Congo Halts Sicomines Copper Exports, Orders Local Processing

Congo Halts Sicomines Copper Exports, Orders Local Processing
The Democratic Republic of Congo ordered Sinohydro Corp. and China Railway Construction Corp.’s local mining venture to stop exporting unprocessed copper and cobalt and refine all its metals within the country. Sicomines must ship “only high-value products” as the government looks to “ensure the prompt repayment” of the country’s continuing $6 billion minerals-for-infrastructure deal with China, Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said Oct. 2 in response to questions sent by text message. Sicomines’ profit is paying off the loans China provides to

Emimem drops scathing, 5-minute freestyle rap blasting Trump

Emimem drops scathing, 5-minute freestyle rap blasting Trump
Rapper delivering a searing, directed toward on everything from how he handled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to his treatment of war veterans to an accusation of racism during the BET Hip Hop Awards Tuesday night. Colin KaepernickBut at the very end of the freestyle he rapped directly to his fans, telling them they’ll need to choose: him or Trump. He then flipped off the camera before adding a “fuck you” straight to the camera. Related video Top Ten

700 meters below Iceland, a company may have found a solution to the world’s climate woes.

700 meters below Iceland, a company may have found a solution to the world’s climate woes.
Back in May, Swiss start-up Climeworks unveiled a massive machine that sucks carbon dioxide out of the sky. Photo by Julia Dunlop/Climeworks. The idea? To not just slow climate change, but reverse it. The devise traps carbon dioxide, CO2, on a plastic sheet covered with amines — chemicals that absorb the gas. Once stripped from the atmosphere, however, the lassoed carbon doesn't just go away. The company was faced with a challenge: where to store the planet-warming emissions so

Angelina Jolie Reportedly Offered To Be The Bait To Help Capture Warlord Joseph Kony WHAT?!

Angelina Jolie Reportedly Offered To Be The Bait To Help Capture Warlord Joseph Kony  WHAT?!
Oh shit! Apparently Angelina Jolie reportedly offered to help capture African warlord Joseph Kony, according to 40,000 ICC documents that leaked to the French investigative website Mediapart over the weekend. The documents suggest that the 42-year-old actress offered to act as bait in a trap to arrest Kony, with the help of US Special Forces and her ex Brad Pitt! This seriously sounds like a movie script!

Cash Me Ousside teen Danielle Bregoli is back with two new songs

Cash Me Ousside teen Danielle Bregoli is back with two new songs
Danielle Bregoli . But the 14-year-old meme star turned rapper, who goes by Bhad Bhabie, already dropped two new singles—”Hi Bich” and “Whatchu Know”—as well as a double feature music. “That thing look like you bought it at a kiosk,” she raps, “and they got the nerve to ask like shit, why you countin’ all the money that we got? I ain’t worried about some basic bitches.” The people… don’t hate it. In less than a day, the music

FCC Chief Is ‘Complicit’ in Trump’s NBC Threat, Ex-Chairman Says

FCC Chief Is ‘Complicit’ in Trump’s NBC Threat, Ex-Chairman Says
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is “complicit” in Donald Trump’s threat to revoke broadcast licenses of news stations by not speaking out against the president, the former chairman of the agency said.Tom Wheeler, who led the FCC during President Barack Obama’s second term, said Sunday that Pai’s silence in defending the First Amendment against the president is “shocking.”“He is making himself complicit in the coercion that the president was engaging in when he was trying to send

Super kind Professor goes the extra mile for some confused students

Super kind Professor goes the extra mile for some confused students
Accounting just got a little easier for two students, thanks to a very generous professor.  When student Marissa Flood and a classmate from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, were having a bit of a tough time studying for an accounting exam, they emailed their professor for some much needed advice.  SEE ALSO: History professor livetweets reality TV show set in ancient Rome and it's hilariously instructive But instead of sending a standard email reply, Dr. Doug Schneider

Kushners Control of Familys NYC Crown Jewel Is Now in Jeopardy

Kushners Control of Familys NYC Crown Jewel Is Now in Jeopardy
An ambitious plan by Jared Kushner’s family to recast its indebted Fifth Avenue office building as a luxury architectural trophy is collapsing, setting off a chain of events that may imperil the Kushners’ ownership of a property central to their real estate empire.Their partner, Kushner Cos.’ losing control of the building, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing private deals. A Kushner Cos. spokesman said nothing has been decided.“As equal partners, Vornado and Kushner have been

Killer drivers to receive life sentences

Killer drivers to receive life sentences
The increase will apply to offences in England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland, which has separate road safety laws.Barrister Matthew Scott told BBC Radio 5 live the change would not increase road safety. Driver who fled crash scene after killing passenger is jailed Speeding driver jailed over boy's death Nine years jail for driver who killed girl, four Announcing the change, justice minister Dominic Raab said: "Based on the seriousness of the worst cases, the anguish of

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSean Hughes: A career in comedy Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died aged 51.Richard Bucknall, his former agent and promoter, said the "formidable" comic died in hospital on Monday and would be remembered for his "superb wit". Hughes was a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two and had his own Channel 4 sitcom, Sean's Show.Fellow comedians, including Al Murray, Katy Brand

This program has a brilliant plan for bringing diversity to the world of STEM.

This program has a brilliant plan for bringing diversity to the world of STEM.
When Dr. Jennifer R. Cohen was working as a molecular biologist, she often wondered why no one else in her sector looked like her. As a black woman, Cohen is not the typical face you'd see in a biochemistry lab. The sad reality is science and technology careers are still predominately assumed by white men even though there is a large reservoir of untapped talent among women and people of color. The reason for the disparity seems to lie

Harvey Weinstein Was Almost Arrested By The NYPD In 2015 For Sexual Assault Hear Audio From The Sting Operation!

Harvey Weinstein Was Almost Arrested By The NYPD In 2015 For Sexual Assault  Hear Audio From The Sting Operation!
Ronan Farrow wasn't the only one working to expose Harvey Weinstein. In fact, the NYPD was this close to busting the slimeball by setting up a sting operation with one of his accusers back in 2015. Italian model Ambra Battilana (above) had agreed to record her conversation with the indie film producer on March 28, 2015 when the two met at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, just a day after she accused Weinstein of groping her breasts prodding his hand

This campaign is recognizing incredible innovators fighting for social change.

This campaign is recognizing incredible innovators fighting for social change.
A solution for food waste and hunger, getting undocumented immigrants citizenship, an anti-cyberbullying app — these are things the world desperately needs. And thanks to a handful of social innovators, we now have them. The minds behind the technology and programs above have been named in the class of 2017 Tech Impact AllStars by the social impact media company NationSwell and Comcast NBCUniversal. "The main goal is to find and uplift the everyday heroes who are changing their communities

Investigation Into Russian Election Meddling Might Finally Be Touching Trump Directly

Investigation Into Russian Election Meddling Might Finally Be Touching Trump Directly
Special counsel Robert Mueller has made a new request relating to the Russia investigation, and this time, it seems directly related to the president. The Russia investigation's request for documents about Donald Trump's actions is the closest the investigation has come to directly touching Trump, as far as we know. According to , Mueller has requested White House documents related to Trump's actions in 13 areas, including the firing of Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser; an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials in

Three killed as storm sweeps into Ireland

Three killed as storm sweeps into Ireland
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHigh winds have caused damage across Ireland Two men and a woman have been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles.As hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland, one woman and a man died in separate incidents when trees fell on their cars. A second man died in a chainsaw accident while attempting to remove a tree felled by the storm.Thousands of homes and businesses lost power