The Daily Tulip – News From Around The World
Saturday 29th September 2018
Good Morning Gentle Reader…. Thank you for the hundreds of messages and comments offering support they are appreciated greatly.. after some of the accolades I feel more like Robbie Burns than Robbie McAngus.. I am no further from unravelling the mystery of my blocking than I was yesterday, the big trouble is, a machine makes to decision to block not a person, not a human it’s all based on an Algorithm “a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.” Which is all well and good, but it does nothing for me…I don’t even know what rule I broke, so fixing it’s downright impossible.. I think it’s coming to that time for a decision… But enough of that, it’s a little cloudy this morning and with a wind blowing from the east it feels a little cool, enough for a jacket for me.. Bella doesn’t care she’s enjoying being with me…. Hope you are too?
MDMA MAKES OCTOPUSES MORE SOCIAL…. They’re feeling it. Although wildly different from humans, the cephalopods apparently respond to the drug in a very similar way. After exposing seven octopuses to ecstasy, scientists from Johns Hopkins University found they became more social — leading the researchers to realize the creatures process mood-controlling seratonin the same way as humans despite their brains having completely different architecture. “We weren’t expecting … quite so much overlap,” said the study’s co-author, who also reported anecdotally that one MDMA-dosed octopus did flips and another appeared to be doing “water ballet.”
MASS BEEF RECALL ORDERED AMID E. COLI FEARS…. After one person died and 17 fell ill as a result of E. coli contamination, Cargill, the world’s third-largest meat company, has recalled nearly 133,000 pounds of beef. Last month the Colorado-based producer alerted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the possible contamination, prompting an investigation that found 12 of its product lines were affected. It’s the second time this summer — it recalled 25,000 pounds of beef in August — that Cargill has pulled its product from store shelves. The USDA has released a public warning.
AUSTRALIA EMU VIDEO: MAN ARRESTED OVER 'HORRIFIC CRUELTY'…. An Australian man has been arrested over a video that allegedly showed him deliberately driving his car into several emus. The footage caused outrage after surfacing online earlier this week. It prompted a nationwide effort to find the perpetrator. On Friday, police in Victoria said a 20-year-old man faced several charges of animal cruelty. Animal welfare authorities condemned the incident as "horrific". In the video, the driver is heard cheering as he strikes the birds on a dirt road with his car. "This is great - I've got that one too, and that one," he says. Police said the footage, which shows the driver's face, was filmed in Cowangie, a town about 500km (300 miles) north-west of Melbourne. The RSPCA said: "[We] unequivocally condemn this type of behaviour, as it clearly shows a disregard for the lives of vulnerable native animals."
Under Victorian law, people convicted of animal cruelty face up to two years in jail and a fine of A$74,620 (£41,000; $54,000).
The man will face a court hearing in November.
CHURCH PROTESTS HALT GEORGIA CANNABIS LAW…. Georgia's government has halted moves to legalise medical marijuana cultivation after protests led by the country's powerful Orthodox church. Parliament speaker Irakli Kobakhidze told reporters the authorities would not take any "hasty decisions" but rather try to get its message across to the public, the civil.ge news site reports.
"False information is being spread, so we need to pay particular attention to informing the public, and then take the decision together," he said, adding that opponents of the cannabis bill had "misled" Georgians into thinking it meant all drug restrictions would simply be dropped. The interior ministry confirmed earlier this month that it wanted to approve the cultivation of medical cannabis strictly for export, emphasising that the sale of marijuana in Georgia itself "will remain a criminal offence", IPN news agency reported.
The row over the seemingly-innocuous bill blew up in the wake of a dramatic summer of protests over police drug raids that activists said targeted gay-friendly night clubs in the capital Tbilisi. The libertarian New Political Centre Girchi party launched a legal challenge to the drugs laws on the back of the protests, and the Constitutional Court effectively decriminalised cannabis for personal use.
CHINESE CITY DEBUTS 'BUS-POOLING' SERVICE…. The Chinese capital Beijing is hoping to put an end to the frustrations of disgruntled bus passengers complaining about long waiting times, by introducing "public bus-pooling" to the city. According to the Beijing Youth Daily newspaper, the local public transport authority is setting up a "quasi door-to-door" bus service, that will enable passengers to go online and detail what their individual needs are for a bus journey. It says that it will focus on serving large, residential communities, with the aim of providing bus routes more catered to where there are large groups of people, rather than serving existing stops and making people sit through a pre-defined route. It is also hoping to make the service safe by helping passengers find others to travel with, should they be concerned about making journeys alone. Beijing Youth Daily says: "in future, the public will expect buses to arrive like a car, and that they will meet the personalised needs of passengers".
Well Gentle Reader I hope you enjoyed our look at the news from around the world this, morning… …
Our Tulips today are certainly up to and far past our usual stand of excellence….by the way it's called Blue Mysterioso ......
A Sincere Thank You for your company and Thank You for your likes and comments I love them and always try to reply, so please keep them coming, it's always good fun, As is my custom, I will go and get myself another mug of "Colombian" Coffee and wish you a safe Saturday 29th September 2018 from my home on the southern coast of Spain, where the blue waters of the Alboran Sea washes the coast of Africa and Europe and the smell of the night blooming Jasmine and Honeysuckle fills the air…and a crazy old guy and his dog Bella go out for a walk at 4:00 am…on the streets of Estepona…
All good stuff....But remember it’s a dangerous world we live in
Be safe out there…