Tuesday, June 18
Spill Sesh Spills a Secret of Its Own
Technology

Spill Sesh Spills a Secret of Its Own

For the last five years, Spill Sesh, a popular YouTube channel, has covered the world of social media stars, providing detailed recaps and tart commentary on their scandals and beefs du jour.But even as the Spill Sesh channel racked up more than 700,000 subscribers, the person behind it kept her identity secret. She has not appeared in the account’s more than 1,000 videos and has disguised her voice with an audio filter called monster.Her viewers have long speculated about who or what was behind the channel. Was it a content farm? Or someone related to a famous YouTuber? Or maybe a famous YouTuber, doing gossip on the side? On Friday, the mystery was solved when the person behind Spill Sesh revealed her secret in a new video.She is Kristi Cook, a former TMZ staff member who grew up in Flor...
Israel-Hamas War Updates: Netanyahu-Blinken Meeting News and the Latest
Technology

Israel-Hamas War Updates: Netanyahu-Blinken Meeting News and the Latest

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Friday urged Israel’s leaders to take steps to protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza and allow more humanitarian aid to enter the besieged territory, amid a war that has killed thousands of people and inflamed the Middle East.But soon after meeting with Mr. Blinken, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel appeared to rebuff the Biden administration’s call for a series of “humanitarian pauses” to allow more deliveries of badly needed food, water, medicine, and other supplies and facilitate the release of hostages held by Hamas. Mr. Netanyahu said that any cease-fire would be contingent on the release of Israeli hostages, many of them children, abducted in a deadly attack on Oct. 7.“I have made clear that we are continuing forcefully, and that Isra...
35 Years After Addressing Congress, James Hansen Has More Climate Warnings
Technology

35 Years After Addressing Congress, James Hansen Has More Climate Warnings

Global warming may be happening more quickly than previously thought, according to a new study by a group of researchers including former NASA scientist James Hansen, whose testimony before Congress 35 years ago helped raise broad awareness of climate change.The study warns that the planet could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming this decade, compared with the average temperature in preindustrial days, and that the world will warm by 2 degrees Celsius by 2050. When countries signed the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015 to collectively fight climate change, they agreed to try and limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius and aim for 1.5 degrees.“The 1.5 degree limit is deader than a doornail,” said Dr. Hansen, now the director of the Climate Scienc...
Trudging Through Sobriety and Other Challenges, One Step at a Time
Technology

Trudging Through Sobriety and Other Challenges, One Step at a Time

In March 2018, Morgan Olivia Hartman, who was new to Alcoholics Anonymous, attended the Miami district annual A.A. banquet dinner. Phillip Xavier de Amezola, who had been sober for four years at the time, was also there, seated at another table.Though the two had been attending the same local morning meetings since the previous October, they had not truly connected. Until, that is, each observed the Swedish ivy plants serving as centerpieces on the banquet tables.“It’s the plant Bill W. gave to his sponsees when he was dying in the hospital,” Ms. Hartman, 52, said, referring to one of the founders of the 12-step recovery program. “Part of what makes the plant special and significant is that people are supposed to cut the leaves off, replant them, and let the plant continue to grow.”At the ...
David Kirke, Who Made the First Modern Bungee Jump, Dies at 78
Technology

David Kirke, Who Made the First Modern Bungee Jump, Dies at 78

David Kirke, a flamboyant British thrill-seeker who performed — and, more important, survived — what is widely acknowledged as the first modern bungee jump, died on Oct. 21 at his home in Oxford. He was 78.His death was confirmed by his brother Hugh Potter, who said no cause had been determined.Mr. Kirke, an irrepressible daredevil and prankster, helped found the Dangerous Sports Club at the University of Oxford in the late 1970s. He inadvertently led this tiny band of eccentrics, plucked from the upper rungs of British society, into a historic plunge off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England, on April Fools’ Day in 1979.Inspiration came in part from a rite-of-passage ritual on the South Pacific island country Vanuatu known as land diving, in which young men leap from high towe...
Dr. Gabriel Cubillos: Medical tourism from Saint Kitts and Nevis
Health

Dr. Gabriel Cubillos: Medical tourism from Saint Kitts and Nevis

What is health or medical tourism? Dr. Gabriel Cubillos has strategic alliances that guarantee comfort and safety at all times, from your arrival to your departure for medical tourism. Foreign patients and those from other cities feel prepared and calm during their visit, as all aspects of their medical tourist package are organized before their arrival. The Obesity and Aging Clinic (Clínica Obesidad y Envejecimiento in spanish), located in Bogotá, Colombia, has 15 years of experience in serving patients from all over the world. The surgeon Cubillos and his team strive to provide a satisfying experience during their stay, both in our facilities and in the city. From the moment they arrive, we make sure to offer them all the necessary comforts, making their medical and tourist experience e...
Single father Surrogate mother, if you live in Lucknow (India)
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Single father Surrogate mother, if you live in Lucknow (India)

The traditional family structure, which has existed for centuries as the cornerstone of child-rearing, is transforming in today's multicultural society. People are exploring new ways of forming families and having children, breaking free from the constraints of traditional norms. Single parents are taking on the challenge of raising children on their own, while same-sex couples are seeking alternative methods to build their families, as natural conception may not be an option. Thankfully, we live in an era of progress and inclusivity, where modern tools and technologies have opened up a world of possibilities, enabling individuals to pursue their family goals without encountering barriers or discrimination. Gestational Surrogacy for men and quality service  Family Aims is...
Dr. Gabriel Cubillos: Medical tourism from Netherlands Antilles
Health

Dr. Gabriel Cubillos: Medical tourism from Netherlands Antilles

What is health or medical tourism? Dr. Gabriel Cubillos has strategic alliances that guarantee comfort and safety at all times, from your arrival to your departure for medical tourism. Foreign patients and those from other cities feel prepared and calm during their visit, as all aspects of their medical tourist package are organized before their arrival. The Obesity and Aging Clinic (Clínica Obesidad y Envejecimiento in spanish), located in Bogotá, Colombia, has 15 years of experience in serving patients from all over the world. The surgeon Cubillos and his team strive to provide a satisfying experience during their stay, both in our facilities and in the city. From the moment they arrive, we make sure to offer them all the necessary comforts, making their medical and tourist experience e...
Fitch Ratings affirms Ficohsa’s ‘A+(hnd)’ rating; Stable Outlook
ECONOMY

Fitch Ratings affirms Ficohsa’s ‘A+(hnd)’ rating; Stable Outlook

Fitch Ratings, one of the world's leading credit rating agencies, has recently affirmed Banco Financiera Comercial Hondureña, S.A. (Ficohsa) at 'A+(hnd)', with a stable outlook. This rating reflects Ficohsa's financial strength and consistent performance in the Honduran market. Key rating factors Size and market relevance Ficohsa is the largest bank in terms of assets and the second largest in terms of loans and deposits in Honduras. Its relevant franchise size gives it a significant competitive advantage in the market. In addition, its business model focuses on corporate and commercial banking, which has resulted in consistent total operating revenues of USD 310 million over the past four years. Loan portfolio quality Although Ficohsa's past-due portfolio ratio increased slightly to ...