Is this “haunted” doll caught moving by itself on camera?

Is this “haunted” doll caught moving by itself on camera?

Too scary and creepy to believe! We have all seen moving dolls caught on camera, but in light of the sequel ‘Annabelle: Creation’ coming to theaters on August 11th, 2017, Jordan Randomness shares his own very disturbing, raw and untouched footage of an action figure moving on its own accord, all caught on film! Is this real, CG animation, or just a trick of the eye? You be the judge. See you at the movies!

15 facts about uses of vegetables that’d stun you!!

All of eat vegetables regularly, don’t we? Well, they are healthy and books and moms say you should always have vegetables. And some of us do actually like the taste of it. Regardless of whether or not you like vegetables, you’d be up for these cool facts about them. Turns out there are other uses to vegetables than just eating them ( No, throwing in the trash is not one of the options). Let’s just look at the facts, shall we?

They discovered that Caucasian men and women both identified a certain ‘golden glow’ as the most desirable complexion. But the tone they preferred was the ‘rosy’ look created by eating lots of fruit and veg’ – and not the suntanned look.
Dr Ian Stephen, who conducted the study, said good examples of this healthy, attractive look include Hollywood stars Keira Knightly and Johnny Depp, and musician Myleene Klass.
Researchers using specialist computer software, asked 54 Caucasian participants of both sexes to manipulate the skin colour of male and female Caucasian faces to make them look as healthy as possible. They found participants chose to increase the rosiness, yellowness and brightness of the skin.
Dr Stephen said: ‘Most previous work on faces has focussed on the shape of the face or the texture of the skin, but one of the most variable characteristics of the face is skin colour.
‘In the west we often think that sun tanning is the best way to improve the colour of your skin, but our research suggests that living a healthy lifestyle with a good diet might actually be better.

Nepal Army completes delivering election materials

Kathmandu, Nov 10: The Nepal Army has completed the work of dispatching election materials and other stationeries required for the first phase of the elections to almost all the polling booths.

The Nepal Army started dispatching the elections materials, both by road and air, from November 5.

“We have almost finished dispatching the election materials provided by the government to all the concerned election booths located both in accessible and difficult places where the climatic condition is bad,” said Brigadier General and spokesman of the Nepal Army Headquarters Nain Raj Dahal.

As per the decision of the Central Election Security Committee, the Nepal Army was given the responsibility of ferrying the election-related materials by air and road, Dahal said while talking to The Rising Nepal on Thursday.

“Though the complete ownership of the protection of the ballot papers remains lies with the Chief District Officer, the three security forces will safeguard the election materials in close coordination with it,” Dahal said.

Additionally, the NA has also been given the responsibility to airlift all the ballot boxes with the votes to the district headquarters if any critical situation arises, said BG Dahal.

According to Dahal, the NA airlifted electioneering goods like ballot papers, ballot boxes, voters’ education pamphlets, stamp pads, ink and other stationery materials to the booths located in difficult terrain.

According to him, only on Thursday, an MI-17 helicopter of the NA dispatched election-related goods to Khotang, Dolpa and other remote areas.

According to him, only materials to Baitadi, Bajhang and Darchula districts are left to be dispatched. “We will send them by Friday,” Dahal said.

Either the road or air has been used to dispatch election materials as per the geographical condition, Dahal said.

Materials to the high mountainous regions like Manang, Mustang, Humla, Jumla and Dolpa were sent by helicopters, Dahal said.

According to the details, the NA has so far completed dispatching election materials to Taplejung, Surkhet, Bhojpur, Baitdai, Bajura, Kalikot, Mugu, Humla, Jumla, Jajarkot Dolpa, Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu, Baglung, Myagdi, Eastern and Western Rukum, Rolpa, Dhading, Lamjung and Gorkha.

Similarly, election-related materials were sent by road to Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Ramechhap, Nuwakot and Rasuwa.

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Vodafone, EE and Three are continuing to charge customers for the mobile phones they buy as part of a contract, even after the cost of the handset has been paid off, research suggests. Citizens Advice found that customers who do not take out a new contract are paying an average £22 extra a month. The government said the mobile firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets. The operators said that their billing systems were fair.
Minister for Digital Matt Hancock said: “It’s only right that mobile customers should be notified when they have paid off the price of their handset, and that their future bills should reflect this.
“I welcome Citizens Advice’s call for better billing information for consumers, and hope that providers will now take the initiative by clearly separating the cost of handsets and tariffs in mobile contracts.” Vodafone told the BBC it strives to give customers “the price plan that best suits them”. “Wherever possible, we contact customers nearing the end of their contract to offer them a range of options. These include being able to upgrade their handset, receiving an extra allowance to enhance their existing plan or, if they choose, a sim-only plan,” the firm said in a statement. Three said: “Whenever a new customer signs with us, we make the end-date of the contract term very clear. We also let them know that they can contact us at any time to discuss the range of options available should they wish to change their plan with us.” And EE commented: “Separating phone and tariff doesn’t always represent the best deal for consumers, it can sometimes result in them paying more.” O2 does separate airtime and device costs and chief marketing officer Nina Bibby said: “Forcing customers to continue to pay for a phone they already own not only hits their pockets but undermines trust and the reputation of the industry.”

Exploiting customers

The majority of those who take out a mobile phone contract with the cost of the new handset included in the price will have paid off the price of phone over a period of two years, the study found. The research suggested that users paying out for handsets such as the iPhone 7, the Galaxy S and Xperia XZ Premium, paid £38 extra a month, after the two-year period. According to the study, people aged over 65 were the most likely to be stung – with 23% staying on their contract past the end of the fixed deal period.Overall, 36% of people with a handset-inclusive contract failed to change it after the end of the fixed deal period.

Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: “The cost of handsets are hidden within some mobile phone contracts giving phone providers a way to exploit their customers. “It is clearly unfair that some phone providers are charging loyal customers for handsets that they have already paid for. It’s especially concerning that older customers are more likely to be stung by this sharp practice.” She called on the phone providers to make sure that any customers staying on a contract past the end of the fixed deal have their monthly bill reduced to reflect the fact they have paid for the handset. “Providers could make it much easier for consumers to compare prices by separating out the cost of handsets from the cost of services like data and minutes for all contracts; that way it would be much clearer what they’re paying for,” she added.

Brexit: Theresa May appeals to EU leaders for progress

Theresa May made a personal appeal to EU leaders for the Brexit talks to move on to the subject of trade at a working dinner in Brussels. The prime minister is reported to have asked for a deal she could “defend” to the British people. Her fellow EU leaders said on Friday there had not been enough progress in negotiations to start discussing trade with the UK. But they have agreed to begin talking about it among themselves.The other 27 EU leaders have gathered in Brussels for a crunch summit to assess the progress made so far in Brexit negotiations with the UK, which is due to leave the EU in March 2019, following last year’s referendum result.

They have officially concluded that “insufficient progress” has been made in negotiations over citizens’ rights, the UK’s financial obligation and the border in Northern Ireland to allow them to move onto the second phase of talks with the UK dealing with trade discussions, after a discussion lasting just 90 seconds. But European Council president Donald Tusk said they had given the green light to preparations for the “second phase” of Brexit talks, dealing with trade. The prime minister made a personal appeal to her EU counterparts at a working dinner last night, telling them that “we must work together to get to an outcome that we can stand behind and defend to our people”, a senior government source told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg.

Theresa May issued a powerful call to the 27 EU leaders to join her in creating a Brexit deal that she will be able to stand behind and defend. She told them she had listened both to them, and to voices in Britain, before offering money and movement on crucial issues in her Florence speech last month. Most of the leaders said little or nothing as they left – the evening ran late after a difficult debate on Turkey – but those who did, like Angela Merkel, acknowledged the progress made so far while continuing to insist on more. The summit won’t look like a disaster for the UK’s negotiators – they will get a public indication that the EU is preparing for trade talks whenever they might come. But attention now shifts to the December summit, and the British need for a breakthrough there grows greater with every passing week. BBC Europe editor Katya Adler said all EU leaders knew Mrs May was in a politically difficult situation and did not want her to go home empty handed, so had promised they would start talking about trade and transition deals among themselves, as early as Monday.German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there were “encouraging” signs of progress in Brexit negotiations and suggested formal trade talks could begin in December – when EU leaders are next scheduled to meet.
She said the process was progressing “step by step” despite British media reports that negotiations were not advancing. “I have absolutely no doubt that if we are all focused – and the speech in Florence made a contribution towards that – we can achieve a good result,” she said. “From my side there are no indications at all that we won’t succeed.”

Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump’s leadership.
Mr Obama urged Americans to reject the politics of “division” and “fear”, while Mr Bush criticised “bullying and prejudice” in public life.They were speaking separately. Neither mentioned President Trump by name.Mr Trump, who has been critical of his two predecessors, is yet to comment.
Ex-presidents traditionally shy away from commenting publicly on their successors, and Mr Obama said on leaving office he would extend that courtesy for a time to Mr Trump, as George W Bush had to him.
He has broken his silence since to issue statements on Mr Trump’s efforts to dismantle Obamacare, as well as his controversial “Muslim ban” and decision to abandon the Paris climate accord.
Speaking at a Democratic campaign event in Newark, New Jersey, Mr Obama said Americans should “send a message to the world that we are rejecting a politics of division, we are rejecting a politics of fear”.
He added: “What we can’t have is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times before that dates back centuries.

“Some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed. That’s folks looking 50 years back. It’s the 21st Century, not the 19th Century. Come on!”
He touched on similar themes at another event later in Richmond, Virginia, saying: “We’ve got folks who are deliberately trying to make folks angry, to demonise people who have different ideas, to get the base all riled up because it provides a short-term tactical advantage.”
Speaking just hours earlier in New York, Mr Bush said: “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.
“There are some signs that the intensity of support for democracy itself has waned – especially among the young.”
Americans, he said, have “seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty”.

“At times it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together.”We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America.”
Both former presidents have until now largely avoided commenting publicly on Mr Trump’s policies.Before his election last year, Mr Trump was highly critical of both Mr Obama and Mr Bush, describing each of them at one time or another as “perhaps the worst president in the history” of the US.
Since his inauguration in January, Mr Trump’s combative style and direct public comments on a number of key issues have caused controversy both among Democrats and Republicans.
He has regularly blamed the media, which he says do not focus on his achievements and instead choose to concentrate on what he describes as “fake news”.

Take two for Samsung’s troubled Bixby assistant

If you have a Samsung phone, you most likely have Google Android. And if you have Google Android, you have the Google Assistant. That, first and foremost, is Samsung’s problem. No matter how good its assistant – Bixby – may be one day, it’ll still be up against Google’s work, which has superior access to data.
Poor Bixby’s lived a short and troubled life so far. It had been lined up to be a big new feature on the Galaxy S8, which went on sale earlier this year. But as the device shipped, Bixby wasn’t yet ready for the English-speaking world, and was disabled. It left the flagship S8 with a physical button that essentially did nothing at all, a constant reminder of an area where Samsung has fallen short.
At Samsung’s Developers’ Conference, held this week in San Francisco, developers were told to welcome in Bixby 2.0, and put the shortcomings of Bixby 1.0 behind them. Like the bridge sharing its name, Bixby has been rebuilt. The lessons have been learned and from here on “you’ll be making money”.
That was a promise to developers from Dag Kittlaus, a vice-president at Samsung Mobile. He created the Viv assistant, which was acquired by Samsung last year. Before that, he co-founded the team behind Siri, later bought by Apple. In a crowded market of personal assistants, Samsung is doing what it can to play to its strengths. First, it dominates the smartphone market – 23% of smartphones out there are from Samsung (Apple has 12%, according to Gartner). Second, it makes fridges, and other unsexy home appliances that might genuinely benefit from voice-based controls because, as we all know, there is nothing in this world more confusing than the user interface on a washing machine. So, Bixby will be coming to Samsung’s fridges. And then perhaps, a lot of other things – the company announced it would be opening up Bixby for third-party developers.

“Developers will be first-class citizens, everything we can build with Bixby, you can too,” Mr Kittlaus said.
“Whatever it is, you’ll have the freedom to develop and build with no limitations.”
Despite the positivity, Bixby is fighting to catch up in a race it has surely missed. In a Q&A session at the conference, I asked Brad Park, who looks after “service intelligence” at Samsung, whether Bixby faces a level playing field when coming up against Google’s Assistant within Android. He said he believed consumers would find space for two assistants on the same device. That seems very unlikely to me. Brian Blau, a Gartner analyst, held a similar view. “What Samsung has said is ‘kinda forget about Bixby 1.0’, they had to make a clean break,” he said.
“It’s going to be very, very difficult for Samsung to meet the level of sophistication that we think is going to come with Google. “There’s few companies that have insight like that, but Samsung does not have the data about what people are doing like Google does.
“You tend to think that the Google system is going to be the smartest one over time.”

Pollution linked to one in six deaths

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected. Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for two-thirds of deaths from pollution. Brunei and Sweden had the lowest numbers of pollution-related deaths. Most of these deaths were caused by non-infectious diseases linked to pollution, such as heart disease, stroke and lung cancer.”Pollution is much more than an environmental challenge – it is a profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing,” said the study’s author, Prof Philip Landrigan, of the Icahn School of Medicine, at Mount Sinai in New York. The biggest risk factor, air pollution, contributed to 6.5 million premature deaths. This included pollution from outdoor sources, such as gases and particulate matter in the air, and in households, from burning wood or charcoal indoors. The next largest risk factor, water pollution, accounted for 1.8 million deaths, while pollution in the workplace was linked to 800,000 deaths globally.
About 92% of these deaths occurred in poorer countries, with the greatest impact felt in places undergoing rapid economic development such as India, which had the fifth highest level of pollution deaths, and China, which had the 16th.
UK faring worse
In the UK, about 8% or 50,000 deaths are estimated to be linked to pollution. This puts the UK in 55th place out of the 188 countries measured, placing them behind the US and many European countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark. Dr Penny Woods, of the British Lung Foundation, said: “Air pollution is reaching crisis point worldwide, and the UK is faring worse than many countries in Western Europe and the US.
“A contributing factor could be our dependence on diesel vehicles, notorious for pumping out a higher amount of poisonous particles and gases.”These hit people with a lung condition, children and the elderly hardest.”
How bad is air pollution in the UK? The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said a £3 billion plan had been put in place to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions. A spokesman said: “We will also end the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040, and next year we will publish a comprehensive Clean Air Strategy which will set out further steps to tackle air pollution.” Mike Hawes from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the latest diesel cars were the cleanest in history. He said the biggest change to air quality would be achieved “by encouraging the uptake of the latest, lowest emission technologies and ensuring road transport can move smoothly”. In the United States, more than 5.8% – or 155,000 – deaths could be linked to pollution. The authors said air pollution affected the poor disproportionately, including those in poor countries as well aspoor people in wealthy countries. Study author Karti Sandilya, from Pure Earth, a non-governmental organisation, said: “Pollution, poverty, poor health, and social injustice are deeply intertwined.”Pollution threatens fundamental human rights, such as the right to life, health, wellbeing, safe work, as well as protections of children and the most vulnerable.” The results were the product of a two-year project. The authors have published an interactive map illustrating their data.