Max Q: NASA signs up new Moon delivery companies

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. There were lot of highlights in the space industry this past week (even though a rocket launch that was supposed to happened is now pushed to Monday). The biggest news for commercial space might just be that NASA signed on five new companies to its list of approved vendors for lunar payload delivery services, bringing the total group to 14. SpaceX is among them, and Musk’s company had its own fair share of news this week, too – some good, some bad. One things’ for sure: Even going in to the last week in November, there’s still plenty of news to come in this industry before …

Police chief quit Twitter over hairstyle abuse

Ms Swann, the senior officer in the operation, noticed comments about her on social media after she appeared before cameras at a press conference. ‘Really hurt’ “Yes, I am a woman. Yes, I might have a slightly different hairstyle. Yes, I am quite small,” she said. “The bit that astounded me was I could not believe that my mere existence could cause such a depth of feeling.” Image copyright PA Media Image caption Messages on social media became “sexist and homophobic”, Ms Swann said While believing more can be done by police on the issue, Ms Swann hoped her appearance in the national media showed the growing diversity in the police force – and she has returned to Twitter. “In …

Utah Teacher Says She Intervened to Help Distraught Autistic Child. Police Charged Her With Kidnapping.

A Utah teacher is facing kidnapping charges after she says she intervened to help a 5-year-old get home safely after seeing the child sobbing uncontrollably before wandering off school property. I did not kidnap a child. I followed a clearly distraught child as she left the school grounds. I felt she was not safe traveling alone, Amy Louise Martz told reporters Thursday, according to charging documents, surveillance footage recorded Martz walking hand-in-handwith the girl on school property. Martz said she didn't intend to be gone for so long but had left her cellphone at school, leading her to ask a neighborhood resident to borrow a phone and call the school. The teacher of 24 years claimed that she tried to …

Woman In Texas Killed By Herd Of Feral Hogs

A woman found dead in Texas is believed to have been killed by a herd of wild hogs. Christine Rollins, 59, was found in the front yard of an elderly couple’s home in Anahuac. When Rollins, who was a caretaker for the couple, didn’t show up at the usual time, the 84-year-old homeowner went outside and found her body lying in the yard between her vehicle and the front door. Upon investigation, the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office found that she had injuries consistent with a fall as well as “numerous injuries that appear to be animal-related”, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook. “We found a lot of things related to the death that did not add up, some of it …

Sondlands Ties to Romanian Official Set Off Alarms at National Security Council

Even before major figure in the House impeachment inquiry, often hosted meetings with Romanian officials without consulting the National Security Council (NSC). His increasingly close relationship with one of those officials, former deputy prime minister Ana Birchall, generated significant concerns within the NSC, according to those same sources. Birchall graduated from Yale Law School and has long had ties to the U.S.. Her husband, Martyn Birchall, is an investment banker who has held positions at international financial firms in New York, London and Hong Kong. In Romania, Ana Birchall has a history of opposing anti-corruption measures in her country and for years supported Liviu Dragnea, a Romanian politician who was recently convicted of corruption, according to two senior U.S. officials. …

Suspect Arrested in Toronto Poop Throwing Debacle

As if preparing for finals isnt hard enough under normal circumstances, a man has been arrested for allegedly throwing buckets of poop on people on and around Toronto university campuses. CTV Two days later, two more people were hit with what the Toronto Police Service described as liquefied fecal matter. This time it was in a library at York University. The next day, the man with the bucket full of liquified poop delivered the same nasty surprise to a woman walking on the street in the University of Toronto area. It certainly wasnt funny for the victims, but people on the internet couldnt help but make jokes about the crappy situation. I never thought my biggest concern while waking the …

Star High School Quarterback Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Multiple Girls on a Party Bus

A star quarterback at a Colorado high school was arrested Friday morning for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple girls on a party bus in 2018. Aidan Atkinson, an 18-year-old student at Fairview High School who jail records show. The Boulder Police Department Boulder Daily Camera was the first to report the news of Atkinsons arrest. The police statement says authorities began investigating allegations of sexual assault involving multiple female victims and one male suspect after the September 15, 2018 incident. Multiple detectives conducted interviews with witnesses and victims in this incident, the statement says, adding that investigators are still hoping to speak to anyone who may have additional information about what occurred, including any videos or photographs of the assaults. Atkinson, …

At least 29 dead in Kenyan landslide, President says

(CNN)At least 29 people were killed in Kenya as heavy rains triggered a landslide, President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement Saturday. “To those whose loved ones are yet to be found,” Kenyatta wrote, “I assure you that the ongoing multi-agency rescue operation will continue until after every missing person is accounted for.” Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Woman confronts a man targeting children with anti-Semitic abuse on London train

London (CNN)A man has been arrested after a video capturing anti-Semitic abuse targeting Jewish children on the London Underground went viral. The video then shows the man threatening fellow passengers who tried to intervene in the situation. Later, a woman wearing a hijab — named by the PA news agency as Asma Shuweikh — confronts him. CNN was unable to reach Shuweikh. The mother-of-two, from London, told PA she knew she “had to confront him” when she saw what was happening. “I would have loved more people to come up and say something, because if everyone did, I do not think it would have escalated in the way that it did,” she told the agency. “Being a mother-of-two, I know …

Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony is back in school and walking, family says

(CNN)The 5-year-old boy thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota has improved so much he’s walking “perfectly” and attending school, according to a post on his family-run GoFundMe account. Plan to kill an adult didn’t ‘work out’ The man who threw the boy was Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis. Aranda pleaded guilty in May to attempted premeditated first-degree murder. A judge sentenced him to 19 years in prison in June. According to a criminal complaint, the boy and his mother were on the third-floor balcony at the mall April 12 when Aranda came up close to them. The mother had never seen Aranda before, and she asked if she and her son should move. Instead, …

Lyft driver attacks female passenger after she refused to turn off music

On Wednesday, TMZ got hold of disturbing footage of a woman being dragged out of a Lyft and beaten by the driver until male bystanders intervene. The surveillance video, which was recorded on Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles, California, starts with the car parked along Melrose Avenue. The male driver is seen getting out of the vehicle and then pulling out a woman from the backseat. He throws her, along with her belongings, out of the vehicle. The woman can be seen trying to fight back but is knocked over by the driver. Bystanders then hop out of their own cars to intervene. The Lyft driver is put in a chokehold, and he finally surrenders. The woman has since been …

Netflix thriller Earthquake Bird cant solve its own mystery

In NetflixsEarthquakeBird, death has followed protagonist Lucy Fly her entire life. It isnt until she meets Teiji, a Japanese cook who hobbies as a photographer, that she truly feels understood. However, after another outsider, the clueless and fun-loving Lily Bridges, needs Lucys help navigating Tokyo, her perfect world with Teiji begins to fall apart, leaving her to question her relationships and sanity. Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider, Jason Bourne) plays with the audiences emotions as Fly, a reserved but strong-minded Swedish immigrant who moved to Japan a lifetime ago, leaving behind a childhood of pain and abuse. Meanwhile, dancerNaoki Kobayashi portrays Teiji as a sensitive, inquisitive thinker, fixating on Lucy as his muse. Despite this thriller of a plot, their performance …

Bolsonaro wants to end democracy in Brazil. Here’s one way he could do it | David Miranda

Brazils far right knows it needs protests and chaos to justify a restoration of dictatorship-era measures The challenges to democracy and civic order in Brazil, the worlds fifth most populous country, have increased significantly in the past couple of weeks. As dangers to Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president, and his movement grow, so, too, do the threats emanating from them. Tensions reached a boiling point last week when the former president Luiz Igncio Lula da Silva those taking place in Chile, members of Bolsonaros party formally requested that he be preventatively imprisoned on the grounds that he was attempting to incite violence against the government. But even before Lulas release, the ways in which Brazilian democracy are imperiled were becoming …

Crossroads of the West: inside the last gun show in San Francisco

The Cow Palace arena has announced it would discontinue the event on the property beginning 1 January 2020 Paul Stamp has been selling country foods beef jerky, dried fruit, roasted nuts alongside gun holsters and firearm ammunition for about 30 years. As a longtime vendor at the San Francisco Bay Areas Crossroads of the West gun show hes come to see similar faces, and even considers some of his customers to be family. However, last weeks gun show will likely be the last time Stamp sees this particular clientele. In April of this year, the board of directors for the Cow Palace arena, the longtime venue of the gun show in Daly City, announced it would linker box Inside the …