After an encounter with an alien as a child that was summarily erased from her parents memories by the Men in Black, Molly (Tessa Thompson) grows up obsessed with joining the organization in order to, as she puts it, discover the truth of the universe. Eventually uncovering their New York branch, she convinces Agent O (Emma Thompson) to take her on as a probationary member, shipping off to London for agent training. When she overhears that legendary Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) has been assigned to babysit a visiting envoy from an allied planet, Molly now just M volunteers to back him up. But M;s adventures lead her to a mysterious device that comes with an ominous warning: someone within MIB is not what they seem, and the ramifications to this infiltration could be intergalactic war.
Africa Moyo Senior Business ReporterZimbabwe is set to dramatically cut its fuel import bill and reduce pressure on foreign currency demands if the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) successfully convinces Zimbabweans to embrace the use of electric vehicles.
Obama s messaging appears to be working, as poll numbers now indicate that Democrats have a very solid chance of winning the House, while the Senate, which one would never had thought could possibly turn blue in 2018, now is in play as well. Additionally, one major billionaire GOP donor, Les Wexner, has decided to leave the party after meeting President Obama on Thursday.Wexner, who is the CEO of L Brands, the parent company of Victoria Secret and Bath amp; Body Works, told lawmakers this week that he is no longer a Republican, opting instead to identify as an independent, following his meeting in Columbus, Ohio with Mr. Obama.
Ten year old Vito thought that he would give his longtime barber, Jude, a good scare with a fake cockroach a few months back.However, Jude got his revenge. After getting permission from the boy 's parents, the next time Vito came in for a haircut, Jude managed to convince the young prankster with the help of a fake ear and fake blood that he had accidentally cut his ear off.
For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India;s most polluted rivers. He is fishing for trash. ;This is the only work we have,; said the 40 year old, sorting through a pile of plastic bottles, bags, and cast off electronics.While Nath doesn 't think of himself as an environmentalist, he is one of a handful of Delhi residents waging war against the tsunami of plastic threatening to swamp India. They include a 9th grade student who convinces posh restaurants to give up plastic straws and a businessman whose company makes plates and bowls from palm leaves.
The handwritten note read: quot;Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don't let him know. quot;Deland is about 40 minutes north of Orlando.
Chelsea are eyeing up a potential summer move for Real Madrid;s Marco Asensio, according to a report.Spanish outlet Don Balon claim that the Premier League champions are considering a swoop for the Spain international at the end of the season.
This week on The Walking Dead, we finally bid a fond (and tearful) farewell to our old friend Carl Grimes. That's right, Rick's own son dies in the midseason premiere after receiving a fatal bite from a member of the undead. But Carl's death isn't just a quick moment; it's drawn out over the course of the entire episode with a particularly tragic end.Carl's death is especially heartbreaking because he doesn't actually turn into a walker. Before the zombie virus kills him or turns him, he decides to take his own life by shooting himself in the head. At first, Rick and Michonne protest, saying he should be put to rest by a loved one. But Carl eventually convinces them to let him do it himself, and they go outside while he does it. Instead of witnessing the moment, we watch Rick and Michonne's reactions outside as they hear the gunshot. We never see Carl pull the trigger.
These are the words from the Ghost of Christmas Present to Ebenezer Scrooge when describing the plight of "Tiny Tim " Cratchit, the sick little boy in Charles Dickens #x27; "A Christmas Carol. " Basic human sympathy for Tiny Tim #x27;s plight is one of many factors that convinces the story #x27;s penny pinching and callous main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, to change his greedy ways and become a better man.It is a lesson that has been tragically lost on the Republican Party and, in a cruel twist of fate, during the Christmas season itself.
With promises made by Jack Dorsey and a leaked email indicating that Twitter was ready to do more to start tackling abuse on the site, it should come as little surprise that the company has now published a timetable for what it intends to do over the coming months.Entitled the "Calendar of Our Safety Work," the document details the changes that Twitter is going to make between now and the middle of January. The timetable covers subjects such as non consensual nudity, hateful imagery, violent groups and hateful display names. There's an unprecedented level of transparency that Twitter will hope convinces people that it is taking matters seriously.
Cormit Avital was a serious ;anti vax; supporter until whooping cough left her with a mind changing nightmare. She had allegedly always been healthy, never needing to see a doctor for anything. She had maintained a healthy lifestyle, including the consumption of only organic foods. Then, she had a baby, and everything changed.There has been a movement among new parents in the health fields in the last few years, where they believe vaccinations only cause more problems. One of the most common misconceptions, thanks to Jenny McCarthy and her once husband, Jim Carrey, was that vaccinations cause autism. The truth is that autism is something you 're born with, it develops in the early years, and it is not transferable via needle.
Facebook launched its Free Basics service in Egypt in October. Its rollout in India was fraught with conflict, too. We've written about the service here at Boing Boing before it's been called a walled garden, a form of digital colonialism, and anti net neutrality. The basic idea is to allow poor people who can access a smartphone to create a Facebook account and access internet services that Facebook approves of, all free of charge. From Reuters: The Egyptian government suspended the service on Dec. 30 and said at the time that the mobile carrier Etisalat ETEL.AD had only been granted a temporary permit to offer the service for two months. Two sources with direct knowledge of discussions between Facebook and the Egyptian government said Free Basics was blocked because the company would not allow the government to circumvent the service's security to conduct surveillance. They declined to say exactly what type of access the government had demanded or what practices it wanted Facebook to change. A spokesman for Facebook declined to comment. Etisalat did not respond to a request for comment. "Exclusive: Egypt blocked Facebook Internet service over surveillance sources" (Reuters, Joe Menn and Yasmeen Abutaleb) Image: A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in this December 16, 2015, file photo. REUTERS DADO RUVIC FILES SHARE TWEET COMMENTS egypt facebook picks GET THE BOING BOING NEWSLETTER Instagram now allows videos up to a full minute long, up from 30 seconds Instagram just increased the time limit on user video uploads to a full minute long.Sociologists describe the "spiral of silence ": people with socially unpopular ideas fear that they 're the only ones who think that way, and say nothing, and their silence convinces others that they, too are alone, begetting yet more silence.
What;s it aboutAlex Parrish and co get misled by Elias in thinking that Simon is the bomber and he will be bombing the hotel where Senator Haas is holding her meeting. Alex, Natalie, Nimah and Elias reached the hotel and finds out Simon who is tied to a chair with a detonator strapped to his hand. He convinces Alex that he is not the bomber, and points finger at Elias. After some pressure from Simon, Elias admits he was the one who kidnapped Alex, but he was just the pawn in the whole plot. Some one else was pulling his strings, and before he could reveal anything further, he commits suicide by plunging down the window. Simon deduces that the bomb must be placed in the boiler room of the hotel, where the bomb detonation team finds it. As they defuse the bomb, Simon finally relaxes and lets go off the detonator, only to realise the bomb they found at the hotel was a decoy and the real bomb gets detonated at the FBI field office, and their friends could be dead!