Hello Nacho Readers! Hope you all had a good holiday. It is the weekend so here is another heaping helping of the Weekly Round Up of interesting news found on the internet! We are wrapping up the year but before we do I’ve found a few things to read over
The Virginian Pilot has an article on a High School wrestling ref who forced a wrestler to cut his hair RIGHT THERE or the match would be a forfeit. The High School has said they will not appear at any more events with that referee. The Ref was totally in the wrong in the way this was handled and hope they won’t be reffing any more matches at all. There are rules do this sport so get them right!
Engadget has this story of a fake Alexa app that has appeared on Apple’s downloaded programs chart! The Fake app asks for a serial number of the Alexa as well as an IP Address, and who knows what it does with that info. If you have a new Alexa, might want to stay clear of this scam.
Engadget also has this more unusual story as users on Instagram were met with a surprise Thursday. It said that the user interface had moved things around a bit and notably had users scrolling horizontally instead of vertically. It is said to be a test, but many users are not in favor of it. Big surprise huh?
MSN has the story of a US firm is blaming the October air crash of Lion Air Flight 610 on a bad design from the maker’s of the place, Boeing. The flight killed all 189 aboard the plane when it crashed off the coast of Indonesia. The firm out of Chicago says that the New 737 MAX has flaws in its design. Boeing, of course, denies that. We shall see where this goes.
ABC News has this story on the continuing coverage of the Partial Shutdown of the US Government, It appears that our President is trying to get funding for his wall idea. Right. Have fun with that. I’m not in favor of closing down the government over Christmas and into the new year, let alone over such a petty idea.
NBC New York has the story of one winning ticket to Powerball was sold in Brooklyn. The jackpot was for a nice chunk of change of $298.3 Million. No winner has come forward yet but they have 60 days to do so. That s a heck of a paycheck and a nice way to be set for a long while.
USA Today has the story of the January 20th Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse. The Moon will be extra close due to its revolutions around the Earth (the “Super” part) and since it is early in the year it is also called a “Blood Wolf” moon as well. There doesn’t seem to be any Werewolves attached to this, but you never know! If you find yourself on Monday morning waking up with torn clothes and no idea where you were most of the night, you might be in trouble!
npr has this story of the Area around the Volcano Krakatau has been under a safety watch and now being extended to a 3-mile radius. A partial collapse of the volcano into the oceans caused a 6-foot tall Tsunami that hit coastlines with little warning as there was no earthquake. The Tsunami’s toll is around 430 people that was swe[pt away or otherwise killed.
NBC News has a look at the Yo-Yo stockmarket. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained over 1,000 points yesterday but today lost almost half that. The word is, a report ant President Trump will exercise a ban on goods made from Chinese Telecommunications giants Huawei (who’s CFO was picked up in Canada and imprisoned) and ZTE. Good thing I don’t invest in the stock market right now!
And with that, we end another weekly Round Up and this year. I hope everyone out there had a great Holiday and are doing well. Remember that in Life to keep your eyes open and keep reading!