2018.09.14

News Headlines - 14 September 2018

Prince William confuses Japan and China in latest royal gaffe - CNN

Britain's Prince William is following in the footsteps of his gaffe-prone grandfather, Prince Philip, confusing Japanese food with Chinese food during a public appearance on Thursday... "Have you guys had much Chinese food?" he asked them, only to be met with an awkward pause... It's the second time in six weeks that a British representative has confused the two countries... In July, newly appointed British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tried to impress officials in Beijing by talking about his Chinese wife, only to accidentally call her Japanese, in an embarrassing slip-up on his first mission abroad.

Japanese doctor wins Ig Nobel for self-colonoscopy - NHK WORLD

A Japanese doctor has won this year's Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education for his research into what has been described as do-it-yourself colonoscopy... Horiuchi wrote a report titled "Colonoscopy in the Sitting Position: Lessons Learned from Self-Colonoscopy", which concludes that based on his experience, the task is both easy and effective.

Jeff Bezos Starts $2 Billion Day One Fund to Help Homeless, Kids - Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, launched a $2 billion fund to help homeless families and create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities.
The move catapults the world’s richest person into a rarefied group of billionaire megadonors at a time when his company, Amazon.com Inc., faces growing scrutiny over its rising power and impact on the economy.

Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10 - gHacks Tech News

When you try to install the Firefox pr Chrome web browser on a recent Windows 10 version 1809 Insider build, you may notice that the installation gets interrupted by the operating system.
The intermediary screen that interrupts the installation states that Edge is installed on the device and that it is safer and faster than the browser that the user was about to install on the device.
Options provided are to open Microsoft Edge or install the other browser anyway. There is also an option to disable the warning type in the future but that leads to the Apps listing of the Settings application and no option to do anything about that.

Six held in France over vegan attacks on Lille shops - BBC News

Six people have been held this week over a string of vegan activist attacks in the city of Lille, officials said.
Nine businesses, including a butcher, fishmonger, cheese shop and a McDonald's, have had windows smashed and fake blood thrown on their walls in recent months... Five of the six detained people have since been or will now be released.
However, the Lille prosecutor's office set a court date in December for a detained 21-year-old woman.


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