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University of Delaware cuts ties with professor who said 'Otto Warmbier got what he deserved'

University of Delaware cuts ties with professor who said 'Otto Warmbier got what he deserved'

An anthropology professor at the  has been fired after saying that Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after being held captive in North Korea for 17 months, "got exactly what he deserved."

"The University of Delaware has announced that Katherine Dettwyler, who last taught in the spring as an adjunct faculty member, will not be rehired to teach at the University in the future," the university said in a statement posted on their website.

Dettwyler, who has since deleted the Facebook post, said "Otto Warmbier got exactly what he deserved."

"He went to North Korea, for f---'s sake, and then acted like a spoiled, naive, arrogant, US college student who had never had to face the consequences of his actions," Dettwyler wrote, according to reports. "I see him crying at his sentencing hearing and think 'What did you expect?'"

Dettwyler also reportedly asked for "a few moments of thought" for all the other people who suffer at the hands of the North Korean regime — and are "not U.S. citizens."

Source: University of Delaware cuts ties with professor who said 'Otto Warmbier got what he deserved'
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George Galloway: DUP is milder form of Klu Klux Klan

George Galloway: DUP is milder form of Klu Klux Klan

Northern Ireland's hard-right Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is a "milder form" of the US-based Klu Klux Klan, which once terrorized and murdered black citizens, Respect Party leader George Galloway says.

The former MP was part of a panel discussion on the Tory-DUP confidence and supply arrangement in which the party pledged its ten MPs to the Tories in exchange for over £1 billion pounds worth of spending in Northern Ireland. The deal was finalized on Monday.

The DUP are known for their hard right positions, which include creationism, anti-abortion, and anti-LGBT views, as well as climate change denial.

Source: George Galloway: DUP is milder form of Klu Klux Klan
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Russian submarine test-fires ICBM across Asian continent

Russian submarine test-fires ICBM across Asian continent

A Russian submarine has successfully launched a missile from the Barents Sea near Norway to a test site in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

"The strategic Borey-class nuclear submarine, Yuri Dolgoruky, has successfully fired the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a designated area in the Barents Sea to the Kura Missile Test Range in Kamchatka," the MoD said in a statement.

"The launch was made from an underwater position in accordance with the combat training plan."

"According to the confirmed data from mission control, the ICBM units completed the full flight program and successfully hit the targets in the range."

Source: Russian submarine test-fires ICBM across Asian continent
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How the internet turned me into a 'Russia apologist'

How the internet turned me into a 'Russia apologist'

I realized the United States hates Russia because Russia refuses to be a client state.

It started in 2008. Before that I did not pay attention to what was happening in Russia. I saw a few headlines: Chechnya, default, wheat shipments in aid. They were the sort of thing you see on the crawl at the bottom of the screen on CNN.  That was enough; I had other things to worry about.

But then my cousin said, check out this picture of a meeting between Putin and Bush in Beijing. They were in the bleachers talking about something bad  -  Putin looked fierce and Bush looked flummoxed. Whoa, there was a war starting? What war? Where?

Source: How the internet turned me into a 'Russia apologist'
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America's top cyclist entering the Tour de France has been using a portable brain stimulator to try to gain an edge, and he ...

America's top cyclist entering the Tour de France has been using a portable brain stimulator to try to gain an edge, and he says it actually works

Talansky Halo brain science Tour de FranceInstagram/Andrew Talansky


The highest-ranked American cyclist heading into this year's Tour de France, Andrew Talansky, is using portable neuroscience technology to try to gain an edge over his world-class rivals, and he says his performance has improved since he began using it regularly in December.


The state-of-the-art technology was created by the Silicon Valley startup Halo Neuroscience, which counts Andreessen Horowitz and Lux Capital among its investors. Halo has raised $10.6 million in funding.


Players in the NFL and MLB, Olympians, and Navy SEALs are among those who have tried Halo, but Talansky is one of just two cyclists at the sport's highest ...
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The head judge of the World's Ugliest Dog competition reveals how he picks 'winners'

The head judge of the World's Ugliest Dog competition reveals how he picks 'winners'

How judges pick the "winners" of the World's Ugliest Dog contest.
Source: The head judge of the World's Ugliest Dog competition reveals how he picks 'winners'
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THE CLOUD COMPUTING REPORT: An introduction to cloud solutions and their use cases

THE CLOUD COMPUTING REPORT: An introduction to cloud solutions and their use cases

Cloud_GrowthBI Intelligence

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.


Cloud computing — on-demand, internet-based computing services — has been successfully applied to many computing functions in recent years.


From consumer-facing, web-based productivity apps like Google Docs to enterprise database management suites, the tools businesses rely on are increasingly moving to the cloud.


But developing a cloud strategy is no easy task. Public cloud solutions will likely come to dominate the market over the next decade, but business constraints, such as security concerns and the limitations of existing infrastructure, make it difficult for companies to fully adopt the public cloud right now.


That means that hybrid clouds, in which multiple cloud implementations (including public and private) are connected, will remain popular for the time being, at least until these constraints are addressed. The tech giants that dominate the IaaS market — Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google — are constantly expanding their offerings to address current business constraints as they compete for market share.


A new report from BI Intelligence evaluates the current business considerations for the various cloud solutions and provides an outlook on the state of the market.


Here are some of the key takeaways from the report: 


  • Cloud computing solutions have gained traction because they're flexible and cost efficient. Sixty-seven percent of companies used an Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution in 2015, like the cloud, for some part of their business, up 19% from the prior year.

  • All cloud solutions provide certain benefits that are becoming increasingly essential to businesses in the digital age. These ...
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    Flint airport officer stabbed during attack out of hospital

    Flint airport officer stabbed during attack out of hospital

    The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck by a Montreal man during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act has been discharged from a hospital.

    Source: Flint airport officer stabbed during attack out of hospital
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    Seven dead, nine still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

    Seven dead, nine still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

    Scuba divers on Monday continued their search for bodies from a submerged boat in Colombia as authorities turned their attention to what led the tourist ferry to sink with more than 150 passengers on board, leaving at least seven people dead and nine missing.

    Source: Seven dead, nine still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
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    It was Worth a Shot… Minnesota Man Attempting to Use ‘Get of Jail Free Card’ Arrested on Outstanding Warrant

    It was Worth a Shot… Minnesota Man Attempting to Use ‘Get of Jail Free Card’ Arrested on Outstanding Warrant

    Authorities in the State of Minnesota are giving credit where it is due and thanking a man with an outstanding warrant for his clever sense of humor.

    While the 35-year-old suspect was arrested on his fifth-degree controlled substance warrant out of Ramsey County, the Dakota County Sheriff's to took Facebook to share the light-hearted exchange the suspect had with his arresting deputy.

    Giving the man an 'A for effort,' the Dakota County Sheriff's Office post the following on Facebook:



    Via Fox9
    It turns out those "Get out of jail free" cards from the Monopoly board game don't work in real life.

    The original Monopoly “Get out of jail free” card comes with the following conditions: “This card may be kept until needed or sold. When not having this card you must wait three turns (unless doubles are rolled on any of those turns) then, after the third roll, you get out of jail AND must pay a fine of $50.”
    Honestly, it is just nice to see that everyone involved was able to share a good laugh and walk away safely, hopefully this clever individual receives the treatment he needs to prevent additional legal woes in the future.

    Thoughts on this? Let us know in the comment section below.

    Source: It was Worth a Shot… Minnesota Man Attempting to Use ‘Get of Jail Free Card’ Arrested on Outstanding Warrant
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    Father of Missing SoCal Boy Charged with Murder After Authorities Link Him to 5-Year-Old’s Disappearance

    Father of Missing SoCal Boy Charged with Murder After Authorities Link Him to 5-Year-Old’s Disappearance

    Authorities in the State of California have charged the father of a missing 5-year-old boy with murder after discovering 'evidence' they say points foul-play.

    Missing for roughly two-months after last being seen alive leaving Disneyland at 1am on April 21, Aramazd Andressian Jr. is believed to have been murdered by his father 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. according to prosecutors involved in the heartbreaking case.

    Speaking on the matter during a press conference Monday, District Attorney Jackie Lacey explained that while the young boy's body has yet to found, authorities now believe they uncovered enough evidence to charge Andressian Sr. with the murder of his son.

    Stating that in addition to Andressian Sr.'s behavior following his son's disappearance, they have "examined a number of important pieces of evidence" that support the theory the child was in fact murdered.

    As reported by Fox News, in late April, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's found Andressian Sr. unconscious near Lake Cachuma in a car which had been doused in gasoline after he took a large amount of prescription medication.

    After authorities located Andressian Sr. he was briefly held on $10 million bail in connection to the young boy's disappearance, however, he was released after three days.

    Via FoxNews
    Crews will continue to search in Santa Barbara County for the boy's body, according to officials there.

    Investigators then uncovered more evidence after serving search warrants at the homes of Andressian and other relatives. Investigators "seized various items of evidence" at these places, Fox 11 reported.

    Investigators also believe Andressian planned the murder and that the alleged motive stemmed from a tumultuous divorce between him and the boy's mother, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Joe Mendoza said.

    Mendoza added that Andressian's actions after his son's ...
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    Gay-Wedding Cake Battle Heads to the Supreme Court after Colorado Ruled Against Business Owner

    Gay-Wedding Cake Battle Heads to the Supreme Court after Colorado Ruled Against Business Owner

    The owner of the Denver-based bakery Masterpiece Cakeshop is once again gearing up for legal battle after the Supreme Court announced Monday that they will hear the case regarding the baker's refusal to craft a same-sex couple's wedding cake on the grounds of his religious beliefs.

    As reported by Fox News, the case centers around Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips who was accused of discrimination after refusing to bake a customized cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins.

    State courts previously ruled against the small business who claimed his religious beliefs made him exempt from Colorado's strict anti-discrimination law.

    The announcement that this case will be heard at the SCOTUS means that the high court will now decide whether or not such laws forcing small business owners such as a baker to create an "expression" that contradicts religious beliefs is a violation of one's constitutional rights.

     

    Via FoxNews
    Phillips told the Supreme Court he has free speech and religious rights under the First Amendment that should protect him. He said he should not be compelled to bake a cake specifically to honor a same-sex marriage.

    harlie Craig and David Mullins had filed a complaint against Phillips and his suburban Denver shop after Phillips said he would not create and decorate a cake in honor of their marriage.

    Colorado did not permit same-sex couples to marry until 2014. Two years earlier, Craig and Mullin were planning to fly to Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage was legal, and host a reception in Denver upon their return to Colorado. They wanted a cake for the occasion.

    The case will be another in a series of "religious liberty" disputes the justices have reviewed in recent years, and could be an important First Amendment test of the extent anti-discrimination laws apply to gay Americans.
    Reportedly, opening arguments for this controversial case will began this fall.

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