Japan to resume commercial whaling in 2019, defying decades-old intl moratorium

Following years of “scientific” whaling, Japan’s whalers will resume commercial operations in 2019, according to a government decision. It defies a 1986 international moratorium on hunting endangered species. Tokyo has decided to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC), meaning that Japanese whalers will be able to resume commercial hunting for the first time in over […]

Post-war Iraq wants to resume imports of Russian wheat – agriculture watchdog

Iraq, a major Middle East grain importer, is interested in purchasing Russia’s durum wheat, agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement following talks with officials from the Iraqi Trade Ministry. According to the statement, the officials were asked to provide the Iraqi side with data on production volumes in different regions of Russia, as well […]

WOW Air Will Resume Seasonal Israel Service in Summer 2019

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Fib on Your Résumé? A Whopping Number Do

After 28 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the dean of admissions, Marilee Jones, submitted her resignation in 2007. The day before, it had come out that Jones fabricated her education credentials on her résumé when she first applied for a job at the school in 1979. She claimed to have degrees from three […]

EPA to Resume Enforcement of ‘Glider Truck’ Rules

The new acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, has jackknifed former EPA head Scott Pruitt’s decision to quit enforcing the strict sales limits imposed on glider trucks. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, they’re basically new heavy commercial trucks that use old powertrains. Advocates argue that using refurbished engines and transmissions save business owners […]

100 injured: March of Return protests resume at Gaza-Israel border (VIDEO)

More than 100 Palestinian protesters have been injured after gathering at the Israel-Gaza border to continue the March of Return protests, which have been marred by violence for over a month. As of May 21, a total of 112 people have been killed, including 13 children and two journalists, and more than 13,000 people have […]

Tom Brady was once an intern at Merrill Lynch — Here’s his résumé from when he didn’t think he’d make it in the NFL

Jeff Mitchell US/Reuters It seems crazy now, but when Tom Brady left the University of Michigan, it wasn’t clear he had a future in the NFL. Brady had a resume made just in case, listing his work experience, including an internship at Merrill Lynch. Brady found his resume and posted it to Facebook. Before he […]

Apple and Tencent strike deal to let WeChat users resume tipping

Apple and Tencent have reached an agreement to allow tip-style gifts to again be sent through WeChat, a messaging application that boasts nearly 1 billion users. While the specific date for reintroduction of tipping was not given, the “feature with Chinese characteristics” has been the subject of discussions between the companies for months. Tencent previously allowed WeChat users on […]

Bali volcano latest travel update: Flights resume despite Mount Agung eruption fears

Bali volcano Mount Agung has caused chaos across Indonesia, but things look to be settling down with flights resumed last night for all major airlines. However, despite ash and smoke emissions slowing down, experts are warning an “imminent eruption” is still a big threat to areas surrounding Mount Agung. But for now, travellers – many […]