Hawaii volcano emitting dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide, residents complain of ashfall

The vents that have formed on Hawaii’s Big Island from one of the world’s most active volcanoes are releasing dangerous levels of gases that pose a danger to anyone nearby, officials warned Monday.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense said the volcanic fissures in the southeast area of Lanipuna Gardens neighborhood are issuing high levels of sulfur dioxide gas, which are causing the air quality to be to be placed under “red” conditions.

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The last time this type of event it happened we got global cooling:

Giant Eruption at Bali Volcano Could Unleash Global Cooling at Scale Unseen for Decades (1963)

Toxic Femininity: Machiavellian Mary in the Workplace

“Toxic femininity” refers to women who are hostile to nurturance and cooperation, opting instead for aggression and backstabbing to get ahead. In this regard, the type of leaders and team builders who are hired is critical to a successful business. Certain personality characteristics are associated typically with leaders who are willing to be risk takers, assertive, fighters, and task-oriented. Nurturant is not a typical descriptor of leaders. It suggests a “mothering” approach and evokes images of passivity; that is, being a supporter rather than a leader, and being someone who is focused on relationships rather than tasks. Men who hire women to be leaders may not consider “nurturers” as competent for the role. Therefore, women in business leadership positions, may consciously or unconsciously, shy away from these and other “feminine-centric” images.

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States are free to authorize sports betting, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that kept most states from authorizing sports betting, a ruling that is sure to set off a scramble among the states to find a way into a billion-dollar business.

The challenge was brought by New Jersey, which had said it could be ready within weeks of a favorable decision to offer sports betting at its racetracks and casinos. Other states are expected to act quickly as well.

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Caged tiger at school’s prom causes uproar, reports say

The prom theme was “Welcome to the Jungle” for students at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami-Dade, but a caged menagerie — that included a tiger — was too much for some people, according to news reports.

Friday night’s prom at the Double Tree Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center featured the tiger and several other animals — and also included fire dancers dressed in animal costumes, WPLG-Ch. 10 reported.

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Dozens die in Gaza as US Embassy opens in Jerusalem

Arab League leader: It’s “despicable” to see countries participate in US embassy celebrations

An Arab League official said it was “despicable” to see countries participating in the celebration of the US embassy move to Jerusalem, which he described as a “farce” and “a clear and flagrant violation of international law and Security Council resolutions.”

“Respectable countries” have refused to participate in this “farce,” Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a statement posted on its website on Monday.

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Facebook rolls out trial of ‘dislike’ button for downvoting comments

Trial among users in Australia and New Zealand allows people to give comments an up or down vote

Facebook is trialling new technology on some Australian and New Zealand users which allows people to give comments an “up” or “down” vote.

A Facebook spokeswoman said the trial was in the early test stages and no decision had been made on expanding it to the global community of 2.2 billion users. A decision would be made after the company had gauged whether users found the new tool useful and productive, she said.

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Cryptocurrency regulation in 2018: Where the world stands right now

If 2017 was the year of the ICO, it seems as if 2018 is destined to become the year of regulatory reckoning.

Things have already begun to heat up as countries around the world grapple with cryptocurrencies and try to determine how they are going to treat them. Some are welcoming, others are cautious. And some countries are downright antagonistic.

Here is a brief overview of how 15 countries/unions from various regions are treating cryptocurrency regulations.

White House Correspondents’ Association President Throws Vulgar Comedian Under The Bus

On Saturday, an MSNBC host, caught in a big lie about homophobic rants she posted on an old blog — she wasn’t hacked, she wrote them — offered this as an excuse: “I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things.” That’s right, she simply doesn’t believe she wrote them, so — to her and her liberal defenders — she didn’t.

Then on Sunday, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association proffered an equally lame excuse for a crude and disgusting set by a comedian at the group’s annual ritzy dinner on Saturday night at the Washington Hilton.

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Finland is killing its world-famous basic income experiment

Since the beginning of last year, 2000 Finns are getting money from the government each month – and they are not expected to do anything in return. The participants, aged 25–58, are all unemployed, and were selected at random by Kela, Finland’s social-security institution.

Instead of unemployment benefits, the participants now receive €560, or $690, per month, tax free. Should they find a job during the two-year trial, they still get to keep the money.

While the project is praised internationally for being at the cutting edge of social welfare, back in Finland, decision makers are quietly pulling the brakes, making a U-turn that is taking the project in a whole new direction.

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