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Man is mauled by a crocodile after trying to collect eggs in Northern Territory

A crocodile egg collector viciously mauled on the job has been rushed to Sydney following a deterioration in his condition.

8 Secrets To Successful Fish Farming

You might have heard success stories of people who made lots of money through fish farming, and have continued to rake in millions as they did right at the beginning. But what is their secrets? How do they manage to make and increase their profits through the years? Well, this article will guide you. Read on to discover 7 secrets to successful fish farming. 1. Know your water This doesn't mean staring at the water to see how it is, but rather knowing the physical and chemical factors affecting the water quality. Water quality is one of the most important aspects of fish farming. It can be affected by many factors, including rainwater and soil pH, but it’s also affected by how you maintain your pond and its ecosystem. If you have a healthy pond, then you will have good water quality in it. If you're not sure of the water quality, there are some ways you can test it using available tools or by contacting experts in the field. 2. Work out your feeding schedule  It's fine if yo

Everything You Need To Know About The Domestic Cat

Even though domestic cats are one of the most beloved animals in the world, there are many things some people don't know about these unique creatures. Which is why you're reading this article, right? To learn more about cats — one of the cutest and most affectionate companions known to man. Without wasting much of your time, let's kick things off with the most important takeaways. Over the course of domestication, cat behaviours have continued to change, but their abilitity to hunt their own food and live comfortably in a given territory have endeared them to many. So, how did cats become human companions? The domestication of cats first occurred in Egypt, China and the Middle East. But this was due largely to their ability to control pests and mice. It was around 6500BC that humans begin to keep cats as pets rather than just food sources or predator/prey animals.  Cats became popular as companions because they were easy to care for and didn't require a lot of space or

‘Rare’ American eel washes up on a Texas shore

A University of Texas Marine Science Institute researcher has stumbled upon a massive American eel that usually resembles a snake. Jace Tunnel was exploring several beach areas for his #beachcoming videos when he spotted the 4-foot-long American eel on a Texas shore. Tunnell called the find “rare” as this American eel was “as big as they get.” He said the fish was likely a female, as they go into the ocean to spawn up to four million eggs before dying. The reserve director for the Marine Science Institute said American eels could be typically found in the Gulf of Mexico with the smaller ones usually used for fishing bait. Tunnel, who shared other unique findings to the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s Facebook page , said: “A lot of people think they’re snakes.” “No, they’re a fish, just a real interesting fish.”  Some of his previous discoveries during his beach surveys include thousands of sea stars, unique shells, and a scalloped hammerhead shark in the Gulf of Mexico. What is American eel

Hong Kong to ban citizens from using Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol (CBD) users in Hong Kong may not be able to continue with the drugs. That is because their government will ban CBD starting Wednesday. With Hong Kong's government decision to categorise CBD as a “dangerous drug,” users will find it difficult to find the substance since its smuggling, production and possession attract harsh penalties. Cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis plant, was previously legal in Hong Kong, where bars and shops sold products containing it. But Hong Kong authorities decided last year to prohibit the marijuana-derived substance — a change that will soon go into effect. Residents were given three months from Oct. 27 to dispose of their CBD products in special boxes set up around the city. “Starting from February 1, cannabidiol, aka CBD, will be regarded as a dangerous drug and will be supervised and managed by the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance,” customs intelligence officer Au-Yeung Ka-lun said at a news briefing. “As of then, transporting CBD for sale,

Chinese engineer Ji Chaoqun is jailed for eight years after spying on the US

A Chinese engineer who spied on the United States has been jailed for eight years. Ji Chaoqun, 31, who worked under the direction of a key Chinese state intelligence unit, identified scientists and engineers for possible recruitment into the agency. He tried to steal US aviation trade secrets. He also enlisted in the US Army Reserves and lied to recruiters, according to the US Department of Justice. Ji had posed as a student a decade ago in order to gain entry into the United States, but in reality he was an agent of a foreign government. He was accused of supplying information to the Jiangsu Province Ministry of State Security (JSSD) about eight individuals for possible recruitment. The individuals are all naturalised US citizens who were originally from China or Taiwan, with some working as US defence contractors. Ji also enlisted in the US Army Reserves in 2016 under a programme that recruits foreign nationals with skills considered vital to national interest. He had lied in his app

Father and son hook 162 pound alligator gar in Alabama, setting new state record

A father and son who were fishing in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, have caught a record-breaking giant alligator gar. Keith Dees and his son, Huntley, caught a 162 pounds alligator gar while fishing in Alabama. "About 11:30 we decided to fish one more spot. I made a cast and about half way back to the boat my chatterbait just went slack," Dees said in a Facebook post . "Reeling as fast as I could, I got it tight just before I saw a big fish swim by my trolling motor. Had no idea what it was until it surfaced after about 30 minutes." At first, Dees thought he had hooked a redfish, but when the animal finally surfaced the pair realized it was an alligator gar—and a large one at that, measuring around seven feet in length. "When it comes up, I knew it was big, but I didn't even remotely know it was a state record," Dees said. "That never crossed my mind. I love to cook, so I thought I want to catch this joker so we can eat him," he said. "I'

Isabelline Wheateater Sighted on Seaton Wetlands For Second Time in Recorded History

Isabelline wheateater has been spotted on Seaton Wetlands. The bird is thought to have flown to Cornwall from the Reserve, where Nick Moran from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) said there had been sightings in Holywell, from 23-25 January. This is the second time the species has been sighted on the wetlands. There had been just 55 records of the bird in the UK since 1887. According to Moran, "After the sighting in 1887 it was 90 years until the next one”. "That gives some sense of how rare it is, there are one or two recordings a year across the whole of Britain and the majority are in October." He said the bird had made a "dramatically wrong turn" to end up on Colyford Common, which was its home between December and 14 January. The bird's extended stay makes it the "first ever" isabeline to "overwinter" in Britain, the BTO confirmed. Councillor Geoff Jung, from East Devon District Council, said the bird was seen "darting fr

Woman treats pet pig like a child — now he sleeps on her bed

There is no question that domestication has enabled humans to become important social stimuli for some animals, and that's why one California woman decided to get a miniature pig last year. According to Mina Alali who now owns a pet pig named, Merlin, training the animal to be calm was a challenge at first. Now, Merlin has become so close to the extent of sharing a bed with her. “He sleeps next to me in my bed,” Alali said. The 25-year-old TikToker with the username @mina.alali, has gone everywhere with her pet pig. In the video posted here on TikTok , Alali can be seen with the pig moving in the car, on walks, to dinner with friends and even on trips to Starbucks. In the videos, Alali shows off her miniature pig's many skills and abilities. Alali, who has racked up 1.7 million followers on TikTok, said training a pet pig is not a walk in the park. “It’s definitely an obstacle sometimes … You have to dedicate as much time and love and affection to [the pig], as you would a todd

30-year-old man shot to death in Kansas after dog steps on rifle, causing it to fire

A 30-year-old man was killed Saturday after, investigators believe, he was struck by a rifle that discharged when a dog stepped on it. Wellington Fire and EMS Chief Tim Hay said Joseph Austin Smith was shot around 9:40 a.m. in a truck in the 1600 block of East 80th Street, a country road about 46 miles south of Wichita. According to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Smith was sitting in the front passenger seat of a pickup. A rifle and hunting gear were in the back seat. Investigators say a dog belonging to the truck’s owner stepped on the rifle, causing it to discharge. Smith was hit in the back. Emergency medical personnel administered CPR before Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, Hay said. Another person who was in the driver's seat was physically unharmed, he said.

Seven dead in another California mass shooting: ‘Tragedy upon tragedy’

The US state of California is reeling from its third mass shooting in eight days after a man shot dead seven former co-workers south of San Francisco. The attacks took place in the coastal city of Half Moon Bay. The victims were all Chinese-American farm workers. Suspect Zhao Chunli, 67, was arrested after driving to a police station. It comes as the state mourns the death of 11 at Monterey Park - about six hours south east of Half Moon Bay - during Lunar New Year celebrations. And just over a week ago, six people including a teenage mother and baby were killed at a property in Goshen, central California. California Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that he was at a hospital meeting with victims of the earlier mass shooting when he was pulled away to be briefed about the second attack, describing it as "tragedy upon tragedy". The latest bloodshed to hit the state took place at two farms around the Half Moon Bay community. Four victims of the shooting attack were discovered at a

Japan PM says it's time to start talking about falling birth rate

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says it is a case of “now or never,” to begin discussing a plan for the falling birth rate plaguing his country. Kishida made the remarks while talking to law makers. “Japan is standing on the verge of whether we can continue to function as a society,” Mr Kishida told lawmakers. “Focusing attention on policies regarding children and child-rearing is an issue that cannot wait and cannot be postponed.” He said that he eventually wants the government to double its spending on child-related programmes. A new government agency to focus on the issue would be set up in April, he added. However, Japanese governments have tried to promote similar strategies before, without success. In 2020, researchers projected Japan's population to fall from a peak of 128 million in 2017 to less than 53 million by the end of the century. The population is currently just under 125 million, according to official data. Japan has continued implementing strict immigration law

US government approves use of world's first diabetic pill for cats

The world's first diabetic pill for cats has been approved for use by the US government, easing treatment in newly diagnosed animals, without the shots. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, Bexacat , a drug made by Elanco Animal Health Inc., an American pharmaceutical company, to help in treating feline diabetes. “Some people are afraid of giving insulin injections. Some people don’t have the time to dedicate to the care of their cats,” said Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, a Purdue University veterinarian who consulted with the makers of Bexacat on the product testing. Bexacat is a non-insulin, needle-free, once-daily oral medication specifically designed for treatment of cats with diabetes mellitus. “It will be life-changing for some cats and some owners, but it’s not for every cat,” Scott-Moncrieff said. The pill, which is expected to be available in the U.S. in the next several weeks, aims to treat cats by lowering their blood sugar, causing it to be excreted i

Man hospitalised after rescuing dog from icy lake

A man has been admitted to Wrexham Maelor Hospital for checks after jumping into an icy lake to rescue a dog . Briefing reporters Sunday evening, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it was called at 12.40pm on Sunday to Acton Park in Wrexham over a report that a dog had gone through the ice. He said: “A member of the public went to try and get the dog to rescue it.” The fire service sent two crews from Wrexham but the 56-year-old man and the dog were already out of the water when they arrived. Firefighters gave first aid at the scene. An ambulance was also sent to the park for him to be taken to the hospital. A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said it was informed of the incident just after 1pm. The man's condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Meet Nigeria's first female Methodist church bishop, Rt Rev. Nkechi Nwosu

Enthroned on Sunday, Jan. 22, Rt Rev. Nkechi Nwosu is the first female bishop of the Methodist church, Nigeria. Nwosu, who was enthroned by His Grace, Most Rev Dr Joseph Nnonah at the Christ Methodist Cathedral, Jos, believes that “God is using what has happened in the Methodist Church, Nigeria to tell the whole world that the time to release women to fulfill their destiny has come.” She said that women and men needed to join hands to achieve the mandate of God. On top of the being the Methodist's first female bishop, Nwosu is also a strong advocate for good leadership. She has called on Nigerians to listen to the voice of God who knows the best leader for the country at this moment. She said that God gave Nigerians conscience and power and that the power is in the Permanent Voters Card (PVC). “We must all go out there and agree with God, listen to the spirit of God, and do what God said we should do. “Do that so that God will use us and anybody He wants to put on that seat to res

Dolphins sighted along Bronx River in New York

In what amounts to a big win for New York aquatic environment and a beacon of hope for conservationists around the world, someone has sighted dolphins in Bronx river - the first time in more than five years. The New York City Parks and Recreation posted a video on Twitter, taken by someone who saw the dolphins. It’s true—dolphins were spotted in the Bronx River this week! This is great news—it shows that the decades-long effort to restore the river as a healthy habitat is working. We believe these dolphins naturally found their way to the river in search of fish. (Video: Nick Banco) pic.twitter.com/40ZNgBjJZs — NYC Parks (@NYCParks) January 19, 2023 Bronx River Alliance, a non-profit that works to protect and restore the waterway, also confirmed the rare sightings. “There seems to be more dolphin pods swimming near NY Harbor!” it wrote on social media. “We are not sure why but authorities are further investigating their presence and we will keep you updated as we get more info.” Thou

Loss Angeles stunned by mass shooting in Monterey Park

Ten people are dead and 10 others injured, after a mass shooting at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club on Saturday night. Los Angeles Sheriff, Andrew Meyer, confirmed Sunday that the wounded were taken to hospitals and their conditions range from stable to critical. He said the 10 people died at the scene in the city of Monterey Park. Officers first arrived at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday after people poured out of the location and screamed for help, according to Meyer. He said officers then went into the ballroom and found victims as firefighters treated the wounded. The gunman whose motive is not yet known is on the run. Meyer said it’s too early in the investigation to know if the gunman knew anyone at the ballroom or if it was a hate crime or not. He gave no other details. Monterey Park is a city of about 60,000 people that sits at the eastern edge of Los Angeles. The majority of its residents are Asian immigrants or their descendants, most of them Chinese. The dance studio in do

Ivana Trump failed to leave a share of her $34 million estate to Donald - despite awarding $1.1M Miami condo and dog to former nanny

Ivana Trump failed to leave a share of her $34 million estate to ex-husband, former U.S. president Donald Trump but, awarded a $1.1M Miami condo and dog to former nanny. Ivana, who married Donald in 1977, divorced 15 years later, and was said to have been left furious over her then-husband's illicit relationship with Marla Maples. Though they later reconciled and her remains were buried on the property of one of Donald Trump's golf clubs, Ivana was seen to leave him nothing in her final will. The 73-year-old socialite instead bequeathed a majority of her personal property, including jewelry and any funds from the sale of her collection of furs to her children, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump. Her remaining clothing was donated to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army while her Florida condo and beloved Yorkshire terrier was left to the socialite's 'friend and former nanny' Dorothy Curry. The 1,008 square-foot condo is estimated to have the value o

MTN shareholders set to receive incentive shares

MTN Nigeria Communications PLC is set to allot incentive shares to eligible shareholders after declaring to do so during its initial public offering last year. MTN said the incentive shares will be allotted to investors who held their stakes for one year after the initial public offering in January, 2022.  “The Offer for sale of 575 million ordinary shares of MTN Nigeria held by MTN International (Mauritius) Limited (the offer) was successfully completed on 31 January 2022, the date on which the Securities and Exchange commission’s (SECS) clearance of the Offer allotment was obtained,” part of the statement read. “The terms of the Offer included an incentive of one (1) ordinary share for every twenty (20) ordinary shares purchased and allotted (the Incentive shares) up to a maximum of two hundred and fifty (250) ordinary shares.” “The incentive shares will be allotted to qualified shareholders who participated in the Offer and held all or some of their offer shares continually from 31

Florida woman fatally shoots husband at a Daytona Beach hospital

A woman in Florida fatally shot her husband in a Daytona Beach hospital on Saturday. Ellen Gilland, 76, told officers that her 77-year-old husband Jerry Gilland had been ill for some time and they had agreed to “end it” should his health get worse, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari E. Young said in a news conference. The man intended to kill himself but, was physically too weak to carry out his plan, police said.  The woman refused to come out after carrying out the murder-suicide agreement at about 11:30 a.m. Police officers had to negotiate with her before she opened the door at about 3:30 p.m. Gilland who indented to take her own life after, said she "couldn't go through with it," according to Young. Apart from the terminally-ill man who was killed, no one else was wounded. Part of the hospital was evacuated and some doctors, nurses and others took cover in locked closets and rooms. Keeping other patients on the 11th floor, where the hostage situation took place, was a

Two Sydney beaches close after shark attacks dolphin

Two popular beaches were closed in Sydney after bull shark attacked a dolphin. The dolphin suffered injuries to its tail and was later euthanized, Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW), said. Manly and Shelly beaches are well-known nature reserves where hundreds of people gather for events but, competitions that were supposed to be held on Saturday were cancelled because of the attack. "Surf lifesavers and lifeguards cleared swimmers from the water and a large surf carnival has been suspended," the organization wrote in a statement. Tracey Hare-Boyd, a spokeswoman from SLSNSW said that, luckily, no person had been injured or involved in the attack. SLSNSW said it was monitoring the shark activity via a drone and urged people not to enter the water until it was deemed safe by lifeguards. An eyewitness who was on Shelly beach told ABC News she was initially delighted to see a dolphin swimming in the bay. But she soon learned there was a shark in the water and swimmers were

One of the first humans to set foot on the surface of the moon just got married at 93

One of the first humans to land on the surface of the moon just tied the knot in a small ceremony, marrying “long time love ” Dr. Anca V Faur. Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin got married on Friday, Jan. 20, in a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Aldrin shared the heartfelt message with his Facebook fans after tying the knot, saying: “On my 93rd birthday & the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur & I have tied the knot. We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles & are as excited as eloping teenagers.” The post received 53,000 Facebook “likes” and “loves” by Saturday and was accompanied by several photos of the newlyweds. Aldrin, who made history along with Neil Armstrong as the first humans to set foot on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, clocked 93 on Friday.

Theranos founder prosecutors consider Elizabeth Holmes a flight risk

There is an evidence that the founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, is a flight risk. The 38-year-old booked a one-way ticket to Mexico in an attempt to "flee the country" after being convicted by a jury on four counts of fraud and conspiracy in January, 2022, prosecutors said in a motion filed Thursday in federal court in Northern California. Holmes was sentenced to 11 years in prison on November 17, by a U.S. District Judge Edward Davila. Holmes who was pregnant that time was ordered to report to prison on April 27, giving her enough time to give birth to her second child before she is incarcerated. She gave birth to a son shortly before her trial started last year. Then, prosecutors did not refuse Davila’s decision to give Holmes five months of freedom. Now, they are arguing that she should begin her sentence, citing her suspect travel plans and her current living arrangements on an estate with reported monthly expenses of $13,000 as evidence she is a flight risk. Holmes

Gunmen shoot dogs, kidnap council boss in Imo

Gunmen shot two security dogs and kidnapped a council boss and  two others in Imo state on Friday, the state Police Public Relations officer, PPRO, Henry Okoye, confirmed in a statement. “On 20th January 2023 at about 0100 am, some armed gunmen number yet unknown attacked the home of the Sole Administrator (SOLAD) of Ideato North LGA of Imo State Mr Christopher Ohizu ‘m’, shot him on his leg, shot his two security dogs, burnt his house, abducted him and two others one Christopher Okeke ‘m’ and Onyedikachi Kanu ‘m’ after which they drove away to an unknown destination with one of the SOLAD’s vehicle,” a statement from the police said. “Operatives of Imo State Police Command including the APC crew are on trail to ensure instantaneous release of the captives, possible apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators this dreadful crime,” the statement continued. Until Friday morning’s attack, the police have not done much to protect the people of Arondizuogu, according to an eyewitness w

Nigeria confirms outbreak of diphtheria in Kano state hospital

Twenty five people have died due to outbreak of diphtheria in Kano state, Nigeria. The head, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa announced the outbreak on Friday, explaining that the total number of confirmed cases and deaths is not yet known. He said that the agency has initiated an emergency response to the outbreak and is monitoring the situation in Lagos, Kano, Osun and Yobe states. Kano state commissioner for health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, said the state has recorded more than 70 suspected cases along with 25 deaths related to the bacterial infection. Authorities were first alerted about an outbreak among children in a Kano state hospital in late December, according to Dr Abdullahi Kauran-Mata, the state’s chief epidemiologist. “Immediately we got the information, we quickly mobilized our team through the ministry of health, and the investigation started,” Kauran-Mata said. Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that causes breathing difficulties, hea

Andrew Tate remains in custody as human trafficking probe continues

Former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate, has been ordered to remain in custody as investigation into human trafficking and rape continues. A Romanian judge refused a request to release Tate, a British-U.S. citizen who has 4.5 million followers on Twitter, ordering him to remain in custody until February 27. Tate was one of four suspects arrested on December 29 in Bucharest, and prosecutors have charged him, along with Tristan Tate, Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel, with taking part in recruiting young women and forcing them to create online pornographic content. Tate was furious at the judge's decision and said via his lawyers that he is “being arrested for a crime of opinion”. “We continue to maintain that practically at this moment the Tate brothers are being arrested for a crime of opinion, for what they said, at some point, in the online environment and not for what they actually did in their private lives”, Constantin Ioan Gliga, one of the defence lawyers, told Romanian news

Google lays off 12000 staff worldwide amid recession fears

In a significant move to gear up focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Google's parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) has laid off 12000 staff across the globe. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the job cuts on Friday in a statement posted on the company’s news blog . “Over the past two years we’ve seen periods of dramatic growth,” Pichai wrote. “To match and fuel that growth, we hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today.” He said the layoffs reflect a “rigorous review” carried out by Google of its operations. The jobs being eliminated “cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels and regions,” Pichai said. Pichai said that Google, founded nearly a quarter of a century ago, was “bound to go through difficult economic cycles.” “These are important moments to sharpen our focus, reengineer our cost base, and direct our talent and capital to our highest priorities,” he wrote. There will be job cuts in the U.S. and in other countries, according to Pchai’s letter. Goo

T-Mobile suffers data breach compromising 37 million customers' account

U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile has disclosed that "bad actor" accessed personal data from 37 million current customers in a November data breach. The company said it is investigating the malicious activity that affected some basic customer information such as name, billing address, email and phone number. The wireless carrier however noted that no sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card information, government ID numbers, passwords, PINs or financial information were compromised in the threat that was contained within a day. "Our investigation is still ongoing, but the malicious activity appears to be fully contained at this time, and there is currently no evidence that the bad actor was able to breach or compromise our systems or our network," the company said, adding it had begun notifying impacted customers. The company didn't indicate what it might do to remedy the situation. It noted that it could be on the hook for "significant exp

Cambodia gives Ukraine sniffer dogs to help in detecting mines

As the war in Ukraine approaches one year, the country is slowly, but surely recovering from the Russian invasion. Case in point: They're already receiving sniffer dogs from Cambodia to help in demining their explosive ridden country. Oum Phumro, deputy secretary general of the Cambodian Mine Action Center, said his country is giving Ukraine experienced sniffer dogs and training them on how to use them to detect mines. “Our deminers have experience clearing mines for about 30 years and we have trained many countries,” he said. “Today we are proud that we are training Ukrainian deminers.” According to Ukrainian deminer Stanislav Kulykiusky, his team was grateful for the training. He said that 64 deminers had been injured and 13 killed in the line of duty in Ukraine. “It is a very difficult situation,” he said. Cambodia and Ukraine have been listed among the nine countries with “massive” mine contamination. According to the report filed by Landmine Monitor in 2022, both countries ha

Legendary American-born rock star David Crosby dies at 81

American-born rock musician David Crosby died at the age of 81 on Wednesday night, according to reports . The outspoken singer was known for his roles in creating two of the most influential and beloved American bands of the classic-rock era of the 1960s and ’70s. “It is with a deep and profound sadness that I learned that my friend David Crosby has passed,” Graham Nash, his former CSNY partner, said in a statement on social media. “I know people tend to focus on how volatile our relationship has been at times, but what has always mattered to David and me more than anything was the pure joy of the music we created together, the sound we discovered with one another, and the deep friendship we shared over all these many long years,” Nash wrote. “David was fearless in life and in music,” Nash continued. “He leaves behind a tremendous void as far as sheer personality and talent in this world. He spoke his mind, his heart, and his passion through his beautiful music and leaves an incredible

It just got even easier for foreign investors to buy stocks in South Korea

In the past, foreign investors have to register with the authorities in order to trade South Korean stocks. But now, the country’s financial regulator has moved to abolish the rule, a move that may open up the country to foreign investments. Kim Joo-hyun, chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), said: “Instead, foreigners will be allowed to freely invest in our capital markets with internationally used identifications of passport or legal entity identifier [LEI].” Kim said South Korea will also take steps to create a safe trading system for digital assets, including legalising offerings of security tokens. The FSC plans to release more details on measures to improve foreign access to domestic capital markets on January 25 and those on security tokens early February. The registration rule introduced in 1992, has made South Korean stock market the only major market to hold back foreign investment. The rule has also made investment research company, MSCI, to exclude South Kore

Polar bear kills woman and boy after entering Alaska village

A polar bear has killed a woman and a boy after entering a community in western Alaska. Authorities are now working to notify the family members of the attack that occurred at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wales, on the western tip of the Seward Peninsula. Alaska State Troopers said: "Initial reports indicate that a polar bear had entered the community and had chased multiple residents.” "The bear fatally attacked an adult female and juvenile male,” troopers wrote. The bear was shot and killed by a local resident as it attacked the pair, troopers said. The victims were identified as Summer Myomick, 24, and her 1-year-old son, Clyde Ongtowasruk, Austin McDaniel, communications director for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, said in a statement Wednesday. Wales is a small, predominantly Inupiaq town of about 150 people, just over 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Nome. Fatal polar bear attacks have been rare in Alaska's recent history. In 1990, a polar bear killed a man f

Jaw-dropping video shows boy hooking great white shark in South Florida

Jaw-dropping video is circulating online of a boy reeling in a monster great white shark while fishing in South Florida. The boy used a hook and line that is small enough to hold a small bait like tuna, but strong enough to pull a shark from the water . Campbell Keenan captured the 11-foot-long trophy quarry on Tuesday while fishing with his mom during a trip to Fort Lauderdale. “So, I was a little bit nervous — like, I don’t know if I want to go up against a shark,” said the 12-year-old boy in a video uploaded to YouTube . “But it did make me really excited,” he said. The anglers were about a mile offshore when the boy baited his hook with a tuna and waited for a bite. Shortly thereafter, the world’s largest predatory fish tugged on the preteen’s line. “That is 100 percent a goddamn shark!” someone exclaimed in the clip, which shows the predator swimming next to the boat with a line trailing from its mouth. Despite initially feeling nervous at the unexpected great bite, Keenan said he