Utah votes in favor of legalizing medical marijuana: report

The proposal had been a difficult sell to Mormon church leaders who were concerned about the possibility that it could expand to broader use. In order to get their approval, an agreement was made to revise the measure at a later date, the outlet said. In accordance with the deal, the law will reportedly change by blocking marijuana edibles that could appeal to children, while not allowing people to grow their own marijuana if they live too far from a dispensary. …

Facebook under pressure over Soros smear tactics

Facebook is facing calls to conduct an external investigation into its own lobbying and PR activities by an aide to billionaire George Soros. BuzzFeed reports that Michael Vachon, an advisor to the chairman at Soros Fund Management, made the call in a letter to friends and colleagues. The call follows an explosive investigation, published yesterday by the New York Times based on interviews with more than 50 sources on the company, which paints an ugly picture of how Facebook’s leadership team …

Tiger Global returns with a $3M investment to help restaurants deal with delivery apps

Tiger Global has returned to backing early-stage Indian startups after it wrote a $3 million check for CheckMate, a U.S.-Indian startup that helps restaurants deal with the pain of multiple food ordering platforms. The Series A and it represents the first time that CheckMate has raised outside funding for its business. It is also a return to early-stage investing in India — where CheckMate’s largest office is — for Tiger Global following a period of relative inactivity. Founded two-and-a-half years …

Drone Footage Reveals Over 100 Whales Trapped In Secret Underwater Jails

More than 100 cetaceans have been found cooped up inside a series of tiny enclosures off Russia’s Pacific coast near the southeastern city of Nakhodka.  In total, 11 orcas and 90 beluga whales are being housed in what activists are now calling a “whale jail”, potentially illegally. That is the largest number of marine animals to be held in such a way, reports Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), a UK-based wildlife charity. – Drone footage of the “Whale Jail” It is thought that the cetaceans have been caught and …

Diabetes prescriptions now cost 1bn to NHS

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephen Richardson had to have his leg amputated because of type 2 diabetes Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, according to figures from NHS Digital. The total cost of the prescriptions has risen significantly – by more than £422 million – in the last 10 years. Almost one in 20 prescriptions written by GPs are now for diabetes treatment. The biggest increases are seen …

Giant Menorah Survives At Jewish Summer Camp Devastated By Woolsey Fire

The giant metal menorah at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu was captured in photos standing tall on a hilltop overlooking the ocean, surrounded by the charred remains of grassy fields.  posted an image of the menorah to its Facebook page and pledged that the fire wouldn’t stop the community from gathering this summer. historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple, sustained significant damage after the Woolsey fire passed through over the weekend.  Camp JCA Shalom, which is run by the Shalom Institute, a …

Reporters gear up for around-the-clock coverage of California fires

(CNN)The stories of the California wildfires are being told through video diaries by survivors, vivid updates from reporters, and wall-to-wall live coverage by local stations. And as Lizzie Johnson of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted Sunday night, “we aren’t out of this yet.” Not even close. Red-flag conditions persist both up north and down south. Reporters like Johnson will be covering the firefighting effort and the recovery for the foreseeable future. The paper’s top editor, Audrey Cooper, tweeted a budget …

Northern California fire death toll rises to 48

(CNN)The Camp Fire has claimed 48 lives and 8,800 structures in Northern California, officials said Tuesday. Cell phone videos show drivers fleeing fire Outside the vehicle, ash and hot embers stung her eyes and obscured her vision, she said. She felt around until she reached a fire engine that was hot to the touch. Firefighters pulled her inside, but they, too, were trapped, she said — until a bulldozer came through and cleared a path to safety. The staggering numbers …

Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as their next big thing

On Wednesday, Samsung provided a glimpse at a foldable-screen device that it will release next year. It’s expected to compete against several other flexible-screen phones. But it’s unclear whether the flexibility will have mass appeal, especially when the bendy devices are expected to cost more than $1,000. Trending in Tech Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

16 Hilarious Times People Made The Mistake Of Wearing Red To Target

Whether it was a sweater, T-shirt or even a polo, these customers quickly became employees and all just for wearing the wrong outfit that day. Scroll down below to see some hilarious stories of people who put a ‘target’ on their back by wearing red! InfiniteRaiders LincolnGraves RoryDiamond cindy4kansas KevinBuffalo wylekolfe ItsJeffLe 4THAVETUTTON anjela moneypitmusic CavemanZoltan MikieRusso twf PiaGlenn BrettCulp ianfimple People in the comments shared their own uniform mishaps

Burgerbot startup Creator hires inventor of Boston Dynamics Big Dog

Disney Imagineering animatronics wizard Dr. Martin Buehler is a legend in the robotics world. His work leading development of the galloping Big Dog quadruped at Boston Dynamics both inspired and terrified a new generation of makers. But after playing in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction that consumers can’t buy, Buehler has been poached to work on something much more tangible. In fact, it’s edible. He’s joining burger-making robot startup Creator as VP of engineering. “It was a great experience …

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog

The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made today have also raised questions over the legality of so-called lookalike audiences to target political ads at users of its platform. Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham was giving evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee in the UK parliament this morning. She’s just published her latest report to parliament, on the ICO’s (still ongoing) investigation into the …

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison said the 51-year-old McKee also is accused of failing to properly assess the weather before and after the boat went into Table Rock Lake near Branson, a Midwestern tourist town known for country music shows and entertainment venues. “This is the beginning, not the end, of our efforts in this matter,” Garrison said during a news conference in Springfield, adding that he couldn’t release specifics about the investigation. Ripley Entertainment, the company that operated the boats …

Donald Trump Lashes Out At Press Conference – And Reporters Finally Hit Back! – Perez Hilton

UPDATE 8:21 P.M. EST: It seems Trump has decided to make his personal attacks on the press more official. Acosta just tweeted: I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018 The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH. As I told the officer, I don’t blame him. I know he’s just doing his …