News Burst 3 September 2021 – Get The News! ~ Sept. 3, 2021

  • Japanese scientists from Osaka University have managed to 3D print wagyu beef, according to a press release. Within the next five years, the cost to print 3D meat may have come down to the point at which supermarkets may start carrying lab-grown offerings. Readers may recall we’ve already mentioned 3D printed ribeyes, chicken breasts, and chicken nuggets, among others.
  • [Cash For Criminals] In October, San Francisco will begin offering high-risk individuals $300 per month not to shoot anyone, or get shot themselves, according to the San Francisco Examiner. What’s more, participants can earn up to $200 more per month by hitting program milestones – such as landing a job interview, complying with probation, or consistently meeting with a mentor, according to the report.
  • Iranian sources shared photos showing at least ten US-made Humvee armored vehicles being transported on the Semnan-Garmsar highway in northern Iran. The armored vehicles, which bear the markings of the now-defunct Afghan government forces, were loaded on the back of trucks with Iranian military license plates. The convoy reportedly took off from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad. Some observers speculated that the Humvees were taken from Afghan troops who fled from western Afghanistan to Iran in order to avoid being captured by the Taliban between July and August. Nevertheless, the Iranian “Military Articles” channel on Telegram, which was among the first to share photos of the Humvees, claimed that they were “bought” from the Taliban.
  • The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has rejected reports about the government’s plans to relocate Britain’s Trident nuclear submarines abroad in the event of Scottish independence. The Trident nuclear weapons system, based on Scotland’s west coast, consists of four British submarines armed with eight missiles, each carrying 40 nuclear warheads. At least one such vessel is at sea continuously, carrying the nuclear arsenal. A MoD spokesperson was cited by The Independent as saying on Wednesday that “there are no plans to move the nuclear deterrent from HM Naval Base Clyde, which contributes to Scotland’s and the wider UK’s security and economy, and its supporting facilities are safe for local communities”.
  • A pastor in Kalmar County has been defrocked, which is the Church of Sweden’s harshest punishment, after having a sexual relationship “with BDSM elements” with a teenage boy, national broadcaster SVT has reported. The site where they met was dedicated to BDSM sex, that is involving elements of domination/submission and sadomasochism. The pastor was reported to the police for “negligent rape” by the boy himself, but the investigation was later dropped due to a lack of evidence.
  • The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting an investigation into a report claiming the Virgin Galactic rocket plane that carried Virgin group founder Richard Branson to space deviated from its trajectory on 11 July. The report published in The New Yorker claimed that red and yellow warning lights appeared on the space aircraft’s console indicating that the mission was veering off its projected path.
  • According to a 2020 report by Swiss pollution monitoring firm IQAir, 35 of the world’s 50 most polluted cities are in India. In 2020, New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital for the third year in a row, causing damage to people’s lungs and giving rise to many other health ailments due to a drop in air quality. A US-based research firm, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) released a report on Wednesday claiming air pollution is likely to reduce the life expectancy of about 40% of Indians by more than nine years.
  • The Maclarin Festival, organized by Russian entrepreneur Maksim Larin, was scheduled to take place in the Tver Region on Sunday. On Saturday, the Russian consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor warned ex-Rammstein lead vocalist Till Lindemann’s agents against participating in an event that would violate the prescribed limit of mass assembly. The festival initially expected about 6,000 participants.
  • Prince Andrew is hiding in his royal mansion to avoid officials trying to serve a rape lawsuit on him, it is claimed. Security guards stopped “multiple attempts” by lawyers last week to hand the document to The Duke of York at Royal Lodge. Prince Andrew, not seen in public for 19 days, is said to be refusing to leave his home, which is set in 98 private acres in Windsor Great Park, Berks. If he refuses to accept the civil summons, issued by a New York court clerk three weeks ago, the Duke risks facing a “judgment by default” next month. An insider said “more attempts will be made” to hand the papers to Andrew but a source said: “There’s no way he will risk poking his head outside right now. He will stay out of view.” A spokesman for the Duke did not wish to comment.
  • Iranian sources shared photos showing at least ten US-made Humvee armored vehicles being transported on the Semnan-Garmsar highway in northern Iran. The armored vehicles, which bear the markings of the now-defunct Afghan government forces, were loaded on the back of trucks with Iranian military license plates. The convoy reportedly took off from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad. Some observers speculated that the Humvees were taken from Afghan troops who fled from western Afghanistan to Iran in order to avoid being captured by the Taliban between July and August. Nevertheless, the Iranian “Military Articles” channel on Telegram, which was among the first to share photos of the Humvees, claimed that they were “bought” from the Taliban.
  • A former British soldier’s mission to evacuate 400 Afghans via a third country has failed after a coach of his staff was turned away at a land border between Afghanistan and a third country. Ben Slater, a former soldier in the Royal Military Police who now runs a chain of NGOs, is attempting to evacuate 400 people and himself from the country, which is now controlled by the Taliban. After a failed attempt to secure his staff and their families seats on a plane in the UK’s airlift from Kabul, Mr Slater launched an escape bid over a land border. He and a coach of Afghans spent two days at the border, staying in a hotel near the checkpoint. But on Thursday morning Mr Slater was arrested by the Taliban and thrown in prison, where he was questioned about members of his staff, who are single women, staying in hotel rooms without husbands. He was then released and told he may travel across the border with one assistant, but the rest of his staff must now return to Kabul because they have not been granted visas to travel to the UK.
  • The Indonesian Navy says it has seized a Panamanian-flagged tanker in the waters off Riau islands after the foreign vessel was found to be carrying more than 4,000 tonnes of oil without valid permits. The Navy said the Panamanian-flagged tanker was carrying 4,600 tonnes of “black oil”, suspected of being waste, without a port clearance or a valid permit to transport dangerous goods.
  • The Australian federal government is planning to de-anonymize the internet to introduce a social credit system to combat “online abuse” – police will have access to individuals’ social media accounts, which will be linked to people’s [Vaxx] passports.

News Burst 3 September 2021

By cindyloucbp

Cynthia is the typical Pisces! Her left brain activities include scientific activities in the hospital laboratory as a director. Her right-brain activites show as a painter, photographer and musician. She is known as the scientist who sings!

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