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South Asian Monsoon affects more people in Southern Hemisphere than once thought

South Asian Monsoon affects more people in Southern Hemisphere than once thought

Science
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Warming in the southern hemisphere of Asia has a stronger affect on monsoon strength than scientists previously thought, a discovery that could have a devastating affect billions of people, according to a new study. A team of researchers from Georgia State University, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Brown University rebuilt the eastern Indian Ocean's precipitation history by examining ancient sediment core from the eastern Indian Ocean. Each year, between June and September, the South Asian Monsoon dumps heavy rainfall on the region. A half year of drought and a negative economic, social and environmental impact for India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka follow the downpour. The monsoon'...
Sinead O’Connor brands white people ‘DISGUSTING’ and never wants to be around them again

Sinead O’Connor brands white people ‘DISGUSTING’ and never wants to be around them again

Entertainment
Sinead O’Connor recently stunned the world when she revealed she had converted to Islam.The Nothing Compares to You singer – who was previously Catholic – announced the news to her 19.3k followers with a quote which read: “I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant.”Since revealing she had converted to Islam, Sinead also revealed she had changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.Shuhada’ means “martyrs” or “witnesses” in Arabic. Related Articles The 51-year-old has been flooding her page with pictures she has created of different parts of the scripture, as well as sharing a video of her singing the Azan (Muslim call to prayer).But Sinead stunned yesterday when she hit out at white people on s...
Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

Technology
Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, "gait recognition" is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance that is raising concern about how far the technology will go. Huang Yongzhen, the CEO of Watrix, said that its system can identify people from up to 50 meters (165 feet) away, even with their back turned or face covered. This can fill a gap in facial recognition, which needs close-up, high-resolution images of a person's face to work. "You don't need people's cooperation for us to be able to recognize their id...
Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha among five people to have died in helicopter crash

Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha among five people to have died in helicopter crash

Sports
TRAGEDY The Thai businessman and popular Leicester owner died in the horrific incident on Saturday following the Premier League game against West Ham Leicester City chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium, it has been confirmed. In statement released on Sunday, Leicester announced the 60-year-old was one of five people to have lost their lives in the horrific incident a day earlier. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took over Leicester City in 2010 Srivaddhanaprabha was spotted boarding the helicopter on the King Stadium Power Stadium pitch – as he did after every home match – approximately an hour after Leicester’s Premier League clash with West Ham o...
Google boss: 48 people sacked for sexual harassment

Google boss: 48 people sacked for sexual harassment

Technology
Google's chief executive has said 48 employees, including 13 senior managers, have been sacked for sexual harassment in two years. Sundar Pichai said the tech company had taken "an increasingly hard line" in responding to inappropriate conduct, according to a copy of an email sent to employees.The letter was a response to a New York Times article saying a senior Google employee, Android creator Andy Rubin, had received an exit package worth $ 90m (£70m) as he faced allegations of misconduct.Rubin left the company in 2014 with what the newspaper described as a "hero's farewell".Mr Pichai said the article had been "difficult to read".He added: "We are dead serious about making sure we provide a safe and inclusive workplace."We want to assure you that we review every sing...