Trump Announces Ban of Transgender Individuals From U.S. Military

🔹Donald Trump recently tweeted, announcing a ban on Transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military.
🔹This ban has been attributed to the “tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail”.
🔹This ban goes against Continue reading “Trump Announces Ban of Transgender Individuals From U.S. Military”

Microsoft To Bring Broadband To Rural U.S.

🔹Microsoft has proposed a plan to provide broadband internet to those who live in areas rural in 12 U.S states including; Texas, Maine, Wisconsin, and Georgia.
🔹 Microsoft wants to use “white-space” technology that makes use of unused TV channel frequencies to send internet data.
🔹The program aims to connect 2m people by 2022 and is estimated to cost $10bn.
🔹Microsoft’s president Brad Smith is calling for Continue reading “Microsoft To Bring Broadband To Rural U.S.”

Iraqi Forces Declare Victory Over ISIS

🔹After a 9 month battle against ISIS members, Iraqi forces have finally claimed victory to mark the formal end of the brutal campaign.
🔹 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraq’s armed forces on defeating the Islamic State on Sunday.
🔹The forces in Mosul still face dangers such as ISIS sleeper cells and suicide bombers and must clear traps throughout the area before civilians can return. Continue reading “Iraqi Forces Declare Victory Over ISIS”

Volvo Becomes The First Major Car Manufacturer To Only Create Hybrid Or Electric Cars

🔹As of 2019, Volvo will no longer produce cars powered solely by the internal combustion engine.
🔹Other luxury automakers are expected to follow soon to meet new consumer demands.
🔹Volvo is expected to release 5 new fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021 and aim to sell 1,000,000 electrified cars by 2025.
🔹This is an important change as the transportation industry Continue reading “Volvo Becomes The First Major Car Manufacturer To Only Create Hybrid Or Electric Cars”

Hospitals Held At Ransom By Cyber Attack

  • The NHS has confirmed a cyber attack (dubbed WCry/WannaCry) that locked staff out from accessing patient records and resulted in emergency patients being diverted.
  • Staff who attempt to access the system are being blocked by a pop-up message demanding payment in Bitcoin (a digital currency) as shown in the picture above.
  • At this stage, there is no evidence that patient data has been accessed according to NHS Digital nor is there any indication as to Continue reading “Hospitals Held At Ransom By Cyber Attack”

France Bans Models Deemed Unhealthily Thin

  • France now requires models to be deemed healthy by their doctor based on their age, weight and body shape.
  • Further, as of Oct 1, all retouched images in magazines will need to be labeled “photagraphie retouchee” to state that it has been retouched.
  • Fashion companies that do not abide by these laws will face a fine of Continue reading “France Bans Models Deemed Unhealthily Thin”

Creator Of World’s Largest Child Porn Website Given 30 Year Sentence