How to spot the toxic algae that’s killing dogs in the Southeast

(CNN)Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets. Algae occurs naturally in water, but the blue-green variety are considered Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are “primitive,” photosynthetic organisms that can feed off the sun to make their own energy and release oxygen and possibly toxins in the process, said David G. Schmale III, a professor at Virginia Tech. Some species produce potent toxins that can sicken or even kill people, pets and wildlife, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Blue-green algae and other HABs can produce different types of poisons, some that affect the liver, others the brain. Schmale said …

Farmers Lash Out At Trump After Latest Trade War Blow From China

Donald Trump in the wake of a new hit from Trump’s “strategy of constant escalation and antagonism” has worsened the situation, Roger Johnson, the president of the National Farmers Union, the nation’s second-largest general farmers group, “It’s really, really getting bad out here,” Bob Kuylen, a North Dakota farmer of 35 years, China canceled all purchases of U.S. agricultural products last weekend. The retaliatory action came after Trump announced China’s move is a “body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by,” Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, American agricultural exports to China dropped by half last year due to Trump’s trade war, and farm income fell 16%, farm income has …

Venezuelan activist urges Raab to back ICC Maduro torture case

Tamara Suj visits London to seek support for six countries pressing for investigation The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has been urged to draw on his experience as a former Foreign Office human rights lawyer to press the legal case that the Venezuelan government of Nicols Maduro has systematically tortured its people. The call was led by the prominent Venezuela human rights defender Tamara Suj who visited London to persuade the UK to join six non-European countries in pressuring the international criminal court (ICC) to pursue a case against the Venezuelan leadership. Raab worked as a lawyer for the FCO, including at the ICC in The Hague, from 2000 to 2006. In theory the case could end with Maduro arraigned …

Woman admits posting revenge porn pictures

Mother-of-three Davies, of Snowden Road, Ely, then uploaded the photos of Mr Aquilina in the bath to the website with a message saying: “Those who laugh last will laugh longest. You are a laughing stock.” ‘More protection’ for revenge porn victims Files had revenge porn from ‘every UK city’ Prosecutor Andrew Kendall said Mr Aquilina received a request on Facebook from an account in his name and the photo was the same that had been used on the Plenty of Fish profile. Facebook deleted the account after it was reported but Davies set up two more profiles in his name and also uploaded the photos to Snapchat, the court heard. Davies was arrested by police and said: “I didn’t know …

An L.A. driver may have invented the best traffic hack ever

(Mercedes-Benz) In fact, some of the latest Mercedes-Benz models are already equipped with a simple version of this system that can monitor the traffic and road conditions and transmit the information to other cars in the area, alerting their drivers thorough the infotainment system. It currently only works among compatible Mercedes-Benz vehicles, however, so you may not want to throw out the Sharpie and cardboard just yet. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com’s Automotive Editor. Follow him @garygastelu Trending in Auto Original Article : HERE ;

Mom And Daughters 23 Budget Recreations Of Red-Carpet Looks That Completely Nailed It (New Pics)

Who wore it better? #1 Beyoncé Alya and Stefani, known as seasunstefunny on Instagram, show that quality time with children can be very fun and creative. “She loves saying that we’re the best team ever, and our relationship is really strong, she is my biggest muse and best friend at the same time,” a proud full-time mother told Bored Panda. By sharing their precious moments from cheeky projects like creating playful outfits with food and flowers using the power of perspective and copying celebrity looks, they have not only built a special bond but have earned incredible popularity on social media. With an Instagram following of 278k, it seems like very soon, people will recreate Stefani‘s original looks. #6 Zendaya …

Union of UK ‘sleepwalking into oblivion’ – Brown

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Gordon Brown and wife Sarah outside No 10 as he took office in June 2007 A recent opinion poll indicated that most Conservative Party members prioritise leaving the EU over preserving the union. Some 63% of respondents said they would rather Brexit took place even if it led to Scottish independence – 59% expressed the same view about Brexit leading to Northern Ireland leaving the UK. ‘Must stop no deal’ Mr Brown attacked the style of Mr Johnson’s cabinet, saying the UK’s approach to leadership now included “choosing an enemy and accusing opponents of treason”. He described the PM’s new adviser, Mr Cummings, as someone who “depicts the House of Commons as the enemy …

Taylor Swift Urges Equal Pay For Women’s Soccer At Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift isn’t going to shake off the equal-pay cause of the In accepting the Icon Award at the Alex Morgan, who helped guide the squad to a World Cup title this summer. But Swift had a bigger message to deliver about the team’s fight against salary discrimination. (See the clip below.) “Please, please support her and her teammates because this isn’t over yet. It’s not resolved.” sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for alleged gender discrimination in March, asserting they are underpaid for their considerable accomplishments compared with the men. The women’s squad has won two straight World Cups and four overall, while the U.S. men have struggled internationally. quickly dismissed as “utterly false.” Kevin Mazur/Fox via Getty Images World Cup …

A Thank You Letter To Shameless From All The Strong Girls Watching

Holly Riordan Updated January 26, 2019 By Showtime Thank you for showing what a dysfunctional family looks like. Not the soft kind on sitcoms who have silly arguments that always end in kisses and a lesson learned. The kind with abuse. The kind with alcoholism. The kind with toxic family members. The kind with problems, problems that go beyond disagreeing over a boyfriend or the leftovers in the fridge. Thank you for showing that children don’t have to become their parents. That, even if they have tainted genes, addictions that are passed down to them, they aren’t destined to fall down the same self-destructive path as their mom and dad. They can choose to be different. They can work to …

40 Epic Stair Design Fails That May Result In Some Serious Injuries

We are so used to walking up and down stairs all day every day, that we don’t even think to look if everything is in order. These truly horrific designs, collected in a list by Bored Panda, are on another level. Poorly planned, dangerous and maybe even deadly, after seeing them you might want to look twice before you take your next step! #2 Camouflage 101 #3 I’ve Seen Some Crappy Stairs, But This One Takes The Cake For buildings with five floors or less, it’s nearly always quicker to take the stairs. Studies show office workers save up to 15 minutes a day by taking the stairs. As well as guarding against heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers, stair climbing …

Man ‘in women’s clothes’ may be key to 1989 murder

There was no sign of forced entry and nothing was stolen, though the house appeared to have been searched. Essex Police made several arrests but now want information linked to four strands. A red E-reg Vauxhall Astra was seen visiting regularly – the passengers were a blonde woman and a slim white man with fair hair and silver wraparound glasses A woman was seen getting out of a green/brown estate car at the house, but reports to police suggest it may have been a man in women’s clothing. The person was described as aged 18-25 with “dark, feathery-cut hair” A bloodstained Stillson brand wrench, made in India, was found nearby – its owner was never identified Guests at a party …

Election called next month, predicts Tory MP

If he failed to win such a vote, then a general election would be called. He has a working majority of just one in the House of Commons, with the backing of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, after the Conservatives lost last week’s Brecon and Radnorshire by-election. Speaking on BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday Supplement programme, Mr Davies predicted Mr Johnson “will lose a no-confidence motion within the first two weeks of coming back [after the summer recess in August].” Union of UK ‘sleepwalking into oblivion’ – Brown ‘Democracy’ concerns over second EU referendum The MP said: “He will not have to resign. He will have to form a government and Jeremy Corbyn can try to do so as well within …

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez stunned in pro debut

The double Olympic gold medalist was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Denvers Adan Gonzales on Saturday Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Adan Gonzales on Saturday night. Ramirez suffered a stunning split-decision defeat at the Liacouras Center on the North Philadelphia campus of Temple University, a crushing start for one of boxings prized prospects. Gonzales won 40-35 and 39-36 on two scorecards and one judge scored the bout 38-37 for Ramirez. The 25-year-old Ramirez won gold in two weight classes fighting for Cuba in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Games. He defected from Cuba last year …

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me After I Got Shot

Mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and I want to tell you what I wish I had known after I was shot. Now, more than six years later, I continue to struggle with the aftermath of that event. Through trials and many failures, I learned how to manage its influence in my life. In the coming days and months, you may face similar struggles. I want to share what I discovered in my recovery. I hope it may provide you some comfort in your recovery as well. Suppressing memories of blood pouring out of my arm during family get-togethers. Even recently, after my daughter was born, questioning why I got the privilege of being a parent when one of the victims …