Posts published in Day: October 10, 2018

Cat found abandoned with duct tape around her head, but her spirit isn’t broken

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nicole Paling had no idea she’d be saving two cats last Tuesday night. The founder of Every Life Matters Cat Rescue in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, was driving to Mountainside Animal Clinic after one of the cats she takes care of, Bacci, went into respiratory distress. Though the clinic had already closed at 6 p.m., Paling had after-hours access that would allow her to administer oxygen to Bacci there. As she pulled into the driveway…

Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook <FB.O>, Google and other firms, a government document showed. Vietnamese lawmakers approved the new law in June overriding strong objections from the business community, rights groups and Western governments including the United States, who said the measure would undermine economic development, digital innovation…

Pope Francis compares abortion to ‘hiring a killer’

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pope Francis on Wednesday compared abortion to “hiring a killer”. “Is killing a human being correct for solving a problem? What do you think about it?” the pope asked a general audience at the Vatican. “Is this right? Is “hiring” a killer the right thing to do to solve a problem? We can’t do that, it isn’t fair: killing a human being, as little as he might be, is not…

Ukraine acts to increase protection of ammunition depots after one in flames

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has tightened security at ammunition depots and arsenals across Ukraine, Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported. On Tuesday, October 9, about 10,000 people were taken to safety after a fire and explosions hit a Ukrainian Defence Ministry ammunition depot 176 kilometres to the east of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv early on Tuesday. In the morning of Wednesday, October 10, emergency services…

Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The boss of Shell has said a huge tree-planting project the size of the Amazon rainforest would be needed to meet a tougher global warming target, as he argued more renewable energy alone would not be enough. Ben van Beurden said it would be a major challenge to limit temperature rises to 1.5C (equivalent to a rise of 2.7F), which a landmark report from the UN’s climate science panel has said will be…

WhatsApp bug let hackers hijack accounts with a video call: reports

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A bug in Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service allowed hackers to take over users’ applications when they answered an incoming video call, technology websites ZDnet and The Register reported on Wednesday. The vulnerability, which affected WhatsApp applications on Apple and Android smartphones, was discovered in late August and was fixed by Facebook in early October, according to a technical disclosure report posted online. Facebook did not respond to requests for immediate…

Experts put recent rise in emigration in Lithuania down to seasonal factors

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Emigration has increased slightly in Lithuania in recent years but experts say it has to do with the school year cycle. Lithuania’s statistics office, Statistics Lithuania, told BNS Lithuania on Tuesday that 3,508 people left Lithuania in September, and 1,882 immigrated. 98 percent of emigrants were Lithuanian citizens, and the majority of the immigrants (68 percent) were foreigners. The difference between emigrants and immigrants in September was the largest this…

Around 200 naval personnel to participate in joint exercise of Estonia, Finland

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Approximately 200 naval personnel will participate in the mine countermeasures stage of the joint Estonian-Finnish naval drill Baltic Shield, which is to start this week. The mine countermeasures stage of the joint naval drill Baltic Shield will start in the Estonian territorial waters on Monday next week, during which WWI and WWII explosives located at the bottom of the sea will be searched for and rendered harmless, a press officer…

Weatherwoman wears one-year-old toddler on back during TV forecast leaving viewers stunned

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A weatherwoman has stunned her audience by wearing her toddler on her back as she read the forecast on American television. Mum Susie Martin wanted to highlight International Babywearing Week while getting on with her job presenting the forecast. She started the segment with a little explanation, as her one-year-old son did a huge yawn before dropping off to sleep in his comfy seat. Ms Martin, who is director of…