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UK Column News – 21 July 2014

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Future Cell Phones To Recharge From Air After Rain? – 21 July 2014

RT logoMIT scientists have discovered a way to get an electric current out of water droplets. Enough power to charge mobile phones can be drawn from water condensing and jumping from a super-hydrophobic surface.

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a simple device that – not without some improvements – could power electronic devices with ‘green’ energy.

The study by postdoctoral scholar Nenad Miljkovic, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Evelyn Wang, and two others was published online in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

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9 Times More ‘Stop & Searches’ By Scottish Cops Than NYPD – Report – 21 July 2014

RT logoPolice in Scotland carry out nine times as many ‘stop and searches’ as New York cops, figures show. However, the disparity was not included in the police authority’s report.

The comparison between the Scottish and New York forces was left out of the Scottish Police Authority’s final report as it was deemed irrelevant, causing outrage over the force’s lack of transparency.

While the report acknowledged the force’s comparison with London’s MET Police, it disregarded its share of non-statutory searches, carried out on police discretion and with verbal consent, which are not performed in London and other parts of the UK.

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Killer Taboo: Swedish Mental Health Groups Lobby For Creation Of ‘Suicide Agency’ – 21 July 2014

RT logoSwedish mental health charities want the government to create an official agency to reduce the high number of suicides in the country. Experts argue the issue has been swept under the carpet at the expense of human suffering.

Non-profit organization Mind, which works with people suffering from mental illnesses, has raised the alarm over the number of suicides in Sweden. Representatives from the agency believe the taboo surrounding discussion of the issue has led to stagnation, which is costing people’s lives, the Local reported.

“The taboo should not lead to that the question is avoided and is buried in inquiries without anything really happening. Moreover, the price in human suffering far too high,” representatives for the charities wrote in Dagens Nyheter on Sunday.

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The Hyper Report – 140721 – The Feds Wrong Battle – 21 July 2014

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ZeroHedge – Governor Perry Deploys 1,000 National Guard To Border, Denies “Militarization Of The Border” – 21 july 2014

 ZeroHedgeIt appears Texas Governor Rick Perry has grown weary waiting on the President to dictate the next steps in the immigration debacle and taken things into his own hands. As The Monitor reports, an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley – at a cost of about $12 million per month. State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa exclaimed, “all these politicians coming down to border, they don’t care about solving the problem, they just want to make a political point.” However, state officials were careful to point out that “this is not a militarization of the border.” Nope, not all…

 

ZeroHedge – Frontrunning – 21 July 2014

  • ZeroHedgeFighting erupts in Ukraine as crash investigators arrive (Reuters)
  • Russian Billionaires in ‘Horror’ as Putin Risks Isolation (BBG)
  • Israel kills militants entering from Gaza, death toll tops 500 (Reuters)
  • The other Gaza: In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago (Reuters)
  • Barclays Dark Pool Drew Early Alarms (WSJ)
  • Finance Industry Bonus Hit in Poll as Revenue Disappoints (BBG)
  • Severstal to Sell North American Units (WSJ)
  • Yum, McDonald’s apologize as new China food scandal brews (Reuters)
  • Yellen Wage Gauges Blurred by Boomer-Millennial Workforce Shift (BBG)
  • Ukraine Offers to Hand Over Malaysia Airlines Probe to Dutch (WSJ)
  • House Republicans Take Aim at Dodd-Frank (WSJ)
  • A Fox-Time Warner deal would give Murdoch new heft in China (Reuters)
  • GM Tells NHTSA Problems With Midsize Car-Ignition Switches Surfaced in 2003 (WSJ)
  • Kerry to visit Egypt for meetings on Gaza situation (Reuters)

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Ukrainian Su-25 Fighter Detected In Close Approach To MH17 Before Crash – Moscow – 21 July 2014

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Image courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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“A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov speaking at a media conference in Moscow on Monday.

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Dutch Experts Check Train With Bodies Of MH17 Victims In E. Ukraine – 21 July 2014

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The first international investigators have arrived in eastern Ukraine to assess the aftermath of the Malaysian plane crash. The Dutch forensic experts have seen the train carrying the remains of the victims and will view the crash site later on Monday.

Three members of the Dutch Disaster Victims Identification team visited the city of Torez where some of the bodies of those that died in the Malaysian plane crash have been loaded on to a refrigerated train. The destination of the train, which is being guarded by rebel fighters from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, remains unknown.

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CommonDreams – Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs – 21 July 2014

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July 21, 2014
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Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs

Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director

WASHINGTON – July 21 – “We are glad the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has announced it will suspend water shutoffs for 15 days to allow residents to demonstrate their inability to pay. But this is only a small step toward rectifying the problem in Detroit. Continue reading