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4UMF Present Today Headlines as on 12 July
2013 Current Events Current News
Entertainment News
  • Derek Jeter Injured
  • Lil Twist Arrested
  • Man Robs Gas Station While Applying For Work
  • Africas Economy Sees Rapid Growth
  • Nokias Lumia 1020 Features 41 Megapixel Camera
  • Teen Robot Tricks Online Predators
  • Medal For Star Wars Director George Lucas
  • Toddler Buys Car Online While Playing With Phone
  • Bieber Calls Bill Clinton To Apologize
  • Target Facing Lawsuit For Racist Training Manual

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Derek Jeter Injured
Derek Jeter played his first game at Yankee
Stadium since fracturing his ankle some eight
months ago. And then departed early with another
injury. Jeter singled and drove in a run in four
at-bats Thursday against the Kansas City Royals,
finally returning from two ankle surgeries in the
wake of a gruesome ankle injury suffered in the
American League Championship Series. But after
his right quadriceps muscle tightened up, he
conferred with trainers and manager Joe Girardi
before his fifth at-bat, and was removed for
pinch hitter Brett Gardner. Jeter will undergo an
MRI on the quadricep. Its not frustrating.
Yet, Jeter said after the Yankees 8-4 victory.
Im going to get an MRI. I hope its not a big
deal. Jeter began playing in rehab games more
than a week ago. At 39, its somewhat
understandable hed have a few creaks in trying
to return. It was an uncharacteristically
cautious Jeter who met with the media after the
game, striking a wait-and-see pose rather than
his usual, defiant tone toward injury
questions. If its all good, he said of the
MRI, then Im playing.
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Lil Twist Arrested
The rapper known as Lil Twist has been arrested
for investigation of driving under the influence
after being stopped in California while he was
behind the wheel of Justin Biebers luxury sports
car. Christopher Moore, 20, was pulled over
around 330 a.m. Thursday on a Calabasas road
leading to a gated community where Bieber lives,
said Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
spokesman Steve Whitmore. Moore was driving a
2012 Fisker registered to the pop star and going
between 60 and 70 mph in an area that has a 30
mph speed limit because of construction,
authorities said. Investigators think Moore might
have been under the influence of marijuana. Bail
was set at 5,000 for the misdemeanor
offense. Moore is signed to Lil Waynes Young
Money Entertainment label imprint. An email
seeking comment was sent to his record
label. Write Here
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Man Robs Gas Station While Applying For Work
Seems like foolproof plan start filling out a
job application at the gas-station counter,
pretend to be engrossed in the paperwork, and
when the clerk walks away, grab the money youve
spotted in an easily accessible drawer. Simple
victimless crime. Dont even need a squirt gun to
pull off that trick. Thats what Anthony Thomas
is accused of doing yesterday morning at the
Ocala Citgo in Marion County, Florida. As a
surveillance video from the Citgo shows, the
33-year-old reached over the counter as an
employee walked away, opened a drawer, and pulled
out a wad of cash. Then, apparently, Thomas ran
off. Police were alerted and they caught up with
him a few blocks away from the store. But howd
the officers confirm he was the suspect? Ocala
Police said they were able to identify him by the
job application he filled out beforehand. Hed
used his real name and personal information on
the forms. Oh, Flordia.
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Africas Economy Sees Rapid Growth
Africas economy is growing faster than any other
continent, according to the African Development
Bank (AfDB). A new report from the AfDB said
one-third of Africas countries have GDP growth
rates of more than 6. The costs of starting a
business have fallen by more than two-thirds over
the past seven years, while delays for starting a
business have been halved. The continents middle
class is growing rapidly around 350 million
Africans now earn between 2 and 20 a day. The
share of the population living below the poverty
line in Africa has fallen from 51 in 2005 to 39
in 2012. Africas collective gross domestic
product (GDP) per capita reached 953 last year,
while the number of middle income countries on
the continent rose to 26, out of a total of
54. The AfDBs Annual Development Effectiveness
Report said the growth was largely driven by the
private sector, thanks to improved economic
governance and a better business climate on the
continent. This progress has brought increased
levels of trade and investment, with the annual
rate of foreign investment increasing fivefold
since 2000.
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Nokias Lumia 1020 Features 41 Megapixel Camera
Nokia has unveiled a new handset with a 41
megapixel sensor which it claims can record
details never thought possible from a
smartphone. It says consumers will be able to
zoom in and reframe their photos without worrying
about the image quality suffering. Analysts who
have tested the device said that it was without
doubt the best smartphone camera on the
market. But they added that was not a guarantee
that it would be a bestseller. Market research
firm IDC recently carried out a survey of
smartphone owners in 25 countries to identify
what factors were most likely to drive future
purchases. The results placed camera resolution
15th on a list of 23 features. Audio quality for
voice, battery life, device security and browsing
came top of the poll. Most people just look at
their photos on their smartphone or via a social
network on a computer and for this the other
vendors already provide very good quality,
Francisco Jeronimo, a mobile phone analyst at the
firm, told the BBC. Nokia needs to convince
consumers that this new handset
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Teen Robot Tricks Online Predators
Spanish researchers have created a robot posing
as a 14-year-old girl to spot paedophiles in
online chatrooms. Negobot uses artificial
intelligence (AI) software to chat realistically
and mimic the language used by teenagers. The
virtual Lolita starts off neutral but will
adopt any of seven personalities according to the
intensity of interactions. Experts say it can
help overburdened police but may risk trapping
people unfairly. The team behind the project at
the University of Deusto near Bilbao say the
software represents a real advance. One of its
creators, Dr Carlos Laorden, said that in the
past chatbots have tended to be very
predictable. Their behaviour and interest in a
conversation are flat, which is a problem when
attempting to detect untrustworthy targets like
paedophiles, he noted. By contrast, the Negobot
uses advanced decision-making strategies known as
game theory to simulate convincing chats as
they develop. It can take the lead in
conversations, and remember specific facts about
what had been discussed previously, and with
whom. Child-like behaviour The so-called
conversational agent also uses child-like
language and slang, introducing spelling mistakes
and contractions to further spoof the predator.
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Medal For Star Wars Director George Lucas
Star Wars director George Lucas has received the
National Medal of Arts from President Barack
Obama in a ceremony at the White House. Lincoln
screenwriter Tony Kushner and soprano Renee
Fleming were also among the 23 recipients
honoured for their cultural contributions to the
US. The president praised their ability to open
up minds and nourish souls. To help us
understand what it means to be human, and what it
means to be an American. The work that we
honour today, the lifetime achievement of these
artists and these scholars, reminds us that the
human imagination is still the most powerful tool
that we have as a people, Mr Obama told the
medallists. Frankly, this is just fun for me
because I feel like I know you all because Ive
enjoyed your performances. He hailed 69-year-old
filmmaker Lucas for transforming movies. I
remember when I first saw Star Wars, said Mr
Obama, who was a teenager when the first film was
released in 1977.
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Toddler Buys Car Online While Playing With Phone
Like many toddlers, 14-month-old Sorella Stoute
enjoys playing with her dads smartphone. Whats
not to like? An interactive screen, bright
colors, probably some games. And, of course, the
eBay app, which Sorella used to buy a 1962 Austin
Healey when her father wasnt paying
attention. She decided to open the eBay app, and
started clicking around and one thing led to
another and we own a car, Sorellas dad, Paul
Stoute, told KOIN 6. Luckily for Stoute and his
wife, the used car was relatively inexpensive,
costing just 225. Even so, the purchase which
the Stoutes found out about when they received
the congratulatory email from eBay initially
worried the couple. It was a What do we do? We
cant really afford it type of thing, Stoute
said. They ultimately decided to keep the car,
storing it behind the home of Sorellas
grandmother, Carlene Stenejhem, who at first had
trouble believing the news. I said, Yeah,
right, Stenejhem said. And my daughter said,
No, Sorella bought a car on eBay and we have to
buy it. Stoute hopes to restore the car as a
gift for Sorellas 16th birthday or graduation.
Im just glad she didnt buy the 38,000 Porsche
I was looking at, Stoute said.
10
Bieber Calls Bill Clinton To Apologize
Public urinator Justin Bieber took to his Twitter
account yesterday evening to say he and Bill
Clinton buried the hatchet after the pop singer
was caught on tape dousing a photo of the former
president with cleaning liquid and
obscenities. _at_billclinton thanks for taking the
time to talk Mr. President, Bieber tweeted.
Your words meant alot. greatguy. Bieber didnt
elaborate on the exchange, nor did Clinton
respond to the tweet, but several gossip sites
say it was Bieber who phoned Clinton to apologize
for disrespecting him. A source who spoke with
Extra says the two had a great conversation
during which Clinton accepted the apology and
told the pop star to be conscious of the friends
he keeps and to focus on the good work he is
doing. Clinton, who knows a thing or two about
being caught with his pants down doing something
he should be doing, told Bieber if that is the
worst thing you have ever done, all is well,
according to E! Online. No word on whether Bieber
also reached out to the kitchen staff at
Artichoke Basilles Pizza to apologize for making
them clean a mop bucket full of his piss.
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Target Facing Lawsuit For Racist Training Manual
Three former Target warehouse employees are suing
the retail chain, claiming they were fired after
complaining about a racist training document used
at a California distribution center. Molly
Snyder, a spokesman for Target, confirmed that
the document had been used at the center. She
added that the company was taking responsibility
for the document, though she noted it was not
part of any formal or company-wide training.
From Snyders statement It is never Targets
intent to offend our team members or guests and
we apologize. The content of the document
referenced is not representative of who Target
is. We strive at all times to be a place where
our team and guests feel welcome, valued and
respected. This document, which was used during
conversations at one distribution center, was
never part of any formal or company-wide
training. We take accountability for its contents
and are truly sorry. But what exactly does
training document, titled Organization
Effectiveness, Employee and Labor Relations
Multi-Cultural Tips, say? Heres an excerpt from
the lawsuit This document instructs managers to
note differences among Hispanic employees, and
states the following a. Food not everyone eats
tacos and burritos b. Music not everyone
dances to salsa c. Dress not everyone wears a
sombrero
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