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Ejected: Mum's humiliation at being kicked off flight

<p>A mum has revealed she felt “super humiliated” after being kicked off a flight because her toddler pulled down his mask to eat a snack.</p> <p>Mum Jodi Degyansky and her two-year-old son were sitting on a flight due to depart to Fort Myers in Florida for Chicago on Saturday.</p> <p>As they waited for takeoff, her son decided to have a snack.</p> <p>The mum said she was approached by flight attendants after the plane had pushed back from the gate and was taxiing to takeoff.</p> <p>Speaking to<span> </span><em>Fox 5 Vegas,</em><span> </span>she said there was “no heated discussion” but the flight soon returned to the gate and they were asked to leave. </p> <p>“I’m super humiliated,” she said, adding her son replaced his mask once the attendants approached her.</p> <p>“Flight attendants kept coming over asking if we would wear it for the full flight, and I said he would,” she told<span> </span><em>NBC</em>.</p> <p>“It definitely was a struggle but something we’re working on.”</p> <p>She said she tried her best to keep the mask on her son’s face but they were eventually told to leave the flight. </p> <p>“A couple minutes later, we were pulled back into the gate and I was asked to leave the plane, accompanied by the manager, the supervisor, the flight attendants and the pilot,” she said.</p> <p>The airline said they are investigating the incident, but stand by their mask policy.</p> <p>Ms Degyansky has been given a refund by Southwest Airlines for her tickets.</p> <p>“If a customer is unable to wear a face covering for any reason, Southwest regrets that we are unable to transport the individual,” a spokesperson from Southwest Airlines told<span> </span><em>NBC</em>.</p> <p>“In those cases, we will issue a full refund and hope to welcome the Customer on-board in the future, if public health guidance regarding face coverings changes.”</p> <p>They later flew back to Chicago on a different flight on Saturday night.</p>

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“It doesn’t look half bad”: Fake number plate draws acclaim

<p>An Ohio man’s uniquely creative approach to rustling up a fake licence plate has drawn laughs – and some acclaim – from around the world after he was booked by US police when they spotted something a little off with his number plate.</p> <p>The driver was pulled over in Millersburg, Ohio, on September 2, and at the time a Millersburg highway patrol officer said in a statement on Facebook: “Something just didn’t seem right about this particular licence plate.”</p> <p>It turns out – yep, you guessed it – the driver’s licence plate had been completely drawn on, and quite realistically too.</p> <p>“After further investigation it was determined that the driver of the vehicle had no insurance and was driving on a suspended licence,” police explained further, before adding: “Pro Tip: Don’t forget to draw the registration sticker.”</p> <p>While the ultimate penalty handed down to this particular driver remains unknown, reactions to his creative effort had people on Facebook highly amused.</p> <p>“I ain’t even mad,” commented one woman, “that’s dedication.”</p> <p>Another man added “you can’t knock that effort”.</p> <p>And even more went on to comment that the hand-drawn effort was actually surprisingly well done.</p> <p>“I mean... it doesn’t look half bad, if I’m being real,” wrote one commenter.</p> <p>“From art class to the jail house,” said another.</p> <p>Many others agreed that the police could perhaps have spent their time catching more serious perpetrators.</p> <p><strong>Image:</strong> Facebook / Millersburg Police</p>

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"Ridiculous speed": Mum's crucial decision that saved her baby's life

<p>A mum has shared a decision that she made that saved the lives of her family after her car was hit by a car going more than 160km/h.</p> <p>Hayley explained that she was driving with her one-year-old son to do a quick errand when they were hit from behind.</p> <p>“We were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” the mother wrote on Facebook.</p> <p>She explained that a car travelling at a “ridiculous speed” of more than 160km/h smashed into them.</p> <p>“Ran straight up the back of us and slingshot our car into the drain,” she wrote.</p> <p>Both mum and baby Miles escaped with minor injuries.</p> <p>“My son and I walked away from this terrifying crash a little battered and bruised, but nevertheless we were able to walk away,” Hayley wrote.</p> <p>The lifesaving decision that she and her husband made that saved the life of her one-year-old was choosing a child car restraint with rear-facing capabilities, which allowed Miles to continue to travel in the rear-facing position.</p> <p>“...the police officer ‘took her hat off to me’ for still having my 1-year-old REARWARD FACING! He only had two little bruises from the harness in all this carnage.</p> <p>“If he was facing forwards, the police officer said this would of been a whole different conversation we would of been having and his injuries would of been horrendous instead of minor,” she explained.</p> <p>She posted the ordeal on Facebook in the hope that other parents would think twice before changing their child's car seat to a forward-facing option.</p> <p>“Please, please, please keep your babies safe! Keep them rearward facing as long as possible! You just never know when the unexpected can happen,” she wrote.</p>

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New Zealand mosque gunman sentencing begins

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>The sentencing of an Australian white supremacist who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand and live-streamed the massacre on Facebook is set to begin on Monday.</p> <p>Tight security is around a court in Christchurch, where Brenton Tarrant, the shooter, will hear statements from 66 survivors.</p> <p>The court building was sealed off with large orange barriers as armed police stood guard.</p> <p>Lawyers expect Tarrant to be the first person to be jailed for life without parole in New Zealand.</p> <p>The hearing is set for four days with survivors and Tarrant making submissions before High Court judge Cameron Mander announces his sentence.</p> <p>Tarrant is representing himself and is reportedly being held in a cell deep within the court complex to avoid transporting him to and from jail.</p> <p>On March 15th, 2019, he armed himself with a semi-automatic rifle and stormed into two mosques and opened fire on worshippers at Friday prayer.</p> <p>He was quickly arrested and initially pleaded not guilty to 41 murders, 40 attempted murders and committing a terrorist act.</p> <p>In March 2020, he changed his plea to not guilty.</p> <p>Prominent Christchurch lawyer Nigel Hampton said the "terrifying" crime probably "needs an extraordinary sentence", while law professor Chris Gallavin said "he'll never see the light of day again". </p> <p>Judge Mander has said the sentencing process was important for the victims, and "finality and closure is considered by some as the best means of bringing relief to the Muslim community". </p> <p>Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that this week would be difficult for many.</p> <p>"I don't think there's anything I can say that is going to ease how traumatic that period is going to be," she told reporters. </p> <p>Increased police will be around the courthouse and victim support workers will also be present. Local mental health specialists will also be on standby for referrals. </p> </div> </div> </div>

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Mum’s disbelief at hilarious new licence photo

<p>Young mum Jane Dodd from Tennessee in the US was a little shocked – but mostly amused – when her brand new driver’s licence arrived in the post.</p> <p>Instead of the usual awkward headshot of herself that we’ve all learned to dread seeing on our most trusted form of identification, there was simply an image of an empty chair.</p> <p>Ms Dodd had elected to renew her licence online, but was certainly not expecting to have her headshot replaced by a common piece of furniture from the licencing centre. So she immediately called up to alert them to the problem – believing, quite correctly, that she would encounter all kinds of issues if she actually tried to use the odd piece of ID out in the real world.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fjadeisjaded%2Fposts%2F3898104436882647&amp;show_text=true&amp;width=552&amp;appId=261350607345818&amp;height=523" width="552" height="523" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe> </p> <p>The problem then escalated, as Ms Dodd found it very difficult to even get anyone at the licencing centre to believe her.</p> <p>“The lady … did not really believe me when I was like, ‘Hey, I need my licence fixed,’ Ms Dodd told a local radio station after being interviewed. “Then she looked it up in the system and goes, ‘Oh, I need my manager for this’.”</p> <p>It turns out this was definitely a first for the licencing centre in question. Wes Moster from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said was able to get to the bottom of mix-up, explaining to a local news outlet:</p> <p>“When the customer visited the Driver Services Centre a few years ago, an examiner made an error by capturing and saving the wrong photo (of an empty chair) to the customer’s profile. When the customer recently renewed her driver licence online, she received an image of a chair because that was the last picture taken on file.”</p> <p>That simple and perfectly reasonable explanation didn’t prevent the outpouring of hilarious reactions when Ms Dodd posted her predicament on Facebook.</p> <p>“What the heck? I’m not sure if I should laugh or what!?” commented one user.</p> <p>“Are you a vampire?” another joked.</p> <p>“Wait! You have super powers - Invisibility!” wrote a third.</p> <p>While the responses and mirth have not yet subsided, Ms Dodd has now had a replacement ID issued with her proper headshot in its place – but she will definitely be holding onto the unique original “just for a laugh”.</p> <p>Image Source: Jade Dodd / Facebook</p>

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"Lucky to be alive": Australian in Beirut recounts moment of devastation

<p>Lebanese rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors in the wreckage of buildings after an explosion at a port in Beirut killed at least 135 people and injured 5000 more.</p> <p>Up to 250,000 have also been displaced, with no home to live in after the explosion shattered their windows and sent their buildings tumbling.</p> <p>Samah Hadid from Australia is among those affected.</p> <p>She’s been forced to evacuate her neighbourhood which sits “within the zone” - just one kilometre from the port.</p> <p>Her apartment has been left “completely destroyed”, but authorities have also issued a warning about the toxic fumes circulating in the air, putting Samah’s health at risk too.</p> <p>“I’m really lucky to be alive,” she told<span> </span><em>The Latest</em>.</p> <p>“The damage was so extensive that it ripped through the entire building and the apartment so I’m really lucky to escape injury.”</p> <p>When the explosion occurred, Samah thought it was either a bomb or an earthquake as her building began to shake.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDhu2u2lezp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDhu2u2lezp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">My sincere condolences and prayers go out to those affected in Lebanon 🙏🙏🙏🙏 #lebanon #beirut #beirutlebanon #beirut_lebanon #lebanonexplosion</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/vetmedmemesdaily/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> THE VET HUMOR PAGE</a> (@vetmedmemesdaily) on Aug 5, 2020 at 5:06pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“The ceilings came down. Furniture just ripped apart,” she said.</p> <p>Hadid escaped through the building’s stairwell but found “blood all over the staircase from people who were really severely injured”.</p> <p>“The hospitals were so overwhelmed and overcrowded that they should not accept any more people,” she said.</p> <p>“And this is happening in the middle of a pandemic where the health system here is already overstretched dealing with coronavirus and, to put it in perspective, Lebanon was already facing an economic crisis.</p> <p>“People were already living in poverty.</p> <p>“We’re already facing starvation, in my street alone, buildings have been destroyed, neighbourhoods have been ruined, brought to rubble.</p> <p>“The country has been brought to its knees. It’s facing crisis upon crisis.</p> <p>“It desperately needs support and needs international aid support, if people are going to be able to rebuild their lives.”</p> <p>The death toll is expected to rise from the blast that officials believe is due to a large amount of highly explosive material stored for years in unsafe conditions at the port.</p> <p>President Michel Aoun said 2,750 tonnes of seized ammonium nitrate, used in fertilisers and bombs, had been stored for six years at the port without safety measures.</p>

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A heartwarming poem about life during COVID-19

<p><strong>Ode to Hope</strong><br /><br />Lockdown, stay home, self isolate<br />The World is in a perilous state<br />The first time in history we all empathise<br />As we view this pandemic through fearful eyes<br /><br />So many deaths from an invisible bug<br />No loved ones there, no-one to hug<br />We’re all in mourning at such tearful sights<br />Now we’re recruited to ‘fight the good fight’<br /><br />In our family cocoon we must safely sit<br />Perhaps venture outside to shop or keep fit<br />How lucky are we, in these close bonds secure<br />Our loved ones, in future, we’ll appreciate more<br /><br />Let’s spare a kind thought for those very poor<br />Unable to hide behind tightly locked doors<br />Come rain or come shine, out there sleeping rough<br />Disenfranchised lives, they’re doing it real tough!<br /><br />Jobs have been lost, how will they exist?<br />Just essential items, can be on the list<br />Our lives forced to be, over simplified<br />To the fast changing rules, we must abide<br /><br />Ours lives of excess consumerism<br />Trapped in over-consumption prison<br />How can we escape this merry-go-round?<br />We all sell our souls when such greed abounds<br /><br />Nails, eyebrows, long lashes, and botox lips<br />Piercings, tattoos, extensions, blonde tips<br />Wardrobes overflowing with so much stuff<br />Clothing and shoes, there’s never enough<br /><br />Our houses are stylishly decorated<br />Too large with so few accommodated<br />Every gadget, white-good, electronic device<br />Mesmerised by our screens, is this a life?<br /><br />Shock jocks spouting their vitriol<br />To divide and conquer is their main goal<br />So many believe everything that they read<br />From a diet of facebook and twitter feed<br /><br />These days no belief in our politicians<br />So cynical, another term, is their ambition<br />Fake news and partisan PR spin<br />At all costs the party is just there to win<br /><br />At times like this can we work together<br />To make it last, to improve life forever?<br />Will it change the way that we must think<br />Or will all be forgotten, in just one blink?<br /><br />We now have the chance to contemplate<br />To reset our lives, is it too late?<br />Live a simpler life, it has so much worth,<br />Revive us and save our struggling Mother Earth.<br /><br /><em>By Kathy Lang</em></p>

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COVID killings: People being executed for breaking lockdown rules

<p>Drug cartels and rebel groups are executing people who break their coronavirus lockdown rules across Colombia, according to a report by <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/07/15/colombia-armed-groups-brutal-covid-19-measures">Human Rights Watch</a> (HRW).</p> <p>At least nine people have been murdered for failing to comply with the restrictions or speaking out against them.</p> <p>The report found that armed groups have imposed rules in at least 11 of Colombia’s 32 states. The armed groups’ measures are often stricter than those imposed by the government, according to humanitarian workers and community leaders. The workers said violent gangs are prohibiting residents from leaving their homes during curfews, including those who are sick.</p> <p>In at least nine 32 states, armed groups have used or threatened violence to enforce rules that include curfews, lockdowns, movement restrictions, and limits on businesses’ opening days and hours. In two provinces, Cauca and Guaviare, the groups have burned the motorcycles of those who flouted their restrictions.</p> <p>“In communities across Colombia, armed groups have violently enforced their own measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at HRW.</p> <p>“This abusive social control reflects the government’s long-standing failure to establish a meaningful state presence in remote areas of the country, including to protect at-risk populations.”</p> <p>Since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the country on March 6, there have been more than 204,000 confirmed cases with over 6,900 deaths.</p>

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Royal fan faints while meeting Prince Charles

<p>A supermarket worker who proved to be a massive fan of Prince Charles fainted while meeting him for the first time, a video clip shows.<span> </span><br /><br />While both the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were making the rounds at a distribution centre for the supermarket retailer Asda, in Bristol, the royals got to meet a very excited fan.<br /><br />To give their thanks and show their appreciation for the workers, they chatted with employees but when Prince Charles began talking to one man, he began to sway back and forth before dramatically falling to the ground.<br /><br />Prince Charles reached out as the man fell, with several people rushing to the employee’s aide.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCbkcPWg6kV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCbkcPWg6kV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by A.NEWS🇲🇺 (@a.newsmru)</a> on Jul 9, 2020 at 11:07am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In video from the incident, Prince Charles could be heard speaking and saying, “Dear oh dear,” and “Goodness,” as the man received medical attention on the ground.<br /><br />The employee quickly recovered and later got the chance to finish his conversation with Prince Charles.</p>

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Starbucks worker under fire for writing 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's coffee order

<p><span>A Muslim advocacy group is demanding an employee of Starbuck’s he fired after they were caught writing “ISIS” on a customer’s coffee cup.</span><br /><br /><span>The incident took place at a store in St Paul, Minneapolis in early July.</span><br /><br /><span>According to a Muslim customer, she told the employee her name when first asked but the employee chose to label the cup “ISIS” before she was finished.</span><br /><br /><span>ISIS is a commonly-known acronym for terrorist organisation Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.</span><br /><br /><span>The employee has claimed they misheard the woman’s name, which is Aishah.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836845/isis-starbucks.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e5f19eff67ae4c23b3452d0a9f7f65a3" /><br /><br /><span>The Council on American-Islamic Relations, however, believe the incident is a result of Islamophobia and is demanding the worker be fired.</span><br /><br /><span>“After noticing the writing on the cup, she asked the employee why ‘ISIS’ was written on the cup,” it said in a statement.</span><br /><br /><span>“The employee claimed that she had not heard her name correctly.</span><br /><br /><span>“Later, a supervisor told the Muslim customer that ‘mistakes’ sometimes happen with customers’ names, suggesting that this is not the first incident.”</span><br /><br /><span>The Starbucks, which is operated by a Target store in Minneapolis, have since apologised for the incident.</span><br /><br /><span>According to local outlet Pioneer Press, it says the incident was “not a deliberate act but an unfortunate mistake”.</span><br /><br /><span>“We are very sorry for this guest’s experience at our store and immediately apologised to her when she made our store leaders aware of the situation,” a spokesperson told the publication.</span></p>

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New swine flu with pandemic potential found in China

<p>Researchers in China have discovered a strain of swine flu that is capable of triggering another pandemic.</p> <p>A report published in peer-reviewed science journal <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</em> earlier this week identified the G4 EA H1N1 strain of flu, which is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.</p> <p>It has “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus”, scientists at Chinese universities and China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in the study.</p> <p>Researchers took 30,000 nasal swabs from pigs between 2011 and 2018. A total of 179 swine flu viruses were isolated, the majority of which were a new kind that has been dominant among pigs since 2016.</p> <p>Following various experiments, G4 was found to be highly infectious, replicating in human cells and causing more severe symptoms in ferrets than other viruses do.</p> <p>Any immunity humans gain from exposure to seasonal flu does not protect against G4, <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-swine-flu-china-researchers-pandemic/" target="_blank">tests also showed</a>.</p> <p>As many as 4.4 per cent of the general population appeared to have been exposed to the virus, therefore showing that it has passed from animals to humans. There is no evidence yet that the virus can be passed between humans.</p> <p>“Controlling the prevailing G4 EA H1N1 viruses in pigs and close monitoring in human populations, especially the workers in swine industry, should be urgently implemented,” the study authors said.</p> <p>The World Health Organisation will read the Chinese report carefully, spokesman Christian Lindmeier told a Geneva briefing on Tuesday.</p> <p>“It … highlights we cannot let our guard down on influenza and need to be vigilant and continue surveillance even in the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.</p> <p>There is no imminent threat of a new pandemic despite the virus’ capability to infect humans, said Carl Bergstrom, a biologist at the University of Washington.</p> <p>“There’s no evidence that G4 is circulating in humans, despite five years of extensive exposure,” he said on Twitter. “That’s the key context to keep in mind.”</p> <p>The new swine flu is still “in the stage of examination”, said Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.</p> <p>It’s not “an immediate threat where you’re seeing infections, but it’s something we need to keep our eye on, just the way we did in 2009 with the emergence of the swine flu.”</p>

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"Always beware of the live mic": Poulter unleashes on first tee

<p><span>There seemed to be a slight wind blowing in on the first hole.</span></p> <p><span>Unfortunately for golfer Ian Poulter, the PGA Tour has mics covering the entire premises and in a hilarious moment, he was caught letting out a fart on live TV during the final round of the Travellers Championship.</span></p> <p><span>As Greg Chalmers teed off on the first hole Sunday morning, Poulter very audibly let one rip just as he had finished his swing. The broadcast captured the fart in vivid detail, and the golfers were heard laughing immediately after.</span></p> <p><span>“Did you get that?” Poulter asked.</span></p> <p><span>“Stay over there,” Chalmers joked in response. “Is that supposed to be more silent than that?”</span></p> <p><span>Poulter admitted his actions on Twitter, tweeting: “3 club wind this morning on the first tee. Always beware of the live mic.”</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">3 club wind this morning on the first tee. Always beware of the live 🎙 <a href="https://t.co/tzFGtf2mSS">https://t.co/tzFGtf2mSS</a></p> — Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) <a href="https://twitter.com/IanJamesPoulter/status/1277325666942357508?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 28, 2020</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The best bit everyone thinks it was you 🤣</p> — Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) <a href="https://twitter.com/IanJamesPoulter/status/1277330881590460416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 28, 2020</a></blockquote> <p><span>The PGA Tour had placed mics on players since they resumed play this month, a new wrinkle added to broadcasts since there are no fans in attendance at events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. </span></p>

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Awkward video pinpoints the moment Meghan was "told to leave"

<p>A video on Twitter has shocked royal fans as they believe it's the first sign of tension between the royal family.</p> <p>The video was taken at Prince Charles' 70th birthday party, which was a garden party event at Buckingham Palace. </p> <p>The outing was the Sussex family's first outing as newlyweds, which was just three days after they tied the knot.</p> <p>It seems all was not peachy at the event, as the resurfaced 2019 video appears to show Harry and Meghan allegedly being asked to leave the event.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Remember the garden party held in honor of Charles’ 70th? And <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/themarkles?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#themarkles</a> were asked to leave 40 min in because of Meghan’s behavior? They were escorted out along with their entourage. M was not happy! <a href="https://t.co/7jCQE5QuU8">pic.twitter.com/7jCQE5QuU8</a></p> — Meg’s Legs (@Megs_Legs_) <a href="https://twitter.com/Megs_Legs_/status/1186430397300793345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 21, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The couple were greeting guests and Prince Harry was pulled aside by Prince Charles.</p> <p>An unintelligible conversation followed before Harry rushed to Meghan's side and the pair leave the event, with Meghan looking confused.</p> <p>Prince Charles did not say goodbye to his new daughter-in-law at the event.</p> <p>The turn of events was surprising as Prince Harry had just given a speech 15 minutes earlier.</p> <p>The unveiled footage comes after a tell-all book being published, which details the royal couple's first public appearance going down like a lead balloon.</p> <p><span>In the book, Lady Colin claims Meghan demanded her and Prince Harry leave the event 15 minutes in, after she said she was ‘bored’.</span></p> <p>Despite Lady Collin's claims being unable to be proven due to the short video, her claim holds merit. This is due to her tell-all book on Princess Diana that had previously unknown details that were proven to be true. </p>

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New Lamborghini wrecked 20 minutes after owner bought it

<p>A brand new Lamborghini has been written off 20 minutes after its new owner picked it up.</p> <p>The car had broken down due to a mechanical failure and was hit from behind by an "innocent motorist".</p> <p>The supercar is worth an estimated $360,000 and was hit by a van.</p> <p>Photos of the incident were shared by the Twitter account of West Yorkshire Police in the UK which shows the damage.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">M1 Ossett today - It’s only a car ! But on this occasion a 20 minute old brand new Lamborghini that stopped due mechanical failure in lane 3 them hit from behind by an innocent motorist <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/couldhavecried?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#couldhavecried</a> <a href="https://t.co/S1f9YEQGcD">pic.twitter.com/S1f9YEQGcD</a></p> — WYP Roads Policing Unit (@WYP_RPU) <a href="https://twitter.com/WYP_RPU/status/1275860418058235904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>The officers seemed to take the incident to heart as they used the hashtag #couldhavecried.</p> <p>There are no details on how the owner feels, but Twitter users had a lot to say about the incident.</p> <p>“I don’t even know the person and could cry for them,” one person responded.</p> <p>“I really hope that was insured,” another wrote.</p> <p>Some were confused as to why the car broke down.</p> <p>“Feel sorry for the Lamborghini showroom that sold it! Boy are they gonna get an angry phone call!” one person wrote.</p> <p>“Mechanical failure after twenty minutes? So my ten-year-old Kia is better than a Lamborghini. Good to know,” another said.</p> <p>Others hoped that everyone left the incident unscathed.</p> <p>“Assuming nobody was hurt, I can’t help but find this hilarious,” one person commented.</p> <p>“The insurance company might be crying when they get the bill ... as will the driver who hit it,” another suggested.</p> <p>“I hope there were no injuries, other than the owner’s pride,” a third added.</p>

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Investigation launched after 38 dead puppies found on plane

<p><span>Workers were confronted with a tragic scene after a Ukrainian International Airlines plane arrived in Toronto after what is usually a routine 10-hour flight.</span></p> <p><span>Inside were 500 crated puppies, according to Canadian authorities. Many were dehydrated, weak and vomiting. 38 of them were found dead.</span></p> <p><span>The horrifying discovery on June 13 began an investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. And it shed light on a growing international market for dogs, which lawmakers say needs more restrictions.</span></p> <p><span>“The number of dogs imported into the U.S. has skyrocketed in the past few years, and we are screening less than one percent of them,” Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), a veterinarian who last month co-sponsored a bipartisan bill called the Healthy Dog Importation Act, said in an email. “We need to do more to protect these animals and those already in the country.“</span></p> <p><span>Details about the flight remain relatively unknown, including whether Canadian authorities were aware of the large number of puppies arriving into the city. The government, which claims to have “rigorous standards” when it comes to importing animals, has released very little information. </span></p> <p><span>Ukraine International Airlines said in a statement on Friday that it regretted the “tragic loss of animal life” and is working with local authorities to make “any changes necessary to prevent such a situation from occurring again.”</span></p> <p><span>Animal advocates said flying 500 dogs on a single plane is unusual, if not unprecedented. Dogs require water and other care when being crated on tarmac and during flights, said Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of the Humane Society International in Canada.</span></p> <p><span>“You’re relying on the staff of the airport and the airline to do that care,” she said. “If those animals are transported in those numbers, it would be physically impossible to provide that kind of care.”</span></p> <p><span>The puppies flown from Ukraine were French bulldogs, according to Canadian news reports. The breed is one of several brachycephalic, or snub-nosed dogs, which are known to be so vulnerable to respiratory problems that some US airlines refuse to transport them.</span></p>

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