It all started a few month back with a Quiobi detergent commercial but this was not just any old regular advertisement. This commercial was one for the record books, going down as one of the most racist ads of all time.
Across the globe mouths dropped and social media blew up as people watched in disbelief. The commercial begins with an Asian woman shoving a black man into a washing machine with the detergent in his mouth. After a cycle he then emerges as a shiny and clean lighter skinned Chinese man, who she shows an attraction to.
It didn’t take long for this advert to gain negative attention from online sites like Huffington Post, Facebook and Reddit with the caption “Seriously China?” Continue reading
A huge explosion in China’s Tianjin has reportedly caused mass casualties early Thursday morning.
Reports say that the explosion, which was caught on video, may have taken place at the Tianjin chemical factory complex. A large mushroom cloud followed the blast.
Several nearby blocks are without power and an untold number of people are reportedly dead or injured. Continue reading
Magnitude 3.4 struck 9km N of Fairfield, Illinois.
Time: 2015-05-30 00:41:14 (UTC)
8km (5mi) N of Fairfield, Illinois
50km (31mi) ENE of Mount Vernon, Illinois
68km (42mi) E of Centralia, Illinois
75km (47mi) SSE of Effingham, Illinois
186km (116mi) SE of Springfield, Illinois
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck 77km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
Thankfully, the Tsunami Warning Center is reporting no tsunami activity.
39.848°N 142.813°E depth=10.0 km Continue reading
On Wednesday Facebook honcho, Mark Zuckerberg did his first ever public Q&A at Tsinghua University in Beijing – All of it, in Chinese.
We discussed connecting the world, Internet.org, innovation and the early days of Facebook. Continue reading
The Malaysia Airlines pilot who spoke the now infamous words, “Alright good night,” did so after a signaling system, ACARS, was disabled on the missing Airliner sparking a fury of speculation.
The pilot, speaking to Malaysian air traffic controllers, did not hint at any trouble.
Commercial passenger planes use radio or satellite signals to send data through ACARS — the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System — which can monitor engines and other equipment for problems that may need attention when a plane lands. Although officials have said ACARS was disabled on the missing plane, it had previously been unclear whether the system stopped functioning before or after the captain of the plane radioed his last, brief words to Kuala Lumpur, in which he did not indicate anything wrong with the signals system or the plane as a whole. Continue reading
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 just went from a mystery to conspiracy as family members of missing passengers have reported cell phones ringing, picking up, and then hanging up.. This happening after the plane had disappeared off radar.
19 families have already signed a joint statement claiming that passengers’ cell phones connected after the flight had been reported missing. In each case, the phone would ring, but the call would be hung up.
The sister of one of the Chinese passengers among the 239 people on board the missing flight rang his phone live on TV twice at 11:40 on Sunday morning and heard it ringing. She called again later that afternoon and heard it ring once more. Continue reading
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members en route to Beijing.
The airline said in a statement that flight MH370 disappeared at 02:40 local time on Saturday (18:40 GMT on Friday).
It was expected to land in Beijing at 06:30 (22:30 GMT).
“Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft,” the carrier said.
The Boeing B777-200 aircraft was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members. Continue reading
CNN reporter David McKenzie was roughed up by Chinese police while trying to cover trial of human rights activist!