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HACK OF WALL ST. REGULATOR RATTLES INVESTORS, LAWMAKERS

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You Might Be Able To Marry A Robot By 2050

obots are the future… in more than one way.

Single people: everything is going to be OK. If you’ve given up on ever finding someone and have vowed to be alone with your cats until the end of time, you may want to reconsider.

With technology taking over pretty much everything these days, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that it may take over our love lives, too. I mean, sex robots are kind of a thing and virtual porn is heading towards a market takeover. It won’t be long before the robots who fill our sexual desires start to satisfy our emotional desires, too.

At a recent “Love And Sex With Robots” conference (it’s a real thing… seriously) at the University of London, David Levy, expert and author of a book on love between humans and robots, predicated that sex robot marriages would be legal by 2050. The director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore, Adrian Cheok, said that the prediction seems pretty valid.

During his speech at the conference, Cheok was quoted as saying, “That might seem outrageous because it’s only 35 years away. But 35 years ago people thought homosexual marriage was outrageous… Until the 1970s, some states didn’t allow white and black people to marry each other. Society does progress and change very rapidly.”

I’ve got to say, the man makes a pretty good point. In fact, Cheok is full of logical wisdom and just listening to his point of view makes the whole robot-human marriage sound rather lovely.

He goes on to argue that marrying robots could make huge improvements to society as many human-to-human marriages are unhappy or end up in divorce. He also argues that while society assumes that everyone has the ability to meet someone, fall in love, get married and live happily ever after, this is simply not the case for a huge part of the population.

When comparing a bad marriage to a human or a marriage to a robot, Cheok believes that the robot relationship is a much better option.

While there are still massive yet doable improvements to be made to sex robots, the biggest challenge for making them lovable is the skill of conversation. By making robots look like they love you and, more importantly, make you FEEL like they love you, you are going to feel that same kind of connection as you would get with human love.

Humans are capable of loving pets and fictional characters, which is why Cheok believes that falling in love with robots is not a big stretch. Cheok offers up some pretty convincing arguments, but there are two sides to every story and others are not so convinced that human and robot marriages will be successful.

Professor at The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland, Oliver Bendal, argues that love and sex robots will have no moral standing. He believes that the whole contract of marriage involves duties that robots can’t actually perform, such as taking care of the children. However, he somehow still believes that this marriage option can become legal by 2050, simply because of public pressures.

With the possibility of the government taking action against this kind of marriage, the professor thinks that anything could happen and that we should prepare ourselves for any outcome.

Falling in love and marrying a robot — the pro and con lists for this topic are both long. What do you think? Would marrying a robot ever seem appealing to you?

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Online Courses You Can Take To Improve Your Career

Online courses can be pursued to improve your skills and develop your career. Some online courses are free. Online courses can keep you up to date with new information that is important in your field.

Best online courses to take

Udemy

Udemy is an online learning platform that offers courses in Business Management, Marketing, It & Software Social Media Management. Some of the courses are free and you can sign up easily. You also get a certificate at the end of your selected courses.

https://www.udemy.com/

Coursera

Coursera offers online courses from top universities. These include Stanford University, The University of Michigan University and Duke University. If you are enthusiastic about Computer Science and Mathematics then you should consider taking online courses at Coursera.

https://www.coursera.org/

 

Social media 101 Buffer

If you are a Social Media Specialist and you want to expand your knowledge, you should think about doing courses on Buffer. You can learn about using the social network for 2 minutes per day. This course teaches you how to interact with your audience. The tone and voice you should use on your posts.

https://buffer.com/email-courses/social-media-101

 

The Muse

The Muse offer some of the best online courses in Graphics and Design, Business, and Marketing. The cost of courses ranges from $25 to $100. It is a great investment that you can make as you strive to be a better employee or employer.

https://www.themuse.com/courses

 

Global Speechwriter

If you are a writer and you want to take your writing career to the next level then you should visit Global Speech Writer and take some online classes. The courses are designed for those who want to be a better speech writer. You can get access to a one on one training with skilled professionals.

http://www.globalspeechwriter.com/

 

Epic Online

Epic Online is an E-learning platform that allows people from different countries to learn English. You can improve your writing skills in English. This is good for Entrepreneurs who are non-native speakers if English. They can improve their proficiency by taking online English classes.

http://global.epiclanguage.com/

 

Alison

Communications skills are very important. It is a skill that every professional must have. Alison helps you to communicate better with your peers and co-workers. If you are interested then you should sign up for their online classes. If you want to negotiate deals better as an entrepreneur. You can sign up for a diploma in business communication.

https://alison.com/course/

 

Wrapping up

Online classes are convenient for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge. You should never stop learning and improve yourself. Taking online classes is a great way to improve yourself.

 

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4 Cars You Can Drive Without A License

Today, the cars that can be driven without a license are becoming more and more popular in the developed countries. The main advantage is that you don’t have to pass any exam to be able to drive this kind of vehicle. The only thing required is a certificate which you can get from an authorized driving school.

 

However, the advantages don’t stop here. The vehicles have a nice design (even if they aren’t the most elegant cars on the market), small size and they have a. Also, the security level offered is greater than an ATV, scooters or bicycles, while the comfort is comparable to the one of a standard vehicle.

 

 

Cars you can drive without a license

The minimum age to drive such a vehicle is 16 years old. This can be useful for teenagers as they can gain more driving experience. Also, if you already have a driving license, a car like this would help. If your driving license is suspended, you can drive a Bellier, Chatenet or Aixam without any problem.

Cars You Can Drive Without A License – Bellier Jade Classic

Bellier Jade Classic, the first car on our list, has a diesel engine, with a cubic capacity of 523 cm3, which develops 5,4 HP. The maximum speed it can achieve is 45 km/h and the tank capacity is 20 liters. Don’t worry about the consumption, which is only 3.2 per 100 kilometers. The car weighs only 390 kilograms, but its capacity is only for two people. If you’re interested in this model, you should know it’s available at 9,900 euros.

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Cars You Can Drive Without A License – Bellier Jade Racing

Considering the kind of cars we present in this list, don’t expect some improvements worthy of a true racing car. In fact, the only improvements over the classic model are sports seats, seat belts, black wheels, Sparco wheel hub, sport sifter, sport pedals, dual chrome exhaust and sport stickers. The price starts from 11,700 euros.

 

Cars that can be driven without a license – Aixam Coupe

Aixam Coupe has an engine with a cubic capacity of 400 cm3 which develops 5,4 HP, so the maximum speed is 45 km/h. You will have a lower consumption at every 100 kilometers and the tank capacity is also smaller (16 liters, more precisely). In this beautiful car there can fit two people, and if you want to include air conditioning, you have to pay another 1,040 euros.

Aixam Crossline is not very different from the previous cars in terms of price. The S Coupe version will cost you 9800 euro, while the Premium Coupe versions and GTI Coupe will cost 11800 euros respectively, 11500 euros.

 

Cars that can be driven without a license – Chatenet CH26

The most popular brand in this market segment is Chatenet CH26. It has an engine with a cubic capacity of 523 cm3, which develops 5,4 HP, similar to Bellier Jade Classic. The maximum speed is 45 km/h and the consumption is 3 liters per 100 kilometers. The trunk has a capacity of 600 liters and the price of the car is 13.025 euros. If you want the sport version, it will cost 910 euros more.

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Rick Ross Welcomes Baby Girl With Instagram Model Briana Camille

Rick RossRick Ross is a father again. The 41 year old rapper welcomed a baby girl with Instagram model Briana Camille over the weekend. The two were in a relationship last year but reportedly not together anymore.e name of the child has not been revealed yet. Ross has also not shared any news of the development so far. Camille celebrated the arrival of the baby girl by posting a photo of a some expensive gifts that the MMG rapper got for his new daughter. “Daddy starting bad habits already,” she wrote in the caption of a picture featuring Gucci flats and a gold bracelet.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BYrcshmloUy/

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China, Africa step up renewable energy cooperation

BEIJING, Sept. 1 — Cooperation between China and Africa has seen remarkable progress in renewable energy, showing the determination of developing countries to harness the huge potential of clean energy and combat climate change.

Seyni Nafo, Acting Head of the Independent Delivery Unit with the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), said that Africa had the highest potential for renewable energy, but the least access to it.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on Thursday by AREI and China-Africa Renewable Energy Cooperation and Innovation Alliance, both sides will cooperate in renewable energy generation in Africa, with Chinese smart grid providers and core renewable energy manufacturers providing technological and financial support.

Pilot projects include helping build micro-grids in some African households and villages, in combination with large-scale power construction.

As part of China’s technology transfer efforts advocated by the United Nations Development Program, the move is expected to better deploy and distribute renewable energy technology in Africa.

The MOU indicates a shared vision to combat climate change and to promote sustainable development, as renewable energy is expected to function as a central pillar of China-Africa cooperation on climate issues, Nafo said.

The majority of developing countries now have climate policies. The biggest challenge they face is mobilizing adequate resources to support the implementation of their climate strategies, Nafo said.

The MOU would deepen China-Africa cooperation in many areas from capacity building, technology domestication to the integration of climate change into national development processes.

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‘It’s difficult,’ says R14-million bonanza student

Rivals’ suspicions aroused when WSU student underwent a ‘Cinderella-like’ transformation

Walter Sisulu University student and Pasma leader Sibongile Mani

Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University student at the centre of an accidental R14-million payout, said she will get through the experience.

“It’s difficult, very difficult but I will get through [it],” said Mani, who had allegedly spent more than R800,000 after an administrative error saw her receive R14-million for food and book allowances.

Asked to tell her side of the story, Mani said: “I am not ready.”

Intellimali CEO Michael Ansell said on Wednesday the company would be taking full financial and administrative responsibility after Mani had apparently “misappropriated” R818,000 in what the company described as an “unprecedented” event in its 10 year history.

“The investigation is ongoing and legal action will be taken against the student,” Ansell said on Wednesday.

“Intellimali is currently in talks with NSFAS and WSU to determine the most appropriate action to be taken,” he said in a statement.

Ansell said the funds were paid over in June, and the error was only discovered in early August after she had spent a big amount of money.

“Regardless of the outcome of the investigation referred to later‚ Intellimali takes full administrative and financial responsibility for the incident. Neither the funder‚ National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) nor the university (WSU) have erred in any way and they are not responsible for this. In addition‚ no student’s financial aid support will be affected in any way‚” he said.

Ansell said the company had already implemented the necessary controls to avoid such an incident in the future.

“As is our standard practice, Intellimali deactivated that student’s allowance and notified the university that we would investigate the matter.

“In this case, the investigation proved to be complex, highly technical and time consuming. It required the attention of both internal professionals and external experts,” he said.

Sibongile Mani accidentally received a R14.1-million payment on her student debit card and allegedly blew over R800,000 of it.

Sibongile Mani accidentally received a R14.1-million payment on her student debit card and allegedly blew over R800,000 of it. 
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NSFAS spokesperson Kagisho Mamabolo said they had requested the university to explain how the error occurred.

“The university must account,” he said.

University spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo said the university had been notified that Mani went on a “lavish” spending spree.

“People started complaining after she started living a very lavish lifestyle,” Tukwayo said.

“All students who were supposed to receive their money, did receive their money. This didn’t negatively affect any students,” she said.

Tukwayo said the university would be investigating how Mani managed to spend so much money, since there were only certain merchants where the money could be spent on food and books.

“Some students picked this up from the very lavish lifestyle she started living. We will also be looking into how this money was spent to buy some of the expensive goods‚” Tukwayo said.

“It was very callous and she did not report the matter immediately. She will definitely be held responsible‚” she said.

Lwando September, an SRC member and part of the Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (PASMA), declined to comment.

“We are not in a position to comment as PASMA [and] we were advised not to speak,” September said.

Mani is the student movement’s Buffalo City Campus branch secretary.

Criminal law expert Professor James Grant said it would be unlikely that Mani could be charged with fraud but “certainly theft”.

He said for her to be charged with fraud, it would require proof that she had made a misrepresentation of some sort.

Grant said the requirement for theft was to prove that she used money which she wasn’t entitled to.

“Her conduct was to spend the money, while knowing – that is the assumption – that she received it in error. In our criminal law as soon as you realise it was paid in error, then yes, it is theft and nothing else,” he said.

“On the other hand, if somehow she didn’t realise that in law she wasn’t entitled to do this or in law that if spending the money couldn’t possibly make her guilty of a criminal offence… then she would be making a mistake of law which in South African law is a valid and complete defence to the charge of theft then she could not be convicted then.”

Criminal lawyer Ulrich Roux said she could definitely be criminally charged if she didn’t repay the money.

“She isn’t justified to keep that money,” he said.

He said the moment she realised an error was made and she received more money than was due to her, she had a duty to report it to the company.

Roux said there was no law that said she was entitled to keeping the money.

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Selena Gomez’s Instagram Gets Hacked, Shares Nude Justin Bieber Photos

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez found herself the target of some deviant social media behavior earlier this afternoon (August 28th) when her official Instagram account was hacked by unknown perpetrators. According to TMZ, the hackers shared three photos of Justin Bieber in the buff, allegedly taken by paparazzi photographers while the pop star was enjoying some vacation time in Bora Bora. All three of the photos are shots where you can plainly see Bieber’s member.

omez’s team thankfully squashed the hack pretty quickly, deactivating the account for a spell while the situation was being remedied. Her profile, as of this writing, seems to be back online and with any traces of the hack already scrubbed off of the main page. It is a pretty savage move when you consider that Gomez has over 125 million followers on the social media platform, so the cyber attack got lots of publicity. The hackers, whose online identities were linked back to three troll accounts with no hard information to go on, seemed to take pleasure in the fact that Bieber nudes were being shared, referring to the singer as “lil shrimpy.” The reaction from fans and other bystanders online was one of shock, disgust and, more than once, laughter.

The hip-hop world has become somewhat of a magnet for Instagram hackers, who’ve been hitting some of the industry’s biggest names over the course of this past summer. Rappers like J. Cole, Tyler, The Creator and others were all victims of poached social media accounts, with the level of intensity varying on a case-by-case basis, in terms of the severity of the hack. No lasting damage was made in any of these cases, including Selena’s, but one has to wonder why this kind of activity is becoming the norm where music celebrities, especially of the hip-hop variety, are concerned. At the time of this writing, neither Gomez or Bieber had responded to the hack or the image that it chose to publish. Only time will tell if hackers will attempt to get after the pop princess’ Instagram account again, but for the time being, she appears to be safe once again.

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North Korea says more missiles to come as UN condemns launch

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation’s provocative launch was a mere “curtain-raiser”, in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions.

The Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile that Pyongyang unleashed on Tuesday represented a major escalation in the face of tensions over its weapons programmes.

After the latest launch Trump said that “all options” were on the table, reviving his implied threat of pre-emptive US military action just days after congratulating himself that Kim appeared to be “starting to respect us”.

The UN Security Council — which has already imposed seven sets of sanctions on Pyongyang — said in a unanimous statement the North’s actions “are not just a threat to the region, but to all UN member states”.

Both the North’s key ally China and Russia, which also has ties to it, backed the US-drafted declaration, but it will not immediately lead to new or tightened measures against Pyongyang.

The Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the mouthpiece of the North’s ruling party, on Wednesday carried more than 20 pictures of the launch near Pyongyang, one showing Kim smiling broadly at a desk with a map of the Northwest Pacific, surrounded by aides.

Another showed him gazing upwards as the missile rose into the air.

South Korea’s military said Tuesday that it had travelled around 2,700 kilometres (1,700 miles) and reached a maximum altitude of 550 kilometres.

The official Korean Central News Agency cited Kim as saying that “more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target in the future” were necessary.

Tuesday’s launch was a “meaningful prelude to containing Guam, advanced base of invasion”, he said, and a “curtain-raiser” for the North’s “resolute countermeasures” against ongoing US-South Korean military exercises which the North regards as a rehearsal for invasion.

Wednesday’s statement was the first time the North has acknowledged sending a missile over Japan’s main islands. Two of its rockets previously did so, in 1998 and 2009, but on both occasions it claimed they were space launch vehicles.

– ‘Enough is enough’ –

Tuesday’s missile overflight triggered consternation in world capitals and on the ground, with sirens blaring out and text message alerts being sent in Japan warning people to take cover.

“Threatening and destabilising actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world,” Trump said in a White House statement. “All options are on the table.”

At the UN Security Council emergency meeting Washington’s Ambassador Nikki Haley warned that “enough is enough” and that tough action had to be taken.

“It’s unacceptable,” Haley said. “They have violated every single UN Security Council resolution that we’ve had, and so I think something serious has to happen.”

The North last month carried out its first two successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile, apparently bringing much of the US mainland into range, but the Pentagon said Tuesday’s launch was judged not to have represented a threat.

Any missile fired by the North at Guam would have to pass over Japan, and analysts told AFP that Pyongyang appeared to have chosen the trajectory as a “half-way house” option to send a message without crossing a red line.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was nevertheless visibly unsettled, dubbing the launch an “unprecedented, serious and grave threat.”

Despite Trump’s rhetoric, officials in Washington privately echo the warning by Trump’s now former chief strategist Steve Bannon that it is too late for a pre-emptive strike against the North.

“There’s no military solution, forget it,” Bannon told the American Prospect in an August 16 interview, his last before losing his job.

“Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”

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Shock as bodybuilding champ breaks neck and dies after trying to execute a back-flip

Shock as bodybuilding champ breaks neck and dies after trying to execute a back-flip
Bodybuilding champ dies in horrific accident

SUMMARY

  • Sifiso Lungelo Thabete broke his neck while attempting a back-flip as he entered the stage, leaving the audience shocked
  • He was identified as one a potential superstar- being a former IFFB Junior World champion.

There was a mixture of panic and shock during a body-building competition after one contestant broke his neck and died after landing on his head while attempting to execute a backflip.As a gimmick to please his fans, he tried to successfully do a back-flip which went horribly wrong.

Sifiso Lungelo Thabete was a former IFFB Junior Champion and is said to have made quite an impression on judges with his maturity and muscles.

Entering the arena, Sifiso broke his neck and stayed motionless on the ground before officials scrambled to assist him.

He hailed from South Africa, Umlazi, located in Kwazulu Natal.

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