News Burst 9 August 2020
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News Burst 9 August 2020 – Featured News
- Russian and Iranian citizens are receiving text messages hyping a $10 million bounty the US State Department has offered for information on anyone interfering in US elections on behalf of foreign governments. Reports of unsolicited messages talking up the cyber-bounties began pouring out of Russian cities on Thursday as residents who received them deluged their local news outlets with screenshots of the bizarre spam. A number of Iranians also received the odd messages Thursday night. The texts include a link to a post by a verified Twitter account that itself links to the State Department’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, which announced the bounty on Wednesday. The $10 million is offered in exchange for information on “any person who, acting at the direction or under the control of a foreign government, interferes with US elections by engaging in certain criminal cyber activities.” The tweet, which features a menacing-looking faceless “hacker” in a black sweatshirt, includes contact information for multiple platforms and a hashtag – #Election_Reward – that reveals a multilingual array of posts trumpeting the money to be made in ratting out election hackers. Many of the accounts using the hashtag are linked to the State Department.
- Juan Carlos, the former king of Spain who has gone into exile in the face of corruption allegations, has travelled to Abu Dhabi, contradicting earlier press reports about his whereabouts. The royal palace has refused to reveal where Juan Carlos is living, saying he will announce it himself if necessary. A newspaper wrote that the 82-year-old boarded a private jet on Monday from Vigo in northeastern Spain along with one aide and four bodyguards. The king is now well shielded from paparazzi photographers in the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel, adding that high temperatures have so far kept him indoors. Juan Carlos has long had warm relations with the Gulf monarchies, and Spanish press reports say a transfer of $100m to one of his Swiss bank accounts from late Saudi king Abdullah has come into investigators’ sights. After abdicating over corruption allegations stemming from public statements by a former mistress, Juan Carlos announced on Monday that he was quitting Spain so as not to undermine his son King Felipe VI. The former monarch said he had decided to move because of the “public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life”.
- Juan Carlos is being investigated by authorities in Spain and Switzerland over claims he was given millions of euros by Saudi Arabia’s late king Abdullah in alleged bribes for a high-speed rail contract. Spain’s former king Juan Carlos is alleged to have transferred a large amount of the money to a former mistress in what investigators are considering as a possible attempt to hide the payments from authorities. The once-popular king abdicated the throne in 2014 after his reputation had been battered by a string of scandals, including being photographed hunting elephants in Botswana during Spain’s worst recession in 50 years and seeing his son-in-law charged (and eventually convicted) of embezzling public funds through his charitable foundation. The exile of the once-popular but now scandal-tarnished King Emeritus, as he is known following his abdication, stunned Spaniards and left them divided over whether the 82-year-old should have stayed to face justice. Lawyers for Juan Carlos, who is not formally under investigation, have said he remained happy to cooperate with prosecutors in the future, and Abu Dhabi also has an extradition treaty with Spain should he eventually be charged.
- Moscow and Beijing’s ditching of the US dollar could result in the creation of a “financial alliance,” according to a top Russian analyst. Alexey Maslov believes the partnership is approaching a “breakthrough moment.” Maslov, director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, predicts that Russia-China “de-dollarization” could lead to the two nations forming a de-facto fiscal alliance. “The collaboration between Russia and China in the financial sphere tells us that they are finally finding the parameters for a new alliance with each other,” he said, speaking to Japanese publication Nikkei Asian Review. In 2015, the share of the American currency in bilateral transactions between Russia and China was at 90 percent, and now sits at just 46 percent. The gap has been filled by trade in euro (30 percent) and the national currencies of the two countries (24 percent). The share of euro, rubles, and yuan is at an all-time high.
- Moscow’s Gamelei Center could register the world’s first coronavirus vaccine on August 12, Russia’s deputy health minister has revealed. Oleg Gridnev says medical workers and the elderly will be given priority for immunization. The senior minister at the department, Mikhail Murashko, announced last week that a nationwide mass vaccination program is planned to begin in October. Murashko added that all expenses will be covered by the government. “The registration of the vaccine developed at the Gamelei Center will take place on August 12,” Gridnev told journalists in Ufa on Friday morning, as cited by RIA Novosti. The Health Ministry, in an official statement, clarified that “the documents required for registration of the vaccine developed by the Gamelei Center, including data from clinical trials, are under examination. The issue of its registration will be decided upon the results of the examination.” Clinical trials of the formula began at Moscow’s Sechenov University on June 18. In a study involving 38 volunteers, it passed safety protocols. It was observed that all those who took part developed immunity to the infection.
- The world’s leading diamond producer, ALROSA, has discovered a 236-carat rough diamond of deep amber color at its mine in the northeastern region of Yakutia. The stunning gem is the largest color diamond ever mined in Russia. The unique jewel of “intense yellow-brown color,” thought to be 120 to 230 million years old, was found at the Ebelyakh mine on the river Anabar, the mining company revealed on Friday. As the deposit sits in Russia’s Far North, known for its harsh climate, its development is usually limited to the summer months. “Such a large natural color rough diamond is a unique discovery,” Pavel Vinikhin, head of Diamonds at ALROSA cutting and polishing division said, adding that the gem could spark interest among foreign diamond cutting companies.
- Some people discover reasons to be offended by the nicknames we invented for them. The first target for NASA’s desire to keep woke bullies appeased is planetary nebula NGC 2392. Lay astronomers know it by the nickname ‘Eskimo Nebula,’ which it gained because its spectacular shape resembles a head in a parka hood. The US agency will no longer call it that, because “‘Eskimo’ is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions,” it said on Wednesday. Another example of a supposedly ‘racist’ nickname that NASA wants to eradicate is that of the ‘Siamese Twins Galaxies.’ It refers to NGC 4567 and NGC 4568, a pair of galaxies in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster, which are separated by just 52 million light years and are in the process of colliding with each other. The colloquial term for conjoined twins was deemed inappropriate by NASA, which may now roll back to the other nickname for the same objects: the ‘Butterfly Galaxies.’ The space agency’s goal is that “all names are aligned with our values of diversity and inclusion, and we’ll proactively work with the scientific community to help ensure that,” associate administrator Thomas Zurbuchen explained. Diversity, inclusion, and equity experts in the astronomical and physical sciences will help NASA identify more candidates for the chopping block.
- After being inactive for more than a year, Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra erupted early on Saturday morning, spewing ash 2,000 meters into the air. The volcanic ash reached Berastagi, which is located around 30 kilometers from the volcano. Muhammad Nurul Asrori of the Sinabung observation post said the volcano began erupting at 1:58 a.m. and continued for one hour. He advised local residents and tourists to stay outside a 3-km radius from the mountain top. A villager of Naman Teran, Pelin Depari, said residents living 5 km from the volcano could hear the mountain rumbling, although they could not see the eruption directly because Sinabung was covered by fog.
- The police in Surabaya, East Java, have detained a former student of Airlangga University (Unair) alleged to have sexually assaulted multiple victims after tricking them into helping him to do academic “research”. The suspect, identified only as Gilang, was apprehended on Thursday in Kapuas, Central Kalimantan. Gilang allegedly tricked his victims into performing an act known as “bondage mummification” under the pretense of academic research. On Wednesday, Unair announced that it had officially expelled Gilang from the university’s School of Cultural Sciences as its investigation had found that he had committed sexual assaults on the victims.
- Authorities have discovered “the most sophisticated [drug] tunnel in U.S. history” in San Luis, Arizona, a small town on the Mexican border near Yuma, Arizona. The incomplete tunnel, measuring nearly 1 meter wide and 1.2 meters high, had its own ventilation, water and electrical systems and a railway. It extended 136 meters into San Luis Colorado, Sonora. “Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and law enforcement partners swiftly and effectively worked together to uncover and dismantle a cross-border tunnel for smuggling purposes into the United States,” said Scott Brown, special agent in charge in Phoenix. Agents first discovered a sinkhole in the desert at the border fence and began drilling on July 27. A remote camera inserted underground allowed them to discover the tunnel.
- The US military began deploying Marines in Norway on a rotational basis in early 2017, and increasing their numbers from 330 to 700 in 2018. Russia called the deployments “unfriendly,” and warned that they would not “remain without consequences.” The Marine Corps has announced changes to its Norway deployment policy starting in October, with the previous deployments lasting six months expected to be replaced with shorter “episodic” rotations, spokesman Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway has announced. The Marines expect to deploy some 400 Marines in Norway between October and December, with a second contingent of about 1,000 troops expected to replace them between January and March 2021.
- The Namibian Police successfully arrested four suspected pangolin traffickers in a first-of-its-kind cooperation. This in partnership with US law enforcement through the US embassy in Windhoek. “Based on the information, the Blue Rhino Task Team was able to successfully arrest four suspects,” the report said. Three suspects were arrested and one live pangolin, four pangolin skins and two vehicles were seized. All the suspects are Namibian. “All of the accused persons remain in custody pending a formal bail application on 13 August. This investigation may lead to further arrests and is a great example of the shared cooperation between the United States and Namibia to counter illegal wildlife trafficking,” the statement said.
- The indigenous Ogiek who claim the Mau Forest in Kenya as their ancestral home but now face eviction at the hands of a hostile government. Over the years, successive waves of people with their axes and plows came, from British colonists to other Kenyans in search of fertile land, and the expanse of green shrank to just a few small patches of untouched woodland: the Mau Forest. Now tens of millions rely on the water that flows from its springs and live in houses built out of its wood. The women’s people, the Ogiek, claim to be the indigenous inhabitants of the Mau, and with the felling of the trees came the felling of much of their way of life: hunting tree hyraxes and antelope for meat and fur, and harvesting honey and medicinal herbs. A landmark 2017 ruling by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights affirmed the Ogiek’s right to live in the forest. Kenya’s government, which owns the forest, has barely acknowledged the ruling. In late June, it began evicting hundreds of Ogiek families from the Mau in the name of conservation. Ogiek leaders say the government has promised to allow them back into the Mau when non-indigenous settlers in the forest have been cleared out. But powerful Kenyan officials have said in interviews that they have no intention of permitting the Ogiek to return.
News Burst 9 August 2020 – Bonus IMG
“While being questioned by federal agents about these laundered funds, Bernie indeed did have a heart attack, and died. He was quickly replaced by a double the Democrat Cabal had at the side.”
News Burst 9 August 2020 – Bonus IMG
The Mauritius government declared a state of environmental emergency on Friday over a large amount of fuel that leaked into the sea from a stranded Japanese-owned bulk carrier off the country’s coast. The wreckage of the Panama-flagged vessel Wakashio “represents a danger for Mauritius,” which does not have the skills to refloat stranded ships, said Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth in a Twitter post, accompanied by an aerial photo showing a dark brown swath of oil leaking from a tilted ship spreading in blue turquoise waters.
News Burst 9 August 2020 – Bonus Video
Huge crop circle in Wiltshire reported on the 8th of August 2020.
News Burst 9 August 2020 – Bonus Video
Crop Circle | Norton Plantation, Scratchbury Hillfort Nr Warminster | 7th August 2020.
This formation sits just under Scratchbury Hillfort nr Warminster, Wiltshire
News Burst 9 August 2020 – Solar Activity
Earth-orbiting satellites have detected a C1-class solar flare from new-cycle sunspot AR2770 (Aug. 8th @ 03:49 UT). X-rays from the flare ionized Earth’s upper atmosphere, briefly disturbing shortwave radio propagation below 10 MHz on the Pacific side of Earth.
News Burst 9 August 2020 – Active Weather
Recent satellite-derived wind data indicate that the low pressure system located more than 200 miles south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, has become better defined since yesterday. Thunderstorm activity continues to show signs of organization, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so while the system moves west-northwestward, remaining well offshore the coast of southwestern Mexico.
News Burst 9 August 2020 – Earthquakes
8 August 2020
Europe – M4.6 Iceland
Africa – M2.5 Morocco
North America – M5.5 Alaska
Central America – M3.3 Puerto Rico
South America – M5.0 Peru
Asia – M5.3 China / Indonesia
Pacific – M4.8 Macquarie Island
Deepest EQ – M4.4 208 km North Argentina
The Senate Homeland Security Committee voted on Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for dozens of Obama-era officials involved in ‘spygate,’ including former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former DNI James Clapper — and longtime US intelligence operative Stephen Halper, who the Obama administration paid nearly half-a-million dollars to help the FBI spy on the 2016 Trump campaign.
BP Plc said the relentless growth of oil demand is over, becoming the first supermajor to call the end of an era many thought would last another decade or more. Oil consumption may never return to levels seen before the coronavirus crisis took hold, BP said in a report on Monday. The U.K. giant is describing a different future, where oil’s supremacy is challenged, and ultimately fades.
The smaller Crafts leaving are able to flatten and be completely stacked or stored out of site in the Small Craft it is in. In these moments, there is a huge amount of data that is being collected and cameras are being dispersed with other equipment that will measure Vibrational Frequency in the area, return to the Craft it came from and then all Crafts will return to the Mothership which is stationed 4 miles above in this case. Neioh
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