

Seoul on Wednesday. Credit Pool photo by Kim Hong-Ji."

*"Little damage as magnitude-7.6 quake hits in sea north of Honduras."

The Associated Press. Published 10:42 p.m. ET Jan. 9, 2018 | Updated 2:56 a.m. 

ET Jan. 10, 2018.

(Photo: USGS Handout, EPA-EFE)

*"CES 2018: Dell announces new XPS 15. The new XPS 15 2-in-1 contains Intel's 

8th-gen core processor with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, with a 15.6-inch 

UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display." By Corinne Reichert. 

January 9, 2018 -- 18:01 GMT (10:01 PST) | Topic: Hardware.

Credit Dell.

*"Travel to Malang, Indonesia. Written by Matin Firas Harahap. Co-written by 

Madhurima Dutta.

"If Bandung is the weekend destination of Jakarta’s residents, then the same 

could be said for Malang to the people of Surabaya. Surrounded by 4 mountain 

ranges, Malang is where Surabaya’s residents would come to retreat away from 

the heat of the city.

Often associated with apples, Malang is one of the country’s largest producers of 

apples, ranging from private gardens to big time corporations. Don’t forget to try 

out all the different ways these apples are processed – making for sweet and 

savoury delicacies native to the city...."


*"Russian national football team to play friendly against Turkey on June 5. The 

Russian footballers are also scheduled to play a friendly match against the 

Austrian squad on May 30 in Innsbruck. Sport January 10, 13:02 UTC+3.

© Alexander Demianchuk/TASS.

*"CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans."

By Chris Foxx & Leo Kelion. Technology reporters.

9 January 201

Kodak is to rent out Bitcoin mining rigs to the public.

*"Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away. 

TANCÍTARO, Mexico — The road to this agricultural town winds through the 

slums and cartel-controlled territory of Michoacán, ground zero for Mexico’s drug 

war, before arriving at a sight so strange it can seem like a mirage.

Fifteen-foot stone turrets are staffed by men whose green uniforms belong to no 

official force. Beyond them, a statue of an avocado bears the inscription “avocado 

capital of the world.” And beyond the statue is Tancítaro, an island of safety and 

stability amid the most violent period in Mexico’s history.

Local orchard owners, who export over $1 million in avocados per day, mostly to 

the United States, underwrite what has effectively become an independent city-

state. Self-policing and self-governing, it is a sanctuary from drug cartels as well 

as from the Mexican state.

But beneath the calm is a town under tightfisted control, enforced by militias 

accountable only to their paymasters. Drug addiction and suicide are soaring, 

locals say, as the social contract strains.

Tancítaro represents a quiet but telling trend in Mexico, where a handful of towns 

and cities are effectively seceding, partly or in whole. These are acts of 

desperation, revealing the degree to which Mexico’s police and politicians are 

seen as part of the threat."

Leer en español. The Interpreter. By MAX FISHER, AMANDA TAUB and DALIA 

MARTÍNEZ JAN. 7, 2018.

BY THE GUN José Santos at a checkpoint near the entrance to Tancítaro. Fed up 

with both the cartels and the government, the people of Tancítaro pushed out 

both. Credit Brett Gundlock for The New York Times.


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