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Day: September 28, 2017

Woman or Machine
ENGLISH, Technology

Woman or Machine

    As technology continues to develop, the line between man and machine has become increasingly blurred. And this stunningly lifelike android woman will have you believing the line has disappeared altogether. Footage of the robot at this year’s Tokyo Game Show in the Japanese capital has been viewed more than three million times on one social media platform alone. A number of Japanese-made and international games are on display at the convention, which has been held annually for the last 21 years. But the beautiful female android has stood out - despite the fact she is only a PR prop. She, along with several others of her kind, are stood at the booth of Detroit: Become Human a new PlayStation 4 video game developed by Quantic Dream, from France, and published by Japan’s very ...
Trump’s son-in-law registered to vote as a woman
America, ENGLISH

Trump’s son-in-law registered to vote as a woman

    White House Senior Advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner reads a statment in front of West Wing of the White House after testifying behind closed doors to… Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, is registered to vote in New York State as a woman, state records show. The New Jersey native first registered to vote in the Empire State in November 2009 as a female, records first discovered by the liberal-leaning American Bridge group. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened that Kushner was registered as a woman, and was an active voter as of this November. The 36-year-old real estate developer has been tasked with reforming the government and moderating a peace plan in the Middle East. Kushner can't even fill out the most bas...
Who owns the Playboy Mansion
America, ENGLISH

Who owns the Playboy Mansion

    The Playboy Mansion has been synonymous with Hugh Hefner since it first came into his possession in 1971. But for the past year Hefner has been just a tenant in the home after selling it for a princely sum of $100 million. Hefner sold the house to his next door neighbour last year, under condition that he would continue to live there until his death. The home next door is actually a mirror image of the Playboy Mansion, built by Hefner in the late 90s as a home for his estranged wife and their children. Daren Metropoulos (left), Snoop Dogg (centre), Evan Metropoulos (right) and Playboy playmates. It was bought in 2009 by Daren Metropoulos, who bought the real thing last year. Metropoulos, 34, is son of billionaire Charles Dean Metropoulos, known for his ownership of Hostess...
Woman forcibly removed from Southwest flight
America, ENGLISH

Woman forcibly removed from Southwest flight

    A woman was forcibly removed by police from a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday after saying she had a life threatening pet allergy with two dogs on board. A fellow passenger, Bill Dumas, recorded the incident, which occurred ahead of a flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles. The woman stated she had a pet allergy but was unable to provide documentation that she could safely fly with the animals on the plane, Southwest said in a statement. There was one emotional support animal and one pet onboard the aircraft, the company said. Our policy states that a customer (without a medical certificate) may be denied boarding if they report a life-threatening allergic reaction and cannot travel safely with an animal onboard. The video shows police officers grabbing the woman's arms an...
Hindus celebrating Maha Ashtami
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Hindus celebrating Maha Ashtami

    The Hindu devotees are celebrating Maha Ashtami, at different Puja mandaps across the country. The main attraction of Maha Ashtami is Kumari Puja in which a pre-pubescent girl is worshipped as ‘Mother Goddess’. Thousands of Hindu devotees are flocking to Puja mandaps throughout the country to celebrate Kumari Puja. The celebrations mark the triumph of good over evil. The rituals began around 11:00 am where girls were worshipped as the goddess at Puja mandaps, including Dhaka’s Ramkrishna Mission Temple. The worshipped girl symbolises the power that regulates creation, stability and destruction on earth. The goddess is bathed symbolically and dressed for the final battle. It is believed that on this day, Durga killed the demon. In old days, a buffalo was offered as sacrific...
More Chinese relief for Rohingyas arrives
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

More Chinese relief for Rohingyas arrives

    The second consignment of China’s relief for the Rohingya refugees, who have fled to Bangladesh amid persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since August 25, arrived in Chittagong on Thursday. A cargo flight of China with 53.50 tonnes of relief materials, including 2,000 pieces of tents and 3,000 pieces of blankets, arrived at Shah Amanat International Airport in the morning. Mohammad Zillur Rahman Chowdhury, deputy commissioner of Chittagong, received the relief items from Chinese Embassy Economic and Commercial Counsellor Li Guangjun at around 9:30am. Habibur Rahman, additional deputy commissioner, said China has sent 110 tonnes of relief materials for the Rohingya refugees, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh, in two phases. The relief will be distributed among Rohingya...
Black East End activist remembered in new exhibition
ENGLISH, London

Black East End activist remembered in new exhibition

A new exhibition of artwork on the life and work of Chris Braithwaite, also known as Chris Jones, will open on Thursday 5 October at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives. Chris Braithwaite, a seaman originally from Barbados, moved to London and lived in Stepney in the 1930s,§ where he became a tireless campaigner for equal employment rights for dockers and seafarers from Britain's colonies. He was also active in a number of political organisations. In 1935, Braithwaite founded the Colonial Seamen's Association which lobbied against racism faced by Asian seamen as well as those from the Caribbean. Inspired by Braithwaite's work, London-based artist Basil Olton, also of Barbadian heritage, has created a number of new artworks in ceramics reflecting their shared concerns of impe...