Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

F2 testing: Albon tops final day of 2017 testing

Alexander Albon topped the final day of the Formula 2 post-season test in Abu Dhabi and set the fastest overall time of the three days for DAMS

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Nick Heidfeld says Jean-Eric Vergne drove like 'slalom race' in Formula E

Nick Heidfeld has slammed Jean-Eric Vergne after their battle in the Formula E season-opening Hong Kong ePrix, describing the Frenchman’s defensive driving as “slalom” racing

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Formula E Hong Kong: Sam Bird wins first race despite penalty

Sam Bird survived a drivethrough penalty to claim a stunning victory in a frenzied opening race of the new Formula E season in Hong Kong

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Formula E Hong Kong: Jaguar's Evans leads practice, Buemi hits wall

Jaguar’s Mitch Evans set the pace in practice for the opening round of the 2017/18 Formula E season in Hong Kong

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Found: The 11 Best Drugstore Blushes Under $12

Blush never goes out of style, whether you want to make a bold statement or simply add a subtle amount of color to your face. It instantly livens up your complexion and accentuates the natural rosy hue of your cheeks, so no wonder it’s a staple in every woman’s beauty arsenal.

The good news is, a great blush doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Drugstore aisles hide true gems that are waiting to be discovered and used on the regular. Pay a visit to your favorite store and you’ll find numerous options for both powder and cream blush formulas that won’t blow your beauty budget. Click through to find the best drugstore blush products starting at just $3.

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This Recently Discovered Cockroach Glows In The Dark

This Recently Discovered Cockroach Glows In The Dark

Roaches are not the most pleasant animals to look at. Even for insects roaches are relatively ugly, and are possibly the most hated of all arthropods. However, there are numerous cockroach species thriving in the world today, and not all of them have the same revolting features. For example, one species of cockroach has been described by researchers as being “cute”. And apparently some have even reported these roaches as looking like the lovable and furry fictional creatures known as “Ewoks”. But these newly discovered roaches are perhaps most distinguished by their ability to glow like fireflies. In fact, some sources say that this roach is the only land animal capable of “mimicry by bioluminescence”.

These roaches are not furry, as the description above may lead you to believe. But at a certain angle and under the proper shade of lighting a design can clearly be seen that resembles the face of a teddy-bear. Although many may want to see what this strange roach looks like, there is a very good chance that this roach has recently become extinct. Until another live specimen is found and placed within a zoo or museum, photographs will have to suffice.

We all know that roaches are numerous on this planet, which is a big reason as to why they are so hated. They seem to be everywhere, even in volcanoes. Surprisingly, this glowing roach species only dwells, or dwelled, on top of the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. This volcano recently erupted, which likely wiped out the whole species. Researchers have not spotted any specimens since the eruption, and many are disappointed about the roach’s extinction so soon after it was discovered. Luckily one group of researchers had a chance to study the roaches before they went extinct. It turns out that these roaches evolved bioluminescent patterns on their bodies that fool predators into thinking that they are poisonous. The glowing patterns are also notable for being asymmetrical, which means that these roaches are the first organisms in history known to possess asymmetrical bioluminescent patterns on their bodies.

Do you believe that it is unlikely that all of these roaches were wiped out as a result of the volcano’s eruption?



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Video: The Power of Home – How Biolite is Changing Lives in Kenya

While at the Summer Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City this past July I saw a very cool product that was coming our way courtesy of BioLite. The new Solar Home 620 is an out-of-the-box solution to bring solar power and lighting to cabins, vans, or even the campsite. But even more impressive was how BioLite was already using the kit in 5000 homes across Kenya to transform the lives of people…

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Kate Steinle's death at the hands of a Mexican national became a flashpoint in the immigration debate — here's the story behind her killing

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  • The unauthorized immigrant who killed Kate Steinle in 2015 was acquitted by a jury on Thursday of murder and manslaughter charges.
  • The verdict sparked outrage among immigration hardliners and critics of so-called “sanctuary cities,” who argued that Steinle’s death could have been prevented if the city of San Francisco had not released Garcia Zarate from jail shortly before the shooting.
  • But the facts of Garcia Zarate’s case are more complicated — San Francisco officials and federal authorities have each blamed the other for Garcia Zarate’s release.

The surprise acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the shooting death of San Francisco woman Kate Steinle set off a firestorm of outrage Thursday night, as top conservatives and critics of so-called “sanctuary cities” pinned blame for Steinle’s death on illegal immigration and insufficiently aggressive deportation policies.

Garcia Zarate, a 45-year-old Mexican national who was homeless and living in the US illegally when he fired the shot that killed Steinle, was acquitted by a jury on murder and manslaughter charges. The jury convicted him of the lesser charge of being a felon in possession of a gun, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in state prison.

Steinle, 32, was fatally shot while she walked along Pier 14 of the San Francisco Bay with her father in July 2015. The bullet that pierced her back had ricocheted off the concrete ground after it was fired by Garcia Zarate from a handgun belonging to a federal ranger that had been stolen four days earlier.

Garcia Zarate’s defense attorneys argued that the shooting was an accident — they said he found the gun wrapped in a T-shirt or cloth under a pier bench and unintentionally discharged it.

Lead attorney Matt Gonzalez has argued that the weapon was a SIG Sauer with a “hair trigger in single-action mode” — a model well-known for accidental discharges even among experienced shooters. Gonzalez told the jury, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, that Garcia Zarate had never handled a firearm before, was frightened by the noise of the gunshot, then flung the weapon into the bay where it was later found by a diver.

Prosecutors, however, alleged that Garcia Zarate brought the weapon to the pier deliberately to do harm, and intentionally aimed and shot Steinle after firmly pulling the trigger. They said Garcia Zarate then threw the weapon into the bay and fled the scene.

San Francisco’s ‘sanctuary’ policies were closely scrutinized after Steinle’s death

jose ines garcia zarate kate stienleBeyond the shooting itself, perhaps the most controversial aspect of Garcia Zarate’s case involves his previous criminal activity and history of deportations, and how San Francisco and federal authorities handled his custody before he ever picked up the gun and shot Steinle.

At the time of Steinle’s death, Garcia Zarate had been convicted of nonviolent drug crimes and deported five times since the early 1990s.

He faced a sixth deportation in 2015, and was in Justice Department (DOJ) custody that March after serving 46 months in prison for a felony re-entry into the US, but instead of transferring him into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation, the department transferred him to the San Francisco County Jail for prosecution of a 1995 marijuana charge.

San Francisco prosecutors, who had long ago deprioritized marijuana charges, dismissed the decades-old charge and released Garcia Zarate on April 15, 2015. Due to San Francisco’s policy of limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities — which some refer to as a “sanctuary” policy — the city did not inform ICE when they released Garcia Zarate.

As a result of the case, both the DOJ and the city of San Francisco have changed several policies. The DOJ announced in 2016 it would no longer release potentially deportable detainees to local jails without first allowing ICE to take custody. San Francisco, meanwhile, has adjusted its policy to notify ICE if they are releasing suspected undocumented immigrants who face charges of serious or violent felonies.

“This tragedy could have been prevented if San Francisco had simply turned the alien over to ICE as we requested, instead of releasing him back onto the streets,” ICE Director Thomas Homan said in a statement on Thursday. “It is unconscionable that politicians across this country continue to endanger the lives of Americans with sanctuary policies while ignoring the harm inflicted on their constituents.”

But ICE has faced criticism of its own over not seeking a judicial warrant to legally obtain custody of Garcia Zarate when it discovered he had been transferred into San Francisco’s custody. The agency has argued that obtaining judicial warrants are unnecessary and would place too much burden on ICE officials and federal courts.

Though the agency did issue a request to the city to detain Garcia Zarate until ICE officials could pick him up, their detainer requests are not signed by a judge and are therefore not legally binding. San Francisco’s policy is to ignore such requests if they are not accompanied by judge-signed warrants, and the city has cited federal court cases concluding that such detentions violate inmates’ Fourth Amendment rights.

The right has used Steinle’s death as evidence of the perils of illegal immigration

Kate SteinleGarcia Zarate’s deportation and criminal history made him an effective target for immigration hardliners, who argued that Steinle would still be alive were it not for an insecure border and lenient treatment toward suspected undocumented immigrants in local jails.

President Donald Trump immediately seized on the verdict on Thursday as evidence of the perils of “Illegal Immigration.” Trump frequently villainized Garcia Zarate and cited Steinle’s death during his presidential campaign, using the case to bolster his argument for a border wall and aid his crusade against “sanctuary cities.”

Early on Friday, Trump also falsely claimed on Twitter that Garcia Zarate had previously committed violent crimes and had illegally entered the US six times due to lax border security under the Obama administration.

“The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!” Trump tweeted.

In fact, Garcia Zarate had never been convicted of a violent crime before Steinle’s shooting — his previous convictions were for nonviolent drug crimes and illegal entry. Lax border security, too, does not appear to be a factor since Garcia Zarate was caught by border patrol agents each time he entered the country under the Obama administration.

In contrast, Steinle’s family has expressed nuanced views on immigration and “sanctuary” policies. They have both condemned  Trump for “sensationalizing” Steinle’s death to advance anti-immigration policies, and expressed frustration with San Francisco officials, who they believe went too far in refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

SEE ALSO: The mysterious death of a border patrol agent may have been an accident, Texas sheriff says, not an attack as Trump suggested

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