Typhoon Hagibis kills dozens in Japan, floods bullet trains as massive search launched

This photo shows a flooded area in Nagano, central Japan, following Typhoon Hagibis, on Oct. 14, 2019. (Kyodo News via AP) In Kawagoe, located north of Tokyo, many residents said the storm was the worst in recent memory. Kazuo Saito, 74, told the Associated Press he didn’t want to evacuate ahead of the storm because “this is my only home,” but woke up Sunday morning to find his town unrecognizable. “There was a huge river flowing in front of me,” he told the AP. Two vehicles are submerged in floodwaters Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Hoyasu, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Areas in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures in northern Japan also were badly flooded. The flooding also impacted Japan’s famed bullet trains. …

Brexit plans centre stage in Queen’s Speech

Prime Minister Boris Johnson updated his cabinet on the progress of the talks in Brussels on Sunday, saying he believed there was a “way forward” but also “a significant amount of work” to do. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she believed it was important for people to see Parliament delivering on the issues that matter to them. She said: “Tomorrow you will see a Queen’s Speech being announced – 22 new bills, working on the people’s priorities, these are the types of issues that absolutely matter to the British public.” ‘Optimistic and ambitious’ The first Queen’s Speech of Mr Johnson’s premiership, delivered during the State Opening of Parliament on Monday, will see the …

Four arrested over Govan march disorder

“Officers have been working tirelessly in the community, gathering intelligence and reviewing CCTV footage to reveal the perpetrators of this campaign of disorder. “We will not stop until every one of them is identified, charged and brought to justice and I hope these arrests send an unequivocal message of our intent and our commitment to our communities.” Related Topics Glasgow Govan Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

A Reminder That It Is Beautiful To Be Alone

Diana Pirgaru Updated October 12, 2019 By Ricardo Esquivel If we are lonely when we are alone, we are in bad company. And that’s when we need to change the direction of our thoughts, of our souls,and life. It’s beautiful to be alone. It’s peaceful, it’s right. It is normal, and it’s important. Most of the time, we are so afraid to be alone. Sitting, sleeping, eating, walking… or doing anything or nothing with ourselves..we feel uncomfortable, something is not right. Because we have beliefs, wrong ideas about what life is and what makes us happy. Who taught us ever that being alone is healthy for our mind, body, and soul? Because our roots are dirty with the beliefs, wrong …

Gunman Shoots Two at New Hampshire Church Wedding, Gang Tackled by Guests

A gunman opened fire during a Saturday morning wedding ceremony at a New Hampshire Pentecostal church, striking two people before fast-thinking guests gang tackled and subdued the shooter until police arrived, Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark said. The suspect has been arrested in the shooting at the New England Pentecostal Church, Roark said. He did not identify the suspect or provide a motive, but noted the incident was not a random shooting. A coward walked into my familys church today at NEP New England Pentecostal Church and shot my uncle Bishop Stanley Choate I call for anyone that knows and believes and In the GOD we serve to get on your knees and pray for my family, Neivia Choate, the …

Why He Has No Idea Youre Flirting With Him, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Hian Oliveira By Hian Oliveira Aries You’re always teasing him, so he assumes you hate him. Taurus You only ‘flirt’ by liking his social media posts — and he has no idea what that means. Gemini You send mixed signals. He’s not sure to think about you. Cancer You’re nice to So he assumes you’re only being friendly. Leo You’ve been playing hard to get. You never text first or ask him to hang out, so he doesn’t think he has a chance with you. Virgo He has no idea you’ve been posting cute Instagram stories for him and only him. Libra You dance around your feelings. You never come right out and say exactly how you’re feeling. Scorpio You’ve …

Leonardo Da Vinci Once Designed The Worlds Longest Bridge, Engineers Just Proved It Would Have Worked

The name Leonardo da Vinci has become synonymous with genius across many fields. To add to his unmatched reputation as an artist, inventor, and scientist we can now add bridge designer. Sadly, the description cannot include bridge-builder, since his masterpiece was never constructed, but new research demonstrates it would have worked, and perhaps survived as a wonder of the world. In 1502 Sultan Bayezid II wished to join Istanbul with Galata by means of a bridge across the Golden Horn inlet. The Golden Horn had been bridged by Justinian the Great in the 6th century, but the Sultan was more ambitious, wishing to span it at a wider point, closer to the two cities’ centers. Leonard da Vinci submitted a …

The Shirk Report Volume 547

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – It’s a bird! – Sup – Story checks out – When you try to deter your cat from the couch but they adapt – I compressed it to 77 kb but still – Egads! – This stroller store has different surfaces on the ground for you to try – You know it’s cold when – Funny.. but also kind of ominous – This is pretty …

El Paso shooting suspect accused of targeting Mexicans pleads not guilty

Patrick Crusius was indicted last month for capital murder and will face death penalty if convicted, said district attorney The Texas man accused of deliberately targeting Mexicans in a shooting spree that killed 22 people at an El Paso Walmart store in the worst attack on Latinos in recent US history pleaded not guilty on Thursday in his first court appearance. Patrick Crusius, 21, was indicted last month for capital murder and will face the death penalty if he is convicted, the El Paso county district attorney, Jaime Esparza, said. Another 26 people were wounded during the shooting. Crusius strolled into the courtroom trailing his two lawyers. Dressed in a navy sports jacket, white shirt and gray slacks, he betrayed …

Meghan McCain Loses It Over Turkish Invasion: Have We Not Learned the Lessons of 9/11?!

The View led off its Thursday morning broadcast with a lot of anger and emotion towards President Donald Trumps decision to step aside in Syria and allow Meghan McCain was the loudest in her condemnation of the administration. With the panel discussing the rising casualties of Kurdish forces and civilians following the Turkish invasion, McCain brought up reports that American military officers in the area are ashamed of their country right now for abandoning their allies. Saying she was happy theres outrage on both sides over this issue, McCain went on to note that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)one of the few supporters in Congress of Trumps decisionwill be on The View on Friday but she will be off for personal …

Lifetimes College Admission Scandal Movie Is Its Own Scam

I never really know what people are looking for when they tune into these cable made-for-TV movies on channels like Lifetime, based on recent, salacious media stories and scandals. But that audience does seem to have an appetite for something very specific when it comes to these things, which was certainly evident by the salivating all over social media for a movie like Operation Varsity Blues news broke. Does it deliver? Well it delivers something. You could charitably rule it a SparkNotes, Readers Digest summary that captures the spirit of the events. Enough facts are changed to presumably avoid litigation, but also, then, true representation of what happened. But then again, theres nothing particularly spirited about this telling of the …

Toyota, GM, Nvidia, Bosch and others form new autonomous driving tech consortium

We’re still very much in the collaboration phase of autonomous driving, since it’s looking still quite a ways off from being anything consumers can use on the regular. That means there’s plenty of opportunity for things like the new “Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium” (AVCC) announced today. This industry group includes Arm, Bosch, Continental, GM, Toyota, Nvidia, NXP and Denso, collecting top automakers along with some of the leading chipmakers and tier 1 suppliers in automotive today. The group’s goal is to work together in order to “solve some of the most significant challenges to deploy self-driving vehicles at scale,” which pretty clearly translates into putting together the collective efforts of some of those who stand to gain most from autonomy …

20 Unexplained Mysteries That Still Keep Us Up At Night

By Unsplash / Adam Bixby By Unsplash / Adam Bixby 1. “Brandon Swanson. Car breaks down. On the phone with dad. Says something like “oh shit” while still taking to dad and supposedly walking to the town dad was waiting for him. That’s it never heard from ever again. Relatively recently to0… just kind of makes someone wonder.” 2. “Madeleine McCann. I used to be so convinced it was the parents, until I watched the recent Netflix documentary. Now I’m back to being unsure as hell. My main question I just want to know the answer to is if it really wasn’t them, why did the cavadier dogs scent out Kate’s shirt, behind the couch, and inside the closet? There’s …