The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 10th, 2018 night edition

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A fishing ship carrying 600 illegal nets stretching up to 18 miles has been seized after it escaped Chinese authorities, while using the flags of eight different countries to evade capture.

Its hundreds of gillnets had walls of fine mesh and could expand to a distance of 18 miles.

The use of the nets also harm seabirds including endangered albatrosses, the country’s environment department said on its website in 2011.

“Navy ship Simeuleu conducted a ‘stop, investigate and detain’ operation on Friday and successfully seized the vessel,” she said.

“We want this to be an example for the world to not compromise with illegal fishing,” Ms Pudjiastuti said.

4/50 7 April 2018 The body of journalist Yasser Murtaja, 31, is carried during his funeral in Gaza city.

Indonesia has destroyed hundreds of foreign illegal fishing boats since 2014 in an effort to protect domestic fish stocks and fishermen. »

The Dark Side of Vitaminwater

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Coca-Cola is being sued by a non-profit public interest group, on the grounds that the company's vitaminwater products make unwarranted health claims.

In fact, the product is basically sugar-water, to which about a penny's worth of synthetic vitamins have been added.

A bottle of vitaminwater contains 33 grams of sugar, making it more akin to a soft drink than to a healthy beverage. »

T.J. Miller Arrested for Calling in False Bomb Threat

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T.J. Miller — the former star of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” — was arrested last night after calling in a fake bomb threat while traveling on a train headed to New York City.

While Miller was arrested last night, the incident in question happened back on March 18.

According to the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Miller was charged with intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train. »

Americans Should Have More Control Over Their Data

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That lets them realize we’re planning a vacation to the Grand Canyon, for instance, and send us ads for local hotels.

For example, Facebook determines our political beliefs based upon the pages we like and preferences we list on our profiles.

Here in the U.S., most ads are bought through exchanges that allow advertisers to target people based upon data about them. »

Despacito: Most watched YouTube video ever 'deleted' in apparent hack

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Luis Fonsi’s record-breaking video for “Despacito” was temporarily deleted from YouTube after a small number of high profile Vevo accounts were hacked.

A still on the video showed several masked figures aiming guns at the camera, which is not a scene from the “Despacito” video.

The video has since been reinstated and has the same number of views as before. »