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Friday, January 19, 2018

JAN 19, 2018 - 10:03 AM ET - 11 NEWS ITEMS

*"Squirrel glistening water days."

Source: Xinhua News Agency, 2018-01-15 13:08:50. http://www.yangtse.com/.




"On January 14, in Toronto, Canada, squirrel Cui Ji performed a waterslide at the 

2018 International Boat Show. From January 12 to January 21, 2018.  

International Boat Show will be held in Toronto, Canada to showcase 1,200 

vessels of all types from more than 550 exhibitors around the world." Xinhua 

News Agency issued (Zou Zheng photo)

*"Zapata Ezfly: The jet-powered aerial Segway anyone can fly."

https://newatlas.com/.



(Credit: Zapata)

*"Drone drops flotation device to stranded swimmers in world-first rescue 

mission." By Nick Lavars. https://newatlas.com/.



"A new lifesaving drone known as the Little Ripper being tested by lifeguards in 

Australia has already proven its usefulness(Credit: Westpac Little Ripper).

*"Scorcher! 2017 Ranked Among Three Hottest Years Ever."

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer | January 18, 2018 01:25pm ET.

www.livescience.com.




Credit google search.

*"Trash-Blasting Lasers Could Help Clean Up Space Junk, China Says."

By Brandon Specktor, Live Science Senior Writer | January 17, 2018 06:18pm 

ET. www.livescience.com.




"An artist's rendering of Earth-mounted lasers sweeping space debris out of a 

satellite's path."

Credit: Fulvio314/NASA.

*"Report: Number of Illegal 'Dreamers' Far Larger Than Previously Known: 3.6 

Million."

Follow us: @Newsmax on Twitter | Newsmax on Facebook. www.newsmax.com.




(AP)

"An estimated 3.6 million illegal immigrants in America were brought here as 

children — a stunning figure more than three times higher than one commonly 

used in the contentious political debate over the fate of so-called Dreamers, USA 

Today reported. The larger number isn't widely known because so much 

attention is currently focused on the 800,000 immigrants protected by the 

Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — and 

terminated by President Donald Trump last September."

*"Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander." 

http://www.foxnews.com.



Associated Press.

*"Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation.

KUTUPALONG, Bangldesh (Reuters) - Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee 

camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before 

authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process 

expected to begin next week and last for two years." By Zeba Siddiqui.

https://www.reuters.com.




Credit tailwind.com.

FILE PHOTO: "Rohingya refugees line up for daily essentials distribution at 

Balukhali camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh." January 15, 2018. 

REUTERS/Tyrone Siu.

*"The fight in defense of Carolina beach (in Puerto Rico) reactivates. After 10 

years of legal disputes and demonstrations against the Marriott hotel continuing 

to build above the maritime zone in the Isla Verde area, the municipality of 

Carolina decided to cede the land to the company CH Constructions as part of a 

negotiation to backs of the town. This makes the Playas Pa'l Pueblo Camp, the 

longest act of civil disobedience in our history, more valid than ever as a defense 

mechanism for our coastal zone in the metro area.

But the existence of the camp is in jeopardy since it dropped a court order in 

favor of the eviction of the activists. This caused the reactivation of both the 

militancy of the environmentalists and the aggressiveness of the management of 

the Marriott hotel when sending agitators to the camp area."

November 27, 2015 - Indymedia Puerto Rico.  

*"Apple diverting worker shuttles because of smashed windows. Apple is 

rerouting the daily buses that drive workers from San Francisco to Cupertino 

following incidents of broken windows, according to an internal email."

By Roger Fingas. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:53 am PT (02:53 pm ET).

http://appleinsider.com/articles.




*"Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars? By Theo Leggett. Business 

correspondent, BBC News. 19 January 2018. Fed up with motorway driving? Now 

you can switch to virtual reality. When you're sitting in the driver's seat at 

60mph on a rain-lashed motorway, covering your eyes would normally be a 

dangerous, if not downright suicidal move. Putting on a virtual reality headset, 

obscuring the view of the road altogether, if not downright suicidal move."

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42710215 

Video uploaded to several social media sites.





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