The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday September 21)

September 21, 2018

Here are links to today’s biggest stories.

China strikes back by going after America’s energy companies

Eying China’s voracious demand, Cheniere Energy, ExxonMobil and other American energy companies are racing to build more than two dozen expensive facilities to export liquefied natural gas, which is super-cooled natural gas that can be transported by ship.

Tears not cheers as Ronaldo sees red on debut

Cristiano Ronaldo wept tears of frustration after his Champions League debut for Juventus ended in a sending off against Valencia.

Walmart is where the trade war comes home

“We are very concerned about the impacts these tariffs would have on our business, our customers, our suppliers and the US economy as a whole,” Walmart said in a letter to Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on September 6. “The immediate impact will be to raise prices on consumers and tax American business and manufacturers.”

Alibaba’s Jack Ma: Trade war has killed pledge to create 1 million US jobs

The Alibaba chief grabbed attention at the start of last year when he made the ambitious jobs pledge following a meeting with Donald Trump, who was president elect at the time. But in an interview published late Wednesday by China’s official news agency, Xinhua, Ma said the waves of new tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing in recent months have undermined the plan.

Landslide buries more than 20 homes in Cebu, Philippines

Rescuers at the site of a landslide on the resort island of Cebu in the Philippines can hear shouting from beneath the rubble as they attempt to shift debris covering more than 20 homes, officials say.

Jet Airways plane turns back after passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur was forced to turn back Thursday after around 30 passengers complained of nose and ear bleeds due to low pressure in the cabin.

Huge spelling mistake on Cathay Pacific plane

(CNN) – Sometimes, a massive typo is right in front of your eyes and you can’t see it. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, it was between the “i”s — on the livery of its Boeing 777-367. Photos have emerged that appear to show a plane on the ground at Hong Kong International Airport, proudly emblazoned with the words “CATHAY PACIIC.”

Justin Bieber serenades fans in surprise London performance

Justin Bieber made an unexpected appearance outside Buckingham Palace in London to the delight of surprised fans and passersby Tuesday.

US inmate’s golf drawings lead to freedom

A US convict whose talent for art caught the eye of a prison warden ultimately leading to a review of his case has been exonerated of murder. Valentino Dixon’s vivid pencil drawings of golf courses came to be featured in Golf Digest, whose reporters noticed evidence in his case seemed flimsy.

Hologram phone calls – sci-fi or serious possibility?

High-speed 5G networks could lead to big changes in how we use our mobile phones, allowing us to enjoy virtual reality on-the-go, interactive live broadcasts, and even project holograms from our handsets. But will connection “not-spots” and high costs stop many of us reaping the benefits?

‘We’re in love but never have sex’

Some 18% of respondents under the age of 30 have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year, a survey of 2,000 people on websites Mumsnet and Gransnet has found. Among all ages, the figure was 29%. We meet three couples who, while madly in love, fall into this category.

Chris Evans and wife welcome twins

Chris Evans’ wife has given birth to twins – a boy and a girl. The BBC Radio 2 breakfast show host said: “Ping and Pong arrived safe and well last night. Both healthy, both strong, happy and blessed, as was mum throughout.”

Owner Mark Cuban To Donate $10 Million After Sexual Harassment Finding Against Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to donate $10 million to women’s organizations after a seven-month investigation into the workplace culture of his NBA team, according to news reports. The National Basketball Association has also issued a series of mandates for the Mavericks organization, including putting more women in leadership positions and conducting “Respect in the Workplace” training.

The FBI Could Look Into Allegations Against Kavanaugh. Trump Doesn’t Want It To.

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump claims that investigating the sexual assault allegation levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn’t really the FBI’s ” .” It could be if he wanted the bureau to look into it.

Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria And More Thank Kavanaugh Accuser For Speaking Up

Celebrities and activists are thanking the woman who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a heart-wrenching video. “We know how difficult it is to stand up to powerful people. We want to thank you for publicly sharing your story of sexual violence,” actress Kelly McCreary begins the video.

Snoop Dogg Unleashes The Expletives Over Trump And Kanye West

Snoop Dogg certainly wastes no time mincing words. During a segment on SiriusXM with the rapper, DJ Suss One brought up President Donald Trump, noting that a lot of his “fans get mad at me when I talk bad about him.”

Japan PM Shinzo Abe Poised To Win 3rd Term

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader. Abe handily defeated his sole challenger, Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister.

This Spectacular ‘Message Of Hope’ For Refugees Is Best Seen From The Sky

French artist Saype said his latest gigantic land painting is a “message of hope” for refugees. Saype used biodegradable paints made from natural pigments to depict a little girl launching an origami boat into Switzerland’s Lake Geneva.

Peter Dinklage played a classic dark prank on the ‘Game of Thrones’ set

Game of Thrones, what with its constant violence, intense politics, and casual dragons, doesn’t seem like it’d be a set abundant with hilarity and horsing around. But three-time Emmy-winner Peter Dinklage says he played both prankster and victim on set, telling Jimmy Kimmel he had quite the dark (and pretty classic) trick to play.

Samsung’s triple-camera Galaxy A7 phone is now official

Well this is interesting. A day after leaked photos gave us a first glimpse of Samsung’s Galaxy A7 phone and its triple rear camera, the company went out and announced the phone officially. But that means Samsung has something else in stock for its Oct. 11 unveiling, doesn’t it?

Watching Kevin Hart being afraid of a baby ostrich is pure joy

Comedian Kevin Hart being scared of things is always funny. He’s particularly frightened of random animals, even when it comes to something as cute as Robert Irwin’s baby ostrich, who makes an adorable chirping noise. “You know what she’s saying.

George RR Martin says ‘Game of Thrones’ could have gone on way longer

If you’re lamenting the fact that Game of Thrones will be finished forever soon, don’t blame George RR Martin. He’s just as upset about the show ending as you are. “I dunno. Ask David and Dan when they come through,” Martin said on the Emmys red carpet on Monday, when asked by Variety why the show was ending.

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