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    In Fortnite we will soon be able to see a couple of street fighters who come directly from Street Fighter. Here we tell you everything we know. Through a tweet that has already been deleted, a Fortnite leak was released that presents us with a couple of characters that no one expected to see in this event of « hunters » because they are two popular street fighters. You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance The leak introduces us to a video where Agent Jonesy arrives in the Street Fighter universe through a portal and kidnaps Ryu and Chun-Li, who were fighting at the time.. Fortunately, there were users who were able to take screenshots of the leak before it was removed. and now we have images of the skins that will arrive and of the moment when Jonesy robs the two street fighters. This comes to completely change...
    Since it was launched Cyberpunk 2077 towards the end of 2020, we have seen the name of CD Projekt Red in trends. And is that the developer has been the target of controversy for that video game and more issues related to it. What without the graphics were left to duty, that if online users are creating ‘very explicit’ modifications with the characters … well, a slight whirlwind of problems that, however, have come forward. However, in recent days, the company faced something much more serious. As reported on their social networks, the company was hacked into its internal network and important data was stolen. And as if it were a movie, they even left una ‘ransom’ note. Promo for ‘Cyberpunk 2077. Photo: CD Projekt Red ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ developer hacked Just a couple of weeks ago CD Projekt Red They looked pretty tough in the public eye when some...
    As the official launch of the new Xiaomi mid-range terminals, the leaks reveal new details. The design of the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro has come to light in a series of images from TENAA, China’s certification authority. The new Redmi K40 and K40 Pro promise a lot. They are destined to become one of the cheapest terminals. The one with the highest price could count on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. This chip with integrated 5g could be key to its success in many markets, including Europe. According to the images shared by Xda Developers, the design of the phones resembles the Mi 11, a promising high-end with a 2K display recently introduced. One of the most striking sections is that of the photographic module, which looks bigger due to the number of sensors. The leaks indicate that the Redmi K40 could have three cameras, whose main sensor would be...
    TWO of gaming's biggest franchises may be getting virtual reality releases in the near future. Canadian developer Ubisoft is working on VR versions of Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed, according to jobs listings posted to its website. 4Ubisoft has begun hiring for its Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell VR titles, which were announced by Facebook-owned VR firm Oculus last yearCredit: Ubisoft Unearthed by PocketLint, the listings describe multiple openings for projects titled "Assassin's Creed VR" and "Splinter Cell VR". They appear to confirm the existence of games first revealed at the Facebook Connect 2020 showcase. Headset-maker Oculus announced during the show that Assassin’s Creed VR and Splinter Cell VR were in development for its devices. In its openings, Montreal-based Ubisoft lists several roles fir Assassin's Creed VR, including VR game designer and senior VR game designer. 4The games are confirmed for launch on Facebook-owned OculusCredit: Getty - Contributor As many...
    SCIENTISTS at a Chinese lab linked to the outbreak of coronavirus reportedly revealed they were bitten while collecting samples in a cave packed with infected bats. One researcher - from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (W.I.V) - is said to have claimed fangs went through his rubber gloves "like a needle" leaving him spattered with blood. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Scientists at the the Wuhan Institute of Virology 'admitted to being attacked by bats'Credit: CCTV13 6Swelling on one researcher's limb after being bitten during experimentsCredit: CCTV13 A video - which first emerged two years ago - also apparently shows scientists working on "live viruses" without gloves and masks in an apparent breach of the World Health Organisation safety rules. The startling claims come just 24 hours after it was revealed the scientist dubbed “Patient Zero” who vanished from the Wuhan lab at the start...
    Q: We are due to close escrow on our house in two weeks. Yesterday, the piping delivering water to our ice maker leaked. It ruined the hardwood floor under and near the refrigerator. The contractor who originally installed the hardwood floor is a neighbor who says he needs four to five days for repairs. This contractor arranged to have his plumber replace the copper piping and valves servicing the ice maker. The work begins tomorrow under a rush agreement due to the home sale. We mentioned the leak and repair to our seller’s agent in passing, never dreaming he would make such a fuss about it. He claims it is a disclosure issue, and the homebuyers need a supplemental disclosure form from us immediately.  When we questioned the purpose, our seller’s agent claimed the homebuyers need 72 hours to consider the new disclosure to cancel the sale or move forward....
    The personal information of more than 243 million Brazilians was potentially accessible for at least six months thanks to weakly encoded credentials kept in the source code of the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s website (via ZDNet). The security issue was first reported by Brazilian publication Estadão. The personal data of anyone who had registered with Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), Brazil’s national health system, could be viewed. That data included people’s full names, addresses, and telephone numbers, reported Estadão. The database also includes records of living and dead people as the population of Brazil was more than 211 million in 2019, according to The World Bank, which is about 32 million fewer people than the reported number of records that were potentially accessible. The Ministry of Health’s website stored the encoded access credentials to the database of personal information in its source code, reports Estadão. However, the login and password...
    Former President Barack Obama recalled some of his early interactions with now President Donald Trump, before Trump started floating the so-called 'birther' conspiracy theory about Obama in the run-up to the 2012 election.  In his new book, 'A Promised Land,' Obama writes that during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon crisis, Trump called up White House adviser David Axelrod 'out of the blue to suggest that I put him in charge of plugging the well.'   'When informed the well was almost sealed, Trump had shifted gears, noting that we'd recently held a state dinner under a tent on the South Lawn and telling Axe that he'd be willing to build "a beautiful ballroom" on White House grounds - an offer that was politely declined,' Obama wrote.     Former President Barack Obama (left) wrote about some of his early interactions with now President Donald Trump (right) in his new book, 'A Promised...
            by Debra Heine  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress Wednesday that the FBI warned him months ago that Facebook should be on “heightened alert” about “hack and leak operations” that could be part of a foreign disinformation campaign in the final weeks before the 2020 election. The Facebook honcho made the remarks during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing where he testified alongside Google’s Sundar Pichai and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. “One of the threats that the FBI has alerted our company and the public to was the possibility of a hack and leak operation in the days or weeks leading up to this election,” Zuckerberg said. “So you had both public testimony from the FBI and in private meetings alerts that were given—at least to our company, I assume the others as well–that suggested we be on high alert and sensitivity that if a trove of...
    THE Bachelor’s Josh Seiter, 33, proposed to 90 Day Fiance’s Yolanda Leak, 52, over FaceTime and sent her engagement ring in the mail after meeting just once.  Josh and Yolanda began a long-distance relationship after meeting on the Las Vegas Strip in August.  11Josh Seiter proposed to his girlfriend Yolanda Leak Credit: Instagram 11He popped the question over FaceTime Credit: TLC In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Josh revealed how he proposed to his girlfriend of only two months.  He said: “We did a socially-distanced proposal. First I texted her a picture of me holding the ring and then I FaceTimed her and asked her over FaceTime. She said yes, thank God. I sent the ring to her through FedEx.” Though the two have have only met once, Josh said proposing so quickly “just felt right.” He continued: “I go see her the third week of November. I haven’t hung...
    Eric Trump defended his father Tuesday from a bombshell investigation that charges he engaged in massive tax avoidance – and is demanding a leak investigation over a New York Times expose focused on the IRS. Trump, who helps run the Trump Organization, said there are 'a ton' of inaccuracies in the story, although he did not identify any. 'My father pays a fortune in taxes.' He called New York Times journalists who produced the story 'disgusting' and demanded an investigation of the IRS. Eric Trump on Tuesday called for an investigation of the leak of his father's tax return information and accused the IRS of doing it 'They've been writing that article for three months, and they wanted to drop it the morning before the debate. These are disgusting people,' he said during a morning appearance on Fox & Friends. 'Why is no one talking about the IRS? The IRS...
    (CNN)Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Alex Villanueva for a photo leak of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna, and seven others in January.The civil claim, filed Thursday in LA Superior Court, seeks undisclosed damages to remedy civil rights violations, negligence, emotional distress, and violation of privacy.The sheriff's department said it does not comment on pending litigation.The day of the crash, family members gathered at the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station where the sheriff assured them the crash site was secured. However, a leak from the department, according to the lawsuit obtained by CNN, led to TMZ breaking the news and fans flocked to the site.8 deputies accused of sharing photos of Kobe Bryants helicopter crash are facing administrative action"But the biggest threat to the sanctity of the victims' remains proved to be the Sheriff's department itself,"...
    Chris Evans accidentally posted his own nude at the weekend. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Chris Evans accidentally shared a nude photo on his Instagram story over the weekend and the internet lost its mind. But rather than mock him, fans quickly jumped to his defense, flooding the hashtags #ChrisEvans and #ChrisEvansLeak with photos of puppies. They also reminded people the actor has anxiety with the hashtag #LeaveChrisAlone. People praised the kind reaction to the mistake, but it also brought up memories of how the internet responded to the leaks of Bella Thorne and Jennifer Lawrence.  Many shared a Reddit post that urged people to show the same kindness when another celebrity finds themselves in this vulnerable position. "The public respect for Chris Evans' privacy/feelings is wonderful," tweeted "2 Broke Girls" actress Kat Dennings. "Wouldn't it be nice if it extended to women when this kind of thing happens?" Visit Insider's homepage for...
    Crew members on the International Space Station still haven't found the source of an air leak that was first detected a year ago.   NASA officials first detected air leaking from the space station, which floats in low Earth orbit at an altitude of 254 miles, in September 2019.  Despite getting more severe in the past year, the leak is allegedly too small to present an immediate danger to the lives of the on board crew.  But the recent surge in air loss, which suggests the hole is getting bigger, means NASA can't put off finding the source any longer.  Most of the station's modules have already been ruled out as the location of the offending hole or gap, according to a NASA official.  Staff on the ground should be forming conclusions on the source of the leak in the coming days, which should help the three astronauts on board seal...
    Tonight, we ended up handled to the first dwell image of the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Google Pixel 5. A Redditor shared (and has given that deleted) a image that seemingly exhibits the Pixel 5 in black and Pixel 4a 5G in white. The picture, which can be noticed in the showcased graphic as effectively as under, allegedly demonstrates both equally telephones aspect-by-facet, with the smaller sized Pixel 5 on the still left and the much larger Pixel 4a 5G on the right. The Redditor also shared a set of requirements in a remark, which we have reproduced below considering that the consumer has deleted their comments: Google Pixel 5 4,000 mAh battery Rear cameras .5x broad-angle lens, quite possibly the 16MP Sony IMX481 12.2MP most important digicam (allegedly the Sony IMX363) Entrance digital camera Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 8GB RAM 90Hz display Plastic again Physical...
    President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II spoke on Tuesday, a conversation that took place amid a report that the president held 'demeaning' phone calls with female world leaders. The report from CNN described how Trump treated the powerful women, calling Theresa May 'weak' and telling Angela Merkel she was 'stupid.'  But Trump is fond of the queen and has said the two have 'automatic chemistry.' On Tuesday, the president wished her a happy birthday - the queen was born in April but her official birthday celebration is in June - and the two discussed how the coronavirus has affected their respective countries.   President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II spoke amid a report that the president has berated female world leaders in past conversations - the two are seen above on June 3, 2019 during a state dinner at Buckingham Palace President Trump is fond of Queen...
    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — At least two workers were killed and four others sickened by a gas that leaked from a pharmaceutical plant Tuesday in an Indian industrial city where another fatal gas leak occurred less than two months ago. “The fire brigade immediately reached the scene and plugged the leak,” police commissioner Rajeev Kumar Meena said of the incident that occurred around 2 a.m. at the Sainor Life Sciences pharmaceutical plant in Visakhapatnam in India’s Andhra Pradesh state. The injured workers were hospitalized in stable condition, authorities said. Benzimedazole, a chemical compound found in many antifungal and antiparasitic drugs that contains cancer-causing benzene, was released in a gas form, Meena said. An investigation was ordered to establish the cause of the leak. On May, 7 another industrial accident in the same city killed 12 people, and about 1,000 others were hospitalized due to exposure from the gas in...
    Appearing Monday on CNN’s The Lead, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wondered whether U.S. intelligence officials did not brief President Donald Trump on unconfirmed reports regarding Russia because they were afraid he would leak the information to Vladimir Putin. “My first reaction when I heard it is, my goodness I hope this isn’t true,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacts to reports about Russian intelligence officers offering cash rewards to Taliban fighters to kill US and UK troops in Afghanistan. “This is a serious as it gets.” pic.twitter.com/7Areoirokq — The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) June 29, 2020 A transcript is as follows: JAKE TAPPER: Sources tell CNN that eight Republican members of Congress were briefed today on this intelligence by the White House, and that Chief of Staff Meadows has offered to brief a group of Democrats tomorrow. Have you spoken with anybody at the White House about being briefed about this...
    Russia said Monday that it did not detect a radiation emergency after sensors discovered last week that strange nuclear particles were present in Sweden. 22 /23 June 2020, RN #IMS station SEP63 #Sweden???????? detected 3isotopes; Cs-134, Cs-137 & Ru-103 associated w/Nuclear fission @ higher[ ] than usual levels (but not harmful for human health). The possible source region in the 72h preceding detection is shown in orange on the map. pic.twitter.com/ZeGsJa21TN — Lassina Zerbo (@SinaZerbo) June 26, 2020   “We have an absolutely advanced radiation levels safety monitoring system and there are no any emergency alarms,” said Dimitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesperson, to Reuters, “We do not know the source of this information.” (RELATED: REPORT: Deadly Pakistan Plane Crash Occurred Due To Pilot’s ‘Human Error,’ Being Distracted By COVID-19 Fears) The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) said that it discovered nuclear particles in the air in Stockholm, Sweden,...
    WWDC 2020 has already come to an end, and thanks to this event we know all the details about the next software versions that will arrive this year to all compatible devices. Among them, we find iOS 14, which represents some important changes in the experience of using the iPhone, with a new start menu that will arrive in the fall to refresh our screens. And speaking of screens and refreshment, we also have new details about the first iPhone that will bring iOS 14. In September, if everything finally goes according to plan, we will be able to meet Apple’s new generation of smartphones at a special company event. With them we expect a replacement for the current iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Even, we could have some more size to chooseAlthough this is not entirely clear. What does seem to be getting closer...
    The rumors of Microsoft producing a lower-end counterpart to the Xbox Series X just got some support. The Verge reports that a leaked Microsoft document from this month makes multiple references to “Lockhart,” a budget (and possibly cloud-oriented) console for those content with 1080p gaming. The file makes multiple references to the Xbox Series X developer kit including profiling modes that target code for the system, suggesting that Lockhart is a cut-down version of modern hardware rather than a repackaged Xbox One. While the document doesn’t outline the performance, The Verge understands that Lockhart will have considerably less usable RAM than the Series X (7.5GB versus 13.5GB), an underclocked CPU and a GPU with just four teraflops of performance versus the Series X’s 12. There have been previous references to Lockhart in Xbox One software along with the Series X (originally nicknamed Anaconda) and the developer kit (Dante).
    FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A technician who filled a propane tank days before a deadly explosion last year in Farmington failed to perform a required check for leaks, the Maine Fuel Board determined. The board fined, reprimanded and suspended the C.N. Brown Energy employee for failing to perform the check that was required because the tank had been completely emptied. After being refilled, the contents of the tank leaked from a line that was ruptured by installation of a metal post, and some of the gas entered the basement of the LEAP Inc. building. The explosion four days later destroyed the building, killed Farmington fire Capt. Michael Bell and injured seven other people. A C.N. Brown spokesman didn’t return a message seeking comment on the consent decree, reached this month. It was the latest penalty stemming from the explosion. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the company that installed...
    Purple Bull workers leaked an image of a slide from a February internet marketing assembly that some staff deemed offensive and “racist” amid heightened tensions at the caffeinated beverage huge. The slide confirmed a repurposed map meme that explained India as “call facilities,” China as “they make our stuff,” and Africa as “zoo animals arrive from listed here,” in accordance to a report Tuesday from Organization Insider. Workers told BI that a colleague complained about the slide to human sources but nothing at all came of it. The leaked slide comes just after a lot more than 300 Red Bull staffers signed a June 1 letter to corporation leaders to protest what they named the brand’s “public silence” relating to the Black Life Subject movement. The controversial slide was demonstrated at a meeting of Crimson Bull’s US lifestyle advertising workforce in Detroit in February. It was a variation on...
    Red Bull employees leaked an image of a slide from a February marketing meeting that some workers deemed offensive and “racist” amid heightened tensions at the caffeinated beverage giant. The slide showed a repurposed map meme that described India as “call centers,” China as “they make our stuff,” and Africa as “zoo animals come from here,” according to a report Tuesday from Business Insider. Employees told BI that a colleague complained about the slide to human resources but nothing came of it. The leaked slide comes after more than 300 Red Bull staffers signed a June 1 letter to company leaders to protest what they called the brand’s “public silence” regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. The controversial slide was shown at a meeting of Red Bull’s US culture marketing team in Detroit in February. It was a variation on a meme called “the world according to Americans” showing...
    Red Bull employees leaked an image of a slide from a February marketing meeting that some workers deemed offensive and “racist” amid heightened tensions at the caffeinated beverage giant. The slide showed a repurposed map meme that described India as “call centers,” China as “they make our stuff,” and Africa as “zoo animals come from here,” according to a report Tuesday from Business Insider. Employees told BI that a colleague complained about the slide to human resources but nothing came of it. The leaked slide comes after more than 300 Red Bull staffers signed a June 1 letter to company leaders to protest what they called the brand’s “public silence” regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. The controversial slide was shown at a meeting of Red Bull’s US culture marketing team in Detroit in February. It was a variation on a meme called “the world according to Americans” showing a...
    The United States Armed Forces announced that a fire had broken out at the Kadena military base on Okinawa Island in Japan on Monday, June 22. Chlorine leak The American military base Kadena from the island ofOkinawa (Japan) was the scene of a fire, Monday June 22. A hazardous materials warehouse was hit by the flames, relates Sputnik. Alerted, the firefighters arrived on the scene, but they could not control the fire until after six hours of intervention. This fire caused the chlorine leak. Officials have warned the public against possible harmful effects of the incident. They therefore recommended closing the windows and remaining vigilant if symptoms ofgas poisoning appear. In case of eye irritation, runny nose or throat, shortness of breath and cough, it is imperative to consult a doctor. People intoxicated The United States Armed Forces confirmed this information on Facebook. The 18 Wing, quoted in...
    Rebekah Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney for libeling her during the 2019 "Wagatha Christie scandal," according to a court filing seen by Insider. Last October, Rooney, the wife of Wayne Rooney, publicly accused Vardy of selling fake stories about her to The Sun. Vardy denied the accusations and has now filed paperwork claiming Rooney to have libeled or slandered her. The Sun reports that the legal costs are expected to be upwards of £500,000 ($620,000) per party, however that Vardy is more concerned about an public apology. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Rebekah Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney for libel over the now famous 2019 "Wagatha Christie scandal," according to filing at the UK High Court seen by Insider. In the filing, created on June 12 and titled Vardy v Rooney, Vardy, the wife of Leicester Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is listed as the claimant, while Rooney,...
    A former Pentagon analyst who alleged that his journalist girlfriend pressured him into sharing classified information with her in order to help her career was sentenced 30 months in prison on Thursday for leaking top secret materials. Henry Kyle Frese, a 31-year-old former analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, pleaded guilty on Feb. 20 to leaking information to two journalists in 2018 and 2019. Federal prosecutors sought a 10-year sentence for Frese. His lawyers asked for a one-year sentence, asserting that he did not leak the information in order to undermine U.S. interests. Instead, they argued that Frese succumbed to pressure from a journalist he was dating. The journalist has been identified through public records and clues from the government’s case as Amanda Macias, a national security reporter for CNBC. Frese also allegedly provided information to a reporter identified as Courtney Kube, of NBC News. Prosecutors said that Frese searched...
    As the NFL continues to push for the originally scheduled start to the 2020 season, some coaches are reportedly calling for a delay in light of recent players testing positive for coronavirus. ESPN reported this week that one NFL coach said it was “scary” that several Cowboys and Texans players, including Dallas’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott, tested positive for the virus recently. The report also said two other coaches spoke out, one calling for the delay of the season and another questioning the logic behind playing during a pandemic. NFL players reportedly had a lengthy call Wednesday where they discussed the expected testing and protocols for training camp, per ESPN. Apparently almost all players on the call expressed not wanting to start training camp earlier than July 28. The NFL has maintained that it will start its regular season as scheduled on Sept. 10. Offseason programs have been...
    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak. The door latch recall covers more than 2.1 million cars, SUVs and vans in the U.S. The latches can fail and cause the doors to open while the vehicles are moving. It’s the third recall for the same problem. Ford also is recalling nearly 344,000 F-150 pickups in the U.S. to fix a fluid leak from the brake master cylinder. The company says the problem has caused seven low-speed crashes with two injuries. Ford has had nagging quality troubles with the latches, some car transmissions and other issues that have hurt its bottom line. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)An approximately 5-million-gallon diesel fuel spill from a power station storage tank near the Arctic town of Norilsk, Russia, poses a deadly threat to the region's people, plants, and animals. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin, who doesn't have a strong environmental track record, has declared a state of emergency. Christopher ReddyNornickel, the parent company of Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company, which operates the station, said the accident could have been the result of the foundation of the storage tank sinking due to thawing permafrost, the Russian state news agency TASS reported.As an oil spill scientist, I see unique dangers in the Arctic. This spill is a warning of a precarious future that we are unprepared for.Whenever I learn about an oil spill, I immediately ask two questions: What type of oil spilled and where did it spill? Crude oil, the kind spilled in the Exxon Valdez (1989) and Deepwater Horizon (2010) disasters,...
    Moscow — Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in the Siberian city of Norilsk after a massive fuel leak spilled into a river. Environmentalists call it one of the worst ever seen in the Arctic. The accident took place last week, when a reserve fuel tank from a local thermal power plant leaked more than 20,000 tons of diesel Friday, coloring nearby rivers crimson red, but caught the attention of federal authorities days later. The plant's parent company, a metals giant Norilsk Nickel, has suggested that the accident occurred due to thawing permafrost that led to the sinking of the supporting posts under the tank. During a televised conference Wednesday, Putin criticized the company for failing to report and react promptly to the incident. Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region, which includes Norilsk, told Putin that he had learned of about the situation with the leak only...
    A state of emergency was declared in Russia after tens of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel leaked into a river in the Arctic Circle. The fuel spilled Friday from a tank at a power plant storage facility in an outlying section of Norilsk, about 1,800 miles northeast of Moscow. President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed the head of the Norilsk Nickel subsidiary that runs the NTEK power plant, and NTEK chief Sergie Lipin, according to Agence France-Presse. “Why did government agencies only find out about this two days after the fact? Are we going to learn about emergency situations from social media? Are you quite healthy there?” Putin asked Lipin on Wednesday. ANTARCTICA RESEARCH STATION SEES SUN SET FOR LAST TIME IN 5 WEEKS, ENTERS ‘TWILIGHT ZONE’ Booms were laid in the Ambarnaya River to block the 20,000 tons of diesel fuel that spilled, but it still spread. A helicopter view of...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in a region of Siberia after an estimated 20,000 tons of diesel fuel spilled from a power plant storage facility and fouled waterways. The spill took place Friday at a power plant in an outlying section of the city of Norilsk, 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) northeast of Moscow. Booms were laid in the Ambarnaya River to block the fuel; the river feeds a lake from which springs another river that leads to the environmentally delicate Arctic Ocean. Putin on Wednesday ordered officials to minimize the consequences of the spill. But Alexei Knizhnikov of the World Wildlife Fund’s Russia operation said the damage to fish and other resources could exceed 1 billion rubles ($13 million). The plant is operated by a division of Norilsk Nickel, whose factories in the area have made Norilsk one of...
    Almost 20,000 tons of diesel has been released into an Arctic river in an ecological catastrophe thought to be caused by thawing permafrost. Russian experts believe a giant fuel storage tank was damaged by collapsing soil due to polar warming. Pictures show the horror unfolding in the Ambarnaya River near Norilsk in the Russian Arctic. A video highlights how the river is covered in a toxic layer of diesel which can be set on fire. The diesel seep is now flowing towards Lake Pyasino, which outflows as the Pyasina River into the Kara Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. A state of emergency has been declared in the region. Instagram The exact reason of the leak is under investigation but a statement from Norilsk Nickel company that operates the site suggests subsidence caused by collapsing permafrost was to blame. “Due to sudden subsidence of supports which served for more than...
    NEW DELHI (AP) - A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory this month that killed 12 people and sickened hundreds. In its report, accessed and reviewed by The Associated Press, the committee said the tanks from which the gas leaked May 7 at the LG Polymers plant in Vishakhapatnam, a port city in Andhra Pradesh state, were outdated and lacked temperature sensors. The report, issued Thursday, said the response to the leak by workers at the factory was slow and the chemical company lacked experience in monitoring and maintaining tanks full of chemicals that sat idle for several weeks due to India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown. TOP STORIES Asphyxiation not the cause of George Floyds death: Autopsy George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America Van...
    Washington (CNN)Administration officials said President Donald Trump fired the State Department's inspector general this month because his office was suspected of leaking to the media -- but an independent investigation earlier this year found Steve Linick and his office had done no such thing.An investigation by the Pentagon inspector general found no evidence that Linick or anyone in his office shared information with the media about a probe into the State Department, two sources familiar with the investigation told CNN, despite claims by an official close to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Republicans that there had been leaks from Linick's office. Last week Trump suggested that Linick had "problems" with the Defense Department.Trump removed Linick at Pompeo's recommendation in a late night firing while attention was focused on the coronavirus pandemic. Linick is the fifth inspector general Trump has replaced since he was acquitted of impeachment charges of obstruction...
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