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  • Singer Aretha Franklin, 'queen of soul', dies aged 76

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    {{w|US}} {{w|soul (music)|soul}} singer {{w|Aretha Franklin}} died in her {{w|Detroit}}, {{w|Michigan}} home <!--yesterday-->on Thursday morning, her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn stated on behalf of the family. According to the statement, the official cause of death was {{w|pancreatic cancer}}.
    [[File:Aretha Franklin on January 20, 2009 (cropped 2).jpg|thumb|left|Aretha Franklin at Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009. {{image|Cecilio Ricardo, {{w|U.S. Air Force}}}}]]
    Per the statement, Franklin died at about 9:50 am {{w|UTC-4|local time}}, "surrounded by family and loved ones. In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds."

    Aretha Louise Franklin was born in {{w|Memphis, Tennessee|Memphis}}, {{w|Tennessee}} on March 25, 1942. After some time in {{w|Buffalo, New York|Buffalo}}, {{w|New York}}, the family settled in Detroit around 1946<!--source says she was four years old, which is *probably* 1946 but not certainly-->. Her father was a preacher, and Aretha sang solos at his church when she was 10. Her mother died that year, having left the family four years earlier. Aretha had her first son before age 13<!--obits disagreed, but see Inquisitr source-->, and recorded gospel music at 14. She contracted in 1956 to {{w|Battle Records (record label)|JVB Records}}, with her father's help, then in 1960 to {{w|Columbia Records}}, and in 1966 to {{w|Atlantic Records}}. At Atlantic she focused on soul and {{w|rhythm and blues}} (R&B), and was highly successful. She acquired the nickname "the Queen of Soul" in 1967. Over the next seven years she was 33 times on the R&B {{w|Billboard charts|Top Ten}} list. One of her signature songs, ''{{w|Respect (song)|Respect}}'', won her the {{w|Grammy Award}} for best R&B performance in 1968, and she won best R&B performance every year from then through 1975. In 1987 she became the first woman in the {{w|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame}}.

    Franklin's musical career resurged in the 1980s. Her last number-one hit was a 1987 duet with British singer {{w|George Michael}}, ''{{w|I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)}}''. Her last public performance was in November of last year, at an {{w|Elton John AIDS Foundation}} event in {{w|New York City}}. As of June last year, according to ''{{w|Billboard (magazine)|Billboard}}'', she was working on an album of collaborations with others, mentioning {{w|Stevie Wonder}}, {{w|Elton John}}, and {{w|Lionel Richie}}.

    Franklin's career was entwined with the {{w|civil rights}} movement. Her father's politics brought her in contact with {{w|Martin Luther King Jr.}}, with whom she toured in the late 1950s. Her father was involved in organizing the 1963 Detroit {{w|Detroit Walk to Freedom|Walk to Freedom}} with King, and when King was assassinated in 1968, she sang at his funeral. ''Respect'', and others of her songs, became anthems for the civil rights and feminism movements. She told ''{{w|Vogue (magazine)|Vogue magazine}}'' in 2015 she didn't record ''Respect'' for a political movement; "Not just me or the civil rights movement or women &mdash; it's important to people. And I was asked what recording of mine I'd put in a time capsule, and it was ''Respect''. Because people want respect &mdash; even small children, even babies. As people, we deserve respect from one another."

    She sang at {{w|Barack Obama}}'s 2009 inauguration as President of the United States. On her death, Barack Obama {{w|twitter|tweeted}}, "Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade &mdash; our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace."

    Aretha Franklin is survived by sons Clarence, Edward, Ted, and Kecalf.

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    *{{wikinews|title=Obama succeeds Bush as 44th president of the United States|date=January 20, 2009}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/16/entertainment/aretha-franklin-dead/index.html
    |title = Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died
    |author = Lisa Respers France, Dan Gilgoff, Todd Leopold
    |pub = CNN
    |date = August 16, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/16/aretha-franklin-queen-of-soul-dies
    |title = Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76
    |author = Laura Snapes, Ben Beaumont-Thomas
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = August 16, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/aretha-franklin-queen-of-soul-dead-at-76-119453/
    |title = Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dead at 76
    |author = Douglas Wolk, David Browne
    |pub = Rolling Stone
    |date = August 16, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.inquisitr.com/1569343/the-secret-life-of-aretha-franklin-included-a-huge-appetite-for-sex-shopping-and-fried-chicken/
    |title=The Secret Life Of Aretha Franklin Included A Huge Appetite For Sex, Shopping And Fried Chicken
    |author=Addam Corré
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    |date=October 28, 2014
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  • Wrinkle-free, non-iron cotton shirts a dream becoming a reality for CSIRO researchers - ABC Rural - ABC News

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    {{Australia}}
    Researchers from {{W|Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation}} (CSIRO), [[Australia]] announced via a video release at AgCatalyst conference (when, what day specifically) in Melbourne Park Function Centre, [[Victoria]], [[Australia]] they were working to create modified cotton plant to produce cotton fabric. This fabric was fully biodegradable like original cotton, and wouldn't need ironing.

    The modifications would allow the cotton plant to produce biodegradable environmentally friendly fabric which wrinkled less than traditional cotton, thus requiring less ironing, the scientists said. This would be similar to the reportedly environmentally unfriendlier synthetic fabric made of {{W|petrochemicals}}.

    The modifications involved

    Dr MacMillan, head of the research group at CSIRO, said "We use <mark>special molecular tools called synthetic biology tools</mark> that are inspired by nature and exist in nature to produce the next generation of cotton" (clarify what this all means)

    ("bioengineering techniques are being used to incorporate stretchy protein into the cell wall of cotton to make more it elastic" (Cotton Grower))

    (What effort would these changes need to be put to mass production)

    (How much does it cost)

    The ''Cotton Seed Distributors'' company had also partnered in this research.

    {{W|Microplastics}} from which synthetic clothes were made were a significant source of {{W|ocean pollution}}.

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    |title=AgCatalyst - CSIRO
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    |pub=CSIRO
    |date=15-16 August 2018
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    *{{source
    |url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-08-16/non-iron-cotton-shirts-csiro-research-underway/10124274
    |title=Wrinkle-free, non-iron cotton shirts a dream becoming a reality for CSIRO researchers - ABC Rural
    |author=Jessica Schremmer
    |pub=ABC (Australia)
    |date=August 16, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/design/csiro-working-on-cotton-that-could-mean-an-ironingfree-future/news-story/5c7b76e2fa4c8773a23a790cc465fb16
    |title=CSIRO cotton research could create shirts that don’t need ironing
    |author=AAP
    |pub=news.com.au
    |date=August 15, 2018
    }}

    * {{source|url=https://www.cottongrower.com/cotton-news/developing-next-generation-cotton-characteristics/|title=Developing Next Generation Cotton Characteristics - Cotton Grower|author=Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar|pub=Cotton Grower|date=August 15, 2018}}

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  • US: Grand Jury report the institutional protection of 300 predatory Catholic priests in Pennsylvania

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    {{Religion}}
    On Tuesday, a redacted {{w|grand jury}} report was released accusing {{w|Roman Catholic Church}} officials, in six {{w|dioceses}} in {{w|Pennsylvania}}, {{w|United States}}, of protecting approximately 300 priests from alleged {{w|sex violations}} with thousands of victims. The several hundred page report describes an institutional practice of failing to report or stop abuses and systemic protection afforded to priests occurring over the past six or seven decades to alleged crimes committed as recently as last month.

    Jurists focused on actions taken by the {{w|Allentown, Pennsylvania|Allentown}}, {{w|Erie, Pennsylvania|Erie}}, {{w|Greensburg, Pennsylvania|Greensburg}}, {{w|Harrisburg, Pennsylvania|Harrisburg}}, {{w|Pittsburgh}}, and {{w|Scranton, Pennsylvania|Scranton}} dioceses all under the Pennsylvania jurisdiction. Alleged actions included tactics such as personal appeals by church officials dissuading victims or family from reporting, pressuring law enforcement or investigators from pursing legal prosecution, conducting inept or intentionally deceptive internal investigations, and payment of {{w|Restitution|restitution}} with a {{w|Gag order|suppression order}} caveat. According to the report, church officials on all institutional levels within the dioceses, including the {{w|Bishop in the Catholic Church|bishops}}, implemented or participated in the protectionist tactics cited. Reviewed church documents further proved the continued practice when {{w|United States dollar|US$}}1.6 million in restitution was distributed amongst 20 {{w|Rochester, Pennsylvania|Rochester}} victims with abuses going back to about 1950 by 24 priests in June.

    Through documents and testimony, the thousands of victims spanned all ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. Boys and girls from children to teenagers were allegedly abused by {{w|groping}}, {{w|molestation}}, and {{w|Sexual intercourse|sexual acts}} orally, vaginally, and anally. Of the more graphic occurrences a priest in Harrisburg was documented collecting {{w|urine}}, {{w|pubic hair}}, and {{w|Menstruation|menstrual blood}} from five sisters. {{w|Middle school}} aged children in {{w|Greensburg, Pennsylvania|Greensburg}} were allaged to have been groomed for sex with a priest commenting on the {{w|Nativity of Jesus|nativity}} by claiming Mary had to bite off the {{w|Umbilical cord|umbilical cord}} and lick {{w|Jesus}} clean after his birth.

    Given the unprecedented comprehensive assessment, the {{w|Supreme Court of Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania Supreme Court}} ruling in July to unseal the findings while ordering redactions prior to publication. Supreme Court Justices appointing {{w|Cambria County, Pennsylvania|Cambria County}} President Judge Norman A. Krumenacker, III, to work with State Attorney General {{w|Josh Shapiro}}, clergy, and victims for the current report's redactions. Information regarding ongoing investigations or could pose significant risk to an individual were also redacted.

    [[File:Cardinal Donald William Wuerl in 2015.jpg|left|thumb|Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. {{image|CBP Photography}}]]
    Reacting to the intended release on Tuesday, the {{w|Archbishop}} of {{w|Washington, D.C.}}, {{w|Cardinal (Catholic Church)|Cardinal}} {{w|Donald Wuerl}}, issued a letter Monday mandating a "zero-tolerance" policy for all dioceses under his administration. Sexual abuse allegations are not isolated to dioceses named in the report with cases being reported globally within the Catholic Church and other religions. There has been a reduction in the number of abuse allegations according to the Catholic Church and predatory behavior requiring protectionist tactics have not been able to flourish since 2000 when preliminary reports and punishments were issued.

    [[File:Governor Wolf Delivers Remarks Prior to Pope Francis' Arrival at Independence Hall - 21719562566.jpg|thumb|Pope Francis speak in front of {{w|Independence Hall}} in {{w|Philadelphia}}, Pennsylvania on September 25, 2015 {{image|Pennsylvania Governor {{w|Tom Wolf}}}}]]
    Taking the past 18 months reviewing a half-million pages of documents and testimony, the grand jury declared the Catholic sex abuse scandal reached further than previously discussed. Shapiro in a news conference said the church documents alone identified one thousand victims. In response to the omission of not being able to identify all victims, jurists noted, "We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands."

    Further prosecution of alleged complicit parties maybe sought per Shapiro's press conference, but must abide by the {{w|Statute of Limitations}} with respect to each case. Shapiro also stated that some of the 300 predatory priests and church officials have since died.

    Jurists made four recommendations to the dioceses concluding the report: the voluntary suspension of the Statute of Limitations allowing the prosecution of clergy, officials, and other parties; a year long period for victims above 30-years-old may pursue civil lawsuits against offenders; strengthening of episcopal policies regarding mandatory reporting criminal offenses; and voiding any non-disclosure agreements for the prosecution or other legal processes relevant to the proceedings.

    On July 26, Shapiro wrote to {{w|Pope Francis}} requesting his aid in removing the legal block hampering the release of the grand jury report. Pope Francis and the head pontiff's spokesman maintain the policy of accountability when there is a failure to protect children is active with punishments observed. As of Tuesday in {{w|Philadelphia}} (UTC-4), no statement was issued by the {{w|Vatican}} (UTC+2) responding to the content published.

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    == Related news ==
    * {{wikinews|title=Archbishop Levada questioned regarding sex abuse cases in Portland|date=January 9, 2006}}

    == Sister links ==
    * {{sister|wikipedia|Catholic Church sexual abuse cases}}

    == Sources ==
    * {{source
    |url=https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/14/grand-jury-report-pennsylvania-details-abuse-catholic-priests/980687002/
    |title=Grand jury: More than 300 'predator priests' in Pennsylvania protected by Catholic Church
    |author=John Bacon and Mike James
    |pub=USA Today
    |date=August 14, 2018}}
    * {{source
    |url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-grand-jury-report-on-sex-abuse-in-catholic-church-will-list-hundreds-of-accused-predator-priests/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b9c81dd62f89
    |title=More than 300 accused priests listed in Pennsylvania report on Catholic Church sex abuse
    |author=Michelle Boorstein
    |pub=Washington Post
    |date=August 14, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/14/us/pennsylvania-catholic-church-grand-jury/index.html
    |title=Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church
    |author=Daniel Burke and Susannah Cullinane
    |pub=CNN
    |date=August 14, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20180721/judge-rules-to-unseal-church-abuse-grand-jury-report
    |title=Judge rules to unseal church abuse grand jury report
    |author=Melissa Klaric
    |pub=Pocono Record
    |date=August 14, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pope-francis-josh-shapiro-letter-pennsylvania-grand-jury-sex-abuse-investigation-attorney-general-20180726.html
    |title=AG Josh Shapiro asks Pope Francis for help in Pa. clergy sex abuse case
    |author=Liz Navratil and Angela Couloumbis
    |pub=The Inquirer
    |date=July 26, 2018}}

    ==External links==
    *[https://www.scribd.com/document/386201839/Interim-Redacted-Report-and-Responses#from_embed Redacted Grand Jury Report on Catholic Priest Abuse and Coverups]
    *[https://adw.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/ADW-Priests-PDF-081318.pdf Archbishop of Washington, D.C.'s Open Letter]

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  • U.S. President's former chief strategist supports Tommy Robinson

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    Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has given a widely reported interview to The U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times commenting on Tommy Robinson and his imprisonment, calling Robinson: "not just a guy but a movement"

    He told The Sunday Times: "Tommy is not just a guy but a movement in and of himself now."

    "He represents the working class and channels a lot of the frustration of everyday, blue collar Britons... He is a force of nature."

    Mr. Bannon also said authorities were wrong to gaol Robinson, and that he deserves an apology, calling him a "solid guy" and the "backbone of this country" while in the U.K. last month.

    Mr. Robinson was gaoled in circumstances that led to world-wide controversy, on May 25, 2018, but this has now been overturned, and he has been released from prison.


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    *{{source
    |url = http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6052017/Ex-Trump-strategist-Steve-Bannon-likens-ex-EDL-leader-Tommy-Robinson-rapper-Kanye-West.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
    |title = Ex Trump strategist Steve Bannon likens Tommy Robinson to Kanye West
    |author = Zoie O' Brien
    |pub = Mailonline
    |date = Aug 12, 2018<!-- in the form of MONTH, DATE, YEAR, example: May 10, 2017 -->
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://uk.news.yahoo.com/steve-bannon-praises-boris-johnson-115358689.html
    |title = Steve Bannon praises Boris Johnson and Tommy Robinson
    |author = Dan Sabbagh
    |pub = The Guardian via Yahoo News UK
    |date = Aug 12, 2018<!-- in the form of MONTH, DATE, YEAR, example: May 10, 2017 -->
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/steve-bannon-tommy-robinson-backbone-britain-nigel-farage-lbc-theo-usherwood-a8448251.html
    |title = Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon claims Tommy Robinson is 'the backbone of Britain'
    |author = Chris Baynes
    |pub = Independent
    |date = July 5, 2018<!-- in the form of MONTH, DATE, YEAR, example: May 10, 2017 -->
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://uk.news.yahoo.com/steve-bannon-praises-boris-johnson-115358689.html
    |title = Steve Bannon calls for Tommy Robinson’s release from prison
    |author = Brittant Vonow
    |pub = The Sun
    |date = July 15, 2018<!-- in the form of MONTH, DATE, YEAR, example: May 10, 2017 -->
    }}


  • Bomb Scare at Rafael Hernandez Airport

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    At approximately 11:30 am local time passengers were evacuated from Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, PR. A bag was left unattended and as a precaution Puerto Rico State Police and airport security asked all to evacuate the building. The C-5 Coffee Express coffee shop remained open during the entire ordeal.

    Rafael Hernandez Airport is a small airport. Only Jetblue and Spirit Airlines fly commercial flights at the airport. Only one terminal exists and their are only two gates. Passengers must walk on to the aircraft on a ramp or steps.

    Today a bag was left unattended and some passengers feared a bomb was left in the bag. Others feared perhaps drugs were left in the bag. While some passengers spent the time at C-5 Coffee Express many waited outside. One elderly woman suffered a fall and hit her head. Another elderly woman was visibly shaken. After about an hour a middle aged man with a Puerto Rico lanyard around his neck claimed the bag and the airport was reopened. Puerto Rico State Police questioned the man but he was allowed to board his flight to New York. A local security guard reported that the man had left the bag in the airport and then visited a coffee shop outside of the airport. After an hour the ordeal was over and passengers boarded their flight.

    This article was written by CatholicWriter AKA Adaly Rosado, Jr. He was present at the airport at the time of the incident.
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    == Sources ==
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    *{{source|eyewitness account by CatholicWriter AKA Adaly Rosado, Jr.}}
    *{{source|interview with Adaly Rosado Chaparro date= August 13, 2018}}


  • Brooklyn Juice Man Defends Restaurant Haunted By Jeff Sessions Photo

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    http://www.stoopjuice.com/founder-jose-franco.html== Sources Jose Franco ==

    * {{source|url=|title=|author=|pub=|date=<!-- in the form of MONTH, DATE, YEAR, example: May 10, 2017 -->}}Jose Franco, who once accused President Donald Trump of hacking the website of his juice bar and who presently is running for President Of The US in 2020 defends the El Tiempo Cantena (Laurenzo's Restaurant Group).  Mr Franco posted a yelp review that states, "This is regrettable but forgivable since It was the owner's son (bad judgement) who took the picture with Jeff Sessions.  This isn't the restaurant's finest moment since Jeff Sessions is an underwhelming Attorney General from an even less impressive administration.  Instead of giving this restaurant 1 star and complaining, we all must make sure we always vote and allow this family and staff to continue to make a living. We have to be heard through our votes despite at times thinking our life would be happier if we had the same capacity to be silent that we have to speak.  I'm moved to action because I fear self-complacency is no longer an option. If you're reading this review and feel the same as I do, mobilize instead of complaining. Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. I worry if we have to fight monsters (Sessions and politicians like him); we have to make sure that in the process not to become monsters too.  It may easily come to pass we imagine our negative feedback of El Tiempo Cantina pleasing to all when in reality we act in bad faith thus becoming a universal nuisance too.  I'm giving 5 stars to fight off the fake 1 stars and hope your apology was sincere.  The sliver lining is that El Tiempo Cantina now has an opportunity to elaborate why they disagree with Jeff Session's policies and proactively continue to do something about it."  Jose Franco has collected 650 of the 15,000 signatures he needs to run as an Independent candidate for President Of The United States.  Mr Franco concluded by saying,  "I don't accept any pac money since I don't believe in anything being free.  My biggest challenge is gathering signatures in Prospect Park Brooklyn while also working 7 days a week. In order to get my message out as efficiently possible, I've written several articles on LinkedIn."
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  • JMailsamy

    Ss2003mk: JMailsamy.com Founder Jayasurya Mailsamy Launched this website on 30 June 2018


    [https://www.jmailsamy.ga JMailsamy.com] Founder '''Jayasurya Mailsamy''' Launched this website on '''30 June 2018'''

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  • NSW Government says entire state in drought, new DPI figures reveal full extent of big dry - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Acagastya: Now that involves implicit CoI/NPOV bias on ABC's side just like Al Jazeera's position for Qatar being accused of funding terrorism and that controversy comes: cut the crap, add the two words of clarity


    {{Australia}}{{date|August 10, 2018}}
    On Wednesday, the [[New South Wales]], [[Australia]] {{w|Department of Primary Industries (New South Wales)|Department of Primary Industries}} (DPI) reported fifteen percent of [[New South Wales]], [[Australia]] (NSW) was in "intense drought", and the rest of the state "in drought" or "drought-affected". Farmers were reportedly running out of food for cattle and had to make difficult decisions about the collection times for their crops; food for cattle became harder to get, and more expensive.

    The report from DPI indicated "up to 48% of the state as Drought Affected, 37% in Drought and 15% in Intense Drought". The areas of intense drought included "parts of Western, North West, Central West, Central Tablelands, South East, Hunter, Greater Sydney and Northern Tablelands LLS regions", according to the report. The drought indicator was based on agronomic data, remote sensing, and field reports, including soil moisture and pasture conditions.

    The report from DPI named "the southern alpine zone, the greater {{w|Hilltops wine region|Hilltops}} (Young) region and parts of the south and north coast" as areas with better conditions.

    Furthermore, according to ABC (the {{w|Australian Broadcasting Corporation}}), the chair of the Australian Fodder Industry Association, Frank McRae, said many farmers in NSW had barely any food for their cattle. He said, "There's pretty much virtually nothing in NSW and supplies are rapidly drying up in southern {{w|Victoria, Australia|Victoria}} [state bordering NSW on the south] [...] You have to go back to 1981&ndash;1982 to see a drought this widespread and so severe."

    The {{w|BBC}} reported Prime Minister {{w|Malcolm Turnbull}} saying some farmers bought hay for animal feed for as much as {{nowrap|{{w|Australian dollar|AUD}} 10,000}} per truckload.

    NSW Primary Industries Minister {{w|Niall Blair}} remarked many people were hoping for rain to come and farmers were needed to make difficult decisions about the best viable time for crops collection. He said, "This is tough, there isn't a person in the state that isn't hoping to see some rain for our farmers and regional communities [...] Producers are now faced with some very difficult decisions on whether to graze sown crops or rely on potential rainfall in the next two months in order to increase yield production."

    According to ABC's reports, Australian {{w|Bureau of Meteorology}} (BOM) meteorologist Jane Golding said these conditions were unlike previously observed climatic conditions in NSW with rain in June, July and August. He said, "This year we haven't really seen either of those and last year as well we didn't really see too much of the either of those rain-bearing systems making their way into NSW [...] It is unusually dry and also unusually warm which exacerbates the problems, so the warm temperatures dry out the soils even more."

    According to BBC, {{w|Queensland}}, north of NSW, was also experiencing dry conditions, as well as parts of {{w|South Australia}} and Victoria. The report from DPI mentioned last autumn's failed growing season.

    About the forecast conditions and risks, the report from DPI said dry and warm conditions were "likely" to continue in the next three months, with an {{W|El Niño}} 50% likely in NSW in spring, which would mean depressed rainfall. The Australian forecasting services have an El Niño Watch on the region according to the report.

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    |url = http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-08/nsw-government-says-entire-state-is-now-in-drought/10088628
    |title = NSW Government says entire state in drought, new DPI figures reveal full extent of big dry
    |author =
    |pub = ABC News (Australia)
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
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    |url = https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45107504
    |title = New South Wales drought now affects entire state - BBC News
    |author =
    |pub = BBC News
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub/information-and-resources/seasonal-conditions/ssu/july-2018
    |title = NSW State Seasonal Update - July 2018
    |author =
    |pub = Department of Primary Industries, Australia
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}

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  • Argentine senate votes against legalisation of abortion

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  • Chelsea FC signs Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

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    {{develop}}{{date|August 8, 2018}}{{football}}
    On Wednesday, [[England|English]] [[soccer|football]] club [[Chelsea FC]] announced signing [[Spain|Spanish]] goalkeeper {{w|Kepa Arrizabalaga}} from Athletic Bilbao. Oer the reports, Arrizabalaga paid [[€]]80 million to activate his buy-out clause in order to join Chelsea, becoming the most expensive goalkeeper in the history.

    23-year old Arrizabalaga ...



    Former first-choice goalkeeper of Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois had agreed to sign a six-year contract with Real Madrid, the club made the announcement via their website on Wednesday.

    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2018/8/8/kepa-arrives-at-chelsea
    |title = Kepa arrives at Chelsea
    |author =
    |pub = Chelsea FC
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.afp.com/en/news/207/chelsea-sign-kepa-arrizabalaga-record-deal-courtois-heads-real-doc-1884fz9
    |title = Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in record deal, Courtois heads for Real
    |author =
    |pub = Agence France-Presse
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45113124
    |title = Kepa Arrizabalaga: Athletic Bilbao keeper pays £71m release clause before Chelsea move
    |author =
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-transfers/story/3589175/kepa-arrizabalaga-pays-80m-release-clause-ahead-of-chelsea-move
    |title = Kepa Arrizabalaga pays €80m release clause ahead of Chelsea move
    |author = Liam Twomey
    |pub = ESPN FC
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}

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  • Saudi-Arabia cut ties with Canada

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    {{develop}}after Canada posted its statement in tiwiter,in which it condemned the violations of human right in Saudi-Arabia,in turn,the Saudi prince ordered to cut ties with its counterpart Canada.which sheded light on the political situation in Saudi Arabia .in recent months,dozens of journalists and clerics were arrestees and sentenced to unbelievable years,ranging from 9 to 40 years,just because they stood against the will of Mohamed Bensalman.a large portion of those who were arrested underwent painful torture ,due to their opinions regarding Qatar's siege which till now is still unresolved.I think the new hand that controls saudi-Arabia is craving to have an iron fist over the country.


  • Real Madrid reaches agreement with Chelsea FC to sign goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

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    {{date|August 9, 2018}}{{football}}
    Yesterday<!--On Wednesday-->, [[England|English]] [[Football (soccer)|football]] club [[Chelsea FC]] announced reaching an agreement with [[Spain|Spanish]]-capital club [[Real Madrid]] to transfer [[Belgium|Belgian]] goalkeeper [[Thibaut Courtois]] to [[Madrid]]. Real Mardid via their official website said Courtois "has signed for the club for the next six seasons."
    <!--[[File:Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid 28 September 2013 Set B 15 (cropped).JPG|thumb|left|File photo of Thibaut Courtois, 2013. {{image|[[Commons:User:LauraHale|LauraHale]]}}]]-->

    26-year-old Courtois has been Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper for the last four seasons. He joined ''The Blues'' in 2011 from Belgian club {{W|K.R.C. Genk}}. In the last four seasons at Chelsea, Courtois won {{W|Premier League}} titles in 2014&ndash;15 and 2016&ndash;17, an {{W|EFL Cup}} in 2014&ndash;15, and the {{W|FA Cup}} in the last season. In his 2016&ndash;17 season for Chelsea, the Belgian kept sixteen {{w|clean sheet|clean-sheets}} in league matches.

    Just after joining Chelsea in 2011, Courtois was loaned to Real Madrid's cross-town rivals [[Atlético Madrid]]. During this previous spell in Spain, Courtois won one each of the Spanish [[LaLiga]], {{W|Copa del Rey}}, {{W|UEFA Europa League}}, and {{W|UEFA Super Cup}}. Courtois won the Adidas Golden Glove in [[2018 FIFA World Cup|this year]]'s [[FIFA]] World Cup in [[Russia]], winning the third-place medal with Belgium.

    According to report by {{w|ESPN}}, Real Madrid had to pay about {{W|pound Sterling|£}}35 million for the transfer. At the same time, Real Madrid's midfielder Mateo Kovačić is loaned to Chelsea for the next season. In Real Madrid's official announcement, they said Courtois is to be presented at {{W|Santiago Bernabeu}} today<!--on Thursday--> at {{nowrap|1 pm}} after his medical examination.

    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Related news ==
    * {{wikinews|title=France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2018 FIFA World Cup|date=July 16, 2018}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2018/08/official-announcement-thibaut-courtois
    |title = Official announcement: Thibaut Courtois
    |author =
    |pub = Real Madrid
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2018/08/courtois-new-real-madrid-player
    |title = Courtois, new Real Madrid player
    |author =
    |pub = Real Madrid
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45122644
    |title = Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea agree deal with Real Madrid, Mateo Kovacic to go other way
    |author =
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2018/8/8/courtois-and-kovacic-deals-agreed
    |title = Courtois and Kovacic deals agreed
    |author =
    |pub = Chelsea FC
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.espn.in/football/soccer-transfers/story/3589615/chelsea-and-real-madrid-agree-fee-for-transfer-of-goalkeeper-thibaut-courtois
    |title = Chelsea and Real Madrid agree fee for transfer of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
    |author = Liam Twomey
    |pub = ESPN FC
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11668/11466188/chelsea-agree-to-sell-thibaut-courtois-to-real-madrid
    |title = Chelsea agree to sell Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid
    |author = Ryan O'Callagan
    |pub = SkySports
    |date = August 8, 2018
    }}

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  • US: Police transcripts of alleged Stoneman Douglas school shooter released

    AZOperator: Abandoning this story


    {{develop}}{{date|August 6, 2018}}
    {{crime and law}}{{abandon}}
    [[File:Nikolas Cruz.png|thumb|left|Nikolas Cruz's official intake photograph{{image|Broward County Sheriff's Office}}]]
    Today, the Broward County Police Department near Parkland, Florida, publicly issued a 217-page police interrogation transcript from February 12, 2018 with the Stoneman Douglas Majority High School mass shooting's main suspect, Nickolas Cruz. The mass shooting claimed 17 lives and 18 injuries during the 6-minute active shooter situation.

    Conducting the interrogation was the Broward Sheriff Office's Detective John Curcio starting at 18:20 EST (22:20 UTC) after Sheriff's Deputy Geiger escorted Cruz instructing him how to sit moments earlier and would never re-enter the room. Preliminary questions like Cruz's name, date of birth, residence, and location of birth were difficult as indicated by Curcio because they were inaudible and repeatedly requested a louder response.

    Curcio left Cruz, fetching two bottles of water during which time Cruz stated, "Kill me. Just fucking kill me. Fuck". After being asked several times about any drug history, including prescribed medication, Cruz eventually stated the use of Xanax, Marijuana, and a failed suicide attempt using Advil. The Advil suicide attempt was, according to Cruz, a response to his mother Lynda Cruz's death with Curcio sympathizing with Cruz.

    An unusual piece of dialog began on page 34-39 indicated Cruz was not read his Miranda Rights requiring Curcio to Mirandized Cruz before going forward with the interrogation. When his Miranda Rights were beginning to be read by Curcio, Cruz stated, "I don't deserve it". He also had difficulty comprehending the rights by either saying he did not understand or nods head in the negative indicated in the transcript. No legal counsel was present during the interrogation up to the admission of not being Mirandized or after, nor did Cruz asked for legal counsel until 9 hours later.

    Redacted from the transcript was a large section regarding remorse. Surrounding text suggests Cruz either forgot his actions, which were answers for many questions, leading up to the shooting or had some diminished capacity recalling events. A number of times Curcio asked him to keep his head up to answer the questions adding, "Oh fuck, dude. This is hard".

    Curcio's attempted, as stated in the transcript, was to get to know Cruz but was difficult from the short or inaudible answers, multiple timeline discrepancies, emotional moments requiring Curcio asking him to calm down, and non-answers. This interrogation follows the court ordered release of his official statement 3 days earlier. Charged with 17-counts of 1st Degree Premeditated Murder and 17-counts 1st Degree Attempted Murder, Cruz is awaiting trial being held without bail.

    {{haveyoursay}}
    ==External Sources==
    [http://www.trbas.com/media/media/acrobat/2018-08/47229820736860-06130906.pdf Interrogation of Nikolas Cruz]

    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.wpbf.com/article/transcript-released-from-nikolas-cruz-interview/22656091
    |title=Transcript released from Nikolas Cruz interview
    |author=
    |pub=WPBF
    |date=August 6, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-nikolas-cruz-confession-20180806-story.html
    |title=Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz during confession: 'Kill me'
    |author=Paula McMahon, Tonya Alanez and Lisa J. Huriash
    |pub=Sun Sentinal
    |date=August 6, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/07/us/nikolas-cruz-indictment/index.html
    |title=Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz indicted on 34 counts, including premeditated murder
    |author=Ray Sanchez
    |pub=CNN
    |date=March 17, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/us/stoneman-douglas-shooting.html
    |title=On a Day Like Any Other at a Florida School, 6 Minutes of Death and Chaos
    |author=Richard Fausset, Serge F. Kovaleski and Patricia Mazzei
    |pub=New York Times
    |date=February 16, 2018
    }}


  • Football: Manchester City beats Chelsea 2-0 to win English Community Shield

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    {{date|August 8, 2018}}{{Football}}
    On Sunday, defending [[England|English]] {{w|Premier League}} winners [[Manchester City]] defeated [[London]]-based [[soccer|football]] club [[Chelsea FC]] 2&ndash;0 at the {{w|Wembley Stadium}} to win the 2018 {{w|FA Community Shield|Community Shield}}. [[Sergio Agüero]] scored one goal in each half as Manchester City added another trophy to their collection.
    [[File:CSKA-MC (12).jpg|thumb|left|File photo of Sergio Agüero. {{image|Дмитрий Голубович}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 3.0])]]
    Manchester City had greater ball possession in the match. In the first ten minutes of the first half, Agüero, {{w|Leroy Sané}} and {{w|Riyad Mahrez}}, who was playing his first match for Manchester City, attempted to open the scoring. In the 11th minute, Chelsea's forward {{w|Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma|Pedro}} was caught offside as his [[Spain|Spanish]] compatriot {{w|Cesc Fàbregas}} attempted a through ball. In the 13th minute, Agüero scored the opener from {{w|Phil Foden}}'s assist, giving Manchester City an early lead. It was Agüero's 200th goal for Man City, making him the first player in the club's history to score 200 goals. He tried to double the lead in the 18th minute, but his shot was saved by Chelsea's goalkeeper {{w|Willy Caballero}}. {{w|Álvaro Morata}} missed a chance in the 25th minute to equalise. After the half-hour mark, {{w|Callum Hudson-Odoi}} tried to level up for Chelsea but was saved by Man City's shot-stopper {{w|Claudio Bravo}}. The first half ended with Man City leading 1&ndash;0.

    At the beginning of the second half, Leroy Sané was substituted off and he was replaced by his national teammate {{w|Ilkay Gündogan}}. Agüero, in the 50th minute, dribbled past Caballero but his shot missed the target and hit the side netting. A couple of minutes later, Foden's shot was saved by Caballero. In the 58th minute, Agüero scored the second goal of the match, from {{w|Bernardo Silva}}'s assist. Chelsea made a double substitution after the second goal as Willian and {{w|Dani Drinkwater}} came on for Hudson-Odoi and Fàbregas. In the 68th minute, [[Brazil]]ian forward {{w|Gabriel Jesus}}, who recently added a two-year term to his contract, came on for Mahrez. Agüero was replaced with defender {{w|Vincent Kompany}} in the 80th minute. The task was done, for Chelsea could not get the ball in Man City's net as the Premier League winners won the match 2&ndash;0.

    After the match, Chelsea's manager {{w|Maurizio Sarri}} said, "The performance was not bad in the first half but in the second half there was a big difference from a physical point of view, so we have to work [...] I am worried about the defensive phase &mdash; not the defenders. We have to improve, especially on the other half."

    {{haveyoursay}}

    ----
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    |date = August 5, 2018
    |team1 = [[Chelsea FC]]
    |score = 0&ndash;2
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    }}

    == Related news ==

    *{{Wikinews|Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus signs contract extension with Manchester City|August 6, 3018}}
    *{{Wikinews|Football: Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez from Leicester|July 12, 2018}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6MK1ln9uYs
    |title = Man City 2-0 Chelsea {{!}} Aguero Hits Brilliant Brace {{!}} FA Community Shield Highlights
    |author = The Emirates FA Cup
    |pub = YouTube
    |date = August 6, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.mancity.com/citytv/match-highlights/2018/august/chelsea-v-man-city-community-shield-brief-match-highlights
    |title = Chelsea vs City: Brief Highlights
    |author =
    |pub = Manchester City
    |date = August 6, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11462547/chelsea-0-2-manchester-city-talking-points-from-the-community-shield
    |title = Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City: Talking points from the Community Shield
    |author =
    |pub = SkySports
    |date = August 6, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://apnews.com/99f798a94dfb408eaf6b479f397e8693
    |title = Community Shield: Man City show of strength, beating Chelsea
    |author = Rob Harris
    |pub = Associated Press
    |date = August 6, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44995783
    |title = Community Shield: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City - Sergio Aguero scores twice
    |author = Chris Bevan
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = August 5, 2018
    }}

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  • Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus signs contract extension with Manchester City

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    {{date|August 6, 2018}}{{football}}
    On Friday, [[England|English]] [[soccer|football]] club [[Manchester City]] announced [[Brazil|Brazilian]] forward {{w|Gabriel Jesus}} signed a contract extension adding two years to his contract with the club. Jesus's new contract runs until 2023.
    [[File:Seleção brasileira olímpica de futebol masculina treina no estádio Bezerrão (28112387034).jpg|thumb|left|File photo of Gabriel Jesus. {{image|{{w|Agência Brasil}}}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en CC BY 2.0])]]
    21-year-old Jesus joined Manchester City last year in January 2017 from Brazilian club {{w|Palmeiras}} for a reported fee of {{w|British pound|£}}27 million. Since then, the Brazilian has featured in 53 matches for the club in all competitions and has scored 24 goals. During his time at the {{w|Etihad Stadium}} the Brazilian has won the {{w|Premier League}} title as well as the Carabao Cup. Internationally, Jesus made his international debut in 2016 and he was part of the Brazilian squad for [[2018 FIFA World Cup|this year]]'s [[FIFA]] World Cup in [[Russia]] but lost to [[Belgium]] in the quarter-finals.

    After signing the contract extension, Jesus told ManCity.com, "I can say that it was the best decision I've made in my life to come to Manchester City because whilst I'm here I'm improving as a professional and as a person. Also thanks to the Club for being so organised and focused since I arrived."

    Manchester City's footballing director {{w|Txiki Begiristain}} said, "Gabriel is undoubtedly one of the best young forwards in world football, so to have him commit his future to us is a huge boost. There's so much variety in his game. I know how much [[Pep Guardiola|Pep [Guardiola, Man City's manager]]] enjoys working with him and I am really looking forward to watching his development in the coming years."

    Jesus was part of the Manchester City squad which won the 2018 Community Shield on Sunday, defeating Chelsea 2&ndash;0 at the Wembley Stadium.

    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Related news ==

    *{{wikinews|FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals: France, Belgium beat Uruguay, Brazil|July 9, 2018}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44995783
    |title = Community Shield: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City - Sergio Aguero scores twice
    |author = Chris Bevan
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = August 5, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45056019
    |title = Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City striker signs contract extension until 2023
    |author =
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = August 3, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://in.reuters.com/article/soccer-england-mci-jesus/soccer-striker-gabriel-jesus-extends-manchester-city-stay-until-2023-idINKBN1KO11E
    |title = Soccer: Striker Gabriel Jesus extends Manchester City stay until 2023
    |author =
    |pub = Reuters
    |date = August 3, 2018
    }}
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    |url = https://www.mancity.com/news/first-team/first-team-news/2018/august/gabriel-jesus-man-city-contract-extension
    |title = Gabriel Jesus Signs New City Deal
    |author =
    |pub = Manchester City
    |date = August 3, 2018
    }}

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  • Spanish football: Sevilla signs Alexis Vidal from FC Barcelona

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    {{date|August 6, 2018}}{{Football}}
    On Saturday, {{w|Sevilla FC}} announced the signing of [[Spain|Spanish]] defender {{w|Aleix Vidal}} from defending [[LaLiga]] champions [[FC Barcelona]]. Via their official website, Barcelona said they were to receive [[€]]8.5 million transfer as well as two million in variables.
    [[File:Sevillia-Zenit (10).jpg|thumb|left|File photo of Aleix Vidal. {{image|Вячеслав Евдокимов}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 3.0])]]
    28-year-old Vidal had joined Barça three seasons ago, from Sevilla. Since moving to the [[Catalonia|Catalan]]-[[Barcelona|capital]], Vidal had played 49 games for the club. During his tenure at {{w|Camp Nou}}, Vidal won two Spanish LaLiga titles, three {{w|Copa del Rey}} and one each of {{w|Supercopa de España}}, {{w|UEFA Super Cup}} as well as the {{w|FIFA Club World Cup}}. In 2015, Vidal had won the {{w|UEFA Europa League}} with Sevilla.

    Previously, Barcelona announced the transfer of [[France|French]] defender {{w|Lucas Digne}} to [[England|English]] club [[Everton FC]]. Barcelona announced the transfer of Aleix Vidal shortly after they announced signing [[Chile]]an midfielder [[Arturo Vidal]] from [[Bayern Munich]].

    According to a report by ''{{w|Marca (newspaper)|Marca}}'', Aleix Vidal was to sign a four-year contract with Sevilla.

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    == Related news ==

    *{{wikinews|FC Barcelona signs Chilean footballer Arturo Vidal from Bayern|August 5, 2018}}
    *{{wikinews|French footballer Lucas Digne joins Everton FC on five-year contract|August 4, 2018}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6028321/Sevilla-sign-Aleix-Vidal-Barcelona-deal-worth-9million.html
    |title = Sevilla sign Aleix Vidal from Barcelona in a deal worth £9million... three years after selling him to the Nou Camp side
    |author =
    |pub = Daily Mail
    |date = August 5, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first-team/news/2018-2019/agreement-sevilla-fc-transfer-aleix-vidal?_ga=2.221095768.1584714441.1533331938-1969770650.1533331937
    |title = Agreement with Sevilla FC for the transfer of Aleix Vidal
    |author =
    |pub = FC Barcelona
    |date = August 4, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45072679
    |title = Aleix Vidal: Sevilla re-sign Spanish full-back from Barcelona
    |author =
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = August 4, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.marca.com/en/football/barcelona/2018/08/04/5b65f525e5fdeaf7258b45b2.html
    |title = Aleix Vidal rejoins Sevilla in 8.5 million euro deal
    |author = Tim Hanlon
    |pub = Marca (newspaper)
    |date = AUgust 4, 2018
    }}

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  • FC Barcelona signs Chilean footballer Arturo Vidal from Bayern

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    {{date|August 5, 2018}}{{Football}}
    On Friday, via a press release, [[FC Bayern Munich]] announced reaching an agreement with [[Spain|Spanish]] [[soccer|football]] club [[FC Barcelona]] for the transfer of [[Arturo Vidal]]. The Chilean midfielder was to sign a three-year contract with [[Barcelona]] after his medical examination.
    [[File:Russia-Chili (2).jpg|thumb|left|File photo of Arturo Vidal. {{image|Дмитрий Садовников}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 3.0])]]
    31-year-old Vidal joined the [[Germany|German]] giants FC Bayern in 2015 from [[Italy|Italian]] side [[Juventus FC]]. Since joining Bayern, Vidal has scored 22 goals, in 124 matches in all competitions. He also provided eighteen assists. During his tenure at {{w|Allianz Arena}}, Vidal has won three consecutive German [[Bundesliga]] titles, two {{w|DFL Supercup|DFL Super Cups}} as well as one {{w|DFB-Pokal}}. Prior to moving to Bayern, Vidal won four consecutive Italian [[Serie A]] titles with Juventus. Internationally, Vidal has won the [[Copa América]] in 2015 as well as 2016's {{w|Copa América Centenario}}.

    Speaking about the transfer, Bayern Munich's chairman [[Karl-Heinz Rummenigge]] said, {{translated quote|de|German language|Ich möchte mich im Namen des FC Bayern bei Arturo für drei tolle Jahre herzlich bedanken [...] wir haben in dieser Zeit große Erfolge gefeiert, daran hatte Arturo maßgeblichen Anteil. Er ist auch in wichtigen Spielen immer vorangegangen, auf ihn konnten wir uns immer verlassen.|On behalf of FC Bayern, I wish to thank Arturo with all my heart for three fantastic years [...] Arturo made a significant contribution to the great successes we enjoyed in this time. He always led from the front in important matches, and we could always rely on him.}} Vidal still had one-year left in his contract with Bayern.

    Barcelona's manager {{w|Ernesto Valvarde}} said, "Vidal is someone we hope can add energy in midfield [...] We know he has a lot of experience. The amount of games he's played for his previous teams is very good. He has a big presence and he doesn't disappear on the pitch."

    Before signing Vidal, Barcelona signed {{w|Arthur Melo}}, {{w|Clément Lenglet}} and {{w|Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira|Malcom}} this season.

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    == Related news==

    *{{wikinews|Football: Bayern beats Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on penalties to win German Super Cup|August 6, 2017}}
    *{{wikinews|Messi speaks of Argentina exit after losing Copa América Centenario over penalties|June 30, 2016}}
    *{{wikinews|DFB-Pokal Final: Bayern wins 4-3 in Der Klassiker final|May 23, 2016}}
    *{{wikinews|Chile beats Argentina to win first Copa America title|July 6, 2015}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.espn.in/football/soccer-transfers/story/3584557/barcelona-boss-ernesto-valverde-defends-arturo-vidal-signing
    |title = Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde defends Arturo Vidal signing
    |author = Sam Marsden
    |pub = ESPN FC
    |date = August 4, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.espn.in/football/soccer-transfers/story/3583571/barcelona-agree-deal-for-arturo-vidal-with-bayern-munich
    |title = Barcelona agree deal to sign Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich
    |author =
    |pub = ESPN FC
    |date = August 4, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/barcelona-agree-vidal-switch-30-million-euro-deal-doc-1845n79
    |title = Barcelona agree Vidal switch in '30-million-euro deal'
    |author =
    |pub = Agence France-Presse
    |date = August 4, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://fcbayern.com/en/news/2018/08/press-release-arturo-vidal-leaves-bayern-for-barcelona
    |title = Arturo Vidal leaves Bayern for Barcelona
    |author =
    |pub = FC Bayern
    |date = August 3, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://fcbayern.com/de/news/2018/08/presseerklarung-arturo-vidal-wechselt-zum-fc-barcelona
    |title = Arturo Vidal wechselt zum FC Barcelona
    |lang = de
    |author =
    |pub = FC Bayern
    |date = August 3, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first-team/news/2018-2019/agreement-bayern-munich-transfer-arturo-vidal
    |title = Agreement with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Arturo Vidal
    |author =
    |pub = FC Barcelona
    |date = August 3, 2018
    }}

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  • French footballer Lucas Digne joins Everton FC on five-year contract

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    {{date|August 4, 2018}}{{football}}
    On Wednesday, [[England|English]] {{w|Premier League}} club [[Everton FC]] announced signing [[France|French]] [[soccer|footballer]] {{w|Lucas Digne}} on a five-year contract from the [[Spain|Spanish]] [[LaLiga]] winners [[FC Barcelona]]. The 25-year old Frenchman's contract runs through June 2023.
    [[File:Lucas Digne (LOSC).JPG|thumb|left|File photo of Lucas Digne, 2012. {{image|[[Commons:User:Liondartois|Liondartois]]}} (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 3.0)]]
    Digne joined FC Barcelona in 2016, from French [[Paris|capital]]-club [[Paris Saint-Germain]] (PSG), and since then, the defender has played more than 40 matches for [[Barcelona]]. During his tenure at {{w|Camp Nou}}, Digne won one LaLiga title, one {{w|Supercopa de España}}, and two {{w|Copa del Rey}} titles. Prior to playing for the [[Catalonia|Catalan]]-club, Digne won two French {{w|Ligue 1}} titles with PSG. Internationally, Digne has featured in 21 games for France, but he was not a part of [[2018 FIFA World Cup|last month]]'s [[FIFA]] World Cup in [[Russia]].

    After signing the contract with the [[Liverpool]]-based club, Digne said, "I want to show my best football here and discover the best league in the world. Everybody loves the Premier League. I am loving the fact I am coming here. I am not afraid, I am excited. For me, it is a new challenge to discover a country, a league, people and a great club such as Everton. It is fabulous." Everton's manager {{w|Marco Silva}} said, "It is important to say that he is a player who, from the first moment he was contacted, showed enormous desire to play at Everton".

    FC Barcelona reported Everton was to pay [[euro|€]] 20.2 million as well as another 1.5 million in variables for Digne's transfer. Before signing the Frenchman, Everton signed Richarlison from {{w|Watford FC}} this season.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45024174
    |title = Lucas Digne: Everton sign full-back from Barcelona for £18m
    |author =
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = August 1, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://in.reuters.com/article/soccer-england-eve-digne/soccer-everton-sign-defender-digne-from-barcelona-idINKBN1KM4C3
    |title = Soccer: Everton sign defender Digne from Barcelona
    |author =
    |pub = Reuters
    |date = August 1, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first-team/news/2018-2019/agreement-with-everton-for-the-transfer-of-lucas-digne-fcbarcelona
    |title = Agreement with Everton FC for the transfer of Lucas Digne
    |author =
    |pub = FC Barcelona
    |date = August 1, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.espn.in/football/soccer-transfers/story/3580918/everton-confirm-signing-of-defender-lucas-digne-from-barcelona
    |title = Everton confirm signing of defender Lucas Digne from Barcelona
    |author =
    |pub = ESPN FC
    |date = August 1, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2018/08/01/lucas-digne
    |title = Blues Sign Digne From Barcelona
    |author =
    |pub = Everton FC
    |date = August 1, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2018/07/26/richarlison
    |title = So Much More To Richarlison's Talent
    |author = Paul McNamara
    |pub = Everton FC
    |date = July 26, 2018
    }}

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  • Australia experiences dry July in 2018

    Gryllida: possible change of scope


    {{prepared}}
    {{ambox|text=Note: I may be able to rewrite this into a summary of ''winter'' in 2018 in Australia. If this does not occur by September 15, this article needs to be removed, hopefully by myself. --[[User:Gryllida|Gryllida]] ([[User talk:Gryllida|talk]]) 11:54, 9 August 2018 (UTC)}}
    {{develop}}
    {{date|August 2, 2018}} <!-- substitutes the date automatically; you don't need to modify the template -->

    More detail needed

    # photos
    # statistics for July in particular
    #*in what places it is the record
    #*more

    "QLD record heat"

    "Nationally, it was the driest July since 2002 and below average for most of southern Australia."

    "Rainfall was the lowest on record for July in parts of northern inland and west slopes of New South Wales, across the border into the eastern Pastoral region of South Australia and patches in the Goldfields of Western Australia."

    "Despite the month overall being very dry, there were areas that received above average rainfall in southwest Western Australia, the northeast coast of the Top End, far north coast of Queensland and most of Tasmania."

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    == Sources ==
    *{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-01/what-you-need-to-know-about-droughts/10051956|title=What you need to know about droughts: Why they happen and how they are defined|author=|pub=ABC|date=August 1, 2018}}
    *{{source|url=https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/hundreds-dead-worst-drought-in-18-years/news-story/3f22cc24437fa949256bd74391477356|title=Hundreds dead: Worst drought in 18 years|pub=news.com.au|date=July 31, 2018}}
    *{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/drought/
    |title=Full coverage: Australia's drought crisis
    |date=August 2, 2018|pub=ABC (Australia)}}
    *{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-01/qld-weather-temperatures-break-records-july-maximums/10056288
    |title=Hottest July on record for much of Queensland prompts warnings of more to come
    |author=Shelley Lloyd
    |pub=ABC
    |date=August 1, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/
    |title=Drought
    |date=August 2, 2018
    |pub=Bureau of Meteorology, Australia}}


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  • 40th anniversary of Berlin's Christopher Street Day celebration attracts thousands

    Acagastya: add


    {{date|July 31, 2018}}{{LGBT}}
    On Saturday, tens or hundreds of thousands of participants, reportedly, attended the 40th anniversary of the [[Berlin]]'s {{w|Christopher Street Day}} celebration. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ([[LGBT]]) Pride is referred to as CSD in [[Germany]] and [[Switzerland]].

    This year's theme of the event was {{translation note|''My Body, my Identity, my Life''|de|German language|''Mein Körper, meine Identität, mein Leben''}}. The pride parade began at 12 PM at the {{w|Kurfürstendamm}} and finished at the {{w|Brandenburger Tor}}. About 70 cars were registered for the event. After the parade, speeches took place in the evening.

    According to the German reports, one fatal incident took place during the parade. A 33-year-old man collapsed and died in the parade, and the police officials suggested an autopsy.

    The first Christopher Street Day celebration in the German capital Berlin was organised in June 1979 and reportedly a few hundred people participated in the celebration. A year ago, Germany legalised [[same-sex marriage]]. The bill was passed by the {{w|German Bundestag}} on the last day before the parliament's summer break.

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    File:Catholic participant at CSD 2018 Berlin "Jesus had two fathers as well".jpg|Banner reading "Jesus had two fathers as well"{{image|[[Commons:User:Sparrow (麻雀)|Jasmin Sasika]]}} [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en (CC BY-SA 4.0)]
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    File:Russian participant of CSD 2018 in Berlin "Make Russia gay again".jpg|Participant of CSD 2018 in Berlin carrying the sign "Make Russia gay again".jpg {{image|[[Commons:User:Sparrow (麻雀)|Jasmin Sasika]]}} [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en (CC BY-SA 4.0)]
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    File:Canadian pride flag at CSD 2018 in Berlin.jpg|Canadian pride flag at the CSD 2018 in Berlin {{image|[[Commons:User:Sparrow (麻雀)|Jasmin Sasika]]}} [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en (CC BY-SA 4.0)]
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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.derwesten.de/panorama/hunderttausende-feiern-christopher-street-day-in-berlin-id214954563.html
    |title = Mann (33) stirbt bei Berliner Christopher Street Day
    |author =
    |pub = Der Westen
    |lang = de
    |date = July 29, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.stern.de/reise/deutschland/csd-berlin-2018-8189468.html
    |title = CSD-Parade in Berlin: Regenbogenfahnen, Hitze und viel nackte Haut
    |author =
    |pub = Stern
    |date = July 29, 2018
    |lang = de
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.yahoo.com/news/transgender-syrian-katia-finds-refuge-berlin-180725663.html
    |title = Transgender Syrian Katia finds refuge in Berlin
    |author = Daniel Hadjmehdi for [[Agence France-Presse|AFP]]
    |pub = Yahoo! News
    |date = July 28, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://arabic.euronews.com/2018/07/28/hundreds-of-thousands-party-in-berlin-germany-a-gay-pride-parade
    |title = مئات الآلاف في برلين يحيون ذكرى أول عرض للمثليين قبل اكثر من 40 سنة
    |author =
    |pub = Euronews
    |date = July 28, 2018
    |lang = ar
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://de.euronews.com/2018/07/28/etwa-500-000-feiern-christopher-street-day-bei-33-in-berlin
    |title = Etwa 500.000 feiern Christopher Street Day bei 33 ° in Berlin
    |author = Kirsten Ripper for [[Reuters]]
    |pub = Euronews
    |lang = de
    |date = July 28, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/berlin-pride-christopher-street-day-parade-turns-40-this-weekend/
    |title = Berlin Pride: Christopher Street Day parade turns 40 this weekend
    |author = Stefania Sarrubba
    |pub = Gay Star News
    |date = July 26, 2018
    }}

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  • Lunar eclipse occurs in 2018

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    {{date|July 31, 2018}}
    [[File:20180728 06-07 Chelsea, total lunar eclipse 10.jpg|thumb|left|Observation from Chelsea, Victoria, Australia at 06:07am AEST (UTC+10). {{Image|Ian Fieggen}}]]

    On Friday&ndash;Saturday &mdash;depending on observer's timezone&mdash; a total lunar eclipse occurred as [[the Moon]] was in the shadow of the Earth. As normal during such an eclipse, the Moon became faint and turned completely red as bluer light was {{w|Rayleigh scattering|scattered}} by the Earth's atmosphere. Totality of 1 hour and 43 minutes was the longest in the 21st century.

    People were able to observe the eclipse from [[Australia]], [[Africa]], [[Asia]], [[Europe]], and [[South America]]. A volunteer named José Jiménez uploaded a photo of the incident today from {{w|Alt Empordà}} in {{w|Girona}}, {{w|Catalonia}}, [[Spain]], featuring the Moon, {{w|Mars}}, and the {{W|milky way}} on the same photo.

    {{w|Germany|German}} astronaut {{W|Alexander Gerst}} took photos of the Moon from the {{w|International Space Station}} and uploaded them to {{W|Flickr}} on the same day.

    According to timeanddate.com, the timeline of the eclipse was as follows.

    {|class="wikitable"
    !Event
    !Time (UTC)<br/>July 27
    |-
    |Start penumbral eclipse
    |17:14:47
    |-
    |Start partial eclipse
    |18:24:27
    |-
    |Start full eclipse
    |19:30:15
    |-
    |Maximum eclipse
    |20:21:44
    |-
    |End full eclipse
    |21:13:11
    |-
    |End partial eclipse
    |22:19:00
    |-
    |End penumbral eclipse
    |23:28:38
    |}

    Mars was also visible near the Moon; coming this week, reported {{w|9News}}, closer to Earth than at any time since 2003.

    <gallery widths="300px" heights="200px" mode="packed-overlay">
    Panoramica Luna de Sangre, Marte y la Via Lactea (42842944115).jpg|An observation from Alt Empordà in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, featuring the Moon, Mars and Milky Way, uploaded on July 31, 2018. Imzage taken at 23:31, on July 27, 2018. {{Image|José Jiménez}}
    Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2018-07-27.png|Visibility map of the eclipse.{{Image|PIRULITON}}
    Watch Today full moon eclipse full video live 28th - full moon eclipse video from India - red moon.webm|India. {{Image|Telugu Nidhi Channel}}
    The Moon Before Eclipse in 20180727, Fuzhou 01.jpg|Fuzhou, China. Before the total eclipse began. 20:08, July 27, 2018. {{Image|Jingyuan Lin}}
    Alexander Gerst - Lunar Eclipse 2018 - photo 2.jpeg|International Space Station. {{Image|Alexander Gerst}}
    Alexander Gerst - Lunar Eclipse 2018 - 43637755162 0aa8cd69c9 o.jpg|International Space Station. {{Image|Alexander Gerst}}
    SAM 0613 (28791930147).jpg|Location unknown. Includes Mars. 04:44, July 28, 2018 {{Image|Kent Liau}}
    File:SAM 0649 (42777978065).jpg|Location unknown. Includes Mars. 05:13, July 28, 2018 {{Image|Kent Liau}}
    End of blood moon over Brastad old cemetery.jpg|Sweden. 22:36, July 27, 2018. {{Image|CJ}}
    Lunar Eclipse 3310.jpg|Observation from Austria, 22:15, July 27, 2018. {{Image|Henry Kellner}}
    Eclipse de Luna de sangre desde Planetario de Madrid 03.jpg|Madrid, Spain. 23:29, July 27, 2018. {{Image|Pablohn6}}
    2017 Total Lunar Eclipse (43663340212).jpg|Switzerland. 20:25, July 27, 2018. {{Image|Laurie Nevay}}
    Eclipse de lune 2018 (29816524528).jpg|A series of images from Télescope Celestron NexStar 8 SE, {{Image|maxime raynal (France)}}
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    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/why-does-moon-look-red-lunar-eclipse.html
    |title=Why Does the Moon Turn Red?
    |date=August 1, 2018
    |pub=TimeAndDate}}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.businessinsider.com.au/blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-images-international-space-station-2018-7?r=US&IR=T
    |title=An astronaut photographed the 'blood moon' from the International Space Station, and his pictures are haunting
    |pub=Business Insider, Australia
    |date=July 31, 2018
    |author=Dave Mosher}}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2018-july-27
    |title=27–28 July 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
    |pub=TimeAndDate
    |date=July 28, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.acc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1587597/longest-blood-moon-eclipse-soars-over-bagram/
    |title=Longest Blood Moon eclipse soars over Bagram
    |publisher=United States Air Force
    |date=July 28, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/07/28/08/30/blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-phenomenon-earth-asia-south-america-australia-europe
    |title=Stargazers treated to longest lunar eclipse of the century
    |publisher=9News
    |date=July 28, 2018 <!-- check this!! -->
    }}
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  • First-ever Dublin Trans Pride attracts hundreds

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    {{date|July 30, 2018}}{{Ireland}}
    On Saturday, hundreds of people reportedly attended the first-ever [[Transgender]] Pride in the [[Ireland|Irish]] capital [[Dublin]]. Different from last month's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ([[LGBT]]) Pride, this Pride focused on issues concerning transgender people.

    Participants advocated for improvements in the healthcare system for transgenders and for action against violence against non-binary people. Reportedly, some also called for separation of church from state. Some participants carried placards which read "Respect my existence or expect my resistance".

    The Pride Parade started at 2 PM, local time, at {{w|Liberty Hall}} and ended at {{w|Fairview Park, Dublin|Fairview Park}}. In 1982, {{w|Declan Flynn}}, a {{wikt|anchor=English|homosexual}} man, was killed by five men in an attack against gay people at Fairview Park. Cearbhall Turraoin of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland said, "It's appropriate that we are here in Fairview Park where Declan Flynn was murdered many years ago, that we talk about hate crime and the impact these hate crimes are having in Ireland [...] Three years after the marriage-equality referendum we’re still seeing very high rates of violence."

    According to reports, organisations including {{w|National Women's Council of Ireland}} and the {{w|Irish Green Party|Green Party}} supported the event, and organisations including Trans Pride NI, United Against Racism, the {{w|Abortion Rights Campaign}}, and Siptu LGBT Network participated in the march.

    One of the Pride organisers, Thomas White, said, "Pride is a protest that celebrates who we are, and our survival against the system. People are still facing huge discrimination and oppression in this world, it's not something we are willing to accept any longer".

    Another organiser, Ollie Bell, said, "Trans healthcare is underfunded and understaffed. We want to highlight the levels of violence against trans-people and call for victims of such violence to be treated with respect and dignity."

    Ireland passed the gender recognition bill in 2015 allowing people above the age of eighteen to receive an official recognition from the state of their self-identified gender. For non-adults, they required consent from both their parents. In the same year, the country legalised same-sex marriage, and another reform took place two months ago, when a majority of the Irish people voted in favour of repealing the constitutional ban on abortion in the country.

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    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 11.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])
    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 1.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])
    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 3.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])
    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 5.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])
    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 9.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])
    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 7.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])
    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 8.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])
    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 4.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])
    File:Dublin Trans Pride 2018 10.jpg|{{image|[[Commons:User:Smirkybec|Dr Rebecca O'Neill]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 4.0])

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    == Related news ==

    *{{wikinews|Dublin Pride 2018 attracts tens of thousands of people|July 3, 2018}}
    *{{wikinews|Ireland votes to overturn 35-year-old constitutional ban on abortion|May 27, 2018}}
    *{{wikinews|Ireland legalises same-sex marriage|May 24, 2015}}
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    *{{source
    |url = https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/hundreds-march-in-dublin-s-first-trans-pride-protest-1.3579656
    |title = Hundreds march in Dublin's first trans pride protest
    |author = Sorcha Pollak
    |pub = The Irish Times
    |date = July 28, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.thejournal.ie/dublin-trans-pride-protest-4145304-Jul2018/
    |title = 'This Pride will be different' - the first Irish trans-only pride protest will take place today
    |author =
    |pub = The TheJournal.ie
    |date = July 28, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/dublins-first-trans-pride-parade-takes-place-858483.html
    |title = Dublin's first Trans Pride parade takes place
    |author =
    |pub = Irish Examiner
    |date = July 28, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/organisers-of-first-trans-pride-march-says-pride-needs-to-go-back-to-its-radical-roots-of-struggle-and-protest-37163591.html
    |title = Organisers of first Trans Pride March says Pride 'needs to go back to its radical roots of struggle and protest'
    |author = Conor McCrave
    |pub = The Irish Independent
    |date = July 28, 2018
    }}

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  • Palestine elected as G-77's presiding country, ambassador Riyad Mansour confirms

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    {{date|July 26, 2018}}{{United Nations}}
    On Tuesday, [[Riyad Mansour]], [[Palestine]]'s ambassador to the [[United Nations]], confirmed Palestine would preside next year over the UN's {{w|Group of 77|G-77}} bloc of developing countries.

    While speaking to ''[[The New York Times]]'', Mansour said, "We will be negotiating on behalf of 135 countries". Formed in 1964, Group of 77 now represents about 80% of the world population. Palestine is expected to take over presiding for 2019 in January. Currently, the presiding nation is [[Egypt]].

    Palestine is an observer non-member state of the UN. In 2012, [[Israel]] and its ally the [[United States]] opposed promoting Palestine to "observer" status, and in 2015 both countries also opposed allowing Palestine to fly their flag at the UN.

    Israeli ambassador to the UN {{w|Danny Danon}} criticised Palestine's presiding, saying, "The goal of the Group of 77 originally was to facilitate the economic advancement of underdeveloped nations [...] It is unfortunate that it will now become a platform for spreading lies and incitement. This will not promote the G-77's goals, and encourages the Palestinians to not engage in negotiations for peace."

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/palestine-elected-presiding-country-group-77-180726103403314.html
    |title = Palestine elected presiding country of Group of 77 at UN
    |author =
    |pub = Al Jazeera
    |date = July 26, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/un-bloc-palestine-leader-snub-israel-us-a8463466.html
    |title = UN bloc of developing countries elects Palestine as next leader in snub to US and Israel
    |author = Bethan McKernan
    |pub = The Independent
    |date = July 26, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/world/middleeast/palestinians-united-nations.html
    |title = Palestinians to Lead U.N.’s Biggest Bloc of Developing Countries
    |author = Rick Gladstone
    |pub = The New York Times
    |date = July 24, 2018
    }}

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  • German footballer Mesut Özil announces retirement from international football

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    {{date|July 25, 2018}}{{Football}}
    On Sunday, [[Germany|German]] [[soccer|footballer]] [[Mesut Özil]] announced retiring from international football via his official [[Twitter]] handle. The 29-year-old gave racism as the reason for his retirement.
    [[File:Mesut Özil, Germany national football team (04).jpg|thumb|left|File photo of Özil, 2011. {{image|[[Commons:User:Steindy|Steindy]]}} ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en CC BY-SA 2.5])]]
    Özil and his international teammate {{w|İlkay Gündoğan}}, who are of [[Turkey|Turkish]] origin, met the Turkish president [[Recep Tayyip Erdoğan]] in London in May. The two players took a photo with Erdoğan, after which, many Germans reportedly booed the players prior to [[2018 FIFA World Cup|this year]]'s FIFA Football World Cup in Russia. Özil said that he received hate mail and threats after meeting the Turkish president.

    In his tweets, Özil said, "It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events I will no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect. I used to wear the German shirt with such pride and excitement, but now I don't. I feel unwanted and think that what I have achieved since my international debut in 2009 has been forgotten."

    Speaking about his meeting with the Turkish president, Özil said, "Like many people, my ancestry traces back to more than one country. Whilst I grew up in Germany, my family background has its roots firmly based in Turkey [...] For me, having a picture with President Erdoğan wasn't about politics or elections, it was about me respecting the highest office of my family's country". Referring to the German football association's president, {{w|Reinhard Grindel}}, Özil said, "In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win but I am an immigrant when we lose."

    Özil made his international debut on August 12, 2009, playing against [[Azerbaijan]]. Since then, he has featured in 92 matches for Germany, scoring 23 goals. Özil was part of 2014's World Cup winning squad.

    {{translated quote|de|German language|Er hatte entscheidenden Anteil daran, dass Deutschland 2014 in Brasilien Weltmeister geworden ist. Deshalb ist und bleibt der DFB Mesut Özil für seine herausragenden Leistungen im Trikot der deutschen Nationalmannschaften sehr dankbar.|He [Mesut Özil] played a key role in Germany lifting the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and so the DFB is and always will be incredibly grateful for his outstanding performances in Germany colours}}, the German football association {{w|Deutscher Fußball-Bund}} said in a statement. It also said, {{translated quote|de|German language|Der DFB bedauert den Abschied von Mesut Özil aus der Nationalmannschaft. |The DFB regrets Mesut Özil's decision to step down from the national team.}}

    Özil's last match for Germany was against [[South Korea]] in this year's FIFA World Cup, which ended in a 2&ndash;0 defeat for Germany, as the 2014 winners failed to qualify for the knockout phase.

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    == Related news ==

    *{{wikinews|FIFA World Cup 2018 day 12, 13, 14, 15: Iran, Nigeria, Germany, Senegal out of the tournament|July 1, 2018}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/22/mesut-ozil-retires-german-national-team-discrimination
    |title = Mesut Özil walks away from Germany team citing ‘racism and disrespect’
    |author = Tom Bryant
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = July 23, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.dfb.de/news/detail/dfb-statement-on-mesut-oezil-190112/
    |title = DFB STATEMENT ON MESUT ÖZIL
    |author =
    |pub = Deutscher Fußball-Bund
    |date = July 23, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.dfb.de/news/detail/erklaerung-des-dfb-praesidiums-zum-ruecktritt-von-mesut-oezil-190102/
    |title = ERKLÄRUNG DES DFB-PRÄSIDIUMS ZUM RÜCKTRITT VON MESUT ÖZIL
    |author =
    |pub = Deutscher Fußball-Bund
    |lang = de
    |date = July 23, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.chicagotribune.com/90minutes/ct-90mins-ozil-quits-german-national-team-citing-racism-20180722-story.html
    |title = Ozil quits German national team, cites 'racism'
    |author = Deborah Cole for [[Agence France-Presse|AFP]]
    |pub = Chicago Tribune
    |date = July 22, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/ozil-retires-from-german-national-team
    |title = Ozil retires from German national team
    |author =
    |pub = FIFA
    |date = July 22, 2018
    }}

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  • Ecuador planning to end asylum for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

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    {{develop}}{{date|July 24, 2018}}
    {{wikileaks}}{{prepare}}
    [[File:Londres, Reunión con Julian Assange (9501907449).jpg|left|thumb|Julian Assange meeting with former Foreign Minister of Ecuador {{w|Ricardo Patiño}} from London's Ecuadorian Embassy balcony. {{image:Foreign Ministry of Ecuador}}]]
    Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno Tuesday, met with British officials laying the framework for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be handed over when his asylum ends and is forced out of London's Ecuadorian Embassy being immediate arrested for espionage.

    Moreno has since flown to London for a disabilities conference, however did meet with British Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt. According to embassy officials, the eviction of Assange is 'imminent'. Once Assange has no diplomatic status and exits the Ecuadorian Embassy grounds, London police will immediately arrest him with charges of espionage, but will likely be extradited to United States (US) facing similar charges carrying a maximum 45 year sentence.

    Assange's espionage charges stem from allegedly conspiring with Pfc. Bradley Manning, with a name change to Chelsea Manning post-gender reassignment surgery, when Manning was found guilty for distributed classified material to Assange for publishing. Charged with four counts under the US's Espionage Act, Manning was sentenced to 35 years on August 21, 2013. Manning sentence would be later commuted to 7 years as one of the last acts of outgoing US President Barack Obama.

    Swedish officials pursued and won an extradition battle regarding rape allegations in 2012. Prior to deportation, Assange arrived at the Ecuadorian Embassy with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device around his ankle. Asylum was granted and the GPS device was cut off. Even with diplomatic immunity, Assange is unable to leave the embassy for security and the possibility of arrest for charges not covered by diplomatic status. In an effort to monitor Assange's whereabouts, a police guard was placed outside the embassy until October of 2015, with an overall cost of &euro;13 million.

    Embassy employees have complained about and dealt with Assange's residency including constant complaints about noise resulting in a women's restroom being converted into a living quarters forcing staff to share a single restroom with him. As early as 2012, Assange's former associate Jérémie Zimmermann reported, "unless the people around him force him to shower, he might not change his clothes for days."

    While still acting as editor for Wikileaks, others like close aid and friend Daniel Domscheit-Berg said, "Julian ate everything with his hands and he always wiped his fingers on his pants. I have never seen pants as greasy as his in my whole life." confirming embassy reports. A moratorium on all computers, internet access, and phones was recently placed on Assange with visitor privileges restricted to only his lawyers.

    Sparse reports also claim Assange's health is poor, increasing the total cost of his asylum to &euro;3.7million. The revocation and expulsion from the Ecuadorian Embassy may come as early as next week according to sources close to Moreno.

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    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url=https://abcnews.go.com/International/wikileaks-julian-assange-evicted-ecuador-embassy-providing-asylum/story?id=56808551
    |title=WikiLeaks' Julian Assange may be evicted from Ecuador embassy providing asylum, reports say
    |author=Julia MacFarlane
    |pub=ABC News
    |date=July 25, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/julian-assange-free-wikileaks-ecuador-embassy-evict-london-uk-a8460531.html
    |title=Ecuador 'close to evicting' Julian Assange from UK embassy
    |author=Tom Embury-Dennis
    |pub=Independent
    |date=July 24, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6847740/wikileaks-julian-assange-arrested-within-weeks/
    |title='TIME RUNNING OUT' Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could be arrested by the Metropolitan Police within weeks, MPs have been told
    |author=Harry Cole
    |pub=The Sun
    |date=July 23, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.metro.news/deal-to-force-julian-assange-out-of-embassy-imminent/1154422/
    |title=Deal to force Julian Assange out of embassy ‘imminent’
    |author=Daneil Binns
    |pub=Metro Newspaper
    |date=July 22, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/julian-assange-poor-hygiene-sparks-complaints-embassy-article-1.3753234
    |title=WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s poor hygiene sparks complaints at Ecuador Embassy: report
    |author=Jessica Schladebeck
    |pub=New York Daily News
    |date=January 21, 2018
    }}


  • Montgomery County completes recount of Maryland legislative district 16 Democratic primary; Sara Love to be certified as victor

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    {{date|July 31, 2018}}
    {{W|Maryland|Maryland state}} election officials are set to certify the results of recounts in two particularly close {{w|Maryland}} Democratic {{w|primary election|primary-election}} races: In the race for a {{w|Maryland general assembly|state legislative}} seat, attorney Sara Love defeated schoolteacher Samir Paul as {{w|Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic}} nominee by a margin of 12 votes, and in the race for Montgomery {{w|county executive}}, {{w|county council}} member Marc Elrich beat businessman David Blair for the Democratic nomination by 77 votes. Before this, according to a county election board spokesperson, there had not been a {{w|recount}} in Montgomery County for 20 years. The primary-election winners will appear on the {{w|elections in the United States|general election ballot}} November 6.

    In Maryland's 16th legislative district, which is in the {{W|Washington, D.C. metropolitan area}}, eight Democrats and one Republican were running for three seats in the {{w|Maryland house of delegates|House of Delegates}}. Two of the {{w|incumbents}}, Marc Korman and Ariana Kelly, ran for re-election; the remaining candidates sought to fill the seat vacated by {{w|William Frick}}, outgoing Maryland house majority leader, who chose to run for County Executive instead. Delegates Korman and Kelly received the highest and second highest number of votes in the Democratic primary; former {{W|American Civil Liberties Union|ACLU}} and {{W|NARAL Pro-Choice America|NARAL}} official Sara Love and {{W|Montgomery Blair High School}} computer-science teacher Samir Paul received the third and fourth-highest numbers of votes, respectively, but were separated by a difference of 8 votes. Mr. Paul requested a re-count; under state law, when the margin of victory is less than 0.1%, the runner-up may petition for all ballots to be recounted at county expense. After the recount, Ms. Love's margin of victory over Mr. Paul increased to 12 votes. Mr. Korman, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Love, and {{w|Republican party (United States)|Republican}} Bill Day will face off in the November general election. Mr. Day was the only candidate in the Republican primary. Because of the Maryland {{w|closed primary}} system, Democrats and Republicans do not run against each other until November.

    In the race for the {{w|Maryland senate|state senate}} seat that represents the same district, incumbent Democrat {{w|Maryland senate|state senator}} Susan Lee and Republican challenger Marcus Alzona were unopposed in the party primaries and will run against each other in the general election.

    The full results of the Maryland 16th Legislative District House of Delegates Democratic primary election recount are as follows:

    <table style="border-collapse: collapse">
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><th style="text-align: left">candidate</th><th style="text-align: left">votes (before recount)</th><th style="text-align: left">votes (after recount)</th></tr>
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><td>Marc Korman</td><td style="text-align: right">13593</td><td style="text-align: right">13598</td></tr>
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><td>Ariana Kelly</td><td style="text-align: right">12189</td><td style="text-align: right">12197</td></tr>
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><td>Sara Love</td><td style="text-align: right">11294</td><td style="text-align: right">11299</td></tr>
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><td>Samir Paul</td><td style="text-align: right">11286</td><td style="text-align: right">11287</td></tr>
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><td>Jordan Cooper</td><td style="text-align: right">3613</td><td style="text-align: right">3613</td></tr>
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><td>Nucchi Currier</td><td style="text-align: right">2130</td><td style="text-align: right">2131</td></tr>
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><td>Joseph Aloysius Hennessey</td><td style="text-align: right">1184</td><td style="text-align: right">1183</td></tr>
    <tr style="border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc"><td>Marc Lande</td><td style="text-align: right">563</td><td style="text-align: right">563</td></tr>
    </table>

    {{W|Maryland}} has a {{w|bicameral legislature}} known as the {{W|Maryland general assembly|General Assembly}}. The state is geographically divided into 47 legislative districts, each represented by 1 state senator and 3 delegates. The senate and delegate races are separate; that is to say, person runs for either house or senate in any given election, but not both. (Some districts are divided into sub-districts, but in districts such as the 16th that are not sub-divided, the top 3 vote-getters in each election for House of Delegates win, the same pattern applying during the party primaries and the general election.) The term of office for both houses of the General Assembly is four years.

    In the Democratic primary race for County Executive, Marc Elrich, who currently serves on the county council, defeated businessman David Blair by a margin of 77 votes. This is a change of 2 votes from the 79-vote margin of victory after the initial official, automated count. Because the difference was greater than that which would have entitled Mr. Blair to request a recount at government expense, he requested and received only a partial recount. Mr. Elrich, the winner, will run against lawyer Robin Ficker and, possibly, councilmember Nancy Floreen in the general election. The county executive performs a similar role to that of a city mayor.

    Maryland currently uses an optical-scan ballot system, in which voters mark paper ballots, then feed them into a machine; before the current system, the state used touch-screen electronic voting for several years, and before that, Montgomery County used punch-card paper ballots.

    ==sources==

    *{{source|url=https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Elections/BoardInformation/meeting-audio.html|title=Montgomery County (Maryland) Board of Elections Meeting Minutes (audio)|date=July 25, 2018}}
    *{{source|url=http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Elections/Resources/Files/htm/2018/precinctresults/Recount%20updated%20cumlative.HTM|pub=Montgomery County (Maryland) Board of Elections|date=July 23, 2018|title=Gubernatorial Primary Election, Montgomery County, Maryland, June 26, 2018 STATISTICS}}
    *{{source|url=https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2018/results/Primary/gen_results_2018_1_by_county_16-1.html|title=Official 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for Montgomery County|author=|pub=Maryland State Board of Elections|date=July 17, 2018|accessdate=July 23, 2018}}
    *{{source|url=http://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/politics/updated-recount-gives-elrich-win-democratic-primary-county-executive/|title=Updated: Recount gives Elrich the Win in Democratic Primary for County Executive|date=July 23, 2018|author=Bethany Rodgers|pub=Bethesda Magazine}}
    *{{source|title=After recount, Marc Elrich remains Democratic county executive nominee|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/after-recount-marc-elrich-remains-democratic-executive-nominee/2018/07/23/0873689c-8ec5-11e8-b769-e3fff17f0689_story.html?utm_term=.31c0582e0b8a|author=Jennifer Barrios|date=July 23, 2018|pub=The Washington Post}}
    *{{source|url=http://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/politics/love-finishes-12-votes-ahead-paul-district-16-race-recount/|date=July 22, 2018|title=Love Finishes 12 Votes Ahead of Paul in District 16 Race Recount|pub=Bethesda Magazine|author=Bethany Rodgers}}
    *{{source|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/elrich-certified-as-democratic-nominee-recounts-likely-in-two-races/2018/07/16/9c118808-88fe-11e8-8aea-86e88ae760d8_story.html|pub=Washington Post|title=Elrich certified as Democratic nominee; Recounts likely in Two Races|author=Jennifer Barrios|date=July 16, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Elections/2018primaryelection/canvass.html
    |title=Montgomery County, Maryland 2018 Recount Information
    |author=
    |pub=Montgomery County (Maryland) Board of Elections
    |date=July 23, 2018 (accessed)
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/del-bill-frick-joins-montgomery-executives-race/2017/09/20/586fee5a-9e44-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.3429516021cc|title=Del. Bill Frick is running for Montgomery County executive, not for Congress|author=Josh Hicks|date=Sept. 20, 2017}}
    *{{source|title=Recount Guide|url=https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/recount.html|pub=Maryland State Board of Elections|date=July 2018 (accessed)}}
    *{{source|url=http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Sara-Love-to-Run-for-District-16-Delegate-Seat/|title=Sara Love to Run for District 16 Delegate|pub=Bethesda Magazine|date=Aug. 9, 2017}}
    *{{source|url=http://wtop.com/local-politics-elections-news/2018/07/montgomery-co-council-member-nancy-floreen-signals-intent-to-run-for-county-exec/|author=Kate Ryan|title=Montgomery Co. Council Member Nancy Floreen signals intent to run for county exec|date=July 2, 2018}}
    *{{source|title=Maryland Constitution|pub=Maryland General Assembly|url=http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/pubs-current/current-constitution-maryland-us.pdf?|date=January 1, 2015}}
    *{{source|url=http://marylandreporter.com/2013/11/19/maryland-prepares-move-back-to-paper-ballots-for-elections/|title=Maryland prepares move back to paper ballots for elections|author=Len Lazarick and Glynis Kazanjian|date=Nov. 19, 2013}}
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  • Marvel Studios fires director James Gunn for decade-old offensive tweets

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    {{date|July 23, 2018}}{{Culture and entertainment}}
    On Friday, [[United States|US]] director and screenwriter {{W|James Gunn}} was fired from work on ''{{w|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3}}'' for {{W|Marvel Studios}} reportedly for his offensive [[Twitter|tweets]] from 2008 to 2011 about, amongst other things, [[rape]] and {{Wikt|paedophilia}}.
    [[File:James Gunn - Guardians of the Galaxy premiere - July 2014 (cropped).jpg|thumb|left|File photo of James Gunn, 2014. {{image|[https://www.flickr.com/photos/minglemediatv Mingle Media TV] ({{w|flickr}}) ([https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en CC BY 2.0])}}]]
    In a statement, [[Walt Disney Company|Walt Disney]] {{w|Walt Disney Studios (division)|Studios}}' Chairman {{W|Alan Horn}} said, "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio's values, and we have severed our business relationship with him".

    The Walt Disney Company owns Marvel Studios. James Gunn wrote the screenplay and directed Marvel movies ''{{W|Guardians of the Galaxy (film)|Guardians of the Galaxy}}'', released in 2014, and ''{{W|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2}}'', released in 2017. Based on the comic book characters in the {{w|Marvel Comics}}, the movie franchise featured {{W|Chris Pratt}}, {{W|Zoe Saldana}}, {{W|Dave Bautista}}, {{W|Karen Gillian}} <!-- reviewer probably knows this, who plays Nebula --> as well as {{W|Bradley Cooper}} and {{W|Vin Diesel}} as voice cast for CGI characters.<!-- Rocket and Groot, hopefully, reviewer knows this too --> The two movies earned a worldwide box office revenue of about [[USD]] 773 million and USD 864 million per {{W|Box Office Mojo}}'s statistics. Gunn had been writing the third movie in the franchise reportedly to be released in 2020.

    Responding to his firing, James Gunn said, "My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don't reflect the person I am today or have been for some time. Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then."

    In one of the old tweets, Gunn wrote, "The best thing about being raped is when you're done being raped and it's like 'whew this feels great, not being raped!'"

    Dave Bautista, who portrays Drax the Destroyer in Gunn's Marvel movies, tweeted about Gunn's dismissal saying, "James Gunn is one of the most loving, caring, good natured people I have ever met. He's gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He's made mistakes. We all have. I'm NOT ok with what's happening to him".

    After Gunn was fired, {{w|David Dastmalchian}}, an actor in the latest Marvel Studios movie ''{{w|Ant-Man and the Wasp}}'' wrote on {{w|Instagram}}, "i've been saying this FOR YEARS! @jamesgunn is one of the most amazing people I've ever known - both professionally & personally. there are so many people in our lives that we would never have known without the incredible magnet of talent & goodness that is James [...] thanks for making us a part of your family, buddy."
    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=marvel2014a.htm
    |title = Guardians of the Galaxy
    |author =
    |pub = Box Office Mojo
    |date = July 23, 2018 (date of access)
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=marvel17a.htm
    |title = Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    |author =
    |pub = Box Office Mojo
    |date = July 23, 2018 (date of access)
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://time.com/5344997/james-gunn-fired-old-tweets/
    |title = 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Director James Gunn Fired Over 10-Year-Old Tweets
    |author = Andrew Dalton for the [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = Time (Magazine)
    |date = July 21, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jul/21/dave-bautista-defends-guardians-of-the-galaxy-director-james-gunn-twitter
    |title = Dave Bautista defends fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn
    |author = Benjamin Lee
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = July 21, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://variety.com/2018/film/news/james-gunn-fired-from-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-3-1202879817/
    |title = James Gunn Fired From 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'
    |author = Brent Lang
    |pub = Variety (Magazine)
    |date = July 21, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.instagram.com/p/Blegfk4B5ZK/
    |title = David Dastmalchian on Instagram
    |author = David Dastmalchian
    |pub = Instagram
    |date = July 21, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/07/20/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-3-director-james-gunn-fired-by-disney-over-old-offensive-tweets/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.877ddbebafdc
    |title = 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' director James Gunn fired by Disney over old, offensive tweets
    |author = Elahe Izadi and Abby Ohlheiser
    |pub = The Washington Post
    |date = July 20, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/07/20/james-gunn-fired-from-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-3
    |title = James Gunn Fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    |author =
    |pub = IGN
    |date = July 20, 2018
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  • Scientists say snake was some Cretaceous crawler: earliest ever baby snake fossil found in Myanmar

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    {{date|July 21, 2018}}

    A team of researchers from [[China]], [[Canada]], the [[United States]], and [[Australia]] published on Wednesday their discovery of an early fossilized baby snake, reportedly the oldest ever found, in a piece of amber in the middle of a {{w|sandstone}} deposit in [[Myanmar]]. The findings appeared in the journal {{w|Science Advances|''Science Advances''}}.

    The specimen, a piece of amber, was found in a sandstone deposit by fossil hunters who contacted scientists in 2016, and later donated it to the {{w|Dexu Institute of Paleontology}} in {{w|Chaozhou}}, China, where scientists were able to examine it closely. The snake skeleton itself, though missing a head, is about 1.9 inches long (47.5 mm<!--Actual study-->). The scientists said a scrap of skin also found suggests another snake, and bits of plant and insect matter indicate the area may have been forest at the time the snake was preserved. They dated the fossil to the {{w|Cretaceous period}}, roughly 99 million years ago, the same period as ''Tyrannosaurus rex'', ''Triceratops'', and early mammals, sharks, and flowering plants<!--National Geographic-->. The specimen represents a previously undiscovered species, which the scientists named ''Xiaophis myanmarensis'', or "dawn-snake of Myanmar."

    Co-author Michael Caldwell of the {{w|University of Alberta}} noted, "It's spectacular to have a baby snake in the fossil record because, of course, they'd be such tiny, delicate things." The researchers concluded it was in fact a snake and not a mere legless lizard by studying the vertebrae, which were found with their ribs intact, in each part of the snake's body.

    The findings, said scientists, indicate fauna from the prehistoric megacontinent {{w|Gondwanaland}} migrated to {{w|Laurasia}}. This is also the earliest snake to be found in a forest environment, suggesting that snakes had become reasonably biodiverse by the Cretaceous.<!--Actual study-->

    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44872148
    |title = Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world
    |author = Helen Briggs
    |pub = BBC
    |date = July 19, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a22460395/oldest-ever-baby-snake-discovered-in-forest-amber/
    |title = Oldest Ever Baby Snake Discovered in Forest Amber
    |author = David Grossman
    |pub = Popular Mechanics
    |date = July 19, 2018
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/7/eaat5042|title=A mid-Cretaceous embryonic-to-neonate snake in amber from Myanmar|author= Lida Xing, Michael W. Caldwell, Rui Chen, Randall L. Nydam, Alessandro Palci, Tiago R. Simões, Ryan C. McKellar, Michael S. Y. Lee, Ye Liu, Hongliang Shi, Kuan Wang, and Ming Bai|pub=Science Advances|date=July 18, 2018}}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/cretaceous/|title=Cretaceous Period|pub=National Geographic|author=|date=July 20, 2018 (date of access)}}

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