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Kim Says North Korean Launches Were Warning to U.S., South – TIME

August 6th, 2019

Kim Says North Korean Launches Were Warning to U.S., South | Time

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Facebook sues two app developers for click fraud – Engadget

August 6th, 2019

There have been 13 fire starts in the last 48 hours – Kamloops Matters

August 6th, 2019

As the summer heat hits the southern Interior, so is wildfire activity.

Across B.C., there have been 610 fires so far this year, 31 of them starting in just the past seven days, the B.C. Wildfire Service website shows.

There are currently 37 active fires in the province, 13 of which started in the last 48 hours.

screenshot kfc mapA screenshot of the B.C. Wildfire Service map. (via B.C. Wildfire Service)

Seven of those active fires are in the Kamloops Fire Centre.

Two were started in the last two days. Those being the Eagle Bluff fire near Gallagher Lake in the South Okanagan and the Miller Mountain fire, just started this evening near the Trepanier exit on the Okanagan Connector, near Peachland.

The largest of the Kamloops Fire Centre fires is the Richter Mountain fire near Osoyoos, which started July 24 and has burned 403 hectares. It was lightning-caused.

The Eagle Bluff blaze, which started Sunday, has so far burned 280 hectares and is believed to be human-caused.

The new Miller Mountain fire is currently estimated at .75 of a hectare in size.

Near Lytton, the Kanaka Station Road fire is listed as under control and 8.3 hectares in size.

Three small sport fires are burning at Douglas Lake Ranch, Moffat Creek north of Vernon, and Enderby Mabel Lake Road. All are listed as .01 of a hectare in size, and their cause is unknown.

Elsewhere across the province, 14 fires are burning in the Northwest Fire District, seven in the Coastal District, five in the Southeast, and four in the Prince George District.

— Jon Manchester, Castanet

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China says protests have Hong Kong facing biggest crisis since handover – The Globe and Mail

August 6th, 2019

Protestors stand off against riot police after a student’s arrest at Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy protesters have continued rallies against a controversial extradition bill since June 9, when the city was plunged into crisis after waves of demonstrations and several violent clashes. While Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam apologized for introducing the bill and declared it “dead,” protests have continued to draw large crowds with demands for Lam’s resignation and complete withdrawal of the bill.

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Hong Kong is facing its “most severe situation” since its handover from British rule in 1997 following weeks of demonstrations and the central government is considering what measures to take next, the head of Beijing’s Cabinet office responsible for the territory said Wednesday.

Zhang Xiaoming was speaking to Hong Kong residents attending a seminar in the mainland city of Shenzhen just across the border from the Asian financial hub that has been wracked by daily protests against the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Those protests are getting increasingly violent and having “an increasingly broad impact on society,” Zhang told the 500 attendees, who included members of the Hong Kong and central government legislative and advisory bodies.

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“It can be said that Hong Kong is facing the most severe situation it has faced since the handover,” Zhang said.

Officials in Beijing were “highly concerned” and studying the situation to make a determination and decide on measures to take, he said.

Hong Kong was returned to China under the framework of “one country, two systems,” which promised the city political, civil and economic freedoms not allowed under Communist Party rule on the mainland.

However, many Hong Kong residents feel Beijing has been increasingly encroaching on their freedoms. The protests were set off by proposed extradition legislation that if passed would have allowed some criminal suspects to be sent to China, where critics say they could face possible torture and unfair trials.

China so far has not visibly intervened in the situation, though in editorials and statements from officials it has condemned demonstrators and protest organizers as criminals, clowns and “violent radicals” and alleged that they have inflamed by politicians from the U.S., Taiwan and elsewhere.

Speculation that the military could be deployed grew after Chinese officials pointed to an article in Hong Kong law that allows troops already stationed in the city to help with “public order maintenance” at the Hong Kong government’s request.

Hong Kong authorities have said they don’t anticipate any need to bring in troops or police from China to help impose order.

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Protesters have been drawn from all professions and age groups. On Wednesday, several hundred lawyers sought a meeting with Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng and staged a silent protest. The authorities have refused to open a dialogue with protesters and there was no immediate response from Cheng’s office.

Margaret Ng, a lawyer and a former lawmaker, said they wanted to meet Cheng and the director of public prosecution to seek an assurance that there was no political motive in prosecution of those detained in the protests.

Some 500 people have been arrested since the protests began in June and dozens have already been charged with rioting, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.

“One of the most important things about the rule of law is prosecution must not be abused because if abused, it is the most powerful instrument of oppression,” Ng said.

She and other lawyers urged protesters to avoid violence that could harm their cause.

Lawyer Dennis Kwok said government warnings of stern measures against protesters will merely flame the people’s anger. He called for an independent investigation into the actions of police and protesters.

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Another Chinese official said Tuesday that it would be “only a matter of time” before those behind the protests are punished, further indicating that Beijing will take a hard line against the demonstrators and has no plans to negotiate over their demands for political reforms.

“We would like to make it clear to the very small group of unscrupulous and violent criminals and the dirty forces behind them: Those who play with fire will perish by it,” said Yang Guang, spokesman for the Chinese Cabinet’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office.

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Facebook Sues Singapore Based App Developer For Fraud – Geek Culture

August 6th, 2019

Ninja crosses 1 million Mixer subscribers – Windows Central

August 6th, 2019

Less than a week ago, we reported that the popular streamer Ninja, who recently started streaming exclusively on Mixer, crossed 500,000 followers on the platform. Today, he announced that he has already passed a million subscribers. Keep in mind that the follower count and subscriber count is separate. His follower count is around 800,000 at the moment.

Speaking about reaching this milestone, Ninja said, “thank you for all the incredible support. I haven’t felt this good in a long time.” It’s great to see that his fans followed him to Mixer and they’re supporting him during this next chapter.

Oddly enough, it seems like other streamers like Dr DisRespect want to join Mixer. Recently, the infamous streamer said, “I don’t give a f*** what platform I stream on, dude. Whatever place makes me more money I’ll f****** stream on.” The streamer was recently banned on Twitch for streaming from a toilet. Dr DisRespect added that he knows other big-name individuals are in talks with Mixer.

It’ll be interesting to see how Ninja’s audience continues to grow in the weeks and months to come. Hopefully, it’ll be a beneficial relationship for both parties.

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August 6th, 2019

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August 6th, 2019

Peter Chadwick, millionaire fugitive, nabbed in Mexico after 4 years on the run – Global News

August 6th, 2019

For four years, millionaire murder suspect Peter Chadwick was nowhere to be found though his image was everywhere — in widespread media coverage, on the U.S. Marshals’ most wanted fugitive list and a police-produced podcast about his case.

All the attention and hundreds of tips paid off, authorities said, when the 55-year-old real estate investor from Newport Beach was arrested by immigration authorities in Mexico on Sunday and deported to the United States where prosecutors hope he will stand trial.

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While Chadwick left leads for law enforcement to make it look like he fled to Canada after skipping a court appearance, law enforcement officials said they believe he has been in Mexico all along. At first, Chadwick — who had several aliases and fake IDs — stayed at high-end resorts but when he needed to show a passport he moved to more modest hostels and residences such as the duplex where he was arrested in an expat community near Puebla, officials said.

“We believe Peter Chadwick has been in Mexico since his disappearance,” Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis said at a press conference Tuesday.

Chadwick is charged with strangling his wife Quee Choo Chadwick, known as “Q.C.” in 2012. Newport Beach police began investigating after Peter Chadwick failed to pick up his children after school. Inside the family’s upscale home, authorities said they found a broken vase, drops of blood on the floor and Q.C.’s cellphone and wedding ring.

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The next day, Lewis said, Peter Chadwick told authorities that a handyman had killed his wife and kidnapped him and fled with her body. Peter Chadwick quickly became the suspect, however, and her body was found a week later in a trash bin in suburban San Diego.

Peter Chadwick was released on US$1 million bail and at first attended court appearances. When he vanished from his father’s California home in 2015, police said he had drawn large sums of cash and researched how to change one’s identity.

Last year, the U.S. Marshals added Peter Chadwick to the most wanted fugitive list and a US$100,000 reward was announced for tips leading to his capture. Newport Beach police wrote and produced a six-episode “true crime” podcast about the case in the hopes of intensifying the search.

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Authorities on Tuesday declined to pinpoint a specific tip that led them to Peter Chadwick but said they received leads from around the world.

Craig McCluskey, supervisory inspector with the U.S. Marshals Service, said authorities narrowed Peter Chadwick’s whereabouts to Mexico late last year. After he was taken into custody, Chadwick told authorities he had learned Spanish while on the run, McCluskey said.

“He studied how to be a fugitive,” McCluskey said.

Chadwick was born in the United Kingdom but is a naturalized U.S. citizen, and authorities said both his U.S. and U.K. passports were seized when he was released on bail.

He is expected to appear in court in Santa Ana on Wednesday. Orange County prosecutors are asking that he be held without bail.

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Psyonix Says Goodbye To Paid And Randomised Crates In Rocket League – Nintendo Life

August 6th, 2019

Psyonix Says Goodbye To Paid And Randomised Crates In Rocket League  Nintendo Life

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