Berlin truck crash: 12 dead in ‘apparent terrorist attack’ at Christmas market – live | World news | The Guardian – Three people were injured when a man stormed into a Zurich mosque and opened fire on people at prayer, police said.

Follow the latest updates as ‘suspicious person’ arrested after nine people killed and 45 injured at Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz

Source: Berlin truck crash: 12 dead in ‘apparent terrorist attack’ at Christmas market – live | World news | The Guardian

and Three people were injured when a man stormed into a Zurich mosque and opened fire on people at prayer, police said.

and

Donald Trump called it a “horrifying terror attack”, blaming “Isis and other Islamist terrorists [who] continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship”.

Arachnologist Rajashree Khalap on Discovering the Sorting Hat Spider that Excited even JK Rowling – The Ladies FingerThe Ladies Finger

Perhaps this is also why the spider has been named after the Sorting Hat. The name Eriovixia gryffindori is both a nod to the Harry Potter series that Khalap says everyone on the team loved, and is also an attempt to involve more people in conversations about the eight-legged creatures. “Popular culture has the potential to do this,” she says — even remarking that Pokémon inspired many researchers she knows to enter the field. JK Rowling even tweeted about spider.

Source: Arachnologist Rajashree Khalap on Discovering the Sorting Hat Spider that Excited even JK Rowling – The Ladies FingerThe Ladies Finger

Pinterest Thinks Hiring Female Engineers is Too Hard and Decides to Try Less – The Ladies FingerThe Ladies Finger

Don’t let the “female-friendly” interface fool you. Most the team that runs the firm is male, and overwhelmingly so in the tech and leadership profiles – with men accounting for 79 percentage and 84 percentage of the fields respectively, according to numbers displayed by The Verge last year. It was this context that led the company to employ Candice Morgan at the head of its diversity campaign and publicly announce its internal goals for hiring people from underrepresented and minority categories.

Source: Pinterest Thinks Hiring Female Engineers is Too Hard and Decides to Try Less – The Ladies FingerThe Ladies Finger

H5N8 appears in Nigeria, South Korea | CIDRAP

Does anyone really need a doctorate in agronomy to understand that H5N8 influenza among “turkeys” in Nigeria explains why avian influenza is a global poultry killer and one of the most probably future sources for a killing human influenza that will make the 1918 flu looks like child’s play?

If someone talked about the turkey industry in Russia, China, Nigeria and India 30 years ago, you’d still be laughing and gasping for breath. Now because the race for profit from the industrialized poultry market knows no boundaries and has no understanding of how pandemic viruses develop, we may all soon be gasping for breath!

H5N8 appears in Nigeria, South KoreaFiled Under: Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP News  | Dec 19, 2016Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Print & PDFturkeyfarm.jpgLauren M./ Flickr ccNigeria and South Korea report the first cases of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza, as the strain continues to infect European poultry after first emerging in wild waterfowl populations.Nigeria reports H5N8 in mixed free-range birdsNigeria reported H5N8 in a collection of guinea fowls, turkeys and pigeons in Danbare, located in Kano state in the north-central part of the country, according to a report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).Fifteen birds died from the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and another 235 were culled in an attempt to prevent the virus from spreading. The outbreak occurred on Nov 19 and is considered resolved.The report said the bird owner purchased the live birds from a market. Nigeria is also battling outbreaks involving highly pathogenic H5N1, which is endemic in a handful of African nations.

Source: H5N8 appears in Nigeria, South Korea | CIDRAP

Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 50 ( Dec 12- 18)

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Top Headlines

  • IS group claims responsibility for Cairo’s ST Mark Cathedral bombing
  • Qatar rejects Cairo cathedral bombing involvement claim
  • Egypt executes prominent Islamist militant Habara amid threats of retaliation
  • Egypt says traces of explosives have been found on bodies from EgyptAir crash in May 
  • Egypt court suspends jail sentence against novelist Ahmed Naji
  • Osama bin Laden’s son denied entry at Egypt airport
  • In a first since Morsi era, Egypt allows import of 40 cars into Gaza

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