*Iceberg the Size of Delaware Breaks Off Antarctic Ice Shelf
A massive chunk of ice the size of Delaware has broken off from the Larsen ice shelf in Antarctica and is now floating in the Weddell Sea. The giant ice formation, which was “hanging by a thread” just last month, split off between Monday and Wednesday. It is now an iceberg measuring 2,200 square miles. The Larsen ice shelf is now 12 percent smaller, the smallest it has ever been in recorded history. “The iceberg is one of the largest recorded and its future progress is difficult to predict. It may remain in one piece but is more likely to break into fragments,” said Adrian Luckman, a professor at Britain’s Swansea University. “Some of the ice may remain in the area for decades, while parts of the iceberg may drift north into warmer waters.”
*Mexican Illegal Immigrant who has Been Removed from the US SEVEN Times had ‘Drunk 12 Beers and was Driving at 100mph’ when he Crashed his Van and Killed a Father-of-Three
An illegal immigrant, who has been removed from the United States seven times, had consumed ’12 beers and was driving at 100mph’ when he crashed his van and killed a father-of-three. Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, who is from Mexico, was going over 100mph when he lost control of his 2001 Dodge Ram work van and crashed, killing 58-year-old Silvano Torres. Prosecutor Ryan Lindberg said Garcia-Velasco was driving down Interstate 80 around 1pm on Wednesday when the incident occurred. Garcia-Velasco told officers that he had consumed 12 beers the previous evening into the morning of the crash, according to the Omaha World-Herald. During Garcia-Velasco’s hearing, Lindberg also said the man had been removed from the US a total of seven times.
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*READ THE FINE PRINT — Conor McGregor Wears ‘F— You’ Suit to Floyd Mayweather Event
Did you get the message, Floyd Mayweather
? MMA champion showman-turned-boxer Conor McGregor
wore a pin-striped suit finely detailed with profanities to a Los Angeles event Tuesday
to promote their August boxing match. From a distance, it appeared as though the UFC lightweight champion was wearing a normal three-piece pinstriped suit while trading barbs with Mayweather. Upon closer review, however, the Irishman’s pinstripes were revealed to be made up of the words “F— You” repeated vertically. The suit was made by clothing label David August
***Apple has set up its first data center in China, setting the tone for how foreign companies will handle a strict new law requiring them to store Chinese users’ information in the country. The center in the southern province of Guizhou, part of a $1 billion investment there, will be operated with a local data management company, Apple said on Wednesday
. As is the case with many Chinese laws, the digital security regulations approved last month were vaguely worded, leaving many foreign companies uncertain which parts would be enforced and how. That Apple, easily the most successful foreign technology company in China, is locally hosting data with the help of a Chinese partner suggests that others will most likely have to do the same.
*LBN-WHERE THE ELITE AND UNDERDOGS MEET:
· Approximately 1-2% of humans, or about two in 100 people in the world, have red hair.
· The ancient Greeks believed that redheads would turn into vampires after they died.
· Otherwise dark hair may turn red or blond in cases of severe protein deficiency due to starvation.
· During the Middle Ages, a child with red hair was thought to be conceived during “unclean sex” or during menstruation
· According to Hamburg sex researcher Dr. Werner Habermehl, women with red hair have more sex than women with other hair colors. He also postulates that women in a relationship who dye their hair red may be signaling that they are unhappy and looking for something better.
· Because natural red hair holds its pigment more than other colors, it is harder to dye.
· Lilith, the supposed first wife of Adam, is said to have had red hair. She was ultimately kicked out of the Garden of Eden because she refused to be subordinate to Adam.
· Redheaded women report bruising more easily than other women of different hair colors.
· People with red hair have twice the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease.
*LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***Steven Spielberg will step in front of the camera this fall as the subject of a documentary, which will air on HBO. Directed and produced bySusan Lacy, Spielberg is billed as “an intimate portrait of the iconic film director,” which will chronicle the titular director’s nearly five-decade-long career. ***Word has gotten out that Quentin Tarantino’s next film will be a drama revolving around the Manson Family murders. Deadline has heard that Tarantino met with Margot Robbie to potentially play Sharon Tate, the actress wife of director Roman Polanski who was slain in 1969 in a brutal murder whose savagery shocked the country.
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*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Neil J. Welch, a maverick F.B.I. official who helped mastermind the political corruption sting operation that ensnared a senator and six congressmen and negotiated the surrender of the escaped killer of Kitty Genovese, died on June 29 in Omaha. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his son Brien. ***Jon Underwood, who as the founder of the Death Cafe here encouraged people around the world to discuss, over tea and cake, life, the finality of life and why we fear it, died on June 27 in London. He was 44. His wife, Donna Molloy, said that the cause was a brain hemorrhage from acute promyelocytic leukemia. His death was sudden, she said; his leukemia had not been diagnosed.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: To the casual observer, Israel has never looked more secure and prosperous. Its Arab neighbors are in disarray. Iran’s nuclear program has been mothballed for a while. The Trump team could not be friendlier and the Palestinians could not be weaker. All’s quiet on the Tel Aviv front. …Look again. In fact, the foundations of Israel’s long-term national security are cracking. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, Israel is overstretching itself by simultaneously erasing the line between itself and the Palestinians — essentially absorbing 2.5 million Palestinians, which could turn Israel into a de facto Jewish-Arab binational state — and drawing a line between itself and the Jewish diaspora, particularly the U.S. Jewish community that has been so vital for Israel’s security, diplomatic standing and remarkable economic growth. Netanyahu is setting himself up to be a pivotal figure in Jewish history — the leader who burned the bridges to a two-state solution and to the Jewish diaspora at the same time.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Dennis Prager: Last week, The Atlantic rendered a great service to those of us who contend that America is in the midst of a civil war between the right and the left. It provided a smoking gun — actually, the gunshot itself — to those of us who contend that the left (never to be confused with liberals) is intent on dismantling Western civilization. It published articles by two left-wing writers, one byPeter Beinart titled “The Racial and Religious Paranoia ofTrump’s Warsaw Speech,” and one by its national correspondent, James Fallows, written on the same theme as Beinart’s. The subject of both articles was President Donald Trump’s speech in Warsaw, Poland, last week, a speech described by The Wall Street Journal as “a determined and affirmative defense of the Western tradition.” Yet, to the Atlantic writers, defending Western civilization is nothing more than a defense of white racism.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Kiefer Sutherland has a secret girlfriend. We’re told that the “24” star has been dating actressCindy Vela “under the radar for years.” Sources say that the pair have been together for around three years, but have managed to keep the romance quiet. ***Feminist activists, topless and covered in writing condemning Woody Allen for alleged child abuse, stormed the stage of the Hamburg philharmonic Tuesday night, disrupting a concert Allen was giving with his New Orleans Jazz Band. Two protesters from the extreme Femen group —who have grabbed headlines before or their provocative nude protests—ran onto the stage of the sold-out Elbphilharmonie concert hall 21 minutes into the performance. Last week, the venue played host to PresidentDonald Trump and the attendees of the G20 conference. The two activists tried to read a letter from Allen’s adoptive daughterDylan Farrow, who has accused the Oscar-winning director of abusing her when she was 7 years old. But security guards pulled them offstage before they had a chance.