Strange ‘sea pickles’ keep washing ashore in the Pacific Northwest — and scientists are baffled

Strange ‘sea pickles’ keep washing ashore in the Pacific Northwest — and scientists are baffled

Strange ‘sea pickles’ keep washing ashore in the Pacific Northwest — and scientists are baffled

There are strange sea creatures known as the “gherkin” invading the Pacific Northwest.

These gelatinous and slightly translucent bodies, called pyrosomes were seen together, sometimes thousands, near the northern shore of California to southeastern Alaska – obstructing fishing and lava nets on beaches according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Experts say that this year creatures appear in large numbers outside the normal range of species.

More recently, the NBC Bay Area reported that sea dwellers have caused a stir in Monterey Bay, frustrating fishermen try to take salmon and shrimp.

What are pyrosomes, where do they come from, and why are they growing?

[Australian scientists have searched for deep creatures and took their nightmares instead]

NOAA Fisheries they described it this way:

The pyrosomes are pelagic tunics, which are part of Chordata, a cutting edge that includes humans. It is hard and sticky to the touch, with small protuberances pronounced. Inside the wall of this gelatinous tube that grows up to 60 cm, individual zooids are packed together.

These zooids have incurrente and excess siphon and the use of eyelashes for pumping water for feeding, breathing and movement. Using a network of mucus, they filter the water for small planktonic microorganisms.

Pyrosomes are known to accumulate in large clusters on the surface and bioluminesce zooides to create beautiful light screens.

Experts say that pyrosomes are found all over the world, usually in warm tropical waters in the sea away.

Ric Brodeur, a research biologist at the NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, Oregon, said that the Oregon Beachcombers walked the beaches for decades but began making reports of washed-up pyhosomes on beaches only in the past. some months.

It was also at sea on research cruises since the 1980s and saw its first pyrosome in 2014. It is believed that great abundance is related to unusually warm oceanic conditions along the coastline that sees the natural habitat of pyrosomes .

Brodeur said it is too early to say if pyrosomes become permanent residents in the Pacific Northwest because the ocean could return to colder conditions.

“We will wait and see how it goes, but of course, this is not a good sign for the ecosystem to have these creatures out there instead of the normal prey of fish and shellfish, most of our fish, birds and mammals off our coast Are accustomed to, “he said.

“A city five minutes away from a Columbia research pipeline at the end of May generated approximately 60,000 pirosomes,” said the NOAA Northwest Science Center Fishery in a blog post. “Scientists have spent hours sorting the massive done to find the rare fish they were meant for.”

Researchers at NOAA Fisheries and researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon studied these more marine creatures.

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

A computer virus that wreak havoc on companies around the world Wednesday, while stretching to more than 60 countries, which alters the ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and disrupted work in a chocolate factory in Australia.

Cyence risk modeling company said the economic losses of the attack this week and last month of a virus called WannaCry probably exceeded 8 billion. This assessment highlights the enormous strengths of companies worldwide to meet the growing cyber attacks that hit critical offline computer networks.

“When systems are down and they can not generate revenue, it really attracts leaders and board members,” said George Kurtz, chief executive of security software maker CrowdStrike. “This has made it easier to understand the need for resiliency and improved security in networks.”

The virus, the researchers call Petia or GoldenEye, began spreading in Ukraine Tuesday. It infected the computers of visitors on a local news website and computers have downloaded contaminated updates a popular package of tax accounting, according to national police and cyber experts.

A cargo reservation system was closed at the Danish shipping giant A. P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO), causing traffic jams in some of the 76 ports in the world managed by its APM subsidiary terminals …

Maersk said on Wednesday that the system was online again: “The booking confirmation will take a little longer than usual, but we are happy to carry your cargo,” he said on Twitter.

The US FedEx delivery provider said its TNT division had been significantly affected by the virus, which has also moved to South America, which affects Argentine ports operated by China Cofco.

The malicious code encrypted data on machines and required victims of the $ 300 rescue for recovery, similar to the extortion tactics used in the general ransomware of attack WannaCry in May.

Security experts said they believed the aim was to disrupt computer systems in Ukraine, not extortion, claiming that the attack uses powerful cleaning software that made it impossible to recover lost data.

“It was a disguised ransomware broom. They do not intend to get money against the attack,” said Tom Kellermann, CEO of Ciber Ventures, strategic.
The malware appears to use code known as the “eternal blue” that was developed by the US National Security Agency.

Eternal Blue was part of a stolen toolkit from the NSA piracy and was leaked on the Internet in April by a group called Shadow Runners, which security researchers believe is related to the Russian government.

This attack has been pointed out by NSA critics who say the agency puts the public at risk by keeping information about software vulnerabilities secret so it can be used in cyber operations.

The United States representative, Ted location, a Democrat, on Wednesday asked the NSA to immediately reveal any information he might have in eternal blue that would help to stop the attacks.

“If the NSA has a killer switch to this new malware attack, the NSA must implement it now,” Lugar said in a letter to NSA director Mike Rogers.

The NSA did not respond to a request for comment and has not publicly acknowledged that it has developed hacking tools made known by Shadow Brokers.

The target of the campaign looked like Ukraine, an enemy of Russia, that underwent two cyber attacks in its electrical network that attributed to Moscow.

ESET, a Slovakian cyber security software company, said that 80 percent of infections detected among its global customers were in Ukraine, followed by Italy with 10 percent.

Ukraine has repeatedly accused Moscow of organizing cyber attacks on its computer networks and infrastructure since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.

The Kremlin has denied the charges, said on Wednesday it had no information on the source of the attack, which also affected Russian companies, including oil company Rosneft (ROSN.MM) and a steel mill.

Rauner, Madigan talk 'compromise' while doing little of it

Rauner, Madigan talk ‘compromise’ while doing little of it

Rauner, Madigan talk ‘compromise’ while doing little of it

By asking for a special session costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day, with no result, Democrats and Republicans talk about the idea of commitment without public to get one.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner overturned his social networking accounts with calls to lawmakers to send him the reasonable name “Capitol Commitment” from a proposal by Republican lawmakers, but without the participation of Democrats.

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, on the other hand, conducted a series of votes Wednesday on some essential elements to Rauner, doubling the effort, “substantial compromise” that Republicans were challenged otherwise.

So the compromise seems to be in the eye of the viewer on the Capitol, a rhetorical tool to help sell the idea that the other party is to blame if a budget agreement is not reached within a Friday deadline.

Despite the benefits that will accompany such a ruling, there is little to say that a resolution will be reached by then. Rauner sent the strongest signal Wednesday when he said that if lawmakers did not send “a balanced budget package to my desk by Friday, we will have no choice but to keep them in session until ‘they do the job.’

The central premise of the two-year spread remains: Democrats and Republicans agree that higher taxes should be part of any solution, but Rauner said the state also needs regulatory changes to boost economic growth. Madigan has resisted such calls, saying they would hurt middle-class workers at the expense of the rich.
House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, went to a meeting in the office of President Michael Madigan to the Capitol on June 28, 2017. (Rich Saal / The State Journal-Register)
After months of no-voice, Madigan and the other three legislative leaders held a series of private meetings in recent days, which have also been supplemented by negotiations between base members responsible for the removal of details. The governor did not attend these meetings, but instead works with Republican leader Jim Durkin.

Little by little, as private conversations continue, the public side of things sees each side trying to place the other’s fault if nothing happens.

Wednesday, Madigan has called a vote on a handful of bills that Democrats said were designed to meet Rauner’s demands in the areas of insurance accidents, land tax cuts, government consolidation and employee pensions.

Before the articles were discussed on the floor, Durkin has issued a statement calling the exercise “political theater” designed to produce “votes cast.

“Republicans have argued that the talks were going on and that they made no sense for Democrats to vote on measures they considered incomplete. Gradually, as the votes continued, Durkin was Madigan’s office for another round of meetings.

They emphasized the story of Madigan taking vows in the laws know that Republicans can not bear the idea of covering their members on hot issues while using those votes as policy meat to attack their opponents.

Take the Democrat proposal to freeze property taxes, for example. While Rauner has long pressed for a freeze, Republicans say the plan presented Wednesday contained too many exceptions to provide relief to taxpayers.

The measure failed, but Democratic lawmakers who can cope with the Rauner-funded challenges in next year’s elections have been registered in the polls for political coverage. Madigan and now has equipment to attack the Republicans who voted against the freeze.

F.B.I. Agent Charged With Lying About Oregon Standoff Shooting

F.B.I. Agent Charged With Lying About Oregon Standoff Shooting

F.B.I. Agent Charged With Lying About Oregon Standoff Shooting

WASHINGTON – A member of the elite hostage rescue team F.B.I. Involved in a deadly clash last year with a major anti-government protester in Oregon has been charged with lying and obstruction charges, according to federal court documents.

The accusation of the agent, Joseph Astarita, 40, is a blow to the reputed hostage team that performs the most risky mission office in the United States and abroad.

M. Astarita was accused of lying to supervisors to shoot his gun in the effort to stop Finicum Robert, known to LaVoy, who died in an extension at a federally wildlife wildlife refuge January 2016 for.

Mr. Finicum led a small group of armed militants who were informed that federal lands were inadvertently removed farmers from the region and demanded that they be returned to local or private control.

M. Astarita pleaded not guilty to all charges Wednesday in Portland, Oregon, and pending appearances were issued. An F.B.I. The spokesman refused to discuss the case, but said M. Astarita had been assigned to administrative duties.

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Text of the accusation against F.B.I. Officials accused of lying in Oregon
A member of the F.B.I elite hostage rescue team. Involved in a deadly clash last year with a prominent anti-government protester in Oregon has been charged with lying and obstruction charges, according to federal prosecutors.
Mr. Finicum protest against the Federal Ay wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., January 2, 2016, where the challenge has resulted in a long period of stagnation with F.B.I. And local authorities.

When Mr. Finicum left the shelter to attend a meeting about several weeks later, the soldiers of the Oregon government and several members of the F.B.I. The team tried to stop their truck and another vehicle.

After Mr. Finicum’s truck collided with a snow bank, he fled and was shot dead by state soldiers after he appeared and tried to find a weapon.

Local investigators determined that the shooting was justified, but he suspected that one of the F.B.I. The officers tried to cover if it had been fired. The bullet shells were never recovered.

The films recorded by a passenger in Mr. Finicum’s van showed that two shots were fired after Mr. Finicum got out of the vehicle, one that rips his window. Authorities said the only person who fired shots – based on an analysis of surveillance videos and photographs – was an F.B.I. agent.
Prosecutors accused Mr. Astarita of misleading the Oregon authorities investigating the shooting.

Former team members were confused about why M. Astarita would not recognize the revolution he had made.

At worst, he said, he could be expelled from the team and reassigned. They said M. Astarita was relatively new to the team when it deployed in Oregon.

The hostage rescue team was formed in 1983. Its members undergo extensive training in close collaboration with military command units such as Navy SEALs and Army Delta Force in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The unit participated in the detention of terrorists in Libya in 2014, including a suspect in the attack on a US diplomatic complex in Benghazi.

In recent years, the team has participated in a number of rescue operations in Alabama, Georgia and Idaho. But the unit was also associated with deadly raids in 1990 in Waco, Tex., And Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

‘I think that the White House had a great day’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s no-regrets briefing, annotated

‘I think that the White House had a great day’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s no-regrets briefing, annotated

‘I think that the White House had a great day’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s no-regrets briefing, annotated

For the second consecutive day on Wednesday scheduled information presented by White House press secretary Sean Spicer was led by Deputy Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And for the seventh time in the last nine briefings, television cameras and live audio broadcasts have been banned.

The solution noted transcript of part of the session where Sanders spoke and answered the questions, as it could not be seen on television.

(US Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Tom Homan and attorney John Huber also spoke and answered questions.)

We will follow the practice when the White House spokesman disappear. To view an annotation, click the yellow text and highlight it.

Sanders: Good afternoon. First, before I begin, I would like to remind Tom Homan, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and John Huber, the United States Attorney of Utah, who informs you of new immigration laws that will be voted on in the House this week. And after finishing, as always, I will come back and ask more questions.

Sanders: Thanks, guys, a lot. To be clear, I know that we ask ourselves several times about his desire to be in the chamber. I think the plan is to head to the clubs shortly after our conclusion and we will be happy to answer your questions about the camera.

I think if they had stayed here, they probably would not have covered as if Secretary Perry, Secretary Shulkin had opened the wheel a few days ago.

There are a few weeks, many nets do not cover these openings, so hopefully you will take the opportunity in the sticks and make sure to cover it.

Obviously, this is something that the president spoke passionately about the election trail. And given the fact that this law was approved by 80 percent nationwide, the president expects the good of MP Goodlatte to pass with the support of both parties.

As for the rest of the programming for today’s president, Energy Week continued this morning by holding a round table discussion with tribal, state and local leaders. As Secretary Perry said yesterday, Trump seeks to create a dominant American power.

A dominant North American energy bring even more fierce Americans into jobs and highly skilled, well-paid careers offered by the energy sector.

When we are able to export to US energy markets around the world, the president can also use it as an important tool to increase our leadership and influence in the world, advance our global agenda and help protect our citizens .
Before answering your questions, I wanted to highlight the Samsung announcement this morning that will invest about 400 million dollars in a new plant in South Carolina is expected to create about 1,000 local jobs by 2020.

This is great news for residents of Newberry County. As indicated by Secretary Ross this morning is another sign that the president of Trump – America becomes an even greater destination for global companies looking to grow.

With that, I will answer your questions. Kristen.

Q: Sarah, thank you. I just want to be clear that the administration is now in Syria. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said today: “I can tell you that because of the President’s action, we have not seen any incidents.”

North Korea Calls for Execution of South Korean Ex-President and Aide

North Korea Calls for Execution of South Korean Ex-President and Aide

North Korea Calls for Execution of South Korean Ex-President and Aide

Seoul, South Korea – North Korea issued on Wednesday standing orders for the implementation of the “miserable dog death” of the former president imprisoned in South Korea and his intelligence chief, and demanded that his opponent south of the extruded product improvisable.

Execution orders, which are said to be the North, could be executed anytime, anywhere and by any means, constituted an assassination order against the imprisoned former president, Park Geun-hye, and Lee Byung ho, who was The director of the National Intelligence Service under the direction of Mrs. Park.

Transferred to a statement released by the official North Korean news agency, execution orders came almost two months after the isolated and nuclear country has accused South Korea’s intelligence services of conspiring with the CIA to Assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the use of biochemical poisons.

“We declare at home and abroad that we will impose the death penalty on the traitor, Park Geun-hye and M. Lee,” said the statement from the Secretary of State for Security of the North, Ministry of People’s Security and The Office of Central Prosecutors. According to the statement, the crime for “terror terror perfect”.
Ms. Park and M. Lee “can never make the same appeal if they encounter a miserable dog death anytime, anywhere and by any method thereafter,” the statement said.

There was no immediate response from Mrs. Park, who has been incarcerated since she was forced to face corruption charges in March and the National Intelligence Service. However, South Korea’s spy agency has denied trying to assassinate M. Kim.

North Korea said Park had approved an “operation to replace the supreme leadership of the North” since late 2015.

He said the plot includes the assassination of Mr. Kim, said South Korean authorities were planning to dress up as “car accident or train.” But the plot was finally dropped after Ms. Park was accused in a corruption scandal, said North Korea.

The statement gave no further details of the plot taken. But on Monday, the Japanese daily Asahi, citing unidentified sources, reported that Mrs. Park had approved a plan for the National Intelligence Service to topple the government of M. Kim in 2015. The spy agency called the report without foundation.

The truncated term of Mrs. Park’s office has been marked by a technical flaw with North Korea, who had tried to assassinate her father when he was South Korea’s dictator for almost half a century.

M. Kim has accelerated the North’s nuclear weapons program with a torrent of ballistic missile and ballistic missile tests, threatening South Korea and the United States of a “nuclear sword of justice.”

Mrs. Park called for harsh sanctions against the North while she smoked, calling her a “snake” and a “prostitute.”

Kim Kim, the grandson of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-sung, runs an autocracy that is particularly sensitive to any evidence of a threat to the head.

North Korea is widely considered to be responsible for Sony Pictures’ daring piracy in 2014 in retaliation for “The Interview,” a fictional American film about a plot to assassinate Mr. Kim. Although North Korea is known to have attempted to assassinate South Korean leaders at least twice, it is very rare for the North to claim to be the victim of a plot of South Korea.
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In 1968, North Korea sent commands away from the residence of Ms. Park’s father, Park Chung-hee, strike before being rejected in bloody shootings.

In 1983, North Korean agents attempted to assassinate South Korea’s dictator Chun Doo-hwan on his way to Burma, now Myanmar. Bomb blast killed 21 people, including South Korean ministers, but M. Chun escaped unharmed.

Venezuela may be sliding into a civil war

Venezuela may be sliding into a civil war

Venezuela may be sliding into a civil war

It was like a scene from a movie. At the end of Tuesday afternoon, the inhabitants of Caracas saw a helicopter in blue font circulate in the capital, with a sign that read “Freedom” or “freedom” and the number “350” – a reference, explain colleagues “in the Section of Venezuela’s constitution, which allows people to “repudiate” their government is acting in an undemocratic manner. ”

Government officials said the helicopter dropped several bombs on Venezuelan Supreme Court buildings and expelled them from the Interior Ministry.

On Wednesday, authorities were searching for alleged attack leader Oscar Perez, an actor who also served in the country’s special forces.

In a country torn apart by political turmoil and economic collapse, helicopter incident – framed by an attempted coup by President Nicolas Maduro and his followers – is not that an explosive episode another day of chaos.

The protests and counter-demonstrations continued in several cities of Venezuela; Supporters of the government attacked the National Assembly, dominated by opposition lawmakers; Maduro made an incendiary televised speech, a dark warning of more violence.

“If Venezuela has been plunged into chaos and violence, and the Bolivarian Revolution has been destroyed, we will fight,” Maduro told a crowd of supporters, referring to the socialist and populist platform that transforms Venezuela under its charismatic predecessor , Hugo Chavez.

“We will never give, and what could not be done with the votes, we would do it with arms. We liberate our country with arms.”
A still image taken from video shows a police helicopter at the Venezuelan Supreme Court building in Caracas on June 27 (Caraota Digital via Reuters)
Since the crisis began there three months, at least 76 people were killed in clashes between demonstrators and armed demonstrators and security forces.

Most of the dead were civilians. Experts fear that Venezuela could lead to a pure civil war without foreign diplomatic intervention.

“Maduro and officials around him seem determined to stay in power at all costs, despite growing regional isolation and increasing signs of division within the government and the military,” said my colleague Nick Miroff earlier this month . “A more dramatic rupture within the Venezuelan armed forces could be the worst case if it provokes intestinal fights.”

Hence the Perez helicopter mission was so alarming. Maduro and his allies have repeatedly described the incident as right-wing terrorism encouraged by foreign powers.

In a video uploaded to social networks, Perez said that his group was a non-partisan Alliance soldiers and police officers who sought no conflict with the country’s security forces.

“It goes against the impunity imposed by this government,” Pérez said in the video, which is flanked by men masquerading as guns. “It is against the tyranny, it is against the death of young people who are fighting for their legitimate rights, it is against hunger.”

But on Wednesday, many in Venezuela have begun to wonder whether the attack, which was so much a part of the government’s narrative, was a false flag. The conscience of the spectator career Perez – played in an action movie entitled “Suspended Death” – has drawn attention and confusion.

Six Are Charged in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in England

Six Are Charged in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in England

Six Are Charged in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in England

LONDON – Decades after the deadliest disaster in the history of English football stadium, British prosecutors charged six people Wednesday, including four former high police officials, to the death of 96 people crushed and trampled stage Hillsborough in Sheffield In 1989.

The disaster has transformed the way sports are viewed in the country, and the decision to claim as the families of the victims, including 37 fatally crushed or crushed teenagers, is expected.

In April 2016, a two-year investigation found that fans had been “victims of unlawful killings” and cited errors or omissions by police in planning and enforcing security for the party on April 15, 1989.

In particular, he challenged the actions of commanders. The investigation has left prosecutors decide whether to file criminal charges, and on Wednesday, the Crown Prosecutors Department announced it would.

David Duckenfield, the commander of the South Yorkshire police party on the day of the tragedy, will face homicide charges.

Five other men are also indicted Graham Henry Mackrell, former secretary of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, which operates the Hillsborough stadium; Peter Metcalf, a lawyer who represented the South Yorkshire Police; And three other former high-ranking police officers – Norman Bettison Donald Denton and Alan Foster.
The victims suffocated in an AF Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest when police opened a door in an attempt to relieve congestion outside the stadium before the match.

This has led fans outside the flood, some trampling and crushing the other against the steel fence. In addition to the 96 dead, from 10 to 67 years, more than 700 people were injured. (One of the dead 96 days after the game, another who was left in a persistent vegetative state, died in 1993.)
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After the disaster, some senior law enforcement officials and members of the media, especially the sun, emphasized first victims by committing their own death, saying they had been drunk and rebellious.

The struggle for decades to find out what really happened on the day of the dragged game as authorities tried to whip and blame the fans for the disaster.

1989 Taylor poll, which immediately investigated, accused a “police control failure”, and found that police had unfairly tried to blame the fans.

However, a forensic investigation ruled 1,991 accidental deaths and no criminal charges were filed. Aggravating families have fought a long campaign that over time changed the narrative that prevails in the case – which has raised questions of class, institutional responsibility and justice – far from being the behavior of fans by the failure of the application of the Law.
In 2012, an independent panel concluded that there had been a complex dissolution of the police, the government apologized to the victims and a court overturned the conclusion that the deaths were accidental.

(Among the disclosures: forensic had assigned an arbitrary time of death of 41 victims, some were still not dead.) This made the new investigation, which began in 2014.

Trump, South Korea's Moon to show united front despite trade differences

Trump, South Korea’s Moon to show united front despite trade differences

Trump, South Korea’s Moon to show united front despite trade differences

President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in may present a united front in North Korea at the White House on Thursday and Friday but trade tensions could penetrate their efforts to strengthen relations between the United States And South Korea.

Luna, on her first trip to the US From his arrival at the head of his country, will join Trump and his wife Melania for dinner in the White House Chamber Room on Thursday night before the Friday meetings to be applied to the nuclear program of North Korea, China’s role in the region and the THAAD missile defense system for the United States Army.

The two men are interested in building a strong relationship.

Luna wants to get used to the old businessman in New York and find common ground on how to solve the crisis by North Korea’s nuclear and missile program.

Trump wants to establish ties with a major leader in the region when he was frustrated with Beijing’s failure to control Pyongyang, despite its relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“If President Trump and I are strong friendship and trust personal ties and if we try to solve the North Korean nuclear problem based on these personal connections, I think we can get the North Korean nuclear problem resolution,” said Moon To Reuters last week.

Trade could affect the process of relationship building.

In an interview with Reuters in April Trump called the five-year KORUS trade pact between the US and Canada. And South Korea “horrible” and “unacceptable” and said to renegotiate or in the end.

“I think they have a friendly and frank discussion of the business relationship,” said a White House reporter Wednesday, noting concern about barriers to US car sales. And Chinese excess steel passes to the United States through South Korea.

The US merchandise trade deficit with South Korea has more than doubled since KORUS went into effect in 2012, from $ 13.2 billion in 2011 to $ 27.7 billion in 2016. It was planned to stimulate US exports of 10,000 Millions of dollars per year, but were lower by $ 3 billion in 2016 and 2011.

Speaking at the US Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Luna said unfair trade practices would be eradicated and that factors that limit competition, such as entry barriers and price regulation, would be “re-evaluated” Under his administration.

Another collision point in their potential talks could turn around the defense system of the high altitude zone (THAAD) that the United States deployed in South Korea in March.

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Luna, who advocated a more moderate approach to Pyongyang, expressed surprise last month after learning that four more pitchers for the controversial system had been introduced into the country. An investigation was ordered after the Ministry of Defense has not reported the move.

The system, whose installation has infuriated China, is designed to counter the threat of North Korea’s missile program. The White House said it did not expect THAAD to be an important conversation item.

Despite possible areas of disagreement, the two leaders must express a common solution to the threat of North Korea.

“The similarities in our approaches are already evident,” the White House chief said, noting that the two men had expressed their willingness to commit to Pyongyang under the right conditions.

Even once they can arise from the conditions, to initiate a dialogue, we must maintain and, in fact, increase the pressure on North Korea. This is the approach of the President of the moon; This is President Trump’s approach. “

Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property

Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property

Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property

In the video, the Arkansas Capitol dome can be lit up against the night sky while the Dodge Dart accelerates to 10, then 20 km / h.

“Oh, my God,” said a man as he passed the car lights. “Freedom!”

The vehicle accelerates the hill, and the last thing that happens before an accident or a large newly installed monument.

Authorities say the man in the video is Michael Tate Reed, a presumed serial destroyer of the Ten Commandments monuments.

He was arrested this morning by state police officers, according to Chris Powell, a spokesman for the Arkansas Secretary of State. Reed is charged with trespassing, first-degree property damage, and disfigurement of public objects.

This object of public interest was a three-ton granite monument that had been installed less than 24 hours before his violent death before dawn on the southwest lawn of the state capital at Little Rock.

Crews cleared the scene of the accident late Wednesday morning and took the broken pieces in storage, Powell said. Jason Rapert, a senator from the state of Arkansas who led the movement to build the monument, said a replacement has already been ordered, according to the Arkansas Gazette.
“This law will be filled, and we will raise the money to make sure it is delivered where it should be,” he told the newspaper.
Reed could not be reached for comment. Powell told The Washington Post he was not sure whether Reed had been released from prison.

According to the Associated Press, a law in 2015 requiring Arkansas to allow the display of the Ten Commandments near the capital. But groups defending a strong separation between church and state have criticized the placement of a biblical statue on the grounds of state government headquarters.

Following the announcement of plans for the Ten Commandments monument, the satanic temple pressed for a statue of the Baphomet contest, a goose-headed creature angel wings and accompanied by two sons of the sourivaient, the AP reported.

Other states have wrestled with similar controversies Ten Commandments, including Oklahoma, which installed a monument of 4,800 books on its capital camp in 2012.

In 2014, Reed drove a car into the monument, Powell said. But it was replaced and was on the ground in the capital until the state Supreme Court ruled that it had to be withdrawn, according to Abby Phillip Washington Post.

According to the World Tulsa Organization, a judge ordered Reed to receive mental health treatment after the incident. He was diagnosed with a schizoaffective disorder and was released under an agreement that forced him to continue his treatment.

An informal letter was sent to the newspaper apologizing and describing the voices in his head and his attempts to recover from mental health problems.

He also explained an incident in which the voices told him to drop his car against other cars, but destroyed a middle of the road. In the past, he entered federal buildings to spit portraits, threatened former President Barack Obama and put money on fire, according to the world.

Reed seems to refer to the Oklahoma rollover incident in a Facebook message before he was hit by the Arkansas statue.

“I firmly believe that for our salvation, we not only have faith in Jesus Christ, but by obeying the commandments of God and confessing Jesus as Lord,” he said in the post.

“But one thing I can not stand is the violation of our constitutional right to freedom guarantees us, guarantees us the separation of church and state, because no religion should represent the government.”